The Swiss at War 1300–1500

The Swiss at War 1300–1500

Men-at-Arms 94
  • Author: Douglas Miller, Gerry Embleton
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 94
  • Publication Date: 8 Nov 1979
  • ISBN: 9780850453348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

During the 14th and 15th centuries military tactics in Europe underwent a period of sustained transformation of which the outcome was the rejuvenation of the footsoldier as the major tactical unit. One nation alone stands principally responsible for this development - the Swiss Confederation. For centuries the mounted knights had 'ridden roughshod over the populations of Europe'. It was in the Swiss halberdier and later the pikeman that the mounted men-at-arms were to meet their match. This absorbing text by Douglas Miller provides an account of rise of the Swiss army to its tactical zenith, beginning with the classic encounter at Morgarten.

Biographical Note

Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the 18th and 19th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.


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