The second volume of the Science of Arms explains the duties and disciplines of the cavalry, how the artillery and ordnance operated, plus how the general conducted a military campaign and engaged the enemy. The first volume covers the preparations for a just war, the artillery park, the general & his staff plus the exercise & functions of the infantry. The third volume tackles the construction, defense, and the attack of fortifications in the age of Vauban.
For the first time the historian, writer, reenactor, or military enthusiast can fully comprehend the spontaneous actions of the greatest generals. Science of Arms fills in the gaps found in eyewitness accounts, clarifies the unconscious behavior of the officers, and brings to life the battle plans. This outstanding work combines all the great military treatise of the 17th century, with the original illustrations to form a unique depiction of the art of war as learnt by all the officers, and generals of the age. Science of Arms is everything needed to fully understand the military art as practiced in the century of the soldier.