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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2017, 10:18:46 am »
EDIT:  I like how the reviewer gave them a 10/10 for historical accuracy.   ;D ;D ;D ;D   
In his description you'll find this:
And yes, that last figure on the bottom row IS packing a rocket launcher, and he does have a pistol holster on his belt. This is not the result of recent research indicating the Vikings were more advanced than we previously thought, but a fun figure that only features in a limited number of this set. Orion certainly knows how to please its customers!

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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2018, 11:41:17 pm »
Let me include here Spanish Tercios




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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2018, 02:39:35 am »
Neat illustrations  :thumbsup: A very intriguing period of history. When Europe started to evolve from a series of private fiefdoms to nation states. Can get very complicated, but that makes it non the less interesting  :thumbsup:
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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2018, 05:45:52 am »
Let me include here Spanish Tercios

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I saw that painting on a page dealing with a not all that forgotten force: the Swedish (Finnish) Hakkapeliittas: light cavalry supplied by land owners in what is now Finland.

Such a scene could have happened at the Battle of Nördlingen (1634) where the "Roman Catholic Imperial army, bolstered by 15,000 Spanish soldiers, won a crushing victory over the combined Protestant armies of Sweden and their German-Protestant allies (Heilbronn Alliance)".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_N%C3%B6rdlingen_(1634)

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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2018, 07:08:44 pm »
^^^^^
First battle image is inspired in Nordlingen. Second painting is inspired in the Battle of Rocroi, which is considered as the beginning of the end of Spanish Tercios.

Sorry, it is in Spanish only https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocroi,_el_%C3%BAltimo_tercio
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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2018, 01:20:41 am »
^^^^^
First battle image is inspired in Nordlingen. Second painting is inspired in the Battle of Rocroi, which is considered as the beginning of the end of Spanish Tercios.

Sorry, it is in Spanish only https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocroi,_el_%C3%BAltimo_tercio
Nördlingen (5–6 September 1634) was a decisive victory for Imperial-Spain, and involved Swedish forces.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_N%C3%B6rdlingen_(1634)

Rocroi (19 May 1643) was a decisive French victory, and between French and Spanish forces.
The battle is considered by many to be the turning point of the perceived invincibility of the Spanish tercio. After Rocroi, the Spanish abandoned the tercio system and began to use linear Dutch-style battalions like the French.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rocroi




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Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2018, 04:51:29 am »
Rocroi is one of the most important battles in World History. Often forgotten
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