The ramblings of a wargamer, originally up a valley in a wet and windy place and now back in civilisation.
Please note all the photos on this blog of my collection of wargame miniatures are the property of Colin Ashton and may not be reproduced without the owner's (i.e. me) permission.
I actually bought this excellent book myself rather than get a review copy sent and I’m glad I did as it’s a little gem. It does more than just cover the tip of the iceberg and offers a well researched and presented account of the campaign, from inception through to completion. Lessons learnt carrying out opposed amphibious landings at Calantsoog against Batavian troops in 1799 were put to good use when the army stormed ashore in Egypt. In other areas too the campaign helped shape the poorly-regarded British Army into the fighting machine we like to think of during the Napoleonic Wars. The book contains many super colour plates to complement some really handy (sadly not always the case these days) maps and orders of battle. The pen pictures of the main commanders and each regiment or corps involved are really useful. Highly recommended.