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138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I have just obtained a copy of Dr. Stephen Summerfield's new book "Prussian Landwehr of the Napoloenic War"

Published and obtainable from Ken Trotman Books


The work is 160 pages and is lavishly illustrated with original drawings by Stanislav Lyulim, period pictures and photographs of reenactors.

Unlike the previous and excellent work by Dr Summerfield on the Spanish Army, this book is a larger format: 21.5cm by 29cm.

To put it bluntly, it's a 'just take my money now' work.
If you're interested in the Befreiungskriege you need this book. All the landwehr are covered and I couldn't see any obvious missing areas.

It's L39.50 (about $60 USD)and worth the month.

madcam2us17 Mar 2018 4:03 a.m. PST

anxious to get my copy too….

Hurry up OMM!!!!


rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Is this a revised second edition to the same title?

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

No. A new volume. 2018 Publication.

GlacierMI21 Mar 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Would love to add this to my library, but can someone tell me what is the difference between that and this from the same author?

1-196530 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen

This is the companion volume to the successful two volumes on the Prussian Infantry 1808-1840.

The Landwehr and volunteers were essential in the success of the Prussian Army during the Wars of Liberation (1813-1815) against Napoleon. Their participation permitted the army to quadruple in size by August 1813 and become the cutting edge of the Allied Armies.

This unique work is the companion to the author's two volume reference on the Prussian Infantry 1808-1840. It documents the campaign history, organisation, uniforms, horse furniture and their commanders, whether Landwehr (infantry and cavalry), Landsturm, Civil Guard, National Cavalry or Volunteers (Freiwilliger J1 vol, 235 pgs 2011 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-dj ……$60.00 inc

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

I wasn't aware of that volume.

This is the one I fell upon because I'm just starting my Prussian army.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

So, I asked the author, this is what he said:

"Yes it is a completely new book
It has over 500 more illustrations
Each regiment is now illustrated
It is A4 rather than Royal Size."

He is the extract Dr. Summerfield sent me:


summerfield Inactive Member23 Mar 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

My interest started over three decades ago when I was persuaded to paint some 15mm Landwehr figures. These were the old minifigs. Finding information upon painting them.

Since my books for Partizan Press, I have collected many thousands of illustrations and my understanding of the Prussian Army has increased with the 7 books now published on the army stretching back to the 7YW. Confusion has been caused by Caliver Books calling this a 2nd Edition.

This is a far more in depth study of the uniforms and the history behind each Regiment. The battalion/squadron commanders and numbers are shown for each regiment from 1813-15 are shown.

My next project is to write upon the Prussian Grenadiers and Guard Artillery before tacking the fun area of the Freikorps, foreign regiments and Freiwilliger Jager. This will be with my co-author Stanislav Lyulin who has produced those wonderful Schema.

Last year a book on the Prussian Guard of the Napoleonic Wars was published.

If you have further questions then please ask. I have been busy finishing books in the last month as there are 4 new books of mine including Becke's Waterloo Logistics.

Also ACW Smoothbore Artillery plans and With Craufurd in Buenos Aires 1807.

I look forward to meeting you at Salute 2018 in London on 14 April 2018. Say hello at the Ken Trotman Books stand.

summerfield Inactive Member23 Mar 2018 5:41 a.m. PST

On Military Matters have been sent by the publisher already 25 copies and these have been sold. The publisher is awaiting the book to be reprinted. It is already after only a less than a month, in its four printing. I only got a copy for myself on Wednesday as the publisher has been running out of copies.

Now available from OMM. Note that Dennis has made a mistake in that it is hardback and not softback book.

summerfield Inactive Member31 Mar 2018 1:06 a.m. PST

Paulalba's youtube review of the book.
YouTube link

It is an honest review by a talented figure painter.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

Beat me to it Stephen! I was just going to post the Youtube review.

summerfield Inactive Member31 Mar 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

Thank you dear friend

summerfield Inactive Member06 Apr 2018 1:32 a.m. PST

We look forward to seeing you at Salute 2018, at the Excel Centre, London. It is a good chance to meet my readers being that I have been let out of my office.

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