Ancient Armies of the Middle East by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

This article by means of Terence clever explores many of the interesting peoples who comprised the traditional armies of the center East: the Sumerians, who have been the 1st to introduce using bronze into conflict, and have been centuries prior to the Egyptians within the use of the wheel – The Akkadians, whose citizen military was once composed nearly totally of sunshine troops – The Babylonians, whose humans have been granted land in go back for military carrier – the horned warriors of the Elamites – the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers – the tribal and warlike Libyans – Nubians and Ethiopians – Hyksos – the armies of the Hittite Empire – the ocean humans and others.

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H. F. J. von Viennghoff 1706 Garrison in Riga 1699. Österbottens tremänningar were placed in the regiment in 1701. Part of the regiment went in the combined regiment of the Riga garrison which went to the support of Schlippenbach's Army in 1702. The remainder belonged to the Riga garrison, and in 1705 joined Lewenhaupt's Army. One battalion went with him to the Ukraine. After Ljesna the survivors of the regiment were placed in the Närke-Värmlands regemente. Captured after Poltava. The other battalion was lost when Riga fell in 1710.

Jämtlands dragonregemente (1,048 men) The regiment considers its origins to be the Ångermanlands, Medelpads och Jämtlands regemente raised in 1646. Part of this regiment and a few companies of Sperlings dragonregemente formed the Jämtlands regemente till fot in 1670. Indelt in 1689 and received its final name: Col-, Ltc-, Maj-, Brunflo, Hallens, Qvickens, Rävsunds, Bergs. Except for the cavalry company, the regiment was dismounted. Colonels: C. Hård 1688, B. Ribbing 1705, M. H. Horn 1717. In the homeland guarding the Jämtland border with Norway.

Not raised again. A part of the men entered Russian service as did Schlippenbach himself 1703/07: Hat with yellow lace. Blue coat with brass buttons, blue kamisol and leather breeches. Blue cloak with yellow lace on the collar. Blue schabraque and yellow pistol covers. Livländsk dragonskvadron (200 men) Raised by enlistment in 1701 by A. J. von Schlippenbach. J. R. Skogh 1706. In the beginning belonged to Schlippenback's Army, but in 1705joined Lewenhaupt. With him to the Ukraine and captured after Poltava.

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