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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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1-2215804 G Aimaretti PAPER SOLDIERS: Byzantine Army AD 395-1453 Uniformology research, NOT cut out and use on a tabletop.1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available mid November 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-908385 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 385 with Judge Dread Decal Sheet THEME: Thrill-Powered Gaming
* Getting Ready for Dredd
* Barry at Lyndonia
* Rules Showcase: Judge Dredd: I am the Law!
* The Treasure of Captain Flint
* Painting Captain Flint

OTHER ARTICLES:
* Observation Post
* 2000AD Tabletop History
* The Army of Charles the Bold
* Red Bull and Laughing Gas
* Nam: The Way It Probably Wasn't
* A Wargamer's 17th Century Odyssey
* Gaslands Day 2019
* Creating a Piece of Future History
* The Economics of Second Editions
* A Dummies' Guide to the French and Indian Wars1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2019 ......$9.00 rct

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1-916439 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 439 Articles Include:
* Perilous Dark: Frostgrave scenario
* Black Seas: Age of Sail Rules Introduction
* Pull-out and assemble, pre-printed mausoleum
* Kill Team: The Great War
* Otumba Aztec Empire in 1520 scenario
* Send Three and Four Pence: ACW Kriegspiel Scenario (part one)
* Night of The Scarecrows: Horror wargaming, scenario and painting guide
* TTG Live and Colours convention coverage
* Club Spotlight: Abingdon Wargames Club
* Scratch Building: Make your own fleece wargames mat on the cheap
* Forward Observer: News
* New Review Sections: Quartermaster for accessories and Defence in Depth for Figures and rules
* Recce: Book reviews1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-935105 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 105 Articles Include:
* A Reassessment of Napoleonic Spain - Rey, Patria o la Muerte
* The Battle of Cape Santa Maria - Neither War Nor Peace
* The First Battle of El Bruch, 6 June 1808 - Wherever We Arrived, They Disappeared
* The Battle of Saguntum, 25 October 1811 - Defeat From the Jaws of Victory
* Fighting the French with the Spanish Joan of Arc - Agustina de Aragon
* Collecting a Spanish Napoleonic Force - The Spanish Ulcer
* Last Stand at Monteleon Barracks - Heroes of Spain
* Somewhere in Germany, Early April 1945 - Advance to Contact
* Getting All of Your Troops on the Table - Big Battles in Small Spaces
* Rolling the Dice Against Rome: Beneventum 275 BC - Pyrrhus' Last Gamble
* Painting a Polish Army for WWII - Wearing the White Eagle
* Remodeling Airfix's Fort Sahara Kit - Changing an Icon

Departments
* This Gaming Life - Dad's Army and Designing War-Games
* Tabletop Tactics - A Bridge Too Far: Lessons From Play
* The Irregular - Dice-Rolling Etiquette
* Warlord's Cruel Seas Goes Napoleonic - Let's Play Black Seas
* Game reviews - Narrow Seas, Albedo Combat Patrol 164, Pieces of Eight, and Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter
* Book Reviews
* Parting Shots1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-221800 Young, Michael ARMY SERVICE CORPS 1902-1918: 2nd Edition Provides detailed perspective on the role of the Army Service Corps (ASC), what was then a relatively unknown and undervalued Corps. Logistic support, to use modern parlance, may be unglamorous but, without it, no war can ever be won.

Starting WWI with a strength of 6,400 all ranks and the straight forward task of providing transport and rations support for a handful of divisions, the ASC progressively took on more and more functions. At the same time the Corps transferred 82,000 men to the Infantry, 100 officers to the Royal Flying Corps and played a key role in the creation of the Heavy Branch of the Machine Gun Corps (later the Tank Corps). It finished the War almost a third of a million men strong, having provided essential support to the Army in every theater of war.

The award of the title 'Royal' in November 1918 was a well-deserved recognition of the magnificent and often unsung contribution of all the officers and men who served in the Corps. Includes over 200 photographs and significant archive material, have never been published before. 1 vol, 526 pgs 2018 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-2118615 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 3 Volume 1 - The Opposing Forces Austria, Savoy etc The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images.1 vol, 92 pgs 2019 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118616 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 3 Volume 2 - The Opposing Forces Austria, Savoy etc The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images.1 vol, 92 pgs 2019 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-BRIG362 Bunde, Peter 362: HERZOGTUM WARSCHAU UHLAN REGIMENT No.3 - 1808-1810 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-221820 Carr, John THE POPE'S ARMY: The Papacy in Diplomacy and War The period of political and military activism by the Roman Catholic Church can be dated to roughly from 410, when Pope Innocent I vainly tried to avert the sack of Rome by the Visigoths, to about 1870, when Pope Pius IX was abandoned by his protectors, the French Army, and forced to submit to the new Italian state by surrendering any political power the Vatican had left. Includes 20 black and white illustrations.

During those centuries, the popes employed every means at their disposal, including direct military action, to maintain their domains centered on Rome. Some pontiffs, such as Alexander VI, Julius II (15th century), plus the energetic Borgia popes later, built the Papal States into a power in their own right. In the following century and a half, Europe's destructive religious wars almost always had a papal component, with the Lateran and later Vatican fielding their own armies. Climaxing the story are the little-known yet bitter late-nineteenth century battles between the papal volunteers from all over Europe and America, and the Italian nationalists who ultimately prevailed. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-37560 Gorelik, Mikhael WARRIORS OF EURASIA: 8th to 17th century Features 22 full color plates of over 60 illustrations of warriors from the Danube to the Pacific.1 vol, 80 pgs 1995 UK, MONTVERT PUBLISHING
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2-89430 Bennett, Bob WAR OF ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS 323 - 281 BC: Volume 1 When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied 'to the strongest'. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories. Most of these Diadochi (Successors) were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under Alexander or even his father, Philip. Few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies.

Colorful characters, epic battles, treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular. The wars shaped the map from the Balkans to India for the next couple of centuries.

This first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as Antigonos 'Monopthalmus' (the One-eyed) and his son 'Demetrius 'Poliorcetes' (the Besieger), Seleucus 'Nicator' ('the Victorious') and Ptolemy 'Soter' ('the Saviour') - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of Alexander to the Battle of Corupedium (281 BC) when the last two original Diadochi faced each other one final time.1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221821 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE HELLENISTIC STATES: 323 BC - AD 30 Detailed analysis of the organization and equipment employed by the armies of the Hellenistic States. After Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC, his immense Macedonian empire was divided between his ambitious generals, who in turn formed their own monarchies across Eastern Europe, Asia and North Africa. The states analyzed are: Macedon, Seleucid Empire, Ptolemaic Egypt, Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, Armenia, Pergamon, Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Bosporan Kingdom, Epirus, Sicily, Achaean League and Aetolian League.

Follows the development of the Hellenistic military forces from the army bequeathed by Alexander the Great to the complex military machines that succumbed one by one in the wars against the expanding Romans. As decades and centuries progressed, Hellenistic warfare became always more sophisticated: the 'diadochi' (Alexander's successors) could field armies with thousands of men, chariots, elephants and siege machines; these came from all the territories of the former Macedonian Empire. Also shows how Hellenistic forces were strongly influenced by Roman models during the last years of independence of their kingdoms. Includes 80 illustrations and 8 maps.1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221830 Sampson, Gareth ROME, BLOOD AND POWER: Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late Republic 70-27 BC Following the First Civil War the Roman Republic was able to rebuild itself and restore stability. Yet the problems which had plagued the previous seventy years of the Republic, of political reform being met with violence and bloodshed, had not been resolved and once again resumed. Men such as Catiline and Clodius took up the mantle of reform which saw Rome paralyzed with domestic conflict and ultimately bloodshed and murder.

In the search for stability, the Roman system produced a series of military dynasts; men such as Pompey, Crassus and Caesar, who strove to bring stability to Rome. Ultimately this led to the Republic's collapse into a second and third civil war and the end of the old Republican system. In its place was the Principate, a new Republic founded on the promise of peace and stability at home and end to the decades of bloodshed.

Gareth Sampson analyses the various reforming politicians, their policies and opponents and the violence and bloodshed that resulted. He charts the Republic's collapse into further civil wars and the new system that rose from the ashes.
1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-964024 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 24: Trade and Commerce in Ancient Egypt Articles include:
* Introduction to the Theme - Ancient Egypt's Elusive Traders
* Early International Trade - The View From Upper Egypt
* Early Sources for Aquaculture - From River to Table
* War and Trade in Egypt, ca. 1552 BC - Guarding the Western Desert
* Women Excavating Pompeii - The Work of Wilhelmina Jashemski
* The Legacy of the Sea Peoples - Raiders, Pirates, or Explorers
* The Death of Germanicus Caesar - Ancient Rome's JFK Moment
* Ancient Tourists or Golden Handshakes - The Rudge Cup
* Migration and the Spread of Information - Tales that Travel
* A Meal fit for Travellers - Flatbread for the Road
* The Roman Army on Screen, Part XIII - King Arthur (2004)1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964025 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 25: Theme: Language and literature in antiquity Theme: Language and literature in antiquity
James Blake Wiener, 'An ancient literary legacy - Advent of the written word'.
Colleen Darnell, 'Ancient Egyptian historical fiction - Literary warriors'.
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, 'An ancient literary loss - The written word in Etruria'.
Jona Lendering, 'From Etemenanki to Tower of Babel - Confusion of tongues'.
Daniel Kershaw, 'Challenging the traditional image of a Julio-Claudian Emperor - 'The problem of Claudius''.
Hareth Al Bustani, 'The true history of an ancient tall tale teller - Lucian of Samosata'.
Features: Sean Mowbray, 'The growth of facial hair in ancient Rome - Beards and back again'.
Manon Henzen, 'Recreating a recipe from Roman literature - Trimalchio's banquet'.
Carole Raddato, 'Discovering the glories of Persia - ancient Iran'.
Graham Sumner, 'The Roman army on screen, part XIV - Centurion (2010)'.
1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-666135 Abad, Ruben Saez THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE DUKE OF ALBA IN PORTUGAL 1580 This last book of the Warriors and Battles series covers the military campaigns of the Duke of Alba and the conquest and annexation of Portugal (1580) under the reign of Philip II. The death of the Portuguese king Sebastian I in the tragic battle of Alcazarquivir (1578) without having left an heir to the throne opened a deep succession crisis in the neighboring kingdom. Soon a struggle opened for the crown, mainly between Philip II and Antonio, prior of Crato.

The impossibility of reaching an agreement that would facilitate Philip II's access to the throne peacefully forced him to launch his armies into Portugal. The Duke of Alba was chosen to lead the invasion army. The Duke achieved one last victory for Philip II, dying in Lisbon without receiving royal authorization to return home.1 vol, 102 pgs 2019 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-221860 Turnbull, Stephen TANAKA 1587: Japan's Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle In 1587 the 1,000-strong garrison of tiny Tanaka Castle in Higo Province (modern Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, held out for 100 days against an army ten times their size sent by the great general Toyotomi Hideyoshi. When the castle fell, it was burned to the ground, and for four centuries the epic struggle lived on only through a handful of letters, two little-known war chronicles, and in the folk memories of the local people.

Tanaka 1587 uses evidence that is available from history, literature, folklore, archaeology, and cartography based on the author's own translations of the chronicles and the archaeological report together with his extensive fieldwork.

In 1986 everything changed. Prompted by the approaching fourth centenary of the battle, the local council set in motion a systematic archaeological investigation of the castle site. Many interesting finds were made, but the greatest discovery of all came in 1989 in a distant library when a researcher unearthed what turned out to be Japan's oldest surviving battle map. It featured a detailed drawing of Tanaka Castle during the siege that matched up exactly with the picture that was emerging from the excavation. The unique document also contained so much extra information that, when combined with the archaeological finds, the written materials and local folklore, the almost forgotten siege of Tanaka became one of the best documented battles in the whole of Japan's samurai history. Includes 55 b/w photos/ills, 3 b/w maps, and 8 color plates.1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-221811 Reid, Stuart THE CAVALIER ARMY LIST: Volume 1 -- A-K So far as is known there was no formal Cavalier Army List as such, or at least no contemporary listing of all those gentlemen holding the King's commission during the Great Civil War. However from 1663 we do have A List of Officers Claiming to the Sixty Thousand Pounds &c. Granted by His Sacred Majesty for the Relief of His True-Loyal and Indigent Part, otherwise referenced simply as Indigent Officers or IO.

The Cavalier Army List is a completely new, heavily annotated and indexed edition, supplemented with additional names discovered in a variety of sources, such as the Royal Martyrs, a companion to the original listing many of those killed in the King's service, and the extensive calendar of papers belonging to the Committees for Compounding and Sequestration.

As with original this new edition is primarily arranged by regiment under the name of the commanding officer, but unlike the 1663 version, every attempt has been made to consolidate separate entries relating to successive commanding officers, and to re-unite 'strays' with their proper regiments, in order to provide an invaluable reference work for historians of the Great Civil War.

This is a greatly enlarged edition of Stuart Reid's OFFICERS AND REGIMENTS OF THE ROYALIST ARMY published by Partizan Press.1 vol, 184 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-221812 Reid, Stuart THE CAVALIER ARMY LIST: Volume 2 -- L-Z So far as is known there was no formal Cavalier Army List as such, or at least no contemporary listing of all those gentlemen holding the King's commission during the Great Civil War. However from 1663 we do have A List of Officers Claiming to the Sixty Thousand Pounds &c. Granted by His Sacred Majesty for the Relief of His True-Loyal and Indigent Part, otherwise referenced simply as Indigent Officers or IO.

The Cavalier Army List is a completely new, heavily annotated and indexed edition, supplemented with additional names discovered in a variety of sources, such as the Royal Martyrs, a companion to the original listing many of those killed in the King's service, and the extensive calendar of papers belonging to the Committees for Compounding and Sequestration.

As with original this new edition is primarily arranged by regiment under the name of the commanding officer, but unlike the 1663 version, every attempt has been made to consolidate separate entries relating to successive commanding officers, and to re-unite 'strays' with their proper regiments, in order to provide an invaluable reference work for historians of the Great Civil War.

This is a greatly enlarged edition of Stuart Reid's OFFICERS AND REGIMENTS OF THE ROYALIST ARMY published by Partizan Press.1 vol, 176 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-221870 Taaffe, Stephen WASHINGTON'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR GENERALS When the Revolutionary War began, Congress established a national army and appointed George Washington its commander in chief. Congress then took it upon itself to choose numerous subordinate generals to lead the army's various departments, divisions, and brigades. How this worked out in the end is well known.

Less familiar, however, is how well Congress's choices worked out along the way. Although historians have examined many of Washington's subordinates. This details the Revolutionary War careers of the Continental Army's generals -- their experience, performance, and relationships with Washington and the Continental Congress -- as well as an overview of the politics of command, both within and outside the army, and a unique perspective on how it affected Washington's prosecution of the war.

This follows these men through the war's most important battles and campaigns as well as its biggest controversies, such as the Conway Cabal and the Newburgh Conspiracy, and depicts the complexities and particulars of character and politics of military command.1 vol, 360 pgs 2019 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-221810 Waters, Andrew THE QUAKER AND THE GAMECOCK: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South As the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's divided populace. That included managing South Carolina's determined but unreliable Patriot militia, led by Thomas Sumter, the famed 'Gamecock.' Though Sumter would go on to a long political career, it was as a defiant partisan that he first earned the respect of his fellow back-country settlers, a command that would compete with Greene for status and stature in the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign.

Greene, born to a devout Quaker family and influenced by the faith's tenets, instinctively understood the war's Southern theater involved complex political, personal, and socio-economic challenges, not just military ones. Though never a master of the battlefield, Greene's mindful leadership style established his historic legacy.

The Quaker and the Gameccock tells the story of these two wildly divergent leaders against the backdrop of the American Revolution's last gasp, the effort to extricate a British occupation force from the wild and lawless South Carolina frontier. Both men needed the other to defeat the British, yet their forceful personalities, divergent leadership styles, and opposing objectives would clash again and again, a fascinating story of our nation's bloody birth that still influences our political culture.1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-221790 Esposito, Gabriele UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH INVASION OF THE RIO DE LA PLATA 1806-1807: Spanish Forces Defending Buenos Aires Book contains 24 color plates of the uniforms and flags of the Argentine forces 1806-1807.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-221840 Orde, Denis IN THE SHADOW OF NELSON: The Life of Admiral Lord Collingwood Vice Admiral Cuthbert (Cuddy) Collingwood may have been 10 years older than Horatio Nelson, but he was Nelson's close friend from the outset. They served together for over 30 years and only at Trafalgar was Nelson his superior officer.

The relationship is all the stranger as their temperaments greatly differed. Collingwood was reserved, austere, and shy but utterly competent which was why Nelson's meteoric career was so closely linked to his. Collingwood's reputation was made in battles such as The Glorious First of June (1794) and Cape St. Vincent (1797).

Collingwood's career survived reverses; he was court-martialed in 1777 by a commander for whom he had no respect. He was acquitted. Collingwood in The Royal Sovereign led the lee column at Trafalgar. After assuming command of the Fleet on Nelson's death he was the author of the famous Trafalgar Despatch that announced the victory and death of Nelson. He became Commander in Chief Mediterranean Fleet but was never to return home. He died at sea in 1810. He is buried beside Nelson in St. Paul's Cathedral.1 vol, 304 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221880 Fitzharris, Joseph THE HARDEST LOT OF MEN: The Third Minnesota Infantry in the Civil War Outstanding in appearance, discipline, and precision at drill, the Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was often mistaken for a regular army unit. Rebel Colonel Ponder described the regiment as 'the hardest lot of men he'd ever run against.' Betrayed by its higher commanders, the Third Minnesota was surrendered to Nathan Bedford Forrest on July 13, 1862, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Includes 20 b&w illustrations and 5 maps.

Through letters, personal accounts of the men, and other sources, the Minnesotans, prisoners of war, broken in spirit and morale, went home and found redemption and renewed purpose fighting the Dakota Indians.

They were then sent south to fight guerrillas along the Tennessee River. In the process, the regiment was forged anew as a superbly drilled and disciplined unit that participated in the siege of Vicksburg and in the Arkansas Expedition that took Little Rock. At Pine Bluff, Arkansas, sickness so reduced its numbers that the Third was twice unable to muster enough men to bury its own dead, but the men never wavered in battle. In both Tennessee and Arkansas, the Minnesotans actively supported the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) and provided many officers for USCT units. At war's end, the returning men of the Third deemed the citizens of St. Paul insufficiently appreciative and spurned a celebration in their honor.1 vol, 338 pgs 2019 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-221890 Rein, Christopher THE SECOND COLORADO CAVALRY: A Civil War Regiment on the Great Plains During the Civil War, the Second Colorado Volunteer Regiment played a vital and often decisive role in the fight for the Union on the Great Plains -- and in the westward expansion of the American empire. Includes 15 b&w illus., 5 maps, 6 tables

Composed largely of footloose '59ers who raced west to participate in the gold rush in Colorado, the troopers of the Second Colorado repelled Confederate invasions in New Mexico and Indian Territory before wading into the Burned District along the Kansas border, the bloodiest region of the guerilla war in Missouri. In 1865, the regiment moved back out onto the Plains, applying what it had learned to peacekeeping operations along the Santa Fe Trail, thus definitively linking the Civil War and the military conquest of the American West in a single act of continental expansion.

Emphasizing the cavalry units, whose mobility proved critical in suppressing both Confederate bushwhackers and Indian raiders, Rein tells the neglected tale of the 'fire brigade' of the Trans-Mississippi Theater -- a group of men, and a few women, who enabled the most significant environmental shift in the Great Plains' history: the displacement of Native Americans by Euro-American settlers.1 vol, 338 pgs 2019 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-COM1073 Newberg, Stephen ONCE WE MOVED LIKE THE WIND: The Apache Wars, 1861-1886 Wargame Covers the Apache Wars with native Americans of the Southwestern US commanded by Cochise, Victorio, Chato, Geronimo, and others. Provocation levels determine Apache forces, with combat between forces in the same area.

Playing pieces are wooden blocks with the information about each particular piece only on one side and hence hidden during play from the opposing player until action occurs which must reveal particular blocks. Not all of these blocks are actually opposing forces. For the Apache player in particular, many playing pieces each turn will represent rumors of Apache actions and forces which the Army player must chase down to determine if they are real or false. Similarly, for the Apache player, not knowing which Army pieces represent which forces means not knowing if an opposing group is small enough to attack and win, or is in reality a force big enough to hand out a devastating defeat.

Map scale is about 14 kilometers per centimeter or 22 miles per inch, with four large territories (Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua) with each territory divided into smaller areas.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 3 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 5 out of 10
* Time Scale: 3-4 years per turn
* Map Scale: Areas covering parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Sonora and Chihuahua
* Unit Scale: A wooden block represents an Army Troop or Apache War Band
* Players: Two
* Playing Time: 1-2 hours

Components:
* 1 Mounted Map - 22x22-inch
* 1 Color rules book - 16 pages
* 1 Sheet of stickers (for blocks)
* 80 Wooden blocks in various colors
* 4 Player mats/aids
* 2 Six-sided dice
* 1 Box and Lid set1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-COM1097 Mortell, Ross COMBAT! Solitaire Wargame Solitaire game on man to man combat in the 20th century. At the start of each turn, the player will play 1 card from their hand to the Initiative track to determine the initiative values for each of the player's friendly teams and may have other effects depending on the card.

After this, the player assigns orders to each character on his side to determine the actions that the character can take this turn. Once the friendly characters have orders assigned to them, the player will draw an Enemy AI Card for each Alerted Enemy Character. These cards will determine the Initiative value for each Enemy Team and the Order that they will receive. The Order determines the actions that an Enemy Character will take that turn.

The game turn is then played through in 4 Impulses. From the lowest initiative value to the highest each Character (Friendly and Enemy) will perform the action specified on their Order counter. All Characters will act on Impulse 1 before moving to Impulse 2, then Impulse 3 and finally Impulse 4. At the end of the turn all Orders are removed and the played cards returned to the respective decks. Each soldier (friendly and enemy) is represented by a 1-inch counter with 5/8-inch informational markers showing morale, wounds, orders etc.

Components:
* Four 22x34-inch game maps
* Four 5/8-inch counter sheets
* Two 1 inch counter sheets
* Two decks of cards (52 cards per deck)
* One Rulebook
* One Scenario Book
* Four Displays/Charts
* One Turn Display
* Two Ten-Sided Dice
* One Six-Sided Die
* One Game Box

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 10 out of 10 - Designed specifically for solitaire play
* Time Scale: Abstracted dependent upon actions taken per round but between 30 seconds and 2 minutes
* Map Scale: 10 yards per hex
* Unit Scale: Single man - man-to-man combat
* Players: One - Designed specifically for solitaire play
* Playing Time: Two to six hours dependent upon size of scenario1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid October 2019 ......$139.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-221850 Blades, Brooke THE AMERICANS FROM NORMANDY TO THE GERMAN BORDER: August to Mid-December 1944 -- Images of War series Another fine Images of War book offers 250 black and white illustrations of WWII US troops during campaign in north West Europe during the autumn and early winter of 1944. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid October 2019 ......$29.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-956069 various WORLD AT WAR # 69: 1st Panzer Breakout Breakout: First Panzer Army is a two player game that allows players to examine the operational challenges in the battles between the Soviet and German Armies in the northwest Ukraine in March and April 1944, leading to 1st Panzer Army Pocket. Most units are represented as corps-sized units with German garrison units represented as regiments or brigades. Each combat unit displays several types of information: nationality and type, organizational size, attack factor, defense factor, historical identification and substitute counter status.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters, Magazine 1 vol, 62 pgs 2019 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late October 2019 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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