Campaign 276. Waterloo 1815 (1). Quatre Bras. Paperback
Waterloo 1815 (1). Quatre Bras. Campaign 276.
Author: John Franklin; Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
Paperback; November 2014; 96 pages
To commemorate the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European History, Osprey is replacing its single volume Campaign title covering the whole of the battle with three highly detailed volumes. Based on new research drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts these volumes will provide a comprehensive resource for every aspect of the battle. The first of this trilogy details the battle of Quatre Bras where an initial 8,000 Allied troops faced 48,000 men of the French Armée du Nord under Marshal Ney. Realising his error, Wellington concentrated his troops at the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras where they just managed to hold off Ney’s attacks. The battle ended in a tactical stalemate but, unable to link up with Blücher’s Prussians, Wellington retreated back along the road to Brussels to new positions at Waterloo. Featuring extensive photographs, full colour artworks, maps and bird’s-eye-views, this first instalment is not to be missed.
- Opposing commanders
- Opposing forces
- Orders of battle
- Opposing plans
- The campaign opens
- The battlefield today
- Further reading