This month's book vote focuses on our Duel series, with five new titles vying for your vote. Have a read of our brief descriptions below and let us know which you'd like to see published, by voting in our poll. 

 DUE: Athenian Trireme vs Spartan Trireme

 DUE: Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon

 DUE: English Warship vs Dutch Warship

 DUE: US Cruiser vs Spanish Cruiser

 DUE: Israeli Missile Boat vs Syrian Missile Boat

Athenian Trireme vs Spartan Trireme: Peloponnesian War 431–404 BC

Widely employed in the Mediterranean by the maritime powers of the Ancient World, the trireme equipped Athenian and Spartan naval forces in a host of battles during the Peloponnesian War, a prolonged and bloody conflict that saw the use of innovative naval tactics.

Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon: Armada 1588

The 1588 the Spanish Armada, a mighty fleet intended to invade and subjugate England, faced English warships in a series of clashes that revolutionized battle tactics and permanently transformed the conduct of war at sea.

English Warship vs Dutch Warship: Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652–67

Stemming from trading rivalries, the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-17th century pitted England’s fledgling Royal Navy against the warships of the Dutch Republic in a number of actions across the world, from the Mediterranean to the English coast.

US Cruiser vs Spanish Cruiser: Spanish–American War 1898

In 1898, US and Spanish fleets fought one another at Manila Bay in the Philippines and at Santiago de Cuba in the Caribbean. The two sides employed a formidable array of modern warships, including the Spanish armored cruiser Infanta María Teresa and the US protected cruiser USS Olympia, which survives today as a museum ship.

Israeli Missile Boat vs Syrian Missile Boat: Latakia 1973

Fought between Israeli and Syrian missile boats in October 1973, the battle of Latakiah was the first engagement in which both sides deployed vessels equipped with surface-to-surface missiles; the Israeli use of electronic deception as part of their defences was another combat debut.

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Now for the results of the December vote on our New Vanguard series. This was one of the biggest responses we've had in terms of votes, but the winner with 28.1% of the vote was Spy Ships of the Cold War. In second place was European Ironclads 1860-75 with 25.2%.

NVG: Spy Ships of the Cold War 28.1%
NVG: European Ironclads 1860-75 25.2%
NVG: The Imperial German Navy 1871 19%
NVG: Aegis Guided Missile Cruisers and Destroyers 1983-present 14.4%
NVG: World War I British Light Cruisers 13.2%

Post Comments

Mark Lardas posted on 8 Jan 2017 20:36:43
Well, the winning entry *does* involve Soviet vessels.

I know! Russian hackers! That's it.
KenA posted on 5 Jan 2017 09:50:05
Hmm. Should we be taking much notice of the book vote? I ask because December’s vote seemed to me to turn out to be something of a farce. Just before mid-December the “winning December title” over the course of just one day gained around 9% of the total vote. Unbelievable! It draws into question the integrity of the whole system under which the book vote operates.

I know the book vote is supposed to help provide a guide to Osprey for its future book publications but if you can’t have confidence in the vote then what is the point of the monthly book vote? As it stands I am seriously considering ceasing future participation in book votes until the integrity of the system is greatly improved.
Paintybeard posted on 4 Jan 2017 15:47:50
The book vote is devoted to ships for 2 months running! Couldn't be happier.
Hessy Field posted on 4 Jan 2017 14:40:58
All the New Vanguard titles in last month's vote are worth publishing - though I hope that European Ironclads 1860-75 coming second will not preclude the suggested two-volume coverage from seeing the light of day!
PAUL W posted on 3 Jan 2017 20:06:54
Hmmmm. This is a toughfy. Another month of very good suggestions!

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