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Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 6:33 p.m. PST

What is the best book to describe drill in the SYW. Looking for the SYW version of Casey's Infantry Tactics in the ACW to better understand maneuvering in the SYW.

Thanks in advance
Ken

Altefritz12 Jun 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

The Anatomy of Victory. B. Nosworthy

leidang12 Jun 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Agree with Nosworthy.

Instrument of War by Duffy also covers this to some degree.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

And Bill Protz's La Batailles de l'Ancien Regime rules contains a section on battalion level drill.

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Jim

olicana12 Jun 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

Nosworthy, who even explains how a battalion crosses a bridge in the face of the enemy.

His book on Napoleonic tactics is a useful addition because he often refers back to the SYW, much is still very relevant (especially concerning cavalry charges and musketry), and it's an easier read.

There is a copy of 'Anatomy…' on abe at under £20.00 GBP (from a USA book store). If you want it snap it up, that's very cheap. Most copies seem to go for much more these days.

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Rusty Balls Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

Thank you Gentlemen!

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