- Feb 2019
A map is a necessity for a clear understanding of the battles. The author can paint a picture of what was happening where but a general map is necessary to put it all together. I remember when I was getting into individual battles of the Napoleonic Wars and reading in more detail. Let's use Jena as an example: The author could paint a picture of what was happening but I always was scratching my head thinking: ''What's a Landgrafenberg? Where is Hassenhausen?''. I constantly have to look at maps to understand where's a random village I never heard of or on what hill a division was placed. Still, you eventually get used to it and if your imagination is not sufficient there are some animations of battles that can paint a clearer picture.