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.
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¶ A Table of all the Materiall things contained in this Booke.

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.

The second Table of the Cavallarie, or Trayning of Horse-Troopes.

THe difficultie in this Art.
37
The things considerable in this Art.
37
[ 1] The election of men and horses.
38
Page  [unnumbered] [ 2] The arming of Gentlemen at Armes.
38
Arming for Triumph.
39
Arming of Launciers.
40
Arming of Light Horse.
40
Arming of Cuiraissiers.
41
Arming of Hargobussiers.
42
Arming of Dragons.
42
Arming of Captaines Cuirassiers.
43
Arming of Lieutenants.
44
Arming of Cornets.
44
Arming of the Trumpet.
44
Arming of Corporalls.
45
Arming of Captaines Hargobussiers.
45
Arming of Captaines of Dragons.
46
Difference betwixt the Cornet and Guydon.
46
Avancement of Captaines of Horse.
46
[ 3] The Formes of Trayning.
47
The Imbattayling of Horsemen.
47
The extent of a Fyle.
47
The extent of a Ranke.
48
The devision of a Horse-Troope.
48
Fiue things to be taught.
48
[ 1] Manage of the Horse.
49
Words of Command.
49
The performance.
49
The words and the performance.
50.51.52
[ 2] Carriage and vse of Armes.
53
The Postures of the Pistoll.
53
Postures Standing.
53
Postures Charging or Marching.
53
Postures Discharging.
54
Postures in Skirmish.
54
The best way to Teach.
55
[ 3] Of distance of place.
55
Of Motion.
55
Page  [unnumbered] [ 4] Of Marches.
56
Words of especiall direction
56
The manner of Opening or Closing Rankes or Fyles.
57
Of doubling Rankes or Fyles.
57
Of doubling the Front divers wayes.
57
The turning of Faces.
58
Of Countermarching or Wheeling.
58
Observations in Countermarching.
58
Observations in Wheeling.
59
Observations in doubling the Front.
59
[ 5] Of the Trumpet.
60
The first poynt of Warre, and its vse.
60
The second poynt of Warre, and its vse.
60
The third, and its vse.
61
The fourth, and its vse.
61
The fifth, and its vse.
61
The sixt, and its vse.
61
Speciall Notes.
62
The chiefe Officers in an Horse Armie
62
Wherein the Iustice consisteth.
62
The places of great Officers.
62
The Composition of Regiments.
63
Whence directions are received.
63
The end of the second Table.