Winter & Spring Highlights
It's so hard every month to pick out just three pieces of artwork from all of those publishing, so picking out the best of them was a real challenge - but we've had a go nonetheless. Which is your favourite?
WPN 64: The Luger
XPL 9: Dornier Do 335
RAID 50: Heroes of Telemark
ELI 226: Division Leclerc
What people said about our books:
‘This is a truly epic book, one of the best military books I have read in recent years’ – Classic Military Vehicle
‘Stuffed full of detail and can be easily dipped into for fascinating facts or insights into what it was really like to serve aboard the famous HMS Belfast’ – Warships International Fleet Review
‘What does [Myke Cole] bring to the text we might not expect elsewhere? It is, thankfully, what he knows best, and can imagine, as a result of his own experience—what it must mean to be serving in a phalanx, and how this differs from the experience of a legionary’ – Classics for All
‘If you’re remotely interested in the T-54, just like Russian armour anyway, or you just have an interest historically in the period, then I would hugely recommend this title to you […] this is an absolutely excellent title, definitely a must-have as far as armour modellers are concerned, and so it comes heartily recommended by me’ – Scale Modelling Now Video Review
Best of the Blog
The 3rd October marked the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, and to mark the occasion, we spoke to Leigh Neville, the author of Day of the Rangers, which tells the true story of the battle using never-before-published narratives from the men who were there.
In a gripping extract from new Raid title Blackbeard’s Last Fight, Angus Konstam recounts the moment Edward Teach, better know as Blackbeard, made the fatal miscalculation that would cost him his life.
As always, our authors have been producing some fantastic content over the last few months. Just a few of the highlights are included below.
Book Vote Winners
September’s Campaign vote saw an unusually clear winner, with Albania and Greece 1940 storming ahead of the competition with 37.21% of your votes. Trailing in second place, Hydaspes 326 BC garnered a much smaller 22.13%.
Another clear winner came in our October Raid vote, which generated a lot of debate on the forum. In first place was Longships on the Seine: The Viking siege of Paris 885–86, with 31% of the vote, whilst Termoli 1943: Commandos, tanks, and Fallschirmjäger battle for an Italian seaport snuck into second with 22%.
We had a tight competition in November, with German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour: North Africa, 1940–43 narrowly winning out against Egyptian Armour vs Israeli Armour, Six-Day War, 1967. The North Africa title won by 27.51% to 26.78%
December: VOTE NOW
Do you want to have your say on Osprey’s new titles? Head over to the December vote and let us know your thoughts on which Elite titles we should publish!
Missed out on the rest of our round up? Don’t worry, you can find them here: