The main implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, on the outbreak of warfare Austria maintained an enormous military, yet one rooted firmly within the 18th century. Hampered by means of the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians needed to struggle the main smooth military in Europe. regardless of this the regulars, who have been drawn from many territories lower than Austrian sway, played with nice self-discipline, solution and stoicism. This identify examines intimately the employer, uniforms, deployment and improvement of the Austrian infantry throughout the Napoleonic Wars, masking Line infantry, gentle infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr armed forces, and Frei-Corps devices.
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