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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-GBP16 GRIPPING BEAST 28mm DARK AGE CAVALRY This box contains all the parts to assemble 12 plastic cavalrymen plus bases suitable for the Swordpoint gaming system. Supplied unassembled and unpainted. Basic modeling skills required to assemble.

They can be used to represent any unarmored cavalry of the period from around 300AD to approximately 800AD including Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Germans, Heruls, Lombards, and more. Parts from this box are compatible with many parts from all our other box sets so you can do many, many conversions. For example, use some Roman helmets from Late Roman Infantry box to make Roman light cavalry.1 vol, 30 pgs 2017 UK, GRIPPING BEAST MINIATURES
NEW-box, available early December 2017 ......$28.00 rct

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1-VXA029 VICTRIX AFRICAN WAR ELEPHANTS: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Parts included for 2 elephants and 14 crew. Elephants have separate left halves, optional trunks, neck bells, javelin cases and decorative ribbons offering many model choices. Mahut has head and arm options adding much variety. Crew options for Carthaginian, Ptolomeic, Numidian, and Roman. All crews have multiple head, arm and weapon options. Very highly detailed figures with superb detail achieved by digital sculpting.1 vol, 14 pgs 2017 UK VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag, available mid December 2017 ......$45.00 rct

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1-191188 Grant, Charles WARGAMERS' ANNUAL 2018 This year's issue contains:

* A Winter Interlude: Napoleonic Wars French vs Polish
* How to... Construct a Baltic German Town Center
* Famous Cavalry Regiments: Saxon Von Zastrow Cuirassiers
* The Battle of Kuhstall in the Seven Years War
* How to... Make an 18th Century Landing Barge
* Participation in Suez
* In the Footsteps of Elephants: Wargaming The Indian Mutiny
* Vignette Challenge
* All Your Base: Basing Tips for WWII Wehrmacht
* The Lion, the Bear and the Winged Hussar: Kliszow Re-imagined
* Wagons Roll! Wagons in ACW games1 vol, 72 pgs 2016 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2017 ......$26.00 rct

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1-210344 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY VOLUME 4: The Seven Years War - Battles and Actions of 1760 Battles of Corbach, Emsdorf, Leignitz, Strehla, and Torgau. Large format booklet fully illustrated in color with maps, uniform plates, photos of the games, plus all the usual extras.1 vol, 180 pgs 2017 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available early December 2017 ......$55.00 rct

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1-916417 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 417 Articles include:

Forward Observer: New products including Jerwood, Warlord, Deep Cut, Knuckleduster, Timecast and Victrix
Send Three and Fourpence: Part One of Civil War UK '79: Scenarios for Black Ops
Nothing More Gallant: Tabletop Scenarios for Black Powder Period Game
Embracing Crisis: The Editor Takes His Camera to Antwerp.
Pig Pen Pandemonium: Scratch-build Shed
Fantasy Facts: News in F&SF gaming, including Black Pyramid, GZG, Slave 2 Gaming, Puppets War, CP, Warlord, and Crooked Dice
Alien 3: Building the Prodos Aliens APC for the Wargames Table and More
Stars and Lasers: Scenario for Shooting up Asteroids
Bayonet and Ideology: Introducing the Idea of Wargaming: The Next Generation
Recce: What Books to Keep and What to 'Re-gift' to Your Wargaming Friends
Wargames Window: Burning Down the House1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-211813 WELLINGTON'S ARMIES: British Supplement Supplement for the rule set Grand Battles Napoleon covers the British armies. Lists are included for: Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, KGL, Hanover, Brunswick, Nassau, Dutch/ Netherland, and Emigre. Bonus: A recipe for Beef Wellington.1 vol, 148 pgs 2016 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-softcover, available early December 2017 ......$38.00 rct

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1-213004 SWORDPOINT: Chariot Armies Ancient Rules Swordpoint Chariot Armies contains 35 army lists for provides Swordpoint armies from the period 3000 BC to 700 BC. You must own Swordpoint to use this book.

Contains the following lists: Sumerian and Akkadian, Old and Middle Kingdom Egyptian, Elam
Minoan & Early Mycenaean, Libyan, Nubian, Harappan Indian, Arab Nomad, Early Assyrian, Early Babylonian, Shang Chinese, Early Eastern Tribes, Old Hittite Kingdom, Hyksos, European Bronze Age, Mitanni, Syrian and Canaanite, Aryan Indian, New Kingdom Egyptian, Hittite Empire, Middle Assyrian, Sea Peoples, Trojan War, Philistine, Dark Age Greece, Israelite, Zhou Chinese, Libyan Egyptian, Cimmerian and Scythian, Urartian, Kushite Egyptian, Later Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian, and Saite Egyptian.1 vol, 54 pgs 2017 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-2118612 Boeri, Giancarlo THE WAR OF SARDINIA AND SICILY 1717-1720: Part I: The Sabaudo Army in 1718-1720 and the War for the Defense of Sicily Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 20 color tables and numerous images.1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [Italian text] available late December 2017 ......$42.00 rct

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1-215710 Durand, Mario GIACOMO COSTANTINO BELTRANI: The Italian Who Discovered the Sources of the Mississippi Covers the Sioux, Chippewa, and many other Indians who, with Beltrami, discovered the Mississippi springs in the early 1800s. Includes 20 beautiful color charts for fans of American history.1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [Italian text] available early December 2017 ......$48.00 rct

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1-84260 Woods, James ARMIES & UNIFORMS OF THE SYW: All Three Volumes Volume 1: 12 color pages of uniforms, black/white illustrations, tables of uniform details, flags, etc, covers the Britain, Prussia and German Allies.

Volume 2: Covers France, Reichsarmee and Saxony, with 12 color pages of uniforms, black/white illustrations, tables of uniform details, flags etc.

Volume 3: Covers Austria, Sweden & Russia, with 12 color pages of uniforms, black/white illustrations, tables of uniform details, flags, etc.3 vol, 288 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, all three volumes, (1) set ......$95.00 rct

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2-12930 Chandler, David G NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS Oversized at 7.5x10.5 inches, this contains 26 chapters dealing with all the men appointed by Napoleon to Marshal. Includes black/white illustrations and maps, appendices, and index.1 vol, 624 pgs 1987 LONDON, WEIDENFELD
V.GOOD-dj, (1) copy available ......$15.00 rct

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1-SS10251 Gourley, John SH-60 SEAHAWK: In Action First introduced in the mid-1980s, the US Navy's Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter fulfills a wide range of functions from combat to providing relief to populations stricken by natural disasters. Based on the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk, and developed in accordance with the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System or LAMPS concept of helicopters that extend the search, detection, surveillance, and attack capabilities of ships, the Seahawk family of Navy choppers is distinguished by its hinged tail that facilitates operations from giant aircraft carriers or diminutive destroyers and frigates.

The author introduces you to the SH-60F Ocean Hawk with its AQS-13F dunking sonar for detecting submerged vessels, the HH-60H Rescue Hawk, that can fly 250 nautical miles from base to perform a rescue and then return to base and which also serves in sea-air-land (SEAL) team operations, the MH-60R Strikehawk loaded with sophisticated avionics that facilitate undersea warfare and surface warfare operations in shallow littoral regions as well as deep, blue water ocean environments, and finally the MH-60S Knighthawk with its two cabin doors that does everything from aeromedical evacuation and search and rescue to mine countermeasures and special operations transport. Illustrated with more than 260 full-color photographs1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available early December 2017 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-215721 Christiani, Luca 1915-1918 LA GUERRA ITALO-AUSTRIACA: The Great War in Color on the Italian & Austrian Front When you look at old black and white photos, the past seems very far away. This is especially apparent with First World War photographs. These are colorized images of the WWI that feature the great battles of the war, but also life on the home front, wartime industries, hospitals, advances in the field of technology and communications, and more. Text is Italian and English.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late December 2017 ......$48.00 rct

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1-ATO2015 various AGAINST THE ODDS 2015 ANNUAL: Four Roads To Paris Yes, it's the 2015 (Two thousand fifteen) annual -- ATO is a bit behind but catching up. Contains magazine and four wargames.

Shortly after Poland was conquered in 1939, Hitler begin urging an immediate attack in the West. The original plans were uninspiring and his generals feared an attrition stalemate. Over the winter the Germans keep taking the measure of their opponents and hit upon a plan was that inspired, risky, and utterly decisive. Ironic of Hitler to assume his remarkable success was simply the new template for all future campaigns. His eyes turned east....

But why, exactly, did France fall? This ATO Annual edition features four top designers all tasked with re-examining the 1940 campaign and answering that very question. They've each settled on a single overriding theme to focus on. Yes, here is an issue not just featuring a game or two, but four complete simulations that provide hours and hours of challenging play and comparison.

Strange Victory: A solitaire design that illustrates how just a few crack German divisions paralyzed the Allied decision cycle to produce a catastrophic failure on the Allied side. But the better the German player does may well panic his own High Command into ordering a halt!

Springtime for Hitler: Using an area-impulse game system, this design explores the angle that the Germans at this time were quite simply indeed 'supermen' at the top of their game. Possessing the best tactical airforce, the best plans and doctrine, well-motivated by National-Socialist ideology, and/or possibly sky high on panzer chocolate (Pervitin), they were unstoppable. Or were they?

The Seeds of Disaster: Examines how pre-war plans and on-going intelligence and counter-intelligence efforts, deceit and deception, and foolishly projecting one's own motives on the enemy were THE key factors in explaining what happened in 1940.

Betrayal!: The most unusual of the four games, the two players are Britain and France respectively, nominally allies, against an automata German player governed by the game system. Did the French do themselves in by folding up too early on? Or were they also done in by their British allies? Choosing to bug out quickly without informing their 'hosts' the British then refused the French any extra help, instead husbanding their resources for defense of Great Britain.... In this game both players may cooperate to win, but absolutely must position themselves to secure their national interests if France does fall.

Four Roads to Paris offers four complete simulations that will provide hours of challenging play and comparison. And as always, the Annual features an extended version of ATO magazine, with an in-depth look at the history behind the games plus other articles. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
NEW-box, available early December 2017 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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