Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars by Kevin F. Kiley

By Kevin F. Kiley

Napoleon was once an artilleryman ahead of he was once an emperor. He understood the facility and effectiveness of cannon and their skill to pulverize defenses, lessen fortresses, and spoil assaults. And in go back, the weapons gained Napoleon battles. by way of specific battles intimately, Kevin Kiley indicates simply how the powerful employment of artillery might tip the scales of victory. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars unearths a lot at the technical features of gunnery in the course of the period--how weapons have been put, their diversity, what calibers have been most popular, how artillery operated. Kiley additionally seems to be at a number of the personalities concerned and the variation among gunnery and mediocre artillery. Illustrated with appealing line drawings and infrequent modern plates, this exact e-book unearths an entire new measurement of the Napoleonic interval. in keeping with years of study into rules of the interval, eyewitness bills of artillerymen, and fabric culled from legit reviews, this can be a definitive account.

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Continued) (7) Step 7 (Figure 1-65). The fighter forces the enemy to release his grip on the fighter’s neck by forming the frame and leaning toward the enemy’s head, driving the bone of his upper arm under the enemy’s jawbone. Figure 1-65: Form the frame, step 7. b. Follow the Leg. Although the fighter should always try to form the frame, sometimes the enemy will tuck his head in making it impossible. (1) Step 1 (Figure 1-66). After ensuring that his arm is not captured as in the first technique, the fighter moves as close to the enemy as possible and places his leg over him.

Figure 1-37: Rear naked choke, step 2. b. Cross Collar Choke from the Mount and Guard. This technique can only be executed from the guard or the mount. (1) Step 1 (Figure 1-38). With the weak hand, the fighter grasps the enemy’s collar and pulls it open. Figure 1-38: Cross collar choke from the mount, step 1. (2) Step 2 (Figure 1-39). While keeping a hold with the weak hand, the fighter now inserts his strong hand, fingers first, onto the collar. The hand should be relaxed and reach around to the back of the neck grasping the collar.

A. Rear Naked Choke. Chokes are the most effective method of disabling an enemy. This technique should only be executed from the back mount after both leg hooks are in place. (1) Step 1 (Figure 1-36). Leaving the weak hand in place, the fighter reaches around the enemy’s neck and under his chin with the strong hand. Figure 1-36: Rear naked choke, step 1. (2) Step 2 (Figure 1-37). The fighter now places the biceps of the weak hand under the strong hand, moves the weak hand to the back of the enemy’s head, and completes the choke by expanding his chest.

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