Battle In Warsaw During 1656 With New By Fire & Sword Releases

August 10, 2016 by brennon

By Fire & Sword welcomes some new additions to their range this month to match with a new sourcebook exploring battles during Warsaw in 1656.

Warsaw

This book contains rules for fighting out battles during this period and also details for the forces and commanders that would have been there too.

With that in mind a number of new sets have come out alongside the book including the Lithuanian Winged Hussars led by Aleksander Hilary Połubiński.

Lithuanian winged Hussars led by Alexander Hilary Połubiński

These riders would have taken part in one of the most daring attacks of the three day battle. Their charge managed to break many of the Swedish units holding the battlefield and King Gustav was nearly killed by the lance of a Hussar. Thankfully his guards sprang to his defence quickly!

Talking of King Carl X Gustav you can also get his Horse Guard Regiment too.

Carl X Gustav Horse Guard

Interestingly from what they tell us of this regiment while they were a royal escort they had very few privileges normally reserved for men of their status. Instead they remained a front line unit and took part in many battles during this period of history.

What do you think of these new units?

"Their charge managed to break many of the Swedish units holding the battlefield and King Gustav was nearly killed by the lance of a Hussar..."