The theorike and practike of moderne vvarres discoursed in dialogue vvise. VVherein is declared the neglect of martiall discipline: the inconuenience thereof: the imperfections of manie training captaines: a redresse by due regard had: the fittest weapons for our moderne vvarre: the vse of the same: the parts of a perfect souldier in generall and in particular: the officers in degrees, with their seuerall duties: the imbattailing of men in formes now most in vse: with figures and tables to the same: with sundrie other martiall points. VVritten by Robert Barret. Comprehended in sixe bookes.
Barret, Robert, fl. 1600.

*The Officers which do assist the Maister of the Ordinance, are these.

*The Clarke of the Artillerie or Ordinance, who keepeth account of the payes, and other charges made in the same, by Libranzas or tickets, from the Maister of the Ordinance, and an officer vnder him.

Page  133The Paymaister of the said Artillerie,* and his officer.

The Comittie, or Purueyour generall, who hath charge to prouide all Basti∣ments, prouision, and other necessarie things for the people attending vpon the Artillerie.

Fowre Lieutenants to the said Maister of the Ordinance.*

Fowre Maiordomes or Stewards; who haue the charge of the said Artillerie, & of the munition, and things thereunto appertaining, whereof they are to giue ac∣compt: the one taking the charge of the mounted Ordinance, and the shot and powder of the Cannon, &c. The other, of the powder for the small shot, match, lead, pikes, launces, murrions, corslets, muskets, calliuers, and of the artificiall fires, or fireworkes, with their appertenances. And the other two, of all the other things necessarie, and otherwise belonging vnto the said Artillerie; and of all the tooles for the Pioners, and of all sorts of iron-workes, and nailes of all sorts, with all necessaries that belong vnto the cariages of the Ordinance, and carts and wa∣gons for the same: as, wheeles, axeltrees, ladles, sponges, rammers, linepinnes, leauers, wedges, and all such other implements, as do appertaine vnto the sayd Artillerie; and wine, and vineger to coole the Ordinance, sope, candles, cordage of all sorts, with lanternes, crescets, iron chaines, and such other things: all the which are to be distributed by order of the Maister of the Ordinance. This office of fowre Maiordomes may be resumed by one, being a verie sufficient man, ha∣uing three officers vnder him.

A Furrier Maior of the Artillerie,* and one other to repart the prouisions.

A Chaunceller. 30 Gentlemen of the Artillerie, which do attend vpon the per∣son of the Generall of the Ordinance. 30 Hargulutiers or hargubuze on horse∣backe, attending also vpon him: 8 Halbardiers for his guard: two or three Inter∣preters attending vpon his person;* a Minister or Preacher, a Phisition, a maister Chirurgian and his seruant, a Trumpeter, two or three Enginers or more, two or three Refiners of powder, or as neede shall require.

With euery peece of Ordinance that is in the campe,* there ought to go two or three Gunners. Besides there must be, Mine maisters, Smithes, Cowpers or Car∣penters, and Wheelewrights, to make wheeles, axeltrees, and coffers, belonging to the Artillerie, some fifteene or twentie, according to the number of the Or∣dinance.