Anyone know of good sites/videos/youtubers/blogs/etc for facts and historic bits of arms/armor/uniforms/battles of the 17th century? American history's all well and good, but I'd like a lot of the European stuff too; even Asian. Any country.
I too am interested. It's the transitional period between late medieval style, pike and shot, and early napoleonic warfare in both terms of technology and tactics, and ways of raising an army from levy to mercenary to state-funded.
Think of being an arbesquier while gendarmes are flying around like tanks on the battlefield. Fuck. That.
Knyght Errant is probably what your looking for. Uses primary sources, uses physical examples as often as possible, details history, etc.Focuses primarily on armor but that's really the only flaw.
Those guys that dunk under and go to their knee's to start stabbing.
>one lord hires midget soldiers just to run under the phalanx and start hitting knee caps when they meet
>another lord hires midget soldiers to add a lower rank of spears to defend against offensive midgets.