Introduction page Battles and campaigns 1450 to 1697 Army composition
main conflicts 1450-1697 Maps of Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth Army's development 1450-1697

Army Composition


Hetman Commanders

Battle Tactics (17thC)

Army Sizes

'Cossack' Cavalry

Hussar Cavalry



This section reviews particular elements of the Commonwealth armies of this period.

Hetman: These were the commanders of the Polish and Lithuanian armies, and some of the most famous are listed here.

Battle tactics: This page summarises the armies tactics in coping with different foes and circumstances.

Army size: A brief summary of the composition of the army during different campaigns. Mainly during the first half of the 17th Century.

Cossack Cavalry: An article on the Polish cavalry of this name.

Hussars: The stuff of legends.



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