Napoleon Series Archive 2009

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Please don't apply your standards of 'giggle and go' to something I post. Don't you know that's very naughty?

Take a look at Adye's comment instead of just throwing it out because you don't agree with it and have to denigrate everyything associated with Napoleon and by association, everything French.

Adye makes the comment that the British don't have a unified artillery system. That's one of the reasons that I posted it. They finally developed one afterwards, but were slow to do it. Adopting the block trail for field pieces, though not all of them, and the new limber and caisson, were certainly on the way to an excellent artillery system.

Instead of going off in a huff and becoming pointed in your comments without actually discussing anything useful (I'm used to you doing it, but others may not be), why not actually discuss the issues instead of making sweeping and usually inaccurate statements on artillery, artillery systems, and who actually developed material. You've been doing this to the French staff system for years and accomplishing nothing but muddying the waters. When you put your mind to it you're an excellent historian. When you act like this, especially to me who has worked with you for a few years, it does nothing but denigrate your own work. And I don't want to see that happen.

I don't care if you agree with me or not. But we should be able to discuss historic issues without you turning into nothing but an 'anti-' person. You're a much better historian than you are lately allowing yourself to be.

Lastly, don't forget than I am a supporter of you and your work and your friend as well.

Sincerely,
Kevin

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