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Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792-1815 (New Vanguard, by David Hollins

By David Hollins

The Austrian artillery of the innovative and Napoleonic Wars used to be a construction of the well known Lichtenstein process of the early 1750s. This weight approach produced a chain of guns of 3-, 6- and 12-pdr. calibre in addition to 7- and 10-pdr. howitzers. within the 1780s they have been joined via Cavalry artillery weapons with their Wurst seats. In 1811 Austria additionally begun the institution of rocket troops dependent upon the British invention, when their heavy and siege items remained the 12 -,18- and 24-pdrs through the interval. This booklet describes the approach in addition to its operational use through the Napoleonic Wars.

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Each floor was pierced by loopholes. Cnidus/Knidos (Caria) Near Yazi village, at the end of the Datga peninsula. The fortifications at Cnidus, supposedly dating from c. 330 BC, protected two large areas: the mainland, where an acropolis commanded the city from the top of a hill, and a part of the adjoining peninsula. Two harbours were fitted between these fortified grounds: a military one, the smaller of the two, and a commercial one. The military harbour was integrated into the defences: it was enclosed in the fortified city area and could only be entered through a passage little wider than a common gate.

The invasion of the Gauls only aggravated the situation. The cities became sorely impoverished and were unable to pay the cost of building fortifications and hiring mercenaries, while the successors' sponsorship had ended. In the 3rd century B C the strength of field armies was reduced, as well as the strength of garrisons, because the cities could no longer afford to hire strong detachments of mercenaries. The 3rd century also saw a change in the tactics of siege warfare in Asia Minor. The offensive function of huge siege techniques of the late 4th century B C 2 LEFT The exterior of a curtain at Perge.

330 BC, protected two large areas: the mainland, where an acropolis commanded the city from the top of a hill, and a part of the adjoining peninsula. Two harbours were fitted between these fortified grounds: a military one, the smaller of the two, and a commercial one. The military harbour was integrated into the defences: it was enclosed in the fortified city area and could only be entered through a passage little wider than a common gate. The defences of the commercial harbour were considerably less substantial, probably owing to its size.

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