Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): Infantry by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

The main implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, on the outbreak of battle Austria maintained an enormous military, yet one rooted firmly within the 18th century. Hampered by way of the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians needed to struggle the main glossy military in Europe. regardless of this the regulars, who have been drawn from many territories less than Austrian sway, played with nice self-discipline, solution and stoicism. This identify examines intimately the business enterprise, uniforms, deployment and improvement of the Austrian infantry throughout the Napoleonic Wars, overlaying Line infantry, mild infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr defense force, and Frei-Corps units.

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Boots Wellington. Spurs silver plated and steel swan-necked box spurs. Sword-belt silver vandyke lace on scarlet morocco leather; silver-plated buckles, silverplated snake fastening. Sword-belt undress, bridle leather. Sword and scabbard regulation, cavalry. Sword-knot silver line, with acorn. Pouch-belt silver vandyke lace on scarlet Morocco leather; silver plated buckle tips. valise — — — — — — — — — — and chains. on red Morocco box, same Silver shield with slide, prickers (arrows) Pouch — silver lid (VR silver gilt) as Hussars.

The loops on the front are also in the distinctive wavy style and the loops instead of going over the central row of buttons, thread into the one above and so on, making a complete chain to the neck. I. belonged to Captain C. Y. Bazett of the 9th and has that number and 'Bhurtpore' on the buttons. A portrait of Colonel Thomas Shubrick who was in the 3rd and then the 2nd Light Cavalry has a jacket with same elaborate lacing and wavy loops and also displays the unusual plaiting of the loop ends as noted in the 4th Light Cavalry jacket.

Purdah and fronts fastened with thirteen brass hooks and (eyes worked with scarlet silk round purdah only), four brass eyes down front to waist scam. Boots ( — Napoleon. ipe for cloak— a plain cape made of blue cloth, three buttons '9 down front. Buckle and INDIAN" ARMY UNIFORMS Sowar, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. Officer, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. Infantry havildar, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. 14. 15. 16. Pocket inside left breast fastened at top with button and buttonhole.

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