Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792–1815

Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792–1815

New Vanguard 72
  • Author: David Hollins
  • Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Short code: NVG 72
  • Publication Date: 20 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841764993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Austrian artillery of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was a creation of the renowned Lichtenstein system of the early 1750s. This weight system produced a series of weapons of 3-, 6- and 12-pdr. calibre along with 7- and 10-pdr. howitzers. In the 1780s they were joined by Cavalry artillery guns with their Wurst seats. In 1811 Austria also began the establishment of rocket troops based upon the British invention, whilst their heavy and siege pieces remained the 12 -,18- and 24-pdrs throughout the period. This book describes the system as well as its operational use during the Napoleonic Wars.

Biographical Note

Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. Some of his recently illustrated books have been published in over thirty countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.

Contents

Introduction Organisation The Lichtenstein system The Cavalry Artillery Guns Tactics and Massed Batteries The Rockets The Siege Guns Bibliography and Collections Colour plate commentary Index

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