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Korean Heavy Infantry,XVI-XVII Centur 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72014

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Linear (Heavy) infantry - a type of infantry that formed the basis of land armies from the middle of the 17th to the middle of the 19th century.
Line infantry appeared in the 17th century. At the beginning of the 17th century, the Swedish king Gustavus Adolf significantly lightened the musket and provided it with a wheel lock. Now it was possible to shoot not from the stand, but directly from the hands. From now on, the shooters did not require physical strength and skill. In addition, the new musket required less iron and was cheaper in mass production. However, under Gustavus Adolf in the Swedish army, only cavalry was equipped with weapons with a wheel lock. The infantry received wheellock muskets after the death of the innovator king.
With the mass distribution of handguns in infantry units from the middle of the 17th century, linear tactics began to dominate the battlefields, according to which the infantry was built in long thin lines and conducted intense salvo fire.
Linear tactics required strict discipline and simple, but brought to automatism techniques. During the training, drill and corporal punishment were used. This made it impossible to recruit the rank and file from the nobility. Line infantry was created - a mass type of infantry, recruited on the basis of forced recruitment from peasants (especially serfs) or recruitment of mercenaries. Only the officers remained noble.
Line infantry quickly became the main and most massive type of infantry in European countries. Musketeers and grenadiers, who were previously selected troops, gradually became part of the line infantry in many countries, switched to line tactics and began to be recruited from commoners.