By Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook
Книга Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Книги Вооружение Автор: Philip Haythornthwaite Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: sixty eight Размер: 11.7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:In the campaigns of the French progressive and Napoleonic Wars, the deserved recognition of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, yet in reality they did shape an essential component of the military, conducting tasks the most important to the good fortune of different palms. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what those tasks have been and examines the lads who played them. the several regiments of the cavalry are indexed and a few of the palms extra unique or expert corps, reminiscent of the Kings German Legion, tested.
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The white trousers have a narrow stripe in the unit’s facing color (as for the other two battalions). Note also the traditional Bolivian decorated leather bag carried as a haversack. He is armed with a Snider-Enfield rifle. G4: Private, 3rd Infantry Battalion Illimani/“Verdes,” 1879 The 3rd Line Inf Bn or “Greens” were designated as cazadores, and wore a bugle-horn shako badge. Again, a common feature of campaign dress for troops throughout the Andean region was the traditional poncho worn wrapped around the waist under the belt.
Red trousers with blue stripe. White leather belts and sword-knot. (Drawing by benedetto esposito) 37 After the disastrous defeats of the first land campaign and the subsequent fall of Daza, the Bolivian Army was completely reorganized for the second campaign, acquiring a more distinct national identity and abolishing most of the old unit titles given by Daza. For example, his loyal Colorados became the Bn Alianza; and the 3rd Line Inf, destroyed during the first campaign, was re-formed with soldiers from the National Guard Bn Columna Loa and was thus renamed Loa.
Since 1857 it had been converted into an elite unit famous for its rigid discipline and intensive training, becoming a sort of “praetorian guard” which helped various Bolivian dictators in their rise to power and during their subsequent rule. For this reason the Colorados always enjoyed preferential treatment from the current caudillo, receiving better equipment and weapons, and enlisting taller and stronger men than the Indios who made up the bulk of the Bolivian rank and file. During Daza’s presidency the majority of the unit’s soldiers were his relatives or friends; of 593 men, 370 held ranks above that of common soldier and thus received higher pay.
British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 by Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook