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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-GIM050 NEY IN RUSSIA Known as Le Rougeaud ('red-faced' or 'ruddy') by his men and nicknamed le Brave des Braves ('the bravest of the brave') by Napoleon, Marshal Ney rose from the ranks to become one of the first 18 Marshals appointed by Napoleon himself. Considered alternately brave and impetuous, foolhardy and devil-may-care, it cannot be denied that he liked to lead from the front and take many of the same risks as those under his command. Our Giants In Miniature figure depicts him as he might have been during the infamous Retreat from Moscow, where he commanded the reargaurd who sought to delay the Russian forces so the last remnants of the French army could escape.

Figures may require some assembly, and are supplied unpainted.

This is a limited edition figure. Each miniature comes with a numbered certificate.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-box ......$6.50 rct

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1-222710 Kinrade, Warwick SOLDIERS OF ROME Rules set uses a deck of action cards (included) to give orders to your three battle groups (left, right, center), which consist of between 8-20 models (cavalry is 4-8 models) during a Raid, Battle, or Siege mission. You pick your force from three Army Lists (Roman Legions, Barbarians and Parthians) depending on the type of mission, so that a raiding force is different from a siege force. Further variations are included via an army's Strategems.

Each deck for a mission consists of a number of fixed cards plus a number of random cards, adding randomness to the card draws. The rules aren't scale specific, they will be playable at all scales, because the players pick the ground scale and measurements based on their miniatures collection and table-size.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-pb ......$44.00 rct

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1-964026 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 26: The Ancient Mycenaeans Theme: The Ancient Mycenaeans
* Chronology and Archaeology in the Ancient Aegean - The Palace Cultures
* Rise of the Minoans and Mycenaeans - The Global Aegean
* The Temple Complex at Mycenae - A Room with a View
* Experiencing Mycenaean Religion - A Festival Fit for a Goddess
* Women in Mycenaean Greece - The Ladies of Linear B

Other Features:
* Smashing Stereotypes at the Antikemuseum, Switzerland - Gladiator: The True Story
* The Ideal Union of Odysseus and Penelope - Ancient Myths, Medieval Marriage
* Eating Animals in Roman Antiquity - Extraordinary, Yet Ordinary
* Qin Shi Huang's Cult of Personality - The Immortal Emperor
* One artist's Shockingly Lifelike Portraits of Roman Emperors - Reviving the Caesars
* The Roman Army on Screen, Part 15 - The Eagle (2015)1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-pb, available mid February 2020 ......$10.00 rct

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1-220952 Chartrand, Rene THE ARMIES AND WARS OF THE SUN KING 1643-1715: Volume 2 - The Infantry of Louis XIV Volume 2 concerns the wars, military politics, and geo-strategy from 1672 to 1688 and notably includes events in eastern Europe that had much influence on the Sun King's western fronts. The French line infantry units will be described as well as their recruitment, services, lifestyles, tactics, weapons, colors, and uniforms.1 vol, 246 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-936223 Mc Intyre, James editor SEVEN YEARS WAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL: Volume XXII No 3 Spring 2019 Issue includes: Review and Outlook; Call for Submissions; Article Submission Guidelines; Heavyweight of the Lights: Andreas Count Hadik von Futak; The Raid on Berlin, 1757; Book Reviews; Society for Military History Conference Report; Items of Interest; Subscriptions; and Journal Staff.1 vol, 58 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-936224 Mc Intyre, James editor SEVEN YEARS WAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL: Volume XXII No 4 Summer 2019 Issue includes: 1 vol, 58 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-222720 Somerville, Michael BULL RUN TO BOER WAR: How the American Civil War Changed the British Army The American Civil War is often said to have predicted the way in which later wars such as the Boer War and WWI would be fought. As a result, the British Army has been criticized for not heeding its lessons -- a view that can be traced back to the 1930s.

This book challenges that long-held view and demonstrates that the responses to the lessons of the war in the British Army were more complex, better informed, and of higher quality, than normally depicted.

Key to this new interpretation is that it takes a19th century perspective rather than pre-supposing what the British should have seen based upon hindsight from the South African veldt or the Western Front trenches. It demonstrates that strategists and policy-makers reacted to the changes in the nature of warfare suggested by American experience, looks at how officers in the cavalry, infantry, artillery and engineers applied their observations in America to the technical and tactical issues of the day, and even examines the war's influence on the development of aeronautics.1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222740 Bronevskiy, Vladimir Bogdanovich NORTHERN TARS IN SOUTHERN WATERS: The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean, 1806-1810 Translated for the first time into English, the memoirs of Vladimir Bronevskiy describe the actions and movements of Russian Admiral Dmitriy Senyavin's squadron and the infantry at his disposal in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas between the years of 1805 and 1810. The story moves from Kronstadt to Corfu, to the siege of Ragusa and battle at Mount Athos, to the chaotic reshuffling of alliances with the signing of the Treaty of Tilsit and the ill-fated dispersion of the fleet among the British, French, and Austrians. Unabridged, illustrated with all the original engravings, featuring newly translated maps and annotated throughout with notes and corrections. Includes 22 black & white illustrations and five maps.

Straddling the Wars of the Third and Fourth Coalitions and the Russo-Turkish War, Senyavin carefully maneuvered around multiple threats from all sides with limited resources and came through with minimal losses, though political circumstances ultimately robbed him of the laurels.

Told from the perspective of a midshipman aboard the frigate Venus, but augmented and expanded with archival data and interviews with his comrades and acquaintances, Bronevskiy illuminated an often-overlooked theater of war and sought to teach his readership about the myriad cultures and rich history of the region, transforming his personal journals into a comprehensive history of the campaign. His scope varies from personal interactions with civilians and tours of local landmarks to the diplomatic correspondence of general and admirals and the combat actions of whole squadrons and corps.1 vol, 684 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222730 Kaizer, Nicholas REVENGE IN THE NAME OF HONOUR: The Royal Navy's Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812 This volume explores the single ship naval actions during the War of 1812: how they were fought, their strategic context, and their impact on the officers and men who fought them, and the wider British psyche. Trafalgar happened only seven years earlier, and the fighting ethos of the Royal Navy was still hardened by Nelsonic naval culture. Whereas contemporary civilians and modern historians understood the losses as the inevitable result of fighting the vastly superior American 'super' frigates, the officers of the navy struggled to accept that they could not cope with the new American warships. The losses precipitated changes to Admiralty policy and drove an urge for vengeance by the officers of the Royal Navy. Includes 8 color plates, 4 b/w maps, and 5 b/w illustrations.

On 19 August 1812, lookouts of the British frigate HMS Guerriere spotted the American frigate, USS Constitution. Captain James Dacres, Guerriere's commander, was eager for a fight and confident of victory. He had the weight of Britain's naval reputation and confidence behind him. Yet when the guns fell silent Guerriere was a shattered hulk and Dacres had struck to Constitution. By the year's end, three British frigates and two sloops had been defeated in single ship actions against American opponents, throwing the British naval sphere into a crisis.

These losses could not have been more shocking to the Royal Navy and the British world. In a strange reversal, the outnumbered British Army along the Canadian border had triumphed but the tiny United States Navy had humiliated the world's largest and most prestigious navy. Further dramatic sea battles between the two powers followed into early 1815, and the British tried to reconcile the perceived stain to the Royal Navy's honour. Many within and outside of the Royal Navy called for vindication.

The single ship actions of the War of 1812 have frequently been dismissed by historians of the war, or of naval history in general. The fights of late 1813 and 1814 are often omitted from works of history altogether, as many (correctly) argue that they had no strategic impact on the wider course of the war. Yet to contemporaries, naval and civilian alike, these single ship actions could not have been more important.1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid February 2020 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-222750 Griffin, Robert M48 PATTON: American Cold War Battle Tank The M48 Patton main battle tank was one of the most successful and longest-serving designs produced in the United States, and it is a popular subject with tank modelers and enthusiasts. When it came into service in 1949 it represented a significant advance on the Sherman and M47 which it replaced, and it formed the backbone of American armored forces during the early years of the Cold War. It also saw combat in Vietnam, during the Indo-Pakistan wars and in the Middle East, in particular during the Iran-Iraq War. So it is an fascinating subject for this volume in the TankCraft series. 200 color & black and white illustrations

Archive photos of the M48 in service and extensively researched color profile illustrations depict the tank throughout its operational life. A large part of the book showcases available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined and provide everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of the M48.1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available mid March 2020 ......$27.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-222761 Nash, Douglas FROM THE REALM OF A DYING SUN: Volume 1 - IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the Battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944 The histories of the first three SS corps are well known - the actions of I, II, and III (Germanic) SS-Panzerkorps and their subordinate divisions, including the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend, Hohenstaufen, Frundsberg and Nordland divisions, have been thoroughly documented and publicized. Overlooked in this pantheon is another SS corps that never fought in the west or in Berlin but one that participated in many of the key battles fought on the Eastern Front during the last year of the war - the IV SS-Panzerkorps. Activated during the initial stages of the defense of Warsaw in late July 1944, the corps, consisting of both the 3. and 5. SS-Panzer Divisions (Totenkopf and Wiking, respectively) was born in battle and spent the last ten months of the war in combat, figuring prominently in the battles of Warsaw, the attempted Relief of Budapest, Operation Spring Awakening, the defense of Vienna, and the withdrawal into Austria where it finally surrendered to US forces in May 1945. Includes maps and 24pp black and white photos

The IV SS-Panzerkorps was renowned for its tenacity, high morale, and, above all, its lethality, whether conducting a hard-hitting counterattack or a stubborn defense in situations where its divisions were hopelessly outnumbered. Often embroiled in heated disputes with its immediate Wehrmacht higher headquarters over his seemingly cavalier conduct of operations, the corps remained to the bitter end one of the Third Reich's most reliable and formidable field formations.1 vol, 624 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj ......$38.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-222462 Trang, Charles DICTIONNAIRE de la WAFFEN SS V2 This second volume presents the divisions of the Waffen-SS, from the 9th to the 38th, accompanied by historical overviews, their organizational structure, Knight's Cross recipients, along with significant illustrations for each division.1 vol, 412 pgs 2011 FRANCE, HEIMDAL EDITIONS
AS NEW-hardback, 1 copy available [French text] -- First Come, First Served ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:25%

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