Instrument of War
Volume 1 of The Austrian Army in the Seven Years WarBook - 2000
Austria's Hungarian hussars, or light cavalry, introduced a new mobility to the battlefield, with an increased role for scouting and raiding. Prussia, France and most European countries soon created hussar units, even copying the Hungarian national dress that they wore. Horse artillery was also introduced by the Austrians, but more effectively utilized by others later. The Austrian army in the field was screened by a vast swarm of Serbs, Bosnians, and Croats, who introduced principles of light infantry and guerrilla operations that many associate with the American frontier. Renowned military historian Christopher Duffy has been given unprecedented access to the Austrian archives in Vienna to bring this important multi-national army fully to life for the first time.