Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV

Volume 1: Western Europe 1688-1714 - France, England, Holland

Mark Allen

A highly informative book, packed with colour plates, illustrations and stunning photographs that is an essential guide book to the armies of the age of Louis XIV and Marlborough.
Publication date:
January 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
44 colour plates
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ISBN : 9781911628057

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
This book is temporarily out of stock.


This book originally saw the light of day as a long running series of articles in Wargames Illustrated in the late 1980's. Due to growing interest in the wars of the late 17th century, the author of the original features has complied them along with new research and made them available again for the first time in thirty years.

The book is very much a handbook covering all the major conflicts and battles of the period, it examines how the armies were organised and fought. Each army is covered, with attention paid to specific uniform details, and the colours carried by the individual regiments.


‘200 pages, including forty-four uniform plates, are drawn from a series of articles from Wargames Illustrated from the 80s to 2003. The result is very interesting.

The list of the respective regiments conveys a complete Orders of Battle and is of great value, a considerable research effort.
Pallasch Magazine

Helion should be congratulated for bringing Allen's illustrations together, with updated text, in a single volume.

… wargamers and military historians interested in the period will gain much from Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV.
Wargames Illustrated