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Napoleonic lance by Kasinski 1811

PostPosted: 01 May 2014 23:07
by Ju
A treatise about lance by Corvin Krasinski, leader of the polish part of the Napoleonic army :


Essai sur le maniement de la lance

Par le comte Corvin Krasinski
Chez Cordier; Paris; 1811

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByGICce ... Y0OE0/edit

Re: Napoleonic lance by Kasinski 1811

PostPosted: 04 May 2014 18:31
by admin
Fantastic! This is a really nice find and historically significant. The music for different commands at the end is a nice little touch - I guess these are for the bugle?

Re: Napoleonic lance by Kasinski 1811

PostPosted: 05 May 2014 08:33
by Dave Long
also note that pl.2-3 (pp.19-20) show that the horses were closer to 13hh (what we would now consider a "pony" size, instead of the horses one usually finds in modern equitation). the relative difference between horse's barrel and rider's leg will have an influence on the seat.

Re: Napoleonic lance by Kasinski 1811

PostPosted: 06 May 2014 06:06
by janner
There's a reason why Napoleon once called his Krakusi his pigmy cavalry :wink:

Re: Napoleonic lance by Kasinski 1811

PostPosted: 06 May 2014 11:54
by Ju
admin wrote:- I guess these are for the bugle?

yes!