British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics

British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics

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By (author) Philip J. Haythornthwaite, Illustrated by Steve Noon

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 8mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846032229
  • ISBN 13: 9781846032226
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 103,241

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The British Army that faced Napoleon in the Peninsula was small by continental standards, but it consistently out-fought larger French armies, never losing a major open-field action.

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Philip Haythornthwaite is an internationally respected author and historical consultant specializing in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some 40 books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history - but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion, cricket. The author lives in Nelson, UK. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. Steve Noon lives in Cardiff, UK.

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"The British Army that faced Napoleion in the Peninsula was small by continental standards, but it consistently out-fought larger French armies, never losing a major open-field action. Its cavalry and artillery were standard - but its infantry achieved unique results, as their tactics were brought to the peak of professional perfection by Wellington." -"Game Trade Magazine" (April 2008)