Command 032 Gustaf Mannerheim. pb

  • Gustaf Mannerheim. Command 32.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • pb. 64 pages. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is a legendary figure, whose life and career were deeply influential in Finnish and European history. He is viewed by many as the father of modern Finland after leading the ‘White' faction to victory and independence in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He then commanded his country's forces in a sequence of bitter clashes in the ice and snow, in the build-up to, and during, World War II: the Winter War in 1939-40, the Continuation War in 1941-44 and the Lapland War in 1944-45. This study provides a fascinating insight into Mannerheim's career, analysing his traits, his biggest victories and his key enemies. Complete with uniform artwork and detailed tactical maps, it is a comprehensive guide to one of the 20th century's most capable military leaders and statesmen.

Command 031. Attila the Hun. pb

  • Attila the Hun. Command 31.
  • Author: Nic Fields; Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Pb, 64 pages. One of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD 452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he faced, including one of his few major setbacks, the defeat at the battle of the Catalaunian Fields in AD 451.

Command 030. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Pb

  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Command 30
  • Author: Edward J Erickson; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; August 2013; 64 pages

Command 028 Archibald Wavell. Paperback 9781849087377

  • Archibald Wavell. Command 28
  • Author: Jon Diamond, Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; July 2012; 64 pages

Command 027 Albert Kesselring. Pb

  • Albert Kesselring. Command 27.
  • Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; August 2012; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781849087353

Command 026 Yamamoto Isoroku. Pb. 9781849087315

  • Yamamoto Isoroku. Command 26
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; June 2012; 64 pages

Command 025 Omar Bradley. Pb. 9781849086608

  • Omar Bradley. Command 25.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Paperback; May 2012; 64 pages

Command 024 Tokugawa Ieyasu. Pb. 9781849085748

  • Tokugawa Ieyasu. Command 24
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull, Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; June 2012; 64 pages

Command 023 Pompey

  • Pompey. Command 23.
  • Author: Nic Fields Illustrator: Peter Dennis. Paperback; March 2012; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781849085724

Command 022 Georgy Zhukov. Pb

  • Georgy Zhukov. Command 22
  • Author:Robert Forczyk Illustrator:Adam Hook
  • Paperback; March 2012; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781849085564

Command 021 George Washington. Pb 9781849084482

  • George Washington. Command 21
  • Author: Mark Lardas Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Paperback; October 2011; 64 pages
  • His ability to walk away from the battlefield, sheath his sword and willingly relinquish the reigns of power made him truly great.

Command 019 Lawrence of Arabia. Pb

  • Lawrence of Arabia. Command 19
  • Author: David Murphy Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; August 2011; 64 pages
  • Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, is remembered today more for his immortalization on stage and screen rather than for his dramatic exploits in the Middle East during the First World War. This book shines a light on his military achievements, his major campaigns and the impact that his influence had on shaping the war in the Middle East. Lawrence quickly rose to prominence following the outbreak of the Arab Revolt in 1916. His skills in Arab languages helped him co-ordinate Navy support in an effort to regain captured coastal ports, whilst gathering widespread local support and building up the Arab Northern Army. He pioneered new tactics, which would shape British strategy four decades later, recognising the importance of aircraft, mobile artillery and armour in desert warfare. In two short years the obscure staff officer had attained the rank of full colonel and helped to shape the outcome of the war in the Middle East.

Command 017 Bill Slim. Pb

  • Bill Slim. Command 17
  • Author: Robert Lyman Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; July 2011; 64 pages
  • 'Bill' Slim was one of the greatest British generals of World War II. In a career that stretched from 1914 until 1958, Bill Slim's greatest triumphs came in India and Burma in the long war against the Japanese. Thrust into a desperate situation, he orchestrated the longest retreat in British Army history in the withdrawal from Burma. He then turned on the Japanese in India, shattered their army, and pursued them to destruction.

Command 016 Horatio Nelson. Pb

  • Horatio Nelson. Command 16
  • Author: Angus Konstam Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; July 2011; 64 pages
  • The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson’s string of naval victories helped secure Britain’s place as the world’s dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson’s death.

Command 015 Walther Model. Paperback

  • Walther Model. Command 15
  • Author: Robert Forczyk Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; June 2011; 64 pages
  • Model deserves recognition as one of the great defensive commanders of modern military history.

Command 014 Garibaldi. Pb

  • Garibaldi. Command 14
  • Author: Ron Field Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2011; 64 pages
  • Garibaldi took an oath dedicating his life to the struggle for the liberation of his homeland from Austrian dominance. The subsequent years would see him fighting in Brazil, in the Uruguayan Civil War, and on the Italian peninsula. Between 1848 and 1870, Garibaldi and his men were involved in a prolonged struggle that eventually led to the final unification of Italy in 1870.

Command 013 Heinz Guderian. Paperback

  • Heinz Guderian. Command 13
  • Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; April 2011; 64 pages
  • Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son of a general in the army, there was little doubt that he would follow in his father’s footsteps. Some consider Guderian to be the founding father of blitzkrieg warfare, and he certainly brought the whole concept to public attention and prominence, chiefly through the publication of his book Achtung Panzer in 1937.

Command 012 Saladin. Pb

  • Saladin. Command 12
  • Author: David Nicolle Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; April 2011; 64 pages
  • This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu’l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din – or Saladin

Command 010 Marlborough. Paperback

  • Marlborough. Command 10
  • Author: Angus Konstam Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Paperback; November 2010; 64 pages
  • John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, is one of the great commanders of history. Using his great charm and diplomatic skills he was able to bind troops from various European states into a cohesive army that won a string of victories over the French armies of King Louis XIV, the first of which was perhaps his most spectacular triumph – the battle of Blenheim.

Command 008 Henry V. Paperback

  • Henry V. Command 8
  • Author: Marcus Cowper , Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Paperback; September 2010; 64 pages
  • Immortalised in the plays of Shakespeare, Henry V is the most famous and celebrated of all England’s medieval monarchs. Although his most famous battles and conquests took place in France, Henry, as was common amongst medieval aristocracy, was introduced to battle at an early age when he fought with his father, Henry IV, at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. On his accession to the throne, Henry turned his attention towards foreign affairs and the English position in France. This title will examine Henry’s key battles and sieges, how he systematically extended English control throughout northern France and how he was perceived by his contemporaries as a military leader. It will also deal with his controversial military decisions, such as the slaughter of the French prisoners at Agincourt.

Command 007 Robert E. Lee. Paperback

  • Robert E. Lee. Command 7
  • Author: Ron Field , Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; September 2010; 64 pages
  • Beloved by his soldiers and respected by his enemies, Robert E. Lee is undoubtedly the most popular general in American history to fight on the losing side. This book takes an in-depth look at this southern gentleman as a strategist and a tactician, covering all of his most important victories and defeats. Although courted by Lincoln, Robert E. Lee could not fight against his native Virginia and joined the Confederacy. After assuming command of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lee ran off a string of shocking victories that left the North reeling. However, on two separate occasions, Lee led invasions into the North and both ended in defeat, first at Antietam and then at Gettysburg. Encompassing the huge body of research surrounding General Lee and presenting it with numerous photographs and newly commissioned artwork, this book provides a complete understanding of Lee as a battlefield commander.

Command 006 Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Paperback

  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Command 6
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; 64 pages
  • Arguably the greatest military commander in the history of the samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose from the ranks of the peasantry to rule over all Japan. A student of the great unifier Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshi would later avenge the murder of his master at the battle of Yamazaki. After consolidating his position, Hideyoshi went on the offensive, conquering the southern island of Kyushu in 1587 and defeating the Hojo in 1590. By 1591, he had accomplished the reunification of Japan. This book looks at the complete story of Hideyoshi’s military accomplishments, from his days as a tactical leader to his domination of the Japanese nation.

Command 004 Julius Caesar. Paperback

  • Julius Caesar. Command 4
  • Author: Nic Fields, Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2010; 64 pages
  • One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar’s most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general’s life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.

Command 003 George S. Patton. Paperback

  • George S. Patton. Command 3
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga. Illustrator: Steve Noon 
  • Paperback; June 2010; 64 pages
  • George S. Patton Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and widely regarded as the US Army’s finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. This title examines Patton’s colorful life and leadership in three wars, with a concentration on his command in World War II. Despite his ability, Patton was thoroughly reviled by most GIs, partly due to his insistence on traditional military discipline in the ranks, but also because of his unwillingness to pander to the growing power of the press. This combination of ability and controversy have combined to make him one of the most interesting figures in American military history.

Command 002 Erich von Manstein. Paperback

  • Erich von Manstein. Command 2
  • Author: Robert Forczyk
    Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; May 2010; 64 pages
  • Erich von Manstein was one of the most successful German commanders of World War II. His military mind proved outstanding in many a conflict but perhaps his greatest triumph was his ingenious operational plan that led to the rapid defeat of France in May 1940. Manstein also showed great skill under adversity by commanding a furious rebuff to the Soviet armies in 1943, whilst Germany were retreating. However, his skill could not reverse Germany’s declining fortunes and Manstein’s frequent disagreement’s with Hitler over military strategy led to his dismissal. Robert Forczyk tells the story of one of Germany’s most valuable military talents, from his early years to his post- war conviction and his later career.