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Old 08-12-2019, 01:02 PM
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Battle of Breitenfeld (1631), part of the Thirty Years War. The Imperial Catholic forces, under Count Tilly, routed the Saxon left wing of the Protestant Army early in the battle, leaving the Swedish forces heavily outnumbered and outflanked. But the Swedes had Gustavus Adolphus and managed to swing around and meet the Imperials with better muskets and to capture their artillery, which was used against Tilly's forces. The Catholic defeat may have changed the course of the war (albeit it continued the suffering for the population of Germany for many more years...)