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by Montesa
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Art
Topic: Favourite period from history
Replies: 27
Views: 29616

Middle Age/XVI & XVII: mostly this zones: Outremer, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, Hungary And Japan.
WWII (European & African front)
Contemporary
Others

the less: Napoleonic and American civil War
by Montesa
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Tercios Viejos
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Tercios Viejos

So exactly which Tercios in the Later Imperial Spanish deserve the Elite classification? I've got too many secondary sources here using the term "Tercios Viejos" as something of a general descriptor for all native Tercios Espanols. Tercios Viejos were tercios composed mostly by veteran soldiers and...
by Montesa
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Later Imperial Spanish army
Replies: 33
Views: 6662

Tattered flags were a mark of distinction (see the rags that were cherished by Gustavus' regiments in Brzezinski's Osprey). In the old mercenary companies, soldiers swore an oath on the flag and at disbandment the flag was ripped from it's staff and the oath was over (see Delbruck). Not in Spanish ...
by Montesa
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: TYW Book
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Not of TYW but it could help (its book is autobiography and doesn't fall in the picaresque novel):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alonso_de_Contreras
by Montesa
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: pike-shot footprint at varying sizes
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: pike-shot footprint at varying sizes

But the 'Mangas' were not in any way tied down into static positions at each corner, they could and would move to the position where they would have the most effect. For example prints of Nieuport 1600 show all 4 'Mangas' advancing in front of the Escaudron of pikes. At Nördlingen not only the Mang...
by Montesa
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Pikes more defensive?
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Defensive Pikes

puster wrote:Grimmelshausen (a chap living through the 30yw) wrote that a pikeman is an innocent man, for rarely does he actually harm another being.
Is the quote from the picaresque novel Simplicius Simplicissimus?
I have the books but haven't read them.
by Montesa
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Early Modern Portuguese army
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

pippohispano wrote:Thanks for the sites, I didn't knew'em! The one from the Tercios of Flanders is very instructive! :D
Be careful that there are some mistakes.
by Montesa
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Early Modern Portuguese army
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Thanks for your help, they aren't unknown to me. I have also Historia de los movimientos, separación y guerra de Cataluña of Francisco Manuel de Melo that was a portuguese commander. Not to be confused with Francisco de Melo, the spanish commander in Rocroi that was also portuguese. There are more w...
by Montesa
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Early Modern Portuguese army
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Hello Pippohispano.
Your texts are very interesting, and I want to ask you if you have any information about the cavalry that served in the imperial spanish army and any information of the units that served in Catalonia at the early stage of the Revolt of the Catalans?
thanks
by Montesa
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: In the absence of a FoG:R wiki . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

I was 10 when the 1962 one came out So was I. The 2009 version is Russian. The link for the trailer is near the top of the thread. The trailer is better than the movie! I loved the 1962 movie as a kid, although the 2009 movie has better costumes, especially the Polish cavalry. Then you will prefer ...
by Montesa
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: In the absence of a FoG:R wiki . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Interesting some of the comments under each film.... Here some comments but don't know if would be interesting for you. General comments: Are typical eastern european movies. Very slow and a little boring. All three have great nationalism of its country. The first two films used actors of the natio...
by Montesa
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Notes of the Spanish Armies
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

robertthebruce wrote:
if you want to justify a ahistorical list, its your problem, but you makes then the lists sucks.
End Thread for me.
As you want.
by Montesa
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Notes of the Spanish Armies
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Guardias Viejas was a unit of three different type of cavalries so they can't be gendarmes and lancers, etc. The army lists of Newbury rules and DBR are better differring the types of cavalries. "Volviendo sobre las tropas de Caballeria nacionales existentes en el siglo XVI, es preciso señalar que n...
by Montesa
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Notes of the Spanish Armies
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

More to say: Firstly I don't say that "Guardias Viejas" that it don't exist after 1515, I mean that it was to tiny to be a effective military force. As were the "Lanzas de cuantia de Andalucia y Murcia" were to small to consider them as a military force, this cavalry was used for coast defense from ...
by Montesa
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Notes of the Spanish Armies
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

[ The formation of the tercios, the shot were roughly half muskets and the other half were arquebus. This is true, however, in order to avoid players exploiting things (and they will find a way) we classify such mixtures as per this explanation in the Dutch list: The shot component of the foot regim...
by Montesa
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Notes of the Spanish Armies
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Notes of the Spanish Armies

After receiving my books, these are my notes. Guardias Viejas after 1515 don't exist as a effective military force. There were "Hombres de Armas" and "Caballos Ligeros" these were changed in the "Ordenanza of 1632" as "Caballos Corazas". We must assume that in the list the "Caballos Corazas" can be ...
by Montesa
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: In the absence of a FoG:R wiki . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Must . . . resist . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkOHSmDFDFQ&feature=related And these: (With fire and sword) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8AUhMdof6c&feature=related Polish movie - Poland vs Cossacks (1612) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKzvY6HGZ4 Russian movie - Poland vs Russia (Michae...
by Montesa
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Belts, Garters, Buffs....Gawwd...Gimme Romans in Tunics!
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Colour = money. Most of the guys fighting were poor, hoping to gain from the fighting. Biggest deal was probably being given a buff coat or such if it happened. It would be different if someone outfitted a unit. The Spanish seemed to have $$ to spare. :) As said timmy, the book of Parker is a very ...
by Montesa
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Belts, Garters, Buffs....Gawwd...Gimme Romans in Tunics!
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Must say the spanish were more coloured, If you look pictures (Velazquez, Carducho, etc) and read writers (Alonso Contreras, Calderon de la Barca, etc) of the period. Also there was the Tercio de Lombardía o de Cristóbal de Mondragón, dressed all black and called them: "los sacristanes" (sacristans,...
by Montesa
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Trade and Treachery
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Thanks a lot. Now to wait patiently for the books after summer.

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