Saturday 19 May 2018

The Russian Army in the Great Northern War 1700-21: Organization, Material, Training and Combat Experience, Uniforms (Century of the Soldier) Boris Megorsky

Art by N Zubkov
This is definitely my favourite military book of this year so far. It's epic in its scope and execution. Written by a 40 year old reenactor and scholar. The author has already had books published in Russian but this is a first for him in English and they have pulled out all the stops and made a top rated study. Pages of colour paintings by N. Zubkov, colour flag pictures, original uniforms, period illustrations and reenactor photographs make this a profusely illustrated work. This is simply the definitive English language book on the Russian army in the Great Northern War. It's a very in-depth book but then the author has been studying the subject for a very long time and it shows. Ships and Galleys as well as Siegecraft are investigated along with many other topics like uniforms and weapons. Definitely a feather in the cap for the publishers Helion as this is a quality item. The publishers have a Swedish companion out later and if it's anything as good as this expect a great surge of interest in the Great Northern War. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Russia's army and history.
The author Boris Megorsky


clibinarium said...

Ordered mine on Amazon the day before publication. Day of publication- "Temporarily out of stock". Not impressed. Get an email today saying it will be delivered 29th May. Looks like I'd have been better off ordering direct from Helion. Normally I don't mind waiting, but I've been looking forward to this book for a long time.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Thank you for the book tip. I will order my copy asap

clibinarium said...

Actually got mine early- arrived today. I am a little disappointed in how the Zubkov artwork has been reproduced in the book, but its ok. The text itself looks great though and I am looking forward to getting stuck into it. Looks like this will be the standard text in English on Peter's army.