Napoleon was that rarest of men — one whose life defined the age in which he lived. Now that age comes alive for your roleplaying game. Biographies for dozens of leading men — and women! Chapters about life under Napoleon, both for the bourgeoisie and for the nobility, and about the culture of the age — music, art, and literature. Suggestions for campaigns in the Age of Napoleon.
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Thompson, J. Fiction Connery, Tom, Markham of the Marines series. Beginning with A Shred of Honour Orion, , a disgraced Army officer tries to restore his career by transferring to the Marines during the Revolutionary Wars. Cornwell, Bernard, Richard Sharpe series.
A must read. Donachie, David, Harry Ludlow series. Forester, C. From Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Michael Joseph, onward, the classic naval hero of the Napoleonic era. Kent, Alexander, Richard Bolitho series. From Midshipman Bolitho Arrow, onward, action at sea from to with the scion of a Cornish naval family. A secret history of the American Revolution. Lambdin, Dewey, Alan Lewrie series.
Experiences of young Cornet Hervey at Waterloo; sequels deal with post-Waterloo watershed. Marryat, Frederick, Mr. Midshipman Easy. Meacham, Ellis K. Nelson, James L. First book is By Force of Arms Pocket, These concern the adventures of an American privateer during the American War of Independence.
Beginning with Master and Commander Collins Probably the finest sea series in terms of historical literature — combines naval action with espionage. Orczy, Baroness, Castles in the Air. The misadventures of a police agent in Restoration France. Orczy, Baroness, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Saving aristocrats from the guillotine in s France, the first and best of 13 books.
Parkinson, C. Northcote, Richard Delancey series. The Guernseyman Methuen, is set during the American Revolution, later books cover the wars with France.
Parkinson, Dan, Patrick Dalton quartet. Beginning with The Fox and the Faith Pan, Dalton is accused of treason and forced to seek refuge in America during the American Revolution.
Pope, Dudley, Lord Nicholas Ramage series. Thackeray, William Makepeace, Vanity Fair. Tolstoy, Leo, War and Peace. Woodman, Richard, Nathaniel Drinkwater series. Starting with An Eye of the Fleet Sphere, , this series combines gritty shipboard life and naval action with conspiracy and espionage.
A must-read series. Captain Horatio Hornblower Raoul Walsh, Starring Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo. This combines several novels, simplifying the plot. A light-hearted look at the French Revolution. Carry On Jack Gerald Thomas, Dangerous Liaisons Stephen Frears, Heffron, The French Revolution. The Duellists Ridley Scott, Follows the lifelong enmity between two French officers during the Napoleonic Wars. Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola, Starring Kirsten Dunst as Marie and Jason Schwartzman as Louis, the main attraction is that this film was shot at and around the palace of Versailles.
The Patriot Roland Emmerich, Mel Gibson stars. Captures the mood of the American Revolution, but takes a few liberties with the facts. Cary Grant in the film of C. The Scarlet Pimpernel Clive Dooner, Anthony Andrews is the Pimpernel. Faithful to the books. Waterloo Sergei Bondarchuk, Rod Steiger as Napoleon "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Ioan Gruffudd as the young Hornblower. Diverges somewhat from the books.
Sharpe Central, Diverges significantly from the books. Richard E.
GURPS Age of Napoleon
GURPS Classic: Age of Napoleon