The Battle of Dresden (1813)

   During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon had just returned from Russia, and prepared to try and stop the advancing Allies of the Sixth Coalition in Saxony. He had ordered Marshal...

The Battle of Vimeiro

   After Wellington's (or at the time Sir Arthur Wellesley's) landing at Mondego Bay on 1 August 1808, he marched his army towards Lisbon. After narrowly winning at Rolica on...

A Few Things Before I Leave

    Reminder: This blog will be inactive from July 8th to August 17th 2012   So I leave on July 8th for a training course with the RCN...I would...

Naval Tactic: Cutting Out

   Cutting Out is an a naval tactic from the Age of Sail. It also was one of the most daring. Cutting Out involves removing a ship from anchor, and...

What if Napoleon Had Won Waterloo?

   Imagine this: If Napoleon had not been ill, and tactical command had not been given to Ney, it is likely that Napoleon would have attacked earlier in the morning....