Costumes of the Armies engaged at Waterloo

Charles Lyall

Volume 1: British Army

Drawn from authentic sources by Charles Lyall, 1894

Launch of a series of uniforms on the armies at Waterloo 1815, drawn by Charles James Lyall, one of the classic English uniform artists at the beginning of the 20th century. Lyall compiled numerous series of British, Indian and various European armies and epochs. His works can be found in the large collections of uniforms such as the Anne S. K. Brown Collection, USA.
In this work, created in 1894, the appearance of the British Army with all the arms and important regiments who participated in this famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815 are displayed on 75 panels. Each unit is treated on one or more panels and with the various degrees of service. The staff and the special groups are also not missing.

The panels are annotated by the two editors, Markus Gärtner and Markus Stein, according to current research in this field of the uniforms. Translated by Richard L. Sanders.

An introduction on the uniforming of the various units, a detailed and detailed compilation of the literature supplement this volume. There are further volumes to the Dutch-Belgian constellations, to the Royal German Legion and the Brunswick Corps, as well as to the French and Prussian army.

Content
  • Paperback
  • 75 full color illustrations
  • 116 pages.
Price: 29,95 €
ISBN: 978-3-96360-003-6
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The Bavarian Army 1806-1813

Peter Bunde / Markus Gärtner / Markus Stein
Translated by Richard L. Sanders

During the Napoleon era, the Kingdom of Bavaria among the France’s German allied states, provided the largest contingent with 30,000 soldiers and due to its size took part in decisive fighting in the 1809 and 1812 campaigns. In this book, the authors present a comprehensive work about the organization and individual branches of the Bavarian Army, their uniforms, the regulations for its deployment and the missions of the individual branches in the field, as well as the army’s internal structure. These descriptions are supplemented by accounts of the Bavarians’ combat engagements in the campaigns of 1806-07 against Prussia and Russia, of 1809 against Austria, of 1812 against Russia, as well as of 1813 against Prussia and Russia.

The work was originally published in German as „Die Bayerische Armee 1806-1813“ (552/215) and the authors are true subject matter experts on the Napoleonic Wars, especially the armies of the German states.

Content
  • Numerous graphics by Peter Bunde on uniforms and equipment of all the branches plus flags
  • previously unpublished plates by Patrice Courcelle
  • many, partly contemporary illustrations complement the informative text
  • Paperback
  • 107 pages.
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The Saxon Army 1810-1813

Peter Bunde / Markus Gärtner / Markus Stein
Translated by Richard L. Sanders

No army of the German Confederation of the Rhine underwent such fundamental changes in organization and uniforms as did the Saxon forces of the Napoleonic era. Based on the experiences from the 1806-07 campaigns on Prussia’s side and 1809 allied with the French, the Saxon Army undertook extensive reforms.

This book presents this „new“ Saxon Army with numerous contemporary illustrations, with plates by Patrice Courcelle and Edmund Wagner as well as graphic tables of uniforms of all the regiments by Peter Bunde. A description of the war experiences rounds out the presentation and thus the volume gives the reader a good, thorough introduction to the organization, uniforms and history of the Saxon Army of 1810-1813.

Content
  • 72 pages
  • Paperback
  • 51 color illustrations, including three maps and 14 full-page pictures with uniforms.
  • English edition of „Die Sächsische Armee 1810-1813“.
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Pieter Snayers

Roland Sennewald / Pavel Hrncirik

Battle Painter 1592-1667

It remains a stroke of fortune that in the turbulent times of the 17th century with its numerous cultural and military upheavals the artistic depiction of human life took a similarly rapid and proliferous development. Never before in history had society in all its squalor and splendor been presented in so many pictures of outstanding artistic quality. At the end of the 16th century the Golden Age of Painting began to evolve especially in the Low Countries. Many contemporary paintings also show events from the Eighty Years War, the United Provinces’ struggle for independence from Spain. However, an entire generation of artists also chose to paint events from the great European conflict which erupted at the same time: the Thirty Years War.

Born in Antwerp, Pieter Snayers was a fairly typical representative of this generation of painters. From a military historian’s point of view, his works are considered particularly authentic. Many of his paintings showing sieges betray meticulous care in the depiction of the cities and fortresses concerned. Snayers’ topographical and analytical approach remains unsurpassed. Even his paintings of major battles (which rarely occurred) defy any form of profound criticism. Snayers’ rendering of the everyday life of the common people involved is straightforward, graphic and occasionally dramatic. We are thus able to gain insight into the events of his time unimpeded by clichés and historic myth.

Pieter Snayers’ works are on display in numerous collections worldwide. With the help of his paintings, many of which are very large in format, this lavishly illustrated book will seek to relate the history of the conflicts depicted. Author Roland Sennewald has compiled a collection of more than 100 of Snayers’ works from all over the world, creating an impressive testimony of his creative talent and relating the story of both the Eighty and Thirty Years Wars, and the times before and after.

Pieter Snayers
(1592- 1667)
Snayers was born in Antwerp where he was baptized on 24 November 1592. His father Lodewijk was the city messenger of Antwerp for Brussels. He was enrolled as a pupil of Sebastiaen Vrancx in Antwerp’s Guild of St. Luke in 1612. Sebastiaen Vrancx was a prominent battle and genre painter. In 1613 Snayers became a master in the Guild.
In 1618 Snayers married Anna Schut, a cousin of the painter Cornelis Schut. Their first child Cornelis was baptized on 8 September 1620. Snayers achieved success as an artist. In Antwerp the family lived in luxury and Snayers participated annually in the lavish banquet of the chamber of rhetoric Violieren.
Snayers joined the painters‘ guild in Brussels on 16 June 1628. He became a citizen of Brussels at the same time. It is believed he had been working for the Archduke Albert (died in 1621) while living in Antwerp. He had been appointed court painter and ‚domesticq van ‚t Hof” (domestic of the court) by the Archduke. Snayers likely moved to Brussels in order to pursue opportunities at the court of the Archduchess Isabella, the widow of the Archduke and the governess of the Southern Netherlands.
After Isabella’s death in 1633, Snayers became court painter to the next two governors, the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1634-1641) and the Archduke Leopold (Wilhelm) (1647 to 1656). For them he painted scenes of victorious battles in the tradition of sixteenth-century tapestries. He painted portraits of the aristocracy in Brussels and large landscapes. He also worked for other eminent patrons and the open market. A highlight in his career was a commission for 22 battle paintings by general Ottavio Piccolomini.
While working in Brussels he regularly visited his hometown Antwerp but never returned to live there. He collaborated with painters in Antwerp such as Peter Paul Rubens on several occasions, including on the never-finished Life of Henry IV cycle (1628–30) and the Torre de la Parada series (c. 1637–1640). Both during his Antwerp and his Brussels periods, He mingled with the elite of his time. He climbed the social ladder and aspired to live a lifestyle similar to that of the aristocrats of his day. He was thus an example of the 17th century ‚aristocratization‘ of successful citizens.
His pupils included Guilliam van Schoor and Adam Frans van der Meulen. The latter became a leading battle painter and court painter to Louis XIV of France.
There is no record of when Snayers died but it is believed he died in Brussels in 1667.
Quelle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Snayers

Content
  • Introduction
  • Historic Background
  • Chronology
  • The Golden Age of Dutch Painting
  • Pieter (Peeter) Snayers and his Patrons
  • The Most Important Military Painters of the Dutch Golden Age
  • The Battle of the Vuchter Heide in 1600
  • The Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600
  • The Siege of Oostende 1601–1604
  • Siege of an Unknown Town – Bergen op Zoom 1605?
  • The Continuation of the War in the Netherlands
  • The Episode of Aix-la-Chapelle 1614
  • The War in Austria, Bohemia and Moravia 1618–1621
  • The Siege of Vienna 1619
  • The Continuation of the Bohemian War in 1620
  • The Capture of Horn in 1620
  • The Capture of Prachatitz (Prachatice) in 1620
  • The Capture of Pisek in 1620
  • The Battle of the White Mountain in 1620
  • The Siege of Pressburg (Bratislava) 1621
  • Bucquoy’s Last Fight – Death at Neuhäusel (Nové Zámky)
  • The Siege of Jülich 1621–1622
  • The War Turns West
  • The Battle of Fleurus 1622
  • The Road to the Lohner Bruch
  • The Battle of Stadtlohn 1623
  • The Siege of Breda 1624–1625
  • The Continuation of the War and the Mantuan Succession Conflict
  • The Road to Lützen
  • The Battle of Lützen in 1632
  • The Battle of Nördlingen 1634 – the Swedish Party in Crisis
  • From Nördlingen Across the Rhine
  • The Rhine Crossing at Andernach 1634
  • The French Invasion of Flanders 1635
  • The Relief of Löwen (Leuven) 1635
  • The War in the Valtellina and in Northern Italy 1618–1637
  • The Siege of Valenza del Po 1635
  • France in Dire Straits 1636
  • The Crossing of the Somme 1636
  • The War in 1637
  • The Attack on Saint-Omer (Sint-Omaars) in 1638
  • The Battle of Kallo (Callo) 1638
  • The Relief of Diedenhofen (Thionville) 1639
  • Further Events in 1639 and 1640
  • The Siege of Aire-sur-la-Lys (Arien) 1641
  • The Siege of Neuenburg vorm Wald in the Upper Palatinate 1641
  • The Situation at the Pressnitz Pass 1641
  • The Road to Einbeck
  • The Siege of Einbeck 1641
  • The War in Saxony and Silesia in 1642
  • The Siege of Freiberg in Saxony 1643
  • The War in Flanders and Northern France 1642
  • The Fight for Honnecourt 1642
  • The Catalonian Theatre of War 1642–1647
  • The Siege and Relief of Lérida 1646
  • The War in Flanders 1643–1645
  • The Attack on Lille (Ryssel) 1645
  • The Year 1646
  • The Victory of Armentières 1647
  • The Capture of Lens 1647
  • Victory at Landrecies 1647
  • The Victory of Dixmuide (Dixmude) 1647
  • The Capture of Courtrai (Kortrijk) 1648
  • The War in Germany from 1643 until the Peace of Westphalia 1648
  • The Ambush at Dachau 1648
  • The Siege of Ypres 1649
  • The Capture of Saint-Venant 1649
  • The Relief of Cambrai (Kamerich) 1649
  • The Victory of La Motte-au-Bois 1649
  • The War in Northern France and Flanders 1650
  • The War in Northern France and Flanders 1651
  • The War in Northern France and Flanders 1652
  • The Siege of Gravelines 1652
  • Paintings of Unknown Historic Events
  • Bibliography
  • List of Images
  • List of Persons
Content
  • Large size (32 x 24 cm)
  • with over 200 mostly colored illustrations: double-sided reproductions of the paintings, many detailed views, maps and contemporary engravings
  • 422 pages
Price: 99,00 €
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German Paratroopers – Volume 1 – 3

Karl Veltzé

Uniforms and Equipment 1936 -1945

The books will be indispensable to collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. This three-volume work is the most comprehensive and detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper to date, providing in-depth examinations of nearly every uniform item—including all models of jump smocks—and equipment used from the airborne forces’ establishment in the mid-1930s to May 1945. It also extensively covers specific insignia and various unique ephemera. Finally, the work provides in-depth summaries of the operations the “Green Devils” fought in, from the air assaults on Norway, Belgium’s Fort Eben Emael, Holland and Crete, over ground combat in North Africa, Russia, Italy and Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and on to the last days of the Third Reich.

The author and publisher were able to draw on an unprecedented degree of cooperation with collectors and museums from all over the world. The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned color photographs of original Fallschirmjäger artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.


Volume I: Uniforms

Chapter I: The Blue-Grey Uniform
Chapter II: Jump Smocks
Chapter III: Paratroopers Trousers
Chapter IV: Footwear
Chapter V: Tropical and Winter Clothing
Chapter VI: Special Clothing
Chapter VII: Non-Standard Clothing

 

 

 

Contents Volume I
  • Foreword: From a Paratrooper’s Life
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments

Chapter I: THE BLUE-GRAY UNIFORM

  • Rank InsigniaHeadgear
  • Tunics and Blouses
  • National Insignia
  • Trousers
  • Coats
  • Shirts
  • Other Outerwear

Chapter II: JUMP Smocks

  • “M36” Jump Smock (First—Trial—Model)
  • “M38” Jump Smock (Second Model)
  • “M38” Variants Worn by Sturmabteilung Koch
  • “M40” Jump Smock (Transitional Model)
  • “M42” Jump Smock (Third Model)
  • National Insignia
  • Jump Smock Rank Insignia

Chapter III: PARATROOPER TROUSERS

  • Paratrooper Trousers, Trial Model
  • Paratrooper Trousers, First Model
  • Paratrooper Trousers, Second Model

Chapter IV: FOOTWEAR

  • Jump Boots
  • Other Footwear

Chapter V: TROPICAL AND WINTER CLOTHING

  • Tropical Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Tunics and Coats
  • Insignia on Tropical Clothing
  • Trousers
  • Shirts
  • Winter Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Outerwear

Chapter VI: Special Clothing

  • Paratrooper Gloves
  • Elastic Bindings
  • Knee Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Dragging Suit
  • Other Special Clothing

Chapter VII: NON-STANDARD CLOTHING

  • Headgear
  • Outerwear
  • Scarves

Appendixes

  • Abbreviations
  • Specific Luftwaffe Directives, 1938
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
Content
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 368 pages
  • approx. 1000 color photos
  • 280 b&w photos
  • Format 230 × 305 mm
  • approx 2300g
  • English text
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Volume II: Helmets, Equipment and Weapons

In the 368 pages of this second of the projected three volumes of German Paratroopers – Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 the author, Karl Veltzé, not only takes a very detailed look at the Fallschirmjäger helmets – more than a third of this volume is dedicated to them – , but also deals with the paratroopers’ special equipment (gasmask bags, hand grenade bags, ammunition bandoleers, medic equipment). The standard field equipment is covered next, followed by a chapter devoted to the individual and crew-served weapons utilized by the German airborne forces; among these are both versions of the special FG 42 paratrooper rifle. The parachutes used by the German paras are examined on 40 pages, whilst the last chapter looks at their drop containers. 

This volume follows the development of the many pieces of equipment used by the German paratroopers from the early days to the last days of the Third Reich, describing in great detail the characteristics of the various models.

Six years of research and collaboration with some of the most important Fallschirmjäger collections have gone into these volumes so far. Collectors and military enthusiasts will be able to study some of the rarest original pieces and find a lot of interesting and new information in these pages. The full-colour photographs of the various items are accompanied by hundreds of period photos, more than 150 of them not published before, showing helmets, equipment and weapons in wear. 

From the author Karl Véltze:
I just spoke to my publisher and was very thrilled to hear that both the English and the German edition of volume 2 have been printed now and should be available from dealers from mid-November.


I hope to meet some of the forum members at the Kassel show in November, to finally put faces to the names. We’re still looking for interesting material for volume 3….

  • 132 pages dedicated to helmets, 54 to special para equipment, 40 normal equipment, 52 on weapons, 40 on parachutes and, finally, another 32 on drop containers.
  • 45 helmets, uncovered incl. all 3 models
  • 11 helmet covers
  • 11 helmets with wire camo etc
  • 7 gas mask bags
  • 4 hand grenade bags
  • 17 bandos
  • both FG 42 bandos
  • para medics’ pouches incl. rare blue one
  • all 4 patterns of parachutes, incl. some modern packing of chutes
Contents Volume II
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments

Chapter I: PARATROOPER HELMETS

  • “M36” Paratrooper Helmet (First—Trial—Model)
  • “M37” Paratrooper Helmet (Second—Trial—Model)
  • “M38” Paratrooper Helmet (Third Model)
  • Helmet Camouflage
  • Helmet Covers
  • Other Types of Camouflage
  • Liners and Chin Straps

Chapter II: SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

  • Gasmask Bag
  • Hand-Grenade Bags
  • Ammunition Bandoliers
  • Flier’s Knife (Gravity Knife)
  • Airborne Medical Equipment

Chapter III: STANDARD PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Uniform Belt
  • Belt-Support Straps
  • Bayonet Frog
  • Bread Bag
  • Canteen
  • Mess Kit
  • Shelter Quarter
  • Dispatch/Map Case
  • Field Glasses
  • Packs
  • Combat Engineer Equipment
  • Winterized Equipment
  • Life Jacket

Chapter IV: WEAPONS

  • Pistols
  • Hand Grenades
  • Rifles
  • Submachine Guns
  • Machine Guns
  • Fire-Support Weapons
  • Assorted

Chapter V: PARACHUTES

  • The Static Line-Actuated Backpack Parachute
  • Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 1
  • Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 16
  • Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 20
  • Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 36
  • Other Parachutes
  • Accessories
  • Jump Training

Chapter VI: Drop Containers

  • Jumps with Weapons
  • Appendixes
  • Abbreviations
  • Specific Luftwaffe Directives, 1938
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
Content
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 368 pages
  • Format 230 × 305 mm
  • approx 2300g
  • English text

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Volume III: Campaigns and Combat Operations, Decorations, Ephemera

This book concludes the three-volume series covering World War II-era German paratroopers and their uniforms and equipment. This time, the contents cover those topics not included in the previous volumes.
Initially, the operational history of the German airborne forces between 1936 and 1945 is summarized. This section includes detailed views of more than 45 accurately uniformed mannequins, over half of which were specifically assembled for this project. They illustrate the appearance of German paratroopers from their beginnings in Regiment “General Göring” through the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht in May 1945.
Aside from the exhaustively covered paratroopers of the Luftwaffe, the approximately 2,000 army and Waffen-SS paratroopers receive their own chapter in this book. Along with rare uniform items, documents and many hitherto unpublished photos are shown here.
A further chapter devotes nearly 100 pages to specific qualification and formation insignia of the airborne forces– parachutist badges, cuff bands and specific unit insignia – as well as typical decorations and awards along with their award documents.
This volume also presents service record books (Wehrpässe) and pay books (Soldbücher), as well as other personal papers used by the Wehrmacht that were also utilized by personnel of the airborne forces. The chapter also includes a section that covers paratroopers’ ID discs in detail.
The next chapter contains biographical sketches of 20 paratrooper privates, non-commissioned officers and officers, and shows pertinent items from their estates. These individuals are representative of the approximately 250,000 men who served in airborne units between 1936 and 1945.
A final chapter includes assorted memorabilia that did not fit thematically into other sections, yet is closely related to the German airborne forces.
This volume includes more than 350 period photographs, of which more than 200 have not been previously published.

  • Chapter 1: Combat Operations
  • Chapter 2: Army Paratroopers, Waffen-SS Paratroopers
  • Chapter 3: The Parachutist Badge, Cuff Titles, Formation and Unit Badges, Awards and Documents
  • Chapter 4: Identity Disks and Personal Documents
  • Chapter 5: Estates of Paratroopers
  • Chapter 6: Canteen Ware, Printed Matter, and More
Contents Volume III
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments

Chapter I—COMBAT OPERATIONS

  • Peacetime
  • Poland 1939
  • Scandinavia 1940
  • Belgium, Netherlands 1940
  • Greece 1941
  • Eastern Front 1941/42
  • North Africa 1942
  • Eastern Front 1942/43
  • Mediterranean Theater 1943
  • Eastern Front 1943/44
  • Normandy, Northern France 1944
  • Northwestern Europe 1944/45
  • Italy 1944/45
  • Final Battles 1945

Chapter II (a)—ARMY PARATROOPERS

  • Fallschirm-Infanterie-Kompanie and Bataillon
  • Paratroopers of the “Brandenburgers”

Chapter II (b)—WAFFEN-SS PARATROOPERS

Chapter III (a)—THE PARACHUTIST BADGE

  • Qualification Certificate
  • The Luftwaffe Parachutist Badge
  • Luftwaffe Award Documents
  • The Army Parachutist Badge
  • Army Award Documents
  • The Glider Pilot’s Badge

Chapter III (b)—CUFF TITLES

  • Landespolizeigruppe “General Goring”
  • “General Goring” Regiment
  • Fallschirmjager-Regiment 1
  • Fallschirm-Division
  • Fallschirmjager-Regiment 2
  • Fallschirmjager-Regiment 3

Chapter III (c)—FORMATION AND UNIT BADGES

  • Cloth Badges
  • Airborne Engineers
  • Fallschirmjager-Regiment 3
  • Fallschirmjager-Brigade “Ramcke”
  • Metal Badges
  • Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment
  • Sturm-Regiment Tradition Badge
  • 1. Fallschirm-Korps
  • 2. Fallschirm-Korps
  • 3. Fallschirmjager-Division
  • 4. Fallschirmjager-Division

Chapter III (d)—AWARDS AND DOCUMENTS

  • Peacetime Awards
  • Wartime Awards
  • The Iron Cross
  • Other Wartime Awards
  • Combat Badges
  • Non-Portable Awards

Chapter IV—IDENTITY DISKS AND PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

  • Wehrpass
  • Soldbuch (Pay Book)
  • Tarnausweis (Deceptive Identification Card)
  • Erkennungsmarke (Identity Disc)
  • Flugbuch/Absprungkarte (Flight Log/Jump Card)
  • Other Documents

Chapter V—ESTATES OF PARATROOPERS

Chapter VI—CANTEEN WARE, PRINTED MATTER AND MORE

  • Canteen Ware and Souvenirs
  • Printed Matter
  • Unit-Internal Items
  • Curiosities
  • APPENDIXES
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Endnotes
Content
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 368 pages
  • Format 230 × 305 mm
  • approx 2300g
  • English text
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Uniformen der Armeen von Waterloo – Band 1

Charles Lyall

Band 1: Britische Armee

Gezeichnet von Charles Lyall, 1894.
Start einer Reihe von Uniformdarstellungen über die Armeen bei Waterloo 1815, gezeichnet von Charles James Lyall, einem der klassischen englischen Uniformkünstler zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Lyall stellte zahlreiche Serien der Britischen, Indischen und der verschiedenen europäischen Armeen und Epochen zusammen. Seine Arbeiten sind in den großen uniformkundlichen Sammlungen wie der Anne S. K. Brown Collection, USA zu finden.
In diesem Werk, entstanden 1894, werden auf 75 Tafeln das Erscheinungsbild der Britischen Armee mit allen Waffengattungen und wichtigen Regimentern, die an dieser berühmten Schlacht bei Waterloo 1815 teilnahmen, dargestellt. Jede Einheit wird auf einer oder mehreren Tafeln und mit den verschiedenen Dienstgraden behandelt. Auch der Stab und die Spezialtruppen fehlen nicht.

Die Tafeln werden durch die beiden Herausgeber, Markus Gärtner und Markus Stein, gemäß der aktuellen Forschung auf diesem Gebiet der Uniformkunde kommentiert.

Eine Einführung über die Uniformierung der verschiedenen Truppenteile, eine ausführliche und weiterführende Zusammenstellung zur Literatur ergänzen diesen Band. Es folgen weitere Bände zu den holländisch-belgischen Aufstellungen, zur Königlich Deutsch Legion und dem braunschweigischen Korps, sowie der französischen und preußischen Armee.

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Landschaften im Modell

Das große Dioramen-Handbuch

Das große Dioramen-Handbuch. In diesem Band findet der Leser Abb. und Beschreibungen der besten und realistischsten Dioramen, die bis dato bei Modellbauwettbewerben und Ausstellungen zu sehen waren. Die nachgestellten Szenerien zeigen Kampfplätze, Bäume, Felsen, Wasser, Schnee- und Eislandschaften in bisher kaum bekannter Detailverliebtheit und Realitätsnähe. Das Werk enthält eine umfassende Übersicht über Materialien und Modellbauprodukte, mit deren Hilfe Modellbauer ihren Dioramen den letzten Schliff geben können.

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Der Deutsche Orden im 13jährigen Krieg

Alexander Querengässer / Sascha Lunyakov

Heere & Waffen – Heft 29

Ritterbrüder und Söldnerheere im 15. Jahrhundert. Nach seiner blutigen Niederlage in der Schlacht bei Tannenberg 1410 befand sich der Ordensstaat in Preußen in einer Phase des Niedergangs. 1454 erhoben sich die preußischen Städte und Ritter gegen die Herrschaft der Ordensbrüder und verbündeten sich mit dem König von Polen. Ein dreizehnjähriger Krieg entbrannte. Die Kreuzzugsbegeisterung, die dem Orden auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Macht riesige Heere freiwillig dienender Ritter zu geführt hatte, war inzwischen erloschen. Stattdessen bestimmten Söldner das Kriegsgeschehen. Ihr Unterhalt verschlang gewaltige Summen und als der Orden die benötigten Gelder nicht mehr aufbringen konnte, rissen die Söldner selbst die Herrschaft im Land an sich.
Der vorliegende Band beschäftigt sich mit dem Heerwesen dieses letzten bedeutenden Konflikts in der Geschichte des Deutschen Ordens. Neben der Zusammensetzung der einzelnen Heere werden auch die Ausrüstung und der taktische Einsatz der Söldnerheere analysiert und der Verlauf des Dreizehnjährigen Krieges nachgezeichnet. Somit ergibt sich ein facettenreiches Bild der spätmittelalterlichen Militärgeschichte.

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Flugzeuge im Modell – Teil 2: Jets

Jetzt erschienen!

Javier López de Anca Garcia

Das große Handbuch

„Jets“ ist der zweite Band aus der „Flugzeuge im Modell“ Reihe. In diesem Band bietet der herausragende und den Düsenflugzeugen verfallene Modellbauer Javier López de Anca einen kompletten Modellbauleitfaden, welcher sich auf moderne Flugzeuge konzentriert.

In diesem Band wird das gleiche Konzept angewendet wie im ertsen Teil der Reihe, der Autor zeigt auf eingängliche Weise die neuesten Techniken und Materialien. Die große Stärke dieses Buches, und was es von anderen Büchern abhebt, ist, dass die Techniken speziell auf den Modellbau von Jets bezogen werden.

Der Leser findet in diesem Band sieben Flugzeuge, vom alten Schlachtross MiG-21 bis zum Harrier, der im Afghanistankrieg eingesetzt wurde, an deren Beispiel der Modellbau bestimmter Bereiche wie Cockpit, Triebwerke, Waffen und anderes erklärt wird. Eine Reihe an Werkzeugen, Techniken und Bemalungsweisen werden Schritt-für-Schritt erläutert.

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German Paratroopers Volume 2 available

Volume 2 of the definitive work on the German Paratroopers is finally available since 10th november 2016

5Z135In the 368 pages of this second of the projected three volumes of German Paratroopers – Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 the author, Karl Veltzé, not only takes a very detailed look at the Fallschirmjäger helmets – more than a third of this volume is dedicated to them – , but also deals with the paratroopers’ special equipment (gasmask bags, hand grenade bags, ammunition bandoleers, medic equipment). The standard field equipment is covered next, followed by a chapter devoted to the individual and crew-served weapons utilized by the German airborne forces; among these are both versions of the special FG 42 paratrooper rifle.The parachutes used by the German paras are examined on 40 pages, whilst the last chapter looks at their drop containers.

This volume follows the development of the many pieces of equipment used by the German paratroopers from the early days to the last days of the Third Reich, describing in great detail the characteristics of the various models.

Six years of research and collaboration with some of the most important Fallschirmjäger collections have gone into these volumes so far. Collectors and military enthusiasts will be able to study some of the rarest original pieces and find a lot of interesting and new information in these pages. The full-colour photographs of the various items are accompanied by hundreds of period photos, more than 150 of them not published before, showing helmets, equipment and weapons in wear.

  • Available in English and German.
  • 368 pages
  • 1,250 colour and b/w photos
  • Large format: 8.8’ x 11.8’
  • Hard cover with deluxe binding and dust jacket
  • More than 6 years of preparation and research in public and private archives
    Items from the most advanced collections worldwide were photographed for this series

The sample pages on the „Zeughaus Verlag“ page have been updated in the meantime. Whereas before they showed mostly helmets, now they also include bandos, an FG 42, a R.Z. 1 parachute

German Paratroopers

I hope to meet some of the forum members at the Kassel show in November, to finally put faces to the names. We’re still looking for interesting material for volume 3….

  • 132 pages dedicated to helmets, 54 to special para equipment, 40 normal equipment, 52 on weapons, 40 on parachutes and, finally, another 32 on drop containers.
  • 45 helmets, uncovered incl. all 3 models
  • 11 helmet covers
  • 11 helmets with wire camo etc
  • 7 gas mask bags
  • 4 hand grenade bags
  • 17 bandos
  • both FG 42 bandos
  • para medics’ pouches incl. rare blue one
  • all 4 patterns of parachutes, incl. some modern packing of chutes
  • 368 pages
  • 6 years of work & preps / in the making