Napoleon's German Allies (4): Bavaria

Osprey Men-At-Arms Series 106

Napoleon's German Allies (4): Bavaria, Osprey Men-At-Arms Series 106

In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon during the 1809 campaign against Austria, and participated in the Russian campaign of 1812, before eventually abandoning the Emperor's cause in 1813 prior to the battle of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in combat at the battle of Hanau in an unsuccessful attempt to cut off their retreat to France. This book by Otto von Pivka provides an in depth examination of the organisation, equipment, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The fascinating text is accompanied by numerous illustrations and eight full page colour plates.

Contents

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Uniforms and Organization 1792–1799
    • Organization in 1790
    • Battle History 1791–1800
    • The 1799 Reorganization
  3. Uniforms and Organization 1799–1815
    • Infantry Uniforms 1799–1815
    • Artillery Uniforms 1799–1815
    • Cavalry Uniforms 1799–1815
  4. Bavarian Combat Involvement and Orders of Battle 1800–1815
    • The Bavarian Army at Hohenlinden, 3 December 1800
    • Bavarian Order of Battle 1806–1807
    • Bavarian Order of Battle 1809 (at the start of operations)
    • Bavarian Order of Battle 1812 (at the start of operations)
    • Itinerary of the Bavarian Army in Russia, 1812
    • Bavarian Order of Battle at Hanau, 29 - 31 October 1813
  5. Bavarian Colours and Standards
  6. The Plates
    • Trooper, Chevau-Légers Regiment Fugger, 1792
    • Captain, 5th Füsilier-Regiment von Wahl, 1792–1799
    • Colonel, 1st Feldjäger-Regiment von Schweicheldt, 1792–1799
    • Drum-Major, 1st Füsilier-Regiment, 1790–1799
    • Captain, Horse Artillery, 1801–1804
    • Füsilier Drummer, 2nd Line Infantry Regiment Kronprinz, 1807
    • Grenadier, 4th Line Infantry Regiment von Salern, 1806
    • Trooper, 1st Dragoons, 1807
    • 1st Lieutenant, 14th Line Infantry Regiment, 1809
    • Sergeant-Major, 2nd Chevau-Légers Regiment König, 1809
    • Corporal, 3rd Füsilier Company, 11th Line Infantry Regiment von Kinkel, 1810
    • Private, 4th Light Infantry Battalion Theobald, 1812
    • 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Chevau-Légers Regiment Kronprinz, 1809
    • Captain, 1st Dragoons, 1806–1811
    • 2nd Lieutenant, Grenadier-Garde, 1815
    • 2nd Lieutenant, Uhlanen-Regiment, 1813
    • Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Kürassier-Regiment Prinz Karl, 1815
    • Trumpeter, 1st Bavarian Hussars, 1815

This edition of the Osprey Men-at-Arms Series is an excellent resource for wargamers and figure painters interested in recreating the Bavarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars in miniature.

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