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Posted by: scratchbuilder Does anyone fancy a Warrior on the evolution of the Cuirassier, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries? I haven't included the nineteenth century because the cuirassier essentially finished its military evolution as a troop type, with the introduction of new riding styles in the mid eighteenth century. Also there is adequate of coverage of napoleonic cuirassiers in Osprey already. Please Discuss.
Posted on: 28/07/2013 11:04:00

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Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
That's not really what the warrior series is meant to do - if you look at the author's notes, it is aimed at providing a detailed look at a particular troop type in a particular time and place, with strong emphasis on the experience of the troops. The time frame you are looking at is rather too long, and the focus doesn't match - it's the equivalent of asking for a warrior book covering "Artillerymen of all european countries 1700 - 1980", to look at the evolution of gunnery. That said, maybe there would be a possibility in one of the series better suited to it, like Elite?
Posted on: 28/07/2013 11:58:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
Fair enough Mr Hunter. I was thinking of The Matchlock Musketeer, which is a Warrior publication and covers a century of development, 1588 to 1688. I would be happy to see it as an Elite, just so long as it does get published.
Posted on: 28/07/2013 13:26:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
A fair point, but even the matchlock musketeer book covers only a hundred year span, whereas what you are proposing covers three centuries
Posted on: 28/07/2013 14:10:00
Posted by: baldrick
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Joined Date: Monday, 20 January 2014
Cuirassiers are popular with nearly all readers. An elite book on their heyday (when they wore 3/4 armour), during the 16th and 17th Centuries, would be immensely of interest. Possibly also warrior titles covering specific periods of interest during the 18th &19th Centuries (still employed in large numbers even right up to (and including) the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 (on both sides), would also be a great idea. I know alot of people who would buy such titles.
Posted on: 28/07/2013 14:19:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
I don't doubt the appeal of the material; my point was that it would fit better into one of the other series, rather than warrior
Posted on: 28/07/2013 17:18:00
Posted by: Amaral
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Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
MAA?
Posted on: 28/07/2013 18:45:00
Posted by: Crested Owl
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Joined Date: Saturday, 24 August 2013
I think an elite would be more appropriate as Mr Hunter pointed out. A good idea but my personal choice would be an elite book on their heyday (when they wore 3/4 armour), during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Posted on: 29/07/2013 04:49:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
If there is support for a Cuirassier series, covering the evolution, history and developement of this branch of service; rather than a single consolidated book, no one would be happier than I.
Posted on: 29/07/2013 08:30:00
Posted by: America undefeated!
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: Monday, 17 June 2013
Yes!
Posted on: 30/07/2013 06:40:00
Posted by: FJ-1973
Total Posts: 7
Joined Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Thinking also for a Elite. Or some for more specific time/place of tte cuirassier. Or maybe a new serie about "Armour", as for the already MAA published Flak jackets and soldiers eqipments (as "weapon")?
Posted on: 01/08/2013 22:41:00
Posted by: moraka
Total Posts: 11
Joined Date: Friday, 12 October 2012
An elite book about the Cuirassiers is something i would love to have. I am sure a lot of others would too.
Posted on: 17/12/2013 02:43:00

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