Today we're bringing you another artwork reveal, but this time we're taking a sneak peek into July releases. Which of these previews do you like the look of the most? Which will be added to your wishlist? Let us know in the comments below!
Campaldino 1289 by Kelly DeVries and Niccolò Capponi
Illustrated by Graham Turner
This first plate is from Campaign 324: Campaldino 1289, which looks at this important battle between the major political factions in the city states of central and northern Italy, the Guelphs and Ghibellines. This scene depicts the last moments of Bishop Guglielmino degli Ubertini, as the Ghibelline line collapses under the pressure of Guelph superior numbers. Ubertini, represented with a mitre on top of his helm to represent his clerical-feudal status, is pulled from the saddle by a Florentine militiaman.
Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War by Edward Hampshire
Illustrated by Adam Tooby
The second plate is from New Vanguard 260: Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War and shows the Project 675 submarine K-22 surfacing after colliding with the frigate USS Voge on 28 August 1976. This resulted in numerous damages to the conning tower and her forward cruise missile launchers, which resulted in the flooding of the tower. The Voge also suffered flooding to her steering compartment, and one of her propellers was damaged.
The FN MAG Machine Gun by Chris McNab
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate
Our final image is from Weapon 63: The FN MAG Machine Gun depicts a US Marine Corps recon team gunner in An Nasiriyah, Iraq. He fires an M240G from the top of an armed Humvee, while at the back his comrade uses a M16A2, with under-barrel M203 grenade launcher, as cover. Simultaneously, further 7.62mm fire is delivered by a dismounted team using M240 from an integral bipod. This exposed position of the M240 gunner is evident, and casualties for this position were high. Thus during the battle, and throughout the Iraq invasion and subsequent counterinsurgency, soldiers began to add improvised armored shields in front of the guns, to give some measure of protection.