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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-SWX58 STAR WARS X-WING: C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack The C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack contains one C-ROC Cruiser miniature, one M3-A Interceptor miniature with an alternate paint scheme, seven ship cards, 30 upgrade cards, and maneuver dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces. Additionally, the expansion includes a new campaign for Cinematic Play in which your C-ROC draws the ire of either the Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX64 STAR WARS X-WING: Auzituck Gunship Designed by Appazanna Engineering Works of Kashyyyk and equipped with three wide-range Sureggi twin laser cannons, the Auzituck gunship was known for its impressive firepower and incredible durability. Includes one pre-painted, small-base Rebel ship, four ship cards, and six upgrades.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX65 STAR WARS X-WING: Scurrg H-6 Bomber The Scurrg H-6 Bomber was crafted with combat versatility in mind. It was armed with powerful shields and a bristling array of destructive weaponry, and one of its prototypes was infamously stolen by Captain Nym. You'll find not one, but two different ship cards for this notorious pirate. Includes one pre-painted, small-base miniature starship is accompanied by three other ship cards, and 10 upgrades.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX66 STAR WARS X-WING: TIE Aggressor The TIE aggressor was designed for long missions, supply chain raids, and tactical flexibility, and in X-Wing, it can lend a great deal of tactical flexibility to your Imperial fleet. Includes one pre-painted miniature starfighter, four ship cards, and five upgrades, plus everything else you need to fly the ship to battle.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-HC60602 Corgi CORGI CROMWELL Mk. IV CRUISER TANK: Taureg II, 11th Armoured Division, Northwest Europe, 1944 1:50 Scale Cromwell tank was used by the British Army during the later stages of World War II. The Cromwell was ordered in 1941 and intended to replace the lightweight Crusader 'cruiser' tank by being more heavily armored, and, it was hoped, more survivable in battle. Its greater weight was to be driven by a 600-horsepower Rolls Royce Meteor engine, a derivative of Rolls Royce's line of aircraft engines. Initial models, however, were powered by other engines and were designated Cavaliers and Centaurs when they entered service in mid-1942. The first genuine Cromwells with Meteor engines entered service in early 1943.

The Cromwell tank weighed about 27 tons and had a top speed of 38 miles per hour and a range of between 80 and 170 miles, depending on the terrain. It was initially armed with a 75mm gun and two 7.92mm machine guns. The Cromwell's main assets were its speed, maneuverability, and ease of repair.

It first entered battle in large numbers in mid-1944, during the Normandy Invasion and the ensuing campaign across northern France. From Normandy on, Cromwells and American Sherman tanks formed the backbone of British armored divisions. Like the Shermans, however, most Cromwells were outgunned by the more powerful German Panther and Tiger tanks. Cromwell tanks served in British armies until the war ended in Europe in mid-1945. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2004 UK, CORGI
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1-909008 Pena, Anthony PAINTING WAR: Issue #8 - ACW Awesome special issue on how to paint American Civil War armies. More than 25 different miniatures painted by Angel Aparicio (Oniria Miniatures), and a complete painting guide.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 SPAIN
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1-908356 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 356 Theme: Dark Continent

* Why I Love Death in the Dark Continent Rules
* Land of the Lost Content: Very British Civil War Alternate History Scenario
* A Day of New Adventures: Two Congo Adventures
* A Tale of Three Armies for Death in the Dark Continent Rules
* Modeling Ideas - African Terrain
* Making a Tembe: Fortified Structure Found in 18th and 19th Century Africa
* Search for Z: Exploits of Explorer Percival Harrison Fawcett
* Battle for Egypt 1801 as Re-created by Alan Perry

Other Articles:

* Observation Post: New products
* Rules Showcase: Exterminate! Dr. Who Rules
* Samurai Campaigns
* To Kill A King! Supplement for Warlord's Pike and Shotte Rules
* Aetius and Arthur: SAGA Supplement
* Painting Armor: Tips
* Club Focus: Boscombe Down & Amesbury Wargames Club
* Fighting Talk: Regrets1 vol, 108 pgs 2017 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-214060 FROSTGRAVE: Ulterior Motives This expansion for Frostgrave consists of 40 Ulterior Motive cards, which add variety, depth, and new tactical challenges to wargames in the Frozen City. Each card presents the player with a specific task to accomplish and offers rewards if they succeed. Some of these missions must be revealed to all of the players, others must be kept secret. Will your wizard seek to slay a great demon? Rescue a desperate captive? Bring retribution to an enemy? All wizards seek power, but what are their ulterior motives?

Contains: 42 oversized cards (40 Ulterior Motive cards, 2 cards of rules)1 vol, 40 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-205982 Elliot, Ged IN THE GRANDEST MANNER COMPANION: Fighting the Russians Before Russia 1805 - 1807 Austerlitz, Eylau and Friedland A Companion to In the Grandest Manner, but compatible with any Napoleonic rules system.

This publication is the second accompaniment to the planned series of 'Companions' to both support and supplement the rules, In The Grandest Manner, with themed scenarios that are developed and played at The Situation Room. To make use of this latest accompaniment to the Companion series, you do not require any specific set of rules, although they are written with the rules mentioned above in mind.

As with the previous Companion, time is spent on exploring the intricacies of the rules which the Companions support. In this edition, the focus is the section that governs Orders and Command & Control. In-depth analysis pertains to Skirmishers and how they are used in the battles.

Scenarios are based on main battles that involved the Russians prior to 1812. The battles covered are Austerlitz, Eylau, and Friedland. Austerlitz is somewhat unusual, it was split into two separate battles because of its overall size, the northern and southern fronts. Each scenario has a map, full OB and any special rules. Typical dispositions, from the games played here, are also used to illustrate the scenarios.1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-214120 Whitehouse, Howard MAD DOGS WITH GUNS: Wargaming in the Gangster Era In 1919, the US Government declared the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol illegal. America officially became a 'dry' land. That didn't stop people from drinking, however, and the rise of the 'speakeasy' offered huge new opportunities for organized crime. Soon, cities both large and small became battlegrounds as various crime syndicates vied for control of the underground alcohol trade.

In Mad Dogs With Guns, players form their own small gangs of fedora-wearing, tommy gun-wielding gangsters and battle it out with their rivals. With numerous different gangs to choose from, including cops and G-men, a fully integrated campaign system, and rules for special situations such as car chases, the game offers a huge variety of tactical challenges. Bribe public officials, attend a gangland funeral, but always watch your back - there is always another gang waiting to poach your territory. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992119 Chambers, Mark 119 NAKAJIMA B5N 'Kate' and B6N 'Jill' Units Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named 'Kate') excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the US aircraft carriers USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and USS Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Its replacement, the Nakajima B6N 'Jill', while a marked improvement over its illustrious predecessor, was never able to achieve its full potential in combat due to advances in Allied aircraft, finding itself relegated to the dreaded Kamikaze strikes in the latter part of the war.
Using previously unpublished photographs as well as color illustrations, this book will cover the history of the 'Kate' and 'Jill' torpedo/attack bombers, including their design and development, as well as the combat highs and lows of the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier torpedo-bombers.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995247 Zaloga, Steven 247 SOVIET LEND-LEASE TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armour in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks. The first batches arrived in late 1941, just in time to take part in the defense of Moscow. The supplies of British tanks encompassed a very wide range of types including the Matilda, Churchill, and Valentine and even a few Tetrarch airborne tanks. American tanks included the M3 (Stuart) light tank and M3 (Lee) medium tank and the M4 Sherman tank, which became so common in 1944-45 that entire Soviet tank corps were equipped with the type.

This study examines the different types of tanks shipped to the Soviet Union during the war, Soviet assessments of their merits and problems, and combat accounts of their use in Soviet service using full color artwork, contemporary photographs and detailed cut-away illustrations.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996309 Lai, Benjamin 309 SHANGHAI AND NANJING 1937: Massacre on the Yangtze From 1931, China and Japan had been embroiled in a number of small-scale conflicts that had seen vast swathes of territory being occupied by the Japanese. On 7 July 1937, the Japanese engineered the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led to the fall of Beijing and Tianjin and the start of a de facto state of war between the two countries. This force then moved south, landing an expeditionary force to take Shanghai and from there drive west to capture Nanjing.

This fully-illustrated book tells the story of the Japanese assault on these two great Chinese cities. The battle of Shanghai was the first large-scale urban warfare of World War II and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Sino-Japanese War. The determined resistance by Chinese inflicted sizable Japanese casualties, and may well have contributed to the subsequent massacre of prisoners and civilians in the battle of Nanjing, tarnishing Japan's reputation in the eyes of the world.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996308 Zaloga, Steven 308 ST LO 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows Following the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, the First US Army engaged in a six-week struggle to break out of the Normandy beachhead. The hedgerow country of lower Normandy, called the bocage, presented unanticipated tactical problems since it proved to be ideal for German infantry defense.

This book examines the June-July 1944 battle to overcome the determined German defense and secure St. Lo. The city was the site of a crucial crossroads and was thus a vital target for the invading Allied forces; the initial bombing attacks were severe. The attack by ground forces turned into a brutal attritional struggle to overcome the determined German defense. Using full-color artwork, photographs, and maps, this is the engaging story of one of the key engagements in the Battle of Normandy.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-954112 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 11.2 - The Romans Unify Italy Theme: The Romans Unify Italy

* Rome Italian tribes and the Greek colonies - Many into one.
* Interpreting a fresco painting - Legionary in handcuffs?
* Italic cavalry during the Roman conquests - Renowned horsemen.
* Divisions among the Greeks in Italy - Under pressure.
* Reenacting 4th century Italic warriors - Piecing it all together.
* The Battle of Sentinum - To govern Italy.
* Developing the legion - Sword, spear, or javelin?

Other Features:
* Reviving an ancient fighting style - So you want to be a hoplite.
* The art of tactics - Taktike Techne, Part 2 - The Peltast.
* Felsonius Verus and his eagle - The Aquilifer.
* Clerks, artisans, and specialists - The Immunes.1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964010 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 10: Athens in the Age of Plato Theme: Royalty in the Ancient World

* Royalty in the ancient world - Historical introduction.
* Greek writers on the ideal of kingship - Basileus
* Mycenaean kings and kingdoms - A great kingdom?
* Royal tombs in the Iron-Age Mediterranean - A grave fit for a king?
* A Greek tale mocking all tyrants - Archias and his two boyfriends.
* The kings of ancient Rome - Between myth and reality.
* The court of Hellenistic kings, 359-31 BC - Friends and parasites.
* A golden house worthy of a king - Domus Aurea.
* Role of the empress in second-century Rome - Whore to goddess.
* Recommended books on ancient royalty - Beyond the magazine.

Other Features:

* Of J.R.R. Tolkien and the ancient world - History as inspiration.
* The Chinese goddess of life - Nu Wa.
* The first modern anchor - The two-armed anchor.
* The Roman army on screen, part 7 - King of Kings.
* Periander of Corinth, tyrant or sage?1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-24250 Peachey, Stuart and Turton, Alan OLD ROBIN'S FOOT It is now over 30 years since the first edition of Old Robin's Foot. In the interim research has revealed exciting new information particularly about clothing, and thrown some doubt on the accuracy of previously well thought of secondary sources.

Of most significance is the publication in 2014 of the 26-volume Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England, which has shed new light on what soldiers of the period might have worn. This second edition of Old Robin brings the research right up to date, including major revisions of the text where this seemed necessary. The result is a book presenting all the latest research in the context of Essex's infantry units.

Illustrations by Alan Turton, color plates by Bruno Mugnai, and color flags by Lesley Prince.1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-214150 Berkovich, Ilya MOTIVATION IN WAR: The Experience of Common Soldiers in Old-Regime Europe Hardback version. This book fundamentally revises our notion of why soldiers of the 18th century enlisted, served, and fought. In contrast to traditional views of the brutal conditions supposedly prevailing in old-regime armies, soldiers did not regard military discipline as illegitimate or unnecessarily cruel, nor did they perceive themselves as submissive military automatons.

Instead, the men embraced a unique corporate identity based on military professionalism, forceful masculinity, and hostility toward civilians. These values fostered the notion of individual and collective soldierly honor which helped to create the bonding effect which contributed toward greater combat cohesion. It uses research on military psychology and combat theory, and employs the letters, diaries, and memoirs of around 250 private soldiers and non-commissioned officers from over a dozen different European armies.1 vol, 292 pgs 2017 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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2-214150 Berkovich, Ilya MOTIVATION IN WAR: The Experience of Common Soldiers in Old-Regime Europe Paperback version. This book fundamentally revises our notion of why soldiers of the 18th century enlisted, served, and fought. In contrast to traditional views of the brutal conditions supposedly prevailing in old-regime armies, soldiers did not regard military discipline as illegitimate or unnecessarily cruel, nor did they perceive themselves as submissive military automatons.

Instead, the men embraced a unique corporate identity based on military professionalism, forceful masculinity, and hostility toward civilians. These values fostered the notion of individual and collective soldierly honor which helped to create the bonding effect which contributed toward greater combat cohesion. It uses research on military psychology and combat theory, and employs the letters, diaries, and memoirs of around 250 private soldiers and non-commissioned officers from over a dozen different European armies.1 vol, 292 pgs 2017 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-214100 Smith, Digby THE FRENCH & PRUSSIAN ARMIES AT WAR: 1805-1806 This volume exposes the abysmal performance of the Prussians that culminated in the twin defeats of Jena and Auerstedt on 14 October 1806 triggered one of the most comprehensively catastrophic military defeats of an entire army in western military history. The composition of the French army of 1806 is included, so that the reader may make a comparison between the two organizations. Includes 16 full color maps and plates.1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-90251 Smith, Nigel ARMIES OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR:Part One-French 8.5x11, Covers the French Imperial and Republican Armies 1870-71. Includes organization, uniforms, flags and weapons. Bios on French Commanders, extensive o/b's, eight pages of color.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-90252 Smith, Nigel ARMIES OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR:Part Two Prussian and the German States 8.5x11, Covers the Prussian and the German States 1870-71. Includes organization, uniforms, flags and weapons. Bios on Commanders, extensive o/b's, b/w & color.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-214140 Kinnear, James and Sewell, Stephen SOVIET T-10 HEAVY TANK AND VARIANTS When it was introduced into service in 1953, the T-10 represented a return to the classic Soviet heavy tank. Although considered a major threat to NATO tank forces, it also represented the end of an era. All gun-heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models like the T-62, which had powerful next-generation armament and new ammunition types. The T-10 was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last tanks would only leave Russian service, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, in 1997. As such the T-10 outlived the Soviet state that had created it.

Never exported outside of the Soviet Union and rarely used in combat, the T-10 has remained a mysterious tank, with many of its variants unknown in the West until very recently. This study, written from original Russian and Ukrainian primary source documents that have only recently been made available, uncovers the history of this enigmatic tank using 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs of the T-10 as well as full color side-view artwork.1 vol, 232 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972025 Campbell, David 025 CANADIAN CORPS SOLDIER vs ROYAL BAVARIAN SOLDIER: Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele 1917 In 1917 the soldiers of the Canadian Corps would prove themselves the equal of any fighting on the Western Front, while on the other side of the wire, the men of the Royal Bavarian Army won a distinguished reputation in combat. Employing the latest weapons and pioneering tactics, these two forces would clash in three notable encounters: the Canadian storming of Vimy Ridge, the back-and-forth engagement at Fresnoy and at the sodden, bloody battle of Passchendaele.

Featuring carefully chosen archive photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this study assesses these three hard-fought battles in 1917 on the Western Front, and offers a new take on the evolving nature of infantry combat in World War I.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969004 Forsyth, Robert 004 LUFTWAFFE EMERGENCY FIGHTERS (X-Planes) In late 1944, the German Air Ministry organized what it called an 'Emergency Fighter Competition' intended to produce designs for quick-to-build yet technically and tactically effective jet fighter aircraft capable of tackling the anticipated arrival of the B-29 Superfortress over Europe, as well as the British Mosquito and US P-38 Lightning which were appearing in ever greater numbers.

Thus was born a cutting-edge, highly sophisticated series of aircraft including the futuristic and elegant Focke-Wulf Ta 183; the extraordinary Blohm und Voss P.212, and the state-of-the-art Messerschmitt P.1101 series. Armed with heavy cannon and the latest air-to-air rockets and missiles, these were designed to inflict carnage on American bomber formations at high speed.

Using stunning three-view illustrations of each prototype along with full color artwork, aviation expert Robert Forsyth traces the history of the extraordinary aircraft of the 'Emergency Fighter Competition', Hitler's last throw of the dice in the air war against the Allies.1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-214130 Sylvester, Peer THE LOST EXPEDITION: A Game of Survival in the Amazon Legendary explorer Percy Fawcett marched deep into the Amazon in search of El Dorado. He was never seen again. Your team is following in his footsteps, but in searching for riches you must be careful not to lose the greatest treasure of all - your life.

Make the best of your food, your ammunition and your health, as you plunge deep into the jungle. Choose your path carefully to ensure you're ready for the pitfalls which may occur. Play solo or co-operatively to survive the expedition, or play head-to-head to see which group can reach the lost city first.

From award-winning designer Peer Sylvester and acclaimed comic artist Garen Ewing, The Lost Expedition is a game of hard choices on the road to El Dorado. Players: 1-5; Ages: 14+; Playing Time: 30-50 minutes

Includes: 6 Character cards, 9 Jungle cards, 56 Adventure cards, 2 Reference cards, 2 Playing pieces, 24 Health tokens, 24 Food tokens, 12 Ammo tokens, and 2 Expedition leader tokens.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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