Category:Tercios

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English: The Tercio (Also known as Tercio Español, literally Spanish tercio, and from tercio meaning "one-third") was a Renaissance era military formation similar to and derivative of the Swiss' Pike square and was a term used to describe a mixed infantry formation of about 3,000 pikemen and musketeers in a mutually supportive formation; it was also sometimes referred to by other nations as a Spanish Square after its introduction by the Spanish army , and was widely adopted across international lines and dominated formalized field warfare for several centuries.
Español: Un tercio era una unidad militar del Ejército español durante la época de la Casa de Austria (siglos XVI y XVII), considerada la élite de los ejércitos de la Monarquía Hispánica. Los tercios combatieron por toda Europa y el mundo mediterráneo, si bien fue en Flandes donde cobraron fama al ser ese territorio el epicentro de la Guerra de los Ochenta Años y el de la Guerra de los Treinta Años.
Italiano: Tercio (anche Tercios spagnoli) era un termine utilizzato dall'esercito spagnolo per descrivere un tipo misto di fanteria, composto da circa 3000 picchieri e moschettieri.
Português: Um Terço (ou tercio, em espanhol) era uma unidade militar de infantaria espanhola que inovou a técnica bélica na época da dinastia Habsburgo que mostrou-se tão eficiente que sua estrutura tática inspirou os exércitos europeus por quase 100 anos.