Sunday, January 17, 2016
Napoleon as a successful battlefield commander in measure due to the war-making strategies, doctrines, tactics as promulgated and enunciated by these Frenchmen.
1. Pierre-Joseph Bourcet.
"Pierre-Joseph Bourcet (1 March 1700 – 14 October 1780) was a French tactician, general, chief of staff, mapmaker and military educator."
2. Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte de Guibert.
"Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte, Comte de Guibert (12 November 1743 – 6 May 1790) was a French general and military writer . . . In 1770, he published an essay on tactics which was very influential in his time."
3. Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval.
"Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval (15 September 1715 – 9 May 1789) was a French artillery officer and engineer who revolutionized French cannon, creating a new production system that allowed lighter, more uniform guns without sacrificing range"
4. Jean-Pierre du Teil, baron du Teil.
"Jean-Pierre du Teil, baron du Teil, seigneur de Pommier, Chars, les Rousselières, Vaux and of other places (14 July 1722 - 27 February 1794) was a French artillery general and one of the most important influences on Napoleon I during his training at the École d'artillerie in Auxonne"
NAPOLEON ABLE TO ASSEMBLE THE "TOTAL PACKAGE". INNOVATIVE WARFARE MORE EFFICIENT AND BETTER.
I guess when someone [ Baron du Teil] is the "seigneur de Pommier, Chars, les Rousselières, Vaux and of other places" you ought to listen and surely Napoleon did.