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Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Armée decisively against the other powers of Europe. Yet his fortunes changed in 1812 when the invasion of Russia wrecked his forces, and Napoleon suffered his final defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Following his crushing loss, he was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena where he died on 5 May 1821. To commemorate this bicentenary, we've pulled up some artwork from a few of his campaigns.Continue Reading
Today marks the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury, one of the defining conflicts of the Wars of the Roses. To commemorate this anniversary, we look back at some of the battles and skirmishes from across the Wars.Continue Reading
This month's book vote sees five land-based New Vanguard titles battling for your vote. Read the full descriptions and cast your vote by clicking on the link below.Continue Reading
Professor Michael Livingston is the author of 'Never Greater Slaughter: Brunanburh and the Birth of England', the remarkable story of a forgotten fight for England’s survival. In a series of posts for Osprey, he’s sharing parts of the tale, beginning with what Brunanburh was and how searches for the lost battle began...Continue Reading
We are delighted to announce that in October 2021, we will be publishing Brian Boru: High King of Ireland by award-winning designer Peer Sylvester (The King is Dead, The Lost Expedition).Continue Reading
In today's blog post, Brian Lane Herder, author of the recently released New Vanguard title, 'US Navy Gunboats 1885–1945', examines the 1917–1946 patrol yacht USS Isabel, one of the vessels included in his fantastic new title.Continue Reading

Culloden 275: The Jacobite Charge

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The Battle of Culloden, fought exactly 275 years ago today, ended the Jacobite Rising and is undoubtedly one of the most famous battles in British military history. To commemorate this anniversary, we look at the beginning of the battle with an extract from Stuart Reid’s Culloden Moor 1746.Continue Reading

July Artwork Reveal 2021

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In today's blog post, we're looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from three of our July 2021 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section and, if you would like to see any artwork from any of our August titles, be sure to mention that too!Continue Reading

The Bayonet

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The upcoming Weapon title, 'The Bayonet' is the absorbing story of the complementary weapon to every soldier's firearm from the army of Louis XIV to modern-day forces in all global theatres of conflict. On the blog today, author Bill Harriman explores how this title came about.Continue Reading
This month the book vote looks at the Campaign series, with five new books competing for your vote. From Ancient conflicts to World War II operations, this month's vote covers a wide range of history. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote! Plus, check out the results of last month's Elite book vote too.  Continue Reading

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