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by Denis Gandilhon


Fontenoy is one of the more famous battles fought during the 18th century that isn't written about all that much. The author appears to be French and its show very clearly.

Fontenoy is one of the more famous battles fought during the 18th century that isn't written about all that much. I think the reason is that if anyone would write something about Fontenoy, it would be the French since they won the battle but most of us in the United States or UK can't read French. The book comes well illustrated with many colorful illustrations of uniforms, flags and battle scenes.

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After a brief start to the campaign, the French Army under the Marechal de Saxe laid siege to Tournai in Flanders. The Anglo-Dutch army came to the aid of the besieged town and fought on unfavorable terrain with, as a result, one of the greatest victories for the French Army.

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May 1745. After a brief start to the campaign, the French Army under the Maréchal de Saxe laid siege to Tournai in Flanders. The Anglo-Dutch army came to the aid of the besieged town and fought on unfavorable terrain with, as a result, one of the greatest victories for the French Army. A military history enthusiast, Denis Gandilhon presents his first book about the strategic and tactical situations of the battle. The book is illustrated though out with images of the battle and uniform plates.

Fontenoy: France Dominating Europe (Men and Battles) (Vol 4) epub download

ISBN13: 978-2352500575

ISBN: 2352500575

Author: Denis Gandilhon

Category: History

Subcategory: Europe

Language: English

Publisher: Histoire and Collections (December 9, 2008)

Pages: 84 pages

ePUB size: 1737 kb

FB2 size: 1109 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 317

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Wooden Purple Romeo
I read this book.

Fontenoy is one of the more famous battles fought during the 18th century that isn't written about all that much. I think the reason is that if anyone would write something about Fontenoy, it would be the French since they won the battle but most of us in the United States or UK can't read French. There isn't much interest in this battle from our side of the pond because the British lost (If Napoleon won at Waterloo, there will be far less books on that battle then there are today. After all, how many books are there on Austerlitz??). So more or less, a famous battle that don't get a lot of attention. I read more books on Frederick the Great's victories at Leuthen and Rossbach then Fontenoy.

The author appears to be French and its show very clearly. His order of battle listing is very complete, almost anal and while he give the Allied army's order of the battle a good working over, he spent majority of his work from the French perception. The book comes well illustrated with many colorful illustrations of uniforms, flags and battle scenes. The book definitely has an Osprey Campaign series flavor to it. But its far more colorful with illustrations. There are only two maps of the battle itself. Like the order of the battle, French positions are very detail by regiments and such but the Allied army don't get such detail. They are shown merely as Dutch, Austrian and "English-Hanoverian" positions. While the narrative of the campaign and battle are well put together and it reflects well into what I know about the battle, the author (or its translator) kept referring to the term "English" to describe the British forces. I am sure the folks in Scotland and Wales may resent such implied generality. King George II is constantly referred as "King of the English" when he is by all reality, King of Great Britain. The author also take a lot from JW Fortescue's account of the battle as well. (JW Fortescue was a famous British military historian around the late 19th and early 20th century. He wrote one of the better accounts of Fontenoy since it was fought. Most of all I know about this battle came from him.)

Now the two maps, I thought it works well for me since I know the general flow of the battle already. But for a complete novice reading this book, the two maps appears bit confusing and sequences of events does not show clear on those two maps. Once more, there were too much details on the positions of individual French regiments and not enough on the maneuvers that went on. But it did look very pretty and colorful.

The main focus of this book lies around the French Marshal, Maurice de Saxe, hero of the hour and winner of the battle. He was the prime mover of the entire campaign and he comes out looking pretty good. Duke of Cumberland did quite well here while the Allied cavalry and the Dutch allies apparently did nothing to win this battle and a lot of lose it. Core of the action was fought between the British-Hanoverian troops against the center of the French line. The book describe this battle very well as the huge British-Hanoverian column moved with near unstoppable power until it simply ran out of gas and found itself nearly surrounded by their French foes. I thought it was pretty fair-minded of this French author to clearly admit that the British line infantry was probably the best in the world at that time and it showed at Fontenoy.

Overall, I can recommended this book to anyone who got an interest in this time period of warfare and this battle. There isn't that many books out there regarding this battle and this is a good starting point to get familiarized with it.
Wooden Purple Romeo
I read this book.

Fontenoy is one of the more famous battles fought during the 18th century that isn't written about all that much. I think the reason is that if anyone would write something about Fontenoy, it would be the French since they won the battle but most of us in the United States or UK can't read French. There isn't much interest in this battle from our side of the pond because the British lost (If Napoleon won at Waterloo, there will be far less books on that battle then there are today. After all, how many books are there on Austerlitz??). So more or less, a famous battle that don't get a lot of attention. I read more books on Frederick the Great's victories at Leuthen and Rossbach then Fontenoy.

The author appears to be French and its show very clearly. His order of battle listing is very complete, almost anal and while he give the Allied army's order of the battle a good working over, he spent majority of his work from the French perception. The book comes well illustrated with many colorful illustrations of uniforms, flags and battle scenes. The book definitely has an Osprey Campaign series flavor to it. But its far more colorful with illustrations. There are only two maps of the battle itself. Like the order of the battle, French positions are very detail by regiments and such but the Allied army don't get such detail. They are shown merely as Dutch, Austrian and "English-Hanoverian" positions. While the narrative of the campaign and battle are well put together and it reflects well into what I know about the battle, the author (or its translator) kept referring to the term "English" to describe the British forces. I am sure the folks in Scotland and Wales may resent such implied generality. King George II is constantly referred as "King of the English" when he is by all reality, King of Great Britain. The author also take a lot from JW Fortescue's account of the battle as well. (JW Fortescue was a famous British military historian around the late 19th and early 20th century. He wrote one of the better accounts of Fontenoy since it was fought. Most of all I know about this battle came from him.)

Now the two maps, I thought it works well for me since I know the general flow of the battle already. But for a complete novice reading this book, the two maps appears bit confusing and sequences of events does not show clear on those two maps. Once more, there were too much details on the positions of individual French regiments and not enough on the maneuvers that went on. But it did look very pretty and colorful.

The main focus of this book lies around the French Marshal, Maurice de Saxe, hero of the hour and winner of the battle. He was the prime mover of the entire campaign and he comes out looking pretty good. Duke of Cumberland did quite well here while the Allied cavalry and the Dutch allies apparently did nothing to win this battle and a lot of lose it. Core of the action was fought between the British-Hanoverian troops against the center of the French line. The book describe this battle very well as the huge British-Hanoverian column moved with near unstoppable power until it simply ran out of gas and found itself nearly surrounded by their French foes. I thought it was pretty fair-minded of this French author to clearly admit that the British line infantry was probably the best in the world at that time and it showed at Fontenoy.

Overall, I can recommended this book to anyone who got an interest in this time period of warfare and this battle. There isn't that many books out there regarding this battle and this is a good starting point to get familiarized with it.
LeXXXuS
Uniform information/images not included for all units at the battle.
Images included for units NOT at the battle.
I do not care for Pierre Joux's Disney cartoon character style.
OOB very sketchy with poor strength and leadership specificity.
LeXXXuS
Uniform information/images not included for all units at the battle.
Images included for units NOT at the battle.
I do not care for Pierre Joux's Disney cartoon character style.
OOB very sketchy with poor strength and leadership specificity.
Akirg
Honestly, I haven't yet read the book so please take my rating with a large grain of salt. Furthermore, I know nothing of the War of Austrian Succession, early mid-Eighteenth Century European geo-politics, nor of the Battle of Fontenoy itself other than the famous legend that sounds like a particularly grim Monty Python skit of the gentlemanly opposing commanders inviting each other to fire first, my expertise on the subject is thus non-existent. However, as a historical figurine hobbyist who relies on visual reference material, this book's 81 pages are packed with excellent color illustrations--fully 14 pages of Andre Jouineau's vivid and detailed uniform and regimental flag plates of the various combatant armies, plus maps, photos of re-enactors and historical artifacts, contemporary paintings of major players, etc. This book is well worth its modest cost and for that easily rates five stars. Another fine military history produced by Histoire et Collections, I look forward to future volumes of this series.
Akirg
Honestly, I haven't yet read the book so please take my rating with a large grain of salt. Furthermore, I know nothing of the War of Austrian Succession, early mid-Eighteenth Century European geo-politics, nor of the Battle of Fontenoy itself other than the famous legend that sounds like a particularly grim Monty Python skit of the gentlemanly opposing commanders inviting each other to fire first, my expertise on the subject is thus non-existent. However, as a historical figurine hobbyist who relies on visual reference material, this book's 81 pages are packed with excellent color illustrations--fully 14 pages of Andre Jouineau's vivid and detailed uniform and regimental flag plates of the various combatant armies, plus maps, photos of re-enactors and historical artifacts, contemporary paintings of major players, etc. This book is well worth its modest cost and for that easily rates five stars. Another fine military history produced by Histoire et Collections, I look forward to future volumes of this series.