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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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1-914133 various VAE VICTIS # 133 Game issue, includes the wargame with die-cut counters : Dixmude 1914, plus magazine with articles on Age of Caeser, Tenkatoitsu (Japan), and more.1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-2013431 THE CURSE OF THE DEAD MAN'S HAND: The Ungodly Horde All of the creepy beasts and characters in The Curse of Dead Man's Hand! with 43 28mm miniatures. Models supplied unpainted. You need a copy of The Curse of Dead Man's Hand to use these gangs and beasties. Limited Edition Boxed Set.


1. The Baron 12-figure box set
2. The Malevolent Seven 7-figure box set
3. Wendigo 2 models
4. Cannibal Dwarves 3 models
5. A Murder of Crows 10 models
6. Corpse Carrion 3 models
7. Haunted Bear 1 model
8. Storm Crow 1 model
9. Dread Wolves 3 models
10. Cursed Reverend 1 model1 vol, 43 pgs 2017 UK, GREAT ESCAPE GAMES
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1-EMPNY994 Wilson, Mick EMPIRE BUILDINGS: 15mm Normandy Unassembled Building Offer (11 Buildings) Set of 11 unassembled 15mm buildings, including the church.1 vol, 11 pgs 2017 UK, EMPIRES AT WAR
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1-EMPNY995 Wilson, Mick EMPIRE BUILDINGS: 15mm Normandy Fully Assembled Building Offer (11 Buildings) Set of 11 fully-assembled 15mm buildings, including the church.1 vol, 11 pgs 2017 UK, EMPIRES AT WAR
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1-923115 Various FIGURINES # 115 Articles include: Garden of Katsura, 1/10 scale Lord Lovat, 180mm Garde d'Honneur, 32mm Orruk Megaboss, and more.1 vol, 100 pgs 2017 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
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1-214020 Protz, Bill DRUMS OF WAR ALONG THE MOHAWK -- Miniature Rules Published in 1986, rules cover French and Indian Wars 1744-1766. 48 pages, 5.5x8 inches, 7 chapters, 1 appendix, Quick Reference Charts, Lake George Campaign Map, photographs, and diagrams. Skirmish, multi-brigade, or frontier siege wargames for 20mm-40mm miniatures, but adaptable to 15mm miniatures. North American linear warfare in all its permutations. Background information.1 vol, 52 pgs 2012 US, BILL PROTZ
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1-214030 Protz, William WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR -- Miniature Rules Originally published by Z&M Enterprises in 1977. Miniature Rules for 15-30mm miniatures, designed for the English Civil Wars of 1642-1649 but adaptable to the Thirty Years War. Multi-tertia/brigade system with background information. 74 pages, 5.5x8 inches, 22 chapters, 7 appendices, Quick Reference Charts, photographs, and diagrams.1 vol, 74 pgs 2012 US, BILL PROTZ
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1-213940 Dean, Rebecca WARFARE & WEAPONRY IN DYNASTIC EGYPT The development of warfare in any society provides an evocative glance into the lives (and deaths) of our predecessors, including Tutankhamun and Nefertiti. 60 illustrations cover the history and development of ancient Egyptian warfare. Swords, axes, and daggers are the weapons of choice here, as ancient Egyptian warfare is brought vividly to life through the exciting use of experimental archaeology and the examination and testing of replicas of real-life artifacts.1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213990 Bilby, Joseph NEW JERSEY: A Military History The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland's struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to 21st century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title 'Crossroads of the Revolution' in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state's position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County's Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the 20th century.

New Jersey: A Military History tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey's citizens and their significant and continuing role in America's defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General 'Scotch Willie' Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state's last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II. Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state.1 vol, 400 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-213980 Cecere, Michael THE INVASION OF VIRGINIA: 1781 The American War for Independence was fought in nearly every colony, but some colonies witnessed far more conflict than others. In the first half of the war, the bulk of military operations were concentrated in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. A shift in British strategy southward after the Battle of Monmouth in 1778 triggered numerous military engagements in 1779 and 1780 in Georgia and the Carolinas.

Surprisingly, Virginia, the largest of the original thirteen colonies, saw relatively little fighting for the first six years of the Revolutionary War. This changed in 1781 when British and American forces converged on Virginia. The war's arrival did not result from one particular decision or event, but rather, a series of incidents and battles beginning in the fall of 1780 at Kings Mountain, South Carolina.

Benedict Arnold's sudden appearance in Virginia in early 1781 with 1,600 seasoned British troops and his successful raid up the James River to Richmond and subsequent occupation of Portsmouth, demonstrated Virginia's vulnerability to attack and the possibility that the colonies could be divided and subdued piecemeal, a strategy Britain had attempted to deploy several times earlier in the war.

British General Henry Clinton's decision to reinforce Arnold in Virginia expanded Britain's hold on the colony while events in North Carolina, including the battle of Guilford Court House, led British General Charles Cornwallis to conclude that defeating the Patriots in Virginia was the key to ending the war. As a result, Cornwallis marched his army north in May 1781 to assume command of what was now a very powerful British force of over 7,000 troops. The war had returned to Virginia with a vengeance, and how it did so and what happened as a result is the focus of The Invasion of Virginia 1781.1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-214010 Geake, Robert FROM SLAVES TO SOLDIERS: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months. If the winter were especially cruel, large numbers of soldiers would face death or contemplate desertion. Plans were made to enlist more men, but as the states struggled to fill quotas for enlistment, Rhode Island general James Mitchell Varnum proposed the historic plan that a regiment of slaves might be recruited from his own state, the smallest in the union, but holding the largest population of slaves in New England.

The commander in chief's approval of the plan would set in motion the forming of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. The 'black regiment,' as it came to be known, was composed of indentured servants, Narragansett Indians, and former slaves. This was not without controversy. While some in the Rhode Island Assembly and in other states railed that enlisting slaves would give the enemy the impression that not enough white men could be raised to fight the British, owners of large estates gladly offered their slaves and servants, both black and white, in lieu of a son or family member enlisting. The regiment fought with distinction at the battle of Rhode Island, and once joined with the 2nd Rhode Island before the siege of Yorktown in 1781, it became the first integrated battalion in the nation's history. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-914017G Bey, Frederick VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 17: Premieres Glories Premieres Gloires (Early Glories) includes four of the first battles published in the Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) series in revised and redesigned versions. Early Glories places the players at the head of small or medium-sized armies which had to fight over broken terrain or terrain cut by numerous obstacles. The fighting took place over one or several days.

Game Components:
* 4 maps, 59 x 41 cm
* 432 die-cut counters and markers
* 1 rulebook
* 1 battle book with 4 battles and 14 scenarios
* 1 player aid card
* 10 storage bags

Rivoli 1797: The conclusion of a maneuver from a centralized position was brilliantly carried out by Bonaparte. Though outnumbered, the French won a decisive victory at the cost of the bloodiest fighting of the entire Italian campaign (1st edition: Vae Victis #18).

Zurich 1799: At the head of the last French army still in a condition to carry out an offensive campaign, Massena profited from a favorable position to save the Republic. The maneuver of Zurich and its results figured among the most glorious pages written by the soldiers of the Revolution (1st edition: Vae Victis # 29).

Montebello 1800: A clash between advance guards. The French columns hurled themselves against Austrian advanced posts and the battle expanded. The two leaders, wanting to seize the opportunity to shine, ended up committing the greater part of their reserves (1st edition: Canons en Carton).

Marengo 1800: An intense battle that the French were losing for a long while was transformed into a stunning victory when the French were able to reconcentrate and strike hard against the over-confident Austrians. Desaix and Kellermann thus brought a fresh title of glory to the young First Consul Bonaparte (1st edition: Vae Victis # 35).1 vol, 24 pgs 2017 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-34700 Leonard, Neil WELLINGTON'S ARMY RECREATED IN COLOR 150+ beautiful color photos highlight this book, a must for any Peninsula buff.1 vol, 96 pgs 1994 LONDON, WINDROW & GREENE
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1-213950 Davis, Stephen ALL THE FIGHTING THEY WANT: The Atlanta Campaign from Peachtree Creek to the City's Surrender, July 18-September 2, 1864 Includes 148 images and eight maps.

Federal armies under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia on their March to the Sea and now were cutting a swath of destruction as they marched north from Savannah through the Carolinas. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was little Robert E. Lee could do to stem Sherman's tide -- so he turned to Johnston.

The one-time hero of Manassas had squabbled for years with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, eventually leading to his removal during the Atlanta Campaign. The disgraced Johnston had fallen far. Yet Lee saw his old friend and professional rival as the only man who could stop Sherman -- the only man who could achieve the impossible.

Back in command, Johnston would have to assemble a makeshift force -- including the shattered remnants of the once-vaunted Army of Tennessee -- then somehow stop the Federal juggernaut. He would thus set out to achieve something that had ever eluded Lee: deal a devastating blow to an isolated Union force. Success could potentially prolong the most tragic chapter in American history, adding thousands more to a list of casualties that was already unbearable to read. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-213970 Fleisher, Wolfang MILITARY TECHNOLOGY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Development, Use and Consequences Meticulously documentation of all the weaponry was used by the Central Powers and their opponents, including machine guns, artillery guns, gas, the first armored combat vehicles, aircraft and submarines. 233 b&w images, 38 color images, 56 diagrams/drawings.1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213960 Franks, Norman GREAT WAR FIGHTER ACES 1916-1918: Images of War Another is the well-illustrated series. This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honors on account of their prowess in the skies. It also looks at the development of militarized flight during the course of these key years, revealing how each side constantly endeavored to improve their aircraft and their gunnery. Covers how fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements.

This publication also covers the development of American air combat, whilst also recording the efforts of some of their ace pilots flying both British and French aircraft with precision and skill.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-214000 Reddan, William OTHER MEN'S LIVES: Experiences of a Doughboy, 1917-1919 Written in 1936, this recounts the complete story of Capt. William J. Reddan of the NJ National Guard after reporting for service with the Army's Company B, 114th Infantry Regt, 29th Infantry Division in March 1917. Covers training and then duty in France in June 1918 as he took part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Wounded by both shrapnel and gas, Reddan was evacuated to a field hospital and did not return to his unit until after peace was declared.1 vol, 352 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-213930 Green, Michael ALLIED TANKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War A full inventory of the tanks developed and deployed by the Allied armies during WWII against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners. 250 color & black and white images.

There were four categories of tank: Light, Medium, Heavy and Super Heavy. Combat experience proved Light tanks (such as the Stuart and T-26) to be ineffective. Medium tanks (the US M4 series, named Sherman by the British, and Russian T-34) soon dominated with their fire power, protection and mobility.

The later stages of the War required the Allies to answer the Axis Panther and Tiger tanks with up-gunned and up-armored second generation M4s, T-34-85s and the Sherman Firefly. Totally new heavy tanks such as the M-26, Pershing, Soviet KV-1 series and the British Centurion only saw action in the final months. Also includes a few super heavy tanks such as the French Char 2C and the TOG.1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-204892 Marriott, Leo and Forty, Simon THE NORMANDY BATTLEFIELDS: Bocage and Breakout - From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap The US First Army fought its way south from Normandy as British and Canadian forces on the eastern edges of the bridgehead foght a war of attrition around Caen. The fighting intensified until, seven weeks after D-Day, Operation 'Cobra' broke the German line and Patton's Third Army, operational from 1 August, flooded through the gap exploiting the German confusion, encircling what was left of the German armies in the Falaise Pocket and advancing quickly through into Brittany.

The war in June-July 1944 created brutal losses of front-line troops as heavy as in World War I. The German defense was tenacious, particularly in face of Allied air supremacy. The Allies struggled to get into a position to allow their more mobile forces room for maneuver and and the fighting was ferocious. When victory came, it came at a cost: 209,672 casualties among the ground forces, including 36,976 killed and 19,221 missing. The Allied air forces lost 16,714 airmen. The corresponding German losses were even more significant: some 450,000 men, of whom 240,000 were killed or wounded. More important to the Germans were the losses of heavy equipment-tanks, assault guns, artillery, personnel carriers. As an example, 12th SS Panzer Division had lost 94% of its armor, nearly all of its artillery and 70% of its vehicles. With c20,000 men and 150 tanks before the campaign, after Falaise it had 300 men and 10 tanks.

Mixes text, maps and images, including specially commissioned including aerial photography.1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-963030 MODERN WAR #30 Enduring Freedom Operational-level solitaire simulation of the US-Coalition invasion of Afghanistan in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The player controls the forces of the Coalition (US, NATO, and the Northern Alliance). The game system controls the opposing Islamist forces (Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Pakistani Volunteers).

The objective of the game is for the Coalition to destroy Al Qaeda and establish the basis for a stable Afghanistan such that a new civil war will not break out later. The game covers the period of October 2001 (the initial US invasion) to March 2002 (the conclusion of Operation Anaconda).

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine with historical background.1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 US, DECISION GAMES
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2-914133 various VAE VICTIS #133- Magazine only, no game Magazine only. French text.

1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-211790 Pramas, Chris ELF WARFARE Although few in number, elves produce the most skillful and deadly warriors of all the races. Renowned for their archery and agility, they are mostly associated with hit and run tactics; however, they should not be underestimated in open battle.

This book compiles all of the information known about these elegant warriors and how they practice war. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual Elf fighter, it expands to look at how they do battle in small companies and vast armies. It covers all of their troop types from their justifiably famous bowmen and swordmasters to their lightning fast cavalry, making note of regional variations and highly specialized fighters such as war mages.

Accompanied by numerous illustrations in both color and black and white, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the elf way of war. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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