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The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War 1700-1721

The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War 1700-1721

Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 #26

Author : Lars Ericson Wolke

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 120 pages 8pp colour plates, b/w ills & maps

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The book describes the development of the Swedish Army during the Great Northern War, 1700-1721, when Sweden fought against a coalition of Russia, Denmark-Norway and Poland-Saxony. For parts of the War Prussia and Hanover also joined the enemy coalition. The book describes how the Army was reorganised in the year before the outbreak of the war, with its unique allotment system of recruitment. The book also includes a list of all Army units during the 21 years of war. The strategic situation in the Baltic Sea region in the last 1690s is given, and is then followed up by an analysis of the strategic situation in the early 1720s. A description of the Army as it was at the time of the outbreak of the war in 1700, as well as the system of fortresses around the Baltic Sea is provided. The equipment and tactics of the Army are presented, not the least how they developed during the long period of the war. The development of the 21 years of war are described and discussed to give the reader a good overview of the military (and partly the political) developments. The battlefield performance of the Swedish Army is studied through descriptions and analysis of six battles and one campaign. The book includes a list of suggestions for further reading, and is supported by a large number of illustrations including specially-commissioned colour uniform and flag plates.

 

"This book, to paraphrase an advertising slogan, ‘does what it says on the cover’ and is highly recommended for any wargamer interested in the Great Northern War and the Swedish Army of Charles XII." Miniature Wargaming

 

“....well illustrated and a very informative publication” Wargames: Soldiers & Strategies Magazine

 

"This book, to paraphrase an advertising slogan, ‘does what it says on the cover’ and is highly recommended for any war gamer interested in the Great Northern War and the Swedish Army of Charles XII." Miniature Wargames

Additional Information

Publisher
Helion & Company
ISBN
9781912390182
Date of Publication
June 2018
Binding
Paperback
Book Size
248mm x 180mm
Pages
120 pages
Images
8pp colour plates, b/w ills & maps
Language
English text
Helion Book Code
HEL0910
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