The Flintlock Musket

Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865

The Flintlock Musket cover

The Flintlock Musket

Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865

Description

The flintlock or firelock musket is one of the most iconic weapons in history: used on the battlefields of the English Civil War, it was then carried by both sides at Blenheim, Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and dominated warfare for more than 150 years, with military service as late as the American Civil War in the 1860s. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study examines the role that the flintlock played in close-order combat on European and other battlefields around the world. Employing first-hand accounts to show how tactical doctrines were successfully developed to overcome the weapon's inherent limitations, Stuart Reid offers a comprehensive analysis of the flintlock's lasting impact as the first truly universal soldier's weapon.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Development: Creating a game-changer /Use: The search for a tactical doctrine /Impact: The dominance of infantry firepower /Conclusion /Glossary/ Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Jan 20 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472810960
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 14 col
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is…

Illustrator

Steve Noon

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

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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