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EARLY EIGHTY YEARS WAR DUTCH

Historical Overview


The Eighty Years' War Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648)2 was a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg against Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. After the initial stages, Philip II deployed his armies and regained control over most of the rebelling provinces. Under the leadership of the exiled William the Silent, the northern provinces continued their resistance. They eventually were able to oust the Habsburg armies, and in 1581 they established the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.

The war continued in other areas, although the heartland of the republic was no longer threatened; this included the beginnings of the Dutch Colonial Empire, which at the time were conceived as carrying overseas the war with Spain. The Dutch Republic was recognized by Spain and the major European powers in 1609 at the start of the Twelve Years' Truce. Hostilities broke out again around 1619, as part of the broader Thirty Years' War. An end was reached in 1648 with the Peace of Munster (a treaty part of the Peace of Westphalia), when the Dutch Republic was definitively recognised as an independent country no longer part of the Holy Roman Empire. The Peace of Munster is sometimes considered the beginning of the Dutch Golden Age

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Tony Rodwell and Paul Greenwood used Essex miniatures

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Lists

650 Point list used at Oxford in 2019
1 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
2 Landsquenechts HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 8
2 Landsquenechts HF Armoured Average Hvy W Hvy W 2
2 Landsquenechts MF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 4
4 Reiters Horse Hvy Armd Average Pistol Pistol 4
5 Dutch Foot MF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 8
6 Landsnecht Skirmishers LF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 4
7 Landsnecht Skirmishers LF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 4
8 Landsquenechts HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 8
8 Landsquenechts HF Armoured Average Hvy W Hvy W 2
8 Landsquenechts MF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 4
10 Reiters Horse Hvy Armd Average Pistol Pistol 4
11 Reiters Horse Hvy Armd Average Pistol Pistol 4
12 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
13 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
N/A Warship Naval Average 1


Tony Rodwell and Paul Greenwood at Godendag 2012
1 Great commander/3 Troop commanders
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
Late Tercio 6 arquebus 3 pike
2 Medium artillery
Hugenot foot 6 bases medium foot arquebus
6 Reiters heavily armoured shooting pistol melee pistol
6 Reiters heavily armoured shooting pistol melee pistol
And everything was average

Tactics


Tony Rodwell and Paul Greenwood
With this army, we formed a solid wall of Late Tercios and used the cavalry as gap fillers and flank extenders. We always used as much difficult terrain to narrow the table so that the line of tercios was difficult to turn.

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