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.A single regiment might be deployed as a single fighting battalion or divided into two battalions, but the dominant ... be done with much ease, and a few words, if the Major please; but some have the vanity to make themselves and their soldiers anbsp;...
|Title||:||Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-05-20|