[Livre] The Imperial Army 1657-1687 (Bruno Mugnai)

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[Livre] The Imperial Army 1657-1687 (Bruno Mugnai)

Message par Loïc » Jeu Déc 26, 2019 7:38 pm

alors que Osprey recyle à l'envi sa Sainte Trinité Anglo-Américano-Teutonne 2e Guerre & post-1945 etc...et délaisse sa série Men At Arms qui fit autrefois son succés voici que son concurrent Helion à travers plusieurs nouvelles collections From Retinue to Regiment; Century of the Soldier; From Reason to Revolution investit des sujets qui sortent des sentiers battus au milieu de titres plus convenus anglocentrés, Editeur Grand Breton oblige, il faut bien vivre, ce qui permet par ailleurs de faire de faire vivre ces sujets

Bruno Mugnai prolifique auteur et artiste-illustrateur nous entraîne dans un enthousiasmant Tour d'Europe des Armées de la période 1660-1690 à travers Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV dont le plan Editorial le conduira jusqu'en 2023
1- The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1660-1687 (272 pages, sorti en février)
2- The Imperial Army 1657-1687 (318 pages, sorti en décembre)
3- Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1645-1719 (360 pages, à venir en mars prochain)
4- Soldados del Rey The Spanish Army of Philipp IV and Charles II (including appendix for the Portuguese Army & Independance/Restoration War)
5- The Italian Armies (including Savoy-Piedmont, Venice, Papal States, Genoa, Tuscany, Lucca, Modena, Parma, Mantua, Malta)
6- The German Armies (including Brandenburg, Saxony, Bayern, Münster, Palatinate, HolsteinGottorp, Württemberg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Hessen-Kassel, Hessen Darmstadt, Mecklenburg, Mainz, Cologne, Trier, Lorraine, Hanseatic Towns and other)
7- ‘Soldiers of the North': Denmark-Norway and Sweden
8- The French Army: the ‘Giant of the Grand Siècle' part 1
9- The French Army: the ‘Giant of the Grand Siècle' part 2

Volume 2 The Imperial Army 1657-1687 sur l'Armée Habsbourg du Saint Empire vient de sortir


Foreword by Charles Singleton
Imperial Chronology

1.The Age of Limited Warfare?

2.Austria Erit In Orbe Ultima
The House of Austria
Habsburg geostrategy
The Reich

3.The Army of the Emperor
Military Administration
The High Command
The Obrist-Inhaber
Logistics and Quartering
Infantry Organisation
Cavalry Organisation
Artillery Organisation
The Royal Hungarian Army and the Militärgrenze
The Provincial Militia

4.The Reichsarmee
The Reichsmatricel
The Reich in War
The "Laxenburg Alliance"

5.The Imperial Army on campaign
Poland Jutland and Pomerania 1657-1660
The Ottoman War of 1663-1664 and the Miracle of Szentgotthàrd
Insurgencies and Rebellions 1671-1681
Duel on the Rhine 1673-1678
Prelude to Vienna 1682-1683

6.Uniforms Equipment and Ensigns

I Reichsmatricel of 1663 (in simplum)
II Orders of Battle and Army Lists
III List of Regiments

Colour Plate Commentaries

318 pages dont 16 planches couleur (9 sur les uniformes, 6 sur les drapeaux, 1 sur couvertures sellerie)
102 illustrations et 26 photos n&bl. 5 cartes

In the 17th century, the Hungarian military structure comprised three sections: nobles troops, Militia Portalis, and general levies (called insurrectionis). Every Hungarian and Croatian aristocrat was obligated to military service, the so-called Primipilus, and was also charged with the duty of recruiting certain soldiers dependent on the value of his property. For every 20 farms or masserias – portae – one cavalryman and infantryman had to be equipped for the Militia, and these troops were originally identified as Militia Portalis. If the Hungarian Parlament voted for a general call to arms, each farm would add an additional horseman and one foot soldier to join the army. Historically, the Austrian Hofkriegsrath had tried to progressively reduce the aristocrat's influence on the militia, maintaining only the formal existence of the ‘Insurrection'. The long period of peace from 1606 to 1663 influenced the Kingdom of Hungary's defence policy, causing a deep stagnation in military matters. If, theoretically, the Insurrectionis could assemble more than 80,000 men in 1660, only 15-20,000 were actually suitable for a campaign. On 14 July 1663, the Hungarian army, assembled on the left bank of the Danube between Bratislava and Érsekújvár, totalled just 9,000 poor equipped men. Imperial General Raimondo Montecuccoli described them as "for the most part inexperienced villains, forcibly detained and therefore ready to escape from the field, or not accustomed to facing the enemy, poorly armed and obliged to stay in the country for only a few days".[1] The military discipline of this hastily equipped and trained levy remained erratic and often low. However, on some occasion, particularly in defensive actions and led by capable officers like the banus Miklós Zrínyi, the Hungarian and Croatian militia behaved valiantly, fighting alongside the best equipped and trained Grenzer bordersmen or professional soldiers.
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Re: [livre] The Imperial Army 1657-1687 (Bruno Mugnai)

Message par Siaba » Jeu Déc 26, 2019 8:44 pm

Effectivement, ça à l'air d'être une excellente série. Merci pour ce retour très détaillé :D
When I go home, people ask me, "Hey Hoot, why do you do it, man? You some kind of war junkie?" I won't say a goddamn word. Why ? They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand it's about the men next to you... and that's it.

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Re: [livre] The Imperial Army 1657-1687 (Bruno Mugnai)

Message par Nicofig » Jeu Jan 02, 2020 8:28 am

Résister à cela n'est pas facile. Merci pour cette présentation. :D


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