British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792–1815

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British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792–1815

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The British Army that faced Napoleon in the Peninsula was small by continental standards, but it consistently out-fought larger French armies, never losing a major open-field action. Its cavalry and artillery were standard; but its infantry achieved unique results, as their tactics were brought to a peak of professional perfection by Wellington. Using contemporary instruction manuals, first-hand accounts and in-depth analysis of individual actions, this book examines exactly how Wellington was able to convert a rabble of volunteers and criminals into a well-oiled, highly disciplined and professional war-winning machine. With a detailed look at the effective use of terrain, line rather than column manoeuvres and fortification assaults, Philip Haythornthwaite reveals the crucial tactics of Wellington's army, illustrated with comprehensive maps, images and full-colour artwork.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780967547
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 164
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respe…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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