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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-VXA012 ANCIENT IBERIAN UNARMORED WARRIORS: 28mm Miniatures This set of 40 figures contains 36 unarmoured warriors and 4 command including chiefs and standard bearers.

The Ancient Iberians were one of Rome's most formidable foes during the republics expansion into the Iberian Peninsular. Furthermore the Iberians were also in the pay of Carthage as one of the North African kingdom's most effective allies.

The warriors in this set are armed with sword, daggers, javelins, and pilums. They are also equipped with an assortment of oval, scutum, and round shields. There will be a comprehensive series of shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios to compliment the range. The figures feature much ornate belt, buckle, breast plate, sword hilt, helmet, and crest detail allowing gamers to field a colorful and vibrant army.1 vol, 40 pgs 2016 UK VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag ......$42.00 DISCOUNT:25% blk

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1-PMAO50 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY AGINCOURT FRENCH INFANTRY 1415-29: 28mm Miniatures The set consists of 36 Infantry and 6 knights/men at arms. The infantry are armed with spears, crossbows, double handed axes and hand weapons. The knights have cut-down lances/spears, pole arms and swords.1 vol, 42 pgs 2013 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-dj, available mid February 2016 ......$32.00 rct

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1-PMAO60 Perry, Alan and Michael PERRY AGINCOURT FOOT KNIGHTS 1415-29: 28mm Miniatures This box contains 36 Knights/Men at Arms. There 18 'English' knights and 18 'French', however all could be used for the same side or any west European nation. They are armed with cut-down lances/spears, pole arms, and swords.1 vol, 36 pgs 2013 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
NEW-dj, available mid February 2016 ......$32.00 rct

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1-908341 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 341 March 2016 THEME: THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH

* OUTLINE: One of England's greatest General
* YOUNG CHURCHILL: Bio of future Duke of Marlborough
* GETTING TO GRIPS WITH MARLBOROUGH - ON CAMPAIGN: Replicating some of the problems faced by Marlborough
* GETTING TO GRIPS WITH MARLBOROUGH - IN BATTLE: How to 'become' Marlborough in a wargame
* KILL THE KING!: Dark deeds in an age of Enlightenment
* FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: THE MARLBURIAN ERA: A range of sizes and budgets

OTHER ARTICLES:

* HIT THE BEACHES!: Flames of War Pacific overview.
* THEY CAME FROM THE SEA: FOW Amphibious Tanks during the Pacific War
* DISASTER AT KUT: WWI battle and scenario in Mesopotamia 1916
* WHITE LINE FEVER: Post-apocalyptic highways
* GUARDIAN ANGEL: Scenario for Terminator Genysis: The Miniatures Game
* FROSTGRAVE SKELETON ARCHERS: Introducing Skeleton Archers
* BEWARE OF THUGGEES!: Look at 19th Century gang and British punitive expeditions
* VERDUN: WWI Action
* BACK OF BEYOND: Creating buildings
* DESIGNER'S NOTES: ENGARDE: Osprey's new swashbuckling skirmish wargames rules
* RULES SHOWCASE: Oscar, Sierra, Charlie - Skirmish rules Near Modern game.
* CLUB FOCUS: PETERBOROUGH WARGAMES CLUB1 vol, 108 pgs 2016 UK, BATTLEFRONT
NEW-pb ......$8.50 rct

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1-210780 Ottenberg, Mike A NEW KOREAN CRISIS Scenario book depicts 12 notional skirmishes within the context of a fictitious war for gamers to use on the miniature table. It covers events prior, during, and after a postulated modern war on the Korean peninsula. Four of these skirmishes are inter-connected in a mini-campaign depicting an assault on a US airbase. All were created to explore various aspects of a major conflict where special forces will be deployed to conduct reconnaissance, direct action and related operations. Although designed with the SOF Warrior game system in mind, these skirmishes can be enjoyed with any set of modern conflict wargame rules.1 vol, 90 pgs 2016 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-softcover, color edition ......$28.00

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1-210770 Surdu, Buck COMBAT PATROL SET: WWII Rules Includes two player decks and one activation deck.

Combat Patrol features the G.A.M.E.R. engine. G.A.M.E.R. (Guts, Accuracy, Melee, Endurance, Reaction) is a unique skirmish system in which cards are used not just for activation, but for all aspects of combat resolution and melee. No dice are used to resolve combat. Over three years were spent in development. The result is a system that flows smoothly and supports many-player gamers. Player deck cards record stats and situation.1 vol, 52 pgs 2016 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-softcover with decks ......$42.00

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1-BRIG315 Bunde, Peter 315: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Guard Hussar Regiment 1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-plate ......$14.00 rct

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1-210800 Binda, Alexandre THE EQUUS MEN: Rhodesia's Mounted Infantry: The Grey's Scouts 1896-1980 Includes 300 color and b/w photos and 4 maps.

This all new work by accomplished military historian Alexandre Binda, former paymaster to the Grey's Scouts, tables the remarkable story of Rhodesia's mounted infantry, the Grey's Scouts. Working closely with the last commanding officer, squadron commanders and a whole host of regimental personalities, all of whom have given The Equus Men their unequivocal support Binda has enjoyed unparalleled access to thousands of pages of archival documents and many hundreds of previously unpublished photographs.

Here, he has traced the Grey's from their early origins in the Matabele Rebellion of 1896, where an 'unassuming Englishman, the Honorable George Grey', found himself originating a body of horseman named the 'Bulawayo Field Force', through to the formation of the Animal Transport Unit (ATU) which went on to become the Mounted Infantry Unit (MIU).

With the skill of a practiced narrator, Binda takes the reader through these early days to the establishment of the Grey's Scouts in the Rhodesian Army order of battle in 1976. Deployed to great effect during the bitter Rhodesian Bush War of the late 1960s - 1970s, the mounted operations conducted by the Grey's are succinctly and clearly detailed. Some of the contacts related make for astonishing reads and with the lively, vibrant, text one can almost feel the steaming sweat of rider and mount; sense the pounding adrenaline; hear the thundering hooves as a fearful enemy is pursued to battle's inevitable conclusion.

Suffice to say, The Equus Men makes for an engaging read. Trained and utilized as mounted infantry as opposed to cavalry, the Grey's Scouts saw exceptional success in the field. Lightly equipped, they were able to cover great distances at speed, live off the veldt with minimal support and through 'shock action', quickly engage and destroy insurgent forces. Originally a regular formation, the Grey's Scouts were augmented by Territorial and National Service soldiers as the conflict progressed and by 1980, when hostilities ceased, the Regiment numbered some 600 soldiers, both men and women, black and white.1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available mid February 2016 ......$100.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-210760 Kling, Stephen editior GREAT NORTHERN WAR COMPENDIUM Oversized at 11.5 x 8.5 pages. A two-volume set with over 600 pages on the armies, battles, campaigns, events and personalities of the Great Northern War.

The Great Northern War was a profound event in European history and has had far too little attention in the English speaking world. This publication is intended to open up this history in a way previously not available in English. An international team of academics, authors, and other experts have written articles on the armies, battles, campaigns, events and major personalities of the war. Over 70 articles are included, all fully illustrated in color.

This a heavy 2 volume set and US postage will be about $12.00. Canadian Postage will be about $44.00 and Insured International postage will be about $68.00.2 vol, 660 pgs 2016 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
NEW-dj ......$125.00 rct

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1-210771 Kling, Stephen editior FIELDS OF BATTLE, VOLUME 1: THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR: Boardgame Fields of Battle, Volume 1: The Great Northern War, is a low to moderate complexity level tactical game covering 8 battles of The Great Northern War, 1700-1721 which pitted Sweden against Denmark, Russia and Saxony (including its Polish and Lithuanian domains).

Each battle can be played in about an hour and the game includes tactical cards for each side that can vary combat and movement and utilize various historical circumstances and events to affect game play. In most battles, the Swedish forces must be aggressive to secure a victory. Each battle has its own game map on a period feel calligraphy style map. Counters are 5/8 inches thick, laser cut counters which primarily consist of combat units and leaders of the countries involved in the war. Includes 54 tactical combat cards.1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
NEW-box ......$60.00 rct

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1-210781 Smith, Digby THE SEVEN YEARS WAR - A NEW HISTORY: VOLUME 1 POWER AND POLITICS (1755-1757) New, detailed history of the Seven Years' War by the celebrated military historian Digby Smith.
Fully illustrated, including 51 maps and 38 orders of battle.

This first volume covers global events to the Battle of Rossbach. But there is one major purpose to this new history. The events of the Seven Years' War are confusing in themselves, but the effects of time and World Wars have been to make following the course of action impossible with the volume of name changes across Europe. For the first time, Digby cuts through the confusions to provide an effective gazetteer of place names to make the understanding of campaigns possible. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2016 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
NEW-dj, available early March 2016 ......$50.00 rct

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1-210810 Wallace,Edgar and McCutcheon, Campbell KITCHENER'S NEW ARMY: Your Country Needs You! In August 1914, Britain's small peacetime army was no match for the millions of soldiers that Germany and Austro-Hungary could muster, and Lord Kitchener was almost a lone voice demanding that Britain mobilize as he could see the war would not be over by Christmas, or indeed even the next Christmas.

His recruiting drive, etched into our memories by Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You' recruiting poster, saw the formation of over fifty 'Pals' regiments, as well as regiments based on occupation and even schooling includes how this volunteer army was trained. By 1915, these men were ready to go to war, a war that saw tens of thousands of them killed and injured, including some 584 out of 720 Accrington Pals in twenty minutes on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. 60,000 British soldiers died or were seriously injured that day, and due to the unique way the men were enlisted, the pain was focused on those towns and cities that had provided Kitchener's New Army. Profusely illustrated.1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, AMBERLY
NEW-pb, available mid February 2016 ......$28.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-210790 Szamveber, Norbert THE SWORD BEHIND THE SHIELD: A Combat History of the German Efforts to Relieve Budapest 1945 - Operation 'Konrad' I, III, III The history of the Hungarian theater of war from late August 1944 to the end of March 1945 is a special chapter of the history of the Eastern Front during World War II. The Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts had encircled Budapest by Christmas 1944, after very heavy combat. However, this was just the first phase of a period of intense combat, as Adolf Hitler and the German High Command planned the relief of the Hungarian capital.

The reinforced IV SS-Panzerkorps was designated for this task and its units were transferred rapidly from Polish territory to Hungary. Two operational plans were swiftly devised by the Germans, before they chose that code-named 'Konrad.' This was an armored strike from the Komarom region through the mountains south of the river Danube to the Buda side of the Hungarian capital. The first day of Operation Konrad was 1 January 1945, and marked the beginning of a series of fierce clashes that lasted for nearly six weeks, a very special period in the history of the Battle for Budapest. Both sides employed significant numbers of armored forces in these battles, including heavy tanks.

The German-Hungarian forces tried to break through to Budapest three times in three different locations, but each time they struck relocated Soviet tank, mechanized, rifle, cavalry, artillery, and anti-tank units from 3rd Ukrainian Front's reserve. In January 1945, furious tank battles developed in the eastern part of Transdanubia in Hungary, especially in the areas of Bajna, Zsambek, Zamoly, Pettend, Vereb, Dunapentele and Szekesfehervar. After the third and strongest German attempt (code-named Konrad 3), which also failed, the Soviet troops launched a counter-offensive in late January 1945 to encircle and eliminate the advancing enemy forces. But the German armored Kampfgruppen managed to blunt the Soviet attack, which eventually wound down and fragmented, mirroring the German offensives before it.

This work is based mainly on German, Soviet and Hungarian archival records (e.g. war diaries, daily and after-action reports, etc.). In addition, a number of rare unit histories, contemporary private diaries and reliable personal memoirs, from generals to enlisted men, have also been used by the author. The combat actions are extremely detailed, and provide a day-by-day account. The author analyzes the command and control systems at operational and tactical levels and the losses of both sides. For a better understanding of the events the book includes many detailed specially-commissioned color battle maps.1 vol, 408 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available late February 2016 ......$90.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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