King George's Army 1740-93 (3) (Paperback)

By Stuart Reid, Paul Chappell (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing, 9781855325654, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1996



The 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as far as those who devised the Clothing Regulations were concerned, it was a constant, and invariably quite uphill struggle to enforce compliance. This companion volume to Men-at-Arms 285 and Men-at-Arms 289 examines the organization and uniforms of King George's cavalry and artillery together with those of the Board of Ordnance.

About the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in1954 and is married with one son. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warriors 19 and 20) and Warrior 21: Highland Clansman 1689-1746.