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    Ranting madman of the .org Senior Member Fly Shoot Champion, Helicopter Champion, Pedestrian Killer Champion, Sharpshooter Champion, NFS Underground Champion Rhyfelwyr's Avatar
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    Default Re: Official Osprey thread

    I've only got a couple of Osprey books so far, both illustrated by Angus McBride, and I thought his plates were brilliant.

    What I'm here to ask is if Osprey tend to do Christmas deals. I was thinking of buying a few for myself in the coming weeks.

    Also, can anyone recommend any books on medieval Ghana, Nubia and Ethiopia, and also the transoxanian region for factions such as the the Khwarezmid Shahdom, Kara-Khitai etc. I've had a look through the site but can't really find anything on them.

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    Anybody got any new books recently?
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    I got 1 Today by Stephen Turnbull. Samurai, The World Of The Warrior. Very Good Book From Osprey/Stephen.

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    30% off Ancient/Medieval titles this month, still a few days left...
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    Anyone have the funny history of warfare? I'm really interested in buying it, but I want some feedback about it first.
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    Just got some men-at-arms and elites given to me today, seems to be one about Sassanian cavalryman somewhere in the mix there.

    I must say that I am rather proud of my collection now.

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    Osprey are bringing out a Byzantine Cavalry 900-1204 book next August, along with one I've been waiting for for years - a Galloglaich warrior (or elite, not sure yet) title. Its just a tragedy Angus McBride won't be illustrating it, this would have been absolutely perfect for him.

    Picked up the War Elephants and Scottish Renaissance Armies books recently - excellent artwork in both, Turner did a great job with the latter.

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    Hehehe, I have close to 500 Osprey Books. So I won't even try to list all the ones I have. Oh, and I do not like Angus McBride. The human faces he draws are peculiar and some of his illustrations of the Roman Legionaries are seemingly absurd:
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    Oh, and also, if any of you who do not have such large collection of Ospreys want to see some illustrations of RTW-time period soldiers, just follow the link on my signature. I believe there are more than 200 pictures on that thread. All of them are from my collection.

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    Howdy,

    I just bought my first Osprey book about a month ago; Campaign - 197, Amiens 1918. Still haven't read it yet, I'm slogging through other books for now, but I'm looking forward to it very much.

    If anyone else has any WWI Osprey books I'd like to hear what you think of them. I'm looking to buy lots of Osprey WWI books over the summer. One I want but can't seem to find anywhere is the book on the Renault FT-17 tank.

    I've read that some of you guys have hundreds of Osprey books. That's quite a library. (Must weigh a lot.) I figure I'll have a dozen or two by summer's end. Amazon's gonna love me.
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    Any good Ospreys on the medieval English armies of the 13th century, and also French and German?
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    Hmmm, quiet here in Ospreyland.

    Have bought a few more in the last while. Managed to find a copy of "Kaiserschlacht 1918" at Amazon (as opposed to the used copy some bozo wanted about $50 for on Ebay). Also got "The Blocking of Zeebrugge" from their new "Raid series". Good stuff.

    They just came out with a new version of their book about the early Renault tanks. Will get that one soon.

    What I'm not crazy about is that many of their new books are down to 64 pages, some are even 48 pages, but still full price. Gross.
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    Quiet here indeed.

    Any news on some interesting upcoming titles from the Osprey house?
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    Default Re: Official Osprey thread

    Like many people who have posted here I must say Angus McBride's plates are certainly the highlight of Osprey books, however I am very sceptical of the information contained in the main body of text after I read in "Rome's Enemies: Gallic and British Celts" that the Iceni were listed as a Belgic tribe, an idea for which there is no linguistic, archaeological or historical proof.



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    So it's been a while with this thread, with the last post being done 9 years and all but I thought I would give it a shout now that my Osprey collection is about 40+ books now and going close to 50+ territory.

    All of this has been due to pretty much this thread and the overall influence of TW games but I really appreciate my small collection. More to come of course, hopefully I will get to 100 - 120 as I have an extensive list of Osprey titles that I still want to purchase.

    Some of the newer ones are fabulous - Byzantine Cavalryman and Sassanian Elite Cavalry are excellent titles.

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