Imperial Bayonets

Tactics Of The Napoleonic Battery, Battalion And Brigade As Found In Contemporary Regulations (New Edition)

George Nafziger

Publication date:
June 2017
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
c 132 ills, 94 tables, 7 charts/graphs
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ISBN : 9781911512233

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
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ISBN : 9781914059582

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
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• Covers infantry, cavalry and artillery and how formations would manouver and fight together

Individual chapters and sections on all the main protaganists

Includes extenstive selection of diagrams, tables etc

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.


I cannot recommend this book too highly; it should be on every Napoleonic wargamer's bookshelves." - Winner of the 'Miniature Wargames Recommends Award' for September 2017.
Miniature Wargames - Arthur Harman

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.
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