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  Armies of Medieval Burgundy 1364-1477 - (Men-at-Arms, 144)
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Armies of Medieval Burgundy 1364-1477 - (Men-at-Arms, 144)
: N.Michael, G.A.Embleton
: Osprey
: 1993
isbn: 1-85045-518-9
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

King John the Good of France was captured by the English at the battle of Poitiers in 1356; his 14-year-old son Philip fought valiantly by his side until the bitter end, and as soon as he was in a position to do so, King John rewarded his son's courage and devotion by designating him Duke of Burgundy, a title that by chance had just become extinct. Philip was the first of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and this fascinating text by Nicholas Michael examines the functioning and organisation of the Burgundian armies from the beginning of his reign until the time of the last of the Valois Dukes; Charles the Bold.
 
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: flashsoft | 23-01-2006, 00:00 | : 623   (0)
  New Model Army 1645-60 - (Men-at-Arms, 110)
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New Model Army 1645-60 - (Men-at-Arms, 110)
: S. Asquith, C.Warner
: Osprey
: 1999
isbn: 0-85045-385-2
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Restoration of 1660 is often quoted as the birth date of our modern British Army. While this may be true as far as continuity of unit identity is concerned, the evidence of history shows that the creation of an efficient military machine, and its proving on the battlefield, predates the Restoration by 15 years. It was on the battlefields of the Civil War that the foundations of the British professional army were laid. Here, supported by a wide variety of photographs and eight full colour plates, Stuart Asquith details the history, organisation, weapons and equipment of the New Model Army.
 
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: flashsoft | 23-01-2006, 00:00 | : 697   (1)
  The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine - (Men-at-Arms, 093)
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The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine - (Men-at-Arms, 093)
: Michael Simkins
: Osprey
: 1979
isbn: 085045333X
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

The year of 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided - in the words of his biographer - 'to build a wall to separate the Romans from the Barbarians'. This engaging work from author Michael Simkins explores in depth the organisation, equipment, weapons and armour of the Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine, one of the most exciting periods in Roman history.
 
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: flashsoft | 19-01-2006, 00:00 | : 792   (0)
  Armies in Lebanon 1982-84 - (Men-at-Arms, 165)
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Armies in Lebanon 1982-84 - (Men-at-Arms, 165)
: S.M.Katz, Lee E. Russell
: Osprey
: 1985
isbn: 1-85045-602-9
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

Lebanon achieved its independence in 1943, after years of French rule under a League of Nations Mandate that dated back to the First World War. The country, formerly part of Syria, embraced a wide variety of religious and ethnic groupings, all of which proved mutually antagonistic. Samuel M Katz and Lee E Russell examine the conflicts in Lebanon from 1982-84 in a volume containing a wealth of contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad detailing uniforms [accompanied by 11 pages of commentaries].
 
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: flashsoft | 28-12-2005, 00:00 | : 2025   (1)
  Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 - (Men-at-Arms, 333)
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Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 - (Men-at-Arms, 333)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey
: 1999
isbn: 1-85532-848-8
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

In the centuries following the first expeditions down the great rivers of northern Russia by Viking traders and adventurers, the foundations for a new state were laid. Many influences combined in this colourful culture which grew up first around the great cities of Kiev and Novgorod Scandinavian, Finnish, Slav, steppe Turkish, Byzantine. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus, tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.
 
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: flashsoft | 28-12-2005, 00:00 | : 929   (0)
  Russia's War in Afghanistan - (Men-at-Arms, 178)
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Russia's War in Afghanistan - (Men-at-Arms, 178)
: Isby, David C.
: Osprey
: 1986
isbn: 0-85045-691-6
: 48
: english
: PDF

Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A comprehensive study of both sides in the Afghan war. Due to popular demand, strictly limited quantities of Ospreys most wanted out of print Men-at-Arms, Vanguard and Elite titles are back in stock. Many of these books have been out of print for 5 years or more, so dont miss this one-off opportunity to buy them hot-off-the-press at regular series prices while stocks last. Orders will be processed on a strictly first come, first served basis so hurry! Order your books today.
 
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: flashsoft | 22-12-2005, 00:00 | : 775   (0)
  French Medieval Armies 1000-1300 - (Men-at-Arms, 231)
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French Medieval Armies 1000-1300 - (Men-at-Arms, 231)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey
: 1991
isbn: 0-85532-127-0
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

By the 11th century the French King had lost control of border regions, while local warfare had grown alarmingly frequent. In fact the energies of the French military lite were now focused on petty internal squabbles and external adventures like the Norman conquest of England. Nevertheless, the population and economy both expanded, although it was not until the 12th century that the crown rebuilt its power-base. Despite its slow start when compared with neighbours like England, the Kingdom of France had, by the 13th century, risen to become the most powerful state in Western Europe. This title describes the organisation, history and tactics of French medieval armies.
 
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: flashsoft | 21-12-2005, 00:00 | : 1196   (1)
  Armies of the Ottoman Turks 13001774 - (Men-at-Arms, 140)
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Armies of the Ottoman Turks 13001774 - (Men-at-Arms, 140)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey
: 1983
isbn: 0850455111
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

The birth of the Ottoman state is shrouded in legend. Whatever the truth of its origins, the Ottoman's formed an Empire which almost succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. During the last decades of the 13th century, the ambitious Osman Bey's tiny mountain state took eight frontier castles plus the Turkish town of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after working up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first real capital, the Ottoman state emerged into history poised above the fertile shores of the Sea of Marmara.
 
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: flashsoft | 29-11-2005, 00:00 | : 1021   (0)
  Polish Armies 1569-1696 (2) - (Men-at-Arms, 188)
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Polish Armies 1569-1696 (2) - (Men-at-Arms, 188)
: R.Brzezinski, A.McBride
: Osprey
: 1991
isbn: 1-85045-774-0
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

 
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 862   (1)
  The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66 - (Men-at-Arms, 275)
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The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66 - (Men-at-Arms, 275)
: I.Heath, M. Perry
: Osprey
: 1994
isbn: 1-85532-346-X
: 50
: english
: PDF

 
 
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