The souldiers accidence. Or an introduction into military discipline containing the first principles and necessary knowledge meete for captaines, muster-masters, and all young souldiers of the infantrie, or foote bandes. Also, the cavallarie or formes of trayning of horse-troopes, as it hath beene received from the latest and best experiences armies. A worke fit for all noble, generous, and good spirits, that loue honor, or honorable action. G.M.
Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637.

And first of the Infantrie.

Pag.
TWo things referred to Commanders.
1
Sorting of Armes.
1
Election of man.
2
Arming of Pikes.
2
Arming of Musquetiers.
3
Arming of Hargobussiers.
4
Arming of Halberdiers.
4
Arming of the Ensigne.
4
Arming of the Lieutenant.
4
Arming of the Captaine.
5
The Formes of Trayning.
5
Imbattayling of men.
5
What a Ranke or Fyle is.
5
Of Flankes and Fronts.
6
The Continent of Ranke and Fyle, and the reason thereof.
6
The Devision of Companies.
7
The duties of the Corporall and the Lanspresado.
7
Foure things to be taught in Trayning.
8
[ 1] The Carriage of Armes.
8
The vse of the Pike.
9
The vse of Shott.
9
How to giue Volleys.
9
Volleys Marching.
9
Page  [unnumbered]Volleys Standing.
10
Volleys vpon Advancement.
10
Volleys vpon a swift Retrayt.
11
[ 2] Distance of place.
11
What distance is.
11
The vse of distances.
12
The names of distances, and the variation of names.
12
The measure of distances.
13
[ 3] Of Marches.
14
The severall places of Officers.
14
Of Motions.
15
Diversitie of Motions.
15
[ 4] Of the Sounds of the Drumme.
16
Vse of words.
17
The words of proper directions.
17
Of motions in distance or in forme.
17
Of motion in distance of Fyles.
17
Of motion in distance of Rankes.
18
Of motion in distance both in Fyles and Rankes.
18
Of motion in Forme of Fyles.
18
Of motion in Forme of Rankes.
19
Of motion in Forme both in Fyles and Rankes.
20
Of charging of Pikes.
21
Giving of Fire by the Flanke.
21
Of Constancie in words giuing.
21
What March and Motion is.
22
Word of particular Motions.
22
What Postures are.
22
[ 1] The Postures of the Pike.
23
Postures Standing.
23
Postures Marching.
23
Postures Charging.
23
[ 2] The Postures of the Musquet.
23
The Postures in Skirmish.
24
Postures in exercise.
24
Page  [unnumbered]Postures Standing.
24
Postures Marching.
24
Postures Charging.
25
Postures Discharging.
25
[ 3] The Postures of the Hargobu.
26
A repetition by way of advise.
26
The dignitie of places.
27
A Table expressing Dignities.
27
The vse of the Table.
27
Leaders of Middle Fyles.
27
Middlemen to the Front and Reare.
28
Subdevision men.
28
The first sixe parts of Martiall discipline.
29
Carriage, Election, and Composition of Colours.
29
Mixture of Colours.
29
Captaines Colours.
29
Colonells Colours.
29
Superior Officers Colours.
30
Where Gentlemen may finde their Colours.
30
The libertie that Captaines take.
30
Of severall Mettalls and Colours.
31
The signification of Mettalls and Colours.
31
Of Bastard Colours, and their significations.
32
Offences in Colours.
32
Of Obedience and the vertue thereof.
33
The end of the first Table.