You would expect a plethora of works focusing on the artillery of the napoleonic wars but mr kileys book artllery of the napoleonic wars 1792 1815 is the first of its kind written in english i think it will be a landmark volume and an important part of anyones napoleonic library. Artillery became the most lethal form of land based armament in the napoleonic wars and world war i the majority of combat deaths were caused by artillery artillery officer had greater responsibility than did an officer of cavalry or infantry. Napoleonic weaponry and warfare jump to navigation jump to search this article needs additional with the development and improvement of combat weapons throughout the seven years war prior to napoleon artillery had expanded to almost every european country including france with 12 lb and 8 lb cannons. Artillery of the napoleonic wars reveals much of the technical aspects of gunnery during the period v how guns were placed their range what calibres were preferred how artillery operated v he also looks at many of the personalities involved and the difference between gun gunnery and mediocre artillery. By james burbeck during the revolutionary and napoleonic wars which swept europe between 1792 and 1815 the small professional armies of the eighteenth century quickly gave way to large national armies composed of draftees
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