This is a historical research book list compiled by the members of the regiment. These Napoleonic history books have been selected because of their insightful engaging reading as well as there usefulness where accuracy of details is paramount. There is a mountain of literature on the Napoleonic period, here is some of the best... enjoy!
by Rory Muir
Muir uses his blindingly boundless research to illustrate a vivid picture of how the Napoleonic armies fought. The individual accounts are expanded by Muir so that the reader can feel the panic of facing charging calvalry and the tense moments whilst under heavy musket vollies. Overall this is written with extreme clarity and contains a great deal of interesting study.
by Iain Gale
This is an excellent story sbout the Waterloo Campaign. The imaginative accounts of what the battle was like to experience for the soliders in the midst do contrast well with the lofty overview that Wellington, Napoleon, Blucher and others required.
You are there, on the battlefield. You feel Ney's frustration when his cavalry charge is shot to pieces or when the Guard falls back. You almost feel sorry for Napoleon when he loses. The star of the book is McDonnell of the Guards in his defence of Hougoumont but all the characters come alive.