Osprey offer another week's worth of Wargaming eBooks

By Sean Martin 03 Apr 2020 1

In Joe's last Wargamer weekly, he wrote a bit about Osprey, the fine purveyor and publisher of all things military history, offering free eBooks for four weeks due to the COVID pandemic. This week (the second) sees Osprey publish a new list of five eBooks, subjects ranging from the Samurai to Waterloo. So for any of you wayward wargamers currently suffering in isolation, enjoy these great books while they're up for grabs.

AVG 6: Hawker Hurricane Mk I–V by Martyn Chorlton

This book explores everything you need to know about the Hawker Hurricane Mk I–V fighter plane. During World War II they were used extensively in the Battle of France, and made significant impact during the Battle of Britain. While they were gradually overtaken by the Spitfire, they remained in usage in both the African and Middle Eastern theatres of conflict.

CAM 276: Waterloo 1815 (1) by John Franklin

Commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, this three volume series explores this important conflict in European military history, through new research gathered from unpublished first-hand accounts. This first volume examines the initial battle of Quatre Bras, in which a vastly outnumbered Allied force, managed to hold off their enemy at a crossroads.

MAA 447: The Czech Legion 1914–20 by David Bullock

This volume explores the Czech legion in World War I, a volunteer force of 100,000 troops who fought on the Allied side of the conflict. Recognised as the founding fathers of Czech nationhood, this books tells their story, whether fighting their way across Russia, or capturing the national gold reserves as a bargaining chip for their safe passage home.

NVG 214: US Heavy Cruisers 1943–75 by Mark Stile

Exploring the US navy's heavy cruisers, this book is an excellent guide to the class of warship, and its service post-WWII, whether in Korea or Vietnam. The book also features a range of illustrations, with both artwork and photographs, and is written by a recognised authority on the US, and Pacific naval history.

WAR 7: Samurai 1550–1600 by Anthony J Bryant

Diving into the Age of Battles period, this text details the weapons, armour, and culture of Japan's elite warrior class. The books navigates the chaos that was brought about due to changes in warfare (such as the introduction of the matchlock) and the political effects that such chaos engendered.

Do any of these books catch your fancy? Then you can grab them at Osprey Publishing. I'll be back next week with five more. 

If anyone has any other isolation wargaming book recommendations, why not let people know in the comments below?

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