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The Battle of Leipzig
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Author:  Bill Peters [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 pm ]
Post subject:  The Battle of Leipzig

The Battle of Leipzig - 16-19 October 1813 - the largest land battle in history prior to the First World War....

It was here that the Allies finally brought the full weight of their military might together at one location to fight Napoleon's vaunted "La Grande Armee'" and win the great battle.

Leipzig does not get the book time like Waterloo does and its a shame. There is a real dearth of books on the topic. Nafziger's chapters in his 3rd volume of the 1813 campaign do a good job but so much more is needed. Digby Smith's book was filled with a lot of quotes - and really did not do the battle justice.

I would love to see a large volume or two volume set on the battle complete with nice maps and a day to day OB in the back.

Hoping that someone will write a better book on the battle in my lifetime.

Author:  Jim Pfleck [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Battle of Leipzig

Leggiere has as decent description in his recent book on the Army of Silesia. He is working on a book on the Army of Bohemia which he says will really get into Dresden and Leipzig..so, in a few years...

Author:  Blue Nemesis [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Battle of Leipzig

Bill, I wish someone would do a game about it. Er ah wait a minute,,,, :scottishduh:

Author:  Bill Peters [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Battle of Leipzig

Ok Ed, funny man! LOL

Author:  Sir Muddy [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Battle of Leipzig

Paco and I are half way through day 1 of the full 3-day scenario. I am enjoying the game tremendously. So much maneuvering ...

Author:  Bill Peters [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Battle of Leipzig

Muddy - glad you are enjoying the game. Sorry that there is just so much movement to do but oh well - it IS the largest battle of the wars! LOL

"Toto - we aint at Teugn-Hausen anymore" :frenchlol:

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