The Battle of Trafalgar 1805

Profile Models of Every Ship in Both Fleets

Florian Richter

Featuring colour profile models of every ship on both sides in this epic battle.
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Contributor(s) :
Peter Dennis
Series :
Fleets in Profile
Illustration :
24pp color artwork, including dozens of ships
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912174812
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Available


In the first of a potential new series Florian Richter presents color profile models of every ship on both sides in this epic battle. In a change to previous paper soldier titles, these ships can be cut straight out of the book to create the British, French and Spanish fleets.

About The Author

Florian grew up in Germany, where wargaming is more unusual even than in Britain or the US. His interest in Roman and Napoleonic military history led him to build his own paper and coin armies before he discovered that wargaming was a real hobby. Today he plays both hex and counter and miniature games. CS Forester's Hornblower novels engendered a fascination for Napoleonic naval history, which combined with his interest in paper modelling and illustration makes him ideally qualified to be the creator of the Trafalgar profile model book. Florian graduated in East Asian Studies at Heidelberg and lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Peter has made his living as a freelance illustrator for 40 years, mostly working on historical subjects, notably in recent years for Osprey in the UK, and for various wargame figure manufacturers in the form of box art. He designed and illustrated Paddy Griffith's 'Battle in the Civil War' which was a new approach to explaining the job of the American Civil War General and was commissioned to do several series of drawings for the new Gettysburg visitor centre. Peter has played with toy soldiers in one way or another for most of his life, and his work and hobby come together in this paper soldier revival project with Helion books. He lives in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in the UK.


“This remarkable book will appeal to wargamers everywhere - the models are excellent and the colours are engaging - the entire book is an engineering triumph!”

- Books Monthly

“I wholeheartedly applaud the publishers' decision to support the ship profiles by making suitable rules available for free on their website.”

- Miniature Wargames

“I was quite surprised as to the level of detail the two authors had gone into. There is even an index of ship's flags; indicating what flags were flown and on what mast, for each ship...For the novice wargamer, this is a good introduction.”

- Army Rumour Service

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