: Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815Автор
: Kevin KileyИздательство
: Greenhill BooksГод
: 168 MbЯзык
Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses and destroy attacks. And, in return, the guns won Napoleon battles. In this detailed study Kevin Kiley looks at artillery in use throughout the Napoleonic period. He examines Napoleon's own artillery as well as that employed by his enemies, and he evaluates the gunners' contribution to warfare in the period. By looking at particular battles in detail, Kevin Kiley shows just how the effective employment of artillery could tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars reveals much of the technical aspects of gunnery during the period v how guns were placed, their range, what calibres were preferred, how artillery operated v he also looks at many of the personalities involved and the difference between gun gunnery and mediocre artillery.