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Posted by: EDave Future titles for the Combat series.
Posted on: 22/02/2021 03:18:18

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Posted by: EDave
Total Posts: 16
Joined Date: Sunday, 10 May 2020

I''d definitely want to see some more WWI and Vietnam titles in this series. A few more WWII and other 20th Century conflict titles would be nice, so long as they aren't overwhelmingly US-centric.

Titles I would like to see:

-Austrian Soldier vs Serbian Soldier, Serbia 1914

-ANZAC Soldier vs Turkish Soldier, Gallipoli 1915

-Austrian Soldier vs Italian Soldier, Isonzo Front 1915-1917

-Russian Soldier vs Austrian Soldier, Brusilov Offensive 1916 

-Arab Rebel vs Turkish Soldier, Hejaz 1916-1917

-British Soldier vs Ottoman Soldier, Sinai-Palestine 1917-1918
-British Soldier vs German Stosstruppen, France 1918


-German Soldier vs French Soldier, France 1940

-British Soldier vs Italian Soldier, North Africa 1940
-ANZAC Soldier vs Japanese Soldier, Kokoda Trail 1942 

-British Desert Rat vs Afrika Korps Landser, North Africa 1942
-Soviet Infantryman vs German Rifleman, Ukraine 1943
-US Marine vs Japanese Soldier, Central Pacific 1944
-Chinese Rifleman vs Japanese Rifleman, China 1944
-Soviet Strelok vs German Landser, Germany 1945


-ARVN Soldier vs Viet Cong Guerilla, South Vietnam 1963-1965
-ANZAC Soldier vs Viet Cong Guerilla, South Vietnam 1966-1970
-ARVN Soldier vs NVA Soldier, South Vietnam 1972

What are your thoughts? And what titles would you folks add to this list?

Posted on: 22/02/2021 03:18:19
Posted by: Paintybeard
Total Posts: 411
Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013

I certainly like all the WW1 suggestions, but I do feel that, like most Osprey series, WW2 gets too much attention.

I do hope that we will get some more 19th. century books in this series eventually. French vs Prussian (1870) and US vs Mexican (1846) would all be very welcome.



Posted on: 22/02/2021 10:28:16
Posted by: Gavin Brown
Total Posts: 22
Joined Date: Monday, 5 October 2020

I'll make some 18th century suggestions. 

French Soldier vs Coalition Soldier, Spanish Succession War 1701-14

Russian Soldier vs Swedish Soldier, Great Northern War 1700-21

Austrian Soldier vs Prussian Soldier, Seven Years War 1756-63

Russian Soldier vs Prussian Soldier, Seven Years War 1756-63

Posted on: 22/02/2021 17:55:28
Posted by: GI Gene
Total Posts: 83
Joined Date: Saturday, 7 February 2009

I would like to see these three potential Combat titles which were selections in the August 2019 book vote:

British Royal Marine vs Argentine Soldier (Falklands War)

Iranian Soldier vs Iraqi Soldier (Iran-Iraq War)

US Marine vs Iraqi Insurgent (Iraq War)

Posted on: 23/02/2021 21:52:47
Posted by: KAL9000
Total Posts: 67
Joined Date: Sunday, 18 March 2018

It would be interesting to see:

1) Gurkha Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: Burma 1943-45


2) Soviet Guardsman vs Waffen SS Soldier: The Ukraine 1943-45


3) US Marine vs Japanese SNLF Infantryman: Southern and Central Pacific, 1942-43


4) Egyptian Soldier vs Israeli Soldier: Yom Kippur 1973


5) Union Infantryman vs Confederate Infantryman: The Western Theater 1861-65


6) Byzantine Cavalryman vs Arab Cavalryman: Near East, 8th-11th Centuries AD


7) Chinese CAI Soldier vs Japanbese Soldier: Burma and Yunnan, 1943-45


8) French Cavalryman vs. English Infantryman, Hundred Years War 1415-53

Posted on: 23/02/2021 23:07:35
Posted by: Atkinson
Total Posts: 12
Joined Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020
I think the following would be easy since we've just had Stalingrad, Balkans, Battle of the Atlantic
  • Hungarian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier
  • Romanian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier
  • Italian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier
  • Italian Soldier vs Greek Soldier
  • Spanish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier
  • Wellington vs U-Boat
Posted on: 24/02/2021 17:04:38
Posted by: Tarawa90
Total Posts: 100
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I support anything with Byzantines.  I'd also like something on the Mexican War.  Still waiting on that rumored CAM guys!

Posted on: 25/02/2021 01:35:56
Posted by: EDave
Total Posts: 16
Joined Date: Sunday, 10 May 2020

@KAL9000, really digging all your 20th Century titles!

@Atkinson, you know the Hungarian Soldier vs Soviet Soldier title covering Barbarossa is dropping this year? All the others sound neat too!

I've got a couple I'd add:

World War I
-BEF Rifleman vs German Rifleman (Western Front 1914)
-French Poilu vs German Landser (Nivelle Offensive 1917)

World War II:

-Commonwealth Soldier vs Japanese Soldier, Malaya 1941-1942
-Marine Raider vs Japanese Soldier, South Pacific 1942
-Free French Soldier vs German Soldier, Italy 1943
-Soviet Soldier vs Japanese Soldier, Manchuria 1945

-French Groupe Mobile Soldier vs Viet Minh Guerilla, Vietnam 1951-1954
-Mobile Riverine Force Soldier vs Viet Cong Guerilla, Vietnam 1965-1970

20th Century
-FLN Guerilla vs French Soldier, Algeria 1954-1962
-US Marine vs Iraqi Soldier, Kuwait 1991 

It would be nice to see some more Napoleonic titles (Okay, this year's War of 1812 title is technically Napoleonic, but you know what I mean)

Posted on: 27/02/2021 03:18:13
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 415
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

Some great titles there and in fairness little duplication.  I think this series could run and run. Certainly think a lot of scope for the ww1 titles.

Posted on: 20/03/2021 17:48:00

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