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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-191570 Curry, John editor THOMAS ALLEN'S WAR GAMES: Professional Wargaming Overview of professional Wargaming 1945-1985. WARGAMES draws on never-before-published secret material to take us into the closed world of those who play at destruction and mayhem. 1 vol, 393 pgs 2009 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
NEW-softcover, INVENTORY REDUCTION 40% OFF ......$24.00 with a discount of 40% spc

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1-192890 Hughes, Ben CONQUER OR DIE! Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World In the aftermath of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her oppressors in Madrid. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives.

Those who reached the New World faced disease, wild animals, mutiny, and desertion. Conditions on campaign were appalling, massacres were commonplace, rations crude, pay infrequent, and supplies insufficient. Nevertheless, those who endured made key contributions to Bolivar's success. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, REDUCED PRICE ......$26.00 with a discount of 50% spc

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1-199150 Miller, Roger WASHINGTON'S CROSSING Wargame Washington's Crossing is an operational simulation of the American winter campaign of December 25th, 1776 to January 6th, 1777 that resulted in the twin victories of Trenton and Princeton and turned the fortunes of the American Revolution. The situation is fluid and desperate for both sides, allowing for numerous strategies for both players. Victory is determined through both battle victories and occupation of key objectives to simulate the British effort to pacify and restore the loyalty of New Jersey.

Washington's Crossing is the first game in the Campaigns of the American Revolution series. Future linkable titles in the series will cover the New York campaign of 1776, the Philadelphia campaign of 1777, and the New Jersey campaign of 1778.

Game Components:

* 200 die-cut counters
* 2 Player Charts
* 2 Full Color Leader Displays (US and British)
* 1 Full Color Setup Chart
* 1 22x34-inch map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
* 1 10-sided die
* 1 24-Page Rule Booklet 1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, REVOLUTION GAMES
NEW-boxed game ......$55.00 with a discount of 25% spc

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1-75250 Hind, Jim ACES HIGH - War in the air 1914-1918 The war in the air 1914-1918, published in The Wargamer Magazine issue 12 and later in a box.
From the back of the box 'Aces High is a simultaneous movement game that puts you in the cockpit, with only your own skill between you and your opponent's triumphant cry of 'Flamer!' '.
Includes data on 72 different types of aircraft. The data includes information on Speed, flying qualities, armament, ability to absorb punishment, etc.

Aces High, although not as detailed as Wings, includes rules for stalls, spins, ropey (unreliable) engines, aircrew quality, spotting, archie (anti-aircraft fire), and more.
Aces High even has rules for different types of missions, from photo-reconnaissance to balloon busting to bombing.

The number of maneuvers is limited to banks, turns, sideslips, and half-loops. For example, there are no rules for Immelman turns or barrel-rolls, but the Immelman is accomplished just as in real life... a half-roll followed by continuous banking from the inverted position back to the upright position; a barrel roll is accomplished by a combination of banking and altitude changes during otherwise forward-flight.

There is an interesting rule for ace pilots where the ace pilot can withhold (i.e. not write a movement plot for) a certain number of movement points. After the non-aces have completed their entire movement plot then the ace's can plot out the rest of their move and therefore react to the less-skilled pilots actions. The number of points the ace can withhold is based on the 'grade' of the pilot with a 'grade 5' pilot unable to withhold any points to a 'grade 1' pilot being able to withhold 3.

1 vol, 1 pgs 1992 CA, 3W INC
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1-770000 various SCHIFFER MILITARY HISTORY SERIES: German AFV's and Vehicles The books in this series contain 100+ b/w photos/illust/drawing, tech specs.

All are $6 each or any three (3) for $15. First Come, First Served.

* 77027 HETZER JAGDPANTHER 38(t) & G-13
* 77032 OPEL AT WAR
* 77042 STURMGESCHUTZ III (L/24 & L33)
* 77044 TIGER I
* 77055 VW AT WAR -- Kubel and Schwimmwagon
* 77062 PANZER IV
* 77064 PANZER II
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1-84081 Keyer, Stephen and Sposito, Marlo BALKANS ON FIRE: The War in Greece 1940-1941 8.5x11, 9 historical scenarios which can be used with all the present WWII Rule Sets from 'ARC OF FIRE to SPEARHEAD', includes Greek, Italian, German and Commonwealth forces. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2006 US, TREADHEAD GAMES
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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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1-90360 Bressonnet, Pascal translated/edited by S. Bowden NAPOLEON'S APOGEE: The Prussian Campaign 1806 Includes battle of Jena, Auerstadt, and Saalfeld. Offers the finest qualities of old world, 19th-century bookmaking resurface in the creation of this book. Full, leather binding with gilt stamping encases this oversize 14x10-inch volume. Marbled endpapers, silk ribbon page marker, and heavy, gilt edged archival pages. 2 vol, 424 pgs 2009 US, MILITARY HISTORY PRESS
NEW-leather bound ......$250.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914002G VAE VICTIS Board Game #2: Aspern-Essling 1809 Includes 59x40cm map, 216 double-sided die-cut counters and markers, and a color rulebook with scenarios and a player aid. Units: Regiments and brigades. Map scale: 330 m/hex. Turn : 90 minutes. Complexity : 6 / 9. Rules are in English. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2009 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914015S various VAE VICTIS SPECIAL #15: Lace Wars Issue includes:

Art de la guerre : La guerre de succession d'Autriche, Les batailles de Fontenoy et Lauffeld
Que choisir : Les regles de jeu avec figurines XVIIIe siecle, Prussia's Glory I et II (GMT), Close Action (CoA) et Fighting Sail (GMT)
Notes de conception : Les batailles du Marechal de Saxe
Presentation : Might and Reason (S. Mustafa), Memoire 44 (DoW)
Compte-rendu : La bataille de Dettingen avec Might and Reason, Leipzig 1813 (Pratzen Editions)
Regles completes : Ultima Ratio Regum - regles de jeu avec figurines XVIIIe siecle
Scenarios : La revolution Jacobite
Strategie : Wilderness War (GMT)
Figurines : Les figurines XVIIIe en plastique 1/72e
Hobby : Jeu d'histoire et jeu de role 1 vol, 60 pgs 2009 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover, [French text] ......$12.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914019 VAE VICTIS # 19: MEUSE 1940 Includes La fleche brisee, Army of the Heartland, au coeur de la Secession, Les jeux express, la victoire dans la soiree, Pour la gloire, bien jouer a Pour l'Empereur, Wartembourg, 3 octobre 1813, Austria Stands Alone, Rivoli: les scenarios du trophee, Vincennes 1998, tout le jeu d'histoire, No Man's Land, Battle of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars Vol 1, Successors, Over The Top, Aide de Camp 2, le jeu d'histoire assiste par ordinateur, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1998 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover, O/P French text ......$18.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914048 VAE VICTIS # 48: 1944 ARDENNES Articles include: L'offensive des ardennes, Les Regles de jeux avec figurines, Barbarossa to Berlin, A contre Pied, Ondurman, L'incroyable reussite militaire des cites grecques, American Conquest, Hearts of Iron, Jutland, Totenkopf vs Hourra, Medieval total war: le combat tactique, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2002 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover French text ......$15.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914051 VAE VICTIS # 51: KURSK Articles include: Encart-jeu: en pointe toujours III : Koursk 1943, Au soleil d'Austerlitz, Objectif Fachoda, Brute Force, De Summer a Constantinople, La Premiere chute de l'Aigle, Nouveautes regles figurines, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2003 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914053 VAE VICTIS # 53: CHAMPS DE BATAILLE-ASIA Articles include: Encart-jeu: champs de bataille IV, Rise of the roman republic, Lock and Load, L'histoire avec des cartes, Guerilla 2, Stalingrad la bataille insensee, Ecole de guerre : jours de gloire campagne, Normandie 44, Ecole de guerre : camp d'entrainement pour l'artillerie, Les regles avec figurines, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2003 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914054 VAE VICTIS # 54: BATAILLE DE MEGGIDO 1456 BC Articles include: Dragon, Les regles avec figurines, L'empire contre-attaque, Attaque a l'aube, Solferino, Ecole de guerre : Revue de blindes, Revolution et empire, Champ de bataille 4, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2003 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914088 VAE VICTIS # 88: SEPT/OCT 2009 Mini game-Combat in the WWI Trenches. Scenarios for Kharkov 1942 using Panzer Korps, Advanced Squad Leader, and 15mm figures. La guerre chez lez Azteques, The Halls of Montezuma (GMT), Death Ride - Mars-La-Tour (AtO), Les jeux Worthington Games, Rapid Fire, and Flames of War autrement, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2009 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover, French text, game ......$12.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914092 VAE VICTIS #92: May 2010 Suez 1956 Mini game: Assault on the Suez 1956; Dossier France 1940 with scenarios for ASL, Blitzkrieg Commander, and others. Analysis of: Tomb for an Empire (B3G), A Victory Denied (MMP), Nemo (VPG), Birds of Prey (Ad Astra), Heroes of the Blitzkrieg (LnL), Barbarossa (VPG), Polemos Empire, and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2010 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover, French text, game ......$12.00 with a discount of 35% spc

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1-914098 VAE VICTIS # 98: May 2011 Special Issue, includes a board game on NORDWIND. English language rules can be downloaded at vaevictis.histoireetcollections.com/bonus.hml

Articles include:

ANALYSIS: Red Poppies (WG), Labyrinth (GMT), Ottoman Sunset (VPG), Command & Colors Napoleonics (GMT), White October (Battles), The Hell of Stalingrad (CoA), Tide at Sunrise (MMP), and Field of Battle.

ANALYSE + COMPTE-RENDU: We Must Tell the Emperor (VPG)

ART DE LA GUERRE: La liberation de Belgrade, and, Les Guerres de Religon (2e partie)

ART DE LA GUERRE + JEU EN ENCART: La bataille de Fort Alamo 1836

SCENARIOS: Yougoslavie 1944 pour ASL, Combat Commander, Blitzkrieg Commander

HOBBY: Les multiples facettes du jeu avec figurines 1 vol, 60 pgs 2011 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914098G VAE VICTIS # 98: May 2011 Operation Nordwind Game Only Special Issue, includes a board game on NORDWIND. English language rules can be downloaded at vaevictis.histoireetcollections.com/bonus.hml
1 vol, 60 pgs 2011 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-914107 various VAE VICTIS # 107: November 2012 Featuring the game, Coree 1950 (The Korean War) with A3 area map and 108 die-cut counters.


* ANALYSE : Franco-Prussian War (VPG), Neuve Chapelle (WDG), Coral Sea (B3rdG), Ukraine'44 (MMP), Keren 1941 (DG), In Magnificent Style (VPG), Summer Lightning (L'NL), Leuthen (VPG), Beyond Waterloo (LPS), D-Day Dice (VG), Combat Mission - Fortress Italy (BF)
* ART DE LA GUERRE : Le corps rapide hongrois durant Barbarossa, Coree 1950
* ART DE LA GUERRE + SCENARIOS : La retraite de Russie 1812, Jouer les armees de chevaliers a l'Art de la guerre
* SCENARIOS : URSS 1941 pour M44 et ASL, Guadalcanal 1942 pour Combat Commander
* STRATEGIE ET SCENARIOS : Les assauts amphibies, scenario EPT Pacifique
* REGLES : Les Byzantins a SAGA, La revue des revues
* NOUVEAU : La bibliotheque strategique, Les regles de jeu avec figurines, Les figurines plastiques, Du 6 au 28 mm, la parade des miniatures
* HOBBY : Le journal de marche, Concepteurs et developpeurs (2e partie)
1 vol, 60 pgs 2012 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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3-916000 MW: Back Issue Sale: 341, 346, 354, 357, 360, 368, 372, 381, 384, 396 SALE! Clearing out back issues MW: Back Issue Sale: 341, 346, 354, 357, 360, 368, 372, 381, 384, 396 for $2.50 each (plus postage), or, all 10 issues for $21.95 plus postage. If we run out of an issue, we will substitute another issue.

If you wanted to sample MW, here's your (greatly discounted) chance. Normally $9.00 each. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2013-2015 UK, ATLANTIC PUBLISHERS
NEW-pb ......$21.95 spc

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1-930254 S&T #254:Hannibal's War 1 vol, 62 pgs 2008 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-930260 S&T #260:Black Prince-Crecy & Navarette Navarette is a simulation of the conflict between English and Castlian Forces with their French Allies in 1347. Crecy 1346 between English and the French Knights. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2009 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-930264 Koenig, Paul S&T #264 - Shiloh: Bloody April, 1862 The design, by Paul Koenig, uses an evolution of the old-Avalon Hill classic, Gettysburg '77. Each game turn equals one hour, and each hex on the map represents 100 yards. Units of maneuver are double-sided brigades. Rules cover: roads, surprise, fatigue, rout, organization, ranged fire, reinforcements, army organization, gunboats, night, and more. There are three scenarios: one for each day and a combined look at the entire two-day battle. Historical set-ups are provided for all scenarios. The short scenarios can be completed in about four hours. The game includes a 34x22 hex map and 176 large-sized NATO-style, back-printed units. Solitaire play is doable.

Articles include: Battle of Shiloh, Nigerian Empire: Fulani, The Battle of the Bulge, and Russia Invades Georgia 2008. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2010 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-930276 Miranda, Joseph S&T 276 OPERATION ANACONDA Wargame: Operation Anaconda, designed by Joseph Miranda, is an intermediate-complexity, grand-tactical game covering that codenamed battle fought between US/Coalition forces and Al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan in March 2002. It featured a combined US-Afghan-Coalition force attempting to surround and destroy enemy units while also capturing or killing Bin Laden. The operation ultimately failed in its larger objectives owing to poor command control. While technically and tactically a Coalition victory, the fighting demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses that have characterized both sides ever since.

The design uses the well-liked 'Boots' system, which makes command-control the central feature of play. Each player commands a force composed of one or more 'sub-commands.' Those sub-commands are moved and fought according to the random pick of Command Chits. When a particular chit is picked, its corresponding sub-command is activated. Since players don't know the order in which the chits will be picked, play becomes chaotic as they strive to create and exploit opportunities.

This is a two-player game, with one commanding Coalition forces and the other those of Al Qaeda. Combat is quasi-tactical. Additionally, the Coalition player has access to various types of fire support, such as airstrikes; however, that support (as well as reinforcement) become available at random. The Al Qaeda player has the advantage of his units being deployed face down, and his opponent must use ISR (Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance) to reveal them. Play is a tense contest between asymmetric forces. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2012 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-956015 Bomba, Ty World at War #15- Soft Underbelly:Italy 1943 The War in Southern Italy, 1943 (SU). It's an intermediate-complexity, two-player wargame simulating that historic World War II campaign. It may also be used to explore the 'what ifs' inherent in the situation had the German high command chosen to react to the Allied landings in a much different manner: making that effort's defeat Berlin's main strategic goal for late 1943 (Operation Wacht am Tiber). The design therefore combines factual historical detail with studied counter-factual analysis to present players with a situation that will be familiar to most of them, while at the same time allowing for an easy and seamless transition into the less certain realm of alternative history.

Each extra-large-hex on the 34x22' mapsheet equals 11 miles (18 km) when measured from side to opposite side. Each game turn represents between two and 15 days, depending on the exact time of year of each one. That is, as the autumn weather worsens, and attrition and the inevitable declines in soldier morale and force-robustness take their tolls, each game turn comes to represent a longer period of time. That approach allows for the smooth building into the system of what would otherwise be burdensome factors of weather, ground conditions, operational tempo, etc. Every ground unit represents a division or division-equivalent (176 large-size NATO-style).

The game uses the well-liked system originally created by Ben Knight for Victory in Normandy. There are approximately 14,500 words in the rules. A complete game of SU generally takes from four to five hours to complete, and it's suitable for solitaire play. Rules cover such things as: Allied end-run second invasions, Luftwaffe seaport raids, reinforcements, withdrawals, paratroop drops, naval gun support, both sides' army and corps organizational schemes, German tactical superiority, tactical and strategic airpower and much more.
1 vol, 62 pgs 2010 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-956016 Bomba, Ty World at War #16 - Partizan Partizan is a two-player, intermediate-complexity, historical simulation of the struggle between the Communists and the Axis occupation forces for mastery of Yugoslavia 1941-1944. The 228 iconic and NATO-style counter-mix includes the brigades and divisions of German, Italian, Hungarian, Croatian, Bulgarian, and Ustashi units, as well as all the Partisan forces and Marshal Tito himself (the Chetniks are handled abstractly). Partisan units' exact strengths are mostly unknown by the Axis player (via 'tried' and 'untried' counter-sides).

The 34x22-inch extra-large-hex map contains various infrastructure (warehouses, fuel dumps, bridges, and so on) as well as resource hexes representing strategic mineral deposits, such as bauxite, copper and chromium, which the Axis player must protect, along with routes from them back to Germany, while also guarding possible invasion beaches along the coast. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2010 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-956022 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR 22: Minsk '44 The second game in Joseph Miranda's new East Front Battles Series, which began with Guards Tank in issue 13 -- covers the crucial exploitation phase of the great Soviet summer offensive against the Germans' Army Group Center, in June of 1944. The game utilizes the classic quad series rules' mechanics and a retreat-emphasizing differential combat system to encourage encirclement tactics, so typical of Soviet armor strategy during World War II.

Minsk is a two-player (Soviet versus German) operational level game. The game includes 228 medium-sized die-cut counters, with the division as the primary maneuver unit, and also includes air units, untried units, blown bridge markers, and headquarters units. The colorful map features the area of the Third Belorussian Front during Operation Bagration, with each hex representing approximately 2 miles across, and includes such prominent locations as Berezina and the transportation center of Minsk.

The rules entail a variety of standard and unique rules, such as Railroad Movement, 'What if' Optional Reinforcements, Blowing Bridges, Untried Units, and the full range of historical unit formations, such as 5th Guards Tank Army, and the 505th Heavy Armor unit, etc.

Victory in the game is determined by the accumulation of VP for control of important hexes, as well as evacuating friendly units

Other articles include:

* Green US Forces at Kasserine, 1943. The fierce German counterattack against rookie US forces in North Africa that led to Patton's promotion to army command.
* Savo Island. A revisionist interpretation of this near-miss Japanese naval victory off the coast of Guadalcanal late in 1942.
* Hitler's Military Conferences. An analysis of the procedures Hitler used to arrive at his big military decisions 1 vol, 62 pgs 2011 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-956031 various WORLD AT WAR 31 - Dubno 1941 During the opening days of Operation Barbarossa, the German First Panzer Group drove deep through the Ukraine with its ultimate objective the great city of Kiev. Leading the thrust was the 48th Panzer Corps. The Germans broke through the Soviet frontier defenses, but the Red Army quickly counterattacked with several mechanized corps. While the Germans were outnumbered, especially in tanks, they had superior command control and tactics, allowing them to defeat the Soviets piecemeal. Moreover, the Red Army at this stage of the war was in the midst of reorganization, and suffering from severe logistical shortfalls. Still, the Germans got a surprise when they ran up against T-34 and KV tanks which were far heavier than the German AFVs, and were largely impervious to their anti-tank fire, except for the infamous 88mm flak guns. Following several days of mobile battles, the Wehrmacht routed the Red Army. Yet, the Germans were delayed long enough to cost them a quick capture of Kiev, a failure which would have considerable ramifications in the next several months of the campaign.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters

Other articles include: The Maginot Line: 1940; Slim's Tanks: British Armor in Southeast Asia 1944-45; and Gen. Stanislaw Sosabowski: Biography of the famous WW2 Polish Parachute Brigade commander. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2013 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-963001 MODERN WAR #1 - Red Dragon Green Crescent Red Dragon/Green Crescent is a game covering near-future conflicts around Asia's periphery from 2013 to 2021. It's adaptable for two player, multi-player and solitaire play. Most ground units are brigades. Aircraft are mostly combat-wings. Ship units represent groups of vessels such as SAGs, subrons, or individual capital ships. Turns represent varied amounts of real time, depending on the operation being conducted. An entire match encompasses the first month of the war. Scenarios include partial and two-map games, some centered on Korea, others on the Indo-Pakistan area, and others covering the entire region from the Red Sea to Alaska.


* Two 22 x 34 inch maps
* 352 counters
* Magazine with historical background

Articles include: Red Dragon / Green Crescent (Near-future clashes in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific); Stormin' Norman (A biography of Gen. Schwartzkopf); 1972 NVA Offensive (The first conventional offensive by the communists against the South Vietnamese); Seal Team 6 (Analysis of this elite unit and its mission to get Bin Laden); Russia's Military (Their complete ground force order of battle); Beretta vs. Colt (The Beretta has been the US military sidearm for over two decades, but some still carry the Colt); and Cyber War (The risk inherent in this new realm of conflict). 1 vol, 84 pgs 2012 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-978016 016 SEAFIRE vs A6M ZERO Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose-built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended to operate from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter.

The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first-hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; The Strategic Situation; Technical Specifications; The Combatants; Combat; and Statistics and Analysis. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996074 Ford, Ken 074 The Rhineland 1945 - The last killing ground in the West Known as the last great 'stand-up fight' of the Second World War the battle for the Rhineland was brutal in the extreme. Eisenhower's 'broad front' policy called for the whole of the Rhineland to be taken before pushing his troops across the Rhine and into Germany itself. The Germans opened the Roer dams in a vain bid to temper this massive Allied offensive and this called for a drastic change in tactics. The ensuing battle was characterised by amphibious assaults on the fortified villages of the flooded Rhine lowlands, frontal assaults on the much vaunted Siegfried Line and the grim fighting for the Reichswald Forest. It was to be 'the last great killing ground in the west'. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2000 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996091 091 KOLIN 1757 In May of 1757 Frederick the Great invaded Bohemia, smashed an Austrian army outside Prague and bottled it up in the city. The Empress Maria Theresa dispatched Marshal Daun with 60,000 men to save the Empire's second city. Frederick had won a string of victories over the Austrians and was convinced his men would always triumph.

Although outnumbered he attacked, but the Austrians were waiting. His army was defeated and forced to withdraw. As his veterans commented, 'they were not the same old Austrians at all'. Simon Millar shows how Frederick's overconfidence proved his undoing at Kolin.

Contents: Origins of the Campaign, Chronology, Opposing Commanders, Opposing Armies, Opposing Plans, The Battle, Aftermath, Bibliography, and Index.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996222 Shepperd, William 222 SALAMIS 480 BC: The Naval Campaign That Saved Greece In 480 BC, the Greek and Persian fleets met in a battle in the strait between Attica and the island of Salamis. Although outnumbered, the Greeks delivered a crushing victory that ended the Persian threat to Greece. This book draws on the findings of archaeological, technological, and naval research, as well as on original historical sources to vividly recreate one of the most important naval campaigns in world history. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999186 186 THE APACHES Osprey Men-At-Arms series, 8 color plates, text. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1981 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999274 274 FLAGS OF THE THIRD REICH # 2: WAFFEN SS Osprey Men-At-Arms series, 8 color plates, text. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1994 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-ATO021 Dickens, Gene AGAINST THE ODDS # 21: Kadesh - Day of the Chariot Magazine contains a complete wargame, Kadesh, covering THE chariot battle of all time. The issue also includes the bonus game Desert Duel, a WWII game covering the first battle of Alamein in 1942. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2007 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-ATO024 Vasey, Charles game designer AGAINST THE ODDS # 24: Deathride -- Mars-La-Tour 1870 Magazine contains a complete wargame, Deathride: Mars-La-Tour 1870, simulating the battle during the Franco-Prussian War where a small German force took the initiative against a massive French Army. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2009 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-ATO041 Rinella, Michael AGAINST THE ODDS # 41: Circle of Fire -- Siege of Cholm 1942 Though now largely forgotten, the successful defense of Cholm by Kampfgruppe Scherer ranks as one of the great small unit sieges of WWII. Now you can relive the first 10 days of this epic battle, when the underfed soldiers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army attempted to capture the town, its food, and its vital road hub on the march and avoid what would ultimately become a long and unsuccessful siege.

As the Soviet side, you have more men, stronger artillery, and armor. As the German side, you have the town, the high ground, and air power. Hitler has declared Cholm a festung: there will be no withdrawal. In the waist-deep snow and sub-zero temperatures the battle will be fought to the last man and the last grenade.

Circle of Fire: The Siege of Cholm, 1942, by designer Michael Rinella, uses an updated version of the low-complexity area-impulse system first used in the award-winning Avalon Hill classic Storm Over Arnhem. Unlike that game, however, this design includes a hallmark of later area-impulse games: the sudden death mechanism to end turns unpredictably.

The game includes a full size area map produced directly from aerial photographs and situational maps, and 176 large counters. Easy to learn, quick to set up, and fast to play, Circle of Fire is both a great introduction to the area-impulse system and a great introductory conflict simulation game. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2013 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-ATO2008 Rohrbaugh, Paul game designer AGAINST THE ODDS 2008 ANNUAL: Operation Cartwheel - Breaking the Bismark Barrier Contains the wargame Operation Cartwheel - Breaking the Bismark Barrier that simulates MacArthur's Campaign against Raboul. It integrates separate air, ground, and naval games. Also includes the bonus game: Gazala Line 1942. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2009 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-ATO2009 AGAINST THE ODDS 2009 ANNUAL: Verdun - A Generation Lost This wargame covers the WWI battle of Verdun, where the 1916 German offensive tried to inflict massive casualties on the Entente and force a negotiation to end the war. In the end, both sides suffered huge losses and the war continued. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2010 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-CH041 various CRITICAL HIT: Vol 4 No 1 Volume 4, Number 1 of Critical Hit Magazine comes with new expansions for Advanced Squad Leader.

Included are the following articles:
* Fighting Soldiers from the Sky (ASL paradrops)
* Big Cat's Den (Designer Notes and play notes for that scenario)
* Cold Reception (Scenario replay of that scenario)
* Dictum Concentrate (ASL strategy article)
* SW Teams and MG Crews (variant rules)
* The Weapons Pit (variant rules)

There is also a countersheet with a few new vehicles and the 'Weapons Pit'

Also, it contains the following scenarios:
CH73: THE STAND OFF; 18 September, 1941; Outside of Romny, Russia
CH74: TROTEVAL FARM; 24 July, 1944; Near Verrieres, France
CH75: THE BIG CAT'S DEN; 19 August, 1944; St. Lambert-Sur-Dives, France
CH76: HURTGEN HELL; 6 October 1944; Hurtgen Forest, Germany
CH77: DROP ZONE A; 24 March 1945, Two miles west of Hamminkeln, Germany
CH78: THE OUTSKIRTS OF LEMBERG; 12 September 1939; Lemberg, Poland
CH79: BAR's AGAINST PANZERS; 26 December 1944; Verdenne, Belgium
CH80: CUT THE LINE; 17 December 1941; Route 1 near Ragay, Bicol Peninsula, the Philippines 1 vol, 52 pgs 1997 US, CRITICAL HIT, INC
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1-COM024 Gryner, Dr. Peter H. COMMAND #24: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1938 Two-player wargame that simulates what might have been the first campaign of World War II in Europe if the Prague government rejected the Munich accord. The game includes a 34x22-inch mapsheet, 142 counters, and 18 pages of rules. Includes magazine. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1990's CA, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-GMT0111 Racier, Ted REDS - The Russian Civil War 1918-21 Reds! is a two-player wargame covering these dramatic events from August 1918 to the start of 1921, when the last organized opposition to Red rule outside the far east was destroyed.

The single large-hex map stretches from Warsaw in the west to Omsk in the east and from Murmansk in the north to Tashkent in the south. Across this vast expanse, players maneuver a colorful array of combat units representing various White factions, Anarchists, Nationalists, Alied Intervention Forces, the two divisions of the Czech Legion, and six Polish armies.

Units range from armies to brigades. The Red Order of Battle is built around 16 Red Armies organized by Leon Trotsky. There are also two powerful Red cavalry armies and the elite Latvian Rifle division. The White Order of Battle includes everything from Cossack cavalry corps to Moslem partisans and a German Free Corps. Each side also has support units: naval and river flotillas, air units, and, of course, the famous armored trains. Key leaders are also included: Frunze, Denikin, Wrangel, and Trotsky and his famous Red Train.

To model the chaos of this many-sided multi-front war, the sequence of play is based upon random chit pull which determines the order of activation of each White faction or six Red Army Front commands. The key Logistics phase, in which disrupted units are rallied and unsupplied units attritted, is also randomly determined. The game also includes TWO random event tables: one for each side.

From sweeping cavalry advances to slogging matches over major cities (such as Tsaritsyn - the future Stalingrad - know as the Red Verdun), Reds! is a true player's game. It is also a realistic depiction of some of the most titanic and unusual campaigns of modern history.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-GMT0208 BARBAROSSA TO BERLIN 1-2 players card/board game. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2002 HANFORD, GMT GAMES
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1-GMT0807 Welch, Stephen CHANDRAGUPTA:Great Battles of the Mauryan Empire Eight Battles covering the period 319BC to 261BC.It simulates the traditional four-fold divisionof the Indian military system, with the Elephants,Chariots, Cavalry and foot troops 1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-GMT1201 Beach, Ed VIRGIN QUEEN 1559-1598: Wars of Religion Virgin Queen is the sequel to Here I Stand, another card-driven game of grand strategy that covered the previous forty years (from Martin Luther's posting of his 95 Theses in 1517 through the abdication of Charles V in 1556). Players familiar with Here I Stand will find much that is familiar in Virgin Queen: over half of the rulebook remains unchanged. New game systems have been put in place to emphasize the changing nature of the conflicts here in the late 16th Century.

Components: Rule and scenario booklets, Four and one-half counter sheets, Three player card decks with 134 cards (112 action cards and 22 royal cards), Four Player Aid Cards, Six power cards, Four off-map displays, and Two player aid cards.


* Religion: Streamlined from Here I Stand, the new rules for religious conversion and rebellion allow actions to be resolved quickly, reflecting the already entrenched presence of both Catholic and Protestant factions across the key areas of religious struggle.

* World Map: Oceanic expeditions are now under direct player control as they sail to the Caribbean and beyond to seize plunder, found colonies, and attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
Diplomatic Influence: Alliances with minor powers (and major powers that can be activated in games with less than 6 players) are now made through a unified system where players buy influence at each of these foreign courts.

* Weddings: Here I Stand's secret negotiation phase is still present here in Virgin Queen, but with a new twist. Now you will want to arrange marriages for each of the princes and princesses of your family dynasty with a suitable foreign royal. Will even the Virgin Queen succumb to love and take a husband, or will she jilt that suitor at the last minute once again?

* Patronage: Your royal court will be visited by artists, writers, scientists, and architects, who all want you to invest in their endeavors for the glory and advancement of the realm. Will you sponsor Galileo, Cervantes, or Shakespeare or instead spend your treasury on a fruitless quest for the Philosopher's Stone?

* Espionage: Beware, there is also a dark side to this period -- a time of espionage and spymasters. In Virgin Queen you can ask your ambassadors to spy on foreign courts, send out handgun-armed assassins, invest in cryptology, and even recruit Jesuit priests for undercover missions of conversion. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-MAY0486 SEAFARERS OF CATAN Add 'trade routes', islands & pirates to SETTLERS 1 vol, 0 pgs 1998 US, MAYFAIR GAMES
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1-OSG202 Zucker, Kevin THE LAST SUCCESS: Quadrigame of the War Against Austria April - July 1809 BATTLES:

ABENSBERG-19-20 April 1809 Crisis on the Danube
ECKMUHL-22-23 April 1809 Napoleon vs. the Archduke Charles
ASPERN-ESSLING-21-22 May 1809 Passage of the Danube
WAGRAM-5-6 July 1809 Battle on the Marchfeld

Napoleon's Last Battles System, following Four Lost Battles: 525 yards (480 meters) per hex, 1 hour per turn, 400-800 men per strength point. Each game lasts about 40 turns.

These four games explore the major battles of 1809, where the French Army encountered a modernized Austrian Army under the capable Archduke Charles. Each game shows the approach to the battlefield on the day before battle. The Aspern-Essling and Wagram battlefields are on one map. Set at the scale of Napoleon's Last Battles-525 yards per hex and one hour turns-the game retains the Command System of Commanders and Corps Officers.

Three 22 x 34-inch full-color maps
Two Rulebooks (32 pages and 28 pages)
One game box
Two counter sheets = 560 units
Two Four-page folders
Four player aid cards 1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, OSG
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1-SPW107 OSMANLI HARBI:The Ottoman Fronts 1914-1918 Easy to learn, Scale is 20km/hex and a turn equals four days. (5) scenarios for Caucasus 1914-17;Sinai-Palestine 1915-18; Mesopotamia 1914-18;Gallipoli 1915; Greece/Macedonia 1915-18 1 vol, 1 pgs 2009 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-SS2000 various SQUADRON SIGNAL: Armor in Action Series The books in this series contain 100+ b/w photos/illust/drawing, tech specs.

All are $8 each, any two (2) for $15. First Come, First Served.

* SS2012 PzKpfw IV IN ACTION
* SS2017 M113 IN ACTION
* SS2021 Sdkfz 251 IN ACTION
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1-SS7001 Belezos, D GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: Thermopylae 480 BC The definitive history of the fabled battle at the pass of Thermopylae, amply illustrated with photos, maps, and color plates to create a panorama of the men, equipment and the world they fought in. For 2 and 1/2 days Spartan King Leonidas lead his 300 along with a contingent of Thespians against the massive Persian army of Xerxes I.

In addition to the contest on land, coverage extends to the important naval battle pitting Greek triremes against the Persian fleet at Artemisium, protecting Leonidas' flank and setting the tone for the decisive Greek victory at Salamis. Symbol of heroic devotion, victory, defeat or senseless sacrifice - this book presents all the facts as never before to define one of the most significant events in Western civilization. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS7002 Belezos, D GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: Marathon 490 BC The Battle of Marathon is a landmark in world history. Through their victory, the Athenian and Plataean hoplites did not merely save their cities from destruction, but they also destroyed the myth of the 'invincibility' of the Persians and proved the superiority of their armor, weaponry and tactics. More significantly, they opened the way for the unhindered evolution of Athens into a center of a civilization whose virtues and ideals became foundations of Western civilization.

Reveals the causes of the Persian invasion, follows the unknown Marathon runner in his run to announce the victory and relates the captivating myths created by the historical battle that still remain a part of the oral tradition of this epic. Enriched with photographs, maps of the area and tactical battle movements and color illustrations of uniforms. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS7003 Stavropoulos GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: EL ALAMEIN 1942 During the summer the exhausted British forces in charge of conducting the war in the North African desert were in retreat across all sectors, unable to oppose the 'Rommel phenomenon'. The last obstacle on the road to Alexandria was the British 8th Army, which had finally halted at the isolated El Alamein railroad station after a long, bitter retreat.

At this significant spot, the disciplined British troops and their battle-hardened allies, under General Bernard Law Montgomery, prepared to make a final stand. Rommel launched a violent assault, but was unable to overcome his opponents' stubborn defense. After a bloody 12-day battle, the Africakorps was forced to retreat. The soon-to-be-legendary 8th Army had smashed German dreams of dominating North Africa. Enriched with color and b/w photographs, color maps, aircraft and tank profiles and color illustrations of uniforms. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS7004 Papademetriou, K. and others GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: Salamis 480 BC The 'Wooden Walls' that saved Greece - an historical essay about the naval Battle of Salamis that took place between the allied Greek naval forces and the Persian - Asian fleet. One of the most important military conflicts of the ancient world, as this monumental Greek victory actually led to the development of the ancient Greek values that gave birth not only to the European, but also to the whole of Western Civilization. Describes the trireme and especially its handling, its method of construction, its crew and its tactics.

Includes the historical elements of the battle, a brief biography of the father of the great victory, Themistocles, and chapters from the Persian point of view as well. Also addresses the lesser-known details of the battle to assist in understanding the overwhelmingly difficult conditions under which the Greek fleet prevailed. Enriched with color and black and white photos, maps and tactical movements and color uniform plates. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS7007 Stavropoulos, V illust by Shummate, J and others GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: Britain 1940 The confrontation between Britain's Royal Air Force and Germany's Luftwaffe was the first large scale success against Hitler's aggression, and it is one of the defining episodes in the long history of the British nation. Very inclusive account includes comparison of the Spitfire Mk.I vs Bf 109E, the bombing of London, Operation Sealion, Italian involvement, foreigners in the RAF and the nature and personalities of the opposing commanders.

This volume allows the reader to experience the titanic battle as never before: tactics, aircraft, equipment, uniforms, and the men and women who lived it. Enriched with color and black and white photographs (including 10 page Photographic Tribute to the Battle of Britain), color maps, 50 aircraft profiles and 9 color uniform illustrations 1 vol, 160 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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2-ST140 S&T #140:OBJECTIVE TUNIS 1 vol, 64 pgs 1991 CA, WORLD WIDE WARGAMES
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1-ST242 S&T #242:THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON Volume Two 1 vol, 62 pgs 2007 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-ST248 S&T #248:FIRST BLOOD-2nd Marne 15 July 1918 Alexander's Army in Bactria; Peterwardein-EugeneTurns the tide in Hungary 1716; Mongol training;Afghan National Army & Nato O/B's in Afghanistan 1 vol, 62 pgs 2008 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-TPS02 Rohrbaugh, Paul TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS: The Siege of Syracuse 415-413 BC Maybe one of the oddest things about the lengthy Peloponnesian War is that, after decades of balance, the Athenians actually lost it with a campaign well away from the Greek mainland.

The Athenians have a mighty host of fleets and men, filled with confidence. The Syracusans have a long history of clinging to their independence (and powerful allies coming to foil Athens).

Combat units include cavalry, light troops, peltasts, and the heavily armed hoplites-the backbone of both sides' armies. You the players can decide your best approaches for attack and defense, selecting from pitched battles or skirmishes.or building miles of siege walls.

The Siege of Syracuse includes:
* One full color, 11x17-inch mounted mapboard
* One 8.5x11-inch battle board
* 176 large, full color, die-cut counters
* 12-page rulebook 1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-TPS20 Various TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS #20: The Battle of Stalingrad Stalingrad comes with hard-mounted maps and mounted, die-cut counters. Each battle is presented in a design of low complexity, but high challenge, from some of the industry's top designers.

Bitter fighting went from block to block, then building to building, and -- literally -- room to room. German troops joked that they had, 'Captured the kitchen but were still fighting for the living room.' Soviet soldiers in the city said, 'There is no land on the other side of the Volga.'

But the battle for Stalingrad the city was only part of the German 1942 campaign, with its multiple priorities of political objectives (like Stalingrad) and resource objectives (like the Caucasus). Now, gamers can face the same questions and try to do better.

Each hexagon on the map is about 33 miles/55 kilometers from east to west. Each turn represents one-half of a month. The typical combat units on the map are Soviet Armies, Axis minor allied Armies and German Corps. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2011 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-WAHOO Bomba, Ty WAHOO!: The Battle of Washington July 8 1863 -- Board Game Alternate-history game covering the climactic 8 July 1863 Battle of Washington. One player takes the role of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, while the other player represents a combined Lincoln/Grant persona.

The game postulates that on the second day at the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederate attack began earlier... Little Round Top was overrun and the bulk of the Army of the Potomac was forced to fall back on Baltimore to regroup.

The Confederate player is trying to conquer the City of Washington while (optimally) also destroying the Northerner's high command. The degree in which the Rebels succeed or fail is measured in victory points. This basically means, barring Lincoln's death, the Confederate player must gain control of the Capitol and the White House hexes to win. 1 vol, 1 pgs 1991 US, XTE CORP
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