A collection of ten short stories of heroism and tragedy set during the long years of war between 1793-1815.
Outpost - A prelude to Blood on the Snow with Jack Hallam.
The Emerald Graves - Lorn Mullone at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
Pipe and Drum - The Battle of Assaye seen through the eyes of a Highlander of the 78th Foot.
Plains Wolf - A prelude to Marksman with Rifleman Cadoc.
Summer is Coming - The horrors of the French retreat, winter, Russia, 1812.
The Diabolical Circumstance of Captain Bartholomew Chivers - A hero who is a rogue, adulterer and all-round knave.
Flowers of Toulouse - A spine-chilling story.
Lamentation - A redcoat looks back on his life after the Battle of New Orleans.
Enemy at the Gates - The bloody defence of Hougoumont.
The Bravest of the Brave - Ney's final moments at Waterloo.