Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

Cavalry

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Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

Cavalry

Description

The mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars. However, from the outset the cavalry's higher command was less capable than its infantry counterpart: appointments were influenced by nepotism and politics, which resulted in commands often being given to those who lacked experience. The cavalry underwent many re-organisations and expansions in the course of the wars that attempted to redress these matters, and to modernise the force as a whole. This title examines these processes and documents in detail the tactics, uniforms and equipment of the Austrian cavalry, covering Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Chevauxlegers, Hussars, Uhlan (lancer) and auxiliary units.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 50
ISBN 9781782007586
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 181
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Philip Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respe…

Illustrator

Bryan Fosten

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