Wellington's Infantry

British Foot Regiments 1800–1815

Gabriele Esposito

The period covered in this book is one of the most famed and glorious for the British Army and the infantry was its backbone.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
50 color illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526786678
Pages : 156
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$34.95
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Overview
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The period covered in this book is one of the most famed and glorious for the British Army and the infantry was its backbone. Gabriele Esposito examines how the foot regiments were reformed and evolved to absorb the lessons of defeat in America and setbacks elsewhere to become the efficient and dependable bedrock of victory in the Napoleonic Wars. He details the uniforms, equipment and weapons of the infantry, along with their organization and tactics. Chapters are devoted to the Guards, the line regiments of foot, the Light Infantry and Rifles as well as Highland and Lowland Scots regiments.

The author considers not only those units serving with Wellington in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign, but all British infantry units, including those in Canada, the West Indies, India and elsewhere, not forgetting even the home defense Fencibles. Foreign units serving with the British army, most notably the King's German Legion, are also included. The work is lavishly illustrated with color artwork.

About The Author
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Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history, whose interests and expertise range widely over various periods. He is the author of numerous books on armies and uniforms and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines in Italy, France, Netherlands and UK. His many previous works include Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607-1713, published by Pen & Sword in 2018.

REVIEWS
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"Novices will come for the introductory information. Grognards will stay for the obscure units."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The images produced are large and in full colour and do enhance the book..."

- The Napoleon Series

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