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Leipzig, 1813: The Battle of the Nations (Osprey Military Campaign) The battle of Leipzig was, in terms of the number of combatants involved, the largest engagement of the entire Napoleonic Wars The disastrous effects of Leipzig led directly to the collapse of Napoleon s political and military position in Germany and the cataclysmic campaign in France in 1814 which culminated in Napoleon s abdication and exile to Elba Leipzig was the only battle of the wars in which all Allied armies including even the Swedes fielded troops against Napoleon Indeed the Swedish Army was commanded by Bernadotte, formerly one of Napoleon s marshals and now Crown Prince of Sweden Leipzig represents that rarity in the Napoleonic era a truly decisive battle Peter Hofschroer looks at the run up to this crucial battle as well as the battle itself Much background information is given, including the strategies of both sides and detailed information on each of the combatant forces This helps to show the wide range in the quantity and quality of the men each of the allies possessed from the Russian field army of 184,123 men, to the minuscule British contribution of just under 7,500 troops, the vast majority of whom were German The numerous battles leading up to Leipzig are also discussed thus providing an interesting overview of the whole campaign. ❰Epub❯ ➝ Longbow Girl Author Linda Davies – Kleankitchen.co.uk in terms of the number of combatants involved [Epub] ❦ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Kleankitchen.co.uk the largest engagement of the entire Napoleonic Wars The disastrous effects of Leipzig led directly to the collapse of Napoleon s political and military position in Germany and the cataclysmic campaign in France in 1814 which culminated in Napoleon s abdication and exile to Elba Leipzig was the only battle of the wars in which all Allied armies including even the Swedes fielded troops against Napoleon Indeed the Swedish Army was commanded by Bernadotte ❰Read❯ ➵ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Kleankitchen.co.uk formerly one of Napoleon s marshals and now Crown Prince of Sweden Leipzig represents that rarity in the Napoleonic era a truly decisive battle Peter Hofschroer looks at the run up to this crucial battle as well as the battle itself Much background information is given ❮Reading❯ ➾ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Kleankitchen.co.uk including the strategies of both sides and detailed information on each of the combatant forces This helps to show the wide range in the quantity and quality of the men each of the allies possessed from the Russian field army of 184,123 men ❂ [EPUB] ✺ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood ➛ – Kleankitchen.co.uk to the minuscule British contribution of just under 7,500 troops ❮PDF❯ ✪ Her Husbands Mistake ✑ Author Sheila O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk the vast majority of whom were German The numerous battles leading up to Leipzig are also discussed thus providing an interesting overview of the whole campaign.


10 thoughts on “Leipzig, 1813: The Battle of the Nations (Osprey Military Campaign)

  1. Steven Peterson Steven Peterson says:

    The denouement to the disastrous Russian campaign and the harbinger of Waterloo Leipzig was a victory by an Allied army against a rapidly recreated French army Napoleon has lost a huge percentage of the army that entered Russia as well as priceless horseflesh His lack of cavalry at Leipzig was an issue.First, it is almost incomprehensible how Napoleon created a new army so swiftly after the catastrophic invasion of Russia But he did it One problem Not enough horses to maintain the cavalry as needed This would be a factor in the Leipzig campaign In 1813, the French Army under Napoleon had at its disposal about 440,000 troops in the field army The opponents of the French included Russian troops 184,000 troops in the field army , Austrians 127,000 troops , Prussian forces 162,000 in the field army , Sweden 23,000 troops under the command of one of Napoleon s former corps commanders Bernadotte , Ad up these and odds and ends of other allies About 512,000 troops page 27 A huge number of soldiers awaiting battle The order of battle listing all troops involved and their units is almost stupefying from pages 28 to 36.Second, the campaign is pretty well depicted, from its origins to the conclusion at Leipzig, in which Napoleon s fate was sealed the book argues that it was Leipzig and not Waterloo that doomed Napoleon The first map on the campaign is on pages 38 39, outlining the starting point of the maneuvering Pages 41 63 discuss the series of battles leading up to Leipzig Overall, the French did poorer than better i n the preliminary combat.Then, the titanic battle itself The text describes the different aspects of the combat Sometimes, one gets lost in the welter of which unit did what The maps on occasion are not as illuminating as desired But, overall, the text does give a sense of the struggle at Leipzig.The volume ends with a look at the battlefield as it exists today, a chronology, a guide to further reading, and wargaming Leipzig.This volume in Osprey s Campaign series is rather brief, but it provides an entree to one of the important battles of the early 19th century which doomed Napleon and the French to ultimate defeat.


  2. Marcus Marcus says:

    This volume is one of the weakest I have read in Osprey Campaign series With limited space of just below 100 pages, it would be almost impossible to present than superficial narrative of this battle It is therefore inexplicable to me why the author also chooses to give a lot of space not only to massive order of battle for all involved participants a list that takes about 10 percent of the volume , but also decided to provide rather detailed descriptions for all major clashes leading to Leipzig, including battle of Dresden, which easily deserves an Osprey Campaign volume of its own The fact that the author misjudged the space available for his narrative is made apparent by the fact that the events during third and final day of the battle are covered by a single page The only saving grace of this book is, as is always the case with Osprey Campaign volumes, excellent graphic material and especially the maps even though also these could have been of greater detail.


  3. Gonzalo Rodriguez Garcia Gonzalo Rodriguez Garcia says:

    The book is pretty good, as are pretty much all the Campaign books I have read The introductory information and the description of the 1813 campaign prior to Leipzig almost as detailed as that of the Battle of Nations itself That is good, since there is not a Campaign book for Dresden and bad, because Leipzig itself does probably not get all the detail it deserves Oh, if Osprey wrote the books I wanted, rather than those that make sense, what a terrible business they would have.


  4. Mike O& Mike O& says:

    Not a hugely detailed book on the Leipzig campaign but I felt, even with it being somewhat lacking in detail, it was worth reading for all but the most knowledgeable of Napoleonic students Good maps and use information abound, as usual.


  5. Sean Chick Sean Chick says:

    Could have used detail The other Napoleonic books in the series are much better.


  6. Teufel Wolf Teufel Wolf says:

    Tedious, didn t finish it.


  7. Jan Jan says:

    Much listing of names and units and very limited analysis and context


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