The Landsknechts

By: Douglas Miller, iIllustrator: Gerry Embleton

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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 Zweihander; 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.

Title: The Landsknechts

Author: Douglas Miller, iIllustrator: Gerry Embleton

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $14.95

Categories: Germany,

Publisher: Osprey: 1994

ISBN Number: 0850452589

ISBN Number 13: 9780850452587

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 48 pages, paperback, Osprey

Seller ID: 452589

Description: 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, organised 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.

About Author
Douglas Miller researches and models broadly in the period of the German Renaissance and Reformation. He has previously written two Men-at-Arms titles for Osprey. They are Man-at-Arms 58: The Landsknechts and Men-at-Arms 94: The Swiss at War 1300-1500. Doug is married with three children and currently works for an international trade union organisation.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Organisation
Tactics and Formation
Weapons
Artillery and Equipment
The Campaigns
The Plates