Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic Age: Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics

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Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic World explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available during the Napoleonic period (1789-1815), and points out how the development of such weapons technology changed the face of the battlefield. Divided into five sections it highlights:

  • Individual components of the armies: the foot soldier, the cavalryman and the artilleryman, the equipment they wore and used, and ...
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Overview

Fighting Techniques of the Napoleonic World explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available during the Napoleonic period (1789-1815), and points out how the development of such weapons technology changed the face of the battlefield. Divided into five sections it highlights:

  • Individual components of the armies: the foot soldier, the cavalryman and the artilleryman, the equipment they wore and used, and how they fought together.
  • Technology change, the emergence of military professionalism, and the impact these changes had on the battlefield.
  • How units were used together on the battlefield, and stragetic positioning of battle units.
  • Specialist techniques and equipment developed for artillery.
  • Naval warfare, from the ships in which the men fought to the weapons they carried.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312375874
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Fighting Techniques Series , #4
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,007,750
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael F. Pavkovic is Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is the co-author of What is Military History? and has published on a variety of subjects in military history.

 

Rob S. Rice is a Professor at the American Military University, teaching courses on Ancient and Modern Naval Warfare. He has published articles in the Oxford Companion to American Military History and The Reader's Guide to Military History, and contributed to Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World.

 

Frederick C. Schneid is a Professor of History at High Point University in North Carolina.  He has written several books on European warfare and is Southern Regional Director of the Society for Military History.

 

Chris L. Scott was Head of Education for the Royal Armouries. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Guild of Battlefield Guides, and has lectured for the British Commission for Military History and the Battlefields Trust. He has written several books on military history, edited the magazine Battlefield, and co-founded The Guild of Battlefield Guides.

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Table of Contents

The Role of Infantry     6
Mounted Warfare     70
Command and Control     130
Artillery and Siege Warfare     170
Naval Warfare     212
Select Bibliography     250
Index     252

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