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'Kevin trashed it for some reason!'

I gave the book an average review because there are too many errors in it, the most egregious of which is the bouncing canister round, which is nothing but nonsense. It was neither 'trashed' nor was it a hatchet job.

The errors in the text have been posted on this forum, so if you take issue with them, perhaps they can be discussed.

I don't believe it to be a good book, and there is just too much wrong in the text for it to be a good artillery source.

And Rothenberg, despite its age, is still the authority on the Austrian Army of the period, despite revisionist nonsense.

If you don't agree, then that's is your option.

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Hey we all have differing opinions,and it ain't worth getting into it over. I'm just glad to have two so well-versed in the subject.
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And Mr. Hollins,it is a good thing for my son and I,as we've went in 'whole hog' you might say. Thank you for your opinion. And I thank Kevin for his help.
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And if you're interested in Ospreys for the period, anything by Rene Chartrand and Ron Pawley are all excellent, well-researched, and worth the trouble to get. Those two authors set the standard for Napoleonic Ospreys.

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Thank you. May have to have my library order them,or buy them,but I will be doing so.
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You're welcome. Ron Pawley's are covering the Guard cavalry and are interesting. The illustrations are by Patrice Courcelle.

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My #2 son who wants to read them says he 'looks at the pictures' So that will be good for him.
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I have just preordered this book:

http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Water...ective/p/3506/

Hopefully, it will be a cracker.

And after my slagging off of Gareth Glovers Waterloo Archive III, I have preordered Volume IV

http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-W...ume-IV/p/3498/

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I rediscovered a book I read a few years ago and found very entertaining.

Dancing into battle. "A social history of the battle of Waterloo"

A good read
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Collections of complete works

Quite some time ago, I came to realize that this forum and its many threads is a wealth of information of the Napoleonic Era, because of the many knowledgeable and generous contributors. I look forward to the next instalments and tidbits of information especially of the artists like Detaille, Rousselot, Orange and Moreau to name a few.

Now, I ask if any one is aware of books of these and the many other Napoleonic artists, that are complete collections of their works.

I have Detaille’s L’Armee Francasie and familiar with Knotel’s works in Elting’s Napoleonic Uniforms tombs and even with the latest collection of Rousselot’s prints, but as is often the case these though exhaustive are not definitive collections of the artists’ works. Is finding a complete collection of Eugene Lepiepve, Raffet, Hourtulle and Jouineau, artists of then and now like throwing paint against the wall where nothing comes of it?

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Complete works by these artists is a waste of time trying to find because they worked mainly on commissions of single or multiple illustatiions from different sponsors, both publishers and private. Anyway could you imagine Knotel, Rousselot & Benigni's as complete works ? you would need a lot of money, room and sturdy bookshelves for a start as their works are 'collectively' in the tens of thousands!

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Quite some time ago, I came to realize that this forum and its many threads is a wealth of information of the Napoleonic Era, because of the many knowledgeable and generous contributors. I look forward to the next instalments and tidbits of information especially of the artists like Detaille, Rousselot, Orange and Moreau to name a few.

Now, I ask if any one is aware of books of these and the many other Napoleonic artists, that are complete collections of their works.

I have Detaille’s L’Armee Francasie and familiar with Knotel’s works in Elting’s Napoleonic Uniforms tombs and even with the latest collection of Rousselot’s prints, but as is often the case these though exhaustive are not definitive collections of the artists’ works. Is finding a complete collection of Eugene Lepiepve, Raffet, Hourtulle and Jouineau, artists of then and now like throwing paint against the wall where nothing comes of it?

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I don't know if you have them already, but here are links to many plates, especially those of Earnest fort that are about half way down this 'link list'

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...apoleon.langEN spain

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN pruss

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
Neuuniformirte königlich sächsische Armee... 1811

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
Vivandieres de la armee

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
Bavaria 1813

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
Armee Francais 1860

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
Saechss Armee-Uniformen.1810

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
[Uniformes de l'armée bavaroise.]. II. - 1810-181

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
[Uniformes de l'armée bavaroise.]. III. - 1813-1814

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
PRUSSIAN ARMY 1814

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
PRUSSIAN ARMY 1813-14

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
GARDE IMPERIALE 1850

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...r=Armee.langEN
[Uniformes de l'armée espagnole sous le règne du roi Joseph Napoléon, 1808-1812.]

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...ussards.langEN
Uniformes des hussards sous la Révolution et le 1er Empire.]

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...ussards.langEN
[Uniformes des hussards sous la 1ère République, le 1er Empire et la 1

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...ussards.langEN
Uniformes des hussards sous la 1ère République, le 1er Empire et la 2

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...ussards.langEN
Uniformes militaires des troupes françaises et étrangères de ... 1780 special!

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...+Cheval.langEN 1
Uniformes des chasseurs à cheval en France / Notes et aquarelles par ...

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...+Cheval.langEN 2
Uniformes des chasseurs à cheval en France / Notes et aquarelles par ...

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...+Cheval.langEN
[Guides et chasseurs à cheval de la garde des consuls et de la garde impériale, 2e régt. de chasseurs à cheval de la Garde impériale, 1796-1815

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...assiers.langEN 1
Grosse cavalerie, cuirassiers, grenadiers à cheval et carabiniers, 1799-1857

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...anciers.langEN
Uniformes des chevau-légers, lanciers et corps divers, 1809-1814.]

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...anciers.langEN
Chevau-légers, lanciers polonais de la Garde impériale, 1807-1816

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv...ameluks.langEN
Officiers d'ordonnance de l'empereur, maméluks, eclaireurs, gardes d'honneur et gendarmes d'ordonnance de la Garde impériale




All illustrative books by Ernest Fort

http://gallica.bnf.fr/Search?ArianeW...&q=Ernest+Fort

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Paul, Sorry it’s taken so long to respond to your last post... distractions at work and home.

Many thanks again for your contributions. As always, you come through with flying colors with the list of links as an option to my inquiry (so ill conceived as it was)

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As I have said and will always say...."If I can help I will do so, promptly"

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