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    Kiley, Kevin F. Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars: Artillery in Siege, Fortress and Navy, 1792 1815

    . Barnsley(UK): Frontline, 2015. 352 pages. ISBN#1848326378 30 / $50

    This is a new publication that has been reviewed on the Napoleon series and should be of interest to those into the more technical aspects of Age of Sail guns.

    I cant give you a direct link to the page but go to
    http://www.napoleon-series.org/

    Click on "what's new"

    The review is the last item for April 30

    Here is a quote from the review though to wet your interest

    The final section looks at the use of naval guns. This is a very large topic in itself, so Mr. Kiley limits it to the ship

    -to-ship engagements between the British and Americans during the War of 1812. He examines the American Navy

    and why it was so effective against the Royal Navy in the opening days of the war, when the numbers were relatively equal

    . Included is information on the USS Constitution and why it was able to defeat HMS Guerriere and Java. The last chapter

    looks at the naval war to control the Great Lakes that lie between the U.S. and Canada.Because the British could not bring the ocean going navy into Lake Erie,




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    Thank you Daniel. The quote sells it.

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    Got me intrested.

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