bob. wrote:Why no research system like in TEAW? Was there historically not enough new developments to warrant it?
I know very little about Napoleonic War military doctrine but didn't the Coalition armies especially implement significant changes in their armies?
loki100 wrote:if I understand correctly, I think it was more a case of copying. So first the Austrians (for the 1809 campaign) and then other anti-french armies adopted the structured corps format. This hugely eased order giving ... I recall reading that before his defeat at Ulm, Mack had had to write out individual orders for everyone of his battalions.
not sure that this period triggered many major technological advances, more a case of states slowly coming to make better use of what they had. An example is Britain's ability to expand domestic food production. When they did this again after 1940 they found they were ploughing fields that had lain fallow since the Napoleonic wars.
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