General History

The ''Black Guard''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/the-black-guard The Black Guard was a quasi-Military Formation of conscripted Slave and Free African Men, tasked to protect the various Sultans (Rulers) of Morocco (Africa). The existed …

British Pattern 1853 .577 Caliber Rifle Musket

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/british-pattern-1853-577-caliber-rifle-musket The British Pattern 1853 was a .577 Caliber ''Rifled Musket'', which was the primary weapon of The British Army between 1853 and 1867. A popular export as well, many othe …

''Peral''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/peral The ''Peral'' is credited with being the first fully electric ''battery'' powered Submarine built in 1887. Designed for The Spanish Imperial Navy by Issac Peral, The ''Pe …

Mickiewicz Battalion

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/mickiewicz-battalion The ''Mickiewicz Battalion'' was a Military Formation of Polish Volunteers who fought during The Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. Part of what was known as ''The Internati …

The Seward-Lyons Treaty of 1862

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/the-seward-lyons-treaty-of-1862 The Seward-Lyons Treaty of 1862 was a unique piece of foreign diplomacy between The United States and Great Britain, at a time when America was involved full tilt, in Civ …

US Savage M1907 32. Caliber Pistol

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/us-savage-m1907-32-caliber-pistol The US Savage Arms Model 1907 .32 Caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol, was a rival to Colt's marketing of the later 1911 .45 Automatic Pistol. Open Contracts in 1907 by The US …

Salient

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/salient The term ''Salient'' is most associated with several Military definitions. In it's most common form, a Salient is an extension of a fortified position on a Battlefield, w …

Scythemen

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/scythemen   The term ''Scythemen'' is applied to a late 18th Century Military Formation of Soldiers – seen in use during Poland's Kosciuszko Rebellion of 1794. Under Rus …

''Home Fleet''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/home-fleet The term ''Home Fleet'' is applied to The British Royal Navy and was the primary defensive/offensive Naval Force of Great Britain in mostly Territorial waters. The Fleet …

Raking Fire

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/general-history/raking-fire   The term ''Raking Fire'' was an 18th and 19th Century Naval warfare tactic, by which a similar used tactic known as The broadside, was brought to bear – not …