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A History of War and Weapons, 1660 to 1918 by G. A Shepperd

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To achieve maximum speed and endurance his cavalry wore no armour and were forbidden to use any kind of firearm. The sword was long and straight, and used principally for thrusting. Similarly, the Swedish infantry were practised in bayonet charges and rarely executed the slow, methodical movements employed in other European armies. Charles XH delighted 54 Great Captains on his cavalry to follow him over the most country and charge any kind of opposition, even entrenched positions. His tenacity and dash were by-words, and on one occasion he followed up a retreating Saxon force of 10,000 men of all arms for nine consecutive days without unsaddling.

Gone were the days of raising troops by levy for a single campaign, and of living oflF the country. The improved weapons and equipment were not only expensive but difficult to manufacture quickly, so arsenals for the manufacture of the latest armaments were established and magazines were built to hold reserves of warlike stores of all kinds. Frontier towns were fortified and given permanent garrisons, and military roads were built to enable reserves to assemble more quickly. While from a strategic point of view much attention was paid to the building force of fully-trained soldiers at of defensive became adept strongholds, commanders in the field manoeuvring their armies so as to threaten their opponents' supply lines and only accepted 38 at Rise of National Armies battle under the most favourable conditions.

Gone were the days of raising troops by levy for a single campaign, and of living oflF the country. The improved weapons and equipment were not only expensive but difficult to manufacture quickly, so arsenals for the manufacture of the latest armaments were established and magazines were built to hold reserves of warlike stores of all kinds. Frontier towns were fortified and given permanent garrisons, and military roads were built to enable reserves to assemble more quickly. While from a strategic point of view much attention was paid to the building force of fully-trained soldiers at of defensive became adept strongholds, commanders in the field manoeuvring their armies so as to threaten their opponents' supply lines and only accepted 38 at Rise of National Armies battle under the most favourable conditions.

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