Peter the Great's Army (2)

Peter the Great's Army (2)

Cavalry

Men-at-Arms 264
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: David Rickman
  • Short code: MAA 264
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855323483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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By the time of his death in 1725 Peter the Great had placed Russia among the foremost European powers, and had created a military system that has infuenced the European balance of power until the present day. In this companion volume to Men-at-Arms 260, Peter the Great's Army 1: Infantry, Angus Konstam discusses Tsar Peter's cavalry, both the regular troops and irregular forces such as the Cossacks, exploring their composition and effectiveness, and also outlines the development of the Russian train of artillery. The Author's text is complemented by a multitude of illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by David Rickman.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam has written several books for Osprey, mainly on 18th century subjects. His recent works include Campaign 44 Pavia 1525 and Elite 67 Pirates 1660-1730. Angus previously worked as a Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. He now devotes himself to full-time writing, indulging his passion for maritime and naval history to the maximum.David Rickman leads a double life in the State of Delaware, USA. He is the exhibits coordinator for the state parks system, where his favourite project is helping to restore and furnish an American Civil War-era seacoast fortress. At other times he is a freelance illustrator specialising in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, Mr Rickman has lived in Japan, grew up in California and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah, a textile and costume historian.

Contents

Introduction Chronology The Cavalry Before Peter Dragoons Cavalry Standards Guard Cavalry Light Cavalry Cossacks Artillery Military Administration The Plates

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