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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
Weekly eFlyer: 12/06/2018

1-908375 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #375 with Cruel Seas PT Boat Theme: Empire Building

* FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD: Rise of Persia under Cyrus the Great
* THE ULTIMATE EMPIRE?: Rise of Roman Empire
* THE PUNISHMENT OF GOD: Representing Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes on the tabletop.
* MANDEN KURUFABA THE MALIAN EMPIRE: A pre-gunpowder African empire.

Other Articles:

* OBSERVATION POST: News and recap of Crisis show in Antwerp
* PAINTING CRUEL SEAS TORPEDO BOATS: How to paint MTBs, PTs and S-Boats.
* OF SCAFFOLDS AND ALCOHOL BATHS: 4Ground and 3D printing.
* DESIGNER'S NOTES: ALBEDO COMBAT PATROL, ACP164: Buck Surdu's Combat Patrol system meets Steve Gallacci's comics.
* THE RACE ACROSS IDLIB PROVINCE: WWI scenario covers Dunsterforce in Middle East.
* HOW TO MAKE MINES: 1/300th mines for use with Cruel Seas or any other naval wargame.
* THE BATTLE OF OUDENARDE, 1708 - Part 2: 15mm Scenario on the battle of Oudenarde.
* ARNHEM IN ARNHEM: Visiting the Netherlands for on-site Bolt Action games.1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 rct

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1-16660 Conliffe, Arty TACTICA II - 2nd Edition After 30 years of global play, Tactica receives an updated, upgraded version - Tactica II - that keeps the same streamlined system using multi-based units, clarifies the existing rules, and incorporates improvements to all aspects of this game.1 vol, 106 pgs 2018 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-wirebound softcover ......$38.00 rct

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1-962086 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 8.6 Theme: Louis IX and the Seventh Crusade
* The King of France Sails to the Middle East - Louis IX Goes on Crusade
* The Infantry in the Seventh Crusade - Louis' Foot Soldiers
* Landing on the Beaches - The Battle of Damietta
* The Sultana of Egypt - Shajar al-Durr
* Victory and Disaster Along the Nile - The Battle of Mansura
* The Slaves That Ruled an Empire - Mighty Mamluks
* Destruction of the Crusader Army in Egypt - Two Rulers Fall
* Louis IX Deals With Defeat - Etiam Reges: Even Kings
* From Blades to Pommels - Swords of the Crusaders
* Warfare in the Films of Shakespeare's Plays - The Game's Afoot1 vol, 60 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-softcover ......$10.00 rct

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1-666130 Fernandez, Jose GUERRAS CIVILES III: LA INDEPENDENCIA DE LOS VIRREINATOS DE LA MONAROUIA ESPANOLA: Volume 3 This third volume dedicated to the military campaigns of the Latin American Emancipation Wars focuses on the Viceroyalty of Peru and the General Captain of Chile. In the lands between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, the Royal Army of Peru fought the most 'American' of campaigns in South America.

Under the direction of the Virreyes Jose de Abascal and Joaquin de la Pezuela, the soldiers fought in Chile between the years 1813 and 1818 against the Chilean independence, altering the military balance. General Jose de San Martin crossed the Andes with disciplined troops and won the decisive victories of Chacabuco and Maipu. Reinforced and sustained by the Chilean navy of the Admiral Blanco Encalada and Lord Cochrane, General San Martin took his Chilean army to confront the Peruvians.1 vol, 118 pgs 2018 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-softcover, available late December 2018 [Spanish Text] ......$28.00 rct

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1-ATO2016 various AGAINST THE ODDS 2016 ANNUAL: Confederate Rails Confederate Rails, designed by Richard H. Berg, is a unique type of railroad game. Players operate the historical railways of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War - which ends up turning it into a kind of an 'anti-railroad' game. Not only do players have to deliver goods, supplies, and military loads during a difficult time, but they have to adjust to a dwindling rail network. Make yourself the proud owner of this challenging look at one of the failures that doomed the South.

This Annual also features an extra game: No Safe Harbor covers a little known, but devastating Japanese air attack on the port town of Darwin, in northwest Australia that happened in February, 1942. This 'mini-Pearl Harbor' proved to the Allies there was simply no place to hide. Replay this epic event with this exciting game.1 vol, 60 pgs 2018 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
NEW-box, available mid December 2018 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-666131 Fernandez, Jose TAXDIRT 1909 Taxdirt 1909 - The heroic cavalry charge in the Melilla campaign.

Early in the afternoon of Monday, September 20, 1909, 65 Spanish riders threw themselves at about 1,500 Rifian troops. The surprise was absolute. More than a hundred of the bewildered Harquenos remained on the ground, and when the rest tried to regroup, the riders led by the Lieutenant-Colonel Cavalcanti charged again. After making a third and final charge and fulfilling his mission, the Cavalry retired.

The scene was the hilly region surrounding the Taxdirt on the peninsula of Tres Forcas about 15km west of Melilla. The news of what happened was received with admiration, first by the commanders of the army, and then by all the people.1 vol, 118 pgs 2018 SPAIN, ALMENA
NEW-softcover, available late December 2018 [Spanish Text] ......$28.00 rct

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1-ATO047 Stille, Mark AGAINST THE ODDS # 47 Arctic Disaster In the hardest fought Arctic convoy battle of the war, Convoy PQ-17 was largely destroyed by German air and naval forces in July 1942. Arctic Disaster, by designer Mark Stille, examines this pivotal battle and what went wrong (for both sides).

Re-create the voyage of PQ-17 as it transits Arctic waters en route to northern Russia. The game system is built around the uncertainty of task force activation, replicating the weak command and control evident on both sides. The Allied player is challenged to use his assets wisely to run the convoy through and exact painful losses on the Germans. The German player has to carefully weigh the possible gains in, or losses from, using his most effective (but precious) capital ships versus unreliable air and undersea weapons.

Arctic Disaster features individual counters for every ship and submarine, while the Luftwaffe is represented by 9-12 aircraft groups. Surface to air combat, surface combat, and anti-submarine combat is modeled with a clean system steering the players clear of an elaborate combat resolution process - permitting quick play and multiple game iterations. Detection is also handled in a manner so as not to overwhelm other game functions.

Components: One full color 22x34-inch mapsheet; 280 full color die-cut counters; Rules 16 pages; Charts and tables: 2 pages; Complexity: Medium; Solitaire: Poor; Playing Time 12 to 15 hours.1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
NEW-box, available mid December 2018 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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