This is an excellent introduction to the troupes a pied of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. It is not meant as a definitive study, but it does cover the foot troops (infantry, artillery, supporting services, pupilles) of the Guard quite thoroughly. Using computer generated graphics that appear in the books of FG Hourtoulle and produced by Histoire et Collections, it is an astonishing achievement in the presentation of the myriad regiments that made up the Guard at its height.
It has a few minor errors on the first go round, such as not giving the Fusiliers-Grenadiers queue's like the Old Guard infantry, which the regiment earned for valiant service. however, the overall impact of the volume more than makes up for it.
The references used include Rousselot, Rigo, and Michel Petard, all quite reliable and the booklet is logically laid out. I thoroughly enjoyed this volume and will use it often as a quick reference. I bought it sight unseen, taking a gamble and this time came out on the winning end. This volume is highly recommended and it is also recommended that it be used with John Elting's superb Napoleonic Uniforms, Volume II, as well as any and all Rousselot plates you can get your hands on. This booklet will be especially useful for wargamers and figure painters and it is highly recommended.
There will be a second volume on mounted troops.