Osprey Warrior 81 : Hungarian Hussar 1756-1815
The Hussar were the skilled, daring and flamboyant light cavalrymen first drawn for Hapsburg service, from what is now northern Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary in the late 17th century. Before long, major European nations adopted Hussar formations, uniform and equipment. This book covers a dynamic and glamorous period, during which the Hussars were increasingly regulated within the Hapsburg army, and developments took place in clothing, weaponry and equipment, notably the introduction of short carbines and rifles. Battlefield tactics, campaign life, and famous episodes of derring-do are also given their full treatment, making this a packed and colourful study of the Hungarian Hussar. Text by David Hollins with illustrations by Darko Pavlovic.
- Appearance and Equipment
- Everyday Life
- Experience of Battle
- Colour Plate Commentary