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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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The best is Fabry's study of the campaign, if you can read French.

An excellent account that is included in a larger volume is the section in A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars by Vincent J. Esposito and John R. Elting.

Dominic Lieven's recent book, Russia Against Napoleon, is very good, but also pro-Russian, and some of the conclusions need to be taken with a grain of salt. It covers 1812-1814. It is especially informative about the period before the invasion and who was planning to do what to whom.

The Campaign of 1812 in Russia by Carl Clausewitz is excellent and highly recommended.

Paul Britten Austin's three-volume work on the Russian campaign is excellent and very useful.

French General Fezensac has left a valuable memoir of the campaign.

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I thought the books of Mikaberidze are very balanced and informative, especially Borodino and Berezina.

Plus, if you could read Russian, Michael Bogdanovich's study of campaign is good, Popov's recent study is also very helpful.
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Napoleonic Tactics Books

There are actually several books on Napoleonic tactics, the best of which is Imperial Bayonets, by myself, - George F. Nafziger which examines the British, Russian, Prussian, French, and Austrian drill systems from 1792-1815, lays out all manevers, does time & motion studies which it then and then compares them, reviews skirmish tactics separate from the linear tactics, examines artillery usage (based on a period Spanish military academy textbook), studies weapons effectiveness based on period tests, looks at brigade maneuvers, and even the marches of armies. This is based entirely on period works and official regulations.

There is also Tactics of the Russian Army in the Napoleonic Era, by Alexander and Yurii Zhmodikov. It is two volumes covering 1792-1815. Its bibliography is 9 pages long, almost entirely obscure Russian sources, including regulations & instructions; documents, memoris & literature; and period professional journals.

THere are also:
The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon, by Guther E. Rothenberg. (more strategic than tactics)

With Musket, Cannon and Sword: Battle Tactics of Napoleon and his Enemies, by Brent Nosworthy

Neither of these get as far into the bushes as the first two
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George,

Let me be the first to say hello and welcome to the forum.
I have several of your books "not all read" and they are
very informative & educational.

I hope that U will stick with us here, we have quite a few
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All we need now is John Franklin, Gareth Glover, Charles Esdaille, Guy Dempsey and Digby Smith for a Napoleonic forum magnificent 7.

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It was late and I was dozing off at the time

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Celer et Audax, a sketch of the services of the Fifth Battalion, Sixtieth Regiment (Rifles) during the twenty years of their existence (1879) by Rigaud, Gibbes http://archive.org/download/celereta...sket00riga.pdf
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Really interested to find out about British involvements with them, especially in Greece & the Greek Islands, & Egypt...?
On the Egyptian end...

Memoir of a campaign with the Ottoman army in Egypt, from February to July 1800 By James Philip Morier
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3...201800&f=false

History of the British expedition to Egypt: to which is subjoined, a sketch ...
By Sir Robert Thomas Wilson
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From Ron McGuigan on the Napoleon series Forum

A Narrative of the Campaigns of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion Under Brigadier General Robert Wilson: ... 1809 - 1811 William Mayne, John S. Lillie. London: T. Egerton 1812

http://books.google.ca/books?id=1ndP...frontcover&dq=

For the life of Wilson see

Life of General Sir Robert Wilson ...: from autobiographical memoirs, journals, narratives, correspondence, &c, Edited by Rev. Herbert Randolph. London:J. Murray 1862

Volume 1

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Just put in a pre-order for Gareth Glover's latest: The Waterloo Archive: Volume V 'German Sources' (ISBN 9781848326842) £20.00 (£24.00 including P.P)

http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-W...lume-V/p/3843/

Again, I will let you know what I think of the book when I have read it.

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