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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2020 4:38 p.m. PST

…, 1792-1815.

"Austria was one of the five major players of the Napoleonic Wars. In early 19th century, the Austrian army (Kaiserliche-KöniglicheHeer) was the third largest and one of the best-trained armies in the world. The individual regiments performed well and were considered solid. However, hampered by the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians had to face the most modern army in Europe. Despite the many defeats suffered, the Austrian soldiers performed with discipline and played a central role in the coalitions against France, from the campaigns in 1790s, to the Austerlitz campaign of 1805, the closely balanced battles of 1809, and the final victorious campaigns of 1813-1814. Austrian cavalry, in particular, was considered one of the best in Europe by allies as well as enemies. For the first time, this topic is introduced starting from the first campaign against France. The book includes the regimental histories of each unit after the original sources, unpublished iconography, and is completed by detailed illustrations depicting uniforms and equipment of the mounted ‘kaiserlich' white coats."


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Stoppage01 Sep 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

Next year Armand, next year…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 12:19 p.m. PST



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 3:55 p.m. PST

>>"by detailed illustrations depicting uniforms and equipment of the mounted ‘kaiserlich' white coats."

Yet they put an hussar on the cover? Continuity pals… continuity! Are the rest of these publishers books like this?

Stoppage02 Sep 2020 9:00 a.m. PST

I like the Helion books – they make a good counter-point to the (getting dated) Ospreys – with fresh research from non-English authors (and illustrators).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2020 1:09 p.m. PST

Me too…


Lilian02 Sep 2020 2:31 p.m. PST

Bruno Mugnai's teasing

the book will cover also the Reichsarmee

Cuirassier Regiment Treskow, 1792, Circle of Franconia.
Because they were the most vulnerable of the so-called Vordere Kreise (forward circles), only Swabian and Franconian circles had organized permanent and regiment sized contingents since the seventeenth century. Franconia still retained a Cuirassiers and a Dragoons regiment raised in 1681 and 1691 in cooperation among the circle states. The Treskow Cuirassieren regiment resulted formed by 20 different territories with Würzburg, Bamberg, Nurnberg, and Ansbach-Bayreuth as major contributors. In detail:
1st company from Bayreuth;
2nd company from Bamberg;
3rd company from Würzburg;
4th company from Nurnberg;
5th company from Eichstätt, Bamberg, and Henneberg-Röhmild;
6th company from Ansbach, Nurnberg and Windsheim;
7th company from Weiningen, Schleusingen, Themar, Hildburghausen, Ilmenau, Eisenach, Schwarzenberg, Wertheim and Schweinfurth,
8th company from Rothenburg, Wertheim, Schmalkalden and Castell.
Regimentsstab and Schwadronsstab comprised 28 officers, 45 NCO, 3 surgeons, 1 Regimentspauker (timpanist), 7 trumpeters, 3 Sattler, 246 Gemeinen for 333 men at all.
[1] In wartime, the regiment had to deploy 4 squadrons increasing the strength to 999 men, but at the eve of the Reichskrieg against France, it could field just half of the regular strength. Furthermore, after the reversion of his state by the last margrave of Ansbach-Bayreuth in 1791, the regiment lost one of its contributors.
Similar composition, and poor situation, concerned the Ansbach-Bayreuth Dragoner regiment, which deployed further 8 companies:
1st company from Ansbach, Schönborn and Weissenburg;
2nd company from Bamberg;
3rd company from Würzburg;
4th company from Nurnberg;
5th company from Eichstätt, Erbach, Rieneck and Lohr;
6th company from the Teutonic Order, Würzburg, and Wertheim;
7th company from Bayreuth, Limpurg and Castell;
8th company from the princes of Hohenlohe, Schwarzenberg, and Castell.
On paper, the regiment numbered 29 officers, 50 NCOs, 2 surgeons, 1 timpanist, 8 trumpeters, 1 drummer, 239 Gemeinen for 330 men at all in peacetime and 990 in wartime.
[1] Nachricht von den Fränkischen Kraistruppen nebst einem Angang von den schwäbischen Kreisregimentern (Nurnberg, 1782), p. 92.

Bruno Mugnai

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2020 4:20 p.m. PST

Thanks. That's a lot more info than the sites give away.
The height of the neo-Grecian helmet tho??
At least the mail gets through…

Stoppage03 Sep 2020 4:39 a.m. PST

With the raupen/caterpillar removed then it'll stand out morely.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 3:11 p.m. PST

Is that anything like bigly?

Gazzola04 Sep 2020 3:11 p.m. PST


Yes, this goes on my have-to-buy list. I'm just grateful it is not available until next year. By that, I mean I have books yet to read, including Gill's latest title and with Wellington at Bay due out this month…is it me or does there seem more Napoleonic titles becoming available than ever?

Gazzola04 Sep 2020 3:30 p.m. PST

Update! While checking out the possible publication date of another Napoleonic title, I checked again and Amazon Uk are displaying it as being available on 15th November. I'd better get reading! LOL

Lilian04 Sep 2020 6:17 p.m. PST

next year, this year…fifty fifty,
"winter 2020-2021" wrote Bruno Mugnai, so Christmas why not
the publication dates on amazon are wrongs for many books due to the COVID and others considerations, part of them have been delayed until 2021 or more…

Lilian05 Sep 2020 10:14 a.m. PST

…and I forgot this precision, better source than amazon :

I can confirm that this is intended for release late this year. Books ordered from the Helion website can be shipped globally, so those overseas should not feel obliged to wait for their local version of Amazon to catch up (particularly with the current delays due to COVID).

Andrew Bamford
Serie Editor From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815

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