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summerfield06 Sep 2011 3:58 p.m. PST

The third issue of the SOJ has been published.

Smoothbore Ordnance Journal 3
Editor: Dr Stephen Summerfield
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Ken Trotman Publishing
ISBN 978-1-907417-24-5
Price: £20.00 GBP
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Welcome to the third issue of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal published by Ken Trotman Ltd in association with the Napoleon-Series. Contributions of translations and academic papers are welcomed on subjects connected to artillery or military engineering in the 18th to mid 19th century.

This issue has three themes.
Theme One: Austrian Artillery
- Extracts from Dolleczek in 1887 in his History of Austrian Artillery explore its evolution from the 15th century to the Liechtenstein System was finally abandoned after a century. Translated by Digby Smith.
- The Austrian Liechtenstein evolved over the 100 years from 1753 by the change in position of touchhole, removal of decorations, reduction windage and the introduction of shell guns. Photographs of ordnance at HGM in Vienna by Dr. Stephen Summerfield.

Theme Two: Saxon Artillery
- Dr Martin Klöffler explores Saxon fortress ordnance in the context of the Prussian siege of Torgau in 1813.
- Gerard Cronin and Dr Stephen Summerfield discuss the Saxon M1810 ordnance, uniforms and their action at Gross Beeren (23 Aug 1813).

Theme Three: British Artillery in the Peninsular
- Anthony Dawson explores the use and equipment of British Mountain Artillery in the Peninsular War.
- Sir Alexander Dickson RA in 1823 answered questions upon the Royal Artillery in the Peninsular. Additional notes by Dr Stephen Summerfield.

Available in the printed edition of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal only.
Plate 1: Parts of a Saxon M1810 6-pdr.
Plate 2: Saxon version of the Gribeauval Garrison Carriage.
Plate 3: Saxon Artillery Train in 1813.
Plate 4: Saxon Artillery Train Soldier (1811) and Foot Artillery Bugler (1815)
Plate 5: Saxon Foot Artillery Gunner (1811) and Horse Artillery Gunner (1811)
Plate 6: M1753 Liechtenstein 6-pdr Field Gun.

summerfield06 Sep 2011 4:06 p.m. PST

Dear All
Issue 1 and Issue 2 are also available from Ken Trotman Ltd, Caliver Books and OMM in America.

Issue 1

Issue 2


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