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  • Interest Poll - Pike & Shot Era

    What do you want to see from the Flint-Lock era (Age of Marlborough, etc.).

    Vote one or more times

    JS
    13
    30 Years War
    38.46%
    5
    English Civil War
    23.08%
    3
    Vauban-era
    15.38%
    2
    War of the Spanish Succession
    23.08%
    3
    Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
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  • #2
    Generally called the musket-and-pike or pike-and-shot period, but not if it's extended to include Vauban. By then, bayonets had largely replaced pikes. Anyway, this is probably my least favorite period, though I do like the conquest of the New World.
    --Patrick Carroll


    "Do all you have agreed to do, and do not encroach on other persons or their property." (Richard Maybury)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Patrick Carroll
      Generally called the musket-and-pike or pike-and-shot period, but not if it's extended to include Vauban. By then, bayonets had largely replaced pikes. Anyway, this is probably my least favorite period, though I do like the conquest of the New World.
      I realized I had named it poorly after it was up and going. The conquest of the new world is listed with ancients, due to my own pecularity.
      JS
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      • #4
        I changed the thread name (thanks for the suggestions!).
        Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
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        "Never pet a burning dog."

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        • #5
          Marlborough's march across much of Europe ending in the Battle of Blenheim was in one of the earliest military history books I have. Maybe the fact he's one of Winston Churchill's ancestors intriqued me.....can greatness be an inherited trait?

          Also the Thirty Years War simply because it was SO destructive, I mean the middle part of western Europe was virtually depopulated. Plus it was so brutal, but then unfortunatley most religious based wars are. It did have its innovations and great (and often neglected) leaders like von Wallenstein, Tilly and King Gustavus Adolphus.

          To a lesser degree the English Civil War...the Puritans are a bit ....dull.
          Lance W.

          Peace through superior firepower.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lance Williams
            To a lesser degree the English Civil War...the Puritans are a bit ....dull.
            Then study Prince Rupert! If you want adventure, he's it!
            JS
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Janos
              Then study Prince Rupert! If you want adventure, he's it!
              JS
              He was TOO flamboyant for his own (or the Royalists) good. A brave man but.....kind of the Jeb Stuart of his era. Or more correctly Jeb Stuart was the Prince Rupert of his era.
              Lance W.

              Peace through superior firepower.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lance Williams
                He was TOO flamboyant for his own (or the Royalists) good. A brave man but.....kind of the Jeb Stuart of his era. Or more correctly Jeb Stuart was the Prince Rupert of his era.
                Yup, old Rupert was a wild one.
                It seems to me (maybe it's just good PR from one side or the other) that the Royalists had a lot more fun!

                JS
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                "Never pet a burning dog."

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                • #9
                  This is one era I am clueless in. Will rely on you guys to enlighten me
                  http://canadiangenealogyandresearch.ca

                  Soviet and Canadian medal collector!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dannybou
                    This is one era I am clueless in. Will rely on you guys to enlighten me
                    PRINCE RUPERT OF THE RHINE

                    King Charles' nephew and commander of the Royalist cavalry. One of the most charismatic of the Royalist leaders, but thwarted by jealousy and rivalry amongst King Charles' courtiers.

                    There is surprisingly little about him on the internet, but that is generally true of the ECW. There is more available on him under the Thirty Years War, which began with his father's defeat at White Mountain.

                    Here are some websites:

                    Biographies:
                    http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Prince-Rupert (the best bio I found, and the longest)
                    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~crossb...le/rupert.html (good brief summary of his life)
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert_of_the_Rhine
                    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/STUrupert.htm
                    http://www.thevickerage.worldonline....nce_rupert.htm (a timeline of his life)
                    http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/rupert.htm

                    An overview of the ECW:
                    http://www.saburchill.com/history/ch.../chap4004.html

                    His life as a general:
                    http://www.hksw.org/naseby.htm (his defeat at Naseby)

                    Reenactors:
                    http://www.sealedknot.org.uk/regiment.asp?RN=Blewcoats
                    http://www.princerupertsbluecoats.org.uk/
                    By the way, I have had many good contacts with the Sealed Knot. If you are in the UK and interested in reenacting, this is a great group to join.

                    You may also know, Dannybou, that he has ties to Canada – there is a town named Prince Rupert, BC, in his honor.

                    JS
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                    "Never pet a burning dog."

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                    • #11
                      THE STATE OF THE PIKE AND SHOT ERA IN ACG

                      THE STATE OF THE PIKE AND SHOT ERA IN ACG

                      Thank you for voting in the poll and for your input.

                      Overall, there is a lot of interest and some good knowledge. We need to learn a lot more about it.

                      The most popular subjects are the English Civil War and the Thirty Years War. Everything else trails far behind.

                      Thanks for your input. Let's work together to see what we can learn about this era.

                      Jeff
                      Moderator, WTTA
                      Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
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                      "Never pet a burning dog."

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