Los Tercios Españoles | A medida que trascurrieron los años, los Tercios fueron tanto disminuyendo en número de hombres como aumentando la proporción de arcabuceros y mosqueteros sobre la de piqueros, eliminando cualquier vestigio de algunas armas aún comunes en el momento de creación del Tercio (por ejemplo, la ballestas o el escudo redondo o rodela)

Los Tercios Españoles | A medida que trascurrieron los años, los Tercios fueron tanto disminuyendo en número de hombres como aumentando la proporción de arcabuceros y mosqueteros sobre la de piqueros, eliminando cualquier vestigio de algunas armas aún comunes en el momento de creación del Tercio (por ejemplo, la ballestas o el escudo redondo o rodela)

Celt Iberian warriors in Carthaginian service. The Spanish made up a significant portion of the Carthaginian Army most notably in the second Punic War. Illustration by Angel García Pinto

Celt Iberian warriors in Carthaginian service. The Spanish made up a significant portion of the Carthaginian Army most notably in the second Punic War. Illustration by Angel García Pinto

Celtiberian warrior 2nd century BC. These warriors were formidable opponents of both Rome and Carthage. The Carthaginians truly understood the capacity of these tough people and recruited them extensively for their own army.

Celtiberian warrior 2nd century BC. These warriors were formidable opponents of both Rome and Carthage. The Carthaginians truly understood the capacity of these tough people and recruited them extensively for their own army.

Artistic representation of an Andalusian Soldier (13th century)

Artistic representation of an Andalusian Soldier (13th century)

Belearic slingers in action. They were employed by Carthage during the Second…

Belearic slingers in action. They were employed by Carthage during the Second…

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