среда, 6 октября 2010 г.

Moldavian army in the Prut campaign 1711

In the previous message I put a link to our article about Ottoman army in 1670-1710s (in Russian). It includes a part about Moldavian military forces. After Cantemir’s Description of Moldavia it’s army in 1711 consisted of:
- Gospodar’s own guard, 60 harmash
- palace guard of 10 coys (100 each) of sekban enlisted from Balkan Slavs
- 4 foot enlisted “German” (west-European styled) regiments of 1 000 each
- 4 foot enlisted regiments of Ukranian (Zaporozskiy) Cossacks of 1 000 each
- 20 mounted enlisted choragwies of kolorachy from Moldavians
- 4 mounted enlisted choragwies of lipkany (Lithuanian Tartars)
- 2 mounted enlisted choragwies of beshly (Muslims, also acted as a police force for Muslims)
- provincial feudal levy, 1 000 of mounted kolorashy from each of 19 provinces
- 8 000 of the foot levy – doroban
- municipal militia (4-5 coys = buluk or beluk per a town, in the capital city Yassy – 10 coys)
- private coys of the nobles-boyars (usually called hinsary=hussars)

Комментариев нет:

Отправить комментарий