By Chris McNab
The Napoleonic Wars observed virtually twenty years of brutal scuffling with, from the frozen wastelands of Russia to the wildness of the Peninsula; from Egypt's decrease Nile to the bloody battlefield of Waterloo. combating happened on an unheard of scale throughout Europe, and over the full interval of the wars Napoleon led his Grand Arm¿e and his allies opposed to nearly each eu country, and opposed to various coalitions. This ebook presents a entire advisor to all of the significant armies of the Napoleonic Wars, of France, Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Spain and Portugal. overlaying the adjustments skilled via the armies over the interval, the writer information the association, infantry, cavalry, and artillery of every. With attractive unique paintings of the customarily wonderful uniforms worn into conflict, interval illustrations or the apparatus used, and pictures, it is a appealing and in-depth examine of the armies that fought within the Napoleonic campaigns.
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Extra resources for Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An Illustrated History (General Military)
Of the approximately 655,000 troops with which Napoleon had crossed the Niemen in June 1812, scarcely 100,000 bedraggled, broken men staggered into East Prussia little more than six months later. Of the 1,300 pieces of field artillery that had accompanied the army into Russia, only about 250 guns remained, most of the others having been simply abandoned due to lack of transport. Notwithstanding these unprecedented losses, Napoleon immediately set to work to revive his shattered army, demonstrating in the process his organizational genius.
The regulation red facings were often replaced with dark blue, and both blue and white trousers were worn according to season. (Right) Adjutant-commandant, Garde Imperiale. This general or colonel, from a contemporary portrait, has a thoroughly non-regulation uniform but on which w e can still see the regulation buttonhole loops of this staff appointment. (Left) Adjoint. The 'assistants to the general staff' were distinguished by embroidered double loops on the collar only, and by a simpler belt.
As early as 1809, he noted, Napoleon began to complain that his soldiers were not like those of 1805: the men at Wagram were not like those at Austerlitz. 34 FRANCE (Centre) General Bonaparte, 1 796. Based on Gros' picture of Bonaparte at Areola, the staff uniform shown in that established by regulations of 30 January 1 796. The single-breasted coat had a red stand-andfall collar, red cuffs with white flaps, and gold oak-leaf embroidery which varied in quantity according to rank. (Left) Line fusilier, 1796.