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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
War of the Austrian Succession

1-216250 MOLLWITZ and CHOTUSITZ: Battles of the First Silesian War Wargame. Two battles in one box:

The latest installment of the BAR series contains the first two battles of Frederick the Great's career as he began to forge his legacy as the greatest general of his generation. But be aware, this is not the Prussian Army of the Seven Year's War!

At Mollwitz (April 10, 1741) King Frederick II has been outmaneuvered by FM Neipperg. The plodding Prussians must advance over snowy fields to assault the waiting Austrian infantry and escape the entrapment. The Austrian player, with superior cavalry, must use that cavalry to slow down or distract the Prussian infantry before they devastate their Austrian counterparts. Each side has their strengths (and weaknesses) and must seek to maximize them to their benefit before time runs out. And, there is always the possibility that Frederick will flee the battlefield...

At Chotusitz (May 17, 1743), the Austrian army under Prince Charles has again outmaneuvered Frederick and hopes to annihilate the isolated part of his army. The pressure is on as the Austrians must attack quickly before the bulk of the Prussian army arrive as reinforcements. This is a finely matched battle with the Austrians as the attackers!

Both battles are one map in size with less than the usual number of counters. Chotusitz is roughly the size of the BAR game of Lobositz whereas Mollwitz has only 2/3 of the counters of Chotusitz. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, CLASH OF ARMS
NEW-box, available mid February 2018 ......$80.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-215220 Anderson, M.S. THE WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION: 1740-1748 Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs. Soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony, and the Netherlands were embroiled in their different but interlocking power struggles, with profound long-term significance for Europe and beyond.

The war marks the rise of Prussia to great-power status, and the opening of the struggle between France and Britain for maritime supremacy and colonial empire in North America, the Caribbean and India. This book examines the war and its consequences in their widest context. 1 vol, 260 pgs 1995 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE PRESS
NEW-pb ......$71.00 rct

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1-1947515 Borello, Nicolla 1741: L'ASSEDIO DI CARTAGENA DE INDIAS (The Siege of Cartagena de Indias) The siege of Cartagena de Indias was an obscure, but significant, battle in the confrontation between Spain and Great Britain during the so-called War of Jenkins Ear (1739-42). It would also end up as a naval disaster in British history and allow the Spanish to maintain its dominions in the Americas for another 70 years. Includes 15 color plates. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late March 2019 [Italian text] ......$32.00 rct

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1-78304 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V4 Sohr 1745 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, REPRINT of 1893 Ed ......$6.00

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1-78305 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V5 Lobositz 1757 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, REPRINT of 1893 Ed ......$6.00

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1-78310 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V10 Zorndorf 1758 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, REPRINT of 1893 Ed ......$6.00

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1-COM1067 Firer. John A PRAGMATIC WAR: The War of the Austrian Succession 1741-1748 - No Peace Without Spain System (Wargame) Pragmatic War: The War of the Austrian Succession 1741 - 1748 is a two-player game simulating the War of the Austrian Succession. One player represents the Austrian interest represented by the Austrians and those powers in Europe faithful to the original agreement, ('the Pragmatic Alliance'). The other player represents the challengers to the Austrians, the Bavarian rival for the Imperial title, Charles Albert and his supporters, primarily the Bourbon rulers of France and Spain, intermittently joined by Prussia (the Bourbons).

The war like its predecessor, the War of the Spanish Succession, was fought primarily to determine who would succeed to the throne of a great empire, in this case the Austrian Empire. When the current ruler of the Austrian crown lands and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI died without male issue he had laid the groundwork for his eldest daughter Maria Theresa to succeed to the Hapsburg crown lands.

Known as the 'Pragmatic Sanction,' this diplomatic effort obtained the agreement of the leading powers of Europe to her accession to the Hapsburg dominions and the election of her paramour as the next Holy Roman Emperor. However, with the opportunistic seizure of Silesia by the young Frederick the Great of Prussia, the agreement unraveled and the war began. In time, it would involve virtually all of Europe.

A Pragmatic War continues the series pioneered and excellently portrayed by Don Herndon's No Peace Without Spain! and expanded upon by Nine Years: War of the Grand Alliance 1688-1697. The basic NPWS system is ported to APW but expanded and adapted to include such period specific features as:

* Soldier-Kings (martial rulers) and their political-military effect upon operations
* Expanded opportunities for French sea power to influence the war
* Influence of historic British admirals
* Young Frederick the Great's opportunism
* Variable full belligerency by France, Britain and Holland
* Hungarian support for Maria Therese
* The advent of light troops (Insurrectionists and Genzers)
* The '45 and the potential for a seaborne invasion of England
* The Holy Roman Emperor and his effect on political-military affairs

Product Information
* Complexity: 4 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 5 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 year per turn
* Map Scale: point-to-point strategic level
* Unit Scale: Corps of 10,000 mixed arms and Fleets
* Players: 1 to 2
* Playing Time: 4 to 6 hours

Components:
* 1 Map - 22x34-inch Mounted map
* 1 Sheet of 5/8-inch Counters
* 1 Deck of 55 Playing Cards
* 1 Rules and Scenario Book
* Multiple Player Aid Cards
* 10 Six-Sided Dice
* 1 Box and Lid set 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box ......$75.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-215520 Johnston, Arran ON GLADSMUIR SHALL THE BATTLE BE! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745 In the summer of 1745, a charismatic (but inexperienced) young Prince sailed to Scotland - determined to wrest the crowns of Great Britain from the head of George II. In a few short weeks, he raised an army large enough to challenge the government's forces in Scotland and, against the odds, stormed to a shocking victory over them at the Battle of Prestonpans.

Celebrated ever since in song and art, Prestonpans nevertheless proved to be a false dawn on the road to defeat at the Battle of Culloden seven months later, but without his victory at Prestonpans and all the opportunities it provided, Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie') could never have invaded England and his short uprising would then have been but a footnote in the history of Georgian Britain. Includes 25 black and white illustrations and 13 maps.

This book pieces together the events of the Prestonpans campaign and focuses on the week of the battle. Uses eyewitness testimonies and close scrutiny of the evidence presented to the Board of Inquiry in 1746 to understand the buildup to the battle from an individual, as well as strategic, level. Such an understanding is revealed as critical, as the effects of morale, landscape, and personality are shown to have determined the fate of the battle far more than the relative power of broadsword and bayonet.

The book opens with an exploration of the battlefield area prior to the Rising, before analyzing the political and military strengths and weaknesses of the opposing causes, including information on the career of Sir John Cope. After following the opening campaign in the Highlands, the reader is then taken on a detailed day-by-day journey through the week leading to the battle.

The account of the engagement itself - driven by eyewitness testimony and contemporary evidence - also incorporates the latest archaeological analysis of the site to create the most detailed and engaging presentation yet of this famous and dramatic event. Its aftermath and legacy, both on a local and national level, is then considered before the book concludes with a look at the changes which have occurred across the battlefield landscape up to the present day. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available mid November 2017 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-49851 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V1 - French Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry,Foreign Troops, Guards, Masion du Roi, Legeres, Gendarmerie, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawing 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49852 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V2 - British Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Highlanders, Marines, Guard/Fusileers, Militia, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 38 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49853 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V3 - Dutch Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49854 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V4 - Spanish Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49857 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V7 - Swedish & Russians 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49858 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V8 - Italian States 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49859 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V9 - Danish & German State 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry,Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings for Denmark, Hanover, Bavaria, Paltinate, Saxony, and Hesse. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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2-499501 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION FLAGS: Volume 1 French Infantry and Cavalry A4, 30 color flags with descriptive text designed to be reproduced for both 15mm & 25mm. Includes color illustrations. 1 vol, 17 pgs 1999 UK, POTSDAM PUBLICATIONS
NEW-pb, found a few more copies ......$10.00

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1-73060 Mitchell, James J. WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION IN NORTH AMERICA, THE 8.5x11, a brief survey of the events in America,covers Nova Scotia/Louisbourg and the skirmishes between the French & Indian allies against the New Englanders, color and b/w illust/maps/flags. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2003 USA, SEVEN YEARS WAR BOOK
NEW-softcover spiral bound ......$20.00

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1-44044 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V4:WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION While the majority of the list is British this is all there is on this period, 1740-1748. 1 vol, 43 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-211940 Skrine, F FONTENOY AND GREAT BRITAIN'S SHARE IN THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION 1741-48 2016 reissue. Facsimile of 1906 edition, 394-page quality hardback edition. Includes seven plates and two maps, This is by far the most famous study of the Battle of Fontenoy and an essential read for the campaign. 1 vol, 394 pgs 2016 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
NEW-hardcover, available late July 2016 ......$40.00

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1-48040 Skrine, F.H. FONTENOY & G.B.'s SHARE IN THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION Classic account of Great Britain's role in the War of Austrian Succession, in the style of Savory (2) folding maps, five plates, index. 1 vol, 412 pgs 1997 UK, TERRY WISE
NEW-hardcover, reprint 1806 ed. ......$100.00

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1-206471 Wilson, David THE FRENCH WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION 1740-1748 - Volume 1: Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment Another nicely done Partizan Press uniform guide. Thicker than most at 300 pages.

Provides accurate information for the French army during the War of the Austrian Succession and as such it is relevant to that time frame. The uniforms were basically same from the late 1720's till after the Seven Years War (except for the addition of lapels to infantry uniforms in the late 1750's).

They took a more austere appearance following the clothing regulations of 1730's, which reflected both moral ideals against ostentation with just a little bit of economy -- the heavy embroidery on the officers coats, the colored waistcoats and breeches disappeared, except in the foreign units, but then again, the regulations were never completely respected. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2014 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-dj ......$79.00

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