Weapons of War


Foot soldiers had several basic tools with which to try to kill the enemy.
Swords, bayonets and pistols for hand-to-hand fighting and, at a short distance, the inaccurate musket.
Britain equipped its elite light infantry with longer-range rifles, giving them a distinct advantage on the field.

Infantry Weapons



The most effective killer of men on the Napoleonic battlefield was artillery and it came in a variety of forms. Most were effective at long range and murderous close in.

Firing Sequence
Nations' Artillery


The main weapon for cavalrymen was the sword - of which there were many types and patterns.
In addition to sabres, Napoleonic horsemen could arm themselves with firepower from carbines and pistols, while some units had older, but just as deadly, lances.

Cavalry Weapons



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