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Osaka 1615
The last battle of the samurai
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95

In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined... Read more >
The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522

Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


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

First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these... Read more >
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The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1)
Infantry 1799-1814
Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Paul Hannon


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

In 1795 the Russian army was as vast as the territory from which it was drawn. The College of War calculated that the regular army amounted to 541,741 men, plus 46,601 enrolled cossacks, and at least a further 100,000 irregular cavalry which could be mobilised in time of war. Inspired by... Read more >
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Samurai Commanders (1)
940-1576
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


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

Osprey's examination of Samurai commanders during the Gempei Wars (1180–1185), the Onin War (1467–1477), and the early Sengoku period. The samurai were the military elite of medieval and early modern Japan, and the men who led them were hailed as the very greatest, most heroic and most honourable of all samurai warriors... Read more >
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Samurai Commanders (2)
1577-1638
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


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

This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational... Read more >
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Samurai Heraldry

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Angus McBride


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

The dazzling spectacle presented by the armies of medieval Japan owed much to the highly developed family and personal heraldry of samurai society. From simple personal banners, this evolved over centuries of warfare into a complex system of flags worn or carried into battle, together with the striking 'great standards' of... Read more >
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The US Army in World War II (3)
Northwest Europe
Written by Mark Henry
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


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

The GIs who struggled ashore through the surf of Omaha and Utah Beaches on 6 June 1944 were members of the best-equipped army ever assembled up to that date. It was in the NW Europe campaign of June 1944-May 1945 of World War II that the US Army was finally able... Read more >
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War in Japan 1467-1615

Written by Stephen Turnbull


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95

In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition of the Sengoku Jidai, detailing the factors that led to Japan's disintegration into... Read more >
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Wellington's Specialist Troops

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Bryan Fosten


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

The specialist troops of Wellington's army played a crucial role in the success of the British Army. Though often understaffed and ineptly managed, the artillery, engineers, transport and commissariat, and medical services contributed to Wellington's ultimate victory in 1815. The Royal Artillery and Corps of Royal Engineers comprised a small number... Read more >
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British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's study of Britain's infantry tactics used during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The British Army's major campaigns against Napoleon were fought between 1808 and 1813 in the Peninsula (Portugal, Spain, and finally southern France), followed in 1815 by the brief but climactic Waterloo campaign. The British Army was small by continental... Read more >
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The Conquistador
1492-1550
Written by John Pohl
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity... Read more >
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Border Reiver 1513-1603

Written by Keith Durham
Illustrated by Keith Durham


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Stretching from the North Sea to the Solway Firth, the Border region has a sharply diverse landscape and was a battleground for over 300 years as the English and Scottish monarchs encouraged their subjects to conduct raids across their respective borders. This Warrior title will detail how this narrow strip of... Read more >
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British Cavalryman 1792-1815

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

In the campaigns of the French Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the deserved reputation of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, but in fact they did form an integral part of the army, carrying out duties crucial to the success of other arms. British... Read more >
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British Redcoat 1740-93

Written by Stuart Reid
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda during the American Revolution (1763-1776), the army was viewed as little removed from a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes... Read more >
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The Kaiser's Warlords
German Commanders of World War I
Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's study of the German commanders of World War I (1914-1918). The turn of the 20th century saw Imperial Germany as essentially a militarist state, whose growing industrial resources and wealth were harnessed to the task of increasing German military power, at a time of aggressive expansionist diplomacy in competition with... Read more >
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Knights of Christ

Written by Terence Wise
Illustrated by Richard Scollins


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

The ancient warrior code which persisted in medieval Christian Europe dictated that a man's greatest virtues were physical strength, skill at arms, bravery, daring, loyalty to the chieftain and solidarity within the tribe. The primitive Church had been diametrically opposed to such ideals, however by the early 8th century the Church... Read more >
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Napoleon#s Imperial Headquarters (1)
Organization and Personnel
Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's detailed study of the entourage which enabled Napoleon to move hundreds of thousands of troops right across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The 'military machine' by which Napoleon and his indispensable chief of staff Marshal Berthier commanded and controlled his huge armies on campaign numbered some 1,500 officers and men... Read more >
Napoleon#s Imperial Headquarters (2)
On campaign
Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Following Elite 115 – which described the composition of Napoleon's military and civil 'households', and Marshal Berthier's army general headquarters – this title offers an intimate glimpse of the Emperor's entourage in the field during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Centred on the Waterloo campaign in 1815, it draws comparisons with his... Read more >
Nelson's Navy

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the... Read more >
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War Elephants

Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

Elephants have been deployed as weapons for centuries, particularly in South and South-East Asia, where war elephants constituted the bulk of most armies in the region from antiquity right up to the 19th century. This book offers an insight into the incredible history of these "living tanks," focusing on the design... Read more >
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The Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars

Written by Peter Hofschroer
Illustrated by Bryan Fosten


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

Of all the armies of the German States, that of Hanover remains of greatest interest to the British reader due to the close links between the crowns of the two states. Throughout the Napoleonic era Britain and Hanover had the same head of state, George III. Symbolic of their close relationship... Read more >
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Leipzig 1813
The Battle of the Nations
Written by Peter Hofschroer


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The battle of Leipzig was, in terms of the number of combatants involved, the largest engagement of the entire Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). It was the only battle of the wars in which all Allied armies (including even the Swedes) fielded troops against Napoleon. Peter Hofschroer looks at the run-up to this... Read more >
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Lutzen & Bautzen 1813
The Turning Point
Written by Peter Hofschroer
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Following the disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), Napoleon found himself facing a new coalition of his old enemies. With incredible speed he raised an army of 200,000 men and marched to join the remnants of the old Grande Armee in Germany. However, he no longer faced... Read more >
Napoleon's Polish Troops

Written by Otto Pivka
Illustrated by Michael Roffe


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

In 1795 the kingdom of Poland fell prey to her stronger neighbors, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the death of the king of Poland in 1798, his kingdom was divided among these three neighboring powers. France became increasingly involved, and protested at Poland's treatment, offering refuge for Polish exiles. On October... Read more >
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Napoleon's Swiss Troops

Written by David Greentree
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities of the Swiss and obtained Swiss agreement to expand the recruitment of regiments for service in the French Army... Read more >
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