The Landsknechts cover
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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.

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

Product details

Published 31 Mar 1976
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850452587
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 58
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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