The Bottom Line
- Astonishing and all-inclusive detail.
- Assembled in chronological order.
- A formidable achievement; expensive but worth it.
- Figures may be disputed.
- Very, very specialist!
- 582 (nearly A4) pages including bibliography and index of actions.
- Published by Greenhill
- ISBN: 1853672769
Guide Review - The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book by Digby Smith
Yet one question remains: who's going to buy this? If you're a specialist, a writer or a dedicated wargamer your library is incomplete until you have this substantial tome. But if you're a student, a casual reader or anyone else I honestly doubt whether you'll benefit; there are no narratives and no descriptions of the battles, just a prodigious amount of raw statistics. Of course, it pays to shop around, as I brought mine new for £10, but even at this price I doubt the average reader would benefit. This book really is just for the dedicated, but what a treat they have awaiting them!