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Apache Tactics 1830-86 (Elite)


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Introduction: Historical summary of Mexican and American confrontations with the Apache peoples/ Environment & culture: the terrain of Apacheria - the Apache adaption to conditions - the raiding culture - training and leadership/ Strategy & Tactics: Evasion - Vitctorio's strategy 1879-80/ Ambush: planned ambush - killing ambush - ambush by decoy - ad hoc ambush/ Attack - ambush, attack and evasion/ Targeting of enemy horses - adaption to enemy weapons and practices - terror tactics

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A fascinating study of one of the great Native American tribes and their attempt to preserve their independence during the 19th century.

About the Author

Dr Robert Watt is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham where he teaches a course on the Indian Wars for the History Department. He has previously published a number of articles for American history journals on both the Apaches and their campaigns throughout the 19th century and has travelled widely throughout Arizona and Mexico researching the subject.


"In No. 199 of Osprey's Elite series, author Watt, resident expert on American Indian wars at the University of Birmingham, England, presents in 64 pages an English military expert's distillation of the tactics and weapons the Apaches employed against their various adversaries." --Jon Guttman, Wild West (December 2012)

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