Item description for AUSTERLITZ: The Empire at its Zenith by Francois Guy Hourtoulle...
The fourth book in an excellent series from Histoire and Collections, Austerlitz covers the faous battle, the results of which saw Napoleon at the height of his power.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. By the same author and available from CasemateJena-Auerstaedt: The Triumph of the EagleBorodino-The Moskova: The Battle for the RedoubtsWagram: At the Heyday of the Empire
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25" Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Publisher Histoire and Collections
ISBN 2913903711 ISBN13 9782913903715
Reviews - What do customers think about AUSTERLITZ: The Empire at its Zenith?
only two color plates with black color missing Dec 7, 2007
I was lucky to purchase from this site this book with only two plates (pages 14-15) showing color problem. It looks like the books has been opened prior to shipment and checked by this site staff. Thank you!
Excellent book on Austerlitz Apr 30, 2007
This is an Excellent book on the Austerlitz campaign, how Napoleon outmanouvered ad destroyed the Russian and Austrian army. I especially like the fact that it has many of the officers names and which units they fought in and little biography. Excellent plates, which are excellent painting guides for the wargamer or military modeller.
C'mon... this is one of the best uniform books around! Jan 4, 2006
There is only one plate in a hundred with a printing (slight) problem...
So, now you can see the Prussians were not dressed as the prussians at Waterloo!... neither the French Hussars looked the same...
Would you wargame the ACW with a UNION army dressed in Mexican War UNIFORMS?
GET TO GRIPS WITH REALITY BOYS (AND GIRLS WITH HEART IN RIGHT PLACE!) THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER PRICE/QUALITY UNIFORM BOOKS AROUND!
Dropped black from color plates Jul 2, 2004
I have all the books in this series (four to date) plus a few others by H&C. I have to agree with Christopher. This installment seems to have some printing problems. But in my book, its only two pages (pages 14 and 15) that the black plate didn't print, giving the uniform plates on those pages large areas of a pale bluish gray where the black should have been. This might not seem that major since only two pages are affected, but since the plates are one of the stronger reasons why I collect the books, this is actually a big deal to me. For the price we pay, and the the fact that these books are of very nice quality, you would think that they would proof the printed material looking for mistakes before and during printing. My reason for the 3star rating for this book. The other books get 5stars for color plates.
Printing Messed up on Color plates. Jun 26, 2004
One of the benefits of this series is the beautiful color uniform plates. Unfornately in this book they are really messed up. This book should have never reached the marketplace is this condition!!!