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Sources for the South American Wars of Liberation
Posted 23 Jan 2008
An annotated bibliography for the South American Wars of Liberation. Not surprisingly I concentrate on the English languages sources.
Not sure how South America relates to the Balkans, but this site has some nice pictures of 28mm armies for the wars of liberation in South America.
Bogar, C. H. and Hooker, T. D. (1996). Independence From Spain: The Quito Campaign. El Dorado, VI (4). On-line http://www.magweb.com/sample/seld/s72quit.htm.
Covers the Quito Campaign and the Battle of Pichincha (24 May 1812)
Conliffe, A. (1995). Shako: Rules and Army Lists for Napoleonic Wargaming. NY: Quantum Printing.
Fletcher, J. (2005). Liberators! Volume 1: The War in the South. Grenadier Productions.
Covers the fighting in the South, specifically Argentine, Chilean and Bolivian efforts against the Royalist stronghold of Peru. Brilliant piece of work. So much crammed into a small book. Includes organisational, uniform and historical data on the armies and campaigns, and 12 scenarios.
Fletcher, J. (2006). Liberators! Supplement 1: The War in the South. Grenadier Productions.
Includes a fast play set of rules, 6 new scenarios, and 125 uniform illustrations.
Blog on wargaming the South American Wars of Liberation
John Fletcher's web site including additional material and a shop to buy his books and figures. In particular:
Alternate Order of Battle: Battle of Maipu, Apri 5, 1818. Fletcher cites “Las Fuerzas Armadas de Chile” as the source for the data in these orders of battle.
Alternate Orders of Battle for Cancha Rayada and Maipo. Fletcher cites Soria (2004) as the source for the data in these orders of battle.
Gates, D. (1986). The Spanish Ulcer: A history of the Peninsular War. London: Guild Publishing.
Harvey, R. (2000). Liberators: South America's Savage Wars of Freedom 1810-30. London: Robinson.
Hooker, T. (1991). The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin [Men-at-Arms 232]. Osprey.
Battle Report of the Battle of Tucuman although the photos are on flickr
The current discussion forum for John Fletcher and Grenadier Productions.
Leach, C. (1997). Fields of Glory: Napoleonic Scenarios for Shako Rules. NY: Quantum Printing.
Luqui Lagleyze, J. M., and Manzano Lahoz, A. (1998). «Los Realistas» (1810-1826): Virreinatos del Perú y del Rio de la Plata, y Capitanía General de Chile [Hombres en Uniforme No 5]. Quiron Ediciones. [Spanish]
Marley, D. (1998). Wars of the Americas: a chronology of armed conflict in the New World, 1492-1997 [2nd ed.].
Miller, J. (1829). Memoirs of General Miller: In the Service of the Republic of Peru [2 volumes]. [Available on-line at google books]
Pedrazzoli, F. D. (2009). Viluma 1815: The revolution beheaded. Madrid, Spain: Regimentos de America.
Pedrazzoli, F. D. (2010). Uniforms of the Northern Army: Infantry - Upper Peru 1814-15. Madrid, Spain: Regimentos de America.
ProDiseño: Carabobo 1821 (Spanish)
Battle of Carabob (24 Jun 1821). An animated presentation.
Pueyrredon, M. (1947). Memorias inéditas del coronel Manuel Pueyrredon. Buenos Aires: Editoril kraft.
Regional Museum of Rancagua [Spanish]
Regimientos de América (Spanish and English)
Despite the title ("Regiments of South America"), it also includes details of Battles, Flags Tactics, Figures, Books, Equipment, Articles, Links, and Shows. Also has sections on the Napoleonic Wars.
Scheina, R. L. (2003). Latin America's Wars: The Age of the Caudillo, 1791-1899. Brassey.
Soria, D. A. (2004). Las Campañas Militar del General San Martin. Santa Fe.
The Hallowes Geneology: General Miller Hallowes (broken link)
Soldier of FortuneTony Hammond: British Officers in Peru
British officers involved in the Independence of Peru
Vergara y Velasco, F. J. (1897). 1818: Guerra de Independencia [Spanish]. Bogota. [Available on-line here]