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The figure of Tsar Peter the Great dominated Russia in the 18th century. Within a few decades his reforms had brought about changes from which no section of Russian life remained immune, paving the way for Russia's emergence as a major military power. By the time of his death in 1725, the man who greeted the birth of his son with the exclamation 'another recruit' had forged a dominant European power, and his legacy is still felt today. In this first of two volumes, Angus Konstam examines the organisation, tactics, uniforms and equipment of Peter the Great's infantry troops, in a text complemented by a multitude of illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by David Rickman.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793 and Warrior 21: Highland Clansman 1689-1746. Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many books in the Osprey Military list.
Introduction Chronology The Russian Army in the 1690s The New Model Army of 1700 Organisation Recruitment and Manpower Uniforms and Equipment Tactics Garrison and Militia Regiments Infantry Standards The Plates