Ancient Armies of the Middle East (Men-at-Arms, Volume 109) by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

This article by way of Terence clever explores many of the attention-grabbing peoples who comprised the traditional armies of the center East: the Sumerians, who have been the 1st to introduce using bronze into conflict, and have been centuries prior to the Egyptians within the use of the wheel – The Akkadians, whose citizen military used to be composed virtually fullyyt of sunshine troops – The Babylonians, whose humans have been granted land in go back for military carrier – the horned warriors of the Elamites – the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers – the tribal and warlike Libyans – Nubians and Ethiopians – Hyksos – the armies of the Hittite Empire – the ocean humans and others.

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Ing British pmctice. ords. Their :\'COs \,'ore the usual c11e\Tons. sergeaJllS could be marked by the whistles they carried 10 signal their men in anion, The King's German Dr~tgoons broadh' followed the rules governing infamry regarding badges and indicalOrs of rank. as did the King's German Ani1lel)', The Light Dmgoons/llussars. ever. ed the rules in that their NCOs wore che\Tom. ddlery and horse furniture. and the breeding of their tIlounlS. They wore no other marks of mnk. fecling. perhaps. that none were necessary.

II \\Quld seem obvious therefore that lhe 1st Light Dragoons would nOI hale recei\ed it, and thaI the 3rd Hussars did. bm this is supposition. Th. r 01 th. n Legion· _ 44 PI". h, Th. lion, crown and cypher w .... , (A1lthor's dnlwl1l91 THE PLATES not designed until 1804 they wore the universal pallern plate until the KGL pattern became available. A: LICHT CAVALRY, 1805·1808 A1: Private, 2nd King's German Light Dragoons, 1805 HIs Unllorm conforms to that prescribed by British regulations for their regiments of light dragoons and composes a 'Tarleton' helmet, a dolman or short jackel.

Neutralised _ the latta. under the rule of Napoleon'. former marshal, Bernadotte, a. King Charl•• XIV John. , " '"':; ","'/ ::>r' . JU MEN-AT-ARMS MILITARY mlJII MILITARY THE KING'S GERMAN LEGION (I) 1803-1812 This title is the first of a t"~pan stud) of the King's German Legion the largest and mOSl respected of the foreign corps \\ hich fought as integrated elements of the Brirish Army during the :'\apoleonic Wars. Wellington considered the KGL C3yalry regiments the most professional in his Peninsular arm); and the qualit~ of the infantry \\3S implicit in the fact thaI the) were normal1) brig-Jded \\ith the Foot Guards.

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