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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-VXDA001 VICTRIX VIKINGS: 28mm Figures This 60-figure set of 28mm hard plastic Vikings offers 14 body options including chain mail, padded jackets, animal furs, and unarmored warriors with 28 head options with helmets, fur hats, animal furs, and bare heads. There is much facial hair on show with many platted beards.

Weapon options include swords, spears, axes, and double handed axes plus a musicians arm with a Viking long horn. Other equipment are a T-bar banner holder, cloaks, animal furs, daggers, pouches, a variety of shields and sword scabbards. Includes a range of shield transfers and banner sheets from LBMS.1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-softcover, available mid May 2019 ......$55.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-916434 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 434 with US PT Boats Sprue Magazine includes sprue of US PT Boat for Cruel Seas.

Articles include:
* Forward Observer: New releases by Pendraken; RK Modelworks; Brigade Models; Caliver Books; and Warlord.
* Send Three and Fourpence: Interview and a froggy scenario for Rangers of Shadow Deep
* Shilluk: African Warriors for Death in the Dark Continent
* Command Decision: Hastings from the Norman point of view.
* Double Excel: Salute photojournalism report
* Fantasy Facts: New releases in sci-fi and fantasy wargaming from Plastic Soldier Company; North Star; GZG; Osprey and more
* Jaw-Jaw and War-War: Cruel Seas
* Cruel Seas: Assembling and painting your models
* The Spout: Scenario where Axis and Allied ships clash in an alternate D-Day.
* Paint a Winner: Talking the trade with a pro-painter.
* The Blue and the Gray: Rules modifications for a return to ACW in 15mm.
* Ambush: Skirmish Sangin scenario
* On the Case: How to pack your troops -- carry cases.
* Recce: 16 books for the discerning wargamer
* Wargames Widow: Replacement Windows: Glazing 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover, available mid May 2019 ......$9.00 rct

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1-220220 Cuthbert Keeson, Major C. A THE HISTORY AND RECORDS OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES: 1792-1922 Includes 21 illustrations and 20 maps with one very large fold out at the rear. Clean looking green cloth with regimental emblem in red on the cover. Includes appendix and bibliography.1 vol, 670 pgs 1923 UK, CONSTABLE & COMPANY
GOOD-hardback, loose spine, ex libra, (1) copy available ......$20.00 rct

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1-220240 Johnson Robert Erwin GUARDIANS OF THE SEA: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present Recounts the founding of the US Coast Guard, looks at Coast Guard operations and functions, and looks at how it has changed over the last 70 years. Details active participation in two world wars and its multifaceted peacetime duties.1 vol, 424 pgs 1989 US, NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
AS NEW-hardback in slip case, signed by author (1) copy available ......$30.00 rct

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1-220211 Nicloson, Patrick & Forbes, Nigel GRENADIER GUARDS IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945: Volume 1 - Campaigns in Northwest Europe Written by renowned author Nigel Nicholson - who served in the Grenadier Guards in the war, this official history is a quite outstanding example of the genre. The first volume tells the story of the campaigns in north-west Europe, in which four Battalions of the Regiment took part, beginning with the battles fought during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940, and ending with the advance into the heart of Germany in 1945. Includes black and white plates and color maps.1 vol, 287 pgs 1949 UK, GALE AND PODEN
V.GOOD-hardcover, (1) copy available ......$40.00 rct

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1-28050 Williamson, Gordon THE IRON CROSS: A History 1813-1957 Author traces the history and design of the Iron Cross from 1813 and gives brief notes on all the principal recipients, appendix on values, collecting, restoring, and fakes.1 vol, 176 pgs 1994 US, REDDICK ENTERPRISES
V.GOOD-hardback (1) copy available ......$10.00

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1-938006 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY # 6: D-DAY D-Day 75th Anniversary: The 1944 invasion of Normandy is unique in military history, being the only invasion intended to put an army ashore for the purpose of conquering a continent. That story is told here in great detail, beginning with the plans and forces deployed by each side for a clash both knew was coming.

The Germans were scraping the bottom of their manpower barrel, resulting in a mixed bag of units, some elite, others scarcely able to defend a stretch of the coast. US and British Commonwealth units came ashore in nearly equal numbers, though that would change rapidly as British strength was waning while the US Army was waxing. The invasion day itself is examined beach-by-beach, unit-by-unit, but always with an eye on the bigger picture. Maps and images support each part of the story. Final chapters cover the ensuing battle for the beachhead and the breakout into central France.

A map poster is included depicting the entire invasion on one side and a detailed order of battle for all Allied forces on the reverse. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late May 2019 ......$15.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-930317 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 317: Moscow Moscow is a two-player game covering the advance of Army Group Center, Autumn 1941. It is a simulation of the campaign by the Germans to capture Moscow from the Soviets in from October until January 1941.

This game's system is a progeny of the 2010 game Leningrad game with some slight differences (such as the stacking limit). Players whom are familiar with the Leningrad game will be able to play this game with only a perusal of these rules where they are specifically relevant to this game.

Each hex represents 30 miles with each unit representing a division and in some cases brigades. Components: One 22x34-inch map and 176 counters. Includes magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late May 2019 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-963042 MODERN WAR # 42: Dragon Engulfed Sun Two-player operational-strategic-level wargame simulating a hypothetical Chinese invasion of Japan. The premise of this game is a sudden war has erupted on the Korean peninsula, compelling China to intervene in the conflict -- this time well before the United States could reinforce South Korea sufficiently to prevent it from being overrun.

The Chinese realize there may never be another opportunity to completely extirpate the US from the Asian mainland, they have irrevocably committed themselves to this path, and thus it is their resolute intention to finally settle old scores with the Empire of the Sun. The map covers the militarily significant terrain of Japan and surrounding areas. Each hex on the map equals about 36 miles (58 kilometers) from side to side. Each game turn represents about a week. Playing pieces represent divisions and brigades, as well as occasional regiments and even battalions.

Components: One 22x34-inch map on one sheet and 176 counters. Includes magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late May 2019 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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