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by danschorr
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Swedish frenzy
Replies: 9
Views: 6291

Barry, I think you are referring to the myth of the Finnish Hakkapelis in the Thirty Years War. There was a recent discussion of this on TMP in which Daniel Staberg effectively dispelled the myth - http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=147260 I think the problem that I have is the idea that ...
by danschorr
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: More Bavarian help
Replies: 9
Views: 5465

I can't answer all of your questions, but the Bavarians "abandoned" the pike ca. 1686. The same is true for all of the States fighting the Turks at the time (Austrians, Saxons and Brandenburgers).

Hope this is of some help.

Dan
by danschorr
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Swedish frenzy
Replies: 9
Views: 6291

Barry,

You wrote, "Their Finnish regiments had a reputation for uncontrollabilty(is that a word?)". I don't want to be contrary, but I have never run across any reference to this. Could you share your source for this?

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Bibliography on Eastern European Warfare
Replies: 7
Views: 6305

I just received a copy of the Tatarnikov book, and I heartily recommend it. Unfortunately, it is in Russian, but still worth the effort to translated. Here is the Table of Contents (I apologize for my less than perfect Russian translation): INTRODUCTION PART I HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THEME AND THE SURVEY ...