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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Osprey books for pre-order

Osprey Publishing Ltd. announces that the following titles are available for pre-order

DARK – Bug Hunts


Bug Hunts

They said there were no monsters. But there are.

It is the 23rd Century. Across the cold void of space, alien monsters prey on humanity: infesting generation-ships, destroying colonies, and transforming humans into hosts for their foul spoor. From the insectoid hive-beasts of Klaatu, to the xenomorphic parasites of the outer rim, this book contains the sum total of human knowledge of the myriad forms of alien menace; where to find them…and how to kill them. In this guide you will find details of mankind's greatest champions, the marines of STAR Industries. With their state-of-the-art technology and advanced combat tactics developed over a century of warfare, the STAR marines battle the alien, wherever it may strike.

Contents

Introduction 
The Alien Menace: Know Thy Foe, Infamous Infestations, The Ongoing Threat 
STAR Industries Marines: Origins, Organisation, Tactical Remit, Weapons and Wargear 
Tactical Manual: Planet-side Surgical Strikes, Deep Space Boarding Actions, Defensive Actions, Open War 
Conclusion

MAA 503 – Hitler's Russian and Cossack Allies 1941-45

MAA 503 – Hitler's Russian and Cossack Allies 1941-45

Given the merciless way in which the war on the Eastern Front of World War II was conducted, it is difficult to envisage anyone changing sides during the conflict. Yet after the German invasion of Russia in Operation Barbarossa, well over 400,000 former Soviet citizens went on to fight for Nazi Germany. These included not only the ‘legions' recruited from non-Russian ethnic groups eager for freedom from Stalin's dictatorship, but also some 100,000 Russians and Cossacks. What began as small local security units of ‘Ostruppen', enrolled for the ongoing campaigns against Soviet partisans, were later reorganized, given special systems of uniform and insignia, amalgamated into larger formations, and eventually committed to the front line. This book offers up an essential guide to the appearance, formation and equipment of the myriad Russian and Soviet units that fought for the Germans. It uses rare photographs and revealing colour illustrations to create a peerless visual reference to the troops who switched from one ruthless superpower to another and met with a horrific fate when the fighting was over.

Contents

Introduction 
Uniforms & insignia 1941-42: the Eastern Battalions 
Uniforms & insignia 1943-45 
Cossack units: uniforms & insignia 1941-42 
1st Cossack Division, uniforms & insignia 1943-44 
XV Cavalry Corps, uniforms & insignia 1944-45 
Plate Commentaries 
Index