New PDF release: Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics (Elite)

By Philip Haythornthwaite,Adam Hook

through the Napoleonic Wars the best battlefield surprise weapon was once the heavy cavalry – the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian opposite numbers. gigantic males fastened on large horses, the heavy cavalry have been armed with swords approximately a metre lengthy, used for slashing or thrusting at their competitors; many wore metal armour, a tradition revived through Napoleon. They have been tasked with smashing a gap within the enemy's line of conflict, with exploiting a weak point, or with turning a flank. Their vintage manoeuvre used to be the cost; arrayed in close-order traces or columns, the heavy cavalry might commence their assault on the stroll, build up to a gallop for the ultimate 50 metres prior to impression. Illustrated with diagrams, suitable work and prints and especially ready color plates, this can be the 1st quantity of a two-part research of the cavalry strategies of the armies of Napoleon and people of his allies and competitors. Written by way of a number one authority at the interval, it attracts upon drill manuals and later writings to provide a brilliant evaluation of the way heavy cavalry truly fought at the Napoleonic battlefield.

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