Sneak Peek at October Artwork

In Military History, Featured

The part of my job I enjoy the most is putting together the monthly artwork sneak peek, as it gives me a chance to sit down and spend a while looking through some of the stunning illustrations coming up in our series books. Here are three pieces from our October releases for you to take a look at.

Combat 21: Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier by David Campbell
Artwork by Johnny Shumate

Artwork by Johnny Shumate
Taken from Combat 21: Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier

The first plate for this month's sneak peek is Johnny Shumate's frantic depiction of the last stand on the Raate road, where Soviet forces were harried by endless hit-and-run attacks by the Finns. The painting perfectly depicts the desperation of the Russian troops as they look around to try to spot their attackers.

New Vanguard 239: Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Angus Konstam
Artwork by Peter Dennis

Artwork by Peter Dennis
Taken from New Vanguard 239: Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918

For our second sneak peek we have moved to warmer climates, with a plate from New Vanguard 239: Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918. Painted by Peter Dennis, it shows the Melik in action off Omdurman in September 1898. With her 12-pdrs, Maxim guns and the British soldiers manning the deck she was a formidable opponent and the perfect vessel to spearhead the drive to Omdurman.

Elite 214: World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics by Gordon L. Rottman
Artwork by Peter Dennis

Artwork by Peter Dennis
Taken from Elite 214: World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics

We finish up with another Peter Dennis plate, this time showing a Soviet 45mm antitank gun in action. The crew have just fired a canister round at a squad of German bicycle-reconnaissance Radfahrtruppen, using a fallen tree trunk as cover against any return fire.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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C-Bone posted on 19 Jul 2016 23:44:44
Huzzah for New Artwork Day!
I especially like the illustration of the Melik in action.

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