By Kevin F. Kiley
Napoleon used to be an artilleryman earlier than he used to be an emperor. He understood the facility and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, lessen fortresses, and damage assaults. And in go back, the weapons received Napoleon battles. by means of taking a look at specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley exhibits simply how the potent employment of artillery may well tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical features of gunnery through the period--how weapons have been positioned, their diversity, what calibers have been most well-liked, how artillery operated. Kiley additionally appears at some of the personalities concerned and the variation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with attractive line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this distinct publication finds an entire new measurement of the Napoleonic interval. according to years of study into laws of the interval, eyewitness bills of artillerymen, and fabric culled from professional reviews, it is a definitive account.
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Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars by Kevin F. Kiley