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This review is from: The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough (Hardcover)
Chandler tells the lay reader everything they would want to know about the mechanics of warfare in the first decade of the eighteenth century whilst also looking at evidence from, and drawing conclusions about, the half centuries either side. The book is logically organised into sections on infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineering and sieges. The last two sections are particularly helpful in illustrating the fact that war at that time (as before and since) was as much about grand strategy and logistics as about battlefield tactics. The book is understandably focussed mainly on Britain and France, but does cover others such as Holland, Sweden, Russia and the Ottoman Empire in a limited way. There are also brief summaries of the careers of Vauban and Coehoorn.
There are a few black and white illustrations plus some schematics of fortress design of the time.