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George Washington's Army
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George Washington's Army

By Young, Peter

Osprey Pub Co, 1972. New book, 41 pages, MAA018. When George Washington became Commander in Chief of the Congressional Armies in 1775, he took charge of a diverse army consisting of old militias. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of this 'mixed multitude of people', and looks at their role in the American Revolutionary War. The major personalities in the Revolution are examined, as are the divisions of Washington's army and the tactics they used. This interesting study is enhanced by diagrams, portraits and full colour illustrations.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Roffe, Michael. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.78

The Spanish Tercios 1536-1704
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The Spanish Tercios 1536-1704

By Lopez, Ignacio

Osprey Pub Co, 2012. New book, 48 pages, MAA481. A mixed infantry formation made up of about 3,000 men armed with pikes, swords and handguns, the innovative and influential tercio or 'Spanish square' was the basic combat unit of the armies of Spain throughout much of the 16th and 17th centuries. Arguably the first permanent tactical formation seen in Europe since the Roman cohort, the tercio was the forerunner of modern formations such as the battalion and regiment. The variety of different weapons fielded in the tercio meant the Spanish infantry could resist opposing cavalry forces while overcoming every kind of enemy infantry deployed against them. Featuring full-colour artwork and photographs of rare items held at the Spanish Army Museum, this study covers the whole period during which the tercios were active, opening with the third Italian war between the forces of France and the Holy Roman Emperor and concluding with the final transformation of the Spanish tercios into regiments in 1704.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Embleton, Gerry. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.78

Gunpowder Armies

By Newark, Tim

Concord Publications, 2004. New book, CN6010, 47 pages, 22 full page colour illustrations. This book covers the period of gunpowder weapons from the 16th to the 19th centuries and covers both European and colonial wars. It is illustrated by some of the finest military artists in the world. Contents: Militia soldiers, London 16thC; Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, early 17thC; Royalist Musketeers, mid 17thC; Prince Rupert at the Battle of Marston Moor 1644; Battle of Killiecrankie in Scotland 1689; British Soldier, Antigua, 1728; Scots Highlander and British Soldier during Jacobite Rising 1746; Jacobite Warriors at the Battle of Culloden 1746; Rogers' Rangers, French-Indian War, 1759; Simon Fraser, French-Indian War, 1759; Pulaski's Legion, American Revolution, 1779; Continental Light Dragoons, American Revolution, 1779; Hussar of Lauzun's Legion, American Revolution, 1781; Mameluk warrior at Pistol practice, Egypt, late 18thC; General Charles Louis Lasalle, Prussia, 1806; Wellington's 57th Regiment of Foot at Albuera, 1811; French attacked by Russian Cossacks, 1812; French Cuirassier, 1812; Women Warriors of Dahomey, West Africa, 19thC; Berdans Sharpshooters, American Civil War, 1860s; Russian soldier clashes with Turkoman tribesman, Central Asia, 1873.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by McBride, Angus; Hook, Richard. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.66

French Musketeer, 1622-1775
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French Musketeer, 1622-1775

By Chartrand, Rene

Osprey Pub Co, 2013. New book, 64 pages, WAR168. The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D'Artagnan, Dumas published "The Three Musketeers". The King's Musketeers were formed in 1622 and were populated by young men of noble birth, but often of poorer means. The Musketeers served as a form of military academy, which enabled these men to qualify for commission into the regular army, but the academy was not just a schoolroom - the Musketeers served in all major battles and campaigns of the period; their reputation for bravery was well deserved. This title explores the history behind the legends created by Dumas. Drawing on historical and fascinating accounts the truth of this most colourful and flamboyant of units is revealed.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Turner, Graham. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.96

Polish Armies of the Partitions 1770-94
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Polish Armies of the Partitions 1770-94

By Respond, Vincent

Osprey Pub Co, 2013. New book, 48 pages, MAA485. The tragic national epic of Polish history began in these late 18th-century wars. Under Poland’s Saxon monarchy, Russia and Prussia constantly meddled in the affairs of the Kingdom. In 1768 a civil war broke out between pro-Russian 'Commonwealth' Poles and 'Confederate' patriots who opposed foreign intervention; Russia intervened directly, and the First Partition followed in 1772. Guerrilla resistance continued, and anti-Russian political moves were snuffed out by a second Russian invasion in 1792. Following a Second Partition between Russia and Prussia in 1793, Poland’s national hero Thaddeus Kosciusko led a national uprising against the invaders in April 1794. After remarkable victories against the odds at Raclawice and Warsaw, the patriots were finally defeated by the combined armies of Prussia and Russia at Maciejowice. This led to the Third Partition of 1795, between Prussia, Russia, and Austria, and Poland ceased to exist as a political nation. Featuring specially commissioned full-color illustrations, this is the epic story of Poland’s doomed struggle to remain independent in the face of aggression from its neighbours in the late 18th century. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Ruggeri, Raffaele. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.96

British Redcoat 1740-93
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British Redcoat 1740-93

By Reid, Stuart

Osprey Pub Co, 1997. New book, 64 pages, WAR019. During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda, the army was viewed as little removed from a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes. This view, still held by many today, is challenged by Stuart Reid, who paints a picture of an increasingly professional force. This was an important time of change and improvement for the British Army, and British Redcoat 1740-1793 fully brings this out in its comprehensive examination of the lives, conditions and experiences of the late 18th-century infantryman.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Hook, Richard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.02

Cumberland's Culloden Army, 1745-46
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Cumberland's Culloden Army, 1745-46

By Reid, Stuart

Osprey Pub Co, 2012. New book, 48 pages, MAA483. In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed into England, getting as far south as Derby before withdrawing into Scotland. Far from universally popular north of the border, the Jacobite army bested another Hanoverian army at Falkirk and besieged Stirling, only to be routed by the Duke of Cumberland's army at Culloden in April 1746, a crushing defeat that ended any prospect of a Stuart restoration. Youngest son of Britain's Hanoverian king George II, the victorious general was lauded by his supporters while being reviled by his opponents as 'Butcher' Cumberland. His polyglot army, the subject of this book, included English regular Line infantry, cavalry, artillery, marines, and Scottish infantry (more Scots served on King George's side than followed 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'); English and Scottish 'provincial' infantry and cavalry regiments; and Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Swiss infantry, cavalry and artillery. Featuring full-colour artwork depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland's men, this exhaustively researched study offers a wealth of detail of regimental strengths and casualties and includes an extended chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Embleton, Gerry. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.96

The Army of the Blue King: The Bavarian Army 1684-1727 By Anton Hoffman

By Hoffman, Anton

Uniformology, 2005. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** This is a CD from Uniformology in the U.S, who have produced a large range of CD's each containing dozens of high quality scans of rare and costly original miltary uniform prints from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. Uniformology is proud to present this fully restored reprint of 48 full color plates from the work by Anton Hoffman originally published in Germany in 1905. After over 100 years we are able to publish these rare and exquisite plates by one of Germany’s best artists of the early 20th Century. Maximillian II Emmanuel was one of the premier military leaders of his time. He was often referred to as the "Blue King" because he nearly always wore his favorite color, blue. His well trained and drilled Bavarian army was likewise clad in their famous medium blue uniforms. A color which was worn by Bavarian soldiers over the next two centuries. In addition to being a great military leader in battles of the War of Spanish Succession and helping thwart the Turkish invasion of Europe Maximillian II Emmanuel was a pioneer patron of Baroque art and architecture.. CD. As New. Illus. by Hoffman, Anton.

$9.84

The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793
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The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793

By Chartrand, Rene

Osprey Pub Co, 2011. New book, 48 pages, MAA475. North American colonial history can broadly be divided into 'New France', 'New England' and 'New Spain. The latter covered a vast expanse of land from California to the whole of the south-west and south including modern-day Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Illinois. Spanish America played a significant role in British and American campaigns in particular the American Revolution. Spanish units fought against the British throughout the Revolution providing a major distraction to the British forces and helping in some way to ensure the eventual success of the colonials. Rene Chartrand is an international authority on the subject, he has amassed an array of original archival documents and illustrations to provide a fresh perspective on the key units and actions throughout the continent. In particular, he has provided a detailed listing of exactly where Spanish units were raised and based including major forts and places of interest to visit. Interest in Spanish American history is on the increase and this is a timely discussion of an aspect of American military history which is too often overlooked. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Rickman, David. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.96

Armies of Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700
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Armies of Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700

By Nicolle, David

Osprey Pub Co, 2006. New book, 48 pages, MAA427. It is generally assumed that the military reforms which propelled Russia into the modern world were due solely to the genius of Peter the Great. In fact, his reforms were built upon changes that had taken place during the previous 200 years, since the creation in 1550 of Russia's first full-time military force (the streltsi) by Ivan IV the Terrible. This account traces Russia's armies from that beginning, through the creation of paid regular regiments from 1630, up to the reign of Peter the Great. It is illustrated with rare early drawings, photos of surviving artifacts, and dazzling colour reconstructions of exotic military costumes. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by McBride, Angus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.96

American War of Independence Commanders
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American War of Independence Commanders

By Chartrand, Rene

Osprey Pub Co, 2003. New book, 64 pages, ELI093. The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany, France and Spain as well. Some were from the great families of the "Old World", while others were frontiersmen or farmers in the "New World". Despite their differing origins, all were leaders in the events that led to the establishment of the United States of America. This book details the appearance, careers and personalities of the commanders on both sides. It covers such famous figures as George Washington and Lord Cornwallis along with less well-known men such as Admiral Suffren and Bernando de Galvez. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Hook, Richard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.78

Border Reiver 1513-1603
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Border Reiver 1513-1603

By Durham, Keith

Osprey Pub Co, 2011. New book, 64 pages, WAR154. Stretching from the North Sea to the Solway Firth, the Border region has a sharply diverse landscape and was a battleground for over 300 years as the English and Scottish monarchs encouraged their subjects to conduct raids across their respective borders. This Warrior title will detail how this narrow strip of land influenced the Borderer's way of life in times of war. Covering every aspect of militant life, from the choice of weapons and armor to the building of fortified houses, this book gives the readers a chance to understand what it must have been like to live life in a late-medieval war zone. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Embleton, Gerry & Samuel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.78

La Maison Du Roi De France: Houshold Troops of the King of France 1445-1789

By Marbot, Lienhart, Humbert

Uniformology, 2006. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** The Royal Court of the Kings of France was a hotbed of Byzantine intrigue. To protect themselves from enemies both from within and without, the military forces of the Royal Household (Maison du Roi) became the largest and most elaborate in Europe. Special units were created to guard inner doors or outer doors and others designated by various degrees of distance to guard the King’s person. Naturally, uniforms were created and the ranks, populated exclusively from the nobility, bore ancient nomenclature. The Maison du Roi lasted nearly 200 years but would disappear by 1791 as revolution engulfed France. They reappeared again (not included in this volume) during the restoration until the monarchy was finally abolished. The history of the Maison du Roi along with their uniform details are recorded in this book. The illustrations with them are taken from the collection of the great French 19th century military artist Alexandre de Marbot and further schematic details are provided by the plates of Lienhart & Humbert. (8 Pages of text and 28 color plates). Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Marbot, Lienhart, Humbert. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

French Dragoons & Gedarmerie De France of the Seven Years War

By Cranz, Philip

Uniformology, 2011. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** After the major difficulties in researching the more than fifty regiments of the Cavalry Legere or regular French cavalry of the Seven Years War we though the simple task of dealing with a mere sixteen regiments of dragoons would much easier. Well I can tell you that thought has proven false. The dragoons were every bit as confusing and confounding as the regular cavalry. We have gleaned every French source we have found including royal decrees and the different books of the Etat Militaire from 1748, 1753, 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1761 along with the Essai Sur La Cavalerie published in 1756 along with more modern sources like Pajol and Lienhart and Humbert. The result are comparisons and contrasts for all these sources for you our reader to make the decisions for himself or herself. We have also presented beautiful full color schematic illustrations of each regiment along with beautiful renditions of the famous dragoon cap for each regiment. In addition to the dragoons we have included the sixteen companies of the Gendarmes de France. They ranked between the troops of the King or the Maison du Roi and the regular cavalry. These companies were all formed together in squadrons and served under their own commander as a regiment of cavalry. They were made up of richly attired nobles who went on campaign with a full baggage train and accompanied by their personal servants like knights of old. Their exploits were quite famous during the early part of the 18th Century. During the Seven Years War they were in line alongside the Royal Carabiniers at the battle of Minden. Despite heavy losses they fought bravely.Like all Uniformology publications you will find more color and more details than any other source.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

The French Infantry 1740-1764

By Cranz, Philip

Uniformology, 2008. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the Revolution, the French army represented one of the largest military forces in the world. It was involved in nearly every conflict from the War of Spanish Succession to the American War of Independence and its troops were garrisoned not only in France but India , Canada and the West Indies . For the entire period of this book, Louis XV reigned (1715-1774) and when he came of age in 1723, he took a great interest in his army and especially in matters of dress. Like every other 18th century army, the infantry constituted by far the largest component and the study of its uniforms during the period offers quite a challenge. There were numerous changes, in both substance and small details, especially from about 1725, and like every army of the time the regulations often not only overlapped, but colonels were not inclined to replace clothing until the old articles had worn out. Records of the uniforms were meticulously kept but it fell to two 19th century artists to present them in some order. These were Lucien Mouillard and Alfred de Marbot and later historians and artists such as Leinhert & Humbert were to rely heavily on their work. This volume documents the work of Marbot, including his schematics of which reproduction has been rare. The 18 full color plates of uniforms and 121 schematics, with a very informative text, give a very complete representation of French Infantry uniforms during the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Marbot, Alfred De. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

Army of the Blue King: The Bavarian Army 1684-1727

By Hoffman, Anton

Uniformology, 2006. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** The army of Maximilian I fought in most of the wars of the late 17th and early 18th century including the wars of the Grand Alliance and The War of the Spanish Succession. Their infantry uniforms were cornflower blue, a color that would characterize them for the better part of two and a half centuries. In the early part of the nineteenth century, the famous German artist, Anton Hoffman produced a volume of black and white illustrations called The Army of the Blue King and we offer 48 of the plates here, masterfully reproduced in vivid color. There are notes on each plate which include the infantry, cavalry and artillery of this important military force. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Hoffman, Anton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

La Maison Du Roi De France: Houshold Troops of the King of France 1445-1789

By Marbot, Lienhart, Humbert

Uniformology, 2006. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** The Royal Court of the Kings of France was a hotbed of Byzantine intrigue. To protect themselves from enemies both from within and without, the military forces of the Royal Household (Maison du Roi) became the largest and most elaborate in Europe. Special units were created to guard inner doors or outer doors and others designated by various degrees of distance to guard the King’s person. Naturally, uniforms were created and the ranks, populated exclusively from the nobility, bore ancient nomenclature. The Maison du Roi lasted nearly 200 years but would disappear by 1791 as revolution engulfed France. They reappeared again (not included in this volume) during the restoration until the monarchy was finally abolished. The history of the Maison du Roi along with their uniform details are recorded in this book. The illustrations with them are taken from the collection of the great French 19th century military artist Alexandre de Marbot and further schematic details are provided by the plates of Lienhart & Humbert. (8 Pages of text and 28 color plates). Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Marbot, Lienhart, Humbert. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

The Continental Cavalry of the American Revolution

By Cranz, Philip

Uniformology, 2008. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** In the fall of 1777, Brigadier-General Count Casimir Pulaski was appointed to the position of ‘Commander of the Horse’. At the time there were only four understrength regiments for him to command and he strove mightily to build them into a substantial cavalry component of the Continental Army. Despite his efforts and a generally good performance during the war, they never became a truly effective force, mostly because they could never be brought up to proper strength. In 1780 and the 1st and 3rd Light Dragoons were amalgamated. Light Dragoons were present at most of the important engagements, especially in the South. The combined 1st, 3rd and 4th Regiments, along with the French Lauzun’s Legion served in the Yorktown campaign at Gloucester Point fighting against Tarleton’s and Simcoe’s Legions. With nineteen color plates by the artist Steve Palatka and one by Bruce Bassett-Powell, this volume contributes another detailed reference work on the uniforms of the Continental Army.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Palatka, Steven. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

The French Infantry 1740-1764

By Cranz, Philip

Uniformology, 2008. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the Revolution, the French army represented one of the largest military forces in the world. It was involved in nearly every conflict from the War of Spanish Succession to the American War of Independence and its troops were garrisoned not only in France but India , Canada and the West Indies . For the entire period of this book, Louis XV reigned (1715-1774) and when he came of age in 1723, he took a great interest in his army and especially in matters of dress. Like every other 18th century army, the infantry constituted by far the largest component and the study of its uniforms during the period offers quite a challenge. There were numerous changes, in both substance and small details, especially from about 1725, and like every army of the time the regulations often not only overlapped, but colonels were not inclined to replace clothing until the old articles had worn out. Records of the uniforms were meticulously kept but it fell to two 19th century artists to present them in some order. These were Lucien Mouillard and Alfred de Marbot and later historians and artists such as Leinhert & Humbert were to rely heavily on their work. This volume documents the work of Marbot, including his schematics of which reproduction has been rare. The 18 full color plates of uniforms and 121 schematics, with a very informative text, give a very complete representation of French Infantry uniforms during the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Marbot, Alfred De. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

French Heavy Calvalry Uniforms of the Seven Years War

By Cranz, Philip

Uniformology, 2011. ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** The uniforms of the French Heavy Cavalry of this period is one of the most difficult and confusing of all subjects in the study of the history of the military uniform. Regimental names often changed when commanders were killed or replaced. Uniforms changed as well as lace patterns which were often the only identifying feature of a regiment. We have, from the study of the actual regulations illustrating these changes in the period from 1753-1761 along with names of the regiments which changed as well. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.20

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