Monday, May 19, 2008

Battle of Rocroi 1643

As today is the anniversary of this battle fought between the French and Spanish what better way to celebrate it than watch this spectacular clip from the movie Alatriste starring Vigo Mortensson. The Spaniards lost and it is considered a major turning point in military history when the power of Spain was eclipsed by France. Some really good depictions of pike fighting and mid 17th century cavalry tactics are depicted - well worth watching.