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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 1:34 a.m. PST

Howdy All

I believe that Stephen Manley I have 12 booklets for the armies of the WAS I do not have the N ° V, N ° VI, N ° X, N ° XI and N ° XII and of which they spoke?

Where to find them ?


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

But in total there have been 12…

N°1 French Army

N°2 British Army

N°3 Duch Army

N°4 Spanish Army

N°5 ? Army

N°6 ? Army

N°7 Russian & Swedish Armies

N°8 Italian States Armies

N°9 Danish and German States Armies

N°10 ? Army

N°11 ? Army

N°12 ? Army

Where to find the N° 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 ?


Tricorne197124 Jun 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

The following are the 12 Manley volumes that I have:

Uniforms of the Dutch Army 1740-1748
Uniforms of the British Army 1739 – 1748
Spanish Colours and Standards of the War of the Austrian Succession
Uniforms of the Armies of the Italian States
Uniforms of the Spanish Army 1739-1748 (2d ed)
Italian Inf, Colours and Standards of the War of the Austrian Succession
Uniforms of the Danish and German States Armies 1739-1748
French Colours and Standards of the War of the Austrian Succession
Jacobite Colours and Standards of the War of the Austrian Succession
Naval Warfare 1739-1748 The War of the Austrian Succession
Uniforms of the French Army 1740-1748
Uniforms of the Russian and Swedish Army 1741-1748

Camcleod24 Jun 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

Some are still listed at Caliver Books:

And On Military Matters has a few more:


OMM is also listed as publisher so they may have the present rights to all of them.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

Thank you both Tricorne1971 and Camcleod.

But Tricorne1971 nothing about the Prussians and Austrians ?

It's weird and strange…

Any help to find N°5,6,10 and 11 is accepted, thank you.

mollinary25 Jun 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

There seem to have been two series, one on uniforms, the other on flags and standards. The book on Jacobite flags seems to be No10 of the flags series. No 5 of the army series appears to have been the Prussians.


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Yes me too I think that the problem is that these were published twice and with different titles.

I think that they are actually two different sets, certainly the titles suggest they are.

One set is called ‘Colours and Standards' of the WAS and the other WAS, ‘Uniforms of the ??? Army'

So for example we have – N0.5 Colours and Standards

and with a different ISBN No.5 uniforms

So I think it is likely that there were 2 sets of booklets.

‘Colours and Standards' 1 to 10 I think and ‘Uniforms' 1 to 12.

The same number book is about the same army.

The No.5 is the Prussians

The No.6 is the Austrians

No.12 in the Uniforms set is about the Navy.

I do not know about number 11 Uniforms.

I originally thought there was a ‘wargames guide' to the war – general information about the war – so maybe there was and this was ‘Uniforms' number 11.

So in short I think there are 22 booklets and not 24.

2 on each of 10 armies/groups of armies and 2 on general warfare.


Chokidar Inactive Member26 Jun 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

It would be very useful if someone could confirm if OMM has the rights to them now… it would be great to have the whole range in print – even print on demand or some such.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Yes we can always dream !

Tricorne197126 Jun 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Call Dennis at OMM and ask him?

gisbygeo26 Jun 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

There were two series: One was flags and standards, and they had ready-to-cut-out 25mm flags for your units. That is long gone.

1 French Flags
2 British
3 Dutch
4 Spanish
5 Prussia and Brunswick
6 Austria
7 Russia and Sweden
8 Italian
9 Danish and German states
10 Jacobite

OMM has the other series, of uniform books

V1 – French
V2 – British
V3 – Dutch
V4 – Spanish
V5 – Austria (not listed at OMM)
V6 – Prussia (Not listed at OMM)
V7 – Swedish & Russians
V8 – Italian States
V9 – Danish & German State
V12 – Naval Warfare

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

If it's the final list, bravo!But it's missing 2!

Stephen RA Inactive Member11 Jul 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

Hi gents, as author of these 2 series of booklets it's gratifying that interest in them persists 27 years after I started publishing them. Gisbygeo's list is substantially correct. Many of these booklets are still available directly from me as POD copies. Feel free to email me at for more details. Best wishes, STEPHEN MANLEY

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 2:17 a.m. PST

Stephen RA why do not you answer e-mails or personal messages?

Stephen RA Inactive Member13 Sep 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Hi Paskal, I do aim to reply to all messages I receive. I have just checked through and I am sorry that I have not seen an email from you. Please will you send it again?
Many thanks,

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 7:54 a.m. PST


Where to get the V5 – Austria and V6 – Prussia of your uniform serie books?

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