I first saw a copy of this book at a friend's house. We are miniatures wargamers and are getting into gaming the early part of WW2. This book has some very good photographs of obscure yet important (for the time period) vehicles. The neat thing about the photos is that they show the various AFVs and vehicles from different angles, allowing you the advantage of seeing all the different types of markings the equipment of the different nationalities utilized (or permitted, in the case of the more "personal" types of markings). The author has some intriguing and informative text, but the real value of this volume to me is the great amount of vehicle marking information, nomenclature, orders of battle of minor powers (Belgium, France, Poland) as well as the major players, and information on numbering and naming the AFVs in each army. Additionally you get color plates of the most significant vehicles, enabling you to visualize camoflage and standard paint markings. Overall this book is a gem for painters of miniature vehicles, and I feel it was an incredible value for the low price I paid. The seller shipped quickly, corresponded with me frequently every step of the way and was a real pleasure to buy from.