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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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New Book on Waterloo

Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815: Volume I: From Elba to Ligny and Quatre Bras by John Hussey is available for order on the Napoleon Series with a discount.

The author wrote some excellent articles on Waterloo in First Empire Magazine some time ago and the level of research and scholarship was exceedingly high.

I have not read this book yet as it isn't published. I ordered it and it could prove to be a definitive volume on the campaign.
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I've ordered it. But then again, what I do these days is read only the salient parts or the 'new bits'. You can only read what the likes of Kincaid, Morris and Mercer said so many times, the rain will still fall in sheets and the gate will always be closed etc.

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I've ordered it. But then again, what I do these days is read only the salient parts or the 'new bits'. You can only read what the likes of Kincaid, Morris and Mercer said so many times, the rain will still fall in sheets and the gate will always be closed etc.

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That's the thing. There are hundreds of books on Waterloo and there really isn't anything new that hasn't already been said.

Myself I'm starting on Wellingtons Eastern Front by Nick Liscombe. A part of the Peninsular war that has often been ignored even though without it, Wellington could not have launched and succeeded in the Vittoria campaign.
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That's the thing. There are hundreds of books on Waterloo and there really isn't anything new that hasn't already been said.

Myself I'm starting on Wellingtons Eastern Front by Nick Liscombe. A part of the Peninsular war that has often been ignored even though without it, Wellington could not have launched and succeeded in the Vittoria campaign.
The Peninsula is another area of interest that I now only read of if there is something new and/or which grabs my curiosity

I've just read; Destructive and Formidable: British Infantry Firepower 1642 - 1765. by David John Blackmore and I can assure you that it is an excellent book that tells of the evolution of British battalion firepower and how it was used. Good to read again in the pages of 'Hat Companies' I've been away from the era too long.



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The Peninsula is another area of interest that I now only read of if there is something new and/or which grabs my curiosity

I've just read; Destructive and Formidable: British Infantry Firepower 1642 - 1765. by David John Blackmore and I can assure you that it is an excellent book that tells of the evolution of British battalion firepower and how it was used. Good to read again in the pages of 'Hat Companies' I've been away from the era too long.



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I have books to go through first but I shall give that book ago cheers

Have you tried When Britain burned the White House by Peter Snow that's a great book.

Iv ordered the new Biography (but not read it) on Robert Ross as well and that seems to be highly rated in the Napoeonic series forum.
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Have you tried When Britain burned the White House by Peter Snow that's a great book.

I've ordered the new Biography (but not read it) on Robert Ross as well and that seems to be highly rated in the Napoeonic series forum.
I haven't read any books by Peter Snow. His TV series with his son, his well known face as a BBC news presenter and Journalist makes me wary for some reason.

Anyway, I have lots of books to get through and many on order, so to even think about ordering another title, whatever regard it is held in, will not be under consideration for some time to come.

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I haven't read any books by Peter Snow. His TV series with his son, his well known face as a BBC news presenter and Journalist makes me wary for some reason.

Anyway, I have lots of books to get through and many on order, so to even think about ordering another title, whatever regard it is held in, will not be under consideration for some time to come.

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I can appreciate that Paul however you will not be disappointed on that book. He gets it right.

Lol I am in the exact same boat
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