Men at Arms: Blücher’s Army 1813–15


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Men at Arms: Blücher’s Army 1813–15

  • Author: Peter Young
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 9
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1972
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48

The Prussian army of 1813-15 was very different not only in appearance but in spirit from that of 1806. Blücher was essentially a cavalryman and, despite his years and heavy responsibilites as Commander-in-Chief, he thought nothing of leading cavalry charges in person. Although this was dangerous, he succeeded in driving his raw regiments to to victory. this book by a leading military historian analyses the corps, regimental and squadron strength of the infantry, cavalry and artillery arms of Blücher's army. The text is accompanied by eight colour plates and several contemporary illustrations to depict the uniforms and experiences of the troops who participated in the final defeat of Napoleon.

Biographical Note

Peter Young was born in 1915. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in WWII, and saw extensive action with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiments. He saw post-war service in the Arab Legion, and in 1959 became a reader of military history at the Royal Military Academy. He published and edited numerous books on military history before his death in 1988.

Michael Roffe is a talented illustrator of military subjects who has worked for Osprey for many years.


  • Introduction
  • Organisation
  • The Leaders
  • Cavalry
  • Infantry
  • Artillery and Pioneers
  • Miscellany
  • The Plates

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