Russian Army of the Seven Years War (2)
ISBN10: 185532587X ISBN13: 9781855325876 Contributors: Younghusband, Bill (Illustrator) Publisher: Osprey Pub Co Published: Nov 1 1996 Pages: 48 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 7.25" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
This second volume (see MAA 297) by Angus Konstam on the Russian Army of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) concentrates on the cavalry, both the regular troops and irregular forces, considering their composition, nature and effectiveness. It also outlines the state of the Russian train of artillery, which was seen as the premier branch of the army and dominated Russian military doctrine throughout the 18th century. As a result of reforms, the Russians entered the war with Prussia somewhat wrong footed. The ability of the army to recover from this in the crucible of war is a major part of this story.