on 4 August 2003
This is the second book dealing with the Austrian army under Maria Theresa's reign, focusing on the infantry. The book gives a good and detailed account of the uniforms, equipment and organisation of the infantry. However, I find the illustrations not as good as in Men-at-Arms 271, which describes the Austrian cavalry. Regardless of that, the book is a decent reference for anyone interested in the subject, and if you already have Austrian Army 1740-1780 1, I strongly reccomend this book in addition to it.
This is the second booklet in a series dealing with the Austrian Army from the period 1740-80. It presents highly detailed illustrations (some in colour, others in black and white) depicting the uniforms and weapons used by soldiers. This second volume deals with the infantry.
I was after a book that provided information on the uniforms worn by soldiers in the Austrian army at this time. As such, I found this publication to be very helpful. It allows you to see - very clearly - the particulars of the clothing.
Yet I was somewhat disappointed by the short length of the book (under 50 pages). In order to fully understand the design of the various uniforms, it's necessary to purchase several other volumes (each just 50 pages long). I think that an abridged edition - combining all the books - would be more helpful. Also, buying 3 or 4 separate books (each at £5 to £10) is quite costing, considering how thin they are. Nonetheless, this is a useful resource.