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
Date3 – 4 August 1427
LocationTachov, western Bohemia
Result Decisive Hussite victory
Husitská korouhev.svg Hussites Cross demo.svg Crusaders

Blason ordre teutonique 2.svg Teutonic Order
Holy Roman Empire Arms-double head.svg Holy Roman Empire

Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg Kingdom of England
Commanders and leaders
Husitská korouhev.svg Prokop the Great Beaufort Arms (France modern).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
200 War wagons
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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