Sharing this as an excellent resource that is free on YouTube. Looking for some great wargaming related things to watch while we are all hunkered down?
Epic History TV has an very well produced series of videos covering key battles throughout the Napoleonic Wars.
You can access the full set of videos here.
Some of the key videos I recommend:
- Austerlitz 1805 (18 minutes)
- Jena 1806 (16 minutes)
- Friedland 1807 (20 minutes)
- Spain 1808 (19 minutes)
- Aspern-Essling 1809 (19 minutes)
- Wagram 1809 (14 minutes)
- Spain 1809-1811 (20 minutes)
- Salamanca 1812 (17 minutes)
- Borodino 1812 (18 minutes)
- Leipzig 1813 (33 minutes)
- Waterloo 1815 (14 minutes)
These are very "digestible" documentaries, not running on and on for hours. Most are roughly 20 minutes or less. The maps displayed are beautifully detailed and more importantly are animated to show troops/formation movements and key events!
Even if you are not all the interested in Napoleonic's, the channel covers many other periods with the same format. Highly recommended!
I also highly recommend watching the War and Peace (2016) mini-series by BBC that is available on Amazon here. Excellent actors and a telling of the classic story that I very much enjoy. Of course the original movie is also still excellent to watch as well!