Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): Infantry by Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

The main implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, on the outbreak of conflict Austria maintained an enormous military, yet one rooted firmly within the 18th century. Hampered by means of the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians needed to struggle the main smooth military in Europe. regardless of this the regulars, who have been drawn from many territories lower than Austrian sway, played with nice self-discipline, solution and stoicism. This name examines intimately the supplier, uniforms, deployment and improvement of the Austrian infantry throughout the Napoleonic Wars, overlaying Line infantry, mild infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr military, and Frei-Corps devices.

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