Below are the covers of some books and publications that I translated for Zeughaus Verlag (Arsenal Publishing), Berlin, one produced in conjunction with the KLIO Baden Württemberg (e.V.) club in Stuttgart, and the newest one I am self-publishing. I think they may be of use to collectors for information on uniforms, clothing, armor, weapons and other equipment, not to mention information about the campaigns and actions of these armies. Check out the Zeughaus Verlag's website for more information.
Pre-Ordering "Zinnfiguren der Ritterzeit von Hans Müller, Erfurt" (with English 'Companion' titled 'Medieval Flat Figures by Hans Müller of Erfurt')
by Richard L. Sanders et al.
This book on Hans Mueller’s medieval and Saracen/Ottoman flat figures came out in print in late March 2021. People who pre-order it can have it mailed directly to them with an invoice. Due to printing and mailing costs, the quantity of books published will be limited and scaled to the number of pre-orders.
Those pre-ordering will receive a € 5.00 ($6.00) discount, but unfortunately due to the mailing costs, the editors cannot waive the entire mailing cost outside Germany (see below).
The publication is 180 pages, DIN A4 (8¼ x 11¾ in.), softcover format, and contains about 600 illustrations including color photos of all of Hans Mueller’s medieval, Saracen and Ottoman figures that have been painted by 34 collectors from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.S. It also contains all of the additional, attachable flags for the 1410 Battle of Tannenberg/Grunwald that Mueller produced. All 460-plus figures are presented in their original 30mm scale, many depicting both sides. Additionally, the photo montages depicting all of the unpainted figures and the tables describing them, which appeared the Nov 2019-Jun 2020 articles in the Die Zinnfigur magazine have been updated, have English descriptions and other additional information. The publication also has chapters written by Gernot Schlager, Henry Schmidt und Hans Schwahn – experts on the development of medieval armour and the Mueller figures - and an English language synopsis for those who cannot read German.
Purchasers can also request an English “companion” document which translates all of the texts and the substantive parts of the captions. It is free and will be emailed as a “pdf” file upon request.
This book is a valuable reference work for every collector and provides a unique view of some of the most beautiful flats ever produced, and then painted by, impressive artists.
NOTE: Pre-ordering instructions are also available in German in Die Zinnfigur and some other German-language hobby-related publications.
Preorder cost: Germany: € 35,-- including domestic mailing E.U.: € 38,-- including international mailing North America: € 41,-- ($50 U.S.) -- including international mailing
Price after the preordering period ends on 15 May 2021: € 40.00/ ca. $50.00 plus shipping.
For pre-ordering, please include the mailing address (street, town, country). Payment will be due upon receipt of the publication. An invoice with payment options (check, bank transfer or PayPal) will be included with the publication in the packaging.
Books Translated by Rick for and available from Zeughaus Verlag, Berlin https://zeughausverlag.de/category/english-books/
The Westphalian Army in the Napoleonic Wars, 1807-1813 This 500+ page book, written by my good friends Peter Bunde and Markus Gärtner, was my most voluminous translations for Zeughaus Verlag, Berlin.
Uniforms of the Armies at Waterloo as drawn by Charles Lyall 1894
The three volumes of the prints done by Charles Lyall in the late 1800s of uniforms of the armies that fought at the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, reproduce his prints in color and provide information on each regiment or unit, as well as an overview of the events of the battle and the armies' order of battle. The fourth and final volume, on the French Army is in the works.
Rick's Publications from Magazines
"Die Strelitzen 1500-1705" (The Strelzi 1500-1705) I authored this 39-page "Sonderheft" or "special issue" of the KLIO Baden-Württemberg's magazine, which covers the history, uniforms, flags of Russia's first standing army, the Strelzi, or musketeers. It is extensively illustrated with color pictures of uniforms and flags as well as color photos of figures.