I first wrote about Napoleon on my first website back in 1995. Just a page of noted items from readings that dovetail with what you said here about speed and surprise.
Napoleon insights for Success
· His great skill: Translating (War) Theory into Activity. Napoleon was a Man of Action... not necessarily Original. He…
I am on my way out the door or I would say more, but thought I would respond with a bit of speed and maybe add more later. Do you have Chandler’s book, The Campaigns of Napoleon?