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Fallen Timbers 1794
The US Army's first victory
Written by John F. Winkler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Following the defeat at Wabash, in 1792 the Washington administration created a new US Army to replace the one that had been destroyed. The man chosen to lead it was the famous Major-General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Having trained his new force, Wayne set out in 1793 to subdue the Ohio Indians... Read more >
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M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74
M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74
Written by Kenneth Estes, Illustrated by Richard Chasemore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849089814
Our Price: $17.95
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M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74

Written by Kenneth Estes
Illustrated by Richard Chasemore


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $17.95

The T43 design represented the pinnacle of U.S. Army tank engineering of the late 1940s, with its cast elliptical hull and turret, Continental AV-1790 engine, cross-drive transmission, and torsion bar suspension. A range-finder and mechanical computer directed a powerful 120mm main gun in a novel electro-hydraulic turret, among other features. The... Read more >
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M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74

Written by Kenneth Estes
Illustrated by Richard Chasemore


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

The T43 design represented the pinnacle of U.S. Army tank engineering of the late 1940s, with its cast elliptical hull and turret, Continental AV-1790 engine, cross-drive transmission, and torsion bar suspension. A range-finder and mechanical computer directed a powerful 120mm main gun in a novel electro-hydraulic turret, among other features. The... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The M1903 Springfield Rifle

Written by Leroy Thompson
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Developed to replace the Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the .30-06 cartridge – the standard US round until the introduction of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge – and gave the US infantryman a durable, magazine-fed weapon so renowned for its accuracy that... Read more >
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Roosevelt's Rough Riders

Written by Alejandro de Quesada
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

Osprey's examination of the brief but colorful history of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, detailing the rich experiences of the men who fought in its ranks. Founded in May 1898, the unit's actions in Cuba during the Spanish-American War (1898) have passed into military and national legend. The men who volunteered... Read more >
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Takur Ghar - The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002
Takur Ghar - The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002
Written by Leigh Neville, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961989
Our Price: $18.95
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Takur Ghar - The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002

Written by Leigh Neville
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, a reconnaissance team of US Navy SEALs from the Tier One Naval Special Warfare Development Group attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force 11 attempted to infiltrate onto an Afghan mountain peak in support of what was then the largest operation conducted... Read more >
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Takur Ghar - The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002

Written by Leigh Neville
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $9.95

In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, a reconnaissance team of US Navy SEALs from the Tier One Naval Special Warfare Development Group attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force 11 attempted to infiltrate onto an Afghan mountain peak in support of what was then the largest operation conducted... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
US Armored Divisions
The European Theater of Operations, 1944-45
Written by Steven Zaloga


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The armored divisions were the shock force of the US Army's combat formations during the fighting in Northwest Europe in the final year of the war. Of the 16 such divisions formed during the war, all but one served in the European Theater of Operations. This book examines the organizational structure... Read more >
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US Army Forces in the Korean War 1950-53

Written by Donald Boose


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

When North Korea attacked the South on June 25, 1950, United States forces in East Asia were under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, whose largest ground force was Eighth US Army. This army fought a tenacious defense of South Korea, counterattacked north to the Yalu River with the separate X... Read more >
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The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

Written by Gordon Rottman


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

This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organised and operated in America's longest war. Vietnam Special Forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organisation down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's... Read more >
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US Army Infantry Divisions 1942-43

Written by John Sayen


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

The US Army infantry division was an intricate system of men and equipment welded together by doctrine and organization into an entity that could fight, maneuver, communicate within itself as well as with outside entities, and regenerate itself through a supply and replacement system. This book examines the organizational development, mobilization... Read more >
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US Army Infantry Divisions 1944-45

Written by John Sayen


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

A complete overview of the evolving organization, tactics, doctrine, weapons and equipment of the US Infantry in the Pacific, Mediterranean and European theatres, from 1944 to the war's end. This follow-up to Battle Orders 17: US Army Infantry Divisions 1942-43, covers the critical period 1944-45 when changes instituted by Lieutenant General... Read more >
US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941-43

Written by Gordon Rottman


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

The outbreak of World War II set in motion a massive expansion of the United States Marine Corps, leading to a 24-fold increase in size by August 1945. This book is the first of several volumes to examine the Corps's meteoric wartime expansion and the evolution of its units. It covers... Read more >
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US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44

Written by Gordon Rottman


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

By January 1944 the US Marine Corps had grown to a total of 405,169 personnel, comprising 28,193 officers, 10,723 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted men. The Fleet Marine Force now had two amphibious corps, four divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 defense battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on... Read more >
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US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944-45

Written by Gordon Rottman


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

In late1944 the US Marine Corps prepared for the toughest battles of the war. It had grown to 35,598 officers, 5,384 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted Marines, totaling 431,573 personnel, and now comprised of two amphibious corps, six divisions, 26 non-divisional artillery battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on... Read more >
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The US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War
III Marine Amphibious Force 1965-75
Written by Ed Gilbert


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

This book covers the US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, centring on the structure and function of the two Fleet Marine Force (FMF) divisions and the corps command level, III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF). This detailed examination of III MAF explores its infantry, armor, artillery, aviation, service and engineer... Read more >
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US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45

Written by Steven Zaloga


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

Overshadowed by the United States Army's armored divisions, the separate tank and tank destroyer battalions had the difficult mission of providing armored support for US infantry divisions in the 1944–45 campaigns. This book details the organizational structures and deployment of these units: the standard tank battalions, tank battalions (light), tank battalions... Read more >
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Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

Written by Paul Edwards


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $9.95

The Korean War is often a footnote in modern history, not given much recognition or studied in detailed. Osprey Digital presents this new look at a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict. Beginning with a look at the war itself and the history of US and Korean conflict... Read more >
American Loyalist Troops 1775-84

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

To celebrate the 450th title in the Men-at-Arms series, this book examines in depth the units and the uniforms of a still-controversial army: the many thousands of American colonists who chose to fight for King George during the Revolution. In addition to the better-known corps from the Atlantic seaboard, the author also... Read more >
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American Civil War Fortifications (1)
Coastal Brick and Stone Forts
Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. At the start of the war some were... Read more >
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Fallen Timbers 1794
Fallen Timbers 1794
Written by John F. Winkler, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780963754
Our Price: $21.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Fallen Timbers 1794
The US Army's First Victory
Written by John F. Winkler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $21.95

After the formidable Ohio Indians destroyed the US Army at Wabash in 1791, the Washington administration created a new US Army to defeat them.  The famous Revolutionary War commander Major-General “Mad” Anthony Wayne organized and trained the new army, and then led it into the Ohio wilderness in 1794.  To defeat... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The M1903 Springfield Rifle
The M1903 Springfield Rifle
Written by Leroy Thompson, Illustrated by Steve Noon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780960111
Our Price: $18.95
 Quantity: 1 
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The M1903 Springfield Rifle

Written by Leroy Thompson
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

Developed to replace the Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the .30-06 cartridge - the standard US round until the introduction of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge - and gave the US infantryman a durable, magazine-fed weapon so renowned for its accuracy that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Second Manassas 1862
Robert E Lee's Greatest Victory
Written by John Langellier
Illustrated by Mike Adams


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

Osprey's examination of the culminating battle of the American Civil War (1861-1865). “There never was such a campaign, not even by Napoleon" wrote Confederate General Pender of the Second Manassas campaign in which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, came as close as he ever would to exterminating his Northern enemies... Read more >
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Shiloh 1862
The Death of Innocence
Written by James Arnold
Illustrated by Alan Perry


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

The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union... Read more >
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