Redcoat Officer

Redcoat Officer


Warrior 42
  • Author: Stuart Reid
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: WAR 42
  • Publication Date: 25 Jan 2002
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated - the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. It compliments the author's previous treatments in Warrior 19 British Redcoat 1740-93 and Warrior 20 British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, which deal exclusively with the common infantryman, and balances these discussions through a look at the 'fellows in silk stockings'. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences and activities in North America in the late 18th century.

Biographical Note

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen 1954; married with one son his past careers include being a librarian and a professional soldier. Stuart's main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries stemming from ancestors who served in the British Army and the Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker's Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed King George's Army 1740-93 (3 vols) and British Redcoat 1740-1815 (2 vols).Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.


Introduction Chronology The structure of an infantry regiment The officers Purchase and promotion A sense of belonging Training Appearance and equipment Conditions of service On campaign Into battle Aftermath of battle Retirement Collections, museums and re-enactment Colour plate commentary Further reading Index

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