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Fautopw CofoveC Servant Wiipr Sirs* Captain) Stcorti Captain & nrb Captain Zourti) Captain Stem* Captain rb Captain Sound Captain Every company of the regiment carried its own ensign, and the whole regiment followed a consistent pattern. Those of the White Trained Bands of the City of London were white with a red St George's cross in the upper corner the regimental symbol was a red diamond. The Orange Auxiliaries of the City of London carried orange ensigns with white plates, but note in...

Agitators In New Model Army

Pikeman 1642

Royalist administration was certainly more wasteful of resources than the Parliament's, but there is evidence that it was able to obtain considerable sums, and the king's soldiers were probably no worse paid than the Parliament's. One problem was, of course, that for the common soldier this was not very much, and Royal officers seem to have been more ready to allow plunder and pillage to keep their men contented. A comparison is often made between the 'riotous'...

Weapons

1644 English Civil War Carbine

In the early ifioos an infantry company was composed of pikemen, musketeers and calivcrmen, but English theorists soon followed the Dutch when the latter withdrew the caliver from service in 1609. Companies were then composed only of musketeers and pikemen in approximately equal proportions. This situation did not last, as Sir James Turner commented 'thereafter the Musket crav'd the half of the Game, and got it, so that each company was equally divided into Pikemen and Musketeers. But equality...

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The colonel, lieutenant-colonel and sergeant-major appear on the roll twice, as staff officers and as captains of companies. They also drew pay and allowances in both roles. The colonel, lieutenant-colonel and sergeant-major appear on the roll twice, as staff officers and as captains of companies. They also drew pay and allowances in both roles. manded by Coronells. Regiments conteine not alwaies a like number of Companies, some having 10, some 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and some thirty Companies and...

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Seventeenth Centurypikemen

Relied on their pistols as a primary weapon and used the 'caracole' whereby each rank fired, then retired to reload. The Swedish charged home using their swords as the primary weapon and the pistol as secondary. This return to strongly offensive action was the result of Gustavus' campaign experience fighting Polish cavalry, and gave him a strong advantage until his opponents copied it. This advantage was increased by another innovation the Swedish practice of mixing detached bodies of...

The English Civil

Soldiers The English Civil War

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English Civil War Royalists - Pictures

English Civil War Leather Armor

Aftermath Marston Moor, 1644 1 Pikeman, Marquis of Newcastle's Regiment 2 Musketeer, Earl of Manchester's Regiment 3 Surgeon Aftermath Marston Moor, 1644 1 Pikeman, Marquis of Newcastle's Regiment 2 Musketeer, Earl of Manchester's Regiment 3 Surgeon Musketeers' equipment 1 Musketeers 2 Hats amp Montero caps 3, 4 Bandoleers amp tools 5 Muskets Musketeers' equipment 1 Musketeers 2 Hats amp Montero caps 3, 4 Bandoleers amp tools 5 Muskets choosc more broken country, especially if he had fewer...

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Countermarch Maurice Nassau

To discover solutions to the considerable practical problems which the process of re-learning Classical drill and tactics involved. The Dutch also had the necessary funds to keep an army in being long enough to train it in these new theories. There were two key areas of change the drill used to make units more responsive and manoeuvrable, and the more complex tactics which could be used by an army as a result. The new drill was taken particularly from the writings of Claudius Aelianus and used...