Badajoz, 1812: Wellingtons Bloodiest Siege, Ian Fletcher

Badajoz, 1812: Wellingtons Bloodiest Siege, Ian Fletcher

Osprey Military Campaign

The town of Badajoz was much fought over during the Peninsular war and this detailed and lengthy osprey covers the siege of 1812 which was the hardiest fought and bloodiest of the war, in whose aftermath the British army displayed savagery and wanton destruction rarely seen as the British troops brutally sacked the town. The book is packed full of maps, dramatic colour plates, illustrations, 3-D maps and stunning aerial photos of the town today which still retains much of the defensive measures that Wellingtons army fought so hard to over come. The wargaming section is particularly good suggesting many ways to wargaming this campaign at various levels and stages

Chapters
Introduction
Opposing plans
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Siege Warfare
Ciudad Rodrigo
The March south
The Siege of Badajoz
The Assault
The Sacking of Badajoz
Cuidad Rodrigo and Badajoz today
Wargaming the Badajoz campaign
Further reading
A Glossary of Siege terms

Author: Ian Fletcher
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Osprey
Year: 1999


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