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Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of France is the latest supplement to the World War II Wargames Rules, allowing players to take command of the bitter fighting for France, and to refight the key battles of this campaign. The extract below is taken from the introduction, setting the scene for what is to come!Continue Reading

SPIEL '18 Preorders

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Osprey Games will be attending SPIEL ’18 in Essen, Germany, where we will be showcasing our games at Booth 5G124. We look forward to seeing you there! In this blog you will find details for preordering games from us. Please preorder by 17th October to give us time to get the stock ready!Continue Reading
On 15 May 1940, following the devastating ‘Rotterdam Blitz’, the Netherlands officially signed a surrender with Germany. The previous afternoon Henri Winkelman had issued a proclamation to his army ordering them to surrender...Continue Reading
On 5 March 1944 the Red Army launched the Uman–Botoșani Offensive against the German Army Group South in Ukraine. The aim was to inflict a crushing defeat on the German “Uman group” and split the German forces, allowing the Soviet army to capture southwestern Ukraine. Up against them was the 8th Army of Army Group South, led by Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein...Continue Reading
On 16 December 1944 Hitler launched his final gamble on the Western Front; an assault on the Ardennes that he was convinced would change the course of the war. It would go on to be the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II as they bore the brunt of the German offensive...  Continue Reading

Rommel and the Panzerwaffe in Africa

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After rolling up all opposition in Continental Europe, the legendary Panzerwaffe was next sent to help the Italians in their battles with the British in North Africa.  In this, the second of two blog posts featuring Osprey’s exciting upcoming title The History of the Panzerwaffe, Volume 1: 1939-42, we look at the formation of the armoured divisions of the Afrika Crops and the choice of commander for the expedition: Erwin Rommel.Continue Reading
Tanks were central to the German conquest of Europe in the early years of World War II, yet only a few decades before they had been left far behind by the pioneering tank corps of France and the UK.  In this, the first of two blog posts featuring Osprey’s exciting upcoming title The History of the Panzerwaffe, Volume 1: 1939-42, we look at how Germany began to build their legendary armoured war machine.Continue Reading

Osprey's World Tour - Russia

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Osprey's World Tour sees us delving into our extensive backlist of books as we explore the globe through military history. Today's destination - Russia!Continue Reading

Operation Typhoon - Hitler's First Defeat

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On 2 October 1941 the main phase of Operation Typhoon began, with the Fourth and Third Panzer armies launching simultaneous attacks on the Soviets...Continue Reading

75th Anniversary of The Blitz

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Rather than a Sunday Photo post we decided to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz with a selection of photographs showing the results of Nazi Germany’s bombing campaign of London and other English cities...Continue Reading

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