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Posted by: Paintybeard A new set of books for New Vanguard.
Posted on: 12/12/2021 11:53:26

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Posted by: Molly @ Osprey
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Joined Date: Thursday, 7 October 2021

Thank you very much for your ideas Paul! I'll pass them on to our editorial team.

Best wishes,

Molly (Marketing Assistant)

Posted on: 08/02/2022 11:49:04
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 434
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

Battle of lissa 1866 could make a good campaign title as well.

Posted on: 08/02/2022 11:28:08
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 434
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

Would the torpedo titles match better with the weapon series? 

Posted on: 08/02/2022 11:26:49
Posted by: Tarawa90
Total Posts: 106
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I've suggested covering Allied and Axis AA guns, but I think torpedoes would be an interesting topic to look at.

Posted on: 12/12/2021 18:44:18
Posted by: KenA
Total Posts: 149
Joined Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Japanese long-range type-93 torpedo would almost be worth a title by itself, especially given its performance and success in the Pacific War and the adaptations used at the shallow Pearl Harbor attack.  So, I agree, there is plenty of scope for torpedo book titles.

However, I think Painty that there are still many warship classes still to be covered in the New Vanguard series and I wouldn’t like to see them forgotten.  For example, classes still be covered include ironclads (post 1875), pre-dreadnoughts and non-capital ships of the French navy; WWI and earlier Italian navy vessels; and the ironclads that fought in the Battle of Lissa 1866 (the first major battle between multiple ironclads and one of the last to involve deliberate ramming).  There are others, of course, but I’m not going to attempt an exhaustive list.  But I agree that British Monitors and fast minelayers should be on the list.

Lastly, I think to be fair, we should also acknowledge that Mark Lardas, Brian Lane Herder, Innes McCartney, Dave McComb, Gordon Williamson, Gordon Rottman, Jim Christley, Gary Staff, Lawrence Burr, Jim Crossley, Brad Elward, Jamie Prenatt, Edward Hampshire, and Alexander Hill (as well as Mark Stille, Ryan Noppen and Angus Konstam) have all contributed to varying degrees as authors to the Osprey New Vanguard coverage of naval subjects of the last 200 years (I hope I haven’t omitted anyone).  Thank you all.

Posted on: 12/12/2021 14:14:25
Posted by: Paintybeard
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Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013

Now that Messers Stille, Knoppen and Konstam have covered nearly all the warships every class and nation over the last 200 years*, how about some titles devoted to torpedoes? I would think a book each for Axis and Allied types of WW2 and then one for NATO and another for Warsaw Pact.


* Still hoping for books on British Monitors and fast minelayers!

Posted on: 12/12/2021 11:53:26

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