(1) Effective as these weapons were, infantrymen still needed forked stands as props for aiming and firing; and since they were slow to load, pikemen had to be included in battalions to protect musketeers from enemy cavalry charges.(2) The re-enactments by members of the English Civil War Society will feature musketeers , pikemen and cavalry, with the occasional cannon shot.(3) Eliminating the match speeded up fire-drill significantly, but it also allowed the musketeers to be packed far more closely in their units.(4) They equipped their troops as sailors, artillerists, musketeers as specified by the Crown.(5) Pikemen stood on guard with their 16 feet long weapons and musketeers cleaned their matchlock muskets ready for the later mock battles.
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