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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-219950 Dennis, Peter THE PENINSULA WAR: Paper Soldiers for Wellington's War in Spain The second title in The Paperboys on Campaign series, some 46 pages of artwork enabling you to make French, British, Portuguese, Spanish, and several other countries' troops which fought for and against the Iron Duke in his epic campaign against Napoleon's forces.1 vol, 46 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid May 2019 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-935102 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 102 Special Feature: The Peloponnesian War
* The Age of Pericles Comes to an End: A Brief History of the Peloponnesian War
* Cautious Allies - The Battle of Sybota, 433 BC
* The Battle of Delium, 424 BC - Birth of the Boeotian War Machine
* Retaking Amphipolis - A Mini Campaign in the North
* Collecting an Ancient Greek Army - The Word of Ares
* Painting a Greek Front Cover - Sparta Triumphant

Other Features
* Forgotten Counterattack: A Fall of the Reich Scenario
* One More Frolic with the Yankees - British Raids along the Shores of Chesapeake Bay
* Jack for the King: The Siege of Pendennis Castle
* Wounded Tiger: Operation Elibote II, 31 January 1943
* Fun with Foam: Turning Upholstery Foam into Fuzzy Terrain
* South African Defenses: Modeling a Boer War British Blockhouse

Departments
* Miniature Reviews
* Up Front - Inclusivity
* Tabletop tactics - Irregular Practice
* The irregular - Show Yourself!
* Skirmish Sangin meets World War II - Let's Play Ultracombat: Normandy
* Game reviews: Flint and Feather, Men of Bronze, and Campaign: Fortress Budapest
* Book reviews
* Parting Shots1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$10.00 rct

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1-219940 SEVEN DAYS TO THE RIVER RHINE: Rules Book and Card Deck Simulates armored combat during the 1980's in Europe when the Cold War between the NATO alliance and Soviet led Warsaw Pact could easily have turned Hot. Rules are deliberately uncomplicated with emphasis on large, multi-player games. Action/reaction style activation system to pursue capture of objectives. Includes free 18-card Tactical Advantage deck.1 vol, 44 pgs 2019 UK, GREAT ESCAPE GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$27.00 rct

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1-18290B Elting, John R. NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS Two-volume reference set combines combines authoritative text with 914 full-color plates of the Grand Armee covers all the French troop types, includes Police, Emigre, Naval, Foreign and new edition. A two-volume reference that combines authoritative text with 928 color plates and provides coverage of Austria, Britain, Prussia, and Russia as well as the smaller German States. Bibliography and index.4 vol, 1800 pgs 1992 NY, MACMILLAN REFERENCE
AS NEW-dj, o/p, this the white cover set. Only 1 set available -- first come, first served ......$795.00 inc

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1-954126 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 12.6 Theme: Empire Under Pressure
* Introduction to the theme - Crossing the Rhine
* Cornered at the Wall - Crossing the Rhine 406/407
* Charietto the Headhunter - A Vigilante Makes Good
* Limitanei - Soldiers on the Border

Features:
* True-Scale Battle Maps - CAD and Cannae Part 2
* The Ballistarii - Artillerymen in the Roman Army
* Conflict Landscape Archaeology: Waging War in the Archaeological Record
* Achaean Armoured Fist: Philopoemen's Heavy Hoplites
* Face to Face: The Imperial Imaginifer1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-219960 Keagle, Matthew - editor NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS Proceedings publication of the Ticonderoga seminar held at Fort Ticonderoga in August 2017 about 18th-century Artillery.

Includes chapters on: The American Foundery, The Politics of Arming America, Green Wood and Wet Paint, Understanding Through Building, Artworks of Victory, Lost in Boston, A Study in Metamorphosis, Pell's Citadel, and When the Last Argument Becomes a Whimper.1 vol, 0 pgs 2018 US, TICONDEROGA PRESS
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1-OSG206XK2 Zucker, Kevin THE ROAD TO HALLE: Expansion Kit II for Napoleon's Last Gamble This expansion kit adds one 22x34-inch map (WX) to the battlefield area that will extend the area from Brussels to west of Hal, overlapping the (N) and (NX) maps. Also includes a four-page study folder with three scenarios:

* Expanded Waterloo Scenario: June 18th. Allows Napoleon the option of flanking the Mont St Jean position at the risk of freeing up the 17,000-man Hal force.

* The Fields of Hal Scenario: June 17th - 18th: Hypothetical battle in the Hal environs. Can Blucher affect the outcome? Wellington believed that this area was the most likely location for the culminating battle, rather than Mont St Jean.

* Extended Campaign Scenario: June 15th - 19th: Provides Napoleon and Wellington more operational options, with more areas to defend, more room for maneuver (and for error).
In addition, several Turn Record Charts and Anglo-Allied Setup Cards will be provided to account for the added map and associated arrival times on the WX map. No additional counters will be needed.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, OSG
NEW-box, available late April 2019 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-OSG209 Zucker, Kevin NAPOLEON RETREATS: 1814 Campaign in France II The Campaign in France, Part II: 6 March to 13 March 1814. The major battle was Laon, on 9-10 March, when Napoleon, with 37,000, went up against Blucher's position, on the hill of Laon, with 85,000. (Marshal Marmont with a separate VI Corps was supposed to support the attack, but he was dispersed in a night combat.) Blucher wasn't feeling well and failed to pursue. One more battle was to follow (after two days for R&R) and Napoleon won that battle: Reims, against St. Priest. So actually, he won two out of three.

Craonne, Struggle for the Plateau des Dames, 7 March
The chemin des dames runs the length of a continuous ridge from the N2 to the N44, the two main highways leading north to Laon. Blucher stationed Sacken and Woronzoff's infantry on the plateau just west of Craonne. Napoleon decided on a frontal attack up the chemin on what he believed to be no more than a 20,000-man rearguard. The Russians begrudgingly gave ground, gaining it back in a counterattack, and throwing Ney off the Plateau. Once the French Guard cavalry had stabilized the situation, the Russian right flank began to give way under combined pressure of infantry and cavalry. Napoleon directed 88 guns from the Guard artillery to destroy the Russian center and sent the Guard infantry to attack along the chemin to complete the victory. The Russians withdrew in good order.

Laon, Beginning of the End, 9-10 March
Marshal Ney advanced on Laon in the morning snow. Bulow with 17,000 men held the suburbs of Semilly and Ardon. On the plain west of Laon, Winzingerode was posted with 25,000 men; east of Laon at Athies, Yorck and Kleist held another 25,000 men; Langeron and Sacken were in reserve with 36,000; Napoleon attacked with fewer than 40,000. As the southern suburbs traded hands, Bl1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, OSG
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1-219970 Davis, Daniel THE MOST DESPERATE ACTS OF GALLANTRY: George A. Custer in the Civil War Covers George Armstrong Custer's battles in the American Civil War. He served as a staff officer through the early stages of the war. His star began to rise in late June, 1863, when he catapulted several grades to brigadier general and was given brigade command. Shortly thereafter, at Gettysburg and Buckland Mills, he led his men-the Wolverines-in some of the heaviest cavalry fighting of the Eastern Theater.

At Yellow Tavern, Custer's assault broke the enemy line, and one of his troopers mortally wounded the legendary Confederate cavalryman, J.E.B. Stuart. At Trevilian Station, his brigade was nearly destroyed. At Third Winchester, he participated in an epic cavalry charge. Elevated to lead the Third Cavalry Division, Custer played a major role at Tom's Brook and, later, at Appomattox, which ultimately led to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 US SAVAS BEATIE
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1-219980 Mertz, Gregory ATTACK AT DAYLIGHT AND WHIP THEM: The Battle of Shiloh - April 6-7, 1862 The Confederate plan on the morning of April 6, 1862 was to attack at daylight and beat the unsuspecting Union Army of the Tennessee. A brutal day of fighting ensued, unprecedented in its horror-the devil's own day, one union officer admitted. Confederates needed just one final push.

Grant did not sit and wait for that assault, though. He gathered reinforcements and planned a counteroffensive. On the morning of April 7, he intended to attack at daylight and whip them. The bloodshed that resulted from the two-day battle exceeded anything America had ever known in its history.1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 US SAVAS BEATIE
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1-220000 Radley, Kenneth ON THE DANGEROUS EDGE: British and Canadian Trench Raiding on the Western Front 1914-1918 Examines the nature, purposes, mechanics, execution, and value of trench raiding. Leadership was critical since raiding posed many challenges including vicious hand-to-hand fighting most often at night in unfamiliar trenches. These are just some of the reasons why raids are high in human interest. Includes 29 maps, 28 b/w photos, and 9 b/w illustrations.

At the end of the first eight chapters, which thematically answer Kipling's six queries, readers will be well aware of the nature of planning and executing raids. No other book tackles 'How' to raid to the extent this one does. The first half also enables fuller appreciation of the lessons, course and conduct of the selected raids that year by year comprise the last half, based on criteria such as unusual nature, purpose, size or technology, reasons for success or failure, innovation, and lessons. 1 vol, 548 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-219990 Winklareth, Robert THE BATTLE OF THE DENMARK STRAIT: A Critical Analysis of the Bismarck's Singular Triumph Covers the Battle of the Denmark Strait in the spring of 1941 between the HMS Hood and Prince of Wales and the Bismarck. Considers the factors affecting naval gunnery, such as flight time of shells to their target, reaction time for correcting the fall of shot, and recycle times of the various gun systems to painstakingly reconstruct the battle within all of the established time and distance parameters. Also explores the relevant events leading up to the titanic clash, and those events associated with its aftermath. Includes new discoveries, revealed for the first time in this book, that shed new light on the battle.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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