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Lilian14 Aug 2019 4:05 p.m. PST

a fortcoming book about this neglected Army at HELION in 2020, at least in two volumes
The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1807-1814
Volume 1 – High Command, Line & Light Infantry
David A. Wilson
This book was written to provide an in-depth study of the Danish and Norwegian armies of the Napoleonic Wars. The goal was to provide a working document which is as accurate as possible, covering the uniforms of these armies, their weapons and their evolution as well as their colours and a look at their basic tactics. Although this is principally a uniform book, historical background is also provided to place the details in their context.

This first volume covers the uniforms of the High Command, Guard, and Line and Light Infantry, their arms, equipment, and colours.

The product of five years of research, this study grew out of the author's desire to provide a reference for friends who were painting Danish wargames figures. It soon became apparent that very little was written on the subject in English and this led to extensive research and consultation with experts including Alan Perry of Perry Miniatures and J°rgen Koefoed Larsen. Every effort has been made to reconcile conflicting sources, rather than risk perpetuating myths and errors, and the result is a comprehensive and lavishly-illustrated reference work on this significant but often-overlooked Napoleonic army.

Redcurrant14 Aug 2019 4:49 p.m. PST

I am looking forward to this, as I want a Danish army.

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 7:16 a.m. PST

Great! Looking forward to this.

Ironsides15 Aug 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

nice

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

Thanks for the update!

Sebastian Palmer16 Aug 2019 3:58 p.m. PST

Sounds very interesting

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

we will have to see if it actually comes out or not.

There have been a number of Napoleonic titles that were advertised on Amazon and elsewhere that have yet to see the light of day…years later.

The French Army in 1814 – Gilles Boue
The Struggle for Hougoumont – John Franklin
Fearless and Loyal – the Wurttemberg Army – David Zumsteg

among others…all MIA.

Hope this one comes to fruition, but i wont hold my breath.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2019 6:02 a.m. PST

This title is in the Helion series 'From Reason to Revolution' and several titles in this series have been published and are excellent.

Lilian17 Aug 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

of course, there is no reason that this title will not published,

The French Army of 1814 I think it was the French editor H&C, unfortunately you know probably what happened to him

The Wurttemberg Army is now announced for april 2020, that is the New Jersey-based Winged Hussar Publishing, still in full activity and even I wonder if he was not member of the forum, all their titles have been published until now

maybe some HELION or WHP titles could be delayed for some reasons, but be editor of printed books and especially of military history, and more 17th 18th centuries napoleonic I think it is a priesthood and a militant act in the XXIst century, so cherish them before they disappear, after it will too late

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

Having a number of Helion publications, I consider them an excellent addition to the library.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2019 9:32 a.m. PST

Agree completely. The volumes that I have are all excellent.

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

Having an above average interest in this, I look really forward to the title. I think it is especially interesting having an English author on this Scandinavian topic:)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 1:35 a.m. PST

Did the Danish army maintain a base in Greenland?

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 2:31 a.m. PST

Agent provocateur DH

Lilian21 Aug 2019 7:31 a.m. PST

At least they had troops in the Danish West Indies now US Virgin Islands,
I wonder if the book will touch such topic
Denmark had American, African and Indian colonies until Nicobar Islands between Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea
it existed Danish Sepoys


they sent some soldiers and settlers c.1730 in Greenland but being odered to back to Denmark two years later

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 8:55 a.m. PST

So my earlier thought of a fantasy wargame is a non starter then?

Danish Napoleonic Era troops defending Greenland against………..no, I cannot think of any potential opponent in practice.

Stoppage21 Aug 2019 9:51 a.m. PST

@d-h

Pick one from:

* USofA
* Russia.

Topical question – just been on BBC News

Ironsides21 Aug 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe islands were part of Norway and therefore administered for there. With the peace of Kiel in 1814 Danish diplomats managed to get these territories transferred to Denmark due to ignorance on the part of the Swedish diplomats involved.

As to wargames, Denmark-Norway against Great Britain on the fantasy side Denmark against Norway/Sweden in 1814/15 following the peace treaty and a wish to regain the territory.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

The Danes helped Davout when he was defending and holding Hamburg in 1813-1814.

Norway was given to Sweden at the Congress of Vienna as Denmark sided with Napoleon after the unprovoked attack by the British in 1807.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 11:40 a.m. PST

There is a volume in Danish that is excellent and very well-illustrated.

I ordered it from Copenhagen a few years ago and have found it useful.

It is highly recommended whether or not you can read Danish (I don't):

Den Danske Haer I Napoleonstiden 1801-1814: Handbog om uniformer, faner, udrustning og krigshistorie by Hans Christian Wolter, Helge Scheunchen, Ole L Frantzen and Christian Wurgler Hansen. It was published by the Tojhusmuseet, Copenhagen, 1992.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 12:09 p.m. PST

Will still want Greenland and Iceland back by the way.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

But what for?

Iceland has volcanoes that leave folk stranded in Rome and paying for a taxi to Paris to get two adults and two sons with some hope of getting home.

Greenland? What is there? You would have to be a total…..no…I do not want to be back in the Dawghouse again. I ma sure it is a highly desirable piece of real estate

Stoppage21 Aug 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

I got caught by Eyjafjallaj÷kull eruption in 2010. Got burgled too after some fool told everyone in the village pub that we were delayed abroad.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 1:17 a.m. PST

If we control the volcanoes, we control air traffic.

I'm sure Europe is willing to give us back Normandy, northern Scotland, Dublin and Scilly, if we threaten to stop air traffic for 2 years.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 1:39 a.m. PST

That is brilliant. I think you might have claim on a much larger stretch of the UK than that. Danelaw was a significant fraction of the entire landmass. Plus my birthplace, Waterford, indeed most of the coastal towns of Southern Ireland.

Stoppage. Sympathy to you. Bad enough being stuck, worse coming home to that. My abiding memory was a Roman driver of an Autonoleggio (a taxi basically) who had obstructive sleep apnoea due to his size and could not stay awake.

Stoppage22 Aug 2019 2:58 a.m. PST

@d-h. Wiki says Roma => Paris is 1,421.5 km. At 11.13 km to one Zealand Mile that is 127.7 Danish miles! Wiki says 13 hours 48 mins (of wondering if driver is still away).

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 4:06 a.m. PST

The French Army of 1814 I think it was the French editor H&C, unfortunately you know probably what happened to him

Nope. I asked on some other threads. Never received a response. Do tell the story, please.

The Wurttemberg Army is now announced for april 2020, that is the New Jersey-based Winged Hussar Publishing, still in full activity and even I wonder if he was not member of the forum, all their titles have been published until now

I ordered this title back in 2016. Sorry, but that is a looooooong preparation schedule. Perhaps we are waiting for the author to be born? The publisher may be active. The author/publisher combo, I am not too sure of.

maybe some HELION or WHP titles could be delayed for some reasons, but be editor of printed books and especially of military history, and more 17th 18th centuries napoleonic I think it is a priesthood and a militant act in the XXIst century, so cherish them before they disappear, after it will too late

I do my part, purchasing many of these titles when they appear, and as noted above, even years BEFORE they appear. Hopefully, pre-publication sales sends a positive signal to authors and publishers alike.

Now about SOMEONE (Heimdal, perhaps) finishing the multi-volume publication on the Napoleonic French Dragoons that H&C started?

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 4:41 a.m. PST

…Plus my birthplace, Waterford…

My maternal grandmother's family is from Waterford and Wexford. Her maiden name was Morris.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 5:08 a.m. PST

Waterford and its Viking Triangle, suggesting a very good claim by the Danes. We might even sell the city to you, if you ask nicely.

Morris is a very well known name locally; not just the massive DIY store but also the family;
link

and Rome to Paris was predicted to be 12.5 hours but took 18. His satnav did not work outside of Italy. The motorway was closed overnight for repair work. We got hopelessly lost. Then the fuel ran out……


Noe of which remotely relates to the topic title. Apologies

Lilian26 Aug 2019 5:02 p.m. PST

further datas from the Serie Editor :
Volume 2 should be out in late 2020,
Volume 3 in 2021.
Each volume c.50,000 words with c.40 full page plates of uniforms or flags.

asking if there will be maybe something about Danish Colonial West and East Indies troops…?

It is possible that Vol.3 will include some information on colonial troops, but the author is still working on this volume and so this will depend on how much worthwhile information he is able to uncover on these units and whether there is space to include it. The primary focus of this set of titles is going to be the Danish forces in Europe/Scandinavia, including those raised and stationed

spontoon28 Aug 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

What about a book on the Danish army from 1800-1807?

Gazzola30 Aug 2019 5:14 a.m. PST

Lilian

Looks a very interesting and overdue series and they will certainly go on my list to buy, so thanks for posting the info about them. But I am sort of glad the first volume won't be available until next year. I just can't seem to catch up with my reading these days. So many books, so many unread.

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