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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-OAKP102 DWARF HEAVY INFANTRY: 28mm Plastic Figures This box set contains enough parts for you to build 30 Dwarf Infantry. We provide you with enough weapon options to make them all 2-handed Weapons or all hand weapon and shield. Each frame also contains a standard bearer and officer option. So you could have a giant unit of 30 Dwarf Warriors with an officer and standard bearer, or six units of 5 Dwarves with mixed weapons and a standard/ officer each. Box also contains 30 plastic bases, 25mm square, manufactured by Renedra. The figures are supplied unpainted and in kit form. You will need plastic cement to glue them together.1 vol, 30 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-213006 SWORDPOINT: To the Ends of the Earth Wars of Alexander and his Successors Campaign supplement for the SWORDPOINT Ancient & Medieval Wargames Rule set. Includes 5 new army lists, 12 extended or tailored army lists, and 10 scenarios.

Army Lists
* Philip and the Rise of Macedon: Early Macedonian Army to 359 BC and Reformed Macedonian Army 359 BC to 328 BC
* Control of Greece: Greek Alliance Army
* Securing the Borders: Thracian Army
* Alexander and the Great Persian Adventure: Persian Army
* To the Ends of the Earth: Alexandrian Macedonian Army 328 BC to 323 BC and Indian Army
* Death of Alexander and the Successor Wars: Antigonos' Army; Eumenes' Army; and Coalition Army
* Struggles for Greece: Later Macedonian Army and Greek Army 280 BC to 146 BC
* The Gallic Invasion of Greece and Asia Minor: Aetolian League Army
* Asia and Egypt: Ptolemy II and the Kingdom of Kush: Ptolemaic Army and Kushite Army
* Asia and Egypt: The Seleucid Empire Splinters and Recovers: Graeco-Bactrian Army and Seleucid Army of Antiochos III in 209 BC1 vol, 54 pgs 2019 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-972040 Dahm, Murray 040 MACEDONIAN PHALANGITE vs PERSIAN WARRIOR: Alexander Confronts the Achaemenids 334-331 BC In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed with a long pike and fighting in formations up to 16 ranks deep, these grizzled veterans were the mainstay of the Macedonian army.

Facing them were the myriad armies of the peoples that made up the Persian Empire. At the center of these forces was the formation known as the Immortals: 10,000 elite infantry armed with spears and bows.

This study assesses the origins, combat role, and battlefield performance of Alexander's phalangites and their Persian opponents in three key battles of the era -- the Granicus River, Issus, and Gaugamela.1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975068 Thompson, Leroy 068 THE G3 BATTLE RIFLE During the Cold War, the G3 was one of the world's pre-eminent battle rifles. Developed in France and Spain after 1945, the rifle was produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.

Adopted by more than 40 countries and produced on license by many more, it was widely employed during colonial wars in Africa, insurgencies in Latin America and conflicts in the Middle East, but perhaps its widest use was in the Iran-Iraq War. Variants of the G3 have also seen substantial usage among Special Forces including Britain's Special Boat Service and the US Navy SEALs. Semi-automatic versions, especially the HK91 and HK93, remain popular in the United States, and the G3-derived HK11 and HK21 family of light machine guns have also been widely adopted by military and law-enforcement units across the world.

Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this study examines one of the iconic weapons of the Cold War era.1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978093 Ingman, Peter 093 SPITFIRE VC vs A6M2/3 ZERO-SEN: Darwin 1943 Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires.

A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 Zero-sens, over Darwin. This was a grueling campaign between evenly matched foes, fought in isolation from the main South Pacific battlegrounds. Pilots on either side had significant combat experience, including a number of Battle of Britain veterans. The Spitfire had superior flight characteristics but was hampered by short range and material defects in the tropical conditions, while the Japanese employed better tactics and combat doctrine inflicting serious losses on the overconfident Commonwealth forces.

Fully illustrated with detailed full-color artwork, this is the gripping story of two iconic aircraft facing off against each other above Australia.1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995270 Zaloga, Steven 270 SU-76 ASSAULT GUN The SU-76 assault gun was the second most widely manufactured Soviet armored fighting vehicle of World War II, outnumbered only by the legendary T-34. Inspired in part by the German Marder series of tank destroyers, Soviet designers realized that the chassis of the obsolete T-70 light tank could be adapted to a much more substantial gun if it was placed in a fixed casemate rather than in a turret. This led to the design of the SU-76, which saw its combat debut at Kursk in the summer of 1943. The SU-76 was deployed primarily as an infantry direct support weapon, becoming the infantry tank of the Red Infantry, much as the StuG III became the infantry tank of the German infantry.

Featuring full-color artwork and written by an expert on tank warfare during World War II, this fascinating study describes one of the Soviet Union's most important armored vehicles during its struggle with Nazi Germany.1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996336 D'Amato, Raffaele 336 STRASBOURG AD 357: The Victory That Saved Gaul Civil war in the Western Roman Empire between AD 350-53 had left the frontiers weakly defended, and the major German confederations along the Rhine -- the Franks and Alemanni -- took advantage of the situation to cross the river, destroy the Roman fortifications along it and occupy parts of Roman Gaul.

In 355, the Emperor Constantius appointed his 23-year-old cousin Julian as his Caesar in the provinces of Gaul with command of all troops in the region. Having recaptured the city of Cologne, Julian planned to trap the Alemanni in a pincer movement, but when the larger half of his army was forced into retreat, he was left facing a much larger German force outside the walls of the city of Strasbourg. This new study relates the events of this epic battle as the experience and training of the Roman forces prevailed in the face of overwhelming German numbers.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996335 Zaloga, Steven 335 MORTAIN 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer Offensive Following the successful Allied landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counter-offensive named Operation Luttich.

The plan was to send a large Panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and reach Avranches on the coast. Had this succeeded, it not only would have cut off the First US Army spearheads, but also Patton's newly deployed Third US Army operating in Brittany. However, thanks to an intercepted radio message, the Allies were well-prepared for the offensive and not only repelled the oncoming panzers, but went on a counter-attack that would lead to a whole German army becoming encircled in the Falaise Pocket.

Fully illustrated with stunning full-color artwork, this book tells the story of the failed counterattack Operation Luttich.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999525 Knight, Ian 525 AUSTRALIAN BUSHRANGERS 1788-1880 The first 'bushrangers' or frontier outlaws were escaped or time-expired convicts, who took to the wilderness - 'the bush' - in New South Wales and on the island of Tasmania. Initially, the only Crown forces available were redcoats from the small, scattered garrisons, but by 1825 the problem of outlawry led to the formation of the first Mounted Police from these soldiers.

The gold strikes of the 1860s attracted a new group of men who preferred to get rich by the gun rather than the shovel. The roads, and later railways, that linked the mines with the cities offered many tempting targets and were preyed upon by the bushrangers.

This 1860s generation boasted many famous outlaws who passed into legend for their boldness. The last outbreak came in Victoria in 1880, when the notorious Kelly Gang staged several hold-ups and deliberately ambushed the pursuing police. Their last stand at Glenrowan has become a legendary episode in Australian history. Fully illustrated with some rare period photographs, this is the fascinating story of Australia's most infamous outlaws and the men tasked with tracking them down.1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-220010 Hall, Robert STANDARD & UNIFORMS OF FRENCH CAVALRY 1688-1714: 2nd Edition (2019) This 2nd edition compilation is a CD (not a book). If you purchased the 1st edition CD(80890) from OMM or Dan Schorr and we have a record of the purchase, then you can purchase the 2nd edition at 30% discount.

This Second Edition contains 258 pages and 75 color plates detailing over 133 units. A more comprehensive look at French cavalry in the period 1688-1714 would be difficult to find.1 vol, 333 pgs 2019 US, DAN SCHORR
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1-214319 Jordan, John editor WARSHIP 2019 Warship 2019 is devoted to the design, development, and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more to maintain the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history.

This new edition features the usual range of diverse articles spanning the subject by an international array of expert authors.1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardback available mid May 2019 ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-220040 McCartney, Innes SCAPA 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet The German High Seas Fleet was one of the most powerful naval forces in the world, and had fought the pride of the Royal Navy to a stalemate at the battle of Jutland in 1916. After the armistice was signed, ending fighting in World War I, it surrendered to the British and was interned in Scapa Flow pending the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles. In July 1919 the entire fleet attempted to sink itself in the Flow to prevent it being broken up as war prizes. Of the 74 ships present, 52 sunk and 22 were prevented from doing so by circumstance and British intervention.

Marine archaeologist and historian Dr. Innes McCartney reveals for the first time what became of the warships that were scuttled, examining the circumstances behind the loss of each ship and reconciling what was known at the time to what the archaeology is telling us today. 1 vol, 242 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-220030 Barneschi, Gianluca AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD: SOE agent Dick Mallaby's Italian Missions, 1943-45 Based on 20 years of research, Gianluca Barneschi has uncovered the true story of a real-life James Bond. The debonair Special Operations Executive agent Richard 'Dick' Mallaby was the first Briton to be sent to Italy as an SOE operative, parachuted unceremoniously into Lake Como in August 1943. Arrested and initially tortured by the Italian authorities, he managed to sweet-talk his way out of trouble, and helped Marshal Pietro Badoglio and King Victor Emmanuel III escape to the Allied lines. He also helped negotiate the armistice with Italy, for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

He was back in action in 1945, when he crossed into Fascist-controlled northern Italy from Switzerland but was swiftly captured and interrogated by the SS. Narrowly avoiding a firing squad once again, he helped to secure the surrender of 800,000 German forces in Italy in May 1945.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-220070 Bruhn, David and Hoole, Rob ENEMY WATERS: Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, U.S. Navy, and other Allied Mine Forces Battling the Germans and Italians in World War II When Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, the Royal Navy was deficient in minelayers needed to try to hold enemy forces at bay and out of its home waters. Turning first to the Merchant Navy, it requisitioned a liner and two ferries for this use, and a dozen destroyers and submarines were also converted to carry mines. Later, six fast mine-laying cruisers joined the force.

When Italy entered the war on the Axis side in June 1940, the situation became dire. As U-boats continued to sink shipping in the North Sea and around the British Isles, the Italian Fleet and German and Italian Air Forces controlled the central Mediterranean. Royal Air Force Bomber and Coastal Command planes took up mining, as did old Swordfish biplanes of the Fleet Air Arm. Joining in the fight were units of exiled navies, including the Dutch minelayer Willem van der Zaan, Free French submarine Rubis, and the Norwegian 52nd Motor Launch Flotilla.

US Navy mine forces supported the invasion of French North Africa in late 1942, subsequent landings in Italy, and the invasions of Normandy and southern France. The Canadian 31st Minesweeping Flotilla was at Normandy, and joined in later operations. Enemy Waters puts readers in the heart of the action.

Includes 145 photographs, maps, and diagrams; appendices; and an index.1 vol, 434 pgs 2019 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-220050 Rigby, David WADE McCLUSKY AND THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told - until now. This book is the story of exactly the right man being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time.

It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the counterintuitive choice to then search to the north instead of to the south. It was also McClusky who took the calculated risk of continuing to search even though his bombers were low on fuel and may not have enough to make it back to the Enterprise. His ability to remain calm under enormous pressure played a huge role in the US Navy winning this decisive victory that turned the tide of war in the Pacific.1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-956066 various WORLD AT WAR # 66: Graf Spee -- Solitaire Wargame An operational-tactical solitaire game that puts you in command of the KMS Graf Spee, the German battlecruiser that made a historic epic voyage through the South Atlantic during the opening days of World War II. The player must accomplish a specific 'objective' to win the game that will be generated at random at the start of each scenario or the campaign game. You must manage the various out fittings and functions of the KMS Graf Spee.

As you fight your way throughout the South Atlantic and potentially the Indian Ocean, you will encounter various Allied warships, merchantmen, and unexpected opportunities and objectives. German ships in the game are shown in detail with the Allied ships shown in a more abstract manner.

Each turn represents one full day. Nautical spaces are about 100 nautical miles apart with the game system using point to point movement. Most warship counters represent one ship each.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters1 vol, 62 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-COM1069 Starkweather, Adam VIETNAM: Rumor of War -- Wargame In 1965, the United States decided to intervene in the ongoing conflict in Vietnam. From the battlefield to the home front, the United States faced one of the greatest challenges in its history. Blending the Operational Scale System as seen in Korea: Fire and Ice with two older games (Road to the Rhine and A Victory Denied), OSS: Vietnam will show the conflict in a playable yet historical manner.

Players have the ability to move all their units once. However, they may choose to move those units in any of several impulses, if they can afford the supply cost to do so. The opposing player will have to maintain adequate reserves to counter this variable impulse movement.

The Operational Scale System (OSS) is meant to be a fast, accessible way of playing, and finishing, larger games. Finally playing a large monster game will no longer require hundreds of hours - now, you can easily complete a game of this size in a weekend. Players will activate HQs, fight off insurgents, bomb and disrupt the infrastructure of their opponents with the unique means available to each side. Whether by bombing raids or insurgents, how your side maintains the ability to wage war will be the key to victory. All the while, players must watch how their actions influence events far from the battlefield.

There are scenarios to allow various campaigns that defined this war as well as a campaign game.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 season per turn
* Map Scale: 8 miles per hex
* Unit Scale: Divisional/Regimental (with Viet Cong Battalions)
* Players: 1-2
* Playing Time: 2 - 35 hours

Components:
* Three maps at 22x34-inches (overall map footprint is 66x40 inches)
* Three Countersheets of 9/16-inch counters
* Five Player Aid Cards, Displays and Charts
* One rulebook
* One scenario book
* Two 6-sided and two 10-sided dice1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$89.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-COM1076 Starkweather, Adam HEARTS AND MINDS: 1965 to 1975 -- Wargame This Third Edition is an uncomplicated approach to a very complicated conflict. Eight scenarios introduce players to US involvement in Southeast Asia including a scenario after the US withdrew from Vietnam, a full campaign scenario as well as high solitaire capability. Players appreciate the ability to start in any year of the war they wish and fight to the end of any other year of the war. The game provides a comprehensive historical approach using mechanics that include guerrilla warfare, faction differentiation, political turmoil, and veteran advantages. This design has already been used as a successful teaching tool.

This is a card-driven, area-based design with low counter density and a much simplified combat system. Each scenario represents a year and players have the flexibility of starting in any year of the war and ending in any later year of the war. Players choose either the Allies (US, ARVN, Cambodian and Laotian) or Communist (NVA, VC, Cambodian and Laotian) Players engage in guerrilla warfare - VC units remain hidden until engaged. VC units may be simple units or reinforced units or simply false information. When determined to be false information, players roll on the Bush Events Table which involve events from discovering Chinese troops to the arrival of USO shows featuring John Wayne and Bob Hope.

This edition involves the use of three card decks, A red deck (communist), a blue deck (Allied) and a black deck (interchangeable). Prior to every game, half of the black deck is shuffled into each of the red and blue decks ensuring a different game every time. Cards indicate the amount of RPs (Resource Points) that may be spent or banked, a historic situation, and its game effects. Certain cards are year specific. Within each Red and Blue Deck are a number of Campaign cards that may be chosen by each player allowing increased abilities but only in a predetermined area.

Product Information
* Complexity: Low to Medium (4 out of 10)
* Solitaire suitability: Medium to high (7 out of 10)
* Time Scale: Each scenario represents one year. The campaign game covers 8-10 years.
* Map Scale: The Map is divided into provincial areas, indicating major cities and US major bases
* Unit Scale: Units are abstract and represent US, ARVN, NVA, VC, Cambodian and Laotian
* Players: Two Player game (Solitaire friendly)
* Playing Time: 45 minutes or less per scenario

Components:
* 24-page rule/scenario book
* Solitaire Player Aid
* Three Counter sheets (3/4-inch Counters)
* 22x33-inch Mounted Map
* 80 Standard Playing Cards (27 Red/27 Blue/ 28 black)
* Two 6-sided dice (1 Red/1 Blue)1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-220020 Korklewski, Tim RAGNAROK: Heavy Metal Combat in the Viking Age - Morpheus Engine 1 The end of the Aesir has come, but not as the prophecies foretold. The dread dragon Niddhoggr has devoured the roots of the World Ash, Yggdrasil, and the great tree has toppled onto its side, crashing the realms of mortal and supernatural together. With the gods dead and the fires of ruin consuming the world, your war clan of Viking warriors know what they must do to survive the destruction of the Nine Realms and restore order: they must become the new gods!

Ragnarok is a campaign-driven skirmish game in which players form a Viking war clan seeking to prove itself worthy of becoming the new pantheon. The use of a mechanic called Godspark means that battles are no longer determined by merely striking an opponent and dealing damage. Instead, warriors will be pushing, throwing, and crashing their opponents around the battlefield, making their very environment a weapon.

As the war clans develop, they may gain glorious new powers that will bring them closer to godhood, or win the respect of the denizens of the realms, allowing them to bring dire wolves, dwarves, and even the dreaded giants into their war clans. With strategic gameplay and epic storytelling, players must write their own sagas and tell of how their war clans have, through blood and steel, clawed their way up from ruin to stand before the halls of Valhalla.1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-2181891 Wallace, Mariin WILDLANDS: Map Pack 1 - The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyons Travel into the further reaches of the Wildlands with this new set of maps. Introduce further wrinkles to your game via magical portals which help you rush around the map, or fissures which will slow your progress. Players will have to adapt to their new surroundings if they ever hope to get ahead.

This map expansion for Wildlands adds a new double-sided board to the game, featuring new opportunities and obstacles, and can be used in conjunction with the faction expansions. This map pack requires a copy of Wildlands to play.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available mid May 2019 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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