May 31, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: The Painting War Series: Volume 8: The American Civil War

Painting War

Painting War is a book series out of Spain (published in English)Each issue of PaintingWar focuses on a particular period and army. For instance Issue 1 focuses on WWII German Army and Issue 2 covers the Napoleonic French army. The book lays out a step-by-step guide to preparing and painting figures including sections on Uniforms & Equipment, Weapons, Cavalry, Artillery & Horses and much more. Issue 1 features the work of  Ruben Torregrosa aka "Heresybrush", the Warlord Games master painter. Issue 2 features the work of Rafael Pérez "Archiduqe" , the painting techniques of Claudia Zuminich are featured in issue 3 and José Antonio Bustamante is featured in issue 4. Painting War Volume 5 is the second Painting War volume By Rubén "HeresyBrush" Torregrossa.

These are excellent books for painting small scale figures such as 15mm, 1/72nd scale and 28mm but can be applied to all scales when needed. View our listings HERE

Latest Issue Now Available! Review Coming Soon...

PWN-PW008 Painting War Volume 8
The American Civil War
Special issue for painting American Civil War armies. This complete guide for American Civil War armies lays out via the step-by-step process...preparing & painting figures including sections on uniforms & equipment, weapons, cavalry, artillery & horses and much more. A special section features 25 different ACW miniatures painted by Ángel Aparicio of Oniria Miniatures each of which is featured on its own individual page showing how to paint that particular figure. A must have for modelers of small scale 15mm, 28mm & 1/72nd scale figures.
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The Painting War Series...
PWN-PW001 Painting War Volume 1
The German Army in WWII
This premier issue covers WWII Germans. In it you will find "Step by Step" painting guides for different types of German soldiers. From a general painting guide of a 28mm figure, up how to paint the emblems of helmets or the different camouflages used by Germans. In addition, this issue includes a 15mm painting guide, for those who prefer to play with smaller scales. Included is three pages with information about epaulettes colors and rank symbols from all branches of the German army. Finally, over 36 painted show models (one per page) all painted by Ruben Torregrosa aka "Heresybrush". From Grenadiers in the 1939 invasion of France, to Fallchirmsjägers that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Thus, this publication offers the possibility to find all info you need to paint your small scale German figures to play Bolt Action, Flames of War, or for any destination you want.


PWN-PW002 Painting War Volume 2
Napoleonic French Army 
Focusing on the Napoleonic French army, Issue 2 of PW collects everything you need...to learn the miniatures painting techniques of Rafael Pérez "Archiduqe" in a "Step by Step" format. PW2 features 21 miniatures painted exclusively for this publication, each of which is featured on its own individual pages showing how to paint that particular figure. Painting guides feature Vallejo paint numbers and covers everything from Skin, Muskets, Hair, to Uniforms to you name it. If it applies to Napoleonic French it's here! Color charts, Insignia and brief historical background are also featured. The book covers all different types of infantry, cavalry and even how to paint French artillery. Both Line and Guard figures are covered. This book can also be used to paint figures from other conflicts such as the American Civil War as the uniform colors (blue) are virtually the same as are the equipment and other aspects.Once again there is a page of tips on painting smaller (15mm) figures.

PWN-PW003 Painting War Volume 3**
WWII U.S. & Japanese Armies
This issue follows the same format as the first two volumes with 94 pages and features Claudia Zuminich's painting techniques for U.S. & Japanese armies during WWII. It includes a "Step by Step"  guide and 37 different miniatures (one per page) painted exclusively for this publication. As with the other Painting War volumes there are plenty of guides on painting individual pieces of kit and uniform, including webbing, jackets, helmets, Japanese cloth etc etc. It shows off some pretty impressive techniques to really dirty up your figure and give it some real battlefield personality using materials from AK interactive like rust streaks to simulate dried blood. 
Includes a free figure with a accompanying painting S-B-S included in the book
**As an added bonus painting War 3 has (Quick Response) QR codes that when scanned (many free apps are available) will take you to the tutorial. There are five How-to and two Galleries or trailers.

PWN-PW004 Painting War Volume 4
Napoleonic British Army 
Following the same format as previous volumes Napoleonic British Army collects everything you need to use the José Antonio Bustamante techniques to painting miniatures including "Step by Step" of 27 painted miniatures, that Bustamente has painted exclusively for this publication. Also included are six pages of Rank Insignia for infantry, artillery, cavalry, the Royal Navy and the KGL. As with volume 2 this book can also be used to paint figures from other 18th & 19th century conflicts where red and gray uniforms are used. Once again there is a page of tips on painting smaller (15mm) figures.
Includes a free figure with a accompanying painting S-B-S included in the book
PWN-PW005 Painting War Volume 5
Spanish Civil War
...presents a guide to painting both sides of the conflict including campaign uniforms, artillery, machine guns, horses, weapons and basing. representative insignias and rank markings of both armies are also covered. This is the second Painting War volume By Rubén"HeresyBrush" Torregrossa. HeresyBrush also wrote the very first PW issue The German Army in WWII. Like the previous title Spanish Civil War includes his amazing step-by-step method to painting miniatures throughout the 88 pages of this softcover book including 40 pages, each covering one individual figure.
Includes a free figure with a accompanying painting S-B-S included in the book




PWN-PW006 Painting War Volume 6
Feudal Japan 
...presents Antonio Pena's painting techniques and tips, giving to you all the keys for painting all kinds of Feudal Japan miniatures. Covers 29 different miniatures. 88 pages.















PWN-PW007 Painting War Volume 7
Dark Ages
...collects everything you need to see the Alberto Mateos (AVAHN Art Studio) painting miniatures techniques. It includes an amazing step by step and 39 painted miniatures (28mm), that Alberto has painted exclusively for this publication. 104 pages.

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May 30, 2017

TRENCH RUNNER REVIEW: Matt Koltonow Reviews Painting War Dark Ages

Dark Ages (ref. PWN-PW007) is the seventh issue in the Painting War Series. I’ve been a fan of this series from the beginning. Each issue covers a specific army or era and offers advice for painting 28mm figures to a high standard. Issue 7 covers everything from Vikings to Crusaders and is fantastic resource, especially for SAGA players. 

Like most of the other issues this one opens with some general advice for painting. This covers your usual brush recommendation, paint range discussion and general techniques. The paints used are from quite a large variety of ranges including Vallejo, Andrea, Scale Color, and Citadel. Included in the general advice is an explanation on color harmony and outlining, the two major techniques used in this issue. 

Next there is a big section on various common colors and materials found on dark age figures. This includes a few different skin tones and things like basic tartan patterns or simple shield designs. Advice for painting Horses, wood tools and equipment is given as well as tutorials for scratch building scenic bases and flags.



The second half of the book covers painting several different figures from multiple ranges including Crusader, Gripping Beast, Foundry and a few others. Almost every army available in SAGA is covered. On each page is the painted figure as well as any new painting techniques. Each tutorial references colors covered earlier in the book and can be quickly looked up in the very nice “table of contents” located in the middle of the book. This color chart makes finding specific painting advice quite easy and makes it a pretty good resource even if you don’t paint a lot of Dark Ages stuff. 



Overall I really like this magazine and this issue in particular. As usual the quality of the paint jobs is top notch and the tutorials easy to follow. The tutorials cover a huge range of colors and subjects making it a great resource for SAGA players as well as anyone painting 
Dark Age era armies.
M Koltonow 2017


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MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Wings of Glory Giants of the Sky

The latest addition to Wings of Glory features the huge bombers the British Handley-Page O/400 and the German Zeppelin Staaken R.V. Each of the new bombers is presented in two different versions. The British Handley Page O/400, a huge Entente bomber used to support ground troops on the Western Front and fly bombing raids deep into the enemy territory, is available in a RAF and a RNAS version. The German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI, the largest airplane ever to fight during World War 1, is also available in two versions, featuring the airplanes commanded by Hauptmann Arthur Schoeller and by Hauptmann Erich Schilling.



The British Handley Page O/400 was a colossal Entente bomber used to support ground troops on the Western Front and fly bombing raids deep into the enemy territory. This leviathan of the air was used in the last months of the war in pivotal historical events, such as the strategic bombing of industrial complexes in Germany.

WGF303A Handley Page O/400 (RAF) 
WGF303B Handley Page O/400 (RNAS) 
The wingspan of the O/400 scale model is 21 cm (more than 8"). The model will be a complete, ready to play miniature in 1/144 scale, painted and assembled.The model also includes everything you need to include it in your Wings of Glory aerial battles - maneuver deck, airplane card, crew management card and damage counters, new rules, and the special gaming base.



The German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI was the largest airplane ever to fight during World War 1, with a wingspan more than 30 feet larger than a WW2 B-17 Flying Fortress. This leviathan of the air was used in the last months of the war in pivotal historical events, such as the raids over London in 1918. The R.VI is available in two versions, featuring the airplanes commanded by Hauptmann Arthur Schoeller and by Hauptmann Erich Schilling.

WGF304A Zeppelin Staaken R.VI-Hauptmann Arthur Schoeller 
WGF304B Zeppelin Staaken R.VI-Hauptmann Erich Schilling


The wingspan of the R.VI model is about 30 cm (1 foot!). The model will be a complete, ready to play miniature in 1/144 scale, painted and assembled. The model also includes everything you need to include it in your Wings of Glory aerial battles - maneuver deck, airplane card, crew management card and damage counters, new rules, and the special gaming base.


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NOTE: This is not a complete game.
To play, you must own a Wings of Glory Rules and Accessories Pack (or other compatible WW1 airplane combat rules set). Designed to be used with the popular air combat game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, each WW1 Wings of Glory™ Special Pack is a ready-to-play large size model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW1 Wings of Glory game product.



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May 24, 2017

MATT KOLTONOW'S GAME ON! May/June Historical Wargaming Quick Looks

Incoming! Hot on the heels of Salute (the biggest wargames show in the UK) comes a huge batch of new gaming treasures. There are so many highly anticipated new releases coming in I decided to compile a list of all this great new stuff...

First are the new releases from Perry Miniatures; TravelBattle (PRM-BB2) and British Infantry for the Zulu War (PRM-VLW20). TravelBattle is the brand new complete boxed game set during Napoleons wars. This box includes everything you need to play the game including the rules, figures and terrain. The British infantry set is a box of plastic multipart British Soldiers with 38 figures usable for the Zulu War as well as the First Boer War and the Ninth Cape Frontier War.







Plastic Soldier Company has just released a new campaign supplement and a few new kits to go with it. Battlegroup Tobruk (PSC-BGK026) is the newest campaign book for the Battlegroup series covering the early war desert campaign. This book covers also covers the air landing in Crete and includes army lists for the LRDG and Auto-Saharan Company. Accompanying this is the Core Rules reprint (PSC-BGK025) which contains the core rules as well as a new normandy campaign covering the Canadian 3rd Infantry and 12th SS Panzer Divisions.







To go with the new books PSC has released a slew of new plastic kits. In 15mm theres the SdKfz 231 Armoured Car (PSC-WW2 V15031) and the British Universal Carrier (PSC-WW2 V15032). The SdKfz 231 is now also available in 1/72nd (PSC-WW2-V20025)





If ancient or medieval wargaming is a little more your speed, you won’t be disappointed. New kits from Fireforge, Gripping Beast and Victrix are now available. Fireforge has just released their new plastic Scandinavian Infantry set (FRG-FF012). This set goes great with the newly released Deus Vult: Burn & Loot rulebook (FRG-BL001). Gripping Beast has just released a new supplement for their big battle ruleset in the form of Swordpoint: Classical Army Lists (GBP-GBP12) and a new box of plastic Dark Age Archers (GBP-GBP13). These new archers are suitable for all kinds of rules including both Swordpoint and Saga as well as many others. Finally Victrix’s new Early Imperial Romans are available (VIC-VXA025).











Also new this month are a couple of new rules supplements. For Frostgrave, the new Frostgrave Folio (OSP-18508) is now available. This book is a compilation of all the previously released mini e-book supplements and collects nearly two years’ worth of Frostgrave material.















New from Warlord games is the highly anticipated supplement for Pike and Shotte; To Kill a King (WLG-201013001). This new book covers the English Civil War in detail and contains all kinds of army lists, scenarios, and historical background on the war.

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May 23, 2017

FARLEY'S FIGURE OF THE WEEK #153: What the Heck Were They Thinking? #1

Back in the late the '00s Conte Collectibles released an American Civil War series known as "The Carter." Conte sets had been slowly getting a little more animated and shall we say...realistic in the later years of the company. While it's true that War is Hell many collectors didn't see a need for such graphic representations in miniatures. 

A recent collection we purchased happened to have one of these sets (ACW57173 "The Crater" Signature Series - Hand to Hand Vignette #1) in it but had been "enhanced" by the collector who got a little heavy handed with the Testors red paint, turning the set into something out of the Walking Dead. To each his own I suppose but what the heck was he thinking??

Original Conte ACW57173 "The Crater” Hand to Hand Vignette #1
Collector "Enhanced" version

Moral of the story...keep the Testors red where it belongs...in the 60s on Marx figures!

DYK?
*William T. Sherman actually used this often misquoted (War is All Hell) phrase twice in speeches but not during the Civil War where he actually said war is cruelty.The complete quote is  You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” 
― William T. Sherman

The War is hell quote originates from his address to the graduating class of the Michigan Military Academy in 1879

I’ve been where you are now and I know just how you feel. It’s entirely natural that there should beat in the breast of every one of you a hope and desire that some day you can use the skill you have acquired here. Suppress it! You don’t know the horrible aspects of war. I’ve been through two wars and I know. I’ve seen cities and homes in ashes. I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, War is Hell. 

 I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is Hell. 

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May 22, 2017

TRENCH RUNNER REVIEW: Charles Oldaugh Reviews Painting Miniatures from A to Z, Angel Masterclass Volume 2


Charles Oldaugh takes a look at the best selling...
Angel Giraldez Masterclass Volume 2
A4 softcover book contains 152 full color pages full of guides and techniques.

As an Infinity player and miniature painting addict, I was really excited when Angel Giraldez released his first Masterclass book. When I saw the second book on the shelf, I knew I had to have it. The great thing about this book is that it is a companion volume to the first one. It isn’t a simple re-telling of the first book with new photos. The first book focused on the basics of miniature painting: Glazing, washing, stippling, and points of light. This book focuses on Non-Metallic Metals (NMM) and weathering using Vallejo products. 

The opening chapter of the book explains his painting method. He covers three different colors of primer (black, grey, and white) and when to use each. Next is a section on color theory and zenithal highlighting, two very important aspects of model painting that are usually overlooked by painters. 

While the first book explained NMM, this one expands upon it. It goes in-depth into the technique and reveals the colors needed to represent silver, gold, and bronze. Each color is first shown as a ‘sketch’ to show to location of the lights and shadows, and then refined to the final product. 

Weathering is probably the most important step to making a model realistic looking. Angel covers chips, scratches and bullet holes using a brush as well as chipping medium. He also makes mud, dirt, rust, and dust with a minimal amount of products. The chapter closes with verdigris and blood. Verdigris is one of my favorite effects as it can add a splash of color to dull areas. 

Something you won’t notice at first glance, but is very important, is the diversity of skin colors that he paints in the book. Each human figure painted in this book has a different skin color, ranging from pale to dark. He even gives a step by step on an Asian fleshtone which has always given me troubles. 

Following the techniques is a series of Masterclass articles where he paints a couple models from each Infinity faction with step-by-step instruction. If I had to pick my favorite one, it would be the Guija tutorial for the Yu-Jing faction. I love the contrast between the orange/yellow armor and the dark steel NMM.
The Angel Giraldez method is a blending of brush and airbrush to create eye-catching models. To get the most out of this book you should be using an airbrush. This is not a book for casual painters. Even though this book is geared towards science fiction, painting flesh, cloth, metal, guns, and swords is useful in every genre and time period.

If you are a serious painter looking to push your skills to the limit, this is the book for you. Every page is a new challenge to meet and a chance to outshine your opponents on the battlefield. We all know that the dice gods favor the best painted army!
Charles Oldaugh May 2017

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MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Painting Miniatures from A to Z, Angel Giraldez Masterclass Volume 1 & 2

May 21, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Modeling World War I - Reference & Researching Part 2

Histoire & Collections
Modeling WWI Tanks 
by Frédéric Astier
128 pages, A4 size softcover
Using numerous S-B-S processes and 500+ pictures illustrating this book, Frederik Astier shares with you his knowledge to building; painting complex camouflage of the Great War, aging and weathering, making mud, painting miniatures, making scenery, etc. Includes photos of orginal militaria as well as a gallery of completed achievements of the author.

This book, for modelers, is devoted to scale model tanks of WWI and accurately describes assembly methods, painting and creation of dioramas for each of 6 different models:

• British Mark IV "Male"
 British Mark IV "Female"
 German A7V
 French Schneider CA
 French Saint-Chamond
 French Renault FT.

Frédérik Astier, a professional photographer, is one of the most talented and prolific French modelers. For more than 10 years, he has been regularly collaborating in the magazine specialized in this area, Steelmasters. Renowned for his mastering techniques in assembly and painting as much as in setting dioramas, he always attaches a particular care to finding documents for each of his projects in order to find the greatest historical accuracy.
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MTSC Trench Runner Review: Modeling World War I Tanks by Frédéric Astier


Guideline Publications 
Armour in Theatre
Camouflage & Markings - Tanks in the Great War 1914-1918
by Mark Healy
64 pages. A4 size booklet
No 4 of this ongoing series of Armour in Theatre examines the development and employment of the first tanks. The volume covers the evolution of the tank with a special and understandable emphasis on the developments with Great Britain. Special treatment is given to two important tank battles of the conflict - those of Cambria 1917 and Amiens 1918.

The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of color and black and white photographs and maps, as well as several drawings showing individual profiles of tanks with different color schemes, designs and camouflage.
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Great War Tank Mark IV
by David Fletcher
160 pages, hardcover

from the publisher...
The world’s first ever battle tank receives the Haynes Manual treatment and its centrepiece is the most prolific British tank of the Great War – the Tank Mk IV. World authority David Fletcher looks at the anatomy, construction and operation of the Mk IV (including rare contemporary eyewitness descriptions), as well as giving fascinating insights into the maintenance and restoration of these historic armored fighting vehicles. Individual preserved Great War tanks featured in the manual include Flirt II, the Ashford Tank, Lodestar III, Excellent and Deborah.


David Fletcher has compiled the most complete history of the MK IV that is available today. The first chapter describes how the Mk IV's predecessors, "Little Willie," the Mk I, Mk II and Mk III, could be rightly described as "prototypes" to the eventual 1917 production of the Mk IV. Fletcher uses this chapter to discuss the basic structure of the tanks, including armor composition. It goes on to describe the Mk IV production and vehicle variants.

Chapter II covers the "Anatomy of the Mark IV" by introducing the reader to a restored Mk IV, but mostly through period illustrations and informative text. A chapter on armaments follows, again using a combination of a few photos of a restored Mk IV with very strong period illustrations. Fletcher describes these inner workings in a way that is both informative and easy to understand.

The book then delves into a topic that most modelers and wargamers will value: Camouflage, paint and markings. Tankers devised a system of identifying the rhomboid monsters on the battlefield, including numbering and naming each vehicle. Though the book does not provide a list of the names, the author does explain the logic behind the practice.

Chapter V finally delivers material that could rightly be expected in a "shop manual." "Operating the Mark IV" combines instructions from period manuals with interior photos of an extant Mk IV to illustrate a crew started, drove, steered, stopped and functioned inside the tank.

The last two chapters chronicle the Mk IV's combat history and retirement from service. The final also chapter discusses extant Mk IVs, including the incredible discovery and 1998 excavation of an intact Mk IV from the Cambrai battlefield.

Great War Tank Mark IV is a valuable weapon in combating what might be the fading memory of the origins of tank warfare. David Fletcher has put together a terrific overview of the tank that will aid other tank historians, military vehicle enthusiasts, modelers, wargamers and reenactors in the study of the magnificent Mk IVs that dominated the battlefields the Great War's final years.
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Haynes
Rolls-Royce Armoured Car: 1915-44
by David Fletcher
160 pages, hardcover


from the publisher...
The Rolls-Royce Armored Car is almost a legend: introduced by the Royal Naval Air Service the First World War for shore patrols, modified versions were still in service during the Second World War in 1940–41 with the British Army’s 11th Hussars in the North African desert. Between the wars they were used for policing duties by the Royal Air Force in Iraq, Egypt and India. Centerpiece of this manual is the Irish Army’s 1920 Rolls-Royce Armored car ‘Sliabh na mBan’, restored jointly by the Irish Defence Forces and specialist historic Rolls-Royce restorer James Black Restorations between 2012 and 2015. 

Very nice overview of this iconic armored car - hardcover, full color throughout, high quality printing. Many color photos of preserved examples.
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Histoire & Collections
The Encyclopedia of French Tanks and Armoured Vehicles, 1914-1940
by Francois Vauvillier
176 pages, hardcover, currently out-of-print

If you have an interest in the armor of WW1 and WW2, then French armored vehicles surely have to come into the equation.  This one is immediately at the top of my list for information on French AFVs of the period.  It is 176 pages, packed with 190 excellent color profiles, 450 archive photos and details of 100 main vehicle types plus another 285 variants on them.  Tanks, SP artillery, armored cars, mine-clearers, bridge layers, infantry carriers and supply vehicles are all in here.

The author, Francois Vauvillier, has made his passion for military history into his career.  He founded the publishing house of Histoire et Collection, created 'Militaria Magazine' and since 2006 has produced a quarterly magazine 'GBM' (Guerre, Blindes et Materiel).  Some of the color profiles used in this encyclopedia have been drawn from work done for these magazines.

It opens with his introduction on what he wanted to accomplish with this book, and examines what else is available up to now on the subject.  It includes a time line of the story of mechanized development in the French military from WW1 through to WWII.  He explains his approach, and how he has referenced the 100 main vehicle types, and then added a point number to indicate the variants.  So, for example, 5.0 is the number for the prototype Renault FT while 5.25 is a bridge layer based on the same chassis.  The book is then split into three main sections.  It starts with 'The Idea of Strength', then 'The Idea of Speed' and thirdly, 'The Idea of System', which is then split into sub-sections such as Armoured Motorbikes, Armoured Personnel Carriers, Recovery Machines of Tank Units, Amphibious Armoured Vehicles, Mine-Clearing Tanks and others.

This is a one-stop reference for French armored vehicles from both WW1 and early in WWII.  



DK/Smithsonian
Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles
This book will satisfy anyone with a craving for reading/understanding armored vehicles. Not a single page of the books 250+ pages is wasted. Presented in a chronological manner that pretty much starts with the early 1900s to present day … the thorough nature of the book doesn’t forget to spotlight Da Vinci’s armored vehicle drawing. Following the traditional method DK uses to present material, the chapters are grouped by significant periods in the history of tanks. Each and every page is laden with original (not archived) color photos that beautifully illustrate most every facet of tanks/armored vehicles all the way up to today. While the book is wonderfully rich in photographs, the accompanying text and factoids add to the books informative value. Throughout the book are numerous two-page spotlight sections that pay special attention to key innovations, innovators, vehicles and events in tank history. What I particularly liked was that iconic vehicles are highlighted and each is given a multipage spread that includes a highly detailed photographic examination of that vehicle’s interior and exterior (including the Sherman, T34 and Tiger tank). Even experimental tanks are covered and presented in vivid color.

The Smithsonian contribution is what really packs the book’s punch … the collection of photographs give you the experience of visiting a museum. I have all the DK/Smithsonian “Definitive Visual History” books in my personal library and view them as indispensable resources. Each and every volume offers an exhaustive study of the subject matter with stunning visual support; TANK is yet another fine addition to this wonderful series of books.

Publishers description...
Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles
A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text.



From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy.

Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles.





An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.
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