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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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1-215725 Christiani, Luca ENGLISH, CANADIAN, ANZAC & INDIAN ARMIES IN THE GREAT WAR When you look at old black and white WWI photos, the past seems very far away. This contains colorized images of the WWI that feature the great battles of the war, but also life on the home front, wartime industries, hospitals, advances in the field of technology and communications, and more. Text is Italian and English.1 vol, 70 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late June 2018 ......$42.00 rct

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1-908369 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 369 Theme Articles:

* THE DIADOCHI: Wargaming with the successors of Alexander the Great
* BATTLEDAY 2018: At the Society of Ancients Battle Day featured the first major battle of the Succession Wars -- Paraitakene -- in variety of figure sizes and using different rule systems.
* BIGGIN' IT UP: Gaming the Battle of the Boyne and the War in Ireland at a smaller scale than their norm
* CASTLES IN THE SKY: Battle of Almanza, 1707
* SUN KING'S IMPERIAL GUARD: Beautifully painted miniatures
* THE GLORIOUS INVASION: Glorious Revolution in England in 1688
* WARS OF SUCCESSION IN PLASTIC: 1/72nd and 1/32nd plastic products

Other Articles Include:

* OBSERVATION POST: What's new and upcoming.
* RULES SHOWCASE 1914: WWI brigade level rules and Great Escape Games' 12mm figure range
* HAMMERHEAD 2018 PAINTING COMPETITION: Winners of our first painting competition at the show
* GRAND NATIONAL 1694: Creating a Tactica participation game in 2018
* SWITCHING SIDES TO SURVIVE: Late WWII Romanian Army and with the Bolt Action rules
* MODELING - THE RISE OF THE AEROSOL: Part 2 of 3 on use of MDF
* SCHOOLING BORODINO: Napoleonic game recap
* THE HOST OF LOGRES: Arthurian Warband for Dragon Rampant
* BOULCOTTE'S FARM: Scenario for British Empire in New Zealand with a surprise attack on a farm
* WARGAMING SPACES - RICK'S PLACE: Rick Priestley's wargaming room 1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover, available mid June 2018 ......$9.00 rct

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1-216980B WHAT A TANKER: WWII Tank Combat Rules with Markers Rules includes plastic markers.

Game of WWII tank combat which focusses on the players taking command of one (or more) tanks and fighting their way through the battlefields of WWII.

The emphasis of the game sees tank crews gain experience and, as a consequence of achieving successful kills against enemy tanks, advance up the career ladder. Crews can progress to command a succession of the iconic armored vehicles of WWII or may choose to remain as an Ace in one AFV. With experience comes the ability to better influence the battle and gain an edge over your opponents, but remember, even the greatest Ace can be brought down by a lucky shot from a raw crew. As well as hunting down your foe, you must protect your experienced crew as a valuable asset in war.

The rules are 72-full color pages in total, including scenarios and full lists for France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Soviet Union and the United States. The great campaign system allows you to progress your tank crew to the illusive Ace status and through a series of iconic tanks of WWII.1 vol, 72 pgs 2018 UK, TOO FAT LARDIES
NEW-softcover ......$59.00 rct

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2-16682 Hasenauer, Richard W. FIRE AND FURY: The Eastern Battle Supplement 8.5x11 format, packed with color photos.1 vol, 52 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover ......$20.00

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1-217450 Sutherland, Jon MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN: Colonial Wargaming in Times When the Sun Never Set Large-scale skirmish rules for the Indian Mutiny that is easily adapted for other theaters and periods for skirmishes and battles between European and any native forces. The rules will even work if you want to pit a colonial German force against the French Foreign Legion, or for that matter, the British in South Africa against the Boers.

For the most part, the disparity in weapon technology offsets the fact that the Europeans are often heavily outnumbered, even though newer rifles meant superior range and firepower, in each theater these new weapons were not universal. In fact, the British and other colonial powers often relied on locally raised allies, or levies, to do most of the fighting for them. The British had a habit of issuing local troops with weapons that were one or two developments behind their European counterparts. In far flung theaters, the replacement of seemingly obsolete weapons took some time.

Movement is randomized by using dice and you lose movement dice for bad terrain. It is easier to move and control units if there is a commander present. Firing and combat is based on the number of figures, plus or minus relevant factors. Damage either kills a figure or inflicts terror on the unit. Morale tests are triggered by extreme situations, or the gradual buildup of terror.

The rules are designed to be capable of handling battles from 40-50 figures a side to several hundred. They have worked well on standard home-sized 10x6-foot or monstrous 45x6-foot tables and have been crash tested by over 100 wargamers from a dozen different countries.1 vol, 56 pgs 2018 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available mid June 2018 ......$28.00 rct

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1-2116802 Cristini, Luca Stefano POLISH SOLDIERS DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS Army of the Duchy of Warsaw refers to the military forces of the Duchy of Warsaw. The Army was significantly based on the Polish Legions; it numbered about 30,000 and was expanded during wartime to almost 100,000. It was composed of infantry with a strong cavalry force supported by artillery. The Napoleonic customs and traditions resulted in some social tensions, but are generally credited with helpful modernization and useful reforms. 90 color plates1 vol, 108 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available mid June 2018 ......$46.00 rct

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1-210933 Veltze, Karl GERMAN PARATROOPERS: Volume 3 - Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 For collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive and detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper, including in-depth examinations of nearly every uniform item - including all models of jump smocks - and equipment used from the airborne forces' establishment in the mid-1930s to May 1945.

It also extensively covers specific insignia and various unique ephemera. Finally, the work provides in-depth summaries of the operations the Green Devils fought in, from the air assaults on Norway, Belgium's Fort Eben Emael, Holland, and Crete, over ground combat in North Africa, Russia, Italy, and Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and on to the last days of the Third Reich.

This drew on cooperation from collectors and museums from all over the world. The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned color photographs of original Fallschirmjager artifacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.

Volume III: Insignia, Documents, Ephemera and Battles
* Chapter 1: Paratroopers of the Army and others
* Chapter 2: Paratrooper Badges, Cuff Titles, Unit Badges and Awards
* Chapter 3: Dog Tags and Personal Documents
* Chapter 4: Individual Groupings
* Chapter 5: Mementos, Books and Printed Material
* Chapter 6: Battle Honors of the Paratroopers (uniformed mannequins)1 vol, 376 pgs 2018 ITALY
NEW-dj, available late June 2018 ......$136.00 rct

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1-2116822 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 17 - The Guard Cavalry: Hussars, Lancers and Cossacks Next volume in the series covers The Guard Cavalry: Hussars, Lancers & Cossacks -- 1801 to 1825 -- during the Czar Alexander I era.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 138 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late June 2018 ......$46.00 rct

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1-2116823 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 18 - Guard Artillery, Engineers and Staff Next volume in the series covers Guard Artillery, Engineers and Staff -- 1801 to 1825 -- during the Czar Alexander I era.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 138 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late June 2018 ......$49.00 rct

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1-2116824 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 19 - The Guard Garrison, Invalids, Equipage and Other Corps Next volume in the series covers The Guard garrison, invalids, equipage and other corps -- 1801 to 1825 -- during the Czar Alexander I era.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 138 pgs 2018 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available late June 2018 ......$49.00 rct

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1-962083 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 8.3 with the Battle of Vlaardingen Theme: The Battle of Vlaardingen

* Overview: In the year 1018 a band of Frisian 'pirates' face-off against the powerful Ottonian Empire. What happens will shock both sides
* Origins of the German Empire - The rise of the Ottonians
* 'Who could doubt that such a powerful army would prevail?' - The Battle of Vlaardingen
* No rabble at Vlaardingen - The Frisian militia system
* Further reading - Books and articles on the Ottonian Empire

Other Articles
* A personal golden age of chivalry - The good duke
* A heavenly assist on the battlefield - The warrior saints
* With helmet, shield, and spear - The millennium warrior
* 'But he bear a basilard' - The dagger in medieval London
* The buried warriors of Poland - Lutomiersk unveiled
* The military ruse as a manifestation of prudence - The virtue of cunning
* Warrior, saint, martyr - Joan of Arc on film1 vol, 60 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-softcover ......$10.00 rct

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1-217440 Borg, Richard BATTLE OF BRITAIN Remastered and upgraded version of TSR's Battle of Britain.

GAME COMPONENTS:

* 1 Plotting Table (game board), Map, Campaign turn track, Damage Aircraft space
* 19 Plastic Planes (12 British aircraft and 7 German aircraft) - more if stretch goals are unlocked!
* 1 Label Sheet (flight labels for British and German Aircraft bases)
* 4 British RAF Group Displays
* 3 German Luftwaffe Displays
* 1 German Target & British Production Track
* 48 British RAF Squadron Cards; 10 Group - 9 squadron cards, 11 Group - 20 squadron cards, 12 Group - 13 squadron cards, 13 Group - 6 squadron cards
* 112 German Luftwaffe Squadron Cards; Luftwaffe 2 - 51 squadron cards, Luftwaffe 3 - 52 squadron cards, Luftwaffe 5 (Norway Raid) - 9 squadron cards
* 52 Mission Cards; 10 Group - 13 cards, 11 Group - 16 cards, 12 Group - 14 cards, 13 Group - 9 cards,
* 1 Game Marker punchboard containing: 21 Fuel tokens, 48 Double sided Bomb markers (1-2) (Knocked Out - both sides), 7 Radar Detection markers, 5 Non-Detected markers, 5 Double sided Dogfight markers (Dogfight - Intercept Dogfight), 1 Double sided Big Wing marker (Big Wing - Intercept Big Wing), 7 Bombing Run markers, 1 Campaign Turn Track marker, 14 Air Ace markers (7 British, 7 German)
* 12 Dice (6 White - British RAF Dice, 6 Black - German Luftwaffe Dice)
* 1 Rulebook 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
NEW-box ......$85.00 rct

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