Napoleon’s Artillery

Napoleon’s Artillery

Men-at-Arms 54
  • Author: Robert Wilkinson-Latham
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 54
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1975
  • ISBN: 9780850452471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

At the end of the Royalist regime, the artillery arm of the French Army was, as Napoleon was later to declare, 'the finest and best composed corps in Europe.' Designed by the great master of artillery, Jean Baptiste de Gribeauval, the equipment consisted of some of the best pieces in Europe. This book examines the equipment and performance of Napoleon's artillery in the Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars and Waterloo campaign. The organization of the Imperial Army is also covered, including the key French failure to develop 'Shrapnel' or 'spherical case shot' - a weapon used against them to great effect by the British.

Biographical Note

Robert Wilkinson-Latham specializes in military uniforms and weapons and has written many books covering a variety of historical periods. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 72: North-West Frontier 1837-1947.Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many books for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.


Introduction Artillery Equipment Organisation of the Imperial Artillery 1804-1815 Napoleon's Allies Artillery in the Revolutionary Wars 1792-1804 The Napoleonic Wars 1804-1815 Waterloo Campaign 1815 The Plates

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