When Frederick II (later known as Frederick the Great) came to the throne in 1740, he had three advantages for which he owed thanks to his father: a modern, well-organised state; full coffers; and a properly trained and equipped army. Under a leader as renowned as Seydlitz, the Prussian cavalry achieved the nearest to a state of perfection that it was ever going to. So great was its reputation in the Seven Years' War that Napoleon made a special point of warning his men at the beginning of the 1806 campaign to beware of the Prussian cavalry.
Series: Men-At-Arms (Osprey) : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st June 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 18.3 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1