Osprey has recently published several new books of various genres covering several periods of military history. Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics is self-explanatory, and is a useful treatise on the uniforms, armament, and tactics used by the Imperial troops and their many adversaries. Like most of Osprey’s past titles, this is lavishly illustrated with original artwork. Plates show the typical heavy cavalrymen, as well as illustrating their tactics on the battlefield.
The French Musketeer 1622-1775 covers the period made famous by Alexander Dumas in his classic book with the tale of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and their young friend D’Artagnan. Again, color plates show examples of uniforms. The books details the formation of the Musketeers, their rise to prominence, and their eventual downfall.
Manzikert 1071 details a critical battle between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuq Turks at the start of the second millenium. In a pitched fight, forces under the sultan Alp-Arslan defeated the troops of Romanus IV Diogenes in what is now modern Turkey,
Another of the recent publications is an army list for the popular rules set Bolt Action, written by Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestley. This new book covers the Armies of Imperial Japan.
Ronin is a new rules set covering skirmish wargaming in the age of the Samurai, For more information, see Osprey’s webpage for the book.
Daniel Mersey’s new book King Arthur is the latest edition in the Myths and Legends series .