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I have a lot of Osprey books, especially from the Campaign Series. I have so many that one of my bookshelves collapsed under their weight. But I still buy more, from just about every series except the Men at Arms series. I have some of them, but the Campaign, Battle Orders, New Vanguard, Duel, and Raid books predominate. I have some on my Kindle account too, which relieves the stress on my book shelves, and makes them readily available on my iPad and Android smart phone. But I buy very few in this format, as the maps and sometimes illustrations are not rendered as well as in print, and are harder to view in their entirety.
I do recognize their value. I took the title on Messine Ridge 1917 to the battlefield, just outside of Ieper (Ypres), and it was a very good guidebook as well as a useful overview of the battle. Further, when I develop or design a game, I make it a practice to refer to the Osprey volumes on the subject. They provide a succinct history, and for the most part useful maps and order of battle information. They are not the only sources that I consult, and are starting points rather than the last words on their topics for me.
I also recommend them in the history classes that I teach at La Roche College, especially the military history classes. Then too, most of my history classes are on wars.
This is not exactly a unanimous. While some of the professors who teach the courses that I take at American Military University like the Ospreys, I've known others who hated them. They describe them as terribly superficial, not advanced enough for graduate studies, and one of the more damning descriptions rendered by some professors, "popular history."
My personal opinion on the last is that I'd rather have popular, readable, and useable history, especially for game design and development. I find them good too for research papers too, even at the graduate level. The ones on naval warfare, especially by Mark Stille, are excellent sources for the weapons, capabilities, and operational histories of warships.
Basically, I am not about to give up on Ospreys, though I will avoid using them for work for classes taught by professors who don't like them. Still, I will encourage my own students to look into the Ospreys.