Battle Orders studies the organisation, actions and strength of a major unit in battle, describing elements of doctrine, training, tactics, equipment and deployment. Breaking down military units into their constituent parts it reveals how individual fighting strength, combat missions and command decisions determine the course of major battles and wars. Developed by a team of military professionals, academics, and strategists, Battle Orders contain detailed orders of battle, tables of organisation and equipment, maps, charts and contemporary photographs, making it ideal for historians, armchair generals, wargamers and military enthusiasts.
Books in the Osprey Campaign series span military history from the ancient world to modern times. Napoleonic battles, American Civil War battles, World War I battles and World War II battles are all analysed, as are the major military engagements of the American Revolution, the medieval period, and the 16th to 19th centuries.
With full colour 3-D ‘bird’s-eye-views’, battle scenes and maps as well as colour and black and white photographs the Osprey Campaigns series provides an important reference resource for history enthusiasts, academics and wargamers.
Combat pits history's adversaries against one another, from the snows of World War II's Eastern Front to the mud of the Somme. Combat's innovative split-screen artwork showing a key moment in battle from both sides' perspective offers a glimpse of war through the eyes of those who fought, while first hand accounts, expert analysis, photographs, maps and specially commissioned colour plates combine to immerse you in the experience of close quarter battles.
Each Combat Aircraft book concentrates on one of the greatest aircraft in aviation history, the technology behind it and the men who flew it. Examining the design, development and deployment of the aircraft throughout history, from World War II and Korea through to current actions in the Gulf and Afghanistan, each book features up to 30 aircraft profiles, pages of full-colour nose art and black and white photographs throughout. The Combat Aircraft series provides a valuable resource for military model makers, remote control model makers and aviation history enthusiasts.
Duel is an innovative series of books from Osprey that conveys a complete picture of machine-on-machine action from design and development through to combat, with a thorough analysis of all the human, tactical and technical elements which ultimately decided who triumphed in clashes of men and their war machines. First-hand accounts of individual engagements place you in the midst of the action, whether dogfight, tank battle or submarine hunt. An array of technical drawings, photographs and full-colour digital illustrations, including "gun sight views," depict the key aspects of these machines in wartime. Ideal for modellers, wargamers and military history enthusiasts of all ages.
Each book in the Elite series focuses on a single army or elite unit, military tactics or a group of famous commanders. Military uniforms, insignia and equipment are shown in full colour artwork. Elite Books cover the full spectrum of military history, examining the greatest armies, units and commanders of the ancient, medieval, Napoleonic, American Civil War, World War I and World War II. Featuring full specially commissioned colour artworks of typical military uniforms and equipment, together with organisational diagrams and a wealth of black and white photography, these books provide an accessible resource for enthusiasts of all ages.
Each Essential Histories book studies the origins, politics, fighting and repercussions of one major war or theatre of war, from both military and civilian perspectives. Spanning 3000 years of human conflict, most major wars are covered, from the Punic Wars to the Iran-Iraq war. Featuring full colour maps, diagrams and photography throughout, each book in Osprey’s Essential Histories series also includes pictures of contemporary artwork and artefacts, providing a full visual appreciation what it was like to live through each war. Essential Histories are an important reference resource for students, teachers, academics, history enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Osprey’s Essential Histories Specials series are Multi-volume editions that combine previously published Essential Histories single volumes in one great value publication. Each book studies the origins, politics, fighting and repercussions of one major war or theatre of war, from both military and civilian perspectives. Featuring full colour maps, diagrams and photography throughout, each book in also includes pictures of contemporary artwork and artefacts, providing a full visual appreciation of how it was to live through each war.
Each book in the Fortress series examines the history, evolution, military architecture and natural setting of some of the world’s most important fortification systems. Covering fortresses throughout history, from ancient times through to the modern day, these books contain full colour cutaway artwork, maps, diagrams, and colour and black and white photographs. Fortress books are ideal for military historians, modellers, wargamers and fortification enthusiasts.
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series of books is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.
Books in Osprey’s New Vanguard series deal with World War II tanks, AFVs and ships, as well as covering the vessels of World War I, World War II and the Napoleonic period, and the artillery and naval innovations of the American Civil War and medieval periods. Featuring specially commissioned full colour artworks, including exploded and cutaway diagrams, books in Osprey’s New Vanguard series are illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and diagrams. A valuable resource for model makers, wargamers, and military history enthusiasts.
Books in Osprey's Warrior series span military history, from Romans and their contemporaries to the men who fought in Vietnam. Medieval warriors, Napoleonic warriors, American Civil War warriors, and the warriors of World War I and World War II are brought to life. Featuring specially commissioned colour artworks and illustrated throughout with black and white photography, Osprey's Warrior series is an ideal reference resource for re-enactors, military history enthusiasts, model makers and wargamers.
In the Weapon series Osprey looks at the most important, famous and infamous weapons throughout history. Using a combination of photography and classic Osprey artwork, this series examines the full story of each weapon, beginning with its design and development, following through its operational history, and finally analyzing its impact on warfare and violence.