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Napoleon at Dresden -_ George Nafziger.

Charity shop purchase - in excellent condition - slightly pricey but well below E-Bay levels-. Lots of B&W pics and an extensive OOB in the back. Covers the battles of Dresden , the Katzbach , Gross-beeren , Dennewitz and Kulm.

27 Books......a good little library...formed.:)...

Had a look at the Wargames Design Studio poll - about 836 people responded. Good to see that Napoleonics and ACW is only a few percentage points behind WW2 in popularity.

The comments section has one guy mention a reaction cavalry charge option - this is necessary and should be done ....as for the A.I. - it's up in the air.
 
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Bought in a Bricks & Mortar bookstore as they shoved it into the sales shelf at 50% off . Very chunky book and only the first volume of three - will come in handy when I eventually get around to increasing my ACW collection.

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Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate capital at Richmond. Featuring some of the war's most notorious battles, the campaign played out against a backdrop of political drama and crucial fighting elsewhere, with massive costs for soldiers and civilians alike. After failing to bull his way into Petersburg, Grant concentrated on isolating the city from its communications with the rest of the surviving Confederacy, stretching Lee's defenses to the breaking point. When Lee's desperate breakout attempt failed in March 1865, Grant launched his final offensives that forced the Confederates to abandon the city on April 2, 1865. A week later, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

Here; A. Wilson Greene opens his sweeping new three-volume history of the Petersburg Campaign, taking readers from Grant's crossing of the James in mid-June 1864 to the fateful Battle of the Crater on July 30. Full of fresh insights drawn from military, political, and social history, A Campaign of Giants is destined to be the definitive account of the campaign. With new perspectives on operational and tactical choices by commanders, the experiences of common soldiers and civilians.

( this book offers essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Civil War. )


You betcha......................Tick.............:)...........👍...
 
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Things I am looking forward to :...:)...

Atlantic Wall Board war-game - the detailed beach landings and full map set up; although you only need the top sections for about the 40% point.

Company Level Waterloo - getting to grips with it from start to very finish. From both sides perspective.....

Leipzig Battle 1813 -- never played before at battalion/ company level with large scale map. A more intense and expansive experience.

Blucher will be punished even if it is a bit ahistorical. 👍...
 
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29 Books..............WATERLOO - Battle of Three Armies - a well perused tome during my teen years....the go to book while playing SPI's Wellington's Victory....lots of pics and very atmospheric. Nostalgia............. buy. It has aged well !.

I would have hit 30 but I am still waiting for a super cheap book of Gill's German Allies in 1809.

The first book in Philip Dwyer's trilogy/ biography of Napoleon - chunky hardback book bought for 3 notes - in as new condition...........:).

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A play-through/Aar of Panzer Campaigns - Normandy is definitely on the cards, ( in between Napoleonic stuff and possibly concurrent ) - the German company level treatment is interesting enough and the Allied A.I. is not bad for the first phase..............I have only gone in a few days ..........there have been some surprises as I am still new to this treatment.

That is .......................- When I get back to normal functioning...................😞...
 
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10596479/Joaquin-Phoenix-new-Napoleon-Oscar-winner-measures-diminutive-French-emperor-film.html

No surprise that they changed the Film title to - Napoleon.......Kit-bag sounds odd. They have started filming at Lincoln Cathedral which CGI doubles for Napoleon's marriage ceremony.

The 74 room mansion would be a great place to visit.....you can soak in the atmosphere - walk where the eagle walked and see what he saw through the windows and smell the wood and garden scent........ about as close to time travel as you can get.

Napoleon's rise to power as seen through his relationship with Josephine......novelty yes.............possibly a croc .............who knows ???...


They will have trouble outshining the soundtrack of a previous film with Isabella Rossellini..............it has to stand out and draw you in.......No made for TV stuff will be accepted..............only Hans Zimmer stuff etc......:).
 
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Hallelujah !............grow your side-burns down to your jaw line........ - Marshal Lannes is moving to the country.....leaving the big smoke............... the big choke................the big city..............and I have a big conservatory .......big enough to host Atlantic Wall...........or local dames.............who knows ?. ( the pic is similar ).

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I freakin ' hate apartment living.....................bird song and my own gut rumbling are the only noises I will hear.

Perfecto Mundo,,,,,,,,,,an Intermezzo of Grande proportions.................:)...


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Got me a sturdy wagon and a good pair of hooves...........should be in my new homestead by June. ..........



"Yee Haa ! .........................Geddup........... there.............. hoss !...".
 
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A blast from the past !.........I had the original version, ( 1980 ) with hardboard maps...........this one has been totally renovated with better maps and counters and sheets. I was only a strategic Napoleonic player as a kid.....would not interest me now.

Impressive looking 2020 remake- if I find one for a couple of notes...I can use the box to store magazines and Napoleonic stuff............................... Introductory - casual gamer material.................counters are a vast improvement on the originals and you have a lot of leader counters too.

The fleet world map inclusion is a nice touch but complexity is lacking............overall - the game mechanics are apparently the same........
 

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" I Say ...............Uh Saaaay ! "................30 Books.............I got this for a reasonable price in a second hand bookstore - I have seen it for twice as much and a bit on E-Bay - ( as new condition ).

Big grin on my face ..........this is really the crowning glory of my Napoleonic book collection.......425 large glossy pages of Waterloobilia..........the army orders of battle are luxury material along with the superimposed unit movements on modern field photos.....They will have to prise it from my dead cold hands, one day, along with Atlantic Wall....:).................................................................... Looooooooove it !..................


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This particular bookstore is being very generous - a brand new copy of the below at a quarter of the retail price............it is not a desperate buy but I was impressed with the color plate pics and battle maps and being published in 2005.....clinched the purchase. 31 Books.

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