Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Peter the Great Humbled. The Russo-Ottoman war of 1711

This is a superb book on the disastrous war in the Balkans between the Russian and Ottoman Empires. There is a shortage of books in English on this subject (Great Northern War and related campaigns) so this is a worthwhile addition to the range of available books. Nicholas Dorrell is well-known as an author for this subject and he covers the armies and campaigns well with orders of battles, uniform details and campaign analysis. There are some excellent plates of uniforms by Maksim Borisov. Also colour plates of Russian reenactors are used to illustrate the Russian side. Depicted in illustration are the impressive array of troop types involved, Cossacks, Moldavians, Walachians, Swedes,  and Poles. If you are thinking of wargaming this campaign then this book will be the book to get. Recommended

5 comments:

Will McNally said...

Sounds tempting, must have a look at one the next time I get chance.

Paul Robinson said...

Waiting for mine to be delivered. Pre-ordered from Helion & still waiting.

Colin Ashton said...

had it on pre order and well worth the wait. excellent book.

Der Alte Fritz said...

I hope that the editing and proof reading and use of footnotes is better in this book than in the Poltava book. The Poltava book lacked any footnotes which are a must for any serious history book.

Jason said...

Well just maybe they will eventually release the GNW Russian army volume, it was meant to be out in January, and they've had my money for five months,...