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Battle of kircholm Battle of Kircholm was one of the major battles in the Polish-Swedish War of 1600 -1611. The battle was decided in 20 minutes by the devastating charge of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cavalry, the Winged Hussars. The battle ended in the decisive victory of Polish-Lithuanian forces, and is remembered as the greatest ever triumph of Commonwealth cavalry. It happened on September 27 th, 1605, or September 17 th in old style calendar which was used in Protestant countries.
The days before the battle Polish and Swedish armies in Livonia
The beginning deployment
The fein Tatar’s stratagen
Blow in center Impact of the Wojna’s troops with the Lindersson’ infantry. Kettler’s reiters in action.
The fight in center
March towards death March of the Mansfeld’s and Brandt’s troops along polish to the fight
The Mansfeld’s and Brandt’s march to the fight
Blow on the flanks Mansfeld’s troops in scare, Brandt’s ones in defence
The Dąbrowa’s and Sapieha’s blows on flanks
The beginning of the end A long march of Lacki’s hussars. Charles IX led Duke of Luneburg to help Brandt.
The Charles’ IX fatal error
The slaughter of the right Swedish flank The defaet of the let one
The end of the Battle
Today the Battle of Kircholm is studied in military academies as classic. After the battle the Polish King was complimented by pope, English King, Sultan and Shah of Persia and many others sovereigns. Let’s have a look on the table: Item Commonwealth Sweden Commander-in-Chief Jan Karol Chodkiewicz Charles IX Infantry: 1000 6500 Cavalry: 3000 4500 Guns: 7 11 Casualties: 100 dead 200 wounded 8000 dead
In my presentation I used: • „Husaria” by Jerzy Cichowski, Andrzej Szulczyński • Wikipedia Server • The ground map I took from Eduseek Portal. • I prepared the maps with Adobe Photoshop 7 CE.