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Napoleon gave his special attention to this splendid unit - the Imperial Guard - and it became a sort of little army within the « Grande Annee". This study of its organisation is here at its most erudite.. Like the one on the uniforms and equipment. Discover the uniforms, the equipment and the weapons used by all those "Grognards", who were launched into a battle as a last resort, at the decisive moment Explaining how the Guard was organised into Old, Middle and Young Guards, the illustrator-researsher Andre Jouineau in the first volume shows the coloneL-generals, the grenadiers, the chasseurs a pied, fusiliers, velitss,flanqueurs, wards, workmen, sappers, doctors, magistrates and foot gunners; in the second volume he shows the centaurs of the Guard's cavalry. This small practical clear, concise.. logicaL and visual tool is a real vade mecum, directed at imperiaL history buffs as well as figurine makers.
This book is a new, completely redrawn, reviewed and greatly enlarged version - with almost 50% extra characters - of the one pubLished several years ago by the same authors. In 176 pages, these two specialists' texts are illustrated with a thousand or so pictures.
In this last issue. the last Mounted Troops of the Guard are described: Horse Artillery. Artillery Train, Wagon Train, Medical Service,Headquarters and lithuanian Tartars or Polish Krakus.
|Format||21 x 29x7 cm|
|nombre de pages||176|
|Author(s)||André Jouineau - Jean-Marie Mongin|