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NVG September Sale

In Military History, Featured

This September we have a site-wide sale including Air Vanguard (AVG), New Vanguard (NVG) and Weapon (WPN) titles.

With 20% off such a huge amount of titles, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to reminisce and help you decide which titles deserve your attention this month.

In today’s post, we’re taking a look at our New Vanguard titles.

The Beginning

NVG began in the early nineties, with NVG 1: Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942–45 publishing in 1993. Since then, hundreds of New Vanguards have joined the ranks, each taking a particular machine of warfare, and assessing its design, development and operation. It’s this approach that has allowed NVG to become one of our most popular series. 

NVG reaches its 250th title this month when Maginot Line Gun Turrets goes on sale, making it Osprey’s third longest running series. Naturally we have long since covered many of the best-known tanks, AFVs, warships, and military animals but there are still plenty to go.

War ElephantsTaken from NVG 150: War Elephants 

Next year we publish the first NVG on oceangoing ironclads – the American Civil War apart, it’s pretty much our first look at the revolutionary near-century that separates the Napoleonic sailing warship from the launch of Dreadnought. There’s still a few major World War II AFVs that we’ve yet to cover and quite a few more modern ones. We can also occasionally explore how armour has been used in lesser-known conflicts, as we did with South African Armour of the Border War. And New Vanguard’s brief to explore ‘the machinery of war’ of all kinds means that we can also sometimes cover other things mechanical and military that we think you might be interested in, from technicals to railway guns. 

Slava ClassTaken from NVG 242: Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers. This plate shows completed Slava Class cruiser.

Have You Seen?

In last month’s Big Reveal blog series, we announced what we’re publishing throughout 2018. Click here to read up on the 12 brand new titles joining New Vanguard.


For all of you struggling to make your mind up on which AVG/NVG title is best for you, we’ve put together a list of some of our bestselling titles in the series.

British guided missile destroyers Guns
Soviet cruisers early us armor
US Navy light cruisers Nile River gunboats
Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45 Imperial Roman Warships 193–565 AD
Cold war missile cruisers south african armor of the border war

If you’re a fan of our NVG series, we’d love to hear what you think? What was your first book in the series? Do you have a favourite? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Post Comments

Paintybeard posted on 28 Sep 2017 07:27:09
There have also been repeated promises that more of the Osprey back-catalogue will be transferred to electronic formats, but no progress ever seems to be made on this either.
KenA posted on 23 Sep 2017 10:56:45
Well said Paul W. You may recall that it was about this time last year that Pete Ward (before he went off to Osprey Gaming) assured us that NVG 32 The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945 would be made available as a print on demand title before the end of the year (2016). Well, we’re still waiting and Osprey can’t say that we haven’t been patient. But you’re right Paul, NVG 32 and some of the older titles are well and truly overdue to be made available POD.
PAUL W posted on 23 Sep 2017 09:22:09
Your list of "some bestsellers " all seem to be recent books. Surely some of the older ones sold more? Is there any plans to reprint the long range desert group new vanguard title? It seems to of been out of print forever!

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