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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #11

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The painting is great, Urbs Aedeficator -although Murat's presence is greatly exgaggerated-, but it didn't refer to the Battle of the Nile won by Nelson in 1798, but to another battle which took place the following year when an Ottoman army was disembarked by the Royal Navy at Aboukir to reconquer Egypt for the Sultan but was defeated by Napoleon. It's true that Murat had a significant participation in the fight. I remember that some French soldiers were beheaded by the Ottomans during the early attacks and when Murat captured the Ottoman commander he cut him three finger of one of his hands menacing him to cut "most important parts of his body" if some other French soldier was beheaded.
Thank you; I had some doubts about the date and name of the battle; I was hoping some kind soul like yourself would correct me.


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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #12
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Battle at Sente(11.09.1697.) - Ferenca Ajzenhuta

this image is epic, 7x4 meter, soldiers in front are paint in 1:1 ratio, pitty i do not have better image, anyway if u ever pass near city of Sombor go to city hall and u will hunt details in this one for at last 1 hour...
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Old November 20th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #13

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Continuing with the campaign of the Duke of Feria in Alsace, here's a painting by Jusepe Leonardo, also painted for the Salón de Reinos. It represents the relief of Breisach by the army of the Duke. Having departed Basilea, Feria moved with his troops towards Breisach, defended by Hannibal de Sachauenburg against the Protestant forces under the Rhingrave Otto-Luis of Salm. Feria forced them to lift the siege and victoriously entered the town of 21 October.

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By the beggining of the winter, the Spanish army had occupied Ensisheim, Thann, Rouffach, Soultz, Belfort and other towns of Alsace. Only Colmar remained in Protestant hands. Horn, the Rhingrave and the Count Palatine decided to present battle to Feria near Soultz, in the frontier between Alsace, Lorraine and the Franche-Comté. After a series of skirmishes and artillery duels, the Protestants retreat and Feria went back to his quarters. He would die of typhus in Münich on 11 January 1634, during Horn-Weimar's counter-attack in Bavaria.

What happened after that is well known: the Spanish army under the Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Austria came from the Duchy of Milan and, together with the Imperial troops of Ferdinand of Hungary and the Catholic League, defeated the Swedes and Protestants at the Battle Nördlingen, sweeping them of Germany, a victory that wouldn't have been possible without Feria's campaign in Alsace.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #14

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Nice postings everyone.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #15
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Great stuff! Just my thing (what did you expect from someone with a handle like pike & shot in 1600?).

Early modern military history, 1500 to Fr. Rev., has fascinated me since college.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #16

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Makassar War.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #17

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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #18

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Siege of Leiden-1574

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The Spanish army was besieging Leiden when the Dutch broke the dikes around and flooded the plain; the Spanish reorganized, tried to defend the most suitable places to sail and the places safe of waters, while the Dutch fleet entered the plain with their fleet triying to help the city and to annhilate the Spanish. In this picture we can see the Spanish soldiers fighting on foot against the Dutch ships in the mud, while part of these ships cover the advance of the main fleet.
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Extraordinary image! Sea-fighting on land.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:30 AM   #20

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Jusepe Leonardo's second (and last) painting for the Salón de Reinos was the Surrender of Jülich to Ambrogio Spinola in 1622. The Wallon general Hendrik van den Bergh invested the fortress, one of the most powerful in the region, in command of 8,000 soldiers, while Spinola blocked the town with the main army. After 5 months of siege and some attempts of relief by Maurice of Nassau, the starving Dutch garrison surrendered.

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The two men on horseback are Spinola and Diego Mexía Felipez de Guzmán y Dávila, another famous soldier and politician who married the daughter of his superior.
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