Does this have anything on British cavalry tactics during this war?
Hello, Kara! Greetings, all!
I don't really know exactly as I've just started reading the book myself. From the chapter headings & a quick browse, I'm not sure if it goes down to the tactical level.
It is different in style & content to his previous trilogy on the British army under Chas II, James II & William III as Prof Childs says himself in the intro. These 3 were "new style military history" looking at the institution of the army itself & its interaction with the society. For this book, he dons the mantle of "an old style military historian"
The chapters cetainly cover the 9YW well and there is a deal of strategic detail. Prof Childs' style does however throw many gems of detail into the broader picture. For example, I've just read some truly wonderful detail on the logistical difficulty inherent to warfare in this time, right down to the number of wagons, how much fodder, bread, etc was needed & how that impacted on the very strategy of the war & battles.
So I suspect that even though his focus is likely at the strategic & grand tactical end, there may well be useful snippets concerning the tactical level. I'll keep you posted, but I'm afraid this may be rather slow as this reading has to compete for my spare time with family, study & professional journals.
I can also recommend his other books - while all these probably do not succinctly set out the tactical detail you might wish in a single chapter, they give an excllent view of the period, soldiers, and society, and there are tactical snippets throughout.
I don't know if anyone has written a book on the tactical aspects of cavalry in this period. There may be articles in various military historical journals on the subject - perhaps others can help here, as I'm not a researcher & in regional Australia, have very limited access to such things. Good luck & happy hunting, but I can thoroughly recommend Prof Childs works for an insight into this period.