Peninsular and Waterloo General
by de la Poer Beresford, Marcus
Denis Pack was one of a phalanx of senior Anglo-Irish officers who served with great distinction in the British army in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, earning a reputation as one of the Duke of Wellington's most able brigade commanders. Despite his remarkable and varied military career, he hasn't received the individual attention he deserves, but this omission has now been remedied by Marcus de la Poer Beresford's full biography. Pack, who was born in 1774, served extensively in...
Nelson's History of the War - Volume XVII - From the Opening of the Rumanian Campaign to the Change of Government in Britain
by John Buchan
The Peninsular War (Paperboys on Campaign)
by Peter Dennis
The second title in The Paperboys on Campaign series, some 46 pages of artwork enabling you to make French, British, Portuguese, Spanish, and several other countries' troops which fought for and against the Iron Duke in his epic campaign against Napoleon's forces.
Uniforms of Russian army during the Napoleonic war vol.3 (Soldiers Weapons & Uniforms Nap, #8)
by Aleksandr Vasilevich Viskovatov
French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815 (Elite, #159)
by Paddy Griffith
This book will provide a careful analysis of the preparation of the French troops from manual regulations to the training ground, as well a study of the changing quality of command and control within the army. Initially this ensured that the French infantry were virtually unstoppable and for several years they enjoyed blistering triumphs at Austerlitz and Jena. Paddy Griffiths explores the role of the French infantry at the apex of their powers and their role in these key battles. However, he al...
March of Death (Napoleonic Library)
by Christopher Summerville
In the bitter winter of 1808, a small British force found itself outnumbered and out-manouevered by a French army led by Emperor Napoleon. Faced with a crushing defeat, the British, commanded by Sir John Moore, turned and marched through the mountains of northern Spain. Casting away baggage and supplies, the little army retreated through desolate mountain passes before reaching Corunna with the French at their heels. There they turned and fought, before embarking for Britain and safety. However,...
Sir Charles Oman's History of the Peninsular War Volume III
by Sir Charles Oman
Waterloo: The French Perspective
by Andrew Field
The story of the Battle of Waterloo - of the ultimate defeat of Napoleon and the French, the triumph of Wellington, Blucher and their allied armies - is most often told from the viewpoint of the victors, not the vanquished. Even after 200 years of intensive research and the publication of hundreds of books and articles on the battle, the French perspective and many of the primary French sources are under-represented in the written record. So it is high time this weakness in the literature - and...
Toulon 1793 (Campaign, #153)
by Robert Forczyk
In August 1793, revolutionary France was in a precarious position, surrounded by enemies. In Toulon, a coup had handed over the entire French fleet to the British navy. For France to survive, Toulon had to be retaken, and France's saviour materialised in the shape of Napoleon Bonaparte. He organised guns and batteries to bombard the Allied fleet and on 17 December 1793, when the French attacked, he was able to take one of the key Allied positions. This book describes the eventual French victory...
Prussian Light Infantry, 1792-1815 (Men-at-Arms, #149)
by Peter Hofschroer
The Prussian light infantry branch was founded in the reign of Frederick the Great (1740-1786) and continued to develop from then onwards. It was the light troops of the Austrian army, the Croatian border soldiers, which so impressed Frederick in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763)that he considered it necessary to create an effective counter-force. Initially, there was a degree of reluctance amongst certain sections of the army towards this formation of light infantry. However, the Fusilier Battal...
by Paul O'Keeffe
After midnight, 19 June 1815...On the battlefield more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lie dead and wounded; the wreckage of a once proud French Grande Armée struggles in abject disorder to the Belgian frontier pursued by murderous Prussian lancers; and Napoleon Bonaparte, exhausted and stunned at the scale of his defeat, rode through the darkness towards Paris, abdication and captivity.In the days, weeks and months that followed, news of the battle shaped the consciousness of an age. Drawing o...
Prussian Line Infantry 1792-1815 (Men-at-Arms, #152)
by Peter Hofschroer
At the beginning of this period, the battalions of the Prussian Line usually fought in a linear formation three ranks deep, overwhelming the enemy with fire before a well-timed bayonet attack. By the end, the preferred formation was eight to 12 ranks deep. The responsibility for conducting the fire-fight was now given to the skirmish elements and the artillery. The formed battalions provided support for the fire line, and conducted the decisive bayonet charge. Whatever the change, the spirit and...
L'Esercito del Regno delle due Sicilie 1815
by Luca Stefano Cristini
by Julian Paget
The desperate defence of the hamlet of Hougoumont by the Guards was the key to Wellington's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo. It was 'a battle within a battle' and Wellington himself later declared that the outcome 'rested upon the closing of the gates at Hougoumont'. To call this a close run affair was indeed something of an understatement. This book bring to life the events of 18th June 1815 to both the visitor and reader at home.
Napoleon's Campaigns in Italy (Men-at-Arms, #257)
by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
In January 1794 the French 'Army of Italy' was commanded by General Dumerbion and he acknowledged a great debt to his 25-year-old commander of artillery - Napoleon Bonaparte. The French Revolution had resulted in major changes in the military system, conscription created a national army and new tactics and initiatives allowed an officer of such promise as Napoleon to rise quickly through the ranks. By 1796 he was the general commanding the French in Italy and at the conclusion of fourteen months...
The Campaign of Waterloo (Napoleonic library, #5)
by Sir John Fortescue and J W Fortescue
The Campaign of Waterloo is the complete account of the climatic campaign and battle of the Napoleonic Wars abstracted from Sir John Fortescue's monumental A History of the British Army. Issued as an independent volume, The Campaign of Waterloo chronicles the events from Napoleon's exile to Elba on 28 April 1814 to his departure from France on 15 July 1815 and exile on St Helena. Between those dates was the Campaign of Waterloo and the final, ferocious battle of 18 June 1815 which destroyed Na...
The Anatomy of Glory
by Henry Lachouque and Anne S.K. Brown
With a New Introduction By Col. John R. Elting (USA, ret.) The glory of the Imperial Guard resounds above all others in the annals of war. Created, built and nurtured as a bodyguard for Napoleon, it grew from a brigade of fewer than two thousand men into a virtual army, and became 'a human fortress which no one but [Napoleon] could dominate and no enemy could penetrate'. And, on such battlefields as Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, Wagram and Waterloo, it won the laurels of undying fame. Written by...
The Royal Artillery at War With Napoleon During the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, 1808-15
by Francis Duncan
The Black Brunswickers (Men-at-Arms)
by Otto von Pivka
In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major...