Duel was the first new series that Osprey had launched in close to a decade when the first books appeared 6 years ago, and the response was hugely enthusiastic. In fact, it was so positive that it immediately got us thinking whether there was a way of applying the Duel concept to a soldier vs soldier series. Eventually, after much wringing of hands Duel gave birth to our newest series - Combat.
But the birth of Combat does not mean that we are letting Duel off lightly. No going off into the sunset for this noble series, it still has a few years to go before we put it out to pasture, as the strength of this 2014 list shows.
Duel 55 FE 2 vs Albatros I-IV: Western Front 1916-17 (Jan 2014)
Duel 57 Q Ship vs U Boat: 1914-18 (Feb 2014)
Duel 58 Jagdpanther vs SU-100: Eastern Front (April 2014)
Duel 59 Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Eindecker: Western Front 1916 (April 2014)
Duel 60 Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore: 1942-43 (April 2014)
Duel 61 F-8 Crusader vs MiG-17: 1966-72 (October 2014)
Duel 62 F6F Hellcat vs A6M5/7 Zero-sen: 1943-45 (November 2014)
Duel ?? Panzer III vs SOMUA S 35: France 1940 (November 2014)
So that is what you can look forward to in 2014 from the Duel series.