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.
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Hereafter shall follow the figures and tables of sundry euen Battallions, to sundry vses, &c.

HEre next will I set down the Tables and figures of sundry euen Bat∣tallions, as by 3, 5, or 7. euen battalliōs: the which are very strong of themselues; yet neuerthelesse may you chuse whether you will fight in the same order of battallions, or, by marching them vp shoulder to shoulder, bring thē into a two, or threefold battell, at your owne discretion, or as occasion shall best serue. The number of which seue∣rall battallions you shall finde (as I sayd before) placed in the Tables of squares of men, or battels in proportiōs of equalitie, on the right side of euery leafe, by draw∣ing your finger downe the first columne of the same, and then considering what number of pikes you haue whereof to deuide your battallions, you shall finde in the 4 columne of your euen battallions, the same number set downe, or a number vnder the same, which (I thinke good) you rather chuse then the iust number, be∣cause you may then cast out some remaines to imploy otherwise; for better it is to leaue then to lacke. As for example; here in these Tables of euen battallions, first there is set downe 3 euen battallions containing in each 49 pikes, which be∣ing summed together doe make 174 as appeareth in page. 225. Now turne vnto the first table of battels in proportion of equalitie, or euen squares of men, & loo∣king in the first columne of the right side thereof, there shal you find in page 207 the said number of 49, whose square roote is 7: for 7 multiplied in it self is 49: & 7 men & 7 rāks is the square of euery of the said 3 Battalliōs. And in this sort shal you find the order & setting of all the other Battallions, and of all the other num∣bers: as in these figures next ensuing of 3 Battallions, cōtaining in each 3364 mē, whose square roote is 58, so is each Battallion of 58 rankes, & 58 men per ranke: and the whole summe of all these 3 Battallions do amount 10092 pikes, as appea∣reth in these Tables following in page. 225.

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The figure of three Battallions.

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The Table of three euen Battallions.
1 2 3 4 5
7/7 49 3 49 49 49 174
8/8 64 3 64 64 64 192
9/9 81 3 81 81 81 143
10/10 100 3 100 100 100 300
11/11 121 3 121 121 121 363
12/12 144 3 144 144 144 432
13/13 169 3 169 169 169 507
14/14 196 3 196 196 196 588
15/15 225 3 225 225 225 675
16/16 256 3 256 256 256 768
17/17 289 3 289 289 289 867
18/18 324 3 324 324 324 972
19/19 361 3 361 361 361 1083
20/20 400 3 400 400 400 1200
21/21 441 3 441 441 441 1323
22/22 484 3 484 484 484 1442
23/23 529 3 529 529 529 1587
24/24 576 3 576 576 576 1728
25/25 625 3 625 625 625 1875
1 2 3 4 5
26/26 676 3 676 676 676 2028
27/27 739 3 739 739 739 2217
28/28 784 3 784 784 784 2352
29/29 841 3 841 841 841 2523
30/30 900 3 900 900 900 2700
31/31 961 3 961 961 961 2823
32/32 1024 3 1024 1024 1024 3072
33/33 1089 3 1089 1089 1089 3267
34/34 1156 3 1156 1156 1156 3468
35/35 1225 3 1225 1225 1225 3676
36/36 1296 3 1296 1296 1296 3888
37/37 1369 3 1369 1369 1369 4107
38/38 1444 3 1444 1444 1444 4332
39/39 1521 3 1521 1521 1521 4563
40/40 1600 3 1600 1600 1600 4800
41/41 1681 3 1681 1681 1681 5043
42/42 1764 3 1764 1764 1764 5292
43/43 1849 3 1849 1849 1849 5547
44/44 1936 3 1936 1936 1936 5808

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The Table of three euen Battallions.
1 2 3 4 5
45/45 2025 3 2025 2025 2025 6075
46/46 2116 3 2116 2116 2116 6348
47/47 2209 3 2209 2209 2209 6627
48/48 2304 3 2304 2304 2304 6912
49/49 2401 3 2401 2401 2401 7203
50/50 2500 3 2500 2500 2500 7500
51/51 2601 3 2601 2601 2601 7803
1 2 3 4 5
52/52 2704 3 2704 2704 2704 8112
53/53 2809 3 2809 2809 2809 8427
54/54 2916 3 2916 2916 2916 8748
55/55 3025 3 3025 3025 3025 9075
56/56 3136 3 3136 3136 3136 9408
57/57 3249 3 3249 3249 3249 9747
58/58 3364 3 3364 3364 3364 10092

Here after do ensue the figures and Tables of 5 euen Battallions; beginning at the roote of 100, which is 10, and so continuing.

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The figure of fiue Battallions.

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The Table of fiue Battallions.
1 2 3 4 5
10/10 100 5 100 100 100 100 100 500
11/11 121 5 121 121 121 121 121 605
12/12 144 5 144 144 144 144 144 720
13/13 169 5 169 169 169 169 169 845
14/14 196 5 196 196 196 196 196 980
15/15 225 5 225 225 225 225 225 1125
16/16 256 5 256 256 256 256 256 1280
17/17 289 5 289 289 289 289 289 1445
18/18 324   324 324 324 324 324 1620
19/19 361 5 361 361 361 361 361 1805
20/20 400 5 400 400 400 400 400 2000
21/21 441 5 441 441 441 441 441 2205
1 2 3 4 5
22/22 484 5 484 484 484 484 484 2420
23/23 529 5 529 529 529 529 529 2643
24/24 576 5 576 576 576 576 576 2880
25/25 625 5 625 625 625 625 625 3125
26/26 676 5 676 676 676 676 676 3380
27/27 739 5 739 739 739 739 739 3685
28/28 784 5 784 784 784 784 784 3920
29/29 841 5 841 841 841 841 841 4205
30/30 900 5 900 900 900 900 900 4500
31/31 961 5 961 961 961 961 961 4805
32/32 1024 5 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 5120
33/33 1089 5 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 5445

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The Table of fiue Battallions.
1 2 3 4 5
34/34 1156 5 1156 1156 1156 1156 1156 5780
35/35 1225 5 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 6125
36/36 1296 5 1296 1296 1296 1296 1296 6450
37/37 1369 5 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 6845
38/38 1444 5 1444 1444 1444 1444 1444 7220
39/39 1521 5 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521 7605
1 2 3 4 5
40/40 1600 5 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 8000
41/41 1681 5 1681 1681 1681 1681 1681 8405
42/42 1764 5 1764 1764 1764 1764 1764 8820
43/43 1849 5 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 7245
44/44 1936 5 1936 1936 1936 1936 1936 9680
45/45 2025 5 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 10125

Next after do follow the Tables and figures of 7 euen Battallions, beginning at the roote of 100, which is 10, and so continuing vnto 10108.

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The figures of seuen euen Battallions.

As for the shot proportionable vnto euery seuerall Battallion, you may bestow them in small troupes round about euery of them, or otherwise as the ground & occasions shall yeeld best aduantage: the one alwayes to second an other: as also may the seuerall Battallions by good conduction do the like.

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The Table of seuen euen Battallions.
1 2 3 4
10/10 100 7 700
11/11 121 7 847
12/12 144 7 1008
13/13 169 7 1183
14/14 196 7 1373
15/15 225 7 1575
16/16 256 7 1792
17/17 289 7 1923
18/18 324 7 2268
19/19 361 7 2527
20/20 400   2800
21/21 441 7 3087
22/22 484 7 3388
23/23 529 7 3703
24/24 576 7 4032
The quadrat roote. The number of euery seue∣rall Battallion. Bt••llions how many. The whole number of the seuen Battallions.
1 2 3 4
25/25 625 7 4375
26/26 676 7 4732
27/27 739 7 5173
28/28 784 7 5488
29/29 841 7 5887
30/30 900 7 6300
31/31 961 7 6727
32/32 1024 7 7168
33/33 1089 7 7623
34/34 1156 7 8092
35/35 1225 7 8575
36/36 1296 7 9072
37/37 1369 7 9583
38/38 1444 7 10108
       
The quadrat roote. The number of each Bat¦tallion. Battallions how many. The whole number of the Battallions.

In these Tables of 7 euen Battallions, I haue not set downe the 7 Battallions se∣uerally, as I haue done in the Tables of 5 and 3 Battallions: for it were superflu∣ous; seeing that the seuerall number of euery one of them is to be seene in the 2 Columne.