Osprey Publishing’s eBook Giveaway Reaches Week Three

April 10, 2020 by avernos

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A little late this week but still very welcome and valid over the weekend this week's selection include a wide range of topics we have come to expect, from medieval knights to 20th-century weaponry. To lay your hands, digitally speaking, on any or all of these books pop over to Osprey Publishing pick the electronic version you want and enter the coupon FREEBOOKS3 at the checkout.

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My pick of this week's crop have got to be the Medieval Polish and Fallen Timbers books for two very good reasons. Fallen Timbers is a battle in a period I'm not familiar with and I'm interested to possibly explore warfare in the Americas in the future and the Medieval Polish book looks excellent and more importantly Lloyd bought a copy already for Saga so it will annoy him 😀

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Following the defeat at Wabash, in 1792 the Washington administration created a new US Army to replace the one that had been destroyed. The man chosen to lead it was the famous Major-General "Mad” Anthony Wayne. Having trained his new force, Wayne set out in 1793 to subdue the Ohio Indians. Wayne faced many of the same problems as St Clair including the logistical and intelligence problems of campaigning in the wilderness, not to mention the formidable Ohio Indians. Wayne faced additional problems including the likelihood that he would have to fight both British and Spanish forces, not to mention an American army led by the celebrated commander George Roger Clark. He also faced an insurrection in western Pennsylvania, "Whiskey Rebellion”, and a conspiracy led by many of his officers and contractors. Despite all these difficulties, Wayne managed to defeat the Ohio Indians at the battle of Fallen Timbers. This was a decisive defeat that led directly to the Treaty of Greeneville the following year which ended 20 years of conflict between the Americans and the Ohio Indians.

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The history of Poland is a fascinating story of a people struggling to achieve nationhood in the face of internal and external conflict. Poland became a unified Christian state in AD 966 and by the 12th century a knightly class had emerged - a force that was integral to the defence of Poland against increasingly frequent foreign invasions. Intent on crushing rival Christian states, the Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights all mounted attacks but were beaten back by the Poles, as were invading Mongols and Turks. This book reveals the organisation, equipment and battle histories of the medieval Polish armies as they developed and modernised to emerge as one of the dominant powers of Eastern Europe.

Once again it's great to see companies banding together during the continuing nonsense to keep us all entertained and prevent boredom setting in, for the devil makes work for idle hands. I think I speak for everyone here when I say no one wants to see what Warren would end up doing if he got bored, although I feel people on facepage know already.

Which ones will you be downloading?

"this week's selection include a wide range of topics we have come to expect, from medieval knights to 20th-century weaponry"

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