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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-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
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1-907001S DIORAMAG: Special #1 - Hell Awaits The book is entirely devoted to the Japanese Master Takehisa Shimotani and the creation of his diorama 'Hell Awaits.' Set in Syria with an amazing building, a T-55, and a pick up truck, he explains with hundreds of pictures exactly how to build every single element of this stunning work. 1 vol, 92 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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1-944033 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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1-908388 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 Guide1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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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 Priestly1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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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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1-222500 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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2-200410 Mallett, Michael MERCENARIES AND THEIR MASTERS: Warfare in Renaissance Italy Reprint of Michael Mallett's classic study of Renaissance warfare in Italy. His account of the age of the condottieri -- the mercenary captains of fortune -- and of the soldiers who fought under them is set in the wider context of the Italian society of the time and of the warring city-states who employed them.

The book concentrates on the 15th century, a confused period of turbulence and transition when standing armies were formed in Italy and more modern types of military organization took hold across Europe. But it also looks back to the middle ages and the 14th century, and forward to the Italian wars of the 16th century when foreign armies disputed the European balance of power on Italian soil.1 vol, 304 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222471 Massimo, Predonzani and Vincenzo Alberici THE ITALIAN WARS: VOLUME 1 -- The Expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo On 6 July 1495, a sudden gunshot came from the right bank of the Taro River in the Gerola Valley, near Fornovo (not far from Parma). Shortly afterwards a sky full of clouds unleashed its fury on a wretched battlefield. That gunshot kicked off a battle which changed warfare and represented the starting point of a raging conflict known as the Italian Wars. Francesco II Gonzaga, leader of the League, challenged the fury of the flooding Taro River in a clash against Charles VIII.

This volume, The Italian Wars Volume 1. The expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo, offers an accurate analysis of every frantic stage of the battle. Includes 39 b/w ills & photos, 8 color plates, and 3 b/w maps.

The reader will be transported into the heart of battle and exposed to the rumble of thunder and the clash of arms. They will see how the encounter wore out both sides, leading the opponents to an unclear resolution: both armies claimed victory.

The text offers a detailed description of the composition of the armies, the weapons, and the armor, as well as of the heraldry borne by captains and shown on standards. Such analysis is based on the authors' research on Italian and French contemporary documents and pictures. Wonderful painted illustrations are shown on charts, thus delivering an immediate and clear overview of the men and the colors on the battlefield.1 vol, 136 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222480 Miller, Douglas THE ARMY OF THE SWABIAN LEAGUE 1525 The Swabian League was established as a defensive alliance of princes, prelates, and Imperial cities to maintain the peace within the territory of Southern Germany. In 1525 the League faced an existential threat in the form of an attempt by the exiled Duke Ulrich of Wurttemberg to retake his territory and a series of localized peasant uprisings which united into a movement for political reform. Includes 43 b/w photos/ills, 9 b/w maps, 1 diagram, and 8 color plates.

The League was forced to mobilize a mercenary army at a time of financial crisis and a shortage of Landsknechts, many of whom were fighting in the Italian Wars. This book presents a detailed inside account of the different components and internal organization of the League army. It focuses on two campaigns led by its supreme commander, Georg Truchsess von Waldburg, to maintain discipline during an intensive six-month campaign to thwart the Duke of Wurttemberg and smash the peasant rebellion whilst attempting to appease his political overlords within the League.1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222460 Barrett, John THE KING'S IRISH: The Royalist Anglo-Irish Foot of the English Civil War The book looks at the Irish Campaign and its influence on the experience and behavior of the troops when they reached England. It examines their equipment, logistical care, and experience following their return. It looks at the performance of some of the troops, such as the 'firelocks' who changed sides and became valuable additions to the Parliamentarian forces. Also examined is the controversial topic of 'native Irish' troops who were involved, and a number of prominent individuals who also served in the war. Full use is made of extensive contemporary primary sources and also later research. Includes 24 b/w photos/ills, 8 b/w maps, and 8 color plates.

The English troops serving in Ireland were a vital source of experienced and possibly war-winning manpower sought after by both King and Parliament in the Civil War. The 'cessation' or truce which King Charles reached with the Irish Confederates in September 1643 enabled him to begin shipping over troops from Ireland to reinforce the Royalist armies.

During the following year, the 'Irish,' as they were frequently if inaccurately known by both sides, were an important factor in the war. The Nantwich Campaign (December 1643-January 1644), the consolidation of Royalist control in the Welsh Marches during the spring of 1644, the Marston Moor campaign, and the Battle of Montgomery (September 1644) all received major contributions from the troops from Ireland. Other troops from Ireland, mainly from the province of Munster, provided important reinforcements for the Western and Oxford Royalist armies during the 1644 campaigns in western and southern England. The Irish were still a significant part of the Royalist Army during the Naseby Campaign of 1645, and elements remained in action until the end of the war.1 vol, 214 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-219582 Mugnai, Bruno WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 2: The Imperial Army, 1660-1689 Presents the history, organization, uniforms, and ensigns of the Imperial army and the 'Reichsarmee.' The Imperial Army represents an interesting laboratory, which involved the multicultural Habsburg's domains and the Holy Roman-Germanic Empire in the birth of one of the major standing army of Europe. Includes 102 b/w ills, 26 b/w photos, 5 maps, and 16 color plates.1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222470 Querengasser, Alexander THE SAXON MARS AND HIS FORCE: The Saxon Army during the Reign of John George III 1680 - 1691 Detailed study of the origins of the standing Saxon army. Created by elector John George III (r. 1680-1691), it quickly won its laurels in the battle of Vienna (1683) and later in campaigns against the Ottomans and the French. This book gives a broad analysis on this army, dealing with topics like finances and organization, uniforms, tactics and an overview of its campaigns. Includes 8 color plates, 55 b/w photos/ills, 12 tables, and 2 b/w maps.1 vol, 152 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222550 Brown, Steve THE DUKE OF YORK'S FLANDERS CAMPAIGN: Fighting the French Revolution 1793-1795 In the wake of the French revolution, The armies of the First Coalition gathered round France's borders, the largest of which was assembled in Flanders. Composed of Anglo-Hanoverian, Dutch, Hessian, Prussian, and Imperial Austrian troops, its aim was to invade France and restore the nobility to what was considered their rightful place. Opposing them was the French Armee du Nord.

In command of the Anglo-Hanoverian contingent was the son of George III, the Duke of York. The campaign was a disaster for the Coalition forces, particularly during the severe winter of 1794/5 when the troops were forced into a terrible and humiliating retreat. Britain's reputation and that of its military leaders was severely diminished, with the forces of the Revolution sweeping all before them on a tide of populism.1 vol, 176 pgs 2019 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-222510 Dawson, Paul NAPOLEON'S WATERLOO ARMY: Uniforms and Equipment Examines the troops who fought at Ligny, Quatre-Bras and Waterloo and is based on thousands of pages of French archival documents and translations. With hundreds of photographs of original artifacts, supplemented with scores of lavish color illustrations, and dozens of paintings by the renowned military artist Keith Rocco, Napoleon's Waterloo Army is the most comprehensive, and extensive, study ever made of the French field army of 1815, and its uniforms, arms and equipment.1 vol, 248 pgs 2019 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-222540 Crowe, Clint CAUGHT IN THE MAELSTROM: The Indian Nations in the Civil War, 1861-1865 Discusses the plight of the Five Civilized Tribes -- the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole -- during the American Civil War. From 1861-1865, the Indians fought their own bloody civil war on lands surrounded by the Kansas Territory, Arkansas, and Texas.

The onset of the Civil War exacerbated the divergent politics of the five tribes and resulted in the Choctaw and Chickasaw contributing men for the Confederacy and the Seminoles contributing men for the Union. The Creeks were divided between the Union and the Confederacy, while the internal war split apart the Cherokee nation mostly between those who followed Stand Watie, a brigadier general in the Confederate Army, and John Ross, who threw his majority support behind the Union cause. Throughout, Union and Confederate authorities played on divisions within the tribes to further their own strategic goals by enlisting men, signing treaties, encouraging bloodshed, and even using the hard hand of war to turn a profit.1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-222490 Broich, John BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941 Spring 1941 was a high point for the Axis war machine. Western Europe was conquered; southeastern Europe was falling, Great Britain on its heels; and Rommel's Afrika Korps was freshly arrived to drive on the all-important Suez Canal.

Tells the story of Iraq and the Levant during this most pivotal time of the war. The browbeaten Allied forces had one last remaining hope for turning the war in their favor: the Axis running through its fuel supply. But when the Golden Square -- four Iraqi generals allegiant to the Axis cause -- staged a coup in Iraq, elevating a pro-German junta and prompting military cooperation between Vichy French-occupied Syria and Lebanon and the Axis, disaster loomed.1 vol, 368 pgs 2019 US, HARRY N ABRAMS
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1-222530 Buschleb, Hermann OPERATION CRUSADER: Tank Warfare in the Desert, Tobruk 1941 English translation of a German account of Operation Crusader in front of Tobruk in the fall of 1941. Examines the roles of commanders, parameters of the battle: the terrain, weather, visibility, logistics, intelligence, and the forces involved. Narrates the course and result of the battle.1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-COM1066 von Borries, Vance FRANCE 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe -- Wargame (Designer Signature Edition) France 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of an original game covering the historical events that led to the liberation of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands during the Allied drive on Germany by renowned game designer, Mark Herman. This new signature edition has been re-mastered and updated and will be linking with an all-new companion game, Russia 1944, slated for release in 2019.
France 1944 is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass

Product Information: Complexity: 6 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: 9 out of 10 (no hidden information); Time Scale: Monthly turns; Map Scale: 20 miles (32 kilometers) per hex; Unit Scale: army-level HQs, infantry corps, armored divisions; Players: one to two, best with two; Playing Time: two to seven hours.

Components: 22x33-inch Mounted Map; 8.5x11-inch Map; Two Countersheets (14.5mm size); Two Player Aid Cards; Allied Order of Appearance Display and Movement Card; German Order of Appearance Display and Movement Card; Rules booklet with Designer's Notes; Two 6-sided dice; Two 6-sided custom dice; Box and Lid set.1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-222520 Zetterling , Nikias NORMANDY 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness A revised and updated single-source reference book which accurately details the German field forces employed in Normandy in 1944 and their losses. Dr. Zetterling provides a sobering analysis of the subject matter and debunks a number of popular myths concerning the campaign (the effectiveness of Allied air power; the preferential treatment of Waffen-SS formations in comparison to their army counterparts; etc.). He supports his text with exhaustive footnoting and provides an organizational chart for most of the formations covered in the book. Includes numerous organizational diagrams, charts, tables and graphs.1 vol, 480 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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