For centuries people bashed each other with their butts, called ‘clubbing’ the musket. This was almost a necessity before bayonets, but it was still done when people did have bayonets.
The Discovery History series Great Battles covers the Battle of Austerlitz in the second season. Unfortunately, they made some very misleading statements about the Charleville muskets used by Napoleon’s army. Let’s have a look at their errors in this video. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The Prussian M1811 ‘Blücher’ sabre is often mistaken for the British 1796 light cavalry sabre. Here we take a look at the Prussian sword and see why Napoleon called the British a ‘nation of shop keepers’. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The British Army 1796 pattern spadroon (infantry officer’s sword) is often criticized, but how did it differ to what went before and was it worse, or actually an improvement? Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
An account of single combat with swords during the Battle of Waterloo. D. A. Kinsley’s books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=D+A+Kinsley&type=
BORISOV, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of people have taken part in a reenactment of the Battle of Berezina, one of the major clashes of the Napoleonic Wars …
Clothing can change close combat, especially sword fighting, hugely. Heavy winter clothing can approach armour in its defensiveness. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
A fantastic manual on the use of close combat weapons during Napoleonic naval warfare is now available. The treatise of Lieut William Pringle Green: http://swordfight.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Instructions-for-training-a-ships-crew-in-the-use-of-arms-in-attack-and-defence-by-Lieutenant-William-Pringle-Green-1812.pdf