Wellington's Infantry: British Foot Regiments 1800–1815
Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2021)
Hardcover : 176 pages
ISBN-13 : 9781526786678
The period covered in this book is one of the most famed and glorious for the British Army and the infantry were its backbone. Gabriele Esposito examines how the foot regiments were reformed and evolved to absorb the lessons of defeat in America and setbacks elsewhere to become the efficient and dependable bedrock of victory in the Napoleonic Wars. He details the uniforms, equipment and weapons of the infantry, along with their organization and tactics. Chapters are devoted to the Guards, the line regiments of foot, the Light Infantry and Rifles as well as Highland and Lowland Scots regiments.
The author considers not only those units serving with Wellington in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign, but all British infantry units, including those in Canada, the West Indies, India and elsewhere, not forgetting even the home defence Fencibles. Foreign units serving with the British army, most notably the King's German Legion, are also included. The work is lavishly illustrated with colour artwork
Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history, whose interests and expertise range widely over various periods. He is the author of numerous books on armies and uniforms and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines in Italy, France, Netherlands and UK. His many previous works include Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607-1713, published by Pen & Sword in 2018.
Bit like the hilariously named Mark Lardas - amazing breadth of knowledge. 🤔
indeed very prolific...the British redcoats after Ancient Greece, Celtic Europe, the Paraguayan War for Osprey and WHP, the Pacific War 1879-1883 for same both editors, Carlists, War of 1812, Japanese 1868-1878, Great Northern War, Italian from Ancient Roma, Medieval, Renaissance, Unification 1848-1870 to Italian-Turkish War, and expecting the US-Mexican War 1846-1848 at WHP and the 9 Years Wars and Armies 1688-1697 in a single 48 pages Osprey Men At Arms, What else, impressive multi-continental and multi-historical coverages...
but Qui trop embrasse, mal étreint...tells a French saying