Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies

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Constable, 1995 - Всего страниц: 516
The French Revolutionary wars of the eighteenth century resulted in the overturning of the tradition of 'linear' warfare on the European battlefield by a new system of 'impulse' warfare primarily employed by the French Army and later adopted by their adversaries. Historians have placed great emphasis on Napoleon's leadership in defining the outcome of decisive battles of the period, but Brent Nosworthy argues this fails to appreciate the wealth of opportunities the new impulse system afforded to his subordinate commanders at the expense of their opponents. This book argues that successful minor tactics were the building blocks which enabled Napoleon to implement his grand tactical designs, best illustrated by the triumph of Austerlitz.
Brent Nosworthy provides a wealth of detailed analysis of the various tactical doctrines employed by the main armies of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period, giving fresh consideration to the theoretical versus practical handling of the three principal arms of infantry, cavalry and artillery. His approach yields many fascinating new insights into the tactical operations of the armies of the period based on close examination of primary sources.~

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Nosworthy begins and ends this study of the tactics of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars with arguments that tactical minutiae are important to understand military history. In a particular battle ... Читать весь отзыв

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In this book Nosworthy examines the battle tactics of the Napoleonic era in close detail, Pursuing technical aspects with an academic rigour, Nosworthy studies the battlefield from an organisational ... Читать весь отзыв

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The Origins of the Impulse System of Warfare
83
Revolutionary and Early Napoleonic Armies
103
The Zenith of French Practices 18051807
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