Not the ultimate collection by any means, but simply a list of sites I find myself always referencing as I continue my endless journal thru the fascinating age of Napoleon and the French Revolution. And when the Lace Wars and hyphonated wars (Franco-Prussian, etc) variants finally make their appearance, then we will add even more links for these two periods of history as well.
Certainly there are literally thousands more, far too many for me to ever list here on this or several pages. However, don't let that stop you from submitting a recommendation or two or three or enven four. If you know of a site you think would be appropriate for inclusion, please let me know! It doesn't even have to be Napoleonic related - remember we are planning on a Lace Wars variant and one for the era of the Franco-Prussian and other hyphonated wars. Also please drop me a line if one of the links below turns up dead (thanks). Regardless, this should get you started. Enjoy, and please check out our own Webpage chock full of Age of Eagles specific downloads.
And once again, thanks to Dave Bonk and the gang for all the nifty figures and photos.
- HMGS East - Eastern Chapter, Historical Miniatures Gaming Society.
- Fire and Fury Games - Home of Battlefront and BOFF, the system that started it all.
- The Nafziger Collection - George has now retired, and has graciously donated his entire collection to the US Army Command & General Staff College where every OB file resides as a free download (thanks, George).
- Alison's Atlas for the History of Europe - As the entry below, but in this case the entire public domain book and all maps have been digitized and converted into a pdf download for FREE, courtesy archive.org!
- Alison's Atlas for the History of Europe - Nearly 120 maps of Napoleonic battles and campaigns.
- Historical Archive - Firm specializing in antique and historical maps on CD ROM. Alison's Atlas is available on CD ROM and well worth the few shekels the vendor is asking.
- Napoleon, His Armies and Enemies - The author clearly has a bit of bias against the Brits, yet tons of useful information and graphics (VERY highly recommended).
- British Battles - In counterpoint, this site tends to look quite favorably on the Redcoats, but there are some fine maps to be had.
- Napoleon Online - Excellent German site (and yes, you must sprechen Deutsch) that has republished numerous works of the Historical Section, Imperial German General Staff; lots of OBs and maps.
- Fusiliers.Com - New French site with its first link direct to the Napoleonic section of the Musee de l'Armee in Paris. Now find out what those gaudy uniforms really looked like.
- Memorandum.Ru - Fascinating site containing every uniform and flag plate from Viskavatov's famous multi-volume tome on the Russian army. All text in Russian.
- Vexillologie francaise - Absolutely stunning website covering French military flags through the ages, ready to download and print. Continuously updated, often with near impossible to find data and illustrations.
- Ian Croxall's War Flags - Website for free downloadable flags.
- Battlefield Terrain Concepts - Doug Kline's new site, superb hobby terrain. I use his terrain exclusively in all my AOE battles.
- 1812, Napoleon in Russia - From the exquisite Battlefield Anomalies Website.
- The Battle of Eylau, 1807 - Same series.
- The Battle of Kulm, 1813 - Same series.
- The Battle of Laon, 1814 - Same series.
- Battle of Craonne, 1814 - Ditto.
- The Battle of Ligny - Same series once more.
- The Battle of Lauffeldt - Same series, for all you Age of Honor and Lace Wars fans.
- The Battle of Poltava - Same series (really, folks, this is a well done sight).
- The Battle of Malplaquet - Same series from the War of Spanish Succession, and one of the author's favorite battles of all time.
- The Battle of Oudinarde - Also from the WSS courtesy of Battlefield Anomalies.
- The Battle of Fontenoy - Same series, Marshal Saxe's greatest battle.
- The Battle of Solforino, 1859 - Same series, Napoleon the Little this time around.
- The 1866 Campaign - Yet more and new from this site, with several battles covered.
- The Great General Staff - German site on Prussian military history, lots of Knotel plates.
- Austrian Military History - Similar site for the Austrian KuK Wehrmacht.
- Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution - Florida State University.
- Napoléon - Specializing in primarily the great man himself.
- The Napoleon Series - THE place to be if you are interested in graduate level academic quality information.
- Napoleon Guide - Site similar to Napoleon series, though not as extensive, yet of likely more use to the average wargamer.
- Kronoskaf Seven Years War Wiki - an excellent resource covering all aspects of the conflict; orders of battle, flags, uniforms, the works. Very highly recommended.
- Nec Pluribus Impar - French site on Seven Years War armies, for all you Age of Honor fans out there (more sites coming soon).
- Seven Years War - OK, soon is now here, starting with this excellent site on the SYW.
- Annuaire Histoire - New French portal that provides access to multiple sites covering the French Revolution thru the 2d Empire.
- The Vinkhuijzen Collection - Digitized uniform plates from the New York Public Library.
- The Miniatures Page - Or more specifically, the Napoleonic Discussion Group thereof. A lot of subject matter experts here, so have your ducks in order.
- Military History Press - Publisher of fine books on the period such as Napoleon's Last Grande Armee.
- Los Araphiles - Very nice Spanish site on the battle of Salamanca, complete with an excellent diorama using Fantassin miniatures.
- Operational Studies Group - Kevin Zucker's group and publishers of exceptional cardboard Napoleonic wargames, many adaptable to miniature campaign systems (remember Napoleon's Last Battles and Napoleon at Bay 1814 - this firm).
- Napitalia - Well done site on the army of the Kingdom of Italy with color uniform plates.
- Mouillard Plates - The entire book in French, but with all the color plates on the regiments, uniforms and flags of the army of Louis XV.
CLASSIC MILITARY HISTORY SERIES:
- Feldzuge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen - by the Imperial Austrian General Staff, nearly all volumes available in the Public Domain for free download via the Internet Archive. Please Note!!! We decided to use this site - if at all possible - rather than Google Books direct due to its ability to download not only pdfs, but also a number of EReader formats such as Epub or MOBI (for Kindle). However, please note that foreign language works often don't convert well to Ereader formats, and in some cases Google has the only avialble copy, or more available volumes than the Internet Archive.
ALSO NOTE! We intend to capture all these pubs as downloads and store them for free public access on the AOE SharePoint server in a series of folders we call Reference Portals, thus avoiding the capricious nature of changing URLs rampant with Google Books and other sponsors. Keep checking back for more information, as we have a lot of volumes to sort through.
Now, here is our first, the Alison's Napoleonic Atlas Reference Portal - click here for all 118 Public Domain images.
Life and Memoires of Count Schulenburg - in German, the remembrances of one of Prinz Eugene of Savoy's best field generals (with fantastic facts about Malplaquet), in the Public Domain ready for free download via Google Books. Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen - by the Imperial German General Staff's 2d Historical Detachment, all volumes in the Public Domain for free download via Internet Archive. Les Campagnes du Marechal de Saxe - by Jean Lambert Alphonse Colin of the Historical Section, French General Staff, only one volume available in the Public Domain via Google Books.
- La Bataille d'Austerlitz- although in French, the book is by an Austrian commander present at the battle, Karl von Stutterheim, and thus provides a uniquely Allied perspective of Napoleron's greatest victory.
Von Jena bis Pr. Eylau - the classic by Colmar, Freiherr von der Goltz, published in 1907, from the Internet Archive. An English version can be found here. Napoleon's Untergang 1815 - Oscar von Letow-Vorbeck's classic out of the Imperial German General Staff, in the Public Domain for free download via Google books. The Invasion of the Crimea - Alexander Kinglake's huge multi-volume work on the Crimean War, as about as close as you will get to an official history. Der Deutsch-Franzosische Krieg, 1870 - 71 - the official German General Staff history, all volumes, now in the Public Domain and available for free download via Internet Archive. Also, this is simply one volume of a huge multi-volume set, and a quick search will givbe you access to all the others. The Russo-Japanese War - Britain's official history as prepared by the General Staff and War Office, free download, several volumes. Das Russisch-Japanische Krieg - the official Russian General Staff history translated into German by the Imperial German General Staff, via Internet Archive. An English version is available here.
Pictures above courtesy David Bonk and the Triangle Simulation Society