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Hi, I have been posting on the Napoleon Series for over 20 years. I am a former British Army Officer who served in Royal Engineers for 30 years, from 1962 to 1992.
I have written articles for several Napoleonic magazines and also a pair of articles in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research on the Authorised Establishments of the British Army 1802-1815, following original research at the National Archives.
I give talks on Military History (PowerPoint presentations) to raise funds for Military Charities, details of which can be seen here:
I also have a hobby of wargaming with my massive collection of model soldiers, assembled over 50 years, since I first started as a teenager in Southampton after meeting Don Featherstone and Tony Bath, who popularised the hobby in UK. Details of that activity can be found on my other website, which also contains many articles on straight (ie not wargaming) research:
Hi everyone, I thought I should lead by example. My name, as you will have realised, is Zack White. I am a PhD History researcher at Southampton University. I specialise in 'the tip of the spear' during the period. I am fascinated by questions if combat dynamics and morale, and how the individual copes with and shapes conflict based on their actions as an individual. My current research looks at crime and punishment in the British Army between 1808 and 1818, including the creation of a database of over 9,200 military trials during that period. I am the owner, creator, and Editor in Chief of this site. I also founded, and until January 2020 was Editor in Chief of, the 19th century interdisciplinary research journal Romance, Revolution and Reform. I also do some work for the British Commission for Military History and run a public history lecture series.