French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792–1815

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French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792–1815

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Bonaparte's Grande Armée, one of the most renowned battle-winning machines in history, evolved from a merging of the professional army of the Ancien Régime and the volunteers and conscripts of the Revolutionary levée en masse – although the contribution of the former is often underestimated. A leading authority on the history of tactics draws here on original drill manuals and later writings to explain how the French infantry of 1792–1815 were organized for fire and movement on the battlefield. Illustrated with clear diagrams and relevant paintings and prints, and specially prepared colour plates, this text brings the tactical aspects of eight battles vividly to life.

Table of Contents

Personnel, organization and tactics - line and column, firepower and bayonets · The role of skirmishers - Duhesme's manual · Joudain's recruiting law - Gribeauval guns - infantry in 'all-arms battle' - the squares in Egypt · Bonaparte's role - Ney's manual · Triumph in 1805-07 · The Peninsular, 1808-14 - performance vs British and Spanish · Deterioration 1809-14 - increased reliance on artillery · Waterloo

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846032783
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 2 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 159
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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