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Website ghouls attack May eBooks

In Military History
Those pesky digital sprites have been chewing through the binary code... eBook versions of May releases will be unavailable on the website until tomorrow.Continue Reading
This is just a brief heads up to tell you that the fabulous discount store page has undergone a bit of a re-shuffle.I'd advise a bit of bargain-hunting on there...Continue Reading
 I asked commissioning editor of the NVG series, Tom Milner, why the 'Medium Mark A Whippet' was called such.Was it fast? Was it lean? His answer was that, in comparison to other large WWI tanks that had preceded it, yes. His emphasis was very much on in comparison to.So i began to wonder about the custom of naming pieces of military hardware, and pretty soon I realised I was in Friday list territory.All of the following names are completely at odds with the dry, technical designations of the the warmachine or weapon that they represent - some are accurate, some not so, and some are just downright bizarre!Continue Reading

Osprey quick quiz!

In Military History
Try your hand at our short but sweet military history quiz!Continue Reading

Powerful World War I Art by Otto Dix

In Military History
Predictably, this year the media attention on World War I is proving to be very intense.As I was perusing some of the newspapers this morning I stumbled upon an article featuring the work of one Otto Dix...Continue Reading

New artwork day!

In Military History
One of my favourite days of the month is upon us - new artwork day - hurray!Continue Reading
Legendary Osprey artist Peter Dennis discusses his work in this month's Combat title 'Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior'. It's a fantastic little insight into some of the decisions that go into the small details that make Peter's pieces so arresting. Oh, and before I forget, we've included a sneak peek at the particular colour plate he's talking about!Continue Reading
This week our Friday list is inspired by the 25% off monthly discount on Duel and New Vanguard titles that is currently running on the site - as some of the key Osprey staff pick out their favourite Duel titles. And there is the rather tense tale of how one of these books threatened to destroy the entire series, before it had even hit bookshelves for the first time!Continue Reading
In anticipation of the release of 'US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons' which is out this month, author Barrett Tillman has compiled a few anecdotes about some of the 'Flying Leathernecks' he knew. His close personal relationship with some of the pilots is part of what gives the book such an authoritative feel. Then there's the first-rate research and fascinating subject matter itself, of course...Continue Reading

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