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OldReliable186224 Mar 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

I'm looking for books covering the Waterloo campaign, and in particular the Prussian army's role in it. While I plan to read Hofschr÷er, one has to remember he has an axe to grind. There is also John Hussey's more recent work on the campaign, but I know very little about it.

JimDuncanUK24 Mar 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

I liked Hofschr÷er.


4th Cuirassier24 Mar 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

I feel Hofschroer pays insufficient attention to the role in the campaign of the Emperor's Harry Styles.

JimDuncanUK24 Mar 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Who is this Harry Styles?

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 1:37 p.m. PST

You realise if you stand in front of a mirror and say "Mad Hoffy" three times, Peter Hofschroer will return to the internet….

14Bore24 Mar 2020 2:20 p.m. PST

I have used "He who shall not be named" for my Prussian army so would suggest going for it.

4th Cuirassier25 Mar 2020 5:39 a.m. PST

@ Jim Duncan

He's a relative of Adrian Chiles.

JimDuncanUK25 Mar 2020 7:37 a.m. PST

And Adrian Chiles is?

4th Cuirassier25 Mar 2020 8:17 a.m. PST

Similarly related to Farmer Giles.

Whirlwind25 Mar 2020 8:17 a.m. PST

I'm looking for books covering the Waterloo campaign, and in particular the Prussian army's role in it.

You could try this: link

JimDuncanUK25 Mar 2020 8:19 a.m. PST

OK, I did some 'googling'.

Harry Styles seems to be a pop star but I don't think I've seen his name in wargaming circles before.

I got 'Hofschr÷er' straightaway since I had read some of his books on military history.

I had to 'google' Adrian Chiles as well as he didn't ring any 'historian' bells with me. I am well read in military history terms but a so called celebrity who presents football programs is not a connection I can easily make.

If you had dropped 'Angus Konstam' or 'Iain Gale' or 'Duncan Macfarlane' into the mix I would have been with you.

Rittmester25 Mar 2020 8:28 a.m. PST

I agree with Whirlwind, "On Waterloo: Clausewitz, Wellington, and the Campaign of 1815" is a very interesting read.

Historydude1827 Mar 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

Try the Osprey Men At Arms. Or Peter H's other books.

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