Название: Cuirassiers 1800-1815
Автор: Andre Jouineau, Olivier Lapray
Издательство: Histoire & Collections
Серия: Officers and Soldiers 14
ISBN: 978 2352501268
Год издания: 2011
Количество страниц: 84
Размер: 13,7 MB
The fourteenth work in the "Officers and Soldiers" collection is dedicated to the French Cuirassiers from the Consulate to the Second Restoration.
Dating back to the Heavy Cavalry of the Ancient Re'gime, the first Cuirassier regiments were really created in France in 1801 during the Consulate. This new type of cavalry turned out to be one of the essential arms of Napoleon's tactics.
First twelve, then fourteen regiments were created to constitute the shock troops of the Napoleonic Wars, together with the two regiments of Carabiniers already formed. For more than ten years, they took part in all Napoleon's campaigns: from Austerlitz on 2 December 1805 to Waterloo on 18 June 1815 and from the valleys of Spain to the distant Russian steppes.