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French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (1)
Imperial Troops
Written by Stephen Shann
Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

At the time of the Second Empire, under Napoleon III, the French army, elevated from tactful obscurity, was re-modelled on Napoleonic lines. This army first fought in the Crimea, and then against Austria. Later, In Mexico, they had a disastrous adventure while in Europe Prussia was fast emerging as a challenge... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815

Written by Paddy Griffith
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

Osprey's examination of French infantry tactics during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). For over 20 years France was the dominating, controlling and conquering power of the western world, a result not only of Napoleon's inspired leadership, but of the efforts of almost an entire generation of Frenchmen under arms. The French Revolution... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
French Soldier in Egypt 1798-1801
The Army of the Orient
Written by Terry Crowdy
Illustrated by Christa Hook


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

This book concentrates on the dramatic experiences of Napoleon's Army of the Orient in Egypt and the Holy Land. The fighting of the Mamelukes and Turks are covered in depth, detailing desert combat, siege warfare, cavalry skirmishes and the suppression of uprisings. It examines the French treatment of prisoners as well... 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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Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1)

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Bryan Fosten


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors, owing personal allegiance to their sovereign and obeying no others, have illuminated or stained the... Read more >
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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Pictish Warrior AD 297-841

Written by Paul Wagner
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


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

First mentioned by name in AD 297, the Picts inhabited Northern Britain from the end of the 3rd century AD to the 9th. They rose to power in the devastation following Emperor Septimus Severus's repression of the Caledonians in AD 208, and dominated Northern Britain for over 500 years, before vanishing... Read more >
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The Russo-Turkish War 1877

Written by Ian Drury
Illustrated by Raffaele Ruggeri


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

On 24 April 1877 Tsar Nicholas II declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan had a battle-hardened army ready for war. For the Tsar, this was to be the first major conflict since the abolition of serfdom and the creation of a German-style military reserve system. Ian Drury details the... Read more >
Salamanca 1812
Wellington Crushes Marmont
Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


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

Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez. There would be two more years of sieges and hard... Read more >
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The Six Day War 1967: Sinai

Written by Simon Dunstan
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

In May 1967, Egypt expelled the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the Sinai desert and deployed its army along its border with Israel, its moves coordinated with those of Jordan and Syria. By June, Israel realized that the international community would not act, and launched a pre-emptive strike against the... Read more >
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Vietnam Firebases 1965-73
American and Australian Forces
Written by Randy E. M. Foster
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

Impressive in terms of scale and structure, the Fire Support Base became a dominant element in ground maneuver during the Vietnam War. Initially a mobile base, it soon evolved into a semi-permanent and more sophisticated fortress as a result of enemy counterattacks and bombardments.

As a consequence, the majority of US and... Read more >
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Vittoria 1813
Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain
Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


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

Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Vittoria during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Despite Wellington's success against Marmont's army at Salamanca in July, the year of 1812 ended in bitter disappointment for the British. However, a year later Wellington's series of brilliant manoeuvres threw the French onto the defensive on all... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

Written by Nigel Thomas
Illustrated by Simon McCouaig


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including the NSKK, Transportkorps Speer, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Organization Todt supported the Wehrmacht in their duties. In 1944, the strength of these organizations peaked at 3,800,000-40% of... Read more >
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Wellington's Foot Guards

Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


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

The Guards fought in every major British campaign on the continent during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). They carved their place in history under commanders such as Sir John Moore and Wellington from Corunna and Talavera during the Peninsular War (1807-1814) to their legendary defence of the Chateau of Hougoumont throughout the... Read more >
Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808-14

Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Chris Taylor


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington’s army fought several hard battles and smaller actions, but it was the bloody sieges that troubled him more than anything else. Indeed, the performance of his army during the sieges was probably the most disappointing aspect of what was otherwise an extremely successful... Read more >
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Ironsides
English Cavalry 1588-1688
Written by John Tincey
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

The Ironside is symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics. He represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control into their own hands. In the nineteenth century a rash of historical publications, paintings and statues with... Read more >
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The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809-11

Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

Following the battle of Bussaco on 27 September 1810 Wellington's heavily outnumbered troops began to withdraw towards Lisbon. By the evening of 9 October the British and Portuguese began to withdraw behind a line of defensive works that had been built to the north of Lisbon. These were not the rudimentary... Read more >
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The Maginot Line 1928-45

Written by William Allcorn
Illustrated by Jeff Vanelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Maginot Line, the massive series of fortifications built by France in the 1930s to defend its borders with Germany and Italy, is perhaps the most maligned collection of fortifications ever built. Despite being a technological marvel, and the most sophisticated and complex set of fortifications built up to that time... Read more >
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Napoleon Bonaparte

Written by Gregory Barnes
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Armée decisively against the... Read more >
Norman Stone Castles (2)
Europe 950-1204
Written by Christopher Gravett
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

Following the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, the Normans were soon introduced to the castle and they built them in large numbers. In the mid-11th century, other Norman adventurers began carving out dominions for themselves in Southern Italy: some crossed to Sicily in 1061 and by 1091 had conquered the... Read more >
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US Cavalryman 1891-1920

Written by Alexander Bielakowski
Illustrated by Raffaele Ruggeri


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

Following the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the US Cavalry were called into action again with the declaration of war against Spain in 1898. In the years that followed, cavalrymen saw action in a wide variety of theaters. This title takes a close look at the formation and experiences of... Read more >
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Afrikakorps 1941-43

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ronald Volstad


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's study of the German Afrikakorps of World War II (1939-1945). The campaign in North Africa between September 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants. The campaign was no less costly in terms... Read more >
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Argentine Forces in the Falklands

Written by Nick Bijl
Illustrated by Paul Hannon


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

The announcement of the imminent withdrawal of the British Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Endurance in early 1982 prompted the Argentinian Junta in Buenos Aires to plan a military grab of the Falklands -- a siege they assumed would succeed with little resistance. Such an adventure was attractive as a... 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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El Alamein
The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War
Written by Bryn Hammond


Format: eBook, 344 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $12.99

The battle of El Alamein in 1942 was one of the most crucial events in the entire Second World War. Before it, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else, even the Russians. At Alamein the British Eighth Army first thwarted... Read more >
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