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Suggestions for New Books

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Senarmont198 » July 25th, 2015, 2:21 pm

Try Napoleonic Uniforms, four volumes, by John Elting. It's expensive, but worth it. The first two volumes are on the Grande Armee; Volume III on French allies, and Volume IV on French enemies. Volume IV has 39 plates on the Russians.
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Andrew » July 25th, 2015, 2:27 pm

The Ospreys is where I would first direct people; but if you have these (and a considerable amount of cash to spend!!!) you could try the Volumes 1 and 2 of Napoleonic Uniforms, edited by Elting, illustrated by Knotel and published by Macmillan/Greenhill. The illustrations are excellent, the full range of French uniforms are covered and they are both hefty tomes. £300 or so for both volumes second hand on abebooks. :o

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Darren_M789 » July 25th, 2015, 2:41 pm

Hi

Thanks guys sound great however the price may be prohibitive ha ha!!

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 26th, 2015, 1:25 pm

john(txic) wrote:British artillery for me, please.


Would Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Gunners fit the bill? viewtopic.php?f=41&t=1582

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Senarmont198 » July 26th, 2015, 5:55 pm

You have to be somewhat discriminating with Ospreys. Some are excellent and works of scholarship. Some are not. The best I've found overall with an emphasis on the Napoleonic period are those by Rene Chartrand. Next are those by Ron Pawly. To my mind all others should be judged against these of excellent and high quality and reliability.
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