Item description for Wagram: At the Heyday of the Empire by Francois Guy Hourtoulle...
In the same style as the previous two books by Hourtoulle, here is a fabulous full color book on this major battle in the Napoleonic Wars. A detailed text is accompanied by contemporary paintings and a vast array of graphics illustrating the uniforms and equipment of the soldiers of the time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 12.5" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Histoire & Collections
ISBN 2915239746 ISBN13 9782915239744
Reviews - What do customers think about Wagram: At the Heyday of the Empire?
A good uniform reference Jul 9, 2007
The book is translated from the French, but translated so badly as to almost be unreadable. If you're looking for a history of the battle of Wagram, look somewhere else.
But this is still an incredible book for the wargamer and modeller. Every single Austrian regiment has a full color plate. All the different French and allied uniforms are here. I haven't made a count, but I would guess there are a couple hundred uniform plates in the book.
WAGRAM: At the Heyday of the Empire Aug 13, 2006
Excellent book portraying uniforms of combatants while providing an interesting historical narrative.
Excellent uniform illustrations, but a questionable read. May 14, 2006
This book is highly recommended (especially for wargamers) if you're looking for uniform illustrations, with hundreds provided for various regiments of all branches and officers as well as paintings depicting various parts of the battle. However, the translation was not well edited and does not provide useful details (for example, Orders of Battle) that I suspect most history buffs and wargamers would want. Overall, it provides a basic overview of the battle and campaign. If you're looking for a detailed battle or campaign history, you will want to look elsewhere (Osprey campaign series #33, Aspern & Wagram 1809).