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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2022 9:24 p.m. PST

…1801-1814 by David Wilson.

"Amongst aficionados and buffs of military history, not least the majority of academics, the shores of the Baltic are a backwater of the Napoleonic Wars. The scene of moderately interesting special operations (Evacuation of the Romana Divison), a place of backstory for Wellington and Nelson (Operations against Copenhagen) and the scene of highly abbreviated campaigns over territorial possessions that were surprisingly influential in the tangled web of Napoleonic politics, (Russo-Swedish and Dano-Swedish Wars and the founding of the house of Bernadotte)…"


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Redcurrant31 Jan 2022 3:00 a.m. PST

I have volumes 1 & 2, and they will be an invaluable reference for when I finally get my Danish Corps of 1813 painted.

Volume 3 should be out in the next 6 months.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 3:40 p.m. PST



Gonsalvo01 Feb 2022 8:23 p.m. PST

These books are truly excellent; very comprehnsive and detailed, with much information that was all but unavailable, at least in English, about this very interesting army and it reluctant participation in the Napoleonic Wars. I too have volumes 1 and 2, and will buy volume 3 when it appears.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2022 3:36 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


mildbill03 Feb 2022 6:37 a.m. PST

Dont forget that a certain rifleman of the 95th was in the campaign with Wellington. Actually, one of the better Sharp novels.

spontoon10 Sep 2022 12:08 p.m. PST

ANy news regarding vol.III?

Gazzola13 Sep 2022 6:02 a.m. PST

I have Vols 1 & 2 and certainly hope Volume 3 will still be published. Perhaps in time for Christmas?

Lilian13 Sep 2022 7:25 a.m. PST

before, soon

Very fresh message announced today from the Series Editor

Organization Uniforms & Equipment Norwegian Troops and Militia
The Russian Official History

Two new Napoleonic titles sent to print this past week, both of which should be out before the end of the month.

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2022 4:23 p.m. PST

Very nice books. Look forward to the one on the Norwegian Army also.

Would anyone be interested in English books on the campaigns in Norway in 1808-1809 and in 1814, fought between the Norwegian and Swedish Armies?
The campaign in 1808 where Sweden invaded Norway could have involved the King's German Legion, which was stationed in Southern Sweden. If not for the timely appearance of the Royal Navy, both French, Spanish and Danish troops could have invaded Southern Sweden in the early spring of 1808.
The aftermath of the unsuccesful campaign seen from the Swedish perspective, resulted in a coup d'Etat in 1809. Actually a quite juicy story.

Prince of Essling22 Sep 2022 5:07 a.m. PST

THE DANISH ARMY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1801-1814 VOLUME 3 is now available link

Paperback instead of £29.95 GBP special offer at £22.46 GBP Including FREE UK delivery; Despatched within 1-2 working days (25% off RRP – until Monday 26th September)

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. Most of the information contained in this volume is published in the English language for the first time.

This third volume looks in depth principally at the Norwegian Army including the regular infantry, cavalry, including their Colours, Guidons and Standards and field artillery covering all aspects of their organisation, uniforms, arms and equipment as well as their Jægers, light infantry and ski troops. The specifically Norwegian cannon and limbers are also covered.

Another subject covered by this volume is the numerous Norwegian and Danish volunteer and militias companies, some of whom were actively engaged on the field of battle. An in depth study of the Island of Bornholm is also included. This volume is illustrated with 62 original full colour plates.

Unlike the few other works in English this book has been conducted with the assistance of respected Norwegian historians, as well as Danish and German historians.

Lilian27 Sep 2022 2:35 a.m. PST

will miss the Danish West Indies and, more obscure, East Indies colonial troops, you can find datas concerning the first but the last is quite harder

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Hemottess17 Oct 2022 9:37 a.m. PST

I must have come across this book earlier in college when I was doing my dissertation on Napoleon and didn't think it was so rare. At that time it was one of the sources I used in my work, although I did not have time to finish it myself by the deadline and used a service such as for the sake of completion and ghosting to a homogeneous form. I found it interesting to learn new historical facts by reading this book

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