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Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry (Men-at-Arms Series 181)

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Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry (Men-at-Arms Series 181)

Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten - Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry
Osprey Publishing | 1999 | ISBN: 0850457262 | English | 48 pages | PDF | 29.86 MB
Men-at-Arms Series 181

The mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). 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.