Another intresting none English book

Conflict between the Swedes and their various neighbours between 1670s and 1721. Including topics on Danes, Saxons, Saxon-Polish, Russians and anyone else the boys in blue were mixing it with!
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Another intresting none English book

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:51 am

This one is older than the Danish one and Norwegian one I've recently read.

From 2008, it's about Fraustadt.

I've come to the start of the battle proper, but there has already been plenty of interesting factoids.

One that is very cool is that for this battle the Swedish deployed 6 ranks, not 4 and that instead of keeping the pikes in the center they were placed all along the line of the battalion, between the 2nd and 3rd rank of musketeers.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:47 pm

Yes, this Battle brought changes in deployments on both sides.
The Saxon Infantry, by Schulenburg's inventions, stood now in 6 ranks instead of the previous 8/9 ranks. While the mounted Troops had order to use their swords in the attack instead of the pistol.

No wonder, that all those inventions brought some chaos.
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Re: Another intresting none English book

Post by Ronan the Librarian » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:29 am

And the title?
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Post by Gunfreak » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:46 am

Only available as Ebook now.
But I did find a "used" one in a Swedish used bookshop
http://www.historiskamedia.se/bok/fraustadt-1706/
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Re: Another intresting none English book

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:44 pm

Gunfreak wrote:Only available as Ebook now.
But I did find a "used" one in a Swedish used bookshop
http://www.historiskamedia.se/bok/fraustadt-1706/
THIS seems to be the printed Version(my knowledge of "norse" language isnt that great):
https://www.bokus.com/bok/9789185507900 ... rgat-rott/
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Post by Gunfreak » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:23 pm

Slutsåld means sold out.

The book is worth it just for the great Map showing the positions of every single battalion and squadron on both sides.
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Post by Gunfreak » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:05 pm

More interesting tidbits.
The Närke-Värmland Regiment(1200 men) and about 800 cavalry singlehandedly had to tackle 6900 russians) as the Närke-Värmland attacked and started to chase of some of the russians they still hasn't removed the
Cheval de frises and so the swedish cavalry rode up to them and fired their pistols into the russians.

And while we're on the subject of Cheval de frise those used by the Saxons and particularly the russians where more the simple wood constructions. But with metal and even hooks.
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Re: Another intresting none English book

Post by turrabear » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:08 pm

Just a pity we can get these books in english.don,t fancy being a publishing mogel by any chance mr hilton.
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Re: Another intresting none English book

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:09 pm

If you pay me enough, I'll translate it.
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Re: Another intresting none English book

Post by barr7430 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:42 am

Well, publishing mogul.. hmmm. I think we'd need to enlist the services of some of our Scandinavian friends.

I would think such a book as this (quite specialist) would be more likely to sell in English than Swedish anyway!
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