The gallant stand of the Gordon Highlanders at Maya in 1813 epitomises the dogged fighting of the British soldier, and this book shows how he actually fought. This highly detailed study sets out a clear technical account of how British armies actually functioned in the field during the Napoleonic period, with unprecedented detail of doctrine, training, tactics and equipment. It also provides a comprehensive Order of Battle for Wellington's army in the Peninsular 1809-14. Clear and accurate map, unit trees and TOEs are included in this detailed title.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. Married, with one son, he has previously worked as a librarian and has served as a professional soldier. Stuart's main area of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries, stemming from ancestors who served in the British Army and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. He is an established author, who has written several titles for Osprey, including the highly acclaimed sequence of books on King George's army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms volumes 285, 289 and 292) and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior volumes 9 and 42). He has also worked as a historical consultant to film and television companies.