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WPN 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 thought it would be fun to look into their history, delve into our back-catalogue and discuss what’s to come.

In today’s blog post, we’re rifling through the history of our Weapon series.

The Beginning

Many of you will be familiar with the beginning of our Weapon series and will recall its launch in 2010 with its first title, The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II. Since then WPN has gone from strength to strength, with Martin Pegler writing a further six titles, more recently with Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War, which published last month.

Thompsons in the Pacific theatreFrom 'The Thompson Submachine Gun', a squad of US Marines fight from a foxhole during the Pacific campaign of World War II.

WPN from the outset has allowed us to roam through history in a unique way, looking at the use, development and impact of weapons, from the composite bow to assault rifles, the gladius to revolvers, and everything in between.

Recent Highlights

WPN reached the milestone of its 50th title in October 2016 when The Mosin-Nagant Rifle joined the WPN ranks.

The series has also allowed our authors to have a bit of fun. If you haven’t read MC Bishop’s blog post on putting theory into practice with the pilum and having a go at ‘myth-busting’, then please do have a read here.

the pilum imagePeter Dennis's artwork featured in 'The Pilum', depicting Caesar’s confrontation with the Helvetii in 58 BC.

Have You Seen?

In August we previewed the six new weapon titles coming in 2018. From 5 BC to the 1950s, next year’s releases truly epitomise the breadth of history WPN allows us to cover. To read more about the 60­–65th additions to the series, head to the Big Reveal.


With over 50 titles to choose from, we thought we'd help you out a bit and showcase some of our recent popular books.

winchester The Gladius
The M3 "Grease Gun" cover German Machine Guns of World War I cover
The Flintlock Musket cover The Mosin-Nagant Rifle cover
The M14 Battle Rifle cover The Barrett Rifle
The FN FAL Battle Rifle The M1 Carbine cover

If you’re a fan of our WPN series, we’d love to hear about your favourite! Share your thoughts in the comments! And don't forget to head to the sales page to browse all the titles on offer in this month's sale.

Post Comments

PAUL W posted on 22 Sep 2017 20:54:26
Shame that sharpshooters of the American civil war isn't actually included in the sale!

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