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Bill N30 May 2020 6:07 a.m. PST

How well illustrated are these. I know a modeler who would probably have little interest in wargaming and who has a good knowledge of WSS, WAS and 7YW, but who might enjoy something like this if it also included large numbers of color pictures.

ChrisS194430 May 2020 6:17 a.m. PST

There are lots of nice pics…I have them all!

Extrabio194730 May 2020 4:56 p.m. PST

Just know that the majority of the troops in the photos are stand-ins. The figures shown are mostly from Charles Grant's two ImagiNation armies. For example, the Austrians in the Refighting History books are represented by troops from the imaginary Grand Duchy of Lorraine, a primarily white-coated army, but with a very strong French influence. If your modeler friend will be looking for accurately rendered SYW miniatures, he might be disappointed.

That's not to say the books aren't good. They are very nice and well done, and the descriptions of the battles are highly readable.

Bill N31 May 2020 11:15 p.m. PST

Thank you. This tells me what I needed to know.

Charlie144902 Jun 2020 9:42 p.m. PST

Just as an add on the figures in the Western Theatre books are spot on, French and the Allied forces and certainly the latest book vol8 the majority of the figures were especially made for the book to,portray the variety of light troops deployed in the actions.
You'd be hard pushed to find better illustrated books

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