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Destructive and Formidable: British Infantry Firepower 1642 - 1765

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army s victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry s particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original drill manuals and other contem ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 19th 2015 by Frontline Books
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James Kemp
Destructive and Formidable is a quantitative look at British infantry doctrine using period sources from the British Civil Wars of the seventeenth century up to just before the Napoleonic wars. If anything you can see the constancy, which drove the success in battle of British forces, even when outnumbered.

As a wargame designer this has got all the detail I need to model infantry battles in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. There are comparative weights and rates of fire. Measured hit ra
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Steve Switzer
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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First class tome on the developement of british infantry firepower.
Comes down to firing at 30 yds after the opponent had fired and
going in with the bayonet when they are disordered
Also using the platoon firing system to its best effect
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