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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-VXA033 VICTRIX GALLIC CAVALRY: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Box contains 12 mounted figures (assembly required) representing armored noble cavalry. Separate heads allowing multiple variants and choice of arms for javelins, spears, swords, musician and standard bearer. Includes optional cloaks and mix of round shields. Can be used as Gallic cavalry against the Romans, Roman Allied cavalry to fight against the Germans, and mercenaries in a Carthaginian army.1 vol, 12 pgs 2018 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-916423 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 423 Articles include:

* Forward Observer: New products from FireForge, Perry, Warlord, PSC, Cavalier, and more
* Send Three and Fourpence: Why buy so many rulesets?
* Tales of the Towpath: Build a canal
* Command Decision: Spotsylvania County,Virginia, May 1st 1863 scenario
* Joy of Six: Hooray for Hollywood: Using scriptwriting techniques to improve scenario design
* Fantasy Facts: New products from Crooked Dice, Code Orange Games, Brigade and more
* Salute Winners: Painting competition winners at this year's Salute show
* Scouting Parties: A pre-release peek of new Mantic Fantasy Skirmish system
* Dwarven Conversions: Converting North Star's new plastic dwarf figures
* Light Division: Napoleonic rules for those with limited space
* It's on the Cards: Card-driven activation system for Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame
* Recce: Book releases
* Wargames Widow: Gardens
* A Moveable Feast: Recap of Hammerhead 20181 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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2-978078 Zaloga, Steve 078 PANZER 38(t) vs BT-7: Barbarossa 1941 The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought.

This book examines two evenly matched competitors in this conflict, the German Panzer 38(t) and the Soviet BT-7. Both were of similar size, armed with guns of comparable firepower, and had foreign roots - the Panzer 38(t) was a Czechoslovak design and the BT-7 was an evolution of the American Christie tank. With full-color artwork and archive and present-day photography, this absorbing study assesses the strengths and limitations of these two types against the wider background of armored doctrine in the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa.1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-999506 D'AMATO, Raffaele 506 ROMAN ARMY UNITS IN THE WESTERN PROVINCES (1): 31 BC-AD 195 At its height, the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity.

In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armor and equipment not only between different legions and the provincially-raised auxiliary cohorts that made up half of the army, but also between different regions within the empire. With reference to the latest archaeological and documentary evidence this investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire.1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-999510 de Groot, Bouko 510 DUTCH ARMIES OF THE 80 YEARS' WAR - 1568-1648 (1): Infantry The 80 Years' War (also known as the Dutch War of Independence) laid the foundation of Dutch nationhood. During the course of the conflict, one of its main leaders - Maurice of Orange-Nassau - created an army and a tactical system that became a model throughout Europe.

This first of a two-part series focuses on the Dutch infantry. It examines how Maurice of Orange-Nassau attracted volunteers and students from across Europe, introduced innovative new training methods such as common drill movements, and standardized the organization and payment system of the army to make it more than a match for the occupying Spanish. His successes inspired officers and generals across the continent to copy his methods, including many English officers who went on to fight in the English Civil Wars.

Featuring full-color artwork and rare period illustrations, this book examines how the Dutch infantry was transformed into a fighting force able to defeat the might of Imperial Spain.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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4-14560 Duffy, Christopher MILITARY EXPERIENCE IN THE AGE OF REASON, THE Classic work. Appendix, bibliography, and index. A must for a serious military historian of the era.1 vol, 346 pgs 1998 US, WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
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1-217370 Barratt, John THE LAST ARMY: The Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold and the End of the Civil War in the Welsh Marches 1646 Although the Battle of Naseby (14 June 1645) is generally regarded as the decisive action of the First Civil War, dooming the Royalist cause to inevitable defeat, fierce fighting continued for over a year, including several pitched battles and numerous sieges. Includes 30 illustrations, including color artwork, maps, contemporary prints, portraits, and modern photos.

By the end of 1645, with his forces crumbling and his territory shrinking, King Charles' hopes were increasingly dependent on the Royalist heartland of the Welsh Marches and the tiny field army which Jacob Lord Astley was struggling to muster there. Describes Astley's campaign which ended on 21 March 1646 with his defeat at Stow-on-the-Wold - the last pitched battle of the First Civil War, together with the last stand of the royalist garrisons in the Marches.1 vol, 112 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-217350 Davies, Brian THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR, 1768-1774: Catherine II and the Ottoman Empire The Russo-Turkish War was one of the most decisive conflicts of the 18th century. In this book, Brian Davies offers a thorough survey of the war and explains why it was crucial to the political triumph of Catherine the Great, the southward expansion of the Russian Empire, and the rollback of Ottoman power from southeastern Europe.

The war completed the incorporation of Ukraine into the Russian Empire, ended the independence of the great Cossack hosts, removed once and for all the military threat from the Crimean Khanate, began the partitions of Poland, and encouraged Catherine II to plan projects to complete the liberation of the lower Danubian and Balkan Slavs and Greeks. The war legitimized and secured the power of Catherine II, finally made the Pontic steppe safe for agricultural colonization, and won ports enabling Russia to control the Black Sea and become a leading grain exporter. Traditionally historians (Sorel, for example) have treated this war as the beginning of the 'Eastern Question' -- the question of how the European powers should manage the decline of the Ottoman Empire. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2016 UK, CONTINUUM PUBLISHING
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1-217360 Megorsky, Boris THE RUSSIAN ARMY IN THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21: Organisation, Materiel, Training and Combat Experience, Uniforms Describes the armed forces of Peter the Great in its entirety, and covers in depth old Russian troops and irregulars, as well as Peter's new standing army (guards, infantry, dragoons, elite units and artillery) and his brand-new force (the navy, with sailing ships and galleys, and marines).

Besides the staffing, organization and development of troops, the book gives detailed account of uniforms, weapons and other materiel (both conventional and unusual). Training is described using drill manuals and tactical instructions of the period, and fighting methods actually performed on the battlefield are described - based on first-hand accounts and period observations from Russian, Swedish and impartial sources. Pitched battles that often predominate in descriptions of early-18th century warfare are given their due in the book; however, linear tactics on the field were not the only - nor even the main - type of actions during the Great Northern War, so the author goes into details of the sieges, small war actions and riverine, lake and naval combats. Includes 32 color plates, 30 b/w illustrations, and maps.

The author brings up materials that were unavailable to English-speaking readers and scholars so far, including the most recent works of other Russian scholars who specialize in various aspects of the Petrine military history. Includes numerous contemporary prints and paintings, photos of artifacts and recreated uniform kits, as well as specially commissioned artwork.1 vol, 270 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-217340 Oliphant, John JOHN FORBES: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759 In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies, managed Indian diplomacy, and cut a road through over a hundred miles of mountain and forest. This is the first full biography of Forbes, which traces his rise from surgeon in the Scots Greys to distinguished service in War of the Austrian Succession before his 1757 posting to North America. 1 vol, 204 pgs 2016 UK, CONTINUUM PUBLISHING
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2-67500 Luvaas, Jay editor and translator FREDERICK THE GREAT ON THE ART OF WAR Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia, initiated the Seven Years' War in 1756; outfought the formidable French, Russian, and Austrian armies aligned against him; and established Prussia as a major power, thereby decisively influencing the next two centuries of European history. He was also a brilliant military thinker whose observations arose from extensive battlefield experience.

This volume presents a balanced selection from Frederick's writings on strategy, tactics, and mobility; the problems of logistics and a two-front war; the combined use of infantry, cavalry, and artillery; the history of the Prussian army; the critical battles of the Seven Years' War; generalship as an art; and much more. A majority of this material is translated here for the first time in English and available nowhere else. The result is an invaluable glimpse into the inner thoughts of a military genius.1 vol, 391 pgs 1999 US, DA CAPO PRESS
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2-88210 Szabo, Franz SEVEN YEARS WAR IN EUROPE, THE: 1756-1763 This ground breaking work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources, discusses how no country won the Seven Years War, but merely survived. The war drove all participants to near collapse. Includes bibliography and index.

* Frederick's Failed Gamble: August 1756-October 1757
* The Resurgence of Prussia: September 1757-June 1758
* The Balance Restored: June 1758-November 1758
* The Predator Cornered: December 1758-December 1759
* The Elusive Peace: July 1759-May 1761
* The Defeat of Prussia: February 1761-January 1762
* Unexpected Denouement: January 1762-February 1763 1 vol, 536 pgs 2008 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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1-217430 Glover G. editor THE JOURNAL OF TROOPER SAMUEL GALLAGHER, 5TH DRAGOON GUARDS IN SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND FRANCE, 1810-15 The only published memoir from the 5th Dragoon Guards. Samuel saw action in the Peninsular War covering the sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz, the actions of Usagre and Llerena, Salamanca, entry into Madrid and subsequent retreat, Vitoria and blockade of Pamplona, followed by the Battles of Nive, Orthez, and Toulouse. Remarkably, he was never seriously wounded during his career. He joined the 10th Hussars in 1815 just after Waterloo.1 vol, 107 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-35660 Nafziger, George NAPOLEON AT DRESDEN: The Battles of August 1813 New Edition. This is the second in a three-volume series on the 1813 campaign and the first significant study on the 1813 campaign since Petre. Unlike the other English works on the campaign, it was prepared using French archival and published sources, as well as German, Danish, and Russian published sources.

It discusses every battle and significant action in all parts of Germany -- including various sieges. Detailed color maps support the major battles and a large collection of orders of battle drawn from the French Archives, as well as period-published documents, support the discussion of the campaign, complemented by a large selection of images. Both images and maps are new to this edition of the work. Includes 100 illustrations and maps.1 vol, 388 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-SS10247 Doyle, David F-15 EAGLE: In Action First flying in 1972, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle transitioned from a true air superiority fighter into an all-weather strike aircraft. Thus far, the aircraft has compiled one of the most enviable records of a post-Vietnam fighter, logging over 100 victories and no losses in air to air combat. The bulk of the fighter aircraft operated by the USAF in Vietnam had been conceived during the Cold War as interceptors against nuclear-armed Soviet bombers. This strategy involved high altitude, high speed, air to air missile armament, and a long range. Utilizing these aircraft in Vietnam, with visual engagement rules, pointed to the shortcomings of the planning.

Though both the F-105 and F-4 were deployed to Vietnam, neither were truly optimized for the role that they were forced into. Further shortcomings of the then-current fighter strategy was revealed in July 1967 when the Soviet's unveiled the MiG-25 Foxbat. The Foxbat was a twin tail, twin engine fighter aircraft capable of Mach 2.8. The US Air Force responded with renewed interest in what was then known as the F-X program. This program had begun as an effort to develop a multi-role aircraft with variable geometry wings.

After briefly considering a lightweight, single engine fighter, a concept discarded in light of the shortcomings of the F-104, Project Definition Phase contracts were issued to Fairchild-Republic, McDonnell Douglas, and North American Rockwell on December 30, 1968. After considering the proposals advanced by all three firms, a design and development contract was issued to McDonnell Douglas for the aircraft that would be designated F-15. Illustrated with over 170 color and b/w photos, five color profiles, line drawings, and data table.1 vol, 68 pgs 2018 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-217380 Cestra, Carlo JAPANESE DESTROYER SHIMAKAZE The Imperial Naval Staff demanded the development of a destroyer project with powerful weaponry and capable of reaching speed of 40 knots. The project was approved and marked with the symbol F52 and was included in the financial plan of 1939 Maru Yon.

According to the project, the armament was to consist of three two-barrel 127 mm gun turrets, and two seven-tube torpedo launchers. Due to the heavy weight of the tubes and the inability of emergency manual control of the launchers, this idea was abandoned. In connection with this, a project was prepared and the construction of the Japanese destroyer with the number 125 later named Shimakaze commenced. Includes 152 images.1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-217420 Cestra, Carlo JAPANESE CRUISER MAYA At the beginning of 1943, following the defeat in the Guadalcanal campaign, the Navy Technical Department and The High Command of the Imperial Japanese Navy strove to increase the defensive potential of all their warships. Apart from standard refits of the majority of the Imperial Japanese Navy units, a plan was adopted, which called for reconstruction of two Takao-class heavy cruisers into anti-aircraft units. Through a coincidence, only the Maya underwent such conversion. This publication shows the cruiser in her anti-aircraft configuration and briefly describes her career. Includes 152 images.1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-217390 Cornish, Nik HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1944-1945 - Warsaw to Berlin Images of War series In the fourth and final volume of Nik Cornish's photographic history of WWII on the Eastern Front and the defeat of the German army, the destruction and occupation of the cities in eastern Germany and the humiliation of the German people are shown in mostly unpublished wartime photographs. Includes 200 illustrations.

The extent of the fighting, from the Baltic in the north to the Balkans in the south, is recorded in a selection of graphic images, as is the tenacity and desperation of the German resistance and the unstoppable force of the Red Army as offensive after offensive crushed the Third Reich. While most of the photographs show the Red Army, its troops, equipment, and the conditions in which it fought, the shattered cities of Germany and eastern Europe and the suffering and destitution of the civilians are recorded in graphic detail.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-217410 Forty, Simon NORMANDY 1944: The Battle for Caen - Images of War series Caen, a D-Day objective on 6 June 1944, did not fall to the British and Canadian troops of Second Army until 6 August, by which time much of the city had been reduced to rubble. Describes the two-month struggle was a crucial stage in the Normandy campaign. Includes 200 photographs.

Shows the opposing forces, conditions, terrain, equipment, and weaponry deployed - and it illustrates just how intense and protracted the fighting was on the ground. The reasons for the slow Allied advance have been hotly disputed. Deficiencies in British and Canadian equipment and tactics have been blamed, as has the tenacity of the German resistance. Ultimately a sequence of Allied operations sapped the defenders' strength - Perch, Martlet, Epsom, Windsor, Charnwood, Jupiter, Atlantic, and Goodwood.1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-217400 Green, Michael AXIS ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War series During WWII, the Axis deployed a vast array of armored fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, flame-thrower vehicles, and self-propelled artillery pieces. Includes 250 color and black and white images.

Armored tank destroyers, such as the Marder series, the Nashorn, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger, and the turretless German StuG III series (based on the Panzer III medium tank), helped the Nazis overcome their shortage of tanks. Copying the StuG III series, the Italians created the turretless Semovente da 75/18 assault gun and the Hungarians the turretless Zrinyi.

In the role of self-propelled artillery the German fielded the Hummel, the Wespe, and the Grille while the Brummbar and the Sturmtiger performed in the dedicated assault gun role.
For armored reconnaissance German industry came up with a series of capable armored cars; examples were the eight-wheel Puma and the full-tracked Luchs reconnaissance tank.

The Italians developed the impressive four-wheel Autoblinda armored cars. Specialized antiaircraft tanks such the Mobelwagen, Wirbelwind, and the Ostwind gave some protection against the ever more powerful Allied air forces.1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-956061 various WORLD AT WAR 61: Peaks of the Caucasus Peaks of the Caucasus simulates the German offensive in the southern Soviet Union in 1942, and the ensuing Soviet Counteroffensive. The German objective was initially the Caucasus oilfields, but the campaign turned into a struggle for the city of Stalingrad on the Volga. The game uses a variant of the 'Boots' system to model higher echelon command-control and logistics, and their impact on the theater of operations.

The map is divided into two sectors: Stalingrad and the Caucasus. Various Command markers will activate a player's forces on one or the other (and sometimes both) Fronts. Effectively, the player is in command of theater forces and must operate within historically based high command interference in operations.

Each game turn represents one month of operations. Each hex is about 100 kilometers across. Most ground units represent two to six divisions. The game scenarios start in July after the first phase of the German Fall Blau (Plan Blue) offensive, which commenced on 28 June 1942, at the point where Army Group South was divided into Army Groups A and B.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters. Includes magazine.1 vol, 62 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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2-200210 Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson DRIVE ON MOSCOW 1941, THE: Operation Taifun and Germany's First Great Crisis of World War II Based on numerous archival records, personal diaries, letters, and other sources, Drive on Moscow recreates the battle from the perspective of the soldiers as well as the generals. The battle, not fought in isolation, had a crucial role in the overall German strategy in the East, and its outcome reveals why the failure of the German assault on Moscow may well have been true turning point of World War II.1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 US, Casemate
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1-963036 MODERN WAR #36 Cold Start: The Next Indo-Pakistan War Cold Start: The Next India-Pakistan War (CS) is a strategic-level, two-player wargame of low-intermediate complexity that covers the campaign that could occur if the Indians decide to try for the big win over long-time opponent Pakistan. The title comes from the fact 'Cold Start' is the phrase used by the Indian military to describe their officially declared policy of eschewing the first use of nuclear weapons in any future war with Pakistan.

The game's sub-systems are crafted to present a supreme-commander's-eye-view of such a war. It's therefore almost fully strategic in its perspective, with only the most pastel of operational and tactical undertones added to enhance its tone and texture in those regards. CS takes two experienced players only about two hours to complete, and it's adaptable for solitaire play.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters. Includes magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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