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Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau & Oldenburg, Otto von Pivka, iIllustrator: Gerry Embleton

1 Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau & Oldenburg
Otto von Pivka, iIllustrator: Gerry Embleton
48 pages, paperback, Osprey
On 14 October 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to join the Confederation of the Rhine by the Treaty of Erfurt - the military contingent to be maintained by the duchy was set at an infantry battalion of 800 men in six companies. Similarly, Friedrich August, Herzog of Nassau, was charged, under the terms of the treaty with co-ordinating and organising the military efforts of all the tiny states of its neighbours. In this fine addition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, Otto Von Pivka details the campaign history and uniforms of Napoleon's Nassau and Oldenburg allied troops.

About Author
Otto von Pivka (the nom de plume of Digby Smith) wrote his first title for Osprey Publishing in 1972 (The Black Brunswickers, in the Men-at-Arms series). He is a prolific author, who has contributed many titles to the Men-at-Arms series on the armies and forces of the Napoleonic Wars. A former major in the British Army, he is now retired, but continues to write books on this key period.

Table of Contents
The Organization of Nassau's Troops 1806-1815
The Duchy of Oldenburg in the Napoleonic Wars
The Battle History of Nassau's Troops
The Uniforms of Nassau's Troops 1803-1815
The Plates
Price: 14.95 USD



2 The Black Brunswickers
Otto von Pivka, illustrator: Michael Roffe
paperback, Osprey
In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major battles of the Napoleonic Wars, including Quatre Bras and Waterloo, and outlines the organization, uniforms and equipment of these formidable troops.

Table of Contents
The Formation of the Black Horde
The Campaign of 1809
The fight to the Coast
Brunswick Troops in the Peninsular
The 1815 Campaign
Quatre Bras 16 June 1815
Waterloo 18 June 1815
The Plates
Price: 14.95 USD


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