Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (1)

Infantry and artillery

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Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (1)

Infantry and artillery

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This history of the Catholic armies of the Hapsburg Empire that fought in the Thirty Years War explores the role of infantry and artillery during the last major religious war in mainland Europe. As the states of the Holy Roman Empire fractured along religious lines, all of Europe was plunged into a bloody conflict that lasted three decades, decimated populations, and annihilated communities. However, amidst this social, political, and religious catastrophe, important changes were experienced within the organization of armed forces. The war saw the end of the large mercenary forces and the beginnings of the well-disciplined national army. This book charts this progression, illustrating and explaining the forces of the key Catholic armies, while exploring the weapons, organization, tactics, and colourful uniforms used by the infantry and artillery.

Table of Contents

Introduction: pike and shot - weapons effects and formations · Organization: companies, regiments and brigades - command and control · Recruitment, drill and discipline · Tactics · Arms and armour - clothing · Standards - military music · Artillery and artillerymen

Product details

Published 10 Oct 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846034473
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 457
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Vladimir Brnardic

Vladimir Brnardic was born in Zagreb in 1973. Afte…

Illustrator

Darko Pavlovic

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