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New eBooks for June

Posted by Sam Collins on June 07, 2012

June ebooks

The latest batch of eBooks is now available for instant download

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June Discounts - A Month of Battles

Posted by on May 24, 2012

Napoleon

A new type of Osprey discount is coming...

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And the winner is (#sixwordwar)

Posted by Richard on September 24, 2009

We had some great entries on the #sixwordwar competition over on Twitter. Here is the full list:

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Wargaming and Medieval Battles in Williamsburg at the MHW 2009

Posted by Kerry on September 23, 2009

Interested in wargaming, history, medieval knights? Be sure not to miss the first annual Military History Weekend, co-sponsored by Osprey.

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The next ten Raid titles announced - thanks for your help in choosing them!

Posted by Kate on September 03, 2009

Thanks to all of you for your fantastic feedback on what titles we should be publishing in the Raid series. I thought you might like to know the confirmed list of Raid subjects for 2010. They are: Zeebrugge 1918 Gran Sasso 1943...

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Doing something different in the Raid series

Posted by Kate on August 27, 2009

As with all our new series we will be launching two Raid titles a month for three months. Our first four titles are obvious candidates for the series: RAID 1 Rangers Lead the War – Pointe-du-Hoc D-Day 1944 RAID 2 Israel’s Lightning Strike – The raid on Entebbe 1976 RAID 3 Cabanatuan Prison Raid – The Philippines 1945 RAID 4 Who Dares Wins – The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980...

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Peter Dennis excavates Vindolanda

Posted by Mike on August 10, 2009

Peter Dennis is one of our most prolific (and loved) illustrators and has been illustrating Osprey books since way back in 2003 when he was commissioned to illustrate Fortress 5 Japanese Castles. Since then he has gone on to illustrate hundreds of Osprey books, including all of the cover artwork on the Field of Glory series. His bright vibrant colours and intense concentration on historical detail has made him a firm favourite, and over the last few months Peter has very kindly contributed to this blog from time to time. You can read a question and answer session here. Here Peter describes what it is like to be an Osprey illustrator - and describes his illustration for a campaign title. Last, but not least is a step-by-step description of his illustrations of a dark age fortress.

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Terrain building inspiration

Posted by Phil on July 31, 2009

Joe came into the office today with a little surprise for me – some adobe buildings in 15mm scale, made out of balsa wood and intended for some wargaming further down the line. Now, Joe is a bit of a legend when it comes to making terrain – I've got some cool hillbilly shacks (now with added outhouse) that he put together for one of our projects that only partially got off the ground before we (I) were (was) sidetracked by other shiny things, and a load of English Civil War-y barns and farm buildings in various stages of ruin. Recently, he's taken to moulding and casting his own flagstones, walls and the like in plaster, resulting in some exceptionally chunky Medieval structures.

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The Age Old Question: Pirates vs. Ninjas?

Posted by Kerry on July 30, 2009

Not too long ago, the question of pirates vs ninjas was quite the internet phenomenon, which quickly spread to video games and books. At the end of June, the question became central to the Osprey booth at Origins, with Shirley in full ninja regalia selling Osprey books and Britains figures.

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Visiting Bannockburn

Posted by William on July 23, 2009

The National Trust for Scotland's Bannockburn Heritage Centre, just south-west of Stirling, is closer to the location of the first day's fighting than that of the decisive second day, further east and now mostly built over. However, the open country to the west and south must still bear some resemblance to the ground on which Robert Bruce won his famous duel with Henry de Bohun, dancing round his lumbering charger on his nimble grey and splitting his helmet and skull with one blow of his axe.

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