Here follows a starter list of what I regard as the most essential scholarly works for acquiring a firm grasp of Napoleon’s way of war. Both books by Chandler and the book edited by Brooks were essential to me for understanding the minute details of the operations of Morand’s Division at the Battle of Auerstädt as I presented them in Part Three of this work.
Adkin, Mark. The Waterloo Companion: The Complete Guide to History’s Most Famous Land Battle. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole, 2001.
Bowden, Scott. Armies at Waterloo. Arlington, Texas: Empire Games Press, 1983.
________. Napoleon and Austerlitz. Chicago: The Emperor’s Press, 1997.
Brooks, Richard, editor. Atlas of World Military History: The Art of War From Ancient Times to the Present Day. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 2000.
Chandler, David G. The Campaigns of Napoleon: The Mind and Method of History’s Greatest Soldier. New York: Macmillan, 1966.
________. Jena 1806: Napoleon Destroys Prussia. London: Osprey Publishing (Osprey Campaign Series, Number 20), 1993.
Crowdy, T.E. Napoleon’s Infantry Handbook. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen and Sword Military, 2015.
Duffy, Christopher. Austerlitz 1805. London: Seeley Service, 1977.
Elting, John R. Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon’s Grande Armée. New York: Macmillan, 1988.
Esposito, Vincent J. and John Robert Elting. A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Praeger, 1964.
Griffith, Paddy. French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815. Oxford: Osprey Publishing (Osprey Elite Series, Number 159), 2007.
Haythornthwaite, Philip. Napoleon’s Light Infantry. London: Osprey Publishing (Osprey Men-at-Arms Series, Number 146), 1983.
Nafziger, G. F. The French Army Royal, Republican & Imperial (1788-1815) The Infantry Part I. Leeds, U.K.: Raider Books, 1987.
________. The French Army Royal, Republican & Imperial (1788-1815) The Infantry Part II. Leeds, U.K.: Raider Books, 1988.
________. The French Army Royal, Republican & Imperial (1788-1815) The Infantry Part III. Leeds, U.K.: Raider Books, 1988.
Nafziger, George. Imperial Bayonets: Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as Found in Contemporary Regulations. London: Greenhill Books, 1996.
Nofi, Albert A. “Napoleon at War.” Strategy and Tactics Number 32 (May 1972): pages 5-22.
Nosworthy, Brent. With Musket, Cannon and Sword: Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies. New York: Sarpedon, 1996.
Rothenberg, Gunther E. The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon. Bloomington, Indiana and London: Indiana University Press, 1978.