One of the most famous regiments of Napoleon's cavalry, the (Dutch) 2nd Light Horse Lancers of the Imperial Guard were known as the Red Lancers from their scarlet uniforms. This work looks at their organization, uniforms, weapons and tactics in detail.
One of the most famous regiments of Napoleon's cavalry, the (Dutch) 2nd Light Horse Lancers of the Imperial Guard were universally known as the Red Lancers from their scarlet uniforms. They distinguished themselves in Russia 1812, at terrible cost; were rebuilt stronger than ever, and fought in the 1813-14 German and French campaigns; and rallied to Napoleon in 1815, charging the British squares at Waterloo. This book covers their organisation, uniforms, weapons and tactics in detail. It is based on surviving regimental documents, and rare private diaries and portraits in European family archives.
Ronald Pawly is a respected member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies, and an expert on 19th century military portraiture. He is the author of the monumental The Red Lancers: Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment (Crowood Press, 1998), and has contributed to two major French reference works, 'Repertoire Mondiale des Souvenirs Napoleoniens'and 'Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoleon'. Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught; he has illustrated many books and magazine articles for Continental publishers, and his work hangs in a number of public and private collections. His other enthusiasms include music and cooking. Patrice lives close to the battlefield of Waterloo with his wife and son.
Table of Contents
From Royal Guard to Imperial Guard - the background and creation of the regiment, 1810-11 - Officers & men - careers - regimental life in the Versailles garrison - Campaigns - Russia 1812 - Germany 1813 - Belgium 1814 - division of the regiment into Old and Young Guard units - General Maison's Antwerp campaign - Uniforms & weapons - full descriptions from unpublished Dutch sources
Napoleon's Red Lancers by Ronald Pawly
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