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  The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) : Infantry 1799-1814 (Men-at-Arms Series 185)
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The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) : Infantry 1799-1814 (Men-at-Arms Series 185)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Paul Hannon
: Osprey Publishing
: 1991
isbn: 0850457378
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

In 1795 the Russian army was as vast as the territory from which it was drawn. The College of War calculated that the regular army amounted to 541,741 men, plus 46,601 enrolled cossacks, and at least a further 100,000 irregular cavalry which could be mobilised in time of war. Inspired by the icons paraded by their priests before battle, the Russian infantry were capable of astonishing feats and total, blind obedience to orders. Philip Haythornwaite examines the organisation and uniforms of the remarkable Russian infantry troops who fought in the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-12-2014, 04:04 | : 363   (0)
  American Civil War Armies (2): Union Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 177)
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American Civil War Armies (2): Union Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 177)
: Philip Katcher, Ronald Volstad
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 0850456908
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The US Army during the Civil War was the largest the country had raised in its brief history; and it would remain the largest ever raised until World War I. In all, 2,772,408 men served in some branch or other of the US Army. This detailed work by Philip Katcher is a comprehensive guide to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and weapons of the Union Troops who fought the American Civil War (1861-1865), with a wealth of illustrations, including contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 25-12-2014, 03:20 | : 321   (0)
  The Apaches (Men-at-Arms Series 186)
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The Apaches (Men-at-Arms Series 186)
: Jason Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 1987
isbn: 0850457386
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Apache culture of 1850 was a blend of influences from the peoples of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, particularly the Pueblos, and as time progressed from the Spanish and American settlers. This fascinating work by Jason Hook examines the Apaches, their social structure, religion and warcraft, and outlines the Apache wars and conflicts with the American, including the dramatic story of Crook and Geronimo. This absorbing volume is illustrated with a wealth contemporary photographs, museum examples and eight stunning full page colour plates by Richard Hook, making it the perfect book for anyone interested in this fascinating culture.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 22-12-2014, 03:38 | : 280   (0)
  British Battle Insignia (2): 1939-45 (Men-at-Arms Series 187)
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British Battle Insignia (2): 1939-45 (Men-at-Arms Series 187)
: Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1987
isbn: 0850457394
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

By the New Year of 1940 the War Office had agreed in principle to (a) the enhancement of officers' badges of rank with cloth in the colour of the arm-of-service; (b) strips of cloth in the same colours to be worn at the top of the sleeves by all ranks; and (c) the wearing of regimental flashes on Battledress. And so the rules for the wearing of battle insignia throughout the British Army were established. How far they were obeyed and how often they were ignored will become obvious to anyone reading Mike Chappell's splendid companion work to Men-At-Arms 182.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 21-12-2014, 07:47 | : 258   (0)
  British Battle Insignia (1): 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 182)
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British Battle Insignia (1): 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 182)
: Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1991
isbn: 0850457270
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The British soldiers who marched off to fight in World War I in 1914 wore only regimental insignia, yet by the time of the armistice in November 1918, insignia in the British Army had undergone a considerable change. Now visible was a bewildering display of coloured devices on uniforms, helmets, vehicles, guns, signboards and flags. Regimental badges remained but were joined by divisional insignia. These were rarely seen in the front line. Instead the 'battle patch' had appeared for combat use. In this beautifully illustrated book Mike Chappell looks at the colourful variety of insignia used by the British Army during the Great War.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 21-12-2014, 06:18 | : 318   (0)
  German Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms Series 166)
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German Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms Series 166)
: Christopher Gravett, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 1996
isbn: 0850456142
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

The German rulers were forceful and powerful men, and, surrounded by potential enemies, circumstances dictated the necessity of rule by strength based on military capacity. In the later 15th Century, three houses rose above the others; the families of Wittelsbach, Luxemburg and the powerful Austrian Hapsburgs. The struggles of these and other houses, and of the knights and towns, were to be a feature of German history throughout the Middle Ages. This title details the dress, weapons, heraldry and insignia of these prolific forces, as well as various battles, such as the Battle of Goellheim of 1298.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 19-12-2014, 10:05 | : 326   (0)
  Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2) (Men-at-Arms Series 160)
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Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2) (Men-at-Arms Series 160)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1985
isbn: 0850455359
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments were committed to action first, the Old Guard, as Napoleon wrote, 'being so precious, one fears to expose them'; thus the Fusiliers-Chasseurs distinguished themselves at Hilsberg whilst the rest of the Guard was kept in reserve. In 1808 the Fusiliers went to Spain, serving at the Madrid rising, Medina and Guadalajara. Philip Haythornwaite examines these troops in a detailed text backed by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 19-12-2014, 08:08 | : 407   (0)
  Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 153)
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Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 153)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1992
isbn: 0850455340
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors, owing personal allegiance to their sovereign and obeying no others, have illuminated or stained the annals of military history. Napoleon's Imperial Guards probably represent the last true link in a chain spanning the ages. Philip Haythornthwaite describes the history, organisation and equipment of Napoleon's Guard Infantry in an engaging work which includes numerous illustrations and eight full page colour plates superbly drawn by Bryan Fosten.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 19-12-2014, 06:53 | : 328   (0)
  Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1807-15 (Men-at-Arms Series 172)
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Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1807-15 (Men-at-Arms Series 172)
: Peter Hofschroer
: Osprey Publishing
: 1980
isbn: 0850456835
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

After Prussia's dismemberment a drastic re-organisation of the entire army was necessary, and the cavalry underwent this process with the rest. At the time of the mobilisation in 1813, the somewhat reduced mounted arm was supplemented by voluntary and militia formations; and once peace was established after the First Abdication, a further re-organisation was begun. The fateful campaign of 1815 was fought with the Prussian cavalry still in the throes of this re-organisation. Packed with diagrams, illustrations and eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten, this book by Peter Hofschröer details the history, organisation, equipment and uniforms of the Prussian cavalry which fought in the Napoleonic Wars.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-12-2014, 08:45 | : 410   (0)
  Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (1): 1792-1807 (Men-at-Arms Series 162)
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Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (1): 1792-1807 (Men-at-Arms Series 162)
: Peter Hofschroer
: Osprey Publishing
: 1987
isbn: 0850455758
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

When Frederick II (later known as Frederick the Great) came to the throne in 1740, he had three advantages for which he owed thanks to his father: a modern, well-organised state; full coffers; and a properly trained and equipped army. Under a leader as renowned as Seydlitz, the Prussian cavalry achieved the nearest to a state of perfection that it was ever going to. So great was its reputation in the Seven Years' War that Napoleon made a special point of warning his men at the beginning of the 1806 campaign to beware of the Prussian cavalry.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-12-2014, 07:09 | : 398   (0)
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