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Pike and Shot Tactics 1590 1660

Author : Keith Roberts
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Throughout the 17th century large parts of Europe were depopulated during the wide-ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty, involving all of the major powers. This was therefore a key period in the development of 'modern' infantry tactics, such as the use of pole-arms and muskets together hence the popular expression 'pike and shot'. These infantry tactics involved different national schools on thought and practice, and were tested bloodily in great battles. This title covers the Dutch-Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years' War and the English Civil Wars.

The Pikeman s Lament

Author : Daniel Mersey
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Recreate the action and drama of 17th Century warfare on your tabletop with The Pikeman's Lament. Start by creating your Officer – is he a natural leader raised from the ranks, the youngest son of a noble family, or an old veteran who has seen too many battles? As you campaign, your Officer will win honour and gain promotion, acquiring traits that may help lead his men to victory. Before each skirmish, your Officer must raise his Company from a wide range of unit options – should he lean towards hard-hitting heavy cavalry or favour solid, defensively minded infantry? Companies are typically formed from 6–8 units, each made up of either 6 or 12 figures, and quick, decisive, and dramatic games are the order of the day. With core mechanics based on Daniel Mersey's popular Lion Rampant rules, The Pikeman's Lament captures the military flavour of the 17th Century, and allows you to recreate skirmishes and raids from conflicts such as the Thirty Years' War, the English Civil Wars, and the Great Northern War.

Climate of Conquest

Author : Pratyay Nath
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What can war tell us about empire? In Climate of Conquest, Pratyay Nath seeks to answer this question by focusing on the Mughals. He goes beyond the traditional way of studying war in terms of battles and technologies. Instead, he unravels the deep connections that the processes of war-making shared with the society, culture, environment, and politics of early modern South Asia. Climate of Conquest closely studies the dynamics of the military campaigns that helped the Mughals conquer North India and project their power beyond it. The author argues that the diverse natural environment of South Asia deeply shaped Mughal military techniques and the course of imperial expansion. He also sheds light on the world of military logistics, labour, animals, and the organization of war; the process of the formation of imperial frontiers; and the empire’s legitimization of war and conquest. What emerges is a fresh interpretation of Mughal empire-building as a highly adaptive, flexible, and accommodative process.

Politische Correspondenz Friedrichs des Grossen

Author : Frederick II (King of Prussia)
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Milit rtheorie im Sp thumanismus

Author : Therese Schwager
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This book deals with the connection of humanism and the military based on the cultures in the Netherlands (Low Countries) and France in the late 16th and the 17th century. The cultural transferral processes of ancient military theory in the context of late humanistic culture of scholarship are disclosedin the reacquisition of ancient tactical and strategic teaching traditions. Generally emphasis is placed on Justus Lipsius in this case an abundance of further theorists and texts are included: such as Claude Saumaise, Gabriel Naude, Henri de Rohan and Richelieu. This work applies a revisionist structure by correcting the foreshortenings of the Oestreich school with regard to the embedding of the military reform of the House of Orange in the political neo-stoicism and the thesis of social disciplining, as well as the interpretation of the military revolution."

A Bibliography of British Military History

Author : Anthony Peter Charles Bruce
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The Western Experience

Author : Mortimer Chambers
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Men in Arms

Author : Richard Arthur Preston
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Traces the history of warfare set in the context of social, political, and technological change

The Western Experience To 1715

Author : Mortimer Chambers
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