Armour in Theatre

Camouflage & Markings Tanks of the Great War 1914-18 Vol.4 by Mark Healy and Mark Rolfe

Written and compiled by Mark Healy backed up by full colour artwork and profiles by Mark Rolfe, this latest from the Armour in Theatre series does not disappoint in any department. Absolutely perfect for the modeller who is interested in those early AFVs and none of them are left unturned as British, German and French machines are all covered. I especially like the British machines which have been captured and re-marked in German insignia. With the exception of a few low-resolution examples the image quality throughout is good and there are a few I have not seen before. Shots of the Mark I Gun Carrier, the German Bremer Marienwagon the A7V are most welcome. The final chapter, named ‘Had the war continued’, although short, does get the juices flowing with a number of very rare post-war prototypes which are shouting out for a scratch builder or two.

  The narrative throughout is engaging, captions are informative and decent length, the profiles are great and a splattering of information panels are very useful. Not including those on the cover, there are 35 high-quality profiles in this book which does go a long to explaining why this 64-page A4 softback retails at £16. Regardless, I think it is worth the money for such a specialist subject and if you are into it you will buy it.      

This is a highly recommended high-quality book on a great subject which is available direct at www.guidelinepublications.co.uk. Thanks very much to Tom Foxon at Guideline Publications for our review copy.

 

ISBN: 978-1-908565-19-1

Price: £16

Pages: 64

Format: softback – A4

Publisher: Guideline Publications

Website: www.guidelinepublications.co.uk