The Landsknechts, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The Landsknechts were German mercenaries who served during the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V in the sixteenth century.

Having signed up, these Landsknechts were read a very detailed code of conduct, organized into companies, paid one month in advance, and sent into battle!

Their major weapon was the pike, which could be up to 18 feet in length, but those whose duty it was to advance in the front line carried instead the fearsome Zweihander; an enormous battle-sword around 66 inches in length!

Douglas Miller describes in detail the organisation, tactics, weapons, uniforms and history of these remarkable soldiers."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780850452587



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

REENACTORS NOTE: Of the two versions of the Opsrey Landsknecht book, this is my favorite because it was co-written by Gerry Embleton who I respect as a reenactor, historian and artist. Very basic overview, good bibliography.