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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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1-2239201 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - 28mm Roman Boxed Set Rome rises and duty calls! So pick up your shield, brother, and join the fight! Whether you are changing history by blocking Dyonisus and his gang from taking over syracuse or you are just raiding the enemy's herds trying to keep your men fed, CLASH of spears will launch you into the gritty world of skirmish battles in the ancient world!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All 28mm, unpainted plastic miniatures. Supplied by Victrix.1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239202 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - 28mm Carthaginian Boxed Set Founded in 812 BC Carthage has been a major power in the Mediterranean for centuries. Carthage's army is a melting pot of different peoples and fighting styles. From Numidian skirmishers to Iberian guerrilla infantry, a Carthaginian leader has many different tools to surprise and outwit his opponent. But its core of mercenary veterans ensures that a Carthaginian force can also push through by sheer strength, when necessary. So choose your forces wisely and uphold the glory of Carthage!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All 28mm, unpainted plastic miniatures. Supplied by Victrix.
1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239203 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears -28 mm Gallic Boxed Set By the 4th century BC, the Celtic tribes that had originated in central Europe had greatly expanded having reached Spain, France and even crossed the Alps into Italy. As avid fighters Gauls formed part of most conflicts in the Mediterranean, either directly or a s eager mercenaries.

A Gallic warband relies first and foremost on the courage and ferociousness of its warriors, especially its Noble cast that is willing to lead the warband into the fray. Few can withstand the Gallic charge but a Gallic chieftain must be careful as his men can also tire quickly and become vulnerable if their impetus is spent. A strong Noble cavalry though, can be the perfect relief force to ensure that the warband gets a respite when needed. So Chieftain, lead your men forward...for Plunder and Glory!

Contains 39 foot figures and 6 mounted figures. All miniatures are 28mm sized, made of plastic and supplied unpainted. Figures supplied by Victrix.
1 vol, 45 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-2239299 Erize, Alvaro & Francisco Clash of Spears - Play Aids Set The play aid set comes with: A set of action and status counters; the engagement tracker set; and a measuring stick. 1 vol, 156 pgs 2020 US, FIGHTING HEDGEHOG
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1-UMEG003 Hall, Simon Mortem et Gloriam Hunnic MeG Pacto Starter Army - 15mm Ultracast plastic figures Box contents:

4 x Generals (2-part models to allow variable poses)
12 x Noble cavalry (2-part models to allow variable poses; includes separate quivers)
4 x Alan cavalry (assorted mix of poses)
4 x Horse archers (2-part models to allow variable poses)
1 vol, 24 pgs 2010 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236904 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm British Mechanised Infantry Platoon 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

CONTAINS:-
4 x FV432 APCs
34 infantry: 7 x 4 model fire team with GPMG; 1 x 2 model Sus Fire GPMG team; 1 x 2 model sniper team; and 1 x 2 model Carl Gustav team.


1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236910 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet Motorised Rifle Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

CONTAINS:-
Box includes 108 infantry (9 x 4 model fire team with PKM; 9 x 4 model anti-tank fire team with RPG; 3 x 2 model Sus Fire PKM team; 3 x 2 model Sagger team; 3 x 2 model Spigot team; 3 x 2 model AGS grenade launcher team; 3 x 2 model Sniper team (sniper, rifle); and 3 x 2 model Grail team1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-218594 Sutherland, Diane WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO MAKING TABLETOP TERRAIN: Volume 4: Tales of a Wargames Widow Volume 4 features sixteen exciting terrain projects fromBattlegames and Miniature Wargames, all in their original, extendedformat with extra pictures.

This book not only covers the basics, like terrain mats,fences and trees, but neat ways to refurbish your table and get themost out of your buildings.

Featuring:

TRP - Refurbishing your tired terrain
Bottle Brush - Old school trees for the modern man (or woman)
Oi! That's My Apple Corer - Gabions from packaging and placemats
Burnt Offerings - Creating the perfect Russian arsonist'scrime scene
Dusty Tracks - All terrain roads from roofing felt
Carpet Bombshell - Creating the ultimate DIY terrain mat
Foam? Cor! - Recreating Normandy from packaging foam
Clean Sweep - Haystacks and ricks with insulation boards andbrooms
Redoubt Regrets - A tale of six Russian fortlets
Distinctly Danish - Stone and wattle fences from Scandinavia
Something Different - Ringing the changes with your buildingstock
Fynbos - Fun with flexible foliage
A Stoned - Solid buildings for all periods
Hill Billy - Getting the rise out of polystyrene blocks
Fields of Value - Creating characterful cabbages!
Mock Tudor - Half-timbered houses with individuality
1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-972050 Sheppard, Si 050 Roman Soldier vs Parthian Warrior - Carrhae to Nisibis, 53 BC-AD 217 In 53 BC, Roman and Parthian forces collided in a confrontation that would reshape the geopolitical map and establish a frontier between East and West that would endure for the next 700 years. From the initial clash at Carrhae through to the battle of Nisibis more than 250 years later, Roman and Parthian forces fought a series of bloody campaigns for mastery of the Fertile Crescent.

As Roman forces thrust ever deeper into the East, they encountered a civilization unlike any they had crossed swords with before. Originating in the steppes of Central Asia, the Parthians ruled a federated state stretching from the Euphrates to the Indus. Although Rome's legions were masters of the battlefield in the Mediterranean, the Parthians refused to fight by the rules as Rome understood them. Harnessing the power of the composite bow and their superior manoeuvrability, the Parthians' mode of warfare focused exclusively on the horse. They inflicted a bloody defeat on the legions at Carrhae and launched their own invasion of Roman territory, countered only with great difficulty by Rome's surviving forces. The Parthians were eventually thrown out, but neither side could sustain a permanent ascendancy over the other and the conflict continued.

Packed with stunning artwork, including battlescenes, maps and photographs, this title examines the conflict through the lens of three key battles, revealing a clash between two armies alien to each other not only in culture but also in their radical approaches to warfare.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978103 Claringbould, Michael 103 P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar New Guinea 1943-44 Although New Guinea's Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed 'Oscar' by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, fast and packed a massive punch thanks to its battery of eight 0.50-cal machine guns, while the 'Oscar' was the complete opposite in respect to fighter design philosophy - lightweight, nimble, manoeuvrable and lightly armed. It was, nonetheless, deadly in the hands of an experienced pilot. The Thunderbolt commenced operations in New Guinea with a series of bomber escort missions in mid-1943, and its firepower and superior speed soon saw Fifth Air Force fighter command deploying elite groups of P-47s to Wewak, on the northern coast. Flying from there, they would pick off unwary enemy aircraft during dedicated fighter patrols. The Thunderbolt pilots in New Guinea slowly wore down their Japanese counterparts by continual combat and deadly strafing attacks, but nevertheless, the Ki-43-II remained a worthy opponent deterrent up until Hollandia was abandoned by the IJAAF in April 1944.

Fully illustrated throughout with artwork and rare photographs, this fascinating book examines these two vastly different fighters in the New Guinea theatre, and assesses the unique geographic conditions that shaped their deployment and effectiveness.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992133 Napier, Michael 133 Vickers Wellington Units of Bomber Command The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight attack on the Kiel Canal. However, after suffering high losses on follow-up raids, Wellingtons were withdrawn from daytime missions and began to operate at night from May 1940. They subsequently took part in raids against the Italian port city of Genoa in July 1940, and against Berlin the following month, followed by key missions in the 'Battle of the Barges' in September and October, as the RAF targeted the Germany's invasion fleet being assembled in French Channel ports. When RAF's strike force expanded the next year following the introduction of the improved Wellington II, the 21 squadrons equipped with the Vickers aircraft, which included Polish-, Canadian- and Australian-manned units, formed the backbone of the Bomber Command night bombing force. Over the next two years Wellingtons participated in all the major operations by Bomber Command, including the daylight raid against German battleships in Brest harbour in July 1942 and the first three 'Thousand Bomber' raids in the summer of 1942.

This illustrated study explores the design, development, and deployment of the Vickers-Wellington type, charting its role in World War II from its earliest missions to its use in training after its withdrawal from frontline bomber missions in 1943. The text is supported by stunning full-colour artwork.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995280 Romanych, Marc 280 World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns As the outbreak of World War II approached, Nazi Germany ordered artillery manufacturers Krupp and Rheimetall-Borsig to build several super-heavy siege guns, vital to smash through French and Belgian fortresses that stood in the way of the Blitzkrieg. These 'secret weapons' were much larger than the siege artillery of World War I and included the largest artillery piece of the war, the massive 80cm railway gun 'schwere Gustav' (Heavy Gustav). However, these complex and massive artillery pieces required years to build and test and, as war drew near, the German High Command hastily brought several WWI-era heavy artillery pieces back into service and then purchased, and later confiscated, a large number of Czech Skoda mortars.

The new super siege guns began entering service in time for the invasion of Russia, notably participating in the attack on the fortress of Brest-Litovsk. The highpoint for the siege artillery was the siege of Sevastopol in the summer of 1942, which saw the largest concentration of siege guns in the war. Afterwards, when Germany was on the defensive in the second half of 1943, the utility of the guns was greatly diminished, and they were employed in a piecemeal and sporadic fashion on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. In total, the German Army used some 50 siege guns during World War II, far more than the thirty-five it had during World War I.

Supported by contemporary photographs and detailed artwork of the guns and their components, this is an essential guide to these guns, exploring their history, development, and deployment in stunning detail.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996351 Forczyk, Robert 351 Velikiye Luki 1942-43 The Doomed Fortress Velikiye Luki had been an important Russian fortress city since the 13th century and had become an important rail-hub by the 19th century. In August 1941, the Germans occupied the city of 30,000 during Operation Barbarossa and made it a bulwark on the boundary between Heeresgruppe Nord and Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the winter of 1942-43, while Soviet forces were encircling Stalingrad, the Stavka (High Command) conducted a simultaneous offensive to isolate and destroy the 7,500-man German garrison in Velikiye Luki. After surrounding the city on 27 November 1942, the Soviet 3rd Shock Army gradually reduced the city to rubble, while the German garrison, sustained by Luftwaffe air lifts, hunkered down in the medieval city and awaited rescue.

This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts. Detailed analysis by renowned World War II historian Robert Forczyk is complimented by stunning and historically accurate battlescenes, maps, and bird's-eye-views to offer a comprehensive look at this gripping campaign.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999533 D'Amato, Raffaele 533 The Normans in Italy 1016-1194 Preceding and simultaneously with the conquest of England by Duke William, other ambitious and aggressive Norman noblemen (notably the Drengot, De Hauteville and Guiscard families) found it prudent to leave Normandy. At first taking mercenary employment with Lombard rulers then fighting the Byzantine Empire in southern Italy, many of these noblemen achieved great victories, acquired rich lands of their own, and perfected a feudal military system that lasted for 200 years. As news of the rich pickings to be had in the south spread in Normandy, they were joined by many other opportunists - typically, younger sons who could not inherit lands at home. Steadily, these Norman noblemen fought their way to local power, at first in Apulia, then across the Adriatic in Albania, and finally in Muslim Sicily, defeating in the process the armies of Byzantium, the German 'Holy Roman Empire', and Islamic regional rulers. Finally, in 1130, Roger II founded a unified kingdom incorporating southern Italy and Sicily, which lasted until the death of Tancred of Lecce in 1194 - though its legacy long outlasted Norman political rule.

This beautifully illustrated title explores not only the Norman armies, but the armies of their opponents, with full-colour plates and expert analysis revealing fascinating details about the fighting men of Normandy, Byzantium, the Arab armies and more.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223970 Haldon, John Critical Commentary On The Taktika Of Leo VI The Taktika, ascribed to the hand of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI 'the Wise' (886-912), is perhaps one of the best-known middle Byzantine texts of an official or semi-official genre. Presented in the form of a book of guidance for provincial generals, it served as both a statement of imperial authority and power, as well as a reminder of earlier 'good practice' and the centrality of the values of a Christian society in the struggle against its enemies.

In particular, the Taktika identified Islam, for the first time, as a fundamental threat to the very existence of the Christian Roman Empire and Christianity itself. Yet despite its significance for the history of Byzantine administration, culture, language, and society, no study has ever been devoted to this fascinating text.

John Haldon offers the first critical commentary to appear in any language, addressing in detail the many varied subjects touched on in the treatise itself and accompanied by three introductory chapters that examine the context, sources, language, structure and content of the text, as well as the military administration of the empire in Leo's time.1 vol, 592 pgs 2014 US, DUMBARTON OAKS
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1-219583 Mugnai, Bruno WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 3: The Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1645-1719 Conflicts between Christian powers and the Ottoman Empire displayed completely different characteristics compared to other contemporary wars fought in Europe, war without mercy being the norm. The tones adopted by Western literature to describe the Ottomans resemble the ones recently used against the communist bloc and the Soviet Union, and it is probably not a coincidence that certain prophecies about the sultan, such as his arrival in Rome and watering the horse in San Pietro, survived until the post-1945 period, replacing the Grand Turk with the Red Army's Cossacks. 121 b/w illustrations, 9 b/w maps, numerous tables, 16pp color plates

This book deals with the organization, the composition and the history of the army of the Sublime Porte, starting from the information contained in Western sources. This approach, despite the partial origin of the information, allows a critical examination of the sources and the formulation of a vision that is not conditioned by the cliches that often occur about such topics, returning us to a a neutral vision of the complex Ottoman 'Military' represented with all its refined and sumptuous costumes and weapons apparatus.

A larger part of the work is dedicated to the different types of clothing and insignia of the different corps, their evolution and the meaning of the different symbols1 vol, 386 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-224010 Barrento, Antonio Guerra Fantastica - The Portuguese Army in the Seven Years War This book deals with a series of military operations that occurred in Portugal in 1762 and 1763, during the Seven Years' War, and which have been largely dismissed by the historiography. They are collectively called the Guerra Fantastica, 'Fantastical War', given the fact that the military units of the countries involved carried out multiple movements while not engaging in any battle.

This work begins with an introduction to the phenomenon of war as a whole, to the environment in Europe at the time, and to the military framework of the conflict. It then describes the events that led to the participation of Portugal in the Seven Years' War and the way in which the conflict in Portugal began.

It continues with a presentation of the various forces involved. For this purpose, it analyses in detail the weakness of the Portuguese army, the military reinforcements that were obtained from England, and the arrival in Portugal of the Count of Lippe, whom the King of England had recommended to the King of Portugal to be the commander of the forces, given his recognized ability for the task.

It proceeds with an account of the events of the war, starting with an analysis of the invasion of the North of Portugal by the Spanish army and its later withdrawal to Spain. It continues with a description of how the Spanish army, once strengthened by French units, again invaded Portuguese territory, and the events that occurred until its second withdrawal. Despite the numerical superiority of the Bourbon army, the difficulties of the terrain, the efficient command of the Count of Lippe, and the maneuvers of the Anglo-Portuguese army prevented it from reaching victory and forced its return to Spain.

The book is an important piece of research, based on archival material. It explores contemporary correspondence between the Court of Spain and the commanders of the force that invaded Portugal, which is available at the Archive of Simancas. It makes use, moreover, of the correspondence between the Secretary of State of Portugal, the Count of Oeiras, and the Count of Lippe, and between the latter and his subordinate commanders, which is extant at the Military Historical Archive of Lisbon. At the same time, this work is reader-friendly, integrating several notes and original documents that help clarify certain of its major points, as well as a list of the units that participated in the military operations.
1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-224000 Heuvel, Sean From Across the Sea - North Americans in Nelson's Navy From Across the Sea: North Americans in Nelson's Navy explores the varied contributions of North Americans to the Royal Navy during Great Britain's wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. It is the first book that explores this topic in depth. As an edited compilation, top specialists in the field have contributed thematic essays (on topics ranging from impressment to the Anglo-American maritime relationship) as well as biographical essays on a range of North Americans from both the officer ranks and the lower deck. For the biographical portraits, special attention has been paid to individuals who have not already been the subject of extensive research and writing. Accompanying these essays are several never-before-published illustrations depicting some of the key North Americans as well as the ships and naval battles in which they were a part.

The book's central focus is to challenge the common assumption that the Nelsonic-era Royal Navy was manned exclusively by British sailors and officers. Instead, Royal Navy personnel from this era often hailed from different parts of the world, with North Americans comprising a particularly significant contingent. For instance, Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar had hundreds of Americans as well as Canadians, not to mention individuals from the Caribbean. Thus, From Across the Sea sheds new light on these sailors and officers, showcasing years of original, primary source research on the subject.

The book also challenges the misconception that all North American-born sailors who served in the Royal Navy were pressed into service. Instead, a significant number volunteered for service of their own free will, lured into the Royal Navy by visions of adventure and prize money. Others volunteered more reluctantly, figuring that joining the Royal Navy on their own terms was preferable to being forced in by a press gang. Thus, From Across the Sea reveals that impressment was a more complicated topic than most generally assume.

Over all, From Across the Sea concludes that North Americans played an integral role in the Royal Navy during the Wars with France, from the lower deck all the way to the highest levels of command. While some of these North Americans operated in relative obscurity, others achieved high rank and formed lasting friendships with some of Great Britain's foremost naval leaders of the age, including Lord Nelson and King William IV. Theirs is a story that needs to be told, and now it has been told for the first time through From Across the Sea.
1 vol, 304 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-224001 Willis, Matthew Fleet Air Arm Legends: Supermarine Seafire Renowned naval aviation author Matthew Willis tells the story of the Supermarine Seafire - a navalized version of the famous Spitfire adapted for use on aircraft carriers. Some 2646 examples were built and saw action with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm from November 1942 until after the Korean War in the early 1950s. It was involved in combat during the Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch), the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, the D-Day landings, and Operation Dragoon in southern France. With the Pacific fleet, the Seafire proved capable of intercepting and destroying the feared Japanese kamikaze attack aircraft. 80 drawings and photos, 15 color illustrations1 vol, 92 pgs 2020 UK, MORTONS BOOKS
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1-223980 Raw, David Gallipoli: The Egerton Diaries and Papers - The diaries and papers of Major-General Granville Egerton CB Commanding 52nd Lowland Division at Gallipoli, June-September, 1915 As Commander of 52nd Division, Granville Egerton kept a detailed long daily diary of the events, conditions and personalities at Gallipoli between June and September, 1915.

He is highly critical of the decisions and tactics of the campaign as well as of his C-in-C Sir Ian Hamilton and Corps Commander Aylmer Hunter-Weston. 'Ian Hamilton can't help himself from being a liar'.

The daily long diary was sent by King's Messenger to his mother in Bournemouth. It gives a vivid picture of life on the Peninsula. The long diary is now deposited in the National Archives.

He also details the impact of the Gretna Railway disaster before embarkation.

'I landed at Cape Helles Gallipoli Peninsula in Command of the 52nd Lowland Division on June 21st, 1915, and left it on September 16th, 1915. I landed a weak division of 10,900 men, and within three weeks, had lost 4,800 killed and wounded, and about 1,000 sick - of the officers over 70% were hors de combat during this short period'.

He also kept a short diary which details the deteriorating state of his own health, exacerbated by local conditions. The short diaries are in the National Library of Scotland.

In addition Egerton supplied evidence to the Dardanelles Commission and kept post-war Journals with an evaluation of the campaign and the views of his own circle of friends. He records a critical conversation with Kitchener before embarkation. The papers and journals are in the National Library of Scotland and in the Imperial War Museum.

The author reproduces the diaries and papers in full with detailed notes and analysis in chronological order1 vol, 158 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-221081 Thompson, David Undaunted: North Africa The North African Campaign has begun. Take control of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group and operate behind enemy lines or command the formidable Italian forces opposing them. In this sequel to Undaunted: Normandy, players will once again lead their sides through a varied series of missions. As casualties mount, wounded units leave the players' decks, forcing them to adapt in the face of changing tactical circumstances. Use your cards to strengthen your forces, deploy vehicles to advance rapidly across the battlefield, and seize the initiative as you determine the outcome of the North African Theatre.

Ages: 14+
Players: 2
Playing Time: 45-60 minutes
Contents: 88 cards, 22 large map tiles, 4 dice, tokens, campaign booklet
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-914151 various VAE VICTIS # 151 Capture Tito Wargame of Operation Rosselsprung (1944) features the first phase of the operation led by the airborne troops of the SS-fallschirmjager battalion 500 to eliminate Tito. This game system of low to medium complexity was developed for the Raid series and is designed for solo play; the artificial intelligence automatically manages the Yugoslav actions while the player manages the German actions.

The map represents a series of points, between one and several hundred meters apart. A game turn equals two day-time hours or five 5 night-time hours. The scenario begins at 6:00 on 25 May 1944 and finishes at 12:00 on 26 May for 12 game turns -- a full game is expected to take about 90 minutes. The front side of the die-cut counters represents full strength -- 35-40 German paratroopers, a company of 20-100 Yugoslav partisans, an officer, two anti-air machine guns, or two Italian tanks.

Magazine:
Boardgames: Front Toward Ennemy; Guerres Indiennes Vol. 1 :Custer; Durchbruch 1917; Tank Duel; Western Empires; Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941; Twilight Struggle; White Tribe
Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader; Memory 44
Miniatures: Furor Mundi 1.6.1.6; Bolt Action vs. Chain of Command; Les Batailles du Grand Conde; La Bataille d'Angleterre
Hobby: Figurines en Impression 3D; Les Nouveautes Warlord
Art of War: Operation Rosselsprung 1944; 1870: L'ete Tragique 1re Partie
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-223990 Badri-Maharaj, Sanjay Kargil 1999 - South Asia's First Post-Nuclear Conflict Kargil 1999 is the first ever military history of this conflict in the English language. It examines the political and strategic situation in the run-up to the conflict, the precarious position of the Indian government, and the disconnect between the Pakistani civilian government and its armed forces. Moreover, it provides a detailed review of the state of the Indian and Pakistani armed forces as of 1998-1999, with particular attention to their organization, orders of battle, their air forces and air defense networks. Because the Kargil War of 1999 was the first conflict during which both India and Pakistan were in possession of nuclear weapons, this account provides a detailed review of their related potentials - including stocks of fissile materials, and delivery systems (manned aircraft and the burgeoning indigenous ballistic missile programs of increasing sophistication).

26 tables, 16 color AFV/equipment/aircraft profiles, 4 color figs, 66 b/w & 2 color photos, 6 b/w & 1 color maps

Finally, Kargil 1999 provides a detailed account of ground combat, which culminated in the Indian infantry storming the heights occupied by the Pakistani infantry, while supported by artillery and air force.

Illustrated by more than 100 photographs, maps, and authentic colour artworks, Kargil 1999 offers a military perspective of the first confrontation of the two declared nuclear powers of South Asia - a conflict that tested their political, military, diplomatic, and nuclear resolve.1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-COM1113 Rader, Andrew Stellar Horizons Lead one of seven factions to explore and develop our solar system. Designed by a real-life space engineer with a PhD in long-duration spaceflight from MIT, Stellar Horizons is intended to be a plausible representation of the first steps of humanity towards the stars between 2030 and 2169, with each turn representing a year of time. You control your faction's space program, outposts, and fleets spanning the solar system, although you will also have some influence over your faction's politics back home on Earth as space development becomes more important. For two to seven players: 2 to 7, with high solitaire suitability.

Components:
1 Rulebook
Counters: 231 Units (33 for each faction); 1 Invader; 30 Mission markers; 2 Turn markers (Year and Decade); 8 Asteroid markers; 12 Signs of Life/Life markers; 12 Pirate markers; 15 Helio Transfer markers; 27 Trade markers; 90 Numbers - numbered 1 through 9; 182 Faction markers; 30 Damage markers; 100 Settlement markers; 130 Installation markers (21 each of Supply Stations, Spaceports, Mining Stations, Refineries, and Research Stations plus 25 Defense Works); 40 Politics markers; 40 Victory point markers; 108 Technology number markers for Engineering, Physics, and Biology - in denominations of 1,2,3, and 5; 21 Technology bank markers (3 for each faction)
2 Large Planet tiles - e.g. Jupiter
2 Medium Planet tiles - e.g. Neptune
8 Small Planet tiles - e.g. Earth and Alpha Centauri
24 Satellite/Moon tiles - e.g. Hygeia-Palas and Triton
1 Deep Space Astronomy tile
54 World Cards
29 Currency Coins in denominations of 1,2,5,10, and 25 Billion
393 Resource markers - 131 each of Ore, Fuel, and Supplies in denominations of 1,2,5,10, and 25
Player Faction boards (one each faction)
Policy Tree board
Tracks board
1 Technology Tree on a mounted board
4 Player Aids containing the various charts and tables needed to play and the Solar System and Space diagram
1 Percentile die and 3 ten-sided dice
1 Box and lid set

1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES

NEW-box, available mid July 2020 -- NOTE: Stellar Horizons comes in a long 18x12x4-inch box and weighs a whopping 13 pounds. Sorry, this carries a special shipping charge dependent on the destination.

1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid July 2020 - Stellar is in a long 18 12 4 box and weights 13 pounds. Normal shipping charge don't apply ......$149.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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