The acute threat of Cross-Channel invasion from Napoleonic France at the opening of the 19th century called forth the raising of a number of volunteer and militia units outside the regular army’s traditional regimental structures. This historically fascinating document – written by an anonymous, but clearly well-educated and experienced Private volunteer – is the unofficial cavalry training manual of one such unit . Designed for the use of all ranks in the Corps, and illustrated by copper plates, it takes the novice cavalryman through a series of increasingly complex stages from rudimentary movements to manoevres of whole squadrons. An indispensible original document for enthusiasts of cavalry warfare, Napoleon buffs and war gamers.
LIGHT HORSE DRILL: 1802
Unofficial illustrated training manual of the Volunteer cavalry raised to resist the threat of Napoleon’s invasion.