Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV

Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV : Volume 1: Western Europe 1688-1714 - France, England, Holland

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This book originally saw the light of day as a long running series of articles in Wargames Illustrated in the late 1980's. Due to growing interest in the wars of the late 17th century, the author of the original features has complied them along with new research and made them available again for the first time in thirty years.

The book is very much a handbook covering all the major conflicts and battles of the period, it examines how the armies were organised and fought. Each army is covered, with attention paid to specific uniform details, and the colours carried by the individual regiments.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
  • Solihull, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 44 colour plates
  • 1911628054
  • 9781911628057
  • 288,223

Review quote

`200 pages, including forty-four uniform plates, are drawn from a series of articles from Wargames Illustrated from the 80s to 2003. The result is very interesting. * VaeVictis 07/05/2019 * The list of the respective regiments conveys a complete Orders of Battle and is of great value, a considerable research effort. * Pallasch Magazine 17/07/2019 * Helion should be congratulated for bringing Allen's illustrations together, with updated text, in a single volume. * Britain at War 29/04/2019 * ... wargamers and military historians interested in the period will gain much from Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV. * Wargames Illustrated *
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About Mark Allen

An industry professional in publishing and book sales, Mark Allen has worked for WH Smith, PSL, Blandford Press and Cassel, before becoming Sales Director at Photobook Information Services which seemed to involve playing lots of cricket for West Malvern and not a lot else. Since 1991 Mark has spent most of his time painting model soldiers for a living, with a brief return, to a proper job, with Waterstones.
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