Defensive Instructions for the People - Maceroni - 1832

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Defensive Instructions for the People - Maceroni - 1832

Postby admin » 13 Jun 2011 12:46

I am reluctant to list this as a combat treatise, but it is certainly a military treatise of the strategic sort. It is a most interesting and unusual work, describing a system of arming a sort of 'home guard' against foreign invasion, centred around the use of pikemen (called foot lancers!).

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Re: Defensive Instructions for the People - Maceroni - 1832

Postby KeithFarrell » 13 Jun 2011 18:05

This is very cool! I might well look into running an event for the Academy based around this text, make up some kind of mad scenario where my area of Glasgow is under attack, so the Academy has to fortify my flat for me and set themselves up as a troop of foot lancers. Good practice for the zombie invasion in any case! ;-)
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