I bought a copy of "The Military Experience in the Age of Reason" by Duffy at a 2nd hand book shop in Hay-on-Wye (always worth a look for interesting stuff if you're in the area). What do people think, is it any good ?
SYW isn't really my period so I'd be interested in other people's views.
It did seem to back up the HoW artillery rules - artillery did seem to be very effective according to Duffy.
I also got a general history of the war and a biography of Camp Freddie - but I've not finished then yet.
Post by prussianhussaruk on Aug 7, 2017 20:28:53 GMT
Anything written by Duffy on the SYW is well worth a read. His knowledge of the period is very good. Just be careful with the early books on the Austrian and Prussian armies, as he changes his view in the newer editions.
John, Christopher Duffy is a very respected British Military historian - he lectured at the RMA, Sandhurst and the British General Staff College.
He has an especial interest in 18th century warfare, and this book is a "must have& read " for anyone interested in this period. He has great personal knowledge of many of the battlefields of the era, and has in the past lead lecture tours of these battlefields.
This book was written some time ago, and some of his perspectives may have changed a little, but it is a an excellent groundwork to understand the era. I can heartily recommend any of his books. You have made an excellent purchase.