Explain why the Napoleonic Tactics were so successful?
The Napoleonic tactics were incredibly successful for many reasons. Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders in history and emperor of France. He conquered much of Europe using his own tactics on the battlefield. The infantry was the foundation of Napoleonic tactics, as infantrymen were numerically the largest force on the battlefield.
The musket was the standard weapon carried by the vast majority of soldiers. The musket had a short effective range. It was slow to reload compared to modern weapons with highly-trained soldiers able to fire about once every 15–20 seconds.