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Lilian26 Mar 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Helion and company new title in the Century of the Soldier serie :

The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War 1700-1721 maybe for may instead of 15th june as announced here
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Paperback 248mm x 180mm 88 pages c.75 colour & b/w ills, 10 maps


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 also Prussia and Hannover 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 1690īs is given, and is then followed up by an analysis of the strategic situation in the early 1720īs. 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) development. The battlefield Performance of the Swedish Army is in dept 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 plates.

Steve Noon's plate

Lilian20 May 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

actualized publication date JULY

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