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Sneak Peek at February's Artwork

In Military History, Featured

On today's blog post, we're looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from a few of our February 2020 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section. If there are any March titles you would like to see artwork from, be sure to mention that too!

 

Campaign 346: Yalu River 1950– 51 by Clayton K. S. Chun
Artwork by Johnny Shumate

 Yalu River

 

This piece of artwork, requested by AdamC, depicts troops from Task Force Faith returning fire on Chinese troops in the hillsides on 1 December 1950. They are supported by an M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, armed with two Bofors 40mm guns and a Browning .50-cal. machine gun. The M19’s twin 40mm guns’ high rate of fire was especially effective against Chinese massed infantry attacks.

 

Elite 231: Soviet Airborne Forces by David Campbell
Artwork by Johnny Shumate

 

 Soviet Airborne Forces

This next piece of artwork shows VDV Paratroopers from 1952–60. The paratrooper on the left is a light-machine-gunner from the 381st Guards Parachute Regiment and is wearing the one-piece KLMK overall (kamuflirovannyi letnyi maskirovochnyi kombinezon, ‘summer camouflage deceptive overalls’) and face mask, newly issued to paratroopers in 1960. He carries an RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova, ‘Degtyaryov’s hand-held machine gun’.

The one in the middle is a grenadier from the 108th Guards Parachute Regiment from the 7th Guards Airborne Division. He is one of a few soldiers in his regiment to be equipped with the new RPG‑2 (Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot, ‘Handheld Antitank Grenade Launcher’).

The final paratrooper is from the 337th Guards Parachute Regiment in 1952. His post-war uniform was, like that worn by most of the rest of the Red Army, barely distinguishable from those worn in the latter years of the Great Patriotic War. He is carrying an AKS‑47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova Skladnoy, ‘Kalashnikov’s Automatic Folding Rifle’).

 

 

Combat 46: British Rifleman vs French Skirmisher by David Greentree
Artwork by Adam Hook

 British Rifleman vs French Skirmisher

This last piece, requested by PAUL W, depicts the struggle for La Haye Sainte. French light infantry attacked the farm of La Haye Sainte. The riflemen use their sword bayonets to defend themselves as they are out of ammunition while musket-armed personnel of the light company of the 5th Line Battalion KGL are still able to fire their weapons.

 

Post Comments

KAL9000 posted on 15 Nov 2019 19:34:09
For the March reveal I'd like to see something from French Soldier vs German Soldier: Verdun 1916
Minal @ Osprey posted on 15 Nov 2019 14:23:13
Hi GI Gene,

Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, we can't always satisfy all users' requests. We will do our best to feature artwork from "Operation Eagle Claw 1980."

Best,
Minal @ Osprey
GI Gene posted on 15 Nov 2019 13:44:14
All the artwork here looks great.

I requested to see some artwork from "World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943–45" last month:

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/January_artwork_reveal_2020/

For next month I would like to please see some Johnny Shumate artwork from "Operation Eagle Claw 1980."

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