Napoleon Series Archive 2004

Re: E.g., Fritz's Massed Cavalry Charges?

Bonjour all companions,

I actually think neither Nap not Murat invented anything like a mass charge. There is a very interesting series of articles (in french sorry) in the net about the history of the military horse in the french army... cannot remember the author right now but will find it.... and he argues that Napoleon didn't know anything about cavalry and was never able to master this weapon.... Murat was as good as a cavalry colonel might become, much the same way as Blucher by the way, but I think here stopped all his qualities... the massed charge has always been a very cavalry style of attack... long before the Napoleonic wars and I suspect the swedish from the 30 Years War were the first to create a "theory" about these attacks... and while we sometimes forget this, the napoleonic armies (all of them) were still very much 18th century in their way so the Great Frederick still had a lot of followers...

Just some thoughts...
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