New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:43 pm

The skånske accent is quite easy to understand. (At least the one they use on tv)
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by janner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Gunfreak wrote:The skånske accent is quite easy to understand. (At least the one they use on tv)
Agreed, although when in Kbh they tend towards shouting slowly in skånske, which is less helpful :shock: :lol:
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Gunfreak » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm

janner wrote:
Gunfreak wrote:The skånske accent is quite easy to understand. (At least the one they use on tv)
Agreed, although when in Kbh they tend towards shouting slowly in skånske, which is less helpful :shock: :lol:
The original universal translator. Say things louder and slower. I don't understand Chinese at all. But I understand slow and loud Chinese perfectly.
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Gunfreak » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 pm

I've restarted on the book.

A few interesting tidbits.
1 Danish cavalry attacked cold steel at a galopp. Not at a trot with firing of pistols first. This includes the dragoons.

2. Both swedish and Danish grenadiers still used grenades in open battles( I thought the grenades had been relegated to seige and other assaults.

3. Danes and swedes had "rendekuler" musketballs split in 4 to be used at close range.

4. Swedish infantry attack at Helsingborg involved a more protracted firefight then standard Swedish gå på doctrine.
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by janner » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:41 pm

Number 1 is interesting given that evidence supports Danish horse closing with pistols and then charging home with swords in Ireland 20 years earlier.

The book is supposedly en route, but then so is Christmas! :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Gunfreak » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:34 pm

janner wrote:Number 1 is interesting given that evidence supports Danish horse closing with pistols and then charging home with swords in Ireland 20 years earlier.

The book is supposedly en route, but then so is Christmas! :lol: :lol:
I think the official doctrine was still to do that. But quite a few Danish officers high and low had served under Marlborough. So I'm uneducated guess is they simply picked it up form Anglo-Dutch cavalry. That had stared attacking with cold steel before the Spanish succession.
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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Lovstrom » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:04 pm

Truls, The accent that remind me most of Skånska in Norway is Sogndaling.
If one understand Sogndaling one should have no problem understanding Skåning.

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Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Post by Gunfreak » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Swedish is generally easier to understand than many norwegian dialects.

Swedish is also easier to read than Danish by far.
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