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1. Christmas Delivery - 2016-12-08 09:03:00
It is that time of year again! As Christmas approaches, here is some important information regarding deliveries.
To make sure your order arrives in time for Christmas, orders from the UK and US should be made by Thursday, 8th December. Whilst we cannot guarantee Christmas delivery for print on demand titles, we do not currently anticipate any additional delays. Therefore, orders placed by 8th December should arrive before Christmas.
For overseas orders, we will be working hard alongside our distributors to ensure a timely delivery, but unfortunately we cannot account for post in your region.
To avoid disappointment, order today!
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1. Sneak Peek at February Artwork - 2016-12-13 14:42:10
It’s time for another sneak peek at some of our artwork from upcoming releases. Today, we will be looking at three plates from our February series books.
Combat 23: New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier by David Greentree
Illustrated by Adam Hook

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This first piece of artwork by Adam Hook in New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier depicts the New Zealand rearguard carrying out an ambush on the Kradschützen-Gruppe, who has unsuspectingly driven straight into them. The image shows the rearguard with a captured German MG 34 machine gun, a few riflemen, a Bren-gunner and Tommy-gunners.

Duel 67: Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F by Tony Holmes
Illustrated by Jim Laurier and Gareth Hector

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We move to the skies next with Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F. In this image, the Bf 109F takes aim at the Spitfire, with its use of a Revi C12D.
Campaign 304: Darwin 1942 by Bob Alford
Illustrated by Jim Laurier

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Finally, we have an image from Darwin 1942, which follows the Japanese attack on the Australian port of Darwin. This plate depicts Lieutenant Thomas H. Moorer and his co-pilot, Ensign Walter H. Mosley, escaping their badly damaged aircraft, set on fire by the Japanese.
That’s all for this week, do let us know which piece of artwork is your favourite, and which of our upcoming February releases you’re most looking forward to.
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Мнение от Клуб Стендов Моделизъм България » 19 дек 2016, 00:00

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1. The Battle of Verdun 100th Anniversary - 2016-12-18 10:36:00
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Verdun. Both sides suffered heavy casualties, and whilst it was a victory for the French, it remains one of the largest and longest battles of the First World War
To commemorate its centennial anniversary, below is an extract from ‘Campaign 93 – Verdun 1916’ by Ian Drury and William Martin, with illustrations by Howard Gerrard.
By the end of 1916 the frontline at Verdun was almost exactly where it had been at the start of Falkenhayn’s offensive. But ‘England’s best sword’ was not knocked out of her hands. Falkenhayn’s calculations were wrong – the attrition had not been in Germany’s favour by any significant degree. French losses were 61,000 dead, 101,000 missing and 216,000 wounded. German losses were 142,000 killed and missing and 187,000 wounded. No mystery attaches to the high proportion of ‘missing’. The majority of casualties were inflicted by artillery and many were unrecognisable or simply disappeared in the deluge. Bodies were buried where they fell and frequently exhumed and buried again by shellfire. A total of 48 German divisions were fed through the ‘Mill on the Meuse’ – more than half their forces on the western front. Many served there twice, for a total of 75 ‘divisional engagements’. By 1 May 1916, 40 French divisions had passed through Verdun, 66 by mid-July. By December, 75 per cent of the French army had served at Verdun: 43 divisions serving once, 23 appeared twice, and seven served there three or more times. French divisions usually spent two weeks in the line during which they lost (on average) 33 per cent of their men. At any one time there were about 24 French divisions at Verdun, Joffre jealously hoarding his troops for the Somme.

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French horses restomg on their way to Verdun
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A French army study, published in 192326 revealed that the cost of defending could be higher than attacking. The 44 French divisions involved in the Somme offensive sustained 114,000 killed or missing and 205,000 wounded. During the defensive phase of Verdun, February- June, 60 French divisions served at Verdun and suffered 156,000 killed or missing plus 263,000 evacuated wounded. The French counterattacks at Verdun cost them 30,000 men, leading to the conclusion that ‘it was cheaper to conquer terrain than to lose it’.

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French troops attacking under artillery fire
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If many poilus despaired of victory by the end of 1916 and believed that it was merely a matter of time before they were killed, the same sentiment can be found in German memoirs. In Germany Verdun became synonymous with futile attrition. The official history entitles its three volumes devoted to the campaign The Tragedy of Verdun. The Verdun campaign does not represent a sudden acceleration in the downward slide of the French army – one that leads to the mutinies of 1917 and ultimately to the débâcle of 1940. The campaign ended with French attacks winning back lost ground with exceptionally light casualties by First World War standards. The French army had achieved artillery parity with the Germans and French infantry attacked not only with their usual dash, but with improved tactical competence.
If you’d like to read more about Verdun, see 'Verdun 1916' and 'The Fortifications of Verdun 1874 - 1917'.
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Мнение от Клуб Стендов Моделизъм България » 26 дек 2016, 00:00

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1. Merry Christmas! - 2016-12-25 08:45:00
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Thank you for all your support in 2016, we hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by friends, family and books!
From all of us here at Osprey

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1. Hōshō - The Phoenix in Flight - 2016-12-27 10:24:00
On 27th December 1922 the Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō is commissioned. Not only was this the first aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, but it was also the first purpose built aircraft carrier in the world.
The extract and photos below are both taken from New Vanguard 109: Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carries 1921–45 by Mark Stille.

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Hōshō in October 1945 after its surrender
“Design and Construction. The Imperial Navy’s first carrier was not the first ship to be designed as a carrier from the keel up, as is often stated. Hosho was laid down as a mixed seaplane carrier/aircraft carrier employing both seaplanes and deck-launched aircraft. The ship was modified during construction and was completed as a full-deck aircraft carrier based on a light cruiser hull. She was launched in November 1921 and commissioned into service in December 1922. With a narrow beam and a 300ft hangar, only 21 aircraft could be carried. This was later reduced to 11 as aircraft got larger.
Service Modifications. The most obvious modification occurred early in Hosho’s career. A small starboard-side island was found to impede aircraft operations on such a narrow deck and was removed. Navigation was now accomplished from two platforms mounted on either side of the forward edge of the hangar. During the Pacific War, Hosho was relegated to secondary duties in home waters and was therefore only slightly modified. The flight deck was lengthened and widened in 1944 to facilitate its role as a training carrier.

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View from the forecastle of Hōshō after its surrender
Armament. When completed in 1922, little consideration was given to anti-aircraft defense, and the ship was equipped for defense primarily against surface attack. Accordingly, four 5.5in guns were mounted outboard of the hangar and two 3in AA guns were positioned on the flight deck. As war neared, only the 3in guns remained; these were removed at the start of the war, and eight 25mm AA guns were fitted. The number of 25mm guns was increased to 30 by 1944. When surrendered in 1945, only six 25mm guns remained.
Operational History. During the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–40, Hosho was active in operations off the China coast. Of marginal usefulness by the opening of the Pacific War in 1941, Hosho was employed in a few minor operations before she participated in the battle of Midway as an escort to the battleship-heavy Main Body. Afterwards, Hosho returned to the Inland Sea and was used as a training carrier for the remainder of the war. Hosho survived the war and was used for repatriation duties before being scrapped in 1947.”
If you’d like to read more about the Imperial Japanese Navy take a look at New Vanguard 109: Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carries 1921–45 and New Vanguard 232: The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War, both by Mark Stille.
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1. Sneak Peek at March's Artwork - 2016-12-29 10:45:00
As we welcome the New Year, it’s time to look at some exclusive artwork that will be featured in some of our March 2017 books.
Campaign 305: Kursk 1943 by Robert Forczyk
Illustrated by Graham Turner

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This first plate from Kursk 1943 depicts Pavel Rotmistrov’s 5th Guards Tanks Army nearly overwhelm SS-Sturmbannführer Joachim Peiper’s battalion (III./SS- Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2), on Hill 252.2, on the 12th July 1943.

Men-At-Arms 510: Dutch Armies of the 80 Years' War 1568–1648 (1) by Bouko de Groot
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton

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Our second plate, from Gerry Embleton, shares examples of soldiers from the Coalition War, c. 1625–35. This artwork is one of several from Dutch Armies of the 80 Years' War 1568–1648 (1). From left to right we have a Pikeman, a Musketeer, and an Officer.
Weapon 54: The Suomi Submachine Gun by Leroy Thompson
Illustrated by Adam Hook & Alan Gilliland

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This final plate from The Suomi Submachine Gun depicts the Ambush on the Raate Road in January 1940. Here, a Finnish ski patrol is armed with the Suomi KP/‑31 SMG, and are descending upon the stopped Soviet column. Some of the troops have spare drum magazines hung from their belts.
That's our final artwork reveal of 2016, but we have plenty more coming in 2017. Let us know which of these is your favourite, and which you'd like to read in the New Year!
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