Austria s defeat at the battle of Hohenlinden, on 3 December 1800, created a power vacuum in the area now known as Germany, and Napoleon lost little time in transforming this zone into a pro French cordon sanitaire , creating as he did so the Duchy of Berg, which he later united with Kleve Like Kleve Berg, Westfalia was also ruled entirely according to French law, and both provided troops for the French Emperor In this first of five volumes concerning Napoleon s German allies, Otto Von Pivka explores the Napoleonic campaigns, uniforms, flags and standards of Westfalia and Kleve Berg....
|Title||:||Napoleon's German Allies (1) : Westfalia and Kleve-Berg (Men-At-Arms Series, 44)|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing Revised, Subsequent edition April 30, 1992|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||892 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Napoleon's German Allies (1) : Westfalia and Kleve-Berg (Men-At-Arms Series, 44) Reviews
good book-illustrations are o.k.
Overall, it is a very good book for those looking for uniform details, order of battle, and a brief campaign history. One error is that the 1st edition 1975 text was not updated completely with the 1992 edition with its new color plates. The 1992 text therefore notes for "Fusilier-Garde, see color plate" for more details and it is not there. The same is true for the Husaren-Garde". For organization you must look at Osprey books on the French since this army copied their doctrine. The 1809 campaign also references the Brunwicker book for details.
If either of these two armies interests you, this book is a must have. The color plates are excellent, and so are the army and uniform descriptions. A must have for wargamers and enthusiasts alike.