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    Sparker
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    Dear All,

    We are already seeing a flood of new books being released timed to cash in on the resurgent interest in the Bicenntennial of Waterloo and the 1815 Campaign next year. For what its worth here are some that I think will be worth my hard earned dollars:
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    <td> Author</td>
    <td> Date</td>
    <td> Rationale</td>
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    <td> Waterloo 1 Quatre Bras</td>
    <td> John Franklin (Osprey)</td>
    <td> 20/11/14</td>
    <td>Author with solid reputation of existing scholarship/Osprey usually good value.</td>
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    <td> Waterloo 2 Ligny</td>
    <td></td>
    <td> 20/2/15</td>
    <td> “</td>
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    <td> Waterloo 3 Mont St Jean & Wavre</td>
    <td></td>
    <td> 21/4/15</td>
    <td> “</td>
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    <td> The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815</td>
    <td> Peter Hofschorer/Gerry Embleton</td>
    <td> 20/10/14</td>
    <td>Another Osprey. Both authors are excellent. I’ve crossed swords with Hoffie but he’s the authority on the Prussian army when he doesn’t have an axe to grind. Gerry’s illustrations are always worth the dosh on their own!</td>
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    <td> Waterloo The Decisive Victory</td>
    <td> Col Nick Lipscombe</td>
    <td> 20/10/14</td>
    <td>Author-serving British Army Officer and previously published outstanding work (Wellington’s Guns and the Peninsular War atlas)</td>
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    <td> Prelude to Waterloo – Quatre Bras</td>
    <td> Andrew W Field</td>
    <td> 19/10/14</td>
    <td>Author-serving British Army Officer and previously published outstanding work (Waterloo the French Perspective)</td>
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    <td> Waterloo: The history of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles</td>
    <td> Bernard Cornwell</td>
    <td> 05/05/15</td>
    <td>Author- if Bernard can’t make yet another Waterloo history unputdownable no-one can!</td>
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    <td> Waterloo Myth and Realtiy</td>
    <td> Gareth Glover</td>
    <td> 19/12/14</td>
    <td> Author also has a good record in this field and is an ex Royal Naval Officer to boot – need I say more!</td>
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    I look forward to hearing if I have missed any good ones, or if you disagree with my selection!

    Cheers!

    • This topic was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by Sparker.

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    #5062
    Piyan Glupak
    Participant

    I just hope that wargamers who are also railway modellers think carefully before they submit any suggestions….

     

    I’ll get my coat.

    #5076
    1 yorks
    Participant

    Can there be that much new material 

    #5221
    Sparker
    Participant

    Dear All,

    Formatting seems to have fallen out of my earlier post, so here it is again tied up a bit:

    We are already seeing a flood of new books being released timed to cash in on the resurgent interest in the Bicenntennial of Waterloo and the 1815 Campaign next year. For what its worth here are some that I think will be worth my hard earned dollars:

    Title, Author, Publication date, Why I think they’re worth it!

    Waterloo 1 Quatre Bras

    Waterloo 2 Ligny

    Waterloo 3 Mont St Jean & Wavre

    All the above by John Franklin (Osprey) Being published from  20/11/14 and thereafter. Author with solid reputation of existing scholarship/Osprey usually good value

    The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815 Peter Hofschorer/Gerry Embleton 20/10/14 Another Osprey. Both authors are excellent. I’ve crossed swords with Hoffie but he’s the authority on the Prussian army when he doesn’t have an axe to grind. Gerry’s illustrations are always worth the dosh on their own.

    Waterloo The Decisive Victory Col Nick Lipscombe 20/10/14 Author-serving British Army Officer and previously published outstanding work (Wellington’s Guns and the Peninsular War atlas

    Prelude to Waterloo – Quatre Bras Andrew W Field 19/10/14 Author-serving British Army Officer and previously published outstanding work (Waterloo the French Perspective

    Waterloo: The history of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles Bernard Cornwell 05/05/15 Author- if Bernard can’t make yet another Waterloo history unputdownable no-one can!

    Waterloo Myth and Reality Gareth Glover 19/12/14 Author also has a good record in this field and is an ex Royal Naval Officer to boot – need I say more!

    I look forward to hearing if I have missed any good ones, or if you disagree with my selection! Cheers!

    http://sparkerswargames.blogspot.com.au/
    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #5285
    Steve Burt
    Participant

    Not a new book on Waterloo, but  a very good one:

    Alessandro Barbero: the Battle.

    He’s Italian so has no axe to grind. He uses French, British, Prussian and Belgian sources. A very informative, balanced account.

    #5387
    Sparker
    Participant

    Hi Steve,

    Yes absolutely bang on about the Barbero work, very even-handed and eminently readable. I wonder if it will be reissued to cash in on the bicentennial?

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    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #5811

    I’m looking for a book on waterloo to give as a prize in a painting competition  I’m running for next years anniversary the books will go to first and second place along with some other worthy prizes any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

     

     

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    #5834
    Sparker
    Participant

    ‘The Waterloo Companion’?

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    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #5835
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ‘The Waterloo Companion’?

    I had that, very nice book.

    #5897

    Thanks guys i wi have a look at that one

     

    richard

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