August 03, 2016

New September products from Osprey Publishing!

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Order by Date: August 12, 2016
Street Date: September 22, 2016

OSPCAM283
Cowpens 1781: American Revolution


$24.00 SRP

This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit, Daniel Morgan, leading a small force of 700 Continentals and militia, chose the Cowpens as the battlefield in which to make a stand. The two forces clashed for barely more than 45 minutes, yet this brief battle shaped the outcome of the War in the South and decisively influenced the conflict as a whole. Richard Blackmon provides a shrewd analysis of what was perhaps the finest tactical performance of the entire war. Bird's-eye views, vivid illustrations and detailed maps illuminate the dynamism of this clash between two of the most famous commanders of the War of Independence.

Author: Ed Gilbert, Catherine Gilbert
Illustrator: Graham Turner

96 pages


OSPCAM299
Zama 202 BC: Scipio Crushes Hannibal in North Africa


The battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time - Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the Second Punic War, waged from 218 until 201 BC. The armies were led by two of the most famous commanders of all time - the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal, renowned for crossing the Alps with his army into Italy, and the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio, who along with his father was among the defeated at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

Drawing upon years of research, author Mir Bahmanyar gives a detailed account of this closing battle, analyzing the tactics employed by each general and the forces they had at their disposal. Stunning, specially commissioned artwork brings to life the epic clash that saw Hannibal defeated and Rome claim its spot as the principal Mediterranean power.

Author: Mir Bahmanyar
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

96 pages



OSPCBT020
King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier: East Africa 1917-18


$20.00 SRP

Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theatre of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African Rifles. In an attempt to divert Allied forces from the Western Front, a small German colonial force under the command of Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck raided British and Portuguese territory. Despite being heavily outnumbered, his expert use of guerrilla tactics forced the British to mount a series of offensives, culminating in a major battle at Nyangao-Mahiwa that saw both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Meticulously researched analysis highlights the tactical and technological innovation shown by both armies as they were forced to fight in a treacherous climate where local diseases could prove just as deadly as the opposition.

Author: Gregg Adams
Illustrator: Johnny Shumate


OSPGEN2338
From the Archives: An Eclectic Mix of Stories from the History of Reme


$24.00 SRP
Modern soldiers depend on their equipment, from the weapons in their hands and the tanks that support them, to the communications equipment that connect them to their commanders. Formed in 1942, the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) have maintained the British Army's equipment and kept their machines moving for nearly 75 years. REME have been involved in every single operation undertaken by the British Army since World War II, and the Corps has some fascinating stories to tell.

This is a collection of some of the fascinating accounts unearthed in the archives and written about in the The Craftsman (the Corps Magazine) and The REME Journal (the publication of The REME Institution) - including the Birth of REME; Operation Grapple - UK Nuclear Testing on Christmas Island; and the Mystery of Mussolini's Boots. It provides unique insights into inspirational deeds and bravery and good-humored fortitude that have characterized the British Army through the ages.

All Osprey Publishing profits from the book's sale will go to the REME Benevolent Fund and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Author: Mike Sibbons

184 pages


OSPGNM2766
Russias Last Gasp: Eastern Front 1916-17


$30.00 SRP

In Russia's Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare - the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease the pressure on Russia's British and French allies by diverting German troops from the Western Front and knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war. Russia's dismal military performance in the preceding years was forgotten, as the Brusilov Offensive was quickly characterized by innovative tactics, including the use of shock troops, a strategy that German armies would later adapt to great effect. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research this is a dramatic retelling of the final years of the war on the Eastern Front, in which the Russian Army claimed military success but at a terrible cost.

Author: Prit Buttar
 



More September products from Osprey Publishing!
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OSPGNM7372
OSPMAA507
OSPNVG238
OSPOWG016
OSPWAR181
OSPWPN049
OSPXPL002
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The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS
Modern African Wars (5): The Nigerian-Biafran War 1967–70
World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers
The Men Who Would Be Kings: Colonial Wargaming Rules
British Commando 1940–45
SA80 Assault Rifles
Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber
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