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1-908377 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 377 with one free sprue of either: French Chasseurs, Hussars, or Line Lancers Plastic Frames Theme: Modern Warfare
* Irish Army's Forgotten Battle
* Focus: Eyes and Ears
* Wargaming the First Chechnya War
* Dien Bien Phu
* Modern Warfare Miniatures
* Indo-Pakistan War 1971
* Designer's Showcase -The Zone
* Modern Warfare Rules 92

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* Observation Post
* Why I Love Of Gods And Mortals
* Rules Showcase: Warlords of Erehwon
* Three Days in Gettysburg (Part 2)
* Agincourt Mounted Knights -- In Miniature
* How To Make Cruel Seas Wreck Markers
* Battle of Aong, 1857
* Return to Jock's Landing
* Insider Interview: Armies & Legions & Hordes 1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-2118613 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 2 Volume 1 - The Spanish Army The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images.1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2118614 Boeri, Giancarlo LA GUERRA DI SARDENIA E DI SICILIA 1717-1720: Part 2 Volume 2 - The Spanish Army The War of Sardinia and Sicily. Devoted to the forces and arms of Savoy, Spain, and Austria. Includes 30 color tables and numerous images.1 vol, 102 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151503 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 3 - Dragoons, Horse-Jagers, Lancers, & Hussars Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151504 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 4 - Gendarmes, Train, Artillery, Sappers, & Pioneers Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151505 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 5 - Engineers, General Staff, Garrison & Others Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151506 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855; Volume 6 Invalid, Garrison Arsenal, and Others Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2151507 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE YEARS 1825-1855: Volume 7 Guards Infantry & Guards Cuirassier Regiments Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the Czar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-219360 Grainger, John D ANTIPATER'S DYNASTY: Alexander the Great's Regent and his Successors Antipater was a key figure in the rise of Macedon under Philip II and instrumental in the succession of Alexander III (the Great). Alexander entrusted Antipater with ruling Macedon in his long absence and he defeated the Spartans in 331 BC. After Alexander's death, he crushed a Greek uprising and became regent of the co-kings, Alexander's mentally impaired half-brother (Philip III Arrhideus) and infant son (Alexander IV). He brokered a settlement between the contending Successors but died in 319 BC, having first appointed Polyperchon to succeed as regent in preference to his own sons.

Antipater's eldest son Cassander later became regent of Macedon but eventually had Alexander IV killed and made himself king. Three of his sons in turn briefly succeeded him but could not retain the throne. Antipater's female heirs are shown to be just as important, both as pawns and surprisingly independent players in this Macedonian game of thrones. The saga ends with the failed bid by Nikaia, the widow of Antipater's great grandson Alexander of Corinth, to become independent ruler of Macedon.1 vol, 288 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-PWAR091 PAPER WARS: Issue 91 - Jihad: The Rise Of Islam 632-731 A.D. JIHAD! is a game type simulation of the first century of the Islamic expansion after the death of Mohammad, the Prophet and rounder of the Islamic religion. During this period the holy war of conquest and religious conversion of non-Arab peoples were the mainsprings of Islam and the Arabs progressed from a religious force to a secular great power. JIHAD! covers these events on a grand strategic scale with each turn representing 5 years and military units representing entire armies.

The game is for one or two players with one player controlling the Islamic forces and the other controlling all of the various opposing forces including the Byzantines, Persians, Berbers, Franks, Goths, Kaazars, Sinds, and Turks. Players alternate recruiting forces, engaging in religious conversion, moving their forces, and engaging in combat. The objective of the game is for the Muslim player to at least duplicate the conquests of Islam over the historical time frame while for the opposing player the object is to prevent that level of advance by Islam.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 1-10 (high): 5
* Solitaire Suitability: 1-10 (high): 9
* Time Scale: 5 years per turn.
* Map Scale: 270 kilometers per hex.
* Unit Scale: Armies.
* Players: 1-2.
* Playtime: 2-3 hours.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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2-88610 Lefkowitz, Arthur BENEDICT ARNOLD'S ARMY: American Invasion of Canada His contemporaries called Arnold the American Hannibal after he successfully led more than 1000 men through the Maine Wilderness to attack Quebec. This rousing tale includes 20 b/w photos/illust/maps, and biblio. A fascinating read.1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-219320 Ronald, D.A.B. THE LIFE OF JOHN ANDRE: The Redcoat Who Turned Benedict Arnold John Andre was head of the British Army's Secret Service in North America as the Revolutionary War entered its most bitter and, ultimately, decisive phase. In 1780, he masterminded the defection of a high-ranking American officer-General Benedict Arnold.

Arnold-his name for ever synonymous with treason in American folklore-had recently been appointed commander of West Point and agreed, through Andre, to turn over to the British this strategically vital fort on the upper reaches of the Hudson River. Control of the fort would interrupt lines of communication between New England and the southern colonies, seriously impeding military operations against the British. The plan was also to simultaneously kidnap General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. By these two masterstrokes, the British believed they could end rebel resistance. Includes 15 black and white and 15 color illustrations.1 vol, 304 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219350 White, William Lee LET US DIE LIKE MEN: The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864 John Bell Hood had done his job too well. In the fall of 1864, the commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee had harassed Federal forces in north Georgia so badly that the Union commander, William T. Sherman, decided to abandon his position. During his subsequent 'March to the Sea,' Sherman's men lived off the land.

Rather than confront the larger Federal force directly, Hood chose instead to strike northward into Tennessee. There, he hoped to cripple the Federal supply infrastructure and the Federal forces that still remained there-the Army of the Cumberland under George Thomas. Hood hoped to defeat Thomas' army in detail and force Sherman to come northward to the rescue.

On November 30, in a small country town called Franklin, Hood caught part of Thomas' army outside of its stronghold of Nashville. But what began as a promising opportunity for the outnumbered Confederate army soon turned grim. Includes 150 images and maps.1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-219340 Pomoshnikov, Oleg THE RUSSIAN DESTROYER SPRAVEDLIVYYM The Russian Destroyer Spravedlivyym. Offers 122 profiles plus a double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans.1 vol, 68 pgs 2019 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-219370 Carruthers, Bob PANZER ROLLEN: The Logistics of a Panzer Division From Primary Sources An insightful look into the workings of the Military Intelligence Service that was invaluable in shaping both the strategy and tactics of the Allied forces during WWII.

Captured German field manuals translated and published by the US Military Intelligence Division are crucial in offering a perception of the intelligence provided to Allied fighters. The two volumes gathered together in this publication were originally published by the German War Office and therefore are particularly valuable, as they also provide a rare glimpse in to the methodology underlying the operation of an armored division from the German perspective. Comprising of two supplementary field manuals, this book is essential reading for any military history enthusiast.1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219380 Celeski, Joseph THE GREEN BERETS IN THE LAND OF A MILLION ELEPHANTS - U.S. Army Special Warfare and the Secret War in Laos 1959-74 The Secret War in Laos was one of the first 'Long Wars' for special operations, spanning a period of about thirteen years. It was one of the largest CIA-paramilitary operations of the time, kept out of the view of the American public until now.

Between 1959 and 1974, Green Berets were covertly deployed to Laos to prevent a communist take-over or at least preserve the kingdom's neutrality. Operators dressed in civilian clothes, armed with cover stories and answering only to 'Mister,' were delivered to the country by Air America, where they answered to the U.S. Ambassador. There they were faced with the complexities of the three factions in Laos, as well as operating with limited resources - maps of the country often had large blank areas and essential supplies often didn't arrive at all. In challenging tropical conditions they trained and undertook combat advisory duties with native and tribal forces. Veterans remember Hmong guerrillas and Lao soldiers who were often shorter than the M1 rifles they carried.

The Green Berets' service in Laos was the first strategic challenge since its formation in 1952, and proved one of the first major applications of special warfare doctrine. Clouded in secrey until the 1990s, this story is comprehensively told for the first time using official archival documents and interviews with veterans.
1 vol, 400 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-219330 Mujzer, Peter OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE HUNGARIAN ARMOURED TROOPS IN WORLD WAR II Offers unit histories of the different Hungarian armored formation as well as the personal history of the crews. Includes 120 archival photos and painting schemes.1 vol, 180 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO PRESS
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1-219310 Poyser, Terry and Brown, Bill FIGHTING FOX COMPANY: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in US history, thanks to Stephen Ambrose's superb book Band of Brothers, followed by portrayals in film. However, to date little has been heard of Fox Company of that same regiment-the men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell.

Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy the drop into Holland saw prolonged ferocious combat, and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in US history. Hardcover version.1 vol, 344 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-219310 Poyser, Terry and Brown, Bill FIGHTING FOX COMPANY: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in US history, thanks to Stephen Ambrose's superb book Band of Brothers, followed by portrayals in film. However, to date little has been heard of Fox Company of that same regiment-the men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell.

Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy the drop into Holland saw prolonged ferocious combat, and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in US history. Softcover version.1 vol, 344 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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