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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the pike and shot era is extremely cool, it's where you get this great mix of medieval and 'modern' ideas of warfare

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      awesome era for games and even more for movies as it allows for hand to hand and gunfighting to coexist in a logical manner. As well as making for awesome fight scenes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        any recommendations for games and movies? i don't know anything about pike and shot besides the wide brimmed hats and pointy mustaches

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >films
          Rocroi
          The Deluge (polish film about the invasion of the polish-lithuanian commonwealth by sweden)
          >games
          the aforementioned pike and shot game, total warhammer's empire faction is very pike-and-shot influenced

          >books
          The 1632 series is great for it
          (very well-researched alternate history fiction about the 30 years war)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            thanks anon downloading the deluge right now and total war

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Alatriste is a mostly boring film from my country but the artistic direction and battle scenes are cool, and that guy from LOTR is in it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And it features "cuck" used as an insult,
            Muy à propos of 4chinz

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Cant be all bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are those pallisades supposed to be like cannon-proof field crennelations?
      Looks like they're pointing the wrong way.
      Unless this is a position that the French captured, and Richelieu is promenading as a flex.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        (me)
        Nvm I'm moronic, I just realized this is a pier and those are barbs to frick tall ships.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They look like they're there to keep a tall ship from pulling up directly to the dock.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's Richelieu at the siege of La Rochelle, they literally built a big seawall to trap the fleet within the channel

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They look like they're there to keep a tall ship from pulling up directly to the dock.

          The Réunion is something I have to look into, because it's mildly confusing when summarized, and aside from a few very references in obscure media, nobody seems to care about it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The whole Renaissance-Napoleon period is kinda crazy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are those pallisades supposed to be like cannon-proof field crennelations?
      Looks like they're pointing the wrong way.
      Unless this is a position that the French captured, and Richelieu is promenading as a flex.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We need to go back

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Push of pike is literally the most boring era or warfare. Just two armies of pikemen trying to intimidate each other until one side quits the field

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You just described every war made in the history of mankind.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also the final era of true heavy cavalry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I heard that the whole pike thing did heavy cavalry in, and they were rather rare, having been replaced by those guys who shot a bunch of pistols from horseback

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kind of an over statement, there was melee cavalry throughout.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The pike and shot era was the dawn of the 'infantry revolution' which would last into arguably the 20th century. The gun and the development of effective soldiery would continue to erode the role of cavalry as the dominant maneuver and tactical arm on the battlefield.

        >from the 1600s to the 1900s, cavalry just gets lighter and lighter, increasingly relegated to scouting and sacking targets behind the lines
        Somewhat counterintuitively, it's the late 1500s to 1600s that see the "heaviest" heavy cavalry, with very thick armor intended to protect against guns and swords alike. Heavy cavalry at this point, the cuirassiers or gendarmes, often wears a "three quarter" suit of armor, without sabatons or greaves.

        It's also where we get the word "Jackboot" and it's connotation from. Since cavalrymen didn't wear leg armor, they started wearing high boots with some chainmail strips sewn inside to stop slashes, which were called "Jacked" boots.

        Over the next hundred years or so, heavy cavalry in europe abandons armor almost entirely, before the french reintroduce cuirasses for their heavy cavalrymen.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Love this aesthetic which is the reason I played Empire in WH Fantasy back in the day.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Play Pike and Shot!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >40 dollars
      eugh

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Current best:
        £8.39
        -72% at Fanatical
        Historical low:
        £4.49
        -85% at Fanatical 03/05/2018

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Current best:
        £8.39
        -72% at Fanatical
        Historical low:
        £4.49
        -85% at Fanatical 03/05/2018

        pirated: $0.00

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's the Doppelsöldner.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did the japanese and dutch really invent countermarching independently at roughly the same time or was there an exchange of ideas?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The spanish also implemented it. And its not that hard of a concept to come up with.

      I heard that the whole pike thing did heavy cavalry in, and they were rather rare, having been replaced by those guys who shot a bunch of pistols from horseback

      Firearms allowed the cavalry to offend at greater ranges than lances and swords are just better defensive arms when in a close melee. Still lancers (even heavy ones) were retained.

      The pike and shot era was the dawn of the 'infantry revolution' which would last into arguably the 20th century. The gun and the development of effective soldiery would continue to erode the role of cavalry as the dominant maneuver and tactical arm on the battlefield.

      >from the 1600s to the 1900s, cavalry just gets lighter and lighter, increasingly relegated to scouting and sacking targets behind the lines
      Somewhat counterintuitively, it's the late 1500s to 1600s that see the "heaviest" heavy cavalry, with very thick armor intended to protect against guns and swords alike. Heavy cavalry at this point, the cuirassiers or gendarmes, often wears a "three quarter" suit of armor, without sabatons or greaves.

      It's also where we get the word "Jackboot" and it's connotation from. Since cavalrymen didn't wear leg armor, they started wearing high boots with some chainmail strips sewn inside to stop slashes, which were called "Jacked" boots.

      Over the next hundred years or so, heavy cavalry in europe abandons armor almost entirely, before the french reintroduce cuirasses for their heavy cavalrymen.

      Cavalry always remained important for the strategic and tactical maneuver.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Italian Wars mod for TW2 Kingdoms
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-italian-wars

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