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Prussian Line Infantry 1792–1815 (Osprey Men at Arms #149)

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At the beginning of this period, the battalions of the Prussian Line usually fought in a linear formation three ranks deep, overwhelming the enemy with fire before a well-timed bayonet attack. By the end, the preferred formation was eight to 12 ranks deep. The responsibility for conducting the fire-fight was now given to the skirmish elements and the artillery. The formed ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 26th 1984 by Osprey Publishing (first published March 29th 1984)
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Sean Chick
Hofschröer is as usual a partisan for Prussia. In these pages you get a Prussian army that was reforming and had good skirmishers except in 1806. His explanation for this slip up in 1806 is decent but ignores that Prussian skirmishers were usually beaten by the French (who as usual in Hofschröer's work get scant praise). He contends the tactics were good; the great defect of 1806 was there was not enough light troops, which subverts part of his thesis: Prussian tactical thinking did atrophy afte ...more
Chuck
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Hofschröer's Prussian Light Infantry, 1792-1815 is a summary of the organization, accoutrements, uniform and history of the Prussian Light Infantry during the Napoleonic Wars.

Hofschroer has specialized in the period and brought us an impressive and greatly appreciated series of English language books and articles on the Prussian Army of the Napoleonic period. Prior to him, there really was not much available in English on this major member of the Allies.

If you are interested in the Prussia
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Chuck
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Peter Hofschroer's Prussian Line Infantry 1792-1815 is a summary of the organization, accoutrements, uniform and history of the Prussian Line Infantry during the Napoleonic Wars.

Hofschroer has specialized in the period and brought us an impressive and greatly appreciated series of English language books and articles on the Prussian Army of the Napoleonic period. Prior to him, there really was not much available in English on this major member of the Allies.

If you are interested in the Prussian A
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