French Musketeer 1622-1775

Author: René Chartrand
Graham Turner

This 64 page paperback book is number 168 in the Warrior series of book available from Osprey Publishing.

The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D’Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers. The King’s Musketeers were formed in 1622 and were populated by young men of noble birth, but often of poorer means. The Musketeers served as a form of military academy, which enabled these men to qualify for commission into the regular army, but the academy was not just a schoolroom – the Musketeers served in all major battles and campaigns of the period; their reputation for bravery was well deserved.
This title explores the history behind the legends created by Dumas. Drawing on historical and fascinating accounts the truth of this most colorful and flamboyant of units is revealed.

The contents of this book are:

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • The King’s Musketeers: The Unit
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Conditions of Service
  • Particular Services
  • Appearance – Uniforms, Colors and Standards
  • Equipment – Weapons, Accoutrements, Horses
  • Battles
  • After the Battle
  • Imitators
  • The Last King’s Musketeer
  • Collecting, Museums and Re-Enactment
  • Select Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

With all of the color artwork, plates, photographs and detailed drawings, the wargamer, historian or figure painter receives an excellent reference work that will get a lot of usage.  This paperback book is well worth the price that you pay for it.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

This book is available in three different formats and they are;

Paperback Book $20.00
ePub eBook $11.08
PDF eBook $11.08