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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-FF014 FireForge ALBION'S KNIGHTS: Fireforge 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains twelve 28mm multi-part plastic Fantasy Knights with barded horses, which can be assembled with several choice of weapons, shields, heads and accessories. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. The box also contains plastic bases: 50mm x 50mm = 6 bases and 25mm x 50mm = 4 bases.1 vol, 12 pgs 2017 UK, FIREFORGE GAMES
NEW-box, available late December 2017 ......$35.00 rct

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1-215850 Esposito, Gabriele THE ART OF GIUSEPPE RAVA Over 150 illustrations covering the ancient to modern era from one of the best military history artist around. Oversized at 8x10 inches, this hardcover book is for people interested in military artwork. 1 vol, 172 pgs 2016 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
NEW-hrdcover, available late December 2017 ......$60.00 rct

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1-908363 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 363 THEME: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AND 'HISTORY' HISTORY

* History vs. Hollywood: Whether 'straight' history makes for good games and the elements needed to 'go Hollywood'.
* If This Man Should Fall? Refighting Glory: Turning a great movie into a game.
* Hooray For Hollywood: Bringing the big screen to small table
* Alright Mr. DeMille: Creating an embattled close up on the tabletop.
* The Ghost and the Darkness: Movie Into Game
* Little Guys, Big Personalities: Wargame figures inspired by Hollywood and if the character you
want isn't manufactured, why not make your own?
* Agent Carter: A Pulp-tastic scenario starring one of the toughest agents of the 1940s.

OTHER ARTICLES

* Observation Post: What's New with focus on products at Crisis 2017.
* How to Construct a Small Boat for Ghost Archipelago
* Swimming with Sharks: Scenario for Ghost Archipelago.
* The Baron versus Dracula: Two game systems compared
* Territorials, Turks, Tanks and Trenches: World War One display game at Colours 2017.
* Rules Hunting: Settling for rules that suit.
* Building a Balloon: As used in warfare and on the tabletop.
* Blood and Plunder: Escape From Cuba: Pirate-themed rules system from Firelock Games.
* Modelling: It's All Ruins: Creating ruins for tabletop
* Company Profile: Badger Games1 vol, 108 pgs 2017 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2017 ......$9.00 rct

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1-215870 Curry, John and Getz, Jim DUKE SEIFRIED: And the Development of American Miniature Wargaming It is impossible to discuss the development of early American miniature wargaming without discussing Duke and the many people he collaborated with over the years. Uncle Duke is one of those larger than life characters who helped develop miniature wargaming in the United States. The Jack Scruby Award (1995) summarized him as an American original, an entrepreneur, business man, master sculptor, designer, and painter, a rule writer, publisher, and historian, a master showman, salesman, and advocate. He was also a good friend of Donald Featherstone.

The book includes: The Jack Scruby Award 1995 citation; The MWAN tribute of 1989 by Hal Thinglum; Early memories of American miniature wargaming and reflections by Duke and his lifelong friend Jim Getz; Many previously unpublished photographs of early games;

The book also includes two complete key sets of rules that were a huge influence on American wargaming: Melee (1960) by Duke; and Napoleonique: A Miniature Wargame Strategic -- Tactical Maneuver in the Napoleonic Era (1979) Written by Jim Getz with the assistance of Duke Seifried. 1 vol, 119 pgs 2017 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
NEW-softcover, available late December 2017 ......$24.00 rct

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1-44675 Rumford, Colin and Marsh, Richard RAPID FIRE: Blitzkrieg Battlegroups The latest in our series of Rapid Fire Battlegroup books is Blitzkrieg Battlegroups, our first-ever publication to cover the early war period in Western Europe. Blitzkrieg Battlegroups provides RF players with 400-point and 200-point (the latter with an additional four 50-point reinforcement options) for eight German, four British, and four French divisions, all selected because they fought in key actions during the German thrust from the Ardennes to the Channel coast in May 1940. Players can use them to re-fight historical actions, or just as handy points-matched early war forces to build and battle against each other.

Blitzkrieg Battlegroups' 64-pages are packed with our trademark full-color graphic orbats, plus historical backgrounds, photos of 20mm wargames figures and vehicles to inspire your making and painting, and comprehensive vehicle and gun charts with all the movement and fire stats you need to play. And, as with our companion Normandy Battlegroups and Normandy Battlegames books, a future Blitzkrieg Battlegames publication is planned to provide historical scenarios for the Battlegroup forces.1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, RAPID FIRE
NEW-softcover, available late December 2017 ......$28.00 rct

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1-215830 Herr, Ulrich THE GERMAN PIONEERS: TECHNICAL TROOPS AND THE TRAIN Illustrated in color, 512 pages, over 1,500 color photographs, contemporary B&W photographs, tables and illustrations, linen bound with dust cover, and large format. This book summaries of the developmental history of the German pioneers, technical troops and train formations for the period between 1871 and 1914, followed by the specifics of their headgear, uniforms and equipment. Along with the Prussian formations, this book covers the contingents of the Kingdoms of Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttemberg as well as the Grand Duchies of Baden and Hesse. The roughly 450 items shown are from various private and public collections, including the Bayerisches Armeemuseum in Ingolstadt, the Militarhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in Dresden and the Wehrgeschichtliches Museum in Rastatt.1 vol, 512 pgs 2017 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
NEW-dj, available mid December 2017 ......$160.00 rct

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1-210012 Lerneux, Pierre THE BELGIAN ARMY IN THE GREAT WAR: Volume 2 Illustrated in color, 512 pages, over 1,500 color photographs, contemporary B&W photographs, tables and illustrations, linen bound with dust cover, and large format. Modest in numbers, the Belgian army of 1914 carried a decent individual armament, even if its concept was 20 years old. Well trained, the soldier could exploit to its maximum the long-range precision of his weapon. However, the small numbers of automatic weapons, recently purchased, would prove a serious handicap when vastly outnumbered by the enemy. Once again, the collections of the Royal Military Museum of Brussels reveal their wealth and diversity. Much more than a simple catalogue of weapons used by the Belgian Army, it is the story of the transformation of a small army caught in the struggles of the Great War, its adaptation to technological and tactical progress.1 vol, 512 pgs 2017 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2017 ......$160.00 rct

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1-215860 Bogdanovic, Nikolai FIT TO FIGHT: A History of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps 1860-2015 Formed in 1860 as the Army Gymnastic Staff, the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) has been keeping the British Army in shape for just over 150 years. Drawn from every regiment in the army, prospective candidates undergo 30 weeks of intensive training before qualifying as a Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructor. Based at the Army School of Physical Training in Aldershot, over the course of its history the RAPTC has trained countless instructors, including Olympic medallists Dame Kelly Holmes and Kriss Akabussi.

This is a complete history of the RAPTC from its formation to the present day, illustrated with stunning images from the regimental collection, including historical photographs, commissioned pictures of objects and fine art, and facsimile reproductions of documents.1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-DJ, available mid December 2017 ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-215810 Somogyi, Gyozo HUNGARIAN AGE OF CHIVALRY 1301-1456 Another in the series. Contains hundreds of color illustrations covering Hungarian troops 1301-1456.1 vol, 76 pgs 2017 HUNGARY
NEW-softcover, available late December 2017 ......$29.00 rct

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1-215820 Somogyi, Gyozo THE ARMY OF THE ARPAD DYNASTY 896-1301 Contains hundreds of color illustrations covering the troops. The Arpads was the ruling dynasty of the Principality of Hungary in the 9th and 10th centuries and of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1000 to 1301. The dynasty was named after Grand Prince Arpad who was the head of the Hungarian tribal federation during the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, c. 895. 1 vol, 70 pgs 2017 HUNGARY
NEW-softcover, available late December 2017 ......$29.00 rct

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1-215840 Morawski, Ryszard & Nieuwazny, Andrzej ARMY OF THE DUCHY OF WARSAW: Generals, Aides-de-camp, Staffs Vol. 4 The fourth book of The Army of the Duchy of Warsaw series offers a new, comprehensive perspective on the commanders of the army of the Duchy of Warsaw, based on previously unused domestic and foreign archival records.

This book analyses topics such as changes in the structure of commanding the army, officials of the Duchy connected with the military, and the health service and chaplains offering pastoral care to the troops. The text contains organization charts of the supreme military offices and of infantry and cavalry regiments. A separate chapter was dedicated to the orders of the era, only partly familiar to those interested in the issue. Apart from popular orders, such as the Virtuti Militari and the Legion of Honour, this covers 10 other orders worn on their uniforms by Polish generals and aides-de-camp.

The two tables provide information on nominations to particular ranks and on the distinctions conferred on the generals of the Duchy and on Polish higher officers serving in foreign armies (in French and Italian pay).

Illustrations depict Prince Jozef Poniatowski and 28 other generals in various uniforms, worn at that time by high-ranking officers of the Duchy of Warsaw. Other charts show officers, aides-de-camps, and officials employed in the staff and in the Ministry of War. Eight detailed charts offer an insight into the separate parts of the uniforms and accessories. Over a dozen other detailed tables are related to orders and medical equipment.1 vol, 328 pgs 2017 POLAND, KARABELA
NEW-hardcover, [Polish] with English notes, available late December 2017 ......$115.00 rct

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1-COL3471 Dalgliesh, Tom COMBAT INFANTRY: WWII Squad-Level Boardgame Combat Infantry is a fast-paced World War II squad-level board game, employing our wooden blocks. The game system features innovative and interactive rules for Fire Combat, Close Combat, Morale, and Leaders. The game is sophisticated, yet very playable.

You command a German or American infantry battalion, composed of three infantry companies and a heavy weapons company. Expansion sets will include British, Soviet, Italian, and Japanese battalions. Unit types include: Leaders, Rifle Squads, Machine Guns, Mortars, Anti-Tank, and Tanks. Units are organized by battalion, company, and platoon and must maintain unit integrity.

The wood blocks in this game provide fog-of-war and step reduction with no muss or fuss. Two 16.5x22-inch geomorphic maps at a scale of 100 meters per hex are included.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, COLUMBIA GAMES
NEW-box, available late December 2017 ......$75.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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