The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

Voorkant
Indiana University Press, 1980 - 272 pagina's

" . . . a most illuminating and readable general survey. . . . This book is well organized, well produced, and well written. It belongs among the ten most useful books on this period to the historian and . . . to the general reader." --American Historical Review

"This splendid volume fills a gap in the vast outpouring of literature on the military aspects of the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon by combining a description of the major changes and trends of warfare with a comparative discussion of the French military establishment and the armies of its major opponents. . . . As another contribution to 'synthetic' history, it is a very successful exercise." --Military Affairs

" . . . a splendid little study which will be of considerable interest both to the general student and specialist. . . . [it] fills a definite need for a survey of the military developments of the period and one can learn a great deal from a close reading of it." --History

"A clear, lively, and well-produced survey that relies upon the best scholarship of several languages. . . . " --Library Journal

In a comprehensive study of a crucial era in warfare--from the last decades of the ancient régime to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo--Rothenberg describes the organization, training methods, equipment, tactics, and strategy of France and its adversaries. He also explores staff systems, logistics, fortifications, medical services, and insurgency and counterinsurgency.

 

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This is a statistical survey of the major actions, and a detailed look at the Napoleonic Armies in Europe. As usual, the war of 1812 isn't mentioned, but then it was only a colonial skirmish. A good book to accompany Chandler's "Napoleon". Volledige review lezen

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Classical linear formation
15
The oblique order of attack
19
Gribeauval howitzer
26
from Valmy
31
Second Italian campaign Marengo 1800
44
Spain and Portugal
49
The Soldiers Trade
61
Main infantry weapons of the wars
64
the manoeuvre in the rear
150
the central position
151
The flank Attack
152
The frontal Attack
153
French tactics the massive column 180915
155
Opponents of the French
165
Fire superiority of line over column
184
Staff Problems Fortifications and Medical Services
208

the Regulations of 1791
116
the ordre mixte
117
Battle of Friedland
128
Battle of Dresden
128
Napoleons Armies
131
The bataillon carrée
148
Vauban fortifications
214
Siege of an eighteenthcentury fortress
216
Epilogue
241
Selected sieges assaults blockades 17921815
254
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