By Philip Haythornthwaite, Patrice Courcelle
Osprey's examination of commanders of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). at the Napoleonic battlefield victory or defeat may well nonetheless depend upon the talents, reactions and personalities of person commanders. Even lower than a genius similar to Napoleon the dispersal of his armies on crusade, and the shortcoming of speedy communications, left command and keep watch over of the various corps and divisions within the fingers of his marshals and generals. This moment in a couple of Elite titles describes in concise yet vibrant element the careers and personalities of greater than dozen of Napoleon's top subordinate commanders within the armies of the later Empire, from c1809 to the Hundred Days crusade of 1815. Their person visual appeal, and the common uniforms of numerous employees officials, are reconstructed in 12 brilliant color plates.