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Title
Slow Grind to Victory
Description
Battle of Wimpfen
Subject
Publisher
Date
1622-05-06
Scenario#
HM20
Location
Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Wimpfen was a battle in the Palatinate campaign period of the Thirty Years' War on 6 May 1622 near Wimpfen. The combined forces of the Catholic League and the Spanish Empire under Marshal Tilly and Gonzalo de C├│rdoba defeated the Protestant forces of Georg Friedrich, Margrave of Baden. In the Bohemian revolt phase of the Thirty Years' War, the Protestant Bohemian nobility refused to confirm Catholic Ferdinand II as their king and had offered Count Frederick V of the Palatinate the crown of Bohemia. Frederick was crowned in 1619 but lost the kingdom to Catholic League troops under General Tilly at the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620. Due to disunity among Protestant princes the Protestant Union was forced to declare its neutrality in the conflict in the Treaty of Ulm in 1620 and dissolved the following year.
Narrative Source
Combatants
Margraviate of Baden
Holy Roman Empire, Catholic League, Spain

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