|Title||:||The Army Of Frederick The Great|
|Number of Pages||:||359|
The Army Of Frederick The Great Reviews
A solid history of the King of Prussia's army and it's times. Duffy touches on all aspects of the army's components. From recruitment to retirement (or, more likely, post-service destitution), The Army of Frederick the Great outlines the career trajectory of the common soldier, NCO, and noble officers that served under their warrior-king. The social and economic aspects of the army are also explored, showing that, since the 18th-Century, at least, military service hasn't changed a lot. I should [...]
This is another insightful Duffy work. The Prussian army of this age was a mass of contradictions. They had superb infantry and cavalry, but mediocre artillery and siege tactics. Frederick II favored nobles to an extreme degree and his medical service was poor; old veterans of all ranks could not expect anything like the medical care the French and Austrians were offering. Yet, Frederick had a good rapport with his men and made sure they were well fed and clothed. Even the infantry was a contrad [...]
Christopher Duffy, one of the true experts on 18th century European warfare examines the structure, men, weapons and actions of that era's best army: the Prussian army of Frederick the Great in this classic work. Without going into too many details, it should be noted that this army has the reputation of being a carefully-controlled array of automatons, when actually the role of the individual soldiers and commanders was an important component in it's best period. One should not get too teary-ey [...]
to look into further but the stats look good don't they!?
Useful discussions of the army. Plus nice maps at the end. Very little you can't find elsewhere, however.