By Kevin F. Kiley

Napoleon was once an artilleryman sooner than he was once an emperor. He understood the ability and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, lessen fortresses, and damage assaults. And in go back, the weapons received Napoleon battles. by way of specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley exhibits simply how the powerful employment of artillery may well tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical facets of gunnery in the course of the period--how weapons have been positioned, their variety, what calibers have been hottest, how artillery operated. Kiley additionally seems to be at a few of the personalities concerned and the variation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with appealing line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this exact e-book unearths an entire new size of the Napoleonic interval. in response to years of analysis into rules of the interval, eyewitness debts of artillerymen, and fabric culled from authentic reviews, it is a definitive account.

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La broderie qui orne Ie col de I'officier superieur est inofficielle; Ics officiers de haut rang ponaielll generalemellt I"ordre militairc de Marie-Theresc. Rt D'apres line gravure de I'epoquc; Ics couleurs indiquent qu'il s'agit du Icr rcgimelll Kaiser Franz, du gc regiment d'Esle ou du 1 Ie rcgimelll Szcklcr. campaign studies such as the Kriegsarchiv's Krieg 1809 (Vienna, 1907-lO) and Befreiungskrieg 1813 und 1814 (Vienna 19l3) remain of interest; Rothenberg contains a bibliogra·phy. k. -Ung.

1814. Note the reUloval of the plUIne for active service, and the sabre suspended froUl the wrist by the sword knot. (Print after R. von Ottenfeld) 39 and a division of Hussars. Disbanded 1798, the Hussars transferred to the Mounted lagers. Hussar uniform: shako with brass rosette, black and yellow feather, yellow cord; green dolman with red collar, black cuffs, black and yellow braid, including ten loop on breast; black and yellow sash; black pelisse fur; light blue breeches; red sabretache. Steyer- Wurmser) ches Frei-Corps Slavonic corps raised 1793; two infantry battalions, four hussar squadrons.

They also were white RoqueLor like the 'German' cavalry, and instead of the Oberrock or Spencer, UhLan officers had a dark green, long kurtka 38 with red facing in the form of the ordinary uniform. Horse furniture the same as Hussar officers-the shabraque with rounded rear corners. * * * Auxiliary Cavalry There existed no mounted version of the Landwehr (militia), but from the 'Hungarian' areas of the empire there were hussar units of the Insurrectio (the semi-feudal levy authorised by the Hungarian Diet-parliament-in place of the Landwehr).

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