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Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic Age 1792-1815. Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics

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Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic Age 1792-1815. Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics

By Robert B. Bruce, Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic Age 1792-1815. Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books | PDF | English | ISBN: 0312375875 | 256 pages | 107.4 MB | 2008


I've read, over the years, a few books on Napoleon and the wars he fought. In many ways, this book is an essential primer, or at least a very useful tool for the reader who's not an expert on Napoleon, but who nonetheless wishes to know something about warfare during the era, at a nuts-and-bolts level. The book is divided into five chapters, covering infantry; cavalry; command and control; artillery, engineers and sieges; and naval warfare. Each of these chapters is lavishly illustrated with pictures, both color plates and black and white drawings. Each chapter includes a discussion of several battles, which illustrate what the text is saying. For instance, the chapter on artillery tactics includes several pages on the Battle of Friedland, where the French artillery literally blasted a hole in the middle of the Russian front. Each of these accounts of a battle is accompanied by a two-page 3D map of the battlefield showing the maneuvers of the units involved. …..