THE FLINTLOCK MUSKET: BROWN BESS AND CHARLEVILLE 1715-1865
80pp., fully illus.incl.colour, P.B. 2015.
Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study examines the role that the flintlock played in close-order combat on European and other battlefields around the world. Employing first-hand accounts to show how tactical doctrines were successfully developed to overcome the weapon’s inherent limitations, and exploring the use of the flintlock musket by individuals in irregular warfare, chiefly in North America, this volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the flintlock’s lasting impact as the first truly universal soldier’s weapon.