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Darrell B D Day21 Feb 2021 11:24 a.m. PST

Does anyone know if this book is still available?


RittervonBek21 Feb 2021 11:29 a.m. PST

Have a look here

Darrell B D Day21 Feb 2021 12:21 p.m. PST

Thank you – it's quite pricey, isn't it? I'm sure I rember it in a cardboard sleeve – I guess that was an earlier edition?


RittervonBek21 Feb 2021 12:41 p.m. PST

Yes. First edition. If you need a specific reference I can look it up for you.

Darrell B D Day21 Feb 2021 12:49 p.m. PST

Thanks again – I'm mainly looking for price information and thought maybe that version would be cheaper…


VonBlucher21 Feb 2021 12:51 p.m. PST

1980 Edition soft back, the 1989 edition by Emperor's Press was a hard back.

21eRegt21 Feb 2021 3:34 p.m. PST

I have and treasure my "boxed" copy.

Marulaz121 Feb 2021 4:48 p.m. PST

We used it so frequently gaming the campaign of 1809 my copy is almost worn out. I also am very fond of this little book.


Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

Yup was a great addition back in the day…

WKeyser21 Feb 2021 9:07 p.m. PST

I would skip Bowden and get the 3 volume set on the campaign by John Gill. I believe you can even get Gill as an ebook/pdf. I have both and the 1809 book was great 20 years ago, however, today I would say of those books in print Gill is probably the best for information on the campaign and just as importantly for wargamers are the OBs.

Lord Sunderland Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 11:42 p.m. PST

Yes I would agree with WKeyser. Got Bowden and Gill and Gill is better both for detail on overall campaign and the oob's.

AussieAndy22 Feb 2021 12:00 a.m. PST

Yep, get Gill's books. Much more information and far better written. I would still buy Bowden if you can get it cheap, but it is not worth the prices being asked for copies in decent condition. If you get Gill and Bowden, I reckon that you'll get vastly more use out of the former than you will out of the latter.

nsolomon9922 Feb 2021 2:21 a.m. PST

Another vote for Gill. I have the Bowden volume for nostalgia. Bowden should get the credit for doing all the early work in English but his research has been surpassed by more recent historians like Jack Gill.

I agree I'd pick up the Bowden if I found it cheap but I'd put my important money into the Gill Trilogy for accurate OB's and a much, much fuller narrative.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 6:29 a.m. PST

What is the title of Gill's trilogy?

This appears to be a single volume.


BillyNM22 Feb 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Gill's books are all three named Thunder on the Danube – Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs: with a separate 'sub-title':
Vol1. no subtitle…
Vol2. The Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern.
Vol3. Wagram and Znaim
Gill's separate book on just Znaim is also a great.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

Thank you.

Ammianus25 Feb 2021 4:04 p.m. PST

I also recommend Jack's excellent: "With Eagles to Glory" -
Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign.
Great researcher, great writer.


WKeyser01 Mar 2021 5:21 a.m. PST

You can get the three Gill books from Pen and Sword publishing, they also offer them as ebooks.


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