We would like to apologise for the glitch in the book vote. We are working to get this resolved as soon as we can. While we fix this issue, we have put this month's book vote here. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

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.


CAM: The Battle of Cynoscephalae 197 BC

CAM: The Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland 1169–77

CAM: The First Battle of Panipat 1526

CAM: The Siege of Tsingtao and the Cruise of SMS Emden 1914

CAM: The Kokoda Track 1942



The Battle of Cynoscephalae 197 BC

Part of the Second Macedonian War, the Battle of Cynoscephalae pitted Roman infantry, cavalry and war elephants, plus allied forces, under Titus Quinctius Flamininus against Philip V of Macedon’s phalangites, light infantry, cavalry and mercenaries. Flaminius checked Philip’s ambitions, and increased Roman influence in the Greek world. The battle marked one of the first times that the Macedonian phalanx and the Roman legion - arguably the two most-effective fighting formations in the Ancient World - met in open combat.


The Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland 1169–77

Between 1169 and 1177, the Anglo-Normans (under King Henry II) conquered and acquired large swathes of Gaelic Ireland (then made up of several kingdoms). This significant campaign marks a true watershed in Ireland's history, signalling the beginning of more than 800 years of direct English and, later, British involvement in Ireland. The campaign also transformed Ireland physically and politically, changing both its agriculture, built environment and economy, as well as its power structures.


The First Battle of Panipat 1526

On 15 April 1526, the invading forces of Babur (founder of the Mughal Empire, descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan, and one of history’s great commanders) overthrew the incumbent Lodi dynasty in north India. Babur’s epic victory marked the beginning of the Mughal Empire and the end of the Delhi Sultanate. First Panipat was one of the earliest battles involving gunpowder firearms and field artillery in the Indian subcontinent.


The Siege of Tsingtao and the Cruise of SMS Emden 1914

The joint British–Japanese attack on the German port of Tsingtao (Qingdao), China between 27 August and 7 November 1914 was the first encounter between Japanese and German forces, the first Anglo-Japanese operation of the war, and the only major land battle in the Asian and Pacific theatre during World War I. The naval action involving the German light cruiser Emden, of the German East Asia Squadron, covers the Battle of Penang, and her sinking by the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914.


The Kokoda Track 1942

This covers the series of battles fought between July and November 1942 in the Australian Territory of Papua, pitting the Japanese South Seas Detachment against Australian, Papuan and US forces. The Japanese attempt to seize Port Moresby by an overland advance along the Kokoda mountain track (Owen Stanley Range) sought to isolate Australia from the United States. The lessons learned during the course of this campaign led to widespread changes in Allied doctrine, training and equipment, and the SWPA command structure.





Last month, we asked you what you would like to see published in our Elite series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback. The results were very close, check out the full results below to find out more!


ELI: Ancient Jewish Armies 1200–586 BC 13%
ELI: The Athenian Army 508–279 BC


ELI: Ancient Greek Naval Tactics 8%
ELI: Anglo-Saxon Kings and Warlords AD 450–1000 35%
ELI: Byzantine Battle Tactics AD 330–1453  16%


Did your favourite win? Which Elite title did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.

Post Comments

KenA posted on 30 Apr 2021 03:51:21
Over 30k votes! That must be some sort of record. I can't say that it means a lot except that a lot of multiple voting has gone on. Does Osprey really intend to take much notice of this nonsense?
PAUL W posted on 24 Apr 2021 12:15:15
I agree with Tarawa90 and Hessy Field, a very vast span of selections. I always champion ww1 and ancient so that split my vote and was further complicated by the Norman's in Ireland. I would definitely buy all 5. Will be interesting though with only 1 second world war title if it doesn't walk away with the vote. Although with the option to vote multiple times, I still feel you won't get a accurate final result.
Sagacious Salazar posted on 3 Apr 2021 00:42:25
An excellent list of interesting options, but as soon as I saw Tsingtao I knew it was the book I'd like to read the most. Learning more about Japan's entry to WW1, and how well they managed to get along with the British for this operation, would be terrific.
EDave posted on 2 Apr 2021 03:00:57
Like Paintybeard and Hessy Field, I'm sharply divided between Paniput and Kokoda. But like Hessy says, Paniput takes Osprey somewhere new. I'm surprised we haven't seen a Men-At-Arms title for Medieval India or Southeast Asia yet.
Tarawa90 posted on 2 Apr 2021 01:26:09
Going to need an all-of-the-above option soon guys.
Gavin Brown posted on 1 Apr 2021 22:32:21
Tsingtao gets my vote.
Hessy Field posted on 1 Apr 2021 17:39:00
This is probably the most interesting and diverse selection of Osprey campaign titles ever put up for the vote. Personally I would like to see all of these published but I have gone for Panipat - I doubt that it will win the vote but for me it is the least known and that equates to greater interest; also it adds some diversity and gets away from the Anglo-American/Eurocentric titles.
Paintybeard posted on 1 Apr 2021 14:50:34
Deeply torn between Panipat and Kokoda Trail. hopefully both these titles will see the light of day eventually.

Submit a Comment

You must be logged in as a Bronze, Silver or Gold Osprey member to comment on this post.

Click here to log in.