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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-NM0916 NEW MILLENNIUM 1/48 WWII German 38(t) Light Tank Classic Armor Series 1/48 WWII German 38(t) Light Tank brand new in original box.
Accurate WWII Markings. Nearly all plastic construction with a high degree of detail. Great for WWII 25mm-28mm gaming.1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 CHINA, NEW MILLENNIUM TOYS
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1-NM0917 NEW MILLENNIUM 1/48 WWII German Marder III - 76.2mm Gun Classic Armor Series 1/48 WWII German MARDER III Tank Destroyer brand new in original box.
Accurate WWII Markings. Nearly all plastic construction with a high degree of detail. Great for WWII 25mm-28mm gaming. This is the version with the captured Russian 76.2 mm gun.1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 CHINA, NEW MILLENNIUM TOYS
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1-NM0918 NEW MILLENNIUM 1/48 WWII German Marder IIIM Classic Armor Series 1/48 WWII German MARDER IIIM Tank Destroyer brand new in original box. Accurate WWII Markings. Nearly all plastic construction with a high degree of detail. Great for WWII 25mm-28mm gaming. With German 75mm Pak 40/3.1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 CHINA, NEW MILLENNIUM TOYS
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1-908352 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 352 Theme: Elite Troops

* Where Others Fear to Tread
* G is for Guards
* Cataphracts
* Waffen-SS
* Varangian Guard

Other Articles:

* Flames of War 4th Edition
* Pickett's Charge Rules Overview
* Chosen Men Napoleonic Rules Overview
* Kut: WWI model making and gaming extravaganza
* Gaming with History: Education
* Turning household waste into gaming terrain
* Medics in gaming
* Phalangites and Hypaspists Figures from Victrix
* North-West Frontier in the 1890s scenario
* Historical and Shakespearean versions of Macbeth
* Henry Hyde's Battlegames: Return to his gaming youth1 vol, 108 pgs 2017 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-1994014 BOLT ACTION: Campaign Battle of the Bulge The Ardennes, 1944. Driven back by the Allies since D-Day, Germany launches a surprise offensive on the Western Front. This assault against the unprepared Allied lines is the opening move in one of the largest battles of World War II. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to take command of both armies in this desperate battle, fighting it as they believe it should have been fought. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theater Selectors provide plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 124 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975053 McNab, Chris 053 THE FN MINIMI LIGHT MACHINE GUN: M249, L108A1, L110A2, and other variants In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a ground-breaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than 45 countries around the world.

The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable firepower. Firing the high-velocity 5.561 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978067 Holmes, Tony 067 SPITFIRE II/V vs Bf 109F: Channel Front 1940-42 With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of NorthWest Europe.

As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on to the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English channel in fighter sweeps, or to escort vulnerable Blenheim bombers - waiting for them was the Bf 109F 'Friedrich'. Yet despite the reversal of offensive and defensive dispositions, and despite the Luftwaffe deploying the bulk of their fighter.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-993132 Goss, Chris 132 JAGDGESCHWADER 53 'PIK-AS' Bf 109 ACES OF 1940 Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous amongst its opponents for the quality and caliber of its aces - men such as Werner Molders, Hans-Karl Mayer, and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous Knight's Crosses for their exploits in 1940, credited with 258 victories, with 51 pilots being killed or captured. This study follows these pilots of JG 53 into battle, telling the stories of their victories, losses, and ultimate fate.

Contains 36 profile illustrations depicting the drastic change in appearance of their aircraft over time and complemented by thorough research.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995244 D'Amato, Raffaele 244 IMPERIAL ROMAN WARSHIPS 193-565 AD The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy -- not only patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals.

With research from newly discovered shipwrecks and archaeological finds as well as the rich contemporary source material, this study examines the equipment and tactics used by the navy and the battles they fought in this tumultuous period, which includes the fall of Rome and the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian the Great.

Includes illustrations, carefully researched ship profiles, and maps, this is the third volume in Osprey's Roman Warships miniseries.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995243 Harmse, Kyle and Dunstan, Simon 243 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II. Starting as a counter-insurgency operation by the South African Defense Force (SADF) against the South West Africa People's Organization, South Africa became embroiled in the complex Angolan Civil War, where they came up against enemies well supplied with equipment and armored vehicles from the Soviet Union.

With the aid of illustrations and photographs, this study details the characteristics, capabilities and performance of the wide variety of armored vehicles deployed by the SADF, from the Eland armored car to the Ratel infantry combat vehicle and the Olifant tank. Designed for the unique conditions of the region, South Africa's armour was distinctive and innovative, and has influenced the design of counterinsurgency armored vehicles around the world.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996304 Alford, Bob 304 DARWIN 1942: The Japanese Attack on Australia Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if.'

On 19 February, just 11 weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin.

Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully-illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-962071 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.1 Theme: Viking Invasion

Theme articles include: Why Did the Vikings Attack?; Between Myth and Reality: Amazons of the Viking World; Laying Waste to Everything: Viking Tactics in West Francia; Ship After Ship of the Majus: A Viking Raid on Seville in 844; Brilliant Warfare or Pragmatic Decision: The Viking Sieges of Paris; Curl Up and Sharpen Your Seaxe: Viking Winter Camps; and The Viking Axe.

Other articles include: Medieval Armies of the Dead; Mining as a Medieval Siege Tactic: The Siege of Edessa; and Hollywood's Favorite Viking: Ragnar Lodbrok.1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-213340 Scott, Christopher THE BATTLES OF NEWBURY: Crossroads of the English Civil War In 1643 and again in 1644 the forces of King Charles I and Parliament clashed at Newbury in a bloody fight. Each time the fate of the country hung in the balance.

This retells these two complex and exciting battles and provides a fascinating guided tour of the surviving battlefields. Includes 100 illustrations and maps.1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-TPS16 Rohrbaugh TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS #16: The Vicksburg Campaign The full sweep and scope of the campaign are included, from Grant's crossing at Bruinsburg to the finale (or not). Interesting side stories are also part of the picture, like Grierson's Raid, the CSS Arkansas, and 'that devil Forrest' and his part -- or not -- in the grand campaign.

The Vicksburg Campaign includes: One full-color, 11x17-inch mounted map; 140 full-color, die-cut counters; and 12-page rulebook.1 vol, 12 pgs 2017 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-213310 Frohlich, Michael KAMPFPANZER MAUS: The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank In 1944, the Maus giant battle tank, weighing almost 190 tons, was supposed to help turn the Wehrmacht's fortunes of war on the Eastern Front. Just two prototypes of this monster were delivered, for its undeniable advantages-tremendous firepower and virtually impenetrable armor-were outweighed by the disadvantages of its slowness, excessive use of materials in construction, and fuel consumption so high that it was, by that time, far beyond the Germans' ability to supply. The book includes the complete operating instructions for the tank's crew!

Sized 8.5x11 inches with 328 color and b/w photos.1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-213320 Judge, Jeffrey THE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY OF WORLD WAR I: Volume 1 -- Warships: A Comprehensive Photographic Study of the Kaiser's Naval Forces The Imperial German Navy of WWI is a series of books (Warships, Campaigns, & Uniforms) that provide a broad view of the Kaiser's naval forces through the extensive use of photographs. Oversized at 9x12 inches with 600 b/w images.

Every effort has been made to cover all significant areas during the war period. In addition to the primary use of photographs, technical information is provided for each warship along with its corresponding service history; with a special emphasis being placed on those warships that participated in the Battle of Skagerrak (Jutland). Countless sources have been used to establish individual case studies for each warship; multiple photos of each warship are provided. The entire series itself is unprecedented in its photographic coverage of the Kaiser's navy. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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2-209110 Buttar, Prit GERMANY ASCENDANT: The Eastern Front 1915 The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war.

In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew -- but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany's reserves of men and equipment. Packed with first-hand accounts and incredible new information, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some of the most important moments of World War I. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213290 Fax, Gene WITH THEIR BARE HANDS: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon Traces the fate of the US 79th Division-men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia-from boot camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I, focusing on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918.

Examines the 79th's mistakes and triumphs, the tactics of its commander General John J. Pershing, and how the lessons it learned during the Great War helped it to fight World War II.

This suggests that had Colonel George C. Marshall followed the original plan, he could have shortened the war and that Pershing was justified in ordering his troops to attack right up to the moment of the Armistice.

Draws upon original documents, including orders, field messages, and the letters and memoirs of the soldiers themselves.1 vol, 496 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972023 Greentree, David 023 NEW ZEALAND INFANTRYMAN vs GERMAN MOTORCYCLE SOLDIER: Greece and Crete 1941 In April 1941, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to counter the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschutzen - motorcycle troops.

Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this shows how the New Zealanders used ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and Crete.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon first-hand accounts, this account assesses the origins, doctrine and combat performance of both sides.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213330 Persen, Lovro GUERRILLA NIGHTMARE: Stukas at War Against Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia, 1943-1945 Yugoslavia experienced the terror of the JU-87 Stuka dive-bomber from the first days of German invasion in April 1941 to the end in 1945.

This book includes operational history, first-hand accounts, and rare wartime images of Stuka operations against Partisans. German and Italian Stukas contributed to the Axis powers' quick defeat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and after the job was done, the dive-bombers left for the Eastern Front.

But with growing antifascist resistance in Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia, the Stukas returned in 1943 and flew intensive combat missions against Tito's Soviet Union-supported communist units. At this stage of the war, the dive-bombers caused widespread death and destruction, acting under the premise that 'everything is a target.' Only the later appearance of the Western Allies, and subsequently the Red Army, destroyed the bombers' supremacy over Tito's poorly equipped Partisans.

Sized 7x10 inches with 180 b/w images.1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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