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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-VXA034 VICTRIX REPUBLICAN ROMAN CAVALRY: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Includes 16 mounted figures in each set. All armored with chainmail and muscled cuirass. Separate heads including Etruscan helmets allowing multiple variants. Choice of arms for javelins, spears, swords, musician and standard bearer. Optional cloaks. Round shields. Digitally designed for highly detailed figures. Some figures can be converted into Carthaginian cavalry.1 vol, 16 pgs 2018 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-FF016 FireForge FIREFORGE: BYZANTINE AUXILIARIES 28mm Plastic Figures This box enables you to build 25 Byzantine Auxiliaries -- 10 armored archers, and up to 5 Slingers, up to 10 light archers, and up to 10 javelinman. The box contains plastic bases: 20mm x 20mm = 25 bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly.1 vol, 25 pgs 2017 UK, FIREFORGE GAMES
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1-KDM11110 Harris, Forrest JESSE JAMES FACTION: 28mm figures Contains: Jesse James, Cole Younger, Frank James, Clell Mille, Charlie Pitts, and Jim Younger.1 vol, 6 pgs 2016 US, KNUCKLEDUSTER MINIATURES
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1-KDM11111 Harris, Forrest VIGILANTE FACTION: 28mm figures Contains: Howie, Grandpa Smith, J S Allen, Charlie Gump, John Isham, and Bones Brooks.1 vol, 6 pgs 2016 US, KNUCKLEDUSTER MINIATURES
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3-10003 Nik Gaukroger and Terry Shaw FIELD OF GLORY List 3: Army Lists Book 3 - Early Medieval to Late Medieval 3rd Edition ARMY LISTS - BOOK 3 is the third book of Field of Glory Companions for Field of Glory 3rd Edition. This fully edited and updated companion provides players with the opportunity to expand their gameplay with a large selection of armies covering the High Medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. While the Crusades raged in the Holy Land, Europe too was torn apart by war, with the kings of France, England and Spain consolidating their power. When the Mongol Hordes were conquering most of Asia and Eastern Europe, the Turks were building their strength in the Middle East. China rose, fell, and rose again while the Samurai became the ruling elite in Japan. Command new troop types, including French knights, English longbowmen, Swiss halberdiers, Hussite war-wagons, Turkish Janissaries, and the Japanese samurai.

From China and Japan, through the Steppes of Asia to the mighty empires of the Middle East and Europe, and even to the distant empires of Mexico and Peru, lead your armies to compete against your opponents and prove that you can rule supreme.

ARMY LISTS - BOOK 3 is a companion to Field of Glory Version 3, the historical miniatures tabletop wargaming rules system for ancient and medieval wargaming. To play the rules you will need a copy of Field of Glory Version 3.1 vol, 152 pgs 2018 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-908373 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 373 THEME: Poland
* POLISH THUNDER: Impact of the Husaria on the tabletop battlefield.
* THE POLISH LEGION 1795 - 1815: Polish Legion during the period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
* THE POLISH LEGION 1914 - 1920: Polish Legion during WWI and afterwards.
* 303 SQUADRON: Polish exiles defend Britain against the Luftwaffe
* POLES AT MONTE CASSINO: WWII Assaults

OTHER ARTICLES:
* OBSERVATION POST: What's New at the Colours show and Warlord Open Day
* BLACK POWDER: Second edition -- A fanboy's view
* DIFFERENT SCALE SAME PASSION: Bringing re-enactor experience as to the tabletop and vice versa.
* MODELLING: Distressing Your MDF Buildings
* WARGAMER STUDIOS: Company profile of Fire and Sword team
* REIMAGINING THE CRUSADES: Part 4 -- Troop Types
* DESIGNER'S NOTES: SONS OF MARS: Creation of this gladiatorial combat game, plus some exclusive new rules content.
* WARGAMES AT THE EDGE OF APOCALYPSE: And beyond.
* PAINTING A IROQUOIS WARRIOR: Guidelines
* DESIGNER'S NOTES: LAST DAYS: Zombie Game from Osprey
* MODEL SOLDIERS, MODERN OPERA & TRENCH WARFARE: Educational project for children discusses WWI.
* WARGAMERS' SPACES: Converted garage becomes wargame room.1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-935099 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 99 Special Feature: Napoleon's Allied Armies
* Foreign and Allied Troops in the Grande Armee - Napoleon's allies
* Maloyaroslavets, 24 October 1812 - The Battle of the Italians
* The British and Danish fight at Koge - The Traeskoslaget (Battle of the Clogs)
* Bavarians versus Austrians - First clash at Landshut
* A Look at Napoleon's Allied Armies - Allies of L'Empereur
* Danish versus Cossacks at Rahlstedt - Hussars at Hamburg

Features
* A Bite-Size Fighting Retreat...from the Air - Spitfires Over Dunkirk
* Turf Wars and Street Fighting in Ancient Rome - Tales from the Caelian
* Adapting W.A.T. to Historical Scenarios - What a Tanker into Normandy
* Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Games Challenge runner-up - Dreadnought
* Constructing a Neolithic Mound - Making Newgrange
* Adding the Weatherworn look to DAK vehicles - Weathering the Desert

Departments
* Miniature reviews
* Controversial (Priestley)
* Tabletop Tactics - Artillery's Evolution (Hyde)
* The Irregular - Being a Rules Lawyer' is Good (Braun)
* Let's Play: Making a Good Ruleset Better? Black Powder Second Edition
* Game Reviews - Enemy at the Gates, The Red Book of the Elf King, Sons of Mars, and America's Olde West
* Book reviews
* Parting shots1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-BRIG350 Bunde, Peter 350: ELECTORATE/KINGDOM OF SAXONY: Hussar Regiment 1791-1810 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-997224 Campbell, David 224 ISRAELI PARATROOPERS 1954-2016 From the creation of the first volunteer paratroop unit shortly after the birth of Israel and of the Israeli Defense Force, this arm of service has been recognized as elite. They have also been the first choice for daring special missions, and it is mainly from their ranks that Israel's Special Forces units have been recruited. A unique aspect of the Israeli military is the cross-posting of officers from the airborne, armored and other units, to ensure that all unit commanders share their aggressive qualities and thorough understanding of the capabilities of all arms. In this way the influence of the paratroop arm has been out of proportion to its size.

This fully-illustrated study is a complete history of Israeli paratroopers from its creation to the present day, including relevant developments in their role and organization, as well as their achievements and setbacks in conflicts such as the Six Days War and Yom Kippur War.1 vol, 64 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-218440 Carr, John THE KOMNENE DYNASTY: Byzantium's Struggle for Survival 1057-1185 The 128-year dynasty of the Komneni (1057 to 1185) was the last great epoch of Byzantium, when the empire had to fend off Turkish and Norman foes simultaneously. Starting with the extremely able Alexios I, and unable now to count on help from the West, the Komneni played their strategic cards very well. Though the dynasty ended in cruelty and incompetence under Andronikos I (the Terrible), it fought a valiant rear-guard action in keeping eastern Christendom alive.

The Komnene dynasty saw several changes in Byzantine military practice, such as the adoption of heavy cavalry on the western model, the extensive use of foreign mercenaries and the neglect of the navy (both of which were to prove a huge and possibly fatal disadvantage). A chapter is devoted to the famous Varangian Guard, which included many Saxons in exile following the Norman conquest of England. The terrible defeat at Myriokephalon in 1176 sealed the doom of the dynasty, preparing the way for the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusaders.1 vol, 496 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218430 Powell, Lindsay AUGUSTUS AT WAR: The Struggle for the Pax Augusta A new and penetrating assessment of Augustus as ancient Rome's military commander-in-chief. The words Pax Augusta - or Pax Romana - evoke a period of uninterrupted peace across the vast Roman Empire. Lindsay Powell exposes this as a fallacy. Almost every year between 31 BC and AD 14 the Roman Army was in action somewhere, either fighting enemies beyond the frontier in punitive raids or for outright conquest; or suppressing banditry or rebellions within the borders.

Remarkably over the same period Augustus succeeded in nearly doubling the size of the Empire. How did this second-rate field commander, known to become physically ill before and during battle, achieve such extraordinary success? Did he, in fact, have a grand strategy?

Powell reveals Augustus as a brilliant strategist and manager of war. As commander-in-chief (imperator) he made changes to the political and military institutions to keep the empire together, and to hold on to power himself. His genius was to build a team of loyal but semi-autonomous deputies (legati) to ensure internal security and to fight his wars for him, while claiming their achievements as his own. The book profiles more than 90 of these men, as well as the military units under their command, and the campaigns they fought.

Illustrated with 23 maps, 42 color plates, 13 black and white figures and 5 order of battle schematics. 1 vol, 496 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-962085 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 8.5 Theme: The Umayyad Caliphate Against the Byzantine Empire (674-718)
* Against the Empire - The Arabs Bring War to Byzantium
* They Did the Same Thing for Seven Years - Was Constantinople Besieged in 674-78?
* Defenders of the Empire - The Byzantine Soldier in the Eighth Century
* Knowledge That Kills - Byzantine Military Manuals and Warfare
* A Furious Storm Fell Upon Them - The Arab siege of Constantinople, 717-718
* The First Chemical Weapon? - Playing with Greek Fire
* Readings: Byzantium During the Rise of Islam

Features:
* The Siege of Harlech Castle - Resistance in Wales During the Wars of the Roses
* An Innumerable Multitude of Livestock - An Archbishop and His Cavalry
* The King of Spain's Samurai - Fighting for the Philippines in the 16th Century
* Controversial Treatments - The surgeons Who Tried to Change Medieval Battlefield Surgery
* A Band of Merry Men - Douglas Fairbanks' 1922 Robin Hood1 vol, 60 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-218370 von Wessen, Michaek Fredholm MUSCOVY'S SOLDIERS: The Emergence of the Russian Army 1462-1689 The book describes and analyses the emergence of the early modern Russian army, before the military reforms introduced by Tsar Peter the Great brought it in line with developments in Western Europe. It will be shown that Tsar Peter's reforms, although decisive, rested on a legacy of previous reforms. Yet, the origin of the early modern Russian army can be found in the East, not the West. The close association during the Middle Ages with the Mongol Golden Horde had transformed the Muscovite military system into a Eurasian one. Includes 60 black and white illustrations/photos, 8 pages of color plates, 3 maps, and 4 tables.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, links with the Northern Caucasus and Siberia brought further Oriental influences into the Russian military system. While the Mongol legacy of the early Muscovite army has been described elsewhere, the real and continuous impact of Oriental influences in the early modern Russian army has not yet been detailed.

Besides, the detailed information on the Russian army in 1673/1674 which can be found in the military handbook then produced by a Swedish intelligence officer has never been fully used in English-language works. This information shows that by the second half of the seventeenth century, Russia already had an army that although not up to date according to Western standards, still was able to hold its own against both Western and Eastern adversaries. The book ends with 1689, when Tsar Peter's reign began and Russia's border in the east with China was negotiated.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-218390 Barry, Quintin FROM SOLEBAY TO THE TEXEL: The Third Anglo-Dutch War 1672-1674 England and the Dutch Republic fought three naval wars in the middle of the 17th century, arising principally from a clash of mercantile interests. In the first of these, under the Commonwealth, England had much the better, due largely to the outstanding leadership of Robert Blake. The second war was more even. By now Charles II had been restored to the throne. There were a number of fierce battles which went either way, but the war ended with the humiliation of the Dutch burning a large part of the English fleet in the Medway. Includes 8 color illustrations, 35 black and white illustrations, and 4 maps.

After reviewing the earlier wars, this book goes on to describe the third Anglo-Dutch war, fought between 1672 and 1674. This war of shameless aggression was provoked by England, or rather by King Charles and his court, mainly as a matter of commercial greed. It began, before any declaration of war, with an attack on a Dutch merchant convoy proceeding up-Channel.

In this war, for the first time, England fought in alliance with France, and the French fleet was an important, if ultimately ineffective, part of the fleet which under the leadership first of the Earl of Sandwich, then by James, Duke of York, and finally by Prince Rupert, took on the Dutch fleet led by the brilliant Admiral Michiel de Ruyter.

At Solebay on the Suffolk coast, de Ruyter surprised the English fleet on the morning of 28 May 1672; in the intense fighting Sandwich's flagship, the Royal James was blown up and he was killed. Overall, the Dutch could claim it as a victory.

There later followed in 1673 two battles off Schooneveld and then the battle of the Texel. In this fight the French treacherously hung back. De Ruyter's tactical skill in these battles ensured that a planned attempt at invasion was prevented. The war ended with the Allies by no means in unison, and Charles II, obliged by lack of funds to make peace, had nothing to show for a war that should never have been fought.1 vol, 136 pgs 2018 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-218420 Graham, D. P. LORD MOUNTCASHEL: Irish General - Justin MacCarthy in the Service of James II and Louis XIV, 1673-1694 Justin MacCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army (as both his father and oldest brother had done).

In 1673 he joined an Irish regiment in French service. He served under the legendary French marshals Turenne and Conde against the Dutch and their Imperial allies and by 1676 was commanding the regiment. He became part of the personal circle of the Catholic Duke of York, the future James II and, after the latter's accession in 1685, Justin helped to transform the Irish army into a Catholic one.

When James II was deposed in the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 and fled via France to Ireland, Justin was one of the most experienced commanders resisting William's invasion. Unfortunately MacCarthy was defeated at the Battle of Newtownbutler (1689), wounded and captured. He escaped and again went into exile in France, where he was the first commander of the famous Irish Brigade until his death in 1694.1 vol, 248 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-98700 Symonds, Craig L., maps by William J. Clipson BATTLEFIELD ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, A Back in print! A visual and narrative overview of the principal military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. Symonds narrates each battle in a clear, concise, and readable way. Accompanying two-color, full-page maps make everything easy to understand, and make this book an ideal classroom text, battlefield tour guide, or library reference.

* I also have 2 hard-bound dust jacket copies available for $22.00 each. First come, first served.1 vol, 120 pgs 2018 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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3-45360 Nafziger, George NAPOLEON AT LEIPZIG: The Battle of the Nations 1813 Leipzig dashed the dreams of a French Empire when the armies of Prussia, Russia, Austria and Sweden converged on Napoleon and his Grande Armee. It was the greatest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, so decisive it would be called Battle of the Nations.

Smaller countries like Poland and Saxony seemed to be submerged in the titanic struggle and the battle shaped Europe for more than a century. Napoleon at Leipzig not only covers this pivotal battle, but also the maneuvers that led up to it and the retreat that followed. At Hanau, the Bavarians learned to their dismay the Napoleon was still the master of the battlefield.

The book includes the campaigns of Marshal Davout in the north, and the fate of the besieged French fortresses. From glittering field marshals to ragged Cossacks, in massive battles or small skirmishes, we see the dramatic campaign unfold. This edition includes a new set of images and newly-commissioned color maps.1 vol, 432 pgs 2018 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-218380 van Uythoven, Geert THE SECRET EXPEDITION: The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland 1799 In 1799, as part of the Second Coalition against France, an Anglo-Russian army landed in Holland to overthrow the Batavian Republic and to reinstate the Stadtholder William V of Orange. Initially called 'The Secret Expedition', although not really a secret for both sides, the description of the invasion reads like a novel. Five major battles were fought between armies of four different nations, with unexpected deeds of heroism and unexpected defeats. There were secret negotiations and rumors of bribery. More than enough ingredients for biased opinions, historical errors, and incorrect information copied from historians up to this day. Includes 23 black and white photos, 22 black and white illustrations, and 15 black and white maps.

The aim of this book is to give a balanced, detailed, and complete account of the events taking place during the invasion: the preparations on both sides, detailed descriptions of the battles as well as the events taking place at sea and in the eastern provinces of the Batavian Republic. Also giving new opinions on questions like: What were the causes of 'The Secret Expedition'? Did Brune indeed delay reinforcing the Batavians? What caused the frequent panics in the participating armies? Were the French veteran troops and the Batavians soldiers unreliable? How was the treaty closed?1 vol, 448 pgs 2018 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-218360 Tsouras, Peter MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE H. SHARPE: And The Creation of American Military Intelligence in the Civil War The vital role of the military all-source intelligence in the eastern theater of operations during the American Civil War is told through the biography of its creator, George H. Sharpe. Renowned historian Peter Tsouras contends that this creation under Sharpe's leadership was the combat multiplier that ultimately allowed the Union to be victorious.

Sharpe is celebrated as one of the most remarkable Americans of the 19th century. He built an intelligence organization (The Bureau of Military Information - BMI) from a standing start beginning in February 1863. He was the first man in military history to create a professional all-source intelligence operation, defined by the US Army as -- the intelligence products, organizations, and activities that incorporates all sources of information, in the production of intelligence.

By early 1863, in the two and half months before the Chancellorsville Campaign, Sharpe had conducted a breath-taking Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) effort. His reports identified every brigade and its location in Lee's army, provided an accurate order-of-battle down to the regiment level and a complete analysis of the railroad. The eventual failure of the campaign was outside of the control of Sharpe, who had assembled a staff of 30-50 scouts and support personnel to run the military intelligence operation of the Army of the Potomac. He later supported Grant's Armies Operating Against Richmond (AOAR) during the Siege of Petersburg, where the BMI played a fundamental role in the victory.

His career did not end in 1865. Sharpe crossed paths with almost everyone prominent in America after the Civil War. He became one of the most powerful Republican politicians in New York State, had close friendships with Presidents Grant and Arthur, and was a champion of African-American Civil rights.

With the discovery of the day-by-day journal of John C. Babcock, Sharpe's civilian deputy and order-of-battle analyst in late 1963, and the unpublished Hooker papers, the military correspondence of Joseph Hooker during his time as a commander of the Army of the Potomac, Tsouras has discovered a unique window into the flow of intelligence reporting which gives a new perspective in the study of military operations in the American Civil War.1 vol, 592 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-COM1079 Van Beurden, Kris EUROPE IN TURMOIL: Prelude to The Great War Game This card-driven game is set at the beginning of the 20th Century in which two players each assume the role of a political ideology ascendant in Europe at that time.

One player plays the Liberal. At the start of the game he is especially dominant in the United Kingdom and the French Third Republic and represents not just Liberal but also Pacifist and Socialist principles. His opponent plays the Authoritarian, dominating the three great central-European Empires of Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary and representing their reactionary, repressive regimes.

The careful Balance of Power set at Vienna in 1815 and maintained by Bismarck is broken when Great Britain and Germany embark on the Naval Arms Race, the dramatic Dreadnought build-up. Belle 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-218400 Franks, Norman SOPWITH CAMELS OVER ITALY 1917-1918: Images of War During the First World War, Italy was on the side of their British Allies and their fight was against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, bordering on Austria. In October 1917, the Austro-Hungarians managed to push the Italians back during the battle of Caporetto. With the danger signs obvious, both Britain and France sent reinforcements. Includes 130 black and white photos and illustrations.

Britain's Royal Flying Corps sent three squadrons of Sopwith Camel fighters, plus one RE8 reconnaissance squadron, and these Camel squadrons fought gallantly over the plains and mountainous regions of northeast Italy, sharing the air battle with aircraft of the Italian Air Force.

Despite the difference in landscape between France and Italy, the Camel pilots employed the same air-fighting tactics and assisted in ground support missions that proved just as destructive in Italy as they had in France. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218410 Bernage, George OBJECTIVE FALAISE: 8 August 1944 - 16 August 1944 On the night of 8 August 1944, the First Canadian Army launched Operation Totalize, directing their advance towards Falaise, with the intention of breaking through the German defences south of Caen. In spite of large numbers, they were halted by the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitierjugend, who managed to block the 600 armored vehicles. During one of the German counter-attacks, several Tiger tanks were destroyed, including that of panzer ace, Michael Wittmann, who was killed in the process.

The offensive was relaunched a few days later under the name Operation Tractable, the intention this time being to capture the strategically important town of Falaise and close the Falaise Pocket, also known as the Corridor of Death.

This book provides the reader with a day-by-day account of this forgotten battle, while also acting as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs.1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-2171205 Buffetaut, Yves THE WAFFEN-SS IN NORMANDY: June 1944 For many, the Waffen-SS soldier represents the archetype of the combatant, if not the warrior: well-armed, well-trained, possessing intelligence in combat, imbued with political and ideological fanaticism, he is an elite soldier par excellence, even if a lack of scruples casts a long shadow. However, is this picture true? In the case of the Battle of Normandy, opinions diverged, not only among today's historians, but also amongst the German generals at the time. Black & white photos, color profiles and maps

In all, the Waffen-SS fielded six divisions during the Battle of Normandy, as well as two heavy battalions of Tiger tanks. But they were by no means a single homogenous entity, for with the exception of II SS-Panzerkorps, the divisions arrived at the front one after another and were immediately thrown into battle.

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series examines the Waffen-SS in Normandy during the fierce fighting of June 1944, when they struggled to hold back the Allied advance on Caen, though the picture was by no means one-sided. Extensively illustrated with photographs, tank profiles, maps, and accompanied by biographies of key personnel and explanatory text boxes, this volume gives a clear and accessible account of events, challenging some popular perceptions along the way. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171206 Naud, Phillipe OPERATION TYPHOON: The German Assault on Moscow 1941 After the initial successes of Operation Barbarossa, at the end of September 1941 Hitler turned his focus to Moscow, with the unshakable belief that capturing the capital would knock the Soviets out of the war. On the face of it, it was an unequal struggle; Field Marshall Fedor von Bock had at his command disposal 1 million men, 1,700 tanks, 19,500 artillery guns and 950 combat aircraft - 50% of all the German men in Russia, 75% of all the tanks and 33% of all the planes. To defend Moscow, the Russians had under 500,000 men, fewer than 900 tanks and just over 300 combat planes.

But the picture was in fact a great deal more complex; the Germans had suffered very significant losses since the invasion of Russia had begun, and had issues with logistics and air support. The Soviets, under the command of General Zhukov, were beginning to be better supplied with reinforcements, and were prepared to defend to the death. Includes 150 black and white photos, 12 color profiles, and 2 maps.

Nevertheless Moscow was in a perilous situation. This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series concentrates on the main German assault of October 1941. Guderian's panzer divisions at first made sweeping gains as they had done so many times before and large parts of the Red Army were encircled at Vyazma and Bryansk. These successes in fact allowed the Soviets time to regroup as the encircled armies did not surrender and had to be dealt with. Then three engagements followed at Mtsensk, Maloyaroslavets and the Mojaisk defense line that proved that the war in the East was not entering its final days as German high command believed.

Illustrated with over 150 photographs, plus profile drawings of tanks, vehicles and aircraft, it gives a vivid impression of the situation for both protagonists, and a detailed analysis of the critical days as the fate of Moscow and perhaps the whole war hung in the balance.1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-956063 various WORLD AT WAR # 63: The Central Pacific Campaign The Central Pacific Campaign is a solitaire, strategic-level wargame of the struggle for control of the Central Pacific during World War II. The solitaire player is commanding the US forces and the system controls the Japanese forces. The player wins by accomplishing historic campaign milestones ahead of what was done historically, thereby opening the way for an earlier invasion of Okinawa or Formosa.

Most ground units represent divisions, brigades or regiments. Aircraft units represent two groups or regiments (six to eight squadrons), and are each identified by the primary type of aircraft in those units. Ship units represent one fleet aircraft carrier, divisions of two light or escort carriers, two battleships, four cruisers, squadrons of six to eight destroyers and one light cruiser. The map is drawn to emphasize the strategically critical zones and islands in the Central Pacific. Each grid box on the map is 300 miles from side to side. Each turn represents one month.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 228 die-cut counters.1 vol, 62 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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