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by Robert S. Quimby

  • Author: Robert S. Quimby
  • ISBN: 0404515967
  • ISBN13: 978-0404515966
  • ePub: 1209 kb | FB2: 1482 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1968)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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The Background of Napoleonic Warfare: The Theory of Military Tactics in Eighteenth-Century France ePub download

Professor Emeritus Robert S. Quimby examines the strategic and tactical revolution that swept through the French military hierarchy in the Eighteenth Century and forged the superb instrument that became lethal in the hands of Napoleon and his generals

Professor Emeritus Robert S. Quimby examines the strategic and tactical revolution that swept through the French military hierarchy in the Eighteenth Century and forged the superb instrument that became lethal in the hands of Napoleon and his generals. The period from the opening of the War of the Spanish Succession to the meeting of the Estates-General is generally looked upon as a period of decadence in the history of the French Army. Compared with the great days of Louis XIV or with those of the Revolution and Napoleon this estimate seems correct enough.

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Author: Quimby, Robert S. Note: New York, Columbia University Press, 1957. Subject: Military art and science.

Napoleonic Wars, series of wars between Napoleonic France and other European powers that produced a brief French hegemony over most of Europe

Napoleonic Wars, series of wars between Napoleonic France and other European powers that produced a brief French hegemony over most of Europe. Along with the French Revolutionary wars, the Napoleonic Wars constitute a 23-year period of recurrent conflict that ended with the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleonic WarsBattle of Wagram, 6 July 1809, oil on canvas by Horace Vernet, 1836. The greatest extent of Napoleon I's First Empire (1812). Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. When the coup of 18–19 Brumaire (November 9–10, 1799) brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power, the Second Coalition against France was beginning to break up.

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I recommend Robert S Quimby’s book The background of Napoleonic warfare; the theory of military tactics in eighteenth-century France for those wanting I introduction to French Military Theory and it’s evolution into Napoleonic Warfare.

Cargahibe
This is an essential study in order to understand the reform period the French army undertook after their disastrous performance in the Seven Years War (1756-1763). In point of fact, this period of reform was much more decisive and its impact more far-reaching than that of the much-lauded Prussian reform period (1807-1813) after they were defeated in three weeks by Napoleon and the Grande Armee in the fall of 1806.

The author covers the major reformers of the period 1763-1789 as well as the impact they had on the French armies of 1792-1815. The French reformers had 'vengeance very much in mind' when they set to work to fix and repair what they had seen of the army's dismal performance mainly against the Prussian army of Frederick the Great. Their work on staff systems, field artillery, organization and tactics planted the seeds for the sweeping Napoleonic victories over the Austrians, Prussians, and Russians from 1805-1809 and definitely set the standard for mobile warfare based on the experience of defeat.

One thing the French reformers did undertake was experiments with troops in graded maneuvers in trying out new tactics and techniques. These maneuvers were quite modern in function and shape, and, along with the artillery experiments with new field pieces developed weapons and tactics that would bear fruit in the future. One of the first examples of the new efficiency was the formation and performance of Rochambeau's French expeditionary force to the United States in 1780-1783 which went a long way in making the independence of the United States possible.

New professional schools, along with new regulations and manuals, were produced during this period, and some of them were actually employed by the officers of Washington's Continental Army, brought by French officers who served with the Americans.

This volume is highly recommended for anyone interested in the development of what would become the Grande Armee and it is a definite must for any historian of the period.
MilsoN
I think the value of this book depends on what you're looking for. It is a highly detailed study of the changing theory in formations -- line, column, mixed order, etc. -- and how many men in a given frontage, specific difficulties in performing evolutions etc. -- largely between the end of the Seven Years War and the start of the Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars. For a specialist who really wants to delve deeply into such matters, or the hard-core wargamer who plays games with enough "crunch" that such details matter, this book will be a gem. For the reader whose interest in such things is more casual, this book is probably too detailed.
Akinohn
Long kept out of print where ex-Library copies sold for as much as $400, there is absolutely no better book that explains Napoleonic tactics. (I paid $300 for mine.)

If you are interested in Napoleonic tactics, don't think much about it. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
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