Napoleon Series Archive 2004

Re: Making a Sandwich of Grand-Tactics

surely when under Napoleons gaze no cavalry commander would just make a charge with "massed" cavalry, even Murat would look for the so called nod. Timing was important and Napoleon the master of it, I cannot not see him looking at one section of the battlefield and Murat swanning by with 7000 heavy cavalry because he thought he would just charge.Also the time it takes to organise a massed charge and if it were being done not on Napoleons orders i'm sure an ADC would arrive with "what are you Doing". my opinion is Napoleon always gave the command when on the field, however when he was not his commanders either went inactive or as per waterloo mad, ps I did look at "great Napoleonic cavalry charges" By D Smith for guidence. merry crimbo.

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