Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

An Illustrated History

General Military
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849086486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 432
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About this Product

The Napoleonic Wars saw almost two decades of brutal fighting, from the frozen wastelands of Russia to the wilderness of the Peninsular, and from Egypt to the bloody battlefield of Waterloo. Fighting took place on an unprecedented scale across Europe, and for almost two decades Napoleon led his Grand Armée and his allies against a varying coalition of nations. This book provides a comprehensive and beautiful guide to all the major armies of the Napoleonic Wars France, Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Spain and Portugal as well as many of the minor powers. The changes in the armies, the organization, the infantry, cavalry, and artillery of each nation are detailed, along with stunning artwork of the often-glorious uniforms worn into battle.

Biographical Note

Chris McNab is an author and editor. To date he has published over 25 books, including Twentieth Century Small Arms (2001), Gunfighters -The Outlaws and their weapons (2005, contributing editor), The Personal Security Handbook (2003), The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques (2002) and The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (2000). He is the co-author of Tools of Violence (2008) and has recently completed Deadly Force (2009), both for Osprey. Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, including African-American Biographies (2006), USA 1950s (2006) and Reformation, Exploration and Empire (2005), and has contributed to The Times on the war in Iraq.

Contents

Foreword by Allan Mallinson
Introduction
Chronology
France
Britain
Austria
Russia
Prussia
Spain
Portugal
Other Armies
Index

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