Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars (Hardback)

A Concise Dictionary, 1792-1815

Napoleonic Frontline Books Battle of Waterloo Frontline: Napoleonic Era Weaponry

By Kevin F Kiley
Frontline Books
Pages: 632
Illustrations: Integrated illustrations & 1x8 page colour plates
ISBN: 9781848329539
Published: 31st March 2021

in_stock

£28.00 Introductory Offer

RRP £35.00

Note: If you have previously requested any release reminder emails for this product to the email address entered above, then the choice you make now about which format(s) of the product you wish to be reminded about will replace the choice you made last time.
You'll be £28.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars. What's this?
+£4.50 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £35
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



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 massed his guns in huge batteries to blast holes in his opponent’s line. He even used the artillery to charge the enemy, the gunners galloping up to the enemy to open fire at point-blank range.

Napoleon’s opponents did not all follow suit, choosing other tactical deployments. As a result, the Napoleonic era, more than any that preceded or followed it, was one of fascinating artillery manoeuvres and critical actions that changed the course of many of the key battles. As the Prussian Field Marshal Blucher once observed, “Against Napoleon you needed guns – and lots of them!”

The Napoleonic Wars was also a time of innovation, with the introduction of shrapnel shells and military rockets. This book will examine the artillery arms of all sides from ‘muzzle to butt plate’. As well as the significant artillerymen of the period, the innovators, scientists, and innovators, military and civilian – individuals such as Robins, Belidor, Gribeauval and his colleagues, Maritz, Liechtenstein and his collaborators, as well as the du Teil brothers – will all be examined, as will the important battles and sieges, significant memoirs and documents, and artillery terms that soon became part of the military lexicon.

Written by the renowned historian Kevin F. Kiley, this will be the definitive book on the subject and will cover all aspects of artillery in the Napoleonic Wars.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Kevin F Kiley

Kevin F. Kiley is a retired US Marine Corps artillery officer. He is a graduate of West Point and has a master’s degree in Military History from Norwich University. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Daisy, and his son, Michael.

More titles by Kevin F Kiley

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Frontline Books...