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Tannenberg 1410
Disaster for the Teutonic Knights
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order’s meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order’s territory with a powerful... Read more >
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Otterburn 1388
Bloody Border Conflict
Written by Peter Armstrong
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

In his Chronicles, Froissart describes Otterburn as ‘the best fought and the most severe’ battle of his time. Fought at Redesdale in Northumberland in August 1388, the battle originated from the ongoing war between the Scots and the English following Robert Bruce’s victory over the English at Bannockburn in 1314. Using... Read more >
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Medieval European Armies

Written by Terence Wise
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the development of national armies to protect the newly-won borders and independence, yet throughout this period the old... Read more >
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Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050
The Middle East and Central Asia
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Islamic world developed its own highly sophisticated, effective and varied style of fortification. It drew upon pre-existing Romano-Byzantine, Iranian, Central Asian and Indian traditions of military architecture, plus influences from China, to produce something new and distinctive. In turn, Islamic concepts of military architecture influenced fortifications throughout the Byzantine Empire... Read more >
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Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450

Written by Michael Brown
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect and deliberate destruction of their owners who saw them as archaic and barbaric, the vast majority of Scottish baronial castles built between 1250 and 1450 survive as little more than skeletal ruins. These reminders of Scotland's past have... Read more >
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The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307

Written by Christopher Gravett
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

In 1277 Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes who continued to raid and pillage English controlled areas of Wales, and even England itself. A key part of his strategy of subjugating and colonizing the Welsh was to erect a castle at... Read more >
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Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC - AD 1644

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

It has been said in China that a city without a wall would be as inconceivable as a house without a roof. Even the smallest village invariably had some form of defensive wall, while the Great Wall of China was an attempt to build a barrier along the most vulnerable border... Read more >
Fortifications in Wessex c. 800-1066

Written by Ryan Lavelle
Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was... Read more >
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The Great Wall of China 221 BC-AD 1644

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

The most famous example of fortification in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 6,000km across inhospitable terrain. Charting its development from its earliest origins in the 7th century BC through to the present day, this account reveals the true history of the wall, and explores the... Read more >
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Japanese Castles AD 250-1540

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognised for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture and engineering, from early earthworks through to wooden and earth castles and, finally, the emergence of the stone towers that... Read more >
Bannockburn 1314
Robert Bruce's great victory
Written by Peter Armstrong
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of the Battle of Bannockburn, which was part of the First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) and the climax of the career of King Robert the Bruce. In 1307 King Edward I of England, 'The Hammer of the Scots' and nemesis of William Wallace, died and his son, Edward II, was not... Read more >
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European Medieval Tactics (2)
European Medieval Tactics (2)
Written by David Nicolle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849087391
Our Price: $18.95
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European Medieval Tactics (2)
New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500
Written by David Nicolle


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $18.95

Longbows, crossbows, heavy spears, swiss pikes, catapaults, and especially gunpowder artillery and handheld guns such as the arquebus gradually but profoundly changed European warfare.

By about 1260 the steady rise of the European heavily armoured mounted knight to the predominant role in most pitched battles was complete. But though he dominated the... Read more >
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The Ottoman Empire 1326-1699

Written by Stephen Turnbull


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $17.95

The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history. Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. At its height under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire became the most powerful state in... Read more >
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Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297-98
William Wallace's rebellion
Written by Peter Armstrong
Illustrated by Angus McBride


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of William Wallace's rebellion in the First War of the Wars of Scottish Independence (1296-1357). The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Canmore in 1290 triggered a succession crisis. Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open rebellion culminating in... Read more >
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Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025
Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025
Written by Raffaele D'Amato, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849088503
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Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025
The Tįghmata and Imperial Guard
Written by Raffaele D'Amato
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $18.95

The hundred-year period ending in 1025, from the reign of the Emperor Constantine VII to that of Basil II 'the Bulgar-Slayer', encompassed the last great era of Byzantine aggression and dominance in the Near East and Balkans. During that time, a succession of soldier-emperors challenged and defeated an array of opponents... Read more >
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Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025
The Tįghmata and Imperial Guard
Written by Raffaele D'Amato
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

The hundred-year period ending in 1025, from the reign of the Emperor Constantine VII to that of Basil II 'the Bulgar-Slayer', encompassed the last great era of Byzantine aggression and dominance in the Near East and Balkans. During that time, a succession of soldier-emperors challenged and defeated an array of opponents... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
European Medieval Tactics (2)
New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500
Written by David Nicolle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

Longbows, crossbows, heavy spears, swiss pikes, catapaults, and especially gunpowder artillery and handheld guns such as the arquebus gradually but profoundly changed European warfare.

By about 1260 the steady rise of the European heavily armoured mounted knight to the predominant role in most pitched battles was complete. But though he dominated the... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Nagashino 1575
Slaughter at the barricades
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the campaign at Nagashino in 1575. When Portuguese traders took advantage of the constant violence in Japan to sell the Japanese their first firearms, one of the quickest to take advantage of this new technology was the powerful daimyo Oda Nobunaga. In 1575 the impetuous Takeda Katsuyori laid... Read more >
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Ninja AD 1460-1650

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

The Ninja were the secret agents and assassins of feudal Japan and they remain a subject of enduring fascination. They first emerged during the power struggles of 9th and 10th century Japan, in response to the increasing demand for spies, informants and even assassins, and they were used until the mid-1600s... Read more >
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Norman Stone Castles (1)
The British Isles 1066-1216
Written by Christopher Gravett
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown... Read more >
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The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

The walls of Constantinople are the greatest surviving example of European medieval military architecture in the world. They withstood numerous sieges until being finally overcome by the artillery of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453, and exist today as a time capsule of Byzantine and Medieval history. This book examines the main... Read more >
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Cathar Castles
Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300
Written by Marcus Cowper
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

In the early 12th century AD a large area of present-day France was not under the direct control of the French king. In fact, the French king's direct authority stretched little further than Paris and the area immediately around it, the Ile de France. Many of the other regions were semi-independent... Read more >
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Fortifications of the Incas
1200-1531
Written by H. W. Kaufmann
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

The greatest period of Inca expansion occurred during the reigns of Pachacuti (1438–71), Tupa Inca (1471–93), and Huayna Capac (1493–1527). From the mountain stronghold of Cuzco, they subjugated the surrounding kingdoms and territories, absorbing their civilizations and their peoples. By 1525, they dominated much of the west of the continent, relying... Read more >
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Indian Castles 1206-1526
The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate
Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the beginning of the 11th century onwards, the constant sate of war amongst the various Indian kingdoms left them open to outside attack, and Muslim Turkic tribesmen began to pour over the north-west border from modern-day Afghanistan. These raiders consolidated their successes and by 1206 a Muslim state, the Sultanate... Read more >
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Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended... Read more >
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