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Trajanus23 Sep 2017 2:00 a.m. PST

Anyone seen an actual copy of this?


I'm trying to find out if its just a warmed over version of "Regiments & Uniforms of the Civil War" from the same authors published in 2002.

It says it has been "ten years in the making" but I've found there's always a lot of filler in Stackpole's Troiani books from other publications the guy can only paint what time allows!

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

If you want uniform information, go to his website, Its free.

I would be suspect of this book for the same reasons you give.
Wait till its in stores, so you can thumb through it.

coopman23 Sep 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

I'd have to flip through it to make sure that it wasn't a repackaged collection of his previously released paintings before I would even consider buying it.

rustymusket23 Sep 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Well the cover picture does not look like anything I remember from Regiments or the battles book, but I did not look through them to double check.

95thRegt Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

I know he's working on a new AWI uniform book. This just looks like something repackaged.


McWong7323 Sep 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

If it's at least 50% new content I'm inclined to get it. Love his work.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

An AWI book? I pick up my ears!

Trajanus24 Sep 2017 1:14 a.m. PST

Well the cover picture does not look like anything I remember from Regiments or the battles book, but I did not look through them to double check.

No that's not in previous books but being a cynic I'd assumed that was a hook.

I was mostly checking to see if the book had appeared in public in the US.

There are few bookstores in the U.K. and even fewer would carry this. You would even be lucky to see a copy at Conventions. Military book sellers bring a small selection of ACW items to shows, it's all WW2 and Napoleonics etc. They bring what they think they will sell most, obviously.

Wouldn't be hard to get a copy on line but of course that doesn't help much. It's pretty annoying, as I love the guy's work!

Cleburne186324 Sep 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

I would guess at 288 pages its probably a mix of both new and old. However, since he's been focusing on AWI the last few years, I'm not quite sure how much new ACW he has done.

Don Troiani Inactive Member24 Sep 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

None (or close to none) of the artwork in this book was in the previous books but much of it (not all) has been on the facebook page or done as prints since the last book. All of the artifacts/ original uniforms are new as well as a number from the Smithsonian CW collection which have not seen the light of day until now ( went there twice to take pictures in the storage areas and select items to be shot by them) . Not a repackage but if you follow my work you may have seen some of the artwork already.

BW195924 Sep 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

Thanks for the answer Don

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Yikes! Mr. Troiani, himself! THANK YOU Sir for all of your incredible work that you have done for folks like me to enjoy!!!! I consider myself an Artist, as I've pretty much scraped by a living on my talent, but you, Sir are by far my favorite Living Historical artist. I have several of your prints that grace my walls that I bought 20 to 30 years back & still get a kick & inspiration by looking at them! Again, Thank you & please, keep painting.
All the best,

Trajanus24 Sep 2017 10:12 p.m. PST

Wow, there's a first! Thanks Don, much appreciated!

Stackpole should be making this clear on their website. It's a big deal for those of us who are Civil War buffs and have appreciated your work so much over the years!

Very few will pass up the chance to have your newer Civil War paintings in one place.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 12:31 a.m. PST

Very nice of Mr Troiani to write on this forum. Very much appreciated from such an outstanding artist/historian!

Cleburne186325 Sep 2017 1:57 a.m. PST

Thank you Mr. Troiani. I'll definitely be buying it now.

Trajanus25 Sep 2017 2:24 a.m. PST

Just put my advanced order in with Amazon.

Word of warning to UK customers for whatever weird reason the book is listed as

Don Troiani's Union Confederatpb
not its proper title of
Don Troiani's Civil War Soldiers
so its best searched for by Author.

It is correctly titled on, however.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 2:20 a.m. PST

It would be a must buy for me anyway .As newish to the period ,I am still building up a collection of books . The only previous book I have of Don's at the moment is the Civil War Uniforms book which is a great book in itself.

Trajanus26 Sep 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

Well Don's books are a great place to start. Nobody is infallible but he is pretty darn close!

His level of research on Civil War detail and the items he includes in his paintings, make him the go to reference choice for many, including myself!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

Thanks Trajanus

I have preordered mine through Wordery as I am not a Prime member on Amazon which appears to be the only option in the UK . Wordery also offer free postage and a small saving on the Amazon UK price. Wordery I have used many times before and they havn't disappointed so far. At the same time I have also ordered the book on infantry.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

wow! What a book . Just got mine delivered today at work . it is very pretty !

I think alongside the earlier large book that these are must buys for beginners like me .

With hindsight I may have gone for the first year of the war if armed with these books at the time. There are so many colourful uniforms like The Van Dorn Reserve in a very tasteful but not gory red.

I should be working but I cant put this book down now !

Trajanus12 Oct 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

Well thanks for that. As Amazon are still showing a December release date for the book, I shall be looking elsewhere, as they say.

Frank the Arkie14 Oct 2017 6:48 p.m. PST

Picked up my copy at Barnes and Noble last night. Looks mostly like new work to me – glad to have it for future reference.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 1:05 a.m. PST

Having had time to have a quick read. It covers many of the infantry units I am hoping to portray and so is very useful
I would recommend this book and the previous works on uniforms For beginners like me.
Very pleased with the price that I got it for and the service from Wordery and a free book mark is a nice touch.

Trajanus15 Oct 2017 8:16 a.m. PST


How long did standard UK post delivery take from Wordery?

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

I think I got mine within 10 days although I wasn't expecting it so soon as I thought also it would be a December release. They do need to bring these books in from the States. They are very reliable .UK books I have had quicker from them .

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 9:44 p.m. PST

Good Grief! I have to have it. I don't want it but I have to have it.

marshalGreg17 Oct 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

I have it now- splendid piece it is!


Trajanus17 Oct 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

Now re-ordered mine so hope to see it soon!

Trajanus26 Oct 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

Happy to say mine arrived today and what a great book it is too!

There are four or five pieces of artwork I have seen before but none of them are in the Stackpole Books I already have so my original concerns were unfounded.

The photos of uniforms and artifacts are, as promised, really outstanding.

All in all a delight!

Congratulations to Don!

Old Pete29 Oct 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

Excellent book, worth the money. Paintings are superb.

DJCoaltrain30 Oct 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

Picked up both of these books the ACW and AWI. I like both very much. I paint both eras and will be using them as guides/inspirations. :)

ScottS08 Nov 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

Whoa, Don Troiani himself.

I'm not afraid to admit I got a bit star-struck there.

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