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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seabourne invasion in history. In this series of blogs we will be looking at some of the weaponry and machinery utilized during the landings and the fighting that followed, starting with the Swimming Sherman and Sherman Crab Flail Tank.Continue Reading
In this blog we're looking at the uniforms of the Royal Hungarian Army to help you prepare your forces for Bolt Action: Campaign: Fortress Budapest, with artwork taken from Men-at-Arms 449: The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II , written by Dr Nigel Thomas & László Pál Szábó. The artwork is by Darko Pavlovic.Continue Reading
In today’s post, Brian Lane Herder, author of new campaign title The Aleutians 1942–43, reveals the story of the incredible and incorrigible USAAF Colonel William O.“Eric” Eareckson, the highly decorated and larger-than-life bomber commander of the Eleventh Air Force during their World War II posting in the Aleutian Islands.Continue Reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDAUNTED: NORMANDY

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We are delighted to announce that in August 2019 we will be releasing Undaunted: Normandy, a two-player deck-building strategy game designed by David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin, with illustrations by Roland MacDonald.Continue Reading
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
Today marks the 81st anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing B-17. To mark the occasion, here are 8 fascinating facts about the Flying Fortress, one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War...Continue Reading
Earlier this week we commemorated the anniversary of the Battle of Prokhorovka (12 July 1943), one of the greatest armoured confrontations in history. The Germans were looking to capture the town of Prokhorovka and break through the Soviet defensive line but the Russians held firm, suffering heavy losses in the process.Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Akutan Zero

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On 10 July 1942 a wrecked Mitsubish A6M Zero was spotted on Akutan Island. The crew of the Catalina that spotted the downed Japanese fighter plane circled the crash site for several minutes, noting its position on the map, before returning to the Dutch Harbor...Continue Reading
Today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. Born 21 April 1926, she is the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. To celebrate the occasion we are taking a look at some of the key conflicts Britain has been involved in during her lifetime...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

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