The Black Brunswickers

By: Otto von Pivka, illustrator: Michael Roffe

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In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major battles of the Napoleonic Wars, including Quatre Bras and Waterloo, and outlines the organization, uniforms and equipment of these formidable troops.

Title: The Black Brunswickers

Author: Otto von Pivka, illustrator: Michael Roffe

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $14.95

Categories: Germany,

Publisher: Osprey: 1973

ISBN Number: 0850451469

ISBN Number 13: 9780850451467

Binding: paperback

Book Details: paperback, Osprey

Seller ID: 451469

Description: In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major battles of the Napoleonic Wars, including Quatre Bras and Waterloo, and outlines the organization, uniforms and equipment of these formidable troops.

Table of Contents
The Formation of the Black Horde
The Campaign of 1809
The fight to the Coast
Brunswick Troops in the Peninsular
The 1815 Campaign
Quatre Bras 16 June 1815
Waterloo 18 June 1815
The Plates