New Military Historical Research Article

I have published a new Military Historical Research article on this website.  It is on The Influence of Guibert on Tactics, and is an updated version of one I first drafted over 20 years ago as a chapter in a book which I never finished.

It can be seen here, or from the Top Menu > Military Historical Research > Tactics > The Influence of Guibert on Tactics.

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Passage of Lines amended

I have slightly amended my recent article on Passage of Lines, to include a practical example of it being used at Jena in 1806.  The amended article can be viewed here, or from the Top Menu > Military Historical Research > Tactics > Passage of Lines.

New Military Historical Research Article

I was chatting on the Napoleon Series Forum a few days ago on the subject of Napoleonic Tactical Drills.  It occurred to me that I did have a chapter dealing with this in a book which I began to write some 20 years ago, but never finished.

I have updated all of the diagrams in this particular chapter and it is now published as an article, entitled “Basic Formations and Movement Drills“, within the Tactics Sub-section of the Military Historical Research Section.  This may be accessed via that link or the Top Menu of my webpage.

The article covers the basic tactical structures which changed little, if at all, throughout the 17th, 18th and much of the 19th Centuries.   I acknowledge that I have relied mainly, although not exclusively, on British Regulations, but all nations used very similar tactical drills at this basic level.  I will publish a future article on Tactical Development during the 18th Century.

Military Historical Research articles

I have amended the structure of pages of Military Historical Research articles.  These were all originally in a single section, but the number of articles was getting long, and I have plans to add more in the near future.  I have therefore divided this section into two drop down sub-sections from the main Top Menu.  The new sub-sections are Organisation and Tactics.

New Military Historical Research Article

I have published a new article in my Military Historical Research section.  It is on Napoleonic Artillery and can be seen here: Napoleonic Artillery.

The article was originally drafted over 20 years ago as part of a book which I never finished.  There is much better research on Napoleonic Artillery available now, such as books by Kevin Kiley, Anthony Dawson, Paul Dawson and Stephen Summerfield.  However, having published articles on my similar old research into Infantry and Cavalry, I thought that I would add this one for completeness.