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Tango0102 Dec 2020 3:55 p.m. PST

"Between June 1812 and January 1815, US and British forces, notably the regular infantrymen of both sides (including the Canadian Fencibles Regiment), fought one another on a host of North American battlefields. This study examines the evolving role and combat performance of the two sides' regulars during the conflict, with particular reference to three revealing battles in successive years: Queenston Heights, Crysler's Farm, and Chippawa. Featuring full-color artwork and battle maps, this fully illustrated study investigates the US and British regular infantry's role, tactics, junior leadership, and combat performance on three battlefields of the War of 1812. The actions assessed here notably demonstrate the evolution of US regulars from their initial poor showing to an emerging professionalism that allowed them to face their British opponents on equal terms."


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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2020 8:33 p.m. PST

It is not available until 18 Feb 21. It does look interesting. They look like Ospreys.

Has anyone bought one these series booklets and could provide an opinion about them?

RudyNelson02 Dec 2020 11:15 p.m. PST

Combat is a series in the Osprey family.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 5:08 a.m. PST

It is an Osprey:


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 5:51 a.m. PST

Has anyone bought one these series booklets and could provide an opinion about them?

They are author-dependent. If the author does his work well, then they are valuable; if the author does not, then they are very poor. That comment goes for Ospreys in general, not just this series.

I have quite a few, and some are excellent, some are terrible, and most are in the middle.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 10:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses. I did not recognize the revamped cover of this series.

So I am guessing that most of the plates will be repeats from previous Ospreys.

Glengarry504 Dec 2020 3:49 p.m. PST

Colour plates in the Combat series are orginial.

arthur181505 Dec 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

'They are author-dependent.'

Very true – but surely also true of any other book?

Tango0105 Dec 2020 12:12 p.m. PST



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