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1-973012 Latham, Mark THE CTHULHU CAMPAIGNS: Ancient Rome Rome, the greatest empire the world has ever known, limitless in breadth and power, magnificent in its glory! But something evil, ancient and unknowable gnaws at the heart of the empire. Dark gods, trapped for centuries in thrice-warded tombs, have been disturbed by Roman plunderers. A secret war is fought daily between those who would harness this strange power for themselves, and those who fear it signals the very end of the empire.

Across the sea, roused from eternal slumber by a world awash with war, by omens and pagan slaughter, a Great Old One waits for the way to be opened. A cosmic terror that man was not meant to know. Those who know its name tremble, and only the very brave-or very foolish-incant it for their own ends. They whisper it in darkness; they cry it from atop blasted hills; they scream it to the raging oceans: 'Cthulhu.' 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994014 BOLT ACTION: Campaign Battle of the Bulge The Ardennes, 1944. Driven back by the Allies since D-Day, Germany launches a surprise offensive on the Western Front. This assault against the unprepared Allied lines is the opening move in one of the largest battles of World War II. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to take command of both armies in this desperate battle, fighting it as they believe it should have been fought. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theater Selectors provide plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 124 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994015 BOLT ACTION: Campaign Sea Lion The year is 1940, and the German invasion of Britain has begun. With this new campaign book for Bolt Action, players can fight the battles of World War II's greatest 'what if' scenario. Defend the cliffs of Dover and the beaches of Kent from wave after wave of German landing craft. Parachute into the Home Counties in a surgical strike to capture Winston Churchill. Rally the Home Guard in a last, desperate attempt to keep England free of the Nazi invaders!

Containing new rules, scenarios, and unit types covering all of the unique features of this alternate history campaign, it offers a chance for all Bolt Action players to truly rewrite the history of World War II. 1 vol, 124 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994016 BOLT ACTION: Campaign New Guinea In 1942, Japanese forces invaded the island of New Guinea and started a bitter, three-year campaign against allied Australian and American forces. Fought in dense jungles and across rugged mountaintops, the grueling fight pushed men to their very limits and forced commanders to adopt new strategies and tactics for the harsh island terrain.

Filled with new rules, scenarios, and unit types, this supplement for Bolt Action provides players with all of the information they need to set their games in this unforgiving battlefield. 1 vol, 132 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994018 BOLT ACTION: Campaign: The Road to Berlin As the Allies advance towards Germany, they face dogged resistance from the hard-pressed German forces. Take command of the Allies in their final push to end the war in Europe, or hold fast as the German defenders as the fight is brought to your door. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action offers new linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theater Selectors, and provides plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214060 FROSTGRAVE: Ulterior Motives This expansion for Frostgrave consists of 40 Ulterior Motive cards, which add variety, depth, and new tactical challenges to wargames in the Frozen City. Each card presents the player with a specific task to accomplish and offers rewards if they succeed. Some of these missions must be revealed to all of the players, others must be kept secret. Will your wizard seek to slay a great demon? Rescue a desperate captive? Bring retribution to an enemy? All wizards seek power, but what are their ulterior motives?

Contains: 42 oversized cards (40 Ulterior Motive cards, 2 cards of rules) 1 vol, 40 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-199410 Cavatore, Alessio BOLT ACTION: World War II Wargames Rules - 2nd Edition The new edition offers the same World War II game play with order dice system and mixed armies of infantry, tanks, and artillery.

Key New Features:

* Officers activate other units! Used cleverly, this creates a huge tactical shift as you can order multiple units to fire or advance in concert.
* Big Explosions! HE fire now uses templates to determine damage - your opponent had better spread out his troops to avoid carnage!
* Armed Transports! Once your squad has piled out of its halftrack, the driver can speed around and unleash a hail of lead at the enemy!
* New Army List: The main rulebook now includes a fifth army list - adding Imperial Japan to Germany, Great Britain, USA, and the Soviet Union. 1 vol, 228 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-199411 Cavatore, Alessio and Priestly, Rick BOLT ACTION: Armies of Germany 2nd Edition Revised and expanded for Bolt Action 2nd Edition, this book provides players with all of the information they need to command Germany's military might. Detailed unit options and theater selectors allow players to build armies for any of Germany's campaigns, from the Blitzkrieg against Poland and France, through North Africa and the Eastern Front, to the fall of Normandy and the defense of Germany. 1 vol, 108 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-199411 Cavatore, Alessio and Priestly, Rick BOLT ACTION: Armies of Germany This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of Germany. Detailed army lists allow players to construct German armies for any theater and any year of the war, including the early campaigns in Poland and France, the dusty tank war in the North African desert, the bloody battles on the Eastern Front, and the final defense of Normandy, occupied France and Germany itself. With dozens of different unit types including Fallschirmjager, Waffen-SS, and the dreaded Tiger tank, players can assemble a huge variety of troops with which to battle their opponents. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213610 Faust, Robert and Davies, Andrew SCRAPPERS: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames More than 150 years have passed since the apocalypse that nearly destroyed the Earth. Today, the planet is a torn remnant of its former glory, ravaged by nuclear fallout and mutagens. New lifeforms - Mutants and Synthetics - challenge True Humanity for dominance, while warring factions compete for survival and supremacy, and all must carve out their place in this brutal landscape, or else perish as billions before them.

Scrappers is skirmish miniatures game set in the wastelands, where players assemble Scrapper Crews and send them out to scavenge scraps of Ancient technology and battle rival factions. Explorers, cultists and raiders clash with mutated creatures, robotic soldiers and embittered True Humans in this wargame of salvage and survival in the ruins of the future. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212161 Hale, Chris KONFLIKT '47: Resurgence The first supplement for the Konflikt '47 Weird World War II wargames rules, this volume presents a range of new material for the game, including:

* New Army List: The Japanese make their presence known on the battlefields of Konflikt '47.
* New Units: Options for troops and technology that can be added to the armies presented in the rulebook.
* Special Characters: Field the best of the best, elite men and women who may single-handedly be the crucial element between victory and defeat.
* New Background: The history of the world of Konflikt '47 is detailed in more depth.
* New Rules: All-new means of waging war, including material previously published online. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-214650 Haythornthwaite, Jonathan DRACULA'S AMERICA: Shadows of the West - A Skirmish Wargame It is 1875, and Count Dracula is President of the United States of America.

In the wake of the Civil War, with the country struggling to regain its balance, Dracula seized power. The Count's thralls assassinated President Lincoln and his entire administration in a single night and, in the ensuing chaos, their master made his move. Dominating the Senate, he declared himself President-for-Life, and now rules the Union with fear and an iron fist. His vampiric progeny, the Coven of the Red Hand, infest every strata of society, and enforce Dracula's will with ruthless efficiency.

This is a skirmish game of gothic horror set in an alternate Old West. Secret wars rage across the country -- from bustling boom-towns to the most remote wilderness -- as cults and secret societies fight for power and survival. Players will throw their support behind one of these factions, and will lead a Posse in fast-paced, cinematic battles for dominance and survival. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215420 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance, and survival. With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available mid November 2017 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-211070 Jenkins, Robey HORIZON WARS: Science-Fiction Combined-Arms Wargaming Horizon Wars is a 6mm science fiction miniature rules set that incorporates ground forces, aircraft, and the titans of the battlefield (mechs) into a company-level game. Whether you want to pit a handful of mechs against each other in quick clash of patrols, or line up combined-arms forces for a huge battle, the game remains fast-moving and enjoyable. Also included are full rules for building units from the ground up, allowing players to tailor their forces to suit the mission objectives or their figure collections. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211500 Lanbshead, John POSEIDON'S WARRIORS: Classical Naval Warfare 480-31 BC This set of wargaming rules covers large-scale naval actions between fleets of classical-era galleys -- from Greeks versus Persians at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided the fate of Rome.

The rules use an integrated turn system to allow a commander to position ships to go in and ram without being rammed in return, or to employ feints and traps to tempt the enemy out of position and leave his ships vulnerable to a follow-up strike. Includes data for ships throughout the period, rules for famous admirals, historical scenarios, a campaign system, and a brief historical summary.

Sections: Introduction, Organizing A Fleet, Game Equipment, Turn Sequence, Winning, Advanced Rules, and Naval Warfare in the Ancient World. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late June 2016 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-212140 Latham, Mark BROKEN LEGIONS: Fantasy Skirmish Wargames in the Roman Empire Broken Legions is a set of fantasy skirmish rules for a war unknown to history, fought in the shadows of the Roman Empire. Various factions recruit small warbands to fight in tight, scenario-driven battles that could secure the mystical power to defend - or crush - Rome. A points system allows factions to easily build a warband, and mercenaries and free agents may also be hired to bolster a force. Heroes and leaders may possess a range of skills, traits and magical abilities, but a henchman's blade can be just as sharp, and a campaign can see even the lowliest henchman become a hero of renown. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late August 2016 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-212860 Latham, Mark Chosen Men - Military Skirmish Games in the Napoleonic Wars Chosen Men is a set of fast-action skirmish rules detailing the bloody skirmishes between light troops in the Napoleonic Wars. The primary focus of the game is on soldiers and NCOs in light 'flank' companies, as they scout ahead of larger forces and take part in man-to-man actions against enemy skirmishers.

Although the game allows for the formation of accurately sized companies of light infantry and cavalry if you wish, these formations are broken down into small groups of up to a dozen men. For the most part, officers are not swashbuckling super-heroes, but staunch commanders who rally and direct their men to achieve the battlefield objectives. Although the game uses an alternating action turn sequence, officers can use their influence on multiple units at the same time in an effort to steal the initiative. With all rolls resolved using standard 6-sided dice, this game combines a classic wargaming feel with modern wargame mechanics.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid December 2016 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-208941 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Thaw of the Lich Lord Signed copies by author.

This is a complete campaign for Frostgrave that will challenge both new and veteran players. Through a series of linked scenarios, players discover the existence of a new power in the Frozen City, one who was old when the great city was still young, and who saw both its rise and its disastrous fall.

Warbands will confront the Lich Lord's minions, race against his agents to seize possession of mysterious artifacts, and brave the perils of Frostgrave in search of his lair. Eventually, they will need to muster all their courage to venture into the depths of the city and face the Lich Lord himself. Not all wizards will seek to stop the Lich Lord, however, and full rules for giving into his corruption and following the dark road to becoming an undead lich are presented for those who crave power and immortality above all else.

While the campaign presents many new threats against which wizards and their warbands must test themselves, including an expanded bestiary, it also offers additional resources, such as new henchmen that can be recruited and unique magical treasures that can spell the difference between survival and oblivion. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, signed editions ......$18.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-208942 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Into the Breeding Pits With this new supplement for Frostgrave, players can lead their warbands into the vast network of catacombs, sewers, and dungeons that run underneath the Frozen City.

It was in these dark confines that the ancient wizards known as Beastcrafters experimented on living creatures, creating strange hybrids and deadly monsters, many of which still roam the forgotten passageways.

Along with a host of new scenarios, treasures, soldiers, and creatures, the book also contains rules for the traps and secret passages that are often found in the dungeons. With wonderful and rare magical treasures to be discovered, will players risk taking their warbands down into the Breeding Pits. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208943 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Forgotten Pacts In this supplement for Frostgrave, players lead their warbands into the northern reaches of the city, exploring the ruined temples of the Frozen City to search for the lost secrets of evocation - the art of summoning demons. While the lure of such knowledge is great, few wizards have ventured into this region as it is overrun by barbaric northern tribesmen who have descended from the hills in their own search for treasure. Marking themselves with demonic sigils, many of these barbarians have aligned with ancient powers discovered amongst the temples.

Includes new treasures, spells, soldiers, and creatures that can be found amongst the ruins plus a host of new scenarios that focus on the exploration of the temples. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late November 2016 ......$18.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-208944 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: The Frostgrave Folio The Frostgrave Folio is the complete collection of all previously released Frostgrave mini-ebook supplements in one printed volume. This includes Hunt for the Golem, a three-scenario campaign in which the warbands hunt down a rogue golem; Sellsword, which introduces rules for experience-gaining captains to help lead warbands; Dark Alchemy, which expands the rules for potions and potion brewing; and Arcane Locations which gives additional options for bases and base upgrades.

The book also includes a completely new mini-supplement, The Ravages of Time. Collecting nearly two years' worth of Frostgrave material, this collection is a necessary addition to any wizard's library. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late March 2017 ......$18.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-215140 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts. A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous snake-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.

In this new wargame, set in the world of Frostgrave, players take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. These Heritors lead their small, handpicked teams of spellcasters, rogues, and treasure hunters into the ever-shifting labyrinth of the Ghost Archipelago. Using the same rules system as Frostgrave, this standalone wargame focuses on heroes who draw on the power in their blood to perform nigh-impossible feats of strength and agility. This game also includes 30 spells drawn from five schools of magic, a host of soldier types, challenging scenarios, treasure tables, and a full bestiary of the most common creatures that inhabit the Lost Isles.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215141 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Tales of the Lost Isles The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts.

A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary. This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$9.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-215149 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Accessory Pack Ability Cards, Spell Cards & Blood Burn Die This accessory pack contains 30 Heritor Ability cards and 30 Warden Spell cards, allowing players to have all of their characters abilities laid out in front of them during a game. The pack also includes an exclusive 'Blood Burn Die' which aids in keeping track of a Heritor's blood burn level throughout the game. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-deck, available mid October 2017 ......$20.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-21514L2 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Specialist Level Two Deal In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, an accessory pack, the book of Tales and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-21514L3 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Warden Level Three Deal The Warden level deal.

In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, the Accessory pack, the Tales of the Lost Isles and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.

You also get a box of the plastic Crewmen and one Heritor and one Warden. We'll send you the two most popular figures 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-deal, available mid October 2017 ......$95.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-210050 Mersey, Daniel DRAGON RAMPART: Fantasy Wargaming Rules Whether you're a nameless Dark Lord looking to conquer the known world, a Champion of Light holding out against the forces of evil, or a Northern barbarian facing claimants to a stolen throne, Dragon Rampant allows you to bring those battles to the tabletop.

Developed from the popular Lion Rampant system, Dragon Rampant is a standalone wargame that recreates the great battles of Fantasy fiction. Scenarios, army lists, and full rules for magic and monsters give players the opportunity to command unruly orc warbands, raise armies of the undead, campaign across an antediluvian world as the warchief of a barbarian tribe, or exploit the power of mighty creatures and extraordinary sorcery. An army usually consists of 6-8 units comprised of 6-12 individually based figures. These small units move and fight independently, assuming that they follow your orders rather than just doing their own thing. Command and control is just as important on the battlefield as the power of a troll chieftain or the magic of an archmage. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212270 Mersey, Daniel THE MEN WHO WOULD BE KINGS: Colonial Wargaming Rules Set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood-style colonial battles in the mid to late 19th Century, from the Indian Mutiny to the Boxer Rebellion.

Large scale colonial clashes tended to be one-sided affairs, but there are countless reports of brief, frantic skirmishes in every colonial war, where either side could be victorious, and these are the battles that The Men Who Would Be Kings seeks to recreate.

Although focusing on the British colonial wars against the Zulus, Maoris and others, these rules will also permit players to explore the empires of France, Germany, and other nations, as well as allowing for battles between rival native factions. Gameplay is very simple, and is driven by the quality of the officers leading your units, in the true spirit of Victorian derring-do and adventure, where larger than life characters such as the (real) Fred Burnaby and the (fictional) Harry Flashman led their troops to glory and medals or a horrible end at the point of a spear tip. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213050 Mersey, Daniel THE PIKEMAN'S LAMENT: Pike and Shot Wargaming Rules Recreate the action and drama of 17th Century warfare -- including the Thirty Years' War, the English Civil Wars, and the Great Northern War -- with core mechanics based on Lion Rampant rules.

Start by creating your Officer - is he a natural leader raised from the ranks, the youngest son of a noble family, or an old veteran who has seen too many battles? As you campaign, your Officer will win honor and gain promotion, acquiring traits that may help lead his men to victory.

Before each skirmish, your Officer must raise his Company from a wide range of unit options - should he lean towards hard-hitting heavy cavalry or favor solid, defensively minded infantry? Companies are typically formed from six to eight units, each made up of either six or 12 figures, and quick, decisive, and dramatic games are the order of the day. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212850 Sfiligoi, Andrea Rogue Stars - Skirmish Wargaming in a Science Fiction Underworld Rogue Stars is a character-based science fiction skirmish wargame, where players command crews of bounty hunters, space pirates, merchants, prospectors, smugglers, mercenary outfits, planetary police and other such shady factions from the fringes of galactic civilisation. Crews can vary in size, typically from four to six, and the character and crew creation systems allow for practically any concept to be built. Detailed environmental rules that include options for flora, fauna, gravity, dangerous terrain and atmosphere, and scenario design rules that ensure that missions are varied and demand adaptation and cunning on the parts of the combatants, make practically any encounter possible. Run contraband tech to rebel fighters on an ocean world while hunted by an alien kill-team or hunt down a research vessel and fight zero-gravity boarding actions in the cold depths of space - whatever you can imagine, you can do. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210290 Woodfield, Craig EN GARDE! Swashbuckling Skirmish Wargames Rules En Garde! is a small-scale skirmish game based on the successful Ronin rules, in which small groups of warriors fight each other for honor or riches. Rather than just rolling a few dice, the rules allow players to make tactical decisions about how the models that they control will fight - offensively, defensively, or by applying special skills and abilities. En Garde! covers the conflicts of the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries, when black-powder weapons started to become common in battle but martial prowess still determined the outcome.

Play as Border Reivers, Conquistadors, Landsknechts, Aztecs, French Musketeers, Caribbean Pirates, and many more, in scenarios that evoke classic engagements of the genre. Simple campaign rules allow multiple scenarios to be played in sequence and permit warbands to develop over time.

An appendix is also included to provide brief rules for supernatural creatures of the period -- monsters, demons, revenants, and witches -- and new abilities and equipment to fight them. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212420 Strohn, Matthias THE ROYAL GIBRALTAR REGIMENT: 1939-2014: Nulli Expugnabilis Hosti Over the centuries, many British Army units have been stationed in Gibraltar in order to defend the Rock against potential enemies and real threats. For long periods of its existence the regiment stood in the shadow of these active units that were sent to defend the military base at Gibraltar. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215441 Absolon, Trevor SAMURAI ARMOUR: Volume I - The Japanese Cuirass For beauty, precision, and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle - it was the embodiment of his personality, social status and very soul.

This volume, the first in a two-part series on the armour of the samurai, traces first the history of the samurai themselves and then examines the history and evolution of the cuirass or dou, the armour protecting the samurai's chest.

Drawing on over 20 years of research and technical work by Trevor Absolon, a leading expert, this is a complete study of this fundamental aspect of samurai armour construction. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, this is more than just a detailed technical exploration, it is a meditation on a process that was, and still is, nothing short of an art form. 1 vol, 372 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-974017 D'angina, James 017 VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR With over 12,500 produced, the Vought F4U Corsair is one of the icons of mid-20th century military aviation. It was as a Marine Corps aircraft that the Corsair was to become famous, fighting through World War II and Korea. Able to outperform its contemporaries, notably the A6M Zero, the Corsair combined speed, resilience and firepower.

It also served in Indochina and Algeria, and in 1969's 'Soccer War' between Honduras and El Salvador, Corsairs were flown by both sides and fought the last propeller-aircraft dogfights in history. This highly illustrated volume recounts the design and development history of one of the most iconic fighters in military aviation history.

Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; World War II Variants; Post-War Variants; Unique Variants; Operational History; Conclusion; Bibliography and Further Reading; and Index.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-974019 D'Angina, James 019 MITSUBISHI A6M ZERO Unquestionably the most iconic Japanese fighter of World War II, the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-Sen, Type Zero fighter was used from the initial raid on Pearl Harbor up to the Kamikaze attacks at the end of the war. Facing off against the likes of the Wildcat, Corsair, Spitfire, and other aircraft, the Zero gained a legendary reputation amongst Allied pilots due to its incredible maneuverability. Detailed analysis of its technical qualities show why the Zero was so feared, but also pinpoints the weaknesses that would eventually be its downfall as Allied pilots learned how to combat it.

A selection of historical photographs and unique artwork accompany the analysis that explores the design, combat effectiveness, and history of the premier Axis fighter of the Pacific Theater. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-974022 Davies, Peter E 022 USN MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 PHAMTOM II Originally designed as a carrier-borne long-range interceptor armed with radar-guided missiles and tasked with defense against missile-launching bombers, the Phantom II went on to establish itself as one of the most important multi-role fighter, attack and reconnaissance aircraft of the 20th century. Arguably the United States' most important aircraft in the Vietnam War, where it played the role of workhorse as well as being a deadly MiG interceptor, the Phantom was also a mainstay of Atlantic Fleet operations, intercepting Soviet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft and turning them away from the carrier groups at the height of the Cold War.

This book reveals the design and development history of the naval Phantom, its variants and the exported designs adopted by other NATO countries. Packed with illustrations, photographs and first-hand accounts, it provides a technical history of one of the most famous aircraft ever built. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975051 Bishio, M.C. 051 THE GLADIUS: The Roman Short Sword One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect.

By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural, and archaeological evidence, M.C. Bishop creates a narrative of the gladius' development, exploring the way in which the shape of the short sword changed as soldiers and gladiators evolved their fighting style. Reveals the development, technology, training and use of the gladius hispaniensis: the sword that conquered the Mediterranean. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975054 Bishop, M.C. 054 THE SUOMI SUBMACHINE GUN Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939-44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability.

Rugged and accurate, the Suomi was a favourite with Finnish ski troops who would strike from ambush, cutting down Soviet troops, then skiing away into the woods. Initially used by the Finns as a light machine gun at infantry squad level, it eventually became a dedicated submachine gun, and since it had been designed to be more accurate than the typical SMG, it was often even used as a sniping weapon, or to supplement longer-ranged rifles such as the Mosin-Nagant. Featuring first-hand accounts and specially commissioned colour artwork, this is the story of one of World War II's most distinctive and respected infantry weapons.
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1-975058 Ferguson, Jonathan 058 THE 'BROOMHANDLE' MAUSER At a time when most handguns were limited to six rounds, the ten-shot Mauser caught the attention of the world for its unprecedented firepower and formidable high-velocity 7.63 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975049 Grant, Neil 049 SA80 ASSAULT RIFLES Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several flimsy parts that would often break after repeated use and had an incredibly sensitive magazine catch. When these issues came to light the SA80 was lambasted by the news, leading to the Ministry of Defense ordering an extensive modification program that dramatically improved reliability.

Combat accounts and in-depth analysis of the SA80's performance in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq guide the reader through its troubled life, while vivid artwork helps to illustrate the transformation it underwent; from an unreliable rifle disliked by the soldiers who used it to being one of the world's most innovative and accurate small arms. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975050 Harriman, Bill 050 THE MOSIN-NAGANT RIFLE The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for over a century. It has seen action from World War I to the present day, but is most famous for its role during World War II where it proved to be an excellent sniping weapon in the hands of marksmen such as Vasili Zaitsev and Simo Hayha.

This study covers the rifles entire combat history, from its early development through to its service in combat and the impact it has had on modern firearms. Dramatic battle reports and specially-commissioned artwork complement the meticulously researched examination of the history of one of the most iconic rifles of World War II. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975059 Larsen, Alan 059 THE CAVALRY LANCE The development of cavalry firearms and the widespread disappearance of armor from the European battlefield saw a decline in the use of the cavalry lance in early modern warfare. However, by 1800 the lance, much changed from its medieval predecessors in both form and function, was back.

During the next century the use of the lance spread to the armed forces of almost every Western country, seeing action in every major conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I including the Crimean and Franco-Prussian wars and across the Atlantic in the American Civil War. The lance even reached the colonial conflicts of the Anglo-Sikh and Boer wars. It was not until the disappearance of the mounted warrior from the battlefield that the lance was consigned to history.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a variety of sources, this is the engaging story of the cavalry lance at war during the 19th and 20th centuries, from Waterloo to the Somme. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975043 Loades, Mike 043 THE COMPOSITE BOW An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs and Chinese. Offering high power and portability, the composite bow was an ideal cavalry weapon, though it was also used by infantry in open battle and as a siege weapon.

In this important study, an expert on Eastern military technology tells the story of this extraordinary piece of military hardware; how it was made and how various cultures developed differing tactics for using it. He explains why the composite bow achieved such stunning successes and how it endured as a weapon of choice for thousands of years. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975045 McNab, Chris 045 THE BARRETT RIFLE: Sniping and Anti-Materiel Rifles in the War on Terror The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal accuracy over distances of more than 2km. Unconfirmed reports from Afghanistan in 2012 accredit the Barrett with one of history's longest ever kills at 2,815m.

This is the technical history of a rifle initially developed as a sporting firearm, but which evolved into a long-range sniping rifle and a formidable military anti-materiel tool, designed to neutralize everything from enemy vehicles to parked aircraft. Adopted by snipers across the world, the Barrett rifles have seen active service in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan and have become an important addition to police, armed services, and Special Forces units alike. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975053 McNab, Chris 053 THE FN MINIMI LIGHT MACHINE GUN: M249, L108A1, L110A2, and other variants In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a ground-breaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than 45 countries around the world.

The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable firepower. Firing the high-velocity 5.56 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975052 Pegler, Martin 052 COLT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVERS In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .44-caliber Colt Walker and the seminal .45-caliber Colt Single Action Army, which remains in production today. These weapons shifted the role of the pistol from single-shot weapon of last resort to a practical and powerful sidearm that gave the user the ability to defend himself once his primary armament was discharged. It transformed cavalry tactics and relegated the sword to a largely ceremonial role in many armies.

Featuring full-color artwork, expert analysis and gripping first-hand accounts, this is the absorbing story of Colt's family of single-action revolvers, covering their origins, development, use and lasting impact on the modern world. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975056 Pegler, Martin 056 SHARPSHOOTING RIFLES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth At the outset of the American Civil War, the Union Army's sharpshooters were initially equipped with the M1855 Colt revolving rifle, but it was prone to malfunction. Instead, the North's sharpshooters preferred the Sharps rifle, an innovative breech-loading weapon capable of firing up to ten shots per minute - more than three times the rate of fire offered by the standard-issue Springfield .58-caliber rifled musket. Other Union sharpshooters were equipped with the standard-issue Springfield rifled musket or the .56-caliber Spencer Repeating Rifle.

Conversely, the Confederacy favored the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifled musket for its sharpshooters and also imported from Britain the Whitworth Rifle, a .45-caliber, single-shot, muzzle-loading weapon distinguished by its use of a twisted hexagonal barrel. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the innovative rifles that saw combat in the hands of sharpshooters on both sides during the Civil War. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975044 Reid, Stuart 044 THE FLINTLOCK MUSKET: Brown Bess and Charleville 1715-1865 The flintlock or firelock musket is one of the most iconic weapons in history: first used on the battlefields of the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil War, it was carried by both sides at Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and dominated warfare for more than 150 years, with military service as late as the American Civil War in the 1860s.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this engaging study examines the role that the flintlock played in close-order combat on European and other battlefields around the world. Employing first-hand accounts to show how tactical doctrines were successfully developed to overcome the weapon's inherent limitations, and exploring the use of the flintlock musket by individuals in irregular warfare, chiefly in North America, this volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the flintlock's lasting impact as the first truly universal soldier's weapon. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975057 Rottmann, Gordon 057 US GRENADE LAUNCHERS: M79, M203, and M320 In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher -- a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon -- entered service with US forces in 1961.

Reliable, easy to use, and lethally effective, the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small-unit tactics. As the Vietnam conflict continued, it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine-fed T148E1, as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle: Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203.

The M203 remains in US Army service today, while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher - like the M79, a standalone weapon. Featuring full-color artwork, this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that equipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present day. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975046 Thompsom, Leroy 046 THE M3 GREASE GUN Influenced by the German MP 40 and the British Sten, the .45-caliber M3 'Grease Gun' served as the primary US submachine gun for almost a half-century. Designed to replace the expensive Thompson SMG, the M3 was issued to airborne troops and others during World War II thanks to its compact design with sliding wire stock.

An improved variant, the M3A1, was favored by armored crews right up to the beginning of the 1990s, seeing service in 1991's Operation Desert Storm. In Korea and Vietnam, reconnaissance troops and special-operations forces were at times armed with the M3A1 -- also available in a suppressed version -- and it was the first SMG issued to the US counter-terrorist unit Delta Force. Featuring full-color artwork, first-hand accounts, and archive and close-up photographs, this is the engaging story of the M3 submachine gun. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975047 Thompsom, Leroy 047 GERMAN MACHINE GUNS OF WORLD WAR I: MG 08 and MG 08/15 Germany's MG 08 machine gun won a formidable reputation on WWI battlefields from Tannenberg to the Somme. Although it was a lethally effective weapon when used from static positions, the MG 08 was far too heavy to perform a mobile role on the battlefield.

As the British and French began to deploy lighter machine guns alongside their heavier weapons, the Germans fielded the Danish Madsen and British Lewis as stopgaps, but chose to adapt the MG 08 into a compromise weapon -- the MG 08/15 -- which would play a central role in the revolutionary developments in infantry tactics that characterized the last months of the conflict. In the 1940s, the two weapons were still in service with German forces fighting in a new world war.

Drawing upon eyewitness battlefield reports, this absorbing study assesses the technical performance and combat record of these redoubtable and influential German machine guns, and their strengths and limitations in a variety of battlefield roles. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978072 Dildy, Doug 072 F-15C EAGLE vs MIG-23/25 Designed following the relatively poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. After 15 years, the Eagle didn't fight in Europe, they battled the MiGs of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force.

This book analyses the combat between the American and Soviet 'Cold War fighters' in a balanced manner, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the First Gulf War starting. Packed with artwork, illustrations, and photographs, this book places the reader in the cockpit during one of the last major dogfighting air wars in modern history. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978081 Dildy, Doug 081 SEA HARRIER FRS 1 vs MIRAGE III/DAGGER: South Atlantic 1982 Following Argentina's military operation to take possession of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government launched a major naval operation to return them to British rule. Defending the Royal Navy task force were two small squadrons totaling 20 Sea Harriers (SHARs).

Initial clashes between SHARs and Argentine Mirages and Daggers on 1 May 1982 failed to eliminate the Sea Harrier defenders. FAA fighter-bomber pilots relied on daring and courageous ultra-low level attacks, frequently escaping the Sea Harrier's limited capabilities, against Royal Navy warships and auxiliaries, causing considerable damage during Operation Corporate, the large-scale amphibious operation to repossess the islands. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978082 Dildy, Doug 082 B-29 SUPERFORTRESS vs KI-44 TOJO: Pacific Theater 1944-45 By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 Tojo. Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. For the bomber crews, they had what they believed was their 'ace in hole': a fully armed B-29 carried four remotely operated gun turrets and a tail gunner's position, making it the world's most advanced self-defending bomber.

In every respect the Ki-44 pilots were fighting a desperate battle. Many who made their mark did so using suicidal ramming attacks or 'taiatari.' Illustrated with full-color artwork, this volume examines why the Ki-44 was unable to break up bomber formations conventionally during the Pacific War, and how its ramming tactics, while terrifying, graphically revealed Japan's inability to stop the B-29. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978074 Greentree, David 074 BRITISH SUBMARINE vs ITALIAN TORPEDO BOAT: Mediterranean 1940-43 As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. The British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta while Italy deployed torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978075 Guardia, Mike 075 BRADLEY vs BMP: Desert Storm 1991 In the mid-1960s, the Soviet Union unveiled the BMP, the first true infantry fighting vehicle. A revolutionary design, the BMP marked a significant departure from the traditional armored personnel carrier, with a lower silhouette and heavier armament than rival APCs.

One of the most fearsome light-armored vehicles of its day, it caused great consternation on the other side of the Iron Curtain as the Americans scrambled to design a machine to rival the BMP. The result was the M2/M3 Bradley. These Cold War icons first clashed -- not on the plains of Europe, but in southern Iraq during the Gulf War of 1991.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the absorbing story of the origins, development and combat performance of the BMP and Bradley, culminating in the bloody battles of the Gulf War. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978071 Higgins, David 071 M48 PATTON vs CENTURION: Indo-Pakistani War 1965 The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed the largest tank battles seen since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. Following nearly two decades of tensions and sporadic conflict between India and Pakistan, in August 1965 several thousand Pakistani soldiers entered the disputed territory of Kashmir disguised as local civilians, to which India responded with a successful ground assault. The ensuing battles would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and heavier armour, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter, but overly complex Patton.

Featuring full-color artwork, expert analysis and absorbing combat accounts, this is the full story of the clash between two leading tanks of the Cold War era that were never designed to fight each other, but rather to line up on battlefields as allies. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978067 Holmes, Tony 067 SPITFIRE II/V vs Bf 109F: Channel Front 1940-42 With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of NorthWest Europe.

As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on to the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English channel in fighter sweeps, or to escort vulnerable Blenheim bombers - waiting for them was the Bf 109F 'Friedrich'. Yet despite the reversal of offensive and defensive dispositions, and despite the Luftwaffe deploying the bulk of their fighter. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978079 Lardas, Mark 079 USS LAWRENCE vs HMS DETROIT: The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes The most critical naval fighting during the War of 1812 took place, not on the high seas, but on the inland lakes of North America: the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Carrying between 12 and 22 cannon, the British and American sloops-of-war were ship-rigged, brig-rigged or schooner-rigged vessels. Lakes actions often involved two ships facing each other broadside to broadside, the best example of which was the battle of Lake Erie in 1813 where HMS Detroit led a Royal Navy squadron against the USS Lawrence-led US Navy.

Featuring full-color artwork, this lively study investigates the prolonged struggle between British and US sloops-of-war, highlighting the differences between the war on the lakes and the war on the oceans during the Age of Fighting Sail. It reveals the circumstances under which these ships were built, how they were armed, and the human story behind their construction and use in battle. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978061 Mersky, Peter 061 F-8 CRUSADER vs MIG-17: Vietnam 1965-72 Revered by Naval Aviators as the 'last of the gunfighters' due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader enjoyed great success against VPAF MiG-17s during the Rolling Thunder campaign of 1966-68. But, the MiG-17's unequalled low-speed manoeuvrability, small size and powerful cannon armament meant that the American forces didn't have it all their own way. This fully illustrated book, featuring photographs, maps, and battlescene artwork, reveals the tactics that were developed by pilots on both sides to give themselves the edge in air-to-air dogfights, allowing the reader to understand how the differing design and development doctrines played a part in combat.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Technical Specifications; The Strategic Situation; The Combatants; Combat; Statistics and Analysis; Aftermath; Further Reading; and Index.
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1-978063 Mersky, Peter 063 PANZER III vs SOMUA S 35: Belgium 1940 The armor clashes in May 1940 were the biggest the world had yet seen, as the sweeping German advances of that period came to epitomize Blitzkrieg. The Wehrmacht's Panzer III was well matched by the French Somua S35 tanks, the two representing very different design philosophies and yet both ranking among the best in the world at the time. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned color artwork, this work draws upon the latest research to provide a definitive analysis of the clash between these two high-quality, cutting-edge tank designs. It describes one of the key duels at the heart of a new type of warfare, in the epic battles at the outset of Hitler's conquest of France and the Low Countries.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Technical Specifications; The Combatants; The Strategic Situation; Combat; Statistics and Analysis; Conclusion; Further Reading; and Index.
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1-978076 Stille, Mark 076 US NAVY SHIPS vs KAMIKAZES 1944-45 The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple - crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior psyche and proved terrifying to the American sailors subjected to it. These tactics brought immediate results, and proved effective until the end of the war.

This book examines this terrifying new way of waging war, revealing how the US Navy was forced to adapt its tactics and deploy new weapons to counter the threat posed by kamikaze attacks, as well as assessing whether the damage caused to American naval strength by the loss of so many pilots and aircraft actually had a material impact. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978083 Stille. Mark 083 USN BATTLESHIP vs IJN BATTLESHIP: The Pacific 1942-44 The United States and Japan believed their battleships would play a central role in battle, but after the Pacific War began in December 1941, the role of the battleship proved to be much more limited than either side expected. There would be only two battleship vs battleship actions in the Pacific in World War II, both of which are assessed in this engaging study. At Guadalcanal in 1942, Kirishima faced two modern US battleships, USS Washington and USS South Dakota. In the Surigao Strait in 1944, two World War I-era Japanese battleships, Yamashiro and Fuso, faced six American battleships supported by four heavy cruisers in history's last-ever clash between battleships.

Employing full-color artwork, carefully selected archive photographs, and expert analysis, this examines the two head-to-head clashes between the battleships deployed by the United States and Japan in the struggle for control of the Pacific during World War II. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978073 Young, Edward M. 073 F4U CORSAIR vs KI-84 FRANK: Pacific Theater 1945 The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engined fighter to exceed 400 mph and establish dominance over the legendary Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen. The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically to counter this growing American dominance of the skies over the Pacific.

Built in greater numbers than any other late war Japanese fighter, nearly 3000 were completed between 1944 and 1945. This volume examines the clashes between the Corsair and Ki-84 in the closing stages of the war, revealing how Corsair pilots had to adapt their techniques and combat strategies to adapt to these newer types. It also reveals how the kill rate was largely driven by the reduced quality of fighter pilots after the high casualty rates inflicted on the Japanese air force during the air battles over the Solomon Islands. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978077 Zaloga, Steve 077 BAZOOKA vs. PANZER: Battle of the Bulge 1944 To combat the threat posed by tanks, the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in 1942, the weapon required a great deal of skill and courage to use effectively. By late 1944, it was a mainstay of the US infantry's anti-tank capabilities, alongside towed weapons, anti-tank grenades, and other longer-established measures.

This study compares and assesses the strengths and limitations of the cutting-edge technology used by both sides in the 1944 Battle of the Bulge. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and explosive battle reports. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978078 Zaloga, Steve 078 PANZER 38(t) vs BT-7: Barbarossa 1941 The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought.

This book examines two evenly matched competitors in this conflict, the German Panzer 38(t) and the Soviet BT-7. Both were of similar size, armed with guns of comparable firepower, and had foreign roots - the Panzer 38(t) was a Czechoslovak design and the BT-7 was an evolution of the American Christie tank. With full-color artwork and archive and present-day photography, this absorbing study assesses the strengths and limitations of these two types against the wider background of armored doctrine in the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978080 Zaloga, Steven 080 PERSHING vs TIGER: Germany 1945 During the final battles on World War II's Western Front, the legendary German Tiger I heavy tank clashed with the brand-new M26 Pershing fielded by the United States. The Tiger I had earned a formidable reputation by the end of 1944, although its non-sloped armor and poor mobility meant it was being superseded by the Tiger II or 'King Tiger'. While the Tiger I had been in the front lines since 1942, the US Pershing first entered combat in late February 1945, and more than 20 Pershings would see action before war's end.

This book examines the dramatic Tiger/Pershing duel at Elsdorf in Germany, and also assesses the clashes between German armour and the sole 'Super Pershing' deployed to Europe. Featuring full-colour artwork, carefully chosen photographs and specially commissioned maps, this is the story of the first US heavy tanks in combat with the fearsome Tiger I during the last months of World War II in Europe. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984110 Chartrand, Rene 110 FORTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-83 Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war, including around major cities such as Boston, New York, and Savannah, as well as frontier forts at Stanwix, Niagara, and Cumberland.

This book details all the types of fortification used throughout the conflict, the engineers on all sides who constructed and maintained them, and the actions fought around and over them. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984111 Osborn, Patrick R 111 THE HINDENBURG LINE Jagging across northwestern Europe like an ugly scar, the Hindenburg Line was Germany's most formidable line of defense in World War I. Its fearsome reputation was matched only by its cunning design, with deep zigzagging trenches, concrete fieldworks, barbed wire and devilish booby traps forming an intimidating barrier for any attacking army.

Through meticulous research, this volume explores each of the major portions of the Hindenburg Line, paying particular attention to three examples of Allied operations against it towards the end of the war: the critical flanking of the Drocourt-Qeant Switch; the daring but costly rupture of the line of the St. Quentin Canal; and the bloody battles of the Meuse-Argonne.

Includes specially commissioned artwork and historical photographs. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984109 Zaloga, Steveen 109 THE ATLANTIC WALL (3): The Sudwall Completes the trilogy of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built, and used.

After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the 'Sudwall' (South Wall) sprang up quickly along the French Mediterranean coast and the neighboring Italian coast around Genoa. The new defenses were bolstered by existing French fortifications of key port towns such as Marseilles and Toulon - many of them bristling with heavy artillery.

Whilst describing the wall's physical design features, this book also recounts the defenses' role in the Allied invasion of Southern France; Operation Dragoon - 'The Second D-Day'. As the Germans' worst fears became a reality, the southern Atlantic Wall would face its ultimate test. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992119 Chambers, Mark 119 NAKAJIMA B5N 'Kate' and B6N 'Jill' Units Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named 'Kate') excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the US aircraft carriers USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and USS Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Its replacement, the Nakajima B6N 'Jill', while a marked improvement over its illustrious predecessor, was never able to achieve its full potential in combat due to advances in Allied aircraft, finding itself relegated to the dreaded Kamikaze strikes in the latter part of the war.
Using previously unpublished photographs as well as color illustrations, this book will cover the history of the 'Kate' and 'Jill' torpedo/attack bombers, including their design and development, as well as the combat highs and lows of the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier torpedo-bombers. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992101 Davies, Peter 101 F-104 STARFIGHTER UNITS IN COMBAT This title covers the technical characteristics of the F-104 Starfighter, one of the most widely-used and popular aircraft in history. Although built in small numbers for the USAF, the F-104C fought and survived for almost three years in Vietnam. There, it was engaged in some of the war's most famous battles including the legendary operation Bolo, where seven North Vietnamese MiGs were destroyed without the loss of a single US fighter.

This small, tough and very fast fighter, dubbed 'The Missile with a Man in It', was called upon to do things it was not specifically designed for, and did them admirably. Featuring illustrations and photographs detailing the variety of nose-paint schemes and weapons configurations, this comprehensive appraisal of the F-104 Starfighter is ideal for modeling and aviation enthusiasts alike.

Contents: Design and development; April-November 1965; Vietnam June 1966-July 1967, 435th Tactical Fighter Sqn; Combat in Indo-Pakistani Wars; F-104s and Taiwan; and Appendices.
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1-992116 Davies, Peter E 116 US NAVY F-4 PHANTOM II UNITS OF THE VIETNAM WAR 1964-68 The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort in Vietnam by its original carrier-based versions began its legend.

This title examines the unique aspects of the Phantom that made it so crucial to US Navy pilots during the Vietnam War - its massive engine power, long range, speed, the most powerful airborne search and fire-control radar installed in a fighter at the time, and of course its versatility as a ground attack and air-to-air platform. Packed with first hand accounts, unique profile artwork, and rare photographs, this is the history of one of the most important aircraft to be stationed on carriers off Southeast Asia during the war. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992118 Forsyth, Robert 118 HE 162 VOLKSJAGER UNITS Hitler's instructions to his aircraft designers were clear: he wanted a Volksjager - a People's Fighter - that was quick to produce and used minimal quantities of strategic materials. Heinkel rose to the challenge with the He 162, a fighter constructed of wood and metal that was designed, built and flown in the staggeringly short time of ten weeks.

Professional pilots were in short supply, and so the Luftwaffe was ordered to man the He 162 with hastily trained members of the Hitler Youth - a flawed plan that fortunately never came to fruition.

Detailed aircraft profiles and never before seen photographs perfectly complement the analysis of the revolutionary Heinkel He 162 from the early design and production through to its limited combat experience. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992120 Forsyth, Robert 120 JU 52/3m BOMBER AND TRANSPORT UNITS 1936-41 The all-metal Junkers JU-52/3m enjoyed a solid - indeed, revered - reputation amongst its crews and the troops and paratroopers who used and depended on it. For more than 10 years, it saw service as a successful military transport. Its distinctive, three-engined design and corrugated metal construction was instantly recognizable. It was a mainstay in the Luftwaffe's inventory, first seeing service in the 1930s in bombing and transport operations in the Spanish Civil War, and subsequently during the German invasion of Poland. It then served on every front on which the Luftwaffe was deployed until May 1945.

The Junkers served as a stalwart transport, confronting both freezing temperatures and ice, and heat and dust, lifting men, animals, food and supplies vital for German military operations. This, the first of two books on the JU-52/3m, details its service as a bomber in Spain and in South America, followed by its pivotal role in early war operations during the invasions of Poland and France, the airborne invasion of Crete and the early stages of Operation Barbarossa. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992115 Gross, Chris 115 FW 200 CONDOR UNITS OF WORLD WAR 2 The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it -- Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces advanced, French airfields opened up, allowing the Condor to fly around the UK and out into the Atlantic, where it rapidly established itself as one of the key menaces to Allied shipping. Able to attack shipping directly, or able to guide U-Boats to their prey the Condor scored its first major success when it crippled the liner Empress of Great Britain.

But the tables were to turn on the 'Scourge of the Atlantic' as mechanical failures induced by
their harsh operating environment and changes in Allied tactics began to take a toll. Vulnerable to aerial attack, the deployment of Allied carriers and their associated fighters combined with the introduction of more long range maritime patrol aircraft exposed the Condor's deficiencies.

Packed with rare first-hand accounts, profile artwork and photographs, this is the history of one of the unsung types to take to the skies during WWII. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992121 Morgan, Rick 121 A-6 INTRUDER UNITS 1974-96 In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf War up until 1996 when its duties were taken over by the F-14 Tomcat.

Details the technological developments that were introduced to the airframe after that conflict and how it shaped the operational employment of the aircraft. Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork and photographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy's main medium attack aircraft in the latter part of the Cold War. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992117 Thomas, Chriis 117 TEMPEST SQUADRONS OF THE RAF The Hawker Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault against southern England in the summer of 1944. With more than 800 of the robot missiles to its credit, Tempest V units then crossed the Channel to lock horns with the best the Luftwaffe had to offer - Fw 190D-9s, Ta 152s, Me 262s and Bf 109G/Ks - achieving an impressive kill/loss ratio in aerial combat.

Includes detailed aircraft profiles and combat reports to cover from initial design and combat experience in WWII through to their post-war role. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992113 Thompson, Warren 113 F-51 MUSTANG UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR By the time the Korean War erupted, the F-51 Mustang was seen as obsolete, but that view quickly changed when the USAF rushed 145 of them to the theater in late 1950. They had the endurance to attack targets in Korea from bases in Japan, where the modern F-86 fighters and other jets did not. Rather than the interceptor and escort fighter roles the Mustang had performed during World War II, in the Korean War they were assigned to ground attack missions - striking at communist troop columns advancing south.

This is the chronicle of the Mustang units that fought in the Korean War, detailing the type's involvement in a series of intense actions, its successes and its considerable losses. Draws on meticulous research and gripping first-hand accounts from aircrew. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992114 Thompson, Warren 114 AD SKYRAIDER UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War despite the emergence of new jet fighters that captured public imagination. Built to replace the World War II workhorses Dauntless, Helldiver, and Avenger dive- and torpedo-bombers, the Skyraider operated numerous combat missions from carrier decks and from US Marine Corps land bases throughout the conflict. Drawing from personal interviews with AD pilots, the authors paint a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war as pilots took on Chinese and North Korean forces during daring night attacks and whilst outnumbered in daytime attacks. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993136 Chapis, Stephen 136 ALLIED JET KILLERS OF WORLD WAR 2 Allied fighter pilots began encountering German jets - principally the outstanding Me 262 fighter - from the autumn of 1944. Stunned by the aircraft's speed and rate of climb, it took USAAF and RAF units time to work out how to combat this deadly threat as the Luftwaffe targeted the medium and heavy bombers attacking targets across the Reich.

A number of high-scoring aces from the Eighth Air Force (Drew, Glover, Meyer, Norley, and Yeager, to name but a few) succeeded in claiming Me 262s, Me 163, and Ar 234s during the final months of the campaign, as did RAF aces like Tony Gaze and 'Foob' Fairbanks. The exploits of both famous and little-known pilots will be chronicled in this volume, detailing how they pushed their P-47s, P-51s, Spitfires, and Tempests to the limits of their performance in order to down the Luftwaffe's 'wonder weapons.' 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993134 Forsyth, Robert 134 JAGDGESCHWADER 1 'Oesau' Aces 1939-45 Formed shortly after the outbreak of World War 2, and equipped with Messerschmitt Bf 109Es, Jagdgeschwader 1 was initially tasked to defend the regional North Sea and Baltic coastal areas and Germany's main port cities and naval bases. The greatest task for JG 1 though came after 1942 in its defense of the Reich against the US Eighth Air Force's B-17s and B-24s, bearing the brunt of defense against increasingly regular, larger and deep penetrating USAAF daylight bomber raids with fighter escort. Levels of attrition subsequently grew, but so did experience among the leading aces, who were often the subject of propaganda films and literature.

Many of Germany's most famous World War 2 aces flew with JG 1 including Herbert Ihlefeld (132 victories), Heinz Bar (220) and Walter Oesau (127), piloting Bf 109Es, Fw 190s and the Heinkel 162 jet fighter. Packed with photographs and profile artwork and revealing first-hand accounts, this is the compelling story of the Luftwaffe fighter pilots who battled to defend the skies of Germany. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993132 Goss, Chris 132 JAGDGESCHWADER 53 'PIK-AS' Bf 109 ACES OF 1940 Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous amongst its opponents for the quality and caliber of its aces - men such as Werner Molders, Hans-Karl Mayer, and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous Knight's Crosses for their exploits in 1940, credited with 258 victories, with 51 pilots being killed or captured. This study follows these pilots of JG 53 into battle, telling the stories of their victories, losses, and ultimate fate.

Contains 36 profile illustrations depicting the drastic change in appearance of their aircraft over time and complemented by thorough research. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993129 Laurier, Jim 129 J2M RAIDEN and N1K1/2 SHIDEN/SHIDEN-KAI Aces Although seen as a replacement for the A6M Zero-sen carrier-based fighter, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was actually designed as a land-based naval interceptor optimized for speed rather than maneuverability. Engine cooling problems for its Mitsubishi Kasai 23 engine, airflow, and flight control issues plagued the Raiden's development, but despite these production delays, aces Sadaaki Akamatsu, Yoshihiro Aoki, Susumu Ito, and Susumu Ishihara all claimed significant scores in the Raiden. Kawanishi's N1K family of fighters were privately developed by the manufacturer from the N1K Kyofu floatplane fighter.

Again plagued by structural and engine maladies, the N1K1-J Shiden eventually entered front-line service in time to see considerable action in the doomed defense of the Philippines in October 1944. Despite suffering heavy losses, the units equipped with new fighter proved that the N1K could more than hold its own against P-38s and F6Fs. The improved N1K2-J Shiden-KAI started to reach the front line by late 1944 - in time for defense of the Home Islands. Here, it proved to be the best IJN fighter of the war. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993131 Thomas, Andrew 131 SPITFIRE ACES OF THE CHANNEL FRONT 1941-43 Although many associate the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire, the years following were of equal importance. At the start of 1941, RAF Fighter Command took the fight to the Germans with offensive missions over the Channel.

This book reveals how RAF squadrons using the Spitfire I, II, and V embarked on a range of missions, including over Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Squadrons manned by British, exiled Europeans, and pilots from the RAAF, RCAF, and RNZAF swept across Europe. Over 100 of these pilots racked up ace status in the Spitfire. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993130 Toperczer, Istvan 130 MIG-17/19 ACES OF THE VIETNAM WAR The Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) at the beginning of the Vietnam War were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters -- a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s -- that should have offered little opposition to the cutting-edge fighter-bombers such as the F-4 Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief, and the F-8 Crusader. Yet when the USAF and US Navy unleashed their aircraft on North Vietnam in 1965, the inexperienced pilots of the VPAF were able to shatter the illusion of US air superiority.

Taking advantage of their jet's unequaled low-speed maneuverability, small size, and powerful cannon armament they were able to take the fight to their missile-guided opponents, with a number of Vietnamese pilots racking up ace scores.

Packed with information previously unavailable in the west and only recently released from archives in Vietnam, this is the first major analysis of the exploits of Vietnamese pilots in the David and Goliath contest with the US over the skies of Vietnam. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993135 Toperczer, Istvan 135 MiG-21 ACES OF THE VIETNAM WAR Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep in communist territory.

Although the communist pilots initially struggled to come to terms with the fighter's air-search radar and weapons systems, the ceaseless cycle of combat operations quickly honed their skills. Indeed, by the time the last US aircraft (a B-52) was claimed by the VPAF on 28 December 1972, no fewer than 13 pilots had become aces flying the MiG-21.

Fully illustrated with wartime photographs and detailed color artwork plates, and including enthralling combat reports, this book examines the many variants of the MiG-21 that fought in the conflict, the schemes they wore, and the pilots that flew them. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993128 VanWyngarden, Geg 128 - ACES OJ JAGDGESCHWADER III Royal Prussian Jagdgeschwader Nr III was the third of Germany's vaunted fighter wings to be formed during World War I. Commanded by the Pour le Merite winner and well-respected ace Hauptmann Bruno Loerzer for its entire existence, it was composed of the celebrated Jasta 'Boelcke', along with Jagdstaffeln 26, 27 and 36. Equipped largely with the new Fokker triplane, these four units would play an important role in the Kaiserschlacht as part of the 17th Armee.

As Germany's fortunes waned in the summer of 1918, the aces of JG III nonetheless did their best to stem the tides of British, French, and later American aircraft they encountered. Aces such as Carl Bolle, Paul Baumer, Heinrich Bongartz, Hermann Frommherz, Rudolf Klimke, and the infamous Hermann Goring all carved their names in the record books flying in this formidable formation. This book examines the tactics, achievements, and personalities of one of the deadliest of Germany's aerial units. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993124 Weal, John 124 ARCTIC Bf 109 AND Bf 110 ACES Once Nazi Germany had conquered Norway in 1940, just a handful of Gruppen flying the Bf 109 and Bf 110 fighters were able to shatter all opposition and dominate the air in the Arctic Circle. Yet as the dual threats of the RAF and the Red Air Force grew, the Luftwaffe was forced to increase its fighter presence to full Geschwader strength with the formation of JG 5 Eismeer (ice-sea) in early 1942.

The struggle for the frozen skies of the arctic raged on until the end of the war as the embattled JG 5 produced some of the Eastern Front's leading aces, pilots of the caliber of Theodor Weissenberger, Heinrich Ehrler, Walter Schuck, Franz Dorr, and Jakob Norz all achieving over 100 kills. Featuring first-hand accounts from the pilots, extensive research, and illustrations of the aircraft in unique winter camouflage. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995230 D'amato, Raffaele 230 IMPERIAL ROMAN WARSHIPS 27 BC-193 AD The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was the presence of this fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. The superior design of their warships, coupled with skilled naval commanders such as Agrippa, Sextus Pompeius, and Pontus Euxinus, gave the Roman Empire a formidable navy that could defend the coasts of the three continents under the rule of the Caesars.

Featuring archaeological photography and lavish artistic reconstructions, this book reveals the design and development history of Rome's naval force at the height of its Imperial power. As well as examining its warships, it reveals the navy's structure and the tactics that were developed to make the most of Rome's naval design superiority. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995244 D'Amato, Raffaele 244 IMPERIAL ROMAN WARSHIPS 193-565 AD The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy -- not only patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals.

With research from newly discovered shipwrecks and archaeological finds as well as the rich contemporary source material, this study examines the equipment and tactics used by the navy and the battles they fought in this tumultuous period, which includes the fall of Rome and the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian the Great.

Includes illustrations, carefully researched ship profiles, and maps, this is the third volume in Osprey's Roman Warships miniseries. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995250 Donnell, Clayton 250 MAGINOT LINE GUN TURRETS: And French Gun Turret Development 1880-1940 The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history. Built in the aftermath of World War I, and stretching along the French eastern border from Belgium to Switzerland, it was designed to prevent German troops from ever setting foot on French soil again.

Its primary defensive weapons were the gun turrets. Beginning development in the 1870s and improving on German designs, they were constructed out of steel wedges and could revolve and disappear from sight after firing, making them impervious to enemy bombardment. They were deadly accurate and created havoc on the German units that attacked the line during their invasion of France in 1940.

This fully illustrated study will examine the technical details of the French artillery turrets. It will show the evolution of the design of the guns and turrets used in the French forts before and during World War I, then those built exclusively for the Maginot Line to give a comprehensive overview of the weapons designed to protect France from invasion. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995240 Estes, Kenneth 240 M50 ONTOS AND M56 SCORPION 1956-70: US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield - an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War.

Although they shared the aim of bringing light, mobile, and lethal antitank firepower to the infantry the two vehicles varied wildly in design to cater for their unique mission demands. They first saw service in the Lebanon intervention of 1958 but it was in the Vietnam War that they made their name, with the M50 Ontos seeing intense combat action in the Battle of Hue in 1968.

Detailed illustrations and expert analysis provide a comprehensive history of these deadly antitank vehicles, from early development through to their combat history and the eventual disbandment of the Marine Corps' last antitank battalion with M50A1s in 1971. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995216 Estes. Kenneth 216 SUPER-HEAVY TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The super-heavy tanks of World War II are heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept of the search for a 'breakthrough' tank, designed to cross enemy lines. It is not surprising that the breakthrough tank projects of the period prior to World War II took place in the armies that suffered the most casualties of the Great War (Russia, France, Germany).

All of the principal Axis and Allied nations eventually initiated super-heavy development projects, with increasingly heavy armor and armament. Much as the casualties of World War I prompted the original breakthrough tank developments, as Germany found itself on the defensive, with diminishing operational prospects and an increasingly desperate leadership, so too did its focus turn to the super-heavy tanks that could turn the tide back in their favor.

Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operational History; Conclusion and Analysis; and Index.
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1-995234 Hampshire, Edward 234 BRITISH GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYERS: County-Class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century.

Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern navy -- in the Falklands War -- as well as being deployed during the Gulf War. Written by an expert on British naval technology, this book assess the changing technology of the Royal Navy's destroyers over half a century, including an examination of the Royal Navy's newest and most capable warship, the Type 45. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995242 Hampshire, Edward 242 SOVIET COLD WAR GUIDED MISSILE CRUISERS Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers all classes of these impressive warships, from the early Sverdlov through the Kynda, Kresta, Kara, and Slava to the enormous Kirov classes.

Together, these vessels marked the apogee of Soviet naval technology and capability and they remain today the largest non-aircraft carrier warships built since 1945. Containing material previously only available in Russian and fully researched from specialist defense journals, this comprehensive volume examines the design, development, and intended role of these impressive, hi-tech warships, and recounts their dramatic operational history as NATO and Soviet warships faced off against each other during the long Cold War at sea. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995243 Harmse, Kyle and Dunstan, Simon 243 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II. Starting as a counter-insurgency operation by the South African Defense Force (SADF) against the South West Africa People's Organization, South Africa became embroiled in the complex Angolan Civil War, where they came up against enemies well supplied with equipment and armored vehicles from the Soviet Union.

With the aid of illustrations and photographs, this study details the characteristics, capabilities and performance of the wide variety of armored vehicles deployed by the SADF, from the Eland armored car to the Ratel infantry combat vehicle and the Olifant tank. Designed for the unique conditions of the region, South Africa's armour was distinctive and innovative, and has influenced the design of counterinsurgency armored vehicles around the world. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995239 Konstam, Angus 239 NILE RIVER GUNBOATS 1882-1918 For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan.

After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and the Sudan, and played a key role in safeguarding British interests around the headwaters of the Nile - a region hotly contested by several European powers.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this comprehensive volume offers a detailed analysis of the Nile river gunboats' entire career, from policing British colonial interests along the great river to defending Egypt against the Ottoman Turks in World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995246 Konstam, Angus 246 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1939-45 (1): Pre-War Classes The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both reliable and versatile. Danger though lurked across the seas as new destroyers being built in Germany, Italy, and Japan were larger and better armored.

Until the new, larger Tribal-class destroyers could enter service, these vessels would have to hold the line. Used mainly to hunt submarines, protect convoys from aerial attack, and take out other destroyers, these ships served across the globe during the war.

This fully illustrated study is the first in a two-part series on the real workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy, focusing on how these aging ships took on the formidable navies of the Axis powers. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995253 Konstam, Angus 253 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1939-45: Wartime-Built classes As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update their fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class. These were followed by the designing of the first of several slightly smaller ships, which carried fewer guns than the Tribals, but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes. The first of these, the 'J/K/M class' was followed by a number of wartime variants, with slight changes to their weaponry to suit different wartime roles.

Designed to combat enemy surface warships, aircraft and U-boats, the British built these destroyers to face off against anything the enemy could throw at them. Using a collection of contemporary photographs and beautiful color artwork, this is a fascinating new study of the ships that formed the backbone of the Royal Navy during World War II. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995238 Lardas, MArk 238 WORLD WAR I SEAPLANE AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS In 1910, the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs helps tell the fascinating story of the pioneering years of naval aviation, covering such historic clashes as the Japanese siege of Tsingtao, the British raid against German Zeppelin bases at Cuxhaven, and the Battle of Jutland, which saw the first airplane take part in a naval battle.

Through detailed analysis he explores their development from hastily adapted merchant ships to the launch of HMS Argus, the first aircraft carrier to have a full-length flight deck, and shows how they paved the way for the aircraft carriers of the future. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995233 Newsome, Bruce 233 VALENTINE INFANTRY TANK 1938-45 The Valentine was the most produced and most widely used British tank of WWII. The Valentine first saw combat during Operation Compass in November 1941 and remained one of the main medium tanks in British service into 1943. As the Churchill became more prevalent, the Valentine was relegated to specialist and tank-destroyer variants, which would remain in service in the Far East to the end of the war.

This book describes the evolution of the Valentine design and weighs up its impact on the battlefield. Although widely regarded today as one of the weaker tanks to be fielded during the war, it was exceptionally numerous, with more Valentines produced than any other British tank. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995241 Noppen, Ryan 241 Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914-18 Building upon his previous book on Austro-Hungarian battleships, Ryan Noppen examines their cruisers and destroyers in a fascinating study that will appeal to those with an interest in naval history and World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995227 Noppen, Ryan K, 227 OTTOMAN NAVY WARSHIPS 1914-18 At the start of the 20th century the Ottoman Navy was a shadow of its former might, a reflection of the empire as a whole - the 'Sick Man of Europe.' Years of defeat, nepotism, and neglect had left the Ottoman Navy with a mix of obsolete vessels, whilst the list of prospective enemies was ever-growing. An increasing Russian naval presence in the Black Sea and the alarming emergence of Italy and Greece as regional Naval powers proved beyond all doubt that intensive modernization was essential, indeed, the fate of the Empire as a naval power depended on it.

So the Ottoman Navy looked to the ultimate naval weapon of the age, the dreadnought, two of which were ordered from the British. But politics intervened, and a succession of events culminated in the Ottoman Navy fielding a modern German battlecruiser and state-of-the-art light cruiser instead - with dramatic consequences.

This study, in co-operation with the Turkish Consulate and Navy, offers technical aspects and operations of the warships of the Ottoman Navy in World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995228 Noppen, Ryan K, 228 GERMAN COMMERCE RAIDERS 1914-18 This is the story of Germany's commerce raiders of World War I, the surface ships that were supposed to starve the British Isles of the vast cargoes of vital resources being shipped from the furthest reaches of the Empire. To that end, pre-war German naval strategists allocated a number of cruisers and armed, fast ocean liners to the effort supported by a complex and globe-spanning supply system known as the Etappe network.

This book explains the often overlooked role that the commerce raiders played in World War I. Whilst exploring the design and development of the ships, it also describes their operational history, how they tied up a disproportionate amount of the British fleet on lengthy pursuits, and how certain raiders such as the SMS Emden were able to wreak havoc across the oceans. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995235 Prenatt, Jamie 235 KATYUSHA: Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers - 1941-Present This New Vanguard provides a survey of Soviet and Russian Federation Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) from the beginning of their development in 1941 to the present. It focuses on the history, design, and specifications of self-propelled ground MRL systems, but also covers towed, static, railway, and naval mounts. It highlights the many variants of the principal systems and include MRL unit tables of organization and equipment, information on MRL munition types, and coverage of dedicated MRL resupply vehicles. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995252 Prenatt, Jamie 252 M113 APC 1960-75: US, ARVN, and Australian Variants in Vietnam The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armored vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple 'battlefield taxi', over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thousands are still in use. In addition to its original role of transporting troops across the battlefield, specialized versions perform a multitude of other functions including command and control, fire support, anti-tank and anti-aircraft defense, and casualty evacuation.

This new fully-illustrated study examines the service record of the M113 from its initial fielding through to the end of the Vietnam War. It will also describe the many US, South Vietnamese, and Australian variants of the M113 used in the Vietnam War as well as information on tactics, unit tables of organization and equipment, and a selection of engagements in which the M113 played a decisive role. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995249 Romanych, Marc 249 RAILWAY GUNS OF WORLD WAR I World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict.

Designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the first railway guns were simple, improvised designs made by mounting surplus coastal defense, fortress, and naval guns onto existing commercial railway carriages. As the war dragged on, railway artillery development shifted to longer range guns that could shell targets deep behind enemy lines. This change of role brought much larger and more sophisticated guns often manufactured by mounting long-barrel naval guns to specially-designed railway carriages.

This book details the design and development of railway guns during World War I from the very first basic designs to massive purpose built 'monster' railway guns. Accompanying the text are many rare, never-before-published, photographs and color illustrations depicting how these weapons were used during World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995229 Stille, Mark 229 US STANDARD-TYPE BATTLESHIPS 1941-45 (2): Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II - ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst providing an operational history of the former two.

Augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this is the other half of the story of the US Standard-type battleships - from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US Marine Corps and US Army. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995232 Stille, Mark 232 THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a fleet of modern foreign-built warships. Coupled with the IJN's leadership and high levels of training, this proved enough to destroy the fleet of one of the world's historic naval powers.

This book explains in concise detail the IJN's fleet of 1904-1905, from its battleships and armored cruisers to the torpedo boats that launched 'the first great torpedo attack in history,' and outlines the history of the naval campaign against the Russian fleet. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995236 Stille, Mark 236 US NAVY LIGHT CRUISERS: 1941-45 During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6-inch guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft capability, they were a mainstay of the carrier escorts.

This book examines every US light cruiser produced, including those of the Fargo and Worcester classes, which were actually complete after World War II had ended, tracing their design, development and evolution throughout the war and beyond. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995248 Stille, Mark 248 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ANTISUBMARINE ESCORTS: 1941-45 This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the IJN's anti-submarine warfare escorts. These include the Momi class of second-rate destroyers, the Tomodzuru and Ootori classes of torpedo boars, and the several types of ASW escorts built from 1937 up to the end of the war.

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built ASW escorts available at the start of the war and these were augmented by a handful of second-class destroyers and a dozen torpedo boats. Once the magnitude of the threat to Japan's shipping became fully apparent in 1943, the IJN made plans for mass production of ASW escorts. These arrived in 1944, but could not stop the massacre of Japanese shipping by increasingly bold and effective American submarines. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995251 Stille, Mark 251 US NAVY ESCORT CARRIERS 1942-45 While not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Rather than relying on size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so effective. Indeed, the Casablanca-class escort carrier was the most-produced aircraft carrier in history.

In partnership with the Royal Navy, they provided the backbone of Allied anti-submarine efforts in the Atlantic, finally and irrevocably turning the tide of the war against the U-boats in 1943. In the Pacific, they provided the air cover for the series of landings which led to the doorstep of Japan by 1945. These robust ships faced submarine, air, and even surface threats from the Japanese, but proved able to contend with everything thrown their way.

Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs and unique specially commissioned artwork, this book shines a new light on these unjustly overlooked workhorses of the US Navy -- ships that helped usher in the Allied victory over the Axis powers in the Atlantic and Pacific. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995231 Zaloga, Steven 231 RAILWAY GUNS OF WWII World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development program saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-calibre Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed in at 1,350 tons and fired a huge 7-ton shell.

This book provides an overview of the types of railway guns in service during World War II, with a special focus on the German railway artillery used in France, Italy and on the Eastern Front, and analyzes why railway guns largely disappeared from use following the end of the war. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995237 Zaloga, Steven 237 BT FAST TANK: The Red Army's Cavalry Tank 1931-45 When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its own needs. Early versions were mechanically unreliable and poorly armed but by the mid-1930s, the BT-5 emerged, armed with an excellent dual-purpose 45mm gun. It saw its combat debut in the Spanish Civil War in 1937 and was later used in the border battles with the Japanese Kwangtung Army in the late 1930s. The final production series, the BT-7, was the most refined version of the family.

One of the most common types in Red Army service in the first years of the WWII, BT tanks saw extensive combat in Poland, Finland, and the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and latterly during the 1945 campaign against the Japanese in Manchuria - this is the story of their design and development history. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995245 Zaloga, Steven 245 EARLY US ARMOR TANKS: 1916-40 Between the two World Wars, the US contributed significantly to the development of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking a way to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the US branched out with their own indigenous designs including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and Grant tanks of World War II. Tank designers in this period faced unique challenges and so the story of early American armor is littered with failures amongst the successes. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995247 Zaloga, Steven 247 SOVIET LEND-LEASE TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armour in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks. The first batches arrived in late 1941, just in time to take part in the defense of Moscow. The supplies of British tanks encompassed a very wide range of types including the Matilda, Churchill, and Valentine and even a few Tetrarch airborne tanks. American tanks included the M3 (Stuart) light tank and M3 (Lee) medium tank and the M4 Sherman tank, which became so common in 1944-45 that entire Soviet tank corps were equipped with the type.

This study examines the different types of tanks shipped to the Soviet Union during the war, Soviet assessments of their merits and problems, and combat accounts of their use in Soviet service using full color artwork, contemporary photographs and detailed cut-away illustrations. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996304 Alford, Bob 304 DARWIN 1942: The Japanese Attack on Australia Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if.'

On 19 February, just 11 weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin.

Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully-illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996299 Bahmanyar, Mir 299 ZAMA 202 BC: Scipio Crushes Hannibal in North Africa The battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time - Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the Second Punic War, waged from 218 until 201 BC. The armies were led by two of the most famous commanders of all time - the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal, renowned for crossing the Alps with his army into Italy, and the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio, who along with his father was among the defeated at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

Drawing upon years of research, author Mir Bahmanyar gives a detailed account of this closing battle, analyzing the tactics employed by each general and the forces they had at their disposal. Stunning, specially commissioned artwork brings to life the epic clash that saw Hannibal defeated and Rome claim its spot as the principal Mediterranean power. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996306 Chun, Clayton 306 LUZON 1945: The Final Liberation of the Philippines Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila, vital natural resources, and thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a vital step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way towards the Japanese home islands.

This book details one of the hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War with Japanese fatalities topping 200,000 on Luzon. Emphasizing the differences in Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return and liberate the Philippines. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996296 Cowan, Ross 296 MILVIAN BRIDGE AD 312: Constantine's Battle for Empire and Faith In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire.

His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the symbolic heart of the Empire. Inspired by a dream sent by the Christian God, at the Milvian Bridge region just north of Rome, he routed Maxentius' army and pursued the fugitives into the river Tiber. The victory secured Constantine's hold on the western half of the Roman Empire and confirmed his Christian faith, but many details of this famous battle remain obscured.

This new volume identifies the location of the battlefield and explains the tactics Constantine used to secure a victory that triggered the fundamental shift from paganism to Christianity. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996289 Diamnd, Jon 289 BURMA ROAD 1943-44: Stilwell's Assault on Myitkyina Myitkyina was a vital objective in the Allied re-conquest of Burma in 1943-44. Following the disastrous retreat from Burma in April 1942, China had become isolated from re-supply except for the dangerous air route for US transports over the Himalaya Mountains. The Burma Road, which ran from Lashio (south of Myitkyina) through the mountains to Kunming was closed as a supply route from Rangoon after the Japanese conquest. Without military assistance, China would be forced to surrender and Imperial Japanese Army forces could be diverted to other Pacific war zones.

This is the history of the ambitious joint Allied assault led by American Lt. Gen. Joseph W Stilwell and featuring British, American, and Chinese forces as they clashed with three skilled regiments of the Japanese 18th Division. Packed with first-hand accounts, specially commissioned artwork, maps and illustrations and dozens of rare photographs this book reveals the incredible Allied attack on Myitkyina. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996290 Donnell, James 290 ATLANTA 1864: Sherman Marches South On September 3, 1864, Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman telegraphed the War Department in Washington, DC, 'Atlanta is ours, and fairly won.' The capture of the heart of the south was the end of a fierce four-month campaign and caused jubilation throughout the North. More importantly for the Union cause, it propelled President Abraham Lincoln to reelection two months later.

This volume explores the entire Atlanta campaign, from Sherman's initial clashes with Joseph E. Johnston's army of Tennessee to the final Confederate resistance under General John Bell Hood. Includes the usual high-quality artwork and detailed maps, this study takes the reader from the border of Georgia and Tennessee to Atlanta, with Sherman preparing for his famous March to the Sea. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996303 Fields, Nic 303 LAKE TRASIMENE 217 BC: Ambush and Annihilation of a Roman Army Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the overconfident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders - unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's greatest commanders thanks to his use of innovative tactics, including the first recorded use of a turning movement. The Romans would not send another major army to confront him until the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

This new study, based on recent archaeological work on the battlefield itself, tells the full story of one of Hannibal's greatest victories with the help of maps, full-color illustrations, and detailed sections on the make-up of the armies and their commanders. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996291 Forczyk, Robert 291 THE DNEPR 1943: Hitler's Eastern Rampart Crumbles Against the wishes of Hitler, German forces under Erich von Manstein were forced to retreat following the failure of the Kursk offensive of July 1943. The weakened force only had one possible refuge, behind the wide Dnepr River. The race to the natural defensive line was on, with the Soviets launching one of their largest offensives of the war - with over two million men on the move. Expert Eastern Front historian Robert Forczyk describes the dramatic four-month campaign that saw the Red Army not only succeed in crossing the Dnepr at multiple points, but also liberate Kiev, capital of the Ukraine.

Revealing new details about the largest Soviet airborne operation of the war and the increasingly desperate delaying tactics employed by Manstein as catastrophic casualties mounted on both sides, Forczyk charts the course of the battle that confirmed to many observers that the relentless Soviet advance westward could not be halted. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996305 Forczyk, Robert 305 KURSK 1943: The Southern Front Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles Southwest of Moscow. Armed with the new Panther tank, Hitler and Field Marshal von Manstein were confident that they could inflict another crushing defeat on the Soviet Union. What they did not know is that the Soviets knew about the coming attack, and they were ready.

This book focuses on the southern front of this campaign, which featured one of the biggest clash of armor of the war in the battle of Prokhorovka. It details the tactics and mistakes of the army commanders as they orchestrated one of the bloodiest battles in World War II. Includes campaign maps, stunning photographs, and vivid artwork. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996301 Ford, Ken 301 OPERATION MARKET-GARDEN 1944 (2): The British Airborne Missions With Germany being pushed back across Europe, the Allied forces lsought to press their advantage with Operation Market-Garden, a massive airborne assault that, if successful, could have shortened the war in the west considerably.

The ground advance consisted of an armored thrust by the British XXX Corps, while the US 82nd and 101st US Airborne Divisions secured the bridges at Eindhoven and Nijmegen and the British 1st Airborne Division and Polish 1st Airborne Brigade were tasked with seizing the final bridge at Arnhem to secure the route. What they did not realize was that the 9th SS and 10th SS Panzer Divisions were nearby, ready to reinforce the local garrison and fend off the Allied assault.

Focusing on the role played by these British and Polish troops, Operation Market-Garden examines from the early planning through to the early setbacks and eventual catastrophic conclusion. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996276 Franklin, John 276 WATERLOO 1815 (1) Quatre Bras To commemorate the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European History, Osprey is replacing its single volume Campaign title covering the whole of the battle with three highly detailed volumes. Based on new research drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts these volumes will provide a comprehensive resource for every aspect of the battle.

The first of this trilogy details the battle of Quatre Bras where an initial 8,000 Allied troops faced 48,000 men of the French Armee du Nord under Marshal Ney. Realizing his error, Wellington concentrated his troops at the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras where they just managed to hold off Ney's attacks. The battle ended in a tactical stalemate but, unable to link up with Blucher's Prussians, Wellington retreated back along the road to Brussels to new positions at Waterloo. Featuring extensive photographs, full color artworks, maps and bird's-eye-views, this first installment is not to be missed.

Contents: Origins of the Campaign; Chronology; Opposing Commanders; Opposing Armies; Orders of Battle; Opposing Plans; The Campaign; Aftermath; The Battlefields Today; Further Reading; and Index. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996283 Gilbert, Ed & Catherine 283 COWPENS 1781: Turning point of the American Revolution This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit, Daniel Morgan, leading a small force of 700 Continentals and militia, chose the Cowpens as the battlefield in which to make a stand. The two forces clashed for barely more than 45 minutes, yet this brief battle shaped the outcome of the War in the South and decisively influenced the conflict as a whole.

Provides a shrewd analysis of what was perhaps the finest tactical performance of the entire war. Bird's-eye views, vivid illustrations, and detailed maps illuminate the dynamism of this clash between two of the most famous commanders of the War of Independence. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996294 Hart, Stephen 294 OPERATION TOTALIZE 1944: The Allied Drive South from Caen In Operation Totalize, LtGen Guy Simonds' II Canadian Corps launched an attack from its positions along the Bourguebus Ridge south of Caen, striking south-southeast astride the main Caen-Falaise road toward the high ground that dominated the town of Falaise and the key west-east lateral road that ran through this town. Using sophisticated operational art the initial break-in achieved rapid success; indeed, more tactical success than any previous Allied break-in attack in Normandy.

However, despite this rapid initial success, Totalize did not subsequently secure a decisive operational-level victory. Indeed, Simonds' forces subsequently struggled swiftly to complete the second break-in battle, and to transit into rapid exploitation operations. Had Simond's force been successful the German army may not have been able to extract themselves from the Falaise pocket and would have been surrounded and defeated - possibly bringing about the early end of the war in Europe. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996312 Herder, Brian Lane 312 OPERATION TORCH 1942: The Invasion of French North Africa Following US entry into WWII, the US adopted a Europe First strategy. The first joint US-British operation was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, designed to relieve pressure on their new Soviet allies, eliminate the threat of the French navy joining the Germans, and to shore up the vulnerability of British imperial possessions and trade routes through the Mediterranean.

Operation Torch was the largest and most complex amphibious invasion of its time. In November 1942, three landings took place simultaneously across the French North African coast in an ambitious attempt to trap and annihilate the Axis' North African armies between the invading forces under General Eisenhower and British Field-Marshall Montgomery's Eighth Army in Egypt. Includes full color artwork, maps, and contemporary photographs. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996171 Konstam, Angus 171 RIVER PLATE 1939: The Sinking of the Graf Spee Days before the outbreak of World War II, a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armored ship') Graf Spee, a formidable warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship but the size, speed and range of a cruiser. When World War II commenced, under the command of Captain Langsdorff the Graf Spee began a hunting spree across the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean that eventual took her to the River Plate in search of her next victim - an Allied convoy. Instead she found three Royal Navy cruisers under the command of Commodore Harwood, eager to put an end to the 'pocket battleship' that had been terrorizing Allied merchant ships.

Featuring full color artwork, archive photographs and meticulous research, this comprehensive volume explores the thrilling story behind the Battle of the River Plate, an engagement that unquestionably demonstrated the effectiveness of British seapower and diplomacy on an international stage. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996288 Konstam, Angus 288 TARANTO 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor UK Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies.

With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British capital ships were simply too thinly spread for a large fleet action against Taranto, where the bulk of the Italian fleet lay menacingly. How was the Royal Navy to eliminate the threat of the Regia Marina?

Describes one of World War II's most devastating raids, recounting how a handful of obsolete Fairey Swordfish biplanes swooped in and destroyed an Italian battleship and badly damaged two more. With expert analysis, detailed color illustrations and a narrative, this book explains the origins of the attack, its planning and execution, and what happened in the aftermath. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996309 Lai, Benjamin 309 SHANGHAI AND NANJING 1937: Massacre on the Yangtze From 1931, China and Japan had been embroiled in a number of small-scale conflicts that had seen vast swathes of territory being occupied by the Japanese. On 7 July 1937, the Japanese engineered the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led to the fall of Beijing and Tianjin and the start of a de facto state of war between the two countries. This force then moved south, landing an expeditionary force to take Shanghai and from there drive west to capture Nanjing.

This fully-illustrated book tells the story of the Japanese assault on these two great Chinese cities. The battle of Shanghai was the first large-scale urban warfare of World War II and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Sino-Japanese War. The determined resistance by Chinese inflicted sizable Japanese casualties, and may well have contributed to the subsequent massacre of prisoners and civilians in the battle of Nanjing, tarnishing Japan's reputation in the eyes of the world. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996295 Lardas, Mark 295 CHATTANOOGA 1863: Grant and Bragg in Central Tennessee Following the disastrous defeat at Chickamauga, Union forces were in disarray and the tactically vital Chattanooga was under siege and on the brink of falling. In this dire situation, President Abraham Lincoln decided Grant was the man for the occasion. In early October, Grant was promoted to command of the Military District of Mississippi and told to clean up the mess created by Chickamauga.

This book tracks how over the next three months Grant would orchestrate the movements of three Union Armies - The Army of the Cumberland, The Army of the Tennessee, and two Corps from the Army of the Potomac. He would lead them into a series of battles that saw them break the siege of Chattanooga with three battles in three days. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996314 Lardas, Mark 314 NASHVILLE 1866: From the Tennessee to the Cumberland In September 1864, the Confederate army abandoned Atlanta and were on the verge of being driven out of the critical state of Tennessee. In an attempt to regain the initiative, John Bell Hood launched an attack on Union General Sherman's supply lines, before pushing north in an attempt to retake Tennessee's capital Nashville.

This fully illustrated book examines the three-month campaign that followed, one that confounded the expectations of both sides. Instead of fighting Sherman's Union Army of the Tennessee, the Confederates found themselves fighting an older and more traditional enemy: the Army of the Cumberland. This was led by George R. Thomas, an unflappable general temperamentally different than either the mercurial Hood or Sherman. The resulting campaign was both critical and ignored, despite the fact that for eleven weeks the fate of the Civil War was held in the balance. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996298 Macrpry, Richard 298 THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR 1839-42: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat In 1839 forces of the British East India Company crossed the Indus to invade Afghanistan on the pretext of reinstating a former king Shah Soojah to his rightful throne. The reality was that this was another step in Britain's Great Game - Afghanistan would create a buffer to any potential Russian expansion towards India.

This history traces the initial, campaign which would see the British easily occupy Kabul and the rebellion that two years later would see the British army humbled. Forced to negotiate a surrender the British fled Kabul en masse in the harsh Afghan winter. Decimated by Afghan guerilla attacks and by the harsh cold and a lack of food and supplies just one European - Dr Brydon would make it to the safety of Jalalabad five days later. This book goes on to trace the retribution attack on Kabul the following year, which destroyed the symbolic Mogul Bazaar before rapidly withdrawing and leaving Afghanistan in peace for nearly a generation. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996311 Martin, Scott 311 SAVANNAH 1779: The British Turn South In 1778, Great Britain launched a second invasion of the southern colonies as part of the 'southern strategy' for victory in the American Revolutionary War. A force of 3,000 British soldiers, Hessians and Loyalists was dispatched from New York City to capture Savannah, capital of the State of Georgia. The city fell in December 1778, and became a base for British operations in the southern colonies. Desperate to regain one of the most important southern cities, Continental troops under General Benjamin Lincoln joined forces with a French naval expedition under the Admiral Charles-Henri d'Estaing in an an all-out assault on the British fortified positions protecting Savannah.

This fully illustrated study examines the costly French and Patriot attempts to retake Savannah. Replete with stunning artwork and specially commissioned maps, this is the complete story of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the American Revolutionary War. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996315 McCluskey, Allstair 315 THE HINDENBURG LINE 1918: Haig's Forgotten Triumph From 26 September until 8 October 1918, the Allied armies in France launched their largest ever combined offensive on the Western Front of World War I. The British, French, American and Belgian armies launched four attacks in rapid succession across a 250km front between the Argonne and Flanders.

At the center of this huge assault the British, First, Third and Fourth Armies, led by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, breached the formidable Hindenburg Line defenses and drove the Kaiser's Army from its last fully prepared defensive position west of the German border.

The impact of this defeat had a shattering effect on the Germans with their army admitting for the first time that an armistice was required to save it from annihilation. Although these decisive results were to a large extent consequences of the battle of the Hindenburg Line, the subsequent controversies over the conduct of the war meant that it went unheralded and has remained Haig's forgotten triumph. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996307 McNally, McNally 307 FONTENOY 1745: Cumberland's Bloody Defeat A disputed succession to the Austrian throne led to general war between the leading powers of Europe in 1740, with France, Spain and Prussia on one side, and Britain, Habsburg Austria and the Dutch Republic on the other. While fighting occurred across the globe, the bloodiest battles were fought on the European continent, with none more costly than the battle of Fontenoy in 1745.

Fearing an encirclement of France by a resurgent Habsburg-controlled Austria, the French commander Marshall Saxe planned to overrun the Austrian Netherlands, thereby dealing a decisive blow against their enemy's ability to wage war. Saxe's army, the cream of the French military, invaded and set up a defensive position at Fontenoy, near Tournai - daring his enemies to knock him off his perch.

This title, beautifully illustrated with full color plates, is an in-depth study of the British Duke of Cumberland's attempt to assault Saxe's position. It focuses on the inability of allied leaders to coordinate their attacks and how Cumberland came within a whisker of achieving a major victory. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996310 Powell, Lindsay 310 THE BAR KOKHBA WAR AD 132-136: The Last Jewish Revolt Against Imperial Rome In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own against the crack Roman troops sent by Emperor Hadrian for three-and-a-half years. The cost of this rebellion was catastrophic: hundreds of thousands of casualties, the destruction and enslavement of Jewish communities and a ban on Jews entering Jerusalem. Bar Kokhba remains important in Israel today because he was the last leader of a Jewish state before the rise of Zionism in modern times.

This fully illustrated volume explores the gripping story of the uprising, profiling its rebel leader Bar Kokhba as well as the Emperor Hadrian and his generals, and assesses the impact that this violent rebellion had on the region and those that were displaced. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996292 Smith, David 292 CAMDEN 1780: The Annihilation of Gates' Grand Army As the American Revolution continued, the British refocused their fight on the southern colonies in the hopes of triggering an outbreak of loyalism that would sweep the rebels aside. Under Sir Henry Clinton they captured Savannah at the end of 1778, and Charleston in May 1780, with Lord Cornwallis being left in command with just 8,500 men under him. Too thinly spread to guard the 15,000 square miles he was assigned to control, Cornwallis went on the offensive, invading North Carolina and using Camden as a launch pad.

This new history reveals how Cornwallis was able to use his aggressive strategy to great effect and how the overconfidence of the re-formed American forces under Horatio Gates was to result in a shocking defeat on the night of 15 August 1780 -- a defeat that would allow Cornwallis to push deep into North Carolina the following year, where he would only be stopped by the American victory at Yorktown. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996300 Stille, Mark 300 MALAYA AND SINGAPORE 1941-42: The Fall of Britain's Empire in the East For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility, the victory left both Burma and India open to invasion. Although heavily outnumbered, the Japanese Army fought fiercely to overcome the inept defense offered by the British and Commonwealth forces.

Detailed analysis of the conflict, combined with a heavy focus on the significance of the aerial campaign, help tell the fascinating story of the Japanese victory, from the initial landings in Thailand and Malaya through to the destruction of the Royal Navy's Force Z and the final fall of Singapore itself. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996313 Stille, Mark 313 THE PHILIPPINE SEA 1944: The Last Great Carrier Battle After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese Mobile Fleet, the battle of the Philippine Sea took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War.

The two fleets clashed on 19-20 June 1944 and the Japanese carrier fighters were shot down in devastating numbers by US aircraft in what became known as the 'Great Marianas Turkey Shoot,' before US counterattacks and submarine strikes forced the withdrawal of the Japanese fleet. Fully illustrated with stunning specially commissioned artwork, this tells the enthralling story of the last, and largest, carrier battle of the Pacific War, the one that saw the end of the Imperial Japanese Navy as a formed fighting force. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996297 Turnbull, Stephen 297 THE GEMPEI WAR 1180-85: The Great Samurai Civil War Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai.

Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would the result of a war in Japan be quite so dramatic. Fought to gain control over the emperor it would end with imperial power being totally eclipsed in favor of the military might of the samurai class and the establishment of the position of Shogun - Japan's military dictator. Turnbull examines the events of the five-year long conflict, revealing the changes that the war inflicted on Japanese culture and the establishment of many of the traditions of the samurai. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996316 Whitewood, Dickon 316 SHREWSBURY 1403: Struggle for a Fragile Crown The battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 is one of the most important battles in English history. King Henry IV faced his erstwhile ally Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland in a bloody contest on a field outside the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury where two English armies, well-matched, and fighting with similar equipment and tactics, struggled in an archery duel in which the arrows 'fell like leaves in Autumn', before the battle was ultimately decided in close quarter hand-to-hand combat. With his victory, Henry IV secured the Lancastrian hold on the kingdom and demonstrated the right of his bloodline to the throne.

Using full-color artwork and specially commissioned battlefield maps and illustrations, this is the fascinating story of the battle without which the reign of Henry V, his wars and glorious victories against the French, and the later disastrous reign of Henry VI and subsequent Wars of the Roses could not have happened. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996302 Winkler, John 302 THE THAMES 1813: The War of 1812 on the Northwest Frontier The battle of the Thames was the culmination of a bloody campaign that saw American forces clash with the British and their Native American allies on multiple occasions. In a battle that included the future US president William Henry Harrison, American naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry, and the legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh, the Americans prevailed, due in part to their imaginative use of Kentucky mounted riflemen to charge British regular infantry and artillery.

The victory allowed them to secure the North-West frontier, a crucial strategic gain in the War of 1812. Includes detailed analysis, combat reports, and illustrations. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996293 Zaloga, Steven 293 DOWNFALL 1945: The Fall of Hitler's Third Reich As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centers of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought on in increasingly desperate conditions, driven on by the explicit no surrender order issued by Hitler.

Yet at the same time, the Allied alliance was already on shaky ground, as German resistance was crushed the Allies began to eye each other nervously across a battle-torn Europe, with the politically driven military decisions to have a huge impact on the future of the continent.

This book traces the final operations of the war, from the liberation of Denmark, the Allied drive towards the Baltic straits, incursions in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and engagements in Eastern and Western Germany, whilst also analyzing how the Allied strategies in the final days of the war were a hint of the future difficulties that would drive the Cold War. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996308 Zaloga, Steven 308 ST LO 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows Following the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, the First US Army engaged in a six-week struggle to break out of the Normandy beachhead. The hedgerow country of lower Normandy, called the bocage, presented unanticipated tactical problems since it proved to be ideal for German infantry defense.

This book examines the June-July 1944 battle to overcome the determined German defense and secure St. Lo. The city was the site of a crucial crossroads and was thus a vital target for the invading Allied forces; the initial bombing attacks were severe. The attack by ground forces turned into a brutal attritional struggle to overcome the determined German defense. Using full-color artwork, photographs, and maps, this is the engaging story of one of the key engagements in the Battle of Normandy. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997208 Edward, Kenneth 208 US MARINE CORPS RECON AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS Uniforms & Equipment 2000-15 In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments, an enormous array of specialist uniforms, protective armour and battlefield electronic devices have been developed to facilitate missions in the most extreme conditions.

A special forces operator may now have available to him a dozen distinct types of body armour and two dozen different weapons; never before in American military history has so much been given to so few. Authored by J. Kenneth Eward, professor at the American Military University, and illustrated throughout with photographs and meticulous color plates, this volume offers the first detailed, authoritative study of the characteristics, and performance in the field, of the most modern combat gear and weapons provided for USMC specialist operators to date. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997217 Galeotti, Mark 217 THE MODERN RUSSIAN ARMY 1992-2016 Offers rare photographs and full-color images of the army in action, profiles of army leaders and defense ministers, and orders of battle and details of their equipment and dress. Includes a vivid account of the army's troubled history and of its current character, capabilities, and status. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997215 Haythornthwaite 215 BRITISH LIGHT INFANTRY & RIFLE TACTICS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS In an age when infantry units maneuvered and fought in rigid blocks, the idea of encouraging initiative and allowing a unit to 'skirmish' was regarded as revolutionary and fell out of favor in the years following the French-Indian and American Revolutionary wars. It was revived by far-sighted British and foreign-mercenary officers, who observed the way in which French Revolutionary armies deployed skirmishers to prepare the way for their assault columns.

Offering a detailed analysis of the tactics, this book is studded with period 'battle descriptions' quoted from eyewitness accounts, creating a comprehensive guide to the Light and Rifles units of Wellington's Light Division. As the result of the first tentative experiments in skirmishing the units achieved an unsurpassed peak of efficiency -- they marched faster, were versatile in any sort of tactical situation and could shoot more accurately than either friend or foe. No other national army, either allied or enemy, achieved these standards. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997213 Konstam, Angus 213 THE BARBARY PIRATES: 15th-17th Centuries For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles.

In the absence of organized European navies they seldom faced serious opposition, and the scope of their raiding was remarkable. As well as piracy and slave-raiding they fought as privateers, sharing their spoils with the rulers of the port-cities that provided them with ships, men, and a ready market. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, and illustrates their appearance and that of their ships, explaining why they were so feared and effective. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997211 Neville, Leigh 211 The SAS 1983-2014 Highly-trained and immensely skilled, the SAS are widely regarded as one of the best Special Forces units in the world. Their missions are uniquely diverse, ranging from counter-terrorist responses at home and abroad; counter-insurgency in collaboration with US Delta Force and other foreign Special Forces; mobile operations in support of conventional forces; targeting terrorist leaders and man-hunting war criminals, to 'direct action' raids.

This book charts the changing organization and operational emphases of the Regiment over the past 25 years; its individual deployments and operations, including those planned but aborted, joint missions with other British and foreign units. It sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, their operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the widespread use of the SAS in counter terrorism and counterinsurgency operations since 9/11.
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1-997212 Neville, Leigh 212 US ARMY RANGERS 1989-2015: Panama to Afghanistan Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It reveals the training and organizational changes that the unit has undergone and investigates in particular how their doctrine and tactics have changed during the 14-year war in Afghanistan.

At the beginning of the war the Rangers were an elite light infantry unit of picked men tasked with short duration recon raids and securing ground behind enemy lines in support of Special Forces; they have since evolved into a special-mission unit themselves -- on the cusp of being assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997214 Rottman 214 WORLD WAR II INFANTRY FIRE SUPPORT TACTICS As infantry units advanced across Europe the only support they could rely on from day to day was that provided by the heavy weapons of their own units. While thundering tanks struck fear into the hearts of their enemies it was the machine guns, mortars, and light cannon that proved to be most important, causing the majority of casualties suffered during World War II. Common principles were shared across units but the wide variety of weapons available to the different armies altered the way they were used in battle.

Focusing on the US, British, German and Soviet troops, this title offers a comprehensive guide to infantry fire support tactics used through World War II. Combat reports are complemented by specially commissioned artwork to show the way in which tactics varied, and highlight how developments obliged opposing armies to review their own methods. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997209 Rottman, Gordon 209 VICTORY 1945: Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany's interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht's stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and 'Free European' troops meant that the Allies had to adapt and refine small-unit tactics, battle-drills, and their use of weapons and munitions. The troops who finally met up with the Red Army in Germany were a very different fighting force to the one that struggled up the beaches of northern France.

This book offers a comprehensive guide to the late-war Allied troops, exploring their uniforms, equipment, organization and tactics. Detailed description and accurate color pictures illustrate the means by which the Allied troops on the ground evolved to the point of winning the war on the Western Front. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997210 Rottman, Gordon 210 WORLD WAR II US ARMY COMBAT EQUIPMENTS During World War II American soldiers, or 'GIs' as they were more commonly known, headed into Europe laden with the provisions needed to survive and function in hostile territory. As they marched towards Berlin it was the equipment that they had strapped to their body that they relied on most of all.

Offers a comprehensive treatment of US World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches and packs, but also mess gear, first aid gear, tools, bivouac/camping gear - essentially everything that a GI had to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections, and color plates showing both laid-out kit and half-figures that were used by US forces from D-Day to Berlin. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997216 Rottman, Gordon 216 VIETNAM WAR US & ALLIED COMBAT EQUIPMENTS Over the eight years of the Vietnam War, US forces used three major types of equipment sets, with numerous modifications for particular circumstances. Different equipments were also used by Special Forces, the South Vietnamese, and other allied ground troops.

Offers a comprehensive examination of the gear that US and allied soldiers had strapped around their bodies, what they contained, and what those items were used for. Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork detailing how each piece of equipment was used. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997219 Rottman, Gordon 219 D-Day Beach Assault Troops In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their means of transport, their tasks, and the resistance they anticipated. The first assault infantry were accompanied by tankers, combat engineers, and other specialist personnel, to breach German obstacles, knock out defensive positions, and to defend and prepare the beaches for the follow-on waves.

On some beaches the plans worked, on others they were disrupted by bad weather, faulty timing, or enemy fire, with consequences that varied from survivable confusion to absolute carnage. This is an in-depth study of the uniforms, equipment, weapons, passage, landings, and tactics of US, British, and Canadian assault units during the period from before H-Hour on June 6 to dawn on June 7. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997220 Rottman, Gordon 220 EUROPEAN COUNTER-TERRORIST UNITS 1972-2017 The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they pose are widespread from aircraft hijacking and political assassinations to urban warfare against security forces, and murderous attacks on civilian crowd targets, forcing governments have had to invest ever-greater efforts in countering these threats.

This book traces the evolution of police (and associated military) counter-terrorist forces across Europe over the past 45 years. Using specially commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs, it details their organization, missions, specialist equipment, and their growing cross-border co-operation. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997218 Thomas, Nigel 218 WORLD WAR II GERMAN MOTORIZED INFANTRY AND PANZERGRENADIERS This study traces the development of the different types of unit that came together in the Panzergrenadier branch from the inter-war years through World War II. Using color plates to display the changes in uniform, equipment and insignia in all theaters of operations throughout the conflict, this is a complete account of Hitler's elite armored infantry. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-998073 073 TITO'S PARTISANS 1941-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-998119 119 AMERICAN BOMBER CREWMAN 1941-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-998127 127 NATIVE AMERICAN CODE TALKER IN WWII 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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21-998152 Barber, Mark 152 Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18 In 1914, the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the RNAS protected Britain from the deadly and terrifying Zeppelin menace. In 1915 the RNAS sent aircraft to support the operations in the Dardanelles, and also gave increasing support to the Royal Flying Corps units engaged on the Western Front, conducting reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and artillery spotting, bombing raids, and aerial combat with German pilots. This book explores all of these fascinating areas, and charts the pioneering role of the RNAS in military aviation.
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1-998182 Cowan, Ross 182 ROMAN LEGIONARY 109-58 BC: The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms, which saw the centurion, although inferior in military rank and social class, superseding the tribune as the legion's most important officer. This period of reform in the Roman Army is often overlooked, but the invincible armies that Julius Caesar led into Gaul were the refined products of 50 years of military reforms.

Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed battle reports, this new study examines the Roman legionary soldier at this crucial time in the history of the Roman Republic from its domination by Marius and Sulla to the beginning of the rise of Julius Caesar. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998180 D'amato, Raffaele 180 EARLY IRON AGE GREEK WARRIOR: 1100-700 BC The period from 1200 BC onwards saw vast changes in every aspect of life on both the Greek mainland and islands as monarchies disappeared and were replaced by aristocratic rule and a new form of community developed: the city-state. Alongside these changes a new style of warfare developed which was to be the determining factor in land warfare in Greece until the defeat of the Greek city-state by the might of Macedonia at Chaeronea in 338 BC.

This mode of warfare was based on a group of heavily armed infantrymen organized in a phalanx formation - the classic hoplite formation - and remained the system throughout the classical Greek period. This new title details this pivotal period that saw the transition from the Bronze Age warriors of Homer to the origins of the men who fought the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998178 Gilbert, Ed and Catherine 178 US MARINE IN WORLD WAR I 'Retreat? Hell, we just got here!' These words have become a central part of the legend of the US Marine Corps, indicative of its reputation for dogged determination and bravery. Uttered at the height of the fierce battle for Bellau Wood, the phrase came to define the Corps, establishing their 'first to fight' ethos in the public eye.

This history follows the experiences of the Marines during the Great War, from their training in the US and France through the fighting in the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front and right up to their occupation duties in the Rhineland. Packed with first-hand accounts and detailed information from the USMC History Division at Quantico, and published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in World War I, this is a timely analysis of one of the US Marine Corps' finest hours. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998177 Grant, Neil 177 RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRYMAN: 1961-80 The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history. Formed as a commando battalion in 1964 after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit made up of South Africans and men from the UK, Europe and US. It was a key weapon in independent Rhodesia's struggle against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army and Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army during the bloody Rhodesian Bush War.

This explores the unit's dramatic history and reveals the RLI's airborne and combat capacity, which gave the unit, at times, near total tactical superiority against its opponents. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998183 Grant, Neil 183 BRITISH TANK CREWMAN: 1939-45 Great Britain had introduced the tank to the world during World War I, and maintained its lead in armored warfare with the 'Experimental Mechanised Force' during the late 1920s, watched with interest by German advocates of Blitzkrieg. Despite these successes, the Experimental Mechanised Force was disbanded in the 1930s, making Britain relatively unprepared for World War II, both in terms of armored doctrine and equipment.

This fully-illustrated new study examines the men who crewed the tanks of Britain's armored force during World War II, which was only four battalions large in 1939. It looks at the recruitment and training of the vast numbers of men required, their equipment, appearance and combat experience in every theater of the war as the British armored division sought to catch up with the German Panzers. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998181 Konstam, Angus 181 BRITISH COMMANDO 1940-45 Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a special, volunteer fighting force - the Commandos - drawn from the ranks of the British Army, formed into a Special Service Brigade, and put through a rigorous but highly effective training program.

Over the course of World War II, they saw action in every major theater of operation and were credited with numerous feats of gallantry during the D-Day landings. Although many units were disbanded after the war, the Royal Marine Commandos have maintained the standards of this elite fighting formation to the present day.

Explores the history of the Commandos during their formative years and provides detailed descriptions of their training, weapons, and equipment. Battle reports, artwork, and historical photographs offer an in-depth analysis of some of the most famous fighting units in the British Army's history. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-998148 Moreman, TIm 148 Long Range Desert Group Patrolman: The Western Desert 1940-43 Nicknamed the 'Libyan Desert Taxi Service' by the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group was tasked with strategic reconnaissance and raiding operations deep inside the enemy-held deserts of North Africa. Armed with light weapons only, and equipped with specially converted light cars and trucks capable of withstanding the harsh conditions, the LRDG quickly proved it could operate in parts of the desert which other troops, including the enemy, found impassable. This new Warrior title examines the soldiers of the LRDG from the group's formation, through training, to combat in vast, lonely, and deadly deserts of North Africa. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998179 Neville, Leigh 179 US ARMY GREEN BERET IN AFGHANISTAN 2001-02 In October 2001 the most militarily advanced nation on earth came into conflict with one of the least developed nations as American forces poured into Afghanistan. The tip of the spear was drawn from the US Special Forces community, and largely from the units of the United States Army Special Forces - the famous Green Berets. Together with the Special Activities Division of the CIA and the Afghan Northern Alliance, they overthrew the Taliban in a lightning campaign that redefined modern warfare.

This new study reveals the grueling Green Beret training and preparation, the specialized equipment they used in the field and traces their deployment throughout the campaign, from the first insertion of forces through to the fall of Kabul and Kandahar, the Taliban uprising at the notorious Fort of War in Mazar-e-Sharif, and the clearance of Tora Bora and Operation Anaconda in the Shahikot Valley. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998173 Nicoole, David 173 MAMLUK 'ASKARI 1250-1517 New archaeological material and research underpins this extensive, detailed and beautifully illustrated account of the famous Mamluk Askars who are credited with finally defeating and expelling the Crusaders, halting the Mongol invasion of the Islamic Middle East, and facing down Tamerlane. Probably the ultimate professional soldiers of the medieval period they were supposedly recruited as adolescent slaves, though recent research has begun to undermine this oversimplified interpretation of what has been called the Mamluk phenomenon.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Conscription and Enlistment; Training; Appearance; Weapons and Equipment; Belief and Belonging; Conditions of Service; On Campaign; and the Aftermath of Battle.
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2-998147 Rottman, Gordon 147 US Combat Engineer 1941-45 At its peak in World War II, the United States Army contained over 700 engineer battalions, along with numerous independent brigades and regiments. The specialized soldiers of the Engineers were tasked with a wide variety of crucially important tasks including river bridging, camouflage, airfield construction, and water and petroleum supply. However, despite their important support roles, the engineers were often employed on the front lines fighting beside the general infantry in the desperate battles of the European theater. This book covers the role of these soldiers, from their recruitment and training, through their various support missions and combat experiences, forming an account of what it was truly like to be a combat engineer in World War II.
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1-999514 Athanassiou, Phoebus 514 ARMIES OF THE GREEK-ITALIAN WAR 1940-41 In October 1940, an Italian army some 200,000 strong invaded Greece across its largely undefended border with Albania. Although supported by Great Britain, at first by sea and in the air and later by landing British and ANZAC troops from North Africa, Greece bore the main brunt of the six-month war.

Outclassed in materiel and outnumbered, LtGen Papagos's Greek army was so successful against the Italians in northwest Greece that, by 22 November 1940, it was advancing into Italian-held Albania. This would eventually force Hitler to send in German reinforcements to support his beleaguered Italian allies, delaying his invasion of the Soviet Union. Complete with contemporary photographs and full-color uniform plates, this fascinating study explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies of this oft forgotten conflict. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999508 Brnardic, Vladimir 508 WORLD WAR II CROATIAN LEGIONARIES: Croatian Troops under Axis Command 1941-45 The newly formed state of Croatia found itself an ally in Nazi Germany. Tens of thousands of Croatians volunteered for the German Wehrmacht, with Croatian-badged units created within the Army, Navy, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS, and Police force.

When Hitler turned his attention to Stalin's Soviet Union, many of these men found themselves thrown into the fray. Croatian soldiers served at Stalingrad, fighting Tito's Partisans in the Balkans, and battling against the advancing Red Army in Hungary. Includes detailed illustrations that explore the uniforms and equipment of World War II Croatian Legionaries. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999502 D'Amato, Raffaele 502 BYAZANTINE NAVAL FORCES 1261-1461: The Roman Empire's Last Marines After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the cutting edge of the last great flourish of Byzantine naval power. They won victory after victory in campaigns throughout the 1260s-70s, and though successive periods of decline and partial resurrection followed, these marine units survived until the very last flickers of Byzantine resistance were extinguished.

Drawing upon early literary sources, the rich evidence of period illuminated manuscripts, frescoes and other iconography, this details the lasting legacy of the swan song of Byzantine naval power. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999506 D'AMATO, Raffaele 506 ROMAN ARMY UNITS IN THE WESTERN PROVINCES (1): 31 BC-AD 195 At its height, the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity.

In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armor and equipment not only between different legions and the provincially-raised auxiliary cohorts that made up half of the army, but also between different regions within the empire. With reference to the latest archaeological and documentary evidence this investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999511 D'Amato, Raffaele 511 ROMAN ARMY UNITS IN THE EASTERN PROVINCES (1): 31 BC-AD 195 Between the reigns of Augustus and Septimius Severus, the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire frequently saw brutal fighting, most notably during the conquest of Dacia by Trajan, the suppression of the Great Revolt in Judea and intermittent clashes with Rome's great rival Parthia. In these wars, Roman soldiers had to fight in a range of different climates and terrain, from the deserts of the Middle East to the islands of the eastern Mediterranean.

Using full-color artwork, this book examines the variation of equipment and uniforms both between different military units, and in armies stationed in different regions of the Empire. Using evidence drawn from recent archaeological finds, it paints a vivid portrait of Roman army units in the Eastern provinces in the first two centuries of the Imperial period. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999510 de Groot, Bouko 510 DUTCH ARMIES OF THE 80 YEARS' WAR - 1568-1648 (1): Infantry The 80 Years' War (also known as the Dutch War of Independence) laid the foundation of Dutch nationhood. During the course of the conflict, one of its main leaders - Maurice of Orange-Nassau - created an army and a tactical system that became a model throughout Europe.

This first of a two-part series focuses on the Dutch infantry. It examines how Maurice of Orange-Nassau attracted volunteers and students from across Europe, introduced innovative new training methods such as common drill movements, and standardized the organization and payment system of the army to make it more than a match for the occupying Spanish. His successes inspired officers and generals across the continent to copy his methods, including many English officers who went on to fight in the English Civil Wars.

Featuring full-color artwork and rare period illustrations, this book examines how the Dutch infantry was transformed into a fighting force able to defeat the might of Imperial Spain. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999513 de Groot, Bouko 513 DUTCH ARMIES OF THE 80 YEARS' WAR 1568-1648 (2): Cavalry, Artillery & Engineers The Dutch War of Independence (also known as the 80 Years' War) was a major challenge to Spanish dominance. The Dutch army created by Maurice of Nassau used innovative new tactics and training to take the fight to Spain and in so doing created a model that would be followed by European armies for generations to come.

The second in a two-part series on the Dutch armies of the 80 Years' War focuses on the cavalry, artillery, and engineers of the evolving armies created by Maurice of Nassau. Using specially commissioned artwork and photographs of historical artifacts, it shows how the Dutch cavalry arm, artillery, and conduct of siege warfare contributed to the long struggle against the might of the Spanish Empire. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999505 Embleton, Phillip 505 IMPERIAL CHINESE ARMIES 1840-1911 An in-depth analysis of the Chinese Armies that fought a series of increasingly fractious wars over nearly a century. Beginning with a run through of the Chinese forces that combated the British and French during the two Opium Wars.

This history goes on to trace the forces who were drawn into internal wars and rebellions in the 1850s and 60s, the open warfare in North Vietnam, the string of defeats suffered during the First Sino-Japanese war and the Boxer Rebellion. Providing an unparalleled insight into the dizzying array of troop types and unique uniforms, this is a history of the sometimes-painful modernization of China's military forces during one of her most turbulent periods of history. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999504 Esposito, Gabriele 504 ARMIES OF THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC 1879-83: Chile, Peru, and Bolivia The Pacific War was the greatest and bloodiest war ever fought in the Andean region, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. It is also known as the 'Saltpeter War' or the 'Guano War' because the possession of these two highly profitable nitrates was the main cause of the conflict.

By the 1870s Chilean military superiority and expansionist policies exploded into full scale conflict. This book examines the troops, uniforms, and equipment used by the Chilean, Peruvian, and Bolivian forces and traces the events of the war from the early naval blockades, through major pitched battles, to the final guerilla campaign in occupied Peru. The war ended in total victory for Chile, and that country's military emergence thereafter as 'the Prussia of South America', while it cost Peru some lucrative provinces and Bolivia its outlet to the Pacific coast. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999512 Esposito, Gabriele 512 ARMIES OF THE ITALIAN WARS OF UNIFICATION 1848-70 (1): Piedmont and the Two Sicilies In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' -- not a country, but a patchwork of states: divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and the Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings of Sardinia and Piedmont, and the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi.

This book, the first of a two-part series on the armies that fought in the Italian Wars of Unification, examines the Piedmontese and Neapolitan armies that fought in the north and south of the peninsula. Illustrated with prints, early photos and detailed commissioned artwork, this book explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies that fought to unite the Italian peninsula under one flag. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999515 Esposito, Gabriele 515 ARMIES OF THE FIRST CARLIST WAR 1833-39 The First Carlist War broke out after the death of King Ferdinand VII, the king restored at the end of the Peninsular War thanks to Wellington's victory. The crown was claimed by both his daughter Isabella, backed by the Liberal party and his brother Don Carlos, at the head of northern ultra-conservatives centered in the Basque provinces and Navarre.

The Liberals or 'Cristinos' were supported by a 10,000-strong British Legion of volunteers led by a former aide to Wellington as well as the British Royal Navy, a Portuguese division, and the French Foreign Legion. With both armies still using Napoleonic weapons and tactics, early victories were won by the Basque general Zumalacarregui. After his death in 1835, a see-saw series of campaigns followed, fought by conventional armies of horse, foot, and guns, and supported by many irregulars and guerrillas. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999507 Jowett, Philip 507 MODERN AFRICAN WARS (5) Details the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war that captured the attention of the western media, with individual commanders such as Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu and Federal Colonel Adekunle becoming familiar figures across the globe. The Nigerian forces easily outnumbered their opponents and benefitted from British and Soviet equipment, yet against all the odds the Biafrans held out for two and a half years, inflicting many setbacks on the Federal forces before their eventual surrender in 1970.

Specially commissioned artwork and historical photos, including some from respected Italian war photographer Romano Ganoni, reflect the diverse array of uniforms and equipment on both sides, with images ranging from Sandhurst-educated officers in immaculate uniform to ragged militiamen armed with World War II kit. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999497 Thomas, Nigel 497 ARMIES OF THE RUSSO-POLISH WAR 1919-21 In 1917 Poland was recognized as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke out for Poland's independence, involving the the Poles, the Red and White Russian armies, at least two different Ukrainian forces, and Allied intervention troops.

The armies that fought these campaigns were extraordinarily varied in their uniforms and insignia, equipment and weapons, and when peace was signed in 1921, Poland had achieved recognized nationhood for the first time since 1794. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999509 Windrow, Martin 509 French Foreign Legion 1831-71 Concluding his bestselling series on the French Foreign Legion, Martin Windrow explores the formation and development of the Legion during its 'first generation'. Raised in 1831, the Legion's formative years would see it fight continuous and savage campaigns in Algeria, aid the Spanish government in the Carlist War, join the British in the Crimean campaign and fight alongside the Swiss in the bloody battles of Magenta and Solferino. With the ever-changing combat environments they found themselves in, the Legion had to constantly adapt in order to survive.
Taking advantage of the latest research, this lavishly illustrated study explores the evolution of the uniforms and kit of the French Foreign Legion, from their early campaigns in Algeria through to their iconic Battle of Camerone in Mexico and their role in the Franco-Prussian war. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215180 Black, Jeremy MAPPING NAVAL WARFARE: A Visual History of Conflict at Sea Naval operations and warfare were, and remain, a key element for mapping. Maps were vital for commanders in drawing up plans of attack, and their detail and usefulness have increased over the centuries as the science of mapping has developed.

This beautiful book examines stunning original maps from a series of key conflicts from the Spanish Armada, the American Wars of Independence, and the Napoleonic wars to twentieth century conflicts from the First World War to Vietnam, and explains how they were represented through mapping and how the maps produced helped naval commanders to plan their strategy. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215150 Clements, Eric USS CONSTITUTION: A Midshipman's Pocket Manual 1814 Launched in 1797, USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is renowned for her actions during the War of 1812 against the Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships. The battle with HMS Guerriere earned her the nickname 'Old Ironsides' and a long-standing public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to serve as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and circled the world in the 1840s. Retired from active service in 1881, Constitution served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907.

Comprising a series of documents and illustrations that give information on the building of the ship, her wartime service history and life on board ship during the years of her service, this fascinating book tells the story of Old Ironsides. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213630 Melvin, Mungo SEVASTOPOL'S WARS: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin Founded by Catherine the Great, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defense inspired those who fruitlessly battled the Germans during World War II. Twice the city has faced complete obliteration yet twice it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes.

This volume explores how Sevastopol became the crucible of conflict over three major engagements - the Crimean War, the Russian Civil War, and World War II - witnessing the death and destruction of countless armies yet creating the indomitable 'spirit of Sevastopol.' Weaves together first-hand interviews, detailed operational reports, and battle analysis. 1 vol, 800 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972027 Williams, Gareth 027 VIKING WARRIOR vs ANGLO-SAXON WARRIOR: England 865-1066 In the two centuries before the Norman invasion of England, Anglo-Saxon and Viking forces clashed repeatedly in bloody battles across the country. Repeated Viking victories in the 9th century led to their settlement in the north of the country, but the tide of war ebbed and flowed until the final Anglo-Saxon victory before the Norman Conquest.

Using stunning artwork, this book examines in detail three battles between the two deadly foes: Ashdown in 871 which involved the future Alfred the Great; Maldon in 991 where an Anglo-Saxon army sought to counter a renewed Viking threat; and Stamford Bridge in 1066, in which King Harold Godwinesson abandoned his preparations to repel the expected Norman invasion in order to fight off Harald Hard-Counsel of Norway.

Drawing upon historical accounts from both English and Scandinavian sources and from archaeological evidence, Gareth Williams presents a detailed comparison of the weaponry, tactics, strategies and underlying military organization of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and considers the developments which took place on both sides in the two centuries of Viking incursions into Anglo-Saxon England. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972016 Campbell, David 016 TEMPLAR KNIGHT vs MAMLUK WARRIOR 1218-50 Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies -- the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively.

The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable of all the Western Christian military orders, whilst the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political clout, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for military success.

This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade. It reveals the extraordinary ferocity with which these holy wars were fought, and how the combats between Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors came to shape the political future of the region. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972024 Campbell, David 024 LONGBOWMEN vs CROSSBOWMEN: Hundred Years' War 1337-60 For centuries, the crossbow had played a key role on the battlefields of continental Europe, with mercenaries from Genoa and Brabant in particular filling the ranks of the French army. Yet on the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War, they came up against a more powerful foe. To master the English longbow was a labor of years, requiring far greater skill to use than the crossbow, but it was much more flexible and formidable, striking fear into the French and their allies.

This study examines three battles - Sluys (1340), Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) - and shows how the use of the longbow allowed England's armies to inflict crushing defeats on numerically superior forces. The longbow changed the shape of war, becoming the defining weapon of the age and wreaking havoc upon the French armies that would face it. Featuring full-color artwork, this is the engrossing story of the first clashes between the English longbowmen and the crossbowmen of the French king on the bloody battlefields of the Hundred Years' War. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972017 Reid, Stuart 017 BRITISH REDCOAT vs FRENCH FUSILIER: North America 1755-63 Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La Belle-Famille, the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy.

In 1755, Britain and France both decided to escalate a low intensity frontier war that had started the previous year by dispatching regular troops to their respective colonies in North America. Far from home, both sides' equipment and tactics were initially more suited to the European theater. As the war ground on, however, combat doctrine evolved as both armies learned lessons that would be utilized by succeeding generations of soldiers.

Packed with first-hand accounts, dramatic illustrations, and a technical analysis of the changing nature of warfare on the American continent, this book puts readers in the shoes of the combatants who played a pivotal role in shaping the future of North America. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972009 Bonk, David 009 CONTINENTAL vs. REDCOAT: Revolutionary War The American Revolutionary War pitched the newly formed Continental Army against the professional British Redcoats - a highly trained organization manned by long-serving and experienced infantrymen with a formidable reputation forged on European battlefields during the Seven Years' War. So, how were the poorly trained, poorly supplied Continental infantry able to hold their own and shape the outcome of the Revolutionary War and establish the future of their young nation?

David Bonk answers this question in a highly illustrated book that looks at the challenges facing both armies, weighing up how each side was able to cope with the day-to-day experiences of the war and using extensive first-hand accounts to allow a modern audience to experience what life was like for soldiers on and off the battlefield during the war.

Contents: Introduction; The opposing sides; Brandywine: September 11, 1777; Monmouth Courthouse: June 28, 1778; Cowpens: January 17, 1781; Analysis; Aftermath; Works Cited; and Index.
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1-214440 Marston, Daniel THE IMPROBABLE VICTORY: The Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775-83 At the start of the American Revolution, American rebel forces were largely a poorly trained, inexperienced, and disorganized militia pitted against one of the most formidable imperial armies in the world. Yet following a succession of defeats against the British, the rebels slowly rebounded in strength under the legendary leadership of George Washington. The fortunes of war ebbed and flowed, from the humid southern states of America to the frozen landscapes of wintry Canada, but eventually led to the catastrophic British defeat at Yorktown in 1781 and the establishment of an independent United States of America.

This covers the war from the opening skirmishes, through the major pitched battles, and up to the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Illustrated with photographs and artwork. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214980 Smith, David WHISPERS ACROSS THE ATLANTICK: General William Howe and the American Revolution General William Howe was the commander-in-chief of the British forces during the early campaigns of the American Revolution. He was an enigma, who appeared on multiple occasions to be on the verge of winning the war for Britain, only to repeatedly fail to deliver the final blow.

Howe evoked passionate reactions in the people he worked with; his men loved him, his second-in-command detested him, his enemies feared him, and his political masters despaired of him. There was even a plot to murder him, in which British officers as well as Americans were implicated.

This book will be the first major work on this inscrutable British general in more than 40 years. Previously largely ignored by historians due to a lack of primary source documents, the author's recent archival discoveries and ground-breaking research means that there are fascinating new insights to be told about Howe's performance during the American Revolution.

Howe's story includes intrigue, romance, and betrayal, played out on the battlefields of North America and concluding in a courtroom at the House of Commons, where Howe defended his decisions with his reputation and possibly his life. The inquiry, complete with witness testimonies and savage debate between the bitterly divided factions of the British Parliament, forms the framework for the book, giving it the flavor of a courtroom drama rather than a standard military narrative history. As Howe struggles to clear his name, the titanic forces at work during the birth of the United States of America rage around him. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972019 McLachlan, Adam 019 APACHE WARRIOR VERSUS US CAVALRYMAN 1846-86 From the 1840s onward, United States military forces clashed with the Apache, a group of Native American peoples associated with the southwestern part of North America. US territorial expansion and conflict - first with Mexico and then during the Civil War - led to an escalation of hostilities that culminated in the defeat of the Apache leader Geronimo in 1886, although fighting continued into the 20th century. In this study the clashes at Cieneguilla (1854), First Adobe Walls (1864), and Cibecue Creek (1881) are assessed in detail.

Fully illustrated and featuring contemporary accounts and specially commissioned artwork, this history examines exactly how the Apache were able to pose such a grave threat to US forces and how their initial advantages were gradually negated by the cavalry. Examining the tactics, equipment and training available to each side over four decades of evolving conflict, this is an eye-opening combatant's eye view of one of history's most intriguing campaigns. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215170 Field, Ron SILENT WITNESS: The Civil War Through Photography and Its Photographers Contents: Introduction; The Antebellum Scene, 1845-61; The Opening Shots, 1861; Home Town Photographers, 1861-62; Battles and Campaigns, 1861-65; The Photographer in Camp, 1861-65; The Camera at Sea, 1861-65; The Closing Shots, 1865; and Index. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972026 Knight, Ian 026 BOER GUERRILLA vs BRITISH MOUNTED SOLDIER: South Africa 1880-1902 Waged across an inhospitable terrain which varied from open African savannah to broken mountain country and arid semi-desert, the Anglo-Boer wars of 1880-81 and 1899-1902 pitted the British Army and its allies against the Boers' commandos.

The nature of warfare across these campaigns was shaped by the realities of the terrain and by Boer fighting techniques. Independent and individualistic, the Boers were not professional soldiers but a civilian militia who were bound by the terms of the 'Commando system' to come together to protect their community against an outside threat. By contrast the British Army was a full-time professional body with an established military ethos, but its over-dependence on conventional infantry tactics led to a string of Boer victories.

This fully-illustrated study examines the evolving nature of Boer military techniques, and contrasts them with the British experience, charting the development of effective British mounted tactics from the first faltering steps of 1881 through to the final successes of 1902. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211380 Crickmore, Paul SR-71 BLACKBIRD Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic and famous jets ever built. Assembled in secret at Lockheed's Skunkworks, the Blackbird's vital statistics remain phenomenal decades later.

It holds the airspeed record for a manned jet aircraft, operated at an altitude other aircraft could barely touch and was a marvel of technical engineering. Drawing on declassified material, leading SR-71 expert Paul Crickmore reveals the history of the most fascinating of aircraft, accompanied by a range of fantastic illustrations, photographs and facts about the world's most secret spy plane. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210041 Anderson Thomas THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: Volume 1: 1939-42 First volume covering the development, deployment, and use of the WWII armored force. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210042 Anderson Thomas THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: Volume 2: 1942-45 The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. As Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, they relied heavily on the Panzer IV, the Panzer V Panther, and the StuG III to hold back their advancing opponents.

This second volume on the Panzerwaffe offers a comprehensive guide to the final years of Germany's most famous fighting force, covering the further use of the Panzer IV, the role played by the StuG III assault gun and the battlefield debut of the formidable Panther. Combat reports and rare archive photographs help uncover the final years of the panzers, including defense against the D-Day landings, the Ardennes Offensive, and the last stand in and around Berlin. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212220 Anderson, Thomas STURMARTILLERIE: Spearhead of the Infantry The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armored arsenal throughout World War II. Its armored assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built Sturmgeschutz infantry support gun.

This new and exhaustive study details the development and operational history of this innovative force, as well as describing how its role and the tactics it employed changed from the glory years of Blitzkrieg through to the desperate defense of the last years of the war. It also describes the technical development and evolution of the vehicles employed, and includes combat action reports and excerpts from interviews with veterans. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214970 Anderson, Thomas PANTHER This new study draws upon original German archival material to tell the story of the birth of the Panther in response to the Soviet tanks encountered in 1941 and then analyzes its success on the battlefield -- and the many modifications and variants that also came into play. Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published in English before, this is a unique history of one of the most famous tanks of World War II. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215160 Anderson, Thomas STURMGESCHUTZ: Panzer, Panzerjager, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units 1943-45 First established in 1940, the Sturmgeschutz assault guns were purpose-built vehicles intended to support the infantry during the phase of attack and breakthrough of enemy positions. During the eastern campaign the Sturmgeschutz proved to be potent tanks destroyers, able to reliably defeat even T-34 and KV heavy tanks. Cheaper and quicker to produce than the German Panzers, it was deployed widely and with great success forming an integral part of armored units, particularly in the final desperate days of the war when tank production could not keep up with the needs of the war effort.

Drawing on original material from German archives and private collections, and replete with over 200 images, this book tells the thrilling story of the Wehrmacht's unsung workhorse in the final years of World War II. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210920 Cowper, Marcus TIGER TANK The most famous tank of World War II, the Tiger was a monster of a machine that dominated the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Originally conceived in response to the German Army's experience fighting British tanks in western Europe and North Africa, the Tiger cemented its reputation of near invincibility during the savage battles of the Eastern Front.

This is a complete illustrated guide to one of the world's most famous fighting vehicles, exploring its history, strengths, weaknesses, and combat performance as it dueled against the best the Allies had to give. Drawing on a wealth of research, detailed illustrations and contemporary photographs, this book reveals how this remarkable tank became an icon of military history. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214630 Fletcher, David BRITISH BATTLE TANKS: British-Made Tanks of World War II Second of a multi-volume history of British tanks.

Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war, they battled valiantly against an opponent well versed in the arts of armored warfare.

This book covers the development and use of the Matilda, Crusader, and Valentine tanks that pushed back the Axis in North Africa, the much-improved Churchill that fought with distinction from North Africa to Normandy, and the excellent Cromwell tank of 1944-45. It also looks at Britain's super-heavy tank projects, the TOG1 and TOG2, and the Tortoise heavy assault tank, designed to smash through the toughest of battlefield conditions, but never put into production. 1 vol, 280 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214140 Kinnear, James and Sewell, Stephen SOVIET T-10 HEAVY TANK AND VARIANTS When it was introduced into service in 1953, the T-10 represented a return to the classic Soviet heavy tank. Although considered a major threat to NATO tank forces, it also represented the end of an era. All gun-heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models like the T-62, which had powerful next-generation armament and new ammunition types. The T-10 was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last tanks would only leave Russian service, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, in 1997. As such the T-10 outlived the Soviet state that had created it.

Never exported outside of the Soviet Union and rarely used in combat, the T-10 has remained a mysterious tank, with many of its variants unknown in the West until very recently. This study, written from original Russian and Ukrainian primary source documents that have only recently been made available, uncovers the history of this enigmatic tank using 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs of the T-10 as well as full color side-view artwork. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-206610 Konstam, Angus SHIP SPOTTER'S GUIDE: 40 Iconic Ships Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. From the Viking longship, pirate ships, and super dreadnoughts to today's nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, naval warfare has proved to be an essential component of military forces across the world. The Ship Spotter's Guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships, using detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details.

Contents: Ancient Warships; Fighting Ships of the Far East; Viking Longship; Tudor Warships; Spanish Galleon; Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars; Pirate Ship; American Revolutionary Navy Ships; Ship of the Line; Ironclads; Union Monitor; River Gunboats; Blockade Runner; Submarines of World War I; Battlecruiser; British Destroyers; German Battleships; Austro-Hungarian Battleships; Early British Battleships; Super Dreadnoughts; German Submarines of World War II; German Battleships; MTBs and MGBs; German Cruisers; US Aircraft Carriers; German Destroyers; IJN Aircraft Carriers; Allied Submarines; IJN Battleships; US Destroyers; British Battleships; IJN Cruisers; US Fast Battleships; Italian Battleships; British Cruisers; IJN Destroyers; Nuclear Submarines; Cold War Aircraft Carriers; Riverine Craft; and Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers.
1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211510 Roberts. John THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT: Anatomy of the Ship Launched in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the first 'all-big-gun' battleship and as such revolutionized battleship design for more than a generation. She was built at Portsmouth in 14 months, a record which has never been equaled, and when she was launched she was superior in both firepower and speed to anything then afloat.

Perhaps even more radical than her design was the proposal to adopt Parsons turbines, which at the time had been hardly tested. Though she saw little action during her career, her influence was profound and she gave her name to a class of ship that dominated the high seas for more than a generation.

As part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this book provides the finest documentation, with a complete set of superb line drawings, supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history. Incredibly detailed and impressive. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215680 Skulski, Janusz BATTLESHIPS YAMATO AND MUSASHI: Anatomy of The Ship Equipped with the largest guns, heaviest armor, and with the greatest displacement of any WWII ship, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 color 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972020 Adams, Gregg 020 KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES SOLDIER vs SCHUTZTRUPPE SOLDIER: East Africa 1917-18 Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theater of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African Rifles. In an attempt to divert Allied forces from the Western Front, a small German colonial force under the command of Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck raided British and Portuguese territory.

Despite being heavily outnumbered, his expert use of guerrilla tactics forced the British to mount a series of offensives, culminating in a major battle at Nyangao-Mahiwa that saw both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Meticulously researched analysis highlights the tactical and technological innovation shown by both armies as they were forced to fight in a treacherous climate where local diseases could prove just as deadly as the opposition. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214950 Buttar, Paul THE SPLINTERED EMPIRES: The Eastern Front - 1917-21 Fourth of four books in this splendid series covering WWI east front operations, mostly at division and corp level.

At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage war faltered and her last desperate gamble, the Kerensky Offensive, saw the final collapse of her army. This helped trigger the Bolshevik Revolution and a crippling peace, but the Central Powers had no opportunity to exploit their gains and, a year later, both the German and Austro-Hungarian empires surrendered and disintegrated.

Concluding his acclaimed series on the Eastern Front in World War I, Prit Buttar comprehensively details not only these climactic events, but also the 'successor wars' that raged long after the armistice of 1918. New states rose from the ashes of empire and war raged as German forces sought to keep them under the aegis of the Fatherland. These unresolved tensions between the former Great Powers and the new states would ultimately lead to the rise of Hitler and a new, terrible world war only two decades later. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-205130 Buttar, Prit COLLISION OF EMPIRES: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Although the myriad of alliances and suspicions that existed between the Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires in the early 20th century proved to be one of the primary triggers for the outbreak of the First World War, much of the actual fighting between these three nations has been largely forgotten in the West. Whilst battles such as Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele have been inscribed deeply on the public consciousness, with the exception of perhaps Tannenberg, the conflicts in the East do not hold the same recognition.

In his new book, Prit Buttar seeks to correct this imbalance with a new insight into the fighting in the East - a magisterial account of the chaos and destruction that reigned when three powerful empires collided. His harrowing narrative is driven by first-hand accounts and new, detailed archival research to create a dynamic retelling of the tumultuous events of the first year of the war, examining the battles of Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg in East Prussia, followed by the Russo-Austrian clashes in Galicia, the failed German advance towards Warsaw, and the vicious fighting in the Carpathian mountains.

Buttar reveals how delays in adapting to a modern war and inadequacies in supply and support arrangements, combined with a failure to plan for a long war, left the three powers struggling to keep up with events, leaving the Central Powers coming to terms with the dreaded reality of a war on two fronts whilst slowly driving Russia towards revolution. A war that was initially seen by all three powers as a welcome opportunity to address both internal and external issues would ultimately bring about the downfall of them all. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-209110 Buttar, Prit GERMANY ASCENDANT: The Eastern Front 1915 The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war.

In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew -- but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany's reserves of men and equipment. Packed with first-hand accounts and incredible new information, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some of the most important moments of World War I. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212250 Buttar, Prit Russia's Last Gasp - The Eastern Front 1916-17 In Russia's Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare - the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease the pressure on Russia's British and French allies by diverting German troops from the Western Front and knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.

Russia's dismal military performance in the preceding years was forgotten, as the Brusilov Offensive was quickly characterised by innovative tactics, including the use of shock troops, a strategy that German armies would later adapt to great effect. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research this is a dramatic retelling of the final years of the war on the Eastern Front, in which the Russian Army claimed military success but at a terrible cost. 1 vol, 472 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-212250 Buttar, Prit RUSSIA'S LAST GASP: The Eastern Front 1916-17 Looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare -- the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease the pressure on Russia's British and French allies by diverting German troops from the Western Front and knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.

Russia's dismal military performance in the preceding years was forgotten, as the Brusilov Offensive was quickly characterized by innovative tactics, including the use of shock troops, a strategy that German armies would later adapt to great effect.

Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research this is a dramatic retelling of the final years of the war on the Eastern Front, in which the Russian Army claimed military success but at a terrible cost. 1 vol, 472 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213290 Fax, Gene WITH THEIR BARE HANDS: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon Traces the fate of the US 79th Division-men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia-from boot camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I, focusing on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918.

Examines the 79th's mistakes and triumphs, the tactics of its commander General John J. Pershing, and how the lessons it learned during the Great War helped it to fight World War II.

This suggests that had Colonel George C. Marshall followed the original plan, he could have shortened the war and that Pershing was justified in ordering his troops to attack right up to the moment of the Armistice.

Draws upon original documents, including orders, field messages, and the letters and memoirs of the soldiers themselves. 1 vol, 496 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214960 Jefferson, Sam THE SEA DEVIL: The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider Under Sail In 1916, a tall ship named Hero sailed under Norwegian colors out of the Elbe river in Germany. Loaded with cargo and ostensibly bound for Australia, she was in reality a German raider: the Seeadler, commanded by German aristocrat Count Felix von Luckner. She was tasked with destroying as many British merchant vessels as possible.

Telling the story from the viewpoint of the utterly foxed and infuriated British Admiralty trying to capture this mysterious raider, The Sea Devil follows von Luckner's extraordinary activities. He destroyed fourteen ships, but in the most 'gentlemanly' fashion. Only one man died in the process: his modus operandi was swashbuckling adventure interspersed with champagne. As the Admiralty's fastest cruisers closed in on him, Von Luckner sped towards Cape Horn, the most dangerous stretch of water on the planet. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212720 Showalter, Dennis INSTRUMENT OF WAR: The German Army 1914-18 Presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I with a survey of an army at heart of a national identity. Driven by - yet also defeated by - warfare in the modern age, the German army struggled to capitalize on its victories and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat.

Explores the internal dynamics of the German army and details how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare. Shows how the army's institutions responded to and how Germany itself was changed by war. Covers the major campaigns on the Western and Eastern fronts and the forgotten campaigns fought in the Middle East and Africa.

This comprehensive new volume reveals operational strategy, the complexities of campaigns of movement versus static trench warfare, and the changes in warfare. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211080 Strohn, Matthias editor THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME COMPANION Comprises 12 articles focusing on key aspects of the British, French, and German forces and overall strategic and tactical impacts of the battle.

* The Context of the Somme
* Attrition or Annihilation?
* French Strategy in 1916 and the Battle of the Somme
* Air War over the Somme
* The British Army's Operations on the Somme
* Trial and Error: the Dominion forces
* French Generalship on the Somme
* The Road to Modern Combined Arms Warfare
* British Tactical Practice During the Somme Campaign
* The German Army at War
* The Evolution of French Tactics 1914-16
* The Long Shadows of the Somme 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972021 Campbell, David 021 FINNISH SOLDIER vs. SOVIET SOLDIER: Winter War 1939-40 The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately outnumbered by almost half a million Russian troops, but rather than sweeping across their neighbors the Soviet troops stumbled blindly, constantly wrong-footed and then bloodied by their seemingly insignificant foe.

Drawing on a wide range of sources this study looks at three key battles, drawing a stark contrast between the poorly prepared Russian troops and the Finns, who made excellent use of terrain and innovative guerrilla tactics as they defended their homeland.

Detailed maps and specially commissioned artwork highlight key moments in the Winter War, a David-and-Goliath conflict that saw the Soviet Union suffer horrendous losses as they tried to recover from each disastrous defeat. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972025 Campbell, David 025 CANADIAN CORPS SOLDIER vs ROYAL BAVARIAN SOLDIER: Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele 1917 In 1917 the soldiers of the Canadian Corps would prove themselves the equal of any fighting on the Western Front, while on the other side of the wire, the men of the Royal Bavarian Army won a distinguished reputation in combat. Employing the latest weapons and pioneering tactics, these two forces would clash in three notable encounters: the Canadian storming of Vimy Ridge, the back-and-forth engagement at Fresnoy and at the sodden, bloody battle of Passchendaele.

Featuring carefully chosen archive photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this study assesses these three hard-fought battles in 1917 on the Western Front, and offers a new take on the evolving nature of infantry combat in World War I. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215210 Cleaver, Thomas PACIFIC THUNDER: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944 On 27 October 1942, four Long Lance torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea. Of the pre-war carrier fleet the Navy had struggled to build over 15 years, only three were left: Enterprise, that had been badly damaged in the battle of Santa Cruz; USS Saratoga (CV-3) which lay in dry dock, victim of a Japanese submarine torpedo; and the USS Ranger (CV-4), which was in mid-Atlantic on her way to support Operation Torch.

For the American naval aviators licking their wounds in the aftermath of this defeat, it would be difficult to imagine that within 24 months of this event, Zuikaku, the last survivor of the carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor, would lie at the bottom of the sea. Alongside it lay the other surviving Japanese carriers, sacrificed as lures in a failed attempt to block the American invasion of the Philippines, leaving the United States to reign supreme on the world's largest ocean.

This is the fascinating account of the Central Pacific campaign, one of the most stunning comebacks in naval history as in 14 months the US Navy went from the jaws of defeat to the brink of victory in the Pacific. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-209910 Davies, Norman TRAIL OF HOPE: The Anders Army - An Odyssey Across Three Continents Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as 'social criminals' by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent 'to see the Great White Bear'.

However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed 'undesirable', Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women and children that it had imprisoned within its labor camps to create the Polish II Corps or 'Anders Army.'

This recounts the compelling story of this unit and their exceptional journey from the gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East, and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with previously unpublished photographs and first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique visual and written record of one of the most fascinating episodes of WWII. 1 vol, 600 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212440 Forczyk, Robert WE MARCH AGAINST ENGLAND: Operation Sea Lion 1940-41 In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain - and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel.

Following the destruction of the RAF fighter forces, the sweeping of the Channel of mines, and the wearing down of the Royal Naval defenders, two German army groups were set to storm the beaches of southern England. Despite near-constant British fears from August to October, the invasion never took place after first being postponed to spring 1941 before finally being abandoned entirely.

This book examines, in depth, how Operation Sea Lion fitted in with German air-sea actions around the British Isles as he shows exactly what stopped Hitler from invading Britain. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215430 Forczyk, Robert CASE RED: The Collapse of France Even after the legendary evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940 there were still large British formations fighting the Germans alongside their French allies. After mounting a vigorous counterattack at Abbeville and then engaging a tough defense along the Somme, the British were forced to conduct a second evacuation from the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Brest, and St Nazaire. While France was in its death throes, politicians and soldiers debated what to do - flee to England or North Africa, to seek an armistice.

Case Red captures the drama of the final three weeks of military operations in France in June 1940, and explains the great impact it had on the course of relations between Britain and France during the remainder of the war. It also addresses the military, political, and human drama of France's collapse in June 1940, and how the windfall of captured military equipment, fuel, and industrial resources enhanced the Third Reich's ability to attack its next foe -- the Soviet Union. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214450 Forsyth, Robert SHADOW OVER THE ATLANTIC: The Luftwaffe and the U-Boats: 1943-45 German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Donitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to act as 'eyes' for his U-boats.

Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers JU-290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime electronic intelligence devices, Fernaufklarungsgruppe (FAGr) 5 'Atlantik' undertook a distant, isolated campaign far out into the Atlantic and thousands of miles away from its home base in western France. The information generated and reported back to Donitz's headquarters was vital to the efforts of the U-boats, and FAGr 5's 'shadowing' missions were assigned priority in terms of skilled crews, supplies and equipment.

This book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the formation and operations of FAGr 5 'Atlantik', drawing on never-before-published historical records of the unit that accounted for the reporting and destruction of thousands of tons of Allied shipping. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969002 Forsyth, Robert 002 MESSERSCHMITT ME 264 AMERIKA BOMBER (X-Planes) As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of the 'Amerika Bomber' -- a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic. The Messerschmitt Me 264 was chosen from designs tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers, and Focke-Wulf, and this long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States.

Just one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American entry into World War II, Hitler was promising, privately, to wage a new war against the USA after his victories in Europe. Dazzling digital artwork and 50 rare archival photographs help examine the development, intended role, and influence of the aircraft that Hitler planned to use to bomb New York City. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969004 Forsyth, Robert 004 LUFTWAFFE EMERGENCY FIGHTERS (X-Planes) In late 1944, the German Air Ministry organized what it called an 'Emergency Fighter Competition' intended to produce designs for quick-to-build yet technically and tactically effective jet fighter aircraft capable of tackling the anticipated arrival of the B-29 Superfortress over Europe, as well as the British Mosquito and US P-38 Lightning which were appearing in ever greater numbers.

Thus was born a cutting-edge, highly sophisticated series of aircraft including the futuristic and elegant Focke-Wulf Ta 183; the extraordinary Blohm und Voss P.212, and the state-of-the-art Messerschmitt P.1101 series. Armed with heavy cannon and the latest air-to-air rockets and missiles, these were designed to inflict carnage on American bomber formations at high speed.

Using stunning three-view illustrations of each prototype along with full color artwork, aviation expert Robert Forsyth traces the history of the extraordinary aircraft of the 'Emergency Fighter Competition', Hitler's last throw of the dice in the air war against the Allies. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972023 Greentree, David 023 NEW ZEALAND INFANTRYMAN vs GERMAN MOTORCYCLE SOLDIER: Greece and Crete 1941 In April 1941, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to counter the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschutzen - motorcycle troops.

Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this shows how the New Zealanders used ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and Crete.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon first-hand accounts, this account assesses the origins, doctrine and combat performance of both sides. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212460 Hooton, E.R. WAR OVER THE STEPPES: The Air Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45 The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Goring's Luftwaffe.

As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial problems, as well as fighting against the extreme weather conditions of the East. These factors combined with the huge array of aircraft used on the Eastern Front to create one of the most compelling conflicts of the war.

Told primarily from the strategic and command perspective, this account offers a detailed analysis of this oft-overlooked air war, tracing the clashes between Germany and the Soviet Union over the course of World War II. Historical photographs complement the examination as author E. R. Hooton explores these epic aerial battles between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210300 Kirchubel, Robert ATLAS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1941-45 The Eastern Front was the most significant theater of World War II. Here the bulk of the Wehrmacht was committed and eventually shattered by the Red Army in a campaign of unmatched intensity. From Operation Barbarossa in 1941 through to the final fall of Berlin in 1945, German and Soviet soldiers fought across the breadth and depth of the Eastern Front, a staggering 1,600 miles, from the Arctic north through the dense forests and marshes of Belorussia, over the broad Ukraine and arid steppe to the rugged mountains of the Caucasus.

The 128 detailed pieces of cartography in this impressive atlas help to explain the fighting and physical challenges faced by Axis and Soviet forces alike. The complex combat and movement, thrust and parry, brilliance and folly are all explained by these maps and their accompanying text, providing clear historical and geographical understanding of the brutal and titanic conflict. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972028 MnNab, Chris 028 GERMAN SOLDIER vs SOVIET SOLDIER: Stalingrad 1942-43 By the end of the first week of November 1942, the German Sixth Army held about 90 per cent of Stalingrad. Yet the Soviets stubbornly held on to the remaining parts of the city, and German casualties started to reach catastrophic levels.

In an attempt to break the deadlock, Hitler decided to send additional German pioneer battalions to act as an urban warfare spearhead. These combat engineers were skilled in all aspects of city fighting, especially in the use of demolitions and small arms to overcome defended positions and in the destruction of armored vehicles. Facing them were hardened Soviet troops who had perfected the use of urban camouflage, concealed and interlocking firing positions, close quarters battle, and sniper support.

This fully illustrated book explores the tactics and effectiveness of these opposing troops during this period, focusing particularly on the brutal close-quarters fight over the Krasnaya Barrikady (Red Barricades) ordnance factory. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-202980 Mortimer, Gavin THE SBS IN WORLD WAR II: An Illustrated History The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in early 1943, having previously operated under the auspices of the SAS during the war in North Africa.

Unlike its sister unit, which numbered more than 1,000 men, the SBS never comprised more than 100. Led by men such as the famed Victoria Cross recipient Anders Lassen, the SBS went from island to island in the Mediterranean, landing in the dead of night in small fishing boats and launching savage hit and run raids on the Germans.

By the end of the war they had served in Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, and following the cessation of hostilities their deeds were airbrushed out of history by an establishment that had never warmed to their piratical exploits.

Through unrivaled access to the SBS archives and interviews with the surviving members of the unit, Gavin Mortimer has pieced together the dramatic exploits of this elite fighting force, fully illustrated with images of their daring actions, finally granting the unit the recognition they so richly deserved. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213640 Mortimer, Gavin THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP: In World War II Established in June 1940, as the brainchild of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) allowed the British Army to gain a crucial advantage in the North African Front of WWII.

Traversing great swathes of the desert that had never before been explored by Europeans, the LRDG was able to launch hit-and-run raids against remote enemy targets such as the fort and airfield at Murzuk. From December 1941 until the end of the Desert War in May 1943, the LRDG carried out numerous missions in tandem with the Special Air Service, using their unparalleled knowledge of the desert to navigate the SAS to enemy airfields on which attacks would be launched. The LRDG also fought in the Aegean, undertaking numerous dangerous missions in Yugoslavia, Albania, Italy, and Greece, displaying their extraordinary versatility by operating in boats, on foot and by parachute.

Using never-before-published photographs and archival material, interviews with surviving veterans who have never before gone on record regarding their wartime exploits, and special access to the SAS archives, this tells the story of the origins and dramatic operations of Britain's first ever special forces unit. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212450 Reid, Pat ESCAPE FROM COLDITZ: 75th Anniversary Edition Reprint of the classic WWII escape game for two to six players that was designed by Major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape Colditz Castle, and screenwriter Brian Degas. Each player is either an Allied prisoner collecting equipment to make a break or a German guard seeking to foil escape attempts.

Includes original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustrated cards, a 32-page history book, and unique replicas of artifacts from the prison. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211490 Sadler, John OPERATION AGREEMENT: Jewish Commandos and the Raid on Tobruk The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. Created to raid behind enemy lines posing as German troops, the SIG was largely made up of German Jews who were all too aware of the dangers they faced -- capture meant either death or deportation to a concentration camp.

In 1942, Operation Agreement saw the SIG tasked with taking part in a raid on Tobruk, where they were to make up the land-based element of the attack. Disguised as POWs under escort by German-speaking SIGs the group covered close to 1,700 miles of desert to reach their target. The ruse worked perfectly and the SIG went on to destroy a number of coastal guns before eventually being overwhelmed by Axis forces.

This is the history of the SIG, revealing startling details about the group and offering moving insights into the Jewish volunteers. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-206600 Stille, Mark THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY IN THE PACIFIC WAR The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to pose.

Bringing together for the first time material previously published in Osprey series books, and with the addition of new writing making use of the most recent research, this book details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed and how effective they were in battle. A valuable reference source for Pacific War enthusiasts and historians, The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War provides a history of the IJN's deployment and engagements, analysis of the evolution of strategy and tactics, and finally addresses the question of whether it truly was a modern navy, fully prepared for the rigors of combat in the Pacific.

Contents: Introduction; IJN Strategy and Tactics in the Pacific War; The IJN in the Pacific War; Carriers; Battleships; Heavy Cruisers; Light Cruisers; Destroyers; Submarines; Conclusion; and Analysis.
1 vol, 392 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210910 Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks FINLAND AT WAR: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941-45 In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which Finland desperately sought a way out, German dreams of victory were dashed and the Soviet Union built the strongest army in the world. In the summer of 1944, the whole might of the Red Army was launched against the Finnish defenses on the narrow Karelian Isthmus.

Over several weeks of fierce fighting, the Finns managed to halt the Soviet assault. With Stalin forced to divert his armies to the race to Berlin, an armistice agreement was reached. The harsh terms forced the Finns to take on their erstwhile German allies in Lapland. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213620 Walling, Michael BLOODSTAINED SANDS: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during WWII, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions.

This tells the story of these forgotten men for the first time, tracing their operational history from Guadalcanal to Casablanca, Sicily, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and finally Okinawa. The men's stories are told in their own voices, with fascinating accounts from Underwater Demolition Teams, Attack Transport crews and many other unsung heroes.

First-hand interviews, entries from personal diaries, and Action Reports create a unique history, perfectly complemented by historic illustrations and detailed maps. These are timeless tales of determination, sacrifice, and triumph of the human spirit. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972015 Zaloga, Steve 015 US INTFANTRYMAN vs. GERMAN INFANTRYMAN: European Theater of Operations 1944 The Allied airborne and amphibious landings in Normandy on D-Day opened up the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi Germany, but after overcoming the German coastal defenses at Utah and 'Bloody Omaha,' the US Army found itself having to contest every hedgerow and street in a nightmarish battle of attrition. It was the humble infantrymen of both sides who would play a vital role in taking and holding key objectives, from the close-quarters warfare around the key French port of Cherbourg in June 1944 to the struggle for Ubach-Palenberg during the Allies' initial thrust into Germany in October and the savage cold-weather fighting of the Germans' Ardennes counter-offensive that December.

Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps, and archive photographs, this study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance, and subsequent reputations of six representative US and German infantry battalions pitched into three pivotal actions that determined the course of the campaign for mastery in Western Europe at the height of World War II. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972022 Zaloga, Steven 022 PANZERGRENADIERS vs US ARMORED INFANTRYMAN: European Theater of Operations 1944 WWII encounters between German Panzergrenadiers and US armored infantrymen in Operation Cobra and Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and maps. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969005 Brookes, Andrew 005 TSR2: Britain's Lost Cold War Strike Jet The TSR2 is one of the greatest 'what-if' aircraft of the Cold War, whose cancellation still generates anger and controversy among aviation fans. It was a magnificent, cutting-edge aircraft, one of the most striking of the Cold War, but fell victim to cost overruns, overambitious requirements, and politics. Its scrapping marked the point when Britain's aerospace industry could no longer build world-class aircraft independently. After the demise of TSR2 the RAF's future jets would be modified US aircraft like the Phantom and pan-European collaborations like Tornado and Typhoon.

In this book the eminent air power analyst and ex-Vulcan bomber pilot Andrew Brookes takes a fresh, hard-headed look at the TSR2 project, telling the story of its development, short career and cancellation, and evaluating how it would have performed in Cold War strike roles as well as in the recent wars in the Middle East. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969001 Daies, Peter 001 BELL X-1 (X-Planes) In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the sound barrier. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task -- an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied to the cause, with World War II ace Chuck Yeager piloting the X-1 when it finally achieved supersonic flight in 1947, the first manned craft to reach such speeds.

With historical photographs and meticulously researched digital art, it traces the whole career of the Bell X-1, from its early development through to the influence it had on military and civilian jets in the second half of the 20th century. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969006 Daies, Peter 006 BELL X-2: X Planes Even before the spectacular success of its X-1 rocket-powered aircraft in breaking the 'sound barrier', the adventurous Bell Aircraft Corporation was already pushing ahead with a parallel project to build a second aircraft capable of far higher speeds. The X-2 (or Model 52) explored the equally uncertain technology of swept-back wings. Now common in modern conventional fighter aircraft, the Bell X-2 was revolutionary in using this type of airframe to probe Mach 3 and research the effects of extreme aerodynamic friction heat on airframes.

Although both X-2s were destroyed in crashes after only 20 flights, killing two test pilots, the knowledge gained from the program was invaluable in developing aircraft that could safely fly at such speeds. Using stunning artwork and historical photographs, this is the story of the plane that ultimately made the Lockheed Blackbird and Concorde possible. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211800 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey THE FROZEN CHOSEN: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' finest hour' with 14 Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses -- many awarded in lieu of an original nomination for the Medal of Honor -- attest to the intensity of the battle.

Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans who came to be known as the 'Frozen Chosen,' this is the incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand-to-hand fighting in intense cold, cut off from reinforcements, and with dwindling supplies and ammunition, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, it but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps' dogged determination, fighting skill, and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield. 1 vol, 396 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-211800 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey THE FROZEN CHOSEN: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' finest hour' with 14 Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses -- many awarded in lieu of an original nomination for the Medal of Honor -- attest to the intensity of the battle.

Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans who came to be known as the 'Frozen Chosen,' this is the incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand-to-hand fighting in intense cold, cut off from reinforcements, and with dwindling supplies and ammunition, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, it but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps' dogged determination, fighting skill, and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972018 Campbell, David 018 ISRAELI SOLDIER vs SYRIAN SOLDIER: Golan Heights 1967-73 Israel seized the strategically critical Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War in an audacious and determined operation. When the Yom Kippur War broke out, the Israeli military confronted the effectiveness of the newly confident and dangerous Syrian army.

In the Golan, strenuous Israeli efforts, tactical misjudgments by the Syrians, and a little luck allowed the Israelis to maintain control to the region. In this book, three pivotal encounters in the Golan are assessed -- supported by artwork, maps, and photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213060 Poole, Eric COMPANY OF HEROES: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's War in Vietnam Now published in paperback, this tells the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr., whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972029 Campbell, David 029 SOVIET PARATROOPER vs MUJAHIDEEN FIGHTER: Afghanistan 1979-89 In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military 'help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion led by the formidable guerrilla fighters of the Mujahideen, forced the Soviets to intensify their involvement.

The Soviet army was in generally poor condition when the war started, but the troops of the airborne and air assault units were better trained and equipped. As a result they developed aggressive, sometimes effective tactics against an enemy that refused to behave the way most Soviet commanders wished him to.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this absorbing study examines the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of the Soviet Union's paratroopers and their Mujahideen adversaries during the long and bloody Soviet involvement in Afghanistan during the 1980s. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969003 Davies, Peter 003 NORTH AMERICAN X-15 The revolutionary X-15 remains the fastest manned aircraft ever to fly. Built in the two decades following World War II, it was the most successful of the high-speed X-planes. The only recently broken 'sound barrier' was smashed completely by the X-15, which could hit Mach 6.7 and soar to altitudes above 350,000 feet, beyond the edge of space. Several pilots qualified as astronauts by flying above 50 miles altitude in the X-15, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

The three X-15s made 199 flights, testing new technologies and techniques which greatly eased America's entry into manned space travel, and made the Apollo missions and Space Shuttle viable propositions. With historical photographs and stunning digital artwork, this is the story of arguably the greatest of the X-Planes. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212150 cornett, Gunter AGAMEMNON: A Fast-Paced Strategy Game for Two Players 2 Players, 15-30 minutes, Ages 12 and up.

None can defy Fate but the gods themselves. Driven by the ambition of their king, the Greeks have arrived on the shores of Troy. Some seek power; some seek revenge, while others seek the great moment in battle that will define their place in history. From veteran designer Gunter Cornett, Agamemnon is a fast-paced strategy board game in which two players take the roles of ancient Greek gods during the Trojan War.

By tactically deploying warriors to where they're needed across the board, each player may influence the final outcome of the battles famously detailed in Homer's Iliad. Some areas will be decided by the strength of your warriors, some by sheer weight of numbers, and others by the inspiration your heroes provide. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-973009 Brunton, Mike WAR OF THE WORLDS: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed forever. Grey metal cylinders, launched from Mars and hurtled through space, came crashing down in southern England. The next 15 days were marked by courage and despair, hope and shock, defeat and fleeting victory as Queen Victoria's army struggled to contain the terrible alien threat. The war, man against machines from space, was fought without mercy on both sides. And the outcome would be decided by the smallest of things.

This book covers the whole of the Anglo-Martian conflict, beginning with a look at the relative strengths and weakness of the two armies, both English and alien, and comparing the different strategies employed. It then takes a detailed look at the actual military struggle, covering all of the major engagements between the tripods and Victoria's army. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-2010412 Davis, Graeme THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR: Myths and Legends Vol 12 Even before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a famous hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far across Ancient Greece, fighting numerous monsters including the Periphetes 'the clubber', the Crymmyon Sow, and the insane demigod, Procrustes 'the stretcher'. He also survived several assassination attempts, including one by Medea, the famous witch-wife of Jason.

Despite these adventures, it was on Crete that Theseus faced his greatest challenge. Taking the place of a sacrificial tribute to the king of Crete, Theseus used his wits and charm to convince the princess Ariadne and the famous inventor Daedalus to help him defeat the dreaded Minotaur, a hideous combination of man and bull that lived in a labyrinthine dungeon.

In this book, Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration of one of the most enduring myths of Ancient Greece.

Contents: Introduction; Theseus' Early Life; The Minotaur; Theseus in Crete; Further Adventures; The Legend Grows; and Bibliography.
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1-973010 Davis, Graeme NAZI MOONBASE In the dying days of World War II, Nazi Germany spent increasingly large amounts of its dwindling manufacturing capability on the construction of a small fleet of flying saucers capable of travel beyond the atmosphere. While these saucers were too few in number to affect the eventual outcome of the war, they did allow for a small, but fanatical Nazi group to escape Germany, first to Antarctica, and then on to the moon!

For the first time, the history of the Nazi space program has been revealed -- with a focus on the design, construction, and layout of the moonbase. Using detailed maps, the entire moonbase is reconstructed, noting the locations of various important features, such as weapon emplacements, the Vril generator, the air recyclers, and water extractors. The book also covers the various attempt by the allies to overcome this last Nazi stronghold through both subterfuge and outright battle. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210450 Gimmler, Thorsten ODIN'S RAVENS: A Mythical Race Game for Two Players Every morning Odin sends his ravens, Huginn and Muninn, across the entire world to bring back news of what life is like on Earth. Naturally, after thousands of years, they've gotten a little competitive. Race through the landscape in opposite directions to be the first to return to Odin. Focus on speed, or enlist the help of the trickster god Loki to create shortcuts and hinder your opponent. Can you be certain Loki's changes won't help your opponent instead? There's only one way to find out! Includes 106 Cards in three decks, two wooden raven markers, and the rulebook.

This revised edition of Thorsten Gimmler's award-winning game has been completely redesigned, with new rules and a beautiful new art style inspired by Norse mythology. Odin's Ravens was the winner of the International Gamers Award for best General Strategy game. Long out of print, this two-player game is a family classic which will be cherished for generations. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-box, available mid February 2016 ......$24.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-973011 Hite, Kenneth THE CTHULHU WARS: The United States' Battles Against the Mythos Fictional re-imagining of the Cthulhu mythos against 'historical' actions 1585-2016.

In this war, immortal cultists worship other-dimensional entities and plot to raise an army of the dead. Incomprehensible undersea intelligences infiltrate and colonize American seaports, and alien races lurk beneath the ice of Antarctica and high in the mountains of Afghanistan. It is only through constant vigilance and violence that the earth has survived. Also included are threat reports describing the indescribable -- humanity's deadliest foes serving Cthulhu and the other Great Old Ones. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late May 2016 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-206531 McCullough, Joseph STEAMPUNK SOLDIERS: The American Frontier Even as the discovery and exploitation of hephaestium helped bring the Civil War to its close in 1869, the arms race it engendered resulted in a cold war just as bitter and violent as the open hostilities had been. With neither side willing to rely solely upon the talents of their scientific establishments, saboteurs, double-agents, and assassins found ample employment.

Against this backdrop of suspicion and fear, thousands of Americans -- Northerners and Southerners alike -- headed west. Some to escape the legacies of the war, some to find their own land, some for the lure of that great undiscovered strike of hephaestium that would make them rich, and some simply to escape the law. Ahead of these pioneers stood the native tribes, behind them followed the forces of two governments, while to the north and south, foreign powers watched closely for their own opportunities.

Offers a fascinating guide to the costume and equipment of the Steampunk forces. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardback, available late May 2016 ......$20.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-210310 Pramas, Chris DWARF WARFARE Despite their short stature, dwarves are amongst the fiercest and most feared fighters of all the races. Thanks to their great strength and stamina, Dwarves march to battle in thick armor and carrying numerous heavy weapons.

This book compiles all of the information known about these grim warriors and how they wage war. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual dwarf soldier, it expands to look at how they do battle in small companies and vast armies. It covers all of their troop types from the axemen that form the front lines of battle to their deadly accurate crossbowmen, and noting their specialist troops such as their famous siege-engineers.

Also examined are their tactics in specific situations such as underground fighting and combat in mountainous terrain. Finally, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the dwarven way of war. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available mid January 2016 ......$15.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-211790 Pramas, Chris ELF WARFARE Although few in number, elves produce the most skillful and deadly warriors of all the races. Renowned for their archery and agility, they are mostly associated with hit and run tactics; however, they should not be underestimated in open battle.

This book compiles all of the information known about these elegant warriors and how they practice war. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual Elf fighter, it expands to look at how they do battle in small companies and vast armies. It covers all of their troop types from their justifiably famous bowmen and swordmasters to their lightning fast cavalry, making note of regional variations and highly specialized fighters such as war mages.

Accompanied by numerous illustrations in both color and black and white, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the elf way of war. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late June 2017, delayed from 2016 ......$15.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-211390 Ragione, Santa ESCAPE FROM THE ALIENS IN OUTER SPACE: Ultimate Edition A mysterious alien plague has crept aboard the spacestation and is transforming the human crew into horrendous monsters! The remaining crewmen desperately try to save their lives by escaping from the derelict spaceship, but in the darkness the aliens are lurking.HUNGRY FOR HUMAN FLESH!

This a game of strategy and bluff set on a badly damaged deep space research station. Each player's identity and position is kept secret: you will need to interpret the movements and behaviors of the other players to learn where, and what, they really are. For 2 to 8 Players, Ages 12+, and playing time: 20-45 minutes.

The Ultimate Edition of this critically acclaimed game features new rules and components, including unique reusable map books with 8 different game maps, variable character powers and over 90 cards.

INCLUDES: 16 Character Cards, 5 Escape Pod Cards, 77 Dangerous Sector Cards (including 17 Item Cards), 8 Reusable 18-page Map Books, and 8 Dry-Wipe Marker Pens. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-box ......$40.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-215200 Boisselle, Martin STAR CARTEL: Card Game Star Cartel is a space trading game of making the right bets at the right time. Players take on the role of traders and smugglers, trying to maximize the value of the goods they have stockpiled, while minimizing the value of other player's goods.

Trading goods to the Cartel increases their value on the black market, but you can't stash what you've traded away. Upgrade your ship, stockpile your loot and remember that in space, no-one can hear you scheme.

Number of players: 3-6, Ages: 14+, Play time: 30-45 minutes

Components: Cartel Board, 90 Contraband cards, 27 Ship cards, and 5 Contraband tokens. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-box, available mid October 2017 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-214130 Sylvester, Peer THE LOST EXPEDITION: A Game of Survival in the Amazon Legendary explorer Percy Fawcett marched deep into the Amazon in search of El Dorado. He was never seen again. Your team is following in his footsteps, but in searching for riches you must be careful not to lose the greatest treasure of all - your life.

Make the best of your food, your ammunition and your health, as you plunge deep into the jungle. Choose your path carefully to ensure you're ready for the pitfalls which may occur. Play solo or co-operatively to survive the expedition, or play head-to-head to see which group can reach the lost city first.

From award-winning designer Peer Sylvester and acclaimed comic artist Garen Ewing, The Lost Expedition is a game of hard choices on the road to El Dorado. Players: 1-5; Ages: 14+; Playing Time: 30-50 minutes

Includes: 6 Character cards, 9 Jungle cards, 56 Adventure cards, 2 Reference cards, 2 Playing pieces, 24 Health tokens, 24 Food tokens, 12 Ammo tokens, and 2 Expedition leader tokens. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid June 2017 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-215190 wallace, Martin LONDON: Second Edition Brand new edition of a popular classic, London will appeal to the strategic thinker among board game fans. Tasked with rebuilding London in the decades following the great fire, players will juggle building requirements, bank loans and poverty as they strive to realize their vision for the city.

The game features a unique mechanic of playing cards to develop the city, then 'running' the city by taking all the card actions simultaneously. Players will have to repay all their loans before the game ends, but only need to worry about how much poverty they're creating relative to the other players.

Number of players: 2-4, Ages: 14+, Play time: 60-90 minutes

Contains: Development board, 101 City cards, 20 oversized Borough cards, 4 score markers, 48 coin tokens, 32 poverty tokens, and 12 loan tokens. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-box, available mid October 2017 ......$55.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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