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#84 w/The Battles of the Frond

#84 w/The Battles of the Frond
Category: War Games
Sub Category: War Game Magazines
Author: Florent Coupeau
Publish Year: 2009
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8.5x11.5x.25"
Restockable: No
Type: Magazine


The Fronde (1648-1653) was a civil war in France, occurring in the midst of the Franco-Spanish War, which had begun in 1635. The word fronde means sling, with which the windows of supporters of Cardinal Mazarin were broken with stones by Paris mobs.

The Fronde was divided into two campaigns, the Fronde of the parlements and the Fronde of the nobles. The timing of the outbreak of the Fronde des parlements, directly after the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years War was significant. The nucleus of armed bands under aristocratic leaders, which would soon terrorize parts of France, had been hardened in a generation of war in Germany, where the traditional latitude in decisions, and autonomy in troop movements and operations, characteristic of sixteenth-century warfare were still prevalent.