*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 29, 2020, 08:14:16 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Recent

Author Topic: By Fire & Bayonet, Grey's West Indies Campaign - Steve Brown  (Read 236 times)

Offline carojon

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 741
    • JJ's Wargames
By Fire & Bayonet, Grey's West Indies Campaign - Steve Brown
« on: February 14, 2020, 12:26:24 PM »
I recently received a copy of Steve Brown's book covering the campaign of Sir Charles Grey and Sir John Jervis to the West Indies in 1794.



I have put together a review of the book together with my thoughts about it, and if you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ's

https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2020/02/by-fire-and-bayonet-greys-west-indies.html

JJ
Often it is better to remain silent and let people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all possible doubt.

http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

Offline OB

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 398
Re: By Fire & Bayonet, Grey's West Indies Campaign - Steve Brown
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 04:41:30 PM »
That is a fine review.  It was interesting to read of another experienced commander who favoured the bayonet over fire power and demonstrated its efficacy.

Offline carojon

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 741
    • JJ's Wargames
Re: By Fire & Bayonet, Grey's West Indies Campaign - Steve Brown
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 06:54:40 PM »
Thank you.

Yes indeed, Grey does stand out as a remarkable commander in many ways, described as he was as being a very pleasant person to meet and a gentleman in polite company but a commander with a fierce determination to win when conducting military affairs.

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 330
Re: By Fire & Bayonet, Grey's West Indies Campaign - Steve Brown
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 11:55:07 AM »
And father of Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl, after whom the tea is named.
No plan survives first contact with the dice.