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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
Weekly eFlyer: 10/04/2018

1-916427 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 427 FORWARD OBSERVER: Reports on Deep Cut Studio; Stoessi's Heroes; North Star; Ainsty and Great Escape.
SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE: Through the snowy wastes with Napoelon and his retreat from Moscow.
FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD: An Edgehill ECW card-based figure game.
COMMAND DECISION: Bellum Britannia: The Scottish Borders, 368 AD.
FULL COLOUR: Colours 2018 show and asks the readership a question.
FANTASY FACTS: New F&SF gaming releases from Sally 4th, Brigade, Modiphius, GZG and others
TERMINATOR GENESYS: Adding some What A Tanker! rule ideas to the River Horse game.
FUTURE WARS: Building some 6mm SF scenery.
WARZONE: 'Creative arc' of this SF system: it's life, death and rebirth1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$9.00 rct

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1-660001 FLINT AND FEATHER: Huron/Wendat War Party Boxed Set 14 28mm Warriors of the Wendat Confederacy. Figures are cast in pewter and are sold unpainted.1 vol, 14 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
NEW-box, available mid October 2018 ......$49.00 rct

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1-660002 FLINT AND FEATHER: Iroquois/Haudenosaunee War Party Boxed Set 14 28mm warriors from the 5 Nations Confederacy. Figures are cast in pewter and are sold unpainted.1 vol, 14 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
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1-660003 FLINT AND FEATHER: Iroquoian Spirit Creatures Boxed Set The Flying Head, Naked Bear, Stone Giant, and Great Horned Serpent in 28mm.1 vol, 4 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
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1-660004 FLINT AND FEATHER: Huron/Wendat War Party Canoes 3 Canoes and 6 different paddlers in 28mm. The Wendat birch canoes were highly prized by all Great Lakes peoples. The Haudenosaunee sought to capture them whenever possible. This set is suitable for transporting your War Party.1 vol, 9 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
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1-660009 FLINT AND FEATHER: Damage Markers These Damage Markers are designed for use with the Flint and Feather rules. The markers clip on to the back of the round bases supplied for the figures and your warriors can now move with the markers and wounds are easily tracked in the game. Both players can easily see the status of warriors in the game.1 vol, 14 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
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1-660011 FLINT AND FEATHER: Game Cards This item contains the complete Campaign Cards Deck, the Medicine Cards Deck and the twelve Combat Cards used in the Flint and Feather game. The decks count 70 cards total and are printed in full color on card stock. 1 vol, 2 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
NEW-box, available mid October 2018 ......$20.00 rct

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1-218350 AVP UNLEASHED: Tabletop Rules AVP: Unleashed is a tabletop wargame set in the future that pits three different forces against each other in a battle for supremacy. From darkened corridors of derelict spacecraft to hot jungles teeming with strange wildlife, fight your opponents across the galaxy.

Based on the Wargame Adaptive Ruleset (WAR), AVP: Unleashed is tactical game that pits the forces of two or more players against each other. From small skirmish fights of a squad or two to large-scale battles, AVP:Unleashed can be played in an endless number of ways.

All available AvP Add-ons for boardgame have rules for wargame included in this book.

Version 1.1 book includes:
* 132 pages of full color rules and background material on each unit.
* Tournament-ready missions and countless ways to play them.
* Escalation rules for campaigns
* Three full factions' Army Lists: USCM, Elite Predators, and the Aliens1 vol, 132 pgs 2018 UK, PRODOS GAMES
NEW-hardcover, available mid October 2018 ......$38.00 rct

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1-66100 FLINT AND FEATHER: Starter Box - Rulebook, Figures and Dice Flint and Feather is a tabletop game and range of quality miniatures designed to capture the excitement and color of warfare in this era of dark forests and silvered waterways!

An incredible civilization once occupied the region surrounding the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River water shed, long before the arrival of Europeans to the continent. These peoples lived by farming, trade, hunting and fishing and had developed a society with rich mythological traditions and complex inter-societal relationships that often led them into conflict with one another.

The Huron or Wendat Confederation was a powerful Great Lakes Nation that occupied a central position of control over ancient North American trade routes before and after the arrival of Europeans to the continent. The wealth and influence that this control garnered led them into direct rivalry with the Haudenosaunee Five Nations, known to us now as The Iroquois.

The Haudenosaunee Confederation was comprised of the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Seneca tribes. Their great skills as warriors and statesmen would eventually make them the most powerful Indian nation of Eastern North America and this importance would remain well into the historic colonial era.

Everything you need to start playing Flint & Feather!

* 20 metal figures.
* 160 Page full color hard cover rulebook.
* Damage Markers used to track wounds on individual figures.
* Scenario and introduction pack.
* Medicine Card Deck.
* Campaign Card Deck.
* Six Attack and Six Defense Cards.
* Twelve six sided dice.
* The free Great Warrior figure which is included 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
NEW-box, available mid October 2018 ......$139.00 rct

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1-66101 FLINT AND FEATHER: Rulebook This is the full color hard cover version of the Flint and Feather rules. The book is 160 pages in length and is full 8.5x11-inch version. This version has all the basic rules, scenarios, rules for animals and beasts, campaign rules, magic, quick play starter rules and all the cards which can be photocopied for play. Each rulebook ships with an exclusive unpainted metal 28mm miniature.1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 CANADA, CRUCIBLE CRUSH
NEW-box, available mid October 2018 ......$45.00 rct

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1-218260 Chrystal, Paul WARS AND BATTLES OF ANCIENT GREECE The book has context as its focus: each of the battles covered is, where sources permit, placed in its historical, political, and social context: why was the battle fought, how was it fought, what was the outcome, and what happened next? No war or battle has ever been fought in isolation - there is always a prelude, a casus belli, and a series of consequences. These are revealed wherever possible for each of the wars and battles in this book.

In order to reinforce our focus on context the book includes chapters covering warfare in civilizations and cultures before Greece, the Greek war machine, and Greek women and conflict.1 vol, 208 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
NEW-dj, available mid October 2018 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218290 MacDowall, Simon CONQUERORS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE: The Franks Examines how this relatively small group of Germans came to be overlords of the former Roman province of Gaul, giving their name to France in the process. From their earliest incursions into the Empire, down to their last battle against Romans at the Battle of Casilinum (554), this studies the Frankish way of warfare and assesses its effectiveness. The size and composition of their armies, their weapons (including the characteristic Francisca axe), equipment, and tactics are discussed. Includes 42 color and b/w illustrations.

In this tumultuous period, the Franks had a complex relationship with the Romans, being by turns invaders, recruits to the legions, and independent allies. Accordingly, this book also covers the Franks' role in defending the Rhine frontier against subsequent invasions by the Vandals, Alans, Suebi, and the Huns. Their success in defending their new homeland against all comers allowed them, under the leadership of the Merovingian dynasty of Clovis, to establish the Frankish kingdom as one of the most enduring of the 'barbarian' successors to the power of Rome.1 vol, 208 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2018 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218280 McCall, Jeremiah CLAN FABIUS DEFENDERS OF ROME: A History of the Republic's Most Illustrious Family The history of the Fabii Maximii is in many ways that of the Roman Republic. In the legends and historical scraps that survived the Republic, the members of the Fabius clan were, more often than not, the hammers that forged the empire. Few families contributed more to the survival and success of the Republic and for so many centuries. Few could boast such great glories; perhaps none could match the record of Fabian offices and honors in the Republic. Though the bloodline sank into obscurity in the early empire, the name still carried memories of great achievements past.

A historical detective work, this book explores the facts and fables of the Republic's most distinguished family. Chapters investigate not only the lives and careers of the Fabii Maximi, but the critical military and political contexts of their days. As a result, readers get not only the story of the Roman Republic's rise and domination of an empire, but a closer look at a family of Romans who made it possible.1 vol, 208 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2018 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218300 Crowdy, Terry MARENGO: The Victory That Placed the Crown of France on Napoleon's Head On 14 June 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte fought his first battle as French head of state at Marengo in northern Italy. Unexpectedly attacked, Napoleon's army fought one of the most intense battles of the French Revolutionary Wars. Forced to retreat, and threatened with encirclement, Napoleon saved his reputation with a daring counterattack, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. This battle consolidated Napoleon's political position and placed the crown of France within his reach.

Meticulously researched using memoirs, reports, and regimental histories from both armies, this casts new light on this crucial battle and reveals why Napoleon came so close to defeat and why the Austrians ultimately threw their victory away. Focuses on the leading personalities in the French and Austrian camps, describes the key events leading up to the battle, and covers the complex armistice negotiations which followed. Exposes the full story of Carlo Gioelli, the enigmatic Italian double agent who misled both armies in the prelude to battle. Includes 22 illustrations.1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj ......$43.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218310 Bernage, Georges NORMANDY 1944 This book is the fruit of forty years of contact with military and civilian witnesses, now almost all gone, of research, analyses and descriptions of several thousands of photographs about the Landings and the Battle of Normandy. This book is the best synthesis, day by day, from 6 June to 30 August, with a clear narrative, an exceptional report illustrated with the best photographs (470), 22 armor and aircraft profiles and above all, 79 maps enabling the reader to follow this very complex battle more easily. English text.1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$28.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218240 Cansiere, Romain and Gilbert Oscar TANKS IN HELL: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa On 20 November 1943 the Second Marine Division launched the first amphibious assault of the Pacific War, directly into the teeth of powerful Japanese defenses on Tarawa. In that blood-soaked invasion, a single company of Sherman tanks, of which only two survived, played a pivotal role in turning the tide from looming disaster to legendary victory. This study uses official documents, memoirs, interviews with veterans, and personal and aerial photographs to follow Charlie Company from its formation, and trace the movement, action-and loss-of individual tanks in this horrific four-day struggle.

It is a story of escapes from drowning tanks, and even more harrowing escapes from tanks knocked out behind Japanese lines. It is a story of men doing whatever needed to be done, from burying the dead to hand-carrying heavy cannon ammunition forward under fire. It is the story of how the two surviving tanks and their crews expanded a perilously thin beachhead, and cleared the way for critical reinforcements to come ashore. But most of all it is a story of how a few unsung Marines helped turn near disaster into epic victory.1 vol, 264 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218340 Cestra, Carlo AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LEXINGTON 1935 The USS Lexington (CV-2) was the second aircraft carrier of Lexington class built by the United States (first was the USS Langley), but the first used operationally. Includes 166 profiles, double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans.

The history of the USS Lexington was troubled: in fact it was designed in 1916 to be an atypical battle cruiser, as little armored, but with heavy cannons. Because of the Washington Treaty of 1922 about the reduction of naval armaments, she was reclassified and converted into an aircraft carrier, capable of carrying a flight of 85 aircraft.1 vol, 92 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$37.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218270 Doherty, Richard MONTE CASINO: Opening the Road to Rome One of the bloodiest WWII European battles was from January to June 1944 for the Gustav Line, anchored on Monte Cassino, famous for its Benedictine Abbey. Better known as the Battle of Cassino, the campaign only ended when Rome was liberated.

With General Sir Harold Alexander in overall command, the Allied Army Group in Italy consisted of Fifth (US) and Eighth (British) Armies -- with some 20 allies nations involved. The book recognizes the contributions of all elements and flags up the inevitable national tensions and rivalries exacerbated by restrictions of terrain and weather. Allied commanders, using ingenuity, highly effective artillery and sophisticated close air support, finally triumphed over their formidable German adversaries. Includes 32 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 464 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2018 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218330 Martinez, Eduardo ROMANIAN ARMORED FORCES IN WORLD WAR II Remembers the performance of the often forgotten Romanian Armored Forces during World War II using a variety of sources. Includes 123 archival photos and 12 color profiles.1 vol, 184 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-hardcover, available mid October 2018 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218320 Stasi, Jean-Charles OPERATION DYNAMO: The Evacuation of 340,000 British and French Soldiers to England Operation Dynamo, between 27 May and 4 June, evacuated almost 340 000 French and British troops from the Dunkirk pocket by a miscellaneous fleet of 850 boats, among which hundreds of fishing vessels, pleasure boats, lifeboats or Merchant Navy vessels. Thanks to the sailors' courage but also the RAF pilots' skill, this operation without precedent was a success which enabled the British to continue to fight the Germans, even though they had to leave behind most of their equipment and weapons. Includes numerous period photos, maps, aircraft profiles, and uniform plates. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$18.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218250 Wiknik, Arthur NAM SENSE: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division Arthur Wiknik, Jr. served in Vietnam with Company A 2/506th of the 101st Airborne Division as an infantry squad leader from April 1969 to March 1970. Offers a blend of candor, sarcasm, and humor - and it spares nothing and no one in its attempt to accurately convey what really transpired for the combat soldier during this unpopular war.

Nam-Sense is not about heroism or glory, mental breakdowns, haunting flashbacks, or wallowing in self-pity. The GIs Wiknik lived and fought with during his year-long tour did not rape, murder, or burn villages, were not strung out on drugs, and did not enjoy killing. They were there to do their duty as they were trained, support their comrades, and get home alive.1 vol, 288 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2018 ......$15.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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