Battle of Nekmíř

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Battle of Nekmíř
Part of the Hussite Wars
Date December 1419
Location Nekmíř, north of Pilsen
Result Hussite victory
Belligerents
Hussites Royalist forces
Commanders and leaders
Jan Žižka Bohuslav of Svamberg
Strength
war wagons with 300 infantry 2,000 cavalry
Casualties and losses
(unknown) Heavy

The Battle of Nekmíř was one of several raids carried out by the Bohemian Royalist forces, commanded by Bohuslav of Svamberg, against Jan Žižka's Hussite troops.

The raid caught Hussite forces besieging the fortress of Nekmíř.

The Hussite force was able to break through Bohuslav's lines by using artillery (hand guns) mounted on wagons, and effect a retreat.

The results of this conflict were important in demonstrating Jan Žižka's military competence in the minds of the Hussites. The Prague Hussites would later call for Žižka's assistance in defending their town against the crusading Imperial Army, despite having spurned him by acquiescing to the Royalists' demands after the initial Royalist-Hussite conflict in Prague.

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