Napoleon on his Imperial throne (wearing his laurel leaf crown).
Painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1806.
Source: wikipedia 2006
Certain of mankind's greatest armies have passed like meterors, bursting out of chaos to storm across our history into enduring legend.
Some have left us more than a proud tradition; others, a changed world.
To the cadenced thunder of their drums they pass, to the lilting of
forgotten trumpets, riddled standards high above the Great Captains who shaped and led them: the
pikes and muskets of Gustavus Adolphus' tautly disciplined Swedes and Scots, Oliver Cromwell amidst his Ironside horsemen and redcoat infantry,: George Washington's tattered, hard-bitten
Continentals; Napoleon's Grande Armee; the lean butternut ranks of Robert Lee's Army of Northern Virginia; George Thomas' indomitable Army of the Cumberland. Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps and George Patton's Third Army were of their lineage.
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Here are some of the many articles you will find within the website: "The Battle of the Nations", "So which are the best soldiers ?", "The Cowards at Waterloo", "The cruel war in Spain", "Slaughter at Borodino", "The French Army", "The Russian Army", "The Austrian Army", "Napoleonic Unifors", "Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery Combat and Tactics", web polls, humor and much more.
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Below is a list of top 30 out of 80 countries (May 2007).
Russian Army. ~ Russian Infantry. ~ Russian Cavalry. ~ Russian Artillery. ~ Russian Guards. ~ Cossacks !
Austrian Army. ~ Austrian Infantry. ~ Austrian Cavalry. ~ Austrian Artillery
British Army, Infantry. ~ British Cavalry. ~ British Artillery ~ Royal Navy
Prussian Army ~ Prussian Infantry ~ Prussian Cavalry. ~ Prussian Artillery
Waterloo - The German Victory. ~ "Just Don't Mention the Prussians."
Il Congresso di Vienna
CAMPAIGNS & BATTLES
Bonaparte's blitzkrieg in Italy, 1796
Battle of Heilsberg 1807 ~ Battle of Somosierra 1808 ~ Battle of Raszyn 1809 ~ Battle of Corunna 1809 ~ Battle of Wagram 1809
Battle of Fuengirola 1810. ~ Napoleon's Invasion of Russia, 1812 ~ Battle of Borodino 1812 ~ Battle of Hagelberg 1813
Battle of Dennewitz 1813 ~ Battle of Dresden 1813 ~ Battle of the Nations: LEIPZIG 1813 ~ War in Spain
Battle of La Rothiere 1814 ~ Battle of Paris 1814 ~ Battle of Ligny, 1815 ~ Battle of Quatre Bras 1815 ~ Battle of Waterloo 1815
STRATEGY & TACTICS
Napoleon's Strategy and Tactics.
Infantry Tactics and Combat (musket fire, bayonets) ~ Infantry Tactics and Combat (lines, columns, squares, skirmish)
Cavalry Tactics and Combat (Part 1) ~ Cavalry Tactics and Combat (Part 2)
Artillery Tactics and Combat
ORDERS OF BATTLE
French and Russian Order of Battle - Heilsberg 1807
French and Russian Order of Battle - Borodino 1812
French Order of Battle - Leipzig 1813 
French Order of Battle - Leipzig 1813 
Russian Order of Battle - Leipzig 1813
Allies Order of Battle - Leipzig 1813
French Order of Battle - La Rothiere 1814
Allies Order of Battle - La Rothiere 1814
Prussian Order of Battle - Waterloo Campaign
British-German-Netherland Order of Battle - Waterloo 1815
Uniforms of the Napoleonic Troops. ~ Russian Uniforms ~ Miscallenous (incl. Saxon army, various orders of battle, etc)
French vs British battles (I HATE France) ~ WebPolls and Napoleonic Books Sales Ranks ~ Humor: Major Sharpe