Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics

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During the Napoleonic Wars all the major combatants fielded large numbers of light cavalry. These nimble, fast-moving regiments performed a variety of vital roles, from reconnaissance and keeping contact with the enemy during the movement of armies, to raiding, skirmishing, and the pursuit to destruction of beaten enemies. In practice, light cavalry were often also employed for battlefield charges alongside the heavy cavalry. Featuring period illustrations and specially commissioned colour artwork, this is the second volume of a two-part study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents. Written by a leading authority on the period, it draws upon drill manuals and later writings to offer a vivid assessment of how light cavalry actually fought on the Napoleonic battlefield.

Product details

Published Dec 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780961033
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 21 b/w; 29 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 196
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Haythornthwaite

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Adam Hook

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