Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fontenoy: the Book

I have just read and recommend "Fontenoy: France Dominating Europe" (Men and Battles 4) (Vol 4) [Paperback] by Denis Gandilhon.

This is a very clear and well illustrated account of the Battle of Fontenoy, 11th May 1745. I purchased the book to help me prepare for the Clash of Arms game "Fontenoy". This is one of the best books in the Men and Battles series. The carefully laid trap set by the French Army commander, Prince Maurice de Saxe, his preparation of the killing grounds of the battlefield and the blunders of the not-so-Pragmatic Allies is well told with very helpful 3-D maps.

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