The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (2)


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The Army of Gustavus Adolphus (2)


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Much of the fame of Gustavus Adolphus has founded upon his cavalry. He is said to have reversed the stagnation of European cavalry warfare, giving it back fluidity and vigour. Like much 'Gustavus mythology', however, the truth may well be quite different. Richard Brzezinski explores the truth behind the myth, in an attempt to find the real story of Gustavus's cavarly. Their organization, arms, armour, tactics and uniforms are examined in a text accompanied by many illustrations, including eight fine full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Native Cavalry · German Cavalry · Cavalry Armour & Equipment · Buffcoats and Uniforms · Dragoons · Artillery · Identification Signs · Tactics · Conclusions · The Plates

Product details

Published Oct 31 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855323506
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 262
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…


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