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A great book!
on 27 December 2006
This is a great general book that I have been waiting months for and it was well worth the wait. I have been fascinated by the this period since I was hooked by the Sharpe novels as a teenager.
This book is packed solid with clear, colourful, detailed illustrations on all the main participants and many of the minor ones: the French, the British (with sections on the KGL, the Brunswickers and the African Corps), the Austrians, the Russians, the Prussians, the USA, Spain, Portugal, the Polish, Italians, Bavarians, Saxons, Danes, Swedes, etc so you can see pretty comprehensive.
I collected the Del Prado Napoleonic cavalry figures a few years ago and a lot of the same illustrations have been included here. So, if you are interested in military history in general and or the Napoleonic period in particular and or military modelling then this is a book for you! It needs 10 stars really! The title says it all - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of the Napoleonic wars. I cant fault it as a general guide.