The Landsknechts

The Landsknechts

Men-at-Arms 58
  • Author: Douglas Miller
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 58
  • Publication Date: 31 Mar 1976
  • ISBN: 9780850452587
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Landsknechts were German mercenaries who served during the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V in the sixteenth century. Having signed up, these Landsknechts were read a very detailed code of conduct, organised into companies, paid one month in advance, and sent into battle! Their major weapon was the pike, which could be up to 18 feet in length, but those whose duty it was to advance in the front line carried instead the fearsome Zweihänder; an enormous battle-sword around 66 inches in length! Douglas Miller describes in detail the organisation, tactics, weapons, uniforms and history of these remarkable soldiers.

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.

Contents

Introduction Organisation Tactics and Formation Weapons Artillery and Equipment The Campaigns The Plates

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