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Author: Roberts, John, of Weston.
Title: Compendium belli: or The touchstone of martiall discipline. Wherein is set foorth briefe rules and directions to take speciall notice of. The next of marches, exercising of a company, ordering of muskaters, imbattelling from 100. vnto 40000. The forme of encamping, with briefe notes belonging therevnto: plots of fortifications and forts: with the manner of lading and blowing off great ordnance, making of granados. Also shewing the extraction of the square roote, with a table from 16. vnto 10000. Likewise certaine questions of arithmaticke concerning millitary discipline: with a table also for the discouering of numbers by rancke and file. / Witten [sic] by Iohn Roberts of Weston neere Bath, Gent.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Compendium belli: or The touchstone of martiall discipline. Wherein is set foorth briefe rules and directions to take speciall notice of. The next of marches, exercising of a company, ordering of muskaters, imbattelling from 100. vnto 40000. The forme of encamping, with briefe notes belonging therevnto: plots of fortifications and forts: with the manner of lading and blowing off great ordnance, making of granados. Also shewing the extraction of the square roote, with a table from 16. vnto 10000. Likewise certaine questions of arithmaticke concerning millitary discipline: with a table also for the discouering of numbers by rancke and file. / Witten [sic] by Iohn Roberts of Weston neere Bath, Gent.
Roberts, John, of Weston.

London: printed by I. Norton and A. Mathewes., 1626.
Subject terms:
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Drill and minor tactics -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/B00620.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT HO∣nourable WILLIAM Earle of Pembrooke, Lord Herbert of Cardiffe, Lo: Parre and Rosse of Kendall, Lo: Marmion and St. Quintin: Lord Warden of the Staneries in the County of Deuon and Cornewall, of the most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight: Chancellor of the V∣niuersity of Oxford, and Captaine of the Kings Ma∣iesties Towne and Castle of Portsmouth, and the Iland of Portsey, Lo: Chamberlaine to his Maiestie, and one of the Lords of his Maiesties most honorable Priuy Councell.
To all Gentlemen and Louers of the Art of Warre.
Compendium Belli: OR THE TOVCHSTONE of Martiall Discipline.
To your Right Hand.
As you were.
To the Left Hand.
As you Were.
To the Right Hand About.
To the Left Hand as you were.
To the Left Hand about.
To the Right hand as you were.
Rankes to your Right Hand Double.
Rankes to your Left Hand as you were.
Rankes to your Left Hand double.
Rankes to your Right Hand as you were.
Files to your Right Hand double.
Files as you were.
Files to your Left Hand double.
Files as you were.
Halfe Files to your Right Hand, Double your Rankes.
Halfe Files to your Left Hand, Double your Rankes.
Halfe Files to the Right Hand, As you were.
Files to your Right hand Countermarch.
Files to your Right Hand Countermarch.
Close your Files both wayes at a Foote and Halfe.
Close your Ranckes to three Foote.
Ranckes to the Right Hand wheele.
Rancks to your Left Hand wheele.
Ranckes to the Right Hand wheele vpon a Center.
Rancks to the Left Hand wheele vpon the Center.
Open your Ranckes backward.
Open your Files both wayes.
Here you are in your Order as you were at first, three foote in File, and sixe foote in Rancke.
How to exercise Muskatieres.
First Rancke giue Fire, and Countermarch to the Reare.
The Second Order.
The Third Order.
The Fourth Order.
The Fifth Order.
The Sixth Order.
The Seauenth Order.
The Eighth Order.
The Ninth Order.
The Tenth Order.
The Eleuenth Order.
The Twelfth Order.
The Thirteenth Order.
The Fourteenth Order.
The Fifteenth Order.
The Sixteenth Order.
The Seuenteenth Order.
The Eighteenth Order.
Ranks to your right and left hand by Conuersion.
Deuisions of Pikes and Muskatieres to your right and left hand by Conuersion.
The Twentieth Order.
How to reduce a Diamond out of a Square, and also out of a Diamond, into a trianguler forme.
The reason I set downe here so many seuerall sorts of Battalias, is, because you must when you Imbattell, order them accor∣ding to the scituation, wherefore you cannot ob∣serue one order, therefore as you finde cause take choyse, for variety is neuer hurtfull.
The first Battalia of Pikes and Muskets.
100.
204.
200.
301.
392.
400.
506.
600.
511.
714.
750.
800.
900.
1500.
2000.
1000.
1200.
4500.
3000.
4000.
6000.
6690.
9000.
10000.
11000.
12000.
14000.
16000.
20000.
22000.
30400.
24000.
40000.
The proportion of a Campe, or Camps.
The strongest and perfects fashion of all other for the building of a Curtaine or Wall of a Towne or Fort.
The manner that is vsed of La∣ding and blowing of great Ordnance.
Questions and Rules concerning Great Ordnance.
How to make Granados to shoote in a Peece of Ordnance.
How to find out the square Root; of any number by this Table from 16 to 10000.
Admonitions for the Citizens of London and Bristoll.
The Authors Farewell to his fayth∣full Friends: Or, his Caueats to his louing Countrey-men.
A Postscript to the Reader.