Louis XV's Army (4)

Louis XV's Army (4)

Light Troops and Specialists

Men-at-Arms 308
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Eugene Leliepvre
  • Short code: MAA 308
  • Publication Date: 15 Oct 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The emergence of light troops at the time of Louis XV's reign is a sign of the search for better intelligence of the enemy and rapid tactical moves on battlefields. This fourth instalment of René Chartrand's review of Louis XV's army reveals an extraordinary variety of units, most now long forgotten, who had a dazzling assortment of uniforms, equipment and weapons, as is revealed by this interesting text and its numerous accompanying illustrations, which include eight full page colour plates by Eugène Lelièpvre.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montral and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant for cinema and historic sites restorations. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. Also a student of wines, he currently lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Eugène Lelièpvre has been painting military subjects for over fifty years. In 1950 he was made the Official Painter to the French Army and he is also a fellow of the Company of Military Historians. An acknowledged expert on 18th century military subjects, he is married and lives in Paris.


Introduction Hussars Hussar Regiments Light Troops Generals, Staff and Specialist Officers Constabulary Corps Bourgeois Militia Select Bibliography The Plates

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