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Napoleonic Infantry Tactics: A Quick Guide

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    A quick guide to infantry tactics and formations of the Napoleonic period, which first appeared in our video on the Battle of Aspern. In this video we try to explain why lining up shoulder-to-shoulder was not as stupid as it first seems, and how different formations were used to maximise firepower, mobility and defence. All achieved through the miracle of drill.

    (For those seeking more detail on this topic, there's links to some good books in the video description, including those referenced for the making of this video. Rory Muir's book is particularly recommended).
     
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