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1-GIM050 NEY IN RUSSIA Known as Le Rougeaud ('red-faced' or 'ruddy') by his men and nicknamed le Brave des Braves ('the bravest of the brave') by Napoleon, Marshal Ney rose from the ranks to become one of the first 18 Marshals appointed by Napoleon himself. Considered alternately brave and impetuous, foolhardy and devil-may-care, it cannot be denied that he liked to lead from the front and take many of the same risks as those under his command. Our Giants In Miniature figure depicts him as he might have been during the infamous Retreat from Moscow, where he commanded the reargaurd who sought to delay the Russian forces so the last remnants of the French army could escape.

Figures may require some assembly, and are supplied unpainted.

This is a limited edition figure. Each miniature comes with a numbered certificate.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-GBP23 GRIPPING BEAST: 28mm Late Roman Light Cavalry Inside you will find parts to assemble 12 finely-detailed unarmored cavalry, fighting with either javelin or bow, suitable for use in Swordpoint. The box also includes swords, axes, and a trumpet for conversion purposes. The Late Roman Light Cavalry may be used to represent the unarmored cavalry forces of any of the later Romans or early Byzantines. Parts from this box are compatible with most parts from all our other box sets so you can do many, many conversions. 28mm sized plastic figures. Supplied unassembled and unpainted. 1 vol, 12 pgs 2018 UK, GRIPPING BEAST MINIATURES
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1-GBP26 GRIPPING BEAST: 28mm Goth Elite Cavalry as Cataphracts Inside you will find parts to assemble 12 finely-detailed armoured cavalry, fighting with either spear, sword or axe, suitable for use in Swordpoint. The box also includes dracos for conversion purposes. These figures make an excellent centre-piece for your Goth army or allies for Late Romans. Parts from this box are compatible with most parts from all our other box sets so you can do many, many conversions. 1 vol, 12 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST MINIATURES
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1-GBP28 GRIPPING BEAST: 28mm Late Roman Cataphracts There are nineteen cataphract regiments listed in the Notitia Dignitatum, four in the West (including one in London) and fifteen in the East of the Empire, and although one is an elite Schola unit (Byzantium) and a couple are Palatini, most are treated as part of the regular assembly of troops.

Despite the lack of elite status, a tendency to be one-charge-wonders and a short period of potency in any one battle, the most important thing to remember about the Late Roman Cataphract is that they are cool and they look it too.

Inside you will find parts to assemble 12 finely-detailed armoured cavalry with kontos. Parts from this box are compatible with most parts from all our other box sets so you can do many, many conversions.
1 vol, 12 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST MINIATURES
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1-GIM047 CAPTAIN FLINT Captain J. Flint is one of the main characters in the book Treasure Island. In Stevenson's book, Flint was the captain of a pirate ship, The Walrus, which accumulated an enormous amount of captured treasure, approximately 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-OAKP101 OATHMARK - Dwarf Infantry 28mm Plastic Figures Plastic 28mm sized Dwarves, designed to be used in the forthcoming game from Osprey Games, Oathmark.

This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Dwarf Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all spearmen, all hand weapon and shield, all archers or any combination of the three. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 Dwarf Warriors with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Dwarves with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each!

Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra.

The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to stick them together. The flag and shield designs are not supplied in the box.
1 vol, 30 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-OAKP102 OATHMARK - Dwarf Heavy Infantry 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Dwarf Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all 2-handed Weapons or all hand weapon and shield. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 Dwarf Warriors with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Dwarves with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each. Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra. The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to glue them together. 1 vol, 30 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-OAKP201 OATHMARK - Goblin Infantry 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Goblin Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all spearmen, all hand weapon and shield, all archers or any combination of the three. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 Goblin soldiers with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Goblins with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each!

Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra.

The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to stick them together. The flag and shield designs are not supplied in the box
1 vol, 30 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-box, available late April 2020 ......$35.00 rct

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1-OAKP202 OATHMARK - Goblin Wolf Riders 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 15 Goblin Wolf Riders. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all spearmen, all hand weapon and shield, all archers or any combination of the three. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 15 Goblin Wolf Riders with an officer and standard bearer, or three units of 5 Goblins with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each!

Box also contains 15 plastic bases, 25mm by 50mm, manufactured by Renedra. The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to stick them together.
1 vol, 15 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-OAKP301 OATHMARK - Elf Infantry 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Elf Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all spearmen, all hand weapon and shield, all archers or any combination of the three. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 Elf soldiers with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Elves with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each!

Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra.

The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to stick them together
1 vol, 30 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-OAKP401 OATHMARK - Human Infantry 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Human Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all spearmen, all hand weapon and shield, all archers or any combination of the three. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 soldiers with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Men with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each!!

Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra.

The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to stick them together
1 vol, 30 pgs 2020 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-VX0020 VICTRIX 28mm French Napoleonic Imperial Guard Lancers This fabulous set represents Napoleons lancers of the Guard, The Polish (Blue) and Dutch (Red) regiments. They fought in Spain, Europe and Russia and finally at Waterloo with great distinction.

You can also use these for numerous other nations lancers with a little conversion work you can make Prussians, Polish Line Lancers, Lancers De Berg and Russian lancers to name but a few!

We think this is one of our greatest sets to date, the detail is superb and the figures are packed with animation and character.

Whats in the bag?
12 x Figures -
3 x Main Frame
1 x Command Frame
1 vol, 12 pgs 2020 UK, VICTRIX
NEW-pb, available late May 2020 ......$38.00 rct

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1-VXA037 VICTRIX GALLIC CHARIOTS: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Includes 3 chariots, 8 x Armored Gallic infantry as fighting crew, 6 x Drivers, 3 x Boudiceas, and 3 x druids in each package. Separate heads allowing multiple variants. Choice of chariot sides, arms for javelins, swords, and standard bearers. Severed heads, javelin cases, and ribbons to enhance chariots. Mix of Gallic shields. Can be used as Ancient Britons against the Romans. 1 vol, 23 pgs 2019 UK VICTRIX LTD
NEW-softcover, available mid February 2019 ......$48.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-VXA038 VICTRIX EARLY IMPERIAL ROMAN GENERALS: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Create Generals, Legates and Senior Centurions. Includes: 12 mounted command in each set with separate heads allowing multiple variants and choice of arms. Sophisticated and highly detailed armor and horse furniture. 1 vol, 16 pgs 2019 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag, available late April 2019 ......$39.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-VXA039 VICTRIX GERMANIC WARRIOR: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Whats in the box? 60 x Figures, 6 x Germanic Warrior Main Frame, 2 x Germanic Warrior Command Frame, 14 x Bodies (armoured and unarmoured), 15 x Heads (styles included are typically Germanic top knots and Swabian knots), 14 x Shields (fully supported by a range of shield transfers from LBMS), 10 x Javelins, 7 x Spears, 2 x Germanic Horns, 4 x Standard Poles each with different totems, 9 x Unsheathed Swords, 2 x Axes, and 2 x Clubs. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-box, available mid October 2019 ......$49.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-VXA040 VICTRIX DACIANS: 28mm Plastic Miniatures The box contains 60 figures in 28mm scale 1 vol, 60 pgs 2020 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-VXDA001 VICTRIX VIKINGS: 28mm Figures This 60-figure set of 28mm hard plastic Vikings offers 14 body options including chain mail, padded jackets, animal furs, and unarmored warriors with 28 head options with helmets, fur hats, animal furs, and bare heads. There is much facial hair on show with many platted beards.

Weapon options include swords, spears, axes, and double handed axes plus a musicians arm with a Viking long horn. Other equipment are a T-bar banner holder, cloaks, animal furs, daggers, pouches, a variety of shields and sword scabbards. Includes a range of shield transfers and banner sheets from LBMS. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-VXDA002 Late Saxons/Anglo Danes - Fyrd: 28mm Figures Contains 60 superbly detailed miniatures.

The armored figures representing more well off and equipped select Fyrd or Theigns. The Unarmored represent the standard not so well off Fyrd but still equipped with a stout shield and assortment of helmets and spears, swords and Saxes. Hand axes have not been included in this set not because the Saxons did not use hand axes but because the Viking set has a plethora of spare hand axes. You can use a lot of these with the new Saxon set.

The command frame has a monk and some armored warriors that can be used as commanders, standard bearers and also when equipped with double handed Dane axes as Anglo Danish Huscarls. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-VXDA003 HUSCARLES - Late Saxons/Anglo Danes Huscarls: 28mm Figures Contains 36 superbly detailed miniatures.

The Huscarls set represent the Saxon warrior elite. Equipped with chain mail, an assortment of helmets, they carry a double handed Dane Axe or can use a spear. You can also use some of the two handed axes on some of the body positions on the Saxon warriors frame thus increasing the amount of variety for your Huscarl figures.

There is an assortment of shield shapes including round and kite shaped on the frames. There are enough to equip everybody with a round shield if you so wish, but the Later Saxons/Anglo Danes did use the Kite shield as well. This set is fully supported by LBMS shield transfers. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2019 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-WG7FIW04 FRENCH COMPAGNIE de la MARINE: 28mm Boxed set contains 20 metal figures - 1 Captain and 19 French 28mm soldiers armed with muskets. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-dj, available late December 2019 ......$44.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-WG7FIW99 FRENCH INDIAN WAR BRITISH COLONIAL ARMY: 28mm Contains 36 British Regular Infantry, 6 American Colonial Rangers A, and 6 American Colonial Rangers B 28mm figures. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-dj, available late December 2019 ......$117.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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2-WGZ05 RORKE'S DRIFT: 28mm Boxed Set Rorke's Drift boxed set includes all listed below:
* 20 plastic multi-pose 28mm British Line Infantry
* 40 plastic multi-pose 28mm Married Zulus
* Metal mounted Zulu InDuna
* Metal Zulu Witch Doctor
* Metal British and Zulu casualties
* Metal mounted Zulu InDuna
* Metal Zulu in British jacket firing Martini-Henry rifle
* British characters: Lieutenant Chard (Royal Engineers), Lieutenant Bromhead, Colour Sergeant Bourne and Private Hook
* Laser-cut wooden Hospital and Storehouse buildings with 'teddy bear fur' thatch
* Resin Wagon Barricade
* Resin stone wall Kraal (4 x 6-inch sections)
* Resin biscuit box barricades (2 x 6-inch sections)
* Resin biscuit box/mealie-bag barricades (3 x 6-inch sections)
* Resin mealie-bag barricades (3 x 6-inch sections) 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-boxed set, available late June 2019 ......$310.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-219110 Barber, Steve PAINTING MINIATURES FOR THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR All of the main styles that are used for painting war games miniatures are covered in great detail. For anyone wanting to start painting for the first time, these pages contain a wealth of information that will help you get started. Each chapter is full of detailed step-by-step tutorials on how to paint miniatures for the American Civil War wargames.

The book covers: Miniature preparation; Layer painting; Painting with washes; Basing; Horses and artillery; and Buildings and scenery. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, HAYNES PUBLISHING UK
NEW-softcover, available early March 2019 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-223470 Buckland, Robin Modelling German World War II Armoured Vehicles Modelling German World War II Armoured Vehicles is an essential reference for wargamers and modellers who build and paint World War II German armoured vehicles. It provides extensive information on the vehicles, describing what was used and when, and how the vehicles evolved and were adapted to perform specialized functions. Photographs of vintage vehicles have been included to enable the creation of realistic models. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
NEW-pb, available late May 2020 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-223460 Cole, Tom Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles Step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers including M3 Grank Mk1, Cromwell Mk 1V, Royal Marine Centaur and Sherman M4A1 and Crab. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-2239201 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - 28mm Roman Boxed Set Rome rises and duty calls! So pick up your shield, brother, and join the fight! Whether you are changing history by blocking Dyonisus and his gang from taking over syracuse or you are just raiding the enemy's herds trying to keep your men fed, CLASH of spears will launch you into the gritty world of skirmish battles in the ancient world!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All 28mm, unpainted plastic miniatures. Supplied by Victrix. 1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239202 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - 28mm Carthaginian Boxed Set Founded in 812 BC Carthage has been a major power in the Mediterranean for centuries. Carthage's army is a melting pot of different peoples and fighting styles. From Numidian skirmishers to Iberian guerrilla infantry, a Carthaginian leader has many different tools to surprise and outwit his opponent. But its core of mercenary veterans ensures that a Carthaginian force can also push through by sheer strength, when necessary. So choose your forces wisely and uphold the glory of Carthage!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All 28mm, unpainted plastic miniatures. Supplied by Victrix.
1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239203 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears -28 mm Gallic Boxed Set By the 4th century BC, the Celtic tribes that had originated in central Europe had greatly expanded having reached Spain, France and even crossed the Alps into Italy. As avid fighters Gauls formed part of most conflicts in the Mediterranean, either directly or a s eager mercenaries.

A Gallic warband relies first and foremost on the courage and ferociousness of its warriors, especially its Noble cast that is willing to lead the warband into the fray. Few can withstand the Gallic charge but a Gallic chieftain must be careful as his men can also tire quickly and become vulnerable if their impetus is spent. A strong Noble cavalry though, can be the perfect relief force to ensure that the warband gets a respite when needed. So Chieftain, lead your men forward...for Plunder and Glory!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All miniatures are 28mm sized, made of plastic and supplied unpainted. Figures supplied by Victrix.
1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239299 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - Play Aids Set The play aid set comes with: A set of action and status counters; the engagement tracker set; and a measuring stick. 1 vol, 156 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-219120 Farnsworth, Michael MODELLING AND PAINTING WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY FIGURES The step-by-step building and painting guides cover preparation and assembly of white metal and plastic figures in detail. The tutorials include techniques for building a wargames army quickly. illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for 25 uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. These are Afrika Korps; Fallschirmjager; Feldgendarmerie; Gebirgsjager; Heer; Panzer; Waffen SS, and U-boat crew. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2019 UK, CROWOOD PRESS
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1-UMEG001 Hall, Simon Mortem et Gloriam Late Imperial Roman MeG Pacto Starter Army - 15mm Ultracast plastic figures Contains:- (96) figures

2 x mounted Consuls
2 x mounted Generals
8 x Cataphracts
12 x Equites Alares
8 x Equites Sagitrri
24 x Armoured Infantry
24 x Unarmoured Infantry
16 x Archers 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-UMEG002 Hall, Simon Mortem et Gloriam Gothic MeG Pacto Starter Army - 15mm Ultracast plastic figures Contains:- (96) figures

4 x mounted Generals
6 x Armoured Cavalry
22 x Unarmoured Cavalry
52 x Warriors
12 x Archers 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-UMEG003 Hall, Simon Mortem et Gloriam Hunnic MeG Pacto Starter Army - 15mm Ultracast plastic figures Box contents:

4 x Generals (2-part models to allow variable poses)
12 x Noble cavalry (2-part models to allow variable poses; includes separate quivers)
4 x Alan cavalry (assorted mix of poses)
4 x Horse archers (2-part models to allow variable poses)
1 vol, 24 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-UMEG004 Hall, Simon Mortem et Gloriam Sassanid Persian MeG Pacto Starter Army - 15mm Ultracast plastic figures Contains:- (66) figures

2 x Generals
22 x Asvaran cavalry
8 x Horse archers
2 x Elephants and crew
8 x Slingers
8 x Archers
16 Levy foot 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-KDM11117 Harris, Forrest THE YOUNG POSSE: 28mm Old West Figures Lincoln County Wars faction pack with Billy the Kid and his gang. Gunfighter's Ball line. Supplied unpainted. MDF slotta bases included. Lead-Free Pewter. Contemporary (large) 28mm scale. Matches today's more generously-proportioned '28mm' figures (ex. Dead Man's Hand). 1 vol, 6 pgs 2020 US, KNUCKLEDUSTER MINIATURES
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1-KDM11301 Harris, Forrest PLAINS WARRIORS: 28mm Figures Pack will include six warriors on foot. Warriors from the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Dismounted and in fighting poses. Gunfighter's Ball line. Supplied unpainted. MDF slotta bases included. Lead-Free Pewter. Contemporary (large) 28mm scale. Matches today's more generously-proportioned '28mm' figures (ex. Dead Man's Hand). 1 vol, 6 pgs 2020 US, KNUCKLEDUSTER MINIATURES
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1-KDM12301 Harris, Forrest PLAINS WARRIORS MOUNTED: 28mm Figures Pack will include six warriors and their horses. Gunfighter's Ball line. 1 vol, 6 pgs 2020 US, KNUCKLEDUSTER MINIATURES
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1-223450 Haskins, Ray Modelling and Painting WWII US Figures and Vehicles Modelling and Painting WWII US Figures and Vehicles covers the modelling and painting of US armed forces in the Pacific, on D-Day and during the liberation of Europe in 1/35, 1/56, 1/72 and 1/76 scales. Historical overviews set the scene, followed by detailed step-by-step modelling and painting guides for the creation of accurate and realistic models, whether for display or wargaming.

With over 250 colour photographs, this book includes the following models for personnel: infantryman, paratrooper, Ranger, Marine, airmen, combat engineers, tank crew and General George S. Patton. It also includes models for small arms and artillery and for the following vehicles: tanks, half-tracks, tank destroyers, jeeps, armoured cars and many more. 0 vol, 128 pgs 2020 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-223480 Howarth, Duncan Scale Military Figure Conversions Converting models figures is a fascinating pastime, which can become rather costly if you choose models in metal, or resin. For those of us on a budget, yet still wanting to achieve a more than acceptable result, polythene figures [more usually the province of wargamers] set an interesting challenge. Today, we are blessed indeed that a great diversity of model soldiers, sailors and airmen in all scales, from all of the major combatant nations throughout history, are available from some very notable manufacturers across the world. The book includes detailed step-by-step guides to: Modifying figures - Changing arm and leg positions - Altering uniforms - Adding extra detail - Changing faces - Choosing the right tools for the job - Detailing your figures - Historical accuracy 1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-2236901 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet BMP-1 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic

Contains: 10 x BMP-1
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236904 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm British Mechanised Infantry Platoon 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

CONTAINS:-
4 x FV432 APCs
34 infantry: 7 x 4 model fire team with GPMG; 1 x 2 model Sus Fire GPMG team; 1 x 2 model sniper team; and 1 x 2 model Carl Gustav team.


1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236905 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet BTR-60 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x BTR-60


1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-box, available mid September 2020 ......$27.00 rct

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1-2236906 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm British Chieftain Troop 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 4 x Chieftain tanks with Stillbrew turret option

1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236910 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet Motorised Rifle Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

CONTAINS:-
Box includes 108 infantry (9 x 4 model fire team with PKM; 9 x 4 model anti-tank fire team with RPG; 3 x 2 model Sus Fire PKM team; 3 x 2 model Sagger team; 3 x 2 model Spigot team; 3 x 2 model AGS grenade launcher team; 3 x 2 model Sniper team (sniper, rifle); and 3 x 2 model Grail team 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236913 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-62 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-62 tanks
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236914 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-64 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-64 tanks 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236915 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-80 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-80 tanks 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236917 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm British Starter Army 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

CONTAINS:-
4 x Chieftain tanks with both normal and Stillbrew turret options
4 x FV432 APCs
2 x Scorpion/Scimitar light tanks (both turret options included)
35+ Infantry including Milans, Blowpipes, Carl Gustavs, sGPMG and sniper
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-box ......$42.00 rct

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1-2236918 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet Starter Army
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-box ......$95.00 rct

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1-222400 Morbey, Peter CREATING A NAPOLEONIC WARGAMES ARMY: 1809-1815 Describes the creation of a wargames' army and provides essential guidance for someone starting out in wargaming through to the more experienced gamer. With more than 290 color photographs, it describes how the armies of the main nations -- France, Britain, Russia, Prussia and Austria - were organized. Illustrates the uniforms and battle formations using computer-aided plans and demonstrates practical modeling techniques from basic to more advanced. Detailed painting guides with accompanying step-by-step photographs are included as well as a chapter on the flags carried by these five armies during the wars. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, CROWOOD PRESS
NEW-pb, available late January 2020 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-PMAO70 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY AGINCOURT MOUNTED KNIGHTS 1415-29: 28mm Miniatures This boxed set of 28mm plastic miniatures contains 12 mounted European Knights. Six of these cavalry can be made as light horse (mounted archers or sergeants). 1 vol, 36 pgs 2019 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-box, available mid January 2019 ......$32.00 rct

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1-PMFN250 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC INFANTRY BATTALION 1807-14: 28mm Hard Plastic Figures The box contains 44 figures: 36 man battalion marching or attacking plus 8 Elite company men skirmishing. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-box, available mid January 2020 ......$32.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-PMFN260 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC ELITE COMPANIES 1807-14: 28mm Hard Plastic Figures This box contains 40 figures in skirmishing poses and includes individual round bases -- ideal for skirmish gaming. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-box, available mid January 2020 ......$32.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-222390 Singleton, Andy PAINTING WARGAMING FIGURES: Early Imperial Romans Professional figure painter shares his experience and tips of the trade with those collecting Early Imperial Romans. The emphasis is on achievable results and practical advice that is applicable to prepping, painting, and basing units or whole armies for wargaming purposes in a reasonable time frame, not on spectacular individual display pieces.

Themed chapters cover armor, weapons and equipment, clothing, skin tones, shields and horses. Most of the figures featured in the numerous illustrations are either 28 or 25mm but the techniques described are easily adaptable to smaller sizes and both plastic and metal figures are covered. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223150 Singleton, Andy PAINTING WARGAMING FIGURES: WWII in the Desert Andy Singleton has been modeling and painting most of his life and has been a professional commission figure painter for some years now. Here he shares his experience and tips of the trade with those collecting figures for the North African campaigns in WWII. 200 color illustrations

The four main sections of the book cover British, Italian, German and US troops, as well as tips on assembly and painting camouflage uniforms. Each section is divided into three levels of complexity, 'conscript,' 'regular,' and 'elite,' allowing the reader to build up an array of techniques as they gain confidence and experience. The emphasis is on achievable results and practical advice that is applicable to painting units or whole armies for wargaming purposes in a reasonable time frame, not on spectacular individual display pieces.
1 vol, 168 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225130 Singleton, Andy PAINTING WARGAMING FIGURES: Rome's Northern Enemies - British, Celts, Germans and Dacians The emphasis is on achievable results and practical advice to get your army painted and ready for gaming in a reasonable time frame, and achieve a fine collection that will look great on the shelf or table. Most of the figures featured in the numerous illustrations are 28mm but the techniques described are easily adaptable to smaller scales and to plastic or metal. Step-by-step guidance takes the process from initial preparation and assembly of the figure, to finishing and basing. Themed chapters cover armor, clothing, skin tones, warpaint and tattoos, shields and horses. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available late November 2020 ......$27.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-2217000 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEA RULES: Age of Sail 1770-1830 Includes everything to play rules-wise and also delves into the likes of painting, rigging your vessels, campaign play, linking to games of Black Powder, and national special rules options.

Rulebook comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature - the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter offers a starting point for a Black Powder landing party. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$32.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217001 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Master & Commander Starter Set A softback copy of the Black Seas core rules and nine detailed plastic miniatures -- three frigates and six brigs. You'll also get sails, rigging, and flag sheets for all your ships and all the ship cards, wake markers, and tokens that you'll need to play. We've also included an A0 battle mat, dice, and rulers. It also comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature - the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter offers a starting point for a Black Powder landing party. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, special pricing ......$70.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217002 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Frigates and Brigs Flotilla Set contains two Frigate and four Brig miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 6 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217003 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: 3rd Rates Squadron Set contains three Third Rate ship miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 3 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$48.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217004 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Royal Navy Fleet The Royal Navy Fleet set includes three frigate, six brig, three Third Rates, and one First Rate miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 13 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$120.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217005 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: French Navy Fleet The French Navy Fleet set includes three frigate, six brig, three Third Rates, and one First Rate miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 13 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$120.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217006 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: HMS Victory Box contains one HMS Victory (First Rate) ship miniature. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$38.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217007 Tolentino, Gabrio Black Seas - L'Orient Box contains one L'Orient (First Rate) miniature. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$38.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217008 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: USS Constitution 1:700 Scale This box set contains: Components for 1 resin USS Constitution ship hull; Metal components for masts; Printed sails; USS Constitution ship card; Wake markers; Bobbin for rigging; Acetate Ratlines; and a sheet of flags and pennants. 1:700 Scale model. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$38.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217009 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Santisima Trinidad - 1:700 Scale Ship Box containing resin and metal kit plus game components. In 1802 this Spanish first rate had 140 guns making her the heaviest armed ship in the world and was as one of the very few 4-decked ships ever built. This armament was not without its problems,the weight of the weaponry rendered her slow and difficult to maneuver. In games of Black Seas, a blast from this ship can be devastating, but lighter ships can gain advantages as they can change direction much quicker. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$38.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217010 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: HMS Royal Sovereign - 1:700 Scale Ship Box containing resin and metal kit plus game components. HMS Royal Sovereign was a 1st Rate Ship-of-the-Line of the Royal Navy, bearing 100 guns and was launched in 1786. Under the command of Admiral Collingwood she was one of the main first rate ships at the Battle of Trafalger and was the first ship to engage in action. This ship is a great addition to a Black Seas British fleet. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$38.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217011 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Spanish Navy Fleet (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces. The box contains: 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic frigates, 3 plastic third rates, One resin and metal first rate ship plus metal figureheads and backplates for 6 famous Spanish Navy Ships and Spanish Navy Flags, Sails, Ratline sheets, Bobbin for Rigging, Game cards and Wake markers. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$120.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217012 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: U.S. Navy Fleet (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces. The box contains: 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic frigates, 2 over-gunned resin frigates (USS President and the USS United States) plus metal figureheads and backplates for 3 ships, Flags, Sails, Ratline sheets, Bobbin for Rigging, Game cards and Wake markers. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$96.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217013 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Gunboat Squadron (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Box contains: three resin bases each containing three ships. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$25.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2217014 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Scenery Pack 1:700 Scale Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces: A Martello tower, Gun batteries, Lighthouse, and two sinking ships. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid December 2019 ......$48.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-2137395 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: 28mm Tartana The Tartana is a popular Mediterranean merchant vessel adapted for use in the Caribbean by the Spanish and the French. Sporting a two-masted fore and aft lateen rig and able to carry decent armament for its size, the Tartana makes for an excellent coastal privateer.

This unpainted ship does not include flags or sails. Some assembly required.

Contents:
* Tartana 1 13.5-inch x 4-inch Plastic Resin Hull (28mm scale)
* 7 Wooden dowel for Masts & Spars
* 4 Yards of Elastic for Rigging
* 17 Laser-cut wooden Rigging Parts
* 4 Light Cannons and Carriages
* 4 White Metal Gunport Covers
* 6 Swivel Guns
* 1 Game Card 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 ......$49.00 rct

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1-726519 Scarrow, Simon The Emperor's Exile:Eagles of the Empire 19 A.D. 57. Battle-scarred veterans of the Roman army Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro return to Rome. Thanks to the failure of their recent campaign on the eastern frontier they face a hostile reception at the imperial court. Their reputations and future are at stake.

When Emperor Nero's infatuation with his mistress is exploited by political enemies, he reluctantly banishes her into exile. Cato, isolated and unwelcome in Rome, is forced to escort her to Sardinia.

Arriving on the restless, simmering island with a small cadre of officers, Cato faces peril on three fronts: a fractured command, a deadly plague spreading across the province...and a violent insurgency threatening to tip the province into blood-stained chaos. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2019 UK, HEADLINE BOOKS
NEW-dj, available mid November 2020 ......$36.00 rct

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1-BRIG353 Bunde, Peter 353: IMPERIAL RUSSIA: Dragoon Regiment Finland 1809-1813 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG354 Bunde, Peter 354: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: 3rd East-Prussian Infantry Regiment 1810-1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG355 Bunde, Peter 355: Austrian Empire: Dragoon Regiment No.4 Levenehr/Erbgrossherzog 1809-1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-83513 Griffing, Robert NARRATIVE ART OF ROBERT GRIFFING: An Amazing Journey Vol. III This third volume of Robert Griffing's artwork is the result of 10 years of work since the release of his last book (out of print). It takes you into Eastern Native American history in the mid to later part of the 18th century, a time of struggle and recovery for the eastern tribes. Includes 130 color plates.

Through Michael Galban's research, his engaging writing relates well to the artwork. Robert believes it's important that these Eastern Native American images be seen and their story told and not be forgotten. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2019 US, PARAMOUNT PRESS
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1-2215809 Akimov, Andrey Bersaglieri d'Italia 1940-1945 In this 9th book of this new series, Andrey Akimov offers 23 beautiful plates dedicated to WWII Italian Bersaglieri 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, [English text] available late March 2020 ......$34.00 rct

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1-2215801 Carlo Pozzi PAPER SOLDIERS: Volume 1 The paper soldiers printed in this first volume cover the years 1650 to the end of the 19th century, based on French, English, Irish and Italian subjects, through the Napoleonic period, French Navy, and even American Indians. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid September 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-2215802 Carlo Pozzi PAPER SOLDIERS: Volume 2 Covers from 1900 to the end of the WWII. Includes Italian uniforms and colonial troops from 1919 to 1938, Italian and USAF subjects of WWII, and some last plates of Italian navy in 1960. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2215803 G Aimaretti PAPER SOLDIERS: Italian Uniforms of XVIII Century Covers the 18th century, especially the Savoyard army of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2215804 G Aimaretti PAPER SOLDIERS: Byzantine Army AD 395-1453 Uniformology research, NOT cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2215808 Pfeiffer, Jean Benot PAPER SOLDIERS OF THE FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE These paper soldiers representing the armies of Napoleon III are for uniform research, not cutting out and used for playing, and cover campaigns in Europe, Asia, Africa, Mexico, and the Franco-Prussian war and the defeat of Sedan. The men and uniforms drawn by Jean-Beno 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-221560 Toiati, Luigi THE HISTORY OF TOY SOLDIERS Covers the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early 21st century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. Includes anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject plus 600 color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection. 1 vol, 640 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2019 ......$60.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-2215805 Vinkhuijzen, H.J. PAPER SOLDIERS OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA: Volume 1 - France and Italy These rare and unique collection of Napoleonic paper soldiers are for uniform research, not cutting out and used for playing, and come from the collection of H. J. Vinkhuijzen (1843-1910). One of the Vinkhuijzen's most important collaborators was the Quinto Cenni, whose work was already published in the series Quaderni Cenni. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2215806 Vinkhuijzen, H.J. PAPER SOLDIERS OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA: Volume 2 - Prussian and German Allies These rare and unique collection of Napoleonic paper soldiers are for uniform research, not cutting out and used for playing, and come from the collection of H. J. Vinkhuijzen (1843-1910). One of the Vinkhuijzen's most important collaborators was the Quinto Cenni, whose work was already published in the series Quaderni Cenni. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2215807 Vinkhuijzen, H.J. PAPER SOLDIERS OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA: Volume 3 - Russia and Holland These rare and unique collection of Napoleonic paper soldiers are for uniform research, not cutting out and used for playing, and come from the collection of H. J. Vinkhuijzen (1843-1910). One of the Vinkhuijzen's most important collaborators was the Quinto Cenni, whose work was already published in the series Quaderni Cenni. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-907001 DIORAMAG: Volume 1 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

Contents:

3.- A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIORAMAS
6.- NEWS
10.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Sheperd Paine
12.- LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND. VIETNAM 1968. John Rosengrant
20.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Roger Hurkmans
24.- CORDONNERIE. Marcel Ackle
34.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Dirk Mennigke
38.- THE DEATH OF FURY. Giang Xuan Le
44.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Bernhard Lustig
48.- DEATH OF A PRINCE. Won-Hui Lee
58.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Kazuya Yoshioka
64.- FORGOTTEN WALKER. Per Olav Lund
68.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Volker Bembennek
73.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Francois Verlinden
74.- WARSAW 1944. Part 1. Sven Frisch
80.- REVIEW: INDUSTRIAL WINDOWS. SBS. Yen Drenth 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-907002 DIORAMAG: Volume 2 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

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3.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. John Rosengrant
6.- NEWS
10.-BALSA FOAM. Jose Brito
22.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Jean Diorama
26.- MIG 29 IN MAINTENANCE. Young Seo Kang
32.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Marjin van Gils
36.- FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER. Bernhard Lustig
50.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Andreas Rousounelis
54.- REVIEW SHATTERED GLASS. Alex Friedrich
58.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Sumitomo Takahiro
62.-UPRISING PRAGUE 1945. Ivan Cocker
70.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Johan Fohlin
74.- NATURES BEAUTY. Andrew Argent
84.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Robert Doepp
88.- SCALE MODEL CHALLENGE
96.- ECW CUP WINNERS SMC 2018 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-907003 DIORAMAG: Volume 3 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

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3.- T-90A IN SYRIA. Choo Huang Ming
6.- NEWS
10.-DIORAMA CLASSICS. Sheperd Paine
22.- CREATING A WEATHERED WALL SECTION. Marcel Ackle
16.- A STUDY ON SCALE. Robert Dopp
26.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Kwastas Gewrgioy
32.- RECAPTURED AND SALVAGED. Kreangkrai Paojinda
46.- 1:144 A4E SKYHAWK VA 106 GLADIATORS. Dirk Mennigke
50.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Shigeyuji Mizuno
56.- BOX ART DIORAMAS. Shigeyuki Mizuno
58.- DYNAMIC WATER EFFECTS IN SCALE. Yoshihiko Tanaka
70.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Eric Gideonse
76.- SEA DIORAMAS. Kostas Katseas
82.- THE LATEST EAGLE. Aitor Akuze
94.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Rhodes Williams 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-907004 DIORAMAG: Volume 4 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

Contents: THE KISS, NEWS, DIORAMA CLASSICS, WAVE BREAKER, CONCEALMENT, SHOWCASE DIORAMAGS, OPERATION CYCLONE, YOUNG SPIRIT, SHOWCASE DIORAMAG, DUEL IN THE MIST, AT-AT, and SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-220260 Eens, Mario GERMAN AND RUSSIAN TANK MODELS 1939-45: Painting Guide Comprehensive guide to techniques suitable for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scale WWII German and Soviet tank models will be invaluable to modelers wanting to recreate the iconic tanks of this conflict. From the Russian T-34 at the time of the battle of Kursk, and Su-152 in winter camouflage, to the German Panzer I in North Africa, and the gigantic Maus, as it might have appeared just after the war ended, this book offers a wealth of detail into the necessary tools, paints, and techniques to perfect a realistic finish. 1 vol, 132 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-223930 Faulkner, Gary GUIDE TO MAKING & PAINTING MDF Laser Cut MDF Model Kits The ultimate guide to working with laser cut MDF kits from our head of design and award-winning author of our Quick and Simple Paint Guides.

Gary takes you through both assembly and painting with 8 full and brand new paint guides and 8 technique guides on materials, modelling and assembly.

Each guide adds something more, the whole book has been written to dispel myths, answer questions and also to give you the confidence to try things for yourself. Get fantastic results quickly and simply right away and then work through the other more detailed sections.

This is the way we paint our kits, showing all the materials and tricks we use to get the results you see in the finished photos.
148 pages
Introduction to the laser cutter and design process
Materials Section
8 Step By Step Paint Guides
8 Alternative Technique Guides
Resource Guide
1 vol, 148 pgs 2020 UK, SARISSA PRECISION
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1-223870 Harwood, Tony WARGAMING TERRAIN & BUILDINGS - North Africa and the Middle East The Middle East and North Africa have been the backdrop for many conflicts through the centuries, making them a popular setting for miniature wargames. Whether you are fielding your Parthians against invading Roman legions, Crusaders against Saladin's Saracens, recreating Lawrence's exploits in Arabia, or trying to halt Rommel at El Alamein, this book will help you set the scene for your games. 350 color illustrations

Expert terrain modeler Tony Harwood takes the reader through a range of projects step by step, from selection of materials to the finished items. Each stage is illustrated with color photographs.


1 vol, 152 pgs 2020 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-925135 various SOLDATINI # 135 Articles include: The Captain and the Stud 54mm; Busts 200 and 400mm; North America's Animals 54mm; British Grenadier 54mm; Sharp's Armoury gun; Flying Merkel 1911 1/35; Glances 75mm; La Revue du Quintidi, June 1800 1a part 54mm; and more. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-925136 various SOLDATINI # 136 Articles include:
* Prochima GLS-PRO 20 Gomma siliconica per stampi in resina
* Ugo Foscolo 54mm
* L'evoluzione uniformologica del mondo occidentale nella prima guerra mondiale 54mm
* Hartmann von Heldrungen 75mm
* An IX Armeria Davide Pedersoli & C.
* Marat and Charlotte Corday 54mm
* Highlanders XIX Secolo 65mm
* Campagna d'Egitto 54mm
* Dragoni americani prima meta del XIX Secolo 54mm
* Charles Darwin 1/10
* Bacheca
* Parata 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-925140 various SOLDATINI #140 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-925141 various SOLDATINI #141 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-925142 various SOLDATINI #142 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-925143 various SOLDATINI #143 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 ITALY, AURIGA
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1-190689 BLACK POWDER: A Dark and Bloody Ground for F&I Wars Inside this book, you will find a complete history of the conflict with details of every major battle fought between the two sides. Also included are details of the uniforms, organization and commanders of the European armies, their colonial regulars and militias, and the various Native American tribes that supported or opposed them. Scenarios are provided for many of the battles of the war along with suggestions for campaign games. A copy of the Black Powder rule book is required to use this supplement. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2160992 SAGA: BOOK OF BATTLES: Three Objective Markers - Set Two Crafted by the team at Studio Tomahawk, these Objective Markers are designed for use in all of your SAGA games. The rules for these markers can be found in the Book of Battles. 1 vol, 3 pgs 2019 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-2197801 SAGA: Age of Magic - Deck of 36 Spell Cards The Spell Cards are a supplementary tool to quickly reference the wide variety of sorcerous abilities available in SAGA Age of Magic. The rules on these cards can also be found in the book and the cards will also be made available as a free download. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2019 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-220901 BATTLEPLAN #1: Fortress Europa Variant with Counters Features:

* Squad Leader Scenarios: 'One if by Air, Two if by Sea' and 'Blunting the Spearhead'
* Solitaire Up Front: Flamethrower Defense Scenario
* Overlord 1943: Variant for AH Fortress Europa (+ counters insert)
* Battle for Leyte: Scenario for SSG Carriers at War
* A House Restored: Rules variants for GDW A House Divided
* The Russian Campaign: Political variants for AH Russian Campaign
* Holding the Line: Scenario for Task Force's Armor at Kursk
* Field Marshal: Variant situation cards and weather effects for Jedko game (+ cards insert)
* Combat Cards II: Escalation variant for Yaquinto WWII card game
* Warlords of the World: Tournament scenario contest for Warlords
* Quick and Dirty Variants: Collection of short variants
* Solo Wargames 1 vol, 65 pgs 1987 US, BATTLEPLAN MAGAZINE
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1-220903 BATTLEPLAN # 3: Axis & Allies and War in Europe Mega-Variants Features:

* Third Reich: Special 1941 scenario
* Mission Grenada: Review of game
* Options for Mission Grenada: Variants and optional rules
* Squad Leader Scenarios: Partisan Purge, and, The Tank Repair Shop
* Squad Leader Abbreviations Defined
* A House Restored: Rules variants for GDW A House Divided (part 3 of 3)
* Alternative Risk Rules
* Axis & Allies Mega Variant Section: Dozens of new variants by various people (+cards insert)
* Black Capes and Whispered Secrets: Empires in Arms spy network variant
* War in Europe: Variant for the German Economy in SPI game
* Remember the Maine: Scenarios for this S&T game
* Trench War: Lots of new goodies for GDW Trenchfoot
* Salvo by Salvo: Variant for AH War at Sea
* A Nuclear Blast! Fiction and variant Roll Again table
* The Art of Making Counters Beautiful 1 vol, 65 pgs 1987 US, BATTLEPLAN MAGAZINE
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1-220907 BATTLEPLAN # 7: Includes Zulu War and Fortress America Variants Features:

* Complete Mini-Wargame: Zulu War
* Tank Leader scenarios
* Variants for Shogun
* Ancients scenarios
* What Happens Next: Battle for Moscow mini-campaign
* Great Patriotic War: Errata and new variants
* Fireteam scenarios (6)
* 4th Ed World in Flames preview
* Take the Axis: Strategies in WiF
* Unfought Battle: Scenario for GDW 1940
* Operation Battleaxe: Scenario for Rommel in the Desert
* Fortress America: Variant for MB game
* Two Historical Fantasies for Battle for Germany
* Extra Firefights for Platoon
* Cousins of the Queen: Two experimental B-17 models
* Squadron Command: Rules for leading a quadron of B-17s
* Okinawa Enhanced: Varants for Wargamer-55 issue game
* Extra Teams for Team Yankee
* Last Victory errata
* St. Nazaire Readjusted
* Squad Leader 1948: Red Star / White Star scenarios
* Elephants for Hammern and Anvil: Variant for The Last Victory
* Panzers on the Riveria: Variant for Winter Storm
* Midway Japanese Style: Yamamoto's perceived course of events 1 vol, 65 pgs 1987 US, BATTLEPLAN MAGAZINE
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1-220908 BATTLEPLAN #8: Deluxe Third Reich Issue with w/map * Eastern Front Solitaire: Vlasov's Army variant
* Washing the Spears in Zulu War: Variants for last issue's mini-wargame
* Bismarck House Rules: Conquest of Britain, AD 43
* Scenario for WEG Druid: Drive on Frankfurt variations
* Axis & Allies 1941 Scenario: Historical set-up of a year earlier
* Nuclear Risk!: Combining 'Nuclear War' and 'Risk'
* Empires in Arms: Strategies in Spain
* Aircraft for Air War: More for this TSR game
* Quick & Dirty Fortress America variants
* Red, White and Blue Max: US aircraft for GDW game
* Yamamoto's Plan for Midway: Variant for Yaquinto's CV
* Ortona: A Canadian Up Front scenario
* Turning the Tables in FireTeam: US attacks Soviets
* Expanded Kanev: Variants and new scenario for S&T game
* Over the Edge of the Map: Third Reich mega-variant map insert rules
* A Peek at 5th Edition Third Reich
* Third Reich 1940 Scenario
* Third Reich 1941 Scenario
* Third Reich 1945 Scenario
* More Third Reich variants
* Third Reich Local & Limited Wars: Mini scenarios for teaching beginners
* AH General Third Reich variants Rebuttal
The* War of '33: Analysis of 3R variants 1 vol, 65 pgs 1987 US, BATTLEPLAN MAGAZINE
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1-908000 WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Back Issues 191, 237, 255, 315, 319, 323, 347, 354, 368 Clearing out WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED (WI) back issues 191, 237, 255, 315, 319, 323, 347, 354, 368 for $2.00 each plus postage or any 5 issues for 8.95 plus postage.

Limited number of issues -- if we run out of an issue, we will substitute another issue.

If you wanted to sample WI, here's your (greatly discounted) chance. Normally $9.00 each. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1990's UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-223100D Blake, Mike BLOOD AND VALOR - Fatigue Dice Set This set of 12 dice is a perfect optional accessory for tracking fatigue on your units for any game system that uses a fatigue mechanic such as Blood & Plunder and Blood & Valor 1 vol, 12 pgs 2020 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-196811D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Forces of Order Dice for SAGA Magic These dice are for use with the the Great Kingdoms, the Lords of the Wild, and the Masters of the Underearth in SAGA Age of Magic. 1 vol, 8 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196812D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Chaos Dice for SAGA Magic These dice are for use with the the Undead Legions, the Horde, and the Otherworld in SAGA Age of Magic. 1 vol, 8 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196813D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Magic Dice for SAGA Magic These dice are for use with SAGA Age of Magic. 1 vol, 6 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196814D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Age of Hannibal Punic/Carthaginian Dice Set Each set contains eight of the same, faction specific, die. Unlike some other special dice, these SAGA dice have symbols on EACH side (no 'pips'). 1 vol, 8 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196815D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Age of Hannibal Republic of Rome Dice Set Each set contains eight of the same, faction specific, die. Unlike some other special dice, these SAGA dice have symbols on EACH side (no 'pips'). 1 vol, 8 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196816D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Age of Hannibal Barbarian Dice Set Each set contains eight of the same, faction specific, die. Unlike some other special dice, these SAGA dice have symbols on EACH side (no 'pips'). 1 vol, 8 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-196817D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Age of Hannibal Greek Dice Set Each set contains eight of the same, faction specific, die. Unlike some other special dice, these SAGA dice have symbols on EACH side (no 'pips'). 1 vol, 8 pgs 2020 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-909010 Bustamante, Jose Painting War 10: The Wild West Awesome special issue on how to paint Wild West figures. More than 25 different miniatures painted by Jose Bustamante, and a complete painting guide. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 SPAIN
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1-909009 Calatayud, Carlos PAINTING WAR: Issue #9 - Holy War Awesome special issue on how to paint Crusader armies. More than 25 different miniatures painted by Carlos Calatayud, and a complete painting guide. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 SPAIN
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2-208710 Davies, Paul BATTLEFIELDS IN MINIATURE: Making Realistic and Effective Terrain for Wargames Master terrain modeler Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the techniques of making the basic landscape are explained, then a series of projects show how this can be adapted to suit different periods or geographic locations (i.e. European farmland or Sudanese desert).

There are then detailed chapters on adding vegetation, buildings, roadways, trench systems etc. The clear, step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated by numerous photographs of the work in progress and Paul's inspirational finished pieces. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219950 Dennis, Peter THE PENINSULA WAR: Paper Soldiers for Wellington's War in Spain The second title in The Paperboys on Campaign series, some 46 pages of artwork enabling you to make French, British, Portuguese, Spanish, and several other countries' troops which fought for and against the Iron Duke in his epic campaign against Napoleon's forces. 1 vol, 46 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210995 Flaherty, Chris WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO WWI OTTOMAN ARMY UNIFORMS Volume Five of Partizan Press' Universal Wargames Rules Supplements -- a follow up to Partizan Historical 16 - The Ottoman Imperial Army in the First World War: A Handbook of Uniforms (2014).

This wargamer's guide to WW1 Ottomans covers both army and navy uniform colors, insignia, and flags and identiyes many of the soldier types in the WWI Ottoman army ground forces. In keeping with the wargaming focus of this volume the end chapter contains a selected list of 25-28mm scale WW1 Ottoman wargaming figures and models currently available. 1 vol, 94 pgs 2018 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210996 Flaherty, Chris THE NAPOLEONIC OTTOMAN ARMY: Uniforms, Tactics and Organization This volume covers the uniforms, tactics and organization of the Ottoman standing army in the late 18th century and Napoleonic wars. The Ottoman's standing army was long established. The sipahiand deli cavalry constituted its main battlefield assault force, alongside paid regular janissary infantry, provincial government musketeer regiments, and the nizam-i-cedid - the new order army -- all supported by a force of regular artillery, engineering and transport corps.

Chapters cover uniforms, insignia, flags, standing army's composition, and the organization of its infantry, cavalry and artillery. Also includes tactics used in the 18th century and Napoleonic period as well as a chapter on the organization, flags, ships, uniforms,tactics and armament of the Ottoman river fleets.

This volume is a continuation of the Partizan Press series for generic wargaming conversion rules, the 2018 Napoleonic Ottoman Army Wargaming Supplement. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-882910 Granillo, Manny Cataclysm: Panzer Korps Scenario Book X Tenth in a series of WWII scenario books designed specifically for the Panzer Korps rules system. Contains 16 ready-to-play scenarios with maps and force groups:

A Savage Storm: Breakout at Mtzensk '41
Battle for the Uryv Bridgehead '42
Battle for Aprilia '44
Clash of Armor '44
Battle for Kecskemet '44
Battle of Dnov '41
Relief of Stalingrad '42
Bremoncourt '44
Siege Of Hong Kong '41
Kharkov '42
Nordic Fist '41
Battle of Le Cateau '40
Operation Grozny '42
Operation Zitadelle '43
Last Panzer Victory '45
Operation Epsom '44
1 vol, 158 pgs 2020 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-1911820 Grant, Charles WARGAMERS' ANNUAL 2020 Includes: Famous Cavalry regiments; the Northern Frontier of Rome; Chaeronea; The Perils of Lady Constance in the Sudan; SYW skirmish wargaming Y Viva Espana; Invasion 1744. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210347 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 7 - The Seven Years War: Warburg, Vellinghausen and Wilhelmsthal From 1757 through to 1762 an Allied Coalition army fought against the French in support of Prussia. In August 1758, the first British contingent of troops arrived. The Allied army was a polyglot mix from nations including Britain, Brunswick, Hanover, Hesse, Prussia and Schaumburg-Lippe-Buckeburg.

This volume offers scenarios for three major actions from the years 1760, 1761 and 1762: Warburg, Vellinghausen, and Wilhelmsthal -- Sets the scene, describes the historical battle, discusses how best to wargame each, and then an account of how the game played out. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210348 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 8 - THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: SMALL ACTIONS IN THE WESTERN THEATRE 9 small actions described plus additional chapters on the armies of the author and Highland troops in the Western theatre 1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219901 Hargreaves, Mark PAINTING WORLD WAR ONE 28MM WARGAMING FIGURES: V1 THE MIDDLE EASTERN THEATRES - British, Dominion and Indian Armies In this first of a series of painting guides for wargamers published by Partizan Press, Mark Hargreaves takes us through a series of step by step photographic tutorials that cover the painting of flesh tones, khaki drill uniform, khaki serge uniform, horses, camels, guns and vehicles for the British, Dominion and Indian Army troops that served in the Middle Eastern theaters of World War I. The painting guide will also suit the same troops up until the late 1920s and so will be of interest to those who game the Back of Beyond and Interwar periods.

The guide also contains advice on simple conversions involving swapping heads and the basic use of greenstuff to add details to your miniatures. All the painted miniatures and models featured in this guide have been painted by Mark. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219902 Hargreaves, Mark PAINTING WORLD WAR ONE 28MM WARGAMING FIGURES: Volume 2 - The Middle Eastern Theater: Ottoman Empire, German and Austrian Allies Large format, all-color paperback. Second volume in the Partizan Press Painting World War One 28mm painting guide series covers the Middle Eastern Theaters. Includes Ottoman Empire and Her German & Austrian Allies. Infantry, camels, horses, conversion hints, etc. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219903 Hargreaves, Mark MAHDIST WARS 1881-1885 : THE PARTIZAN PRESS PAINTING GUIDE VOLUME 3 Large format, all-color paperback. Third volume in the Partizan Press Painting 28mm figure series 1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219904 Hargreaves, Mark PAINTING WORLD WAR ONE 28MM WARGAMING FIGURES: Volume 4 - THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918 Large format, all-color paperback. Fourth volume in the Partizan Press Painting World War One 28mm painting guide series covers the Western Front 1 vol, 118 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-220350 Harwood, Tony THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: Wargame Terrain and Buildings Any miniature wargame is greatly enhanced by realistic and evocative scenery and buildings, but commercial ready-made pieces can be expensive. Building your own can be a cost-effective and very rewarding alternative, another hobby in itself, but it can be hard to know where to start. Includes 350 illustrations.

Provides wargamers with the skills, techniques and guidance they need to create their own stunning and practical model buildings. In this volume, master modeler Tony Hardwood shares his years of experience and presents the reader with a wide range of projects for the Napoleonic era.

With the aid of step-by-step photographs, he guides the reader through building and finishing each of these models, which are organized in three sections of increasing complexity and encompass a range of scales and different materials. Nine projects are included but the techniques and skills demonstrated along the way, along with valuable advice on tools, construction materials and paints, can be adapted and applied to a much wider range of structures to grace your battlefields. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220990 Harwood, Tony THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: Wargaming Terrain and Buildings In this volume, master modeler Tony Hardwood shares his years of experience and presents a wide range of projects for the Napoleonic era. With the aid of step-by-step photographs, he guides the reader through building and finishing each of these models, which are organized in three sections of increasing complexity and encompass a range of scales and different materials. Nine projects are included but the techniques and skills demonstrated along the way, along with valuable advice on tools, construction materials and paints, can be adapted and applied to a much wider range of structures to grace your battlefields. 350 illustrations. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-944033 Herman, Mark C3i # 33: Waterloo Campaign of 1815 ARTICLES INCLUDE:
* Countersheet, C3i Magazine Nr33 - Index of this issue's die-cut counters
* The Waterloo Campaign - Complete RBM Studio Game -- Rulebook, Game Mapsheet, Player Aids and die-cut counters
* SPQR - Set-Up Card for Battle of the Po River
* Solitaire Tactics Tables Card for Battles of the American Revolution
* Empire of the Sun & Churchill - New Playing Cards + Counters for Issy & EOTS
* C3i Magazine Peel & Stick Labels for your C3i Collector Boxes! 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 US, RBM STUDIO LLC
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1-208914 Joseph A. McCullough, Dmitry Burmak, Kate Burmak Frostgrave: Wizard Eye: The Art of Frostgrave Even before the original Frostgrave rulebook landed in players' hands, its artwork, previewed in the run-up to release, attracted widespread attention and acclaim. Today, some eight volumes, two novels, and multiple boxed sets of plastic miniatures later, Dmitry and Kate Burmak have produced more than 85 illustrations, guided by the concepts developed by Frostgrave creator Joseph A. McCullough. Together, these three have breathed life into the Frozen City, depicting the wizards, warriors, and creatures that call it home.

With behind-the-scenes content, including concepts, sketches, work-in-progress shots, and commentary from the creators, this lavish volume features all the artwork produced for Frostgrave - from the rulebook that started it all to the Perilous Dark supplement. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223170 Kendall, Jamie The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures is a showcase of some of the best talent in the industry. Compiled with the cooperation of eleven of the most innovative companies from Europe, the UK and USA, it shows what goes in to the creative process of taking an initial concept from two-dimensional sketches and translating it into a three-dimensional figurine ready for collectors and tabletop gamers. Game designers, artists and sculptors explain their part in bringing these miniature works of art to life. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 images, including concept art, work-in-progress sculpts and beautifully painted miniatures.

The book features miniatures from games and companies such as Aradia Miniatures, Alkemy (Alchemist Miniatures), Avatars of War, Godslayer (Megalith Games), Guild Ball (Steamforged Games), Relicblade (Metal King Studio), WARMACHINE and HORDES (Privateer Press), RUMBLESLAM (TTCombat), Drakerys (Don't Panic Games), Kings of War (Mantic Games) and Freeblades (DGS Games).
1 vol, 24 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219460 Lacy, Ben LA RESISTANCE: Scenario Book Contains WWII 15 scenarios featuring the Maquis against the German occupation of France: Murder on the Metro, Groupas Francs, Detachment Valmy, Crossing the Demarcation Line, Rescuing Renouvin, Stop That Train, Wattelez Rubber Factory, Ratier, Killing Julius Ritter, Liberation of Corsica, Convoy 20, The Real Wonder Woman, Operation Jericho, Battle of Glieres, and 2nd Armored. 1 vol, 78 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-221120 Lacy, Ben STALINGRAD: The Life of a Sniper - A Role Playing Campaign The so-called sniper is an exemplary type of soldier who is regarded with a mixture of admiration and abhorrence. Although he saves the lives of many comrades with terrifying precision, he is often overlooked and forgotten amid the historiography of war. Like few other soldiers, he must live with the knowledge that he has extinguished so many lives, not anonymously, but looking straight into the eyes of his target.

This first-person adventure follows a Russian sniper and sidekick through the battle of Stalingrad. The 15 scenarios within help a GameMaster set up the situation on the table and guide the GM as to Non-Player Characters' actions while the player directs the sniper. Danger and experience grow with each scenario. Note that the GM decides how each scenario plays out, being as tough or easy as desired. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-223510 Rutherford, Bill US Army WWII Unit Organizations This book contains extensively researched and detailed organization charts for 253 units ranging from squad to company level, with additional battalion-level and higher level charts and diagrams to put everything into context.

Extensive notes explain how everything fits together and provides the reader an immense amount of information with which to better understand US Army organizations, and to organize one's miniature armies for battle on the tabletop 1 vol, 82 pgs 2020 US, TEST OF BATTLE GAMES
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1-88836 Sartori, Lorenzo IMPETUS:Warbook 1 Army lists for Impetus 2 97 Army Lists cover: Age of Bronze, Age of Chariots, Age of Hoplites, Alexander the Great and Successors, Rome and Italy, and Roman Expansion. 1 vol, 66 pgs 2020 ITALY, DADI & PIOMBO
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1-221760 Scar A STORM IN THE VALLEY 1862: Scenario Book for Volley and Bayonet This book provides ten scenarios for use with Volley & Bayonet - Road to Glory. Also included are Alternate Scale Gaming with Volley & Bayonet, and additional information on gaming the American Civil War with Volley & Bayonet - Road to Glory. The scenarios focus on the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 and the Peninsula Campaign.

Scenarios: Kernstown, McDowell, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Shenandoah Mini-Campaign, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Glendale & Malvern Hill, and Gates of Richmond Mini-Campaign

Three PDF maps will be emailed to you at no additional charge: Gates of Richmond-Northern, Glendale & Malvern Hill Area, and the Shenandoah Campaign. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2019 US, TEST OF BATTLE GAMES
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1-219550 Stanley, Paul MODELLING AND PAINTING FANTASY FIGURES Whether modeling a single fantasy miniature, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game - this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best result. Includes 272 color plates.

A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modelers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modeling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, HAYNES PUBLISHING UK
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1-218592 Sutherland, Diane WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO MAKING TABLETOP TERRAIN: Volume 2: Tales of a Wargames Widow Mainly revises articles from Battlegames and Miniatures Wargames magazines. The 16 articles including Frontier Forts; Tents; Arab Stockade; Sailing ships; Tembes; Paddle Steamers, Balloons and Zeppelins; Savannah Trees; Multi-Period Embassy Building; Paddy Field; Wadis; Bridges, and more. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-218593 Sutherland, Diane WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO MAKING TABLETOP TERRAIN: Volume 3: Tales of a Wargames Widow This volume takes you from the Canadian wilderness to the Plains of the west, from Ancient Greece to the Italian coast via canoes and wagons. Includes 17 expanded articles on terrain and tabletop features for wargamers that don't require you t have a degree in design or art. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-218594 Sutherland, Diane WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO MAKING TABLETOP TERRAIN: Volume 4: Tales of a Wargames Widow Volume 4 features sixteen exciting terrain projects fromBattlegames and Miniature Wargames, all in their original, extendedformat with extra pictures.

This book not only covers the basics, like terrain mats,fences and trees, but neat ways to refurbish your table and get themost out of your buildings.

Featuring:

TRP - Refurbishing your tired terrain
Bottle Brush - Old school trees for the modern man (or woman)
Oi! That's My Apple Corer - Gabions from packaging and placemats
Burnt Offerings - Creating the perfect Russian arsonist'scrime scene
Dusty Tracks - All terrain roads from roofing felt
Carpet Bombshell - Creating the ultimate DIY terrain mat
Foam? Cor! - Recreating Normandy from packaging foam
Clean Sweep - Haystacks and ricks with insulation boards andbrooms
Redoubt Regrets - A tale of six Russian fortlets
Distinctly Danish - Stone and wattle fences from Scandinavia
Something Different - Ringing the changes with your buildingstock
Fynbos - Fun with flexible foliage
A Stoned - Solid buildings for all periods
Hill Billy - Getting the rise out of polystyrene blocks
Fields of Value - Creating characterful cabbages!
Mock Tudor - Half-timbered houses with individuality
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1-219050 Taylor, David ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES 10,000 miniatures and more! That's how many wargaming models Dave Taylor has painted over the last 27 years. That's dozens of armies, for some of the most popular wargames systems (and some of the most obscure, too!) Some of these have been commissions and others have been personal projects. During that time, he has had a LOT of conversations about the what, why, and how of the inspiration, preparation, and motivation for such large projects.

The book also contains contributions from some of his favorite army painters including: Brandon Palmer from GMM Studios, Ash Barker from Guerrilla Miniature Games, Teri Litorco from That Teri Girl, Mel Bose from The Terrain Tutor, Joel Moon from the Mordian 7th blog, John Cadice from Ninja Division, Brian Carlson from the Brian Carlson Miniatures blog, and John Lyons from Beasts of War. 1 vol, 172 pgs 2016 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-221710 Trour, Ian editor Run 5: The Journal of Strategic Studies Group published by SSG Set of the house organ for the computer game company.

Issues #1 through #25, missing #24 and 3 x #16, 2 x #17. In all 29 magazines
Buy the all for $99 plus S&H.

Includes articles on historical background to the games, game design, game play, and computer data for setting up new or variant scenarios.
DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DISK WITH THE SCENARIO FILES.
However, scenarios in magazine often include OOB's, hex maps, and other useful info for recreating the battle on a tabletop.
Lots of charts with game-specific info, albeit slugged to the computer system data. 29 vol, 1160 pgs 1986-1991 US, SSG
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1-908377 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 377 with one free sprue of either: French Chasseurs, Hussars, or Line Lancers Plastic Frames Theme: Modern Warfare
* Irish Army's Forgotten Battle
* Focus: Eyes and Ears
* Wargaming the First Chechnya War
* Dien Bien Phu
* Modern Warfare Miniatures
* Indo-Pakistan War 1971
* Designer's Showcase -The Zone
* Modern Warfare Rules 92

Other Features:
* Observation Post
* Why I Love Of Gods And Mortals
* Rules Showcase: Warlords of Erehwon
* Three Days in Gettysburg (Part 2)
* Agincourt Mounted Knights -- In Miniature
* How To Make Cruel Seas Wreck Markers
* Battle of Aong, 1857
* Return to Jock's Landing
* Insider Interview: Armies & Legions & Hordes 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908380 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 380 - Includes US WWII Infantry Sprue THEME: WARLORDS AND REBELS
* Lakshmi Bai: Warrior Queen
* No Bridge, No Country!
* Piecing Together the Greek Civil War
* Wargames Designer - The Next Generation

Other Articles:
* US Infantry at D-Day
* Designer's Notes: Dark and Bloody Ground
* Show Reports: Salute 2019 and Adepticon 2019
* Snakemen and Other Scaly Things
* Saga Age of Magic: Could it be Magic?
* Wargamer's Squint
* Wargames spaces: Eric the Shed
* Marching on with Battlegroup
* How to ... Build a Greek Temple 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908381 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 381 - Includes Russian Crimean War Sprue THEME: That Flood of Sullen Soldiery
* Battle of Carrickfergus 1760
* American Invasion of Canada 1785
* Forever Undivided: An Uncivil War
* The Estonian War of Independence 1918-20

FEATURES
* Observation Post
* Painting Your Crimean War Russian Infantryman
* Designer's Notes: Ragnarok
* Partizan 2019: The Winners
* Terra Forming the Elf King
* Learning through the Lens of Peleliu
* Why I Love Dead Man's Hand 66
* Mancetter at Salute 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908382 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 382 THEME: KILL THEM ALL!

* An Early 13th Century Guide
* Painting Prince Louis
* Double Dutched
* Bosworth 1745
* When England Slept
* War of the Worlds Redux

OTHER FEATURES:
* Observation Post
* Se Victorem Exercitum
* Rules Showcase: Test of Honour (Second Edition) and SPQR
* A Great (Big) Game of the Greatest Battle
* To Invading England
* The Crusading Genoese
* Building a Palazzo
* Rethinking Roger's Rangers
* Storm in a Paint Pot 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908383 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 383 with Landsknecht Sprue THEME: FRONTIER WAR
* 'This Black and Fatal Day'
* Australian Frontier War
* George Armstrong Custer
* Painting Custer

OTHER ARTICLES
* Observation Post
* Lethal Landsknects
* A Gentleman's War
* 'It Took Over the Airports'
* AT the Movies
* Talkin' Tonkin
* Bristol Down
* Insider Interview: Dr. Stephen Turnbull
* Historicon 2019
* Having a Pulptastic Time
* Warwick's Carrack 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908385 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 385 with Judge Dread Decal Sheet THEME: Thrill-Powered Gaming
* Getting Ready for Dredd
* Barry at Lyndonia
* Rules Showcase: Judge Dredd: I am the Law!
* The Treasure of Captain Flint
* Painting Captain Flint

OTHER ARTICLES:
* Observation Post
* 2000AD Tabletop History
* The Army of Charles the Bold
* Red Bull and Laughing Gas
* Nam: The Way It Probably Wasn't
* A Wargamer's 17th Century Odyssey
* Gaslands Day 2019
* Creating a Piece of Future History
* The Economics of Second Editions
* A Dummies' Guide to the French and Indian Wars 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908386 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 386 Theme: The Filthy 13
* Hollywoodized history of this most infamous of WWII sections with wargaming suggestions.
* Convert an M43 uniform into the M42, to represent how they appeared on the eve of the Normandy landings of 1944
* A Busy Night in Little 'Appens - Dad's Army Scenario
* Popski's Private Army: Historical Overview

Other Articles
* Building Antietam: Building a scale model of the battlefield
* Pirates of the Hebrides: Skirmish faction for use with On The Seven Seas and
Lion Rampant rule sets
* Talons, Claws and Rotten Dice: Latest Great Northern War supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners
* An Out-of-Vehicle Experience: Unofficial rules for using pedestrians in Gaslands
* Gaming a Game of Thrones: Ideas on gaming in the GoT world
* How to Get an Extra Hand: Using Lego bricks
* Designer's Notes: Wasteland Warriors 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908387 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 387 with free Bolt Action sprue Includes one sprue of German Grenadiers OR Blitzkrieg German Infantry

THEME: WE BUILT THIS CITY...
* Building a Ruined City
* Urban Combat: Chain of Command Style
* Knock 'Em All Down: Battle of Aachen 1944
* Panic on the Streets of Argo and St. Albans

Other Articles:
* Observation Post
* Painting German Grenadiers
* Drink Gin, Eat Elephant
* Perry Miniatures' War of the Triple Alliance
* Inglorious Crusade: West Africa Squadron for Black Seas
* Recreating an Airfix Classic: The Gun Emplacement
* Rules Showcase: Milites Mundi
* Per Deorum Album. Non Est Caledonios Ubique (SPQR Mini Campaign)
* Bolt Action Grand Tournament 2019
* The Infected Carcass
* Painting Van Helsing 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908388 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 388 THEME: THE SEASONED CAMPAIGNER
* Campaign veterans: Should they be any better than green troops?
* Goths and Romans: Campaigns
* Vietnam is Like the Alamo: Background and Marines
* Campaign Effects on Armies and Army Lists
* Campaign Dress on Parade: Colorful units

OTHER ARTICLES:
* Observation Post: New Products
* 2019 Wargames Illustrated Awards: Winners and runners up
* Wargaming Malplaquet: The bloodiest battle of the 18th century
* Designer's Notes: Zona Alfa Skirmish Game
* Why I Love ... Battlegroup: WWII Rules
* Black Hearts, Black Ships: Pirates in Black Seas
* The Making of Marshal Ney: Creating the latest Giants in Miniature figure
* Painting Marshal Ney
* How to Improve a MDF Building
* Designer's Notes: Soldiers of Rome Rules
* Judge Dredd: Painting Guide 1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908389 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 389 Articles include: Charging Into Battle, First Look at Muskets & Tomahawks, HG Wells' Little Wars Paper soldier edition, Air Strike (Blood Red Skies Compendium), reviews, and more. 1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908390 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #390 Contains 'How to...' modelling guide

With a theme of 'Assassins and Spies' this issue is full of reviews, articles, and everything you need from the best monthly table top gaming magazine.
1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908393 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #393 with free copy of NEVER MIND THE BILLHOOKS rules Theme: Never Mind the Billhooks (Rules)
Designer Andy Callan on Wars of the Roses rules
Armies: Beginner's guide to Wars of the Roses armies
Feuds, Raids, and Anarchy: Small battles and skirmishes in the Wars of the Roses
Painting Guide: Wars of the Roses
Painting Lord Callan: Fearless fighting commander of the Wars of the Roses

Other Articles
Quick Fire: Short posts from WI readers about their hobby projects and observations.
Observation Post: New product releases
Full Paper Jacket: Book previews.
The Pressures of Command: Part 2 - Overhauling our approach to command and control
Sand and Gravel: In terrain making
Hinterland Strategy: Crusaders' military strategy and activity 1125 - 1153
Conversions Masterclass: Focus on 15mm Ancients
SwordPoint 2: Designer notes for second edition ancient and medieval battle rules
Why I Love Science vs Pluck: Affection for the umpire-led Colonial rules
Byrchio's Celestichord: Frostgrave scenario
Company Profile: Cibo's Little Dudes and its Modern Africa range
1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908394 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #394 - one of either; Samurai Infantry, Ashigaru Yari or Ashigaru Missile Troops plastic frames Theme: Last Battles
Sellasia 222BC: Battle and scenario
Castillon 1453: Battle and scenario
Stoke Field 1487: Battle and scenario
Corunna 1809: Battle and scenario
Temesvar 1849 : Battle and scenario
Texel Uprising 1945: Battle and scenario

Other Articles:
Quick Fire: WI readers' hobby posts
Observation Post: What's New
Full Paper Jacket: Book previews
Hail Caesar vs. MEG: Comparison of two ancients rule systems
Frostgrave 2: First look at second edition fantasy rules
Build a Medieval Carriage: How to scratch build a carriage
Converted Armies: Showcase of converted figures
Movement Trays: How to make trays
New Afghan Tribesmen: Perry Miniatures' latest figures
Crusaders Contest for Egypt
1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-916433 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 433 COVER STORY: Wild West Triple Feature
* Hickstown: Scenarios for the popular Dead Man's Hand rules (or other rules)
* Quick on the Draw: Complete, self contained rule set - with yet more scenarios - for multi-scale western gunfights and it comes with on line content and some fine illustrations for painting guides.
* Wargames Widow: How to Build Teepees from scratch (and egg boxes!)

OTHER ARTICLES:

* Rorke's Drift: Natal Province in January 1879
* Gaze into the Void: A History of a Lost Future
* Gender Balanced Armies: Bad Squiddo founder, Annie Norman, on female representation in wargaming.
* Pulling The Strings: An interview with Puppetswar
* Reports on Cavalier and Hammerhead shows
* Fantasy Facts: Crooked Dice; Plastic Soldier Company; Atlantis; Brigade and more
* Forward Observer with (mostly) historical wargaming product reports on The Scene; Battle Mats; Offensive Miniatures; Bud's Markers; Full Metal Miniatures; Deep Cut and and more
* Recce: 14 book reviews
* Club Directory 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916435 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 435 with Cruel Seas Sprue Cruel Seas cover feature includes a free Vosper MTB or S-Boat with a new 'just after D-Day' scenario for them and then a 28mm D-Day scenario for Ultracombat Normandy called Spreading the Ham and Jam. Then we move the WWII theme to the Western Desert for a battle between the British and Italians.

Also on the cover is Prepare For War! -- the new Conquest rules which are bringing grimdark to the world of fantasy. In The Great Expedition (part one) we look at the background to Drake's 16th century raids in the New World. Next month, in part two, we conclude with rules and scenarios.

In Send Three and Fourpence, we cover Solo and cooperative wargaming and in Command Decision we have a crusades conundrum. Compare & Contrast: we try out Games Workshop's new Citadel Contrast Paints. There's a report on the Partizan show; the Wargames Widow's makes trees, and James Winspear builds a Fantasy House! 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916438 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 438 Articles:

* Fae & Loathing In Talamhlar: Fairy scenario
* Card Bunker: Pull-out and assemble, pre-printed card bunker system
* In Last Days: Interview and an exclusive scenario for Osprey's rules of the same name.
* In Start Your Engines: Interview and two exclusive scenarios for Gaslands: Refuelled.
* In Bright Clothes & Warm Weather: Quick play Renaissance Battle rules.
* Perry Brothers Interview: Their life as sculptors
* Opinion pieces: Two on writing rules and the other on the future of 3d models
* Ten of the Best Reasons to visit Tabletop Gaming Live 2019: London's best gaming show!
* Scratch Building: The Wargame Widow and barnstorming.
* Club Spotlight feature on the Lincombe Barn Wargames Society.
* Review sections: Quartermaster for accessories and Defence in Depth for figures and rules
* Forward Observer for news. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916439 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 439 Articles Include:
* Perilous Dark: Frostgrave scenario
* Black Seas: Age of Sail Rules Introduction
* Pull-out and assemble, pre-printed mausoleum
* Kill Team: The Great War
* Otumba Aztec Empire in 1520 scenario
* Send Three and Four Pence: ACW Kriegspiel Scenario (part one)
* Night of The Scarecrows: Horror wargaming, scenario and painting guide
* TTG Live and Colours convention coverage
* Club Spotlight: Abingdon Wargames Club
* Scratch Building: Make your own fleece wargames mat on the cheap
* Forward Observer: News
* New Review Sections: Quartermaster for accessories and Defence in Depth for Figures and rules
* Recce: Book reviews 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916440 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 440 Articles include:

* Battle of Dove Creek: Texicana scenario that also includes some self-assembly Wild West Real Estate card models
* Command Decision: Scenario with Kesselring in Italy in 1943
* Send Three and Four Pence: Concluding part of an ACW Kriegspiel scenario
* Frost And Fear: Northern Alliance versus Nighstalker battle report for Kings of War's new 3rd Edition
* Dark Side of the Moon: Lunar Skirmish sci-fi rules and a scenery build
* Kill The Rabbit: Intro scenario for new ACP164 skirmish system
* Ragna-Rock The World: Scenario for Ragnarok: Heavy Metal Combat in the Viking Age
* Gordon's Alive: Scratch build a classic pulp spaceship from household items
* Club Spotlight features the Black Wolf Wargames Club
* Last word: Warlord's John Stallard on today's hobby
1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916441 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 441 COVER: Battle of Battle of the Nive: Black Powder battle from the Peninsular War.

Articles include:
* Command Decision: Isandlwana from Zulu perspective
* The Bridge at Kronstadt: 15mm scenario
* Chocks Away! Self assembly 15mm Hangers - card models
* Send Three and Fourpence: All for the glory of France! The Men Who Would Be Kings scenario
* Vital Supplies: Three scenarios for rule set Test of Honour
* Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Undercover Bolt Action scenario
* Silent Death: Why this classic space combat game remains in use
* Blood in the Shires: Age of Sigmar and In the Zone with Osprey's new Blue Book
* Gordon's Crashed: Finish the terrain for a retro Space ship from an ikea table
* Club Spotlight features the Sheffield Wargames Club
* Quartermaster: Accessories review
* Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews
* Forward Observer: News
* Recce: Book reviews
* Salute to Stuart Asquith 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916442 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 442 ARTICLES INCLUDE:

* Hollywood On Hood: A Robin Hood scenario and rules using the downloadable By Crom! system
* Mutiny! Shawpore, India 1857 Scenario
* Elder Scrolls: Trying the new skirmish fantasy system
* Send Three and Fourpence: All for the Glory of France! Concluding part of The Men Who Would be Kings Scenario
* Orbital Debris: Beyond the Gates of Antares Scenario
* The History Boy: Interview with famed illustrator Peter Dennis
* Warfare Show photo report
* Is it a Wargame? Pondering what makes a wargame a wargame -- and what isn't
* Scratch build a European storage building and a concrete bunker (in 28mm) plus some FREE card gothic ruins to assemble
* Club Spotlight features the Milton Keynes Wargames Society.
* Quartermaster: Review section for accessories
* Defence in Depth: Review section for figures and rules
* Forward Observer: Product news
* Recce: Book reviews.
* Last Word: Rick Priestly 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916443 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 443 ARTICLES INCLUDE:

* Viva La Revolucion! Viva Mexico!: Early 20th century Mexican Revolution scenario with a painting guide and Black Powder rules adaptation (with downloadable tactical cards).
* War in the Far East: Seven Black Powder scenarios for fighting the Boxer Rebellion.
* Tuttlingen, a 30 Years War scenario using the snow terrain boards built in issue 442.
* The Lost Morddhic Killing Fields: Scenario for Warmachine & Hordes.
* The Dragon and the Eagle's Egg? Iwo Jima-based scenario for Bolt Action.
* Minnows Against Sharks: Black Seas scenario.
* The Boxroom: Scenario for Infinity
* The Great Train Heist: Scenario for Malifaux.
* Command Decision: Marshal Ney at Quatre Bras scenario.
* Send Three and Fourpence: Guide to Coarse Painting
* Scratch build a 28mm Thatched Hovel plus FREE card gothic watch towers.
* Club Spotlight: The Bexley Reapers.
* Quartermaster: Reviews of accessories.
* Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews.
* Forward Observer: News
* Recce: Book reviews.
* Last Word: Mike Hutchinson. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916444 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 444 In issue 444 of Miniature Wargames we some great giveaways: firstly this issue has the exclusive Salute Show Guide included FREE! This has all of the trade and game details plus articles and this is the only place where you can get your copy ahead f the show.

But there's more: on the cover is a FREE set of cards to accompany Voice Of The Sky: this is an exclusive scenario for Elder Scrolls by Modiphius Entertainment (plus there are more cards to download from the TTG site!)

But the exclusive scenarios don't stop there: The Amigasa Uprising is a Test of Honour game; there's one for Mantic's Deadzone with an exclusive Zombie outbreak; Anarchy in the UK (The Siege of Sidney Street) pits pistol wielding subversives against the forces of law and order; and Mean Streets 2084 is not just a scenario, but rules and painting guide as well!

But, if you want to ponder another scenario, how about 18th century Scotland? In Jon Sutherland's Command Decision you are in Glen Shiel for some Jacobite fury in 1719.

Or - in The Frontiers' Cup - you could play Fantasy Football with our Guildball campaign system. in Send Three and Fourpence, Conrad Kinch gives tips running really big games successfully.
If you want to scratch build we have another practical build: a Log Cabin plus there's a 'how to' on sculpting your own chains in 28mm and easy weathering on 3mm AFVs

The Editor makes a show trip to Cavalier with pictures and Club Spotlight features the Cross Gaming Club.

Finally, we have the review sections Defence in Depth for Figures and rules, plus we have Forward Observer for news plus Recce for a book reviews.
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1-916446 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 446 Issue 446 of Miniature Wargames we have some exclusive scenarios (including for the new Oathmark system) and a stunning painting guide!
Belgeroth's Last Stand is an exclusive Oathmark Scenario by rules author Joe McCullough.

Backing up the Oathmark goodness, there's also a stunning guide to Painting your Oathmark Elves by Kevin Dallimore.

For those that want the chatter of Tommy Guns, there's an exclusive rule set and linked scenarios for booze running in the 20s with Bootleggers, Stetsons & Chicago Pianos. It's 87AD in the Dacian Frontier: you are Decebalus but - in Jon Sutherland's Command Decision - the question is can you stop the Roman invasion?

In A Game for our Times we have some simple modern AFV combat rules which are - in the current situation - useful for solo or remote play. To help with that, Conrad Kinch gives us some guides for remote gaming in Send Three & Fourpence. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916447 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 447 Issue 447 of Miniature Wargames we have a cornucopia of Solo Play rules and scenarios to chose from:

But, on the cover is Death In The Back Of Beyond: An adaption of Chris Peers' Death in the Dark Continent that creeps the rule set into the early twentieth century...

The Solo Play rules and scenarios we have concentrated on includes: Going Solo: Solitaire Rules for the card-based SF system ACP164 from Sally 4th. We also have A Jaunt Ashore: a solo amphibious excursion for the very popular The Men who would be Kings in Send Three And Fourpence.

In Command Decision it's Nigeria in 2020: you're not a prince with unlimited oil revenue but Can you stop the insurgency? and in Beyond Thunder Box we have simple, fast play Buggy racing rules.

Napoleonic Skirmish has an adaptation for a simple skirmishing system for the Portable Napoleonic Wargame system.

We have a duo of scratch building: in Lost and Found the Editor builds an SF Tower block from household waste; or Tony Harwood constructs a pretty French Dovecot!

As a couple of pieces to ponder, in An Old Dog The Editor wonders where the time goes and in Freak Show Jon Sutherland ponders sculpting...

In Paint all the Minis Conrad Kinch visits an on-line wargames show and reports back

Club Spotlight features the Milton Hundred Wargames Club.

Finally, we have the review sections Defence in Depth for Figures and rules, Quartermaster for scenery and accessories plus we have Forward Observer for news and Recce for fourteen top notch book reviews.

Last Word is by Henry Hyde.
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1-916448 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 448 Issue 448 of Miniature Wargames we have a a whole bunch of rules and scenarios to chose from - and cake!
On the cover is a fight for the new world: an Aztec Command Decision scenario. Yes it's 1521 and - at the Siege Of Tenochtitian - you're Pedro de Alvarado and it's Huitzilopochtli time!

We also have the conclusion of A Jaunt Ashore: a solo amphibious excursion for the very popular The Men who would be Kings in Send Three And Fourpence.

In England Invaded there's a Spanish invasion of Cornwall scenario for use with Pike and Shotte rules.

We're all at sea with The Battle of Grand Port: a Black Seas scenario.

Arthur Harman - with culinary assistance - enables us all to have our cake and eat it: in Gateaux de Guerre he cooks up the Edible Siege Wargame!

We invite you to explore 10mm Ancients with an introduction to Mortem et Gloriam. Under lockdown, the Editor and Kevin Dallimore separately build two Oathmark armies fast and Tony Harwood scratch builds a Timber Cottage.

Find balance and order from chaos in tightly packed wargaming lives with The Compressed Wargamer or go digital: the Editor shows you how to make the best choices for Miniature Wargames on-line.

Club Spotlight features the Central London Wargames Club.

Finally, we have the review sections Defence in Depth for Figures and rules, Quartermaster for scenery and accessories plus we have Forward Observer for news and Recce for nine insightful book reviews.

Last Word is by Mel Bose - commonly known on line as The Terrain Tutor.

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1-935101 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 101 Special Feature: Epic and legendary Viking warfare Mark Backhouse, 'Who will save us from the savage northmen - Wargaming the Vikings'.
Matthew Unsworth, 'Wargaming the fights from Beowulf - A hero's song'.
Eoghan Kelly, 'Let him go early in the morning to Ath-Cliath - The Battle of Islandbridge'.
Ian Beal, 'The earl would no brook cowardice - The Battle of Maldon'.
Guy Bowers, 'Collecting a Viking host - Hammer of the gods'.
John Morris, 'Painting a Viking front cover - Blood eagle'.

Features Ian Beal, 'The Battle of Loudoun Hill, May 10, 1307 - 'What's ma name?''.
Mark Backhouse, 'Tanks versus Tiger in Normandy - Tiger trap!'.
Mark Backhouse, 'A platoon-sized campaign to defend WWII Singapore - Last stand on Opium Hill'.
Stephen Tunmore, 'Making your flags stand out - Flying the flag'.
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1-935102 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 102 Special Feature: The Peloponnesian War
* The Age of Pericles Comes to an End: A Brief History of the Peloponnesian War
* Cautious Allies - The Battle of Sybota, 433 BC
* The Battle of Delium, 424 BC - Birth of the Boeotian War Machine
* Retaking Amphipolis - A Mini Campaign in the North
* Collecting an Ancient Greek Army - The Word of Ares
* Painting a Greek Front Cover - Sparta Triumphant

Other Features
* Forgotten Counterattack: A Fall of the Reich Scenario
* One More Frolic with the Yankees - British Raids along the Shores of Chesapeake Bay
* Jack for the King: The Siege of Pendennis Castle
* Wounded Tiger: Operation Elibote II, 31 January 1943
* Fun with Foam: Turning Upholstery Foam into Fuzzy Terrain
* South African Defenses: Modeling a Boer War British Blockhouse

Departments
* Miniature Reviews
* Up Front - Inclusivity
* Tabletop tactics - Irregular Practice
* The irregular - Show Yourself!
* Skirmish Sangin meets World War II - Let's Play Ultracombat: Normandy
* Game reviews: Flint and Feather, Men of Bronze, and Campaign: Fortress Budapest
* Book reviews
* Parting Shots 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-935104 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 104 Special Feature: 1944 - The Battle for Overloon and Venray
* The Fighting at Overloon and Venray - Mud, Blood, and Lots of Firepower
* Task Force Wemple at Hattert Castle - Against a Brick Wall
* The Assault on Overloonse Duinen Woods - Teddy Bears' Picnic
* Outside Smakt: Monday, 16 October, 1944 - Refighting the Assault at Loobeek
* Fighting in the Ruins of Venray, 16 October, 1944 - Bloodbeek
* Collecting a Late-WWII British Force - A Stiff Upper Lip and a Cup of Tea
* A German Cat Among the British Birds - Cuckoo

Features
* Colonel Fren Burnaby versus the Mahdists - Somewhere Near Sulakin
* Playing big battles with Lion Rampant - Pride of Lions
* The Army of the Var, 1815: Part II - A Masterclass in Defense
* Lessons Learned from the Great Game - Reflections on Waterloo Replayed
* Making a 28mm Watchtower for the Zulu War - Building Fort Amiel
* Painting Objectives for ACW raiding games - Let's Talk About Tents
* Painting 6 mm Small Metal Soldiers - Dr Mike's SMS Clinic 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-935106 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 106 Special Feature: War in the Sengoku Period (1467-1615)
* A look at the heroes behind the history - Samurai legends
* Return of the Wrath of Heaven - Legend of the Shinobi
* The fourth Battle of Kawanakajima - The Honjo Masamune
* The ambush prelude to Sekigahara - Rescue at Kuisegawa
* Samurai legends on the tabletop - The age of the country at war
* Li Naomasa and his Red Devils' charge - Blood red

Features:
* Operation Supercharge II, 26 March 1943 - Taking the Tebaga Gap
* Refighting Alfonso VI's Greatest Defeat - Sagrajas in pieces
* Refighting the famous battle with Black Seas - The Battle of the Nile
* SAM hunting in Finnmark County - The grumble hunt
* Trying out Games Workshop's new paint range - Citadel in contrast
* Building a 28 mm Zulu mud hut - Iqukwane

Departments
* Miniature reviews
* Up front - An ode to terrain
* Tabletop tactics - Dealing with prepared positions
* The irregular - My husband's strange internet friends
* Skirmish gaming for World War II in 1/48 scale - Let's play 1-48 Tactic
* Fast-play ancient skirmish from Fighting Hedgehog - Let's play Clash of Spears
* Game reviews - Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, The Vanir, and Table Top Battles
* Book reviews 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-935107 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 107: The Year of the Four Emperors - AD 69 Special Feature: The Year of the Four Emperors - AD 69
* Introduction: The Game of (Roman) Thrones
* Putting the Skirmish Back into Ancient Warfare - No Pain, No Grain!
* The Battle of Forum Julii (15 May, AD 69) - Beware the Ides of Maius
* Ambush at the Temple of Castor and Pollux - Locus Castorum
* Building an Early Imperial Roman Army - Roma Invicta
* The Ultimate Winner in AD 69 - Vespasian triumphant

Features:
* A Highland Fling ... With Axes and Swords - The Battle of North Inch
* The Algeciras Campaign of 1801 - Humbling the Lion
* France Versus Britain in St. Lucia - The Battle of La Vigie
* An Oosterbeek 1944 Scenario for Chain of Command - Borders on Van Borsselengweg
* Tarting up 4Ground's Mordanburg Blacksmith - I Love the Smell of MDF in the Morning
* How to Make a Plastic Tree Armature Bloom - Flowering Cherry Trees
* Making Fortifications for the American Civil War - Building a Blockhouse 1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-935109 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 109 - Warfare in Afghanistan Special Feature: Warfare in Afghanistan Jeff Jonas, 'Wargaming in Afghanistan through the ages - The graveyard of empires'.
Jeff Jonas, 'Alexander the Great's campaign in Afghanistan - The land of bones'.
Mark Backhouse, 'Gaming the 1880 Battle of Maiwand - Bloodbath for the 'biscuit boys'.
Colin Murray, 'War in Afghanistan during the Age of Jazz - The Magutsabad incident'.
Nick Bennett, 'The Cold War Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - The zinky boys'.
Guy Bowers, 'Building an Afghan wargaming army - The venom of the cobra'.
Toby Thornton, 'The Battle of Kandahar, 1 September, 1880 - Bravery against all odds'.

Features Sam Ralphs, 'The lighthouse on Penzenskaya Street - Pavlov's House'.
Daniel Mersey, 'The Battle of Bremule, 20 August 1119 - He who charges rashly often fails'.
Jan Gradon, 'Modular wargaming tiles for dummies - Slot together scenery'.
Andres Amian, 'How to paint a dwarven army in 28mm - Sons of Khazad'.

Departments Miniature reviews
Rick Priestley, 'This gaming life - Changing times and an invitation'.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - A crossroads campaign'.
Nick Skinner, 'The Irregular - Umpiring Kriegsspiel'.
John Savage, 'The new Roman ruleset from TooFatLardies - Let's play Infamy, Infamy!'.
David Davies, Eoghan Kelly, Chris King, and Chris Payne, 'Game reviews - Mortem et Gloriam, H.G. Wells' Little Wars, Rangers of Shadow Deep: Across the Wastes, and Blitzkrieg'.
Book reviews
Parting shots
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1-935110 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 110 - The winter campaign of 1777 Special Feature:
The Winter 1777 Campaign and the Forage War: Swatting the American Fly
The Battle of Assunpink Creek 2 January 1777: We've Got the Old Fox Safe Now
The Battle of Princeton 3 January 1777: Parade With Me, My Brave Fellows!
Hardscrabble During the Forage War of 1777: The Battle of Millstone
The Troops of the Continental Army: Washington's Soldiers
The Charge at Assunpink Creek Bridge: At Them, 49th!

Other Features:
The Battle of Ascalon 1099: A Reckless Charge to Win the Day
The Battle of the Milvian Bridge AD 312: Bearing the Cross
The Battle of Bir Hakeim: 26 May to 11 June 1942: The Old Man's Well
Must-Have Terrain for any Wargamer: Terrain 101
Baron von Geismar's Cavalry Corps in France (Part 1): Constantly in Arms and Mounted
How to Paint Armed Civilians in World War II: The Polish Home Army
Building Scenery for the Radfan Uprising: The Aden District Prison
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1-195039 Hail Caesar Army Lists: Biblical to Early Medieval This volume consolidates Hail Caesar army lists from the dawn of civilization up until the early thirteenth century into a single volume. These army lists bring special rules and army compositions that are not necessarily found within the main Hail Caesar rulebook, thus allowing players to use a list that pertains to their personal collection of miniatures. Within, you'll find no fewer than 123 army lists ranging from around the 30th Century BC up to the early 13th Century AD. Army lists included

Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt
Nubian
Akkad and Sumer
Early Arab Raiders
Early Achaemenid Persian
Early Carthaginian
Hoplite Greek
Thracian
Samnites
Later Hoplite Greek army
Pauravan and Mauryan Indians
Celtiberian
Early German
Maccabean Jewish
Sarmatians
Feudal French
Feudal Germans
Feudal Polish
Early Hungarian
Ayyubid Egyptians
Crusaders
Later Welsh
Teutonic Crusaders
Mongol


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1-1994022 BOLT ACTION: Campaign Fortress Budapest - 2nd edition As the Soviet Red Army marched westward, the city of Budapest stood in their way. Encircled and severely outnumbered, the German and Hungarian forces attempted to resist the Soviet juggernaut and defended Festung Budapest to the last.

This book covers the WWII siege of Budapest on the tabletop with in-depth information on the forces involved, linked scenarios, and new Theater Selectors for Bolt Action players. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994023 BOLT ACTION: Campaign D-Day: Overlord - 2nd edition From the scaling of Pointe-du-Hoc and the assault on Pegasus Bridge, to the landings on the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches, this new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to take command of the Allied Forces or those of the defending Axis. Featuring new linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theater Selectors, this volume provides plenty of options for both novice and veteran players looking to recreate these famous battles and begin the liberation of Europe. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994024 BOLT ACTION: Korea - 2nd edition Beginning in 1950, the Korean War was a defining moment for the UN and the entirety of the early Cold War, widening the already monumental gulf between the east and west, capitalist and communist. This supplement for Bolt Action expands the rules-set from its World War II roots to this new, and truly modern, conflict. Bolt Action: Korea contains all the rules, Theater Lists, scenarios, and new and exciting units, never seen in Bolt Action before, to wargame this turbulent period of world history. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994025 BOLT ACTION: Campaign Stalingrad - 2nd edition One of the most infamous and decisive battles of the Second World War, Stalingrad was a turning point of the Eastern Front, showing that the German juggernaut was not invincible. This Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to refight the fierce Battle of Stalingrad, from the actions of the surrounding area and within the city itself, to the encirclement, concerted relief efforts, and the final attempted breakout. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors provide plenty of options for both novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1994036 BOLT ACTION: Campaign: Mariana & Palau Islands - 2nd edition The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was intended to facilitate the recapture of the Philippines and to provide bases for the bombing of the Japanese mainland. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to recreate the fierce battles of Saipan, Peleliu, Guam, and many others. With new, linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors, this book provides plenty of options for both novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-204761 SCUTARII: TOURNAMENT EDITION SCUTARII: TOURNAMENT EDITION is a complete Miniatures System for the Age of Antiquity. Covering the period from 3000 B.C. to 1450 A.D., SCUTARII brings to gamers a fast paced system with all the detail designed to resolve large scale battles within 3 to 4 hours.

Covers all the major and minor weapons and tactics 2nd Edition includes new scenarios Can use any basing and Scale from popular rule sets Get a conclusion within 3 to 4 hours Designed for Scenario and Tournament Play Complete Point system & various optional rules Full Army Lists included Nine Complete Scenarios included: HYDASPES, RAPHIA, PHARSALUS, NEMEA, MARATHON, ASCULUM, CALLINICUM, & More! Conversion tools for using popular Army lists 1 vol, 76 pgs 2020 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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2-213000 SWORDPOINT: Ancient and Medieval Miniatures Rules 2nd edition SWORDPOINT is a revised and updated set of 'Big Battle' game rules for fighting actions in the ancient and medieval periods. Games of SWORDPOINT involve between 100 and 250 figures per side arranged into multiple units. The game is designed to last about 2 hours and encourages the use of historical tactics and emphazises the need to maintain cohesion in the army's battle line, without being prescriptive. An extensive series of publications is planned and the game will enjoy the support of web downloads, living FAQ and a range of supported events. Comprehensive diagrams and scenarios. Compatible with all existing Swordpoint supplements, army lists etc. 1 vol, 55 pgs 2016 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-213006 SWORDPOINT: To the Ends of the Earth Wars of Alexander and his Successors Campaign supplement for the SWORDPOINT Ancient & Medieval Wargames Rule set. Includes 5 new army lists, 12 extended or tailored army lists, and 10 scenarios.

Army Lists
* Philip and the Rise of Macedon: Early Macedonian Army to 359 BC and Reformed Macedonian Army 359 BC to 328 BC
* Control of Greece: Greek Alliance Army
* Securing the Borders: Thracian Army
* Alexander and the Great Persian Adventure: Persian Army
* To the Ends of the Earth: Alexandrian Macedonian Army 328 BC to 323 BC and Indian Army
* Death of Alexander and the Successor Wars: Antigonos' Army; Eumenes' Army; and Coalition Army
* Struggles for Greece: Later Macedonian Army and Greek Army 280 BC to 146 BC
* The Gallic Invasion of Greece and Asia Minor: Aetolian League Army
* Asia and Egypt: Ptolemy II and the Kingdom of Kush: Ptolemaic Army and Kushite Army
* Asia and Egypt: The Seleucid Empire Splinters and Recovers: Graeco-Bactrian Army and Seleucid Army of Antiochos III in 209 BC 1 vol, 54 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-213007 SWORDPOINT: Genghis Khan Swordpoint Genghis Khan is a campaign supplement for the Swordpoint Ancient & Medieval Rules set. It provides you with all the information you need to refight the campaigns of the legendary Mongol rules, Genghis Khan!

The book contains three new and six tailored or revised Army Lists plus nine new scenarios.

Mongol 1206AD to 1227AD

Xi XIa 1038AD to 1227AD

Jin Dynasty 1115AD to 1234AD

Kara-Khitai 1132AD to 1218AD

Khwarezmian Emoire 1218AD to 1223AD

Kipchak 1200AD to 1280AD

Georgia 1089AD to 1221AD

Rus 1132 to 1243AD

Volgar Bulgar 965AD to 1241AD

Unless specified in the appropriate Players Pack, these armies are tournament legal!
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1-216093 SAGA: Age of Hannibal for 2nd Edition Saga Contain six new Battle Boards, new special rules and equipment, mercenaries, ruses and also something called SAGA Epic. Epic allows you to play out large-scale battles using the SAGA rules which is very fitting considering the period 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-219710 MORTAL GODS: Core Box Set Greece has proven her might and the forces of the vast Persian Empire have been repulsed. Each City-State believes it played a key part in the victory and this new-found pride has brought about rivalry, greed and conflict. Generals and statesmen vie for power and wealth in the chaos, risking exile or execution while the boldest and ambitious gather to them their Hoplites; these tough warriors, armour clad and trained in war, stand loyal to their archon's city or ideals. The price of failure being exile or death.

Mortal Gods is a skirmish tabletop game played with roughly 15-25 models on each side. Players select their force before each game based around a single heroic leader, or 'Lochagos', along with a number of loyal companions.

Players alternate activating one warrior or a group of warriors - moving and fighting to achieve the scenario objectives, whether that be cutting down the enemy, defending an outpost or finding and protecting an important character. As you play through the game, your hero can acquire new gifts, and perhaps even catch the eye of the gods to gain victory - such choices are what create Mortal Gods.

Box Contents
* 38 x plastic Victrix Ancient Greek miniatures, made up of the following:
* 2 x Mercenary Hoplite frames (16 miniatures)
* 1 x Unarmored hoplite frames (8 miniatures)
* 1 x Peltast frame (8 miniatures)
* 3 x Mini slinger frames (6 miniatures)

(The above provides two equal sized medium forces or one large force. The box contents can be used to represent Mercenary Greek Lochoi or other cities, with a simple painting solution. The 28mm miniatures in this box require assembly and are supplied unpainted.)

* Bases - singles and groups
* 2 x movement sticks
* The Mortal Gods Rulebook
* 10 x Mortal Gods Dice (white & black)
* 15 x Damage Dice (red & white)
* 1 x D6
* 2 x Quick Reference Sheet

* 98 x Lochos Roster Cards, including Phalanx Cards
* 30 x Gift Cards
* 30 x Omen Cards
* 5 x Injury Cards
* 20 x White activation markers
* 20 x Back activation markers
* 3 x Red Omen markers 1 vol, 38 pgs 2019 UK, WAR BANNER
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1-219720 GANGS OF ROME: Bread and Circuses Scenario Starter Box Set Election day looms, and the young dominus Hostilius is standing as a candidate for the plebeian aediles. Hostilius has gained and cemented great support from the plebeian electorate by forcibly seizing control of bakeries and giving away bread to the masses. Now Hostilius has his sights on the next bakery. Said to be the best in the Subura, this bakery is run by the famous freedman Eurysaces. Hostilius, therefore, dispatches his lieutenant Vermio to seize the bakery.

Hostilius' plans, however, have been unearthed by a rival gang. Vermio's sister, Bruttia, hates her brother with a violent passion, and-caring not for bread or politics-she determines she will ambush Vermio at the bakery and finish him off once and all. These two gangs converge on the bakery at sunrise, just as a host of the Subura's hungry citizens gather, enticed by the smell of Eurysaces' famous bread.

This scenario box set contains:

* Gangs of Rome A4 Full Rulebook
* Bread and Circuses scenario
* 6 x Single piece fighters
* 15 x Mob miniatures
* 1 Eurysaces the Baker, Incola card and base
* 6 x Named fighter cards
* 16 x Equipment/Skill Coins and cards featuring four unique coins for this scenario
* 6 x Activation pebbles (3 x 2 different colors)
* 7 Roman numeral dice
* 2 x MDF Movement rulers
* 6 x Jigsaw Base
* 3 x Mob Base
* 6 x Sets of flesh tokens
* 2 x sets of ID markers ( 1 - 3, two colors)
* MDF Bakery scenery by Sarissa Precision
* 9 x Objective tokens 1 vol, 38 pgs 2019 UK, WAR BANNER
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1-219780 SAGA: Age of Magic (Supplement) Dragons, sorcerers, and paladins descend upon SAGA's gaming tables in the Age of Magic. Assemble a warband from one of six factions, recruit new units like Monsters, Creatures and War Machines, and confront your opponents with the aid of powerful sorceries.

You will need a copy of the SAGA Rulebook to use this supplement. This 108-page book is accompanied by six Battle Boards, which cannot be sold separately. You can use existing collections of fantasy figures, and to create their own gaming universe.

The Age of Magic includes:
* 6 archetypal factions from the worlds of fantasy so you can use your collections of fantasy figures to play SAGA.
* Legendary units and warbands for each faction to let you personalize your units.
* New rules and equipment to represent these worlds' most iconic units.
* Complete rules for Magic.
* A Grimoire of more than thirty spells divided into six Domains of Magic.
* An impressive photo gallery of armies and battle scenes to inspire players in building their own warbands. 1 vol, 108 pgs 2019 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-219940 SEVEN DAYS TO THE RIVER RHINE: Rules Book and Card Deck Simulates armored combat during the 1980's in Europe when the Cold War between the NATO alliance and Soviet led Warsaw Pact could easily have turned Hot. Rules are deliberately uncomplicated with emphasis on large, multi-player games. Action/reaction style activation system to pursue capture of objectives. Includes free 18-card Tactical Advantage deck. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 UK, GREAT ESCAPE GAMES
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1-220150 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Core Rules An easy, fast-paced set of squad-level skirmish wargames rules for depicting the frenetic close-ranged WWII combat that occurred during the Normandy Campaign. The system puts players in command of up to a platoon of battle-hardened infantry supported with tanks, AT guns, and devastating heavy weapons.

KEY FEATURES
* Forces are built in elements, so players can play the real tactics of the day like Scouting, Suppressive Fire, and Fire and Movement
* Command is an integral part of the game at all levels with Officers and NCO's making a real difference to the troops under their command
* Real ranges of weapons so measuring on the battlefield is kept to an absolute minimum
* Card-based system gives players a tactical advantage in play, knowing when to use your elements experience to their best advantage is easy to learn but difficult to master
* Five complete scenarios that teach the players the rules through gameplay 1 vol, 134 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220150B ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY BUNDLE -- Core Rules and All Three Card Decks This bundle deal contains the core rules and all three card decks: Axis Infantry Deck, Allied Infantry Deck, and Doctrine Cards.

An easy, fast-paced set of squad-level skirmish wargames rules for depicting the frenetic close-ranged WWII combat that occurred during the Normandy Campaign. The system puts players in command of up to a platoon of battle-hardened infantry supported with tanks, AT guns, and devastating heavy weapons.

KEY FEATURES
* Forces are built in elements, so players can play the real tactics of the day like Scouting, Suppressive Fire, and Fire and Movement
* Command is an integral part of the game at all levels with Officers and NCO's making a real difference to the troops under their command
* Real ranges of weapons so measuring on the battlefield is kept to an absolute minimum
* Card-based system gives players a tactical advantage in play, knowing when to use your elements experience to their best advantage is easy to learn but difficult to master
* Five complete scenarios that teach the players the rules through gameplay 1 vol, 134 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220151 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Allied Infantry Deck This Allied infantry deck of cards for Ultracombat Normandy consists of a 52-card deck that includes:

* Rifleman: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Scout: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Sniper: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Heavy weapon: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x3
* Officer: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* NCO: Novice: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Junior NCO: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Status Damage card
* Weapons Information card
* Spot and Shoot Modifiers card 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220152 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Axis Infantry Deck This Axis infantry deck of cards for Ultracombat Normandy consists of a 52-card deck that includes:

* Rifleman: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Scout: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Sniper: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Heavy weapon: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x3
* Officer: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* NCO: Novice: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Junior NCO: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Status Damage card
* Weapons Information card
* Spot and Shoot Modifiers card 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220153 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Doctrine Cards Doctrine cards reflect the generic infantry tactics of WWII. Players gain one Doctrine card per round. This deck consists of 4x12 kinds of cards. These are broken down into:

* Assess the Situation x4
* Covering Fire! x4
* Defense x4
* Infiltration x4
* Contact! x4
* Seasoned Troops x4
* Rush x4
* Patrol to Contact x4
* Defense x4
* Recon by Fire x4
* Tank Hunters x4
* FIBUA x4 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220154 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Allied AFV Deck 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220155 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Axis AFV Deck 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220950 SPQR: Ancients Miniatures Rules Build a warband (lists for Imperial Rome, Dacia & Sarmatia, Iberia, Gaul, Caesar's Legions, Macedonia, Persia, Thebes, Sparta, and Athens) for scouting, raids, and other skirmish actions. Each warband features specialized scenarios to reflect its own tactics and methods of waging war. Includes 42 scenarios and campaign system.

Units in SPQR are divided into two broad categories; heroes and minions. Units of five or more minions -- faceless henchmen who have been sworn into your service -- form the bulk of your warband. Heroes are powerful individuals that will grow in stature from battle to battle, gaining new talents and becoming legends. 1 vol, 196 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-221310 STEEL & STEED: A Wargaming Ruleset for Knights at Tournament Create a knightly tournament worthy of a noble. Inside the rulebook you will find:

* Rules for Jousting, Mounted Combat, Foot Combat, Grand Melee and Archery.
* Rules for creating your own custom Knight.
* An armory containing different weapons, lances, bows, and armor that can be used to outfit your knight exactly how you see fit for any given occasion.
* Four different breeds of horses with their own skills and abilities so your Knight can truly have his trusted steed when he rides off to tournament.
* A detailed campaign system that allows players to gain fame an fortune in the name of their House or even take to the road alone as a Freelance knight fighting for only coin and personal glory. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2019 US, GODSEYE GAMES
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1-221910 ALBEDO COMBAT PATROL 164: The Albedo Miniatures Game Rules for playing skirmishes in the science fiction setting of Steve Gallacci's Albedo comics.

Includes: Quick Start Rules; Two Sample Scenarios; Vehicle Combat; Non Lethal Combat; Night Fighting; Fighting in Zero-G; Scenario Building; Player Aids; and 2 x 50 card player decks and 1 x 26 activation deck (designed by Buck Surdu using Combat Patrol format). ACP 164 can be played with as few as four figures per side up to company sized engagements with 50+ figures and supporting vehicles and flyers.

Albedo is a hard science comic, featuring anthropomorphic animals or 'critters' in a universe apparently created just for them. The opposing factions in this universe are the Independent Lapine Republic (ILR), which is a society dedicated to advancing the causes of rabbits. They are engaged in a war of expansion against everyone else, which has forced the creation of the ConFed, or Confederation of Planets.

The ConFed is represented in firefights by two different forces: the Home Guard, who maintain security on individual planets, and the Extra-Planetary Defence Force (EDF), an elite force dedicated to defending systems and recapturing systems taken by the ILR. EDF forces consist of 'critters' ranging from squirrels to bears and rhinoceroses.

The Albedo universe, and campaigns to be played using these rules, are described in the separate Source and Campaign Books. You do not need to know about it for the purpose of this book, but it will be helpful for understanding the rules in context. The Full Rules (Sections three and beyond) expand on the Quick Start Rules, adding more features and detail. Players can incorporate aspects of the Full Rules at their own pace, adjusting the complexity of the game to suit their tastes. In a half hour you will be able to play your first skirmish.

The Quick Start Rules describe infantry combat. The Full Rules describe additional aspects of the game, including higher levels of individuality and resolution for infantry combat as well as vehicle combat. 1 vol, 114 pgs 2019 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-221911 ALBEDO COMBAT PATROL 164: Campaign Sourcebook The source book can be used with the ACP164 Miniatures game, the Albedo RPGs or any other Sci-Fi RPG such as Traveller, Gamma World, Space Opera etc.

Includes: In the beginning; The First Lapine War; The Environment; Government & Society; Life, Death Religon & Culture; Technology; The Military in Albedo; Military Organizations; and Weapons & Equipment.

This is the ACP164 Campaign Sourcebook. You do not need to read it to play the game, but if you want to know why furry critters are fighting each other, or how they travel between planets, or even more about the ILR, ConFed, and EDF -- that is in this book.

The first section of the book covers the background of the Albedo universe, and talks about Critters, Society and life in general. The second section covers what has become known as The First Lapine War. The third section is about the structure and organization of militaries in the Albedo universe. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-221912 ALBEDO COMBAT PATROL 164: The Almata Campaign Book The source book can be used with the ACP 164 Miniatures game, the Albedo RPGs or any other Sci-Fi RPG such as Traveller, Gamma World, Space Opera etc..

Includes: Campaign Background; Notes on running campaign; Campaign scenarios split into three 'story arcs'; Force organizations; Scenario maps & layouts.

This is a book of three parts. The first part introduces the Almata System and its inhabitants. The second part provides scenarios that will let you play a miniatures campaign with ACP164: Albedo Combat Patrol. Rather than a simple set of scenarios, it is intended to provide a relatively immersive game that can be played over an extended period, and then repeated with different results. The third part provides information on the military and other forces involved in the scenarios.

This campaign centers around the Almata System, which is located near the border of ConFed and ILR space and has become a focus for the attention of both sides, because of some interesting home-grown technology. Specifically, the Almatans have developed a 'Beanstalk' space elevator. This makes it economic to get resources from planet to space in quantity, with obvious advantages.

Both the ConFed and ILR have established a political presence on the main planet of Coteipi, as well as a very limited military force to guard their embassies and liaise with the local HomeGuard.

The focus for both sides is to gain control of the system and its technology. They will do this either by persuading the strictly neutral Almatan Government to side with their faction, or by military force, if necessary. For political reasons, this is unpalatable to the ConFed more than to the ILR. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2019 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-221999 ALBEDO COMBAT PATROL 164: Core Card Decks 2 x 50-card player decks and 1 x 26-card activation deck (using a format similar to Buck Surdu's Combat Patrol). 1 vol, 114 pgs 2019 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-222210 MILITES MUNDI: Ancient and Medieval Rules Milites Mundi, based upon the Swordpoint system but for smaller scale figures, is a 'big battle' rule set for fighting ancient and medieval actions. Includes 12 scenarios, index, and comprehensive diagrams.

Games of Milites Mundi involve hundreds of figures per side arranged into multiple units. The game is designed to last for two hours and encourages the use of historical tactics and formations (without being prescriptive) and emphasizes the need to maintain cohesion in the army's battle line and sweeping flank attacks. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-2231000 Victory at Sea - Battle for the Pacific Victory at Sea is a 1:1800 scale game of naval combat during the Second World War Victory at Sea includes capital ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft and more, allowing you to play out skirmishes involving single destroyers hunting down merchant men, to the clashing of massive fleets against implacable enemies

The starter set includes 1/1800 scale US and Japanese cruisers and destroyers as they fight for supremacy in the Pacific Ocean

Contents:
A4 Battle of the Pacific Rules manual
Die-cut game tokens sheet
15 Warlord Resin model ships:
USS Indianapolis 1944
USS Northampton 1942
USS Chicago 1942
Mogami 1939
Kumano 1944
Furutaka 1939
Fubuki-class Destroyer x3
Fletcher-class Destroyer x 6
Ship Cards and damage sliders x 15
Ten-sided dice x 4
Six-sided dice x 12
A0 Sea Mat x2

Ships are in Warlord Resin
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231000B Victory at Sea - Pre-Order Exclusive Bundles Victory at Sea is a 1:1800 scale game of naval combat during the Second World War Victory at Sea includes capital ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft and more, allowing you to play out skirmishes involving single destroyers hunting down merchant men, to the clashing of massive fleets against implacable enemies

Bundles Available: All will include Battle for the Pacific- Victory at Sea Starter Game
Either the US Navy, Royal Navy, Kriegsmarine or IJN Fleet Box Set
Either the USS Idaho, HMS Warspite, Bismark or Yamoto Ship
Will include (2) free ships that maybe the USS Arizona or the Altmark or others
since Warlord cannot guarantee which ships. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231001 Victory at Sea - Royal Navy fleet box Contents:
Eagle-class Carrier - HMS Eagle 1940
King George V-class Battleship - HMS Duke of York 1943
Leander-class cruiser - HMS Neptune 1941
Edinburgh-class cruiser - HMS Belfast 1942
Dido-class cruiser - HMS Dido 1940
Tribal-class Destroyer x3
Torpedo-Bomber Aircraft - Fairey Swordfish x4 flights
Ship Cards and Damage Sliders
Assembly Instructions


Ships are in Resin and Warlord Resin
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1-2231002 Victory at Sea - Kriegsmarine fleet box Contents:
Scharnhorst-class Battleship - Scharnhorst 1939
Admiral Hipper -class cruiser - Blucher 1940
Admiral Hipper -class cruiser - Prinz Eugen 1940
Admiral Hipper-class cruiser - Admiral Hipper 1939
K 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231003 Victory at Sea - US Navy fleet box Contents:
New Mexico-class Battleship - USS New Mexico 1941-42
Essex class Carrier - USS Essex 1944
Northampton-class Cruiser - USS Houston 1940
Northampton -class Cruiser - USS Chester 1941
Portland-class Cruiser - USS Portland 1942
Clemson-class Destroyer x3
Fighter Bomber Aircraft - F4-U Corsair x4 flights
Ship Cards and Damage Sliders
Assembly Instructions

Ships are in Resin and Warlord Resin
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1-2231004 Victory at Sea - IJN fleet box Contents:
Kongo -class Battleship Kongo 1941
Shokaku-class Carrier - Zuikaku
Mogami-class Cruiser - Suzuya 1944
Mogami-class Cruiser - Mikuma 1942
Agano-class Cruiser - Yahagi 1943
Kagero-class Destroyer 1941 x3
Fighter Aircraft - Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero x 4 flights
Ship Cards and Damage Sliders
Assembly Instructions

Ships are in Resin and Warlord Resin
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1-2231009 Victory at Sea - Battle for the Pacific Rules Only 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231011 Victory at Sea - USS Idaho USS Idaho, the third of three ships of the New Mexico-class of Battleship, was the fourth vessel to bear the name. She was launched in June 1917 and commissioned in March 1919. She was armed with a battery of twelve 14' guns in four turrets and was protected with heavy armour plate (13.5' thick in the main belt). 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231012 Victory at Sea - Bismark Two Bismarck-class battleships were built for the Kriegsmarine. Bismarck was the first, named for the Chancellor (Otto von Bismarck). The battleship was laid down in July 1936 and launched February 1939. She and her sister ship, Tirpitz, were two of the largest battleships built by any European power, and certainly the largest built by Germany. Whilst the physical power they held was tremendous, they also wreaked psychological havoc amongst the allies. Churchill was determined that the two battleships not be let loose upon the Atlantic. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231013 Victory at Sea - Yamato Yamato 'Great Harmony' and her sister ship, Musashi, were constructed shortly before the outbreak of World War II. They were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed; armed with nine 18.1 inch Type 94 main guns - the largest guns ever mounted on a warship. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231014 Victory at Sea - HMS Warspite HMS Warspite was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the Royal Navy. Built during the early 1910s, she served in the First World War, including at the Battle of Jutland. Modernized in the 1930s, she went on to serve in the Second World War. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2231016 Victory at Sea -USS Missouri Only the mighty Yamato displaced more than the massive, yet very fast, Iowa-class battleships. The last battleship to be commissioned by the USA, USS Missouri known as the 'Mighty Mo' acted as venue for the Japanese surrender in WWII. Iowa-class ships saw service far beyond the Second World War and were upgraded with modern electronics, weapons systems and cruise missiles - USS Missouri was finally decommissioned in 1992 after a distinguished career 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-223340 Villa Rides! Mexican Revolution company level rules 1910-1923 VILLA RIDES! Recreate the Wild and Crazy Mexican Revolution. A complete Miniatures system that is fast paced with all the detail designed into larger rules. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-223700 TRIUMPH - Version 1.1 Triumph! uses a variant of the standard ancients basing system. Most frequently this is 15mm figures on 40mm wide bases and 25mm figures on 60mm wide bases. However, the rules are base-width independent and work with bases of any width.

Triumph! uses a lightweight point system, so there is some variation in army size. For the standard game, most armies are in the range of 12 to 16 stands.

The standard game board is rectangular, 24 base-widths wide and 16 base-widths deep. This works out to a little larger than 3' x 2' for 15mm figures on 40mm bases.

From set-up to finish, a game of Triumph! usually takes about one hour to play. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 US, WASHINGTON GRAND COMPANY
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1-89381 EAGLE'S PREY: ADVANCE & RETREAT: Regimental Rules for the American Civil War 1861-1865 Supplement for the Age of Lincoln and the American Civil War rules to game 20,000 troops per side in three to four hours. Includes HRG's Terrain Generation system; historical organization and unit capabilities; Scenario generator; Player aid tools; Leader ratings for Brigade and Division commanders; Command Brigade Level or regimental action; Scenarios with more available online; Naval rules for transports (can be used with casemate and Cannon ACW Naval Rules); Can be used with 19th Century Eagle's Prey campaign system for the 19th century EAGLE'S PREY. 1 vol, 69 pgs 2008 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-WGD1033 White 10 sided dice This pack contains ten white ten-sided dice (D10) with black numbers. 1 vol, 10 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-WGD1034 Black 10 sided dice This pack contains ten black ten-sided dice (D10) with white numbers. 1 vol, 10 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-192564 Ballou, Tom TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB: CHECK YOUR 6 Scenario Book Scenario and campaign book for clashes between the United States Navy and North Vietnam's Peoples Air Force between 1965 and 1968 during Operation Rolling Thunder. Includes four campaigns, a mini-campaign, and 28 scenarios. The scenarios can be played individually, linked to form campaigns, or combined as one grand campaign. The campaigns cover the battles that occurred during the annual southern monsoon fighting season. The missions changed during the course of Rolling Thunder, so each campaign is different. Includes Historical research and stats.

* The first campaign 1965: Hard Lessons Relearned -- covers the initial battles between the USN and VPAF and the failures of initial tactics and weapons at the start of Rolling Thunder.
* The second campaign 1966: The Grind -- covers the period where the operational failure of Rolling Thunder's restrictions became clear to the men fighting even as their weapons and tactics improved, the skill of the VPAF improved as well.
* The third campaign 1967: The Gloves Come Off -- covers many of the restrictions of Rolling Thunder's restrictions were lifted, large strikes on VPAF airfields and the push to destroy the VPAF. Included within this campaign period is the mini-campaign 'A Birthday Gift for Uncle Ho' covering the Bon Homme Richard's audacious mission to deliver Walleye glide bombs to a power plant in downtown Hanoi, and the running air battle that ensued.
* The fourth campaign 1968: The End of the Beginning -- covers the period post Tet Offensive. The US ended their operations over the heart of North Vietnam, and thereby created a safe haven for VPAF MiGs North of the 19th Parallel. The VPAF began to sweep south and with bait and killer teams, and the Navy had to change tactics again, counter to these attacks till the end of Operation Rolling Thunder.

* HISTORICAL RESEARCH: The book includes sections containing historical background, the training, tactics and weapons of each side, an annotated bibliography for further reading, a color scheme guide, and a campaign map.
* AIRCRAFT STATISTICS and CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: The book contains aircraft statistics for 14 US and Soviet-built aircraft and their variants in Check Your Six Jet Age format for use in the scenarios. The book also contains detailed notes and pictures of the various aircraft featured in the campaign. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 US, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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1-217291 Barker, Ash LAST DAYS: Zombie Apocalypse - Seasons Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse: Seasons brings an all new campaign to the skirmish-scale miniatures game of survival horror, taking players through the changing seasons and the challenges this brings to their Groups of survivors. As well as rival gangs and mindless zombies, your Group will have to deal with hunger, thirst, warmth, and the many other problems that can't be stopped with a well-placed bullet. Featuring a host of new character types, scavenge tables, scenarios, and even rules for using bicycles, motorbikes, and snowmobiles, this expansion is essential for a survivor during the last days. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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3-85381 Barker, Phil DBMM ARMY LIST BOOK 1: The Chariot Period 3000BC to 500BC DBMM Army Lists Book 1 is the first volume in the series of WRG publications providing detailed guidance on the structure and organization of ancient and medieval armies for use with the De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (DBMM) wargame rules.

The result of extensive research, this revised and updated edition of Book 1 spans the period from 3000 BC to 500 BC and covers the earliest known armies from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Each of the 64 army lists details troop types and numbers to allow the wargamer to recreate realistic armies that faithfully reflect the composition of their real-life prototypes.

Accompanying each list are historical notes providing in-depth commentary on the troops involved along with information on naval units, terrain and climate. A must for competition games, DBMM Army Lists Book 1 also provides an invaluable general reference source for the troop types and organisation of armies of the period. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, Wargames Research Group Ltd
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3-85382 Barker, Phil DBMM ARMY LIST BOOK 2: The Classical Period 500BC to 476AD DBMM Army Lists Book 2 is the second volume in the series of WRG publications providing detailed guidance on the structure and organization of ancient and medieval armies for use with the De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (DBMM) wargame rules. The result of extensive research, this revised and updated edition of Book 2 spans the classical period of warfare from 500 BC to 476 AD and covers armies from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Each of the 84 army lists details troop types and numbers to allow the wargamer to recreate realistic armies that faithfully reflect the composition of their real-life prototypes. Accompanying each list are historical notes providing in-depth commentary on the troops involved along with information on naval units, terrain and climate. A must for competition games, DBMM Army Lists Book 2 also provides an invaluable general reference source for the troop types and organization of armies of the period. 1 vol, 122 pgs 2019 UK, Wargames Research Group Ltd
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3-85383 Barker, Phil DBMM ARMY LIST BOOK 3: 476AD to 1071AD DBMM Army Lists Book 3 is the third volume in the series of WRG publications providing detailed guidance on the structure and organization of ancient and medieval armies for use with the De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (DBMM) wargame rules. The result of extensive research, this revised and updated edition of Book 3 spans the early medieval period from 476 AD to 1071 AD and covers armies from Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa.

Each of the 80 army lists details troop types and numbers to allow the wargamer to recreate realistic armies that faithfully reflect the composition of their real-life prototypes. Accompanying each list are historical notes providing in-depth commentary on the troops involved along with information on naval units, terrain and climate. A must for competition games, DBMM Army Lists Book 3 also provides an invaluable general reference source for the troop types and organization of armies of the period. 1 vol, 114 pgs 2019 UK, Wargames Research Group Ltd
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3-85384 Barker, Phil DBMM: ARMY LIST BOOK 4: AD1071 to AD1521: High Medieval Period DBMM Army Lists Book 4 is the final volume in the series of publications providing detailed guidance on the structure and organization of ancient and medieval armies for use with the De Bellis Magitsrorum Militum (DBMM) wargame rules. The result of extensive research, Book 4 spans the high medieval period from 1071 AD to 1515 AD and covers armies from Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

Each of the 85 army lists details troop types and numbers to allow the wargamer to recreate realistic armies that faithfully reflect the composition of their real-life prototypes. Accompanying each list are historical notes providing in depth commentary on the troops involved along with information on naval units, terrain and climate. A must for competition games, DBMM Army Lists Book 4 also provides an invaluable general reference source for the troop types and organization of the armies of the period. A4 size. 1 vol, 122 pgs 2019 UK, Wargames Research Group Ltd
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4-34560 Barker, Phil and Scott, Richard Bodley DBA: DE BELLIS ANTIQUITATIS 3.0 DBA Wargames rules for Ancient & Medieval Battle from 3000BC to 1500AD, simple, fast play.

The aim of the rules was to provide the simplest possible set of wargaming rules that retained the feel and generalship of ancient and medieval warfare. The rules were about command decisions not the detail of combat. The average player would have memorized the rules by half way through their first battle, but tactical skill, especially with the use of light troops, took longer. Battles typically lasted less than an hour, allowing multiple games to be played in a single day. The DBA rules include the basic battle rules, campaign rules, suggested mini-campaigns, over three hundred army lists, rules for larger armies and six player campaigns. The original rules are supported by an introduction by Phil Barker and chapters on: Reflecting on the development of DBA.

An introduction to tactics using DBA
Applying DBA to historical battles
Recreating the Battle of Zama in 202 BC using DBA
DBSA and DBA 1.0
Also included are all four of the original army lists.
1 vol, 146 pgs 2020 US, WRG LTD
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1-223100 Blake, Mike BLOOD AND VALOR A notable difference to Blood & Valor is the unique initiative system. Each round, players simultaneously and secretly bid points in order to determine who will act first. Strong forces can increase the number of points a player has to bid with, thus giving the player a better chance to act quickly. Players will take this into consideration when building their armies.

As always, our highest priority is historical accuracy and a large range of settings and options to choose from. The scope of this game is not limited to the western front! These rules allow for battlefields set in the Alps of northern Italy, the open spaces of the eastern front, the Gallipoli peninsula, and much more. The choice is up to you and your imagination.
1 vol, 156 pgs 2017 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-222800 Bollands, Wayne THE ZONE: The Cold War Turns Hot Adapted from the Living on the Front Line: A Winter of '79 Game rules -- Skirmish rules that represent an alternative history of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In November 1983, the NATO Exercise Able Archer was perceived by the Soviet and Warsaw Pact governments as being the prelude to a full nuclear strike against their nations. Consequently, as NATO blithely carried on 'playing' at war, the Soviets prepared for the real thing. They activated missile batteries, put bombers on standby, and sent ground forces to the East-West German and other borders ready to carry out Operation Seven Days to the Rhine. As the NATO forces called 'end - ex' and began to return to their bases, the specter of full-scale nuclear war receded. The message flashed around the nuclear missile silos, bomber crews stood down and Warsaw Pact nation states began to relax.

However, on the morning of 11 November, a tired, stressed Soviet Armored Division commander makes a fateful decision, prompting a full scale Soviet and Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany. NATO forces, many of them without live ammunition, are initially overwhelmed. In a desperate attempt to slow the advancing hordes, NATO high command authorizes the use of biological and chemical weapons. Many Soviet military personnel and West German civilians are killed. The Soviets deploy a tactical nuclear weapon in response, with yet more carnage amongst NATO military and German civilians alike. The international outrage leads to the tacit agreement to not use these weapons again. A conventional war ensues, fought over the battered fields, towns and cities of West Germany. 1 vol, 56 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-223260 Bollands, Wayne QUICK AND THE UNDEAD: Survivalist gaming in Apocalyptic times The Quick and the Undead is a game for one or moreplayers, based upon more zombie movies, TV shows, comics and storiesthan is healthy for one person to know about!

Designed for fighting the Undead, but easily adaptablefor Human on Human survivalist games Excellent for single scenario,or Campaign. The random generation of buildings, Loot and other featuresmakes this ideal for SOLO play. Players are either human or Zombie. or both

Get it while you can. !!!!!!

It is the early C21st. Given the upheavals in Britainoutlined in the background above, technologically, socially and musicallyit is about the Mid 1970's. So too are the clothing fashions!

Cities and towns have been ransacked and then abandonedto the Undead. Survival lies in small villages in the British countryside.Remember that this isn't a gun-happy US TV show.

This is a Campaign driven system, players start witha bunch of unarmed starving survivors that work their way up to hardenedprofessional survivors. but don't get too attached toanyone!. Of course one-off games are a must too. Games should be scenariodriven (find food, grab guns from a police station, empty fuel fromcars on a road.. and then get the Hell out of Dunnie on theWold) or a straight points based Shoot 'em Up (well, Bash 'emUp). The possibilities are endless and you've seen enough films,etc. to sort it out.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-1982000 Buchel, Alex MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: 2nd Edition Rules Muskets and Tomahawks focuses on the small wars of 18th Century North America during the French Indian Wars and the American war of Independence. Games can be played with any number of figures from 20 to 100 a side. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-1982001 Buchel, Alex MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: Redcoats and Tomahawks Supplement Covers the armies that fought in the French Indian War, American War of Independence, and The War of 1812. Supplement to Muskets and Tomahawks rules. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-1982092 Buchel, Alex MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: Nickstarter Level 2: Captain This Captain level Nickstarter deal gets you one copy of the Muskets & Tomahawks rulebook, one copy of the Redcoats & Tomahawks supplement book, one Redcoats and Tomahawks card deck, and one set of Muskets and Tomahawks Tokens. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-1982098 Buchel, Alex MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: Tokens Set Token set includes 48 tokens for use with Muskets & Tomahawks rules. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-1982099 Buchel, Alex MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: Card Deck Card Deck includes 51 cards for use with Muskets & Tomahawks rules. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-221900 Caille, Herve BATAILLE EMPIRE: 6mm to 28mm Napolenic Wargame Rules Rules by the designer of La Art de la Guerre.

Bataille Empire is a set of game rules for miniatures that covers the period of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire between 1792 and 1815. The game scale is at battalion or regimental level. You can play with any scale of miniatures from 6 mm to 28 mm. The rules are compatible with all basing systems and it is possible to play with different basing per side.

The game rules are designed to be fast to play without sacrificing realism. They cover all the main aspects of Napoleonic wars: formations, skirmishers, morale, distinction between fire and shock, national characteristics, command, and orders.

This book contains all the rules you need to play. Includes lots of pictures and explanatory diagrams to enhance your reading of the rulebook. You will find in this book the characteristics of all the nations involved in Napoleonic wars as well as 134 army lists classified by period. This book is complete and requires no other supplement. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, NORTHSTAR
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1-220610 Calder, Kevin UP THE NILE : Wargames Rules for Fighting Battles in C19th Egypt and the Sudan Based on the BONNIE BLUE FLAG (ACW) attrition-based rules system. For any scale with no need to re-base your figures. All color. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-223960B Clark, Richard Infamy, Infamy! - Wargame Rules for large Skiirmishes in the Ancient world 60BC to AD 100 with Card deck Infamy, Infamy! is a game that will, ultimately, be divided into three parts.

This card deck contains both the Game Deck and the Infamy Deck required to play Infamy, Infamy! 55 high quality cards in a tuck box.

This is the first rule book which covers Rome's conflicts with the western barbarian between 60 BC and AD 100. Covered in the rules are lists for Late Republican forces that can be used for Caesar and his campaigns in Gaul and Britannia and against the German tribes raiding across the Rhine.

The Early Imperial Roman lists are perfect for the conquest of Britannia under Claudius and the continuing campaigns through to Agricola's conquest of the North and beyond.

The British lists cover the period from Caesar's invasions through to Mons Graupius, including lists for Boudicca's revolt.

Gallic lists cover the classic period of conquest of the Gallic Wars with the Belgea and Aquitani represented and make every effort to reflect the more advanced culture of the Gauls.

The Germans, on the other hand, are the ultimate Barbarians, with lists for the tribes of the Rhineland and those of the dark forests of Germania Magna and for the Batavian Revolt. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, TOO FAT LARDIES
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2-37021 Conliffe, Arty FORGOTTEN BATTLES: WWII SPEARHEAD SCENARIOS Eastern Front Scenarios for Spearhead WWII Rules 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-223750 Cordery, Bob The Portable Colonial Wargame: Simple Wargame Rules The author has been a confirmed colonial wargamer for over forty years, and took part in the famous Madasahatta Campaign that was run by the late Eric Knowles. This interest has grown over the years, and has finally resulting in the writing of this book. Please note that all the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes. This book has fourteen chapters, two sets of rules, two exemplar battle reports, two appendices, a list of sources of inspiration, and over one hundred and ten illustrations. 1 vol, 108 pgs 2020 UK, BOB CORDERY
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1-222251 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR: 1618-1648 50 pages full of hundreds of 30YW soldiers supplied in the standard scale of 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. Made from the collection of miniatures artist Gianpaolo Bistulfi. Includes instructions to help you assemble the troops. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22225199 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR: 1618-1648 Additional plates These full-color, 8.5x11-inch plates on cardstock depict hundreds of 30YW troops in 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. These plates are NOT in the books -- these are in addition to those in the books. Includes instructions to help assemble these paper troops for the tabletop.

Below the list of all the additional sheets(8.5x11 card stock) that you can buy, all are $9 each:


Plate PB&D-1-1 Pappenheim cuirassier and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-2 Imperial cuirassier and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-3 Saxon, Imperial and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-4 Bavarian and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-5 French cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-6 Dragoons and arquebuisers at horse
Plate PB&D-1-7 French, dragoon an cuirassier cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-8 Croatian infantry and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-9 French, Bavarian and protestant cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-10 Generic pikeman infantry
Plate PB&D-1-11 Pikeman in charge and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-12 Generic musketeer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-13 Generic marching musketeer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-14 Imperial and Spanish pikeman infantry
Plate PB&D-1-15 Scottish army and general commander in carriage
Plate PB&D-1-16 Generic standard bearer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-17 Generic standard bearer infantry 2
Plate PB&D-1-18 Generic standard bearer infantry 3
Plate PB&D-1-19 Various commander and generals of the war
Plate PB&D-1-20 Artillery guns in 3D
Plate PB&D-1-21 Artillery baggage wagons
Plate PB&D-1-22 Artillery baggage wagons 2
Plate PB&D-1-23 Artillery guns and crew
Plate PB&D-1-24 Various commander and generals of the war 2
Plate AS PB&D-1-1 Heavy & Cuirassier cavalry & staff
Plate AD PB&D-1-2 Heavy & Cuirassier cavalry & staff 2
Plate AD PB&D-1-3 Artillery guns and crew
Plate AD PB&D-1-4 Cuirassier & heavy single cavalrymen
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1-222252 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE BURGUNDIAN WARS: 1474-1477 50 pages full of hundreds of medieval soldiers supplied in the standard scale of 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. Made from the collection of miniatures artist Gianpaolo Bistulfi. Includes instructions to help you assemble the troops. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22225299 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE BURGUNDIAN WARS: 1474-1477 Additional plates These full-color, 8.5x11-inch plates on cardstock depict hundreds of Burgundian troops in 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. These plates are NOT in the books -- these are in addition to those in the books. Includes instructions to help assemble these paper troops for the tabletop.

Below the list of all the additional sheets(8.5x11 card stock) that you can buy, all are $9 each:

Plate PB&D-2-1 Burgundian cavalry 1
Plate PB&D-2-2 Burgundian cavalry 2
Plate PB&D-2-3 Burgundian cavalry 3
Plate PB&D-2-4 Burgundian cavalry 4
Plate PB&D-2-5 Burgundian cavalry 5
Plate PB&D-2-6 Burgundian cavalry 6
Plate PB&D-2-7 Burgundian and standard bearer cavalry
Plate PB&D-2-8 Burgundian infantry and Duke
Plate PB&D-2-9 Burgundian infantry 2
Plate PB&D-2-10 Burgundian infantry and artillery
Plate PB&D-2-11 Generic artillery and guns 3D
Plate PB&D-2-12 Generic Artillery baggage wagons 3D
Plate PB&D-2-13 Burgundian artillery and camp tents
Plate PB&D-2-14 Looting at the Burgundian camp
Plate PB&D-2-15 Swiss crossbow men and arquebusier
Plate PB&D-2-16 Swiss crossbow men and arquebusier 2
Plate PB&D-2-17 Swiss garrison and house
Plate PB&D-2-18 Swiss pikemen 1
Plate PB&D-2-19 Swiss pikemen 2
Plate PB&D-2-20 Swiss crossbow men and pikemen
Plate PB&D-2-21 Swiss crossbow men and pikemen 2
Plate PB&D-2-22 Swiss pikemen 3
Plate PB&D-2-23 Burgundian and Swiss artillery
Plate PB&D-2-24 Swiss cavalry
Plate PB&D-2-25 Burgundian marriage diorama
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1-222253 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE ITALIAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE These are paper soldiers to cut out and play the Risorgimento wars on the tabletop. Contains over 30 complete and detailed tables of toy soldiers and includes armies from Austria, France, Piedmont, pre-unification kingdoms such as Bourbons and Pontiffs, and Garibaldi and various patriots. The 50 thick pages contain hundreds of 25/28mm soldiers. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222254 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Landskencht war 1500-1560 These are paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. The battlefield behavior of these German soldiers was highly variable. Sometimes, as in the Battle of Pavia (1525), they performed exceptionally well, figthing to death on both sides of the conflict, even after their allies fled the field: this happened to the French when they employed the Landsknechts. The Imperial Landsknechts were instrumental in the Emperor's victory. Can you imagine it? 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222255 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Franco-Prussian war 1870-1871 These are paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. The Franco-German War, also called the Franco-Prussian War (July 19, 1870 - Mayo 10, 1871) was a conflict in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France. The German troops advanced into France and decisively defeated the French at Sedan. This war violently changed the course of European history, marking the end of the French hegemony in continental Europe and resulted in the proclamation of the new German Empire at Versailles: it was the climax of Bismarck's ambitions to unite Germany 1 vol, 52 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222256 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Seven Years' War 1756-1763 V1 Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Volume 1 covers the armies of Prussia, Great Britain, Hannover and its Allies. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222257 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Seven Years' War 1756-1763 V2 Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Volume 2 covers the armies of France, Austria, Russia, and Saxony. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-224130 Curry, John editor Tacspiel - The American Army's Wargaming Rulesfor Vietnam Tacspiel, for Counter Guerrilla Operations, was a detailed map based-simulation of counter insurgency warfare used to develop many successful strategies that were used in Vietnam. Played with platoon- and company-sized units on typical operations. These rules are a very important statement on how the American Army, its commanders and officers fought the Vietnam War on a operational level.

The rules placed great emphasis on the order codes and order formats to allow each game to be reconstructed and analysed move by move by the operational analysts after the players had finished gaming. The analysts might spend days replaying a game for the purposesof study. Typically, they would spend 3 days work looking at just one day played out on the map. A modern wargamer can greatly speed up the game by dispensing with all the order codes and simply record which unit should move to where to do what.

Designed to be played with a blue team (the American and the South Vietnamese Army's) and the red team (the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army NRA) in separate rooms. The two teams would study their maps and issue written orders based on what they knew. The umpires would interpret these orders on the central map and then tell the players whatthey could now see. It is very practical to run the game for wargamers with all the players on one side, presumably the American one, against a pre-planned umpire-controlled guerrilla force.

The players need to have a clear chain of command, with each player having their own responsibilities in the game. Typically, you might have a battalion commander with company commanders and a support commander.

There is rarely a decisive finish to a game. More often, each side inflicts some casualties and one side or the other has maneuvered into an arguably better position by the end of a game. However, if you want to have some ideawhat it was like for junior commander in the Vietnam War, then playing Tacspiel gives you a strong idea about the operational problems they faced.
1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
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1-222770 Demana, Mike SONG OF DRUMS AND TOMAHAWKS: French & Indian War Skirmish Rules Skirmish-level rules set for warfare in the 18th century Eastern Woodlands of America. Players will generally control less than a dozen figures in multiplayer games, perhaps more in one-on-one contests.

Rules book also includes: Historical background detailing the Native American tribes and their Europeans foes (and sometimes allies); A map showing the locations of the major Native American tribes; Timeline covering the major and minor wars from European arrival in North America until the 2nd Seminole War; Army lists for the Native Americans, French, and British; Complete list of Traits to individualize your troops and reflect the various fighting styles of tribal warriors, European soldiers, or frontiersmen; Suggestions on how to set up games and scenarios; and description of warfare in this period. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2018 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
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1-222771 Demana, Mike SONG OF DRUMS AND TOMAHAWKS: Beaver Wars (Campaign Rules & Scenario) The Beaver Wars is a set of campaign rules to refight this 17th-18th century conflict between Native American tribes in colonial North America. Includes: 18 scenarios with maps for campaign skirmishes; Extensive, well-researched history on the Beaver Wars time period; 4 Campaigns covering different phases and theaters, each tailored for 2-7 players; Tribal histories of 14 major Native American nations that took part in the wars; Templates for all cards and components needed; and Easy campaign resolution system that tracks player progress and determines victory. 1 vol, 76 pgs 2018 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
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1-225330 Demana, Mike Mean Streets: War in Gang-infested Cities Mean Streets: War in Gang-infested Cities is a simple, fast-play set of wargame rules for fighting gang battles in the city streets of today, the recent past, or 19th century. It recreates the romanticized look at street gangs from movies like the 1979 cult classic, The Warriors, or West Side Story.

Each player controls a street gang composed of 5-12 figures, with each figure representing one man. Gangs can be assigned a huge variety of missions to earn victory points while engaging in rumbles with rival street gangs. Mean Streets includes experience point rules for a continuing series of games, and a complete set of campaign rules to allow players' gangs to wage street battles for control of their city.

1 vol, 56 pgs 2020 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
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1-223370 Dennis, Peter HG Wells' Little Wars A slightly abridged edition of this classic wargame text with artwork for the Red and Blue armies as individual Paperboys. Plus a working cannon which provides the firepower in the game. It seems that another element wants to join the action from a different Wells book, and that may provide some apocalyptic chaos. Introduction and Playsheet by Andy Callan
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-221540 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT: From Defenestration to Restoration - Wargame Rules for 1618 to 1660 Version of the Twilight of the Sun King: Birth of the Age of Reason rules targeted at refighting large battles from the period 1618 to 1660. The rules feature scenarios for the battles of Fleurus, 1622 and Cheriton, 1644.

All measurements for movement, weapon ranges, and so on are based on the base width. The base width is half of the frontage of whatever you wish to use as a unit. Therefore any size of figure and also any basing scheme can be used with the rules. Units represent between 1000 and 2000 infantry or 500 to 800 cavalry, depending on the type of unit.

Most battles can be fought in around 4 hours. Most battles are suitable for a single player a side if you wish. Using a unit frontage of 80 to 120mm means most battles are played on a table 120 to 180cm wide (4x6 feet). 1 vol, 36 pgs 2018 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221541 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT - EUROPE'S TRAGEDY: Thirty Years War Scenarios Extension for Twilight of the Sun King with TYW scenarios. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2019 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221542 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT - BY THE SWORD DIVIDED: English Civil Wars Scenarios Extension for Twilight of the Sun King with ECW scenarios. 1 vol, 26 pgs 2018 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221543 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT - TO THE PEACE OF THE PYRENEES: Thirty Years War Scenarios V2 This scenario booklet feature battles from the Thirty Years War (1618-48) and up to the Peace of the Pyrenees (1663). It features the following 15 scenarios.

Wimpfen, 6th May 1622
Hochst, 20th June 1622
Crossing the Lech, 15th April 1632
Lutzen, 16th November 1632
1st Nordlingen, 6th September 1634
Wittenweier, 9th August 1638
Honnecourt, 26th May 1642
2nd Breitenfeld, 2nd November 1642
Rocroi, 19th May 1643
2nd Lleida (Lerida), 15th May 1644
Freiburg, 3rd & 5th August 1644
Rochetta Tanaro, 23rd September 1653 (Franco-Spanish War)
Valenciennes, 16th July 1656 (Franco-Spanish War)
Dunes, 14th June 1658 (Franco-Spanish War)
Ameixial, 8th June 1663 (Portuguese Restoration War)
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-89611 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Scenario Book 1 - Louis XIV at War This booklet contains scenarios for use with the Twilight of the Sun King rules and it focuses on the two major conflicts of the era in Western and Central Europe. The first of this is the war of 1688 to 1697, which has various names, the Nine Years War, the War of the Grand Alliance, or the League of Augsburg. The War of the Spanish Succession, 1701 to 1714, was the second major conflict where France and its allies faced a coalition headed by Holland, Britain, Austria, and their allies 1 vol, 36 pgs 2016 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-89612 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Scenario Book 2 - Great Northern & Ottoman Wars The second scenario booklet featuring battles from the Great Northern War (1700-21) and the Ottoman wars of the period is also available. It features the following scenarios:

Ottoman Wars Scenarios: Parkany, 1683; Pruth, 1711; Peterwardein, 1716.

Great Northern War (1700-21) Scenarios: Narva, 1700; Crossing the Duna/Riga, 1701; Kliszow, 1702; Holowczyn, 1708; Lesnaja, 1708; Gadebusch, 1712; Storkyro, 1714. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-89613 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Scenario Book 3 - Louis XIV vs the Grand Alliance Amended rules, OOBs, maps, and other scenario set ups for Battles of Walcut (1689), Staffarda (1690), Aughrim (1691), Steenkirk (1692), Ter River (1694), Chiari (1701), Friedlingen (1702), Hochstadt (1703), Schellenbeg (1704), Cassano (1705), Turin (1606), Oudenaarde (1708), Malplaquet (1709), Saragossa (1710), and Villaviciosa (1710). 1 vol, 76 pgs 2019 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-223190 Dorrell, Nick Twilight of the Soldier Kings The Twilight of the Soldier Kings rules is a set designed to fight large historical battles on a reasonable sized table and with a reasonable number of figures in the era of Fredereick the Great (1730 to 1770). The player is the army commander seeking to marshal the full forces that their historical counterpart had to achieve victory and not some colonel or brigadier controlling a few battalions or squadrons in the fight for some sector of a battlefield. The concentration is on the 'big picture' rather on relatively unimportant details. The rules reward historic tactics and practices while making typical 'gamer' tactics obsolete. So, players will want their forces to be in at least two lines with a reserve and not strung out in a line as is commonly done in other rules.

The rules include scenarios for the battles of Mollwitz (1741), Kolin (1757), Krefeld (1758) and a generic Manoeuvre battle based on the battles of Hochkirch and Zorndorf (both 1758). 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 UK, WYRE HISTORIC BOOKS
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1-223191 Dorrell, Nick Twilight of the Soldier Kings - European Battles in the Age Of Frederick the Great 1730-1780 This is the first of the scenario books for the Twilight of the Soldier Kings rules. It contains scenarios for the following battles.

The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
?Chotusitz, 1742
?Dettingen, 1743
?Madonna dell'Olmo, 1744
?Kesselsdorf, 1745
?Lauffeld, 1747

The Seven Years War (1756-1763)

?Rossbach, 1757
?Leuthen, 1757
?Zorndorf, 1758
?Minden, 1759
?Korbitz, 1759
?Warburg, 1760
?Torgau, 1760


1 vol, 44 pgs 2020 UK, WYRE HISTORIC BOOKS
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1-223920 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears Rome rises and duty calls! So pick up your shield, brother, and join the fight! Whether you are changing history by blocking Dyonisus and his gang from taking over syracuse or you are just raiding the enemy's herds trying to keep your men fed, CLASH of spears will launch you into the gritty world of skirmish battles in the ancient world!

CLASH of spears is a fast paced, warband level, wargame to be played in 4' by 4' tables over 1 to 3 hours.It was designed to be fast and intuitive, while providing realistic feel, tactical depth and high impact decision making. A typical warband includes 30 to 50 miniatures and can be picked from 12 different army lists like Romans, Carthaginians, Greeks, Gauls, Iberians and more
1 vol, 156 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-967024 Farrington, Eric MEN OF BRONZE: Ancient Greek Hoplite Battles Men of Bronze is a wargame that allows you to play out Classical Greek hoplite battles on the tabletop. Players are Strategoi (generals) leading phalanxes of bronze-clad warriors in pursuit of fame, glory, and the honor of their city-states. To win such prizes, however, you must prove your mettle, display your valor, and bring the other Strategoi to their knees!

Designed to recreate small battles or larger skirmishes with 50-80 figures per side, each army will have its own unique mix of rules, advantages, backgrounds, and abilities. Strategoi must understand and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of their forces in order to win glory on the battlefield. Of course, there's no telling what tricks a rival Strategos might have up their tunic sleeves. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223950 Garnett, Tom Across the Po Valley: Wargaming the Late French Revolutionary War Wargamer and author Tom Garnett provides a view into a lesser known campaign where the successes of Napoleon Bonaparte in his brilliant1796-1797 campaign were wiped out in 1799 by an equally brilliant campaign led by the Russian hero Marshal Alexander Suvorov. Twelve battle scenarios, ranging from northeast to southwest northern Italy, tracks the sweep of the Russian-Austrian coalition against their French opponents. Each scenario comes with a detailed battle map, a complete order of battle with unit labels, and special rules and content you need to set up and play each game.

SCENARIOS
French Attack at Pozzo, Battle of Magnano
Russian Attack at Lecco, Battle of Adda River Line
Austrian Attack at Vaprio, Battle of Cassano
French Attack , Clash at Bassignana
French Attack at San Giuliano Vecchio,
Battle of 1st Marengo
French Morning Attack, Battle of Tidone Creek
Coalition Counterattack, Battle of Tidone Creek
Coalition Right Column Attack, Battle of Trebbia
French Right-Wing Attack, Battle of Trebbia
Austrian Right-Wing Attack, Battle of Novi
Russian Attack Against Novi, Battle of Novi
Morning Meeting Engagement, Battle of Genola

This book only provides scenario information and some additional rules modications designed for a variant of the Regimental Fire and Fury rules system. The basic rulebook is needed to play these scenarios. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-223440 Garton, Philip In Deo Veritas - Fast Play Rules for Exciting Seventeenth Century Battles In seventeenth century Europe it must have seemed that there was always a conflict somewhere. This century of battles is the inspiration for these wargames rules.

Designed for ease of play, 'In Deo Veritas' offers a player experience based on the commander's problems. The rules are designed to create a feel for the uncertainty of battle. Keeping the men going, even when things don't seem too good, is critical for success.

Units become progressively disabled as disorder sets in and cohesion begins to suffer. At the heart of the game is a simple Disorder Test. If commanders don't take care to maintain cohesion then their forces could be heading for destruction!

In weighing up the scale of your achievements at the end of the game, will you be able to claim a major victory in your dispatches? Just take care to remember that your next battle may not be so successful.

Using the smaller scales of 6, 10 or 15mm the usual 6' x 4' table gives a scale battlefield over a mile wide. This is large enough to cover all but the largest engagements.

The six historical battle scenarios provide different challenges and give players the insight into the nature of seventeenth century warfare. The Terrain Generator and a system of points allow the players to develop their own scenarios.

In battle nothing is certain but generals that practice their skills are more likely to be victorious 1 vol, 118 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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3-69420 Gore, Terry MEDIEVAL WARFARE:Tactical warfare 450 AD - 1500 AD 8.5x11, rules for 25mm/15mm, same basing as WRG/DBM/DBA/WARRIOR, army lists, optional and solo play rules, scenarios 1 vol, 101 pgs 2002 ROCHESTER, SAGA PUBLISH'G
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1-88299 Granillo, Manny ROMMEL'S WAY: Panzer Korps Scenario Book IX Ninth in a series of WWII scenario books designed specifically for the Panzer Korps rules system. Featuring many of his own letters and opinions, Rommel's Way offers 15 North African scenarios with maps and Force Groups: Operation Scipio '43, Sidi Bou Zid '43, Tug Argan Pass '40, Tel El Eisa '42, Bloody Keren '41, Totensonntag '41, Beda Fomm 41, Agordhat '41, Bir El Gubi '41, Bir Hakeim '42, Nebeiwa '41, Operation Battleaxe '41, Operation Brevity '41, and Kassarine Pass '43. Also a Abyssinian Campaign '35 scenario. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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2-215640 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Rules for the Ancient/Medieval Covering 2000BC to 1500AD 2nd edition Contains box set of the new MeG rulebook, CCC grass set, cards and dice

The changes do not alter any basic rules structures. They change interactions between a few weapon types, the color card you need for certain maneuvers, point costs have been changed, things like that. The point cost changes just mean you need to download (for free) the lates version of the army builder. There are a few changes to how the pregame setup/terrain selection works.

Not sure what you mean by cosmetic, but almost all the changes are 'tweaks' as opposed to 'redesign' stuff. BTW, if you own the original stuff you can download all of the changes and bring your rules current from the website.


This 240-page hardback book with a new look and 20 world class pieces of artwork by Giuseppe Rava. It will integrate all clarifications, include a more extensive set of diagrams and will combine Maximus, Magna and Pacto in a single volume


CCC Grass set:-

Contains command cards and discs, a disc bag and a set of wound/slow markers. All are blended with grass background to make games look great.
The wound and slow markers have printed casualties and troops on them.
1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-198513 Hamilton, Alan MAD MULLAH & OTHER OPERATIONS IN DARFUR: British Operations in Somaliland The Latest in the SETTING THE EAST ABLAZE series. Detailed background, 10 scenarios, maps, OOBs, and Army lists. 1 vol, 8 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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2-16680 Hasenauer, Richard W. FIRE AND FURY: The American Civil War in Miniature Reprint of original Fire & Fury rules in 8.5x11 format, packed with color photos, simple and easy to play rules, army lists, terrain making. Scenario for Gettysburg. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 US, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-214052 Hasenhauer, Richard GREAT WESTERN BATTLES: 2nd Edition for Brigade Fire & Fury Contains 16 battle scenarios redesigned for use with your 2nd Edition, Brigade Fire and Fury. Each scenario comes with a detailed battlefield map, a complete order of battle with unit labels, and special rules you need to set up and fight each battle.

Battles include:

Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862
The Hornet's Nest, Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862
Shiloh Church, Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862
1st Day Battle of Corinth, October 3, 1862
2nd Day Battle of Corinth, October 4, 1862
Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862
Battle of Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862
Battle of Champion Hill, May 16, 1862
1st Day Battle of Chickamauga,
September 19, 1863
2nd Day Battle of Chickamauga,
September 20, 1863
Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864
Hardee Turns the Flank, Battle of Atlanta,
July 22, 1864
Cheatham Enters the Fray, Battle of Atlanta,
July 22, 1864
Battle of Pleasant Hill,April 9, 1864
Battle of Spring Hill, November 29, 1864
Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 US, FIRE AND FURY
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1-216671 Hilton, Barry WITH TALON AND CLAW: Supplement for the GNW and Eastern Wars for Beneath the Lily Banners Contains:
* An extensive Period Primer.
* Detailed explanation of troop types and tactics used by the main protagonists.
* Full rule amendments and updates covering The Great Northern War and Eastern Wars for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition.
* A points system to build armies for small and large games.
* Army Builder guides for Danish, Imperialist, Ottoman, Prussian, Russian, Saxon, and Swedish armies.
* 16 pages of flag and uniform plates by Clarence Harrison.
* Special feature pieces on various aspects of the conflicts.
* A detailed example game demonstrating key rule features. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 UK, LEAGUE OF AUGSBERG
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1-221530 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS REFUELLED: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem.

With all-new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons. Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. With a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, players can create their own anarchic futures. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221530B Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat + Implements of Carnage plastic frame Order by Monday August 26, 2019 and we will include a free 'metal motor cycle'

Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted.

Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem.

With all-new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons. Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. With a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, players can create their own anarchic futures. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING & NORTH STAR
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1-221530BB Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat + Implements of Carnage plastic frame, Dice, Templates and Tokens Order the Big Bundle by Monday Aug 26, 2019 and we will include a free 'metal motor cycle'

GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Rule Book
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Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted.
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In the game Gaslands, you need Skid Dice. These have custom faces on them to make playing the game much easier. Five per pack.
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12 Templates designed for Gaslands: Refuelled. These templates are essential to playing the game Gaslands: Refuelled. Laser cut translucent acrylic
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Markers, All you need for the Gaslands: Refuelled. 25 hazard, 25 ammo, 10 vote, 1 pole position. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING & NORTH STAR
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1-221531 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Implements of Carnage plastic frame Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted. 1 vol, 2 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-221532 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Dice for Gaslands In the game Gaslands, you need Skid Dice. These have custom faces on them to make playing the game much easier. Five per pack. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-221533 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Templates 12 Templates designed for Gaslands: Refuelled. These templates are essential to playing the game Gaslands: Refuelled. Laser cut translucent acrylic. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-221534 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Tokens All you need for the Gaslands: Refuelled. 25 hazard, 25 ammo, 10 vote, 1 pole position. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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2-56840 Johannsen, Hans, and assisted by Arty Conliffe WHITE STAR RISING: Western Front Scenarios 8.5x11-inch size. Contains 17 scenarios for Western Front, 1944-45, from Normandy to the Rhine, for Spearhead rules. Each scenario contains short intro, OBs, and b/w maps (each map square is 30x30-inches on the tabletop).

Bocage aux Follies
* To the Beaches Beyond: Panzer Counterttack
* The Bloody Bocage: Normandy Slugfest
* Cruel Souls: British Blitz
* Hide and Seek in the Hedgerows: Infantry Battle
* Push Comes to Shove: Breakout
* Two in the Side Pocket: Avoiding Encirclement

Off to the Races
* Next Stop the Rhine: Post-Falaise Maneuvers
* Thunder in the Foothills: Rearguard in the Vosges
* Unlocking the Pocket: Canadians in the Scheldt
* Up Against the Wall: Big Red One at Siegfried Line
* Home by Christmas: Arnhem Corridor
* Fighting for the Fatherland: Volksgrenadiers
* Pas de Charge: Counterattack the French

When Only Loyalty Remains
* To Lash Out in Anger: Ardennes Blitzkrieg
* Silent Night: Panzer Struggle
* Nacht und Nebel: Operation Northwind
* Either Night or the Prussians: British in the Reichswald
* A Leap of Faith: Airborne Assault Over Rhine River 1 vol, 42 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-77020 Jones, Pete BLITZKRIEG COMMANDER: 4th Edition WWII rules suitable for any scale miniatures, from 2mm to 28mm.

NOTE: These rules had been delayed about a year. For those who previously ordered, OMM has your order on record and you do not have to place an order with us.

* Simple command system that emphasizes the fog of war.
* Effective mechanism for casualty resolution.
* Flexible figure ratio meaning one base represents a platoon.
* Minimal setup time, simply assemble your forces and play.
* Contains 49 army lists covering all nations and theaters.
* Includes 15 scenarios.
* Suitable for solo, two player, or multi-player games.
* No supplements, everything you need to play WWII games in one book.
* Quick Reference Sheet included 1 vol, 120 pgs 2019 UK, PENDRAKEN MINIATURES
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1-1992913 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Overlord D-Day Softback reprint of the 'D Day' section of the original Overlord campaign supplement. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-1992914 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Kursk This is the campaign supplement from the original Battlegroup Kursk rulebook, containing army lists, stats, scenarios, and campaign to re-fight the Kursk battles on the Eastern front in 1943. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-1992915 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Pacific War Hardback supplement for the Battlegroup gaming system, covering the War in the Pacific Theater in 1944-1945. You will need the Battlegroup rulebook for full enjoyment of this supplement.

Five army lists designed to be played with the equipment and character of the principal combatants in the Pacific Theatre: US Marine Corps divisions in their specialised amphibious assault role, alongside US Infantry Divisions to face Japanese Infantry Divisions and their smaller 'oceanised' divisions used to garrison distant Pacific islands. Also, British and Commonwealth Infantry Divisions for 14th Army in Burma, along with alterations for the Australian divisions on Bougainville and Borneo.

New rules to adapt the core Battlegroup rules to the battlefields of the late Pacific War. Recreating the character of the jungle war, with its tropical conditions, reliance on infantry warfare against a ferocious Japanese foe low on men, equipment and supplies, but with an almost unbreakable will to fight. The book includes a new Battle Rating counter sets to better recreate the character of the Pacific War, including such events as dangerous Japanese booby-traps and their occasional last desperate Banzai! charges. 1 vol, 204 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-222710 Kinrade, Warwick SOLDIERS OF ROME Rules set uses a deck of action cards (included) to give orders to your three battle groups (left, right, center), which consist of between 8-20 models (cavalry is 4-8 models) during a Raid, Battle, or Siege mission. You pick your force from three Army Lists (Roman Legions, Barbarians and Parthians) depending on the type of mission, so that a raiding force is different from a siege force. Further variations are included via an army's Strategems.

Each deck for a mission consists of a number of fixed cards plus a number of random cards, adding randomness to the card draws. The rules aren't scale specific, they will be playable at all scales, because the players pick the ground scale and measurements based on their miniatures collection and table-size. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-223690 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - fictional setting in 1983 10mm scale Battlegroup Northag is a little different from our established WW2 Battlegroup system. For those that know and love the Battlegroup system (and those of you that have yet to embrace Battlegroup!), Northag carries a lot of its DNA from the parent WW2 system, like the Battle rating system and army list building, but has been specifically designed and streamlined for the smaller scale of 10mm (1/144th) to allow for more vehicles on the table and longer gun ranges. No 'parking lots' in this game!

The first Northag book contains rules, scenarios, detailed equipment data and army lists for Soviet and British forces. Future expansions will bring US, West and East German, other Warsaw Pact and Nato forces to the table. We will also be doing an Arab Israeli supplement 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-220023 Korklewski, Tim RAGNAROK: The Abyss - Morpheus Engine 3 Ginnungagap, the Gaping Abyss, was once what separated the realms of Ice and Fire, keeping them in balance and sparing the other realms from their ravages. With the Nine Realms shattered, however, Ginnungagap has been left unguarded and unspeakable horrors now await those who wish to cross it.

Ragnarok: The Abyss includes new scenarios for Ragnarok as well as new monsters to vanquish in glorious battle. New mechanics introduce something once barely recognised by war clans - Fear - and present entirely new challenges for them to overcome in the telling of their sagas.
1 vol, 112 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-58640 Leach, Chris BATTLES FOR EMPIRE: 1870-1914 (2nd Edition) Rules and Scenarios for British Imperial Warfare, basing is flexible, battles use 12-18 units per side, and each unit is four stands. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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2-190320 Lockwood, Russ SNAPPY NAPPY: Simple, Subtle & Ultrafast Napoleonic Rules PDF version SNAPPY NAPPY PDF: Simple, Subtle & Ultrafast Napoleonic Rules in PDF version

PDF Version.

Brilliant simple and subtle rules for 2 to 20 players, covering multi-corps actions. Excellent step by step introduction for those new to Napoleonic wargaming, especially for those who think the period too complicated.

Playable one-on-one on a 2 foot-by-2 foot table in an hour or an afternoon-long game with 20+ players across 16-18 full-size 6x4-foot tables (visit the BlundersontheDanube blog for full game reports, maps, and OBs for the large, multi-player 'Campaign in a Day' games).

Two infantry stands form one unit (brigade). Morale based (no figure removal) for fog of war. Uses any basing system with common stand frontage. Play the Napoleonic battles and campaigns big or small that you've always dreamed of trying.

Rules review on Little Wars TV gave Snappy Nappy an '8' for playability (Tom) and a '9' for playability (Greg). Comprehensive review on LittleWarsTV website.

Includes new errata compilation
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2-208940 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City - 2nd edition This new edition of the multi-award-winning fantasy skirmish wargame offers improved rules based on years of player feedback, a revised spell list, and a host of brand-new scenarios. It remains fully compatible with all previously published Frostgrave supplements, allowing players to revisit past adventures as well as face new challenges.

Choose a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and select from a list of eighty spells. Hire a warband filled with soldiers, from lowly thugs and thieves to mighty knights and barbarians, then lead your men into the frozen ruins of the magic city of Frostgrave on the hunt for ancient treasures and the secrets of lost magic. Be warned - it is a deadly place, filled with rival wizards, wandering monsters, animated constructs, and demonic entities. Do you dare enter the Frozen City one more time? 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208947 McCullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Perilous Dark There are many tales of the Frozen City, and not all of them tell of battles between rival wizards. Often, the greatest adventures are those that pit a wizard and his trusty warband against the myriad perils found amidst the ruins of Felstad.

This new supplement for Frostgrave presents full rules for playing solo and co-operative games in which feuds and skirmishes of wizards take a back seat to the exploration and unlocking of the mysteries of the city. These include guidelines for both dungeon crawls and adventuring in the ruins, new traps, unique random encounters, and four multi-scenario mini-campaigns to get players started.

Why should wizards fight amongst themselves? There is plenty of treasure for all and the Frozen City is enemy enough! 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223220 McCullough, Joseph Oathmark - Battles of the Lost Age Empires have fallen, and the land is broken. The great oathmarks that once stood as testaments to the allegiances and might of nations have crumbled into ruin. In this lost age, fealty and loyalty are as valuable as gold and as deadly as cold iron, and war is ever-present.

Created by Joseph A. McCullough, designer of Frostgrave and Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, Oathmark is a mass-battle fantasy wargame that puts you in command of the fantasy army you've always wanted, whether a company of stalwart dwarves or a mixed force with proud elves, noble men, and wild goblins standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the battle-line. Fight through an integrated campaign system and develop your realms from battle to battle, adding new territories, recruiting new troop types, and growing to eclipse your rivals. or lose what you fought so hard to gain and fall as so many would-be emperors before you.
1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223221 McCullough, Joseph Oathmark: Battlesworn Supplement for Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age contains rules for adding elite units to your armies and charting their progress from battle to battle. Will they grow even more powerful as they gain renown, or be broken in the face of tremendous odds, perhaps someday to be reformed when their kingdom needs them most?

Also included are rules for rivers and boats as well as campaigns, featuring all-new scenarios that will give your battlesworn the chance to lead their kingdom to new heights of power and prestige. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-211950 McWalter, Adrian and Dalton, Quinton OVER THE HILLS: A Napoleonic Wargame For Brigade, Divisional, and Army size Napoleonic wargaming. Each army has been given a set of national characteristics to ensure that each army plays differently. This is enhanced further with the troop formations open to each nation and the differing abilities of each nation's commanders. Units are assigned a fatigue factor and as this degrades, so does your unit's ability to carry out any task. Uses d10s. Includes optional rules. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2016 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-222260 Mori, Paolo PAOLO MORI'S BLITZKRIEG! Core Set (Includes a Free Solo Module) Two players, acting respectively as the Allied and Axis coalitions during WWII, battle for control of the main theaters of the conflict with simple rules and a short playing time. Players draw unit tokens from a bag to determine their starting forces and to replenish their losses.

Rather than fighting battles with dice or cards, players allocate their military resources to each theaters campaigns, winning war victory points, gaining further resources and special weapons and exploiting strategic advantages as they play.

The Box Contains: 1 x rulebook, 1 x game board, 22 x Axis unit tokens, 22 x Allied unit tokens, 16 x special weapons tokens, 2 x player screens, 5 x battle markers, 2 x war victory markers, and 2 x cloth bags. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-222261 Mori, Paolo PAOLO MORI'S BLITZKRIEG! Nippon Expansion Pack The Nippon Expansion adds a new challenge to Blitzkrieg! You need the Core Set to play this expansion.

What if the Axis coalition had won WW II and Germany invaded and occupied the USA? And... what if japan had turned on its former ally and invaded German-held USA in 1946? With the help of Godzilla? The Nippon Expansion explores the hypothetical scenario that the Axis won WWII, but Japan turned on its once ally and invaded German-held USA -- with the help of Godzilla. One player controls the German forces and the other the Japanese.

Contents: 22 Japanese unit tokens, 2 special weapons tokens, 1 rulebook, and 1 game board. 1 vol, 16 pgs 2019 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-219570 Murton, Charles and Cartmell, Craig THUD & BLUNDER: Fantasy Skirmish Wargames Rules Thud & Blunder is a set of generic fantasy skirmish wargaming rules from the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare, whose authors have previously brought you In Her Majesty's Name, Daisho, and Blood Eagle.

With just five to 15 figures a side, you can play a party of brave adventurers, a knight and his retinue, a college of powerful wizards, a company of dwarven prospectors, a patrol of elven rangers, a warparty of orc raiders, a foul necromancer and his undead minions, and so many other classic fantasy warbands.

The book provides numerous example warbands and all the tools you need to create almost any warband that you can imagine, including a detailed and open points system. The rules cover a wide range of armor and weapons, including magical versions. You will also find statistics for a variety of beasts and legendary beasts, rules for flyers, a comprehensive system of magical powers and much, much more. Thud & Blunder is not tied to a specific world; this means you can play your games in any fantasy setting you choose, including realms of your own devising. 1 vol, 164 pgs 2019 UK, MINISTRY GENTLEMANLY WARFARE
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1-219760 RFCM Team PIECES OF EIGHT 140 + pages of rules covering historical sea fights, land raids, and campaigns. All focused on the buccaneers, pirates, and privateers of the 17th century. The three books are bound into one. The usual Peter Pig lay flat wire binding. Three great games all in one publication. rules include Playsheets bound in and separate.

Extra sheets can be downloaded, free of charge from the Peter Pig website. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2019 UK, PETER PIG
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1-44651 Rumford, Colin and Marsh, Richard Rapid Fire Reloaded Latest version of the Rapid Fire Basic Rules for WWII wargaming with miniatures. The original fast-play rules are now even faster, with new mechanisms and streamlined systems. Play using the standard Rapid Fire 1:15 figure and 1:5 vehicle ratios for brigade-level engagements, or use for 1:1 skirmishes or even 1:45/1:15 divisional level battles.

Handy A5 size booklet you can hold in one hand during games
Fully compatible with the advanced rules section of 'Rapid Fire!'
Easy to pick up for experienced Rapid Fire players and ideal for newcomers to RF.
Free online 'Reloaded' vehicle and gun charts for many nations.
Includes two 'battlegrouped', points-balanced forces and a Normandy scenario that you can play to 'action learn' the rules
1 vol, 16 pgs 2020 UK, RAPID FIRE
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1-44676 Rumford, Colin and Marsh, Richard MARKET GARDEN - 2nd upgunned edition of this RAPID FIRE campaign book New, comprehensive guide to wargaming the battles that followed the audacious Allied attempt to create an airborne 'carpet' over three major river crossings in the eastern Netherlands and drive an armored spearhead into the Ruhr. Distilling years of research and wargaming experience, Operation Market Garden provides what you need to recreate this famous campaign on your wargames table. Includes:

Campaign narrative and modular table layout for fighting the key aspects of the campaign.
Graphic orders of battle for XXX Corps, the Allied parachute and glider formations and the complex assortment of German forces that opposed them. All 'battlegrouped' so you can assemble points-balanced forces.
Six scenarios with detailed battle maps so you can game key moments in the campaign.
Special rules, including para drop and glider landing.
Photographs of key locations, wargames forces and spectacular model urban scenery to inspire your own Market Garden build up.
Specially commissioned artwork
1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 UK, RAPID FIRE
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1-225460 Scarborough. Jesse So Convenient for Hewing - Dark Age Skirmish rules Skirmish System uses action cards to control an ever-changing order of play. Command chits are used to activate individual units.

The action deck consists of 12 action cards, two shoot cards, two move cards, two charge cards, two rally cards, two Free Choice of Action cards, and two end-of-turn cards. Half the cards are red, and half are blue --- showing which side has the initiative on a given card. A game turn consists of going through the action deck, one card at a time.

Each turn, Veteran units and Senior Leaders receive two command chits, Warrior/Regular units get one command chit, and Green units do not get a command chit. Thus Green units are dependent on Senior Leaders to act.

When a card is drawn, the designated side has the choice of first action. To act, a unit or commander must spend a command chit. Once the action is resolved, the other side may choose to act. If a player does not, or cannot, spend a command chit, the player passes. If a pass, the other side may then choose to act. Two sequential passes, one from each side, ends actions on that action card --- a new action card is then drawn, and the process is repeated. Resolving actions in the game is based on rolling d6.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 US, JESSE SCARBOROUGH
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2-198833 Simon, Wally; edited by Russ Lockwood SOLO SECRETS OF WARGAME DESIGN: Volume 3: A Tabletop Toolkit of Ideas, Analysis, and Rule Mechanics The third volume of the SECRETS OF WARGAME DESIGN series concentrates on solo wargaming ideas. Peel back the layers of game theory to generate great solo games for a variety of periods. Delve into the real nuts and bolts of game mechanics to create a more compelling -- and often more entertaining -- tabletop battle.

* Simple Solo Guidelines: Morale, Data Sheets, and a Napoleonic River Line Attack
* Good Morning Vietnam: Cards, Squares, and Sequences
* WWII Efficiency: Too Much Damage, Loss Points, Reaction Points, and Combat Points
* Napoleonic Equality of Inequality: Simon's Theory of Fire Power
* Scenario Generation: A Line in the Terrain
* Speedy Solo Siege: Zones, Building Points, and the Passage of Time
* Third Time's Charm: Modern Solo Squad Skirmish
* Renaissance Squared: Grids, Groups, and Grinds
* Bad Blood in the Balkans: WWII Command, Control, Activation, and Quality
* Rules are Greener: American Revolution Response Chart and Efficiency Levels
* Solo Hastings: Flights of Fancy?
* NATO Rescue in Serbia: Pop-Up Squads, Prisoners, and Running Battles
* BONUS: The Wally Quadfecta: Universal Guidelines for Good Game Design

Volume 1 and 2 are still available! 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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2-198834 Simon, Wally; edited by Russ Lockwood CAMPAIGN SECRETS OF WARGAME DESIGN: Volume 4: A Tabletop Toolkit of Ideas, Analysis, and Rule Mechanics The 4th volume in the series offers 12 different rules systems for running campaign wargames, each of which can be used with tactical rules of your choosing. Run them via snail mail (as Wally did with friends across US and in the UK) or e-mail (the modern equivalent), using the historical background provided or adapt to your own historical or imagi-nation campaign.

If you've ever thought of running a campaign, large or small, among friends or for your club, this is the how-to booklet that brings together experience and shortcuts from a dozen campaigns. Adaptable to many eras. Includes maps, diagrams, and explanations of concepts and mechanics.

The Clever Dozen:

* Dot Wars: Armies on the Move
* Solo Campaign: Zulus Against British
* Simplified Campaigning: Napoleonics and Status
* Campaign Anyone? British Colonial Era Ideas
* Ancients Campaign: Army and Commander Points
* American Civil War Campaigning: Styles and Substances
* Zulu Uprising: A Mini Campaign
* England vs. Colonies: American War of Independence Campaign
* Lost Napoleonic Campaign: Planned Moves and Victory Boxes
* Rhombusia Campaign: Colonization and Rebellion
* Campaign Trail: Play by Mail Wargaming
* A Map Exercise: Tiered Movement 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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2-198835 Simon, Wally; edited by Russ Lockwood MASTER SECRETS OF WARGAME DESIGN: Volume 5: A Tabletop Toolkit of Ideas, Analysis, and Rule Mechanics The fifth volume in the series offers 13 articles detailing the nuts and bolts of wargame design, with suggestions for scenario balancing, rules ideas, and rules mechanics to punch up your wargaming in all eras. These can be used as is or adapted for published and home-brew miniatures and boardgame rules.

The Thought-Provoking 13:

* Viking Hex: Skirmish Rules on a Grid
* Catchy Cromwell: ECW Morale and Firing
* WWII Battle Rules: Supply, Aircraft, and Damage
* Ancient Impact: Combat Values, Morale, and Rally
* ACW Rules Experiment: The Perils of Rallying
* Renaissance Warfare: Hits, Bits, and Markers
* WWI Trench Assault: Kill Dice and Casualties
* AWI Bemis Heights: A Morale Game
* Modern Island Invasion: Action Cards and Areas
* Medieval Campaign Ideas: Towns, Provinces, and Revenues
* Napoleonic Concepts: Areas, Scale, and Weird Design
* What's An Officer to Do?: Orders, Morale, and Casualty Transfer
* Skirmish Melee Odds; They Did Not Die in Vain 1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-195038 Smith, Neil HAIL CAESAR: Volume 8 Supplement -- Age of Bronze Age of Bronze contains 32 battle scenarios plus new skirmish rules for smaller scale conflicts between warbands. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2184905 Stallard, John Close Quarters! Cruel Seas supplement While gigantic warships stalk the open oceans, engaging enemies over the horizon with their titanic weapons, much smaller craft hug the coastal waters, protecting the land against raids and invasion. Such naval combat was often quick, brutal and decisive.

Brave sailors gun the engines of their smaller, less well-protected boats in order to rapidly close within sight of the enemy and engage them with machineguns, autocannons and torpedoes, raking the enemy boats with bullets or lighting the night sky with explosions. With such visceral close quarter fighting, many crews fought and died on the waves of the unforgiving cruel seas.

This supplement includes eleven new historic scenarios, spanning the seas of this global conflict as well as a random scenario generator. Also included are expanded ship rosters for the seafaring nations and new rosters for the Finnish Navy and Yugoslav Partisan Fleet. New rules for amphibious invasions and experimental Q-ships are presented as well as expanded rules for aircraft and submarines.

These new additions to your games of Cruel Seas will help you turn the tide of battle.

Close Quarters is a supplement for Cruel Seas, the 1/300 scale tabletop wargame of World War Two naval battles. A copy of the Cruel Seas rulebook is needed to use this supplement.
1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-222772 Stelzer, Mike SONG OF DRUMS AND TOMAHAWKS: Pequot War (Scenario Book for Pequot War) Booklet contains 12 scenarios of the Pequot War in New England, July 1636 to September 1638, with maps, orders of battle, special rules, and victory points. Includes narrative retelling of the history by stages of the war through scenario introductions; New or modified Traits to Song of Drums and Tomahawks for this war; More detailed treatment and rules for early blackpowder weapons; Map charting the location of battles of the Pequot War; and Campaign rules for two sides to refight the war and determine victory. 1 vol, 34 pgs 2018 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
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1-225090 Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Skirmish Gaming in the Ancientm Medieval and Fantasy Periods Feudal Patrol has been designed for solo, two-player, and team play. The solo option uses the concept of Posture to determine an opponent's reactions, depending on relative casualties, successes and morale.

Any single-based miniatures, in any scale, can be used. A typical game uses 20 to 50 figures per side, and can be played in two to three hours.

Command friction is provided by the double-random activation system, that provides fog of war, drama, and unpredictability to games.

Feudal Patrol uses a streamlined, intuitive card-based combat resolution mechanism, which eliminates the need for look-up tables and cross-referencing.
1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-225090B Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Skirmish Gaming in the Ancient, Medieval and Fantasy Periods The bundle, includes rules and decks. Pre-order bonus Printed reference cards (6) Infantry, (3) Cavalry and (1) Artillery card(s)

Feudal Patrol has been designed for solo, two-player, and team play. The solo option uses the concept of Posture to determine an opponent's reactions, depending on relative casualties, successes and morale.

Any single-based miniatures, in any scale, can be used. A typical game uses 20 to 50 figures per side, and can be played in two to three hours.

Command friction is provided by the double-random activation system, that provides fog of war, drama, and unpredictability to games.

Feudal Patrol uses a streamlined, intuitive card-based combat resolution mechanism, which eliminates the need for look-up tables and cross-referencing.
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1-225090D Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Card Deck Card decks needed to play Feudal Patrol. Note that the bundle deal includes the decks with the rules. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, SALLY 4th
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1-220101 Sutherland, Jon FACE ANOTHER FOE: Wargaming the Lace Wars - V1 Core Rules Face Another Foe covers roughly one hundred years, from 1650 to 1750, taking in the Jacobite Wars, The Great Northern War, the War of Austrian Succession, the Wars of the Spanish Succession, Russia's wars with Turkey, and innumerable conflicts in the east and further afield.

Some similarities to Mad Dogs and Englishmen, but Face Another Foe moves away from single figure basing and figure removal. The troop types are more varied too, but the importance of the general is maintained, as is the use of bonus cards.

Also includes a broad range of army lists. Some forces are deliberately earmarked as small armies. This means that the force was involved in a limited conflict in terms of scale, or that the army represents a national contingent of a much larger coalition force. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-220102 Sutherland, Jon FACE ANOTHER FOE: Wargaming the Lace Wars - Volume 2 Army Lists and Scenarios These army lists are designed as a vital extension to the main rules and their army lists. Each group of new army lists is followed by period scenarios. You will notice that there may be a disparity between the generic list and a subsequent scenario OOBs. Remember that the generic list provides you with percentages as a guide to create a particular army typical of that type at that time. The generic lists allow you to build a typical force for that period, war, or campaign.

These rules, lists and scenarios are not designed to be used for points balanced competition gaming. There can be great satisfaction in fielding an army with a poor chance of victory and to finish the game with some units that have not yet routed. In fact, fielding armies with lower quality troops, with poor generals, and antiquated equipment is more of a challenge that fielding an army dominated by superior cavalry units and crack infantry at the peak of the abilities.

TANGIERS CAMPAIGN 1661 TO 1684
* Battle of Tangiers September 20 1680

DUTCH AND RHINELAND WARS 1672 TO 1678
* Battle of Mont Cassel 12 April 1677
* Battle of St Denis 14 August 1678

WAR IN IRELAND 1689 TO 1691
* Battle of Aughrim 12 July 1691

MONMOUTH REBELLION 1685
* Battle of Norton St Philip 27 June 1685

WAR OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE 1688 TO 1697
* Battle of Fleurus 1 July 1690
* Battle of Toroella 27 May 1694

WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION 1701 TO 1714
* Battle of Ramillies 23 May 1706
* Battle of Malplaquet 11 September 1709

THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR AND TURKISH WAR 1700 TO 1721
* Battle of Gadebusch 20 December 1712
* Battle of Belgrade 16 August 1717

JACOBITE WARS 1689 TO 1745
* Battle of Killiecrankie 27 July 1689
* Battle of Sheriffmuir 13 November 1715
* Battle of Glenshiel 10 June 1719
* Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746

FURTHER EAST
* Battle of Karnal 24 February 1739 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219670 Swan, Chris TEXICANA BEFORE THE ALAMO: Wargaming the Fight for Freedom 1812-1835 Large format full color paperback. Contains 10 scenarios, OOBs, maps, and detailed background on the actions and the armies. Also includes campaign, army lists, and a section on adapting the Black Powder rules. Includes color uniform plates by Mike Blake. 1 vol, 90 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-223360 Taylor, Shawn SOE (Special Operations Executive) The Clandestine War SOE takes players to the battlefields seldom talked about. You will play either as the SOE Player or the Security Forces player. Your small team of SOE Agents, sometimes they are solo, must penetrate the Security Forces cordons to conduct various forms of clandestine warfare. Courier, assassination, sabotage and raids on secure compounds are just a few of the missions possible for the SOE forces. The Security Forces will out number SOE but, the SOE player is blended into the surrounding population so you must hunt them down. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 CANADA, SHAWN TAYLOR
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2-66995 Taylor, Shawn MESOPOTAMIA HEART-BREAKING AFFAIR: Great War Spearhead Scenario Book Refight the campaign in Mesopotamia 1914 to 1916 leading to the siege of Kut. Put yourself in command of the Anglo-Indian D Column, 6th Poona Infantry Division or take charge of the ever growing Ottoman forces. A challenging prospect for either commander. 12 scenarios. 1 vol, 54 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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2-206620 Teixeria, Ed HELL HATH NO FURY: Tank to Tank Combat What: Tank specific wargame/RPG rules for World War II.
Scale: Tank on tank combat. 1 model/figure equals 1 vehicle.
Your Role: Players can command from one tank up to a company of tanks.
Playability: Designed for solo, same side and head to head play.

Hell Hath No Fury can be played in a variety of ways: You can play as a Tank Commander with one tank, You can play as a Platoon Leader with a platoon of 3 - 5 tanks, You can play as a Company Commander with 2 or more platoons, You can play one-off battles, You can play a full campaign with up to ten scenarios. The bottom line is you can play it any way you like, with any models or counters you like.

Inside you'll find: Rules for tank to tank combat with stats and counters for a variety of American and German vehicles, Ten scenarios covering the period from D-Day to the fall of Berlin, Fully compatible with NUTS, our WW2 game, A minimal bookkeeping Campaign System that gives meaning to every game as the results of one will affect the outcome of the next. 1 vol, 46 pgs 2019 US, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-222180 Titterington, Carl CONTACT FRONT: Modern Platoon-Level Rules for 15mm to 28mm Take on the role of a young officer about to take the Platoon Commanders' course. During this course, you will learn how to move your units on the table top (measurements in inches), use them to put fire down on the enemy and many other mechanics you will need to successfully complete your mission and get everyone home.

Included in this book are army lists for British and American forces during the early part of
the war in Afghanistan (2001-2006) and two army lists for the Taliban or Afghan insurgents during the early insurgency period (2002-2006). These lists provide you with the basic forces you will need and a list of support options. These lists have been created from information we could find, however,due to the extremely limited information about the Taliban and Afghan insurgents, the lists are more themed than exact. Therefore, as a gamer feel free to create your own lists within your groups if you wish to. We feel this is part of the hobby and for those who enjoy doing so, they should be able to.

We have also included some mission types for players to play as one-off games. These are
designed to give players a starting point. However, we appreciate that many gamers enjoy creating their own scenarios and we would encourage you to do so.

The rules are designed for historical modern gaming offering guidance but are not overly prescriptive, thus encouraging players to use the feel of the game to guide themselves into making decisions on various aspects of tabletop combat. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 US, GODSEY GAMES
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1-967025 Todoroff, Patrick ZONA ALFA: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone Set of simple, fast-play skirmish rules for scavenging, exploring, and surviving in a near-future, post-apocalyptic Eastern European setting. Players take on the role of bandits, mercenaries, and military units fighting over the blasted Exclusion Zone and its abandoned artifacts.

Customize your fighters with a variety of weapons and specialties to create your ideal warband. With extended rules for campaigns, character progression, terrain, and environmental hazards, Zona Alfa contains all the tools required to engage in blistering firefights within the Exclusion Zone. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213731 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: No Peace Beyond the Line Supplement to the original Blood & Plunder rule book contains plenty of new content including units, ships, and additional rules. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2018 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-224030 Tunez, Michael Oak & Iron:Warfare at Sea 1650 - 1750 A 1/600th scale naval game set in the age of piracy, imperial expansion, and above all, fighting sail. Recreate battles between small fleets and squadrons of armed sailing ships while supplying significant flavor for the various factions represented in the game.

Set includes:
6 plastic ship models: Light Galleon, Fluyt, Petit Frigate, Corvette, Brigantine, Sloop
6 clear plastic ship bases
6 ship cards
5 Nation cards: Spain, England, France, Netherlands, Pirates
19 Admiral cards to command your squadrons
46 upgrade & captain cards to customize each ship
39 Initiative cards to create your battle plans and coordinate with your squadron
15 Event cards
21 scenario cards
Six Oak & Iron Dice
1 set of 5 movement tools
1 range ruler
All necessary tokens and counters
17 Double-sided terrain tiles
3x3-foot Sea mat
1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-916449 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 449 Cover: Enter The Portal -- Exclusive solo play scenario for Kings of War: Vanguard plus a step-by-step painting guide for some Mantic Miniatures Abyssal Dwarfs. Plus, with the print version, you get a sprue of Dwarfs absolutely free to paint and play with!

Features:
Keep Taking The Tablets: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan scenario and rules ideas for Archaeology and Arms using an adaptation of Black Powder.
Make Your ACW Mind Up: Command Decision scenario Antietam 1862.
Peninsula Adventures: Three Skirmishes in Spain, then Chillianwallah (Punjab) 1849, and a bloody conflict with the British East India Company.
Send 3 and 4 pence: Realism in wargames is a trap!
Oathmark Express: Concluding part of building two fantasy armies at speed under lockdown.
Napoleon Solo: Tips on how to start solo wargaming
Practical Wargames Scenery: Scratch build a Roman Mile Castle
Club Spotlight: Tanelorn Wargames Club..
Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews
Quartermaster: Scenery and accessories reviews
Forward Observer: News
Recce: Book reviews
Last Word: Andy Copestake of Old Glory UK 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-916450 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue #450 Cover: Walking the Plank: Caribbean Cut-throats -- Three ship-borne 1822 and 1826 anti-piracy scenarios, but adaptable to other eras.

Other Features
In Si Vis Pacem: Para Bellum -- Look at the modeling process for plastic and resin miniatures by Para Bellum
The Battle of Assunpink Creek: American Revolution scenario set in Trenton, NJ
Interdimensional Dance: Campaign system for Song of Blades & Heroes.
Send 3 and 4 Pence: Uncovering Waterloo Project -- help build a huge diorama
On the Grid: Square grids for wargaming
Command Decision: Go tell the Spartans: Part 1 (of 2)
Practical Wargames Scenery: Scratch build a Roman Mile Castle
Railroad Baron: Build a sci-fi monorail railway
Club Spotlight: Mailed Fist Wargames Club
Defence in Depth: Figure and Rules reviews
Quartermaster: Scenery and Accessories reviews
Forward Observer: News
Recce: Seven book reviews
Last Word: Iain Dickie, ex-editor of Miniature Wargames
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-935103 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 103 Special Feature: The French and Indian War
* Wargaming the French and Indian War - Frontiers Drenched in Blood
* A French and Indian War Fancy - Lake Champlain and Back Again
* The Battle of the Trough, March or April 1756 - It's a Trap!
* Refighting the Battle of Beauport, 1759 - Wolfe at the Door
* Armies for the French and Indian War - La Guerre Sauvage
* Painting a French and Indian War Vignette - Mohawk Ambush
* The Last Battle on British Soil - Graveney Marsh
* The Army of the Var, 1815: Part I - A Masterclass in Defense
* Skirmishes on Greenland during World War II - North Atlantic Weather War
* Cliffs and Rock Faces for your Gaming Table - Let's Rock!
* Painting Vikings in 15mm - Warriors of Odin

More Features
* Miniature reviews
* This Gaming Life - More Adding Up
* Tabletop tactics - Horse & Musket to Rifle & Cannon
* The irregular - Conquer the Mountain
* Ancient Greek Hoplite Battles - Let's play Men of Bronze
* Ancient Greek Skirmish Actions - Let's play Mortal Gods
* Game Reviews: Seven Days to the River Rhine, D-Day: Overlord, Spectre:Operations, and Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare
* Book reviews
* Parting shots 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-222780 Verdoliva, Steve FOR KING AND EMPRESS: Seven Years War Big Battle Rules Big battle, miniatures game for refighting the Seven Years War, 1756-62. Everything you need to play is here, including: rules illustrated with diagrams and photographs; definitive resolution system; Scenario design from march-on attacks against a deployed defender to a positional grand tactical system conducted before the battle; Terrain generation; Point system; Army lists for all the major (and several minor) combatants of the Seven Years War, often broken into early and late-war periods; Two tiers of army sizes which allow you to field small forces quickly or expand them to major armies; Myriad of optional rules to tweak just the right feel for your games, or put them in a historical campaign context; and a flexible basing system, allowing you to use troops you already own or guide those just starting out. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2018 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
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2-47870 Viverito, Philip CLASSICAL HACK:Ancient Warfare 600 BC to 600 AD 8.5x11, quick play set of rules, easy to learn, lots of fun, play aid sheets, WRG basing. Perennial favorite at conventions. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-225040 Wagman, Greg Altar of Freedom - Grand Tactical. The rules are designed for 6mm/10mm miniatures, with an available conversion to 15mm. ALTAR OF FREEDOM: Grand Tactical


Army-level rules for American Civil War designed for 6mm/10mm miniatures, with an available conversion to 15mm. Designed for historical scenarios like Antietam or Chickamauga, not for points-driven tournament matches. As corps or army general, your challenge will be coordinating divisions to be in the right place at the right time and wrestling with the outsized personalities of your sub-commanders
1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-225060 Wagman, Greg Age of Hannibal Game large battles of antiquity in a single evening on limited table space and with flexible basing. Focus on the critical nature of pre-battle strategy, when commanders sought the best possible ground for their armies. An innovative terrain card system allows players to create unique battlefields, while also incorporating elements of scouting, flank marches, and possible ambushes. Includes a full campaign system for map-based play plus a chapter on conducting sieges such as Carthage or Syracuse 1 vol, 60 pgs 2020 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-221750 Wallace, Martin JUDGE DREDD: Helter Skelter Something in the multiverse has shattered, and now the universe is bleeding. Throughout Mega-City One there are reports of invaders wreaking havoc. Celtic barbarians in Ezquerra Block. Russian nobles in Apetown. And rumours of fragments of other universes, waiting to be claimed.

Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter is a new miniatures board game combining Martin Wallace's critically-acclaimed Wildlands rules with the worlds of 2000 AD. Four unique factions bring iconic characters from Slaine, Nikolai Dante, and Strontium Dog crashing into Mega-City One, all intent on finding the shattered fragments of their own universe and crushing anyone who gets in their way.

Players: 2-4; Ages: 14+; Playing Time: 30-60 minutes; Contents: 20 unique ink-washed miniatures, 188 cards, double-sided playing board, counters and tokens. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221751 Wallace, Martin JUDGE DREDD: Helter Skelter - The Dark Judges The barrier between worlds has shattered. Now, the Dark Judges have returned to exact judgement on Mega-City One.

The city is guilty. The crime is life. The sentence is death.

The Dark Judges can be played as a team in any game of Helter Skelter, or one player can face off against them in a solo game.

Requires a copy of Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter to play.

Number of players: 1-4
Ages: 14+
Playing time: 30-60 minutes
Components: 4 miniatures, 5 oversized cards, 39 playing cards, tokens
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222801 Weser, Jason RED STAR BURNING STREETS: The Allied Defense of West Berlin - November 1983 Background, Orbats, Scenarios, Maps, and more for The Zone Skirmish Rules, however, this scenario booklet is compatible with any Cold War Gone Hot skirmish rule set. Excellent city warfare scenarios. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-219680 Whitehouse, Howard and Foley, Daniel A GENTLEMAN'S WAR: Or, Glossy Coats and Tin Bayonets A simple game involving toy soldiers of the classic style. It is a relaxed and relaxing game, where enough depends on the turn of a card and the roll of a handful of dice to say that our disasters are pure chance, but enough cunning decision-making to claim our victories as acts of brilliant generalship.

Our model soldiers are very brave, obedient, and generally do what we want them to. Players
are expected to behave in a friendly manner, and conduct themselves as gentlemen (or ladies,
as is appropriate). There are lots of six-sided dice, saving rolls, proper distances in inches,
and a general sense that there ought to be salmon-and-cucumber sandwiches and tea or beer. 1 vol, 170 pgs 2019 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-224190 Whitehouse, Howard et al Black Sun - Rules for 28mm Weird Nam Skirmish Battle Tabletop skirmish game of survival and combat in an alternate dimension during the Vietnam War. Assemble your force of US Army Soldiers, Viet Cong freedom fighters or spaced out hippies and combat monsters from another dimension, or each other, while trying to get back home. Man we gotta geout of this place.

This rulebook includes everything you need to play except miniatures, including: Move and countermove initiative system; 'What the. if ' Cards to bring the 1960's period and the Black Sun Event to life; Printable Force Cards which are used to create any of the main factions; Scenarios and Advanced Rules to get you into play quickly and to expand your game in the future.

This book introduced the factions of the alternate dimension, provides rules for period weapons, and allows players to come to grips with the sanity altering truths of an alien universe. This rulebook doesn't represent everything we have planned for Black Sun it is only the beginning. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
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1-220590 Curry, John editior Stuart Asquith and Terry Wise's Wargaming 17th Century Battles: Including Rules for the English Civil War and the Thirty Years War Stuart Asquith is a key contributor to the development of modern hobby of wargaming. His extensive work included editing Practical Wargamer for 12 years, authoring over twenty books and editing many more. This book focuses on one of the Stuart Asquith's key interests, 17th century warfare.

This book aims to bring together some of Stuart Asquith's work, focussed on this era. Other books in the series coverhis writing on other wars. The book has 20 scenarios for wargamers inclulding:The 20 battles include:

* Edgehill (1642)
* The Storming of Brentford (1642)
* The Battle of Lansdowne (1643)
* Roundway Down (1643)
* The First Battle of Newbury (1643)
* The Relief of Newark (1644)
* Cropredy Bridge (1644)
* Marston Moor (1644)
* The Battle of Naseby (1645)
* Dunkirk (1658)
* Medway (1667)
* Drumclog (1679)
* The Battle of Sedgemoor (1685)

Of course, the book would not be complete without a set of classic 'Old School' wargaming rules. The obvious choice was Terry Wise's popular wargaming rules for the English Civil War and the Thirty Years War circa 1618-1651.

This work is published as part of The History of Wargaming Project range of books that aim to document the development of wargaming. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2019 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
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1-220220 Cuthbert Keeson, Major C. A THE HISTORY AND RECORDS OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES: 1792-1922 Includes 21 illustrations and 20 maps with one very large fold out at the rear. Clean looking green cloth with regimental emblem in red on the cover. Includes appendix and bibliography. 1 vol, 670 pgs 1923 UK, CONSTABLE & COMPANY
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1-225440 Garson, Paul Bersaglieri: The Devil's Griffins-A Visual History of Italy's Elite Plumed Warriors Bersaglieri, translated as sharpshooters, historically acted as shock troops and often led both assaults and defenses, thus paying the price during the Italian Wars of Unification, the early colonial forays into Africa, WWI, the Ethiopian War, and lastly WWII with much Bersaglieri blood soaked up by European soil as well as the burning sands of Africa and frozen in the vastness of Russia. The book contains over 300 images, including rare unpublished photographs. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-221740 Macfarlane, Peter THE ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS: A Regimental History 1685-2018 The Royal Dragoon Guards have a long and distinguished history dating from 1685. Originally raised as regiments of horse and dragoons, they were subsequently designated as the 4th, 5th and 7th Dragoon Guards and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. They fought in all of Britain's major wars from the late 17th century onwards, charging at Blenheim with Marlborough's cavalry, at Waterloo with the Union Brigade, and at Balaklava with the Heavy Brigade. In the 19th century, they also saw service in India and Africa.

All four regiments served in France and Flanders during the First World War and one regiment fired the first British shot on the Western Front. They were then amalgamated into two regiments - the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Both regiments were mechanized shortly before the Second World War, in which they played a leading role in the D-Day landings. In 1992, the two regiments amalgamated again to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. Recent conflicts have taken the regiment to Iraq and Afghanistan, continuing a record of operational service covering more than three centuries.

This regimental history of the Dragoons tells their story as it played out across the centuries, exploring their role in both major and minor conflicts of the last 300 years. The title examines the development of the regiment up to the present day and highlights key figures across its history. The text is supported throughout with photographs and illustrations. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-220211 Nicloson, Patrick & Forbes, Nigel GRENADIER GUARDS IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945: Volume 1 - Campaigns in Northwest Europe Written by renowned author Nigel Nicholson - who served in the Grenadier Guards in the war, this official history is a quite outstanding example of the genre. The first volume tells the story of the campaigns in north-west Europe, in which four Battalions of the Regiment took part, beginning with the battles fought during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940, and ending with the advance into the heart of Germany in 1945. Includes black and white plates and color maps. 1 vol, 287 pgs 1949 UK, GALE AND PODEN
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1-213772 Ortner, Dr. M. Christian and Ludwigstorff, Dr. Georg AUSTRIAN ORDERS AND DECORATIONS: Part I Two-volume work, 'Austria's Orders and Decorations - The Imperial-Royal Official Decorations up to 1918', forms the second part of a comprehensive series on imperial Austria's decorations.

In this work, the state decorations are dealt with both from a cultural-historical perspective - describing their history, purpose and significance according to the latest research data - and with regard to the pieces themselves. A richly-illustrated catalogue section with highly detailed illustrations and descriptions of each decoration give the reader an unbelievably detailed view of the range and variety of pieces produced. The result is a tract of almost 800 pages and around 3,000 high definition photographs and illustrations

While the first part dealt exclusively with the imperial orders, this second work covers the remaining wearable state-awarded decorations, their history, significance and appearance. More than 60 different decorations were endowed between the late 18th century and the end of the First World War in 1918.

They include decorations for merit in the military and civil realms, for long service, to commemorate individuals or participation in particular campaigns and wars and jubilee decorations. Presenting their history and significance, and the appearance of the decorations themselves, was quite different from dealing with the imperial orders, which were for the most part structured and organized along similar lines, having various classes or levels. The decorations awarded by the state, on the other hand, had no overall norms but were instead structured each according to its purpose. In addition, throughout their history many of the decorations went through breaks and discontinuities, which had an effect on the appearance of the decorations, the definitions of their classes and their basic ranking within the old-Austrian award system. 2 vol, 784 pgs 2019 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-222380 Buchholz, Franck GERMAN MACHINE GUNS: Development, Tactics and Use from 1892 to 1918 In WWI, artillery shaped the battlefield, but machine guns defended it! The industrialized warfare of WWI was marked in particular by the use of machine guns. This 520-page illustrated book contains about 1000 photos and illustrations traces the development of German machine guns and graphically depicts why they became the most feared infantry weapons of WWI.

In addition to the standard MG 08 and MG 08/15 machine guns, the book also describes the Luft-MG 08 and 08/15 variants, the MG 08/18 which ended the Maxim development series, and the very rare models Parabellum M 1913, M 1913/17, the Dreyse machine gun, the Bergmann machine gun alter Art and neuer Art models, and the Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun. The period under consideration thus extends from 1892 until the post-war period after the First World War and into the time of the Reichswehr.

The authors digress to examine the Mondragon self-loading rifle and the Mauser aircraft self-loading carbine, which though not automatic weapons, were used by the German air force as predecessors of automatic weapons. Finally the book also examines the Maschinenpistole 18, the automatic weapon introduced shortly before the end of the First World War which for the first time allowed the machine gun to be wielded as a versatile hand-held weapon. 1 vol, 520 pgs 2019 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-219170 Loades, Mike WAR BOWS: Longbow, Crossbow, Composite Bow and Japanese Yumi War bows dominated battlefields across the world for centuries. In their various forms, they allowed trained archers to take down even well-armored targets from great distances, and played a key role in some of the most famous battles in human history. The composite bow was a versatile and devastatingly effective weapon, on foot, from chariots and on horseback for over a thousand years, used by cultures as diverse as the Hittites, the Romans, the Mongols and the Ottoman Turks. The Middle Ages saw a clash between the iconic longbow and the more technologically sophisticated crossbow, most famously during the Hundred Years War, while in Japan, the samurai used the yumi to deadly effect, unleashing bursts of arrows from their galloping steeds.

Reveals the full history of these four iconic weapons complete with modern ballistics testing, action recreations of what it is like to fire each bow, and a critical analysis of the technology and tactics associated with each bow. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-219890 Melville, Neil TWO HANDED SWORD: History, Design and Use The two-handed swords found in modern museums are often so large and elaborately decorated that the onlooker might question whether such an apparently impractical weapon could ever have been a serious weapon of war. Yet during the Late Middle Ages, although never numerous, such weapons could instill dread in those that faced them on the battlefield and in skilled hands posed a very real danger, being capable of inflicting fearsome wounds.

Explains how, from the late-13th century, technological advances made the development of larger swords requiring both hands both possible and desirable. Includes origins in Germany to development and divergence into regional variations. He examines the evidence for their use on the battlefield over 300 years, most notably in the hands of the Swiss, the German landsknechts and the Scottish clans, before considering their later use in fencing and as ceremonial weapons. Practical advice on fighting with the two-handed sword is also given, drawing on contemporary fencing manuals. The detailed and informative text is beautifully enhanced by dozens of illustrations. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-2118613 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 2 Volume 1 - The Spanish Army The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images. 1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118614 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 2 Volume 2 - The Spanish Army The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images. 1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118615 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 3 Volume 1 - The Opposing Forces Austria, Savoy etc The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118616 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 3 Volume 2 - The Opposing Forces Austria, Savoy etc The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118617 Boeri, Giancarlo L'esercito pontificio nel 1708-1709 War of Comacchio and Ferrara V1 Covers the army the Pope hastily raised in 1708 to face Imperial armies, which, after the victory of Turin in 1706, raged down the Peninsula, threatening the minor states of the Italian Princes, claiming the right to dispose of the territory and its resources at will of the Vienna Court, and engaged in a bitter war for the succession of Spain to support their claims to that throne. Includes 24 color plates. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118618 Boeri, Giancarlo L'esercito pontificio nel 1708-1709 War of Comacchio and Ferrara V2 Covers the army the Pope hastily raised in 1708 to face Imperial armies, which, after the victory of Turin in 1706, raged down the Peninsula, threatening the minor states of the Italian Princes, claiming the right to dispose of the territory and its resources at will of the Vienna Court, and engaged in a bitter war for the succession of Spain to support their claims to that throne. Includes 19 color plates. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-BRIG356 Bunde, Peter 356: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Infantry Regiment No.5 Kleist 1806 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG357 Bunde, Peter 357: KINGDOM OF WESTPHALIA: Infantry Regiment No.4 1808-1812 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG358 Bunde, Peter 358: KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS: Regiment Oranien-Nassau 1814-1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG359 Bunde, Peter 359: DUCHY OF WARSAW: Uhlan Regiment No. 2 1808-10 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG360 Bunde, Peter 360: DUCHY OF WARSAW: Uhlan Regiment No. 2 1810-1812 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG361 Bunde, Peter 361: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Infantry Regiment No.7 Owstien 1806 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG362 Bunde, Peter 362: HERZOGTUM WARSCHAU UHLAN REGIMENT No.3 - 1808-1810 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG363 Bunde, Peter 363: AUSTRIAN EMPIRE: Hussar Regiment No.1 Emperor Franz 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG364 Bunde, Peter 364: GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN: Infantry Regiment von Neuenstein No.4 1814-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG365 Bunde, Peter 365: GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN: Infantry Regiment Grossherzog No.3 1813-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG366 Bunde, Peter 366: AUSTRIAN EMPIRE: Hussar Regiment No.2 Erzherzog Josef Anton 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG367 Bunde, Peter 367: EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA: Hussar Regiment No. 9 Baron Frimont 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG368 Bunde, Peter 368: Kingdom of Wurttemberg: Mounted Jaeger Regiment K Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG369 Bunde, Peter 369: Kingdom of Prussia: Infantry Regiment No.8 1806 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG370 Bunde, Peter 370: Cisalpine Republic/Italian Republic: Regiment of mounted Rifles 1800-1805 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG371 Bunde, Peter 371: Kingdom of Italy: 1st Regiment of Mounted Rifles Real Italiano 1808-1811 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG372 Bunde, Peter 372: Austrian Empire: Cuirassier Regiment Lothringen (Lorraine) 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG373 Bunde, Peter 373: French Empire: Lancier Gendarmes 1811-1814 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG374 Bunde, Peter 374: Austrian Empire: Hussar Regiment No.11 Szekler Border Hussars 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-18290B Elting, John R. NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS Two-volume reference set combines combines authoritative text with 914 full-color plates of the Grand Armee covers all the French troop types, includes Police, Emigre, Naval, Foreign and new edition. A two-volume reference that combines authoritative text with 928 color plates and provides coverage of Austria, Britain, Prussia, and Russia as well as the smaller German States. Bibliography and index. 4 vol, 1800 pgs 1992 NY, MACMILLAN REFERENCE
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1-89890 Hinterstoisser, Hermann & Schmidl, Erwin S. THE EMPEROR'S BOSNIAKS Bosnia-Herzegovina was occupied by Austria-Hungary in 1878, annexed in 1908 and was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. This book, illustrated in color, with 352 pages and nearly 600 photographs, presents a picture of the Bosnian soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian army and their military history under Austro-Hungarian administration.

The Bosniaks, who were seen as an elite group within the k.u.k. Army and who - with their strange uniform and fez headgear - attracted much attention from the various formations of the Austro-Hungarian Army, are the focus of the book. This richly-illustrated volume also offers a detailed view of the uniforms, equipment, and weaponry of the Bosniaks, from the formation of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian infantry and Jager troops to their first deployment in WWI. Also includes short bios.

This book is produced in co-operation with the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Vienna, the Austrian Federal Armed Forces, the Army Museum Budapest, and private collectors. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2008 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-22118005 Lienhart, Constance and Rene Humbert UNIFORMS OF FRENCH ARMIES: 1690-1894 Volume 1: Major staff, Maison du Roi, Guards English text with original captions in French. Full color, first time in Italian and English.

1.1 General Staff
1.2 Maison du Roi
1.3 Guards of the Convention, Directorate and Consulate
1.4 Napoleon Imperial Guard I
1.5 Royal Guard
1.6 Napoleon Imperial Guard III
1.7 Gendarmerie 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22118006 Lienhart, Constance and Rene Humbert UNIFORMS OF FRENCH ARMIES: 1690-1894 Volume 2: The Cavalry English text with original captions in French. Full color, first time in Italian and English.

2.1 Cavalry
2.2 Carabinieri
2.3 Corazzieri
2.4 Dragons
2.5 Cavalry and Lancers
2.6 Hunters on horseback
2.7 Hussars 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22118007 Lienhart, Constance and Rene Humbert UNIFORMS OF FRENCH ARMIES: 1690-1894 Volume 3: The Infantry English text with original captions in French. Full color, first time in Italian and English.

3.1 Infantry
3.2 Walking Hunters and Light Infantry
3.3 Troops from Africa 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22118008 Lienhart, Constance and Rene Humbert UNIFORMS OF FRENCH ARMIES: 1690-1894 Volume 4: Artillery & Engineers English text with original captions in French. Full color, first time in Italian and English.

4.1 Artillery
4.2 Genius
4.3 Crew Train
4.4 Body of the 'Remonte'
4.5 War Commissioners - Inspectors - Intending
4.6 Health Corps
4.7 Administration
4.8 Disabled, Reformed and Veterans Soldiers
4.9 Military Schools
4.10 Light and Foreign Troops
4.11 Gendarmerie
4.12 Paris Guard
4.13 Marine and Colonial Troops
4.14 Indigenous Troops 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22118009 Lienhart, Constance and Ren UNIFORMS OF FRENCH ARMIES: 1690-1894 Volume 5: National Guard and Allied Armies English text with original captions in French. Full color, first time in Italian and English.

5.1 National Guard - Honor Guard - Zappatori and firemen
5.2 Allied Troops - Bavaria
5.3 Allied Troops - Warttemberg
5.4 Allied Troops - Frankfurt
5.5 Allied Troops - Baden
5.6 Allied Troops - Hesse and Hesse
5.7 Allied Troops - Nassau - Westphalia
5.8 Allied Troops - Warzburg - Saxony
5.9 Allied Troops - Gotha - Coburg - Weimar - Lippe
5.10 Allied Troops - Anhalt - Waldeck - Oldenburg - Mecklenburg
5.11 Allied Troops - Italy
5.12 Allied Troops - Kingdom of Naples
5.13 Allied Troops - Batava Republic and Kingdom of Holland
5.14 Allied Troops - Spain
5.15 Allied Troops - Poland
5.16 Prussian Auxiliary Corps
5.17 Austrian Auxiliary Corps
5.18 Danish Auxiliary Corps
5.19 Interpreters and archivists
5.20 Oudinot Grenadiers - Legion of Antibes - Western Volunteers - Military Convicts
5.21 Royal Volunteers - Tunis Regency
5.22 Conde Army 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-210848 Lyulin, S. and Summerfield, Dr. Stephen PRUSSIAN FREIKORPS AND NATIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS : Military Colours Vol. 8 This comprehensive study of uniforms and campaign histories covers the Freikorps established in the Prussian wars of Liberation, most particularly the von Schill Freikorps, but also those of Lutzow, Hellwig, and von Schill's brother. The four National Cavalry regiments are also covered.

The uniforms, as is known, are all covered in extreme detail. This is complimented by the sensational illustrations of Stanislav Lyulin as well of course as illustrations from other sources. 1 vol, 75 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-220600 Mongin, Jean Marie LA LEGION ETRANGERE 1831-1962: Une Histoire Par L'Uniforme De La Legion Etrangere From the Capture of Algiers to the disbanding of the REP, through the Carlist Wars in Spain, Camerone, the Great War, Bir-Hakeim, and Indochina, this book retraces the history of one of the most famous corps in military history. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
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1-220940 Moran, Jim US MARINE CORPS: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II The United States Marine Corps was one of the phenomena of WWII. Greatly expanded from its pre-war order of battle of scattered defense battalions, overseas garrisons and ship detachments, it became a multi-division force bearing the brunt of the hardest fighting across the whole vast expanse of the Pacific theater of operations. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-222190 Palinckx, Werner WINTER UNIFORMS OF THE GERMAN ARMY: Heer, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS Intended for collectors, historians, model makers, and military history enthusiasts, the book describes the creation of the Winteranzug 42 winter uniform, the first of its kind, and the following versions for the army, air force, and Waffen-SS later in the war. First the complete winter uniform - balaclava, parka, trousers and mittens - is illustrated schematically in all its details.

More than 250 original photos, most never published before, and more than 1,100 color images -- complete views and close-ups -- of contemporary pieces in 15 different camouflage patterns are used to provide a detailed description of the development of the winter uniform during the Second World War. It also deals with several uniforms derived from the original design by Neckermann and describes recognition bands and rank badges created specially for winter uniforms.

This work is based on thirty years of research and collecting by the author. Thanks to the generous collaboration of renowned collectors and museums it is possible to illustrated a unique wealth of original pieces, including several very rare examples. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2019 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
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1-2116828 Rowlandson, T. THE UNIFORMS OF BRITISH LOYALIST VOLUNTEER CORPS: 1798-1799 Remastered version of the 1799 book reprints the whole and original manual on platoon and weapons exercise with 87 uniform plates (hand-colored etched title-page and 86 hand-colored etched plates, all by Thomas Rowlandson) covering the Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry. Every uniform contain a descriptive text to each color plate.

The British response to perceived danger of Napoleon invading the England was immediate and defiant. Ackermann goes on to note that when the Loyal Volunteers of London were inspected by the King on 21st June 1799 the roll-call of volunteers, manning 11 different positions, totaled just over 12,200 men. The present work serves as a record of that overwhelming show of loyalty, as well as of the uniforms of all the main volunteer forces. In addition, Rowlandson pictures each individual in a particular drill position, the name and details of which are given in the engraved text beneath each figure. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2108410 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen FRENCH INFANTRY OF LOUIS XV V1: Military Colours Vol. 10 This is the first of several volumes on French Infantry uniforms including the Seven Years War period. Stephen presents the known evidence and entangles the confusions that have arisen because of frequent uniforms changes over the period. This first volume studies the 35 Regiments that made up the 'Les Vieux Corps', 'Les Petits Vieux' and the Royal Regiments. over 385 colour illus. of uniforms & incl.105 of flags 1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 UK, KEN TROTMAN
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1-2108411 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen FRENCH INFANTRY OF LOUIS XV V2: Military Colours Vol. 11 This is the second of several volumes on French Infantry uniforms including the Seven Years War period. Stephen presents the known evidence and entangles the confusions that have arisen because of frequent uniforms changes over the period. This second volume studies the the 61 Provincial Regiments. Over 400 colour illus. of uniforms & incl.125 of flags 1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 UK, KEN TROTMAN
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1-210849 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen AUSTRIAN CUIRASSIER OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: Military Colours Vol. 9 Customers will know that Stephen's AUSTRIAN SEVEN YEARS WAR CAVALRY is now out-of-print. A straight reprint is impracticable because of the volume of new information. For that reason we are dividing the subject and now placing it in our popular Military Colours series.

This is the comprehensive, definitive reference to Austrian heavy cavalry of the period. Do you need it is you already have the original hardback edition? Yes you do. If for no other reason then I would suggest the 44 exquisitely-drawn illustrations of standards would be a reason - not to mention photographs of surviving standards. The truth is that not only is this a thorough overhaul of the information provided (always a tricky area as the original sources conflict so much) but the picture quality has been upgraded to dazzling standard. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-2116805 Vinkhuijzen, H.J. SPANISH SOLDIERS DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: 1797-1808 In the late 18th century, Bourbon-ruled Spain had an alliance with Bourbon-ruled France and therefore did not have to fear a land war. Its only serious enemy was Britain, which had a powerful Royal Navy; Spain, therefore, concentrated its resources on its Navy.

When the French Revolution overthrew the Bourbons, a land war with France became a danger which the king tried to avoid. The Spanish Army was ill-prepared. The officer corps was selected primarily on the basis of royal patronage, rather than merit. About a third of the junior officers had been promoted from the ranks, and they did have talent, but they had few opportunities for promotion or leadership. The rank-and-file were poorly trained peasants. Elite units included foreign regiments of Irishmen, Italians, Swiss, and Walloons, in addition to elite artillery and engineering units. Equipment was old-fashioned and in disrepair. The army lacked its own horses, oxen, and mules for transportation, so these auxiliaries were operated by civilians, who might run away if conditions looked bad.

In combat, small units fought well, but their old-fashioned tactics were hard of use against the French Grande Armee, despite repeated desperate efforts at last-minute reform. When war broke out with France in 1808, the army was deeply unpopular. Leading generals were assassinated, and the army proved too incompetent to handle command and control. Junior officers from peasant families deserted and went over to the insurgents; many units disintegrated. Spain was unable to mobilize its artillery or cavalry. The Spain of the end of the XVIII century was dominated by the complex personality of Manuel Godoy. 1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151503 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 3 - Dragoons, Horse-Jagers, Lancers, & Hussars Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151504 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 4 - Gendarmes, Train, Artillery, Sappers, & Pioneers Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151505 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 5 - Engineers, General Staff, Garrison & Others Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151506 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855; Volume 6 Invalid, Garrison Arsenal, and Others Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151507 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 7 Guards Infantry & Guards Cuirassier Regiments Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-968010 Aloni, Shlomo 010 SIX-DAY WAR 1967: Operation Focus and the 12 hours That Changed the Middle East On one day in June, the balance of air power in the Middle East was turned upside down by perhaps the most ruthlessly effective air superiority campaign in history -- Operation Moked, or Focus.

In 1967, the Israeli Air Force was outnumbered more than two to one by the jets of hostile Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. Operation Focus was Israel's ingenious strike plan to overturn the balance. At 0745hrs on June 6, Israeli jets hit Egypt's airfields simultaneously, first bombing runways and then strafing aircraft. Another 20 follow-up missions were already in the air, initially scheduled to hit every five minutes.

This new history of Operation Focus explains how the concept for Focus was devised and meticulously planned, the astonishing rate of serviceability and turnaround speed it required from ground crews, and how the relentless tempo of strikes shattered one air force after another. It is the story of how Israel's victory in the Six-Day War began with a single, shocking day. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968016 Corum, James 016 Legion Condor 1936-3911:The Luftwaffe develops Blitzkrieg in the Spanish Civil War The bombing of Guernica has become a symbol of Nazi involvement in the Spanish Civil War, but the extent of the German commitment is often underestimated. The Luftwaffe sent 20,000 officers and men to Spain from 1936 to 1939, and the Condor Legion carried out many missions in support of the Spanish Nationalist forces and played a lead role in many key campaigns of the war. Aircraft that would play a significant role in the combat operations of World War II (the Heinkel 11 bomber, the Me 109 fighter, and others) saw their first action in Spain, fighting against the modern Soviet fighters and bombers that equipped the Republican Air Force. Condor Legion bombers attacked Republican logistics and transport behind the lines as well as bombing strategic targets, German bombers and fighters provided highly effective close air support for the front-line troops, and German fighters and anti-aircraft units ensured Nationalist control of the air.

The experience garnered in Spain was very important to the development of the Luftwaffe. The war allowed them to hone and develop their tactics, train their officers, and to become the most practised air force in the world at conducting close support of ground troops. In effect, the Spanish Civil War proved to be the training ground for the Blitzkrieg which would be unleashed across Europe in the years that followed. In this rigorous new analysis, Legion Condor expert James Corum explores both the history and impact of the Luftwaffe's engagement during the Spanish Civil War and the role that engagement played in the development of the Luftwaffe strategy which would be used to such devastating effect in the years that followed.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968018 Davies, Peter 018 Ho Chi Minh Trail 1964-73: Steel Tiger, Barrel Roll, and the secret air wars in Vietnam and Laos The Trails War formed a major part of the so-called 'secret war' in South East Asia, yet for complex political reasons, including the involvement of the CIA, it received far less coverage than campaigns like Rolling Thunder and Linebacker. Nevertheless, the campaign had a profound effect on the outcome of the war and on its perception in the USA.

In the north, the Barrel Roll campaign was often operated by daring pilots flying obsolete aircraft, as in the early years, US forces were still flying antiquated piston-engined T-28 and A-26A aircraft. The campaign gave rise to countless heroic deeds by pilots like the Raven forward air controllers, operating from primitive airstrips in close contact with fierce enemy forces. USAF rescue services carried out extremely hazardous missions to recover aircrew who would otherwise have been swiftly executed by Pathet Lao forces, and reconnaissance pilots routinely risked their lives in solo, low-level mission over hostile territory.

Further south, the Steel Tiger campaign was less covert. Arc Light B-52 strikes were flown frequently, and the fearsome AC-130 was introduced to cut the trails. At the same time, many thousands of North Vietnamese troops and civilians repeatedly made the long, arduous journey along the trail in trucks or, more often, pushing French bicycles laden with ammunition and rice. Under constant threat of air attack and enduring heavy losses, they devised extremely ingenious means of survival.

The campaign to cut the trails endured for the entire Vietnam War but nothing more than partial success could ever be achieved by the USA. This illustrated title explores the fascinating history of this campaign, analysing the forces involved and explaining why the USA could never truly conquer the Ho Chi Minh trail.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968009 Lardas, Mark 009 JAPAN 1944-45: LeMay's B-29 Strategic Bombing Campaign The air campaign that incinerated Japan's cities was the first and only time that independent air power has won a war.

As the United States pushed Imperial Japan back towards Tokyo Bay, the US Army Air Force deployed the first of a new bomber to the theater. The B-29 Superfortress was complex, troubled, and hugely advanced. But at the time, no strategic bombing campaign had ever brought about a nation's surrender.

This analysis explains why the B-29s struggled at first, and how General LeMay devised radical and devastating tactics that began to systematically incinerate Japanese cities and industries and eliminate its maritime trade with aerial mining. It explains how and why this campaign was so uniquely successful, and how gaps in Japan's defenses contributed to the B-29s' success. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968015 Lardas, Mark 015 BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-41: RAF Coastal Command's Hardest Fight against the U-boats At the start of World War II, few thought the U-boat would be as devastating as it proved to be. But convoys and sonar-equipped escorts proved inadequate to defend the Allies' merchantmen, and the RAF's only offensive weapon was the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. For RAF Coastal Command, the first two years of the war were the hardest. Although starved of resources, operating with outdated aircraft and often useless weaponry, they were still the only force that could take the fight to the U-boats.

But in these two years, the RAF learned what it needed to win the Battle of the Atlantic. Gradually developing new tactics and technology, such as airborne radar, signals intelligence, and effective weaponry, the Allies ended 1941 in a position to defeat Donitz's growing fleet of U-boats. This book, the first of two volumes, explains of how the RAF kept the convoys alive against the odds, and developed the force that would prevail in the climactic battles of 1942 and 1943. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968014 Michel III, Marshall 014 SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG 1943: Eighth Air Force's Costly Early Daylight Battles In 1943, the USAAF and RAF launched the Combined Bomber Offensive, designed to systematically destroy the industries that the German war machine relied on. At the top of the hit list were aircraft factories and plants making ball-bearings -- a component thought to be a critical vulnerability. Schweinfurt in southern Germany was home to much of the ball-bearing industry and, together with the Messerschmitt factory in Regensburg, which built Bf 109 fighters, it was targeted in a huge and innovative strike.

Precision required that the targets were hit in daylight, but the raid was beyond the range of any existing escort fighter, so the B-17s would go in unprotected. The solution was to hit the two targets in a coordinated 'double-strike', with the Regensburg strike hitting first, drawing off the defending Luftwaffe fighters, and leaving the way clear for the Schweinfurt bombers. The Regensburg force would carry on over the Alps to North Africa, the first example of US 'shuttle bombing'.

Although the attack on Regensburg was successful, the damage to Schweinfurt only temporarily stalled production, and the Eighth Air Force had suffered heavy losses. It would take a sustained campaign, not just a single raid, to cripple the Schweinfurt works. However, when a follow-up raid was finally launched two months later, the losses sustained were even greater. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968013 Stille, Mark 013 GUADALCANAL 1942-43: Japan's Bid to Knock Out Henderson Field and the Cactus Air Force The campaign for Guadalcanal, which stretched from August 1942 until February 1943, centered on Henderson Field. The airfield was captured by the US on 8 August and placed into operation by 20 August. As long as the airfield was kept operational and stocked with sufficient striking power, the Japanese could not run convoys with heavy equipment and large amounts of supplies to the island. Instead, they were forced to rely on night runs by destroyers which could not carry enough men or supplies to shift the balance decisively against the American garrison on the island.

The American air contingent on the island, named the 'Cactus Air Force', comprised Marine, Navy and Army Air Force units. It had the challenging mission of defending the airfield against constant Japanese attacks, and more importantly, of striking major Japanese attempts to reinforce the island.

The mission of neutralizing Henderson Field fell primarily to the Imperial Navy's Air Force flying out of airfields in the Rabaul area. The units charged with this mission were among the most accomplished in the entire Imperial Navy with a high proportion of very experienced pilots and a superb air superiority fighter (the famous 'Zero'). However, the distance from Rabaul to Guadalcanal handicapped Japanese operations and their primary bomber was terribly vulnerable to interception. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968011 Worrall, Richard 011 BATTLE OF BERLIN 1943-44: Bomber Harris' Gamble to End the War Throughout late-1943 into early-1944, an epic struggle raged over the skies of Germany between RAF Bomber Command and the Luftwaffe. This campaign had been undertaken by the Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, and was baptized 'The Battle of Berlin'.

The Berlin campaign was a hard, desperate slog. Struggling against dreadful and bitter winter weather, Bomber Command 'went' to Berlin a total of sixteen times, suffering increasingly severe losses throughout the winter of 1943/44 in the face of a revitalized German air-defense. The campaign remains controversial and the jury, even today, is ultimately undecided as to what it realistically achieved. Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork depicting the enormous scale of the campaign, this is the story of the RAF's much debated attempt to win the war through bombing alone. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968017 Worrall, Richard 017 The Italian Blitz 1940-43 Bomber Command's war against Mussolini's cities, docks and factories Between June 1940 and August 1943, RAF Bomber Command undertook a little-known strategic bombing campaign in Europe. The target was Mussolini's Italy. This air campaign was a key part of the strategic policy of Britain from 1940 to 1943, which aimed at securing Italy's early surrender. However, it posed unique challenges, not least of which was Italy's natural defences of distance and the Alps.

The bombing campaign against Italy can be divided into a number of phases, with each one having its own specific goals such as affecting Italian war production or hindering the Italian Navy's war in the Mediterranean. However, each also furthered the ultimate aim of forcing Italy's final capitulation, demonstrating that the tactic of area-bombing was not just about the destruction of an enemy's cities, as it could also fulfil wider strategic and political objectives. Indeed, the intensity and frequency of attack was greatly controlled, and the heavy bombing of Italy was only ever sanctioned by Britain's civilian war leaders to achieve both military and political goals. The issue of target-selection was also subject to a similar political restriction; cities and ports like Milan, Turin, Genoa and La Spezia were sanctioned under an official Directive, but other places, such as Verona, Venice, Florence and, above all, Rome, remained off-limits.

This fascinating title from British strategic and military history expert Dr Richard Worrall explores the political, motivational and strategic challenges of the campaign in full. His thorough analysis and meticulous research is supported by specially commissioned artwork, maps, and contemporary photographs.
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1-968012 Zaloga, Steven 012 PLOESTI 1943: The Great Raid on Hitler's Romanian Oil Refineries Operation Tidal Wave was one of the boldest and most controversial air raids by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). At the time, the Romanian Ploesti oil fields produced about a third of all Axis oil, and was Germany's single most important fuel source.

In the summer of 1943, the USAAF staged a major raid on Ploesti from air bases in Libya on 1 August 1943 -- one of the costliest to date, losing 53 aircraft, about a third of the starting force. Of the more than 150 bombers that took part in the raid, only 88 B-24s returned to Libya, 55 of which were damaged. On the other hand, of the 17 Medals of Honor awarded to US soldiers and airmen from Pearl Harbor in 1941 to D-Day in 1944, five were awarded to pilots of the Tidal Wave mission in recognition of their extraordinary performance. Although undoubtedly bold and heroic, the mission had questionable results. Initial assessments argued that the mission caused 40% of the refinery capacity at Ploesti to be lost but subsequent studies concluded that the damage was quickly repaired and that output had exceeded August levels within a month. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972039 Campbell, David 039 RUSSIAN SOLDIER vs JAPANESE SOLDIER: Manchuria 1904-05 At the turn of the 20th century, the region of Manchuria sat atop a potentially catastrophic political fault line: the ancient strength of China was crumbling, leaving opportunities for both Russia and Japan to claw out new territories from the edges of that dying empire. Russian pride would contend with Japanese ambition in a conflict that ushered in the age of massed armies fighting on battlefields that were being redefined by the new tools of war such as newer, larger artillery pieces, and the use of machine guns in pitched battles. The vast, but over-stretched Russian Army was expected to steamroller its far smaller opponent, but the aggressiveness and zeal of the more modern Japanese military confounded expectations.

Examining these two armies in detail, this fully-illustrated study tells the story of how these two empires clashed in the Russo-Japanese War, heralding a new phase in modern warfare as World War I loomed on the horizon. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972047 Campbell, David 047 FRENCH SOLDIER vs GERMAN SOLDIER: Verdun 1916 Outlines the wider approach to the evolving battle, assesses the preparations and combat record of the French and German fighting men who fought one another at Verdun, and discusses their training, equipment and doctrine. Includes key role of flamethrowers, hand grenades, trench mortars and more mobile machine guns in the hands of infantry specialists and innovations in combat communications. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972049 Campbell, David 049 Soviet Soldier vs Finnish Soldier - The Continuation War 1941-44 In a bid to recapture territory conceded after the Winter War of 1939-40, Finnish forces cooperated with Nazi Germany and other Axis powers during the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. Rapid Finnish progress in reoccupying lost ground in Karelia during the first few months of the invasion gave way to a more static form of warfare from October 1941.

The Finns resisted German pressure to participate fully in the Axis attack on the beleaguered Soviet-held city of Leningrad, and the Continuation War came to be characterized by trench warfare and unconventional operations conducted by both sides behind the front lines.

In June 1944, the stalemate was abruptly ended by a massive Soviet offensive that pushed the Finns back; the two sides clashed in a series of major battles, including the battle of Tali-Ihantala, with the Finns halting the Soviet advance before agreeing to an armistice that September.

The evolving military situation in this sector of the Eastern Front meant that the soldiers of the Soviet Union and Finland fought one another in a variety of challenging settings, prompting both sides to innovate as new technologies reached the front line. In this study, the doctrine, training, equipment and organization of both sides' fighting men are assessed and compared, followed by a detailed assessment of their combat records in three key battles of the Continuation War.
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1-972040 Dahm, Murray 040 MACEDONIAN PHALANGITE vs PERSIAN WARRIOR: Alexander Confronts the Achaemenids 334-331 BC In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed with a long pike and fighting in formations up to 16 ranks deep, these grizzled veterans were the mainstay of the Macedonian army.

Facing them were the myriad armies of the peoples that made up the Persian Empire. At the center of these forces was the formation known as the Immortals: 10,000 elite infantry armed with spears and bows.

This study assesses the origins, combat role, and battlefield performance of Alexander's phalangites and their Persian opponents in three key battles of the era -- the Granicus River, Issus, and Gaugamela. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972043 Field, Ron 043 SIOUX WARRIOR vs US CAVALRYMAN: The Little Bighorn Campaign 1876-77 Following the discovery of gold deposits, in December 1875 the US Government ordered the indigenous population of the Black Hills in what is now South Dakota and Wyoming, the Sioux, to return to the Great Sioux Reservation. When the Sioux refused, the US Army sent forces into the area, sparking a conflict that would make Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, Chief Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and others household names around the world.

Examining a series of engagements in the Black Hills War, including Rosebud, Little Bighorn, and Slim Buttes, this fully illustrated study assesses the forces fighting on both sides in this momentous campaign, casting light on the origins, tactics, armament, and battlefield performance of the US Cavalry and their Sioux opponents at the height of the Indian Wars.
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1-972042 Greentree, David 042 BRITISH AIRBORNE SOLDIER vs WAFFEN-SS SOLDIER: Arnhem 1944 Operation Market Garden was an Allied plan to try and end the war before the end of 1944, and relied on landing airborne troops to secure bridges over the Rhine bridges in the Netherlands. Critical to this plan were the glider troops of Britain's 1st Airlanding Brigade. Short on heavy weapons and not trained in street fighting, the glider troops were meant to secure and defend the Allied perimeter around Arnhem as the parachute brigades fought their way into the city.

Facing the airborne forces were understrength Waffen-SS units that were hastily formed into ad hoc battle groups, some supported by armor. The troops on both sides would have their tactical flexibility and powers of endurance tested to the limit in the bitter actions that ensued. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972046 Greentree, David 046 BRITISH RIFLEMAN vs FRENCH SKIRMISHER: Peninsular War and Waterloo 1808-15 The battles between British and French forces during the Peninsular War (1807-14) and the Hundred Days campaign of 1815 saw both sides deploy specialist units of skirmishers trained in marksmanship and open-order combat. These 'light' troops fulfilled several important roles on the battlefield, such as 'masking' large bodies of close-order troops as they maneuvered in battle, firing upon enemy troops to provoke them into attacking prematurely, and harassing enemy artillery crews and senior officers with aimed fire. On occasion, the skirmishers were tasked with special missions requiring individual initiative, such as the capture or defense of key battlefield positions, especially those situated in difficult terrain.

While Napoleon's skirmishers carried the smoothbore musket, notoriously inaccurate and short-ranged, several elite units fighting for Britain were armed with the rifle, a far more accurate weapon that was hampered by a slower rate of fire. As well as the legendary 95th Rifles, Britain fielded rifle-armed German troops of the 60th Regiment and the King's German Legion, while France's light troops were fielded in individual companies but also entire regiments. In this study, Assesses the role and effectiveness of rifle-armed British troops and their French open-order opponents in three very different encounters: Roli 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972052 Higgins, David 052 German Soldier vs Polish Soldier Poland 1939 September 1939 saw mostly untested German troops face equally inexperienced Polish forces. With the Polish senior leadership endeavouring to hold the country's industrialized east, Hitler's forces unleashed what was essentially a large pincer operation intended to encircle and eliminate much of Poland's military strength. This study focuses upon three actions that reveal the evolving nature of the 1939 campaign -- Battle of Tuchola Forest (1-5 September), Battle of Wizna (7-10 September), and the Battle of Bzura (9-19 September). All three examine the motivation, training, tactics and combat performance of the fighting men of both sides in the 1939 struggle for Poland. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972044 Hill, Alexander 044 SOVIET PARTISAN vs GERMAN SECURITY SOLDIER The savage partisan war on the Eastern Front during World War II saw a wide variety of forces deployed by both sides. On the Soviet side, civilian partisans fought alongside and in co-operation with Red Army troops and Red Army and NKVD 'special forces'. On the German side, German Army security divisions, with indigenous components including cavalry, fought alongside SS police and Waffen-SS units and other front-line troops employed for short periods in the anti-partisan role.

In addition to providing the background history of the forces of both sides, this study focuses upon three examples of German anti-partisan operations that show varied success in dealing with the Soviet partisan threat. Notably, it covers a major operation in north-west Russia during the spring of 1943 - Operation Spring Clean - that saw Wehrmacht security forces including local components fighting alongside troops under the SS umbrella against a number of Soviet partisan brigades. During the fighting, German forces even employed captured French tanks from earlier in the war against the partisans. Features specially commissioned artwork. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972045 Hill, Alexander 045 SAMURAI vs ASHIGARU: Japan 1543-75 During the 16th century, Japan underwent a military revolution, characterized by the deployment of large armies, the introduction of firearms and an eventual shift towards fighting on foot. This study encapsulates these great changes through an exploration of the experience on the ground at three key battles, Uedahara (1548), Mikata ga Hara (1573) and Nagashino (1575), in which two very different types of warrior were pitted against each other.

On one side were samurai, the elite aristocratic knights whose status was proclaimed by the possession and use of a horse. On the other side were the foot soldiers known as ashigaru, lower-class warriors who were initially attendants to the samurai but who joined the armies in increasing numbers, attracted by loot and glory. These two types of warrior battled for dominance across the period, changing and adapting their tactics as time went on.

In this title, the development of the conflicts between samurai and ashigaru is explored across three key battles, where highly trained elite mounted samurai of the Takeda clan faced ashigaru at very different stages in their development. The profound and irreversible changes that took place as the conflicts progressed are analyzed in detail, culminating in the eventual incorporation of the ashigaru as the lowest ranks of the samurai class in within the standing army of Tokugawa Japan. Supported by contemporary photographs and full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972048 McNab, Chris 048 US Soldier vs German Soldier - Salerno, Anzio, and Omaha Beach, 1943-44 During World War II, the US Army and its allies faced a formidable challenge: the need to assault Hitler's 'Fortress Europe' from the sea. As a result, during 1941-45, the US Army had to add amphibious assault to its list of combat capabilities. Officers and troops from across the US Armed Forces had to develop the techniques and technologies to assault the coasts of Axis-occupied Europe, from logistics to beach assault and beachhead consolidation, and more. In order to win and hold a contested beachhead in the face of bitter enemy resistance, the amphibious-warfare specialists played a variety of essential battlefield roles; if the US troops could not establish a beachhead quickly, they risked being thrown back into the sea. For their part, the Germans had to devise a practical defensive doctrine that made the most of the limited resources and troops available and the terrain. The German infantry defenders immediately around the landing areas had to be able to call upon support from nearby artillery, mechanized troops, and armoured forces to have a chance of containing the enemy beachhead.

This illustrated study analyses the specialist beach-landing troops involved in three key battles - the Allied amphibious landings at Salerno and Anzio in Italy, and Omaha Beach in Normandy - focusing upon the US Army's various types of beach-assault specialists and their German opponents, whose combat experience and effectiveness varied considerably. Each of the three featured battles is then examined in detail, exploring how the Germans made defensive preparations; how the US troops planned to overcome them; and the immediate actions undertaken by the US amphibious specialists and their German opponents both during and following the main assault landings.
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1-972051 McNab, Chris 051 US Air Cavalry Trooper vs North Vietnamese Soldier - Vietnam 1965-68 The tactics and technologies of modern air assault -- vertical deployment of troops by helicopter or similar means -- emerged properly during the 1950s in Korea and Algeria. Yet it was during the Vietnam War that helicopter air assault truly came of age and by 1965 the United States had established fully airmobile battalions, brigades, and divisions, including the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).This division brought to Vietnam a revolutionary new speed and dexterity in battlefield tactics, using massed helicopters to liberate its soldiers from traditional overland methods of combat manoeuvre.

However, the communist troops adjusted their own thinking to handle airmobile assaults. Specializing in ambush, harassment, infiltration attacks, and small-scale attrition, the North Vietnamese operated with light logistics and a deep familiarity with the terrain. They optimized their defensive tactics to make landing zones as hostile as possible for assaulting US troops, and from 1966 worked to draw them into 'Hill Traps', extensive kill zones specially prepared for defense in depth. By the time the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) withdrew from Vietnam in 1972, it had suffered more casualties than any other US Army division.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, archive photographs, and full-color battle maps, this study charts the evolution of US airmobile tactics pitted against North Vietnamese countermeasures. The two sides are analysed in detail, including training, logistics, weaponry, and organization 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972050 Sheppard, Si 050 Roman Soldier vs Parthian Warrior - Carrhae to Nisibis, 53 BC-AD 217 In 53 BC, Roman and Parthian forces collided in a confrontation that would reshape the geopolitical map and establish a frontier between East and West that would endure for the next 700 years. From the initial clash at Carrhae through to the battle of Nisibis more than 250 years later, Roman and Parthian forces fought a series of bloody campaigns for mastery of the Fertile Crescent.

As Roman forces thrust ever deeper into the East, they encountered a civilization unlike any they had crossed swords with before. Originating in the steppes of Central Asia, the Parthians ruled a federated state stretching from the Euphrates to the Indus. Although Rome's legions were masters of the battlefield in the Mediterranean, the Parthians refused to fight by the rules as Rome understood them. Harnessing the power of the composite bow and their superior manoeuvrability, the Parthians' mode of warfare focused exclusively on the horse. They inflicted a bloody defeat on the legions at Carrhae and launched their own invasion of Roman territory, countered only with great difficulty by Rome's surviving forces. The Parthians were eventually thrown out, but neither side could sustain a permanent ascendancy over the other and the conflict continued.

Packed with stunning artwork, including battlescenes, maps and photographs, this title examines the conflict through the lens of three key battles, revealing a clash between two armies alien to each other not only in culture but also in their radical approaches to warfare.
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1-972041 Yee, Gary 041 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-65: Union Sharpshooter vs Confederate Sharpshooter During the American Civil War, the Union and the Confederacy both fielded units of sharpshooters. Sometimes equipped with firearms no better than those of their infantry brethren, they fought in a manner reminiscent of Napoleonic-era light infantry.

Siege warfare placed a premium on marksmanship and the sharpshooter became indispensable as they could drive artillerymen from their guns. They could also become expert scouts and, for the Confederacy, impressive raiders -- one raid netted almost 250 prisoners. Initially, Union marksmen enjoyed the upper hand, but as the Confederates began raising and training their own sharpshooters, they proved themselves as worthy opponents.

This book assesses the role played by sharpshooters in three bloody clashes at the height of the American Civil War -- the battle of Fredericksburg, the siege of Vicksburg, and the siege of Battery Wagner. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975072 Bishop, M.C. 072 THE SPATHA: The Roman Long Sword Adopted from the Celts in the 1st century BC, the spatha, a lethal and formidable chopping blade, became the primary sword of the Roman soldier in the Later Empire. Over the following centuries, the blade, its scabbard, and its system of carriage underwent a series of developments, until by the 3rd century AD it was the universal sidearm of both infantry and cavalry.

Thanks to its long reach, the spatha was the ideal cavalry weapon, replacing the long gladius hispaniensis in the later Republican period. As the manner in which Roman infantrymen fought evolved, styles of hand-to-hand combat changed so much that the gladius was superseded by the longer spatha during the 2nd century AD. Like the gladius, the spatha was technologically advanced, with a carefully controlled use of steel. Easy maintenance was key to its success and the spatha was designed to be easily repaired in the field where access to a forge may have been limited. It remained the main Roman sword into the Late Roman period and its influence survived into the Dark Ages with Byzantine, Carolingian and Viking blades.

Drawing together historical accounts, excavated artifacts and the results of the latest scientific analyses of the blades, renowned authority M.C. Bishop reveals the full history of the development, technology, training and use of the spatha: the sword that defended an empire. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975048 Grant, Neil 048 The Medieval Longsword The formidable European longsword - featuring a double-edged straight blade in excess of 40in, and capable of being used with one or both hands - remains one of the most impressive and distinctive edged weapons of the late medieval era. Also known as the 'bastard' sword and the 'hand-and-a-half' sword, the longsword evolved from the war swords and great swords of the 14th century, and emerged as a battlefield weapon in the early stages of the Hundred Years' War. It went on to become a key weapon on the battlefields of late medieval Europe, creating a new system of sword fighting.

Drawing together period sources, modern technical analysis and his own experiences with the longsword, Neil Grant explores the origins, manufacture and evolving use of this iconic late-medieval edged weapon. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned full-colour artwork and an array of period illustrations and close-up photographs, this is the enthralling story of one of late-medieval Europe's most distinctive and deadly close-combat weapons.
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1-975070 Harriman, Bill 070 THE ARISAKA RIFLE Entering service in 1897, the Arisaka family of bolt-action rifles armed Japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.

Issued in long and short versions - the latter for cavalry and specialists - the Type 30 was the first main Arisaka model, arming Imperial Japan's forces during the Russo-Japanese War, though after the war it was refined into the Type 38, which would still be in use in 1945. The main Arisaka rifle of World War II though was the Type 99. Lighter and more rugged than the US M1903 Springfield rifle, it would face in the initial battles in the Pacific, it was produced in four main variants, including a sniping model and a take-down parachutist's rifle.

Featuring full-color artwork as well as archive and close-up photographs, this is the absorbing story of the rifles arming Imperial Japan's forces, from the trenches of Mukden in 1905 to the beaches of Okinawa 40 years later. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975074 Moss, Matthew 074 The PIAT - Britain's anti-tank weapon of World War II Designed in 1942, Britain's innovative Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT) provided British and Commonwealth troops with a much-needed means of taking on Germany's formidable Panzers. Replacing the inadequate Boys anti-tank rifle, it was conceived in the top-secret World War II research and development organization known colloquially as 'Churchill's Toyshop', alongside other ingenious weapons such as the sticky bomb, the limpet mine, and the time-pencil fuse.

Unlike the more famous US bazooka, the PIAT had its roots in something simpler than rocket science. Operated from the shoulder, the PIAT was a spigot mortar which fired a heavy high-explosive bomb, with its main spring soaking up the recoil. The PIAT had a limited effective range. Troops required nerves of steel to get close enough to an enemy tank to ensure a direct hit, often approaching to within 50ft of the target, and no fewer than six Victoria Crosses were won during World War II by soldiers operating PIATs.

A front-line weapon in every theatre of the conflict in which Commonwealth troops fought, from Europe to the Far East, the PIAT remained in service after 1945, seeing action during the Greek Civil War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Korean War.
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1-975069 NcNab, Chris 069 WEAPONS OF THE US SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND The units and formations of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have privileged access to the finest weaponry in the world's arsenal. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, the SOCOM troops select weapons that match their mission requirements, but which also sit at the cutting edge of combat technology.

This means that, while SOCOM troops frequently use standard-issue weaponry, they also adopt many specialist pieces of kit that are not so accessible to the broader armed services, including sniper rifles, battle rifles, and machine guns, as well as high-tech tactical accessories used to transform standard weaponry into something exceptional.

Assessing the technology and capabilities of these combat weapons, as well as how they have been used in modern combat, this fully-illustrated study lifts the veil on some of the most distinctive hand-held weapon systems of US special operations forces since 1987. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975067 Pegler, Martin 067 SNIPING RIFLES ON THE EASTEERN FRONT 1939-45 The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of standardization of weapons and a lack of marksmen deployed at the start of the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). There were few heroes in the conflict, but on both sides, the snipers were idolized - especially on the Soviet side, gaining almost mythical status.

As well as traditional bolt-action weapons, both sides used several types of semi-automatic rifle, such as the SVT-38 and the Gew 41. Offering greater firepower at the expense of long-range accuracy, such weapons would be profoundly influential in the postwar world. Fully illustrated, this investigates the development of sniping weapons and techniques on World War II's Eastern Front. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975068 Thompson, Leroy 068 THE G3 BATTLE RIFLE During the Cold War, the G3 was one of the world's pre-eminent battle rifles. Developed in France and Spain after 1945, the rifle was produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.

Adopted by more than 40 countries and produced on license by many more, it was widely employed during colonial wars in Africa, insurgencies in Latin America and conflicts in the Middle East, but perhaps its widest use was in the Iran-Iraq War. Variants of the G3 have also seen substantial usage among Special Forces including Britain's Special Boat Service and the US Navy SEALs. Semi-automatic versions, especially the HK91 and HK93, remain popular in the United States, and the G3-derived HK11 and HK21 family of light machine guns have also been widely adopted by military and law-enforcement units across the world.

Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this study examines one of the iconic weapons of the Cold War era. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975073 Thompson, Leroy 073 The Browning High-Power Pistol Making its debut in 1935, the Browning High-Power was the world's most widely used military pistol for much of the 20th century. Military and law-enforcement agencies in more than 90 countries have issued the High-Power and it has seen combat in conflicts from World War II through to the 'War on Terror'. After conquering Belgium, Nazi Germany produced more than 300,000 High-Powers for use by the Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjager and others, and after 1945 the High-Power became standard for most NATO-armed forces as well as scores of others.

Chambered for the 9 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975071 Walter, John 071 HOTCHKISS MACHINE GUNS: From Verdun to Iwo Jima Created by a long-forgotten Austrian nobleman, Adolf Odkolek von Augezd, the air-cooled Hotchkiss machine gun was the first to function effectively by tapping propellant gas from the bore as the gun fired. Although the Hotchkiss would be overshadowed by the water-cooled Maxim and Vickers Guns, it proved its effectiveness during the Russo-Japanese War.

The gun, quirky though it was, was successful enough to persuade Laurence Benet and Henri Mercie to develop the Modele Portative: a man-portable version which, it was hoped, could move with infantrymen as they advanced. Later mounted on tanks and aircraft, it became the first automatic weapon to obtain a 'kill' in aerial combat.

Though it served the French and US armies during World War I (and also the British in areas where French and British units fought alongside each other), the Odkolek-Hotchkiss system was to have its longest-term effect in Japan. Here, a succession of derivatives found favour in theatres of operations in which water-cooling could be more of a liability than an asset. When US forces landed on Saipan, Guam and Iwo Jima, battling their way from island to island across the Pacific, it was the 'Woodpecker' - the Type 92 Hotchkiss, with its characteristically slow rate of fire - which cut swathes through their ranks. Supported by contemporary photographs and full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975075 Walter. John 075 Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman During the American Civil War, the mounted soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict carried a wide array of weapons, from sabers and lances to carbines, revolvers, and other firearms. Though some sections of the cavalry placed their trust in the sabre, the advent of viable breechloading carbines -- especially repeaters such as the Spencer -- was to transform warfare within little more than a decade of General Lee's final surrender at Appomattox.

However, output struggled to keep up with unprecedented demands on manufacturing technology and distribution in areas where communication was difficult and in states whose primary aim was to equip their own men rather than contribute to the arming of Federal or Confederate regiments. In addition, the almost unparalleled losses of men and equipment ensured that almost any firearm, effectual or not, was pressed into service. Consequently, the sheer variety of weaponry carried reflected the mounted soldiers' various roles in different theaters of operation, but also the availability -- or otherwise -- of weapons, notably on the Confederate side.

Fully illustrated, this study assesses the effectiveness of the many different weapons arming the Civil War cavalryman and analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the decisions made after 1865 concerning the armament of the US cavalry.
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1-977051 Konstam, Angus 051 TIRPITZ IN NORWAY: X-craft Midget Submarines Raid the Fjords, Operation Source 1943 In September 1943, under the cover of darkness, six British midget submarines crept into the heart of enemy territory, penetrating a heavily guarded Norwegian fjord in an attempt to eliminate the threat of the powerful German battleship, the Tirpitz. Numerous previous attempts to attack the ship from both air and sea had failed, and this mission was carefully organized, and undertaken by skilled operatives who had undergone extensive training in an isolated sea loch.

Though five of the six X-Craft submarines were either lost or captured, two crews had just enough time to lay their explosive charges, which detonated after they were forced to the surface, putting the Tirpitz out of action for a crucial six-month period. Masterminded from a top-secret naval headquarters on the east coast of Scotland, Operation Source has been memorialized as one of the most daring naval raids of World War II.

This new study tells the complete story of this epic operation in unparalleled detail, supported by full-color illustrations and contemporary photography. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-977053 Sheppatd, Si 053 We Killed Yamamoto - The long-range P-38 assassination of the man behind Pearl Harbor, Bougainville 1943 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet during WWII, masterminded the most devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and became a marked man in the war that followed. A key intelligence breakthrough enabled the military to pinpoint his location. An elite team was assembled and charged with his execution.

Analyses the origins, implementation, and outcomes of Operation Vengeance, the long-range fighter interception of Admiral Yamamoto's transport aircraft that sent him to his death on 18th April, 1943. Details the role of intelligence work in pinpointing the time and location of Yamamoto's flight, the chain of command at the highest level of the US political and military establishment who ordered the attack, and the technical limitations that had to be overcome in planning and conducting the raid. Also provides a close study of the aerial combat involved in completing the mission, offering a holistic exploration of the operation which avenged Pearl Harbor.
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1-977052 Williamson, Justin 052 OPERATION EAGLE CLAW 1980: The Disastrous Bid to End the Iran Hostage Crisis Following months of negotiations after the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979, President Jimmy Carter ordered the newly formed Delta Force to conduct a raid into Iran to free the hostages. The raid, Operation Eagle Claw, was risky to say the least. US forces would have to fly into the deserts of Iran on C-130s; marry up with carrier-based RH-53D helicopters; fly to hide sites near Tehran; approach the Embassy via trucks; seize the Embassy and rescue the hostages; board the helicopters descending on Tehran; fly to an airbase captured by more US forces; and then fly out on C-141s and to freedom. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly given the complexity of the mission, things went wrong from the start and when the mission was called off at the refueling site at Desert One, the resulting collision between aircraft killed eight US personnel.

This tells the full story of this tragic operation, supported by maps, photographs, and specially-commissioned bird's-eye-views and battlescenes which reveal the complexity and scale of the proposed rescue and the disaster which followed. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978103 Claringbould, Michael 103 P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar New Guinea 1943-44 Although New Guinea's Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed 'Oscar' by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, fast and packed a massive punch thanks to its battery of eight 0.50-cal machine guns, while the 'Oscar' was the complete opposite in respect to fighter design philosophy - lightweight, nimble, manoeuvrable and lightly armed. It was, nonetheless, deadly in the hands of an experienced pilot. The Thunderbolt commenced operations in New Guinea with a series of bomber escort missions in mid-1943, and its firepower and superior speed soon saw Fifth Air Force fighter command deploying elite groups of P-47s to Wewak, on the northern coast. Flying from there, they would pick off unwary enemy aircraft during dedicated fighter patrols. The Thunderbolt pilots in New Guinea slowly wore down their Japanese counterparts by continual combat and deadly strafing attacks, but nevertheless, the Ki-43-II remained a worthy opponent deterrent up until Hollandia was abandoned by the IJAAF in April 1944.

Fully illustrated throughout with artwork and rare photographs, this fascinating book examines these two vastly different fighters in the New Guinea theatre, and assesses the unique geographic conditions that shaped their deployment and effectiveness.
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1-978095 Davies, Peter 095 USAF F-105 THUNDERCHIEF vs VPAF MiG-17 VIETNAM: 1965-68 The F-105D Thunderchief was originally designed as a low-altitude nuclear strike aircraft, but the outbreak of the Vietnam War led to it being used instead as the USAF's primary conventional striker against the exceptionally well-defended targets in North Vietnam and Laos. F-105 crews conducted long-distance missions from bases in Thailand, refueling in flight several times and carrying heavy external bombloads.

The MiG-17 was the lightweight, highly maneuverable defending fighter it encountered most often in 1965-68 during Operation Rolling Thunder. A development of the MiG-15, which shocked UN forces during the Korean War, its emphasis was on simplicity and ease of maintenance in potentially primitive conditions.

Fully illustrated with stunning artwork, this book shows how these two aircraft, totally different in design and purpose, fought in a series of duels that cost both sides dearly. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978104 Davies, Peter 104 A-4 Skyhawk vs North Vietnamese AAA: North Vietnam 1964-72 While the F-105 Thunderchief was the USAF's principal strike weapon during the Rolling Thunder campaign, the US Navy relied on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk for the majority of its strikes on North Vietnam. The Skyhawk entered service in 1956 and remained in continuous production for 26 years. Throughout Operation Rolling Thunder it was the US Navy's principal day-time light strike bomber, remaining in use after its replacement, the more sophisticated A-7 Corsair II, began to appear in December 1967.

During the 1965-68 Rolling Thunder period, up to five attack carriers regularly launched A-4 strike formations against North Vietnam. These formations faced an ever-expanding and increasingly coordinated Soviet-style network of anti-aircraft artillery missiles and fighters. Skyhawk pilots were often given the hazardous task of attacking anti-aircraft defences and to improve accuracy, they initially dropped ordnance below 3000 ft in a 30-degree dive in order to bomb visually below the persistent low cloud over North Vietnam, putting the aircraft within range of small-arms fire. The defenders had the advantage of covering a relatively small target area, and the sheer weight of light, medium and heavy gunfire directed at an attacking force brought inevitable casualties, and a single rifle bullet could have the same effect as a larger shell. This illustrated title examines both the A-4 Skyhawk and the Vietnamese AAA defences in context, exploring their history and analysing their tactics and effectiveness during the conflict. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978097 Forsyth, Robert 097 TEMPEST V vs FW 190D-9: 1944-45 Arguably two of the finest piston-engined fighters ever built, the Tempest V and Fw 190D-9 raised the bar in terms of aircraft design and operational capability during World War II. The long-nosed 'Dora 9,' designed by Kurt Tank, first appeared in the skies over the Western and Eastern Fronts in the late summer of 1944. Fast, and with an exceptional rate of climb, it quickly bettered almost every fighter that the RAF, USAAF, and Soviet Red Air Force could field.

The Hawker Tempest V entered service in early 1944, initially proving itself a stalwart performer when it was deployed to intercept V1 flying bombs over southern England. From the autumn of 1944, the Tempest V also equipped squadrons of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, operating in support of the Allied armies advancing across north-west Europe. It became a potent ground-attack aircraft, armed with underwing rockets, but also a first-class interceptor when pitted against the Luftwaffe's advanced FW 190D-9 and Me 262.

Featuring full color artwork, this book describes in fascinating detail combats between the Tempest Vs of No 274 Sqn and the FW 190D-9s of I. and III./JG 26 between February and April 1945. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978100 Forsyth, Robert 100 ME-262 vs P-51 MUSTANG: Europe 1944-45 Examines the two fighters in detail, exploring their history and development and containing accurate descriptions of the combats between the P-51 Mustang and the Me 262 in what were some of the most bitter and large-scale aerial actions fought over Europe in 1944-45.

Arguably two of the finest fighters built during the course of World War II, the Me 262 and P-51 Mustang heralded new dawns in aircraft performance. Making its operational debut in the summer of 1944, and powered by the Jumo 004 jet engine, the Me 262 outclassed Allied planes in terms of speed and firepower ratio, offering a formidable punch with four 30 mm MK 108 nose-mounted cannons.

However, in the P-51, fitted with the Rolls-Royce (Packard) Merlin engine and drop tanks, the USAAF finally had a fighter that had the 'legs' to escort its heavy bombers deep into Reich airspace and back. If flown to its strengths, the P-51 was more than capable of taking on the feared Me 262 on an equal footing, despite the differences in power and top speed. Indeed, the Mustang proved to be the Luftwaffe fighter arm's nemesis. When the P-51D sortied over Germany from the summer of 1944 onwards, it shredded through the ill-trained and depleted Gruppen of the Luftwaffe's defense wings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978036 Guttman, Jon 036 SPAD VII vs Albatros D III 1917-18 When originally conceived, the French SPAD VII and German Albatros D II represented steps away from an emphasis on manoeuvre in aerial combat in favour of speed and durability. At the end of 1916, however, Albatros tried to have the best of both worlds. The result combined the better downward view and manoeuvrability of the Nieuport with the power and twin machine guns of the Albatros D II. At the same time, the French worked to improve the SPAD VII with more power and a more reliable cooling system before moving on to the twin-gunned SPAD XIII. While all that was going on, the Albatros D III became a mainstay of the German and Austro-Hungarian air services in frequent encounters with SPAD VIIs flown by French, Belgian, British, Italian and American airmen. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978093 Ingman, Peter 093 SPITFIRE VC vs A6M2/3 ZERO-SEN: Darwin 1943 Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires.

A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 Zero-sens, over Darwin. This was a grueling campaign between evenly matched foes, fought in isolation from the main South Pacific battlegrounds. Pilots on either side had significant combat experience, including a number of Battle of Britain veterans. The Spitfire had superior flight characteristics but was hampered by short range and material defects in the tropical conditions, while the Japanese employed better tactics and combat doctrine inflicting serious losses on the overconfident Commonwealth forces.

Fully illustrated with detailed full-color artwork, this is the gripping story of two iconic aircraft facing off against each other above Australia. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978102 Ingman, Peter 102 P-40E Warhawk vs A6M2 Zero-sen East Indies and Darwin 1942 The P-40E Warhawk is often viewed as one of the less successful American fighter designs of World War II, but in 1942 the aircraft was all that was available to the USAAC in-theatre. Units equipped with the aircraft were duly forced into combat against the deadly A6M2 Zero-sen, which had already earned itself a near-mythical reputation following its exploits over China and Pearl Harbor. During an eight-month period in 1942, an extended air campaign was fought out between the two fighters for air superiority over the Javanese and then northern Australian skies. During this time, the P-40Es and the Zero-sens regularly clashed without interference from other fighter types. In respect to losses, the Japanese 'won' these engagements, for many more P-40Es were shot down than Zero-sens. However, the American Warhawks provided a potent deterrent that forced the IJNAF to attack from high altitudes, where crews' bombing efficiency was much poorer.

Fully illustrated throughout, and supported by rare and previously unpublished photographs, this book draws on both American and Japanese sources to tell the full story of the clashes between these iconic two fighters in Darwin and the East Indies.
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1-978092 Lai, Benjamin 092 CHINESE BATTLESHIP vs JAPANESE CRUISER: Yalu River 1894 The 1894-95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today.

The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship, Zhenyuan, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armored turret ships, they were armed with four 12-inch guns and two 6-inch guns, plus six smaller guns and three torpedo tubes. For their part the Japanese fleet, including the Matsushima and her sister ships Itsukushima and Hashidate, were each armed with a single 12.6-inch Canet gun and 11 or 12 4.7-inch guns, plus smaller guns and four torpedo tubes. The scene was set for a bloody confrontation that would stun the world and transform the relationship between China and Japan.

Fully illustrated with stunning artwork, this is the engrossing story of the Yalu River campaign, where Chinese and Japanese ironclads fought for control of Korea. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978094 McNab, Chris 094 WALKER BULLDOG vs T-54: Laos and Vietnam 1971-75 During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armored vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank became the core of their armored power.

In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February-March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior maneuverability and gunnery.

Illustrated with full-color artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theater of combat. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978098 Nijboer, Donald 098 GERMAN FLAK DEFENSES vs ALLIED HEAVY BOMBERS The air battle that raged over Germany in WWII has often been described as a battle between Allied and German fighters but what has been frequently missed by historians on all sides is the impact of German anti-aircraft defenses (flak). Though often dismissed as ineffective and a waste of valuable material and personnel, the German flak arm made a major contribution to the defence of the Third Reich -- at least half of the American aircraft shot down over Germany fell to flak, and according to the RAF Official History, it was estimated that flak accounted for 1229 of 3302 aircraft lost by Bomber Command between 1942 and April 1945.

Additionally, the strategic role of flak extended beyond simply shooting down aircraft -- its other, more important task was to force bombers to drop their ordnance sooner or from a higher altitude, thus reducing bombing accuracy. Both these roles are explored in depth in this detailed study of the German flak defences and of their adversaries, the Allied heavy bombers. Includes full-color illustrations including cockpit scenes and armament views. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978101 Stille, Mark 101 BRITISH BATTLESHIP vs ITALIAN BATTLESHIP: The Mediterranean 1940-41 During World War II's battle for control of the Mediterranean, both the British and Italian navies planned to bring their battle fleets into play. At the center of both of these fleets was a core of battleships which both sides expected to play a decisive role in the conflict.

On 9 July 1940, the two navies met in the central Mediterranean, as two Italian battleships faced off against three of their British counterparts. Christened the Battle of Calabria, the action allowed the ships to play to their strengths, engaging in a long-range gunnery duel, the very thing they had been designed for. Though both sides shot well, the only hit was scored by Warspite on the Italian battleship Giulio Cesare. The Italians were forced to withdraw, and the action ended up being indecisive, but it was the largest fleet action fought in the Mediterranean during the war. As well as this battle, there were other occasions during the war when both British and Italian battleships were present and influential, but during which they never engaged each other directly - the Battle of Spartivento on 27 November 1940, and the Battle of Cape Matapan on 28-29 March 1941.

Packed with full-color artwork, carefully selected archive photographs and expert analysis, this title explores in detail the role played by British and Italian battleships in these encounters, and their influence in the Mediterranean theater of World War II. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978105 Stille, Mark 105 US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft 1941-42 The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier-based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJN's carrier-based torpedo dive bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sank the US Navy carrier USS Lexington and damaged the carrier USS Yorktown. Even at the disastrous Battle of Midway, the relatively small number of IJNAF attack- and torpedo-bombers that were launched against the US fleet proved that they remained a potent force by heavily damaging Yorktown again, which allowed an IJN submarine to sink the carrier. At Guadalcanal, IJNAF carrier-based aircraft sank the carrier USS Hornet and badly damaged USS Enterprise twice.

However, throughout 1942, US Navy ship defences brought down an increasing number of attacking IJNAF aircraft. The final major battle of the year, the Battle of Santa Cruz, exacted crippling losses on the IJN, setting the stage for the eclipse of the IJNAF's highly trained and effective aviation attack forces.

Packed with illustrations and contemporary photographs, this engrossing volume details the design, tactics, and operational records of both the US Navy ships and the IJNAF aircraft which attacked them over the year following Pearl Harbor. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978096 Zaloga, Steven 096 T-34 vs StuG III: Finland 1944 In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armored assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region.

Most of the Soviet units sent into Finland were new to the region, moving mainly from the fighting in the Leningrad area. As a result, some had the latest types of Soviet equipment including the new T-34-85 tank, fielded alongside the older T-34-76. Germany refused to sell the Finns new tanks without a reinforced military alliance, but in 1943 began selling them a few dozen StuG III assault guns. This made the StuG III battalion the most modern and powerful element of the Finnish armored division, and it saw very extensive combat in the June-July summer battles.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and an array of archive photographs, this is the absorbing story of the parts played by Soviet and Finnish armor in the epic battles in Finland during June and July 1944. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978099 Zaloga, Steven 099 PANZERFAUST vs SHERMAN: European Theater 1944-45 In the summer of 1944, across the battlefields of Normandy, US tanks confronted with a dangerous challenge: the mobile and deadly Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons wielded by the German infantry. Having only occasionally encountered such weaponry before, the US tankers were ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack, and the threat only increased as the summer wore on.

This Duel title follows the technological battle for dominance that ensued, as the US Army devised new ways to defend against the threat posed by the German shaped-charge projectiles. From the addition of sandbags and spare tracks to individual tanks made by anxious crews on the ground to the large-scale programmes put together by the US armies, the book explores the implementation and effectiveness of the various tactics employed by the tank crews, as well as the technology behind the anti-tank weapons wielded by their German adversaries. Drawing on first-hand accounts from the men on the ground, this illustrated title examines the evolving trial of strength between US armor and innovative German anti-tank weaponry in the climactic months of World War II in Europe. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992071 071 Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992130 Davies, Peter 130 B-58 HUSTLER UNITS One of the most dramatic bombers of its day, the Convair B-58 came to epitomize the Cold War power of Strategic Air Command. Introduced only 12 years after the sound barrier was first broken, this iconic plane became the first large long-range supersonic bomber to take to the skies, a feat which had seemed far-fetched only a few years previously.

Outstripping its contemporaries in terms of speed, and agile enough to escape most interceptors, the B-58 was a remarkable feat of engineering, setting 19 world speed records and collecting a host of trophies. The first operational bomber capable of Mach 2 at 63,000 feet, it was able to evade hostile fighters and represented a serious threat to targets across the Soviet Bloc. Supported by contemporary first-hand accounts, photography, and full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992127 Davies, Peter E. 127 RF-101 VOODOO UNITS IN COMBAT McDonnell's F-101 Voodoo series was in many ways the most interesting of the 'Century Series' fighter programs of the 1950s, partly because the type's design and intended mission changed radically during a 40-year career. Originally designed as a fighter-bomber, it was converted to be a reconnaissance aircraft, serving alongside the U-2 and RF-8 Crusaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

Although it gained a reputation as a difficult aircraft to handle, the jet's supersonic speed and newly-developed camera suite enabled it to conduct vital low-altitude photo-reconnaissance missions over heavily-defended target areas.

In combat, the RF 101 was usually 'first in-last out' for strike missions. This made it a ready target, with a solo aircraft flying straight and level to gather target photo evidence at low-altitude offering enemy gunners plenty of opportunity to shoot the Voodoo down. This study tells the combat stories of this extraordinary aircraft, highlighting the difficulty of the missions on which it was sent and the courage of its pilots. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992128 Davies, Peter E. 128 F-80 SHOOTING STAR UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR Built within a 180-day time limit in 1943, the F-80 Shooting Star first saw service in Italy in the final year of World War II, and consequently was sent to bases in the US, Europe and the Far East after VJ Day. It was the latter groups based in Japan that initially bore the brunt of the early fighting in Korea, engaging MiG-15s in the world's first jet-versus-jet combat.

Flown principally by the 8th and 49th Fighter Bomber Wings, the F-80 served until the end of the war, completing an astonishing 98,515 combat sorties, shooting down 17 aircraft (including three of the vastly superior MiG-15s), dropping over 33,000 tons of bombs, and firing over 80,000 air-to-ground rockets. Aside from the fighter-bomber Shooting Stars, the ultra-rare, but heavily used, photo-reconnaissance RF-80A saw extensive use in Korea as a replacement for the vulnerable RF-51D.

Filled with first-hand accounts and rare color photographs taken by the veterans themselves, this is the engrossing story of the pioneering F-80 Shooting Star. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992131 Forsyth, Robert 131 ME 210/410 ZERSTORER UNITS One of the most dramatic bombers of its day, the Convair B-58 came to epitomize the Cold War power of Strategic Air Command. Introduced only 12 years after the sound barrier was first broken, this iconic plane became the first large long-range supersonic bomber to take to the skies, a feat which had seemed far-fetched only a few years previously.

Outstripping its contemporaries in terms of speed, and agile enough to escape most interceptors, the B-58 was a remarkable feat of engineering, setting 19 world speed records and collecting a host of trophies. The first operational bomber capable of Mach 2 at 63,000 feet, it was able to evade hostile fighters and represented a serious threat to targets across the Soviet Bloc. Supported by contemporary first-hand accounts, photography, and full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992132 Forsyth, Robert 132 F-102 Delat Dagger Units World War II saw the development of the heavy bomber as a decisive weapon which, in sufficient numbers, could overcome defensive fighters and guns and lay waste to strategic targets. The addition of nuclear weapons to the bomber's armament made it even more formidable, and by the late 1940s, US planners saw the growth of a Soviet nuclear-armed bomber fleet as a terrifying threat to North American security. Conventional subsonic fighters with guns and free-flight air-to-air rockets would be incapable of reaching these incoming bombers in time to prevent even one from delivering a devastating nuclear attack. As a result, supersonic speed, long-range guided missiles and precise radar-based control of an interception became prerequisites for a new breed of fighters, beginning with the F-102.

A massive research and development effort produced the F-102A '1954 Fighter', the J57 afterburning turbojet, its Hughes MX-1554 fire control system and, in due course, the Semi-Active Ground Environment (SAGE) radar and communications network that covered North America to guide its airborne defences. In service, F-102As also provided air defence in Europe with USAFE, in the Far East and in Southeast Asia, where they protected US airbases in South Vietnam and Thailand from air attack by North Vietnamese fighters and bombers and escorted B-52s and fighter-bombers on their attack sorties.

This illustrated study from leading expert Peter E. Davis details the design, development, and deployment of the futuristic F-102, including its complex research program and role in Vietnam.
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1-992134 Forsyth, Robert 134 Arado Ar 234 Bomber and Reconnaissance Units This explores the history of this incredible aircraft, from its development in the early 1940s to its deployment in both reconnaissance and bomber roles throughout the rest of the war.

When the revolutionary twin jet-powered Arado AR 234 first appeared in the skies over north-west Europe in the summer of 1944, it represented the state-of-the-art in terms of aeronautical and technical development. The AR 234 was a formidable aircraft -- powered by Jumo 004Bs, the same engine used by the ME 262, and with a maximum speed of 735 km/h and range of 1600 km/h, it was very difficult for the Allies to 'catch'. Here was a machine that with its superior speed could operate with impunity as both a bomber and in the reconnaissance role.

As such, the aircraft became the world's first reconnaissance jet, undertaking secret, high-speed, high-altitude observation missions for the German High Command over the Allied beachheads in Normandy and other Allied strongholds.

Astonishingly, in September 1944 and as late as 1945, lone AR 234s conducted reconnaissance flights over British ports and the Mediterranean. The aircraft was equally efficient as a jet bomber -- although the AR 234B-2 bomber variant carried no defensive gun armament, it was able to deliver 1000 kg of bombs at high-speed and at either low- or high-level with considerable and devastating accuracy.
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1-992129 Goss, Chris 129 DORNIER Do 17 UNITS of WORLD WAR 2 Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles.

In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88.

Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-color artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992133 Napier, Michael 133 Vickers Wellington Units of Bomber Command The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight attack on the Kiel Canal. However, after suffering high losses on follow-up raids, Wellingtons were withdrawn from daytime missions and began to operate at night from May 1940. They subsequently took part in raids against the Italian port city of Genoa in July 1940, and against Berlin the following month, followed by key missions in the 'Battle of the Barges' in September and October, as the RAF targeted the Germany's invasion fleet being assembled in French Channel ports. When RAF's strike force expanded the next year following the introduction of the improved Wellington II, the 21 squadrons equipped with the Vickers aircraft, which included Polish-, Canadian- and Australian-manned units, formed the backbone of the Bomber Command night bombing force. Over the next two years Wellingtons participated in all the major operations by Bomber Command, including the daylight raid against German battleships in Brest harbour in July 1942 and the first three 'Thousand Bomber' raids in the summer of 1942.

This illustrated study explores the design, development, and deployment of the Vickers-Wellington type, charting its role in World War II from its earliest missions to its use in training after its withdrawal from frontline bomber missions in 1943. The text is supported by stunning full-colour artwork.
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1-993137 Millman, Nicholas 137 A6M ZERO-SEN ACES 1940-42 The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen was Japan's Spitfire. In continuous development and operational service from the time of the Sino-Japanese war in 1940 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945, it is held in almost mythical awe, similar to Britain's legendary fighter aircraft.

At the time of its operational debut, the fighter's design features offered the revolutionary combination of an all-round vision canopy, cannon armament and a jettisonable drop tank giving it phenomenal range. Together with the flying and tactical proficiency of superbly trained pilots, this made the Zero-sen a true strategic fighter, spearheading Japan's offensive in the Pacific. It was also the mount of a plethora of successful and flamboyant naval aces engaged in both sea and land campaigns.

This volume, the first of two on the A6M Zero-sen, covers the use of the A6M2 variant from its debut in China to the Solomons Campaign, and also tells the story of the A6M2-N 'Rufe' floatplane fighter aces. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995273 Davies, Jonathan 273 THE MEDIEVAL CANNON 1326-1494 The book will focus on the technology and tactics of early European artillery on both sea and land, and assess its impact on medieval warfare.

The first illustration of a cannon in Europe can be dated quite precisely to 1326. This book explores the development of gunpowder, the earliest appearance of cast-bronze cannon in Western Europe, followed by the design and development of the wrought-iron cannon.

The wrought-iron hoop-and-stave method of barrel construction was a system that came to dominate medieval artillery design both large and small until the end of the 15th century, and saw the cannon used not only as a prestige weapon, but start to be used as a practical and terrifying weapon on the medieval battlefield. In 1453, the Ottomans' conquest of Constantinople, with their extensive artillery, marked the triumph of medieval firepower. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995267 Dunstan, Simon 267 FRENCH ARMOUR IN VIETNAM 1945-54 French experience with armor in Indo-China dated back to 1919, when it sent FT-17s to the colony, followed by a variety of armored cars.

After World War II, French troops were equipped with a motley collection of American and cast-off British equipment until the outbreak of war in Korea saw an increase in military aid. This included large numbers of the M24 Chaffee light tank, along with amphibious vehicles such as the M29C Weasel and LVT4 Buffalo, to conduct operations in coastal and inland areas that the Viet Minh had previously thought immune to attack. France's armor was a key part of the battle against the Viet Minh right up until the last stand at Dien Bien Phu. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995272 Fletcher, David 272 CHURCHILL INFANTRY TANK Covers all seven Marks of Churchill gun tank with variations and the curious self-propelled gun of 1941/42, but not the so-called 'Funnies' or the armored recovery vehicle variants.

It begins with the prototype tank A20, which has not been covered in any detail before, then go on to look at all seven Marks of Churchill, in particular their different guns. This book will also look at the tank's service in Russia and later with the Irish, Jordanian and Australian Armies. It will also feature on the disastrous Dieppe raid of August 1942, ending with a brief look at the Black Prince or super Churchill which was only developed up to the prototype stage at the end of World War II.

The Churchill was built outside the normal process of British tanks and the Department of Tank Design under the watchful eye of the Prime Minister, after whom it was named, by a firm with no previous experience of tank production. Despite being condemned as unsuitable and more than once being scheduled to be replaced by a better design, this never actually happened. It remained in production and ultimately vindicated itself since, although it was slow and noisy it was found to have superior climbing ability and thicker frontal armor than the vaunted German Tiger.

Its classification as an Infantry Tank has been extensively criticized although recently one or two authors, notably Americans, seem to have revised their views on this and even Field Marshal Montgomery, who advocated a Universal Tank to fulfill all roles, found the Churchill a useful tank on many occasions, particularly considering its ability to absorb punishment. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995282 Gsleotti. Mark 282 Combat Vehicles of Russia's Special Forces - Spetsnaz, airborne, Arctic and interior troops Elite forces need elite vehicles. As Vladimir Putin has devoted effort and funds into modernising Russia's armed forces and turning them into an instrument geared not just for defending the Motherland but also projecting power beyond its borders, Russia has seen a growing emphasis on special and specialist forces. Traditionally, the elite Spetsnaz commandos had to make do with regular vehicles or civilian-based 'technicals', not least to conceal their presence (or, indeed, very existence). Now, increasingly at the forefront of Russian power projection, the Spetsnaz are acquiring more capable, versatile vehicles, such as the paratroopers' BTR-D personnel carrier, and also experimenting with exotic, specialist new acquisitions, such as the Chaborz M-3 buggy and Yamaha Grizzly all-terrain vehicle.

The other elite branches of Russia's forces, such as the Arctic-warfare troops of the 200th Independent Motor Rifle Brigade, the paratroopers of the Air Assault Troops (VDV), the Naval Infantry, and the elite units of the security forces are also developing and fielding new vehicles for their specialist roles, from combat snowmobiles to urban-warfare vehicles. From highly-mobile LMVs able to operate in the deserts of Syria or the streets of Ukraine, through dedicated fire-support vehicles such as the air-droppable Sprut-SD or the massive BMPT 'Terminator', to amphibious tanks and drone-equipped security trucks, these are the workhorses of Russia's special forces. This study explores all these combat vehicles in detail, combining expert analysis from Russia expert Mark Galeotti with highly accurate full-colour illustrations and photographs.
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1-995277 Hampshire, Edward 277 BRITISH AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS: From Suez to the Falklands and the Present Day Amphibious assault ships have been at the center of nearly all of Britain's expeditionary campaigns since World War II, from the Suez crisis of 1956 to operations as far afield as Borneo (1963-66), the Falklands (1982), Sierra Leone (2000), and Iraq (2003).

In major operations such as Suez and the Falklands, the use of amphibious assault ships was essential to the military success of the campaigns. The Suez Crisis saw two of the Royal Navy's former light fleet carriers converted into 'commando carriers' to specialize in amphibious warfare. In the 1960s these were followed by the famous Fearless class ships - the first purpose-built amphibious assault ships in the Royal Navy. With an internal dock, headquarters capability, and multiple landing craft, these 'Landing Platform Docks' were built to project power around the world. When the Falklands were invaded, HMS Fearless was the key to the successful landing in San Carlos.

In the 1990s, a new generation was ordered: the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and the Albion class LPDs. In recent years Ocean, Albion, and Bulwark have been the largest fighting ships of the Royal Navy and have acted as the navy's flagships, as well as being perhaps the most versatile ships in the navy. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995287 Hampshire, Edward 287 Soviet Cold War Attack Submarines: Nuclear classes from November to Akula History of the nuclear-powered attack submarines built and operated by the Soviet Union in the Cold War, including design, development, and deployment of each class of these formidable craft as they developed throughout the Cold War period.

The November class, which were the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarines, had originally been designed to fire a single enormous nuclear-tipped torpedo but were eventually completed as boats firing standard torpedoes. The Alfa class were perhaps the most remarkable submarines of the Cold War: titanium-hulled (which was light and strong but extremely expensive and difficult to weld successfully), crewed with only thirty men due to considerable automation and 30% faster than any US submarines, they used a radical liquid lead-bismuth alloy in the reactor plant.

The Victor class formed the backbone of the Soviet nuclear submarine fleet in the 1970s and 1980s, as hunter-killer submarines began to focus on tracking and potentially destroying NATO ballistic missile submarines. The Sierra classes were further titanium-hulled submarines and the single Mike-class submarine was an experimental type containing a number of innovations. Finally, the Akula class were being constructed as the Cold War ended, and these boats form the mainstay of the Russian nuclear attack submarine fleet today
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1-995271 Herder, Brian Lane 271 US NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1886-98: The Pre-Dreadnoughts and Monitors That Fought the Spanish-American War After the American Civil War, the US Navy had been allowed to decay into complete insignificance, yet the commissioning of the modern Brazilian battleship Riachuelo and poor performance against the contemporary Spanish fleet, forced the US out of its isolationist posture towards battleships.

The first true US battleships began with the experimental Maine and Texas, followed by the three-ship Indiana class, and the Iowa class, which incorporated lessons from the previous ships. These initial ships set the enduring US battleship standard of being heavily armed and armored at the expense of speed.

This fully illustrated study examines these first six US battleships, a story of political compromises, clean sheet designs, operational experience, and experimental improvements. These ships directly inspired the creation of an embryonic American military-industrial complex, enabled a permanent outward-looking shift in American foreign policy and laid the foundations of the modern US Navy. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995286 Herder, Brian Lane 286 US Navy Battleships 1895-1908: The Great White Fleet and the beginning of US global naval power The last predreadnought battleships of the US Navy were critical to the technological development of US battleships, and they were the first tool of international hard power wielded by the United States, a nation which would eventually become the world's dominant political and military power of the 20th century. These battleships were the stars of the 1907-09 Great White Fleet circumnavigation, in which the emerging power and reach of the US Navy was displayed around the world. They also took part in the bombardment and landings at Veracruz, some served as convoy escorts in World War I, and the last two were transferred to the Hellenic Navy and were sunk during World War II.

This book examines the design, history, and technical qualities of the final six classes of US predreadnought battleships, all of which were involved in the circumnavigation of the Great White Fleet. These classes progressively closed the quality gap with European navies - the Connecticuts were the finest predreadnought battleships ever built - and this book also compares and contrasts US predreadnought battleships to their foreign contemporaries. Packed with illustrations and specially commissioned artwork, this is an essential guide to the development of US Navy Battleships at the turn of the twentieth century.
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1-995269 Konstam, Angus 269 EUROPEAN IRONCLADS 1860-75: The Gloire Sparks the Great Ironclad Arms Race From Spain to Russia, and from Ottoman Turkey to Bismarck's Prussia, this book explores 15 years that transformed European naval warfare.

When the Gloire slid down the Toulon slipway in 1859, it changed sea power forever. With this ship, the world's first oceangoing ironclad, France had a warship that could sink any other, and which was proof against the guns of any wooden ship afloat. Instantly, an arms race began between the great navies of Europe - first to build their own ironclads, and then to surpass each other's technology and designs.

As both armour and gun technology rapidly improved, naval architects found new ways to mount and protect guns. The ram briefly came back into fashion, and Italian and Austro-Hungarian fleets fought the ironclad era's great battle at Lissa. By the end of this revolutionary period, the modern battleship was becoming recognizable, and new naval powers were emerging to dominate Europe's waters. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995279 Konstam, Angus 279 AMERICAN PRIVATEERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Traces the development of these ships and explains how they made such a significant contribution to the American Revolutionary War. During the American War of Independence (1775-83), Congress issued almost 800 letters of marque, as a way of combating Britain's overwhelming naval and mercantile superiority. At first, it was only fishermen and the skippers of small merchant ships who turned to privateering, with mixed results. Eventually though, American shipyards began to turn out specially-converted ships, while later still, the first purpose-built privateers entered the fray. These American privateers seized more than 600 British merchant ships over the course of the war, capturing thousands of British seamen. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995274 Konstran, Angus 274 BRITISH ESCORT CARRIERS: 1941-45 In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage of traditional aircraft carriers and shore-based aircraft, the Royal Navy, as a stopgap measure, converted merchant ships into small 'escort carriers'. These were later joined by a growing number of American-built escort carriers, sent as part of the Lend-Lease agreement.

The typical Escort Carrier was small, slow, and vulnerable, but it could carry about 18 aircraft, which gave the convoys a real chance to detect and sink dangerous U-Boats. Collectively, their contribution to an Allied victory was immense, particularly in the long and grueling campaigns fought in the Atlantic and Arctic. Illustrated throughout with detailed full-color artwork and contemporary photographs, this fascinating study explores in detail how these adaptable ships had such an enormous impact on the outcome of World War II's European Theater. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995275 Lardas, Mark 275 RUSSIAN BATTLESHIPS AND CRUISERS OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR Examines the major warships of the Imperial Russian Navy which participated in the Russo-Japanese War. The focus is on the battleships, coastal defense warships, and cruisers of the Pacific Squadron and Baltic Squadron that fought during the war. Discusses in detail their design and development between the years of 1885 and 1905, concentrating particularly on battleships and cruisers.

The book explores, in depth, the mutually influential relationship between Russian and foreign warship design, as Russia progressed from a reliance on foreign designs and shipyards towards an ability to produce its own influential ships, such as the Novik. Also outlines the gripping operational history of the Russian warships which participated in the Russo-Japanese war, tracing their activity before and during the combat, as well as the post-war fate of those ships which were bombarded, scuttled, captured, or salvaged. Packed with contemporary photography and full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995285 Noppen, Ryan 285 The Royal Netherlands Navy of World War II In the late 19th and early 20th century, a combination of coastal defence for the homeland and fleet defence for the East Indies became the established naval strategy for the Royal Dutch Navy and set the template for the world wars. Battleships were too expensive to build and maintain, so after World War I, there was significant investment in submarine development and construction. A handful of modern light cruisers and a new class of destroyers were also constructed during the interwar years to serve as a small Fleet-in-Being in the East Indies, as well as to support the actions of the navy's submarines. The light cruiser HNLMS De Ruyter and the Java-class light cruisers were the most powerful units of the new fleet whilst the backbone of the destroyer fleet was the Admiralen-class and the Tromp-class of destroyer leaders.

Beginning in December 1941, the Dutch Navy played a very active role in the defence of the East Indies against the Japanese during World War II. The Battle of the Java Sea at the end of February 1942 crushed Dutch naval power in the East Indies, sinking the cruisers Java and De Ruyter and killing Admiral Karel Doorman. However, several Dutch surface warships and submarines continued the fight against the Axis powers alongside the Allies until the end of World War II, including a pair of British-built destroyers, Van Galen and Tjerk Hiddes.

Provides a comprehensive guide to the Royal Netherlands Navy of the World War II period, complete with detailed cutaways and battleplates of the fleet in action.
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1-995284 Prenatt, Jamie 284 Soviet Armoured Cars 1936-45 Examines Russian armoured cars from 1936 to 1945, focusing on the history, design, and specifications of the wheeled armoured cars that entered series production, including the rail variants and tracked BA-30. The 1930s saw the development and production of a wide variety of armoured cars, which were used extensively in Soviet conflicts from then on. They saw service in the Spanish Civil War, in the 1939 Manchurian conflict with Japan, and in the occupation of the Baltic states and the invasion of Poland and Finland. Although many of its armoured cars were lost in the early months following the German invasion in June 1941, Russia continued with its armoured car development program, and the final model, the BA-64, was accepted for service in 1942 with over 9,000 built before production ended in 1946. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995280 Romanych, Marc 280 World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns As the outbreak of World War II approached, Nazi Germany ordered artillery manufacturers Krupp and Rheimetall-Borsig to build several super-heavy siege guns, vital to smash through French and Belgian fortresses that stood in the way of the Blitzkrieg. These 'secret weapons' were much larger than the siege artillery of World War I and included the largest artillery piece of the war, the massive 80cm railway gun 'schwere Gustav' (Heavy Gustav). However, these complex and massive artillery pieces required years to build and test and, as war drew near, the German High Command hastily brought several WWI-era heavy artillery pieces back into service and then purchased, and later confiscated, a large number of Czech Skoda mortars.

The new super siege guns began entering service in time for the invasion of Russia, notably participating in the attack on the fortress of Brest-Litovsk. The highpoint for the siege artillery was the siege of Sevastopol in the summer of 1942, which saw the largest concentration of siege guns in the war. Afterwards, when Germany was on the defensive in the second half of 1943, the utility of the guns was greatly diminished, and they were employed in a piecemeal and sporadic fashion on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. In total, the German Army used some 50 siege guns during World War II, far more than the thirty-five it had during World War I.

Supported by contemporary photographs and detailed artwork of the guns and their components, this is an essential guide to these guns, exploring their history, development, and deployment in stunning detail.
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1-995278 Stille, Mark 278 US NAVY COLD WAR GUIDED MISSILE CRUISERS Faced with an increasingly formidable anti-ship cruise missile threat from the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War, and with the recent memory of the kamikaze threat from World War II, the USN placed a great priority on developing air defense cruise missiles and getting them to sea to protect the fleet. The first of these missiles were sizable, necessitating large ships to carry them and their sensors, which resulted in the conversion of a mix of heavy and light cruisers. These ships, tasked with protecting carrier groups and acting as flagships, entered service from 1955 and served until 1980.

The cruisers served in the front lines of the Cold War and many saw combat service, engaging in surface actions from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf. Complementing the conventionally-powered missile cruisers was a much smaller number of expensive nuclear-powered cruisers, including the Long Beach, the USN's largest-ever missile cruiser.

Until replaced by the Ticonderoga and Burke classes of Aegis ships, the USN's 38 missile cruisers were the most capable and important surface combatants in the fleet and served all over the globe during the Cold War. Using specially commissioned artwork and meticulous research, this illustrated title explores the story of these cruisers in unparalleled detail, revealing the history behind their development and employment. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995268 Zaloga, Steven 268 M1A2 ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK 1993-2018 Since the Gulf War, the Abrams tank has undergone a transformation, while fighting in conflicts across the world. Its M1A1 and M1A2 variants have seen great improvements made to this iconic tank, including in fire-control, armour protection, and thermal imaging technology. Involvement in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan necessitated a number of upgrades and modifications as the United States fought two of its longest wars.

Recent years have seen new variants of the series such as the ABV Assault Breacher Vehicle and M104 Wolverine Heavy Assault Bridge. Over the past few decades, the M1A1 Abrams has also been extensively exported and is license produced in Egypt.

The long-awaited follow-up to NVG 2 M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982-92 (1993), this fully-illustrated study examines the Abrams tanks' last quarter-century of service with both the United States and its various foreign operators with a focus on its combat history. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995270 Zaloga, Steven 270 SU-76 ASSAULT GUN The SU-76 assault gun was the second most widely manufactured Soviet armored fighting vehicle of World War II, outnumbered only by the legendary T-34. Inspired in part by the German Marder series of tank destroyers, Soviet designers realized that the chassis of the obsolete T-70 light tank could be adapted to a much more substantial gun if it was placed in a fixed casemate rather than in a turret. This led to the design of the SU-76, which saw its combat debut at Kursk in the summer of 1943. The SU-76 was deployed primarily as an infantry direct support weapon, becoming the infantry tank of the Red Infantry, much as the StuG III became the infantry tank of the German infantry.

Featuring full-color artwork and written by an expert on tank warfare during World War II, this fascinating study describes one of the Soviet Union's most important armored vehicles during its struggle with Nazi Germany. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995276 Zaloga, Steven 276 GERMAN GUIDED MISSILES OF WORLD WAR II: Fritz-X to Wasserfall and X4 Although not as well-known as the V-1 buzz bomb and the V-2 missile, the first German missiles to see combat were anti-ship missiles, the Henschel Hs.293 guided missile and the Fritz-X guided bomb. These began to see extensive combat in the Mediterranean in 1943. In their most famous use, the Italian battleship Roma was sunk by a Fritz-X attack in September 1943 when Italy attempted to switch sides. The serious threat posed by these missiles led to a vigorous but little known 'Wizard War' by the Allies to develop electronic countermeasures, the first effort of its kind.

Besides the anti-ship missiles, the other major category of German missiles were the air-defense missiles. Germany suffered extremely heavy losses from Allied strategic bombing attacks, and German fighter and flak defenses proved increasingly unsuccessful. As a result, the Luftwaffe began an extensive program to deploy several families of new air defense missiles to counter the bomber threat, including the Wasserfall, Schmetterling, and others.

This book traces the origins of these missile programs and examines their development and use in combat. With full-color illustrations and detailed explorations of the stories behind the missiles, this study offers a comprehensive overview of German guided missiles in the World War II era. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995281 Zaloga, Steven 281 Tanks in the Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge raises many questions which, until now, have not been adequately answered: How did the major tank types perform during the battle? What were the specific 'lessons learned' from the combat? And did these lessons result in changes to tanks in the subsequent months?

Offering detailed answers to these questions, and many more, this book provides a survey of the principal tank and tank-equivalents (such as tank destroyers and Jagdpanzers) that took part in the Ardennes Campaign of December 1944-January 1945. Beginning with a basic overview of the campaign, accompanied by an order of battle of the major armoured units, it examines the opposing forces, covering the organization of the two tank forces to explain how they were deployed. Author Steven Zaloga also scrutinises the technical balance between the opposing sides, comparing armour, mobility and firepower as well as other important factors such as reliability, crew situational awareness, and tank layout/efficiency.

Full of specially commissioned and highly accurate artwork plates of the tanks themselves, as well as fascinating technical data based on cutting-edge research, this title is the definitive guide to tank warfare in the Battle of the Bulge. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995283 Zaloga, Steven 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II World War II was a significant period of development for American missile programs, during which time the US built pioneering examples of guided weapons systems. However, whilst the German missiles of World War II are famous around the world, their American counterparts have remained shrouded in secrecy, despite the fact that they formed the basis for the later revolutions in precision warfare.

Among the most sophisticated missiles of World War II was the US Navy's radar-guided Bat anti-ship missile, which was on the verge of deployment in the final months of the war. The war also saw the first use of guided assault drones, including the US Army Air Force's Aphrodite program of 1944, and the US Navy's Project Anvil and TDR-1.
This book draws back the veil on these weapons, examining the principal avenues of missile development in America during World War II, including the early glide bombs, radio-controlled bombs and electro-optically controlled bombs. Some of the more peculiar efforts, such as the Bat bomb and pigeon-guided bombs, are also explored. The text is supported by specially commissioned, full-colour artwork and diagrams. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995288 Zaloga, Steven 288 The French 75 - The 75mm M1897 field gun that revolutionized modern artillery Explores the history of the 'Soixantequinze' -- 75mm Modele 1897 field gun in detail, from its design and development to its deployment around the world. The 75mm M1897 earned its reputation in the Great War, forming the backbone of French field artillery. It was widely distributed to Allied armies, including the American Expeditionary Forces and was also widely exported after World War I around the globe.

It was manufactured under licence in numerous countries, including the United States, which used the gun in its initial Pacific campaigns. Due to its modernity and sound design, the 75mm remained in service well into World War II. It was used by the French, Polish and other armies in the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-1940 and thousands were captured by the German Army in 1940 and used for coastal defence. Surprisingly, many were also converted into a very effective anti-tank gun, the PaK 97/38. These weapons lingered in service after World War II, though by this time, they were largely obsolete. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996346 Chun, Clayton 346 YALU RIVER 1950-51: The Chinese Spring the Trap on MacArthur Following the Inchon landings and the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, UN forces crossed the North Korean border on 9 October and moved on the capital Pyongyang. Many in America believed the war would be over by Christmas, but some Washington diplomatic, military, and intelligence experts continued to raise dire warnings that the People's Republic of China might intervene.

Nevertheless, General MacArthur decided to push on to the Chinese/North Korean border, the Yalu River. On 25 October, Communist Chinese Forces unexpectedly attacked Republic of Korea forces near Unsan. Then, on 25 November, the day after MacArthur announced a 'final offensive to end the war,' the Chinese 13th Army Group struck in mass against the Eighth Army in the north-west corner of North Korea, overrunning the US 2nd and 25th Infantry Divisions.

The Chinese attacks quickly shattered Truman's dream of a unified Korea. American, UN, and ROK forces could not hold a successful defensive line against the combined CCF and NKPA attacks. At the Chosin Reservoir, US Marine Corps and Army units retreated south whilst MacArthur's forces withdrew from Pyongyang and X Corps later pulled out of Hungnam. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996336 D'Amato, Raffaele 336 STRASBOURG AD 357: The Victory That Saved Gaul Civil war in the Western Roman Empire between AD 350-53 had left the frontiers weakly defended, and the major German confederations along the Rhine -- the Franks and Alemanni -- took advantage of the situation to cross the river, destroy the Roman fortifications along it and occupy parts of Roman Gaul.

In 355, the Emperor Constantius appointed his 23-year-old cousin Julian as his Caesar in the provinces of Gaul with command of all troops in the region. Having recaptured the city of Cologne, Julian planned to trap the Alemanni in a pincer movement, but when the larger half of his army was forced into retreat, he was left facing a much larger German force outside the walls of the city of Strasbourg. This new study relates the events of this epic battle as the experience and training of the Roman forces prevailed in the face of overwhelming German numbers. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996334 de Groot, Bouko 334 NIEUWPOORT 1600: The First Modern Battle The Eighty Years' War began as a limited Dutch rebellion seeking only religious tolerance from their Spanish overlords, but it quickly escalated into one of the longest wars in European history. Spain's failed invasion of 1599 and the mutinies that followed convinced Dutch leaders that they now should go on the offensive. This campaign pitted two famous leaders' sons against each other: Maurice of Nassau and Archduke Albert VII. One led an unproven new model army, the other Spain's 'unbeatable' Tercios, each around 11,000-men strong.

The Dutch wanted to land near Nieuwpoort, take it and then march on to Dunkirk, northern home port of the Spanish fleet, but they were cut off by the resurgent and reunited Spanish army. The two forces then met on the beach and in the dunes north of Nieuwpoort. This book uses specially commissioned artwork to reveal one of the greatest battles of the Eighty Years' War - one whose influence on military theory and practice ever since has been highly significant. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996337 DeVries, Kelly 337 CASTAGNARO 1387: Hawkwood's Great Victory The battle of Castagnaro, fought on 11 March 1387 between the Veronese and the Paduans, is one of the most famous Italian medieval conflicts in the English-speaking world. This is thanks in no small part to the exploits of the renowned English mercenary (or condottiero) captain, Sir John Hawkwood. Commanding the Paduan army, he led them to a stunning victory.

This new study challenges the conventional story of the battle, relocating it to the other side of the Adige River, and showing that Hawkwood was no mere disciple of his previous commander, the Black Prince-he was a highly talented and intelligent general in his own right. Using specially commissioned full-color artwork, this fascinating book shows how Hawkwood used his own acumen, and the training, skills, and discipline of his very experienced condottieri, to defeat his opponents at Castagnaro. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996342 Esposito, Gabriele 342 THE PARAGUAYAN WAR 1864-70: The Triple Alliance at Stake in La Plata The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance, was the largest and most important military conflict in the history of South America, after the Wars of Independence, and its only true 'continental' war. It involved four countries and lasted for more than five years, during which Paraguay fought alone against a powerful alliance formed by Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. This conflict was remarkable in its huge scale and its terrible cost in lives, with the catastrophic human price paid by Paraguay amounting to more than 300,000 men, a loss of some 70% of the country's total population.

When the war began in 1864, the armies were small, poorly trained and badly equipped semi-professional forces. However, by the time the war ended, most of them had adopted percussion rifles employing the Minie system and new weapons like breech-loading rifles and Gatling machine guns were being tested on the continent for the first time.

This title covers the whole span of the war, from the early days when the conflict primarily involved small columns of a few thousand men seeking each other out in rugged and sparsely inhabited territory, through to the later Napoleonic-style positional battles fought at points of strategic importance. It also explores the unique challenges presented by the humid, subtropical climate, including the devastating impact of disease on the troops. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996354 Esposito, Gabriele 354 King Philip's War 1675-76 America's Deadliest Colonial Conflict A coalition of Native American tribes fought against a force of over 1,000 men raised by the New England Confederation of Plymouth, Connecticut, New Haven, and Massachusetts Bay, alongside their Indian allies the Mohegans and Mohawks. The resultant fighting in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire resulted in the destruction of 12 towns, the death of between 600-800 colonists and 3,000 Indians, making it the deadliest war in the history of American colonization. Although the war resulted in victory for the colonists, the scale of death and destruction led to significant economic hardship 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996353 Fields, Nick 353 Britannia AD 43 - The Claudian Invasion For the Romans, Britannia lay beyond the comfortable confines of the Mediterranean world around which classical civilisation had flourished. Britannia was felt to be at the outermost edge of the world itself, lending the island an air of dangerous mystique.

To the soldiers crossing the Oceanus Britannicus in the late summer of AD 43, the prospect of invading an island believed to be on its periphery must have meant a mixture of panic and promise. These men were part of a formidable army of four veteran legions (II Augusta, VIIII Hispana, XIIII Gemina, XX Valeria), which had been assembled under the overall command of Aulus Plautius Silvanus. Under him were, significantly, first-rate legionary commanders, including the future emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus. With the auxiliary units, the total invasion force probably mounted to around 40,000 men, but having assembled at Gessoriacum (Boulogne) they refused to embark. Eventually, the mutinous atmosphere was dispelled, and the invasion fleet sailed in three contingents.

So, 97 years after Julius Caesar, the Roman army landed in south-eastern Britannia. After a brisk summer campaign, a province was established behind a frontier zone running from what is now Lyme Bay on the Dorset coast to the Humber estuary. Though the territory overrun during the first campaign season was undoubtedly small, it laid the foundations for the Roman conquest which would soon begin to sweep across Britannia. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996351 Forczyk, Robert 351 Velikiye Luki 1942-43 The Doomed Fortress Velikiye Luki had been an important Russian fortress city since the 13th century and had become an important rail-hub by the 19th century. In August 1941, the Germans occupied the city of 30,000 during Operation Barbarossa and made it a bulwark on the boundary between Heeresgruppe Nord and Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the winter of 1942-43, while Soviet forces were encircling Stalingrad, the Stavka (High Command) conducted a simultaneous offensive to isolate and destroy the 7,500-man German garrison in Velikiye Luki. After surrounding the city on 27 November 1942, the Soviet 3rd Shock Army gradually reduced the city to rubble, while the German garrison, sustained by Luftwaffe air lifts, hunkered down in the medieval city and awaited rescue.

This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts. Detailed analysis by renowned World War II historian Robert Forczyk is complimented by stunning and historically accurate battlescenes, maps, and bird's-eye-views to offer a comprehensive look at this gripping campaign.
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1-996332 Galeotti, Mark 332 KULIKOVO 1380: The Battle That Made Russia The 14th-century Mongol conquest of the Rus' -- the principalities of Russia -- was devastating and decisive. Cities were lain waste, new dynasties rose, and for a hundred years the Russians were under unquestioned foreign rule. However, the Mongols were conquerors rather than administrators and they chose to rule through subject princes. This allowed the Rurikid dynastic princes of Moscow to rise with unprecedented speed.

With the famed 'Mongol Yoke' loosening, Grand Prince Dmitri of Moscow saw in this an unparalleled opportunity to rebel. On 7 September 1380, his 60,000 troops crossed the Don to take the battle to Mamai's 125,000, which included Armenian and Cherkessk auxiliaries and Genoese mercenaries. Using specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the victory that heralded the birth of Russian statehood. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996343 Greentree, David 343 PETSAMO AND KIRKENES 1944: The Soviet offensive in the Northern Arctic Examines the bitter conflict between two highly tactical armies as they battled across challenging terrain to gain control of strategically significant Northern Finland. On the one side were the invading Soviet troops, hoping to liberate an area full of rich resources and littered with bases that that would enable the arrival of Arctic convoys from Britain. They employed naval infantry in abundance, not only to make amphibious landings to capture strategically significant port facilities, but also on deep outflanking maneuvers inland.

Their opponents were the elite Gebirgsjager from XIX Gebirgskorps; trained to be self-sufficient and resourceful and equipped with a range of bespoke weaponry, this mountain division was ideally suited to operate in the harsh climate. Combat conditions were unique: the extremely rough terrain, laced with bogs, streams, boulder fields, and large rivers, presented a significant challenge in its own right, even without the added threat of attacks by highly trained soldiers. Includes bird's-eye views and maps of key battlefields. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996345 Harris, J. P. 345 IA DRANG 1965: The Struggle for Vietnam's Pleiku Province The Pleiku campaign of October-November 1965 was a major event in the Vietnam War, and it is usually regarded as the first substantial battle between the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam. The brigade-sized actions involving elements of the US 1st Cavalry Division at Landing Zones X-Ray and Albany in the valley of the river Drang have become iconic episodes in the military history of the United States.

In 1965, in an effort to stem the Communist tide, the Americans began to commit substantial conventional ground forces to the war in Vietnam. Amongst these was the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), a new type of formation equipped with a large fleet of helicopters. On 19 October, North Vietnamese forces besieged a Special Forces camp at Plei Me, and after the base was relieved days later, the commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, General Harry Kinnard, advocated using his troops to pursue the retreating Communist forces.

A substantial North Vietnamese concentration was discovered, but rather than the badly battered troops the US expected, these were relatively fresh troops that had recently arrived in the Central Highlands. On the morning of 14 November 1965, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, commanded by Lt. Col. Hal Moore, landed at LZ X-Ray to start the first major set-piece battle of the Vietnam War. This title explores the events of the campaign that followed, using detailed maps, specially-commissioned bird's-eye views, and full-color battlescenes to bring the narrative to life. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996348 Herder, Brian 348 The Naval Siege of Japan 1945 - War Plan Orange Triumphant The final months of Allied naval bombardments on the Home Islands during World War II have, for whatever reason, frequently been overlooked by historians. Yet the Allies' final naval campaign against Japan involved the largest and arguably most successful wartime naval fleet ever assembled, and was the climax to the greatest naval war in history.

Though suffering grievous losses during its early attacks, by July 1945 the United States Third Fleet wielded 1,400 aircraft just off the coast of Japan, while Task Force 37, the British Pacific Fleet's carrier and battleship striking force, was the most powerful single formation ever assembled by the Royal Navy.

In the final months of the war the Third Fleet's 20 American and British aircraft carriers would hurl over 10,000 aerial sorties against the Home Islands, whilst another ten Allied battleships would inflict numerous morale-destroying shellings on Japanese coastal cities.

In this illustrated study, historian Brian Lane Herder draws on primary sources and expert analysis to chronicle the full story of the Allies' Navy Siege of Japan from February 1945 to the very last days of World War II. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996333 Herdfer, Brian Lane 333 The ALEUTIANS 1942-43: Struggle for the North Pacific It is often forgotten that during World War II, the Japanese managed to successfully invade and conquer a part of American home soil - the first time this had happened since 1815. Capturing the Aleutian Islands, located in Alaska territory, was seen by the Japanese as vital in order to shore up their northern defensive perimeter.

Fighting in the Aleutians was uniquely brutal. It is a barren, rugged archipelago of icy mountains and thick bogs, with a climate of constant snow, freezing rains and windstorms. These geographic conditions tended to neutralize traditional American strengths such as air power, radar, naval bombardment and logistics. The campaign to recapture the islands required extensive combined-ops planning, and inflicted on the United States its second highest casualty rate in the Pacific theater.

Featuring the largest Japanese banzai charge of the war, first use of pre-battle battleship bombardment in the Pacific, and the battle at the Komandorski Islands, this is the story of the battle to liberate American soil from the Japanese. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996341 Lai, Benjamin 341 THE LONG MARCH 1934-35: The Rise of Mao and the Beginning of Modern China Every nation has its founding myth, and for modern China it is the Long March. In the autumn of 1934, the Chinese Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek routed the Chinese Communists and some 80,000 men, women and children left their homes to walk with Mao Zedong into the unknown. Mao's force had to endure starvation, harsh climates, and challenging terrain whilst under constant aerial bombardment and threatened by daily skirmishes.

The Long March survivors had to cross 24 rivers and 18 mountain ranges, through freezing snow and disease-ridden wilderness to reach their safe-haven of Yan'an. In military terms, the Long March was the longest continuous march in the history of warfare and it came as a terrible cost -- after one year, 6,000 miles and countless battles, fewer than 4,000 of the original marchers were left.

Illustrated with full-color artwork, this enthralling book tells the full story this epic display of resilience, and shows how, from the desert plateau of Yan'an, these survivors would grow the army that conquered China 14 years on, changing history forever. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996340 Lardas, Mark 340 THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE 1794 As 1794 opened, Revolutionary France stood on a knife's edge of failure. Its army and navy had been shaken by the revolution, with civil war and famine taking its toll on their resources. Seeking to bring a revitalizing supply of food from its Caribbean colonies and the United States, the French government decided to organize a massive convoy to bring the New World's bounty to France. However, in order to succeed in their mission, the French Navy would have to make a deadly crossing over the North Atlantic, an ocean patrolled by the Royal Navy, the most powerful navy force in the world, whose sailors were eager to inflict a damaging defeat on Revolutionary France and win their fortune in prize money.

Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color artwork, this is the full story of the only fleet action during the Age of Fighting Sail fought in the open ocean, hundreds of miles from shore. Taking place over the course of a month, the inevitable battle was to be a close-run affair, with both sides claiming victory. To the French, it was le Bataille du 13 prairial, a notable day in their new, scientific Revolutionary calendar. For the British, it was the Glorious First of June. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996355 MacDowall, Simon 355 Malplaquet 1709 - Marlborough's Bloodiest Battle Examines the campaign of 1709, culminating in the battle of Malplaquet. Led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy, the allied armies achieved a tactical victory -- but it was a hollow one. The allies suffered 23,000 casualties to the French 11,000 in what was the bloodiest battle of the 18th century. The scale of casualties shocked Europe and led to a reversal of fortunes, with the dismissal of Marlborough and a newly confident King Louis resolving to fight on. When the war finally ended, it did so on terms favourable to France. Although it is generally accepted that Marlborough was never defeated, the Battle of Malplaquet was ultimately a French strategic victory. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996352 McNally, Michael 352 Dettingen 1743 - Miracle on the Main The death of the Emperor Charles VI in 1741 was the catalyst for a conflict ostensibly about the female inheritance of the Hapsburg patrimony but, in reality, about the succession to the Imperial Throne. The great European powers were divided between those, such as Britain, who supported the Pragmatic Sanction and the rights of the Archduchess Maria-Theresia, daughter of Charles VI, and those who challenged it, including Bavaria which were supported by France.

Explores the battle in depth, detailing its build-up, events, and aftermath, as well as analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the commanders, armies, and tactics of both sides.

The conflict quickly escalated into what is now known as the War of the Austrian Succession, and a series of turbulent political events brought the crisis to a head on the road to Hanau, near Dettingen. There, the French moved to put into place a complex manoeuvre which had the potential to end the war at a single stroke. A column of French troops would cross the Main near Dettingen and block the road to Hanau, their orders being to simply hold their ground and bar the route of the Allied British and Hanovarian advance. A second column would cross the Main behind the enemy and then follow their line of march northwards. The bulk of the army would use a combination of bridges and pontoon-bridges to cross the Main and engage the enemy from the flank as they were strung out on the line of march. However, the plan relied heavily on the blocking force, and command of this crucial sector fell to an inexperienced nobleman Louis-Auguste, Duc de Grammont, who chose to attack rather than hold his position. Consequently, the manoeuvre failed and the French broke, fleeing for the Main and safety, with the Gardes Francaises famously swimming the river.
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1-996350 Rodgers, Russ 350 Nierstein and Oppenheim 1945 - Patton Bounces the Rhine In January 1945, the collapse of the German front along the Siegfried Line led to a large-scale dissolution of German combat forces and capability. Pressed hard by Allied forces advancing eastward, German units often found themselves trapped west of the Rhine River. With his eye on history, US Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. was determined to be the first leader since Napoleon to make an assault crossing of the Rhine. The most logical crossing-place was at Mainz, as it served as a major railroad logistical link from west to east. However, Patton was aware that this would be obvious to the Germans, and therefore he and his staff made rapid plans for another site at Nierstein and Oppenheim, about 12 miles south of Mainz.

The crossing began at 2230 hours on 23 March, when the first boats carrying 11th Infantry Regiment troops left the western bank of the Rhine. They met with little opposition; despite a few sharp counterattacks, overall resistance was light and American forces suffered few casualties. By 24 March, the US 4th Armoured Division under Brig. Gen. William Hoge crossed the Rhine and began the exploitation phase. By 26 March, the exploitation to the Main River was clearly a rout, exacerbated by additional crossings of the Rhine by other Allied units over the next few days. Illustrated throughout with stunning full-colour artwork, maps, and bird's-eye-views, this title details the complete history of this dramatic campaign
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1-996339 Rogers, Anthony 339 KOS AND LEROS 1943: The German Conquest of the Dodecanese This title is an illustrated account of the autumn 1943 battle for the Dodecanese, as Winston Churchill attempted to secure the Aegean islands in the wake of the Italian armistice.

The occupation was a gamble intended to increase pressure against Germany and at the same time possibly provide encouragement for Turkey to join the Allies. Spearheaded by the Special Boat Squadron and the Long Range Desert Group, garrison troops were deployed to the Italian-occupied Dodecanese, but they were too late to prevent the Germans from taking control of the key island of Rhodes and its all-important airfields.

An all-out German offensive followed. Air force and naval units supported a series of assaults by infantry and paratroopers, including specialist forces of the Division Brandenburg. Within three months, only Castelorizzo was still in British hands. Rhodes, Kos and Leros remained under German occupation until May 1945 and the end of the war in Europe. The Dodecanese would be Germany's last enduring victory - and the last enduring British-led defeat. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996347 Sheppard, Si 347 CONSTANTINOPLE AD 717-18: The Crucible of History Comprehensive study of the clash between the ascendant Caliphate and the fading Byzantine Empire. It details the forces available to each side, with their respective advantages and vulnerabilities, evaluating the leadership qualities of the rival commanders and assessing their strategic and tactical initiatives. It also accounts for the trajectory and outcome of the campaign and emphasizes the fundamental significance of the struggle. By holding the line, the Byzantines gave Europe enough time to develop at its own pace and emerge strong enough to face down its Islamic counterpart on equal terms. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996338 Smith, David 338 THE FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR 1845-46: The Betrayal of the Khalsa The First Anglo-Sikh War broke out due to escalating tensions between the Sikh Empire and the British East India Company in the Punjab region of India in the mid-19th century. Political machinations were at the heart of the conflict, with Sikh rulers fearing the growing power of their own army, while several prominent Sikh generals actively collaborated with the East India Company.

The British faced a disciplined opponent, trained along European lines and fielding armies numbering in the tens of thousands. The war featured a number of closely contested battles, with both sides taking heavy losses.

This fully-illustrated study tells the story of one of the major colonial wars of the nineteenth century, as the East India Company attempted to wrest control of the Punjab region from a Sikh Empire riven by infighting. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996344 Stille, Mark 344 JAVA SEA 1942: Japan's Conquest of the Netherlands East Indies The battle of the Java Sea, fought in February 1942, was the first major surface engagement of the Pacific War and one of the few naval battles of the entire war fought to a decisive victory. It was the culminating point of the Japanese drive to occupy the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) and, to defend the territory, the Allies assembled a striking force comprised of Dutch, American, British and even an Australian ship, all under the command of a resolute Dutch admiral.

On 27 February 1942, the Allied striking force set course to intercept the Japanese invasion force in the Java Sea. In one of the few such times during the whole of World War II a protracted surface engagement was fought unmolested by airpower. For over seven hours, the Allied force attempted to attack the Japanese invasion force, finally breaking off in the early evening. Some three hours later, the Allied force, now reduced to just four remaining cruisers and two destroyers, attempted another attack on the invasion convoy during which Japanese torpedoes scored heavily, sinking two Dutch cruisers and bringing the battle to a conclusion. Over the next two days, as the Allies attempted to flee, five more ships were sunk. From that point on, Allied naval power was eliminated from Southeast Asia. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996335 Zaloga, Steven 335 MORTAIN 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer Offensive Following the successful Allied landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counter-offensive named Operation Luttich.

The plan was to send a large Panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and reach Avranches on the coast. Had this succeeded, it not only would have cut off the First US Army spearheads, but also Patton's newly deployed Third US Army operating in Brittany. However, thanks to an intercepted radio message, the Allies were well-prepared for the offensive and not only repelled the oncoming panzers, but went on a counter-attack that would lead to a whole German army becoming encircled in the Falaise Pocket.

Fully illustrated with stunning full-color artwork, this book tells the story of the failed counterattack Operation Luttich. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996349 Zaloga, Steven 349 Warsaw 1920 - The War for the Eastern Borderlands The Battle of Warsaw in August 1920 has been described as one of the decisive battles of European history. At the start of the battle, the Red Army appeared to be on the verge of advancing through Poland into Germany to expand the Soviet revolution. Had the war spread into Germany, another great European war would have ensued, dragging in France and Britain. However, the Red Army was defeated by 'the miracle on the Vistula'.

This campaign title explores the origins and outcomes of this momentous battle. In May 1920, the Polish Army intervened in war-torn Ukraine, pushing all the way to Kiev, but the Red Army, by now triumphant in most of the theatres of the Russian Civil War, turned its attention to this new threat. By the late summer of 1920, two Soviet armies had advanced into Poland and the overconfident Soviet leadership dreamed of advancing over a prostrate Polish Army into neighbouring Germany to ignite a Communist revolution in the heart of Europe.

Thanks to the low density of forces on both sides and the huge distances involved, the conflict was a war of manoeuvre, with a curious mixture of traditional and advanced tactics. Horse cavalry played a dominant role in the fighting, but aeroplanes, tanks, and armoured trains lent the war an air of modernity. This illustrated study explores the war through the lens of the Battle of Warsaw, the turning point when, after a summer of disastrous retreat, the Polish army rallied and repulsed the Red Army at Warsaw and Lwow.
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1-997234 Bishopm M. C. 234 Roman Shields The introduction of the scutum in the 4th century BC revolutionized the way the Romans fought. Instead of being purely defensive, the shield became a weapon in its own right. Using the top edge or boss to punch an opponent, or the lower rim to smash down on their feet, it served to unbalance an enemy and allow the sword to do its work.

Drawing together historical accounts, excavated artefacts and the results of the latest scientific analyses of the boards and fittings, reveals the development, technology, training and use of the scutum and other Roman shield types.

The versatility of the scutum was characterized by the testudo, a formation the Romans used offensively like a pedestrian tank. Meanwhile, other shield types equipped the auxiliaries who fought alongside the legionaries. The curved, rectangular scutum survived into the 3rd century AD, only to be replaced by an oval, slightly domed shield derived from the oval shields of Early Imperial auxiliaries.
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1-997231 Campbell, David 231 SOVIET AIRBORNE FORCES: 1930-91 Explores the development of the VDV from their conception in 1930 to their role in the Cold War and in the later invasion of Afghanistan. Supported by contemporary photography and specially commissioned artwork of uniforms and battlescenes, this title is a comprehensive and engaging guide to the history of airborne forces in the Soviet period.

Established in 1932, the Vozdushno-desantnye voyska ('air-landing forces', or VDV) of the Red Army led the way in airborne doctrine and practice. Though they were initially handicapped by a lack of infrastructure, due in part to a turbulent political climate in the 1930s, they still conducted major drops during World War II, including at the Dnepr River in September 1943.

After the war ended, the VDV became independent of the Air Force and were elevated to the role of strategic asset. The newly rebuilt divisions were now organized and trained to conduct deep insertions behind enemy lines, attacking command-and-control facilities, lines of communication, and key infrastructure targets such as nuclear power plants. This training came into play in numerous Cold War confrontations, including Soviet operations in Hungary (1956) and Czechoslovakia (1968). During the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-89), the VDV proved to be the most formidable of the Mujahideen's opponents, with the development of the air assault concept - the transport, insertion and support of air-landed troops by helicopter rather than parachute. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997229 Chartrand, Rene 229 RAIDERS FROM NEW FRANCE: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th-18th Centuries Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of 'New France' can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers.

Far from the ad hoc opportunism these raids seemed to represent, they were in fact the result of a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen and allied Indian warriors.

Supported by contemporary accounts from period documents and newly explored historical records, this study explores the 'hit-and-run' raids which kept New Englanders tied to a defensive position and ensured the continued existence of the French colonies until their eventual cession in 1763. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997230 D'Amato, Raffaele 230 ROMAN STANDARDS and STANDARD BEARERS (2): AD 192-500 The Late Roman Empire was a period of significant change in the designs of standards and in the costumes of standard-bearers. During the middle decades of the chaotic 3rd century, evidence confirms the continued use of the old legionary eagle and the signa of the old cohorts and centuries, alongside flags and Imperial images.

The two major trends over the later generations were the adoption of Christian symbols on standards (e.g. Constantine the Great's Chi-Rho), and the proliferation of different types of flags. This had begun in the late 2nd century with the adoption of the 'barbarian' dragon standard, the windsock-shaped draco, which continued to be displayed alongside various other flags in the Greek-speaking Eastern Empire, whose influence increased greatly. Meanwhile, the growing employment of foreign units was such that by the 5th century we have evidence of the use of Hunnic symbolism among a Roman general's suite of standards. The costumes of standard-bearers also evolved as 'Persian' styles spread from Constantinople.

This title explores all these changes in depth, charting the development of various costumes and designs and the waxing and waning influence of various cultures and religious considerations. The text is supported by specially commissioned illustrations and artist's reconstructions of the standards and their bearers. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997228 Galeotti, Mark 228 ARMIES OF RUSSIA'S WAR IN UKRAINE Using his extensive contacts in both Russia and Ukraine, and access to a mass of official and unofficial sources, this primer covers all the forces involved in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Analyzes the progress of the war and what it teaches us about Russia's current military capabilities. Includes specially commissioned artwork.

In February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's constitution, but the violent reaction in the east and south of the country led to armed counter-revolution, unofficially backed by Russia.

This conflict is the essential example of Russia's new policy of 'hybrid warfare', which blends propaganda, misinformation, and the deployment of 'deniable' Special Forces and regular troops alongside proxies and mercenaries to achieve its strategic ends. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997232 Herder, Brian Lane 232 WORLD WAR II US FAST CARRIER TASK FORCE TACTICS: 1943-45 Drawing on difficult-to-access wartime documents and other contemporary sources, this is the first compact, illustrated study of the tactics and techniques of the US fast carriers of Task Forces 50, 58, and 38 during the naval war against Japan in 1943-45.

This title concentrates on exactly how these highly successful forces actually operated: their composition in ships, aircraft and men; the essential technology at their disposal; the evolving doctrine for their employment; the opposition and dangers they faced; and how they overcame them at the tactical level. It explains in straightforward terms the intricate details of topics such as how ships maneuvered, how aircraft were deployed and recovered, the formations and approaches used by fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo-bombers against naval and land targets, and how Task Forces defended themselves.

The text is supported by a wide range of wartime photos and full-color illustrations, showing, for example, the formations employed by ships and aircraft, with altitudes and ranges throughout the course of attacks. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997236 Rottman, Gordon 236 Vietnam War Booby Traps Explores not only the wide variety of booby traps employed by the Viet Cong, their various uses in halting, stalling, or locating an enemy, and the many evolutions these traps underwent in order to retain the element of surprise. Written by a Vietnam veteran with first-hand experience of such traps.

Booby traps could be made in large numbers in village workshops and jungle camps using locally available materials as well as modern munitions. The VC were adept at making booby traps 'invisible' in the varied terrain of Vietnam, often emplacing them in locations and surroundings totally unexpected by their enemies. Booby traps could be incredibly simple or startlingly complex and ingenious, ranging from pointed sticks to command-detonated submerged floating river mines. Besides a wide variety of booby traps, they also used land and water mines, both contact/pressure-detonated and command-detonated. Between January 1965 and June 1970 11% of US troop deaths in action and 17% of injuries were by caused booby traps and mines. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997227 Thomas, Nigel 227 ARMIES OF THE BALTIC INDEPENDENCE WARS: 1918-20 Immediately following the end of World War I, amid the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian Empires, bitter fighting broke out in the Baltic region as Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania struggled for their independence, as Red and White Russian armies began their civil war -- along with German forces still active in what had been the northern end of Germany's Eastern Front.

Offers a concise but detailed introduction to this whole theater of war, focusing on the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and relevant German and Russian forces, plus Finnish, Danish and Swedish contingents. For each region there is a detailed map as well as meticulous orders-of-battle and insignia charts. Detailed for the first time in the English language, this fascinating book concisely tells the story of the birth of these Baltic nation states.

* Russian Red Army: Command; organization; Estonian and Latvian Rifles units; campaign against Russian White Army and German forces; uniforms and insignia.
* Estonian Forces: Command; organization; foreign volunteers; campaign against Russian Red Army and German forces; uniforms and insignia.
* Latvian Forces: Command; organization; campaign against Russian Red Army and German forces; uniforms and insignia.
* Lithuanian Forces: Command; organization; campaigns against Russian Red Army, German and Polish forces; uniforms and insignia.
* German Forces (ex-Eighth Army, Iron Division, Baltic Defence Force, German Legion ): Command; organization; campaigns against Russian Red Army, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian forces; uniforms and insignia.
* White Russian Forces (Northern Corps NW Army, Western Volunteer Army): Command; organization; campaign against Russian Red Army; uniforms and insignia.
* Battle orders: Russian Red Army, Estonian People's Army, Latvian Army, Lithuanian Army, German forces in Baltic, White Russian Army.
* Rank insignia charts: Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian armies, and German Baltic Defense Force 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997233 Thomas, Nigel 233 Hitler's Eastern Legions 1942-45 Between 1941-45, the Germans recruited around 175,000 men from a number of minorities in the USSR, distinguishing between 'Turkomans' (predominantly Muslims) and 'Caucasians' (predominantly Orthodox Christians). Of these, many formed rear-area auxiliary units, but at least 55,000 were combat troops.

The first recruits formed two battalions in the 444th Security Division raised as early as November 1941; during 1942-1943 seven legions were formed, each of several battalions, eventually totalling some 53 battalions (equivalent to about 6 full divisions). However, with one exception (162nd Turkoman Division), they were not deployed as whole formations; after training in Poland, individual battalions were posted to fill out German regiments in the front lines, at first in Army Group South but later in all three Army Groups fighting on the Eastern Front. Units were also sent to Yugoslavia, Italy and the Western Front.

Details the organization, battle orders, combat history, uniforms and insignia of these unique units and includes contemporary photographs and full-colour illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999524 Afiero, Massimiliano 524 NORWEGIAN WAFFEN-SS LEGION 1941-43 Following the Nazi occupation of Norway in 1941, the Waffen-SS began recruiting volunteers. Initially formed into small volunteer units, these developed into large divisions by 1943, referred to as 'Legions' in Nazi propaganda.

Early volunteers were promised that they would not leave Scandinavia and that they would serve under native Norwegian officers - but after the German invasion of the Soviet Union they were deployed to the Leningrad front alongside Dutch and Latvian units, in the 2nd SS Infantry Brigade. These units combined to form the nucleus of a whole regiment within the new 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division 'Nordland.'

Fully illustrated with detailed artwork depicting the uniforms and equipment of the volunteer soldiers, this study tells the little-known story of the Norwegians who fought with the SS in World War II. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999531 Afiero, Massimiliano 531 Dutch Waffen-SS Legion & Brigade 1941-44 Goebbels' 1941 propaganda campaign to present Germany's invasion of the USSR as a battle for European civilization against Asian barbarism convinced many men in occupied 'Germanic' European countries, such as Scandinavia and the Low Countries, to volunteer to fight on the Russian Front. One of the strongest national legions of such a kind was raised in the Netherlands, where it was supported by a large pro-Nazi movement led by Anton Mussert. The 3,000-man Netherlands Volunteer Legion fought on the Leningrad front in regimental strength, from the Red Army's winter 1941/42 counter-offensive until April 1943. The survivors were then reinforced to form a 5,500-strong Panzergrenadier Brigade, and after anti-partisan service in Croatia, they returned to Army Group North as part of Steiner's III SS Panzer Korps, fighting in the most arduous battles of 1943-44 until driven back into Pomerania. In the final months of the war the division formed the nucleus of the new 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division 'Nederland'.

In this illustrated study of the Dutch Waffen-SS Legion and Brigade, specialist Massimiliano Afiero explores the full history of this important formation from its establishment in 1941 until it was incorporated into the 'Nederland' Division in 1944. Contemporary photographs and full-colour illustrations support the text and reveal key details including aspects of uniform and insignia.
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1-999527 D'Amato, Raffaele 527 ROMAN ARMY UNITS IN THE WESTERN PROVINCES (2): 3rd Century AD The appearance of Roman soldiers in the 3rd century AD has long been a matter of debate and uncertainty, largely thanks to the collapse of central control and perpetual civil war between the assassination of Severus Alexander in 235 and the accession of the great Diocletian in 284.

During those years, no fewer than 51 men were proclaimed as emperors, some lasting only a few days. Despite this apparent chaos, however, the garrisons of the Western Provinces held together, by means of localized organization and the recruitment of 'barbarians' to fill the ranks. They still constituted an army in being when Diocletian took over and began the widespread reforms that rebuilt the Empire - though an Empire that their forefathers would hardly have recognized.

Fully illustrated with specially chosen color plates, this book reveals the uniforms, equipment and deployments of Roman soldiers in the most chaotic years of the Empire. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999533 D'Amato, Raffaele 533 The Normans in Italy 1016-1194 Preceding and simultaneously with the conquest of England by Duke William, other ambitious and aggressive Norman noblemen (notably the Drengot, De Hauteville and Guiscard families) found it prudent to leave Normandy. At first taking mercenary employment with Lombard rulers then fighting the Byzantine Empire in southern Italy, many of these noblemen achieved great victories, acquired rich lands of their own, and perfected a feudal military system that lasted for 200 years. As news of the rich pickings to be had in the south spread in Normandy, they were joined by many other opportunists - typically, younger sons who could not inherit lands at home. Steadily, these Norman noblemen fought their way to local power, at first in Apulia, then across the Adriatic in Albania, and finally in Muslim Sicily, defeating in the process the armies of Byzantium, the German 'Holy Roman Empire', and Islamic regional rulers. Finally, in 1130, Roger II founded a unified kingdom incorporating southern Italy and Sicily, which lasted until the death of Tancred of Lecce in 1194 - though its legacy long outlasted Norman political rule.

This beautifully illustrated title explores not only the Norman armies, but the armies of their opponents, with full-colour plates and expert analysis revealing fascinating details about the fighting men of Normandy, Byzantium, the Arab armies and more.
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1-999523 Esposito, Gabriele 523 ARMIES OF THE MEDIEVAL ITALIAN WARS 1125-1325 The great powers of medieval Europe fought continuously in the Italian peninsula between the 12th and 14th centuries as they sought to expand their territory. Invading armies from Germany - the Holy Roman Empire - saw the creation of the defensive Lombard League of northern Italian city-states. These struggles resulted in conflicts between rival confederacies, which in turn proved to be the catalysts for developments in organization and tactics. Italian urban militias became better organized and equipped, the Imperial armies went from being mostly German to multinational forces, and both sides became reliant on mercenary forces to prosecute their wars.

After the 1260s, France, relying mainly on armored cavalry, and Spain, with their innovative light infantry, vied for control of southern Italy. On the seas, the great naval powers of Genoa, Pisa, and Venice became fierce rivals, as they created great trading empires, bringing the treasures of the east into feudal Europe. Using detailed color plates, this book describes the myriad of armies and navies that fought for control of Italy in the Middle Ages. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999529 Esposito, Gabriele 529 ARMIES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR: 1700-1720 The Great Northern War began with a series of astonishing Swedish victories lead by King Charles XII over Russia, from Denmark to Poland and deep into Germany. But Peter the Great of Russia showed steadfast determination, and Charles overreached himself when he invaded Russia in 1708; the Russians adopted classic 'scorched earth' tactics until they could destroy the Swedish army at Poltava in 1709, one of the most overwhelming victories in history. Nevertheless, Sweden continued to fight, and frequently win, in Germany, Denmark and Norway, until Charles's death in battle in 1718, though the war itself did not conclude until 1721. Contains accurate full-color artwork. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999530 Esposito, Gabriele 530 JAPANESE ARMIES 1868-1877: The Boshin War and Satsuma Rebellion This fully illustrated title explores the fall of the Samurai in detail, examining the arms, tactics, key figures of both sides, and charting the increasing Westernization of the Imperial forces.

The restoration of the Meiji Imperial dynasty in 1868, after 250 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, decisively opened Japan to the outside world and the monarchy embraced modernization, including the creation of a new Westernized army. However, this modernization process was resisted by the traditional Samurai feudal nobility, leading to a series of battles.

The first clash between the two cultures came swiftly. During the Boshin War of 1868 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999534 Esposito, Gabriele 534 Armies of the Italian-Turkish War: Conquest of Libya, 1911-1912 In the early 1900s, the decaying Ottoman Turkish Empire had lost some of its Balkan territories, but still nominally ruled all of North Africa between British Egypt in the east and French Algeria in the west. Libya had fertile coastal territory, and was the last North African (almost, the last African) region not yet conquered by a European colonialist power. Italy was a young country, ambitious for colonies, but had been defeated in Ethiopia in the 1890s. The Italian government of Giovanni Giolitti was keen to overwrite the memory of that failure, and to gain a strategic grip over the central Mediterranean by seizing Libya, just across the narrows from Sicily.

The Italian expeditionary force that landed in October 1911 easily defeated the Ottoman division based in the coastal cities, incurring few losses. However, the Libyan inland tribes reacted furiously to the Italian conquest, and their insurgency cost the Italians thousands of casualties, locking them into the coastal enclaves during a winter stalemate which diminished Italian public enthusiasm for the war. To retrieve Italian prestige the government launched a naval campaign in the Dardanelles and the Dodecanese -- the last Turkish-held archipelago in the Aegean -- in April-May 1912, and landed troops to capture Rhodes. The army finally pushed inland in Libya in July- October (using systematic air reconnaissance, for the first time), and after brutal fighting the war ended in a treaty that brought Italy all it wanted, although though the Libyan tribes would not finally be quelled until after World War 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999532 Jowett, Philip 532 Japan's Asian Allies 1941-45 During the Japanese occupation of large parts of Asia and the Pacific in 1941-45, Japan raised significant numbers of troops to fight alongside them, as well as militias to guard their conquests. The total number of these soldiers is estimated at no fewer than 600,000 men. These ranged from the regular troops of Manchukuo (200,000 men), Nanking China (250,000), Thailand, and recruits from the 'puppet' Burmese Independence Army (30,000) and Indian National Army (40,000), to constabularies and spear-wielding militias in the Philippines (15,000), Borneo, Indonesia and New Guinea.

Many of the recruits from former European colonies hoped for independence as part of the 'Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere' proclaimed by Japanese propaganda, but Japan's intentions were entirely cynical. They formed alliances to deny the Allied powers access to territory that they could not actually occupy, and raised these large numbers of auxiliary troops to relieve the manpower burden of occupation, or simply as 'cannon-fodder'.

This extensively researched study examines each of these armies and militias in detail, exploring their history and deployment during World War II, and revealing the intricacies of their arms and equipment with stunning full-colour artwork and previously unpublished contemporary photographs.
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1-999525 Knight, Ian 525 AUSTRALIAN BUSHRANGERS 1788-1880 The first 'bushrangers' or frontier outlaws were escaped or time-expired convicts, who took to the wilderness - 'the bush' - in New South Wales and on the island of Tasmania. Initially, the only Crown forces available were redcoats from the small, scattered garrisons, but by 1825 the problem of outlawry led to the formation of the first Mounted Police from these soldiers.

The gold strikes of the 1860s attracted a new group of men who preferred to get rich by the gun rather than the shovel. The roads, and later railways, that linked the mines with the cities offered many tempting targets and were preyed upon by the bushrangers.

This 1860s generation boasted many famous outlaws who passed into legend for their boldness. The last outbreak came in Victoria in 1880, when the notorious Kelly Gang staged several hold-ups and deliberately ambushed the pursuing police. Their last stand at Glenrowan has become a legendary episode in Australian history. Fully illustrated with some rare period photographs, this is the fascinating story of Australia's most infamous outlaws and the men tasked with tracking them down. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999526 Neville, Leigh 526 THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY AT WAR: 1976-2016 Since the end of their involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian Army has been modernized in every respect. After peacekeeping duties in South-East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in the 1980s-90s, 'Diggers' were sent to safeguard the newly independent East Timor from Indonesian harassment in 1999, and to provide long-term protection and mentoring since 2006.

Australian Army units have served in the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Special Forces are currently operating alongside US and British elements against ISIS in northern Iraq. During these campaigns the Australian SAS Regiment and Commandos have fully matured into 'Tier 1' assets, internationally recognized for their wide range of capabilities.

The book traces the development of the Army's organization, combat uniforms, load-bearing equipment, small arms, and major weapon systems and includes specially commissioned artwork and photographs. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999528 Sekunda, Nicholas 528 THE ARMY OF PYRRHUS OF EPINAS: 3rd Century BC Pyrrhus was one of the most tireless and famous warriors of the Hellenistic Age that followed the dispersal of Alexander the Great's brief empire. After inheriting the throne as a boy, and a period of exile, he began a career of alliances and expansion, in particular against the region's rising power: Rome.

Gathering both Greek and Italian allies into a very large army (which included war-elephants), he crossed to Italy in 280 BC, but lost most of his force in a series of costly victories at Heraclea and Asculum, as well as a storm at sea. After a campaign in Sicily against the Carthaginians, he was defeated by the Romans at Beneventum and was forced to withdraw. Undeterred, he fought wars in Macedonia and Greece, the last of which cost him his life.

Fully illustrated with detailed color plates, this is the story of one of the most renowned warrior-kings of the post-Alexandrian age, whose costly encounters with Republican Rome have become a byword for victory won at unsustainable cost. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223910 Branch, Paul Fort Macon: A History This is a story of Fort Macon NC, one of America's most visited forts, describing the many dramatic parts it has played in our history. Paul Branch, a ranger/historian at Fort Macon has illustrated his book with original engineering drawings, maps, sketches, and photographs from the 1800s to the present. He begins with the need for coastal defense in 18th century North Carolina and the construction of Fort Macon. He describes the pre-Civil War years leading to its seizure by the Confederacy. The battle for possession of the fort and the subsequent Union occupation is related in vivid detail and illustrated with several maps. Use of the fort and its armaments during the Spanish-American War and World War II are examined.

Chapters include: Early Problems of Defense, Fort Hampton, Construction of Fort Macon, The Antebellum Years, Confederate Occupation, The Siege of Fort Macon, Union Occupation, Postwar Years, and The Twentieth Century. Appendices include: Garrisons of Fort Macon, Armament of Fort Macon, Soldier Life, and Casemate Uses. A wealth of photographs and illustrations; several maps; a glossary, a bibliography; and an index of full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work. 1 vol, 326 pgs 2020 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-221820 Carr, John THE POPE'S ARMY: The Papacy in Diplomacy and War The period of political and military activism by the Roman Catholic Church can be dated to roughly from 410, when Pope Innocent I vainly tried to avert the sack of Rome by the Visigoths, to about 1870, when Pope Pius IX was abandoned by his protectors, the French Army, and forced to submit to the new Italian state by surrendering any political power the Vatican had left. Includes 20 black and white illustrations.

During those centuries, the popes employed every means at their disposal, including direct military action, to maintain their domains centered on Rome. Some pontiffs, such as Alexander VI, Julius II (15th century), plus the energetic Borgia popes later, built the Papal States into a power in their own right. In the following century and a half, Europe's destructive religious wars almost always had a papal component, with the Lateran and later Vatican fielding their own armies. Climaxing the story are the little-known yet bitter late-nineteenth century battles between the papal volunteers from all over Europe and America, and the Italian nationalists who ultimately prevailed. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219800 Joes, Anthony Janes GUERRILLA CONFLICT BEFORE THE COLD WAR This book examines:
* (1) the neglected but decisive role played by guerrillas in the Carolinas in 1780 and 1781, which led to the disastrous retreat of Cornwallis into Yorktown;
* (2) the 1793 uprisings in western France against the Revolutionary regime, whose conduct foreshadowed Nazi policies during World War II;
* (3) the French occupation of Spain from 1808 to 1814, from which the name guerrilla derives, and where the Napoleonic Empire suffered its most fatal wound;
* (4) guerrilla campaigns in the American Civil War, explaining why Lee's surrender in 1865 failed to unleash the massive guerrilla outbreak feared by Lincoln and Grant.
* The concluding section compares the experiences of the French in Spain to those of the Soviets in Afghanistan, and the British in the Carolinas to the Americans in Vietnam. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1996 US, PRAGER PUBLISHERS
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1-219160 Konstam, Angus THE PIRATE WORLD: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers Explores the pirate world and includes color images and specially commissioned maps throughout. Often romanticized in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy' and colorful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223490 Mann, Gurinder Singh The British & the Sikhs - Discovery, Warfare and Friendship c1700-1900 The Sikh Confederacy consisting of military units or Misls rose from the ashes of the crumbling Mughal Empire in the Eighteenth century. As a result, under the leadership of General Baghel Singh they conquered the Red Fort of Delhi in 1783 leading to the Sikh Empire being formed in the Punjab under Maharajah Ranjit Singh in 1801. During this time the East India Company also expanded its frontiers and territories, witnessing the rise and the progression of the Sikhs. This was coupled with the influx of Christian Missionaries who came to convert the Sikhs into the British way of thinking. 8 pp color section and 23 b/w images

The two Empires were destined to clash and the Anglo Sikh Wars of 1845-1849 witnessed some of the bloodiest battles Victoria's Britain fought, with major losses on both sides. The annexation of the Punjab led to the employment of the Sikhs into the British Indian Army. This led to the Sikhs becoming part of many British campaigns, including their major contributions in the First and Second World Wars.

This book weaves the reader through anecdotes and important events highlighting the relationship between the British and the Sikhs which exists to this day. In this deeply researched book, Mann uses rare anecdotes to provide recognition to early descriptions from British administrators, writers and illustrators who depicted the history of the Sikhs and the land of the Punjab. The book is also supplemented with a number of Anglo Sikh treaties which determined relations in the Nineteenth century.
1 vol, 112 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222040 McNab, Chris THE GREAT BEAR AT WAR: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917-Present From the chaos of the civil war to the political maneuvering of the Cold War, Russia's armed forces have shaped the future not only of Russia but of countless other countries around the globe. The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917-Present explores the development and struggles of Soviet and Russian armed forces across the numerous conflicts which mark its history.

It charts the great historical events that have defined the Red/Russian Army, especially World War II and the Cold War, but also the post-communist insurgencies and wars in which the Russian military has redeveloped its outlook and mission. The post-Soviet development of the Russian military into a modern force is explored in detail, including its controversial campaigns in Chechnya (1999-2009), Georgia (2008), and Ukraine (from 2014).

Sewn into the narrative are details about the equipment, uniforms, training, service conditions and weaponry of the Soviet/Russian soldiers, bringing personal experience and technological context to the broader history. At a time when the world is closely focused upon Russian military behaviour, The Great Bear at War is both timely and fascinating. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222050 Neville, Leigh THE ELITE: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces Using previously unpublished images from around the world, as well as maps and illustrations, The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces is the ultimate guide to the secretive world of modern Special Forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eagle Claw in Iran and the recapture of the Iranian Embassy in London and then forward to recent operations against al Shabaab and Islamic State. Entries also detail units ranging from the New Zealand SAS Group to the Polish GROM, and key individuals from Iraq counter-terrorism strategist General Stanley McChrystal to Victoria Cross recipient SASR Corporal Mark Donaldson.

Answering questions such as how much the latest four-tube night vision goggles worn by the SEALs in Zero Dark Thirty cast, what types of parachutes are used to covertly parachute into a target location, and if Special Forces still use HALO jumps, this book is the definitive single-source guide to the world's elite Special Forces. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1950011 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 11: BRITISH IRON HEAVY ORDNANCE FOR GARRISON, NAVAL AND SIEGE (1727-1860) This heavily illustrated Journal covers the following sections: Peninsular Sieges; Notes on Sieges; Gunpowder, Charges & Ammunition; Ranges & Ballistics; Iron Gun Founding; Carronades; Iron Long Guns; Land Service Gun Carriages; British Mortars; Heavy Iron Howitzers. Includes 121 tables and 68 plans. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-225500 Theotokis, Nikoloaos Airborne Landing to Air Assault - A History of Military Parachuting Covers the entire history of the use of the parachute in warfare over last 100 years or so. Adapting the parachute for military purposes occurred with extraordinary speed during WWI and by WWII, it had become an established technique for special operations and offensive actions on a large scale. The range of parachute drops and parachute-led attacks was remarkable, and the most dramatic examples from the world wars and lesser conflicts are recounted in this graphic and detailed study, along with evolution of techniques of air assault since 1970s. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-222650 Wheelwright, Julie SISTERS IN ARMS: Female Warriors from Antiquity to the New Millennium A timely study that illuminates the neglected history of female soldiers from the ancient warriors of antiquity to the present day, bringing their fascinating stories to life and challenging the contemporary relationship between masculinity and combat.

In October 2018, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that all roles in the military would now be open to women. Although this marks a historic shift, officially allowing British women into combat roles, the presence of women on the front lines dates back to antiquity. Beginning with the founding myth of the Amazons, Julie Wheelwright explores the history of women in arms. She traces our fascination with these figures, many of whom successfully disguised themselves as men, using primary sources and their own words to bring their experiences vividly to light.

Among these forgotten heroines are Christian Davies, Ireland's most famous 18th-century soldier, who received poems from adoring women claiming that she represented a resurgence of 'the Amazonian race'; Sarah Edmonds, who left her native Canada and was among hundreds of women to enlisted on both sides during the American Civil War; Maria Bochkareva, a private in the Tsar's army and leader of the Women's Battalion of Death in 1917; and Captain Flora Sandes, hero of the Serbian Army who toured Australia, thrilling her audiences with tales of bravery and patriotism. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-220090 Abdale, Jason R THE GREAT ILLYRIAN REVOLT: Rome's Forgotten War in the Balkans, AD 6-9 Lesser known than the rebellion that included the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD, the Illyrian rebellion occurred in the western Balkans (an area roughly corresponding to modern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, and parts of Serbia and Albania) and it tested the Roman Empire to its limits. Includes four maps and 10 b/w illustrations.

For three years, 15 legions fought in the narrow valleys and forest-covered crags of the Dinaric Mountains in a ruthless war of attrition against an equally ruthless and determined foe, and yet this conflict is largely unknown today. Examines the history and culture of the mysterious Illyrian people, the story of how Rome became involved in this volatile region, and what the Roman army had to face during those harrowing three years in the Balkans. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225160 Barca, Natale Rome's Sicilian Slave Wars - The Revolts of Eunus and Salvius, 136-132 and 105-100 BC In 136 BC, in the Roman province of Sicily, about 400 of Syrian origin rebelled against their masters and seized the city of Henna with much bloodshed. Their leader, a fortune-teller named Eunus, was declared king (taking the Syrian royal name Antiochus), and tens of thousands of runaway slaves as well as poor native Sicilians soon flocked to join his fledgling kingdom.

Antiochus' ambition was to drive the Romans from the whole of Sicily. The Romans responded with characteristic intransigence and relentlessness, leading to years of brutal warfare and suppression. Antiochus' 'Kingdom of the Western Syrians' was extinguished by 132 but his agenda was revived in 105 BC when rebelling slaves proclaimed Salvius as King Tryphon, with similarly bitter and bloody results. Includes six black and white maps.
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2-89430 Bennett, Bob WAR OF ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS 323 - 281 BC: Volume 1 When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied 'to the strongest'. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories. Most of these Diadochi (Successors) were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under Alexander or even his father, Philip. Few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies.

Colorful characters, epic battles, treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular. The wars shaped the map from the Balkans to India for the next couple of centuries.

This first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as Antigonos 'Monopthalmus' (the One-eyed) and his son 'Demetrius 'Poliorcetes' (the Besieger), Seleucus 'Nicator' ('the Victorious') and Ptolemy 'Soter' ('the Saviour') - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of Alexander to the Battle of Corupedium (281 BC) when the last two original Diadochi faced each other one final time. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-89432 Bennett, Bob WAR OF ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS 323 - 281 BC: Volume 2 -- Battles & Tactics When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied 'to the strongest.' There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these vast territories. Most of these Diadochi, or successors, were consummate professionals who had learned their trade under Alexander and, in some cases, his father Philip.

This second volume studies how they applied that experience and further developed the art of war in a further four decades of warfare. This is a period rich in fascinating tactical developments. The all-conquering Macedonian war machine developed by Philip and Alexander was adapted in various ways (such as the addition of war elephants) by the different successors according to their resources. Siege and naval warfare are also included. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-TPS06 Berg, Richard TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS # 06: Chalons 451 AD Now, you can apply those multi-faceted armies against each other in a way that really shows off their diversity. Our Chalons game uses full-sized cards for each unit (rather like our Arbela game by the same designer). Each card has all the information you need for movement, activation, combat, and morale.

Players set up their best available deployments to execute their strategies and win the game (if the gods of fortune smile!). Your leaders allow activations and assist in combat. Some troops may make choices other than what the commanders might have wished (and that can work out well or otherwise). It's all part of presenting this chaotic game in a timely and playable fashion.

Chalons comes with full-sized, coated playing cards, a sheet of information counters, playing field diagram, dice, and rules. A full battle will last 60 to 120 minutes. Then you can swap sides and try it again! Skill Level: Easy.

The Battle of Chalons includes: Over 60 large colorful playing cards; 48 full color, large 5/8-inch die-cut counters; 12-page Rulebook; One hill terrain display. 1 vol, 12 pgs 2019 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-223040 Bey, Frederick ISSOS AND GUAGAMELA: Alexander Defeats and Dethrones Darius III 333-331BC Introductory overview of the two battles between Alexander the Great and Persian King Darius III Codomannus in 333BC -- Issos the gateway to Phoenicia, Syria, and Egypt -- and 331BC Gaugamela -- the battle that broke Darius' rule. Includes color illustrations and battle maps.

After three years and two direct confrontations with the King of Kings Darius III Codomannus, the young Macedonian sovereign brought Persia to its knees. Backed by Macedonia's formidable war machine - phalanx and heavy cavalry - Alexander the Great's defeat of the Persian army in Issos (333 B.C.). In 331 B.C. in Gaugamela the two rivals and their soldiers confronted each other once more in a decisive battle that led to Darius's death and to the advent of Alexander the Great as the master of Ancient World.

From a military point of view, Alexander's victories bear witness to an unprecedented tactical genius and to the young Macedonian ruler's personal - at times daredevil - involvement in the thick of battle. The epic tale of Alexander the Great would nevertheless serve as an example to many great generals from Caesar to Napoleon. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-222160 Bishop, M.C. THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE ROMAN ROADS IN BRITAIN Offers an in-depth examination of Roman roads' long-term strategic impact, not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but how they influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. Includes 24 maps and plans and 8 pages of plates.

The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout? 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222890 Bloom, James ROME RULES THE WAVES: A Naval Staff Appreciation of Ancient Rome's Maritime Strategy 300 BCE - 500 CE Revises the commonly-held view of Rome's naval history essentially ended at Actium in 31 BC, which left Rome with no rivals at sea just as the Republican period gave way to the Empire. Appraises the crucial role of both the Roman imperial navy and the steep learning curve of its predecessor, the naval forces of the Roman Republic. Contends sea power is the steadfast exertion of command of the sea lanes to project trade, suppress piracy, transport troops and supplies, and protect land-based military garrisons and expeditions. This grand-strategical survey treats Roman naval power as an instrument to support Roman imperial policy. Applies modern naval strategic theory to Roman naval operations. Includes 20 black and white illustrations.

Appendices will include scale drawings of the various ship types discussed in the text with their characteristics displayed in tabular form, several maps illustrating the maritime factors of the empire, and a resume of maritime exploration and discoveries in Roman times. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-195350 Breeze, David THE FRONTIERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE Describes the varying Roman frontier systems from Scotland to the Nubian desert, including the extant remains, methods and materials of construction, and the differences between various frontiers. Examines how the frontiers worked, discussing this in relation to the organization and structure of the Roman army, and also their impact on civilian life along the empire's borders. Reconsiders the question of whether the frontiers were the product of an overarching Empire-wide grand strategy and questione Luttwak's seminal hypothesis. Includes 12 maps, 40 diagrams and plans, and 24 photographs. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM015 Burke, Robert COMMAND #15:I am Spartacus Features:

Eyewitness to 'Friendly Fire'
- The most deadly friendly fire incident of Desert Storm
Commentary: Coup d'Etat: A Primer
'To the Glory of our Country'
- The Fenian Invasions of Canada, 1866
TANK!
- The Development of Armored Fighting Vehicles in WW1
I Am Spartacus, issue game
- Third Servile War (slave revolt), 73-71 BC
Successors
- Clash of the Generals: 323-310 BC (Variant for Alexandros)
Xenophon
- March of the Ten Thousand, 401-400 BC (Variant for Alexandros)
D-Elim
- Strategies for I Am Spartacus
Variant:
- Red Sky Morning (Philippine Status)
Errata:
- Desert Storm, Successors, Xenophon 1 vol, 60 pgs 1992 US, XTR CORPORATION
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1-223540 Castleden, Rodney The Attack on Troy 3300 years ago Agamemnon, king of Mycenae in Greece, attacked the city of Troy in western Anatolia. The bloody siege that followed gave rise to one of the most famous legends of the ancient world, and the search for the truth behind the legend has intrigued scholars ever since. In this fascinating new investigation Rodney Castleden reconsiders all the evidence in order to establish the facts and give a historical basis to the most potent myth of ancient warfare. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219880 Chrystal, Paul ROME: Republic into Empire - The Civil Wars of the First Century BCE Looks at the political and social reasons why Rome repeatedly descended into civil war in the early 1st century BCE and why these conflicts continued for most of the century; it describes and examines the protagonists, their military skills, their political aims and the battles they fought and lost; it discusses the consequences of each battle and how the final conflict led to a seismic change in the Roman political system with the establishment of an autocratic empire.

Offers a rare insight into the wars, battles and politics of this most turbulent and consequential of ancient world centuries; in so doing, it gives us an eloquent and exciting political, military and social history of ancient Rome during one of its most cataclysmic and crucial periods, explaining why and how the civil wars led to the establishment of one of the greatest empires the world has known. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-218150 Cole, Myke LEGION vs. PHALANX: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder with shields interlocking, the men of the phalanx presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy. Until, that is, the Roman legion emerged to challenge them as masters of infantry battle.

Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280-168 BC), covers tactics, arms, and equipment, organization, and deployment. Drawing on original primary sources to examine six battles in which the legion fought the phalanx -- Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC) - he shows how and why the Roman legion, with its flexible organization, versatile tactics, and iron discipline, came to eclipse the hitherto untouchable Hellenistic phalanx and dominate the ancient battlefield. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222980 Craven, Maxwell THE IMPERIAL FAMILIES OF ANCIENT ROME Introduction offers biographical and historical background descriptions of every Roman emperor and his family, recognized or ephemeral, is here assembled with with as complete a tabular record as possible. Covers the Empire's founding, Roman society, genealogical complexities, and analysis of sources. Puts on record the known ancestry, relations, and descendants of all emperors and shows connections from one dynasty to another. It also attempts to distinguish between certainty and possibility and to eliminate obvious fictions. 1 vol, 656 pgs 2020 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-219610 Crawford, Peter ROMAN EMPEROR ZENO: The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-Century Constantinople Examines the life and career of the fifth-century Roman emperor Zeno and the various problems he faced before and during his 17-year rule. Despite its length, his reign has hitherto been somewhat overlooked as being just a part of that gap between the Theodosian and Justinianic dynasties of the Eastern Roman Empire which is comparatively poorly furnished with historical sources.

Reputedly brought in as a counter-balance to the generals who had dominated politics at the end of the Theodosian dynasty, Zeno quickly had to prove himself adept at dealing with the harsh realities of imperial power. Zeno's life and reign is littered with conflict and politicking with various groups -- the enmity of both sides of his family; dealing with the fallout of the collapse of the Empire of Attila in Europe, especially the increasingly independent tribal groups established on the frontiers of, and even within, imperial territory; the end of the Western Empire; and the continuing religious strife within the Roman world. As a result, his reign was an eventful and significant one that deserves this long-overdue spotlight. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM007 Dickens, Gene COMMAND #07 Kadesh: Mobile Warfare in the Ancient Middle East The battle between Egyptians and Hittites, 1285 BC. This game simulates the battle with a unique 'chaotic' game system. Beautiful counters. Very Atmospheric war game 1 vol, 60 pgs 1991 CA, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-225150 Eaton, Jonathan Leading the Roman Army - Soldiers and Emperors, 31 BC - 235 AD The Roman imperial army represented one of the main factors in the exercise of political control by the emperors. The effective political management of the army was essential for maintaining the safety and well-being of the empire as a whole. This book analyzes the means by which emperors controlled their soldiers and sustained their allegiance from the battle of Actium in 31 BC, to the demise of the Severan dynasty in AD 235. 20 color illustrations

Recent discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of the Roman army. This study provides an up to date synthesis of a range of evidence from archaeological, epigraphic, literary and numismatic sources on the relationship between the emperor and his soldiers. It demonstrates that this relationship was of an intensely personal nature. He was not only the commander-in-chief, but also their patron and benefactor, even after their discharge from military service. Yet the management of the army was more complex than this emperor-soldier relationship suggests.

An effective army requires an adequate military hierarchy to impose discipline and command the troops on a daily basis. This was of particular relevance for the imperial army which was mainly dispersed along the frontiers of the empire, effectively in a series of separate armies. The emperor needed to ensure the loyalty of his officers by building mutually beneficial relationships with them. In this way, the imperial army became a complex network of interlocking ties of loyalty which protected the emperor from military subversion.
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1-219620 Esposiro, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE AD 284 to 476: History, Organization & Equipment This guide to the Late Roman Army focusses on the dramatic and crucial period that started with the accession of Diocletian and ended with the definitive fall of the Western Roman Empire. This was a turbulent period during which the Roman state and its armed forces changed. Includes 150 illustrations.

Gabriele Esposito challenges many stereotypes and misconceptions regarding the Late Roman Army; for example, he argues that the Roman military machine remained a reliable and efficient one until the very last decades of the Western Empire. The author describes the organization, structure, equipment, weapons, combat history and tactics of Late Roman military forces. The comitatenses (field armies), limitanei (frontier units), foederati (allied soldiers), bucellarii (mercenaries), scholae palatinae (mounted bodyguards), protectores (personal guards) and many other kinds of troops are covered.

The book is lavishly illustrated in color, including the shield devices from the Notitia Dignitatum. The origins and causes for the final military fall of the Empire are discussed in detail, as well as the influence of the 'barbarian' peoples on the Roman Army. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221821 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE HELLENISTIC STATES: 323 BC - AD 30 Detailed analysis of the organization and equipment employed by the armies of the Hellenistic States. After Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC, his immense Macedonian empire was divided between his ambitious generals, who in turn formed their own monarchies across Eastern Europe, Asia and North Africa. The states analyzed are: Macedon, Seleucid Empire, Ptolemaic Egypt, Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, Armenia, Pergamon, Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Bosporan Kingdom, Epirus, Sicily, Achaean League and Aetolian League.

Follows the development of the Hellenistic military forces from the army bequeathed by Alexander the Great to the complex military machines that succumbed one by one in the wars against the expanding Romans. As decades and centuries progressed, Hellenistic warfare became always more sophisticated: the 'diadochi' (Alexander's successors) could field armies with thousands of men, chariots, elephants and siege machines; these came from all the territories of the former Macedonian Empire. Also shows how Hellenistic forces were strongly influenced by Roman models during the last years of independence of their kingdoms. Includes 80 illustrations and 8 maps. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222500 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF CELTIC EUROPE 700 BC to AD 106: History, Organization and Equipment Study of the Celtic warrior culture, armies, strategy, tactics, and equipment (they invented the horned saddle and chainmail, and British armies were the last in Europe to use chariots on the battlefield). Dozens of color photographs of reenactors help bring these magnificent warriors back to life. Includes 102 color illustrations.

Although comprised of many distinct tribes and groupings, the Celts shared a distinctive culture that dominated much of Europe for centuries. They enjoyed a formidable reputation as fierce and brave warriors, skilled horsemen and fine metalworkers. In 390 BC an alliance of Celtic tribes defeated a Roman army at the River Allia and went on to sack Rome and thenceforth the Romans lived under their threat.

In the early third century BC a Celtic army swept into Macedonia and Greece, won a major victory at Thermopylai and ransacked the sacred sanctuary at Delphi. Such was their warlike prowess that, when not fighting their own wars, they were sought after as mercenaries by many armies, serving as far afield as southern Egypt. When the Romans invaded Gaul (France and Belgium) and the British Isles, Celtic armies resisted them fiercely. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225260 Esposito, Gabriele Armies of Ancient Greece Circa 500 to 338 BC: History, Organization and Equipment Details Greek arms, armor and equipment, organization and tactics of the Classical period, from the Persian Wars to the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Chaeronea, including troops in some of the most famous wars and battles of the whole ancient period, such as the defeat of the Persians at Marathon, the Spartans' heroic last stand at Thermopylae, the gruelling Pelopponesian War and the epic March of the Ten Thousand. The Greek heavy infantry spearmen, or hoplites, are one of the most recognizable types of ancient warrior and their tightly-packed phalanx formation dominated the battlefield. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222090 Fischer, Thomas ARMY OF THE ROMAN EMPERORS Compared to modern standard, the Roman army of the imperial era was surprisingly small. However, when assessed in terms of their various tasks, they by far outstrip modern armies - acting not only as an armed power of the state in external and internal conflicts, but also carrying out functions which nowadays are performed by police, local government, customs and tax authorities, as well as constructing roads, ships, and buildings. 574 color and black and white images.

With close to 600 illustrations, the costumes, weapons and equipment of the Roman army are explored in detail using archaeological finds dating from the late Republic to Late Antiquity, and from all over the Roman Empire. The buildings and fortifications associated with the Roman army are also discussed. By comparing conflicts, border security, weaponry and artifacts, the development of the army through time is traced.

This work is intended for experts as well as to readers with a general interest in Roman history. It is also a treasure-trove for re-enactment groups, as it puts many common perceptions of the weaponry, equipment and dress of the Roman army to the test. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-222220 Forty, George HADRIAN'S WALL: Operations Manual Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. Some of its forts are as large as Britain's most formidable medieval castles, and with its mile towers, barracks, and soldier's leisure facilities, the site allows an astonishingly rich insight into Roman frontier life. Hadrian's Wall Operations Manual looks at the design and construction of the wall, from the initial land survey to its busiest period as Rome's most northern frontier. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, HAYNES PUBLISHING
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1-ST161 Graber, Gary & Neil ST #161:Successors 161 covers the wars over Alexander the Great's empire after his death.

Simple game with a few pages of rules, an area map from Thrace to India. Includes combat, taxation, fleets, random events and leaders.
1 vol, 80 pgs 1993 US, SPI
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1-224060 Grainger, John The Roman Imperial Succession John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus' system was a mixture of heredity, senatorial and military influences, and these were generally antagonistic. Consequently the Empire went through a series of crises, in which the succession to a previous, usually dead, emperor was the main issue. The infamous 'Year of the Four Emperors', AD 69, is only the most famous of these crises, which often involved bouts of bloody and destructive civil war, assassinations and purges. These were followed by a period, usually relatively short, in which the victor in the 'crisis' established a new system, juggling the three basic elements identified by Augustus, but which was as fragile and short lived as its predecessor; these 'consequences' of each crisis are discussed. The lucid and erudite text is supported by numerous genealogical tables and dozens of depictions of emperors.
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2-224220 Grainger, John Roman Conquests: Egypt and Judaea Egypt was the last of the Macedonian Successor states to be swallowed up by Roman expansion. The Ptolemaic rulers had allied themselves to Rome while their rivals went down fighting. However, Cleopatra's famous love affair with Marc Antony ensured she was on the wrong side of the Roman civil war between him and Octavian (later to become Caesar Augustus).

After the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the naval battle of Actium, Octavian swiftly brought it under direct Roman control, though it took several campaigns to fully subjugate the whole country. These campaigns have previously been largely neglected. Judaea was a constant source of trouble for the Romans, as it had been for the Seleucids, the previous overlords of the region. The Romans at first were content to rule through client kings like the infamous Herod but were increasingly sucked in to direct military involvement to suppress religiously-inspired revolts.

Examinesthe course of these campaigns, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate.
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1-219360 Grainger, John D ANTIPATER'S DYNASTY: Alexander the Great's Regent and his Successors Antipater was a key figure in the rise of Macedon under Philip II and instrumental in the succession of Alexander III (the Great). Alexander entrusted Antipater with ruling Macedon in his long absence and he defeated the Spartans in 331 BC. After Alexander's death, he crushed a Greek uprising and became regent of the co-kings, Alexander's mentally impaired half-brother (Philip III Arrhideus) and infant son (Alexander IV). He brokered a settlement between the contending Successors but died in 319 BC, having first appointed Polyperchon to succeed as regent in preference to his own sons.

Antipater's eldest son Cassander later became regent of Macedon but eventually had Alexander IV killed and made himself king. Three of his sons in turn briefly succeeded him but could not retain the throne. Antipater's female heirs are shown to be just as important, both as pawns and surprisingly independent players in this Macedonian game of thrones. The saga ends with the failed bid by Nikaia, the widow of Antipater's great grandson Alexander of Corinth, to become independent ruler of Macedon. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225520 Harrell, John S The Nisibis War - The Defence of the Roman East AD 337-363 The war of 337-363 was an exception to the traditional Roman reliance on a strategic offensive to bring about a decisive battle. Instead, the Emperor Constantius II adopted a defensive strategy and conducted a mobile defense based upon small frontier (limitanei) forces defending fortified cities, supported by limited counteroffensives by the Field Army of the East. These methods successfully checked Persian assaults for 24 years.

However, when Julian became emperor, his access to greater resources tempted him to abandon mobile defense in favor of a major invasion aimed at regime change in Persia. Although he reached the Persian capital, Ctesiphon, he failed to take it, was decisively defeated in battle and killed. The Romans subsequently resumed and refined the mobile defense, allowing the Eastern provinces to survive the fall of the Western Empire. Includes strategic, operational, tactical, and logistical analysis of these campaigns and battles, highlighting their long-term significance.
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2-225520 Harrell, John S The Nisibis War - The Defence of the Roman East AD 337-363 The war of 337-363 was an exception to the traditional Roman reliance on a strategic offensive to bring about a decisive battle. Instead, the Emperor Constantius II adopted a defensive strategy and conducted a mobile defense based upon small frontier (limitanei) forces defending fortified cities, supported by limited counteroffensives by the Field Army of the East. These methods successfully checked Persian assaults for 24 years.

However, when Julian became emperor, his access to greater resources tempted him to abandon mobile defense in favor of a major invasion aimed at regime change in Persia. Although he reached the Persian capital, Ctesiphon, he failed to take it, was decisively defeated in battle and killed. The Romans subsequently resumed and refined the mobile defense, allowing the Eastern provinces to survive the fall of the Western Empire. Includes strategic, operational, tactical, and logistical analysis of these campaigns and battles, highlighting their long-term significance.
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1-220980 Hoffmann, Birgitta THE ROMAN INVASION OF BRITAIN: Archaeology Versus History Compares Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form of evidence. In the process, it challenges much received wisdom about the history of Roman Britain. Takes a number of major events or episodes (such as Caesar's incursions, Claudius' invasion, and Boudicca's revolt), presents the accepted narrative as derived from historical sources, and then presents the archaeological evidence for the same. Includes 16pp color plates, plus b/w maps and diagrams.

1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222100 Hoyos, Dexter CARTHAGE'S OTHER WARS: Carthaginian Warfare Outside the 'Punic Wars' Against Rome Carthage was the western Mediterranean's first superpower, long before Rome, and her military history was powerful, eventful, and checkered even before her 'Punic Wars' against Rome. Although characterized in the surviving sources and modern studies as a predominantly mercantile state, Carthage fought many wars, both aggressive and defensive, before and in between the contests with the Roman parvenus. Includes 16 black and white illustrations and 10 black and white maps.

The Greek states of Sicily, above all Syracuse under its tyrants Dionysius the Great and then Agathocles, were her most resolute opponents, but in North Africa itself, in Sardinia, and later on in Spain she won -- and sometimes lost -- major wars. The book is based firmly and analytically on the ancient sources, and among many insights is that Carthage, though usually considered a naval power, did more fighting on land than at sea and with more success. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2019 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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2-198600 Hughes, Ian AETIUS - Attila's Nemesis In AD 453 Attila, with a huge force composed of Huns, allies and vassals drawn from his already-vast empire, was rampaging westward across Gaul (essentially modern France), then still nominally part of the Western Roman Empire. Laying siege to Orleans, he was only a few days march from extending his empire from the Eurasian steppe to the Atlantic. He was brought to battle on the Cataluanian Plain and defeated by a coalition hastily assembled and led by Aetius. Who was this man that saved Western Europe from the Hunnic yoke? While Attila is a household name, his nemesis remains relatively obscure. 32 photos in 16 page plate section, 14 maps. 1 vol, 30 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219640 Hughes, Ian ATTILA THE HUN: Arch-Enemy of Rome Rising to the Hunnic kingship around 434, Attila the Hun dominated European history for the next two decades. Attila bullied and manipulated both halves of the Roman empire, forcing successive emperors to make tribute payments or face invasion. Ian Hughes recounts Attila's rise to power, attempting to untangle his character and motivations so far as the imperfect sources allow. A major theme is how the two halves of the empire finally united against Attila, prompting his fateful decision to invade Gaul and his subsequent defeat at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plain in 451.

Integral to the narrative is analysis of the history of the rise of the Hunnic Empire; the reasons for the Huns' military success; relations between the Huns and the two halves of the Roman Empire; Attila's rise to sole power; and Attila's doomed attempt to bring both halves of the Roman Empire under his dominion. Includes 12 black and white maps and 8 pages of color plates. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-ATO048 Juneau, Jason AGAINST THE ODDS # 48 Apocalypse in the East A.D. 646-656 Ten years after the destruction of a Byzantine army on the Golan Heights in A.D. 636, Dar-al Islam already stretches from the Sahara to the Sind. The war, however, is not finished. The Orthodox Caliph Umar b. al-Kattaab was assassinated in A.D. 644 and the Byzantines remain entrenched in the Nile delta. Clearly, the armies of Islam must finish the job, the conquest of Constantinople itself. The accession of the Caliph Uthman b. Affan enabled Mu'awiyah b. Sufyan, his cousin and the formidable governor of Syria to construct a fleet and carry on the war against Byzantium.

From the highlands of Armenia to the shores of Crete, the elite Syrian army and navy seeks to overwhelm the last Byzantine stronghold at Constantinople. Unfortunately for them, the new emperor, a callous youth named Constans, is equally determined to stop them. Coming to the throne in the wake of murder and revolt, the young sovereign commands only the battered remnants of the army, but it is now fighting on its home ground.

Wargame features yearly turns, regimental sized units, special rules on the Empress Fausta, and random events including the Monothelete Controversy, earthquakes, nepotism by Caliph Uthman, purges in the Byzantine high command and the introduction of Greek Fire.

This issue also features an extra game, Balck Friday. In the winter of 1942, German General Hermann Balck's 11th Panzer Division fought an amazing series of battles along the Chir River in response to the Soviet surprise attacks that surrounded Stalingrad. On Christmas Day (a Friday that year), this single panzer division pretty much destroyed an entire Soviet tank army. And more. Explore each side's efforts with this complete game, focused on the Soviet Tatsinskaya Raid, a probe deep behind the porous German lines to knock out the airfield supporting the Stalingrad Pocket. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-223140 Lagos, Constantinos and Katyanos, Fotis Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon? - A bold re-appraisal of one of history's most famous battles The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, where an Athenian-led Greek force defeated a Persian invasion, is one of the most decisive battles in Antiquity and has been studied for centuries. It is famed as a triumph of the Greek hoplite heavy infantry phalanx against massively superior Persian numbers. But this exciting re-assessment of the evidence, including new archaeological findings, overturns many long-held assumptions. In particular the authors argue that the Greek numerical inferiority was less marked than previously thought, largely because the hoplites were accompanied by many light infantrymen who are given unprecedented credit for their role in the fighting. The contribution of these poorer citizens, it is argued, led to the immediate strengthening of democracy in Athens.

The authors also tackle the much-debated mystery of the whereabouts of the Persian cavalry, generally thought to have been absent on the day of battle. Their bold answer is that it was not only present but played a central role in the fighting. However, the Greeks managed to defeat the Persian cavalry by their ingenious use of the terrain. Karyanos and Lagos also claim to have located the site of the Greek camp. This thoroughly researched and compelling re-assessment is an exciting new take on this justly famous event.
1 vol, 320 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM010 Markowitz, Mike COMMAND #10:Alexandros - Conquest and Empire Features:

GAME: Alexandros
- Conquest and Empire, 334-323 B.C.
Alexander the Great
- An examination of his conquest of the known world
The Marching Man
- On the road again
The Forgotten Front
- The Indian Territory's Civil War
D-Elim
- Strategies for Alexandros
The Luftwaffe Strikes!, variant for NNN
Errata:
- Jutland, Tomorrow the World, The Legend Begins 1 vol, 60 pgs 1991 US, XTR CORPORATION
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1-222140 Matyszak, Phillip THE RISE OF HELLENISTIC KINGDOMS: 336-250 BC When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC, he left an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the mountains of Afghanistan. This empire did not survive Alexander's death, and rapidly broke into several successor states. These states, substantial kingdoms in their own right, dominated Asia Minor, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt for the next 300 years.

While covering their remarkable contribution of the Eastern Greeks in fields such as philosophy, science, and culture, the main focus is on the rivalry, politics, and wars, both civil and foreign, which the Hellenistic rulers constantly fought among themselves.

As in other fields, the Successor Kingdoms were innovators in the military and diplomatic field. Indeed, their wars and diplomatic skirmishes closely presage those of eighteenth century Europe and the superpower rivalries of the twentieth century. The complex interaction of these different kingdoms, each with its own character and evolving military systems, combined geopolitics and grand strategy with diplomatic duplicity, and relentless warfare. The epic story of the successor states is full of flawed heroes, palace intrigue, murder, treachery, incest, rebellion and conquest. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225390 Matyszak, Phillip Greece Against Rome - The Fall of the Hellenistic Kingdoms 250-31 BC Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great's short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy, and military power, each individual kingdom was vastly superior to Rome, not to mention in fields such as medicine, architecture, science, philosophy and literature.

However, over the next two-and-a half centuries, Rome conquered and took over these kingdoms while adopting so much of Hellenistic culture that the resultant hybrid is known as 'Graeco-Roman'

Refreshingly, the story is largely told from the viewpoint of the Hellenistic kingdoms. At the outset, the Romans are little more than another small state in the barbarian west, and less of a consideration than the Scythians or Jews. Much of the narrative therefore focuses on the 'game of thrones' between the Hellenistic powers, a tale of assassinations, double crosses, dynastic incest, and warfare. As the Roman threat grows, however, it belatedly becomes the primary concern of the kingdoms as the legions destroy them one by one. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223320 McHugh, John S Sejanus - Regent of Rome The figure of Sejanus has fascinated from ancient to more modern times. Sejanus, the emperor Tiberius' infamous Praetorian Prefect, is synonymous with overreaching ambition, murder, conspiracy and betrayal. According to the traditional storyline, this man craved the imperial throne for himself and sought it by isolating the naive emperor in his island pleasure palace on Capri whilst using his control over the Praetorian Guard, coupled with his immense power and influence in Rome, to purge the capital of potential opponents. His victims supposedly included the emperor's son, Drusus, poisoned by his own wife who had been seduced by Sejanus. The emperor, forewarned of Sejanus' ambition, struck first. The Prefect was arrested in the Senate, strangled and his corpse cast down the Gemonian Stairs. 16 black and white illustrations

Study of Sejanus has generally been overshadowed by focus on Tiberius. John McHugh makes a fresh appraisal of the sources to offer the first full-length study in English to focus on this highly influential figure and his development of the Praetorian Prefecture.
1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222230 McNab, Chris ROMAN SOLDIER: Operations Manual Details kit, equipment, weapons, and insignia, as well as fighting formations and battle tactics, of the Roman legion and its troops

The history of the Roman Empire and its technological and military prowess resounds through the ages. At its height, the empire covered 5 million square km and held sway over 70 million people. How did a small city state in Latium achieve such prominence and carve an empire against which all other empires are measured?

The answer is, in part, the Roman Legionary. It was Roman soldiers who carved out a foothold in Italy from warring neighbors. It was the legions who made safe the empire from external menaces - such as the Carthaginians, Greeks and Parthians - and who defeated fierce tribal leaders such as Boudicca in Britain and Vercingetorix in Gaul. It was the Roman legionaries who did much of the early building in these provinces and who policed the new borders. They maintained internal order, crushed rebellions by subjects or slaves, and provided the necessary muscle for imperial governors. 1 vol, 156 pgs 2018 UK, HAYNES PUBLISHING
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1-ST157 Miranda, Joseph S&T #157:Roman Civil War Roman Civil War is a two player wargame covering the battles between Pompey and Julius Caesar. The game is strategic in scale, with units representing legions, fleets and allied units on both sides. The mapsheet, overlaid with a hexagonal grid, covers the important areas of the Roman empire, including Italy, Greece, Asia and Egypt. Off-board areas represent surrounding areas such as Spain, Gaul and Syria.

Game components consist of a mapsheet, counters, rules and game charts. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1993 US, SPI
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1-PWAR095 Newberg, Stephen PAPER WARS: Issue 95 - Hannibal Covers Hannibal's Italian Campaign 218-208 BC against Rome. Game is a medium complexity strategic study of the Second Punic War. Turns represent a year of campaigning with map hexes scaled to 40 kilometers. The game includes 200 counters, one full size map, and the rules booklet, along with the magazine. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-220970 Nolan, Roger JULIUS CAESAR'S INVASION OF BRITAIN: Solving a 2,000-Year-Old Mystery Julius Caesar came, saw and conquered southern Britain, but just where he landed and the precise routes his army marched through the south of the country have never been firmly established. Numerous sites have been suggested for the Roman landings of 55BC and 54BC, yet, remarkably, the exact locations of the first major events in recorded British history remain undiscovered - until now.

After years of careful analysis, Roger Nolan has painstakingly traced not only the places where the Romans landed, but he has also discovered four temporary marching camps Caesar's army built as it drove up from the south coast in pursuit of the British tribal leader, Cassivellaunus.

This advance took Caesar across the Thames to Cassivellaunus' stronghold at Wheathampstead in present-day Hertfordshire. These marching camps are placed almost equidistant from each other and, most importantly, are in a straight line between the coast and Wheathampstead.

Roger Nolan's research has also enabled him to identify the place mentioned in Caesar's Commentaries, where the Roman legions were ambushed by the British whilst foraging and where a large battle then ensued. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2019 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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2-190830 Pietrykowski, Joseph GREAT BATTLES OF THE HELLENISTIC WORLD Examines 17 battles from Chaeronea to Pydna. Good, clear analysis of each battle. Includes bibliography, index, and 50 b/w maps and diagrams. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-219510 Rees. Owen GREAT NAVAL BATTLES OF THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD This book presents a selection of 13 naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians. Each battle discusses background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Includes black and white maps. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-224080 Roberts, Mike Rome's Third Samnite War, 298-290 - Rome's Third Samnite War, 298-290 The Third Samnite War (298-290 BC) was a crucial episode in the early history of Rome. Upon its outcome rested mastery of central Italy, and the independent survival of both Rome and the Samnites. Determined to resist aggressive Roman expansion, the Samnites forged a powerful alliance with the Senones (a tribe of Italian Gauls), Etruscans and Umbrians. The result was eight years of hard campaigning, brutal sieges and bitter battles that stretched Rome to the limit. The desperate nature of the struggle is illustrated by the ritual self-sacrifice (devotio) by the Roman consul Publius Decimus Mus at the Battle of Sentinum (295 BC), which restored the resolve of the wavering Roman troops, and by the Samnite Linen Legion at the Battle of Aquilonia (393 BC), each man of which was bound by a sacred oath to conquer or die on the battlefield.

Mike Roberts, who has travelled the Italian landscape upon which these events played out, mines the sources (which are more reliable, he argues, than for Rome's previous wars) to produce a compelling narrative of this momentous conflict. 19 color illustrations
1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-1947632 Rocco, Samuel THE LEGIONES CANNENSES The legiones cannenses (Cannae's legions), formed by the veterans of the battle of Cannae (216 BCE), developed from a citizen army into a professional army under the Roman Republic. Three events accelerated the transformation: the stripping of civic right from common soldiers as a consequence of the Senatus Consultum of 215 BCE; the peculiar commitment and loyalty to each of the successful Roman commanders; and the evolution and changing of the tactical composition of the legions into units that emphasized the primary importance of the cohors and the centuria.

Includes 20 color plates. 1 vol, 90 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-225400 Sage, Michael Septimius Severus and the Roman Army The assassination of Emperor Commodus in 192 sparked a civil war. Septimius Severus emerged as the eventual victor and his dynasty (the Severans) ruled until 235. He fought numerous campaigns, against both internal rivals and external enemies, extending the Empire to the east (adding Mesopotamia), the south (in Africa) and the north (beyond Hadrian's Wall). The military aspects of his reign, including his reforms of the army, are the main focus of this new study.

After discussing his early career and governorship of Pannonia, covers his war with Pescennius Niger, the siege of Byzantium, and the campaign in northern Mesopotamia that added it as a province. The much more difficult campaign against Clodius Albinus in Gaul is also studied in detail, as is that in North Africa. The narrative concludes with an account of the last campaign in Britain and Severus' death. The final chapters analyze Septimius' reforms of the army and assess their impact on events of the next 70 years until the accession of Diocletian.

His greatest weakness was his love for his family. Like Marcus Aurelius, he loved his children too much. They failed to maintain what he had bequeathed them 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221830 Sampson, Gareth ROME, BLOOD AND POWER: Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late Republic 70-27 BC Following the First Civil War the Roman Republic was able to rebuild itself and restore stability. Yet the problems which had plagued the previous seventy years of the Republic, of political reform being met with violence and bloodshed, had not been resolved and once again resumed. Men such as Catiline and Clodius took up the mantle of reform which saw Rome paralyzed with domestic conflict and ultimately bloodshed and murder.

In the search for stability, the Roman system produced a series of military dynasts; men such as Pompey, Crassus and Caesar, who strove to bring stability to Rome. Ultimately this led to the Republic's collapse into a second and third civil war and the end of the old Republican system. In its place was the Principate, a new Republic founded on the promise of peace and stability at home and end to the decades of bloodshed.

Gareth Sampson analyses the various reforming politicians, their policies and opponents and the violence and bloodshed that resulted. He charts the Republic's collapse into further civil wars and the new system that rose from the ashes.
1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225170 Sampson, Gareth Rome and Parthia: Empires at War - Ventidius, Antony and the Second Romano-Parthian War, 40-20 BC In the mid-first century BC, despite its military victories elsewhere, the Roman Empire faced a rival power in the east; the Parthian Empire. The first war between two superpowers of the ancient world had resulted in the total defeat of Rome and the death of Marcus Crassus.

When Rome collapsed into Civil War in the 40s BC, the Parthians took the opportunity to invade and conquer the Middle East and drive Rome back into Europe. What followed was two decades of war which saw victories and defeats on both sides. The Romans were finally able to gain a victory over the Parthians thanks to the great, but now neglected, general Publius Ventidius. These victories acted as a springboard for Marc Antony's plans to conquer the Parthian Empire, which ended in ignominious defeat. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220960 Schmitz, Michael ROMAN CONQUESTS: The Danube Frontier The Roman conquests of Macedonia in the 2nd century BC led directly to the extension of their authority over the troublesome tribes of Thrace to the south of the Danube. But their new neighbor on the other side of the mighty river, the kingdom of the Dacians, was to pose an increasing threat to the Roman empire. Inevitably, this eventually provoked Roman attempts at invasion and conquest. It is a measure of Dacian prowess and resilience that several tough campaigns were required over more than a century before their kingdom was added to the Roman Empire. It was one of the Empire's last major acquisitions (and a short-lived one at that).

Dr. Michael Schmitz traces Roman involvement in the Danube region from first contact with the Thracians after the Third Macedonian War in the 2nd century BC to the ultimate conquest of Dacia by Trajan in the early years of the 2nd Century AD. Like the other volumes in this series, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220500 Schultheis, Evan Michael THE BATTLE OF THE CATALAUNIAN FIELDS AD 451 Attila the Hun's most famous battle, the climax of his invasion of the Western Roman Empire, reached as far as Orleans in France. Traditionally considered one of the pivotal battles in European history, saving the West from conquest by the Huns, the Catalaunian Fields is here revealed to be significant but less immediately decisive than claimed. Includes 10 b/w maps and diagrams and 20 color illustrations.

This new study exposes oversimplified views of Attila's army, which was a sophisticated and complex all-arms force, drawn from the Huns and their many allies and subjects. The 'Roman' forces, largely consisting of Visigoth and Alan allies, are also analyzed in detail.

Drawing on the latest historiography and research of the primary sources and utilizing Roman military manuals, this book describes the motives and tactics of both sides of this 5th Century battle and offers a completely new tactical analysis of the battle and a drastic reconsideration of Hun warfare, the Roman use of federates, and the ethnography of the Germanic peoples who fought for either side. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222030 Shepherd, William THE PERSIAN WORLD IN HERODOTUS: And Other Ancient Voices Weaving together the accounts of the ancient historian Herodotus with other ancient sources, this is the engrossing story of the triumph of Greece over the mighty Persian Empire.

The Persian War is the name generally given to the first two decades of the period of conflict between the Greeks and the Persians that began in 499 BC and ended around 450. The pivotal moment came in 479, when a massive Persian invasion force was defeated and driven out of mainland Greece and Europe, never to return. The victory of a few Greek city-states over the world's first superpower was an extraordinary military feat that secured the future of Western civilization

All modern accounts of the war as a whole, and of the best-known battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis, depend on the ancient sources, foremost amongst them Herodotus. Yet although these modern narratives generally include numerous references to the ancient authors, they quote little directly from them.

The extracts from other ancient writers add value to Herodotus' narrative in various ways: some offer fresh analysis and credible extra detail; some contradict him interestingly; some provide background illumination; and some add drama and color. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-914024G Stratigos, Nicolas VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 24: Alexander Against Persia A trio of wargames covering battles between Alexander the Great and the Greeks against the Persians -- Granicus (334BC), Issos (333BC), and Gaugamela (331BC). Rules in English.

Game components:
* Two 41 x 59 cm maps and one 59 x 82 cm map
* 432 die-cut units and markers
* One rule booklet
* Three battles and three scenarios of 10 to 15 turns
* Variants to the historical scenarios
* One player-aid card
* Ten storage bags

GRANICUS - In 334 BC, after crushing a revolt by the city of Thebes, the young King Alexander of Macedonia turned toward the east and set out on his conquest of Asia. He crossed the Hellespont with 35,000 men. On the banks of the Granicus River he came up against an army of 40,000 men commanded by Memnon, a Greek who was in the pay of Persia. Thanks to a vigorous attack by his Companion cavalry, Alexander succeeded in dispersing the enemy horsemen and crushing Memnon's Greek mercenaries. This brilliant victory opened the door to Asia Minor.

ISSOS - A year later on the coast of Syria the King of Kings, Darius III, determined to assemble a great army and intercept Alexander. The two armies met at Issos. While repelling an attack on his left by the Persian cavalry, Alexander and his right wing charged across the river under a rain of enemy arrows. By hurling himself into a breach on the Persian left flank, Alexander brought about its collapse and the flight of Darius. The Macedonian phalanx advanced inexorably in the center of the battlefield and completed Alexander's victory, with the result that he could go on to invade Egypt unhindered.

GAUGAMELA - The final clash between Alexander and Darius took place at Gaugamela in 331 B.C. The King of Kings had mobilized impressive forces from the eastern part of his empire. His army, unusually numerous, included elephants as well as war chariots. He compelled Alexander to fight in a vast plain where the 40,000 Macedonians risked being encircled. Once again the king of Macedonia opened the battle with a cavalry attack on his right. The phalanx meanwhile suffered severely from Persian attacks, especially on its left wing where Parmenion was in command. Alexander nevertheless forestalled the enemy by making Darius himself the target of the Companions' charge. Once they had opened a breach, the Macedonian cavalrymen passed through it and struck the Persians from the rear, causing them to rout. This occurred in the nick of time, because Parmenion's contingents were by then on the point of breaking. Darius fled in the direction of Arbela. Alexander caught up with him, but by then he was already dead, assassinated by a group of his generals. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2020 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-224070 Syvanne, IIkka Aurelian and Probus - The Soldier Emperors Who Saved Rome This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus ('Aurelian', reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268 and 285. It shows how these two remarkable emperors were chiefly responsible for the Empire surviving and emerging largely intact from a period of intense crisis. It was Aurelian who first united the breakaway regions, including Zenobia's Palmyra, and it was Probus who then secured his achievements. 32 color & 68 black and white illustrations

The reigns of Aurelian and Probus have been subjected to many studies, but none of these have approached the extant material purely from the point of view of military analysis. Most importantly, the previous historians have not exploited the analytical opportunities provided by the military treatises that describe the strategy and tactics of the period Roman army. It is thanks to this new methodology that Ilkka Syvanne has been able to reconstruct the military campaigns of these two soldier emperors and their other contemporaries in far greater detail than has been possible before.
1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225080 Syvanne, Ilkka Military History of Late Rome 425-457 Analysis of how the Romans coped with the challenge posed by masses of Huns after the Germanic tribes had gained a permanent foothold in the territories of West Rome. Reassesses the strategy and tactics of the period and includes 32 color and black and white maps and battle diagrams. Shows how cooperation between Aetius, the West Roman Master of Soldiers, East Roman Emperor Marcian saved Western civilization from the barbarian nightmare posed by the Huns of Attila.

Includes a fresh appraisal of 451 battle of Catalaunian Fields offers new insights into the mechanics of the fighting and shows that it was a true battle of nations. Had Aetius and his allies lost the battle and had Marcian not cooperated with Aetius in 451 and 452, we would not have seen the rise of the West and the rise of the scientific thinking.
1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220700 Syvanne, llkka THE REIGN OF EMPEROR GALLIENUS: The Apogee of Roman Cavalry This is the only fully illustrated military life of the Emperor Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus (253-268). Considered the most blatantly military man of all of the soldier emperors of the third century. Includes 120+ color & b/w illustrations; and 35 b/w maps.

Gallienus faced more simultaneous usurpation and foreign invasions than any other emperor, but somehow he managed to survive and continue his untiring efforts to make Rome survive. Gallienus was a notorious libertarian, womanizer, and cross-dresser, but he was also a fearless warrior, duelist, and general all at the same time. This monograph explains why he was loved by the soldiers, yet so intensely hated by some officers that they killed him in a conspiracy.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225360 Turczi, David and Shaw, Nick ROME AND ROLL : The Rebuilding of Rome Board Game 64 AD: Rome is burnt to cinders, in need of rebuilding. With the city weakened, distant settlements across the empire refuse to pay taxes and need reminding of the power of Rome. Emperor Nero gathers the most influential members of the city with a clear task: rebuild Rome and recapture the settlements.

Players draft from a pool of custom dice to collect resources and special icons that allow them to build buildings - by drawing onto the map of the Seven Hills of Rome, Tetris-style - collect legionnaires, invade rogue settlements, or build the famous network of Roman Roads to the already pacified ones. Trading resources and other abilities might earn them coins, building Shrines will allow them to use the Favors of the Gods, and careful interaction with other players will surely lead one of them to victory 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-225361 Turczi, David and Shaw, Nick Rome & Roll Character Boards Expansion Note: Rome & Roll boardgame is required to use this expansion. Three new influential members of Roman society have been called upon by Emperor Nero to rebuild the great city.

The Nobilis, Pontifex, and Artifitrix offer new strategic dimensions and gameplay challenge. Includes three dry-erase character sheets for the Nobilis, Pontifex, and Artifitrix. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-914143 various VAE VICTIS # 143: Pyrrhus Imperator Magazine includes Pyrrhus Imperator -- a strategic wargame with die-cut counters. In 280, Pyrrhus, king of Epirus and nephew of Alexander the Great landed with his phalanges and elephants to defend the Greek cities of southern Italy and Sicily. Rome is at war against the Samnites and the Etruscans. In just three years, Pyrrhus is near the Rome walls and becomes king of Sicily. He won against the Romans and Carthaginians at the cost of terrible losses. Who can defeat him? The Carthaginian quinqueremes in the Straits of Messina or the legionaries of Rome terrified by elephants? or perhaps the Italiots and Greeks who change their alliance every day. Only the goddess Fortuna knows it.

Wargame: Complexity: 5/10; Duration: 1 to 3 hours; Scales: 500 to 2,000 soldiers or 10 elephants or 10 siege weapons or 10 quinqueremes; Modules: 1 strategic module and 1 tactical module; 1 round: 6 months.

ARTICLES:
Boardgames Reviews: The Great Game - Legion Wargames; Bloody Monday - VentoNuovo Games; Armageddon War - Flying Pig Games; The Big Push - The Game Crafter; Peak of the Caucasus - World at War; Skies above the Reich - GMT; Hatten - MMP; The Wars of Marcus Aurelius - HollandSpiele; Waterloo Episode 7 : Battles of Waterloo - GMT.
Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader; Memory 44
Miniatures: Team Yankee - ARR; CR Saga Croisades; Black Powder 2 Warlord Games; Tank (Battlefront) vs What a Tanker (Too Fat Lardies); La grande Guerre - Nuts !; Scenarios Pyrrhus - AdG; Epoque coloniale (CR bataille)
Technic: Les decors desert
Hobby: Interview Philippe Thibault
Art of War: Pyrrhus en Italie; Kiev 1943 1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-914144 various VAE VICTIS # 144: The Eagles of the Danube Includes game The Eagles of the Danube. Austria goes to war against France in 1809, invading Bavaria on March 30 while the French Army is preoccupied with Spain.

Game
* Complexity : 5/10
* Duration : 1 hour
* One unit : 1 division
* 1 strength step equals approximately 2,500 men
* Modules : 1 tactical module
* 1 game turn equals 2 days

Magazine Contents
* Boardgames: Heroes of Black Reach; Smolensk; Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga; 1066; Black Cavalry Normandie; Apocalypse in the East; Albuerra
* Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader; Memory 44
* Miniatures: De l'or pour les braves; Cruel Sea; Bataille Empire; Pacte de Varsovie vs Otan; Les batailles d'avril 1809; Les jeux de David Mersey chez Osprey
* Technic: Les decors desert (suite)
* Hobby: Ecole de Guerre et Serious Games; Les jeux de roles a theme historique
* Art of War: Les Aigles du Danube 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-930318 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 318: Constantinople Constantinople is a solitaire wargame system covering the Byzantine (or Later Roman) Empire in the late 7th and early 8th centuries, the era of the two Barbarian sieges of the great City of Constantinople (AD 672, 717). The player controls Byzantine and allied forces. The game system controls various barbarian forces: Caliphates of Egypt, Syria and Mosul, Khazar Khanate, Bulgar Kingdom, Slavic Tribes and Lombard Kingdom. The objective of the player is to defeat Barbarians while expanding Byzantine power. Each turn represents a campaign season, from three months to a year. Ground units represent 10-30,000 soldiers or warriors. Each hex is about 55 miles across. Fortresses represent single great fortresses. Towns represent larger settled areas.

Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-930324 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 324 Fight The Fall: Faesulae A.D. 405 & Tricamerum A.D. 533 Two-player wargame system that simulates the battles that occurred during the era AD 376 to 560, roughly the time from when the Goths crossed the Danube to the Byzantine reconquest of the west. The game system emphasizes command control, leaders and unique tactics. Players pick command markers to generate actions, modeling the chaos of the battlefield. The objective is to gain victory in battle, usually by destroying enemy units and morale.

Each hex represents an area about 100 yards across. Each unit represents from 400 to 2,000 men. This game includes two scenarios:
Faesulae AD 405: Gothic chieftain Radagaisus vs. the Roman warlord Flavius Stilicho.
Tricamerum AD 533: Flavius Belisarius vs. Gelimer (King of the Vandals), mid-December AD.533 west of Carthage.

Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-949050 Various PRETORIEN # 50 Articles include: Le Triomphateur; Gallien: l'Empire Romain et le Chaos; Ostio: le Port de Rome; Sempach 1386: vers l'unite Suisse; Le Forteresse de Smederevo; La Bataille de Northampton; and more. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 FRANCE, LCV
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1-949051 Various PRETORIEN # 51 Articles include: Le Triomphateur; Gallien: l'Empire Romain et le Chaos; Ostio: le Port de Rome; Sempach 1386: vers l'unite Suisse; Le Forteresse de Smederevo; La Bataille de Northampton; and more. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 FRANCE, LCV
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1-954125 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 12.5 Roman auxiliary units Theme: Roman auxiliary units
* Introduction: Indispensable Auxiliaries
* Battle of Idistaviso, Summer AD 16: Follow the Roman Birds
* Crooked Regimental Bankers - Scooping Out the Money
* Roman Cavalry at the Height of the Empire - Riding for Trajan and Hadrian
* Reading a Roman military Diploma - Service Ensures Citizenship

Features:
* True-Scale Battle Maps - CAD and Cannae
* Animal Hunting in the Roman army - The Venatores
* The Thracian Massacre at Mycalessus - What Price Life?
* The Monument to Aurelius Bitus - Killed in Action
* Taktike Techne, Part X - Tactics at Cynoscephalae 1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954126 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 12.6 Theme: Empire Under Pressure
* Introduction to the theme - Crossing the Rhine
* Cornered at the Wall - Crossing the Rhine 406/407
* Charietto the Headhunter - A Vigilante Makes Good
* Limitanei - Soldiers on the Border

Features:
* True-Scale Battle Maps - CAD and Cannae Part 2
* The Ballistarii - Artillerymen in the Roman Army
* Conflict Landscape Archaeology: Waging War in the Archaeological Record
* Achaean Armoured Fist: Philopoemen's Heavy Hoplites
* Face to Face: The Imperial Imaginifer 1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954131 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.1 Theme: Hellenistic Mercenary Armies in Southern Italy
* Hellenistic Kings Meddling in Italy - Hired Help from Overseas
* A New Reconstruction of Heraclea - Pyrrhus meets Rome
* A King in search of a Kingdom - Cleonymus of Sparta
* Deployment at Asculum: The Army of Pyrrhus

Features:
* Completing the Hoplite Accoutrement - The Well-Greaved Greek
* Gladiators and the Roman Army: The Disgraced as Soldiers
* Combined Arms and Integrated Warfare, part I - All Together Now
* Taktike Techne (part X): Swordsmanship in the Graeco-Roman World
* Panels from a Missing Roman Arch: Trajan's Lost Praetorians
* Hospital Staff in the Roman Army: Running the Valetudinarium 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954132 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.2 Theme: The Role of Geography in Ancient Warfare
* Geography and War in the Ancient World: Dictating Destiny
* Kanes to Kayseri in 4,000 years: Passes of the Anti-Taurus
* Urban Warfare in Alexandria, 48-47 BC: Blood in the Streets
* The Terrain of the Catalaunian Fields: I Have the High Ground!

Features:
* Waging War in the Archaeological Record, Part II - Open Conflict
* Combined Arms in Ancient Greece - Beginnings of integrated Warfare
* A Scientific Adventure - Testing a F.A.N. Theory
* Sending a Slingshot Message: Take This!
* Taktike Techne, part XI - Phormio and Fast Triereis
* Staff Officers of the Roman Army: The Beneficiarii 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954133 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.3 Theme: The Rise of Septimius Severus
* Historical Introduction - The Rise of Septimius Severus
* Deciphering the Double Burial - Murder in Canterbury
* The Battle of Lugdunum, AD 197 - Clash of the Titans
* Defense on the Fringes of the Roman Empire - The Permeable Border

Features:
* Arms & Armor Reuse in the Roman Empire - Old Weapons for New Soldiers
* War in the Archaeological Record, part III - Siege Warfare
* Combined Arms in Macedonia - The Peak of Integrated Warfare
* Evaluating Herodotus's Statement - 'Naked' Persians at Plataea
* Macedonian Armies Before Philip II - They will not prove Formidable
* Putting Hoplites on Horses - Riding to War 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954134 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.4 Theme: Chariot warfare in antiquity

* 'Chariot warfare in antiquity - Queens of the battlefield'.
* 'The chariot in ancient Egypt - High tech war machines'
* 'Anti-chariot strategies, stratagems, and tactics - To grasp the whirlwind'.
* 'Israel's chariot force at Qarqar - The twelve make a stand'.
* 'Rise and fall of the Chinese war chariot - In and out of steppe'.
* 'Chariots and combined arms - Impact vehicle'.

Features:

* 'The Dura-Europos scutum - Surviving shield'.
* 'The centurion in the third and fourth centuries AD - Lifeless he fell'.
* 'The hoplite cloak in the late fifth century BC - Offensive decoration'.
* 'Commissary officers or Roman army spies - The Frumentarii'.
* Tacticus, 'Techn 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954135 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.5 Ancient mercenaries for hire Theme: Ancient mercenaries for hire
Murray Dahm, 'Mercenaries in the ancient world - Soldiers for hire'.
Sean Manning, 'The Amathus Bowl, ca. 700 BC - World of mercenaries'.
Marc DeSantis, 'The 250 BC Siege of Lilybaeum - Defying Rome'.
Sean Manning, 'The Achaemenid Empire's Jewish soldiers - Serving the Great King'.
Nicholas D. Cross, 'Sparta's mercenaries in the 4th century BC - Hiring the legend'.
Nicholas L. Wright, 'Mercenary pay and the risk of forgery - Provincial profiteering'.

Features:
Murray Dahm, 'Roman military fibulae and what they can tell us - The meanest of things'.
Ross Cowan, 'Dreams and visions in the Roman military - Views of the supernatural'.
Viktor Konczi, 'Psyops techniques in Republican Rome - Manipulating the mind'.
Duncan B. Campbell, 'How were hungry soldiers fed - The Roman army's diet'.
Tacticus, 'Techn 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954136 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.6 The emperor Claudius at war Theme: The emperor Claudius at war
Jo Ball, 'From Varian Disaster to victory - Claudius in Germania'.
Ross Cowan, 'The Emperor Claudius and his praetorians - Grim guardians'.
Birgitta Hoffmann, 'Claudius' conquest of Britain - Making his mark'.
Murray Dahm, 'Anachronistic pachyderms - Elephants in Britannia'.
Duncan B Campell, 'Claudius and the Roman army - Caesar's legacy'.

Features:
Murray Dahm, 'Hoplitopalas - Greek wrestlers wearing armour?'.
Michael Livingston and Myke Cole, 'End of the Antigonid Empire: 168 BC - Finding Pydna'.
Murray Dahm, 'Ramesses II's grand propganda at Abu Simbel - The Kadesh Relief'.
Tacticus, 'Techne Taktike, part XIV - The corvus: a beak like no other'.
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-954141 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 14.1 Warfare in Hellenistic Asia Minor Theme: Warfare in Hellenistic Asia Minor
Crossroads of the Hellenistic World: The Lynchpin
Perks of the Hellenistic Mercenary Life: No Tax Forever
The Galatian War and Its Aftermath: Romans and Gauls
Deploying Beasts in Battle: The Role of Elephants in the Seleucid Army
The Eunuch and the Silver Hoard: Philetaerus of Pergamon

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The Downfall of a Roman Blue-Blood: Catiline's Eagle
The Letter from Apion to His Family (BGU II 423): A Roman Sailor Writes Home
Eupolis of Athens and Greek 'Old Comedy': Laughing at Battle
Musical Instruments in the Roman Army: Blowing Their Own Trumpet
The Problem of the Many Ranks: Depth, What is it Good For?
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1-954142 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 14.2 Rise of the Roman Legion Theme: Rise of the Roman Legion
The Roman Army of the Fourth Century BC: Livy's Manipular Legion
Considering the Early Roman Army: New Approaches and Paradigms
Rome's First Steps Towards Empire: The Siege of Veii, 406-396 BC
The Origin of the Manipular Legion: Parsing the Phalanx
Pilum, Hasta, Gladius, and Scutum: Weapons of the Early Legions

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Soldiers, Sailors, and Seamen: Roman Fleet Personnel
The Roman Niederbieber Helmets: Form and Function
A Civilian Complaint from Vindolanda: Soldiers Behaving Badly
Able to Make as Good a Use of Night as of Day: Nighttime Warfare
Elite Hoplite Units in the City of Cadmus: The 300... Thebans?!
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1-964020 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 20: The Achaemenid Empire Theme: A Multitude of People: The Achaemenid Empire
* Introduction to an Empire - Welcome to Achaemenid Persia
* Cyrus the Great's Policy of Religious Tolerance and Benign Rule - Enlightenment or Calculation
* Achaemenid Queens: Between Fact and Fiction - Loving Mothers, Viragos, Poisoners?
* The Achaemenid Commonwealth Project - Holding the Empire Together
* Why Did Alexander Burn Persepolis - Sacker of Cities
* Glamping' in the Achaemenid Empire - The Tent of the Great King

Other Features:
* Clay Tablet Recipes - Mesopotamian Lamb Stew
* An Egyptian Goddess Among Olympians - The Cult of Isis in Ancient Greece
* Cultivating the Royal Persona - Arsinoe II as the People's Queen
* The Boy Made God Revived - Ave, Vive, Antinoe!
* Ancient History Book Reviews - Mythos 1 vol, 68 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964021 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 21: Cities in the Ancient World Theme: Living the Urban Dream: Cities in the Ancient World
* Ancient Cities and Modern Definitions - Incredibly Incomprehensible
* An Ancient Egyptian Capital - The Mystery of Memphis
* Politics in Ancient Greek Cities - People Power
* Building an Imperial City in Spain - Augusta Emerita
* An Ancient City Transformed - Constantinople

Features:
* A Conversation with Dr. David Saunders - Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
* Flavors of the Ancient World - A Question of Taste
* The Pharaoh as Scholar - Knowledge is Power
* From Comic to Cultural Phenomenon - Asterix
* A Meeting Point Between East and West - Exploring Mount Nemrut 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964022 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 22: Legacy of the Etruscans Theme: Legacy of the Etruscans
* Cosmopolitan Etruria - International Ties in Central Italy
* Lovers of Life and Luxury - Etruscan Society and Daily Life
* Aristocratic Adventurers - Kings and Warlords in Archaic Italy
* Etrusca Disciplina - Reconstructing a Lost Ancient Religion

Features
* China Reaches West - The Making of the Silk Road
* Dining with the Etruscans - Food in Italy Before the Romans
* Gallienus - Death by the Timeless Hand of Megalomania
* Gladiator - The Roman Army on Screen XII
* The City of the Lost Tombs - Death and Rebirth in Ancient Memphis
* Verona - City of Love and Roman History 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964024 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 24: Trade and Commerce in Ancient Egypt Articles include:
* Introduction to the Theme - Ancient Egypt's Elusive Traders
* Early International Trade - The View From Upper Egypt
* Early Sources for Aquaculture - From River to Table
* War and Trade in Egypt, ca. 1552 BC - Guarding the Western Desert
* Women Excavating Pompeii - The Work of Wilhelmina Jashemski
* The Legacy of the Sea Peoples - Raiders, Pirates, or Explorers
* The Death of Germanicus Caesar - Ancient Rome's JFK Moment
* Ancient Tourists or Golden Handshakes - The Rudge Cup
* Migration and the Spread of Information - Tales that Travel
* A Meal fit for Travellers - Flatbread for the Road
* The Roman Army on Screen, Part XIII - King Arthur (2004) 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964025 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 25: Theme: Language and Literature in Antiquity Theme: Language and Literature in Antiquity
* An Ancient Literary Legacy - Advent of the Written Word
* Ancient Egyptian Historical Fiction - Literary Warriors
* An Ancient Literary Loss - The written word in Etruria
* From Etemenanki to Tower of Babel - Confusion of Tongues
* Challenging the Traditional Image of a Julio-Claudian Emperor - 'The Problem of Claudius'
* The True History of an Ancient Tall Tale Teller - Lucian of Samosata

Features:
* The Growth of Facial Hair in Ancient Rome - Beards and Back Again
* Recreating a Recipe from Roman Literature - Trimalchio's Banquet
* Discovering the Glories of Persia - Ancient Iran
* The Roman Army on Screen, Part XIV - Centurion (2010) 1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964026 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 26: The Ancient Mycenaeans Theme: The Ancient Mycenaeans
* Chronology and Archaeology in the Ancient Aegean - The Palace Cultures
* Rise of the Minoans and Mycenaeans - The Global Aegean
* The Temple Complex at Mycenae - A Room with a View
* Experiencing Mycenaean Religion - A Festival Fit for a Goddess
* Women in Mycenaean Greece - The Ladies of Linear B

Other Features:
* Smashing Stereotypes at the Antikemuseum, Switzerland - Gladiator: The True Story
* The Ideal Union of Odysseus and Penelope - Ancient Myths, Medieval Marriage
* Eating Animals in Roman Antiquity - Extraordinary, Yet Ordinary
* Qin Shi Huang's Cult of Personality - The Immortal Emperor
* One artist's Shockingly Lifelike Portraits of Roman Emperors - Reviving the Caesars
* The Roman Army on Screen, Part 15 - The Eagle (2015) 1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964027 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 27: The arrival of Christianity Theme: The arrival of Christianity
Mark Humphries, 'Two stories, two perspectives - Making the world Christian'.
James Blake Wiener, 'Early Christian converts: a new view - Moderates not zealots'.
Harold A. Drake, 'Constantine and the tide of history - Christians, pagans, and policy'.
Maijastina Kahlos, 'How Christians created the 'other' - Inventing pagans'.
Daniel Kershaw, 'Pagan origins, Christian continuity - Celebrating Saturnalia'.
Svenja Fabian, 'Christians in (and at) the arena - Martyrs and spectators'.
Andrei Pogacias, 'Early Christianity in Scythia Minor - Here is the blood of martyrs'.

Features:
Manon Henzen, 'The wide world of Roman wine - Lovers of the grape'.
Carole Raddato, 'An archaeological tour of Lebanon - Day trips back in time'.
Graham Sumner, 'The Roman army on screen, part XVI - Ben-Hur (2016)'.
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1-964028 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 28: Bad Rulers of Antiquity Theme: Bad rulers of antiquity
Kathryn Milne, 'Ancient explanations for failure - Misjudging the divine'.
James Blake Wiener, 'Egypt's good, bad, and ugly rulers - Pharaohs who made history'.
Martijn Icks, 'Character assassination of Roman emperors - Poisoned ink'.
Colleen Darnell, 'Bringing about maat and destroying evil - How not to be a failed pharaoh'.
Murray Dahm, 'Plato and Dionysius II, Tyrant of Syracuse - Didn't we almost have it all?'.
Josiah Osgood, 'The messy ends of Roman rulers - Take that, Caesar!'.

Features: Manon Henzen, 'Sugar, spice, and everything nice - Rome sweet Rome'.
Hareth Al Bustani, 'The emperor without sorrow - Ashoka Dharma'.
Lindsay Powell, 'Pliny the Elder's book of everything - The Roman encyclopaedia'.
Cyril Dumas, 'Art expressions of the intimate life in Pompeii - The lupanare grande'.
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1-964029 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 29: Fashion in antiquity Theme: Fashion in Antiquity
Necessity or Nuisance: The Roman Toga
A La Mode in Ancient India: From Texts to Textiles
Womens' Clothing in Ancient Greece: Ladies Dressing the Part
Aristocratic Athenian Identity: Rich Men Dressing Down
Everything Old is New Again: Timeless Egyptian Style

Features:
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Decoding Status in Pompeii
A Game of Thrones Set in Ancient Korea: The Three Kingdoms
The Big Business Behind Roman Bread: Stronger with Sourdough
Origins Instruments, and Musicians: Roman Theater Music
Holidaying with the Ancients in Southern Italy: Exploring Benevento
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1-TPS01 Various TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS # 01: The Battle of Marathon The Battle of Marathon took place where, oddly enough, two armies confronted each other for FIVE days with almost no fighting, and Athenian democracy was put to the test as the Greek forces debated (and voted) whether or not to attack the Persians.

As to the battle itself, numbers are uncertain but we know the Greeks were heavily outnumbered. We know also that the two armies' fighting style and equipment were near opposites, with Greeks depending on shields, armor, and close-quarter fighting and Persians depending on missile weapons and skirmishing. It seems pretty clear that the Greek army ran (or advanced at speed) as soon as they got within bow range, to reduce the time they would endure arrows without being able to retaliate.

At under two hours of play time, you can make your own explorations into this battle without scheduling 'marathon game sessions' in order to play. With a mounted, full color 11' x 17' map and just over 175 unit counters, you'll be able to try various strategies and see what differences you can make on the outcome. Units activate by chit-pull per formations and combat includes both melee and ranged fire. Leadership and morale matter (in several ways) and combat results use step reduction and several levels of unit deterioration.

The game offers a historical set-up scenario plus variants for both set up and reinforcements. With the variants, it's possible that the Spartans may finally show up to the battle.

Map: Full color, 11x17-inch mounted mapboard
Pieces: Over 200 full color, large 5/8-inch die-cut counters
Rulesbook: 8 pages plus one player aid card
Skill Level: Easy 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-223610 Merrow, Alexander Caesar's Great Success - Sustaining the Roman Army on Campaign Logistics have become a principle, if not a governing factor, in modern military operations. Armies need to be fed and supplied and the larger the army, the greater the logistical difficulties that have to be overcome. Two thousand years ago, when communications were far more primitive, the size of armies was limited by the difficulties of supply. It was because the Romans developed a sophisticated supply system that they were able to maintain large armies in the field - armies that conquered much of the then known world.

In Caesar's Great Success: Sustaining the Roman Army on Campaign the authors examine and detail the world's first ever fully-developed logistical supply system - the forerunner of today's complex arrangements. This includes an examination of the sea, river and land transportation of food while on campaign, and of how the food was assembled at the operational bases and subsequently distributed.

The defense of the Roman food supplies, and especially of lines of communication, was an important factor in Caesar's operational planning, as was interdicting the enemy's supplies.

The eating habits of Caesar's men are considered and what items could be obtained locally by forage and which were taken by requisition - and how much food a legionnaire was expected to carry on campaign.

With this, the nature of the actual food consumed by the legionnaires is therefore examined and sample recipes are provided with each chapter of the book to enable the reader to relive those momentous days when Caesar and Rome ruled the world.
1 vol, 248 pgs 2020 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-DG1725 VIKINGS: Solitaire Wargame Vikings: Scourge of the North. Europe in the last centuries of Dark Age was beset by Scandinavian raiders. Their longships sailed the high seas, reaching lands as far as the Volga and North America. While mainly known for their pillaging, the Vikings were also explorers, traders, and colonists.

This is a solitaire game. You lead a band of warriors with their ships and weapons. Units represent historical Viking leaders such as Leif Erikson and Harald Hardrada. You can recruit elite huskarls and fanatic berserkers, and build more longships. You are in pursuit of gold, glory, and new lands to settle on a map running from Russia to Vinland, from Scandinavia to the fabled lands of the Byzantine Empire.

Saga cards send you on four different voyages of discovery and quest fulfillment. Voyage cards bring in special actions such as forming a shield wall in combat and ending the game with a Viking funeral.

Game Contents: One 11x17-inch map, 40 die cut counters, 18 Campaign Cards, and eight-page rules booklet. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-PWAR091 PAPER WARS: Issue 91 - Jihad: The Rise Of Islam 632-731 A.D. JIHAD! is a game type simulation of the first century of the Islamic expansion after the death of Mohammad, the Prophet and rounder of the Islamic religion. During this period the holy war of conquest and religious conversion of non-Arab peoples were the mainsprings of Islam and the Arabs progressed from a religious force to a secular great power. JIHAD! covers these events on a grand strategic scale with each turn representing 5 years and military units representing entire armies.

The game is for one or two players with one player controlling the Islamic forces and the other controlling all of the various opposing forces including the Byzantines, Persians, Berbers, Franks, Goths, Kaazars, Sinds, and Turks. Players alternate recruiting forces, engaging in religious conversion, moving their forces, and engaging in combat. The objective of the game is for the Muslim player to at least duplicate the conquests of Islam over the historical time frame while for the opposing player the object is to prevent that level of advance by Islam.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 1-10 (high): 5
* Solitaire Suitability: 1-10 (high): 9
* Time Scale: 5 years per turn.
* Map Scale: 270 kilometers per hex.
* Unit Scale: Armies.
* Players: 1-2.
* Playtime: 2-3 hours. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-222830 Fields, Nic GOD'S VIKING: Harald Hardrada - The Life and Times of the Last Great Viking Harald Hardrada is perhaps best known as the inheritor of 'seven feet of English soil' in that year of fateful change, 1066. But Stamford Bridge was the terminal point of a warring career that spanned decades and continents.

Thus, prior to forcibly occupying the Norwegian throne, Harald had an interesting (and lucrative) career in the Varangian Guard, and he remains unquestionably the most notable of all the Varangians who served the Byzantine emperors: in the latter employment he saw active service in the Aegean, Sicily, Italy, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine and Bulgaria, while in Constantinople he was the hired muscle behind a palace revolution.

A man of war, his reign in Norway was to be taken up with a wasteful, vicious and ultimately futile conflict against Denmark, a kingdom (like England) he believed was his to rule. We follow Harald's life from Stiklestad, where aged fifteen he fought alongside his half-brother king Olaf, through his years as a mercenary in Russia and Byzantium, then back to Norway, ending with his death in battle in England. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223600 Kay, Helen The 1066 Norman Bruisers - How European Thugs Became English Gentry The 1066 Norman Bruisers conjures up the vanished world of England in the late Middle Ages and casts light on one of the strangest quirks in the nation's history: how a bunch of European thugs became the quintessentially English gentry.

In 1066 go-getting young immigrant Osbern Fitz Tezzo crossed the Channel in William the Conqueror's army. Little did he know that it would take five years to vanquish the English, years in which the Normans suffered almost as much as the people they had set out to subdue. For the English, the Norman Conquest was an unmitigated disaster, killing thousands by the sword or starvation. But for Osbern and his compatriots, it brought territory and treasure - and a generational evolution they could never have imagined.

Osbern's descendants settled in Cheshire, which played a pivotal role in medieval England as the launch pad for Edward I's Welsh wars, the chief recruiting ground for royal armies and Richard II's regional powerhouse. Successive members of the Boydell family fought for monarchs and magnates, oversaw royal garrisons, traveled abroad as agents of the crown and helped to administer the laws of the land. When they weren't strutting across the stage of northwestern England, mingling with great men and participating in great events, they engaged in feuds, embarked on illicit love affairs and exerted their influence in the small corner of the country they had made their own. By 1378, when William Boydell died from wounds sustained in combat, the nation he defended was England and the enemy he opposed dwelled just forty miles from the place where Osbern had probably grown up. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-212980 Kim Hjardar, Vegard Vike VIKINGS AT WAR A depiction of how the Vikings waged war: weapons technology, offensive and defensive warfare, military traditions and tactics, fortifications, ships, and command structure. It also portrays the Viking raids and conquest campaigns that brought the Vikings to virtually every corner of Europe and even to America.

Contains over 380 color illustrations including beautiful reconstruction drawings, maps, cross-section drawings of ships, line-drawings of fortifications, battle plan reconstructions, and photos of surviving artifacts including weapons and jewelry.

Currently in its fourth printing in Norwegian, the translation presented here makes it available for the first time in English. Awarded the Norwegian literary prize 'Saga Prize' in 2012.
1 vol, 400 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-223710 Potter, Philip The Mighty Warrior Kings - From the Ashes of the Roman Empire to the New Ruling Order The Mighty Warrior Kings traces the history of early Europe through the biographies of nine kings, who had the courage, determination and martial might to establish their dominance over the fragmented remnants of the Roman Empire.

The book begins with Charlemagne, who united large regions of current-day France, Germany and Italy into the Holy Roman Empire and ends with Robert the Bruce, who gallantry defended Scotland against the attempted usurpation of England. There are many famous warrior kings in the book, including Alfred the Great of Wessex, whose victories over the Vikings led to the unification of England under a single ruler, William I of Normandy, whose triumph at Hastings in 1066 changed the course of English history, while Frederick I Barbarossa led his army to victory in Germany and Italy solidifying and expanding the lands under the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Emperor.

Among the lesser known monarchs discussed in the work are Cnut, whose victory at the battle of Ashingdon won the English crown and resulted in the creation of the North Sea Empire, which ruled over the kingdoms of England, Denmark and Norway, while during the reign of Louis IX of France the knights of Europe answered his call for the Seven Crusade to expel the Muslims from the Holy City of Jerusalem.

From Charlemagne to Robert the Bruce, the warrior kings created a new Europe with a centralized power base and set the stage for the following Age of Absolutism.
1 vol, 320 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-ST162 Schettler, John ST #162:Clontarf and Saipan Two Games

Clontarf - Irish vs Vikings 11th Century
Saipan - June 1944 1 vol, 80 pgs 1993 US, SPI
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2-211850 Storr, Jim KING ARTHUR'S WARS After months of field work and map study, discusses how the Anglo-Saxons conquered England; county by county and decade by decade. 'King Arthur's Wars' exposes what the landscape and the place names tell us. As a result, we can now know far more about this 'Dark Age'.

What is so special about Essex? Why is Buckinghamshire an odd shape? Why is the legend of King Arthur so special to us? Why don't Cumbrian farmers use English numbers when they count sheep? Why don't we know where Camelot was? Why did the Romano-British stop eating oysters? What does this have to do with Napoleon's Ulm campaign of 1805, or the Prusso-Danish War of 1864? 'King Arthur's Wars' tells that story. Includes 96 figures, maps, and 16pp color illustrations. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-222420 Syvanne, Llkka BRITAIN IN THE AGE OF ARTHUR: A Military History Starts with the assumption that King Arthur existed and that Geoffrey of Monmouth's account has preserved details of his career that are based on real events. He then interprets these by using 'common sense' and the perspective of a specialist in late Roman military history to form a probable picture of what really happened during the period (roughly AD 400-550). Includes 50 b/w drawings and diagrams, and 16 pages of plates.

This approach tests the entire literary evidence for the existence of Arthur to see if the supposed events of his career match what is known of the events of the period, the conclusion being that in general they do. Arthur's military career is set in the context of the wider military history of Britain and Europe in this period and along the way describes the nature of armies and warfare of the period. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-914147 various VAE VICTIS # 147: La Conquete de la Saxe par Charlemagne Wargame : Lex Saxonum

Lex Saxonum is a two player game that simulates the conquest of Saxony by Charlemagne in the last quarter of the 8th century. One of the players represents the Carolingians of Austrasia, Hesse, Thuringia and West Friesland, the other player controls the different Saxon tribal federations and their Danish and Frisian allies. The goal of Charlemagne is to integrate Saxony into the Carolingian domain, including through terror and exemplary massacres.

Game
* Complexity: 4/10
* Solitaire suitability: 2/10
* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Game turn equals one year
* A unit equals a few hundred men

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1-219470 Archobold KNIGHTS OF AGINCOURT: A Roll of Honour The Battle of Agincourt was a major turning point during the Hundred Years War. England's victory against the numerically superior French army was totally unexpected. It crippled the French army and began a period of military success for the English. In this book the author has researched countless references and compiled a full colour armorial of as many of the known combatants from both sides. This colourful and useful reference includes 159 English and 324 French heraldic Coats of Arms. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 UK, REDCREST PUBLICATIONS
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1-223940 Ballard, Richard England, France and Aquitaine - From Victory to Defeat in the Hundred Years War This is a narrative history of England and France during the Hundred Years War, from the triumphs of Henry V to the defeat of the English and loss of Gascony and Bordeaux - a huge blow to English prestige and economic interest.

This is a military history with technical detail, linked to high politics, courtly intrigue, dynastic ambition, and economic interest (wine trade and Bordeaux). The story revolves around the death of two Kings, Henry V of England, soon after his military triumphs, and Charles VI of France, in 1422. Both had historic claims to the 'French fiefs'. Henry was succeeded by Richard II, and Charles was succeeded by Charles VII. The contrast could hardly have been greater between Richard, a diffident, scholarly and religious figure, in an age when kings were expected to be aggressive leaders and military commanders; and Charles - an able politician, soldier and, in modern parlance, a 'hard man', who embodied the 15th century concept of kingship.

Intermittent but constant warfare continued until English defeat in 1476 and the loss of Gascony and Bordeaux, and the Peace of Picquigny brought to an end a decisive episode in the Hundred Years War, foreshadowing England's future total withdrawal from France.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-1947517 Borello, Nicolla LA BATTAGLIA DI MONTAPERTI (The Battle of Montaperti) Volume 1 First of two volumes contains dozens of color images and iconography of the Italian Middle Ages.

Montaperti in September of 1260 was one of the largest in the European Middle Ages. The battle between the Guelphs of Florence and the Ghibellines of Siena, with which they fought many German knights, sent by King Manfredi of Hohenstaufen, and the Florentine exiles of Ghibelline part headed by Farinata degli Uberti.

The Sienese Army consisted of 18,000 infantry and 400 knights from Siena, plus 800 German and Ghibelline Knights and 200 mercenaries. The Florentines mustered 3,000 knights and 30,000 infantry. The battle was much more than a squabble between the two Tuscan cities: The massacred Florentines -- excluding their Guelfi allies -- numbered over 10,000, a frightening figure in a city of 75,000 inhabitants. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2123703 Christini, Luca NURENBERG TOURNAMENTS: 1446-1561 This German Turnierbuch manuscript is composed of 112 sheets that include depictions of contestants equipped for various tournaments; a renaissance parade preceding a late form of tournament called a carrousel; This album represent specifically the participants in tournaments known as Gesellenstrechen, or bachelors' jousts, held in Nuremberg (Germany) between 1446 and 1561; We find also depictions of pageant sleighs, some of which were used in a parade held in the winter of 1640-41. The illustrations are probably the work of a renaissance artist or a Briefmaler, a particular letter painter, who also would have written and embellished official documents and painted rich coats-of-arms.

In many instances, the names of the tournament participants are written above them. They are armed for the Gestech (German tournament), the joust fought with blunt lances. This rare Turnierbuch such as provide an invaluable record of the jousters' colorful costumes, fanciful crests, and humorous, often satirical emblems that decorated the jouster's shields and horse trappings. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2123704 Christini, Luca artwork of G.Hohneck 14TH CENTURY GERMAN TOURNAMENT KNIGHTS This collection of medieval plates, dedicated to Saxon knights in tournament dress from the 14th century, was created in 1889 to celebrate the anniversary of the distinguished Wettin family. The House of Wettin is a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors and kings that once ruled territories in the present-day German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

The book dates back to 1889 and was printed by Wilhelm Hoffmann of Dresden in a very limited edition of 52x38cm panels. The technique used is the chromolithography method, the lithographer is G. Hohneck, who used the collotype technique to color all the images obtained.

Our very rare copy comes from the plates that belonged to the Dutch doctor H. J. Vinkhuijzen, an eccentric collector and passionate lover of military iconography. Since 1911 the collection has been donated to the New York Public Library by Mr. Henry Draper, heir to the Dutch doctor. And it is from this collection that Soldiershop has taken the subjects of this new publication.

Almost all the 63 original images were in a bad state of preservation, full of stains, scratches, and rips on all the pictures. For our book we have submitted each table to a rigorous cleaning and re-classification to provide a complete, easy and useful work for all scholars and fans of uniformology of military history, costume, and beyond. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947521 Cristini, Luca MORAT 1476: The Bloody War Between Charles the Bold and the Swiss The war between Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold and the Swiss Confederation started in 1474. In the following years, Charles was defeated three times on the battlefield: Grandson, Morat, and Nancy -- and in the last battle being killed.

These wars represent the end of the Duchy of Burgundy, as all its territories and those belonging to it soon became part of France, while the Burgundian possessions in the Netherlands and in the Franche-Comte were inherited by the daughter of Charles I, Mary of Burgundy. In the end, marriage with Maximilian transmitted the territories to the House of the Habsburgs. Includes color plates. 1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222840 Fulton, Michael S SIEGE WARFARE DURING THE CRUSADES Considers the history of siege warfare in the Holy Land from every angle - the tactics and technology, the fortifications, the composition of the opposing armies, and the ways in which sieges shaped Frankish and Muslim strategy at each stage of the conflict. The differences and similarities between the Eastern and Western traditions are explored, as is the impact of the shifting balance of power in the region. Includes 50 color and black and white illustrations.

The conclusions may surprise some readers. Neither the Muslims nor the Franks possessed a marked advantage in siege technology or tactics, their fortifications reflected different purposes and an evolving political environment, and although there were improvements in technologies and fortifications, the essence of siege warfare remained relatively consistent. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222120 Ingram, Mike RICHARD III AND THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH This is the story of two very different men, Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, and Henry Tudor and how they met in battle on 22 August 1485 at Bosworth Field. Includes 68 b/w photos, 17 b/w illustrations, 8pp color plates, 11 b/w maps, and two tables.

The Battle of Bosworth, along with Hastings and Naseby, is one of the most important battles in English history and, on the death of Richard, ushered in the age of the Tudors. This book, using contemporary sources, examines their early lives, the many plots against Richard, and the involvement of Henry's mother, Margaret Beaufort. It also offers a new explanation for Richard's execution of William Hastings.

Despite recent portrayals as the archetypal fence-sitters, the book also shows that the powerful Stanley family had a long standing feud with Richard and were not only complicit in the plots against him in the months before the battle, but probably laid the trap that ultimately led to his death on the battlefield.

It shows that the events that climaxed at Bosworth were made possible by the intrigues of King Louis XI of France and shows that it was not just the fate of England that was at stake but that of France itself. King Louis' taste for intrigue and double-dealing had earned him the nicknames 'the Cunning' and 'the Universal Spider.' The book details how he spun webs of plots and conspiracies first against Edward IV then Richard III, destabilized England, and created a platform for Henry's invasion: policies that were continued by his daughter, Anne de Beaujeu, after Louis death.

This was also a time of revolution in warfare, so the book examines English and European way of war at the time and how it affected the outcome at Bosworth. Then using the latest archaeology and contemporary sources it reconstructs the last hours of Richard III, where the battle took place, and how the battle unfolded using step by step maps and an order of battle for the day. It finally looks at the aftermath of the battle and how Yorkist resistance to the new regime continued into the reign of Henry VIII. 1 vol, 302 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-223720 Kolovou, Loulia Anna Komnene and the Alexiad - The Byzantine Princess and the First Crusade Anna Komnene is one of the most curious ?gures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the ?rst and foremost historians in medieval Europe. Yet few people know of her and her extraordinary story. Subsequent historians and scholars have skewed the picture of Anna as an intellectual princess and powerful author. She has been largely viewed as an angry, bitter old woman, who greedily wanted a throne that did not belong to her. Accusations of conspiracy and attempted murder were hurled at her and as punishment for her 'transgressions' she was to live the last days of her life in exile. It was during her time in a convent, where she was not a nun, that she composed the Alexiad, the history of the First Crusade and the Byzantine Emperor, Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118), her father.

This book aims to present Anna Komnene - the fascinating woman, pioneer intellectual, and charismatic author - to the general public. Drawing on the latest academic research to reconstruct Anna's life, personality and work, it moves away from the myth of Anna the conspirator and 'power-hungry woman' which has been unfairly built around her over centuries of misrepresentation. It places Anna Komnene in the context of her own time: the ancient Greek colony and medieval Eastern Roman empire, known as Byzantium, with the magni?cent city of Constantinople at its heart. At the forefront of an epic clash between East and West, this was a world renowned for its dazzling wealth, mystery and power games. It was also known for a vigorous intellectual renaissance centuries before its western counterpart. This was a world with Anna Komnene directly at the center.
1 vol, 320 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-194510 Nicolle, David CROSS AND CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS: The Ottoman Conquest of Southeastern Europe (14th - 15th centuries) It is the history of a quite extraordinary century, one which began when a tiny of force of Ottoman Turkish warriors was invited by the Christian Byzantine Emperor to cross the Dardanelles from Asia into Europe to assist him in one of the civil wars which were tearing the fast-declining Byzantine Empire apart. It ended with the fall of the Byzantine capital of Constantinople to what was by then a hugely powerful and expanding empire of the Islamic Ottoman Turks, whose rulers came to see themselves as the natural and legitimate heirs of their Byzantine and indeed Roman predecessors. Includes 33 b/w photographs and 4 maps. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-1947519 Peruffo, alberto LA BATTAGLIA DI DESIO 1277 On January 21, 1277, the Archbishop of Milan Otto Visconti led a raid on the fortified village of Desio against the Torrians. Violent clashes along the streets and town squares, without having a precise tactical performance, decided the battle in favor of the Archbishop, leading once and for all the decline of the Guelphs Torriani. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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2-210200 Romane, Julian BYZANTIUM TRIUMPHANT: The Military History of the Byzantines 959-1025 Byzantium Triumphant describes in detail the wars of the Byzantine emperors Nicephorus II Phocas, his nephew and assassin John I Tzimiskes, and Basil II. The operations, battles, and drama of their various bitter struggles unfold, depicting the new energy and improved methods of warfare developed in the late 10th century. These emperors were at war on all fronts, fighting for survival and dominance against enemies including the Arab caliphates, Bulgars (Basil II was dubbed by later authors 'the Bulgar Slayer'), and the Holy Roman Empire, not to mention dealing with civil wars and rebellions.

Drawing on the evidence of Byzantine military manuals, this offers a detailed understanding of the Byzantine tactics, organization, training, and doctrine. While essentially a military history, there is, inevitably with the Byzantine emperors, a healthy dose of court intrigue, assassination, and political skullduggery too. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-938006 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY # 6: D-DAY D-Day 75th Anniversary: The 1944 invasion of Normandy is unique in military history, being the only invasion intended to put an army ashore for the purpose of conquering a continent. That story is told here in great detail, beginning with the plans and forces deployed by each side for a clash both knew was coming.

The Germans were scraping the bottom of their manpower barrel, resulting in a mixed bag of units, some elite, others scarcely able to defend a stretch of the coast. US and British Commonwealth units came ashore in nearly equal numbers, though that would change rapidly as British strength was waning while the US Army was waxing. The invasion day itself is examined beach-by-beach, unit-by-unit, but always with an eye on the bigger picture. Maps and images support each part of the story. Final chapters cover the ensuing battle for the beachhead and the breakout into central France.

A map poster is included depicting the entire invasion on one side and a detailed order of battle for all Allied forces on the reverse. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-938007 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY # 7: Crusades Crusades: Europe was nearing the peak of the High Middle Ages in the late eleventh century. A growing population supported not only rapid expansion of arable land, but the growth of cities that in turn fostered trade and the arts. The continent began looking outward, nowhere more so than the Levant, where Islamic expansion had subsumed much of Classical Antiquity.

In a bid to unify squabbling dynasties, Pope Urban II announced a Crusade to recapture the Holy Land. It was the first of more than a dozen calls that would span four centuries, sending expeditions of knights errant to the corners of the Mediterranean and Baltic worlds. In addition to massive cultural changes, the wars had an enormous impact on the conduct of warfare. Joseph Miranda covers that impact in the context of the period's battles and campaigns. The magazine is richly illustrated with maps, diagrams, weapons, and images of people and events. A map poster is included depicting critical information on the period. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-962091 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 9.1 - Theme: The Battle of Agincourt revisited Theme: The Battle of Agincourt Revisited
* The English Man-at-Arms at Agincourt - Fully Armored
* Finding a Missing Battlefield - Where was the Battle of Agincourt Fought?
* It Is Advised That There Should Be a Large Battle - The French Battle Plan at Agincourt

Features:
* A Much Less Successful Sequel - The Crusade of 1101
* Taking the Castle of Thurie - Stories From a Knightly Drinking Party
* Military Provisioning During the Great Famine - Alas! I Die from Hunger!
* Modern Testing of a Medieval Weapon - Arrows and Arrowheads
* The Intrigue of the Female Warrior - Lagertha, Joan of Arc, and Matilda of Tuscany
* Military Engineers in the Middle Ages - Castle builders and Castle Breakers
* Non-military Films of the Medieval World - In Civilian Garb 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962092 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 9.2 - Theme: Rise and Fall of the Assassins Articles Include:
* The Assassins in Fact and Fiction: The Old Man of the Mountain
* A Weapon for Battle, Town, or Heaven: Bollock Daggers
* Bitter Enemies in 15th-Century Italy: Colleoni versus Sforza
* The Battle of Jargeau
* Horse Trading in 14th-Century England:How Much is Your Warhorse
* Mongol Invasions of Northern China: Hunting Mighty Game
* The Warriors and Their Wagons: The Hussite Flailman
* Military Administrator in a War-Torn Land: Elionor of Sicily
* King Louis VII of France Fails to Lead: Disaster on the Second Crusade
* Myth and the Medieval Culture Wars: The Fair Melusine
* The Films of Medieval Japan: Samurai on Screen 1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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