Hungarian Hussar 1756–1815 cover
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The Hussar were the skilled, daring and flamboyant light cavalrymen first drawn for Hapsburg service, from what is now northern Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary in the late 17th century. Before long, major European nations adopted Hussar formations, uniform and equipment. This title covers a dynamic and glamorous period, during which the Hussars were increasingly regulated within the Hapsburg army, and developments took place in clothing, weaponry and equipment, notably the introduction of short carbines and rifles. Battlefield tactics, campaign life, and famous episodes of derring-do of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) are also given full treatment, making this a packed, colourful and fascinating study of the Hungarian Hussar.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

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Published Nov 21 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841765242
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 22 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 81
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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