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Welcome to the Early Modern warfare task force, which covers military history from c. 1500 to c. 1800. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.


This task force covers the era of military history known as "Early Modern" warfare, which roughly corresponds to the period from c. 1500 to c. 1800. Although this choice of dates is particularly oriented towards European history, other areas are also welcome.

Topics before this range are under the purview of the Medieval warfare task force, while topics immediately after it are covered by the Napoleonic era task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Early-Modern-task-force=yes or Early-Modern=y to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Early Modern warfare task force articles.


If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. auntieruth55 (talk · contribs) European, Seven Years' War etc
  2. Cdtew (talk · contribs) (Primarily England, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and their colonial holdings in the Americas)
  3. Charlesvvvv (talk · contribs) (Interested in all)
  4. Euryalus (talk · contribs) (Seven Years' War)
  5. GELongstreet (talk · contribs) (primarily western and central Europe)
  6. J-Man11 (talk · contribs) (French and Indian War and after, mostly focus on United Kingdom and France)
  7. Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs) (primarily the Italian Wars, but interested in everything)
  8. Lilipo25 (talk · contribs) (French and Indian War)
  9. LordAmeth (talk · contribs) (Ages of Exploration and Discovery, European-EastAsian contacts)
  10. Neddyseagoon (talk · contribs) (English Civil War; Henry VIII of England - Device Forts, The Tudors and the Royal Navy, etc; 18th century naval warfare)
  11. Palastwache (talk · contribs) (Central Europe, Thirty Years' War)
  12. Zoupan (talk · contribs) (Southeastern Europe)

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  • Jörgensen, Christer; Pavkovic, Michael F.; Rice, Rob S.; Schneid, Frederick C.; Scott, Chris L. (2006). Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0-312-34819-3.
  • Guthrie, William (2002). Battles of the Thirty Years War: From White Mountain to Nordlingen, 1618–1635. Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313320286.
  • Guthrie, William (2003). The later Thirty Years War : from the Battle of Wittstock to the Treaty of Westphalia. Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313324086.