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Bison

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on: July 03, 2019, 06:54:23 PM
What are the best books with color images besides osprey. I don’t mind Osprey books just wondering what else is out there. Looking to decide on some color schemes for my ancients.



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Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 06:59:24 PM
Helion has some stuff with nice color plates, but they don't have anything covering Ancients yet.

You might find some interesting stuff here: https://peterspaperboys.com/

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Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 07:46:48 PM
Does Chartwell have anything?

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Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 08:18:19 PM
Peter Connally had some good illustrations in Greece and Rome at War.  He was overall a good writer and conveyed things pretty clearly.  He did his own illustrations and they were pretty nice.

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Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 01:08:55 PM
Helion has some stuff with nice color plates, but they don't have anything covering Ancients yet.

You might find some interesting stuff here: https://peterspaperboys.com/

Cool site. Thanks!



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Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 02:46:56 PM
Depending on how esoteric you want to get, try looking up anything by Antonio J. Munoz. He authored quite a few books on lesser-known Axis formations. Not sure if there's color images - can't recall, but I think there are. Regardless, they're excellent titles.



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Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 02:54:31 PM
I have the three George.F.Nafziger OOB books on the German armed forces of WW2. Packed full of info but not one single illustration, but if its solid data you want, these are definitely the tops. I think you may still be able to pick copies up on amazon or e-bay.

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Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 03:53:53 PM
Looking to decide on some color schemes for my ancients.



He authored quite a few books on lesser-known Axis formations.

All those lesser-knows Axis formations of the Ancient world?  :hehe:






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Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 04:28:36 PM
Looking to decide on some color schemes for my ancients.



He authored quite a few books on lesser-known Axis formations.

All those lesser-knows Axis formations of the Ancient world?  :hehe:

Hahahaha smart-ass. :)

I mean, such as Luftwaffe Field Divisions. His treatise on that (Goering's Grenadiers) was a great resource in helping me write the article I did on Field Divisions for World at War Magazine a few years back. I learned a lot about those poor guys that way.

i also have Forgotten Legions, which covers lesser-known SS combat units. Well...lesser-known by laymen I imagine, but not nerds like us me.



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Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 04:38:55 PM
Hahahaha smart-ass. :)

I mean, such as Luftwaffe Field Divisions. His treatise on that (Goering's Grenadiers) was a great resource in helping me write the article I did on Field Divisions for World at War Magazine a few years back. I learned a lot about those poor guys that way.

i also have Forgotten Legions, which covers lesser-known SS combat units. Well...lesser-known by laymen I imagine, but not nerds like us me.


Again, not arguing the books you're describing might be very interesting, but Bison was specifically looking for illustrated guides for ancients, as he was looking for inspiration for painting schemes.


It's probably why he filed his "Reference Books" thread in the pre-gunpowder area  :hehe:

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Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 06:53:05 PM
George Nafziger is still going.  He normally is at the HMGS cons with a table of all the pubs he still has copies of.  He is very approachable and likes to talk about history.  I expect he will be at Historicon in Lancaster this month.

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Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 07:56:46 PM
TIL - WW2 is now far enough in the past to be lumped in with Rome.

Bad news for you, Bob.

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Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 08:38:55 PM
Good, so I could use PzIVs Saturday night?  :bigthumb:



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Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 09:21:05 PM
Yeah...sort of looking to paint late republic romans and a Carthage army. I also have an Iberian and Macedonian army of the same era.



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Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 09:59:30 PM
Sorry, Bison. I'm a dumbass. What else is new.