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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Dec 2018 3:32 p.m. PST

…The Infantry Hardcover

"From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon's personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principle tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favor of the Emperor of the French.

Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level…."
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AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

"principle tactical reserve"? Oh dear, that doesn't inspire confidence.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

This is expensive but may prove well worth the considerable outlay. Snag is this is yet another expression of attention to publish…….next year and pre-order now.

Like Napoloen's Last Army from this author, this book has been promised for quite some time and many illustrations have appeared on the Internet.

The blurb is probably written by the publisher and is frequently no indication of the quality of the book (I hope)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Dec 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Let's see….


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