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EARLY POLISH        

EARLY POLISH

Historical Overview

The rule of the Jagiellon dynasty spanned the late Middle Ages and early Modern Era of Polish history. Beginning with the Lithuanian Grand Duke Jogaila (W?adys?aw II Jagie??o), the Jagiellon dynasty (1386–1572) formed the Polish–Lithuanian union. The partnership brought vast Lithuania-controlled Rus' areas into Poland's sphere of influence and proved beneficial for the Poles and Lithuanians, who coexisted and cooperated in one of the largest political entities in Europe for the next four centuries

The Jagiellons at one point also established dynastic control over the kingdoms of Bohemia (1471 onwards) and Hungary. In the south Poland confronted the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean Tatars (by whom they were attacked on 75 separate occasions between 1474 and 1569), and in the east helped Lithuania fight the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Some historians estimate that Crimean Tatar slave-raiding cost Poland one million of its population from 1494 to 1694

The Union of Lublin of 1569 constituted the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, a more closely merged continuation of the already existing personal union of the Crown of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The beginning of the Commonwealth coincided with the period of Poland's greatest territorial expansion, power, civilizational advancement and prosperity. The Polish–Lithuanian state had become an influential player in Europe and a vital cultural entity, spreading the Western culture eastward.

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Tactics

  • By using lots of Heavily Armoured cavalry this army can potentially face off against Gendarmes and engage them in a war of attrition in which their ability to absorb more base losses will count in their favour.
  • 5 or so Heavily Armoured horse units is pretty hard under any circumstance anyway

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Alasdair's winning army from Roll Call 2013
  • 6 Bw armed MF, half with JLS
  • 6 Bw armed MF, half with JLS
  • 4 LH, Lt Ln, Sw
  • 4 LH, Lt Ln, Sw
  • 4 Tatar Cv, Bw, Sw, Superior, Unarmoured
  • 6 XBow Foote
  • 4 Xbow Cavalry, Armoured
  • 4 Xbow Cavalry, Armoured
  • 1 Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 1 Heavily Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 1 Heavily Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 1 Heavily Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 1 Heavily Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 1 Heavily Armoured 4-strong Volley Banner
  • 4 TCs


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