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By Douglas Miller

Through the 14th and fifteenth centuries army strategies in Europe underwent a interval of sustained transformation of which the result used to be the rejuvenation of the footsoldier because the significant tactical unit. One state on my own stands largely accountable for this improvement – the Swiss Confederation. for hundreds of years the fastened knights had 'ridden roughshod over the populations of Europe'. It was once within the Swiss halberdier and later the pikeman that the fastened men-at-arms have been to fulfill their fit. This soaking up textual content by way of Douglas Miller presents an account of upward push of the Swiss military to its tactical zenith, starting with the vintage come upon at Morgarten.

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