Soldats were one of the new pattern units. As a pike and shot formation organized according to the Western European lines where were considered to be well trained. Matchlock muskets and rapiers were the main armament of Infantrymen and pikemen were equipped with pikes breastplates and helmets. In the second half of the 17th century, this formation became the core of the Muscovite army. Soldat regiments were usually led by officers from Western Europe, the German States, England and Scotland. Privates were recruited locally also from Cossacks and Tatars.
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