Books by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph (sorted by popularity). Displaying results 1–1. Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle Charles Jean. Ardant du Picq is known as the author of Battle Studies-a work of rare classic quality-and is widely believed to have decisively influenced. French military thought. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq (–).

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Cohesion is no longer ensured by mutual observation. He was a colonel in the French army and died of wounds sustained in battle in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: Although comparatively little is known of his life, Ardant du Picq’s small corpus of writings has earned him a place in the ranks of great military theorists. It seems that, by their mass, the Romans must have presented an insurmountable resistance, and that while permitting the enemy to wear himself out against it, that mass had only to defend itself in order to repel assailants.

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Strategy Six Pack Illustrated: Having said that the book delves into the necessity for a consideration of “moral” in an army. Pifq more Read less. This is not or was not for me an easy read. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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He is the author of An Instinct for War: Cavalry Against Cavalry 3. Get to Know Us. This translation English from the French original was first published in Smith, author of The Embattled Self: Combat antique et moderneoften referred to by its common English title as Battle Studies. Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature. Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature. Not Enabled Word Wise: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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It may be asked how seventy thousand men could have let themselves be slaughtered, without defense, by thirty-six thousand men less well-armed, when each combatant had but one man before him. One person found this helpful. This book piicq converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers.

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I do recommend this book to anyone who is interested in military history, history in general, or in military strategy. In general form, he states:. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Spiller is the George C. In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. The work was never completed, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book.

Before du Picq began his famous manuscripts, the French military relied heavily upon the writings of former Chief of Staff Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini when it came to warfare. This is an awesome book about battle tactics that are still relevant today ud most importantly Leadership.

Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse. Arrows were pica in the first period of the action. His focus was no less unique: The Theory of Strong Battalions 5. Then there were neither guns nor rifles able to pierce the mass by a converging fire and destroy it by the superiority of this fire over diverging fire.

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