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Napoleonic Infantry: Napoleonic Weapons and Warfare (Napoleonic Weapons & Warfare)

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UPC:
9780304355099
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2002-05-28
Author:
Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Language:
english
Edition:
First Edition

One of the world's leading Napoleonic authorities, supported by over 100 period illustrations, tells the surprising story of what actually happened in the emperor's infantry battles as compared to what should have occurred if they'd gone by the regulation book. Descriptions of infantry weapons feature the muskets, bayonets, pikes, and swords that were so important in battle, while accounts from those who were there show how they were employed in attack and defense. Many misconceptions are clarified--including why the soldiers had such high regard for the bayonet when it inflicted few casualties. This perceptive study shows why the winning is in the details--and the proper management of all those arms.