Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660 (Elite)

Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660 (Elite)

Keith Roberts

Osprey's examiantion of pike and shot strategies hired in a variety of wars of the seventeenth century. during the seventeenth century, huge elements of Europe have been depopulated in the course of wide-ranging and savage wars of faith and dynasty related to the entire significant powers. those integrated the Dutch-Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years' struggle (1618-1648) and the English Civil Wars (1642-1651). This used to be the foremost interval within the improvement of 'modern' infantry strategies, incorporating using pole-arms and muskets jointly, accordingly the preferred expression 'pike and shot'. even though cavalry participated in such conflicts, it used to be the infantry that was once the decisive arm. Such infantry strategies concerned various nationwide colleges on concept and perform, established bloodily in nice battles.

Keith Roberts is a revered professional during this box, who attracts on broad wisdom of unique manuals of strategies to create a revealing research of the interval. This quantity may be either beautiful to wargamers and worthwhile of great educational attention.

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