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View Poll Results: Renaissance Armies
Papal States 2 5.71%
Kingdom of France 2 5.71%
Holy Roman empire 3 8.57%
Palaiologan Roman empire 1 2.86%
Kingdom of England 2 5.71%
Spanish empire 10 28.57%
Portuguese empire 4 11.43%
Russia 1 2.86%
Swedish empire 2 5.71%
kingdom of Norway 0 0%
Poland 6 17.14%
Hungarian Kingdom 2 5.71%
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Old August 16th, 2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Armies during Renaissance Europe.


Now I know some of you guys are wondering (who know me already), I made an immature thread about the best infantrymen during the medieval world. Now as since, this is only about the militaries during renaissance Europe, and most of you are like "another one again" . But what your best known opinions, sometimes this gets overshadowed by medieval armies. And what are the most credibly moment in Europe, and the impacts it made in history, Weapons, Armour, battles, artillery, tactics and warfare. like the introduction of gunpowder and the like.

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Old August 16th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #2

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My vote for the best Army for most of the period:


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You forgot to add the soldiers of the Republic of England to the poll, they made short work of the troops above in the Battle of the Dunes.

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Old August 16th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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My vote for the best Army for most of the period:


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Such fascinating pictures, I would love to see more of these, I always wondered have the renaissance troops in Europe in general still used trebuchets or catapults -even though they have cannons, mortars, and rifles- like for extra use for them?
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What NO swiss. Clearly extremely strong in the early part before gunpowder becomes a serious factor,
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What NO swiss. Clearly extremely strong in the early part before gunpowder becomes a serious factor,
Well I do know the old Swiss confederacy did exist, but most of the troops mainly served as mercenaries (I could be wrong) in kingdom of France and papal states.
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Polish Winged Hussars, pikemen and musketer formations were no great challenge for them

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I saw the thread and thought it was going to be a discussion about Renaissance armies (something I know very little of), and instead it's another ridiculous "Who's the Best" poll.
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No Ottomans, Swiss, Burgundy, Venice/Italians, Sassanids, etc?
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Polish Winged Hussars, pikemen and musketer formations were no great challenge for them

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I second this.
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