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AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 6:43 a.m. PST

I own Don Troiani's 'Soldiers of the American Revolution' and 'Soldiers in America 1774-1865'. Are there enough new color plates in his 'Saratoga' book to make it worth buying?
I own several books on the Saratoga Campaign. So, I do not need any additional 'text' information regarding the campaign itself.

Thank you for your consideration and assistance!

Tom Semian
Irvine, PA. 16329

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

Between the plentiful artwork and the color photos of original artifacts, the book is a visual feast for the eyes. However, I cannot verify how much of Troiani's artwork is new to this book.

Greylegion18 Jul 2020 8:02 a.m. PST


I might have to get it then.

HMS Exeter18 Jul 2020 8:57 a.m. PST

Get it.

Figures are a purchase.
Books are an investment.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 10:16 a.m. PST

HMS Exeter,

"Get it". Do you mean that this book has enough new artwork to make it worth while to buy? Or You don't know??

Thank you!
Tom S.

Col Durnford18 Jul 2020 11:54 a.m. PST

He does great work. I have noticed that he does seem to like to publish the same painting in multiple books.

That said, if you have the interest, another book won't hurt.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 12:53 p.m. PST

Colonel Durnford,

Problem is, I have way tooooo many books. Don't really want to purchase any more (anything) unless it is something that I don't have and 'think' I can use.

Thank everybody for their replies.
Tom Semian
Irvine, PA. 16329

Col Durnford18 Jul 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

I feel your pain. I have the same issue with Zulu War books.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

Yes it is worth it…75% new all the printed matter.Saratoga is a child hood project of Troiani's..bestbook on Subject.get it before it goes up in price.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 6:25 p.m. PST

Guys, I appreciate your feedback. However, do any of you have his other two books (listed by me above) and able to give me specifics as to the number of 'new' illustrations??

Tom Semian
Irvine, PA. 16329

HMS Exeter18 Jul 2020 6:29 p.m. PST

Dont know.

Advise based on general principle.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 7:08 p.m. PST

I have all his books…but I;m not going to count all the prints…all I will say it is worth purchasing…

Bill N19 Jul 2020 5:22 a.m. PST

Tom, I previously posted "The best way I could describe it is an Osprey Saratoga campaign on steroids. For someone trying to build wargame armies for the Saratoga campaign I would give it a MUST BUY based on Troiani's art work." For someone who already had accumulated a bunch of Troiani Saratoga artwork though is there enough new for you to justify the cost? I don't know. That's going to be a highly subjective call.

So let me suggest a different approach. What are you missing in your existing collections that you hope the Troiani book might provide?

historygamer19 Jul 2020 6:11 a.m. PST

If you have an interest in the campaign, then the book is a must.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

Got my answer from Don Troiani himself. About 90%, which is good enough for me!

Tom Semian
Irvine, PA. 16329

historygamer19 Jul 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

It's a very good book.

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