There is a signing for Steampunk Soldiers this Saturday (15th November) between 1pm and 2pm at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue. Full details can be found here.
This is your chance to meet up with those Osprey legends Joe McCullough (who runs Osprey Adventures) and Phil Smith (who is in charge of Osprey Games) as they sign copies of the book that they created together from the sketches and paintings of Miles Vandercroft. Between 1887 and 1895 British art student Vandercroft travelled the world observing the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. in this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology transformed warfare. This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his commentary on the specific military units he encountered. It is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colourful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.