Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars by Kevin F. Kiley

By Kevin F. Kiley

Napoleon was once an artilleryman prior to he was once an emperor. He understood the facility and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, decrease fortresses, and break assaults. And in go back, the weapons received Napoleon battles. through taking a look at specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley exhibits simply how the powerful employment of artillery may well tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical points 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 a few of the personalities concerned and the adaptation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with appealing line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this designated e-book finds an entire new measurement of the Napoleonic interval. in keeping with years of analysis into laws of the interval, eyewitness bills of artillerymen, and fabric culled from authentic reviews, it is a definitive account.

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