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Napoleonic Wars

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Napoleonic era - infantry's long weapons by AndreaSilva60 on DeviantArt

Description The long infantry's weapons used during the Napoleonic era were about 1400 cm long, weighed about 4.5 kg and had a very large caliber, between 16 and 19 mm. They had a rate of fire of 2-3 rounds per minute and a range between 50 and 100 meters, the standard weapons were smoothbore, and were called musket, while there was a little number of rifled weapon, more precise and with a greater range than the smoothbore ones, used by the sharpshooter who harassed from afar the…

Salamanca, Wellington's great victory in Spain.

Background On October 1808 Sir John Moore took command of the Anglo-Portuguese army. He boldly led his 23,000 men into Spain, but a month later had to retreat rapidly, pursued by the enemy. His strategic position was not good, his Spanish allies had been defeated and had proved to be untrustworthy, and he faced a...

Uniform Guide: 7eme du Hussards 1815

I'm not maintaining that this post is a definitive reference point for the uniforms of this regiment. I'm really just a painter of...

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