The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (1): Infantry by Richard BrzezinskiThe Army of Gustavus Adolphus (1): Infantry by Richard Brzezinski

The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (1): Infantry

byRichard BrzezinskiIllustratorRichard Hook


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The 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, was one of the major players in the Thirty Years War of 1618-48. In 1630 Gustavus - the last champion of the Protestants - crushed the Catholics at Breitenfeld in a victory widely viewed as the fulfillment of a prophecy foretelling the defeat of the eagle (the German Emperor's emblem) by a golden lion. Killed in battle at Lützen only two years later, Gustavus nevertheless won fame for his technical and tactical innovations. The first of two volumes, this book examines the equipment, uniforms and organization of the infantry that comprised Gustavus's army.
Richard Brzezinski is a leading expert on the military history of Central and Eastern Europe. A fluent Polish speaker, he has researched the Polish Hussars for many years and acted as a historical consultant for film and television on this subject. He lives in Warsaw, Poland.
Title:The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (1): InfantryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.67 × 7.2 × 0.1 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0850459974

ISBN - 13:9780850459975

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Military Background · The Conscript Army · Mercenaries · Infantry Arms and Armour · Infantry Uniforms and Clothing · The Plates