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smacdowall17 Oct 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

My Osprey Campaign book will be released on 29 October. I already have a number of copies available from my website:
Simon MacDowall

KevinV17 Oct 2020 9:15 a.m. PST

Brilliant. I've just ordered my copy. This book was a long time coming.

smacdowall17 Oct 2020 9:17 a.m. PST

I wrote it last year so glad that it is finally out in print.

mghFond17 Oct 2020 12:19 p.m. PST

Cool, looking forward to reading it.

Extrabio194717 Oct 2020 4:36 p.m. PST

A definite must have.

Chad4718 Oct 2020 3:20 a.m. PST

The advert states it has full OOBs. As far as I know these dot not exist for the actual day of the battle, but only at a point prior to the battle. Have you discovered a new source for actual battle?

smacdowall19 Oct 2020 5:47 a.m. PST

I have done a lot of cross-referencing between the pre-battle OOBs, national archives, regimental histories and first hand accounts to build a pretty comprehensive day of battle OOB. There are still a few unknowns, especially for the cavalry, and there are places where I have had to make a couple of educated guesses but I do point out what is certain, what is likely and what is still unknown.

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