Weapons, Armour and Tactics during the Bishops' Rule in Nouvelle-Dunkerque focuses on the means used by military force during the time of the Bishops' Rule, the name of the time between 1319 and 1622.

Socio-Economic Surroundings




Knights in Nouvelle-Dunkerque never really developed a cavalry


Gilles Boitel

Gilles Boitel, the current Head of the Military Order of Anne, Mère de Marie, in full armour in the style of the Early 17th Century.

Backbone of the Infantry was the Heavy Infantry, the Knights of the Military Order of Anne, Mère de Marie being the foremost.

Weapons and Armour

Close and Personal

The sword, and derivatives, was the most often used weapon in these times, but while they did not develop much in size, they developed in refinement, as did technique.

While the weapon spread to lower-classes after the development of Iron Casting in Nouvelle-Dunkerque, in the 10th Century, a forged sword still offered many advantages, so that forging became a higher-class method of manufacturing, producing higher-quality weapons (for a higher price). With the refinement of the craft in the 14th century, the sword of quality became wider-spread.

While lances and spears were 

Ranged Weapons

Siege Engines



Contrary to popular belief, and despite being a society so keenly entwined with the Sea, sea battles and naval invasions were quite rare during these times.

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