Prussian Line Infantry 1792Â?1815

Prussian Line Infantry 1792Â?1815

At the beginning of this period, the battalions of the Prussian Line usually fought in a linear formation three ranks deep, overwhelming the enemy with fire before a well-timed bayonet attack. By the end, the preferred formation was eight to 12 ranks deep. The responsibility for conducting the fire-fight was now given to the skirmish elements and the artillery. The formed battalions provided support for the fire line, and conducted the decisive bayonet charge. Whatever… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 48 pages

Language: English


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