The Landsknechts

The Landsknechts

by Gerry Embleton, G. A. Embleton
     
 

The Landsknechts were German mercenaries who served during the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V in the sixteenth century. Having signed up, these Landsknechts were read a very detailed code of conduct, organized into companies, paid one month in advance, and sent into battle! Their major weapon was the pike, which could be up to 18 feet in length, but those

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The Landsknechts were German mercenaries who served during the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V in the sixteenth century. Having signed up, these Landsknechts were read a very detailed code of conduct, organized into companies, paid one month in advance, and sent into battle! Their major weapon was the pike, which could be up to 18 feet in length, but those whose duty it was to advance in the front line carried instead the fearsome Zweihänder; an enormous battle-sword around 66 inches in length! Douglas Miller describes in detail the organisation, tactics, weapons, uniforms and history of these remarkable soldiers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850452587
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,417,133
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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