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Военно-исторический Форум (XV, XVII-XVIII-XIX век) _ Анонсы книжных новинок: военная история XVI-XIX вв. _ Megorsky, B. The Russian Army in the Great Northern War 1700-21: Organisation, Materiel, Training and Combat Experience, Uniforms.

Автор: Борис 25.6.2018, 15:35

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Boris Megorsky

Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Helion and Company (15 May 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1911512889
ISBN-13: 978-1911512882
Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 24.8 cm

The book describes the armed forces of Peter the Great in its entirety, and covers in depth old Russian troops and irregulars, as well as Peter’s new standing army (guards, infantry, dragoons, elite units and artillery) and his brand-new force(the navy, with sailing ships and galleys, and marines). Besides the staffing, organization and development of troops, the book gives detailed account of uniforms, weapons and other materiel (both conventional and unusual). Training is described using drill manuals and tactical instructions of the period, and fighting methods actually performed on the battlefield are described - based on first-hand accounts and period observations from Russian, Swedish and impartial sources. Pitched battles that often predominate in descriptions of early-18th century warfare are given their due in the book; however, linear tactics on the field were not the only - nor even the main - type of actions during the Great Northern War, so the author goes into details of the sieges, small war actions and riverine, lake and naval combats.//The author brings up materials that were unavailable to English-speaking readers and scholars so far, and the book not only contains the author’s own research, but is also based on the most recent works of other Russian scholars who specialize in various aspects of the Petrine military history; this makes the book a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Peter the Great’s military force during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The book is supplemented with numerous contemporary prints and paintings, photos of artefacts and recreated uniform kits, as well as specially-commissioned artwork that has been created by an artist who is knowledgeable in details from that period.

List of Illustrations 4
Introduction 10

1. Organisation
Organisation of Armies and Units 14
The Old Army 24
The New Army 39
The Navy 56

2. Materiel
Infantry Weapons 65
Equipment 78
Cavalry Weapons 85
Artillery 91
Uniforms 97
Flags 122
Music 128
Camp and Train 132
Navy 134

3. Training and Combat Experience
Drill Manuals and Instructions 144
Field Tactics 154
Small War 183
Siege Warfare 189
Naval Warfare 200

Conclusion 228
Appendix I: Maps 233
Appendix II: Timeline 236
Appendix III: Regimental Uniform Colours 240
Colour Plate Commentaries 260
Bibliography 264



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