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Re: [SCA-Archery] Battle of Crecy

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  • kweancel@raex.com
    The cliffnote answer:  English prepared for battle, in a good defensive position with good command control (no Saxon charges down hill, a la Hastings). French
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 27, 2010
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      The cliffnote answer: 
      English prepared for battle, in a good defensive position with good command control (no Saxon charges down hill, a la Hastings).
      French not prepared for battle, with the leading missle element much less effective than should have been (their pavises were still in the baggage, and the strings were softened by a brief rain); poor command control allowing the arriving elements to attack piecemeal, and not using their numbers properly.
             Ancel


      > English-5500 archers, 10000 Welsh spearman,2500 men at arms
      > Total 9000
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      > French-Genoese crossbowman-6000, men at arms-10,000,feudal militia 14,000
      > Total-30,000
      > Outcome:10,000 casualties to the French,for a loss of 100 English
      >
      > So..................
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      From Battles of the medieval World 1000-1500
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      > Archers rock!!!!!
      > Klancey
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