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  Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden information - Search.com
The king was an active participant in the battles being prone to lead charges himself at crucial battle moments, and was wounded several times, including gunshot wounds to the neck, throat and the abdomen.
Gustav was killed at the Battle of Lützen where, at a crucial point in the battle, he was separated from his troops while leading a cavalry charge into a dense smog of mist and gunpowder smoke.
At the Battle of Breitenfeld, Gustav decisively defeats the Catholic forces led by Tilly, even after the allied Protestant Saxon army was routed and fled with the baggage train.
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  Thirty Years' War overview
Albert of Wallenstein defeated the Danes at the Battle of the Bridge of Dessau (1626: 17th) and General Tilly defeated the Protestants at the Battle of Lutter (1626: 17th).
At the negotiations met Holy Roman Emperor/King of Hungary and Bohemia Ferdinand III (the son and successor of Ferdinand II), the French, the Spanish, the Dutch, the Swiss, the Swedes, the Portuguese and representatives of the Pope.
After the Battle of Breitenfield in which Wallenstein fought King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (which came to a draw, but King Gustavus Adolphus was killed), Wallenstein took control of the direction of the war and began calling for the toleration of the Protestants.
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 Gunpowder warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of these weapons were first recorded as being used in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, which, although this was very much a medieval battle.
Battles were relatively rare as armies could manoeuvre for months, with no direct conflict.
As a result, by far the most common battles of the era were sieges, hugely time-consuming and expensive affairs.
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 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The king was an active participant in the battles, being prone to lead charges himself at crucial battle moments, and was wounded several times, including gunshot wounds to the neck, throat and the abdomen.
Gustav was killed at the Battle of Lützen where, at a crucial point in the battle, he was separated from his troops while leading a cavalry charge into a dense smog of mist and gunpowder smoke.
At the Battle of Breitenfeld, Gustav decisively defeats the Catholic forces led by Tilly, even after the allied Protestant Saxon army was routed and fled with the baggage train.
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 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The king was an active participant in the battles, and was wounded several times, including gunshot wounds to the throat and the abdomen.
Gars is derived from the initials of "Gustavus Adolphus Rex Sueciae", Latin for "Gustav Adolf King of Sweden".
Gustav was killed in the renowned Battle of Lützen where he was misled by dense fog and poor eyesight to charge into an enemy formation.
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 Science Fair Projects - Thirty Years' War
Wallenstein defeated Mansfeld's army at the Battle of the Bridge of Dessau (1626) and General Tilly defeated the Danes at the Battle of Lutter (1626).
In 1645, the Swedish marshal Lennart Torstensson defeated the Imperial army at the Battle of Jankau near Prague, and Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé defeated the Bavarian army in the Second Battle of Nördlingen.
In 1648 the Swedes (commanded by Marshal Carl Gustaf Wrangel) and the French (led by Turenne and Conde) defeated the Imperial army at the Battle of Zusmarshausen and Lens.
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 Thirty Years\' War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The victory of [[Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)]]The Thirty Years' War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the Central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers.
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle at Breitenfield (1631) The death of King Gustavus Adolphus on 16 November 1632 at the Battle of Lützen.
The Battle of Lens, 1648 France therefore allied itself with the Dutch and Sweden.
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 Weapons and Tactics
The battle of Cerignola was of little political significance, small armies were involved but militarily and tactically it was a turning point, the infantry, relegated to a secondary tactical role after the battle of Adrianople in 378 AD, regained its importance by combining the use of fire arms, the pike and the halberd.
Both sides started the battle with artillery fire, the cannonade continued for two and half hours, the cavalry and the infantry stood firm in their lines with the cannons making breaches amongst them which were filled; Swedish artillery, was more numerous and had a rate of fire of three rounds to one of the Imperialists.
One general officer under the chief of staff, called ‘marshal de bataille’ planned the battle formations and supervised the deployment for battle; the ‘marshal de bataille’ was assisted by a ‘sergeants de bataille’ who were of the same rank as the regimental commanders.
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 dawn_modern_ warfare_ index
The Battle of Breitenfield, Annihlation, 17 September 1631
The Battle of Rossbach, The Trap, 5 November 1757
The Battle of Leuthen, The Shift, 5 December 1757
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But a republic which had still to battle for its very existence, which, with all its wonderful exertions, was scarce a match for the formidable enemy within its own territories, could not be expected to withdraw its troops from the necessary work of self-defence to employ them with a magnanimous policy in protecting foreign states.
Several officers of distinction and about 4,000 men were killed in the field of battle; and several companies of foot, in the flight, who had thrown themselves into the town-house of Lutter, laid down their arms and surrendered to the conqueror.
The hardships of war he shared with the meanest soldier in his army; maintained a calm serenity amidst the hottest fury of battle; his glance was omnipresent, and he intrepidly forgot the danger while he exposed himself to the greatest peril.
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 The History of the Thirty Years' War - Part VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The order of battle had been arranged between the Elector and his field-marshal, and the king was content with merely signifying his approval.
A cannonade of two hours commenced the battle; the wind, which was from the west, blew thick clouds of smoke and dust from the newly-ploughed and parched fields into the faces of the Swedes.
The king encamped with the rest of his army between the field of battle and Leipzig, as it was impossible to attack the town the same night.
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 Science Fair Projects - Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly
After King Christian IV of Denmark entered the war (1625) Tilly and Albrecht von Wallenstein were the chief generals to oppose him.
When Wallenstein was removed from command of the imperial army in 1630, Tilly was given command of that army also, but against king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden he was unsuccessful.
Later in 1631, Tilly was thoroughly defeated by Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfield.
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 Thirty Years' War - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Christian's poor luck struck him again when all the allies he thought he had were forced aside: both England and France were in civil war, Sweden was at war with Poland, and neither Brandenburg nor Saxony felt like doing anything at all of it would disturb the tenuous peace in eastern Germany.
In 1645, the Swedish marshal Lennart Torstensson defeated imperial army at the battle of Jankau near Prague, and Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé defeated the Bavarian army at the battle of Nördlingen (1645).
In 1648 the Swedes (Marshal Carl Gustaf Wrangel) and the French (Turenne and Conde) defeated the Imperial army at the battle of Zusmarshausen and Lens.
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 1631   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
1628 1629 1630 - 1631 - 1632 1633 1634
1631 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).
September 17 - Battle of Breitenfield (1631) - Thirty Years War
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - Bloodiest battle
However I am not sure it is true for 1600 and earlier battles, first of all because the records for those times are much less reliable, and even when they stand they usually record soldiers fit for service, so that we have no idea of the real casualties, how much were killed, wounded or missing.
Some examples, in the entire Peninsula campaign of the Napoleonic wars, the UK Army lost 8,889 in battle, in the Crimea we lost 2,255 (41,000 sent), WW2 126,734 (.3% of the population, 3.3% of the inducted strength of the Army 39/45), in relativly large number of engagements.
In the battle of Bouvines (1215) the French cavalry was deployed en haye, a single line just 1 rank deep, as it did for the most part of medieval times,in 1590, despite arrying fire weapons (pistols) the French (Huguenote) cavalry at Ivry (1590) was massed in formations 6 ranks deep.
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 swen-1
In September of 1631, Gustavus won the decisive battle of Breitenfield, ending the Hapsburg's plan for a universal Catholic Empire.
Taking the loss of their leader as an inspiration, the Swedes won the battle and successfully concluded the war, which ended with the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.
Battles were fought as far away as the Ukraine and Turkey.
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 The Captains Of Military History - My Compilation - History Forum
He indeed commanded an army much superior than what he faced, but he was outnumbered considerably and his battle dispositions at Gaugamela were perfectly planned to accord with what Napoleon described as 'a well reasoned and extremely circumspect defensive followed by rapid and audacious attack'.
Wanyan Min, or Wanyan Aguda, founder of the Jin Dynasty and one of military history's greatest mounted warriors, defeated 700,000 Liao (Qidan) troops with 20,000 (this is not a typo) of his superbly armored and skilled Jurchen cavalrymen at the Battle of Hubudagang in 1115.
His early years as a king and a captain were dominated by the everlasting fighting against Polish-Lithuanian forces in Livonia and Courland, which saw a lot of hesitation and poor judgement on both sides.
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 IN FRANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In March 1631, the Mantuan succession dispute between France and the Hapsburgs was settled in a manner highly favorable to France, in part as a result of the startling successes of Gustavus Adolphus.
In 1631, Marie de Medici was exiled to Brussels, where she joined forces with her son Gaston, Duke of Orleans, to bring about Richelieu's fall.
In 1631, German Protestant princes held a convention at Neu Brandenburg, and decided to form an alliance with Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.
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You are in command of a battle hardened group of German troops attempting to stop the advance of an American armored group.
Command a Samurai Clan and lead it to victory in one of the critical battles of the Sengoku Period (1467-1615) using Warhammer ancient Battles system.
November 1944, about a month before the famous "Battle of the Bulge." US soldiers push ever easteward toward the belly of the German war machine near the infamous Siegfried Line.
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 All Empires History Forum: Decisive battles in the world history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The battle of Tal;as has neither military or strategic importance, it was a skirmish and thats it.
It seem historians deliborately exaggerate this battle because it was the only large scale battle betweebn Tang and Arab forces.
Yep, this was a reson why I have not listed any battle from the Hundred Wars as well as from the Punic Wars..Cannae and Agincourt have influenced on the warfare development (Cannae much more) but its impact on the world (or even regional history) was just a little..
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 The Captains Of Military History - My Compilation - History Forum
Second Caesar had quite a good deal of trouble with Pompey, not the best general Rome had seen, while Scipio seemed to brush Hannibal off as if he was a fly when they faced each other.
Third, Scipio's battle victories at Baecula(208 b.c.), Illipa(206 b.c.), The Great Plains(203 b.c.) and Zama(202 b.c.) far outshadow those of Caesar's at Pharsalus(48 b.c.) or Alesia(52 b.c.), in which one he fought Pompey and in one he fought a large force but yet still simple barbaric Gauls.
Nost of Hannibals battles were really easy and straightforward tactics.
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 Early_modern_warfare info here at en.getsearchinformation.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
GBoH fast forwards to the th century covering two battles of the progenitor of early modern warfare Gustavus Adolphus Breitenfeld L tzen Gustavus vs Wallenstein Articles Jamel Ostwald "The 'Decisive' Battle of Ramilles Prerequisites for Decisiveness in Early Modern Warfare " The Journal of Military History.
GBoH fast forwards to the th century covering two battles of the progenitor of early modern warfare Gustavus Adolphus Breitenfeld L tzen Gustavus vs Wallenstein No contemporary history of early modern warfare would completely ignore the Peninsular Wars.
Delbruck's narrow focus is offset though by his snubbing of both Napoleon and Wellington.
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 Thirty Years\' War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)]]The Thirty Years' War was a conflict fought between the Years 1618 and 1648, principally in the Central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers.
In addition, the displacement of civilian populations and the overcrowding of refugees into cities led to both disease and famine.
The War did a lot to end the age of mercenaries that had begun with the first landsknechts, and ushered in the age of well-disciplined national armies.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Individual who most radically changed the use and effectiveness of cavalry in the 1600s was Gustavus Adolphus, the soldier-king of Sweden known as "The Lion of the North." Gustavus was the leader of the Protestant forces in the Thirty Years' War which began in 1618.
Instead of using the "shoot and run" tactics of the past, Gustavus' forces moved numerous well organized waves of a few horsemen who were lightly armored but mobile.
Gustavus Adolphus was killed in the latter battle, but the Lion of the North and his new use of the horse profoundly affected the future of the cavalry.
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 Gustav II Adolph of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Battle of Breitenfield]] As a general, Gustav is famous for employing mobile artillery on the battlefield, as well as a very active tactic where attack was stressed over defense and mobility more important than in the usual linear tactic.
This was only part of the reason why Carl von Clausewitz and Napoleon Bonaparte idolized him as the general above all others.
Gustavus Adolphus Gustav was killed in the renowned Battle of Lützen where he was misled by dense fog and poor eyesight to charge into an enemy formation.
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 Sum[m]arischer verlauffs begriff, oder kurtze warhaffte historia Schwed: Augspurg: denckwuerdigen sachen. - THIRTY ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After the Imperial army captured the Swedish stronghold of Magdeburg, Bohemian Protestants joined the Sweden in fighting the Catholic Hapsburgs, and when Saxony was attacked by Imperial forces, the elector also joined with Sweden, resulting in September 1631 in a crushing defeat for the Hapsburgs at Breitenfield near Leipzig.
In the months that followed, the Swedish forces and their allies captured much of southwestern Germany, and by the summer of 1632 they had control of Bavaria, forcing Ferdinand to recall Wallenstein and his forces, who engaged the Protestants at Luetzen.
There, the fighting resulted in a modest victory for Sweden, but Gustavus Adolfus was killed in battle.
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 Battle of Rain jerak.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On April 15, 1632, Sweden troops under Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden crossed the Lech river near the city Rain, Bavaria after a short battle against Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly 's army during the Thirty Years' War.
Tilly was fatally wounded by a cannon ball during the crossing.
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In fact, Subadai's campaigns and battles have been closely studied by nearly all notable Western military leaders--they were the precursor of tactics employed by cavalry and later, in the 20th century, armor.
The 1st is Charles (the Hammer) Martel, to witt: the Battle of Poitiers, which the Muslims of Spain might have overran Europe.
During this time he lost several major battles, eg the Red River against General De Lattre in 1951, and the infamous Tet offensive against the Americans is generally regarded as a costly bloody nose.
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