Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2) (Men-at-Arms, Volume 160) by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

This name appears to be like at Napoleon's center and younger safeguard infantry. The seniority of shield infantry was once basically proven certainly in 1812 by way of the Guard's leader of team of workers, Courtois. The name 'Young Guard' used to be assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, however the time period 'Middle Guard' got here into use approximately 1811. From the start the more recent shield regiments have been devoted to motion first, the previous shield, as Napoleon wrote, 'being so worthwhile, one fears to reveal them'; hence the Fusiliers-Chasseurs amazing themselves at Hilsberg when the remainder of the safeguard used to be saved in reserve. In 1808 the Fusiliers went to Spain, serving on the Madrid emerging, Medina and Guadalajara. Philip Haythornwaite examines those troops in an in depth textual content sponsored via a variety of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates through Bryan Fosten.

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The Eastern Front: Armour, Camouflage and Markings, 1941-45 by S.Zaloga

By S.Zaloga

The Wchrmachi hired one of many inosi complex and finished platforms of strive against automobile markings of all of the belligerents within the moment international battle. car markings usually reflected German fortunes at the jap From. within the heady days of Barbarossa, German tanks have been embellished gaudily in nationwide markings and heraldic unit insignia, in cavalier omit of counter-intelligence standards. yet, because the battle began to flip in favour of the Soviet Union after Stalingrad in January 1943, way more prudence was once. proven and markings started to disappear. Mimetic camouflage portray used to be brought in 1943 and, ultimately. in 1944 orders have been issued forbidding using heraldic divisional insignia.

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Army of the Potomac (Men-at-Arms, Volume 38) by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

For basic George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington clean from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, have been to supply the uncooked fabric which he may educate, equip, arrange and finally remodel from an insignificant mob into a good battling strength. In October 1861, the military of the Potomac formally got here into being. This pleasing quantity from an identical workforce of writer Philip Katcher and artist Michael Youens who produced Men-at-Arms 37, the military of Northern Virginia, explores how this transition took place, with a selected emphasis on guns, uniforms and equipment.

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North-West Frontier 1837-1947 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 72) by Robert Wilkinson-Latham

By Robert Wilkinson-Latham

For over 100 years British and Indian troops have been working on the North-West Frontier of India, policing the tribes, mounting expeditions, and guarding opposed to the ubiquitous danger from Russia. Populated quite often by means of Pathans, one of many fiercest warrior races in the world, the Frontier got here to be often called "The Grim" via generations of British squaddies. This booklet information not just the 3 Afghan wars but in addition the problems surrounding Chitral, Malakand and Tirah. colour illustrations and images supply an extraordinary glimpse into lifestyles at the Frontier, illuminating Lord Curzon's comment, "No guy who has learn a web page of Indian background will ever prophesy concerning the frontier."

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The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-Arms, by Otto Von Pivka

By Otto Von Pivka

In 1806, initially of the Peninsular struggle, the Portuguese military was once now not on the height of army potency. however, less than British tutelage it performed an incredible half within the struggle opposed to Napoleon. lower than Wellington's command, the Portuguese military unusual itself in battles at Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro and Albuera, and in 1813 helped the Allies win a decisive victory at Vittoria. starting with a chronology of Portugal's half within the Peninsular conflict, this e-book examines the uniforms, gear and association of the Portuguese army's a number of devices. targeted colour plates and various illustrations supplement the text.

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The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Through the Napoleonic period, Russia possessed an enormous strength of cavalry, forming a better percent than that of such a lot ecu armies. This stemmed partially from their provider opposed to the Turks, who had large numbers of troops, and in part from the truth that a lot Russian terrain was once compatible for the manoeuvre of huge our bodies of cavalry. This significant other quantity to Men-at-Arms 185 examines the company, strategies and uniforms of the Russian cavalry in this dynamic and turbulent interval, overlaying Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Uhlans, fastened Jägers and the Lifeguard, in addition to the Opolchenie armed forces and Cossacks.

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The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Michael Simkins

By Michael Simkins

Even supposing the typical Roman combating males themselves have left no account, a lot literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological reveals, plus the examine of surviving Roman scultpure has allowed hisorians to benefit a lot concerning the nature of the Roman military which conquered an amazing expanse of territory. Michael Simkins brings all his giant wisdom to endure in this attention-grabbing topic, overlaying such themes as military composition, recruitment, education, crusade regimen and supplying a wealth of aspect on guns, uniforms and equipment.

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