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By Richard Bodley Scott

The 1st complement for box of Glory: Renaissance provides gamers every thing they should struggle battles from the English Civil Wars, the Irish accomplice battle and the Thirty Years' conflict. full of Osprey paintings, photos of miniatures, maps and ancient overviews, this ebook includes 20 new military lists and is a necessary reduction for a person wishing to wargame within the top of the pike and shot period.

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Bereft of all support, Ferdinand III finally agreed to the Peace of Westphalia, ending the Thirty Years’ War. This list covers German armies of the later Thirty Years’ War from May 1632 to the end of the war in 1648. allowed themselves to be defeated in detail by Bernhard who had been waiting for them. By 1638 the Swedes had also realised that they needed to use more than just German mercenaries to fight their war, and had recruited reinforcements of over 14,000 men in Sweden. However, plans for a joint Franco–Swedish campaign in 1639 came to naught when Bernhard contracted the plague and died that summer.

Com WARS OF RELIGION Whilst German armies never adopted the Swedish brigade system (and in fact the Swedes themselves abandoned it around 1635 in the aftermath of the Battle of Nördlingen) regimental guns did become a feature, at least for a while. As with most other armies of the period, armour was discarded as the campaigns wore on, especially amongst the infantry. However, the innate conservative nature of the Imperial armies meant that some regiments may have been issued with armour long after contemporaries had abandoned the practice.

With the emphasis on marching, some regiments appear to have discarded their pikes as well as their armour. It was not until major Swedish foot levies were sent to Germany in 1638 that the Swedish element was again significant. Whilst Commanded Shot were still used, this was no longer an automatic choice, as the cavalry was now at least as good as their enemies’, and commanders often preferred to allow them full manoeuvrability rather than slow them down with attached infantry.

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