Monthly Archives: October 2013

Four new titles from Osprey Publishing

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Among Osprey Publishing’s recent releases in the autumn of 2013 are these four new titles of interest not only to wargamers, but also to general military history buffs. All contain Osprey’s usual excellent custom-drawn graphics, as we have become used to seeing over the years, as well as an excellent selection of vintage and period photographs and drawings. Each paperback book is printed on high quality, coated-two-sides enamel paper using fine offset lithography printing.

The two books at the top of the photograph are both part of Osprey’s popular “Combat” series, which examine opposing warriors across a wide variety of periods and armies.

David Greentree has written an interesting account of the opponents in the Mediterranean 1942-43 theater: British Paratrooper Versus Fallschirmjager. His book details three key encounters between the airborne forces in Tunisia and Sicily. The new book contrasts their organization, training, tactics used on the battlefield, experience, and weaponry. Greentree has drawn from first-person accounts, military records, old photographs, and contemporary strategic and tactical maps to give a useful look at the opposing units. Tennessee freelance artist Johnny Shumate nicely drew the modern illustrations. Chapters include The Opposing Sides; Pont du Fahs, Depiene, and Oudna; Green Hill, Primosole Bridge, and an analysis and conclusion. He also includes a useful look at unit organizations and a selected bibliography. $18.95. ISBN:  978170969244.

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New ACW wargaming ezine to debut

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Stephen Huckaby’s new digital wargaming magazine (an “ezine”) is debuting this month.

“ACW Gamer: The Ezine” will be available on the 4th of October 2013. The cost for a 4 issue subscription is $12 and can be sent by Paypal at Ravenbannergames@yahoo.com. Please include the email address where you wish the PDF to be sent to. 
 
The Fall Issue features:
 
– An interview with Chris Hughes of Sash and Saber Castings
 
– A history of the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
 
– Pohick Church: An early war scenario
 
– Crucible of Valor: An American Civil War Ruleset for Warlord Games’ “Black Powder”
 
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