Series: Officers and Soldiers of (Book 23)
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Histoire and Collections (July 19, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.2 x 9.5 inches
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Probably the best book so far in this series on French Napoleonic uniforms -- best, because it describes and clearly illustrates the sometimes subtle differences between the Gribeauval and An XI systems. The uniforms of French artillery crews are shown too. Readers will have to look elsewhere for uniforms of the artillery train and for the details of how horses were harnessed to the guns. There's also no information here about the tactical employment of the artillery, if that's what you're looking for,
Fully detailed description of the famous Gribeauval standardisation of the French Artillery system. Nice clear line drawings show all the technical ordinance as well as the uuniforms work by the personnel.
I just added all three volumes of the series on French Artillery to my library. These books are, to say the least, the best possible reference currently available on the subject of Revolutionary and First Empire Artillery. Of particular interest was the wonderful coverage of the equipment of the bridging train. Finding specifics on those units has always been difficult. On the negative side, and it is minor, there are a few typos and what seem to be translation errors. One or two of the uniform descriptions seem to be a bit off. Regardless, these books are must have for modelers, uniformologists, reenactors and anyone with even a passing interest in the French Artillery of the period.Add these to your library along with Kevin Kiley's two volumes on the Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars and Stephen Sommerfield, Anthony and Paul Dawson's "Napoleonic Artillery". Do that, and you will have an excellent and accurate set of references to draw upon for any of your historical needs.
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