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The Napleonic era is one of the most written about timeperiods in history. There are hundreds of good books on the armies and tactics of Napoleon and his peers in other nations.

I've only dabbled in that era, and have stuck faithfully to my Osprey books and a few other good books on uniforms.

What are your favorite books on the Naploenic wars?

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Napoleon's Marshals, 26 marshals from Augereau to Victor, all divided into chapters and written by differnt authors, it is edited by David G. Chandler and published by Macmillan

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Napoleon's Marshals, 26 marshals from Augereau to Victor, all divided into chapters and written by differnt authors, it is edited by David G. Chandler and published by Macmillan

Death bed last words. Always pay the Legions, Septimius Severus

http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/...bonaparte.html
I have recently bought Elting´s "Swords around a throne" and I think about buying this edition about the marchals.

Is it a must have?
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It's the best so far on the marshals, although the scholarship is somewhat uneven based on who wrote what.

I highly recommend it.

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The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?
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The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?
I believe that anything by Chandler should be read, whether or not what he says is agreed with.

The Esposito/Elting Atlas is essential to any study of the Napoleonic Wars. It is the best, bar none, operational study of the wars in general and was designed as a text for the cadets at West Point for their year-long course in The History of the Military Art. It is excellent.

I would recommend getting the latest edition, 1999 published by Greenhill, as the Recommended Reading List in the back of the book has been updated with current scholarship and the few errors in the text were addressed by Col Elting, who actually wrote the text. General Esposito was his boss at West Point and supervised and edited his work.

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The only thing I know about Chandler is that he has written an introduction in the edition I have of the King´s German Legion by Beamish. Is his book "Napoleon" good?

Can you recommend the atlas by Elting?

I second Messena's endorsement of both books.
"Th Campaigns of Napoleon" is an excellent overview of the Napoleonic wars. I note that it is now available on kindle too.
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With this being the 200th anniversery, is there anything happening? I have not seen anything for the campaign in Germany. Other than here or there. I was planning a trip down to Bautzen in May, but battlefields are not well defined in Germany. Does anyone have more info or a link. Thanks in advance
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With this being the 200th anniversery, is there anything happening? I have not seen anything for the campaign in Germany. Other than here or there. I was planning a trip down to Bautzen in May, but battlefields are not well defined in Germany. Does anyone have more info or a link. Thanks in advance
In October there will be a reenactment to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig. The event will take place on October 19-20.
I do not have any links for the event as yet.
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David Chandler's and John R. Elting's books are first class. I'd also reccomend Robert B. Asprey's two volume work, "The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte" and "The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte".
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Siborne Maps of Waterloo Campaign 1815

Siborne Maps of Waterloo Campaign

Markus Stein has just published all maps of the very rare Siborne atlas on the 1815 Campaign as part of Napoleon Online in a reasonable resolution.
Just follow the link given below and click on the thumbnails to enlarge the maps. These maps are really detailed and especially the ground is printed nearly "3-D".
http://www.feldzug1815.de/index.php?...d=22&Itemid=40
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