What subjects should we revisit - Men-at-Arms

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Only a couple of days ago I mentioned that we were about to launch a new series of blogs asking for your feedback on which subjects we should be looking to revisit in each of our series - and here is the very first of those blogs. And of course we have to start at the very beginning - with the Men-at-Arms series.

MAA has been running for 40+ years, and in that time we have covered a huge amount of ground, but are there any subjects that you think we should go back to? Perhaps we tried to pack too much information into a single book or our book on the Arab Legion could use an update? We want to hear what you think!

Phil Smith, the commissioning editor for our new Osprey Games imprint kicks off the debate with his own personal suggestion:

"At one time or another, I was a Medievalist, and while I’m probably safest out of that phase (I learned Medieval French, dammit – the most non-transferable skill imaginable!), I do still have a great love of all things of that era. For me, one of the Men-at-Arms topics that would benefit from second look is the Scottish and Welsh Wars – currently represented by the (appropriately named) MAA 151: The Scottish and Welsh Wars 1250–1400, written and illustrated by Christopher Rothero. Now, 150 years in a single volume isn’t that bad compared to some books we’ve done, but the era is a rich one that is deserves more detailed coverage, and would provide plenty of opportunities for some new (and exceptional) colour plates – get Peter Dennis or Mark Stacey on the job, sit back and enjoy! To be honest, if I was given free rein to revisit the topic, I’d adjust how the period as a whole was presented. Essentially, it’d be a ‘Wars of the Plantagenet Kings’ mini-series, running from (potentially) Henry II to Richard III. Alongside the Scottish and Welsh Wars, this would allow other older titles (as most of the Medieval books are) to be refreshed with an expanded take and new artwork:
• Invasion of Ireland
• 3rd Crusade (the Crusades are pretty well-served in the Campaign stakes, but are less so in the MAA sphere)
• Anglo-French War
• Bouvines
• First Barons’ War
• Saintonge War
• Second Barons’ War
• 9th Crusade
• Conquest of Wales
• First War of Scottish Independence
• Bruce’s Irish Campaign
• Despenser War
• War of Saint-Sardos
• Second War of Scottish Independence
• Hundred Years’ War (better-covered than many Medieval topics, and more recently in the MAA series, but still a fertile one to look at again!)
• War of the Breton Succession
• 1383–85 Crisis
• Glyndwr Rising
• Wars of the Roses (again, good Campaign coverage, but in need of a MAA revisitation)

Now, I’ve probably missed several topics, and there are a number of these that really don’t merit much coverage, and I have no idea how I’d go about breaking down the period into manageable chunks, but the variety and importance of some of these wars surely merit more consideration than a single MAA? Wow… that got out of hand quicker than expected…"


There are a couple of changes from the Filling the Gaps suggestion process. As there is still so much historical content out there that we haven't already covered we wouldn't want to devote a huge chunk of our yearly book list to revisiting subjects, so lets get a bit more focused.

We would like you to suggest two titles that you think we should revisit - with a very short sentence explaining why you think that returning to those subjects would be important (Phil clearly flouted those rules and will be punished accordingly). A third slot is available to use - but only if it is supporting a suggestion that has already been made by someone else. Remember - if you spot that your ideas have already been posted up, it is worth posting them up yourselves to lend them added support.

At the end of the month we will tally up the suggestions and put the five most popular suggestions to the public vote in our monthly book vote - so get discussing!

Post Comments

Sitalkes posted on 4 Jun 2014 01:43:00
I would like to see my book MAA 360 The Thracians updated to include the latest research/ discoveries and also to have various minor errors in the book fixed. I think that a lot of the early MAA books about the Greek and Persian wars (and their participants) could also do with an update
Tomi posted on 2 Jun 2014 10:06:00
Excellent ideas of every perioid. I know this is a small part of the WW II, but still, three books on Finnish troops during World War II, such as the Winter War, the Continuation War and Lapland War.
Bogie posted on 20 May 2014 17:38:00
I\'d love to see the Seven Years War MAA series (Prussia, Austria, and Russia) reprinted.

BTW, any chance of MAA titles on the Romanian and Bulgarian armies in WW1? Those are the last major participants not covered in their own volumes.
Coneyman posted on 12 May 2014 21:12:00
I agree with you that it\'s a quite difficult subject, but If you can, I\'d suggest you look for Daniel\'s posta on that and other topics on the mentioned forum. His knowledge on XVI and XVII centuries is impressive, and he always mentions his sources if asked. Also, I think the link provides some good criticism of the book, don\'t you?
Württemberger posted on 12 May 2014 17:41:00
online fora are not an academic reference. all the books mentioned in the thread refer to secondary literature, and no, junkelmann is defintiely NOT a \'scholar\' on the thirty years\' war. i agree the book on n
Coneyman posted on 11 May 2014 22:39:00
The volume on the imperial infantry of the tyw was pretty bad, which is weird, since the autor could easilly have found about some of his mistakes on online foruns:
FJ-1973 posted on 11 May 2014 21:01:00
Many MAA needs an update version. But I think that a Campaign, Warrior or Elite should be a better format than a old/new MAA.

I have a big interrest about Middle age. So myy two are=

# Armies of the War of the Roses.
Revision for page 22-28 in MAA145 from 1983. More about Middle Age, and the UK-based Osprey should have information and a market. (Or maybe a Elite?)

# The Burgundian-Swiss war in the 1470s.
Revised from
Railok posted on 11 May 2014 15:28:00
Sometimes I wonder if people actually read the blog post. What\'s the point in suggesting titles that have never been done before when this is clearly a thread to suggest titles to re-visit? Seriously?

Anyhow, here are my three suggestion: I love the idea of redoing \'The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin\' which in itself is outdated, misses out on a bunch of info and comes off as confusing at times. Two new books, the Armies of Sim
Württemberger posted on 11 May 2014 12:29:00
^i dont know what the issue is with the book on infantry or what kind of criticism people have against that, but i can tell you the book on cavalry is as good and accuarte as it can be.
Coneyman posted on 10 May 2014 19:33:00
I think this suggestion might not be possible for a while, but I think \'imperial armies of the thirty years war\' might need to be redone in a few years. Jugding by the reviews, it\'s not really accurate, and one can find better information (with primary sources mentioned) at theminiaturespage.com, for example. In my opinion, future titles on the Thirty Years War should have Richard Brzezinski as the author, since his books on the swedes are generally reviewed as accurate.
Nekkidcelt posted on 9 May 2014 00:14:00
Henry VIII\'s Army. A reign close to fifty years is far too big a subject area for one book, it would be good to see a 3-4 volume series on the whole Tudor period; poor old Elizabeth I only gets one shot with the Elite Armada title!

Italian Medieval Armies - again too big a subject for one volume.

I\'d like to add my support to a Wars of the Roses revamp. Maybe separate volumes for the protagonists with a third for foreign troops?

Kumamoto Goldfish posted on 8 May 2014 15:35:00
I would like to see a more comprehensive series on the Imperial Japanese Army, covering the Boshin War through the end of World War II. The IJA has been covered in bits and pieces over several MAA titles, but a self-contained series would be great. I would also like to echo other people\'s requests for more detailed series on the Korean War and the Boxer Rebellion. A volume on American forces in CBI (maybe added to the U.S. Army in WWII series) would be good too.
ShalimarTroy posted on 8 May 2014 13:04:00
Definitely would like to see more books on the Aztec, Incans, and Mayans. Especially because in the 20 years since you wrote a couple of your books on subject, we have learned so much more about the cultures. The last ten years has been a Renaissance in archaeological finds in the Americas.

P.S. Throw in a book about the Cahokians -- I bet most of your reads don\'t know a single thing about this culture but it built pyramids large than the ones in Egypt in North America.
Mike @ Osprey posted on 8 May 2014 11:24:00
A great first week - some excellent observations and a couple of subjects cropping up regularly. Keep em coming - we will be using this info to pick our June book vote titles!
SJay posted on 6 May 2014 06:33:00
Support updating MAA116 to include SAS operations since 1980.
Support expanding coverage of Korean war to a two volume set (US/SK/UN and NK/PRC/USSR).,
Tor Scot R posted on 6 May 2014 03:20:00
Scandinavian Armies definitely needs an update - There is a lot of interest in 1813-1814 battles and the Danes do a lot of fighting in small battles. Their uniforms are unique.

A volume on the Confederation of the Rhine Regiments would be a good one as well. Perry Miniatures has recently released troops of these small \'countries\' and there are a lot of more unusual figures available and being painted.

As to support I think that Wurtemburg would be a good one. ,
Sharur posted on 5 May 2014 19:10:00
MAA 109 \'Ancient Armies of the Middle East\' - Trying to cover 2500+ years and such a vast region in one MAA never really worked, even for the major combatants involved, despite the interest still being shown in it by wargamers and figure manufacturers. Improved Near Eastern materials could be readily prepared now for the third and early second millennia BC particularly which often receive short shrift elsewhere, or feature only the rehashing of inaccurate older-modern \'received wisdom\'.

MAA 151 \'The Scottish and Welsh Wars 1250
Erpingham posted on 5 May 2014 17:31:00
I also think Scottish and Welsh Wars is one of the most dated in the pre-modern period. Christopher Rothero was really drawn to Heraldry and so there is an over emphasis on knights rather than common soldiers. What\'s more, the accuracy of plates that do feature common soldiers is not up to modern standards.

I think this title should be replaced by a Scots title covering roughly 1296-1513. I think there is plenty of material to fill that - the Wars of Independence, Edward Bruce in Ireland, the Scots in France in the HYW, Lords of the Isles, Flodden. A Scottish perspective, rather than an English one, would be appropriate and would certainly fit the zeitgeist. Dr Chris Brown writes well (i.e. sensibly, without Braveheart fandom) and might be a good author.

I think the Welsh title should also come at things from a Welsh perspective. One might split this 1000-1275, 1275-1525. This allows all the independent Welsh stuff, the battles with the Normans, Strongbow in Ireland, Edward I invasions in the first volume. In the second, Welsh in English service in the Scots Wars & HYW, Owen of Wales (Lawgoch), Glendower, Wars of the Roses, service under Henry VIII in Europe.

GI Gene posted on 4 May 2014 19:14:00
1. I would like to see a continuation of the Australian Army at War #123 that focuses on its post Vietnam era commitments in the Middle East, East Timor, Somalia, etc. I would ask that it also includes its Navy and Air Force as well.

2. I would like to see a contiuation of the Canadian Army at War #164 that focuses on its post Korean War involvements with UN peackeeping in Cyprus, the Balkans, etc, plus combat operations in Afghanistan. Its Navy, Air Force, and JTF-2 would also be a plus.

I support the revision of the Royal Navy #65 that focuses on its post 1945 operations in either one or two volumes. I was disappointed that Falklands Special: Naval Forces #134 did not have color plates of naval personnel, so hopefully a new Royal Navy title will address this.
Fowlplay posted on 4 May 2014 17:16:00
Although there is plenty of detail on the specialist and grenadier / voltigeur troops of the Napoleonic French, there is very little of value on the fusiliers (uniform mainly)
Basti posted on 4 May 2014 16:15:00
I \'think Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon Wars\' deserves a second look. It covers British history from the age of Arthur to the viking age. The latter has been covered in several titles but the 5th to 8th century has not. Especially the Celtic peoples of this age deserve their own book.
Hunlion posted on 4 May 2014 10:42:00
I would like to see these...

Hungarian war of independace 1848/49,

Napoleons allies Wurttembrug

Scandinavian Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe

minor powers of the Seven Years War need a two volume set each, starting with Hanover
athun posted on 4 May 2014 05:57:00
The Selucids and other Successors.
Knight of Saint John posted on 4 May 2014 02:13:00
Knights of Christ. I would love to see a book about the Great siege of Malta.
War of the roses. So popular but only one MAA.
Grelber posted on 4 May 2014 01:35:00
The Greek and Persian Wars, 500-323 B.C. could use an update. It is an area that has had a lot of new information.

I\'d like to see the Napoleon\'s German Allies series add at least one more volume to cover the really little states, like Reuss and Waldeck. Delightfully colorful uniforms!

As others have mentioned, the Balkans could be better served. In particular:
Hungary and he Fall of Eastern Europe could be broken out to have a volume on the Byzantine successor states during the 1204 (or 1264) to 1463 era.

Modern Greek history could use:
The Greek War of Independence (Greeks, Turks, Egyptians, Russians, Lord Byron, Philhellenes, and maybe sailors for the battle of Navarino).
The Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and the Megali Idea (Greeks, Turks, guerillas, andarte, bashi-bazouks, and sailors from the fleets that blockaded Crete and tried to keep the war from spreading--Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia).
Greece in World War II (Greeks, Italians, Germans, Bulgarians, British/Commonwealth, and maybe Greek guerillas).

The early part of the rebellion in the Sudan would be nice--Mahdists, Egyptians, bashi-bazouks, various locals, nd the British advisors.

CMB posted on 3 May 2014 23:26:00

Great pick on Bolivar and San Martin. I picked up a copy a few years ago, and I also read Ben Hughes\' Conquer or Die. These books made me want to know more! There can definitely be an expansion of the topic, especially since the Royalists weren\'t covered at all. And I daresay a Campaign or two would be in order.
Patinnerst posted on 3 May 2014 21:49:00
1500 I should say
Patinnerst posted on 3 May 2014 21:48:00
I would love to see \'The Army of Alexander the Great\' expanded and revisited as well as the successor period.Probably the biggest gap I see in the MAA series is the period between 1400 and the mid 18th Century. It would be fantastic to see more about the Italian wars, Irish Wars, French WOR, 80 Years war,and the TYW.
athun posted on 3 May 2014 21:22:00
I agree with murphac Would love to see the army of Vlad Tsepes in particular.
Tosk posted on 3 May 2014 16:08:00
South American Independence Wars (taking The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin more broadly) is another volume that need to be revised. In the original one there were even some errors!!

It is very rich period in uniformology, and perhaps a new volume split in two (independentists and loyalists) should be considered.
Ringer posted on 3 May 2014 15:51:00
The Swedish Army under Charles XII has not been coverd, nor has there been much done at all with the other armies of the War of the Spanish Succession. So we could definitely use some titles from this vastly underrepresented period.


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scratchbuilder posted on 3 May 2014 11:08:00
Back onto my hobbyhorse!

The minor powers of the Seven Years War need a two volume set each, starting with Hanover.
Panzerman posted on 2 May 2014 23:05:00
1) French Army 1914-1918 (split into various areas)
2) Saladin and the Saracens split into more specific areas such as the Seljuks (although it is a fantastic book),
3) Montecalm\'s army.
Gaiiten posted on 2 May 2014 18:58:00
I would like to have Rome`s Enemies: Parthians and Sassanid Persians updated and separated in two volumes, one for the Parthians and one or the Sassanians. IMHO this great MAA is very outdated.
Corto Maltese posted on 2 May 2014 17:19:00
- I have long suspected that special titles on Napoleons Foot Grenadiers and Chasseurs are being planned, and if that is not the case it certainly ought to be. The Guards was an army unto itself and its composition was complicated, even more so for infantry than for cavalry. The general Guard Infantry title is fairly old, and the cavalry has been covered in great depth lately.
- The Russian Army of the Napoleonic wars has been covered well as far as infantry and cavalry are concerned, with the older MAA supported by newer Elite titles. But there is still nothing on Russian specialists of the period
Tosk posted on 2 May 2014 14:37:00
I think an expanded volume of French Army in World War 1 should be made. They were a major contributor in the conflict, so I believe at least a 2 volume set has to be done (1914-15 and 1916-18 for example), and considering also French A
sassan posted on 2 May 2014 14:34:00
Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th
Württemberger posted on 2 May 2014 10:17:00
i just copy my post from the previous blog entry:


the Mongols.

there\'s a more recent warrior title, but there\'s still room for improving this one, there\'s also more to be said on the successor khanates and the latest archaeological finds. and tbh i don\'t liked the fact it was written by stephen turnbull and has an unnecessary and inevitable bias towards the japanese (which shouldn\'t even e part of the book in the first place). it\'s the mongols. mongols sell. everyone loves them.

Saladin and the Saracens.

i take this exemplary for a number of titles by david nicolle that actually cover more ground that is implied by its title. (this also includes el cid and the reconquista, hungary and the fall of eastern europe, attila and the nomad hordes etc). not only is this problematic for potential buyers who are lookign for specific topics, in most cases those topics deserve their own treatment. f.ex. the seljuqs and their sucessor states deserve their own book, christian spain and portugal, the medieval kingdom of hungary and the bulgarian empire(s) deserve a book on their own too. seeing that a MaA on medieval poland and a command title on saladin were released not too long, the medieval topics still seem to be in demand.


i also want to support Colin G. Upton\'s suggestion on the napoleonic scandinavian armies and extend that to include all the minor german, italian, polish and dutch napoleonic armies.
CMB posted on 2 May 2014 09:10:00
The French Army 1914-18 is a great suggestion. I\'d like to support that. Their uniforms went through some of the biggest changes. Also, the French colonial troops could get a volume of their own.
fletc posted on 2 May 2014 07:08:00
Iran-Iraq war would be good as well. Iranian Army under the Shah would also be very interesting.
fletc posted on 2 May 2014 07:06:00
I\'ve always thought too that Spanish Foreign Legion would be good to revisit. As a lot has changed in the Legion since the mid 1980\'s.
I also agree with the Royal Air Force in the post war era. Or maybe a stand alone on the RAF Regiment.,
.George Washington posted on 2 May 2014 04:08:00
More on the Spanish-American War.
xeneize posted on 2 May 2014 03:27:00
The Israel-arab wars, including the irregular forces and the Iran-Iraq war need a MAA , the last books are from the 80\'s
chrisw posted on 2 May 2014 01:30:00
1) MAA 128, Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948-1973. MAA 128 and 194 dealt adequately with the 1973 War, but the earlier period is woefully underserved by MAA128 - especially the Egyptian color plates. More importantly, some of the captions are inaccurate, and the text is too general and filled with some outdated ethnic stereotypes.

2) MAA 174, The Korean War 1950-53. Begs for a two or three volume MAA treatment.

For my extra vote, I choose MAA 116, Special Air Service. I am still baffled how a British military history publisher has not done justice to this topic. It probably could be a two-volume Elite book, but a two-volume MAA would be nice too.
sas_mike posted on 1 May 2014 23:19:00
My preference would be a revised set of MAA titles based on the armies and enemies of Louis XIX from 1660s to 1780s. Research will have moved on since the original title .
tarawa90 posted on 1 May 2014 22:17:00
You guys aren\'t reading the directions are you?
1. Mexican-American War,
2. Korean War,
3. (Support) Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe
Colin G. Upton posted on 1 May 2014 21:54:00
I was looking at the list of early Ospreys and noticed so many of them had already been updated or expanded with new books! I support many the suggestions (Korean War, Italian Armies of the Napoleonic Wars, Scandinavian Armies of the Napoleonic Wars, Boxer Rebellion) already made but in particular I support the expansion of \'Marlborough\'s Army 1702
john k posted on 1 May 2014 19:44:00
I would like to see more on the various European armies of the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries. There is a big gap in all the series from this 1500 to 1740 outside of England. A couple of years ago you had books on the Imperial Armies of The Thirty Years War and I have been waiting patently of books on the Protestant and allied armies who fought the Imperial Armies.

I would also like you to re-print the books on the Prussian armies of the
Frederick the Great and the Napoleonic Wars. You are going to print a
book on Quatre Bras later this year and it would be nice to have details about the Prussian army that fough there. I have most of the various Men-at-Arms books on the Napoleonic Wars but the Prussian army is missing in my collection.

John K
Amaral posted on 1 May 2014 17:55:00
So many good ideas, let me think...

1) The Special Air Service

I keep saying this and I stand with Paintybeard on the need for its expansion. My first read on the SAS (outside the internet) was with those magazines showing a reduced Osprey title with a model figure. The figure in question is this one, made in Spain and the text is in Portuguese:


My ideas regarding the SAS are already here:


and here:


2) The French Forces in both World Wars and Indochina

Those old titles cover too much uniforms and too few actual battles. I know, I know, model building and stuff, but I like to read about the battle and the tactics employed with the accompanying analysis. I have the magazines for all French subjects:

- The French Army 1914
ASM posted on 1 May 2014 17:54:00
I support more MAA\'s on Scandinavian Napoleonic Armies (Danes) and the SAS (modern)!
scratchbuilder posted on 1 May 2014 16:44:00
The Scottish and Welsh Wars deserve an MAA each, plus a few Warriors and the odd Combat thrown in. I would like an MAA on Anglo-Norman Ireland, illustrating the sparsely armed native warriors and the their overlords mercenaries. Medieval Korea is a massive black hole that needs filling. Early China is currently served by old and inadequate MAA\'s that need replacing.
Coneyman posted on 1 May 2014 16:28:00
-\'Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300-1774\', while great, did focus a lot on early turkish armies. A title on the 17th and 18th (specially the later) Ottoman armies would be great!

-Same with \'The Venetian Empire 1200-1670\'. A title focusing a little more on the 16th and 17th centuries venetian forces would be interesting.

-\'Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500\', \'German Medieval Armies 1300-1500\' and \'Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2)\' all could have spin-offs dealing with the 1500s

-\'Marlborough\'s Army 1702
Saberfencer posted on 1 May 2014 15:59:00
A Wars of the Plantagenet Kings mini series is a fantastic idea. I\'m generally not a fan of the MAA series, but I can definitely say I would eagerly snap those up. Personally I\'d most like to see the 1st and 2nd Baron\'s wars get coverage, and the Scottish and Welsh wars get an update.
MarkL posted on 1 May 2014 15:21:00
The French Army of 1914-1918 could do with updating and becoming a two part treatment. As most of the other major forces in the War get multi-part treatment , it seems right that the largest Entente ground force should also get a similar treatment. The period of the centenary of the conflict would be ideal to make this update too.
Alessio posted on 1 May 2014 15:01:00
I\'m glad to see that my previous post on the Arab Legion caused some reaction!!

titles to be revisited in my opinon are:

\'The spanish foreing legion\': it could follow the path of the expansion of spanish civil war titles;

The Royal Air Rorce 39-45\': maybe an update fon post war period including RAF regiment.

Support: titles on korean war and the SAS (MAA 116), I also support my previous suggestion on Modern african wars 1 - Rhodesia, to give more space on rhodesian elite units.
dave52 posted on 1 May 2014 14:09:00
Consider an update to MAA Napoleon\'s German Allies (5): Hessen-Darmstadt and Hessen-Kassel. It is the weakest of the group of \'Napoleon\'s German Allies.\' The others (Westphalen and Kleve-Berg, Sachsen, Bayern, even Nassau-Oldenburg-the second weakest) have coherrent narratives and good-enough introductory campaign histories.

The Napoleonic section also needs a book or two added to cover Wuerttemberg and Baden. Both nations contributed good sized contingents to the Grande Armee during several campaigns, the Wuerttembergers even fielded Corps-sized elements in the wars of the Fifth and Sixth coalitions.
frpat posted on 1 May 2014 14:03:00
Great Northern War - particularly the Swedes.
Scandinavian Napoleonic - maybe even 2 books.,
Wars of the Roses,
Italian Napoleonic - separate books in Kingdom of Italy and Naples. PLEASE!,
hierro posted on 1 May 2014 13:20:00
I would suggest :
.-Scandinavian Armies of the Napoleonic Wars
.-Dutch-Belgian Troops of thr Napoleonic Wars
USMarine1 posted on 1 May 2014 13:15:00
Native American Warriors, Tribes, and Wars could use updates.
partisan posted on 1 May 2014 11:35:00
Warsaw Pact Ground Forces (Elite) could be expanded upon with a Men-At-Arms title for each of the armies covered... at least for the most important Non-Soviet Warsaw Pact country - East Germany. There is much interest in and many collectors of the NVA - the DDR\'s army - but not much in print about it in English.
hobbe62 posted on 1 May 2014 11:27:00
1. The Swedish Army of Great Northern War
hale99 posted on 1 May 2014 10:53:00
I agree that \'Hungary and the fall of eastern europe\' is outdated. Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and other Balkan states shod have theirs own books. Same goes for WWI in Balkans.
Paintybeard posted on 1 May 2014 09:24:00
MAA 65 \'The Royal Navy\' to be reissued and split into 2 or 3 titles. There are already two very nice \'Elite\' books on the Nelsonian period and WW2, so perhaps a title each for the rest of 19th. Century, WW1 and modern era.

MAA 116 on SAS could do with a companion title to cover all the actions and equipment that has taken place since the first book came out.
CMB posted on 1 May 2014 06:36:00
The Mexican War could definitely be expanded. There\'s an Elite on Santa Anna\'s army, so I see the MAA just covering American forces. This way, you can include some of the different volunteer uniforms, plus the US Navy and Marine Corps.

The Age of Charlemagne could probably be divided into a couple of books, though I love the existing volume, especially Angus McBride\'s artwork.

I completely support an expansion of the Korean War. The US Army deserves its own title. So do the Commonwealth forces.
murphac posted on 1 May 2014 04:26:00
-Medieval South-Eastern Europe could use a revisit. \'Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe\' covers a very long period of time (1000-1568) and a startling array of peoples and military styles. Whole MAA titles could be devoted to just Hungary itself, the Romanian principalities, Bulgaria, the Golden Horde, the Crimean Khanate, etc. which would go beyond the overview given in the current MAA title.

-The Korean War could also use an MAA expansion as is being done with the newer Spanish Civil War titles. At the very least two titles, covering communist and UN forces respectively. Ideally, there would be more separate books (one focusing on US forces, one on British and Commonwealth forces, South Korean forces, etc.) but even a new two book revisit would be welcome.

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