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The Future of the Napoleon Series
The Future of the Napoleon Series History Forum

31 January 2020

Most of you already know that today is my last day as editor of the Napoleon Series. This will be the final update that I do. During the 22 years as editor, my team and I, plus the hundreds of individuals from over 20 countries who have contribued articles and material, has made it the largest Napoleonic site on the internet. There are over 20,000 articles, books, maps, images and primary source material on it.

Additionally since 2000, over 190,000 postings were made on our Forum. The Forum, which many consider to be the heart of the website, has over 1075 registered users. Unfortunately due to out-dated technology and financial constraints, we will be forced to close the forum on 1 March 2020. No new messages will be allowed after today. The Napoleonic Wars website has volunteered to be our forum's successor. It can be accessed at: NapoleonicWars.Net Forum

Many of our community has already begun posting there. Some individuals have expressed concern that the Forum Archives will disappeared. Thanks to Tom Holmberg and Terry Doherty the Forum Archives are available at two separate locations to provide redundancy:

Tom Holmber's Napoleon Series' Forum Archives
Terry Doherty's Way Back Machine: Napoleon Series Forum Archives:

2002 Archives
2003 Archives
2004 Archives
2005 Archives
2006 Archives
2007 Archives
2008 Archives
2009 Archives
2010 Archives
2011 Archives
2012 Archives
2013 Archives
2014 Archives
2015 Archives
2016 Arhives
2017 Archives

Effective tomorrow Paul Chamberlain is the new editor. I feel I am leaving the site and community in good hands.

I would like to thank everyone who has made the Napoleon Series the great site that it is. A special thanks to all who helped me run it: including Tony Broughton and Tom Holmberg, both of whom have worked on the site as long as I; Steve Brown, Greg Gorsuch, Martin Liechty, David Markham, David McCracken, Ron McGuigan, Caroline Miley, and Howie Muir. And of course the founder of the Napoleon Series, Fons Libert! I could not have done it without all of you!

Robert Burnham
Editor, The Napoleon Series (retired)

Now on to my 550th update:

Greg Gorsuch continues to translate the 5th book in The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume VI Our Allies the Bavarians

Chapter Five: the Campaign of 1812 Part II

Richard finishes his study of 18th and 19th Century mapmaking in: Maps and Mapmakers of the Napoleonic Wars

British Cartography
French Cartography – Historical Context
Portuguese Cartography
Prussian Cartography
Spanish Cartography

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Cavalry

We close with reviews of:

The Duke of York’s Flanders Campaign: Fighting the French Revolution 1793 – 1795
So Bloody a Day: the 16th Light Dragoons in the Waterloo Campaign

15 January 2020

Richard Tennant continues his study of 18th and 19th Century mapmaking in: Maps and Mapmakers of the Napoleonic Wars

The Casssini and Maradilis Dynasties
Germanic Measurements
Austrian Cartography and Cartographers
Dutch Cartography and Geography
Russian Caetography

5th book in The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume VI Our Allies the Bavarians

Chapter Five: the Campaign of 1812 Part I

We finish with the uploading of the British Foot Guards Regimental Returns in British Army Regimental Returns: 1st Foot Guards 1815

1st Foot Guards December 1815

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Artillery
The Infantry
The King's German Legion

We close with a pair of reviews:

Battle for Paris 1815: The Untold Story of the Fighting After Waterloo
The Waterloo Archive Vol. VIII: German and Netherlands Sources