Introduction/ Development: Creating a game-changer /Use: The search for a tactical doctrine /Impact: The dominance of infantry firepower /Conclusion /Glossary/ Bibliography /Index
Hard-wearing, portable and lethal at close range, the flintlock musket dominated the battlefields of Europe, the Americas and the wider world for over a century. This fully illustrated account of its origins, combat performance and wider impact draws upon a host of first-hand accounts to offer a glimpse of what it was like to fight at Culloden, Waterloo or the Alamo.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier with his interest in the 18th and 19th centuries stemming from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 and the British Redcoat 1740-1815. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. An award-winning illustrator, Steve has illustrated over 30 books for Osprey. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards in that time. He now illustrates for a variety of publishers (www.alangilliland.com). Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He also spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards in that time, including numerous UK Press Awards. He now writes, illustrates and publishes fiction (www.ravensquill.com), as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (including Osprey, the Penguin Group, Brown Reference Group, Ivy Group and Aurum), architects and developers, such as John McAslan (Olympic Energy Centre) and Kit Martin (Prince Charles' Phoenix Trust advisor on historic buildings). www.alangilliland.com