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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
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1-WGBAI06 WWII US MARINES: Boxed Set 28mm Plastic Figures Box contains 30 plastic infantry, 28mm (1/56) scale with interchangeable heads.

During the Second World War the US Marines spearheaded the American response to Japanese aggression, leading to a ferocious island-hopping campaign. The technologically superior US forces made many amphibious assaults that wore down the Japanese and culminated in crushing American victories albeit with terrible loss of life on both sides.

US Marines in the Pacific Theatre of Operations were eager to get the job done be it with the bayonet, shotgun or their Thompson submachine guns. Their loyalty to their comrades and the Corps stood them in good stead as they faced a fanatical foe where no quarter was given no received.

Semper Fi!

Box contains
5 USMC plastic sprues
1 US plastic weapons sprue
USMC leaflet

1 vol, 30 pgs 2016 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box ......$41.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-WGBJI02 WWII JAPANESE INFANTRY: Boxed Set 28mm Plastic Figures Box contains 30 plastic infantry, 28mm (1/56) scale with interchangeable heads.

Thought of as invincible by the Allied forces in the early stages of World War II, the Japanese soldier was a brave, disciplined, often fanatical, warrior who fought to the death sometimes against overwhelming odds. Conquering all before them and carving out a vast Empire during the opening stages of the war the Imperial Japanese Army were truly a force to be reckoned with.

This plastic box set contains enough parts to make 30 plastic Japanese infantry armed with:
Arisaka rifle
Light 'knee' mortar
Hand grenades
Type 99 Light machine gun (and bayonet!)
Type 14 Nambu pistol
Flag pole
NCO's Shin Gunto sword
Anti-tank lunge mine
Arisaka rifle with bayonet
Type 100 sub-machine gun

Plus lots of accessories including a bugle and full-colour devotional banner and flag sheet!
1 vol, 30 pgs 2016 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box. Limited quantity at this discount when Skirmish Action rules are purchased ......$41.00 DISCOUNT:50% rct

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1-212743 Gray, Bill AGE OF VALOR: Crimean War - Sevastopol: Age of Eagles II Expansion Module for Conflict by Blood & Iron This is an independent Age of Valor (AOV) expansion chapter or mini-module for Age of Eagles II, also known as Napoleonic Fire & Fury. As such AOE II is needed to properly play this game, but includes changes unique to the Crimean War. In most cases all rules changes have been imbedded in the Data Charts as well as the charts and tables on the Quick Reference Sheet. All players need to do is use these new specifications or DRMs with the original rules and then play as normal. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2016 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-pb ......$14.00

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1-196808D Bushel, Alexandre SAGA DICE: Romans and Britons 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 2017 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
NEW-blister, available late February 2017 ......$19.00 rct

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1-196816 Bushel, Alexandre SAGA: Aetius & Arthur Supplement The year is 410AD. Barbarians have crossed the Rhine and invaded the Western Roman Empire. The Visigoths have pillaged Rome while the Huns have arrived on the Roman Empire's borders after ravaging the east. To counter these threats, the Romans have abandoned Britain, leaving the Britons to face the Picts and Saxons alone.

In this supplement you will find: six new factions (Romans, Britons, Saxons, Goth, Picts, and Huns); New heroes and Legendary units for the new factions; New units of Mercenaries to fight alongside your new factions; Rules to adapt certain existing factions to take part in your battles in the Age of Invasions; Four new scenarios; and a complete campaign system where a lone frontier post must hold out against waves of barbarian raiders.

This supplement, that can be used either with SAGA Dark Ages Skirmishes or SAGA The Crescent & The Cross, also comes with six Battle Boards for Aetius & Arthur (not sold separately).1 vol, 100 pgs 2017 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
NEW-pb, available late February 2017 ......$45.00 rct

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1-199290 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP CORE RULES: With Normandy Campaign Not so much a second edition as a reprinting of the main rules now that Kursk and the mini rulebook have sold out, but with an extra campaign, some datacards, and a compilation of all the special rules and generic scenarios from all our published campaign supplements. A full-color, 170-page hardback book plus five pull out inserts of quick reference sheets, battle rating counters, and vehicle datacards.

Includes three small rules alterations: Aimed Fire with HE shells now has no -1 modifier to hit targets in cover. All Aimed Fire with small arms now has a -1 modifier to hit if the unit moved. A -1 to observe units with the Sniper-Scout special rule. Area Fire is now called Suppressing Fire (but remains unchanged).

The new extra campaign is a Normandy-based location-to-location campaign system and has scenarios and army lists for the Canadian 3rd Infantry and 12th SS Panzer Divisions, including all the vehicle and gun data required to get players started. 1 vol, 170 pgs 2016 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
NEW-hardcover, 2nd edition ......$38.00 rct

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1-BRIG324 Bunde, Peter 324: GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN: Infantry Regiment von Stockhorn No.1 - 1813 - 1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-plate ......$14.00 rct

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1-BRIG325 Bunde, Peter 325: KINGDOM OF WURTTEMBERG: Infantry Regiment No.1 Prinz Paul 1809-1812 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-plate ......$14.00 rct

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1-666116 Gonzalez, Jose LA BATALLA DE FARSALIA 49 a.C. At the battle of Pharsalus, an outnumbered Julio Cesar defeated Gnaeus Pompey, who might have won with a better battle deployment and plan -- specifically, a Spanish legion of 5300 who were never ordered into battle and spent the day immobile.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-pb, [Spanish text] available mid January 2017 ......$28.00 rct

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1-666115 Gonzalez, Jose LA BATALLA DE ZALACA 1086 The battle of Zalaca, also known as Sagrajas, generated strategic consequences far greater than expected from a relatively minor confrontation in Spain. The Muslim kingdoms coalesced under a variety of North African empires such as the Almoravids and Almohads, but Christian kingdoms thwarted expansion and began the reconquest process.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-pb, [Spanish text] available mid January 2017 ......$28.00 rct

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1-SS10233 Neubeck, Ken U.S. ECM AIRCRAFT IN ACTION The purpose of Electronic countermeasures (ECM) is to jam, spoof, trick, or otherwise fool an enemy about the location or capabilities of armed combat units. While the United States employs ECM on the land, air and sea, modern military aircraft are the primary platform in the ECM battle because they can scan a larger patch of earth.

This book briefly explains the history and development of various ECM techniques with particular emphasis on US Navy, Air Force and Marine aircraft that have taken electronic countermeasures into battle from the 1950s through present. Specific aircraft included in the book are ECM variants from the 1950s, Vietnam, the Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Deliberate Force (Yugoslavia), and modern aircraft including the Navy's EA-18 Growler, which is capable of jamming frequencies and eliminating surface-to-air radar sites at Mach 1.8. Includes more than 250 photos -- most are in original color.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-pb, available mid January 2017 ......$19.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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2-205130 Buttar, Prit COLLISION OF EMPIRES: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Although the myriad of alliances and suspicions that existed between the Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires in the early 20th century proved to be one of the primary triggers for the outbreak of the First World War, much of the actual fighting between these three nations has been largely forgotten in the West. Whilst battles such as Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele have been inscribed deeply on the public consciousness, with the exception of perhaps Tannenberg, the conflicts in the East do not hold the same recognition.

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

Buttar reveals how delays in adapting to a modern war and inadequacies in supply and support arrangements, combined with a failure to plan for a long war, left the three powers struggling to keep up with events, leaving the Central Powers coming to terms with the dreaded reality of a war on two fronts whilst slowly driving Russia towards revolution. A war that was initially seen by all three powers as a welcome opportunity to address both internal and external issues would ultimately bring about the downfall of them all. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid January 2017 ......$18.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-213150 Respond, Vincent THE POLISH ARMY IN 1939 Details the organization, planning, strength, and equipment of the Polish Army. Over 225 illustrations, many in color.1 vol, 180 pgs 2017 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
NEW-pb ......$40.00 rct

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