Lutzen Gustavo

When Czech learns the decision, unexpectedly, it not uttering any complaint, dispersed his army and retires, no more. Such strange behavior, which noted the fantasy of the accusations, was soon regretted by the emperor. Wallenstein, an adventurer able to larger companies for money, was ambitious, courageous and interested, too, but not wanted to power. I knew perfectly that this, so volatile and full of responsibilities, was not worth anything without an army. And he had it. The lack of sufficient military power made Fernando II anhelara the return of the warrior in times of a new conspiracy forged from France again by Richelieu, his presence was of utmost necessity. The French Cardinal de Luis XIII had attracted a common to Sweden and Poland, then faced to cause, to safeguard its independence religious in order to combat the threat to Protestantism: Germany.

Gustavo II of Sweden, and Segismundo III of Poland, finally sign the truce in Altmark (then Poland) on September 26, 1629. And Sweden, financed with money from several countries involved, began operations early in 1630. Once freed of Wallenstein, the army, before the war with Denmark, became once again the power of the Catholic League. Maximilian, and count Tilly, regained its bygone dirigenciales charges. However, the juncture that was coming, much more dangerous than the Danish, was neglected by Fernando II, who believed that reaching the solid position and the Elimination of Protestant power, were sufficient guarantee.

He was deeply wrong. The enormous head of the Evangelical Hydra was not only alive, they also face a fearsome enemy this time: Gustavo II. Excellent, great education, excellent horseman and military athlete, temperamental but just until the severity, was a revolutionary of the strategy and the Organization. Here starts the third phase of the war: the Swedish intervention. The prelude to Lutzen Gustavo II, just landed in Pomerania (Poland), had learned from the mistake of Christian and didn’t rely on any foreign aid.