Friday 19 December 2014

STEAMPUNK TIE IN: Steampunk Soldiers - Philip Smith, Joseph McCullough, Mark Stacey

Release Date: 20/11/14
Publisher:  Osprey Adventures


Between 1887 and 1895, the British art student Miles Vandercroft travelled around the world, sketching and painting the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. In this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology at the start of the American Civil War had transformed warfare and the role of the fighting man. This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his associated commentary on the specific military units he encountered. It is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colourful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.


As an avid reader, I’m always looking for things that help expand not only established genre but also give the reader something not only novel but concepts for your own work. This book, from Osprey really does hit the spot for not only readers of Steampunk tales but also writers and even cos-players.

The book has cracking illustrations, top notch written descriptions and all round I something that can be easily accessed if you’re looking for something novel to help boost your thoughts. To have it all collected into this one cracking volume will add numerous option for all manner of readers and to be honest, as a writer give you something that is going to be ideal in helping to visualise an epic Steampunk war alongside the chance to create a hero to rival the times.

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