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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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The Essential Guide to Warfare

Written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart
Synopsis: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE INTERGALACTIC BATTLEFIELD

Like many a great epic, Star Wars is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures, and fascinating backstories of major clashes and combatants in the vast Star Wars universe have been documented in one fully illustrated volume. Extensively researched and inventively written, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge that:

• explores notable military units and groups
• traces the development of significant armaments and technologies
• profiles key warship classes, ground units, and manufacturers
• provides capsule biographies of great military leaders
• presents eyewitness troopers’ accounts of combat
• plus—enough additional profiles, intel, history, and lore to span the cosmos!

Encompassing all of the Star Wars media, including the legendary films, the hit TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the bestselling books, comics, and videogames, and packed with original full-color artwork, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare is a conquering achievement.

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Star Wars Books has created a Facebook album for art from the upcoming book. Some pretty cool images. You can check them out here.
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Is this the one Traviss was supposed to be doing (was gonne be Military rather than Warfare)? I wondered what had happened to it.


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Looks cool. Cool
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DarthDov wrote:
Is this the one Traviss was supposed to be doing (was gonne be Military rather than Warfare)? I wondered what had happened to it.


Yes, this was Traviss's Essential Guide to the Military. There has been a lot of discussion on it in the Jedi Council Forums on theforce.net. Jason Fry's been liaising a lot with fans there.
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Ah, cool, shall check out what they've been saying over there. I like the essential guides, and was particularly looking forward to this one. The Rakatan/Killik image looks awesome Very Happy


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Del Rey added some more images to their photo album.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150411766083713.378495.67519418712&type=1

There's some interesting stuff in the comments section too.
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Cool images. Good to see we're getting examples of things we've never seen before other than eferences in books.

Looking forward to this one.


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One of the Del Rey editors tweeted today that artist Chris Scalf will be drawing a Shell Hutt for the book. Obviously I'm excited. Very Happy
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The official blurb from Random House:

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE INTERGALACTIC BATTLEFIELD

Like many a great epic, Star Wars is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures, and fascinating backstories of major clashes and combatants in the vast Star Wars universe have been documented in one fully illustrated volume. Extensively researched and inventively written, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge that:

• explores notable military units and groups
• traces the development of significant armaments and technologies
• profiles key warship classes, ground units, and manufacturers
• provides capsule biographies of great military leaders
• presents eyewitness troopers’ accounts of combat
• plus—enough additional profiles, intel, history, and lore to span the cosmos!

Encompassing all of the Star Wars media, including the legendary films, the hit TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the bestselling books, comics, and videogames, and packed with original full-color artwork, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare is a conquering achievement.

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Sneak peek at artwork - http://io9.com/5889747/breathtaking-art-that-puts-the-wars-in-star-wars

Looks amazing! Genuinely stunning!
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HOMICIDAL EWOKS!!!!!
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New Ewok art always makes me happy. I'm really excited about this book. So far, all the art looks awesome. I hope the content is just as good.
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An EUCantina interview with The Essential Guide to Warfare author Jason Fry is coming out soon!
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Awesome! I've been especially interested in the acknowledgments page. There were some neat comments there.
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I love the painting taken from the TIE pilot's POV.


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