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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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French Revolutionary Infantry 1789-1802

Written by Terry Crowdy
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


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

The years immediately following the French Revolution of 1789 saw an extraordinary transformation of the French army. From a distrusted instrument of the feudal power of the king and nobility, it became the symbol of liberty and citizenship. The transition was complex and painful, as the remnants of the old professional... Read more >
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German Commanders of World War II (1)
Army
Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Malcolm McGregor


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

This first of two studies examines the careers and illustrates the appearance and uniforms of 19 of the German Army’s leading field commanders in World War II (1939-1945). Their service covers the whole arc of that army’s wartime experience, from stunning success in 1939–41, through the hugely costly middle years on... Read more >
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German Military Police Units 1939-45

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ronald Volstad


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

The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and... Read more >
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German Special Forces of World War II

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


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

Osprey's study of the troops that made up Germany's elite special forces of World War II (1939-1945). Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out such audacious tasks as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes... Read more >
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Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC
From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest
Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


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

Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conquest by the Persians provided a casus belli for... Read more >
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Hatamoto
Samurai Horse and Foot Guards 1540-1724
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


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

Osprey's elite series title for Japan's samurai horse and foot guards, from 1540 to 1724. Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a 'household division' of troops, known as the Hatamoto - 'those who stand under the flag'. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, both horse (uma mawari) and foot (kachi)... 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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Knight's Move-The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944

Written by David Greentree
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $9.95

On 25 May 1944, 800 men of the 500th SS Parachute Battalion descended on Drvar, a town behind enemy lines in north-western Bosnia. Their aim was to kill or capture Tito, the leader of the partisan movement in the region. The plan was to land the battalion by glider and parachute... Read more >
Knight's Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941-45

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro


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

On 21 June 1941, as the Wehrmachtstormed forward across the frontiers of the Soviet Union, Hitler instituted a new higher grade of the Knight’s Cross decoration for gallantry and leadership: the silver clasp of the Oak-Leaves with Swords. It would be awarded to only 159 men of the approximately 15 million... Read more >
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Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480

Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

Using archaeological evidence and first-hand sources, Konstantin Nossov charts the history of the medieval Russian fortress from its early beginnings until the 14th century.

According to Russian legend, in AD 862, the Slav tribes of what is now European Russia invited a number of Scandinavian princes to rule over them. In AD... Read more >
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Napoleon's Specialist Troops

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Bryan Fosten


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

Though less celebrated than the infantry and cavalry, Napoleon's 'specialist' troops – artillery, engineers and supporting services – were indispensable elements without which no army could have operated, and frequently assumed greater significance than the line regiments. Indeed, having suffered least from the emigration of Royalist officers, the artillery was the... Read more >
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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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