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grenadier corporal06 Sep 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

Please, have a look at this page:

There was a subcription offer nearly a year ago for the first two volumes.
I payed the money due and received a quite useful facing-colour-chart as a bonus.

The spring of 2017 is clearly over, isn't it.
No books up to now.

I contacted other subscribers – the same for them.
A friend told me recently Amazon had advised him, that a delivery of shipment has been finally cancelled.

I tried to contact Mr. Dana Lombardy via email (using the address given on the abovementioned page for "updates") – no reaction at all.

Is there anybody out there who can give me some hope?
Thank you for your attention.

Digby Green Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

I paid for one of those books via Book Depository. well over a year ago as they said it would be published the next month.
The publishing date keeps getting pushed back.
Hopefully I will be able to convert my order for that book to another book.
It has certainly put me off pre-ordering any book.
I wish you luck.

grecian1959 Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

There's such an impressive cast behind this it's strange it's stalling ed or ended??
I hadn't noticed this before . I'm kind of glad as I'd definitely pre ordered it as well

MaggieC7006 Sep 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

I would suggest the cast is neither impressive nor reliable. They are purveyors of style over substance and are no historians.

sorry about the loss of your money. Just a suggestion: carefully research "authors" before you buy anything some of them are shilling.

Piquet Rules Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

The Grant book kept getting pushed back and back. However, it eventually was published and released. When it arrived, I'd forgotten that I'd ordered it.

Jeigheff Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

A little less than four years ago, my wife bought a limited edition copy of "Napoleon's First Italian Campaign" for me for Christmas. Keith Rocco provided much of the artwork. It was published later than announced, but only by a few months, if I remember correctly.

I thought that "Napoleon's First Italian Campaign" was worth the wait and even the price. I also thought I was lucky to get my hands on one of these limited edition books. Sadly, a flyer arrived in the mail from the publisher within the last couple months. "Napoleon's First Italian Campaign" never sold out and is now being sold for half price.

The Waterloo campaign must generate more interest than the Italian campaigns, so I'm surprised that French Waterloo books haven't gotten off the ground yet. I also like Keith Rocco's work. I'm sorry to see him associated with a project that might end up ripping off people like you.

Good luck. I hope things turn out in your favor. I also hope the publisher doesn't end up embarrassing himself.


grenadier corporal06 Sep 2017 10:46 p.m. PST

Thanks to all for the encouragement.
Maybe those good thoughts helped, because I received an email by Dana Lombardy just a few hours ago (after posting, of course) with his apologies for the delay caused by the need of more editing: "I hope to send out the eBook versions (PDFs) this fall, with the printed books delivered to my warehouse in early 2018." (I think this quote from his mail is mo violation of the privacy of correspondence, but serves to Danas interest – and to the interest of all who ordered).
So we can look forward to the books with a reassured mind.

Gazzola07 Sep 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

Grenadier Corporal

Not the same company or books but a bit of hope concerning pre-ordered titles. I had pre-ordered Nafziger's new edition of his Lutzen and Bautzen 1813 title in march and it did not become available or arrive until August. But it was well worth the wait.

However, considering the recent problems mentioned above, I think I might resist pre-ordering titles and wait until they actually become available. And perhaps if we all did that, publishers may only advertise their new forthcoming titles and not offer dates of availability that never happen. If we are considering buying the book, we are probably going to buy it anyway, so they won't lose any customers by getting rid of the pre-order bit. Just a thought anyway.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 7:54 p.m. PST

Are you able to provide any information on what, if anything, is new in the Lutzen and Bautzen book? I have a decent whack invested in Mr Nafziger's three 1813 titles, so I am loath to buy the new ones unless they are significantly better.
Thank you

Gazzola09 Sep 2017 5:34 a.m. PST


Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the original, so I can't actually compare them.

The advertising (Amazon uk) only mentions new images and colour maps, so that would suggest an unaltered text. But it would seem odd to include maps and not mention them within the text, although they might actually reflect what is within the narrative and were left out of the original versions to keep the price down? And they do look like they could stand alone anyway?

I can tell you that the new version contains 21 colour prints displaying maps and troop locations, and 3 pages of lists of map keys. And from what I can see, while the 1993 version states it contained 352 pages, the new version contains 368. But again, the type may be smaller, so the number of pages may not define any differences. The page size and type is certainly smaller than the Dresden volume.

I have a copy of the Dresden volume (1994) and I'm not sure I would want to purchase another version just for coloured maps and some new images alone. However, I will be very interested in the Leipzig volume when that becomes available next year because I don't own a copy.

I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

Thank you Gazzola.

From what I have seen with Helion, my guess is that the colour maps will be taken from out of copyright publications, rather than having been newly commissioned for the book. If I am correct about that, then you can probably find the maps on the Internet anyway, without having to buy the books.

Can anyone else enlighten us on that point?

Digby Green Inactive Member11 Sep 2017 4:07 p.m. PST

There is a recent thread called

Lutzen and Bautzen Nafziger

Surely that is the place to discuss the contents of Mr Nafziger's books.

Gazzola12 Sep 2017 2:12 p.m. PST


Seen lots of maps over the years and can't say I have seen those in Nafziger's book before. And the publisher does advertise the maps as been newly commissioned, along with new prints also included.

I would say, if you don't already own a copy of Nafziger's Lutzen and Bautzen, I think it is well worth purchasing. I will probably give the new Dresden edition a miss because I already own the previous version, although I might yet change my mind on that. And, as I said before, I will definitely go for the Leipzig volume next year when that becomes available.

Gazzola12 Sep 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Digby Green

If anyone asks the same questions in that thread, I am sure they will be discussed. And the original thread topic appeared to have ended anyway.

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