During the Napoleonic era, Russia possessed a vast force of cavalry, forming a greater percentage than that of most European armies. This stemmed partly from their service against the Turks, who had huge numbers of troops, and partly from the fact that much Russian terrain was suitable for the manoeuvre of large bodies of cavalry. This companion volume to Men-at-Arms 185 examines the organisation, tactics and uniforms of the Russian cavalry during this dynamic and turbulent period, covering Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Uhlans, Mounted Jägers and the Lifeguard, as well as the Opolchenie militia and Cossacks.
Bloomsbury Publishing; November 2012
- ISBN 9781782007043
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- Title: The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)
- Author: Philip Haythornthwaite; Bryan Fosten (ill.)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing