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    Only one...

    Well in this thread you will find enormous number of pictures, osprey, concord and other plates:

    http://www.totalwar.org.pl/board/vie...t=5249&start=0

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    Ah yes, some great ones from Imperial Rome at War. I think you guys can see why I go on about them so much now!

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    does anyone can post the plates from this three books?


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    A new poll is up. They have the Macedonian Infantry as a Warrior choice. Vote now for it, so we can have more good books and less damn guns!
    It's a shame its such a widely covered topic, but it's better than another WW2 book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppe Merc
    A new poll is up. They have the Macedonian Infantry as a Warrior choice. Vote now for it, so we can have more good books and less damn guns!
    It's a shame its such a widely covered topic, but it's better than another WW2 book!
    YEAH!!!

    I just had a look at the previous votes... I had to go all the way back to February to find another non-gun book (swiss pikemen).

    And is it me but have the VC recipients not already won a poll? Why is it there for another round?
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    I know, its nuts. I mean come on, there are great topics they haven't covered, or barely touched on. I think an Avar book would be great. Or even Byzantine Heavy Horse, or something actually interesting.

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    We're totally on the same level here, I too think there are disproportionally few books dealing with the pre-gunpowder era. How many books on WW2 do we need really? Seems to be a boundless demand for them, despite the fact that modern warfare is so boring compared with medieval or ancient.

    I voted for Macedonian infantryman, and suggested a Campaign book on the battle of Civitate 1053, where the Normans routed the Papal forces despite their inferior numbers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Civitate).
    Last edited by Spartakus; 10-11-2005 at 20:36.
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    Anyone got the Mycenaeans yet? 4 weeks and it still hasn't arrived - thanks Osprey!

    I must say I did like the Roman Military Clothing 3 book - much better than the old volumes, particularly as I found some of the soldiers a bit more interesting. Plate wise good, plus a solid read too.

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    [QUOTE=The Blind King of Bohemia]Anyone got the Mycenaeans yet? 4 weeks and it still hasn't arrived - thanks Osprey!

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    4 weeks?! You're a junior my friend.

    5 MONTHS!!! I ordered them on 11th July....Not even now...

    Thanks very much Osprey!!!!

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    Well The Mycenaeans arrived today funnily enough! Good book, plates are very good as usual (McBride). No big action pieces, but some small fights are present. I particularly like the one with the two Mycenaean Spearmen are standing over the dead Pylian Infantryman, and one has a hedgehog-spiked leather cap as a helmet. He also has a great looking ginger spiked beard to complement his image, which is pretty cool all round. If anyone has Spartan - Total Warrior, he really resembles one of the brothers in that. The artwork seems nicely muted and not too colourful - seems like Angus was going for an 'archaic' sort of feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blind King of Bohemia
    The artwork seems nicely muted and not too colourful - seems like Angus was going for an 'archaic' sort of feel.
    Ah, but the archaic period isn't until later.

    How is The Myceneans book contentwise? I'm attending a course in ancient Greek history this semester, and I have my doubts regarding how much we can claim to know about the military aspects of the Myceneans. What sources are there, except Homer (whose credibility is quite contested in academic circles)?
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    Sorry by Archaic I just meant old I completely forgot about it in terms of Greek periods.

    I haven't had too in depth a look but there are more methods used - of course scenic pottery and archaeology are the two main ones.

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    Can't wait to call Osprey to tell them how slow they are....

    Any good books on the Carthaginians?!
    I'm preparing my 3rd order.
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    Damn I ordered 'Rome and her Enemies' without actually realising that it was a compilation of other books! I thought Osprey and done that before with 'Rome and the Barbarians'. Oh well, lets just hope there's some new stuff in it at least.

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    http://www.stratcommandcenter.com/fo...e=post&id=1373

    http://www.stratcommandcenter.com/fo...e=post&id=1380

    Could someone point me to the books from which these two wonderful plates come from?

    Thanks
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    Wiz, where have you been?! It looks like you posted a year ago!!!

    Also, I'm interested to find out, especially about the first one. It looks like a Varangian Guard.
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    Hey man, I was gone, life got in the way -- still is I suppose

    The first one is actually a Norman knight. I bought "Norman Knight" from the Warrior series because it looks like Christa Hook (who did the art for that book; it was dissapointing really) but it does not contain that plate, so now I wanna know which book it is from. The second one looks similiar to the first, too. Maybe it's Outremer Knight?
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    Life got in the way....

    The second one can't be an Outremer Knight...
    It's advanced. For me, it looks like an Italian Halberdier or a Condottieri.
    The armour is clearly Italian type.
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    Looks more like a knight from Antioch to me.
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    You see -- this one is from the same book obviously:

    http://www.stratcommandcenter.com/fo...e=post&id=1374
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    Well that last one is definitely from Outremer, and I think the other 2 are as well.

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    It appears you're right BKB:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1855...=1#reader-page

    The inset on the back of the book (Knight of Outremer) is obviously from the second plate I posted. Thanks guys! :)
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    Hey it looks like Osprey were merely doing the poll to tease us - Macedonian Warrior is coming as a Warrior title in April next year! Check it out:

    Macedonian Warrior - Alexander's Elite Infantryman

    Shame its not McBride but should be a cracking title nonetheless!

    And another great Warrior title, Tudor Knight in May, illustrated by Graham Turner!

    Tudor Knight

    And a Fortress title, Roman Legionary Fortresses 27BC-378AD:

    Roman Legionary Fortresses

    Plus another one, not quite as exciting, a new entry in the Fortress series - The Vauban Fortifications of France.

    The Vauban Fortifications of France

    Other titles like Otterburn and Flodden are coming in the Campaign series but I won't repeat things I've already told you about.
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    Christa Hook > McBride for me anyways... Well, except when she does static stuff, because that's the only part of McBride that I like. McBride sucks at motion though, IMO...
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    But motion (action) is what makes McBride so good! Hooks are ok but nothing to get excited about. Sorry to go on again about this - I must sound like a broken record!

    I think next year promises to be much better in the way of Ancient - 16th century books. Last year all we had was:

    Roman Military Clothing 3
    Sassanian Elite Cavalry
    The Mycenaeans
    Ancient Siege Warfare
    Roman Siege Warfare
    Rome's Northern Frontier
    Rome and her Enemies (Compilation)
    Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 2
    Japanese Fortified Monasteries
    Carolingian Cavalryman
    Samurai Commanders 1
    Samurai Commanders 2
    Acre
    Third Crusade
    Warriors of Medieval Japan (Compilation)
    God's Warriors (Compilation)
    Aztecs and Conquistadors (Compilation)
    Rome at War (Compilation)

    Pretty paltry really. In the first half of next year we're already promised:

    Roman Auxiliary Cavalryman
    Bronze Age War Chariots
    Russian Fortresses
    Ancient Greek Fortifications
    Armies of Ivan the Terrible
    Otterburn
    Flodden
    Roman Legionary Fortresses
    Macedonian Warrior
    Tudor Knight
    Polish Winged Hussar
    Tower houses and Castles of the Scottish Clans

    And there may well be more besides. Perhaps Osprey are finally listening to us!
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    Armies of Ivan the Terrible certainly sounds delightful.
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    The Ancient Greek Fortifications are my bell.

    Though, I really want those Sassanids....
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    For those interested, I just found out that Wayne Reynolds will be illustrating one book for Osprey in 2006:

    Campaign 170: Osaka 1615

    I'd hoped he do something a little more interesting to be honest, or at least more than one book. Osprey have been wrong before though, so I'm also hoping that Angus does more than one in 2006.

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    heyyyy!

    Osprey is great,BUT ihave a complain:
    not much about ancient history.(in comparison with the modern era)

    I hope there will be published something about the Hellenistic Kingdoms!!!

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    I always wondered why Osprey haven't done some books about the sucessor states or say a Rome's enemies: The greek cities. They do seem to favour modern age books which bore me to tears to be honest

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