By Peter Young

ISBN-10: 0850451175

ISBN-13: 9780850451177

The Prussian military of 1813–15 used to be very assorted not just in visual appeal yet in spirit from that of 1806. Blücher used to be basically a cavalryman and, regardless of his years and heavy responsibilites as Commander-in-Chief, he concept not anything of major cavalry fees in individual. even supposing this used to be risky, he succeeded in using his uncooked regiments to to victory. this ebook by means of a number one army historian analyses the corps, regimental and squadron energy of the infantry, cavalry and artillery palms of Blücher’s military. The textual content is followed via 8 color plates and several other modern illustrations to depict the uniforms and reviews of the troops who participated within the ultimate defeat of Napoleon.

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Colonel von Luck u 2'ld Brigade. Colonel Grar von Lottum 3rd Regiment (Kurmark Landwehr) 4th Regiment (Kurmark Landwehr) 12th Brigade. 9 Each in ran try brigade had attached to it two squadrons or the 3rd or the 6th Kurmark Landwehr Cavalry. CAVALRY Major-General von Hobe 1St Brigade. n ARTILLERY Colonel von Mohnhaupt (MOlling) Major von Grevent? (Bourdier) 6-pounder ballerie~, Nos. 7, 18, :20 and 35 Horse Artillery batteries, Nos. 18 and 19 35 CAVALRV General Prince Wilhelm of Prussia 1St Brigade.

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The Prussian artillery fired 4,800 rounds al Waterloo. A PRUSSIAN BATTERY IN IBI5 Captain von Reuter commanded Battery No. 6 which was armed with six 12-pounders and two howitzers. On 25 May 1815 the battery was ordered to join Zieten's Corps (I) and move to Soirlen near Charleroi, where it lived a quiet country life, until on IsJune the rumbling of distant guns fell on von Reuter's ears as he was at breakfast, sipping his coffee, in the Chateau de Soirlen. m. the battery was on the march and towards evening it was in position on the far side of the village of Fleurus and on the left of the road.

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