Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660

Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660

by Keith Roberts, Adam Hook

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Overview

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.

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Keith Roberts presents a very useful overview of the typical battlefield small unit and large army tactics employed by generals and commanders during the war-torn pike and musket period of the late 16th century through the late 17th century. Well illustrated by Adam Hook, the book is typical of recent fine efforts of the Osprey Elite series, and is a fine addition to the bookshelves of miniature wargamers in particular, as well as to anyone wanting a good overview of European military tactics from the period.” —Charge! Civil War Wargaming

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780967844
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2012
Series: Elite , #179
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 822,126
File size: 11 MB
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