Sunday, 17 June 2007

Slightly Off Topics

I have finished the book "The battle of Albuera -1811" , written by Michael Oliver and Richard Partridge (Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2007).

The authors use noy only the habitual british sources (Napier, Oman) but also the spanish accounts of the battle: Burriel, Schepeler, Blake.... so the result is a narrative not biased against the spanish, i.e. no more cowards, no more uniformed rabble, etc...
The role played by some spanish units (the Zaya's Division for example) is fully acknowledged and the faults of all participants (british, spanish, french) are described.
Summarising, a fresh aportation that I recommend to all those interested in the 'Guerra de la Independencia' or 'Peninsular War'

1 comment:

  1. Rafael I have downloaded your La Albuera scenario and I am examining using the scenario as part of a games convention this spring.

    Working out travel/accommodation and tabletop minis support (either all 15mm borrowed from a great collection or 25mm support (if needed))