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6 Films for Rebels and Patriots Players!

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Rebels and Patriots, written by Michael Leck and Daniel Mersey, has captured many of your imaginations and seen you take to the tabletop to refight the battles that helped to forge the United States of America. There are countless tales of great battles that we've read about in history books, seen on television shows and documentaries, and, of course, watched on the big screen! We’ve taken a look at some of the films that could inspire you in your games of Rebels and Patriots, turning to our resident film-buff Phil Smith for his expert advice!Continue Reading
The Lost Expedition regularly makes an appearance at lunchtimes here at Osprey HQ, with groups of us clustering around a table and trying to navigate our way through the jungle to the Lost City. With the cards laid out in front of us, the decisions that we make each game have taught us a lot. Our conclusion – we probably shouldn’t go on any real expeditions together...Continue Reading

Top 5 Modern Sniper Rifles

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We asked Leigh Neville, author of the forthcoming Modern Snipers and well known to Osprey readers for his books on modern warfare, to select his top five modern sniper rifles as the first of a series on modern sniping for the Osprey blog...Continue Reading

Soldiers of the War of 1812

In Military History, Featured
Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a crucial battle in the War of 1812 that helped to secure the northern border of the United States. At the time of the battle American and British delegates were meeting in the Netherlands to negotiate a treaty that would end the war. With the American victory at Plattsburgh and the subsequent defense at the Battle of Baltimore the Americans put themselves in a much stronger position...Continue Reading

5 ships that scoured the Seven Seas

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Hoist the main sail! Raise the mizenmast! Fire a shot across her starboard bow! OK, so I don’t know much about ships. Luckily I’m not the one writing the books, and our authors know a lot. For this week’s list we are looking at 5 ships that sailed the Seven Seas in the 16th and 17th century, with the accompanying text coming straight from the experts!Continue Reading

5 Fantastic Fortifications

In Military History, Featured
If, like me, you spend a great deal of time irritating friends, family and co-workers then it’s probably a good idea to know where the nearest safe haven is. This helpful list should give you an idea of what to look out for so that you know which way to run should the rampaging masses come your way...Continue Reading
So you fancy you’ve got a bit of a musical side? Personally, I’m a dab hand on the triangle. After years of practice I hit it pretty much every time! I have always wondered whether an army would march along to the melodic chimes of my preferred instrument...Continue Reading

5 Weapons for the Medieval Peasant

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So, you’re revolting. By which I mean you, the medieval peasant, are in revolt. Time to choose your weapon...Continue Reading

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