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Lilian12 Dec 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

Coming soon at Helion…


The War of Spanish Succession is well known in English concerning Flanders and Germany, not that much concerning Spain, not at all about Italy. Italian front was so important that the French considered it as important as the German one, and committed there their best generals. William III considered it to be far more important than Spain, and, in spite of having no British army there, after King William's death London committed to it 1/10 of her war expense.

It was considered so important in Vienna that the Emperor sent there his best general. Last, it was the front where all the French hopes to submit Europe died in Turin in 1706 after the first dramatic wound they suffered in Blenheim in 1704.

Bruno Mugnai's artwork
Pontifical Army Reggimento Serlupi

Piemonte Reale Cavalleria

dbf167612 Dec 2020 9:26 a.m. PST

Definitely will be buying this one.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2020 10:39 a.m. PST

Agreed. Helion continues to impress with their output.

Royston Papworth12 Dec 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

My bank balance is not so impressed with Helion… 😧

Prince Alberts Revenge12 Dec 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

Literally counting down the days for this one. I have always wanted to paint up the Papal army that was mobilized during the WSS (probably 6mm Baccus). Helion puts out an amazing product and I've been buying heaps and loads of their books recently (to include from the new wargaming range), at the moment I have about 3 or 4 that I'm looking to purchase that haven't been released yet.

A side note, their customer service is outstanding. One of my order was lost in the post during the Covid craziness and they sent me a new copy without issue.

dbf167612 Dec 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

If you are interested in the Papal army, you may want to take a look at these Italian volumes:


DinOfBattle212 Dec 2020 5:12 p.m. PST

hope they can do a WAS version too!!

Prince Alberts Revenge12 Dec 2020 5:45 p.m. PST

Thanks DBF, I had seen those but didn't realize there was a more affordable option for kindle. I ordered them, thanks for the heads-up.

AussieAndy13 Dec 2020 2:22 a.m. PST

It's great to see this, but I'm hoping that it won't be ruined by the dodgy translation that have marred other Helion titles.

Lilian13 Dec 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

hope they can do a WAS version too!!

I thought exactly the same as Ciro Paoletti did a first one about the Piedmont in the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697

now there is this second about the War of the Spanish Succession

however there is this delayed title already announced but only covering a battle and not the Italian Armies

DinOfBattle213 Dec 2020 5:51 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing the info on that WAS book. I'd like more than just one battle though, as there is little in English on this subject.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 1:16 p.m. PST

My bank balance is not so impressed with Helion…

I hear that. I probably spend more on Helion than all other publishers combined.

paperbattles21 Dec 2020 9:51 a.m. PST

I am very happy that there is so much interest in my Region.. Piedmont; the Piedmontese fought very hard and our country was torn out by the French. In Italian you can find a lot of info and living in Turin I've gotten also very old books (even 200 y.o.) where I collected much of the info that are going to be published in the very next future in a very very famous site… for free…
To give you an idea please click here


or here

YouTube link

I am recreating the details of the Battle of Turin (Siege of the Castle of Lucento)


I researched ALL the uniforms of Infantry, Cavalry,volunteers and it will be at disposal of all for free ….

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2020 9:21 p.m. PST

paperbattles, great blog and what research!! Well done sir, great resource for the period. I am looking forward to the release on the battle of Assiettaa as WAS is of more interest to me. The armies of Piedmont, Modena etc are of great interest to me.

paperbattles22 Dec 2020 9:56 a.m. PST

Dear Jambo.. big thanks! The Battle of Assietta is still celebrated here every here… from that battle comes a very tipical nickname of the Piedmontese people the "bogia nen" (to pronounce bugia nen) that means in Piedmontese "do not move!" that was the order given to the Guard Regiment at the Battle of Assietta where the Piedmontese stood firmly,, actually they didn't bogia nen,,, still now a bogia nen means in ITalian a real Piedmontese. (PS very interesting the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo WAS)

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2020 11:51 p.m. PST

Great info paperbattles, I didn't know that, I will also check out the other battle you mention.

Lilian27 Dec 2020 7:50 a.m. PST

we will not have the title for 2020, delayed until spring 2021

about further Piedmontese Italian titles in the Settecento 18th century wars other than Assietta 1747 at Helion Andrew Bamford serie editor of the sister serie From Reason to Revolution confirmed me that there is a planned title about the Piedmontese Army in the War of Austrian Succession, but not yet, maybe c.2022 :)

and of course for Century of the Soldier serie, there is the forthcoming Bruno Mugnai's Volume 5 – Armies of the Italian States 1660-1690

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2020 5:34 a.m. PST

2022!! Fingers crossed it comes out before that, that one will be a "must buy" for me.

paperbattles29 Dec 2020 9:27 a.m. PST

just to give you an idea of that fantastic Army: here a the Dragoni di Sua Maestà and II Battalion of the Monferrato Regiment. (Castle of Lucento)


paperbattles05 Jan 2021 4:59 a.m. PST

Well now I can say: it is the Kronoskaf WSS project. Have a look!

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