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Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 12:36 p.m. PST

Yes, I know they've been out a while, but I now have Brit Light Infantry and Battle Tactics and the 1st Hessians books in my Amazon cart. What are the experiences of others with these? (I have pretty much all of the other OSPREY books on AWI). I prefer the printed rather than kindle, so I'm looking at $60 USD+ for the three.

Blasted Brains31 Jul 2021 12:45 p.m. PST

doc mcb, can you grant us a list of all the AWI Osprey titles you have, please? I have a lot of them but not all of them. The recent Hessian book seemed pretty good, perhaps one of their better AWI books. I have a lot of them but I doubt near all of them. I do have somewhere between six and nine linear feet of books on the AWI all together. A favorite period.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

I had to laugh at an Amazon review of the Hessian book that whined it was "nothing but a uniform book!"
Well, duh!
Where else can you get detailed painting guides for the drum rims of each regiment? Who knew they were different? It's a detail that only the dude who paints them will appreciate, but isn't that a universal in our hobby?

Then there's the mounted Hessian troop formed from the Hessian garrison in Charleston. Green jackets (short) supplied by a thoughtful British commander so they would not be mistaken for dastardly Yankee cavalry! Dare I say Tarleton helmets too, so there's even more use for British Legion figures?

If you do Hessians, this is invaluable.

Hopefully a companion volume for Brunswick, Anspach etc will be soon. Dare I hope for TWO more volumes?

The others are in my cart.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 2:00 p.m. PST

I have all three and think that they're pretty good.

historygamer31 Jul 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

All very good.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 2:59 p.m. PST

I have all three.

The British light infantry book is very good, covering both the organization and uniforms of the various battalions and, more importantly, the tactics they used.

As John stated, the Hessian book is uniforms but covers them in very good detail, especially the four grenadier battalions.

The tactics book, while good, has no new ground-breaking revelations. But it does a good job covering the standard tactics of both sides and the various components of each.


Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

Thank you, all.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

Brains, I have probably 20, counting the battles and campaigns ones, the Swamp Fox raid, the combat redcoat vs Congo, etc. ospreys homepage lists by period, I'd start there.

historygamer31 Jul 2021 4:40 p.m. PST

Redcoat vs Congo. My favorite.😅 Ain't auto correct great.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 4:52 p.m. PST

Redcoat vs Congo

Is that Redcoats vs Natives, Belgians, or intelligent apes?

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2021 5:46 p.m. PST

Autocorrect, I'm tired of your shirt!

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