Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660, Paperback Book

Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660 Paperback

Illustrated by Adam Hook



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9781846034695



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