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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-VXA035 VICTRIX EARLY IMPERIAL ROMAN CAVALRY: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Box includes 16 mounted figures in each set. All armored with chain mail and scaled armor. Oval and hexagonal shields, hexagonal shields for Praetorian or Gallic/Germanic options. Head options with mustaches to represent Gallic or German warriors in Roman service. Choice of arms for javelins, spears, swords, musician, and standard bearers. Javelin cases, separate water bottles and bed rolls to give troopers a campaign look.1 vol, 16 pgs 2018 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag, available mid December 2018 ......$39.00 rct

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1-218691 LADG GAME MAT: 80cm x 120cm for 15mm 200 Point Games Rubber Backed - Very High Quality Rubber, NOT Neoprene, Rolls up, Single Sided. Washable, Rollable, Foldable, and Durable.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, TINY WARGAMES
NEW-game mat, available early December 2018 ......$100.00 inc

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2-218691 LADG GAME MAT: 80cm x 120cm for 15mm 200 Point Games -desert Rubber Backed - Very High Quality Rubber, NOT Neoprene, Rolls up, Single Sided. Washable, Rollable, Foldable, and Durable.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, TINY WARGAMES
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3-218691 LADG CLOTH GAME MAT: 80cm x 120cm for 15mm 200 Point Games - Desert 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, TINY WARGAMES
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1-218692 LADG GAME MAT: 100cm x 150cm for 15mm 300 point Doubles Games Rubber Backed - Very High Quality Rubber, NOT Neoprene, Rolls up, Single Sided. Washable, Rollable, Foldable, and Durable.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, TINY WARGAMES
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1-218693 LADG GAME MAT: 120cm x 180cm for 25mm 200 Point Games Rubber Backed - Very High Quality Rubber, NOT Neoprene, Rolls up, Single Sided. Washable, Rollable, Foldable, and Durable.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, TINY WARGAMES
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1-908000 WI: Back Issues 272, 290, 309, 323 Clearing out Wargames Illustrated (WI) back issues: 255, 272, 282, 315, 319, 323, 326, 329.
340, 341, 347-349 and 354.

$4.00 each, or any five for $15, plus postage. Normally $9.00 each.

Bonus:
Issue 272 includes a copy of Osprey's Men-at-Arms #153 Napoleon's Guard (1).
Issue 282 includes the 40-page Intelligence Handbook - Tropic Lightning1 vol, 60 pgs 2010-2017 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover. In stock. Limited quanties of some issues. ......$4.00 mag

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1-218680 Collins, Joe GREAT BATTLES OF HISTORY FOR DBA 3.0: 12 Scenarios This is a book of 12 historical scenarios, ranging from Gela in 405 BC to Enguingatte in 1479 AD, that showcases DBA 3's strength in refighting historical battles. Written by some of the leading DBA gamers across the world, each scenario has a short history, complete OB, map of the terrain, and a photographed narrative play-through. These refights use the Historical Battle rules found in the DBA 3 rulebook and are scaled to be in easy reach of the average gamer.

Scenarios:

* Gela 405 BC: A Clash of Colonies in the Western Mediterranean Sea
* The Hydaspes 315BC: Alexander Invades India
* Bagradas 255BC: Prelude to Cannae during the 1st Punic War
* Cannae 216BC: Hannibal's High Water Mark
* The Revolt of Spartacus 71BC: I am Spartacus
* Carnuntum 170AD: Disaster on the Danube
* Battle of Hormozdgan 224 AD: The Fate of Parthia
* Yarmuk 636 AD: Khalid Ibn al-Walid and the Lions of the Desert
* Brunanburh 937AD: The Birthplace of Englishness
* Bouvines 1214 AD: The Eclipse of the Angevin Empire
* Verneuil 1424AD: A Second Agincourt
* Enguingatte 1479 AD: The Dawn of Modern Warfare1 vol, 134 pgs 2016 US, JOE COLLINS
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2-882800 PANZER KORPS 2.0 10th Anniversary Edition - Full Color PANZER KORPS 10th Anniversary Edition allows players to recreate the World at War in Miniature from 1935 to 1945 at the Battalion level. Players command Divisions and Brigades. Features HRG's Theater based Terrain Generation System. Unique National Characteristics seamlessly managed by the rules. Includes Advanced Rules for extra detail. Integrates Air Power seamlessly and is a vital part of the strategy.

Use Military Police, Medical personnel, Ground Crews, Tank Recovery, Cavalry, and other various support Companies as they were intended. More rules enhancements and clarifications than the 1st Edition. No re-basing needed to play and works with most scales. Can be used with Regiment and Division sized boardgames to resolve key battles. Well supported with over 20 handbooks including Campaign Master System, Scenarios, and Army Books. Comprehensive Vehicle and Aircraft National ratings and advanced rules. Games can be concluded within 3 to 4 hours and have a clear decision.1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$40.00 rct

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1-209742 Coulter, Jonathan MEIN PANZER DATA BOOK: Spanish Civil War Loose-Leaf - US 3-Hole Punch Only.

The heart of this book is the equipment tables, aircraft tables, ordnance tables, naval support equipment, and small arms. Numerous pieces of equipment have been detailed, including the unique vehicles of the war. Also includes a large selection of TO&E (Tables of Organization & Equipment) ranging from company to battalion level, this extensive collection allows players to build upon real life TO&E for their games.

Both the Nationalists and Republicans include a Troop Quality Table, detailing the quality levels represented in the game for their own forces and allies. PLUS numerous specialty troops are also detailed, each categorized into the five quality levels of the game. Finally, this Mein Panzer Data Book contains a few special rules you may need to fight some of the battles of the Spanish Civil War.

A copy of the Mein Panzer Core Rule System is needed for play, although with a few adjustments, the data and scenarios can be enjoyed using almost any rule system on the market today.1 vol, 36 pgs 2018 US, OLD DOMINION GAMEWORKS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$20.00 rct

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1-218780 Coulter, Jonathan MEIN ZOMBIE: Core Rules Loose-Leaf - US 3-Hole Punch Only.

Mein Zombie is a flexible and expandable 1:1 rule system for recreating the massive Zombie infection. Designed to be used with miniature scales from 15 up to 28mm, it is based around out innovative Drop-In game system. Players from novice to veteran will find it easy to customize the game to their particular gaming style.

This player-friendly approach to war gaming builds around solid and easily learned basic rules, which present an excellent balance of playability and historical accuracy. Once you quickly learn the core rules, you simply 'Drop In' additional rule modules as you see fit. Each Drop-In utilizes the same terms and mechanics for entirely seamless integration into a full-featured game system.

As with all ODGW rule systems, players may register their game using a unique serial number located inside. Registration allows the player free access to a private area of the ODGW Internet Website where updates and bonus files can be found. No more buying a totally new game system every few years just to keep current... with the ODGW Update Website, you will always have the most current copy of the rules and supplements that you own.

Look for other products in the Mein Zombie line from Old Dominion GameWorks. Products such as Scenario Packs, Campaign Packs, Data Books, and other supplements expand upon the Core Rules.1 vol, 60 pgs 2018 US, OLD DOMINION GAMEWORKS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$25.00 rct

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1-218781 Coulter, Jonathan MEIN ZOMBIE: Search Cards Mein Zombie Search Cards were created to add some suspense and enjoyment when players poke around in dark corners or search through discarded crates and buildings. The search cards can add special items, weapons, or surprise zombie attacks. As a special bonus, the cards are also used to randomize how many items or zombies are in a building. With a little modification Search cards can be used in almost any Zombie game that requires searching for items. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2018 US, OLD DOMINION GAMEWORKS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$13.00 rct

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1-218782 Coulter, Jonathan MEIN ZOMBIE: Event Cards Mein Zombie Event Cards were designed to add excitement and flavor to the normal flow of play. An Event Card can give a Hero special bonuses, strengthen zombies, or be a special event; like running into your mother as a zombie. The Event Cards put a bit of randomness in any zombie game. These Event cards can be fun in any zombie game with just a little modification. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2018 US, OLD DOMINION GAMEWORKS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$13.00 rct

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1-975065 Moss, Matthew 065 The Sterling Submachine Gun Designed by a motorcycle racer turned small-arms engineer, George Patchett, the submachine gun that eventually became known as the Sterling was developed during World War II. Some suggest it first saw action during Operation Infatuate with No. 4 Commando, before becoming fully adopted by the British Army in 1953 as the Sterling Machine Carbine (L2A1).

It was centre stage for many of Britain's post-colonial conflicts from Malaya to Kenya and from Yemen to Northern Ireland. The silenced L34A1 Sterling-Patchett entered service in 1966 and first saw action deep in the jungles of Vietnam in the hands of the elite special forces of Australia, New Zealand and the United States during prisoner snatches and reconnaissance patrols.

Employing first-hand accounts and painstaking technical analysis, this engaging account features carefully selected archive photography and specially commissioned colour artwork depicting the submachine gun that armed British and other forces for nearly 60 years.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available late December 2018 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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2-206580 Grainger, John D THE RISE OF THE SELEUKID EMPIRE (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III The Seleukid kingdom was the largest state in the world for a century and more between Alexander's death and the rise of Rome. It was ruled for all that time by a succession of able kings, but broke down twice, before eventually succumbing to dynastic rivalries, and simultaneous external invasions and internal grasps for independence.

The first king, Seleukos I, established a pattern of rule which was unusually friendly towards his subjects, and his policies promoted the steady growth of wealth and population in many areas which had been depopulated when he took them over. In particular the dynasty was active in founding cities from Asia Minor to Central Asia. Its work set the social and economic scene of the Middle East for many centuries to come. Yet these kings had to be warriors too as they defended their realm from jealous neighbors.

The first volume relates the remarkable twists of fortune and daring that saw Seleukos, an officer in an elite guard unit, emerge from the wars of the diadochi (Alexander's successors) in control of the largest and richest part of the empire of the late Alexander the Great. After his conquests and eventual murder, we then see how his successors continued his policies, including the repeated wars with the Ptolemaic rules of Egypt over control of Syria. The volume ends with the deep internal crisis and the wars of the brothers, which left only a single member of the dynasty alive in 223 BC.1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, new pb edition available early December 2018 ......$23.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218700 Banford, Andrew THE LILIES & THE THISTLE: French Troops in the Jacobite '45 The Jacobite Rising of 1745 could not have taken place without French support. French ships carried Charles Edward Stuart to Scotland, French gold financed his campaign, and French weapons equipped many of his troops. Yet the actual French military contribution to the campaign was small, and its role is frequently neglected. Includes eight pages of color plates, plus 20 b/w images.

This book seeks to redress this balance by looking in detail at the French military contribution to the Jacobite '45: the first detachment of troops to sail with the Prince - who instead of landing in Scotland found themselves caught up in an intense naval battle; the staff officers and professionals who helped Charles organize his army on modern European lines; and the Irish and Scots regulars who fought with distinction at Inverurie, Falkrik, and Culloden.

As with many aspects of the '45, myths and misconceptions aplenty have arisen about the nature and significance of the French contribution. New archival research enables a better picture to be obtained than ever before of the men who made up the rank and file of this contingent, and of the background and fates of those who led them. New analysis is offered, too, as to details of the uniforms worn by the detachments serving in Scotland, reconsidering existing sources and also bringing out new information.1 vol, 120 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218690 Scott, Jean BETTER IS THE PROUD PLAID: The Clothing, Weapons, and Accoutrements of the Jacobites in the '45 One of the most celebrated moments in Scottish history, the Jacobite Rising of 1745, is often romanticized. Drawing on the work of historians and a wide range of contemporary sources, this book seeks to strip away some of the myths surrounding the Jacobites and the Highland army by looking at what they really wore, what they fought with, and what items they used to show their allegiance to the Prince and the Jacobite cause. Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army and the Jacobites are examined in detail from their clothes, weapons, and material culture. Includes eight pages of color plates, plus 16 b/w images.

This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to anyone interested in the Jacobite Risings: reenactors, wargamers, fans of Outlander, and the Scottish diaspora who, thanks to a growing interest in family history, are keen to know more about their Scottish heritage.1 vol, 120 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-942081 Martin, Yves GLOIRE & EMPIRE # 81 In January 1807, Napoleon was in Warsaw. If the Prussian army is destroyed, it still has much to do with the Russians who, for the moment, refused to fight. Yet he is equally concerned about Portugal which does not respect its continental blockade. His policy, he writes to the Prince of Peace, aims to 'keep the English from the mainland: to strike their trade, to attack the bases of their power; this is where you have to strive first.'

With the Treaty of Tilsit just signed, Napoleon created the Observation Corps of the Gironde, which, under the command of General Junot, had the task of invading Portugal.1 vol, 132 pgs 2018 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 [French text] ......$28.00 rct

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1-932026N Various LA REVUE NAPOLEON # 26 (New series) Articles cover: Epuration a repetition dans la gandarmerie, le proces du general Travot, l'ombre portee de Napoleon, and more.1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 [French text] ......$26.00 rct

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1-961023 Various TRADITIONS # 23 In France of 1823, the internal situation is particularly tense and a generalized climate of suspicion limits the individual initiative. In the Chamber of Deputies, intolerance is maximum and common insults. It is in this high-voltage atmosphere that the government, trapped by its refusal to allow the passage of foreign armies, is forced to lift an observation body of 100,000 men to come to the aid of Ferdinand VII, hostage of the constitutionals. The decision goes horribly wrong in the assembly and even comes to the expulsion Manu Militari from Jacques-Antoine Manuel, Liberal member of the Vendee, on 3 March.

The situation is fortunately more serene on the ground where the French troops, led by the Duke of Angouleme assisted by the experienced general Armand Charles Guilleminot, bring together elders from the first Empire and new recruits. Ten years after the defeat of Vitoria, the French enjoyed their revenge after a quick campaign, all astonished that the population favored them. Thirty years earlier, in 1793, they were two less fortunate armies fighting violently around Cholet. The Republican troops led by General Kleber clashed with the Catholic and Royal army of Vendee led by Maurice d'elbee. Winners in the first clashes, the Vendeens end up being defeated in one of the bloodiest battles of the revolution.1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 [French text] ......$18.00 rct

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1-218750 Smith, Timothy THE REAL HORSE SOLDIERS: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi Covers Benjamin Grierson's Union cavalry thrust through Mississippi is one of the most well-known operations of the Civil War. For 16 days (April 17 to May 2), Grierson led Confederate pursuers on a high-stakes chase through the entire state of Mississippi, entering the northern border with Tennessee and exiting its southern border with Louisiana. The daily rides were long, the rest stops short, and the tension high. Ironically, the man who led the raid was a former music teacher who some say disliked horses. Throughout, he displayed outstanding leadership and cunning, destroyed railroad tracks, burned trestles and bridges, freed slaves, and created as much damage and chaos as possible. Includes 36 images and 13 maps.1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218770 Morsi, Paul HELL IN THE TRENCHES: Austro-Hungarian Stormtroopers and Italian Arditi in the Great War The Austro-Hungarian Stormtroopers and the Italian Arditi of World War I were elite special forces charged with carrying out bold raids and daring attacks. These units were comprised of hand-picked soldiers that possessed above-average courage, physical prowess as well as specific combat skills. Many military historians have argued that the First World War was mainly a static conflict of positional attrition, but these shock troops were responsible for developing breakthrough tactics of both fire and movement that marked a significant change to the status quo.

Both armies used special assault detachments to capture prisoners, conduct raids behind enemy lines and attack in depth in order to prepare the way for a broad infantry breakthrough. This account traces the development of Austrian and Italian assault troop tactics in the context of trench warfare waged in the mountainous front of the Alps and the rocky hills of the Carso plateau. It not only examines their innovative tactics but also their adoption of vastly improved new weapons such as light machine-guns, super-heavy artillery, flamethrowers, hand grenades, daggers, steel clubs and poison gas. Includes 124 b/w photos, two b/w ills, seven b/w maps, and three tables.

This book offers a narrative of the organizational development of the shock and assault troops, of their military operations and their combat methods. The bulk of the chapters are devoted to a historical reconstruction of the assault detachments' combat missions between 1917-18 by utilizing previously unreleased archival sources such as Italian and Austrian war diaries, official manuals, divisional and High Command reports and the soldiers' own recollections of the war. Finally, it offers a comprehensive description of their uniforms, equipment, and weapons, along with a large number of illustrations, maps, and period photographs rarely seen.1 vol, 344 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available early Janury 2019 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218730 Staff, Gary BATTLE OF THE BALTIC ISLANDS 1917: Triumph of the Imperial German Navy In late 1917, the Russians, despite the revolution, were still willing to continue the war against Germany. This is an account of Operation Albion, the highly-successful seaborne operation launched by the Germans to change their minds. The Baltic Islands were pivotal for the defense of the Finnish Gulf and St. Petersburg, so their capture was essential for any campaign towards the Russian capital. Only after the fall of the islands did Russia begin peace negotiations (freeing nearly half a million German soldiers for the Kaiser's last gamble on the Western Front). This then was a campaign of great significance for the war on both Eastern and Western fronts.

A large part of the High Sea Fleet took part in the invasion of the Baltic islands, including the most modern dreadnought battleships. The Russians mounted a resolute defense despite being heavily outgunned and over a ten day period there were many naval clashes around the islands as well as the campaign ashore, all of which are described in detail with the use of both Russian and German first-hand accounts. Includes 40 black and white illustrations and 14 maps.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available early December 2018 ......$23.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-218760 Jerzak, Jaroslaw and Maciej Karalus PANZERS IN THE DEFENCE OF FESTUNG POSEN 1945 Describes the bitter 1945 battle for Festung Poznan. That Polish city, occupied by the Nazis since 1939, was declared a fortress (Festung) on January 20, 1945, and for the whole month it saw heavy fighting between Wehrmacht and Waffen SS troops and the Red Army advancing directly towards Berlin. Among the garrison of the fortress a special part was played by a small heavy Panzer unit which possessed just one Tiger tank, two Panthers, one Panzer IV and a handful of Sturmgeschutze. Despite the difficulty and sparsity of sources, the authors were able to acquire an impressive wealth of information and memoirs, as well as rich iconography. Includes 63 b/w photos, 4 b/w ills, and 3 b/w maps.1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-218740 Schaufler, Hans PANZERS ON THE VISTULA: Retreat and Rout in East Prussia 1945 Hans Schaufler fought as the commander of a Jagdpanther tank destroyer in rearguard actions against the Red Army in East Prussia in 1945. Then, as an infantryman, he took part in the doomed defense of Danzig and made a daring escape across the Baltic in a small boat. This is his story, and it is the story of tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the chaos and tragedy of the German retreat. His eyewitness account is one of the most revealing records we have of the experience of the collapse of the Third Reich in the east. Includes 45 b&w illustrations.

He describes the German army's tactics as they fell back before the Soviet advance and the appalling conditions and the fear and panic that gripped the city. Acute shortages of men, equipment, ammunition, and fuel crippled the defense, but extraordinary resilience, heroism, and ingenuity still motivated the soldiers who were fighting for a lost cause and facing certain defeat.1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218720 Thomas, Paul German Reconnaissance and Support Vehicles 1939-1945: Images of War' series The Wehrmacht used reconnaissance and support vehicles widely in the Second World War and this book sets out to show the full range of both categories using over 200 rare images and descriptive text and captions in true Images of War Series fashion.

Both tracked and wheeled vehicles were employed for reconnaissance and screening. These included light tanks mainly comprising of the Pz.Kpfw.I, armored cars such as the six and eight wheeler Sd.Kfz.231,232,233,234 and its variants, 263, the Sd.Kfz.221,222,223,234 and 247, motorcycles such as the famous BMW R75, the Zundapp KS750. In addition to their recce role they would, when possible, engage similar or light units.

Support vehicles such as the tracked Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad, and the renowned Sd.Kfz.251 halftracks were used in the follow-up role, frequently with mounted grenadiers to mop up overrun enemy positions.

The book fills a gap by outlining the full range of such equipment including the variety of armaments and power plants, and the crews that performed these missions.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-963039 MODERN WAR # 39: Axis of Evil - Iran An operational-strategic level two-player wargame covering a struggle between the Russian-led Eurasian Union and a Coalition of opposing states to gain control of the Middle East, from Iran to Syria and the Persian Gulf. Possible combatants include Russia, various Middle Eastern states, China, Iran, and the Persian Gulf countries.

The game system models the situation at the highest strategic level. Using a variation of Ty Bomba's Putin's War (MW # 29). Each hex on the map represents 62 miles (100 km) and each turn of play represents anything from three days of intense combat to a couple weeks of refitting. Ground units represent mostly corps-sized formations, with some divisional task forces. Special forces units are regiments, brigades, or groupings of cadres. The combat aircraft units represent various numbers of sorties needed to accomplish missions over the time frame of a turn.

The game system models operations in a vast theater with limited infrastructure and coalition forces which have divergent political aims with the objective of each player being to seize critical resource, logistics and communications centers, thereby gaining control of the Middle East.

Components: One 22x34-inch map on one sheet and 176 counters.1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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