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1-1994019 BOLT ACTION: Campaign: Market Garden Market Garden was a bold plan, designed to capture the Rhine crossings along the Dutch-German border and establish a foothold for an advance into Germany. A massive combined arms operation involving airborne landings and an armored thrust, it was one of the most dramatic and controversial operations of the war.

This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to command the forces facing each other across the Rhine, fighting key battles and attempting to change the course of history. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theater Selectors provide plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-216070 'NAM: The Vietnam War Miniatures Game Vietnam. In a small corner of the world, one of the most bloody wars to be fought occurred in this small county in Southeast Asia. Traditionally framed as a war of small skirmishes, long patrols, and guerilla ambushes, there is a lot more that happened, including full-scale offensives and pitched battles.

The US and its allies have all the advantages of mobility and firepower. The ubiquitous Huey helicopter has become a symbol of the war itself as it carries troops into battle and unloads rockets on the enemy. Heavily armed flotillas sail up the windy Mekong Delta. Heavy tanks and M113 'tracks' bash their way through the jungle searching for enemy strong points, and resolute 'grunts' hold firebases against fierce enemy assaults.

Meanwhile, the Nationalists have all the advantages of the home team. They fight as guerillas, choosing the time and place of major operations or surprise attacks and appearing from nowhere to ambush enemy hunting them. When the time is right, they even commit their tanks, armored personnel carriers, and seasoned troops into the fray to achieve total victory.

Groovy '60s soundtrack not included.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, BATTLEFRONT MINIATURES
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1-216090 SAGA: 2nd Edition - Rules Only This is the 2nd edition of the popular skirmish game and contains only the rules -- army lists are contained in separate supplements. System can cover any heroic age, whether they are historical, mythological, or imaginary from the minds of writers.

Players control a warband, made of thirty or so figures, chosen from among the available SAGA factions. Each warband uses a specific Battle Board and SAGA dice which grant them particular abilities in battle.

This book contains SAGA's simple and innovative basic rules. They are easy to learn and illustrated with numerous examples. they apply to all the universes you might explore. These rules are the fruit of years of development and the contributions of a large community that plays SAGA around the globe.1 vol, 24 pgs 2018 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-216091 SAGA AGE OF VIKINGS: Saga Supplement for 2nd edition Saga The attack on the monastery of Lindisfarne in 793 marked the beginning of the story of the Vikings -- also known as the Northmen, Sea Wolves, and Scourge of the Faithful. Soon, pillaging and looting transformed into the armies of the powerful Scandinavian kingdoms that descended upon Europe -- conquering countries, ransoming kings, and founding colonies.

SAGA Age of Vikings covers Europe from the emergence of the Norse kingdoms to the Battle of Hastings with 12 factions covering all four corners of Europe during this period, each with its own Battle Board, history, legendary units and special rules. Also includes rules for mercenary units and an appendix on Relics & Artifacts.

You will need a copy of the SAGA Rulebook to use this universe/supplement. This book comes with 12 Battle Boards which may not be sold separately.

Factions covered are: Anglo-Saxons, Welsh (including Strathclyde), Normans (including the Bretons), Vikings, Anglo-Danes, Last Romans (Byzantines), Norse-Gaels, Irish, Pagan Rus, Scots, Carolingians, and Jomsvikings. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-212747 Gray, Bill AGE OF VALOR: Before The Leaves Fall 1914 This is an independent Age of Valor (AOV) expansion mini-module for Age of Eagles II (also known as Napoleonic Fire & Fury) for World War I.

As such AOE II is needed to properly play this game. In most cases all rules changes have been embedded 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, then play as normal. Changes unique to the World War I period, circa 1914, and the subject of this expansion set, are found within the rules.1 vol, 44 pgs 2018 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-984112 McGovern Terrance 112 DEFENSES OF BERMUDA: 1612-1995 Due to its location in the western North Atlantic some 600 miles off the Carolinas and halfway between Halifax in Canada and Jamaica in the West Indies, the island of Bermuda was a key naval haven for the Royal Navy over the centuries. It was vital for the Navy first in the development of its American colonies, then during its rivalry with the United States, and finally as allies with the United States.

The need to defend its 64 miles of coastline and ports has resulted in the construction of about 50 forts from 1617 to 1945 even though its total land mass is only 20.6 square miles. This led to an incredible concentration of fortifications with 2.5 forts for every square mile.

Today, the legacy of these defense efforts remain either as disused structures or parks scattered throughout Bermuda, many of them now popular tourist attractions. Using stunning commissioned artwork and meticulous research, this is the fascinating story of Britain's 'Gibraltar of the West.' 1 vol, 64 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992122 Mattiolli, Marco 122 SAVOIA-MARCHETTA S.79 SPARVIERO BOMBER UNITS Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport, the aircraft had evolved into a dedicated medium bomber by the time the S.79-I made its combat debut in the Spanish Civil War in 1936.

During WWII, it became Italy's most successful bomber, and the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Although initially hampered by poor tactics, the S.79 bomber crews nonetheless scored sunk a number of Allied vessels, and provided a constant threat to Allied sailors in the Mediterranean in the early stages of the war. In East Africa and the Red Sea the Sparvieri were the most modern bombers in-theater, proving a challenge to RAF and SAAF biplane fighters.

Using specially commissioned full-color artwork, first-hand accounts, and historic photographs, this volume chronicles the history of the S.79's war in the Mediterranean, North African, Balkan, and East African theaters.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995255 Zaloga, Steven 255 T-90 STANDARD TANK: The First Tank of the New Russia In the wake of the T-72 tank's poor performance in the 1991 Gulf War, the Kremlin instructed the Russian tank industry to drop the discredited T-72 designation in favor of the T-90 Vladimir. The T-90 was in fact a further evolution of the T-72 family, but the name change represented an important break in Russian/Soviet tank design history.

The T-90 has become the principal export tank of Russia, and is in service in large numbers in many countries including Algeria, India, and many of the former Soviet republics. Using detailed illustrations and full color artwork, this book will also describe the evolution of the T-90s many failed successors including the little known Bokser, Molot, and T-95, as well as its likely successor, the new T-14 Armata, and the wide range of specialized vehicles based on the T-90 chassis such as the formidable Terminator tank support vehicle. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996318 Forczyk, Robert 318 THE KUBAN 1943: The Wehrmacht's Last Stand in the Caucasus In the summer of 1942, the Wehrmacht invaded the Caucasus in order to overrun critical oil production facilities at Maikop, Grozny, and Baku. However, the Red Army stopped the Germans short of their objectives and then launched a devastating winter counteroffensive that encircled them at Stalingrad.

Consequently, Hitler grudgingly ordered an evacuation from the Caucasus, but ordered 17. Armee to fortify the Kuban bridgehead and hold it at all costs in order to leave open the possibility of future offensives. On the other side, the Soviet Stavka ordered the North Caucasus Front and the Black Sea Fleet to eliminate the Kuban bridgehead as soon as possible. The stage was set for a contest between an immovable object and an unstoppable force.

With the help of stunning specially commissioned artwork, this book tells the enthralling story of the impressive but strategically foolish German stand at Kuban, which tied down seven Soviet armies in a sideshow battle of attrition, which the Soviets dubbed 'the Kuban meat grinder.'1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999516 Cullen, Stephen 516 WORLD WAR II VICHY FRENCH SECURITY TROOPS After the Fall of France in 1940, a new puppet state was set up in the south. Officially known as the French State, it is better known as Vichy France. This collaborationist Vichy regime's armed forces were more active and usually more numerous than German troops in the task of hunting down and crushing the maquis -- the French Resistance guerrilla forces

This book will cover the organization and operations of Vichy French Security Forces, including: the new Vichy Police Nationale, particularly their Groupes Mobiles de Reserve, the Service d'Ordre Legionnaire, and the Milice Francaise, a ruthless anti-Resistance militia armed partly with British weapons captured from SOE airdrops.

Fully illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and commissioned artwork, it tells the story of Occupied France from the perspective of those who sought to keep it in German hands.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-216160 Fields, Nic GOD'S CITY: Byzantine Constantinople Byzantium. Was it Greek or Roman, familiar or hybrid, barbaric or civilized, Oriental or Western?

In the late 11th century, Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Christendom, the seat of the Byzantine emperor, Christ's vice-regent on earth, and the center of a predominately Christian empire, steeped in Greek cultural and artistic influences, yet founded and maintained by a Roman legal and administrative system.

Despite the amalgam of Greek and Roman influences, however, its language and culture was definitely Greek. Constantinople truly was the capital of the Roman empire in the East, and from its founding under the first Constantinus to its fall under the 11th and last Constantinus the inhabitants always called themselves Romaioi, Romans, not Hellenikes, Greeks. Over its millennium long history the empire and its capital experienced many vicissitudes that included several periods of waxing and waning and more than one 'golden age'.

Its political will to survive is still eloquently proclaimed in the monumental double land walls of Constantinople, the greatest city fortifications ever built, on which the forces of 'barbarism' dashed themselves for a thousand years.

Indeed, Byzantium was one of the longest lasting social organizations in history. Very much part of this success story was the legendary Varangian Guard, the elite body of axe-bearing Northmen sworn to remain loyal to the true Christian emperor of the Romans. There was no hope for an empire that had lost the will to prosecute the grand and awful business of adventure. The Byzantine empire was certainly not of that stamp.1 vol, 296 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216120 Barratt, John A RABBLE OF GENTILITY: The Royalist Northern Horse, 1644-45 General George Monck once described the Royalist horse as 'a rabble of gentility.' Modern research has largely dispelled this image of the King's cavalry. However the description seems at first sight appropriate to the body of cavalry known as the Northern Horse.

Formed from those elements of the Marquis of Newcastle's Northern Royalist Army which elected to continue to fight after the crushing defeat at Marston Moor (2 July 1644) during the next 15 months the Northern Horse swept across much of England and Wales, becoming increasingly notorious in the process.

United and reorganized by their commander, the formidable Sir Marmaduke Langdale, the Northern Horse, whilst professing loyalty to the King, increasingly followed their own agenda, of renewing the war in the North, sometimes at the expense of the wider Royalist cause.

This book looks at the origins and composition of the Northern Horse, the characteristics of its officers and men, their motivation and behavior, and their impact on those they encountered. It examines their checkered fighting record, a subject of debate even among contemporaries. It will deal with their victories, notably their epic relief of Pontefract in March 1645, and there controversial role at such encounters as Naseby and Rowton Heath.

Includes 8 pages of color illustrations and 30 b/w illustrations and maps.1 vol, 120 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216150 Harris, Simon THE OTHER NORFOLK ADMIRALS: Myngs, Narbrough and Shovell Biography of three 17th/18th century Norfolk admirals: Cloudesley Shovell, John Narbrough, and Christopher Myngs. Narbrough and Shovell came from the small North Norfolk hamlet of Cockthorpe and Myngs from nearby Salthouse. In the 1660s, Myngs was the captain, Narbrough the lieutenant and Shovell the lowly cabin boy in the same ship. It is also possible that they were all related at least by marriage. In the majority of the naval wars of the second half of the 17th and the early 18th centuries, one or other of them was invariably present.

Cloudesley Shovell was born to a yeoman farmer; he entered the Navy whilst still a boy and, in 1676, came to national prominence by burning the four ships of the Dey of Tripoli right under the castle walls -- gaining a gold medal from Charles II. Later there was a spectacular falling out with James II over the new king's Catholicism. Following Narbrough's premature death, Shovell married his widow: effectively the cabin boy marrying the admiral's widow which is unique in British naval history.

Brave to a fault, in the reigns of William and Mary, and Anne, Shovell became the leading fighting admiral of the age. In 1707, at the very height of his considerable powers, Shovell and nearly 2,000 men drowned after his ships were wrecked on the rocks of Scilly. According to his grandson, Shovell arrived on the shore alive and was then brutally murdered for the sake of an emerald ring on his finger. Faulty navigation was at the heart of Shovell's demise; did he keep his appointment with the celebrated scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, to discuss longitude? New theories concerning the causes of the disaster are examined and also the fate of his gold dinner service.

Explorer, navigator, consummate sailor and naval administrator, John Narbrough was all this and more. No biography of Narbrough has been produced for 85 years and much new material has come to light in this time. For example the rediscovery of the ship, the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion from which Narbrough was trying to salvage sunken Spanish silver when he died from a mysterious illness.

In addition, the British Library recently raised a large sum of money to buy Narbrough's journals of his voyage [1669-71] into the Pacific Ocean and up to, what is now, modern day Chile. He illustrated his journals with paintings of the flora and fauna plus accurate depictions of the harbors that he visited. On his return journey, Narbrough became the first Englishman to sail through the Strait of Magellan from west to east.

In the 1650s, out in the West Indies, Christopher Myngs played very much the part of an Elizabethan buccaneer with repeated attacks on the Spanish Main. After helping himself to treasure that more properly belonged to the state, he was shipped home to England in semi-disgrace. However, in the run-up to the Restoration of the monarchy, the authorities did not think it appropriate to discipline the most popular man in the Navy.

Later, at the Four Days' Battle of 1666, Myngs leading the English van, would attempt to fight on despite having his face shattered by a musket ball. Six days later, he died at his home in London and was buried in an East London churchyard which has now become a seedy park.1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216110 Oates, Jonathan CRUCIBLE OF THE JACOBITE '15: The Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715 Just over three centuries ago, there was a major battle in Scotland that was to decide the fate of the newly established -- and bitterly contested -- union of England and Scotland. On one hand there was a numerically superior army, trained and armed but officered by men of varying experience.

Facing them was a small, but better experienced and officered British Army. Both armies; one entirely Scottish and the other a mixture of Scots, English and Irish were led by Scottish noblemen. Victory to either side meant control of the gateway from the Highlands to the Lowlands and then England, where the political prize awaited.

The battle's importance can only be appreciated by an examination of its context, in what happened in the campaign before the crucial clash of arms and in the months that followed it. Furthermore, an examination of the officers and men who made up the two armies is made in order to evaluate the human material without which there would have been no battle. Although the book covers the campaigning in the decisive theater of central Scotland, it does not neglect the wider strategic concerns of both the Jacobite court and the British government, nor the international aspects of the rising.

Includes b&w illustrations and maps.1 vol, 288 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216100 Collins, Bruce WELLINGTON AND THE SIEGE OF SAN SEBASTIAN: 1813 Reassessment of the Duke of Wellington's siege of San Sebastian during the Peninsular War is a fascinating reconstruction of one of the most challenging siege operations Wellington's army undertook, and it is an important contribution to the history of siege warfare during the Napoleonic Wars.

Analyzes the siege in the context of the practice of siege warfare during the period and Wellington's campaign strategies following his victory at the Battle of Vitoria. He focuses on how the army assigned to the siege was managed and draws on the records of the main military departments for the first time to give an integrated picture of its operations in the field.

The close support given by the Royal Navy is a key aspect of his narrative. This broad approach, based in fresh archive research, offers an original perspective on both San Sebastian's significance and the nature of siege warfare in this period.1 vol, 288 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216130 Akers, Monte YEAR OF GLORY: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862-June 1863 No commander during the Civil War is more closely identified with the 'cavalier mystique' as Major General J.E.B. (Jeb) Stuart. And none played a more prominent role during the brief period when the hopes of the nascent Confederacy were at their apex, when it appeared as though the Army of Northern Virginia could not be restrained from establishing Southern nationhood.

Jeb Stuart was not only successful in leading Robert E. Lee's cavalry in dozens of campaigns and raids, but for riding magnificent horses, dressing outlandishly, and participating in balls and parties. Longstreet reported that at the height of the Battle of Second Manasses, Stuart rode off singing, 'If you want to have good time, join the cavalry . . .' Porter Alexander remembered him singing, in the midst of Chancellorsville, 'Old Joe Hooker, won't you come out of the Wilderness?'

Stuart was blessed with an unusually positive personality-always upbeat, charming, boisterous, and humorous, remembered as the only man who could make Stonewall Jackson laugh, reciting poetry when not engaged in battle, and yet never using alcohol or other stimulants.

The book focuses on the 12 months in which Stuart's reputation was made, following his career on an almost day-to-day basis from June 1862, when Lee took command of the army, to June 1863, when Stuart turned north to regain a glory slightly tarnished at Brandy Station, but found Gettysburg instead.

Includes 16 pages of illustrations.1 vol, 392 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-216170 Robinson, M.P. CHALLENGER 2: The British Main Battle Tank - Images of war series For much of the Cold War, the British Army's main battle tanks (MBT) were first the Centurion and then the Chieftain. The question of the latter's replacement became urgent when in 1980 MBT80 was canceled. While the Royal Ordnance Challenger (originally the Shir 2) was acquired as a stop gap its design and capability limitations quickly became apparent. 250 color & black and white illustrations

Vickers then took over the Royal Ordnance tank building facility and against stiff foreign competition developed the Challenger 2.

This superbly illustrated book tells the story of the evolution and subsequent successful career of Challenger 2 which has seen distinguished service in war and peace since 1990 and has proved itself one of the worlds most formidable fighting vehicles. Includes technical detail and comparisons with competitors. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216180 McCracken, Timothy THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS IN THE GREAT WAR: Images of war series Includes 200 illustrations.

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) supported the British Army throughout WWI treating sick and wounded military personnel. The RAMC also had a range of sanitation responsibilities. The military nursing services and voluntary medical personnel provided vital support to RAMC medical units and hospitals, ensuring the effective treatment of casualties.

The size of the armies, the intensity of the combat, the power of modern weaponry and the global nature of conflict meant the number of casualties proved challenging for the medical services of all combatants, including the RAMC. Consequently a number of innovative solutions were needed, and one such innovation developed by British medical services was the use of barges for the evacuation of seriously wounded casualties.

A range of previously unpublished photographs, in thematic chapters considering aspects such as service in the United Kingdom, global warfare and commemoration, illustrate experiences of RAMC and medical personnel during the WWI.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216060 Cox, Jeffrey MORNING STAR, MIDNIGHT SUN: The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942 Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal.

Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory.

Quite readable account with all the nuances of command interlaced with operational maneuvers and tactical anecdotes.1 vol, 448 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972030 Greentree, David 030 GEBIRGSJAGER vs SOVIET SAILOR: Arctic Circle 1942-44 In 1941-44, Germany's Gebirgsjager -- elite mountain troops -- clashed repeatedly with land-based units of the Soviet Navy during the mighty struggle on World War II's Eastern Front. Formed into naval infantry and naval rifle brigades, some 350,000 of Stalin's sailors would serve the Motherland on land, playing a key role in the defense of Moscow, Leningrad, and Sevastopol.

The Gebirgsjager, many among them veterans of victories in Norway and then Crete, would find their specialist skills to be at a premium in the harsh terrain and bitter weather encountered at the northern end of the front line. Operating many hundreds of miles north of Moscow, the two sides endured savage conditions as they fought one another inside the Arctic Circle.1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968004 Noppen, Ryan 004 MALTA 1940-42: The Axis' Air Battle for Mediterranean Supremacy New Air Campaign Series.

In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among Axis shipping. Launching an air campaign to knock Malta out of the war, first Italy and then Germany sought to force a surrender or reduce the defenses enough to allow an invasion. Explains how technical and tactical problems caused the original Italian air campaign of 1940-41 to fail, and then how the German intervention came close to knocking Malta out of the war.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968003 Hallion, Richard 003 ROLLING THUNDER 1965-68: Johnson's Air War Over Vietnam New Air Campaign Series.

Operation Rolling Thunder was the campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, and dissuade the North from arming and supplying the Viet Cong. It pitted the world's strongest air forces against the MiGs and missiles of a small Soviet client state. But the US airmen who flew Rolling Thunder missions were crippled by a badly thought-out strategy, rampant political interference in operational matters, and aircraft optimized for Cold War nuclear strikes rather than conventional warfare. Ironically, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential episodes of the Cold War - its failure spurring the 1970s US renaissance in professionalism, fighter design, and combat pilot training. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-938001 Various S&T Quarterly #1 - Caesar New magazine from Decision Games. No games or simulations, just articles.

Each in-depth issue focuses on one topic by a single author and includes over 20 detailed maps plus one large map poster.

This magazine is a stepping stone for military history magazine readers who are interested in going beyond stories to examine and understand the how and why of military history. We evaluate the strategies, forces, and leaders, analyze the operations and maneuvers, and examine alternative plans and possibilities. The Lessons Learned section summarizes how the topic and outcome influenced later events and why certain principles and techniques are still important today. We also include an annotated bibliography for further reading as well as an overview of other media and games on the topic.

Caesar: Julius Caesar arose at a turbulent time when the Roman Republic was facing military threats from abroad and insurrection at home. It was an era where rival gangs fought in the streets of the capital for control of vital political offices, armies engaged in incredible battles on far-flung frontiers, and generals seized control of the state to ensure justice for their troops against an increasingly corrupt government.

Caesar came to the forefront, not only conquering Gaul, but by defeating many foes in the Great Roman Civil War and establishing himself as the sole power in Rome, revolutionizing the political system. This issue covers Caesar as well as profiling figures that are still known to us today-Cleopatra, Spartacus, Cicero, and many more.

This issue includes maps, battle diagrams, and descriptions of weapons of the Roman world. It also includes a map poster depicting the campaigns of Caesar. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2018 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-216080 Knizia, Reiner SAKURA: Game Players: 2-6
Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 20-40 minutes
Contents: Playing board, 60 cards, 52 prestige tokens, 6 player figures, Emperor figure

Every year the Emperor walks through the Imperial Gardens to greet the spring, every year he stops beneath the sakura trees, and every year you try to paint his picture. This will be your year. Artists from near and far will step over their rivals to be closest to the Emperor as he reaches the cherry blossoms, hoping to paint a portrait that will please him. However, should one of them accidentally bump into the Emperor, they would be sure to earn his ire!

Sakura is a light game of pushing your luck and pushing your friends. Each player will simultaneously decide how far to move both their character and the Emperor. The player closest to the Emperor when the cherry blossoms are reached will gain a huge amount of prestige, but if you push too far you risk bumping into the Emperor and walking away in disgrace.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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