The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) cover

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

In stock
£11.69 RRP £12.99 Website price saving £1.30 (10%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days


Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War. Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of important new material. This second volume covers the light infantry, cavalry, specialist corps and several supporting military and civilian departments

Table of Contents

Legion of Light Troops · Loyal Lusitanian Legion · The Cazadores · Royal Volunteers of the Prince · The Cavalry · Specialists: Engineers, Arsenal, Artificers, Telegraph Corps, Military Academies, Guides, Garrison Staff; Police, Castle & Body Guards; Veterans · Civil Departments: Treasury, Commissariat & Medical · Colours & Standards · Legion Portugaise in French Service · Commentary on the colour artwork

Product details

Published 25 Nov 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855329812
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 34 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 346
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


Bill Younghusband

Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He was educate…


Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.


Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over