Napoleon's Mounted Chasseurs of the Guard

Napoleon's Mounted Chasseurs of the Guard

by Ronald Pawly, Patrice Courcelle
     
 

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A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of "Guides" and the "Consular Guard" in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the Emperor, who wore their uniform on campaign. Ronald

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A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of "Guides" and the "Consular Guard" in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the Emperor, who wore their uniform on campaign. Ronald Pawly's unique research into regimental archives has uncovered unprecedented detail about this exceptional unit and its soldiers and officers. With their colorful uniforms recreated in full-color artwork and accounts of their actions in the most critical battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), this book provides a comprehensive description of a legendary elite.

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"Overall another superlative Osprey book and one that is both an interesting and enjoyable read. I'm sure you will agree." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (January 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846032578
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Pawly is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment (Crowood Press, 1998), and of a study of Napoleonic veterans' tombs in Belgium. He has previously written for Osprey Men-at-Arms 355: Wellington's Belgian Allies 1815; MAA 371: Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815; MAA 371: Napoleon's Red Lancers; MAA 378: Napoleon's Guards of Honour; and Elite 115: Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (1): Organization & Personnel. The author lives in Belgium.

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