Poltava 1709

Poltava 1709

Russia comes of age

Campaign 34
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Short code: CAM 34
  • Publication Date: 17 Oct 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Poltava marked the demise of Sweden as a European great power and the rise of Russia. In 1707, the seemingly invincible Charles XII led his army deep into Russia. It was to prove his undoing the long march eroded the fighting strength of the invaders; a vital supply convoy was lost; and the winter of 1708/9 was the worst in living memory. Drawing upon primary source material previously unseen in the west, Angus Konstam recounts the events, looking in particular at how this battle led to the destruction of the Swedish Army,

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-730, Elite 69: Buccaneers 1620-1700 and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus lives in Edinburgh.David Rickman is the exhibits coordinator for the state parks system. He is also a freelance illustrator specialising in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, Parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, Mr Rickman grew up in California, has lived in Japan and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah.

Contents

The Origins of the Campaign
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Armies
The Opposing Plans
The Campaign
The Battle
Aftermath
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
The Battlefield Today
Wargaming the Poltava Campaign

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