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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2008 04:19 pm
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Got mine yesterday from Amazon UK. It looks fantastic especially the first sections covering the 2 armies, orders of battle, command and control, Cavalry, Artillery etc etc.

 

The illustrations and paintings of the various uniforms are superb. This is a huge coffee table book that you wont read in one sitting, this is one you will dip into every now and then.

 

Modern photographs are used to explain positions on the battlefield and there are many new maps.

 

As to the accuracy of the text, well I leave that to someone more knowledgeable than I but Mark Adkin has an excellent reputation for this kind of book. His Waterloo Companion is regarded as one of the best books on that battle and his Trafalgar Companion was, in my opinion, one of the better books that came out during the 200 year celebration of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson.

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