Here at Osprey we pride ourselves on getting quality artwork to illustrator our books. However, every so often, something comes through that is just special. Paintings where you know the artist has enjoyed the topic and has gone that extra mile to make them great. Such is obviously the case with the new artwork from Giuseppe Rava for the upcoming Men-at-Arms book on the Varangian Guard.

And is it just me, or is this artwork more than a little reminiscent of the work of a certain other artist, famous for his work in the Men-at-Arms series... 

MAA 459 Plate 7MAA 459 Plate 2MAA 459 Plate 5

And that is just three of the plates in the book!