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Pen & Sword- Camouflage: Modern International Military Patterns

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Pen and Sword Books
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Reviewed By:
Steve Santucci

Camouflage: Modern International Military Pattern

Author: Eric H. Larson  

Pen & Sword     

 The Book of Books on modern camouflage patterns for uniforms and a one stop shop for a hobbyist! This is the book to have for any modeler working on modern armor and who wants to add a figure that corresponds with the country they are portraying. This opens the opportunity for accurate uniforms. The mass majority of photos are in color displayed on 482 pages!

The Introduction provides information and discussion on the following: What is Camouflage? and What does the book cover? (which is to create a single volume reference that covers the majority of camouflage patterns used since the end of WWII).


 There are two types of photographs: one of the pattern and one in its use by the various countries. Captions provide context while each country presented provides well researched context, development and use. The author provides a historical progression as well as the variations of patterns. The text identifies origin and use, that is to say that many nations have used patterns from primary military nations. 


 The book is broken down by regions/continents of the world working in alphabetical order of country name. There is no index but the table of contents provides all that one would need. What I personally like the most is the close-up shots of the patterns, they provide the modeler the ability to replicate the patterns.  

This is an invaluable resource and a one stop shop for modern camouflage patterns! 

Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.

Thanks goes out to Casemate Publishing for this review book.

Reviewed by Steve Santucci


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