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Armies: Army, Zambian Defence Force, Black Army of Hungary, Military Service, Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force, Army Offi

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Published August 12th 2011
ISBN : 9781156821473
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Army, Zambian Defence Force, Black Army of Hungary, Military service, Peoples Liberation Army GroundMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Army, Zambian Defence Force, Black Army of Hungary, Military service, Peoples Liberation Army Ground Force, Army officer ranks, Chola military, List of global manpower fit for military service, Mongolian Peoples Army, Malayan Peoples Anti-Japanese Army, Local Self-Defence in Lithuania during the Nazi occupation, Peoples National Army, Army of the Ethiopian Empire, Uganda National Liberation Front, Proxy Armies in the 20th Century, Ili National Army, List of armies by number. Excerpt: The Black Army (Hungarian: , pronounced Black Legion or Regiment-possibly named after their black armor panoply, see below) is in historiography the common name given to the military forces serving under the reign of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. The ancestor and core of this early standing mercenary army appeared in the era of his father (John Hunyadi) in the early 1440s. Hungarys Black Army traditionally encompasses the years from 1458 to 1494. The men of the Black Army fought as well-paid, full-time mercenaries and were purely devoted to the arts of warfare. Most European mercenary armies of the era were conscripted from the general population at times of crisis and soldiers worked as bakers, farmers, brick-makers, etc. for most of the year. It was a standing mercenary army, which conquered parts of Austria, Vienna (1485) and parts of Moravia. The core of the army originally consisted of 6-8 thousand mercenaries, later increasing to a permanent size of 30.000 men and doubling during invasions. The soldiers were mainly Bohemians, Germans, Serbs, Poles and, from 1480, Hungarians. Every fifth soldier in the Black Army had an arquebus in the infantry, which was an unusual ratio at the time. The high price of medieval gunpowder prevented them to raise it any further. The main troops of the army were the infantry, artillery and...