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Brian Lane Herder's latest New Vanguard title, 'US Navy Battleships 1895–1908' is the epic story of the American battleships that turned the US Navy into a global power, and were made famous in the cruise of the ‘Great White Fleet’. In today's blog post, Brian examines the Fleet and President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the man who came with the idea of The Great White Fleet’s world cruise.Continue Reading

Osprey's Big Reveal: New Vanguard

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We've reached the end of the Big Reveal for another year, and whilst it may be over, we're ending with a big one! Find out what New Vanguard books are hitting the shelves in 2021 and let us know in the comments which ones you are interested in.Continue Reading
Our penultimate Big Reveal post looks to the sky with two of our Aviation series, Combat Aircraft and X-Planes. Take a look at the descriptions and let us know which ones you'll be adding to your wishlist.Continue Reading

The Italo-Turkish War

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Gabriele Esposito's newest Men-at-Arms title, 'Armies of the Italian-Turkish War', chronicles and illustrates Italy's conquest of Libya during the Italian-Turkish War, which involved not only the armies and navies of both sides, but also a number of tribal insurgents. In today's blog post, Gabriel recounts the build-up to this conflict. Continue Reading

December Artwork Reveal 2020

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Today on the blog, we're looking at some of the artwork from the last of our 2020 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section. If there are any January 2021 publications you'd like to see the artwork from next month, be sure to mention that too.Continue Reading

Mapping the English Civil War

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'The English Civil War' is a beautifully presented atlas that tells the whole story of Britain’s revolutionary civil war, from the earliest skirmishes of the Bishops' Wars in 1639–40 through to 1651, when Charles II’s defeat at Worcester crushed the Royalist cause, leading to a decade of Stuart exile. Each map is supported by a detailed text, providing a complete explanation of the complex and fluctuating conflict that ultimately meant that the Crown would always be answerable to Parliament. On today's blog post, author Nick Lipscombe explores how this latest title came about and how the maps featured were produced. Continue Reading
Today we have the second of our General Military reveal to share with you. This includes a fantastic list of 8 General Military titles. Get adding to your wishlists, because these are not to be missed!Continue Reading

Europe’s bloodiest 18th century battle

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Exactly 311 years ago today, the battle of Malplaquet was fought near the border of France. To commemorate this anniversary, Simon MacDowall, author of the upcoming Campaign title 'Malplaquet 1709', gives a brief overview of this conflict.  Continue Reading

Osprey's Big Reveal: Raid

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Just like last year's Big Reveal we have another two Raid titles coming in 2021! Have a read of the brief descriptions below, and let us know what you make of them.Continue Reading

An Englishman Abroad

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'An Englishman Abroad', recounts the fascinating true story of Dick Mallaby: spy, Special Operations Executive operative, and the first British agent to be inserted into Italy during World War II. Immediately captured and interrogated by Italian Forces, only his quick thinking and ability to talk himself out of trouble spared him from execution. From that moment on, he was set on a path which saw him become personally involved in some of the most important events in the history of Italy: the Italian Armistice and the escape of the king.To mark the anniversary of the public announcement of the Armistice of Cassibile, author Gianluca Barneschi gives a brief overview of Mallaby's incredible exploits. Continue Reading

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