Napoleonic artillery

Cover of: Napoleonic artillery | Anthony L. Dawson

Published by Crowood in Ramsbury .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Artillery operations,
  • Geschu tz,
  • Napoleonische Kriege,
  • Artillery,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementAnthony L. Dawson, Paul L. Dawson and Stephen Summerfield
ContributionsDawson, Paul L., Summerfield, Stephen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUF55 .D38 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination313 p. :
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25566181M
ISBN 101861269234
ISBN 109781861269232
OCLC/WorldCa163340673

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The product of years of research, this book presents most of what is known about the artillery pieces of the Napoleonic Wars. Including numerous drawings, contemporary illustrations and modern photographs of surviving guns, it will be an invaluable addition to the library of historians, modellers, wargamers and : Napoleonic Artillery book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Napoleonic Wars gripped Europe, and beyond, for over ten years at 4/5. British Napoleonic Field Artillery book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

In a comprehensive manner, the role and tactics of the 5/5(2). This article on Napoleonic Artillery was originally drafted over 20 years ago as part of a book which I never finished.

There is much better research on Napoleonic Artillery available now, such as books by Kevin Kiley, Anthony Dawson, Paul Dawson and Stephen Summerfield. However, having published articles on my similar old research into Infantry. Following on from the first volume covering British Napoleonic Artillery, this volume concentrates on the heavy weapons of siege and coastal defences.

This book covers the main equipments used; the 24 pounder siege gun and a variety of mortars. Mortars varied from 4- or 5-inch versions up to a13 inch calibre and were considered to be extremely 5/5(4).

Napoleon, who was above all an artillery officer, owed his first successes to this weapon. It was thanks to the talents of his gunners that he took Toulon in and that he began to make a name.

Artillery also played a role in the war at sea, with most ships containing anywhere from cannons. In Napoleon's flagship L’Orient, with guns, was the most heavily armed vessel in the world. Napoleon's quick, destructive artillery force contributed to a majority of his victories.

Special weapons. The effects of Napoleonic artillery fire on humans could be terrifying. While modern weapons may or may not tear and rend, artillery roundshot was virtually guaranteed to cause dramatic and gory casualties. The cannonballs themselves were subsonic, and lobbed slowly through the air, loudly whistling as they approached.

Napoleonic tactics describe certain battlefield strategies used by national armies from the late 18th century until the invention and adoption of the rifled musket in the mid 19th century. Napoleonic tactics are characterized by intense drilling of the soldiers, speedy battlefield movement, combined arms assaults between infantry, cavalry, and artillery, relatively small numbers of cannon.

Napoleon's Guns (1): Field Artillery provides information on the French artillery of the 18th century, the Gribeuval system, field ordnance. artillery units, regimental guns, mountain artillery, etc. it is the 1st volume in the series on French Napoleonic artillery/5(12).

Napoleon began his military career as an artillery cadet and artillery played a fundamental part in all his great battles. Until the Napoleonic Wars artillery had been seen merely as a supporting arm to the infantry, but Napoleon changed everything.

He ma. The field artillery of the Napoleonic epoch was designed to be mobile. When French or troops of other nations marched across country, the guns moved with them.

During battle, the guns were moved to assigned positions and then were switched from place to place, pulled back or sent forward as fortune demanded as the battle waxed and wained. Napoleonic Artillery is a survey work attempting to be all things to all people, and while profusely and well-illustrated, the book needed the editorial direction to be either an illustrated history of the artillery of the Napoleonic Wars or a scholarly history of the artillery of the s:   British Napoleonic Field Artillery helps to test the veracity of that statement and is an essential reference for all those interested in Napoleonic history.

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Artillery Of Napoleonic Wars - Ebook written by Kevin F. Kiley. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Artillery Of Napoleonic Wars.

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. The Roots of Artillery Doctrine: Napoleonic Artillery Tactics Reconsidered Author: McConachy B. Subject // The Journal of Military History, Vol/ 65, No.

3 (Jul., ), pp. Created Date: 12/21/ AM. Napoleon himself began as a gunner. You would expect a plethora of works focusing on the artillery of the Napoleonic Wars, but Mr Kiley's book, "Artllery of the Napoleonic Wars " is the first of its kind written in English.

I think it will be a landmark volume and an important part of anyone's Napoleonic library.4/5(10). Napoleonic Artillery by AnthonyPaul and Stephen Summerfield. Marlborough: Crowood Press, This book traces the development of the ordnance, its carriages and associated vehicles of Austria, Britain, France, Italy, Prussia, Russia, Spain and the lesser German states during The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars pages.

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Men-At-Arms: Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars No. 96 by Terence 5 out of 5 stars (2) 2 product ratings - Men-At-Arms: Artillery Equipments of the. Important figures such as Valliere, Lichtenstein, Gribeauval, Manson, Desaguliers, Congreve, Rumford, Blomefield, Napoleon, Arakcheev and Scharnhorst are related in this book.

The great development of artillery in this period was driven by the experience of the Seven Years War () and American Revolution () by these men. This title is the first of two volumes examining the artillery equipment of the British forces during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, along with Wellington's campaigns in India.

Throughout this period the British Army used both Foot and Horse artillery, principally using either the 9-pounder gun or the inch field howitzer in the field. Also covered are the smaller field guns in the. * The Danish and Holstein Artillery Battalions were added inwhen the militia were disbanded.

they evidently initially manned only coastal defense guns. Each artillery company (battery) had men and manned eight field guns and two howitzers. The types of batteries were distributed roughly as follows in Napoleon's Guns, (2), Heavy and Siege Artillery.

New Vanguard, Oxford, UK: Osprey, 48 pages. ISBN# Softcover. $ In the last couple of years Osprey has published an excellent series of volumes on artillery of the Napoleonic period. Although Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars is filled with statistical information on the guns, ammunition, and carriages, used by the armies of the era, it is not a dry technical manual.

Kiley writes in a narrative style that places the reader on the ground with the : Pen and Sword. Following on from the first volume covering British Napoleonic Artillery, this volume concentrates on the heavy weapons of siege and coastal defences.

This book covers the main equipments used; the 24 pounder siege gun and a variety of mortars. Mortars varied from 4- or 5-inch versions up to a13 inch calibre and were considered to be extremely effective because they used an exploding shell to.

Major General Hughes, in his book “Open Fire” on artillery tactics says that the average space between guns in a battery was 20 yards (60 feet), whilst Rene Chartrand in his Osprey book French Napoleonic Field Artillery says it was 6 metres (20 feet).

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He /5(5). Napoleon probably did not mind this, as he was influenced by M. de Lessac’s book De l’esprit militaire, which argued that the lance was the most efficient shock weapon for cavalry.

Later in the period of the Napoleonic War artillery tended to be assigned to intermediate operational units such as divisions and corps, with ideally something left over for a mobile army reserve.

As does Wise's Osprey book on pp " All artillery, horse and foot, was organized into batteries. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings and rare contemporary plates this unique book reveals a whole new dimension to the Napoleonic period.

Based on years of research into regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen and material culled from official reports, this is a definitive account. - Explore Richard III's board "Napoleonic uniforms: artillery" on Pinterest. See more ideas about artillery, napoleonic wars, napoleon.

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In the first half of the 18th century the French had been the European leaders in artillery, possessing the only standardised range of pieces.

These pieces, were sturdy but extremely heavy. This books shows how at the beginning of the Seven Years' War, Austria seized the lead by introducing new light field pieces - the 3pdr., 6pdr., and 12pdr. guns - and some excellent light howitzers. Other. By the time of the Napoleonic Wars battlefield artillery had become common place, its mobility and firepower had increased and battles could be won or lost by effective use of artillery.

How much a commander relied on artillery varied greatly. Wellington never had much during the Peninsula War and frequently had to rely on taking fortresses by storm rather than reducing them with a siege train.

Combat arms. Napoleonic armies were formed from distinct infantry, cavalry, and artillery forces, each using distinctly different arms. Infantry. Infantry relied primarily on the musket, with the bayonet used for shock attack and defense from cavalry charges. Infantry could be described as line infantry, guards, grenadiers, light infantry or skirmishers, but the roles and arms employed often.

Each Napoleon gun was hitched to a two-wheeled limber and pulled by a six-horse team, disposed in double file. Mounted on each limber was a chest containing a variety of ammunition.

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