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Questions pertaining to characteristics of armed forces' structure, manpower, equipment, or expenditures.

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Sack of Rome (1527): The troops of Charles V had won over the French but they had been not paid. They forced their commander to march on Rome, that was taken and plundered. This could have been disas …
answered Feb 15 '18 by SJuan76
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top military position and was answerable only to the Allied governments. The German equivalent would have been Wilhelm Keitel as head of the Oberkommando der Werhmacht(OKW). Jodl was the Chief of …
answered Aug 23 '18 by SJuan76
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There were no "sides" where one might perform a side-attack. After the initial German push was defeated at the First Battle of the Marne, the British and French attacked the Germans at the First Batt …
answered Jul 1 '16 by SJuan76
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Things to consider: First, it is difficult to assess the size of armies in the Middle Ages. Roman troop strength is relatively easy to calculate by knowing the legions involved (the legions usually …
answered Jan 25 '15 by SJuan76
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Not exactly about crossbowmen, but I am currently reading about almogavars, another group of specially trained militia of the age, and I think I can extract some ideas. Almogavars were Catalano-Arago …
answered Jul 27 '15 by SJuan76
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An example in which the native forces were numerically inferior1 the colonizing forces was the Battle of Annual in Morocco in 1924. Not in Africa, but still part of the colonial efforts, in 1857 the …
answered Mar 25 '17 by SJuan76
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, the people sheldom was a political subject1 and was considered under the control of a higher, usually military caste. The idea that english people should revolt because they liked Harold better than … even support him in dominating his subjects; if the local power caused trouble then they would send in the legions. Later this Roman citizen/non-citizen relationship was changed to a military/civil …
answered May 15 '16 by SJuan76
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While the tactical factor (not being able to move units around) is important, the main issue is one of soldiers panicking. Remember that it does not matter what the numbers are actually; your soldiers …
answered Aug 21 '17 by SJuan76