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Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry and Dragoon Tactics

Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry and Dragoon Tactics( )
Author: Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
Illustrator: Hook, Adam
Series title:Elite Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84908-710-0
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Osprey Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses, the heavy cavalry were armed with swords nearly a metre long, used for slashing or thrusting at their opponents; many wore steel armour, a practice revived by Napoleon. They were tasked with smashing a hole in the enemy's line of battle, with exploiting a weakness, or with...
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Book Details
Pages:64
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / Napoleonic Wars
Technology & Engineering / Military Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.5 x 9.78 x 0.17 Inches
Book Weight:0.462 Pounds
Author Biography
Haythornthwaite, Philip J. (Author)
Philip J. Haythornthwaite is a military historian and author. He has written over 40 books including The Napoleonic Source Book and The Armies of Wellington.

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