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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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1-190689 BLACK POWDER: A Dark and Bloody Ground for F&I Wars Inside this book, you will find a complete history of the conflict with details of every major battle fought between the two sides. Also included are details of the uniforms, organization and commanders of the European armies, their colonial regulars and militias, and the various Native American tribes that supported or opposed them. Scenarios are provided for many of the battles of the war along with suggestions for campaign games. A copy of the Black Powder rule book is required to use this supplement.1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-220150 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Core Rules An easy, fast-paced set of squad-level skirmish wargames rules for depicting the frenetic close-ranged WWII combat that occurred during the Normandy Campaign. The system puts players in command of up to a platoon of battle-hardened infantry supported with tanks, AT guns, and devastating heavy weapons.

KEY FEATURES
* Forces are built in elements, so players can play the real tactics of the day like Scouting, Suppressive Fire, and Fire and Movement
* Command is an integral part of the game at all levels with Officers and NCO's making a real difference to the troops under their command
* Real ranges of weapons so measuring on the battlefield is kept to an absolute minimum
* Card-based system gives players a tactical advantage in play, knowing when to use your elements experience to their best advantage is easy to learn but difficult to master
* Five complete scenarios that teach the players the rules through gameplay1 vol, 134 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220150B ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY BUNDLE -- Core Rules and All Three Card Decks This bundle deal contains the core rules and all three card decks: Axis Infantry Deck, Allied Infantry Deck, and Doctrine Cards.

An easy, fast-paced set of squad-level skirmish wargames rules for depicting the frenetic close-ranged WWII combat that occurred during the Normandy Campaign. The system puts players in command of up to a platoon of battle-hardened infantry supported with tanks, AT guns, and devastating heavy weapons.

KEY FEATURES
* Forces are built in elements, so players can play the real tactics of the day like Scouting, Suppressive Fire, and Fire and Movement
* Command is an integral part of the game at all levels with Officers and NCO's making a real difference to the troops under their command
* Real ranges of weapons so measuring on the battlefield is kept to an absolute minimum
* Card-based system gives players a tactical advantage in play, knowing when to use your elements experience to their best advantage is easy to learn but difficult to master
* Five complete scenarios that teach the players the rules through gameplay1 vol, 134 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220151 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Allied Infantry Deck This Allied infantry deck of cards for Ultracombat Normandy consists of a 52-card deck that includes:

* Rifleman: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Scout: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Sniper: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Heavy weapon: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x3
* Officer: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* NCO: Novice: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Junior NCO: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Status Damage card
* Weapons Information card
* Spot and Shoot Modifiers card1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220152 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Axis Infantry Deck This Axis infantry deck of cards for Ultracombat Normandy consists of a 52-card deck that includes:

* Rifleman: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Scout: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Sniper: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Heavy weapon: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x3
* Officer: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* NCO: Novice: Average, Veteran cards x2
* Junior NCO: Novice, Average, Veteran cards x2
* Status Damage card
* Weapons Information card
* Spot and Shoot Modifiers card1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220153 ULTRACOMBAT: NORMANDY - Doctrine Cards Doctrine cards reflect the generic infantry tactics of WWII. Players gain one Doctrine card per round. This deck consists of 4x12 kinds of cards. These are broken down into:

* Assess the Situation x4
* Covering Fire! x4
* Defense x4
* Infiltration x4
* Contact! x4
* Seasoned Troops x4
* Rush x4
* Patrol to Contact x4
* Defense x4
* Recon by Fire x4
* Tank Hunters x4
* FIBUA x41 vol, 48 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, RADIO DISHDASH PUBS
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1-220102 Sutherland, Jon FACE ANOTHER FOE: Wargaming the Lace Wars - Volume 2 Army Lists and Scenarios These army lists are designed as a vital extension to the main rules and their army lists. Each group of new army lists is followed by period scenarios. You will notice that there may be a disparity between the generic list and a subsequent scenario OOBs. Remember that the generic list provides you with percentages as a guide to create a particular army typical of that type at that time. The generic lists allow you to build a typical force for that period, war, or campaign.

These rules, lists and scenarios are not designed to be used for points balanced competition gaming. There can be great satisfaction in fielding an army with a poor chance of victory and to finish the game with some units that have not yet routed. In fact, fielding armies with lower quality troops, with poor generals, and antiquated equipment is more of a challenge that fielding an army dominated by superior cavalry units and crack infantry at the peak of the abilities.

TANGIERS CAMPAIGN 1661 TO 1684
* Battle of Tangiers September 20 1680

DUTCH AND RHINELAND WARS 1672 TO 1678
* Battle of Mont Cassel 12 April 1677
* Battle of St Denis 14 August 1678

WAR IN IRELAND 1689 TO 1691
* Battle of Aughrim 12 July 1691

MONMOUTH REBELLION 1685
* Battle of Norton St Philip 27 June 1685

WAR OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE 1688 TO 1697
* Battle of Fleurus 1 July 1690
* Battle of Toroella 27 May 1694

WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION 1701 TO 1714
* Battle of Ramillies 23 May 1706
* Battle of Malplaquet 11 September 1709

THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR AND TURKISH WAR 1700 TO 1721
* Battle of Gadebusch 20 December 1712
* Battle of Belgrade 16 August 1717

JACOBITE WARS 1689 TO 1745
* Battle of Killiecrankie 27 July 1689
* Battle of Sheriffmuir 13 November 1715
* Battle of Glenshiel 10 June 1719
* Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746

FURTHER EAST
* Battle of Karnal 24 February 17391 vol, 68 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210848 Lyulin, S. and Summerfield, Dr. Stephen PRUSSIAN FREIKORPS AND NATIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS : Military Colours Vol. 5 This comprehensive study of uniforms and campaign histories covers the Freikorps established in the Prussian wars of Liberation, most particularly the von Schill Freikorps, but also those of Lutzow, Hellwig, and von Schill's brother. The four National Cavalry regiments are also covered.

The uniforms, as is known, are all covered in extreme detail. This is complimented by the sensational illustrations of Stanislav Lyulin as well of course as illustrations from other sources.1 vol, 75 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-220090 Abdale, Jason R THE GREAT ILLYRIAN REVOLT: Rome's Forgotten War in the Balkans, AD 6-9 Lesser known than the rebellion that included the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD, the Illyrian rebellion occurred in the western Balkans (an area roughly corresponding to modern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, and parts of Serbia and Albania) and it tested the Roman Empire to its limits. Includes four maps and 10 b/w illustrations.

For three years, 15 legions fought in the narrow valleys and forest-covered crags of the Dinaric Mountains in a ruthless war of attrition against an equally ruthless and determined foe, and yet this conflict is largely unknown today. Examines the history and culture of the mysterious Illyrian people, the story of how Rome became involved in this volatile region, and what the Roman army had to face during those harrowing three years in the Balkans.1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220160 Orme, E. HISTORIC, MILITARY, AND NAVAL ANECDOTES OF BRITAIN AND HER ALLIES Facsimile of the 1819 edition consists of 96 pages plus 40 superb color plates reproduced from the original hand-colored versions.

Orme's superb work tends to concentrate on Waterloo with a high proportion of the plates referring to incidents in the battle. It is one of those exquisite part works originally issued to subscribers with hand-painted plates. For this edition, we have amended the order of the plates to make more logical sense than the original. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2019 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-207175 Summerfield, Stephen -- editor SHORNCLIFFE LECTURES VOL. 5: THE BAKER RIFLE AND THE EARLY CAMPAIGNS OF THE 95TH RIFLES The latest volume (2019) in the Shorncliffe Lectures Series (# 5) explores the development of the Baker Rifle and the Experimental Corps of Riflemen of Colonel Coote-Manningham that became the 95th Rifles The historical period covered is the early campaigns over the first seven years of their existence (up to the Rifles at Copenhagen). Also included is a complete facsimile of the Coote Manningham Shorncliffe Lectures in 1803. Includes over 100 illustrations, 20 maps, 27 orders of battle, and 93 tables. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2019 UK, KEN TROTMAN
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1-220130 Kinloch, Terry GODLEY: The Man Behind the Myth A comprehensive biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced look at his time as commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and II ANZAC Corps during World War I. While Godley is generally remembered as being a poor field commander, Terry Kinloch argues that he was in fact a capable one who had little or no ability to influence the failed battles at Gallipoli and Passchendaele that he is often seen as responsible for.

Kinloch also presents, for the first time, a detailed account of Godley's long pre- and post-World War I career in the British Army. After the war Godley returned to the British Army, eventually reaching the rank of general before retiring in 1933. During his 48-year military career, he also served on operations in Rhodesia and South Africa, as a mounted infantry instructor, in the post-war British occupation force in Germany, and as the Governor of Gibraltar.1 vol, 328 pgs 2019 NEW ZEALAND, EXISLE PUBLISHING
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1-220140 Doyle, David THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GERMAN ARMORED VEHICLES Provides mechanical information, photos, and usage history for: Armored cars, Half-tracks, Tanks, Assault guns, Jagdpanzers, Panzerjagers, Self-propelled guns, howitzers, and mortars, Flakwagens, Flammpanzers, Recovery Vehicles, Armored Engineer vehicles. Includes over 600 photos.1 vol, 328 pgs 2019 US, DAVID DOYLE BOOKS
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1-220170 Hooton, E.R. SPAIN IN ARMS: A Military History of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 Examines how the Spanish Civil War conflict developed on the battlefield through the prism of eight campaigns between 1937-1939 and shows how many accounts of military operations during this conflict are based upon half-truths and propaganda. Includes 20 black and white photographs and 20 maps.

Includes the Italian campaign against the Basques on the Northern Front in 1937 was one of the most spectacular Nationalist successes of the Civil War, with 60,000 prisoners taken. Claims to be the first book to quote secret data about Italian air operations intercepted by the British -- the Italians flew 1,215 sorties and dropped 231 tons of bombs during the campaign, whilst also suffering the heaviest losses.

It also demonstrates how the Nationalists won not simply by benefitting from a cornucopia of modern arms from the Fascist powers but by using its limited resources to maximum effect, including training and overall command and the Republic's corresponding weaknesses in the same fields. The Republican Brunete and Belchite offensives of 1937 are described in detail, from the weapons they carried and the tactics they employed to the dynamic Nationalist response and reaction of the generals.

This book also explores how the extent of foreign intervention on both sides has been greatly exaggerated throughout history and provides the first accurate information on this military intervention, using British and French archives to produce a radically different but more accurate account of the battles and the factors and men who shaped them.1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-220080 Hillier-Graves, Tim HEAVEN HIGH, OCEAN DEEP: Naval Fighter Wing at War Describes the exceptional group of young men, from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Holland and South Africa, who joined the Fleet Air Arm as pilots in WWII. With their American-built Hellcats they were in the thick of the action from April 1944 to August 1945, providing a hard, professional core to this fighting fleet that few would equal. Follows the young pilots lives from selection, through training to operations. The 5th Wing went to sea in 1944 and were in continuous action, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from then until the last days of the war. They participated in strikes on Sumatra with the aim of destroying its highly important oil refineries, then they joined in the battles for Leyte and Okinawa, before moving with the British Fleet to begin the invasion Japan itself.1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220190 Margaritis, Peter COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY: The German Perspective Offers a detailed, day-to-day journal approach, tracing the daily activities and machinations of the German High Command as they try to prepare for the Allied invasion. Covers the efforts of the German commanders -- Rommel, von Rundstedt, Marcks, von Salmuth, von Schweppenburg, and Pemsel among others, to strengthen the Atlantikwall as the Allied invasion becomes inevitable. Includes 16-page color plate section and 13 maps.1 vol, 648 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-220180 Martinez, Eduardo SPANISH AIR FORCE DURING WORLD WAR II: Germany's Hidden Ally? Discusses the Spanish Air Force, its defense of Spanish skies, and the Blue Squadrons that fought against the Soviet Air Force in the Eastern Front in spite of the Spanish neutrality. Uses various main sources such as Juan Arraez Cerda, Jose Luis Gonzalez Serrano, Carlos Caballero, Francisco Martinez Canales, and Jorge Fernandez-Coppel.1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-220120 Robinson, Stephen FALSE FLAGS: Disguised German Raiders of World War II False Flags tells the epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin, and Kormoran left Germany and waged a 'pirate war' in the South Seas as part of Germany's strategy to attack the British Empire's maritime trade on a global scale. Their extraordinary voyages spanned the globe and are maritime sagas in the finest tradition of seafaring.

The four raiders voyaged across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Arctic and Antarctic. They sank or captured 62 ships in a forgotten naval war that is now being told in its entirety for the first time. The Orion and Komet terrorized the South Pacific and New Zealand waters before Pearl Harbor when the war was supposed to be far away. The Pinguin sank numerous Allied merchant ships in the Indian Ocean before mining the approaches to Australian ports and capturing the Norwegian whaling fleet in Antarctica. The Kormoran raided the Atlantic but will always be remembered for sinking the Australian cruiser Sydney off Western Australia, killing all 645 sailors on board in tragic circumstances.1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 NEW ZEALAND, EXISLE PUBLISHING
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