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  • Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics
  • Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
    Illustrated by Adam Hook
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On Sale: July 23, 2013
Pages: 64 | ISBN: 978-1-78200-940-5
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
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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 turning a flank. Their classic manoeuvre was the charge; arrayed in close-order lines or columns, the heavy cavalry would begin their attack at the walk, building up to a gallop for the final 50 metres before impact.
Illustrated with diagrams, relevant paintings and prints and specially prepared colour plates, this is the first volume of a two-part study of the cavalry tactics of the armies of Napoleon and those of his allies and opponents. Written by a leading authority on the period, it draws upon drill manuals and later writings to offer a vivid assessment of how heavy cavalry actually fought on the Napoleonic battlefield.
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"Diagrams, paintings, prints and vivid color plates specially prepared by Adam Hook appear throughout this informative paperback." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure

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