Austrian Commanders of the Napoleonic Wars (Elite Series #101)

Overview

Throughout the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic (1799-1815) Wars, France’s most consistent enemy on land was the Austrian Empire. Austria's huge armies played a central part in the several coalitions against France, from the 1790s, to the Austerlitz campaign of 1805, the closely-balanced battles of 1809, and the final upsurge of 1813-14. Contrary to the myth of rigid aristocratic conformity, the generals who led those armies were as diverse in origin and character as their regiments - some were ...
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Overview

Throughout the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic (1799-1815) Wars, France’s most consistent enemy on land was the Austrian Empire. Austria's huge armies played a central part in the several coalitions against France, from the 1790s, to the Austerlitz campaign of 1805, the closely-balanced battles of 1809, and the final upsurge of 1813-14. Contrary to the myth of rigid aristocratic conformity, the generals who led those armies were as diverse in origin and character as their regiments - some were princes of the blood, and some ex-rankers promoted for talent and courage. This text gives concise but fact-packed accounts of the careers of more than 30 of these men, illustrated with portraits and meticulous colour plates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766645
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Elite Series , #101
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 841,706
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Hollins was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1962. After graduating from University College London, he trained as a maritime solicitor and began his career in commercial shipping. He is a frequent contributor to specialist Napoleonic magazines and has written a number of books related to the Imperial Army and Archduke Charles. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 299: ‘Austrian Auxiliary Troops 1792-1816’, and Warrior 24: ‘Austrian Grenadiers and Infantry 1788-1816’.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Drawn From Many Lands
The Princes and Established Nobles
Archduke Charles
Heinrich, Graf Bellegarde
Prince Friedrich of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Johannes, Furst zu Lichtenstein
Friedrich, Prince of Orange
Friedrich, Graf von Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Karl, Furst zu Schwarzenberg
The Western Soldiers
Vincenz Bianchi
Johann von Hiller
Johann von Hotze
Johann Klenau
Johann Riesch
The Eastern Soldiers
Joseph Alvinczy
Ignaz Gyulai
Paul Kray
Michael Melas
Joseph Vukassovich
The Irish and Alsatians
Thomas Brady
Laval Nugent
Dagobert Wurmser
Johann Frimont
The Chiefs-of-Staff
Johann Chasteler
Karl Mack
Anton Mayer
Johann Radetsky
Heinrich Schmitt
Franz Weyrother
Maximillian Wimpffen
Anton Zach
Further Reading
The Plates
Index
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