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Updated as of 9/14/2017

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Military Novels

1-VXA002 VICTRIX 28MM - Spartan Armored Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BC Hard Plastic Figures The box contains 48 hard-plastic miniatures with thrusting and at-rest arm positions, plus lots of extra options representing Greek Hoplites of Sparta and Laconia from the 5th Century covering the end of the wars with Persia, to the 4th century and the titanic struggle for Greek supremacy in the Peloponnesian war against Athens and Thebes.

You get 48 superbly detailed miniatures with nine head variants, of which seven come in two halves -- the hair plugs into the back of the head to achieve the distinctive moulding of the Spartan long hair. There is also a bare head and another with a shorter bob style to shoulders plus a helmet. There are a couple of crest options to make some officer variants. There are thrusting arms options, spear at rest options and sword arms. (Remember if you want to make more at rest arms, by rotating a thrusting arm 90 degrees it becomes a spear at rest position). Spears are separate to the hands for those wanting to add metal spears.

There are eight figures per sprue, of which four have shield arms attached and four have no arms attached to enable you to make the musician and other specialty positions for officers and character figures. There are cloaks and various sword scabbards to add even more character and flavor to your Hoplite miniatures. Making this set one of the finest detailed and versatile plastic sets on the market

This set can be mixed with all the parts from the Athenian, Theban, and Mercenary sets which all have their own specialty heads and options to add yet more variety to your Greek armies.

Includes Spartan unit statistics for 'Clash of Empires' rules. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-box ......$38.00

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1-VXA003 VICTRIX 28MM -Theban Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BC. This fantastic set of miniatures represents Greek Hoplites of Thebes Boitia and Thessaly from the 5th Century covering the end of the wars with Persia, to the 4th century and the titanic struggle for Greek supremacy in the Peloponnesian war against Athens, Thebes rise and battle for Hegemony over Greece and the destructive war against Macedonia .

You get 48 superbly detailed miniatures. The detail is crisp and sharp. There are 8 head variants. There are thrusting arms options, spear at rest options and sword arms. (Remember if you want to make more at rest arms, by rotating a thrusting arm 90 degrees it becomes a spear at rest position) There are 8 figures per sprue, 4 have shield arms attached and 4 have no arms attached to enable you to make the musician and other speciality positions for officers and character figures. There are cloaks and various sword scabbards to add even more character and flavour to your Hoplite miniatures. Making this set one of the finest detailed and versatile plastic sets on the market

This set can be mixed with all the parts from the other 3 Hoplite sets, Athenian, Spartan and Mercenary which all have their own speciality heads and options to add yet more variety to your Greek armies.

Included in the box is a fantastic flyer produced for us by Great Escape Games giving you unit statistics for your Ancient Thebans to work with their Ancient Rules 'Clash of Empires', a superb set of rules that really capture the flavour of warfare in the ancient world.

Plastic 28mm sized figures, supplied unpainted. Glue is required in the assembly of Victrix plastic Thebans. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag ......$38.00 rct

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1-VXA004 VICTRIX 28MM -Mercenary Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BC This boxed set contains 48 superbly detailed 28mm hard plastic miniatures. There are arm positions for thrusting or grounded spears plus a variety of sword arms. There are 48 heads wearing many styles of helmet, including Attic, Thracian, Phrygian and Pylos types.

These figures represent Ancient Greek Hoplites of most of the City States of Greece and the Mercenaries who fought for and against the Persian Empire. They can also be used for the many Mercenary Hoplites who fought during the Peloponnesian War and for the Thessalian tyrant Jason of Pherae and the Phocians during the Sacred War - just to give you a few examples.

Figures are 28mm sized, made of plastic and supplied unpainted. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag ......$38.00 rct

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1-VXA005 VICTRIX 28MM -Greek Unarmoured Hoplites and Archers This superb set contains 56 high quality plastic Greek unarmoured Hoplites and archers.

28mm sized plastic figures, supplied unpainted. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag ......$42.00 rct

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1-VXA006 VICTRIX 28MM -Greek Peltasts and Slingers This superb set contains 56 high quality plastic Greek Peltasts, Javelin men and slingers.

28mm sized plastic figures, supplied unpainted. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag ......$42.00 rct

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2-63520 Cornwell, Bernard SHARPE'S TRAFALGAR It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe is heading to England to join the Green Jackets. 1 vol, 277 pgs 2000 LONDON, HARPER COLLINS
NEW-dj, UK 1st Edition In Stock, Only 3 Copies, First Come First Served ......$36.00 with a discount of 80%

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1-69230 Cornwell, Bernard EXCALIBUR:Warlords Chronicles III In this this volume Arthur must deal with betrayal on all sides, while defeating the Saxons at Mount Badon and trying to realize his dream of united Britain, rousing good tale. 1 vol, 436 pgs 1997 LONDON, MICHAEL JOSPEH
V.GOOD-dj, 1st Edition ......$25.00 with a discount of 60%

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3-72970 Cornwell, Bernard SHARPE'S ESCAPE: Spain and Portugal 1810 Newest novel in the Richard Sharpe series, set to the background of the 3rd French Invasion of Portugal and the Battle of Bussaco. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2004 UK, HARPER COLLINS
NEW-dj In Stock, Only 3 Copies, First Come First Served ......$36.00 with a discount of 80%

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1-53740 Cornwell, Bernhard SHARPE'S TRIUMPH Part of the 'Richard Sharpe' series, covers the Battle of Assaye, # 14 in the series. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1999 NY, HARPER COLLINS
NEW-dj ......$24.00 with a discount of 80% nov

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2-53740 Cornwell, Bernhard SHARPE'S TRIUMPH Part of the 'Richard Sharpe' series, covers the Battle of Assaye, # 14 in the series. 1 vol, 298 pgs 1998 LONDON, HARPER COLLINS
NEW-dj, o/p In Stock, Only 3 Copies, First Come First Served ......$30.00 with a discount of 80%

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1-11220 Coyle, Harold TEAM YANKEE: A Novel of World War III - Revised & Expanded Edition This revised and updated edition of the classic Cold War novel Team Yankee reminds us once again what might have occurred had the United States and its Allies taken on the Russians in Europe, had cooler geopolitical heads not prevailed. The narrative is more flowing and sounds more like a story than a National Training Center after action review. And also since the Cold War ended the author has been able to firm up a lot of stuff about Soviet weapons/capability that he was sort of speculating about when he wrote the original back in the 1980s

For 45 years after World War II, East and West stood on the brink of war. During those years, however, the Allies beefed up their ground capability, while the Soviets increased their air capability, even as the new jet and missile age began (thanks much to captured German scientists on both sides). The focal point of conflict remained in central Germany-specifically the flat plains of the Fulda Gap-through which the Russians could pour all the way to the Channel if the Allies proved unprepared (or unable) to stop them.

Team Yankee posits a conflict that never happened, but which very well might have, and for which both sides prepared for decades. This former New York Times bestseller by Harold Coyle, now revised and expanded, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the Allied soldiers who would have had to meet a relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
NEW-dj ......$33.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-69890 Delderfield, R. F. TOO FEW FOR DRUMS They set out as ten who must wend their way from behind French lines in Portugal and back to the British Army, great tale of the Peninsular. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2001 ITHACA
NEW-pb ......$15.00

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1-80422 Flint, Eric 1824 THE ARKNSAS WAR Volume Two of this series, the author continueswith the founding of a Arkansas a hybrid confeder-ation of Cherokee and Creek clans, freed slaves &runaways and those yearning to be free. 1 vol, 427 pgs 2006 US, BALLANTINE BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$26.00

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1-196512 Hight, Jack KINGDOM: Saladin Trilogy Vol. 2 1164. The young warrior Saladin joins a Saracen army headed for Egypt. He finds there a land of wonders - from the ancient pyramids and the towering lighthouse of Alexandria, to the caliph's luxurious palace - but also a land of unparalleled danger. In Egypt, no one can be trusted, not even his family. Saladin is surrounded by enemies and haunted by a secret that threatens to destroy him.

Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, Saladin's closest friend, the former crusader John of Tatewic, has been branded traitor. Spared execution on condition that he serves King Amalric, he soon finds himself embroiled in court intrigue. Dark forces within Jerusalem conspire to seize the throne. As John confronts them, his loyalty to Amalric, and to his old friend Saladin, is put to the test. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2012 UK, John Murray
NEW-dj ......$25.00

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1-57740 Kent, Alexander SIGNAL-CLOSE ACTION 7th novel in the 'Richard Bolitho' series, it is 1798 & Commodore Bolitho is in the Mediterranean. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1974 LONDON, HUTCHINSON & CO
V.GOOD-dj has small tear, 1st ed. In Stock, Only 1 Copy, First Come First Served ......$40.00 with a discount of 75% nov

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1-57840 Kent, Alexander STAND INTO DANGER 4th novel in the 'Richard Bolitho' series, it is 1774 & 3rd lieutenant Bolitho is in the Caribbean. 1 vol, 296 pgs 1980 LONDON, HUTCHINSON & CO
V.GOOD-dj, 1st edition In Stock, Only 1 Copy, First Come First Served ......$36.00 with a discount of 75% nov

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1-836020 Kent, Alexander DARKENING SEA, THE:June 1809 Volume #20 sees Vice Admiral Sir Richard Bolithoof the coast of So Africa tasked with defendingthe 'trade routes' from French attacks 1 vol, 352 pgs 2000 US, MCBOOKS
AS NEW-trade pb ......$10.00

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1-72930 Mallinson, Allan CALL TO ARMS, A In this the 4th book, it is 1819 & Captian Hervey is back with 6th Light Dragoons and back in India, well told tale as Hervey and his newly raised troopers take on the Burmese. 1 vol, 382 pgs 2002 UK, BANTAM BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$34.00

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1-67660 Parkinson, C. Northcote LIFE AND TIMES OF HORATION HORNBLOWER, THE In this acclaimed fictional bio, Parkinson detailsthe rise to eminence of a Royal Navy Officer frommidshipman in 1794 to revered admiral in 1847, b/wmaps/illust. 1 vol, 304 pgs 1999 LONDON, BRAMLEY BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$22.00

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1-66280 Pope, Dudley RAMAGE AT TRAFALGAR Our hero gets himself and his frigate Calypso intothe thick of things before and during Trafalgar 1 vol, 214 pgs 1986 LONDON, ALISON PRESS
V.GOOD-dj, 1st Edition ......$40.00

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1-84090 Pressfield, Steven AFGHAN CAMPAIGN, THE 2300 years ago the Army of Alexander invaded what is now Afghanistan. This is the story of one of the foot soldiers. A rousing good read. 1 vol, 351 pgs 2006 US, DOUBLEDAY
NEW-dj ......$25.00 with a discount of 60% nov

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1-57860 Reeman, Douglas STRIKE FROM THE SEA It is 1941 and Commander Ainslie is in Singaporeto seize a giant French submarine cruiser. 1 vol, 256 pgs 1978 LONDON, HUTCHINSON LTD
GOOD-dj, 1st edition ......$28.00

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2-57860 Reeman, Douglas STRIKE FROM THE SEA It is 1941 and Commander Ainslie is in Singaporeto seize a giant French submarine cruiser. 1 vol, 256 pgs 1978 LONDON, HUTCHINSON LTD
GOOD-dj, signed 1st edition ......$36.00

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1-214680 Renfrew, Barry AGINCOURT 1415: Field of Blood Fiction. On 25 October 1415, a trapped and vastly outnumbered force of exhausted and demoralized English archers and men-at-arms faced a colossal army of French knights on a desolate field in northern France. What took place that day became one of the greatest moments of the Hundred Years' War and English history.

This novel offers a dramatic, minute-by-minute retelling of the battle as seen through the eyes of the commanders and soldiers on both sides. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available early August 2017 ......$17.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-191083 Riches, Anthony FORTRESS OF SPEARS (Empire series) Vol. 3 The third volume of Empire, the Roman legions head deep into north Britannia, where the survivors of the crushed rebellion still hope for revenge. But the new Roman leader will not let them rest. He forms an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the Selgovaes' fortress of spears, and return it to the hands of a trusted ally. Marcus Aquila - burning for revenge on an enemy army that has killed one of his best friends - is part of the select group of infantry chosen to go north with the Petriana cavalry and take the fort before the rebel army can reach it. He believes his disguise as Centurion Corvus of the 2nd Tungrians is still holding. But he is just a few days ahead of two of the emperor's agents, sent from Rome to kill him. Pitiless assassins who know his real name, and too much about his friends. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2011 UK, HODDER & STOUGHTON
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1-89483 Sidebottom, Harry WARRIOR OF ROME III:Lion of the Sun Third book in the series. Mesopotamia, AD 260 Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the white sun, as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, King of Kings. Ballista looks on helplessly, but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery. One day, maybe not soon, but one day, I will kill you . . . But first he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and only those whom the gods will spare from hell can now save the empire from a catastrophic ending. Ballista, the Warrior of Rome, faces his greatest challenge yet. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2010 UK, PENGUIN
NEW-dj ......$26.00

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1-89484 Sidebottom, Harry WARRIOR OF ROME IV: The Caspian Gates Fourth book in the series. 262 AD -- the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them. The Goths' appetite for brutality and destruction is limitless and before long Ballista is locked into a deadly bloodfeud, with an enemy that has sworn to destroy him - and the Imperium - at all costs. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2011 UK, MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD
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