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We're continuing this year's Big Reveal with a look at next year's Raid and Fortress titles.   Continue Reading
Storm-333, the operation to seize Kabul and assassinate Afghan leader Hafizullah Amin, was at once a textbook success and the start of a terrible blunder. It heralded the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which quickly devolved into a gritty ten-year counter-insurgency that Moscow was never able to win. Nonetheless, Storm-333 was a striking success, and despite initial concerns that it would be an impossible achievement, it saw a relative handful of Soviet special forces drawn from the KGB and the military seize the heavily defended presidential palace, neutralise the city's communications and defences, and open Kabul to occupation. In today's blog post, Mark Galeotti recounts his experience meeting Kostya and Grisha,two ex-paratroopers who had been part of the wider operation to seize Kabul, their experiences during the raid and briefly details the operation as a whole.   Continue Reading
There's a great selection of Elite titles competing for your vote this month. Read the full descriptions and cast your vote in the poll below! Plus, check out the results of last month's Raid book vote too.Continue Reading
This month's book vote looks at the Raid series. From Roman expeditions to 21st century Russian operations, this month's vote covers a wide range of events. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote in the poll below! Plus, check out the results of last month's Combat Aircraft book vote too.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
We would like to apologise for the glitch in the book vote. We are working getting this resolved as soon as we can. While we fix this issue, we have put September's book vote here. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.  This month the book vote looks at the Raid series. From sieges during the Eighty Years' War to battles in the 1970s, this month's vote covers a wide range of events. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote in the poll below!! Plus, check out the results of last month's Campaign book vote below. Continue Reading

Free eBooks: Week 1

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Many people all over the world are staying at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. While self-isolation might be a bit daunting, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on your reading. To help pass the time, we’ll be giving customers five free eBooks each week for the next four weeks. Read through the options, add the eBook to your basket and use the code FREEBOOKS1 at checkout to get your free eBooks. Continue Reading
In today's blog post, Justin Williamson examines the condition of Iranian forces facing the US at the time of the hostage rescue attempt, the subject of his latest book, Operation Eagle Claw.Continue Reading

Osprey's Big Reveal: Raid

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Next up on the Big Reveal, we're unveiling our Raid titles.Continue Reading

Sneak Peek at November’s Artwork

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Today on the blog we're looking at some of the artwork from our November 2019 publications. Continue Reading

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