By Kevin F. Kiley
Napoleon was once an artilleryman earlier than he was once an emperor. He understood the ability and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, lessen fortresses, and spoil assaults. And in go back, the weapons received Napoleon battles. through taking a look at specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley indicates simply how the powerful employment of artillery may possibly tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical features of gunnery in the course of the period--how weapons have been put, their variety, what calibers have been most well-liked, how artillery operated. Kiley additionally seems at a number of the personalities concerned and the variation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with attractive line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this certain e-book unearths an entire new measurement of the Napoleonic interval. in line with years of analysis into rules of the interval, eyewitness debts of artillerymen, and fabric culled from professional experiences, it is a definitive account.
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