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Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792-1815
Hollins, Dave
ISBN: 9781841764993
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG072, 8 pages of colour illustrations, 40+ B&W illustrations. The Austrian artillery of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was a creation of the renowned Lichtenstein system of the early 1750s. This weight system produced a series of weapons of 3-, 6- and 12-pdr. calibre along with 7- and 10-pdr. howitzers. In the 1780s they were joined by Cavalry artillery guns with their Wurst seats. In 1811 Austria also began the establishment of rocket troops based upon the British invention, whilst their heavy and siege pieces remained the 12-,18- and 24-pdrs throughout the period. This book describes the system as well as its operational use during the Napoleonic Wars. Contents: Organisation, The Lichtenstein system, The Cavalry Artillery Guns, Tactics and Massed Batteries, The Rockets, The Siege Guns, Bibliography and Collections, Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005693  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (1): Field Artillery
Henry, Chris
ISBN: 1841764760
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG060, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many photos. This title is the first of two volumes examining the artillery equipment of the British forces during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, along with Wellington's campaigns in India. Throughout this period the British Army used both Foot and Horse artillery, principally using either the 9-pounder gun or the 5.5 inch field howitzer in the field. Also covered are the smaller field guns in the 3- and 6-pounder categories and the largest, the 12-pounder field gun. This title covers the design and development of the guns, the organisation of the troops and their operational histories. Contents: Organisation, Equipment, Drill and Tactics, Glossary, Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007861  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (2): Siege and Coastal Artillery
Henry, Chris
ISBN: 1841764779
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG065, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many photos. Following on from the first volume covering British Napoleonic Artillery, this volume concentrates on the heavy weapons of siege and coastal defences. This book covers the main equipments used; the 24 pounder siege gun and a variety of mortars. Mortars varied from 4- or 5-inch versions up to 13-inch calibre and were considered to be extremely effective because they used an exploding shell to destroy fortifications or personnel. Also covered in detail is the specialist bomb vessel, which was used to attack fortifications in a similar fashion; siege techniques; and the tactical use of siege and coastal artillery. Contents: Equipment and Operation, Guns in Action, Bibliography, Glossary, Colour Plate Commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001943  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815 (1): Field Artillery
Chartrand, Rene
ISBN: 1841764582
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG066. As a young gunner, Napoleon Bonaparte was trained in one of Europeís finest artillery arms. Both the technological sophistication of their weaponry and the skill of their gunners was largely the result of the adoption of the system devised by one man, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. Gribeauvalís standardised system of parts and calibres allowed a degree of uniformity and sophistication in the French artillery that was unmatched throughout Europe, and allowed Napoleon to inherit and develop an arm that could dominate the battlefield. This volume covers the field artillery pieces of the system: the 4, 8 and 12-pdr guns; light 1-pdr guns and mountain guns; and later innovations such as the 6-pdr gun. Covers: Design and Development, Operational History, The Variants.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003405  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815 (2): Heavy and Siege Artillery
Chartrand, Rene
ISBN: 1841764604
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG076, 8 colour pages, many photos. This volume is the second half of the story of the French artillery during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It covers the howitzers, mortars and large siege (16- and 24-pdrs) and garrison (8- and 12-pdrs) guns, placing a special emphasis on their role, technical significance and operational use. The introduction of the Gribeauval system put in place a collection of mortars and large guns that were lighter and more manageable than those previously used, while offering first class hitting power. Contents: Design and Development, Operational History, The Variants, Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001945  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792-1815
Henry, Chris
ISBN: 1841766356
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG090. There were many elements to British Napoleonic naval success but one of the key factors was gunnery. Other countries developed different naval weapons to fit their maritime strategies. The French and Spanish systems developed on similar lines, while those of the Baltic navies tended to rely on smaller craft and weapons. Holland, during this period, was part of the French sphere of influence and this had an effect on the development of its naval weapons. This title describes the systems of all these countries as well as the fledgling navy of America, whose gunnery skills embarrassed the Royal Navy at the height of their dominance. Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operation History; Variants; Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001822  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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