Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, (1594–1632)

Imperial and mercenary cavalry general. Raised a Lutheran, Pappenheim converted to Catholicism and served the Catholic side in the Thirty Years’ War. Like Gustavus Adolphus Pappenheim was a student of Polish cavalry tactics, preferring their aggressive shock techniques to the overly dainty caracole. He taught Polish skills to his regiment of cuirassiers. He fought in […]

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