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Osprey Warrior 40 : The Conquistador 1492-1550

Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless. With disease rampant, resources exhausted, and the Caribbean populations dwindling, they had little alternative but to find new territories and peoples to exploit. This book shows how, bolstered by influxes of war-hardened veterans from Europe and an army of over 30,000 allied Indian troops, they came to rely on and perfect what they knew best - killing for profit, and without mercy. Text by John Pohl with illustrations by Adam Hook.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Recruitment and Mobilization
  • Training Arms and Armour
  • Campaigning
  • Diplomacy
  • Tactics
  • The Fate of the Conquistadors
  • The Far Horizons

 

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