"All resources will be used to make the army ready for war." - Napoleon, 1813

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eine kleine Kriegsmusik...

"Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows." - Napoleon

Looking for a nice compilation of Napoleonic music for your next battle, club meeting, or just to listen to during your next hobby session.  Well, look no further!  Someone on YouTube has already done one for you (See below).  So I thought I'd pass it along!

Napoleonic Wars Music (29 video playlist)

"Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions
and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement." - Napoleon

Music and War have always gone hand in hand together.  Be it classical, folk, country, rock n roll, or whatever.  It rouses the passions of both the populous and recruit, marches armies to battle, and is still used to pump up soldiers for combat today.  Makes sense then that we have a bit of theme music to go along with our hobby.  :-)

Although not technically part of the 1813 Campaign in Germany, included below is another playlist covering the Waterloo movie soundtrack.  At least it has some French and Prussian tunes.

Waterloo Original Sondtrack (12 video playlist)

Blog update:  Things will slow up a bit as I am finishing up a number of projects, but I hope to have some miniatures to share (both WIP and complete) in the second half of September.  I've decided to spread out the battle history posts more throughout the year.  Trying to post them on the actual anniversary date creates quite a logjam for August and September.  Also, I'd like to have more time write up a final section for each that is more relevant to wargaming.

The "Timeline" and "Basic Training" pages have been updated a bit.  The next Back to Basics type post will cover the different 28mm miniature manufactures for Napoleonics.



  1. I've listened to the Waterloo soundtrack before, made we want to conquer Europe or that is just being Irish!

  2. Here I am sat listening to Napoleonic Wars music ... while paying bills over the 'net! A bit anti-climatic. But hopefully I'll soon be painting some Napoleonic figures (Prussian Landwehr) to the same musical strains!

    I can fully understand the need to slow down the postings output. They take quite a time to produce, at least they do for me. And I look forward to the coverage of the 28mm miniature manufacturers for Napoleonics. No pressure ... but I'll be looking for my favourites!!! 8O))

    von Peter himself

  3. And I've just had lunch to the tunes of the Marching Grognards :0) Seems like a good idea to spread out the battle history posts over the entire year, rather than the anniversary dates. Looking forward to the coming posts with recent output from the painting desk!

    Regards from a rainy Stockholm

  4. Those bandsmen are the kind of figures which got me hooked on the hobby.

  5. Great idea! Mind you I find a soundtrack whilst wargaming distracting - which is ridiculous when you think about it given the hellish sounds that must have reverberated around the actual battlefields! But this is great to listen to whilst painting or setting up the tabletop!