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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Osprey's Upcoming Book Releases

Osprey's upcoming book releases are available to pre-order!

DARK 9: War of the Worlds

DARK 9: War of the Worlds

On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed forever. Grey metal cylinders, launched from Mars and
hurtled through space, came crashing down in southern England. The next 15 days were marked by courage and despair, hope and shock, defeat and fleeting victory as Queen Victoria's army struggled to contain the terrible alien threat. The war, man against machines from space, was fought without mercy on both sides. And the outcome would be decided by the smallest of things… 

This book covers the whole of the Anglo-Martian conflict, beginning with a look at the relative strengths and weakness of the two armies, both English and alien, and comparing the different strategies employed. It then takes a detailed look at the actual military struggle, covering all of the major engagements between the tripods and Victoria's army.

Mike Brunton was born in Yorkshire and has spent all his working life having far too much fun in the games industry. In that time he’s worked on everything from miniatures wargames and boardgames to BAFTA award-winning computer games. Now a freelance writer and games designer, he lives in Sussex with his partner and two young sons.

Contents

Introduction 
British Forces 
The Martians 
15 Days in August 
Watching the Skies

GNM: The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 1: 1939-43

GNM: The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 1: 1939-43

The Germans transformed armoured warfare from a lumbering and ponderous experiment in World War I into something that could decide the outcome of conflicts. This technical and operational history is the definitive guide to the legendary Panzerwaffe, from its very infancy to the days when it made Europe its garden path at the height of Nazi German power. With rare and revealing combat reports, along with photographs sourced from previously unseen private and archival collections, it uncovers the technical and operational stories of the formidable armoured beasts that formed the backbone of the German war machine - tanks such as the Panzer I, II and 38(t).

A German national, Thomas Anderson is a specialist in German armored fighting vehicles of World War II. He has spent decades researching in archives throughout Germany and the rest of Europe to discover little known facts and never previously published photographs of the might of the Panzerwaffe. A modeler, he regularly contributes to popular modeling and historical magazines across the globe including Military Modelcraft International (UK), Steel Art (Italy), Historia Militar (Spain) and Batailles & Blindes (France) as well as many others.

Contents

1 Laying the foundation - pre-war establishment 
2 The seizure of Czechoslovakia - backing the Panzerwaffe 
3 Poland - the ordeal 
4 France - at eye level 
5 The Balkans - the unwanted campaign 
6 Russia - an overmighty opponent? 
7 1942 - upgrading the Panzers 
8 North Africa - defeat instead of superiority 
9 Dark prospects - Waiting for the new tanks 
10 Tank recovery and repair 1935-42

GNM: Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: Soldiers & Families in America's Civil War

GNM: Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: Soldiers & Families in America's Civil War

For four years American families on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line were forced to endure the violence and hardship of the Civil War. Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades is the story of these families, expertly crafted from their own words. Revealing the innermost thoughts of both famous citizens and men and women forgotten by history, esteemed Civil War historian Susannah J. Ural explores life on the battlefield and the home front, capturing the astonishing perseverance of the men and women caught up in this most brutal of conflicts.

Susannah Ural is Professor of History and Co-Director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she specializes in the US Civil War Era, US War and Society, the American South, and Irish-American history. She is a frequent contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, including America’s Civil War, Civil War Times, and The Journal of Military History. Ural also is a frequent lecturer at industry events and conferences for such organizations as Society of Civil War Historians, Society of Military Historians, and US Army War College. She is a member of a number of professional associations, including American Irish Historical Society, Civil War Preservation Trust, Society for Military History, and Southern Historical Association.

Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Chapter 
1: PREPARING FOR A WAR TO THE DEATH Chapter 
2: A WAR FOR UNION AND FREEDOM Chapter 
3: YET ANOTHER SEASON OF WAR Chapter 
4: THE WAR'S DARKEST HOUR Chapter 
5: THE FINAL ACT 
Conclusion Notes Bibliography 
Index