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Potsdam Giants by Name!

Personnel Prussia Wargame 7 Min Read

The Potsdam Giants was the Prussian infantry regiment No 6, composed of taller-than-average soldiers. The regiment was founded in 1675 and dissolved in 1806 after the Prussian defeat against Napoleon. Throughout the reign of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (1688–1740) the unit was known as the “Potsdamer Riesengarde” (“giant guard of Potsdam”) in German, but the Prussian…

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Personnel Prussia Wargame 7 Min Read

Potsdam Giants by Name!

The Potsdam Giants was the Prussian infantry regiment No 6, composed of taller-than-average soldiers. The regiment was founded in 1675 and dissolved in 1806 after the Prussian defeat against Napoleon. Throughout the reign of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (1688–1740) the unit was known as the “Potsdamer…

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Field of Glory 2: Medieval

The Wargamer.com: review – my kingdom, for a longsword Hack and Slash Day has come: FOG2 Medieval is finally here in full, and spoilers: they’ve absolutely nailed it Happy Hack and Slash Day! Never heard of this holiday? Well, it’s February 4, 2021 and celebrates the release of Matrix-Slitherine Games’…

Ancient Warfare Wargame 13 Min Read

Battle of Sekhmen [Sekmen] (1875 BC)

Hereditary archers and menfat “shock troops” were supported by conscripts. The centre of the battle line would consist of massed close fighters in columns or deep lines, supported by massed archer formations. Archers and close combat troops formed up in separate bodies. The archers were to discharge a heavy volume…

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Battle of Fraustadt

Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (6 August 1651 – 29 January 1722) Marshal Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747) King Charles XI’s Polish campaign had been highly successful, and after taking Warsaw in 1704, Charles decided to take out Saxony, so he gave a small detachment of 3,700 infantry of the line…

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French And Spanish Admirals – Trafalgar Campaign

Spanish Admiral Federico Gravina at Trafalgar. French and Spanish admirals who held key appointments during the Trafalgar campaign. Barham’s ‘opposite number’ was the much younger Denis Decrès. Born of a noble family in 1761, he joined the French Navy at the relatively late age of 18. As a junior officer…

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Second Breitenfeld, (November 2, 1642)

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Potsdam Giants by Name!

The Potsdam Giants was the Prussian infantry regiment No 6, composed of taller-than-average soldiers. The…