Archive for January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012

The First Principles of the Art Military 1642

by Captaine Henry Hexham, quartermaster to Colonel Goring. This was printed in the Netherlands and has a lot to say about drill and disposition of troops. There are some nice plated demonstrating pike and musket drill, this one showing various postures for musketeers. At first sight this looks very English.

However, if you look closely the original Dutch captions become obvious. Not a million miles from what they would be wearing in England, but not English soldiers this time sadly.