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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #45 le: 15 août 2010, 09:09:31 am »
For me would be very interesting to have avaliable some historical maps and a set of icons to use in this forum to speak of strategy in campaigns.
For to view movements of troops with images and comment these.
Just put historical map how desktop background , put icons on map , rename icon with name CC and strength and with capture image take image for post,maybe with some draw.
Is better to understand Napoleonic strategy.
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« Réponse #46 le: 15 août 2010, 11:08:38 am »
Can anyone suggest an excellent source for the Italian campaigns?   

Alas, only in french, as far as I know :
"Bonaparte en Italie, naissanced'un stratège" from Stéphane Béraud, éditeur Bernard Giovanangeli.
94 pages 25,5 x 28,5 cm. 24 maps and illustrations in color. Very clear explanations. Easy french, in my opinion.

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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #47 le: 15 août 2010, 11:50:48 am »
"The Road to Rivoli: Napoleon's First Campaign" from Martin Boycott-Brown.
640 pages,9.1 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches,very good book.

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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #48 le: 30 janvier 2011, 14:04:43 pm »
Thank you count.  On your excellent recommendation I went out and purchased Boycott-Brown and have been enjoying the early chapters. :)
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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #49 le: 20 juillet 2011, 08:39:01 am »
any of you guys  know wats a good map that got a good combo of maps and batle info?? More like overview I have the napoleonic campaign by chandler it jst it lacks maps

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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #50 le: 12 avril 2012, 15:20:09 pm »
I might have missed it but one book I don't think has been mentioned is: 'The Napleonic Source book'

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Napoleonic-Source-Book-Philip-Haythornthwaite/dp/1854092871

It's not as in depth about specifics and details, as most of the other titles mentioned in this thread, but as a semi-detailed overview of most aspects of the Napoleonic wars; from the armies, weapons and tactics, to the leaders and battles, it's very good. In fact of all the books I've got/read on the Nepoleonic period that's the one I'd most recommend as a starter to someone just setting out to gain some knowledge of the period.
 

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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #51 le: 12 avril 2012, 16:45:21 pm »
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of all the books I've got/read on the Nepoleonic period that's the one I'd most recommend as a starter to someone just setting out to gain some knowledge of the period.

Hello  Ant1815,

I agree with you when you state it is an excellent starter for beginners  :!:
Philip Haythornthwaite is a prolific author with a deep interest in the Napoleonic Wars ( and military history.....) and a practical sense to explain and  vividly demonstrate what it was , how and why  :D
As such, he is one of the best friends for wargamers and deserves our gratefulness  ;)

My only quibble is with some publishers who never mind of saling books ( not usually cheap ) with almost the same text and illustrations,  minor changes and a new cover....... :evil:
This is not specific to P.H. (  idem for  many D.Featherstone, etc ...)  and when money is scarse* -specially for youngsters starting their library-  warning from seasonned gamers  may help  :!:

*and don't forget to watch second hand and softcover editions for good savings....
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Re : Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #52 le: 21 octobre 2012, 12:25:55 pm »
This site is well worth visiting as GunnerJim mentioned back in 2010. A must visit.............

http://www.jeux-histoire.fr/bibliographie.html#1805

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Many of you may not know the efforts by Google and the Bill Gates foundation to preserve works of the past by electric scanning and then having those books on line for reference.  France has a wonderful site at:
http://www.jeux-histoire.fr/bibliographie.html#1805
with works in English and in French.  One of the finest works of the period is that of BRESSONNENT covering the campaign of 1806.  He not only covers the whole campaign well, he places almost every individual regiment on the battlefield telling you why or how it ended up there.  A marvelous incite to the way Napoleonic battles came about.  Most of these works are just locked up today and we could never see them.  Thanks to Bill and Google, we can read and re-read.  Downloads are free in pdf format.  Napier's works are here.  Every campaign from 1796 to 1815.
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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #53 le: 28 février 2015, 18:08:13 pm »
Andrew Roberts Waterloo

It is a small book but I was impressed by the amount of info that i did not know and what a good read it was - finished it a couple of sittings

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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #54 le: 26 février 2016, 18:45:30 pm »
Audio book.....Can be interesting to run in the background.

Memoirs of Napoleon, Vol 1, Audiobook, by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWo85czwafk
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Re : Reading Recommendations for Napoleonic Campaigns and Warfare ?
« Réponse #55 le: 26 février 2016, 18:47:49 pm »
Audio book. 7 hours  :D
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION by Hilaire Belloc - FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fifFpepzT_c
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