French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger

French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger

The Russian Jaeger regiments and Napoleon's Young Guard clashed repeatedly during the campaigns of 1812Â?14. The Russian Jaeger were light infantry who gained enormous experience and prestige during the struggle to rid Europe of Napoleon's armies, while the Young Guard was expanded to become the main strike force of the French field armies. In appalling winter conditions in 1812, the Young Guard turned to confront their opponents, including Jaeger forces, at Krasnyi.… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2013)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 80 pages

Language: English


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