Introduction /Weaponry and equipment, and how they affected tactical deployment - heavy regiments; medium regiments /Theoretical doctrine, and training - formations, and tactics /Actual battlefield deployments - their success or failure /Leadership /Logistics - procurement, supply and care of horses /Bibliography
Written by a leading authority on the period, this book offers a critical overview of the heavy cavalry tactics of Napoleon's armies and those of his opponents.
Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respected author and historical consultant specializing in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written 40 books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and numerous articles and papers on military history - but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion, cricket. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th-century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
"Diagrams, paintings, prints and vivid color plates specially prepared by Adam Hook appear throughout this informative paperback." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure