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Updated as of 7/18/2019

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-2137395 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: 28mm Tartana The Tartana is a popular Mediterranean merchant vessel adapted for use in the Caribbean by the Spanish and the French. Sporting a two-masted fore and aft lateen rig and able to carry decent armament for its size, the Tartana makes for an excellent coastal privateer.

This unpainted ship does not include flags or sails. Some assembly required.

Contents:
* Tartana 1 13.5-inch x 4-inch Plastic Resin Hull (28mm scale)
* 7 Wooden dowel for Masts & Spars
* 4 Yards of Elastic for Rigging
* 17 Laser-cut wooden Rigging Parts
* 4 Light Cannons and Carriages
* 4 White Metal Gunport Covers
* 6 Swivel Guns
* 1 Game Card1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 ......$49.00 rct

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2-208710 Davies, Paul BATTLEFIELDS IN MINIATURE: Making Realistic and Effective Terrain for Wargames Master terrain modeler Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the techniques of making the basic landscape are explained, then a series of projects show how this can be adapted to suit different periods or geographic locations (i.e. European farmland or Sudanese desert).

There are then detailed chapters on adding vegetation, buildings, roadways, trench systems etc. The clear, step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated by numerous photographs of the work in progress and Paul's inspirational finished pieces.1 vol, 304 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 *NEW PAPERBACK EDITION* ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-195038 Smith, Neil HAIL CAESAR: Volume 8 Supplement -- Age of Bronze Age of Bronze contains 32 battle scenarios plus new skirmish rules for smaller scale conflicts between warbands. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late March 2019 ......$38.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-213731 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: No Peace Beyond the Line Supplement to the original Blood & Plunder rule book contains plenty of new content including units, ships, and additional rules.1 vol, 248 pgs 2018 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-BRIG356 Bunde, Peter 356: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Infantry Regiment No.5 Kleist 1806 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-219510 Rees. Owen GREAT NAVAL BATTLES OF THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD This book presents a selection of 13 naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians. Each battle discusses background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Includes black and white maps.1 vol, 248 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219470 Archobold KNIGHTS OF AGINCOURT: A Roll of Honour The Battle of Agincourt was a major turning point during the Hundred Years War. England's victory against the numerically superior French army was totally unexpected. It crippled the French army and began a period of military success for the English. In this book the author has researched countless references and compiled a full colour armorial of as many of the known combatants from both sides. This colourful and useful reference includes 159 English and 324 French heraldic Coats of Arms.1 vol, 60 pgs 2019 UK, REDCREST PUBLICATIONS
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1-210783 Smith, Digby THE SEVEN YEARS WAR - A NEW HISTORY 3: Years of Survival (1760-1763) This third and final volume covers the period from the battles of Landschut and Warburg to the Peace of Hubertusberg. This completes this monumental new history with its massive number of maps and orders of battle making it essential reference. Includes 73 maps, 26 other illustrations, and 85 orders of battle.1 vol, 304 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-219490 Esdaile, Charles and Reed, Mark editors WITH MOORE TO CORUNNA: The Diary of Ensign Charles Paget, Fifty-Second Foot Ensign Charles Paget's previously unpublished diary of the Peninsular War is an important discovery for two reasons: The regiment in which he served (52nd Foot) was one of the three most famous in the Duke of Wellington's army, yet it is covered sparsely in the spate of memoirs, diaries, and collections of correspondence generated by the conflict; and it's the only genuine diary covering the Battle of Vimeiro and the campaign of Sir John Moore.

The complete text of Paget's diary is reproduced here, edited and with detailed notes and an extended introduction by historian Charles Esdaile. In order to give the reader contrasting views of episodes which Paget records, this also includes first-hand accounts written by other Peninsular veterans featuring the battle of Vimeiro and the action at Cacabelos.1 vol, 216 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219471 Middleton, Mark & Summerfield, Stephen editors SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER: FRENCH REGLEMENT OF 1791 Volume 1 Facsimile of 1803 edition. Fully illustrated with black and white illustrations plus 16 color uniform plates. With this first volume, the project of reprinting the drill book that was used by the French Army throughout the Napoleonic Wars is off to a good start.

This edition was translated in 1803 by John Macdonald, and have re-worked the information to make it more accessible and useful (by combining the plates and text relevantly together). This is the first of the three parts of the original Reglement and covers the drill exercises taught to all new recruits. It is thus the basis of all company drill and maneuvers. There will follow the School of the Platoon and the School of the Battalion.1 vol, 164 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-219540 Buutriss, Jacquie A MUDDY TRENCH: A Sniper's Bullet - Hamish Mann, Black Watch, Officer-Poet, 1896-1917 The recent discovery of a wooden chest, unopened for 100 years, revealed a treasure trove of eloquent trench diaries, letters, and poetry. The author was Hamish Mann, a young Black Watch subaltern killed in France in 1917 just five days after his 21st birthday. Includes 32 black and white illustrations

Thanks to Mann's outstanding literary gifts and prodigious output, this book relives his fateful journey from the declaration of war, his voluntary work at a military hospital, his training and commission and, finally, his service with 8th Black Watch on the Somme. The daily hardship and trauma he experienced at the Front were shared with countless thousands of his comrades. But Hamish's extraordinary gift was his ability to record the traumatic events and the range of his emotions, writing often in his dugout 'by the light of a guttering candle.'1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219480 Sumner, Ian THE FRENCH ARMY ON THE SOMME 1916: Images of War Series So much has been written about the 1916 Battle of the Somme that it might appear that every aspect of the four-month struggle has been described and analyzed in exhaustive detail. Yet perhaps one aspect has not received the attention it deserves - the French sector in the south of the battlefield which is often overshadowed by events in the British sector further north.

Using a selection of over 200 wartime photographs, many of which have not been published before, he follows the entire course of the battle from the French point of view. The photographs show the build-up to the Somme offensive, the logistics involved, the key commanders, the soldiers as they prepared to go into action and the landscape over which the battle took place. Equally close coverage is given to the fighting during each phase of the offensive - the initial French advances, the mounting German resistance and the terrible casualties the French incurred.

The photographs are especially important in that they record the equipment and weapons that were used, the clothing the men wore and the conditions in which they fought, and they provide us with a visual insight into the realities of battle over a hundred years ago. They also document some of the most famous sites on the battlefield before they were destroyed in the course of the fighting, including villages like Gommecourt, Pozieres, La Boiselle, and Thiepval.1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219500 Domagalski, John INTO THE DARK WATER: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109 Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat's violent demise is its little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal. This book provides the complete record of PT-109 in the Pacific, as well as a valuable glimpse of how the American Navy's daring and initiative found its full playing field in World War II.

In these mainly nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America's small, fast-boat flotillas would sally out to probe enemy strength, vying with enemy destroyers, who were similarly roaming the waters and able to blast a PT-boat out of the water if main armament could be brought to bear. It was constant hit-and-run and dodging between searchlights across Iron Bottom Sound.

Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights with the brave ship and its crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. As the battles moved on across the Pacific the PT-boat flotillas gained confidence, even as the Japanese, too, learned lessons in how to destroy them.

Under its third and final commander, Kennedy, PT-109 was destroyed as a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged from a dark mist and rammed it in half. Two crewmen were killed immediately but Kennedy, formerly on the swim team at Harvard, was able to shepherd his wounded and others to refuge. His unsurpassed gallantry can not resist retelling, yet the courage of the book's previous commanders have not till now seen the light of day.1 vol, 288 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-219520 Saunders, Tim ARRAS: Counter-Attack 1940 On 21 May 1940 during the ill-fated Dunkirk Campaign, the British launched an operation spearheaded by two tank regiments to help secure the city of Arras. This was the only significant armored operation mounted by the British during the campaign. Includes 32 black and white illustrations.

Poorly coordinated and starting badly, the Matilda tanks ran into the flanks of Rommel's over-extended 7th Panzer Division. With the German antitank guns unable to penetrate the armor of the British tanks, Rommel's infantry fell into chaos as the Matildas plunged deep into their flank. The Germans were machine-gunned and started to surrender in large numbers but with the British infantry lagging well behind, fighting their own battles in the villages, there was no one to round them up.

Into this scene of chaos entered Rommel whose personal leadership and example started to steady his troops and organize an effective response, despite being spattered with the brains of his aide de camp. This was classic Rommel but in the aftermath, he claimed to have been attacked by five divisions.

The Arras counterattack contributed to Hitler issuing the famous 'halt order' to his Panzers that arguably did much to allow the British Army to withdraw to Dunkirk and escape total destruction.1 vol, 0 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-219530 Sterne, Gary D-DAY COVER UP AT POINTE DU HOC: The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1st May - 10th June 1944 This follow-up book to 'Cover Up at Omaha Beach' offers a complete history of the US Army Rangers for the seven months prior to D-Day. Using period documents, many of which have only recently been released from Top Secret status in US Archives, the book fills in the gaps that many have only guessed at concerning the Rangers' real missions on D-Day. Includes explanation why a battalion commander was removed hours before the landings, why the Rangers were not briefed on their actual D-Day missions, and the extraordinary role that Lt. Col. Rudder played at Pointe du Hoc. Includes 50 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2019 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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