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Osprey Managing Director Richard Sullivan tells us a little bit about the fantastic new General military release: Waterloo - The Decisive Victory. He explains why the book is special, and what makes it a little different from the plethora of material already published, and the torrent of further books likely to arrive for the 200th anniversary of the battle in 2015.Continue Reading

Napoleonic Titles in 2012

In Military History
2012 will be a good year for Napoleonic books from Osprey so I thought I’d let you have a sneak preview of some of the titles we have coming next year. No doubt there will be the odd howl of rage at something we have missed (we’ll get to them) but I hope they will be drowned out by the rousing huzzahs in appreciation of what is to follow.Continue Reading

Richard Holmes R.I.P.

In Military History
We were all very sad at Osprey to hear of the death of Professor Richard Holmes over the weekend.Continue Reading

Waterloo Cross Stolen

In Military History
You may have already seen this news but the Hougoumont Cross which managed to survive the battle of Waterloo has been stolen, probably by someone who has let their enthusiasm for the Napoleonic period get out of hand.Continue Reading

There is no escape from the Osprey Quizmaster...

In Military History
You’ve done the monthly quiz. You’ve completed the Osprey Mega-Quiz. You may even have bought the book. You think the pain is over but the Osprey Quizmaster is not done with you yet. His fiendishly difficult quizzes are now available at an Apple store near you.Continue Reading

Peninsular War Atlas is here!

In Military History
This month sees a book that I have been looking forward to for months finally being published. The Peninsular War Atlas is a huge book of almost 400 pages and 161 maps detailing every major engagement of the war.Continue Reading

Historicon 2010

In Military History
Having now returned from BEA (Book Expo America, the big book fair in New York) it is now time to prepare for Historicon 2010. For those of you who don't know Historicon is the major historical miniatures gaming convention in the United States. Previously in Lancaster, it has now moved to the Valley Forge Convention Center which is a bit more convenient to get to as it is only a few minutes from Philadelphia.Continue Reading

Angry Robot joins the Osprey family

In Military History
As you can see from the following press release we are being joined in the Osprey bunker by Angry Robot Books, the cutting-edge Science Fiction imprint, sitting alongside us and Shire Books. Now there are going to be a few of you who will be wondering what the hell we are doing but it is all very simple. We at Osprey/Shire/Angry Robot (we are going to need a group name) are all about publishing for specialists, whether your specialism is Panzer variants, timber-framed buildings or zombie novels. We want to publish books (and not just books these days) for people who are enthusiastic, knowledgable and passionate about their interest whatever it is.Continue Reading

The French Foreign Legion -New Book

In Military History
Wednesday evening a few of us popped across to London for a very special book launch and for once it wasn't one of ours. Martin Windrow, Osprey Editor, founder, guru etc was proudly showing his latest book, 600 or so pages (plus appendices) on the French Foreign Legion of the classic years.Continue Reading

Stock Discontinuance Rumours

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I arrived at the office this morning in a swirl of snow to discover that a rumour has hit the message boards saying that we are preparing to discontinue nearly 200 books including many New Vanguard and aviation titles.Continue Reading

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