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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-CC60103 CORGI CHURCHILL TANK: 1:50 Scale Serving in the 'A' Squadron, 51 RTR on the Gothic Line in Italy in September 1944, the original of our die-cast replica includes details such as battle scarring, the brigade 'A' Squadron triangle on the turret and the name 'Audacious' on its flank. Working features include rotating turret, elevating gun and movable tracks.1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
NEW-no box ......$48.00 rct

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1-HC60413 CORGI US M16: 1:50 Scale Half-Track Multiple Gun Motor Carriage - US Army, 447th AAA Battalion, Belgium 1945 The M16 was the standard US Army light antiaircraft vehicle used following the Normandy invasion with every armored division having an AAA Weapons Company with eight M16s. These units were often used to protect key sites dumps from enemy air attack. By the end of the war the general absence of the Luftwaffe meant that these M16s could be used in a ground support role, where they earned the nickname 'meat-choppers.'1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
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1-HC60507 Corgi CORGI: 1:50 Scale Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger Diecast Model -- German Army, Kurland, Germany, 1944 Production of the Tiger began in August 1942 and by August 1944, 1,355 of these tanks had been built. The 88mm main gun proved a powerful anti-tank gun, but the superior mobility of Allied tanks allowed them to attack from behind or from the side in the hope of brewing up a Tiger. The influence of Tiger tanks on allied morale grew to almost mythical proportions and was known as 'Tigerphobia.'

The Corgi Military Vehicles range presents highly-detailed, ready-made die-cast models of military vehicles. Corgi die-cast tanks require no gluing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box. Made from die-cast metal, die cast tanks from Corgi are 100% true to scale -- these don't look like model tanks, they look like tanks. Color, camouflage, and unit markings are carefully researched for maximum authenticity.

Corgi Military Vehicles die-cast vehicles feature: Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components; Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull in die-cast metal; Accurate moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels; Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details; and printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
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1-HC60609 Corgi CORGI MARK VII CROMWELL TANK: 95mm Howitzer 1:50 Scale Cromwell tank was used by the British Army during the later stages of World War II. The Cromwell was ordered in 1941 and intended to replace the lightweight Crusader 'cruiser' tank by being more heavily armored, and, it was hoped, more survivable in battle. Its greater weight was to be driven by a 600-horsepower Rolls Royce Meteor engine, a derivative of Rolls Royce's line of aircraft engines. Initial models, however, were powered by other engines and were designated Cavaliers and Centaurs when they entered service in mid-1942. The first genuine Cromwells with Meteor engines entered service in early 1943.

The Cromwell tank weighed about 27 tons and had a top speed of 38 miles per hour and a range of between 80 and 170 miles, depending on the terrain. It was initially armed with a 75mm gun and two 7.92mm machine guns. The Cromwell's main assets were its speed, maneuverability, and ease of repair. It first entered battle in large numbers in mid-1944, during the Normandy Invasion and the ensuing campaign across northern France. From Normandy on, Cromwells and American Sherman tanks formed the backbone of British armored divisions. Like the Shermans, however, most Cromwells were outgunned by the more powerful German Panther and Tiger tanks. Cromwell tanks served in British armies until the war ended in Europe in mid-1945. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
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1-US60509 Corgi CORGI Tiger 1 Tank Ausf H Russian Front 1:50 Scale 1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
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1-38090 Featherstone, Donald F., edited by John Curry WARGAMES THROUGH THE AGES: Volume 2: A Wargaming Guide to 1420 to 1783 Reprint. Wargames through the Ages was first published to fill a gap in literature of the hobby of wargaming. The major wars and battles were listed, so that further information could be obtained by reading other accounts of these conflicts and the biographies of those leaders.

After many years of research and writing on the subject of wargaming, Donald Featherstone provided, under one cover, all the information that a wargamer required to build up armies -- details include uniforms, arms, equipment, leaders, tactics, and style of fighting.

Each section details techniques and style of fighting of the various nations and armies and other suggestions how they could best be simulated on the tabletop battlefield. Drawings of the soldiers in their various uniforms add much to the attractiveness of this reprinted book.1 vol, 190 pgs 2017 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
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1-212744 Gray, Bill AGE OF VALOR: Balkan Wars - Age of Eagles II Expansion Module for Conflict by Blood & Iron This is an independent Age of Valor (AOV) expansion chapter or mini-module for Age of Eagles II, also known as Napoleonic Fire & Fury. As such AOE II is needed to properly play this game, but includes changes unique to the Balkan War. In most cases all rules changes have been imbedded in the Data Charts as well as the charts and tables on the Quick Reference Sheet. All players need to do is use these new specifications or DRMs with the original rules and then play as normal. 1 vol, 28 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-15010 Quarrie, Bruce TANK BATTLES IN MINIATURES #5: Arab-Israeli Wars Bruce Quarrie (1947-2004) was a prolific author and military historian. He wrote over 40 titles and edited many more. This outstanding work is a detailed introduction to the Arab-Israeli Wars between 1948 and 1973.

That area saw four major campaigns, of which those of 1967 and 1973 -- the so-called 'Six Day War' and 'Yom Kippur Wars' -- are of particular interest to wargamers. These wars involved large tank battles between Centurions, Pattons, and M-60s and Arab T-54s and T-62s.

The book provides detailed technical information on the weapon systems, army organization and tactical use, and numerous suggestions for their accurate recreation in miniature. Includes wargaming rules for these conflicts. Reprint of original.1 vol, 153 pgs 2017 UK, JOHN CURRY EVENTS
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 ......$23.00 rct

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1-213740 Peers, Chris DEATH IN THE DARK CONTINENT Set in late 19th century Africa, this miniatures ruleset allows players to field armies representing African Tribes, European Invaders, and Native Kingdoms -- 80 different army lists cover all the vastly different forces in Sub-Saharan Africa 1870 to 1899.

Includes a historical background to the situation in Africa 1870-99, a who's who of the major players, and a 'bonus' skirmish game. Illustrated with modern photographs of painted miniatures and contemporary illustrations and contemporary photographs.1 vol, 175 pgs 2017 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-hardback, available late April 2017 ......$40.00 rct

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1-213730 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: 17th Century Rules Rulebook features an innovative initiative system with simple and intuitive rules. This fast-paced, highly tactical ruleset is set in the 17th Century Caribbean during the age of piracy.

Play out battles on land, sea, or both simultaneously on your average kitchen table in about two hours. It includes various factions of the Spanish, English and French nationalities as well as ships and boats such as Light Frigates, Brigantines, Sloops, and Longboats. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-2116801 Cristini, Luca Stefano and Langendijk, Jan Hendrik UNIFORMS OF EUROPEAN ARMIES DURING THE BATAVIAN REVOLUTION Contains two rare and fine collections of Dutch military prints with 100 color illustrations.

The first collection by S.G. Casten covers uniforms and weapons during the Batavian Revolution 1787 to 1795. 79 plates (although original collection is missing plates 44, 46, and 47).

The second collection is by Dutch draughtsman, painter, and etcher Jan Hendrik Langendijk and covers the soldiers of Batavian Republic in 1799-1806. 17 engravings.1 vol, 126 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 ......$46.00 rct

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1-949042 Various PRETORIEN # 42 On the cover: Battle of Kosovo Polje with the Turks in the Balkans. Also: La Bataille de Couroupedion, Les Premiers Vexilla d'la Armee Romaine, La Chareau de Dunnottar, Amedee VI de Savoie le comte vert, Sur les pas de Guillaume le Conquerant, and more. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 [French text] ......$18.00 rct

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1-954111 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 11.1 Archery in the Ancient World Theme: Archery in the Ancient World
* Archery in the Ancient World - Historical Introduction
* The Archers - Cretan Mercenaries in Seleucid Service
* The Crossbow in Qin China - Lock & Load
* Pharaoh's Bowmen - Archers in Ancient Egypt
* Archers: Backbone of the Neo-Assyrian Army - Terror of My Frightful Weapons
* The Sogdian Heavy Cavalryman - Traded Wealth
* The Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC - Crassus' Parthian Blunder
* Archers in the Roman Legions - Rome's Forgotten Fighters
* A History of Horseback Archery - Shooting from the Saddle
* The Strategic Use of Bowmen - The Art of Tactics

Features:
* Facts and Myths About Roman Sheet Armor - Lorica Segmentata
* Evaluating Some Myths of Marathon - Strategy or Necessity
* The First Centurion - Marcus Caelius1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964009 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 9: Athens in the Age of Plato Theme: Athens in the Age of Plato
* Athens in the Age of Plato - Historical Introduction
* The Life and Times of Xenophon the Athenian - Athens' Wayward Son
* The Death of the Philosopher Socrates - True to His Word
* Aristocratic Living Culture in Athens - My Home is my Oikos
* The Athenian Symposium - Drink, Deviance, and Dialogue
* Women in Classical Athens - Second-Class Citizens
* Developments in the Fourth century BC - Athenian Vase-Painting
* The Agora in the Fourth century BC - The Heart of Athens
* The Twilight of Classical Greece - The Last Athenian and the First Greek
* Recommended Books on Classical Athens - Beyond the Magazine

Features:
* The Trial of Gaius Verres - Corrupting the State
* The Number: Twelve - Virgil's Aeneid
* The Battle between order and chaos - Marduk and Tiamat
* See: Titans in a Box! - Immortals
* The King's Peace Showed Who Was in Charge - Master of Puppets1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-pb, available mid April 2017 ......$11.00 rct

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1-962072 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.2 - First Barons' War Theme: The Battle of Lincoln
* The Failure of Magna Carta - The First Barons' War (1215-1217)
* Hard Pressed and Strongly Resisted - The Siege of Rochester
* Hating John - How English Chroniclers Portrayed the King
* The Key to England - The Siege of Dover
* From Towers to Tunnels - Gamechangers in English Castle-Building
* A Day to be Venerated Through our Age - The Battle of Lincoln
* A Warrior for king and Christ - Peter des Roches at the Battle of Lincoln
* What Happened to the Prisoners of War - The Aftermath of the Battle of Lincoln

Features:
* The Battles of the Orontes and Apamea - Byzantines and Fatimids at War
* The Sweet Side of War - Honey and Military Medicine
* The Crossbow - A Devilish Device
* Take From the Rich; Give to the Poor - Robin Hood on Film1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 ......$10.00 rct

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1-942071 Martin, Yves GLOIRE & EMPIRE # 71 Notre dossier : l'histoire navale de la campagne d'Egypte. 1 vol, 132 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 [French text] ......$28.00 rct

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1-963029 MODERN WAR # 29: Putin's War - Crisis in the Baltic Putin's War: Reclaiming the Soviet Empire in Eastern Europe is a strategic-level, two-player wargame of low-intermediate complexity that covers the campaign that could occur
if the Russian dictator decides to give up his strategy of incremental 'opaque' warfare and
instead simply try for a big win.

The game's sub-systems are crafted to present a supreme commander's-eye-view of such a war. It's therefore almost fully strategic in its perspective, with only the most pastel of operational and tactical undertones added to enhance its tone and texture in those regards. Takes two experienced players only about two hours to complete and it's adaptable for solitaire play.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 112 counters, and magazine with historical background.1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available early April 2017 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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