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British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792–1815 (Elite #164)
The British Army's major campaigns against Napoleon were fought between 1808 and 1813 in the Peninsula (Portugal, Spain, and finally southern France), followed in 1815 by the brief but climactic Waterloo campaign. The British Army was small by continental standards, but it consistently out-fought larger French armies, never losing a major open-field action. Its cavalry and ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Osprey Publishing
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The normally first rate Haythornthwaite is off in this volume. The details are good but one never gets a cohesive sense of why British tactics were so successful in the Napoleonic Wars. Instead we get glimpses: tactical flexibility, regimental pride, discipline, etc.
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