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Know this website?
« on: February 11, 2007, 04:24:07 AM »
I don't remember how I found it, but I see it never mentioned anywhere on Napoleonic sites. It's exellent. Napoleon Forever.
http://web2.airmail.net/napoleon/NAPOLEON_FOREVER.html
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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 02:47:37 PM »
It's a good website, with detailed descriptions of various battles and a good amount of references that one can use.

Re: Know this website?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 11:19:40 PM »
Its a good website, thanks for the heads up

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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007, 02:54:44 PM »
Well now I do. Great website.
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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 03:16:05 AM »
Sorry but I found it a little off putting, on reading about Waterloo for instance he seems to be putting it down as some sort of minor battle and how certain American battles had more prominence, it seems lost on him that Waterloo is held in such high esteem as that brought the downfall to Napoleon who some say is one of the greatest Generals who ever lived if your a Napoleonic fan Waterloo is the culmination of the era, is that so hard to understand I don't profess either it was the most bloodiest, or biggest battle ever but what he seems not to grasp for Europeans it is more important to us, It's a matter of opinion I suppose.

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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 12:42:20 PM »
Iwould hesitate to use anything from that site as a reference. The objectivity of it is very questionable, it seems that the author is in love with Napoleon and he could do no wrong
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

"As You Like It" act II scene VII

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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 02:54:32 AM »
Sorry but I found it a little off putting, on reading about Waterloo for instance he seems to be putting it down as some sort of minor battle and how certain American battles had more prominence, it seems lost on him that Waterloo is held in such high esteem as that brought the downfall to Napoleon who some say is one of the greatest Generals who ever lived if your a Napoleonic fan Waterloo is the culmination of the era, is that so hard to understand I don't profess either it was the most bloodiest, or biggest battle ever but what he seems not to grasp for Europeans it is more important to us, It's a matter of opinion I suppose.

The only reason I can think of is that Napoleon was in an awful position. If it wasn't at Waterloo, then it would have been somewhere else (Schwarzenberg did have 200,000 soldiers marching from Austria to France). I'll admit he's biased.
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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 08:52:25 AM »
You can disagree with the personal opinions on the website, but besides that I think it is a great website because of all the information on it. I don't think there are many napoleonic websites with so much information.
And I like the Sharpe page 005.
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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 01:57:08 AM »
What put me off is that he is quite anti-British which doesn't bother me in the slightest but he doesn't support his reasons or even worse he leaves out facts. Like in one section he goes on to say how the fighting was going in Russia and how Britain didn't send, implying refused to send, any troops to help. Forgive me for stating the obvious but what troops? Britain had their troops spread out over the globe and had none spare, Britain at that time was also paranoid about invasion and to be honest if Boney had got through only Militia really would have stood in his way, or Welsh women,  005 (read about the French invasion that did happen) Also he forgets to mentions who is paying for the Russians to fight, the 60,000 Muskets to fight with and a few officers that was sent. I don't have any problems with biased sites whether they be for Boney, Welly or whoever it's the tone of that site I found distasteful. For someone who devotes a site to Napoleon and then goes on to say how unimportant Waterloo is shows that he clearly mis-understands the Napoleonic era 46 but that's just my opinion.

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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 05:43:58 PM »
Someone else who knows an aweful ammount about the Napoleonic period directed me to this website, his warning to me was it contained some useful information on the types of troops which took part if the battles, but was useless are reporting facts because it is so bias.
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Theirs not to reason why,
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Re: Know this website?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 12:42:49 PM »
Its a shame- some really usefull info on there, but as per usual over egging their pudding invalidates some good points. ITs my only issue with the like of Peter Hofschroer- yes the Germans played a massive part in waterloo and he was right to try to try to bring that to light, but unfortunately he made it sound as if 1: the rest of the allies were unnessecary and 2: worst of all, he actually gets some of his facts about the timing about despatches badly wrong and accuses wellington of deliberately leaving the prussians to get mauled at Ligny- wtf?

As I said a shame as other weise they make valid points, then mess then up with some high school history student style mistakes.

speaking of good website- there are some great uniform plates here- (click the nation under unform)
http://www.histofig.com/empire/berg_en.php

Some excellent waterloo plates here- under recherche...
http://www.mont-saint-jean.com/cent_jours/PagePrincipale.htm

and an online version of the Lienhart and Humbert plates here-
http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/
under
http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/adjutant.html

some will have seen before, but hopefully some will find them new!
cheers
Adam

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Dhekelian

Re: Know this website?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2007, 01:43:20 PM »
I agree totally. Those websites are good m8. The second one I'm familiar with but is good never-the-less I did have trouble with the first one though but will try later.  45


i cam across this, http://www.sutlers.co.uk/Sections2.html
« Last Edit: June 13, 2007, 02:12:22 PM by Lord Crow »

Re: Know this website?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2007, 02:54:18 PM »
first one is occasionally a bit patchy, and some of them are noyl available in french/english, but when they work they have some great plates of private/corporal/sergeant and uniform changes for some nations- like this

http://www.histofig.com/images/empire/italie01.jpg


http://www.histofig.com/empire/