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Pike and Shot Tactics 1590–1660 #2020

Pike and Shot Tactics Throughout the th century large parts of Europe were depopulated during wide ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty involving all of the major powers These included the Dutch Spanish wars

  • Title: Pike and Shot Tactics 1590–1660
  • Author: KeithRoberts Adam Hook
  • ISBN: 9781846034695
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pike and Shot Tactics 1590–1660 By KeithRoberts Adam Hook, Throughout the 17th century, large parts of Europe were depopulated during wide ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty involving all of the major powers These included the Dutch Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars This was the key period in the development of modern infantry tactics, incorporating the use of pole armsThroughout the 17th century, large parts of Europe were depopulated during wide ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty involving all of the major powers These included the Dutch Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars This was the key period in the development of modern infantry tactics, incorporating the use of pole arms and muskets together, hence the popular expression pike and shot Although cavalry participated in such conflicts, it was the infantry that was the decisive arm Such infantry tactics involved different national schools on thought and practice, tested bloodily in great battles Keith Roberts is a respected expert in this field, who draws on extensive knowledge of original manuals of tactics to create a revealing study of the period This volume will be both attractive to wargamers and worthy of serious academic attention.

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    1. The Pike and Shot period that marks post medieval warfare is one that I ve never known a lot about, and so Osprey s Elite book on the subject looked like just the thing.It actually deals with a just a portion of the period, as it s generally considered to cover from 1500 to a bit after 1700, but Keith Roberts wisely concentrated on the reforms and changes that occurred from the Dutch Revolution through the Thirty Years War The volume also covers the English Civil War, but that just shows how exi [...]

    2. The book concentrates on the pike and shot high era, when the number of pikes was slowly diminishing but the weapon was still important This account was dry and mostly discussed developments in Spain, Netherlands, and Sweden and how these were used in the Dutch Revolution, Thirty Years War, and English Civil War Sadly, there was nothing on French developments nor tactics in the New Model Army The volume really ends at 1645 the 1660 moniker is misleading I also found the prose dry to the point wh [...]

    3. Excellent summary of the tactical styles of the era Lots of illustrations of battle deployments with discussion of changes over time.

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