Ten Naval Battles


Alternate History by Grey Wolf

Ten Naval Battles published by the Wolfian Press is an alternate history work by author Grey Wolf.





Naval Alternate History

Ten Naval Battles is Grey Wolf's best-selling alternate history work, written as if it were a history book that was penned in a world where history diverged at the end of the eighteenth century.

Ten Naval Battles tells the story of an alternate history from the mid 18th century to the mid 19th century through the eyes of a historian writing about the ten most decisive naval battles of this period.

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The Book Cover

The cover for Ten Naval Battles is a unique cover painting by Derek Roberts, 'The Battle of Kolberg'.

It depicts the ironclads of Russia and the federal Germany at the climactic battle of the book. The warship on the right additionally flies the flag of Danzig.

Derek Roberts in the cover art section at AHF

The Battle of Kolberg

Ten Naval Battles charts a period of history that saw the evolution from the wooden-walled ships of the line, to the introduction of steam, the side-wheel or screw-driven wooden line-ships, to the first ironclads, iron-on-wood vessels, and into the experimental phase where all manner of ironbound ships were being manufactured.





Innovate Issue 4

Issue 4 of Innovate Magazine included a detailed interview with cover artist Derek Roberts, and photographs of the development of the cover. It showed how the rear line of ironclads against the stormy skies came first, then the ones in front, effectively showing how Derek's paintings have hidden, obscured, details that are implied or assumed, but no longer visible.

Buy Innovate issue 4