By Angus Konstam
The determine of Tsar Peter the nice ruled Russia within the 18th century. inside of a couple of a long time his reforms had led to alterations from which no part of Russian lifestyles remained immune, paving the way in which for Russia's emergence as a huge army strength. by the point of his loss of life in 1725, the fellow who greeted the delivery of his son with the exclamation 'another recruit' had cast a dominant ecu energy, and his legacy continues to be felt this present day. during this first of 2 volumes, Angus Konstam examines the service provider, strategies, uniforms and gear of Peter the Great's infantry troops, in a textual content complemented through a mess of illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of David Rickman.