Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 10:34 AM UTC
The Factory Publishing’s first book The New Breed which covers Shermans and M7 Priests in British Service in North Africa is finally ready.

The New Breed Part 1 North Africa, Colour and Markings Series is authored by Dennis Oliver and Mike Starmers - both well known Authors on British Wartime Armour.

This first book in their colour and markings series is a detailed study of the camouflage and markings as used on British Sherman tanks and Priest self-propelled guns from El Alamein to Tunis.

It contains 30 black and white archive photos and 12 pages of full colour illustrations and diagrams.

Also covered is the history and organisation of each armoured brigade and the markings of each regiment.

I've been eagerly waiting for the release of this book since it was announced last October and it may spur me on to finish my DML Sherman IIIs and Academy Priest.

The retail price is Au$30.75 (=US$27.54/GB£13.86.)

For more information on ordering see the Website (LINK)

Don't forget to mention Armorama when ordering from The Factory Publishing.
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Well, the authors seem to be more than enough recommendation... Great News Pat!
JAN 31, 2008 - 08:58 PM
Another poke in the eye for the Allied = OD = boring fictioneers Think I'll stop buying kits altogether and stick to books since I finish more of the latter than the former and there are so many good books around now David
JAN 31, 2008 - 09:24 PM
Very welcome news ... Dennis had emailed they were getting back on track to releasing it, and now it's here! Hubba hubba I know what I'll be reading in the next month
FEB 01, 2008 - 10:38 AM
Looks like I'll be expanding my Sherman collection even more! Not only are they going to have a Part 2 to this publication, but material on the Firefly, M4 Sherman and the M4A2.
FEB 01, 2008 - 02:01 PM
I am a little biased but having a copy I can say it has been worth the wait. It could be better in my opinion but it really fills a hole and I look forward to further in the series Al
FEB 02, 2008 - 12:03 AM
Factory are working on the UK and US retailers but these things take time. At the moment the only retailer outside Australia that carries their books is Tuttostoria of Italy.
FEB 02, 2008 - 12:06 AM
Cheers Pat, thanks mate. malc.
FEB 02, 2008 - 12:46 AM
"TheNew Breed" is now available through "On Military Matters" in New Jersey. Here's their web site - M.S Models in Japan at - and Yotsuya Sembado also in Japan. The Factory Publishing are still working on retail outlets in the UK and Europe
FEB 15, 2008 - 12:15 AM
My copy arrived today, agree with Al. Very quick service, ordered direct. Lots of fun for later in the year and a good read for this evening. Now where's that Tasca with the DV hull lol,lol. Al
FEB 15, 2008 - 04:04 AM

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