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Austrian Grenzer Troops, 1740-98


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Introduction; The First Irregulars - Trenk's Freikorps ravages central Europe - native costumes; The first regulars - regularised Grenz units, 1743-69 - evolution of uniforms by district and unit; The 1769 reforms - numbering of Grenz units in the imperial Line - raising of artillery and sharpshooter units - development of uniforms; Grenzer cavalry - lance-armed hussar regiments 1740-80 - Wallachian Dragoons 1763-71 - Szeckler (11th) Hussars 1762-98; Auxiliary formations - Tschaika river boats - Serezaner scouts; Grenzers at the start of the Napoleonic period

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After graduating from University College London, Dave Hollins trained as a maritime solicitor and began a career in commercial shipping. He is a frequent contributor to specialist Napoleonic magazines and has written a number of books related to the Imperial Army and Archduke Charles. His previous work for Osprey includes Warrior 24: 'Austrian Grenadiers and Infantry 1788-1816'. Darko Pavlovic lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he is now a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey, and has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century.

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