Battle of Tachov

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Battle of Tachov
Part of the Hussite Wars
Tachov img big 01.jpg
Papal legate Henry Beaufort trying to halt fleeing crusaders after the battle
Date 3 – 4 August 1427
Location Tachov, western Bohemia
Result Decisive Hussite victory
Belligerents
Husitská korouhev.svg Hussites

Cross demo.svg Crusaders

Commanders and leaders
Husitská korouhev.svg Prokop the Great Arms of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset.svg Henry Beaufort
Blason ordre teutonique 2.svg Otto von Ziegenhain
Wappen Mark Brandenburg.png Frederick I of Brandenburg
Old Palatinate Arms.svg Johann von Pfalz-Neumarkt
Strength
17,500
200 War wagons
20,000
Casualties and losses
Unknown Heavy
900-1,400 captured
The Battle of Tachov monument

The Battle of Tachov (German: Schlacht bei Tachau) or Battle of Mies (German: Schlacht bei Mies) was a battle fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov (Tachau) and Stříbro (Mies). The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England and Archbishop of Trier Otto von Ziegenhain.[1]

It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders. The battle showed that the Wagenburg could not be used successfully by just any army. It took an army that knew how to use the wagons to make them successful. This battle ended the Fourth Crusade of the Hussite Wars, and for four years no further crusades were made. This would allow the Hussites to go on their "beautiful rides" into Hungary, Saxony, Bavaria and Silesia.

Coordinates: 49°47′43″N 12°37′59″E / 49.79528°N 12.63306°E / 49.79528; 12.63306

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