Author: Richard Brzezinski, Illustrator: Angus McBride
About this book:
Few people will realise that at one time the Polish state was one of Europe’s great powers. One of the chief instruments of her success was undoubtedly her army, which though small can claim many accomplishments and major successes in the 16th and 17th centuries. Richard Brzezinski redresses this imbalance by providing a portrait of Polish armies from 1569-1696, detailing their history, organisation, arms, armour, insignia and dress, accompanied by numerous illustrations and eight superb full page colour plates by Angus McBride.
Contents: Introduction – Chronology – Organisation and Recruitment – Cavalry – Infantry – The Lithuanian Army – Pospolite Ruszenie (Levy of the Nobility) – Flags, Command Insignia and Field Signs – The Plates