The Saxon Mars and his Force

The Saxon Army during the Reign of John George III 1680 – 1691

Alexander Querengässer

This is the first detailed study of the first standing Saxon army, created by elector John George II; its organisation, uniforms, tactics, and campaigns.
Publication date:
December 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
8 colour plates, 55 b/w photos/ills, 12 tables, 2 b/w maps
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ISBN : 9781912866601

Dimensions : 248 X 180 mm
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This is the first detailed study of the origins of the standing Saxon army. Created by elector John George III (r. 1680-1691), it quickly won its laurels in the battle of Vienna (1683) and later in campaigns against the Ottomans and the French. This book gives a broad analysis on this army, dealing with topics like finances and organisation, uniforms, tactics and an overview of its campaigns.