Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC (Men-at-Arms, by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

The epic clash among Rome and Carthage is still some of the most compelling tales of army heritage. The wars integrated such mythical occasions because the crossing of the Alps by means of Hannibal, and the conflict of Cannae. Terence Wise's positive textual content info the armies of either side of the wars, together with the numerous assorted allied troops hired by way of the Carthaginians; Numidians, Celts, Spanish and others who helped make the military some of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan of its day. The textual content is observed via a number of illustrations and pictures, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Richard Hook.

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Brigade. 00 enemy aUa k preparations and concentration of artillerv, werr observed bv, the I ~. , brigade. \Vhereupon ennal de Pcrponch r ordefC'd the brio-acle to move north of the "holl w road" to form one linr with Picton's di\·ision. He made an end to a very dangerous, ituation and th brigade filled the gap between Kempf brigade (right; and Pack's brigade (left). 00 l3ylandt's brigade was in position with two firing Jines. 00 the impres. 00, when the bombardment lilled for a fev, moment. while d'Erlon's army corp' march d through t1w int rval of thr guns and start d down the lopl', eneral Picton ordered Kempt and Pack to lorm battalion squart".

They have dark blue coats with red epaulettes, facings, sabre straps, and crossed axe ann badges; white buttons; brass decorations on the white bandoliers. E I : Gunner, llorse Arlitle')) , kingdom of 1loll and, 1806 10 This figure is tak 'n [rom th . Augsburg T Hilder a fairly r 'liab\(' ontemporary source. '1 he hussar pattern costume ,vas almost univer'ally adopt d at this time for horse artill ry, although they very rarely w re the p lis c. hstyle Tarleton h lmet with a reel turban in r806, but this vvas rapidly replaced by the French pall rn .

G. No. 7/";:\0. £07'. 7 and the soldier's individual number). The distinctive British light inranLry shako is of interest: this is, or coursc, thc relt 'stoycpipc' modf'l worn by all British inrantry before 1812 and widelv• distributed to her allies arter Ihat daLe. The usual crowned '\V' appears on the silver sunburst shako plate. There are three silver cuff buttons. , 1806-10, by van Papendrecht. The regiInental colour has a gilt pike tip, gold lettering on the white centre, and red and blue corners.

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