Napoleon's Guns 1792–1815 (2)

Napoleon's Guns 1792–1815 (2)

Heavy and Siege Artillery

New Vanguard 76
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Ray Hutchins
  • Short code: NVG 76
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841764603
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

This volume is the second half of the story of the French artillery during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It covers the howitzers, mortars and large siege (16- and 24-pdrs) and garrison (8- and 12-pdrs) guns, placing a special emphasis on their role, technical significance and operational use. The introduction of the Gribeauval system put in place a collection of mortars and large guns that were lighter and more manageable than those previously used, while offering first class hitting power.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.Ray Hutchins was educated at the Duke of York's Royal Military School. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1950, serving in the Korean War and the Malaya Conflict. On demobilisation, he was manager for three major London studios before joining Rolls-Royce (Aero) Ltd as a senior illustrator. He then worked for the Ministry of Defence (Navy) and, later, with the MOD (Army) at Bovington, working on Shah and Challenger tanks. In 1980 he went freelance and has since illustrated over 200 publications.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Operational History The Variants Colour plate commentary Index

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