Wellington's Peninsular Army
Artwork by Michael Roffe
army at the start of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was
an ordinary outfit with poor organisation, limited tactical know-how
and weapons that hadn't changed in 100 years.
the end of the Peninsular War, the Duke of Wellington had transformed
it into a fighting machine that could beat the best in Europe
- the French - even when outnumbered.
Wellington's Peninsular Army, James Lawford examines the
British army between 1808 and 1814 from its staff, right down
to the fighting soldier.
is a short section on staff officers and then the book is divided
into sections on the infantry, cavalry, artillery, sieges and
these chapters he then looks at organisation of the various arms,
their weapons, tactics and how they operated in battle.
must say that in 40 pages - which include eight pages of colour
plates - Lawford has packed a huge amount of information that
will explain everything you need to know.
colour plates by Michael Roffe are nicely illustrated and contain
the major uniform styles of the army. There are also more than
30 black and white images of battles, personalities and weapons.
you are interested in the Peninsular War then you will find this
edition extremely handy.
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