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Wargamer Dave12 Feb 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Are Osprey still the go-to source or is there something better to take a look at? Thinking about getting into the period but wanted to read up on it first.

Buckeye AKA Darryl12 Feb 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

There are several Ospreys, and also the Pengel and Hurt series (spelling).

I have a variety of SYW guides for sale, for a cheap price. If you are interested send an email to preds81.ds at gmail and I will send you a list of what I have, which includes the first edition of the three part series by Bill Biles.

Sobieski12 Feb 2017 6:55 a.m. PST


A very useful site.

As for reading, Christopher Duffy's books aren't going to be displaced in a hurry.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

The Project Seven Years War site is great

For uniform info, Digby Smith has a book on Armies of the Seven Years War (called Armies of the Seven Years War) that covers pretty much all the major and minor powers in terms of uniforms

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2017 7:06 a.m. PST
Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Feb 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

Ouch,those G&B booklets have really gone up.

Of course, I got mine in the 70's. Lots of info packed into a few pages,though.

JimDuncanUK12 Feb 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

I have all three volumes of Armies and Uniforms of the Seven Years War by James Woods, published by Partizan Press.

Jeigheff12 Feb 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

If you can track down a secondhand copy, you would probably like John Mollo's and Malcolm McGregor's "Uniforms of the Seven Years War." It has some great illustration of the soldiers of SYW and even FIW. However, the book is not comprehensive.

Frostie12 Feb 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Kronskopf is my go to site for my 10mm collection

olicana13 Feb 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

The G&B books are great (I only have Prussia Austria) but they are not, to the best of my knowledge, completely accurate. Having said that, I use them extensively because the detail therein is laid out in such a 'no nonsense, easy to follow' way.

IMHO Kronoskaf is better for more up to to date research though, and I'd go with that when doing work for clients.

Wargamer Dave15 Feb 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone – putting in some orders. Just a fascinating period that I really knew nothing about. I am thinking of doing an Imaginations campaign. This must have been the first alternative history when they did this back in the 60s!

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