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King George's Army, 1740-93, Vol. 2 (Men-at-Arms) Paperback – 13 Nov 1995

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (13 Nov. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855325640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855325647
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 359,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His life-long interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. He has a special interest in the British army during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Well I was hoping for an Osprey that covered British armies of the Seven Years War. This isn't it. Its a bit of an odd book really - covering a wide are without really touching on anything particularly useful. Well enough written and the illustrations are reasonable. I would say a below average offering in the series.
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Costume research book 30 May 2014
By Virgil C. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book of images on the uniforms of late 18th century. Details are thoroughly researched and clearly illustrated. A good addition to any costume library.
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Bland but filling 20 April 2006
By Michael N. Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Though a bit bland for an Osprey book the books of this series Stuart Reid has produced are insightful for those interested in the troops of this period.

My only complaint being that they do not cover the American colonial formations of this period or the various German troops Britain also employed
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Excellent reference work 23 Jan. 2009
By Richard J. Windisch - Published on Amazon.com
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As with most Osprey books, the only thing this one lacks is more pages. It is well laid out and has very good illustrations. Not the do all be all of books on this subject, but a very good reference. I recommend it for modelers and researchers.
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Good but Dry 13 Jan. 2001
By Ryan Haas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book gives information on British calvery and artilllery units from about 1740 to 1790. It deals with troops in the seven years war, India, American revolotion, and Jacobite rebelions. The pictures and illustrations are good. The info is good and accurate. One problem is the writing is very dry. I've read many Osprey books but this is the dullest. I also wish the author had given information on Loyalists units in America.
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