Saturday, 25 January 2020

The Sun King's Wars and Armies 1643-1715 Volume 2: The Infantry of Louis XIV (Century of the Soldier)

I can happily unreservedly recommend this book. It's very good and essential if you have an interest in 17th and 18th century armies. The reason for this is the fact that the army of Louis XIV was highly influential to the armies of western Europe - where Louis' army led other armies followed.
   This is a comprehensive study, ranging from the infantryman's diet to the shoes on his feet, this book covers it. All the campaigns are covered even down to the more obscure ones.
  There are something like 200 illustrations including some colour ones specially commissioned depicting uniforms and flags.
  This is a very useful book and one that is a must for military historians. I have been interested in Louis XIV's army since the 80s and this study is the best I have read since then. This is volume 2. I will be getting all the volumes of the series as they are so good.

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