The Redcoats led by the Duke of Wellington won battle after battle, even defeating Napoleon on the field of Waterloo. This ebook shows how they did it.
The battles of Waterloo, Vitoria, Talavera, Busaco and Albuera are well known to many, but while we can read about cavalry charges, infantry advances and artillery fire the actual way that the Redcoats fought are often glossed over in military books.
This book takes an exciting new look at the Redcoats. It explains tactics and strategy, looks at weapons and training. The illustrations show the equipment, the text explains how it was used. This book explains the background to the battles and victories, showing how those victories were won.
The “Warriors of the Word” series is a continuing series of ebooks looking at fighting men from across the centuries, from the ancient world to the present day.
Chapter 1 - The British Army
Chapter 2 - Weapons & Tactics
Chapter 3 - Wellington's Generals
Chapter 4 - Wellington's Battles
About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.