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
- Publication Date: 10/03/2010
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9781846034695