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Author: Morains, Francois de.
Title: The perfect major shewing the easiest way of handling arms, the millitary motions, with the manner how to enter into a field, and to form a batallion. By F. d' Morains, formerly an officer in the French army's [sic]. Licensed April the 24th. 1686. Ro. L'Estrange.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The perfect major shewing the easiest way of handling arms, the millitary motions, with the manner how to enter into a field, and to form a batallion. By F. d' Morains, formerly an officer in the French army's [sic]. Licensed April the 24th. 1686. Ro. L'Estrange.
Morains, Francois de.

London: printed by B. Griffin for the author, 1686.
Alternate titles: Le major parfait.
Notes:
In French and English, on facing pages.
French title page (A1v) reads: Le major parfait.
With a final contents leaf.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Drill and minor tactics -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A51271.0001.001

Contents
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AU ROY.
AVIS AU LECTEUR.
LE MAJOR PARFAIT, Qui enseigne avec facilité, le mani∣ment des Armes, les Evolutions Militaires, avec la maniére d'en∣trer dans le Champ de Battaille, & former le Battaillon.
CHAP. I. Le Devoir du Major.
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CHAP. II. La maniére; & les termes d'un Bat∣taillon, avec une méthode facile pour apprendre les Evolutions mi∣litaires.
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L'expliiation s'ensuit La maniére & les termes d'un battaillon.
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CHAP. III. Exercice général pour l'Infanterie.
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CHAP. IV. Exercice du Mousque, avec les temps qu'il faut observer pour bien appren∣dre le maniment des Arms.
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CHAP. V. Exercice de la Picque explique par temps.
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CHAP. VI. Exercice pour de l'Infanterie.
On fait en suite, ouvrir les Files au Battaillon.
CHAP. VII. Exercice du Mousquet.
CHAP. VIII. Exercice de la Picque.
CHAP. IX. Exercice de tout le Battaillion.
CHAP. X. De la maniére qu'il faut faire la Contremarche.
CHAP. XI. De la maniére qu'il faut faire les quarts de Conversion.
CHAP. XII. Exercice par quarts de files.
CHAP. XIII. De la maniére qu'il se faut com∣porter dans toutes sortes de Dé∣filés.
CHAP. XIV. De la maniére qu'il faut tirer.
Table des Chapitres.
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TO THE KING.
TO THE READER.
THE PERFECT MAJOR: Shewing The easiest way of Handling Arms, the Military motions' with the manner how to enter into the Field, and to form a Battalion.
CHAP. I. The Major's Duty.
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CHAP. II. The manner how to Form a Battalion, and the terms which are to be used, with an easie method to learn the Military motions.
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The Explication of it, The manner how to form a Battalion, and the terms which are to be used.
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CHAP. III. The general Exercise of the Foot.
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CHAP. IV. The Exercise of the Musket, with the motions that are to be ob∣served, to learn perfectly the handling of Arms.
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CHAP. V. The Exercise of the Pikes, explain∣ed by Motions.
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CHAP. VI. The Exercise of the Foot.
Then you Command the Battalion to open their Files.
CHAP. VII. The Exercise of the Musket.
CHAP. VIII. The Exercise of the Pike.
CHAP. IX. Exercise of the whole Battalion.
CHAP. X. The manner how to interchange ground.
CHAP. XI. Of the manner of Wheelings.
CHAP. XII. The Exercise by quarter Files.
CHAP. XIII. Of the manner how to behave your selves in all sorts of De∣files.
CHAP. XIV. Of the manner of Firing.
The Table of the Chapters.