Saratoga 1777

Saratoga 1777

Saratoga 1777

Saratoga 1777: Turning point of a revolution by Brendan Morrissey is a book that should have had a review when I first started this blog.  I think it’s just that getting the Osprey for a relevant subject just seems like a no brainer to me, it’s simply my first step in any kind of research on a military subject.

I think this book is one of the essential books for recreating this campaign.  It has all of the Osprey staples that wargamers need, great OOB’s and lots of maps.  It is a quick, easy read and gives you everything you know to get started.  Perhaps it’s a fault of mine, but I don’t have much to say as it simply delivers everything you know and love about Osprey publishing, that I don’t have a more critical review.  I thoroughly trust the author and would recommend ANY of his AWI books from Osprey.

Get it, love it!

3 Responses to Saratoga 1777

  1. Chris May 13, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Hello Dugal,

    Found out about this blog ages ago on the Baccus forum then moved on from wargaming and looking to get back into it. So firstly I’d just like to say that your blog is a great source to get me motivated to paint the tiny men. Your stuff is awesome so keep up the good work!

    I’d just like to ask a question or two, I’m painting up a French Napoleonic army to start off with and I’m just wondering if you had anything else to say about other Osprey books out of the AWI period? Are they as good?

    Cheers,
    Chris Johnston

    • Rusti May 14, 2009 at 2:30 am #

      Chris,

      Thanks for the kind words. You never really start off with Nappys as there is never an end to them, they are sort of a starting and ending place at the same time.

      I have only thoroughly read the Saratoga book as I’ve been pretty consumed by this campaign so far. Many are written by Mr. Morrissey, so I would give them a try no problem.

      The only osprey campaign book that I have heard is bad is the Guilford Courthouse one, it has a terrible rep on TMP. The other campaign ones that I have seen have seemed to be ok. I however don’t like their generic books on the war as far as uniforms go, see this post. Check out my other book reviews to see what I did like.

      I hope this helps, feel free to pop any other questions on the blog when you have them, there are about 150 hits everytime I post, maybe someone else could help out.

  2. Chris May 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Thanks very much. I’ll have a flick through a few the next time I’m in town. There’s a few stores near me that stock them I think.

    I think I’m going to take a look at “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To…” series and see if there is a book on Napoleonics. I’m currently reading a monster of a book; “The War of Wars” by Robert Harvey, it’s a very good insight into what happened.

    Any other questions and I will be sure to ask, thank you!

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