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AUSTRIA

Background

The Cavalry

The Artillery

Organisation & Tactics

Arms & Equipment

Flags & Standards

The Infantry - Uniforms

Light Infantry

Not until 1798 were regular light infantry battalions formed, from the various Frei-Corps which thus largely ceased to exist. Not surprisingly, given the general inability to recognise the merits of light infantry, all the battalions were disbanded in 1801. *All wore the 1798 helmet with brass F.II. cypher instead of a plate, and pike grey coats; the coat, breeches and gaiters of the five Italian regiments were of German style, the remainder wearing Hungarian pantaloons.

The Light Infantry Uniforms 1805