Campaign - Coming in 2015!

In Military History

And now for the one that I am sure many of you have been waiting for - the full list of our planned 2015 titles in the Campaign series - time to dive in and see what 2015 has in store for one of our most popular series!

Campaign 265: Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne assault on the Low Countries (January 2015)

Campaign 277: Waterloo 1815 (2) Ligny (February 2015)

Campaign 278: Cherbourg 1944: The First Allied victory in Normandy (March 2015)

Campaign 279: Appomattox 1865: Lee's last campaign (March 2015)

Campaign 280: Waterloo 1815 (3) Mont St. Jean and Wavre (April 2015)

Campaign 281: The Caucaus 1942-43: Kleist's race for oil (May 2015)

Campaign 282: Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines (July 2015)

Campaign 283: Cowpens 1781: Turning point of the American Revolution (July 2015)

Campiagn ???: Lewes and Evesham 1264-65: Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War (July 2015)

Campaign 284: Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's first victory on the road to Tokyo (August 2015)

Campaign ???: Chalons AD 451: Rome's last great battle (September 2015)

Campaign ???: Tippencanoe 1811: The prophet's battle (October 2015)

Campaign ???: Taranto 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor (November 2015)

 

So, that is the Campaign list for 2015. But that is not the end of our reveals for 2015... and most excitingly not the last of the established Osprey military series due out in 2015... any guesses what we will be revealing next?

 

 

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AdamC posted on 9 Sep 2014 21:28:00
Mark Lardas - Hi there! Thanks for the reply, glad you like the sound of that suggestion! I thought it would be your cup of tea being naval AND ACW. Its also a notable gap in Osprey\'s ACW range and has great scope for some cracking artwork and maps!
AdamC posted on 9 Sep 2014 21:28:00
Mark Lardas - Hi there! Thanks for the reply, glad you like the sound of that suggestion! I thought it would be your cup of tea being naval AND ACW. Its also a notable gap in Osprey\'s ACW range and has great scope for some cracking artwork and maps!
Mike @ Osprey posted on 8 Sep 2014 15:01:00
Sorry mdaniels - I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks! I hope Michael K was able to answer your question?

I should mention that we quite often get a bit of a bashing when books that we have alluded to don\'t come to fruition - the Punic Wars title is a decent case in point. It is very rare that a book ever disappears completely - but even with these 2015 titles there is still the possibility that some of the books may not be completed in time - and some may end up never seeing the light of day!
Mike @ Osprey posted on 8 Sep 2014 15:01:00
Sorry mdaniels - I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks! I hope Michael K was able to answer your question?

I should mention that we quite often get a bit of a bashing when books that we have alluded to don\'t come to fruition - the Punic Wars title is a decent case in point. It is very rare that a book ever disappears completely - but even with these 2015 titles there is still the possibility that some of the books may not be completed in time - and some may end up never seeing the light of day!
Napoleon reincarnated posted on 8 Sep 2014 04:07:00
Sounds great. Put me down for 265, 277, 278, 280, and 283.
posted on 8 Sep 2014 04:07:00
Sounds great. Put me down for 265, 277, 278, 280, and 283.
Mark Lardas posted on 4 Sep 2014 20:40:00
Adam C: I don\'t suppose we could entice you into doing Mobile Bay 1864 some time could we??? That one is surely right up your street!!!

Oooh! What a *good* idea. I\'ll talk to the series editor.
Mark Lardas posted on 4 Sep 2014 20:40:00
Adam C: I don\'t suppose we could entice you into doing Mobile Bay 1864 some time could we??? That one is surely right up your street!!!

Oooh! What a *good* idea. I\'ll talk to the series editor.
Tom Sawyer posted on 1 Sep 2014 22:12:00
For me, just Lewes/Evesham, Waterloo, and the Caucasus.
AdamC posted on 30 Aug 2014 22:10:00
Mark Lardas - Just seen your comment about you doing Chattanooga 1863 for 2016!!! That\'s great news!!! Its a major gap in Osprey\'s ACW coverage!!! I don\'t suppose we could entice you into doing Mobile Bay 1864 some time could we??? That one is surely right up your street!!!
xeneize posted on 29 Aug 2014 23:08:00
Again, Modern Warfare.......NOTHING!!!
Flavius Aetius posted on 29 Aug 2014 22:21:00
I like how \"Chalons 451\" says \"Rome\'s Last Great Battle\" and not \"Rome\'s Last Great Victory.\" That suggests you\'ve used modern research into the battle that says it may have never been a Roman victory at all (most notably the work of Hyun Jin Kim). I\'m interested to see what the author comes up with (and whether or not he rips off any of my work I\'ve mentioned online... )

...

(Nota Bene: No offense to whomever is authoring it, but when it comes to intellectual property and whatnot it\'s a cutthroat industry and I\'m just a college student who happens to be writing a book, I have no defense against that kind of thing.)
hobbe62 posted on 29 Aug 2014 15:40:00
@mdaniels
one book about Chattanooga is the 176 page
mdaniels posted on 29 Aug 2014 13:10:00
Mike@Osprey
Thanks for replying. Glad to hear that all is not lost for the \'black hole\' - I put some suggestions in \'Books I\'d Like To See\' yesterday in a fit of optimism!
Hope that the Punic War title sees the light of day someday.

Mark Lardas
Great news! Chattanooga was absolutely top of my US Civil War wish list, as I don\'t have it covered in any way in any other book.
Michael Kazich @ Osprey posted on 29 Aug 2014 12:05:00
Hi all,

To address some points made thus far:

1.) Hugo made a reasonable point that \"demand for operational-level WW1 battle histories\" is not really very high. Even with the increased media attention as a result of the centenary, there is much more focus on the broader trends of the fighting. As 1830 pointed out, we have published several General titles on WWI this year, including the Eastern front, and we have more in the pipeline.

2.) Mdaniels, I presume you are referring to Mike\'s 2013 blog:

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/future_publishing_plans_how_osprey_plan_books/ ?

I know we mentioned a Punic Wars title, but as I\'m sure you will appreciate, sometimes plans have to be altered, especially when working so far ahead. An interesting question on this matter was raised on the forum the other day, check out OspreyRich\'s comments:

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/forum/general/4461/

3.) As for your second point mdaniels, of course we won\'t be asserting anything of the sort. There is a dearth at the moment, but don\'t give up hope!

As a general comment:

There are only 12 months in a year, and we have other series to take care of as well as this, admittedly very popular, one. As such, our schedule reflects a fairly complex decision making process that has to consider demand, chronological relevance (e.g. the WWI centenary - no titles this year but there are a few years yet to go!) and our capability to find authors & illustrators. We also have to OK books that we think we can definitely deliver within the allocated time - so we might have plans to do certain things, but they will be further down the line because of longer research time and other such constraints.

So if you are hoping for a particular book, I can only advise you to keep the faith, don\'t lose hope and keep encouraging us to make the titles you want!

Cheers,

Michael
Gaiiten posted on 29 Aug 2014 10:33:00
Chalons AD 451 is a wonderful surprise.
There has been only one (!) camapign book for the whole Late Roman era. Maybe it is the beginning of more.
mdaniels posted on 29 Aug 2014 10:16:00
KenA

I don\'t think that all the money is in the US (Osprey have always said that the US and UK markets are about the same size). It\'s because the rest of the world will read military history from around the world but most US readers will only read about their own country unless it is ancient or medieval, so insularity wins.

Case in point: \'Borodino 1812\' big seller in UK but tanked in the States; note that there was no direct involvement by either country.
KenA posted on 29 Aug 2014 09:41:00
Well, I think, like a few others, I
Colin G. Upton posted on 29 Aug 2014 08:13:00
Tippencanoe! I\'ve been waiting for that one, somehow I knew it was coming! Defiantly want Cowpens and the Waterloos while Chalons and Lewes etc are also tempting... I can\'t imagine there\'s much to Appomattox... to me Taranto would make more sense as a Raid title. Nice mix!
Amaral posted on 29 Aug 2014 00:31:00
Good to know that military history stopped after 1945.
Amaral posted on 29 Aug 2014 00:31:00
Good to know that military history stopped after 1945.
Amaral posted on 29 Aug 2014 00:15:00
Good to know that military history stopped after 1945.
Hugo Rodrigues posted on 28 Aug 2014 23:56:00
@ Mark Lardas: that\'s excellent news as Chattanooga is one of the major remaining gaps in the Osprey Campaign series\' ACW coverage.

@ paul will: flogging a dead horse here, but I feel that hobbyists just aren\'t that much into WW1.
Wezyr posted on 28 Aug 2014 23:31:00
Since I\'m only interested in the WWI and WWII period, the only bright spot for me would be the Caucasus campaign. Lack of the WWI Eastern Front is a major dissapointment.
.George Washington posted on 28 Aug 2014 23:19:00
Oh yes I am glad to hear that might be done! We need more Western Civil War battles.
iron_2009 posted on 28 Aug 2014 23:08:00
Wow!!!!!Big is Thislist ,Big surprise is Campaign 284: Guadalcanal 1942-43: America\'s first victory on the road to Tokyo .It is a pitty that there is no Market Garden(2) and Kursk (2) on the list ,and you have to wait until 2016-2017 for long time!!!!!!!!
We have so many titles relating to North America because these books sell well there, and Osprey as a publisher must sell books to exist in the publishing market !!!!!!
I have a small request for the future more Modern Titles Please: Vietnam ,Korea,Gulf War 1991.From World War II more: Eastern Front -Regards
paul will posted on 28 Aug 2014 22:44:00
Hugo, I for one would definitely buy them, as I assume would the other bloggers who have mentioned world war one. With all the current media attention it is getting plus special sections highlighting the era in nearly every high street bookshop, I feel there could have been a very good oportunity here.
Mark Lardas posted on 28 Aug 2014 22:30:00
George Washington and AdamC:

Would you settle for Chattanooga 1863 in 2016? I just signed a contract to do that one.
Hugo Rodrigues posted on 28 Aug 2014 20:51:00
I mean, considering the centennial, Osprey Campaign titles about say Second Ypres 1915 or Loos 1915 would seem like obvious choices, but who would buy them?
Hugo Rodrigues posted on 28 Aug 2014 20:50:00
This list is way too Americanised, features way too many re-hashes, and continues with Osprey\'s recent trend of sticking with WW2 and other time periods/subjects that are popular with its hobbyist core target audience regardless of their historical relevance.

The Waterloo campaign trilogy was actually justified as the original 1992 book really was in need of an update and expansion. Credit to Osprey for taking another chance in the (pretty much dead) Napoleonic Wars market after Borodino 1812.

Despite my complaints about this list having too much arcane Americana, I believe that the title on the Guadalcanal land campaign - if done well - can be useful, and that Leyte 1944 (which as others have said should focus on the operations on land) plugs a big gap in Osprey\'s coverage of WW2.

I\'m not surprised at all with the lack of any WW1 titles in the Campaign series. They don\'t sell. There just isn\'t any demand for operational-level WW1 battle histories. Check what\'s on offer from other publishers on that regard - next to nothing.
AdamC posted on 28 Aug 2014 20:20:00
Ok, where to begin
Railok posted on 28 Aug 2014 19:12:00
I most certainly hope that isn\'t the case, Paintybeard. Mark Stille already crushed the myth that Taranto had any influence on Yamamoto in his book on Pearl Harbor.
Paintybeard posted on 28 Aug 2014 18:17:00
1830: I take your point about the Leyte book, hopefully it will not waste space on the naval actions, but concentrate on the land and air battles.




I thought it was odd that \"Taranto\" isn\'t being done as a Raid book, but I shall not quibble. Hopefully the author will use the extra space to explore how the exit of France from the war and the entry of Italy drastically changed British plans in 1940 and how this led to this action. I am slightly troubled that the book is sub-titled \"Prelude to Pearl Harbour\". I fear that we will see space wasted on how reports of the battle influenced Yamamoto\'s plans in a desperate push to \"sell\" the book to American audiences,
Saberfencer posted on 28 Aug 2014 17:50:00
Sorry for the double post but the thought literally came to me seconds after I clicked post on the previous comment. Is there any consideration on revisiting Agincourt in a new campaign volume? While everyone seems to know that next year is the bicentennial for Waterloo I don\'t see a lot of comment on the fact that it will also be the 600th anniversary of Agincourt. The current book dates to May 1991 so I definitely think it could be worthwhile. Thoughts?
CMB posted on 28 Aug 2014 17:50:00
Wow, a baker\'s dozen of Campaigns!
Lots of great titles to choose from.
Saberfencer posted on 28 Aug 2014 17:44:00
You can consider one more copy of Lewes & Evesham sold already. I\'m so happy to see that one actually make it through. Chalons and the new Waterloo volumes are certainly interesting as well.
mdaniels posted on 28 Aug 2014 17:34:00
I see that Mike has been happy to reply on other Blog threads but has avoided this one. I thought my first question, at least, was reasonable enough..... Oh well.
Subrt posted on 28 Aug 2014 16:52:00
Not the worst list but there is certainly something missing for me. There is many battles of WWI which deserve a book (Tannenber, Brusilov offensive, italian front battles). Also the deeper coverage of WWII Eastern front is needed (Kharkov 1943, Budapest/Breslau/Koenigsberg 1945).
For me, Campaign 281 js must-have for me from this list.
hobbe62 posted on 28 Aug 2014 15:53:00
Not much for me this time. Maybe the 2nd Fall Gelb and Chalons, but not necessarily at their release. 2015 will be a good year to continue reducing my Osprey orders and save money (or spend it elsewhere). I haven
knopf posted on 28 Aug 2014 15:52:00
To sum it up , the eastern front of ww1, one must not forget the turkish caucaus front against the russian s, and the ww1 campaign s in iraq.what would be good would be the the hundred days offensive 1918, which was the battle that finished germany.
The u boat campaign of both world wars would do justice to the men who served.
1830 posted on 28 Aug 2014 15:42:00
Hello:



@Paintybeard: CAM 282 Leyte 1944 isn\'t a repeat of the earlier title, surely this new title will cover the ground battle after A- day: the Leyte valley, the Oromoc Valley the airborne japanese attack in the Burauen area against the 11th Airborne Division, and maybe the clashes in the Ormoc Bay when the japanese send reinforcements to Leyte.

About Taranto 1940 I had mixed feelings. I\'m happy that exited the limbo (I hoped the River Plate 1939 follow it soon) but why not RAID?

Caucasus 1942-43: A welcomed addition to WW2 East Front coverage.

Cherbourg 1944: Some think that it\'s a repeat but as player Close Combat 5 (that cover the fight from Utah beach to fall of Cherbourg) I happy to see this book.

Also I\'m interested in Campaign 265: Fall Gelb 1940 (2) that cover the airbone operation in the Low Countries.

About the commentaries for the lack of WW1 titles, there are some General Military titles.
mdaniels posted on 28 Aug 2014 14:59:00
tarawa90
I know you are being partly humerous but 1500-1750 is only a \'black hole\' to Americans. Obviously nobody else matters......
mdaniels posted on 28 Aug 2014 14:57:00
Direct Questions to Mike (or whoever) at Osprey:

1) In the \'teaser\'email re 2015, there was mention of a Punic War title (and hints that it WASN\'T Zama). What happened to that?

2) Can we take it that it is now official Osprey policy to NEVER AGAIN publish a Campaign title for the 16th or 17th Centuries? If so, could you please confirm this in order to put us out of our misery and prevent unnecessary posts.
tarawa90 posted on 28 Aug 2014 14:51:00
Painty- partially just to get your goat, but the first half of the 18th Century is the end phase of what I call the \"Black Hole Period\", (c. 1500-1754).
Paintybeard posted on 28 Aug 2014 12:40:00
tarawa90: I suspect that you are pulling my leg, but really; The Wars of Spanish and Austrian Succession, The Seven Year War, The French Revolutionary War, numerous European Wars of expansion into Asia... All these and more are being ignored in a rather sterile pursuit of every tiny frontier skirmish in North America.




Oh, and I echo the lament that there are no WW1 campaign titles... again!
Nick Brown posted on 28 Aug 2014 12:10:00
Here
tarawa90 posted on 28 Aug 2014 11:43:00
Painty, it\'s not that ALL of the 18th century happened in North America. It\'s that all of the IMPORTANT stuff happened in North America.
Osprey_GP posted on 28 Aug 2014 10:52:00
Glad to see were getting the Waterloo trilogy so close together but are we looking at a long wait for the Market Garden & Kursk follow up titles?

I\'m guessing the Leyte Gulf title is the land based battle and not the naval battles :(

Taranto is better suited to a raid title IMO, after all that\'s what it was.
hierro posted on 28 Aug 2014 10:31:00
I agree with knopf,bubba89 and kuvaszsleepybear about possible titles about WWI
Paintybeard posted on 28 Aug 2014 10:21:00
A very mixed bag. I\'m pleased to see Toranto and Caucasus, but the rest are of marginal value. The books on Leyte, Cherboug and Guadalcanal strike me as unnecessary repeats and Appomattox is almost pointless. And once again we are left with the impression that all 18th. Century history only took place in America.
bubba89 posted on 28 Aug 2014 10:15:00
definitely going to buy Fall Gelb 1940 (2) and Taranto 1940. but i\'m surprised there\'s no WW1 books? where is Battle of Tannenberg, Brusilov Offensive?
Strider79 posted on 28 Aug 2014 09:24:00
So...there\'are no books about WW1. Its a pity, still waiting for Brusilov Offensive, would be an instant buy for me. Battle for Britain Campaign title is badly needed, I hoped it would apear in 2015 list for 75th anniversary. I also hoped for the second volumes of Kusk and Market Garden, probably they\'l be in 2016 list. Still Fall Gelb and Chalons are welcome, and it\'ll interesting for me to read more detailed Cherbourg and Guadalcanal titles
kuvaszsleepybear posted on 28 Aug 2014 08:47:00
I think somebody at Osprey forgot it\'s the Centennial of WORLD WAR 1!!LOL.
tarawa90 posted on 28 Aug 2014 05:13:00
Wow, this list is pretty good! I\'m really happy to see Cowpens and the Liberation of the Philippines finally, and Tippecanoe is cool fitting right in with the successful run of early US Indian Wars titles they\'ve had out. Odd that Market Garden part two isn\'t coming soon. All of these are going on my want list.

Next up should be \"Best of the Rest\". Which should mean Myths and Legends, Essential Histories, possibly Command, and hopefully the return of Fortress.
Destory Of Worlds posted on 28 Aug 2014 05:06:00
Thanks Lo
Loïc posted on 28 Aug 2014 04:34:00
171 was for the Battle of the River Plate 1939
173 for Taranto 1940
and the delayed 234 Nomonhan 1939
Destory Of Worlds posted on 28 Aug 2014 04:03:00
Wow, this looks like a good line up. I will buy them all, though I agree that Normandy is a bit overexposed any more.
My big question is this, Taranto 1940, that was a campaign that was supposed published while ago. I am very excited to see it coming out now. So my question is, will this go to fill in the hole of 171 or 173, that it was originally supposed to be? I don\'t know the number but it was one of those.
andyana posted on 28 Aug 2014 03:53:00
I\'m happy to see Guadalcanal on there - I assume this is a land volume, to complement the naval one?
ospreyfan1 posted on 28 Aug 2014 02:29:00
First on my \'to buy\' list will be Lewes and Evesham: interesting times in English history, and agreeably \'off the beaten track\' as military history.


I\'m also looking forward to Cowpens, but describing it as the \"Turning point of the American Revolution\" is ridiculous. I hope the book isn\'t focused on trying to prove the subtitle. Also, I\'m curious as to why Taranto wasn\'t published as a Raid. Overall, great lineup.
knopf posted on 28 Aug 2014 01:59:00
I agree, Normandy has been done to death .There are much bigger battles of ww2 that deserve more coverage, kharkow 1943, soviet sommer and winter offensives during 1943- 44, sevastopol liberation 1944. Maybe 2016...
john k posted on 28 Aug 2014 01:43:00
Having just received \"Operation Market Garden 1944 (1), and reading that it is part of a series of books on Operation Market Garden, I quess from this list of books that we have to wait until 2016 for Part 2 and any other books on this operation.
Other than this it is an interesting select to subject for 2015 and I will buy many of them.

John K
.George Washington posted on 28 Aug 2014 01:43:00
Now.. after the emotion is out of me, I want to put in my two cents. I am glad to see Tippecanoe, which I assume will be by John F Winkler. I would liked to have seen Sioux Uprising or Pontiac\'s Rebellion instead, so hopefully that would soon be covered.
Waterloo sounds good, but I wish Arcole/Rivoli, Eylau/Friedland, Albuera, or the campaign of France 1814 would have been covered instead rather than revisiting other books.
Appomattox is good, but other than Amelia Springs, Sayler\'s Creek, High Bridge and Appomattox itself not much big battles. Many bigger battles of the Civil War deserve coverage, in mind all those Westerns, Wilson\'s Creek, New Mexico, Stone\'s River, Chattanooga, Atlanta, etc..
Very pleased to see Cowpens as 2009\'s Trenton and Princeton was the last American Revolution CAM but would it not have been wiser for it to have been included with King\'s Mountain in the same volume, a bigger battle? You still could have gotten 96 pages.
Chalons is a unusual pick, and I though something on the Punic War was coming in 2015 (Zama came to mind) and IMO that is a bigger gap to fill than Chalons.
Why is Guadalcanal being done again? I own the older version and a naval one was released last year. Nomonhan or Singapore would have had me much more happier than this.
Hopefully after Cherbourg all those Normandy battles will be done? Again, older volume.
knopf posted on 28 Aug 2014 01:36:00
Not bad, but a lot of areas from the first world war still need to be covered. Especially the eastern front.Battles like Tannenberg 1914, brusilov offensive 1916 , lemberg 1914, gorlice tarnow 1915. Also the Italian front needs to be represented somehow,such as caporetto 1917 , vittorio veneto 1918.
.George Washington posted on 28 Aug 2014 01:25:00
YES!!!! Put me down for Waterloo, Appomattox, Cowpens, Chalons, and Tippecanoe. Glad to see them!!

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