Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Conflict between the Swedes and their various neighbours between 1670s and 1721. Including topics on Danes, Saxons, Saxon-Polish, Russians and anyone else the boys in blue were mixing it with!
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Old John
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Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Post by Old John » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 am

recently recieved the above book, which i found extremely informative, great flag info and good uniform schematics, book ties in nicely with another Helion publication "Peter the Great Humbled", both titles recommended
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Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Post by Dfogleman2 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 pm

I agree, whole-heartedly. This book should be owned by anyone who is interested in wargaming the GNW. It it is not a narrative history of the war, but it contains all most people will need concerning, organization, recruitment, weapons, uniforms, flags, tactics, etc. Lots of info that I, at least, had never heard of. For example, many dragoon regiments had a company of lancers; the Guards infantry regiments from about 1707 until 1713 were mounted and equipped like dragoons, but still fought on foot; the apparently mounted Moscow Dragoons fired off 13,337 fusil balls at the battle of Poltava, or roughly 17 per man; and much, much more.

Much here for Barry to ponder as he drafts the GNW supplement to BLB3!
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Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Post by Old John » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:45 pm

couldn't agree more, thinking about do lancer companies for dragoon regiments, what intrigued me was the issue and use/ none use of pikes within regts, definitely food for thought
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Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Post by turrabear » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am

Good book but leaves more questions than answers.
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Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

Post by Old John » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:42 am

what questions you thinking of??
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