The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars

The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars

Men-at-Arms 28
  • Author: Albert Seaton
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 28
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1979
  • ISBN: 9780882541679
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

This book recounts the development of a standing Russian army from the end of the 16th century to the million strong force that resisted Napoleon. The Russians were heavily defeated at the battle of Austerliz but in the Armistice period that followed the Russians regrouped and several improvements were made. In 1812 when Napoleon invaded this new army was protected at the cost of Moscow. The Russians faced Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig where together with their allies they inflicted a severe defeat and reached Paris in 1814. These battles are discussed in full and are accompanied by several contemporary illustrations. Eight colour plates accompany the text to show the uniforms and equipment used by the Rusian soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Seaton (Retd.) is the author of many books on 19th century military history and he is an expert on modern Russian history. His other titles for Osprey in the Men-at-Arms series include MAA 4 The Army of the German Empire 1870-88 and MAA 16 Frederick the Great's Army. Michael Youens is a skilful artist who has illustrated a number of titles in the Men-at-Arms series on a variety of subjects.


Introduction Peter the Great Early Eighteenth Century Changes Catherine the Great Russia makes war in Europe The Influence of Suvorov The Gatchina Corps The Emperor Paul The Army under Alexander I The Long Armistice The War of 1812 From Smolensk to Borodino Moscow The Destruction of the Grand Army The End of the Napoleonic Wars The Plates

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