The Bavarian Army During The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648: The Backbone Of The Catholic League' (Century of the Soldier) Hardcover – 15 Aug 2017 by Laurence Spring (Author)
I have always been interested in the Thirty Years War but have always found the books available fall short and deal mainly with the politics of the period rather than the nuts and bolts side of history. This one does fit the bill very neatly. I have a liking for Tilly and Pappenheim and so took a chance on this and wasn't disappointed. Chapters on Clothing, Pay and Rations, Tactics, arming the soldiers, Civilians and soldiers all make very useful reading for the reenactor and wargamer. Soon is the anniversary of the Thirty Years War in 2018 so this kind of book will be essential reading to those recreating the armies of the time. It does cover more than just the Bavarian army and compares it to the practices in Swedish and other armies. All in all highy recommended.