Napoleon's Line Infantry by Philip HaythornthwaiteNapoleon's Line Infantry by Philip Haythornthwaite

Napoleon's Line Infantry

byPhilip HaythornthwaiteIllustratorBryan Fosten

Paperback | July 28, 1983

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Napoleon's line infantry was founded upon that of the Ancien Régime. A total re-organisation began on 1 January 1791 with the abolition of the old regimental titles, and over the next two years an increasing number of conscript and volunteer battalions were formed. Their quality varied from the proficiency of the early National Guard regiments to the untrained and ill-equipped rabble of the levée. To combine the discipline and steadiness of the regular army with the revolutionary fervour of the new army, the Amalgame was decreed on 21 February; by this measure each regular battalion became the nucleus of a new Demi-Brigade.
Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, ...
Title:Napoleon's Line InfantryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.29 × 0.1 inPublished:July 28, 1983Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:085045512X

ISBN - 13:9780850455120

Table of Contents

Organisation · Uniforms · Equipment · The Regiments of the Line · The Plates