Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington & Featherstone, A Guide to the Battles in Spain and Portugal, with Donald Featherstone, the Duke of Wellington, and All the Others, 1808-1814 & 1973-1992. Authored by Donald Featherstone, this veteran wargamer tells how he fought these battles many times on the tabletop and shares the benefits of his many visits to the battlefields. Hardcover with dust jacket. Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington & Featherstone: A Guide to the Battles in Spain & Portugal, with Donald Featherstone, the Duke, and All the Others, 1808-1814 & 1973-1992 By Donald Featherstone Solid scholarship on the battles of the Duke of Wellington is combined with a light-hearted look at visiting the fields and gaming the battles today. Discussed within are the battles where the Duke of Wellington and his army earned their reputation. These hard fought and dramatic battles proved the mastery of both the Duke and the British infantryman and broke the power of the French armies that had conquered Spain, Portugal, and most of Europe. Donald Featherstone discusses each battle, with the aid of expert historians, and the accounts of actual participants. It is not just a study of generalship and tactics, for the author is keenly interested in the experiences of the common soldier. A veteran wargamer and a much-published author, Donald Featherstone gives us the benefit of his many visits to the battlefields, with anecdotes and advice on how to have fun. He tells us how he has fought these battles many times on the tabletop, and his emphasis has always been to enjoy the game.
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Donald Featherstone is a military expert who is the author of Poitiers 1356, Warriors and Warfare in Ancient and Medieval Times and Victorian Colonial Warfare. The Introduction is written by the pre-eminent medieval scholar Richard Barber.
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Buchbeschreibung Emperors Press, 1993. 1st edition.. Cloth, dj, F/VG. 351pp, illustrated with b/w maps & illustrations, index, a nice fine copy in a spined & edge sunned dustjacket. Accounts of the battles in Spain & Portugal which established the British supremacy in the Iberian Peninsular. The author combines detailed scholarship on the historical with a light-hearted look at visiting the battle fields today. The author is interested in the lot of the common soldier as well as the Generals & tactics. 1000 grams. Artikel-Nr. 17715