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The Bayonet

In Military History, Featured
The upcoming Weapon title, 'The Bayonet' is the absorbing story of the complementary weapon to every soldier's firearm from the army of Louis XIV to modern-day forces in all global theatres of conflict. On the blog today, author Bill Harriman explores how this title came about.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at one of the more unusual and complex civilisations to play: the Olmecs, the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilisation (approximately 1500 BCE to 400 BCE). One thing to note is that we have used the Spanish names for the regions in the Olmec deck because no one knows what the Olmecs called them.Continue Reading

Imperium Blog - Game Overview

In Osprey Games
In Imperium, you are going to take the reins of a nascent civilisation and attempt to lead it to greatness, expanding its dominion, developing its technology, and propagating its culture. Each civilisation has its own unique set of strengths and challenges, and mastering the game requires you to manage these amidst ever-changing circumstances.Continue Reading
This month the book vote looks at the Campaign series, with five new books competing for your vote. From Ancient conflicts to World War II operations, this month's vote covers a wide range of history. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote! Plus, check out the results of last month's Elite book vote too.  Continue Reading

Churchill Quiz

In Military History, Featured
Do you think you know everything there is to know about Churchill? Have you seen every film and read every book ever produced about this great British statesman? Then try out this quiz with questions taken from 'The Churchill Quiz Book' by Kieran Whitworth.Continue Reading
In April, we’ll be publishing Stargrave: Science Fiction Wargames in the Ravaged Galaxy, the new game from award-winning author Joseph A. McCullough. To support the game, he’s written a solo-focused supplement that will be available as a free download on the Osprey website when the game is released. But we’ll let Joe tell you more...Continue Reading
The Ana-Sin-Emid Report is the first adventure for 'Those Dark Places: Industrial Science Fiction Roleplaying'. Available on DriveThruRPG on April 16th, this new adventure will take fans to the darkest depths of space to face mysterious unknown foes. Written by the original designer Jonathan Hicks, this module is set to expand the sci-fi horror world of the original game and add new story for players to explore.Continue Reading

Napoleon’s Women Camp Followers

In Military History, Featured
Researched from genuine primary sources in regulations and memoirs, 'Napoleon's Women Camp Followers' is the first book to explain and illustrate the organization, activities and personal stories of the female 'support staff' who played a major role in the day-to-day life of Napoleon's armies. In today's blog post, author Terry Crowdy gives a brief overview of the women and their clothing and explores how these were brought to life on the page.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the Minoan civilisation. This island empire flourished from around 3000 BCE to 1400 BCE on the Aegean Islands and in particular Crete.Continue Reading
Today on the blog we’re looking at the Ancient Macedonians. In the 4th Century BCE, they briefly became the largest empire in the world under the reign of Alexander the Great, stretching from Greece to India. As we state in the rulebook, the Minoans, the Greeks and the Macedonians all represent different, and sometimes overlapping, subgroups of Ancient Greeks.Continue Reading

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