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Synonyms for arquebus

an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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In his letters sent to Frederick II in the 1570s, (at least three of the letters have been preserved from the period after Magnus' return from Moscow--from July 13, and October 21 and 27, respectively) Magnus never mentioned any threats or blackmail, but only spoke about the agreement with the Tsar and of his betrothal, relayed the details of the siege of Tallinn, and solicited his brother for military assistance, including the two thousand German arquebusiers he had requested earlier.
The ruler of Benin successfully secured a troop of Portuguese arquebusiers by waving the prospect of conversion before D.
The Black Bands specialized in skirmish and assault tactics, and as such were perfectly suited for offensive operations, even though at least one of their employers, the Florentine Republic, would have been more comfortable with a defensive army (one record of 1527 indicates that of the 3,800 mercenaries being paid out of the Florentine treasury, 2,150 of them were arquebusiers, only 304 of them pikemen and other foot soldiers, along with more than 800 garzoni, or servants; these numbers suited an offensive army, while the republic's agents would have preferred a mix of two-thirds pikemen and one-third shooters, a "more orthodox ratio" for defense, not to mention fewer servants on the payroll).
Here there were always plenty of ante-chambers, where the embassy was kept waiting; the milling around of armed men reported in Vasco da Gama's account finds its match in Miguel Ferreira's where 'the patio was full of armed people who appeared to be ten thousand', whilst in Bungo, 'thousands of arquebusiers' thronged the passageways.
He had infantry, cavalry, arquebusiers, Cossacks and many Tartars, with heavy artillery, which was shipped down the Volga.
Manuel de Lima, wrote the following year to the Goa headquarters, referring to the army of the 'Great Turk' and the 'Turks' who took Basra: 'There are a thousand Turkish horsemen and seven hundred arquebusiers, all of which makes two thousand and two hundred mounted Turks'.
Recognizing, unlike Conde, "that he had not strength enough to keep the field" against the enemy forces in Guyenne, Navarre rode with 2,000 arquebusiers a cheval (i.e., mounted infantry trained to fight on foot or on horseback), 300 light cavalry and 500 gens d'armes, "which yet were all veterans, well disciplined, ready upon every occasion, and not embarrassed with baggage or artillery." With these troops, he scoured the whole country, sometimes making sudden excursions into one part and sometimes into another, providing everything that was necessary, and never giving the enemy any opportunity of coming to an engagement with him ..."(58)
However, when the Moros attacked Iloilo City, they were repulsed by a force of 1,000 Visayan warriors and 70 Spanish arquebusiers. The Moros suffered heavy losses.
When occasion required, Magnus was to hire German arquebusiers for the Tsar's army--at the Tsar's expense.