FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE COLONIAL AGE: 1776--1914 EQUIPMENT, COMBAT SKILLS AND TACTICS
Author: Robert B. Bruce, Phyllis G. Jestice, & Frederick C. Schneid
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Nov 2009
An essential guide for military buffs and a comprehensive resource for a transitional period in military history. Shows in detail the methods by which European armies gained & lost ascendancy on the battlefields of the colonial era. Color illus. t/out; 10x8 inches, 256 pgs.
An essential guide for military buffs and a comprehensive resource for a transitional period in military history, Fighting Techniques of the Colonial Age shows in detail the methods by which European armies gained and lost ascendancy on the battlefields of the colonial era.
From the tactics required to win battles in a period when opponents were often either heavily mismatched in technology, or employed entirely different strategies to outwit each other, Fighting Techniques of the Colonial Age explores this dynamic period of military history in full, covering campaigns including The Revolutionary War , The War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Crimean War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Zulu War, the Sudan campaign, the Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Robert B. Bruce is an Associate Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Texas. He is an internationally recognized authority on the French Army.
Phyllis G. Jestice is chair of the History Department at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has contributed to several works on the history of warfare, including Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World.
Frederick C. Schneid is a Professor of History at High Point University in North Carolina. He is southern regional director of the Society for Military History.