Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Download
Faster access than browser!
 

Line infantry

Index Line infantry

Line infantry was the type of infantry that composed the basis of European land armies from the middle of the 17th century to the middle of the 19th century. [1]

54 relations: American Civil War, Austro-Prussian War, Bayonet, Belgian Army order of battle (1914), Breech-loading weapon, British Army, British Army order of precedence, Cavalry, Column (formation), Combat service support, Discipline, East India Company, Enfilade and defilade, Flintlock, Foot guards, French Revolutionary Wars, French Third Republic, Front line, Fusilier, German Empire, Grenadier, Infantry, Infantry square, Jäger (infantry), Light infantry, Line (formation), Line regiment, Manual of arms, Mass production, Matchlock, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Maxim gun, Melee, Military parade, Militia, Minié ball, Musket, Musketeer, Napoleonic Wars, Paper cartridge, Peter the Great, Pike (weapon), Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Regiment, Rifleman, Rifling, Sepoy, Skirmisher, Small arms, Smoothbore, ..., Unit cohesion, Voltigeur, Wunsiedel, 97th Infantry Division (United States). Expand index (4 more) »

American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

New!!: Line infantry and American Civil War · See more »

Austro-Prussian War

The Austro-Prussian War or Seven Weeks' War (also known as the Unification War, the War of 1866, or the Fraternal War, in Germany as the German War, and also by a variety of other names) was a war fought in 1866 between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, with each also being aided by various allies within the German Confederation.

New!!: Line infantry and Austro-Prussian War · See more »

Bayonet

A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of a rifles muzzle, allowing it to be used as a pike.

New!!: Line infantry and Bayonet · See more »

Belgian Army order of battle (1914)

This is the order of battle for the Belgian Army on the outbreak of war in August 1914, at the start of the German invasion of Belgium.

New!!: Line infantry and Belgian Army order of battle (1914) · See more »

Breech-loading weapon

A breech-loading gun is a firearm in which the cartridge or shell is inserted or loaded into a chamber integral to the rear portion of a barrel.

New!!: Line infantry and Breech-loading weapon · See more »

British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

New!!: Line infantry and British Army · See more »

British Army order of precedence

The regular army of the British Army is listed according to an order of precedence for the purposes of parading.

New!!: Line infantry and British Army order of precedence · See more »

Cavalry

Cavalry (from the French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.

New!!: Line infantry and Cavalry · See more »

Column (formation)

A military column is a formation of soldiers marching together in one or more files in which the file is significantly longer than the width of ranks in the formation.

New!!: Line infantry and Column (formation) · See more »

Combat service support

The term Combat service support (or CSS) is utilized by numerous military organizations throughout the world to describe entities that provide direct and indirect sustainment services to the groups that engage (or are potentially to be engaged) in combat.

New!!: Line infantry and Combat service support · See more »

Discipline

Discipline is action or inaction that is regulated to be in accordance (or to achieve accord) with a system of governance.

New!!: Line infantry and Discipline · See more »

East India Company

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to trade with the East Indies (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

New!!: Line infantry and East India Company · See more »

Enfilade and defilade

Enfilade and defilade are concepts in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire.

New!!: Line infantry and Enfilade and defilade · See more »

Flintlock

Flintlock is a general term for any firearm that uses a flint striking ignition mechanism.

New!!: Line infantry and Flintlock · See more »

Foot guards

In some militaries, foot guards are senior infantry regiments.

New!!: Line infantry and Foot guards · See more »

French Revolutionary Wars

The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 1792 until 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution.

New!!: Line infantry and French Revolutionary Wars · See more »

French Third Republic

The French Third Republic (La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe République) was the system of government adopted in France from 1870 when the Second French Empire collapsed during the Franco-Prussian War until 1940 when France's defeat by Nazi Germany in World War II led to the formation of the Vichy government in France.

New!!: Line infantry and French Third Republic · See more »

Front line

A front line (alternative forms: front-line or frontline) in military terminology is the position(s) closest to the area of conflict of an armed force's personnel and equipment, generally referring to maritime or land forces.

New!!: Line infantry and Front line · See more »

Fusilier

Fusilier is a name given to various kinds of soldiers; its meaning depends on the historical context.

New!!: Line infantry and Fusilier · See more »

German Empire

The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),Herbert Tuttle wrote in September 1881 that the term "Reich" does not literally connote an empire as has been commonly assumed by English-speaking people.

New!!: Line infantry and German Empire · See more »

Grenadier

A grenadier (derived from the word grenade) was originally a specialized soldier, first established as a distinct role in the mid-to-late 17th century, for the throwing of grenades and sometimes assault operations.

New!!: Line infantry and Grenadier · See more »

Infantry

Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

New!!: Line infantry and Infantry · See more »

Infantry square

Historically an infantry square, also known as a hollow square, is a combat formation an infantry unit forms in close order usually when threatened with cavalry attack.

New!!: Line infantry and Infantry square · See more »

Jäger (infantry)

Jäger (singular Jäger, plural Jäger) is a German military term that originally referred to light infantry, but has come to have wider usage.

New!!: Line infantry and Jäger (infantry) · See more »

Light infantry

Light infantry is a designation applied to certain types of foot soldiers (infantry) throughout history, typically having lighter equipment or armament or a more mobile or fluid function than other types of infantry, such as heavy infantry or line infantry.

New!!: Line infantry and Light infantry · See more »

Line (formation)

The line formation is a standard tactical formation which was used in early modern warfare.

New!!: Line infantry and Line (formation) · See more »

Line regiment

The line regiments formed the majority of the regiments in European standing armies in the early 20th century.

New!!: Line infantry and Line regiment · See more »

Manual of arms

A manual of arms was an instruction book for handling and using weapons in formation, whether in the field or on parade.

New!!: Line infantry and Manual of arms · See more »

Mass production

Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.

New!!: Line infantry and Mass production · See more »

Matchlock

The matchlock was the first mechanism invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm.

New!!: Line infantry and Matchlock · See more »

Maurice, Prince of Orange

Maurice of Orange (Dutch: Maurits van Oranje) (14 November 1567 – 23 April 1625) was stadtholder of all the provinces of the Dutch Republic except for Friesland from 1585 at earliest until his death in 1625.

New!!: Line infantry and Maurice, Prince of Orange · See more »

Maxim gun

The Maxim gun was a weapon invented by American-born British inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1884: it was the first recoil-operated machine gun in production.

New!!: Line infantry and Maxim gun · See more »

Melee

Melee (or, French: mêlée) or pell-mell battle generally refers to disorganized close combat in battles fought at abnormally close range with little central control once it starts.

New!!: Line infantry and Melee · See more »

Military parade

A military parade is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manouvering known as drilling or marching.

New!!: Line infantry and Military parade · See more »

Militia

A militia is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).

New!!: Line infantry and Militia · See more »

Minié ball

The Minié ball, or Minni ball, is a type of muzzle-loading spin-stabilized rifle bullet named after its co-developer, Claude-Étienne Minié, inventor of the Minié rifle.

New!!: Line infantry and Minié ball · See more »

Musket

A musket is a muzzle-loaded, smoothbore long gun that appeared in early 16th century Europe, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor.

New!!: Line infantry and Musket · See more »

Musketeer

A musketeer (mousquetaire) was a type of soldier equipped with a musket.

New!!: Line infantry and Musketeer · See more »

Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

New!!: Line infantry and Napoleonic Wars · See more »

Paper cartridge

This article addresses older paper small-arms cartridges, for modern metallic small arms cartridges see Cartridge (firearms).

New!!: Line infantry and Paper cartridge · See more »

Peter the Great

Peter the Great (ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj), Peter I (ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj) or Peter Alexeyevich (p; –)Dates indicated by the letters "O.S." are in the Julian calendar with the start of year adjusted to 1 January.

New!!: Line infantry and Peter the Great · See more »

Pike (weapon)

A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting spear formerly used extensively by infantry.

New!!: Line infantry and Pike (weapon) · See more »

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (or PWRR, also known as 'the Tigers') is the senior English line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division, and second only in line infantry order of precedence to the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

New!!: Line infantry and Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment · See more »

Regiment

A regiment is a military unit.

New!!: Line infantry and Regiment · See more »

Rifleman

A rifleman is an infantry soldier armed with a rifled long gun.

New!!: Line infantry and Rifleman · See more »

Rifling

In firearms, rifling is the helical groove pattern that is machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting.

New!!: Line infantry and Rifling · See more »

Sepoy

A sepoy was formerly the designation given to an Indian soldier.

New!!: Line infantry and Sepoy · See more »

Skirmisher

Skirmishers are light infantry or cavalry soldiers in the role of skirmishing—stationed to act as a vanguard, flank guard, or rearguard, screening a tactical position or a larger body of friendly troops from enemy advances.

New!!: Line infantry and Skirmisher · See more »

Small arms

Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.

New!!: Line infantry and Small arms · See more »

Smoothbore

A smoothbore weapon is one that has a barrel without rifling.

New!!: Line infantry and Smoothbore · See more »

Unit cohesion

Unit cohesion is a military concept, defined by one former United States Chief of staff in the early 1980s as "the bonding together of soldiers in such a way as to sustain their will and commitment to each other, the unit, and mission accomplishment, despite combat or mission stress".

New!!: Line infantry and Unit cohesion · See more »

Voltigeur

The Voltigeurs were French military skirmish units created in 1804 by Emperor Napoleon I.

New!!: Line infantry and Voltigeur · See more »

Wunsiedel

Wunsiedel is the seat of the Upper Franconian district of Wunsiedel in northeast Bavaria, Germany.

New!!: Line infantry and Wunsiedel · See more »

97th Infantry Division (United States)

The 97th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II.

New!!: Line infantry and 97th Infantry Division (United States) · See more »

Redirects here:

Infantry of the Line, Infantry of the line, Line Infantry.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_infantry

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »