This volume focuses on the military aspects of Napoleon's line infantry from roughly 1792 through 1815. It provides full details of the French military units of battale, and gives a full and chronological account of the standars & insignias, uniforms of the military rank and file along with their officers, as well as looking at the list of the units, their weapons and equipment as well as a breakdown of units by regiment and line - all in an easy to follow style that keeps the reader both engaged and educated in equal portions.
Philip Haythornthwaite has furnished his readers with a wealth of information on this topic that applies to all manner of people with an interest, be they: historians, modelers, war-gamers or someone just looking to learn more on the subject matter.
This 40 page volume book contains eight color plates displaying twenty seven uniforms of the troops of that time; beautiful illustrations with rich, robust colour. Added to this are about a dozen black and white illustrations from the time, and black and white photographs of surviving buckles, hats, shako plates and various other kit that are preserved today.
The material is well researched, and well written, making it easy to follow so much information easily and enjoyably. Whether you are looking for information to aide you in painting your miniature models, assist you in assembling your recreation uniform, or just reading it for the enjoyment, this book can and will satisfy all areas of interest.