Imperial Bayonets

Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as Found in Contemporary Regulations (New Edition)

George Nafziger

Imperial Bayonets examines the maneuvering systems of the French, Prussians, Russians, Austrians and British from 1792 to 1815. It studies infantry maneuvers and firepower, cavalry maneuvers and artillery - and it is THE definitive work on Napoleonic tactics, as well as being a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of period t
Date Published :
July 2017
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
c 132 ills, 94 tables, 7 charts/graphs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781911512233
Pages : 296
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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$59.95

Overview
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Imperial Bayonets examines the maneuvering systems of the French, Prussians, Russians, Austrians and British from 1792 to 1815. It studies infantry maneuvers and firepower, cavalry maneuvers, and artillery. It is THE definitive work on Napoleonic tactics and a must read for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of period tactics.  It provides not only a discussion of every major maneuver of the five major powers, i.e. from line to square, or column, but does time and motion studies of how long it would take to execute those maneuvers and compares them to the other nations.  It covers infantry and cavalry maneuvers on this level.  It performs an analysis of both musketry effectiveness and artillery effectiveness, providing curves that demonstrate the effectiveness of both.   It also covers brigade maneuvers and army marches.

About The Author
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George F. Nafziger - PhD, Captain USNR-Ret - earned his BA and MBA at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and his PhD from the Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. His first book, Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia, was published in 1988 and was the first of a series of works on the Napoleonic era. He has served as a director of the Napoleonic Society of America and the Napoleonic Alliance and is a Fellow of the Le Souvenir Napoléonienne Internationale. He also runs the Nafziger Collection, Inc., which is a publishing house specializing in military history. He served in the US Navy for four years and a further 20 in the US Navy Reserves. He also did two tours to Vietnam and experienced combat first hand.

REVIEWS
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"There was a time when it seemed that Napoleon was going to become invincible - this fascinating book looks at his mastery of military tactics, paying especial attention to weapons and artillery."

- Books Monthly

”I cannot recommend this book too highly; it should be on every Napoleonic wargamer's bookshelves."

- Miniature Wargames

“… there is material between its cover that will be of interest and use to any student of land warfare in the Napoleonic period. Nafziger's research is impressive.”

- Donald E. Graves, The Napoleon Series

“The information in this book is invaluable to anyone who wants to try and understand battle during the Napoleonic age. More than that, it is a reference material for wargamers and designers of those also.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

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