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  • Author:
    Steven Marthinsen
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    1401072240
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Steven Marthinsen graduated from San Francisco State University in 1988 and works as a computer and network . Another smaller issue I have is that Marthinsen approaches the story telling voice as if this is a history book.

Steven Marthinsen graduated from San Francisco State University in 1988 and works as a computer and network technician. A student of history for over twenty five years, he was first published in Warship 1994 with his study of the line of battle ships of Napoleon's navy. I found that to be rather unnecessary.

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There is also Napoleon's Waterloo Campaign by Steven Marthinsen which you will probably really enjoy if you have't alrady read it. As for this alternative 1815 campaign Napoleon must now finish the fight with Blucher after which he will march on Brussels before marching to defend France's.

French armies will of course be better prepared than 1814 and Davout wil certainly play a role. Wellington's army, though bady battered and beaten is not destroyed. He will likely have to abandon Brussels and retire on Ostend but he will be back.

Napoleon's Waterloo Campaign: an Alternate History : Volume I. by Steven Marthinsen. What would have happened if Marshal Grouchy, Napoleon's wing commander, had marched to the sound of the guns as his subordinate commanders had urged? This intriguing idea is an open invitation for taking a closer look at what might have been in June of 1815.

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The Napoleonic Wars were a defining event of the early 19th century, and inspired many works of fiction, from then until the present day. Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace recounts Napoleon's wars between 1805 and 1812 (especially the. Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace recounts Napoleon's wars between 1805 and 1812 (especially the disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia and subsequent retreat) from a Russian perspective. Stendhal's novel The Charterhouse of Parma opens with a ground-level recounting of the Battle of Waterloo and the subsequent chaotic retreat of French forces.

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Napoleon's Waterloo Campaign: An Alternate History is a story of this famous campaign with a twist. What would have happened if Marshal Grouchy, Napoleon's wing commander, had marched to the sound of the guns as his subordinate commanders had urged? This intriguing idea is an open invitation for taking a closer look at what might have been in June of 1815. This volume is the first modern full length alternative history written about the Waterloo campaign but it does not stop there. First, the narrative seeks to examine and explain the logic behind the French emperor's decisions and, to a lesser extent, those made by his famous enemies. Then, the change in history is seamlessly inserted into the overall context of the campaign and followed to its dramatic climax at the battle of Ohain on June 19, 1815. The campaign of Waterloo was a series of opportunities taken and missed by both sides and the volume shows how a single decision could have changed the course of history.

SupperDom
I went into this not knowing what to expect and it turns out that both volumes of the book were very good and very much worth reading. Volume one actually goes into a good chunk of the historical battle up until Grouchy's faithful decision when Gérard, one of his two corp commanders, implores him to "march to the sound of the guns." That is when the story takes a decisive turn.

I would consider myself quite an educated layperson on the Battle of Waterloo, having read some six some odd books on the matter and I found Marthinsen's grasp of tactics, logistics and chain of command on early 19th century warfare quite solid. He likes to breakdown battles into battalion and regimental levels as if he played a lot of hobby war game board modeling. When reading the book, you can see the pieces on the war game board moving about.

I will not get into the specific different command decisions made by Grouchy and Gérard highlighted in the book, that changed the course of the Waterloo battle, but I will say that I found them both plausible and realistic (NOT what you probably think and Marthinsen addresses the logistical problem of the impossibility of Gérard to directly intervene in the Waterloo battlefield quite creatively). The only thing I have an issue with is how easily Grouchy allowed Gérard to convince him to change the order of his march. What we know about the historical Grouchy would indicate that he was rather obstinate to such a suggestion. I would have wanted Marthinsen to have fleshed that out a bit more and make the scene between the two more realistic and explain Grouchy's change of decision with a bit more detail.

Another smaller issue I have is that Marthinsen approaches the story telling voice as if this is a history book. So, this novel is written like a history book as if the events already happened and that a historical narrator is giving an account of a past event. I found that to be rather unnecessary. I would have wished Marthinsen had taken a different track, like how Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen had written their alternative history books of the American Civil War as a novel and the action was happening real time while one was reading the story. In this book all the events are spoken about in the past tense, like a non-fiction history book.
Gholbirdred
I really like alternate military history books, and this one is excellent. I'm not a hardcore student of the Napoleonic wars, but recently reread 2 books on Waterloo, and have also read one Hofschröer's books. That's what prompted me to check this one out.

Highlights
- comes across as plausible; strengths and weaknesses of respective forces and leaders are very consistent with what I've read elsewhere.
- level of detail is truly impressive.
- engaging writing style: this is a 430+ page book, but I read it in 2 sittings.
- thoughtful critique of decisions that I haven't seen discussed elsewhere (e.g., Wellington's decision to detach a large body of troops as a rearguard, most importantly, where he placed them). I found myself agreeing with the author.

What I would change
- the maps aren't very good. See Rick Atkinson's WW2 trilogy for an example of great battlefield-level maps.
- in some cases, the author didn't explain, or passed over lightly, why things happened differently in this scenario. For example, Napoleon was much more actively engaged -- what brought this about?
- it would be fun if the author added an appendix that covered the things he changed, and his argument for why these changes were within the realm of possibility. See "Disaster at D-Day" for a good example of this.

Overall, highly recommended, and I look forward to reading vol. 2.
Kea
A great read. Perfect for wargamers.
Lightseeker
As another reviewer noted the maps were very bad and really useless for a book that focuses so heavily on the tactics of individual fighting units and the importance of terrain (rivers, hills, walled farms) in 1815. Maybe the maps are of better quality in the the hardcover version but there are still to few maps for such a tactical book.

I really enjoyed the beginning which focused on Napoleon's return from exile on Elba. The challenges of reorganizing the Grand Army and the passion for their emperor.

The author did an outstanding job explaining the importance of tactics and formations on the 1815 battlefield.

I will be reading Vol. 2 which follows up with the battle on the following day. I was hoping Vol 2 would go into more of the chaos and panic in Europe now that Napoleon has defeated the two best of the Allied armies of Europe.
ndup
Absolutely Phenomenal Book! Gripping! The only part where it seemed a bit much was the Guard's final attack as I thought the tactics used were too complex for the moment but that was it--other than that everything else was realistic and achievable. The minutia down at the battalion level was exceptional. Gerard blew off Grouchy and saved the day - as should have occurred and was finally named a Marshall. Ney came off like an errant schoolboy until the final charge of the Guard.

The author has an amazing knowledge of both military history and Napoleonic battle tactics--this acumen was spread impressively throughout both volumes.
Frey
I have always been interested in Napoleon's last throw of the dice at Waterloo in 1815. This well-written book explores the possibility of a different result of that throw.
I found the narrarative to be quite plausible, unlike in some alternate history novels.
All in all, I recommend this book.