The book presents us with a gallery of uniforms and technological add-ons, from the armies of a very different, and yet familiar 19th century.
Each plate includes a brief description of the unit portrayed, with notes on the main engagements in which it was involved.
The brevity of the notes is possibly the only defect of the book – a meatier text section, giving us a more in-depth look at the world and its politics and history, would have been greatly appreciated.
As usual with Osprey, the book lokks like a million dollars – and the notes are fun, if somewhat scanty.
In general, I think this is a good addition to the steampunk shelf, and will probably get miniature and scale model fans simply raving.
Roleplayers might find inspiration in these pages – but it needs a lot of work to become a proper roleplaying resource.