Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : Cavalry (Men at by Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

The fixed troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised essentially the most robust forces of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). besides the fact that, from the outset the cavalry's larger command used to be much less able than its infantry counterpart: appointments have been inspired by means of nepotism and politics, which led to instructions frequently being given to those that lacked event. The cavalry underwent many re-organisations and expansions during the wars that tried to redress those issues, and to modernise the strength as an entire. This identify examines those strategies and files intimately the strategies, uniforms and kit of the Austrian cavalry, protecting Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Chevauxlegers, Hussars, Uhlan (lancer) and auxiliary devices.

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