Introduction Origins British Light Infantry on the Eve of the American Revolutionary War Weapons, Clothing, and Equipment Operations Impact and Influence Conclusion Appendix Bibliography Index
A fully illustrated study that describes the formation, uniform, equipment, doctrine end tactics of Britain's elite light infantrymen during the course of the American Revolutionary War.
Robbie MacNiven is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, working on a thesis that deals with massacres and violence during the American Revolutionary War. He has an MLitt in War Studies from the University of Glasgow and an MA in joint History and English Language from the University of Edinburgh. Both his undergraduate and master's dissertations were on topics relating to the American Revolutionary (contemporary newspaper coverage of the conflict, and the battle of Waxhaws respectively). Outside of academia he also writes paid articles for the popular military history magazine, Military History Monthly, and spends summers working on the Learning Team for the National Trust for Scotland at their Culloden battlefield visitor centre. He has also had seven speculative fiction novels published, and is currently represented in fiction writing by Rob Dinsdale at Independent Literary. Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales Institute and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1988. Since then he has illustrated a variety of books and games including Settlers of Catan. His projects for Osprey include such diverse subjects as the battle of Otterburn, the Chinese army from 1937 to 1949 and the US Home Front in World War II.
With excellent accompanying images by Stephen Walsh this title is
highly recommended. * Adventures in Historyland *
This will presented-work will be enjoyed by general readers but re-enactors and collectors will find it a great reference source. -- John Norris * GunMart.net *