Jtie Horse

Militarie Instructions For The Cavallrie

As a general rule regiments of horse were 500 strong and were organized in six troops, each some 70 strong. In practice, however, strengths varied considerably, especially in the Royalist armies, and this was the case from the very outset. The raising of horse presented peculiar difficulties. It was not easy to find officers who had both tactical skill and a knowledge of animal management. In some parts of the country it was not possible to obtain large numbers of horses. The Charles Gerard,...

Jfic CJUghting

Sir Richard Byron Dragoons

How did they fight in those days What was a battle like As always, tactics were governed by weapons and ground. The English countryside in the mid-seventeenth century rather favoured the action of cavalry. Not only, of course, was there no barbed wire, but there were comparatively few enclosures of any description, and since the forests which clothed the country in the Dark and Middle Ages were already beginning to disappear, the country was, broadly speaking, suitable for movement and...

Civil War Weapons

I The Kmfl .Stable T The Lord. .Viable. A. The Kintf Tent B The Lords Tent. C The OarcL P The Gene rail Tent E The Lev lt ten' Oeneralhr' r TheOrnerall. G Thelevetrti H La rte Newport.' I .Serjeant Maior K S Henrv U .S'' lohn Hi N i.'.yUion O Culton ll 3 Thum a. Morton. B .9 Thorn4 MetUnw . I The Kmfl .Stable T The Lord. .Viable. King Charles's camp near Berwick during the First Scots War, 1639. The Glorious Standard is no doubt the same one raised at Nottingham when, in...

The English Civil

English Civil War Uniforms

First published in Great Britain in 1973 by Osprey, an imprint of Reccl Consumer Books Ltd. Miehelin House, 81 Fulham Road. London SW3 6RB and Auckland, Melbourne, Singapore and Toronto Copyright 1973 Reed International Books Ltd. Reprinted 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 twice , 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995 All rights reserved. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act,...