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ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2020 10:42 a.m. PST

Greetings. Can anyone tell me where to go for this? Not focused at all on the Imperial Guard right now. Looking for help with infantry, cavalry and artillery. Would like color illustrations. Can be book form or online.


d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

Hourtelle's The Moscova and Borodino is hard to beat (spelling apologies).
Here's a sample:


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

I would second that. You cannot do much better for a single source on the battle.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2020 1:24 a.m. PST

Yes I agree. This is very good book. It would be best to shop around for it as it can fetch high prices .

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2020 1:15 p.m. PST

Hourtoulle is excellent and worth the price, but if you're looking for something comprehensive and more affordable you might take a look at the Campaign Guide for 1812 from The Wargaming Company. 45 pages of color uniform plates in addition to all the maps, scenarios and OOBs.


John Simmons25 Jun 2020 4:32 a.m. PST

I give a Second to War Artisan's post.
Check out The Wargaming Company Scenario booklets.
I own both Hourtoulle and these books, both are excellent.
For a wargamer, "Master of the World" for 1812 has more detailed painting information. At the link to this edition one can see a scan page of the uniform layout to use as paint guides.

One campaign
Nine scenarios
Twenty-seven maps
Over 800 uniform images!


138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

Another vote for The Wargaming Company.

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