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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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1-83513 Griffing, Robert NARRATIVE ART OF ROBERT GRIFFING: An Amazing Journey Vol. III This third volume of Robert Griffing's artwork is the result of 10 years of work since the release of his last book (out of print). It takes you into Eastern Native American history in the mid to later part of the 18th century, a time of struggle and recovery for the eastern tribes. Includes 130 color plates.

Through Michael Galban's research, his engaging writing relates well to the artwork. Robert believes it's important that these Eastern Native American images be seen and their story told and not be forgotten.1 vol, 180 pgs 2019 US, PARAMOUNT PRESS
NEW-dj, available early December 2019 ......$68.00 inc

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1-1911820 Grant, Charles WARGAMERS' ANNUAL 2020 Includes: Famous Cavalry regiments; the Northern Frontier of Rome; Chaeronea; The Perils of Lady Constance in the Sudan; SYW skirmish wargaming Y Viva Espana; Invasion 1744.1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2019 ......$26.00 inc

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1-218593 Sutherland, Diane WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO MAKING TABLETOP TERRAIN: Volume 3: Tales of a Wargames Widow This volume takes you from the Canadian wilderness to the Plains of the west, from Ancient Greece to the Italian coast via canoes and wagons. Includes 17 expanded articles on terrain and tabletop features for wargamers that don't require you t have a degree in design or art.1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2019 ......$26.00 inc

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1-908387 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 387 with free Bolt Action sprue Includes one sprue of German Grenadiers OR Blitzkrieg German Infantry

THEME: WE BUILT THIS CITY...
* Building a Ruined City
* Urban Combat: Chain of Command Style
* Knock 'Em All Down: Battle of Aachen 1944
* Panic on the Streets of Argo and St. Albans

Other Articles:
* Observation Post
* Painting German Grenadiers
* Drink Gin, Eat Elephant
* Perry Miniatures' War of the Triple Alliance
* Inglorious Crusade: West Africa Squadron for Black Seas
* Recreating an Airfix Classic: The Gun Emplacement
* Rules Showcase: Milites Mundi
* Per Deorum Album. Non Est Caledonios Ubique (SPQR Mini Campaign)
* Bolt Action Grand Tournament 2019
* The Infected Carcass
* Painting Van Helsing1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 inc

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1-916441 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 441 COVER: Battle of Battle of the Nive: Black Powder battle from the Peninsular War.

Articles include:
* Command Decision: Isandlwana from Zulu perspective
* The Bridge at Kronstadt: 15mm scenario
* Chocks Away! Self assembly 15mm Hangers - card models
* Send Three and Fourpence: All for the glory of France! The Men Who Would Be Kings scenario
* Vital Supplies: Three scenarios for rule set Test of Honour
* Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Undercover Bolt Action scenario
* Silent Death: Why this classic space combat game remains in use
* Blood in the Shires: Age of Sigmar and In the Zone with Osprey's new Blue Book
* Gordon's Crashed: Finish the terrain for a retro Space ship from an ikea table
* Club Spotlight features the Sheffield Wargames Club
* Quartermaster: Accessories review
* Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews
* Forward Observer: News
* Recce: Book reviews
* Salute to Stuart Asquith1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 inc

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6-85380 Barker, Phil DBMM: DE BELLIS MAGISTRORUM MILITUM - Version 2.1 Version 2.1 is the latest update to the DBMM rules. It features several rule refinements and now covers the period 3000 BC to 1525 AD. Included in this edition for the first time is a selection of army lists to help new players get started quickly.

DBMM offers an unrivaled combination of realism and excitement for simulating ancient and medieval warfare using miniature figures in any scale from 2mm to 30mm. Created by Phil Barker, DBMM can be used to refight historical engagements or to generate your own scenarios from small-scale skirmishes to the largest battles of antiquity. DBMM captures the full flavor of ancient and medieval warfare, the rules integrate fortifications, and naval support, terrain, and weather. Over 300 army lists are also available, detailing forces throughout the period and across the world.1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, Wargames Research Group Ltd
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1-222251 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR: 1618-1648 50 pages full of hundreds of 30YW soldiers supplied in the standard scale of 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. Made from the collection of miniatures artist Gianpaolo Bistulfi. Includes instructions to help you assemble the troops.1 vol, 50 pgs 2019 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2019 ......$39.00 inc

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1-222252 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE BURGUNDIAN WARS: 1474-1477 50 pages full of hundreds of medieval soldiers supplied in the standard scale of 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. Made from the collection of miniatures artist Gianpaolo Bistulfi. Includes instructions to help you assemble the troops.1 vol, 50 pgs 2019 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2019 ......$39.00 inc

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2-992042 042 B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations.1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
AS NEW-softcover ......$23.00 DISCOUNT:35% inc

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2-GMT1720 Gouyob-Rety, Marc PENDRAGON: The Fall of Roman Britain (Boardgame) Covers a century of history from the first large-scale raids of Irish, Pict, and Saxon raiders, to the establishment of successor kingdoms, both Celtic and Germanic.

COMPONENTS
* One 22x34-inch mounted game board
* Deck of 83 playing cards
* 320 red, dark blue, light blue, black, green, and gold wooden playing pieces
* 6 gray and 6 white wooden pawns
* 4 foldout Faction player aid sheets
* 2 foldout Non-player faction aid sheets
* 2 Sequence of Play and Battle aid sheets
* A sheet of markers
* Rulebook
* Playbook
* Four 6-sided dice and three 4-sided dice 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, GMT GAMES LLC
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$95.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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2-209370 Leggiere, Michael NAPOLEON AND THE STRUGGLE FOR GERMANY: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813 Following Napoleon's catastrophic defeat in Russia, in the spring of 1813, Prussia, the weakest of the Great Powers, led the struggle against Napoleon as a war of national liberation. Using German, French, British, Russian, Austrian, and Swedish sources, provides a panoramic history ranging from the mobilization of the belligerents, strategy and operations to coalition warfare, diplomacy and civil-military relations.

Examines the strategy, military operations and battles in Germany from Napoleon's initial campaign which drove the Russo-Prussian army to the banks of the Oder and the verge of defeat to the epic four-day Battle of Nations at Leipzig and Napoleon's retreat to France. This study not only highlights the breakdown of Napoleon's strategy in 1813, but constitutes a fascinating study in coalition warfare, international relations, and civil-military relations.

Comprehensive two-volume military history of the German campaign during the Napoleonic Wars. Separate volumes examine the two distinctive phases of the spring and fall campaigns in 1813. An essential contribution to our broader understanding of the Napoleonic Wars and of Napoleon as a commander.2 vol, 1399 pgs 2018 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW-softcover, available late December 2019 ......$60.00 inc

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1-LWG1201 Dixon, Steve B-29 SUPERFORTRESS: Bombers Over Japan, 1944-1945 (2nd Edition) Solitaire game flying B-29s out of the Marianas Islands against targets in and around Japan in late 1944 and 1945. The game puts you in the cockpit of a B-29 Superfortress as you fly your missions over Japan. Your goal: successfully complete a tour of 35 missions and return home a hero for bringing the war with Japan to a close without a bloody hard-fought invasion of the homeland.

Your missions will be varied: high level, low level, day, and night. You will face fighter attacks, flak, searchlight spotting, and bad weather; not to mention damage to your aircraft to include a shattered windshield and compromised cabin pressure, loss of oxygen supply, damaged landing gear, knocked out navigation or communication equipment, ruptured fuel tanks, inoperable machine gun armament, and just about anything else that can go wrong with a 100-ton aircraft flying 1,500 miles to it's target only to be met with fierce resistance from a determined enemy.1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, LEGION WARGAMES LLC
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$56.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-P0801 Dixon, Steve B-29 SUPERFORTRESS: Bombers Over Japan, 1944-1945 (1st Edition) Solitaire game flying B-29s out of the Marianas Islands against targets in and around Japan in late 1944 and 1945. The game puts you in the cockpit of a B-29 Superfortress as you fly your missions over Japan. Your goal: successfully complete a tour of 35 missions and return home a hero for bringing the war with Japan to a close without a bloody hard-fought invasion of the homeland.

Your missions will be varied: high level, low level, day, and night. You will face fighter attacks, flak, searchlight spotting, and bad weather; not to mention damage to your aircraft to include a shattered windshield and compromised cabin pressure, loss of oxygen supply, damaged landing gear, knocked out navigation or communication equipment, ruptured fuel tanks, inoperable machine gun armament, and just about anything else that can go wrong with a 100-ton aircraft flying 1,500 miles to it's target only to be met with fierce resistance from a determined enemy.

* 17x22-inch fighter placement map
* 224 5/8-inch die-cut counters
* 52 1.2x1.2-inch Japanese Fighter die-cut counters
* Campaign Log Sheet
* Mission Log Sheet
* 24 page rule book (Basic and Advanced Rules)
* 50 page chart book1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, KHYBER PASS GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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3-AYG5001 Eickert, Uwe CONFLICT OF HEROES: Awakening the Bear Russia 41-42 High quality production value Euro-style game. It is a unique, easy to learn, fast playing system. Includes large counters, mounted maps, incredible graphics and lots of play aids.1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, ACADEMY GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched. 1st & 2nd printing available - 1 copy only of each: First come, first served ......$80.00 DISCOUNT:40% spc

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1-WDG03 Fish, Paul A SPOILED VICTORY: Dunkirk 1940 (2nd Edition) Solitaire game covering the evacuation at Dunkirk in May-June of 1940. Points are allocated each turn for defense of the perimeter, creation of evacuee units, and moving evacuees from the beaches to the safety of England. You cannot save them all, so you must pick who will stay and fight and who will escape to fight another day. The level of victory or defeat is measured by the number of troops and the amount of equipment that is saved through evacuation.

GAME COMPONENTS

* 17 x11-inch Game Map
* 16-Page Rulebook
* 36 Action Cards (NEW! Thicker Cards)
* 88 Double-Sided, 5-8-inch Counters and Markers
* 1 Reference Sheet
* 1 Double-Sided Setup and Events Sheet1 vol, 1 pgs 2014 US, WHITE DOG GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$49.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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2-WDG03 Fish, Paul A SPOILED VICTORY: Dunkirk 1940 (1st Edition) Solitaire game covering the evacuation at Dunkirk in May-June of 1940. Points are allocated each turn for defense of the perimeter, creation of evacuee units, and moving evacuees from the beaches to the safety of England. You cannot save them all, so you must pick who will stay and fight and who will escape to fight another day. The level of victory or defeat is measured by the number of troops and the amount of equipment that is saved through evacuation.

GAME COMPONENTS

* 17 x11-inch Game Map
* 16-Page Rulebook
* 36 Action Cards (NEW! Thicker Cards)
* 88 Double-Sided, 5-8-inch Counters and Markers
* 1 Reference Sheet
* 1 Double-Sided Setup and Events Sheet1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, WHITE DOG GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$39.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-DV1045 Thompson, David PAVLOV'S HOUSE: Wargame Pavlov's House was a fortified apartment building used as a strongpoint by the Soviet 62nd Army during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in WWII. Soviet defenders held out for almost two months from a constant German assault. The building's name was drawn from Yakov Pavlov, a sergeant who led the initial storm group assault that resulted in the capture of the building from the Germans.

In Pavlov's House, control the valiant defenders of the strongpoint and the key leaders in the Soviet 62nd Army.

Object of the Game: Hold out until the defenders get tasked with storming a key German strongpoint during the Battle of Stalingrad. In this game, this is depicted by playing through a deck of cards representing elements of the German 6th Army.

Modes of Play

Solitaire: Control of the defenders of Pavlov's House and leaders.

Two Player, Cooperative: In the cooperative version of the game, one player takes the role of the defenders of Pavlov's House, while the other player takes the role of the leaders of the 62nd Army.

Competitive: In the competitive mode, a player takes the role of the German attackers. They can player against one or two players controlling the Soviet side. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, DVG
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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2-FPG002 van Hoose, David THE BATTLE OF KURSK: Platoon Commander game PCD:K uses version 2 of the Platoon Commander rules, which are identical to the V1.5 rules released with the latest Tiny Battle Publishing Platoon Commander game, Poland Strikes, except with enhanced artillery and new air strike routines.

At the beginning of each turn, the players determine initiative with a unique dice-off system in which ties award the initiative to whomever lacked it the previous turn and applying the Commander's Focus to the roll might tilt the odds in your favor. Next, players will draw a scenario-designated number (usually just one) of Action Cards that may be used for anything from artillery strikes, through rally assists, to negating the opponent's just-played card. Then it is time to rally disrupted units with a simple 1d6 roll against a nationality or scenario-designated morale. Action Cards, in addition to the special Aid chit, may be used to improve a unit's chances of preparing for combat1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, FLYING PIG GAMES
AS NEW-box, shrink wrapped ......$100.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-LWG1102 Dixon, Steve HELL OVER KOREA: An Expansion Module for B-29 Superfortress Early missions (i.e., before November 1950) for the bomber met with little enemy opposition, with relatively ineffective raids against tactical targets. North Korea's few strategic targets and industries were also quickly disposed of.

However, in November 1950 the Chinese Communists were in the war, and the B-29 began facing its first serious opposition with the introduction of large numbers of Soviet MiG-15 fighters. It was now a real contest. However, the MiG-15 had been specifically designed to shoot down B-29s and the aging Superfortresses were outmatched by the jet, even with fighter escorts. Aircraft losses would soon restrict most B-29 missions to night-only attacks, largely in a supply-interdiction role.1 vol, 1 pgs 2011 US, LEGION WARGAMES LLC
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-GMT1206 Land, Michael NEXT WAR: Korea In Next War: Korea, the Korean Peninsula is on fire with two of the world's most well-prepared, antagonistic forces arrayed against each other. Can you, as the North Korean People's Army commander, conquer the South in 3 weeks before the full might of the US can be brought to bear? Can you, as the Republic of Korea's Army commander, hold out against the renewed Communist assault until help arrives? And what will China do?

Next War: Korea, the first of a planned series of Next War games, allows players to fight a near future war on the Korean peninsula. In this updated and improved version of the previously-released Crisis: Korea 1995, players have access to virtually all military assets of North and South Korea, as well as large forces from the USA and the PRC. The integrated, easy to learn air-land combat system allows for unit efficiency, armor effects, light infantry, attack helicopters, Close Air Support, Cruise Missiles, and the particularly tough terrain of Korea.1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, GMT GAMES LLC
NEW-box, shrink wrapped - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$85.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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2-GMT1309 Ruhnke, Volko CUBA LIBRE: Castro's Insurgency 1957-1958 (2nd Printing) Following up on GMT Games' Andean Abyss about insurgency in modern Colombia, the next volume in the COIN Series, Cuba Libre, takes 1 to 4 players into the Cuban Revolution. Castro's 26 July Movement must expand from its bases in the Sierra Maestra mountains to fight its way to Havana. Meanwhile, anti-communist student groups, urban guerrillas, and expatriates try to de-stabilize the Batista regime from inside and out, while trying not to pave the way for a new dictatorship under Castro. Batista's Government must maintain steam to counter the twin insurgency, while managing two benefactors: its fragile US Alliance and its corrupting Syndicate skim. And in the midst of the turmoil, Meyer Lansky and his Syndicate bosses will jockey to keep their Cuban gangster paradise alive.

COMPONENTS
* One 17x22-inch Mounted Map
* 106 Wooden Pieces (many embossed)
* 52 Playing Cards
* One full-color countersheet
* Rules Booklet
* Play Booklet
* 7 Player Aid Sheets
* Three 6-sided dice1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, GMT GAMES LLC
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$69.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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2-GMT1310 Ruhnke, Volko A DISTANT PLAIN: Insurgency in Afghanistan Same game system as GMT's recent Andean Abyss and upcoming Cuba Libre but with new factions, capabilities, events, and objectives. For the first time in the Series, two counterinsurgent (COIN) factions must reconcile competing visions for Afghanistan in order to coordinate a campaign against a dangerous twin insurgency.

Includes:

* Coalition-Government joint operations.
* Volatile Pakistani posture toward the conflict.
* Evolution of both COIN and insurgent tactics and technology.
* Government graft and desertion.
* Coalition casualties.
* Returning Afghan refugees.
* Pashtun ethnic terrain.
* Multiple scenarios.
* A deck of 72 fresh events.

Flow charts run the three Afghan factions, so that any number of players-from solitaire to four-can experience the internecine brawl that is today's Afghanistan.1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, GMT GAMES LLC
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$78.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-GGAMES01 Teixeira, Ed ZOMBICIDE: Game Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor - each with unique abilities - and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly, controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets.

Find weapons, kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get; the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. The only way out is zombicide!

Play ten scenarios on different maps made from the included modular map tiles, download new scenarios from the designer's website, or create your own!

Cool miniatures and an interesting game system.1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, GUILLOTINE GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$90.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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1-FPG004 Walker, Mark NIGHT OF MAN: The Battle for Earth's Survival Card-driven, tactical board game set in a post-alien-invasion-of-Earth universe. The squads, heroes, and tanks of Earth's Militia battle against powerful aliens with enhanced power armor, hover tanks, Mechs, and spider-like robots.

In each turn, gamers draw up to a four card hand and may play a card, sometimes more, in each impulse. The cards activate units to move, fire, assault, and use special powers, such as explosive rounds, telekinesis, and more. Special cards, such as critical hit or bullet storm, can also enhance a unit's attacks.

Each turn continues until three end turn cards have been drawn. Players then choose one card from their hand to keep, the administrative markers are removed from the board, and a new hand is dealt to each player. The players use that new hand, or the card kept from the previous turn, to bid for initiative in the new turn.

Includes numerous scenarios, as well as a point system that allows gamers to put together their own battles in no time flat.1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, FLYING PIG GAMES
AS NEW-box, opened and un-punched - 1 copy only: First come, first served ......$80.00 DISCOUNT:30% spc

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