Revolution in C17th Field Warfare by dfhercbml

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									 Revolution in C17th Military Organisation

Dutch military reforms (late 1590s-early 1600s)
 Counts Maurice & William of Nassau
 offer soldiers full-time employment and
  annual salaries
 introduce repeated and systematic drilling
 develop technical proficiency and military
  discipline
 Volley-fire: increases ratio of musket fire
 Dutch political and economic culture:
  humanism and mercantilism
Swedish military reforms (1620s)
 Gustavus Adolphus: adopts unproven
  Dutch model
 adds extra artillery, offensive
  countermarch, and charging cavalry
 series of stunning Swedish victories
  against Hapsburgs in 30 Years War (1631-
  45)
 professionalisation: cognitive base and
  networks
 Dutch drill manual (1607) and Dutch
  military academy (1616)
 import foreign soldiers and export military
  instructors
 Swedish graduates of Dutch military
  academy and Sweden shares Dutch
  humanist philosophy

								
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