Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : Cavalry (Men at Arms Series, 181)
Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars Cavalry - 2 - Men at Arms Series, 181 Author:Philip Haythornthwaite 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 c... more »avalry 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.« less
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