Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Cavalry No. 2
By (author) Philip J. Haythornthwaite
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Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Book DescriptionThe mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). However, from the outset the cavalry's higher command was less capable than its infantry counterpart: appointments were influenced by nepotism and politics, which resulted in commands often being given to those who lacked experience. The cavalry underwent many re-organisations and expansions in the course of the wars that attempted to redress these matters, and to modernise the force as a whole. This title examines these processes and documents in detail the tactics, uniforms and equipment of the Austrian cavalry, covering Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Chevauxlegers, Hussars, Uhlan (lancer) and auxiliary units.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850457261
(250mm x 190mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explaining and illustrating the dramatic training and tactics of the Light Infantry and Rifle regiments, this comprehensive guide will appeal to anyone interested in the Napoleonic wars.
Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics, Paperback (December 2013)
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Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics, Paperback (July 2013)
During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. This title is a two-part study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents.
Borodino, 1812, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
The battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. This title covers the events of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 in its entirety, with the set-piece battle of Borodino proving the focal point of the book.
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Author Biography - Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion - cricket.
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