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I whole heartedly agree with all that you say. Osprey did some nice books on the Austrian army 1836-66, so why not the Italian or French? My guess is they cant find an English speaking expert on those subjects. There are a similar series of books from EMI, an Italian publisher, but even they have yet to cover the Risorgimento. Osprey offer visitors the chance to suggest new titles on their website, so I recommend using that to try and get what you want.
Here is the link so that you could suggest your own titles, or vote on some others in the pipeline:
Below is the link for a book I voted for. It will be published in February 2007. On this link, you can check the scheduled releases for the next four months.
There are a few on this forum who have been hoping for Spanish-American War. Hopefully some 1/72 figurines on this theme will someday be produced ... hint, hint S*R Team!
Suggest your favorites on the above link and follow up on the Osprey site. They listen.
here are some links to warm you up on this subject:
Since my last holidays at Lake Garda I have a big interest in this wars. They have great museums there. For uniforms try to find books from the Italian painter Quinto Cenni. There is an extremly good one about the Uniforms from 1848 to 1866. Very heavy with more than 400 plates.
one of the best books on Italian armies of the 18th and 19th century and their uniforms is:
GLI ESERCITI ITALIANI DAGLI STATI PREUNITARI ALL'UNITA' NAZIONALE. ROMA, RIVISTA MILITARE 1984.
The book has about 400 pages filled with colour drawings by various Italian artists. You can only get it used and it is quite pricy, but it is worth every Euro you pay for it!
The following link will show you some of the pictures you can find in this book: http://www.colligite.net/alpini/prgibellini.html
Wow, thanks everyone. Yeah, I put suggestions up on Osprey's site about book ideas for the Italian Wars of Independence a few months ago, but I don't know if they were accepted. But I will definitely check out those books recommended.
this book is a collection of a series of magazines. Sadly I have just a part of this magazines and searching for this book.
You are right. It is a collection of some issues of "Rivista Militare". It is expensive but the quality of the book and the pitures are just terrific!
I got my copy via "mareganum.com" - a web-side of Italian bookshops. Maybe you can find it there.