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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-GIM047 CAPTAIN FLINT Captain J. Flint is one of the main characters in the book Treasure Island. In Stevenson's book, Flint was the captain of a pirate ship, The Walrus, which accumulated an enormous amount of captured treasure, approximately 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-PMFN260 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY FRENCH NAPOLEONIC ELITE COMPANIES 1807-14: 28mm Hard Plastic Figures This box contains 40 figures in skirmishing poses and includes individual round bases -- ideal for skirmish gaming.1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-box, available mid January 2020 ......$32.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-2217009 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Santisima Trinidad - 1:700 Scale Ship Box containing resin and metal kit plus game components. In 1802 this Spanish first rate had 140 guns making her the heaviest armed ship in the world and was as one of the very few 4-decked ships ever built. This armament was not without its problems,the weight of the weaponry rendered her slow and difficult to maneuver. In games of Black Seas, a blast from this ship can be devastating, but lighter ships can gain advantages as they can change direction much quicker.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217010 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: HMS Royal Sovereign - 1:700 Scale Ship Box containing resin and metal kit plus game components. HMS Royal Sovereign was a 1st Rate Ship-of-the-Line of the Royal Navy, bearing 100 guns and was launched in 1786. Under the command of Admiral Collingwood she was one of the main first rate ships at the Battle of Trafalger and was the first ship to engage in action. This ship is a great addition to a Black Seas British fleet.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217011 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Spanish Navy Fleet (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces. The box contains: 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic frigates, 3 plastic third rates, One resin and metal first rate ship plus metal figureheads and backplates for 6 famous Spanish Navy Ships and Spanish Navy Flags, Sails, Ratline sheets, Bobbin for Rigging, Game cards and Wake markers.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217012 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: U.S. Navy Fleet (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces. The box contains: 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic frigates, 2 over-gunned resin frigates (USS President and the USS United States) plus metal figureheads and backplates for 3 ships, Flags, Sails, Ratline sheets, Bobbin for Rigging, Game cards and Wake markers.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217013 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Gunboat Squadron (1770 - 1830) 1:700 Scale Ship Box contains: three resin bases each containing three ships.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217014 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Scenery Pack 1:700 Scale Boxed set containing resin and metal pieces: A Martello tower, Gun batteries, Lighthouse, and two sinking ships.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-935106 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 106 Special Feature: War in the Sengoku Period (1467-1615)
* A look at the heroes behind the history - Samurai legends
* Return of the Wrath of Heaven - Legend of the Shinobi
* The fourth Battle of Kawanakajima - The Honjo Masamune
* The ambush prelude to Sekigahara - Rescue at Kuisegawa
* Samurai legends on the tabletop - The age of the country at war
* Li Naomasa and his Red Devils' charge - Blood red

Features:
* Operation Supercharge II, 26 March 1943 - Taking the Tebaga Gap
* Refighting Alfonso VI's Greatest Defeat - Sagrajas in pieces
* Refighting the famous battle with Black Seas - The Battle of the Nile
* SAM hunting in Finnmark County - The grumble hunt
* Trying out Games Workshop's new paint range - Citadel in contrast
* Building a 28 mm Zulu mud hut - Iqukwane

Departments
* Miniature reviews
* Up front - An ode to terrain
* Tabletop tactics - Dealing with prepared positions
* The irregular - My husband's strange internet friends
* Skirmish gaming for World War II in 1/48 scale - Let's play 1-48 Tactic
* Fast-play ancient skirmish from Fighting Hedgehog - Let's play Clash of Spears
* Game reviews - Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, The Vanir, and Table Top Battles
* Book reviews1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-222260 Mori, Paolo PAOLO MORI'S BLITZKRIEG! Core Set (Includes a Free Solo Module) Two players, acting respectively as the Allied and Axis coalitions during WWII, battle for control of the main theaters of the conflict with simple rules and a short playing time. Players draw unit tokens from a bag to determine their starting forces and to replenish their losses.

Rather than fighting battles with dice or cards, players allocate their military resources to each theaters campaigns, winning war victory points, gaining further resources and special weapons and exploiting strategic advantages as they play.

The Box Contains: 1 x rulebook, 1 x game board, 22 x Axis unit tokens, 22 x Allied unit tokens, 16 x special weapons tokens, 2 x player screens, 5 x battle markers, 2 x war victory markers, and 2 x cloth bags.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-222261 Mori, Paolo PAOLO MORI'S BLITZKRIEG! Nippon Expansion Pack The Nippon Expansion adds a new challenge to Blitzkrieg! You need the Core Set to play this expansion.

What if the Axis coalition had won WW II and Germany invaded and occupied the USA? And... what if japan had turned on its former ally and invaded German-held USA in 1946? With the help of Godzilla? The Nippon Expansion explores the hypothetical scenario that the Axis won WWII, but Japan turned on its once ally and invaded German-held USA -- with the help of Godzilla. One player controls the German forces and the other the Japanese.

Contents: 22 Japanese unit tokens, 2 special weapons tokens, 1 rulebook, and 1 game board.1 vol, 16 pgs 2019 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-666136 Santiago, Francisco SAGUNTO 1811 y la RENDICION de VALENCIA Analysis of the year 1811 in the Peninsula -- a year of contrasts, for what began well for the Allies ended badly. After the victories of Fuentes de Onoro in March and La Albuera in May, defeats in Tarragona, in July, and Sagunto, in October, finished this with the capitulation of Valencia already entered the year of 1812. The fall of the latter city involved for the Spaniards a dramatic experience, comparable to that of Bailen for the French, and only the voracious demand for troops by the emperor for his campaign of Russia, prevented Suchet from completing the campaign that could end the full control of the southeastern Peninsula.1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-222270 Spring, Laurence THE CAMPAIGN OF SIR WILLIAM WALLER: 1642-1645 Using contemporary accounts to describe events, this book looks at Waller's campaigns from the siege of Portsmouth in June 1642 to April 1645 when his army was disbanded. It includes his victories in the West in 1643, the raising of a new army in August 1643, the sieges of Basing House and Arundel Castle along with the defense of Farnham and the storming of Alton. Also included is Waller's many battles including Lansdown, Roundway Down, Cheriton, Cropredy Bridge, and the Second Battle of Newbury. Also covers the logistics of putting Waller's Army into the field, including clothing, arms, and taxation as well as the tension between Waller and the Earl of Essex.

Nothing sums up the tragedy of the English Civil War more than the friendship between Sir William Waller and his opponent Sir Ralph Hopton as 'this war without an enemy.' However, Waller was also a general respected by both sides during the war, the Royalist Colonel Walter Slingsby described him as 'the fox' and the 'best shifter and chooser of ground when he was not master of the field.' The Parliamentarian John Vicars in his England's Worthies published in 1647 refers to Waller as 'One of the most impregnable offensive and defensive walls of the kingdom.' His victories in 1642 and early 1643 earned him the nickname of William the Conqueror, and due to his tactics of marching by night to surprise his enemy, the Night Owl. It was Waller who also first mentioned the need for the formation of the New Model Army.1 vol, 216 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222280 Oates, Jonathan BATTLES OF THE JACOBITE REBELLIONS: Killiecrankie to Culloden Comprehensive military account of the campaigns in their entirety for over 50 years. The Jacobites posed a serious threat to the governments of William and Mary, Queen Anne and George I and II. But they were unable to follow up their victories at Killiecrankie, Prestonpans, and Falkirk, and the overwhelming defeat suffered by Bonnie Prince Charlie's army when it confronted the Duke of Cumberland's forces at Culloden in 1746 was decisive.

The author uses vivid eyewitness testimony and contemporary sources, as well as the latest archaeological evidence, to trace the course of the conflict, and offers an absorbing insight into the makeup of the opposing sides, their leadership, their troops and the strategy and tactics they employed. His distinctive approach gives the reader a long perspective on a conflict which is often viewed more narrowly in terms of famous episodes and the careers of the leading men.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222250 Bunde, Peter and Gaertner, Markus THE WESTPHALIAN ARMY IN THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: 1807-1813 The Westphalian Army was organized completely on the French model. Describes the army's structure and its employment, including its operations in Spain, Germany, and Russia. Yet the focus of the book is on providing a comprehensive depiction of the colorful uniforms of the individual units, as well as their military actions. Along with that, it addresses in detail the branches that are usually overlooked, like administration, medical service, national guard, gendarmerie, etc. Includes order of battle, generals' biographies and other information drawn from myriad sources.

Includes 270 color illustrations of museum pieces (uniforms, equipment, etc.), 7 maps, and over 125 color plates by Peter Bunde.1 vol, 528 pgs 2019 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
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1-222300 Humble, Richard NAPOLEON'S ADMIRALS: Flag Officers of the Arc de Triomphe, 1789-1815 On the four sides of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, serried tablets display the names of 660 honored commanders of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Most are those of generals and marshals of the French Army - but 26 of them are those of admirals -- commanders of the fleets of Republican and Napoleonic France.

This appraisal of the Anglo-French naval war of 1793-1814 presents not only their individual stories, but explodes myths. For example, the aristocratic officers of the French Navy did not emigrate en masse when the Revolution came, leaving the Navy leaderless and doomed to repeated defeats at sea. These former King's officers stayed, and loyally tried to serve their country as the Revolution pursued its wasteful and unpredictable course. Three of them paid for their loyalty under the guillotine.

Of the 26 'Admirals of the Arc,' 23 had learned their trade in the French royal and merchant navies of the ancien regime. Republican France could call on a wide range of seasoned combat veterans from the American Revolutionary War (1778-83), whose stories are a revelation in themselves.1 vol, 270 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-222310 Jaycock, George WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A Reappraisal of His Generalship in the Peninsula and at Waterloo This reassessment clarifies some simple but fundamental truths regarding his leadership and his performance as a commander over the war years of 1808 to 1815, the competence of his subordinates, and the qualities of the troops he led. Identifies his weaknesses as well as his strengths.1 vol, 264 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222350 Healy, Mark STUG III: Sturmgeschutz III Ausfuhrung A to G (SdKfz 142) The German Sturmgeschutz series of assault guns was a successful and cost-effective range of armored fighting vehicles; of which some 10,000 were built during WWII. Based on the chassis of the Panzer III tank; the turret was replaced by an armored fixed superstructure fitted with a more powerful 7.5cm StuK 40 L/48 gun. Originally intended as a mobile assault weapon for infantry support; the StuG was constantly modified and saw extensive use on all battlefronts as an assault gun and tank destroyer. Its fixed superstructure with limited-traverse mounting for the main armament was simpler and cheaper to build than the turret of the battle tank; plus its low height meant it was easy to camouflage and conceal. Towards the end of the war; more StuGs were built than tanks.

StuGs also saw combat when used by several Axis allies; notably Romania and Finland. They were also exported to Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and Spain. The Soviet Union gave some of their captured German vehicles to Syria in the 1950s, which continued to use them up until the War over Water against Israel in the mid-1960s. By the time of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War in 1967; all of them had been either destroyed, stripped for spare parts, or placed on the Golan Heights as static pillboxes.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, HAYNES PUBLISHING
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1-222320 Dixon, John A VITAL ENDEAVOR: Military Engineering in the Gallipoli Campaign Examines the work of the Royal Engineers during the Gallipoli Campaign, demonstrating the amount of engineering work required for a WWI seaborne invasion. The Royal Engineers were working on the first day of the landings and were amongst the last to leave on the evacuation and looks at the difficult tasks of providing infrastructure to the peninsula handling all kinds of engineering works, from piers to land the stores, to roads and railways to distribute the equipment to the various parts of the line. Includes its structure of the MEF and how their work was controlled at Brigade, Division, and Corps level. Includes 21 b/w photos, 21 b/w maps, 20 b/w sketches, and 4 tables.1 vol, 452 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222290 Jose Mar GERMAN VEHICLES IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: A Comprehensive Study of the Deployment of German Military Vehicles on the Eve of WW2 A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the combat and logistics vehicles which formed part of the German contingent that fought in the Spanish Civil War alongside the rebels. Contains over 500 top quality images, most of them previously unpublished, with each model that served in Spain.

Examines a wide range of vehicles: from the humblest motorcycle to the Horch staff car; from Opel 'Blitz', MAN Diesel, Mercedes, and Krupp trucks to the enormous Vomag 3LR 443 truck; not forgetting all the different types of military ambulances seen in Spain during the war years. The Panzer I, which so surprised the world in the Polish campaign and initially equipped the German Panzerdivisionen, was first seen in the Spanish Civil War, together with a wide range of war materiel such as antitank guns, flamethrowers, and so on.1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-222330 WINGATE'S MEN: The Chindit Operations - Special Forces in Burma Images of War Series An examination of Britain's WWII Long Range Penetration Groups, more commonly known as the Chindits, commanded by Colonel Orde Wingate, that performed long-range operations deep within Japanese-held territory with the aim of sowing alarm and confusion amongst the enemy and disrupting Japanese plans for the invasion of India. For this, Wingate was given the Indian 77th Infantry Brigade. In February 1943 this force crossed into Burma on its first Chindit operation, codenamed Loincloth. Includes 150 black and white illustrations.

Promoted to acting major general Wingate was granted permission to undertake another Chindit operation, but this time on a far greater scale. In Operation Thursday Wingate aimed to fly a force of 10,000 men, 1,000 mules, equipment, and supplies into clearings in the heart of Burma behind enemy lines. The operation proved a considerable success, the Chindits causing mayhem amongst the Japanese forces. Wingate, though, did not live to see the end of Operation Thursday, as he was killed when the aircraft in which he was being transported to one of the Chindit bases crashed into the jungle.1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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