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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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1-779910001 Chambers, Andy BLOOD RED SKIES: 1/200th Scale WWII Mass Air Combat Game (Mega Bundle for Stores) The Mega Bundle contains: Eight (8) Base sets, Six (6) of EACH Squadron box, Six (6) of EACH Ace box, 10 28mm Bolt Action Ace figures; and two (2) of EACH dice box.

Pre-order now and Warlord is promising delivery by late November-Early December in time for holiday sales.

Each Base set contains: 12 aircraft, bases, and discs; 10 dice, three Gaming booklets: Rules, Expanded rules, Scenarios; 45 cards, 38 markers, a set of tools: a movement template, range finder, and navigation caliper; six cardboard counters representing Clouds / Air defense balloons clusters, three cardboard counters representing Blenheim IV / Dornier Do17 Z2 bombers; and two Quick Reference sheets.

Each Ace box contains: one (1) aircraft, plastic flying base, and disc; ace card; ace skills cards.

Each squadron box contains: Six (6) aircraft, plastic flying bases, and discs; 17 cards; and one sticker set.

NOTE: The Special Edition Bolt Action Ace figures are limited to advanced pre-orders only!1 vol, 78 pgs 2017 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-boxes, available late November 2017 ......$1746.00 rct

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1-779910002 Chambers, Andy BLOOD RED SKIES: 1/200th Scale WWII Mass Air Combat Game Bundle Pre-order now and Warlord is promising delivery by late November-Early December in time for holiday sales.

The Blood Red Skies Bundle contains: One Base Set, AND one British Spitfire Squadron box, one British Spitfire Ace box, one German ME-109 Squadron box, one German ME-109 Ace box, one US P-51 Squadron box, one US P-51 Ace box, one Japanese A6MX Zero Squadron box, one Japanese A6MX Zero Ace box, one Soviet Yak-1 Squadron box, one Soviet Yak-1 Ace box, one set of 5 Bolt Action 28mm special Ace figures; extra set of British, German, US, Japanese, and Soviet dice.

The Base set contains: 12 aircraft, bases, and discs; 10 dice, three Gaming booklets: Rules, Expanded rules, Scenarios; 45 cards, 38 markers, a set of tools: a movement template, range finder, and navigation caliper; six cardboard counters representing Clouds / Air defense balloons clusters, three cardboard counters representing Blenheim IV / Dornier Do17 Z2 bombers; and two Quick Reference sheets.

Each Ace box contains: one (1) aircraft, plastic flying base, and disc; ace card; ace skills cards.

Each squadron box contains: Six (6) aircraft, plastic flying bases, and discs; 17 cards; and one sticker set.

NOTE: The Special Edition Bolt Action Ace figures are limited to advanced pre-orders only!1 vol, 11 pgs 2017 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-boxes, available late November 2017 ......$325.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-779910099 Chambers, Andy BLOOD RED SKIES: 1/200th Scale WWII Mass Air Combat Game (Small Bundle for Stores) Pre-order now and Warlord is promising delivery by late November-Early December in time for holiday sales.

The Blood Red Skies Small Bundle for Stores contains: One Base Set, AND one British Spitfire Squadron box, one British Spitfire Ace box, one German ME-109 Squadron box, one German ME-109 Ace box, one US P-51 Squadron box, one US P-51 Ace box, one Japanese A6MX Zero Squadron box, one Japanese A6MX Zero Ace box, and one Soviet Yak-1 Squadron box, and one Soviet Yak-1 Ace box.

The Base set contains: 12 aircraft, bases, and discs; 10 dice, three Gaming booklets: Rules, Expanded rules, Scenarios; 45 cards, 38 markers, a set of tools: a movement template, range finder, and navigation caliper; six cardboard counters representing Clouds / Air defense balloons clusters, three cardboard counters representing Blenheim IV / Dornier Do17 Z2 bombers; and two Quick Reference sheets.

Each Ace box contains: one (1) aircraft, plastic flying base, and disc; ace card; ace skills cards.

Each squadron box contains: Six (6) aircraft, plastic flying bases, and discs; 17 cards; and one sticker set.1 vol, 11 pgs 2017 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-boxes, available late November 2017 ......$300.00 rct

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1-202016001 Warlord Games LANDSKNECHTS PIKEMAN: 28mm Plastic Miniatures This box contains: Plastic components to make either 30 Pikemen or 24 Pikemen and 5 Arquebusiers; Command sprue with options for officers, standard bearers, drummers, etc.; Plastic bases; and Background guide with 5 full-color flags.

The late 15th and early 16th centuries in Europe were defined by near-constant warfare. National 'standing armies' were unheard of and the ambitions of empires were reliant on the mercenaries they could afford to hire.

Landsknechts were created by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximillian I, as a reaction to the Swiss Mercenary Pikemen that had dominated battlefields for decades before the Italian Wars (1494-1559).

Over the course of the Italian Wars, however, the Landsknecht tactics adapted far more than the Swiss and the use of firearms in conjunction with the pike would give them the edge, at least tactically.1 vol, 30 pgs 2017 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available late July 2017 ......$29.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-923116 Various FIGURINES # 116 Articles include: Au soir di 18 Juin, 54mm Roman Imaginifer, 1/10 Capitaine Garfio bust, 32mm Receveur Humain, and more...1 vol, 100 pgs 2017 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$15.00 rct

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1-908358 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 358 THEME: Dunkirk

Theme Articles:
* The Dunkirk Races: Introduction to forces
* Battle on the Escaut: Keeping Disaster at Bay and gaming initial battles
* Fighting Dunkirk using Bolt Action scenarios
* The Cassel Rearguard: Two scenarios
* Figure Spotlight: Beyond Dunkirk -- German invasion of Britain 1940 (AKA Operation Sea Lion

Other Articles:
* Observation Post: New and upcoming releases
* Broken Legions: The Cthulhu Campaigns (Osprey Rules)
* Fighting Talk: Building Better Scenarios
* How To Build A European Farm: Inspiration from La Haye Sainte
* A Larger Lion Rampant: Adapting skirmish rules to mass combat
* Lock The Door Lariston: How to build buildings on English-Scottish border
* Show Report: Legionary 2017
* Lost Giants Of The Congo: Congo scenario
* Making Fort Mosquito: Examining the top award winning game from Salute 2017
* Base, We Have A Problem: How to base figures for both single and multi-based games
* Wars of James II: part 1
* Moving Perry Crusaders Towards The Third Crusade: How to convert figures
* Rules Showcase: Blood And Plunder -- Pirate Skirmish1 vol, 108 pgs 2017 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 ......$9.00 rct

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1-916412 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 412 Articles include:

* FORWARD OBSERVER: New products
* SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE: Using technology for remote gaming
* IMAGINE-NATIONS & WW2: An Island in the Sun in the mid '30s and Dad's Army.
* SPANISH MAIN: A Pirate scenario for multiple players set in the Indies using the Yo-ho-ho! rules.
* STAYING THE COURSE: Caesar in Gaul and tips on setting up a campaign that won't just fizzle out...
* DARKER HORIZONS: This month Fantasy Facts has its usual round up of what's out in the world(s) of non-historical gaming plus the construction and painting of the Aliens Drop Ship from Prodos Games.
* HYPOCRISY IN WARGAMING: To paint or not to paint: are we all hypocrites?
* MARTELLO: Build a simple piece of wargames terrain.
* BROADSIDE: A visit to the show with photos and a report.
* RECCE: What to read and what to delete from your wish list for wargamers.
* WARGAMES WIDOW: Temples, tiling and cakes: Diane does it all!
* CLUB OPEN DAYS: A visit to the Maidstone Wargames Society
* CLUB DIRECTORY: Find a club in your vicinity and add your club for free!1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 ......$9.00 rct

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1-214590 Teixeira, Ed FORTUNES WON AND LOST: Age of Imperialism Rules Adventure in the Age of Imperialism for both historical and imagi-nation style games. Includes:

* Six Army Lists that can be adapted for any army of the Colonial Period.
* Rules for combat that work just as well for small skirmishes or big battles.
* A complete and easy to track campaign system to give meaning to your games.
* A variety of pre-generated games.
* A low bookkeeping system to track how well you are doing.
* Retirement rules to determine how you ended up after your career has ended.

Like an RPG, Fortunes uses 'artificial intelligence' to guide an adventure so all players (even solo) can be on one side. Or, you can play a traditional two-sided game.1 vol, 28 pgs 2017 US, TWO HOUR WARGAMING
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 ......$15.00 rct

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1-BRIG332 Bunde, Peter 332: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Elb Infantry Regiment 1813 / 26th Infantry Regiment 1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-plate, available late July 2017 ......$14.00 rct

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1-995248 Stille, Mark 248 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ANTISUBMARINE ESCORTS: 1941-45 This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the IJN's anti-submarine warfare escorts. These include the Momi class of second-rate destroyers, the Tomodzuru and Ootori classes of torpedo boars, and the several types of ASW escorts built from 1937 up to the end of the war.

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built ASW escorts available at the start of the war and these were augmented by a handful of second-class destroyers and a dozen torpedo boats. Once the magnitude of the threat to Japan's shipping became fully apparent in 1943, the IJN made plans for mass production of ASW escorts. These arrived in 1944, but could not stop the massacre of Japanese shipping by increasingly bold and effective American submarines.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 ......$18.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-949043 Various PRETORIEN # 43 Articles cover: Guerre des Deux Roses, les unites dotees d'un vexillum, sur les champs Catalauniques, les archers romaines aux Ier and IIe siecles, Les thermes romains de bath, les champ de bataille de Giornico, and more.1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$18.00 rct

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1-942073 Martin, Yves GLOIRE & EMPIRE # 73 Articles cover: Bonaparte a Toulon -- le context strategique, le siege, la chute de la ville, and more.1 vol, 132 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$28.00 rct

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1-932025N Various LA REVUE NAPOLEON # 25 (New series) Articles cover: Epuration a repetition dans la gandarmerie, le proces du general Travot, l'ombre portee de Napoleon, and more.1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$26.00 rct

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1-961014 Various TRADITIONS # 14 Articles cover: La Malheureuse guerre du general Bourbaki, La Victoire inattendue de Steinkerque, La Medaille Militaire sous le second empire, 1815 le combat du Gilly, and more.1 vol, 116 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$18.00 rct

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1-961015 Various TRADITIONS # 15 Articles cover: L'echec de l'expedition du Mexique, les femmes a l'armee, Orthez Sanglante Defaite, l'heroique bataille de Durrenstein, and more.1 vol, 116 pgs 2017 FRANCE, LCV
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$18.00 rct

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1-214610 Crenshaw, Doug RICHMOND SHALL NOT BE GIVEN UP: The Seven Days' Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862 Includes 150 images and maps.

In the spring of 1862, the largest army ever assembled on the North American continent landed in Virginia, on the peninsula between the James and York Rivers, and proceeded to march toward Richmond. Between that army and the capital of the Confederate States of America, an outnumbered Confederate force did all in its feeble power to resist-but all it could do was slow, not stop, the juggernaut.

To Southerners, the war, not yet a year old, looked lost. The Confederate government prepared to evacuate the city. The citizenry prepared for the worst. And then the war turned.

During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E. Lee, stabilized the army, fended off the Federals, and then fortified the capital. 'Richmond must not be given up!' he vowed, tears in his eyes. 'It shall not be given up!'

Federal commander Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, confident of success, found himself unexpectedly hammered by a newly aggressive, newly emboldened foe. For seven days, Lee planned ambitious attacks and launched them, one after another, hoping not just to drive Federals from the gates of Richmond but to obliterate them entirely.1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 ......$15.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-950121 Various GBM: Blindes & Materiel: # 121 Articles cover: 1940: Corap et le desastre sur la Meuse, 1re DCr le 26eBCC a Flavion, Berry a Bac 2017, 1914-1918 Tranchaes, 1940 mimoires dragon a chevel, and more.1 vol, 100 pgs 2017 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
NEW-pb, available late July 2017 [French text] ......$20.00 rct

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1-214600 Plevy, Harry NORWAY 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign Ostensibly fought for control of Swedish iron ore to Germany, the campaign made an important but largely overlooked contribution to the conduct of WWII. It convincingly proved the supremacy of air power in modern warfare and, particularly, the vulnerability of land and sea forces to sustained undefended air assault.

It was the first conflict in which one side, the German, used all three arms of their forces in integrated combined assault and in which parachute and glider-borne troops were used to secure airfields and strategic targets. The Allies (Britain, France, Norway and Poland) in contrast tried to conduct the campaign on land with inadequate air support and virtually the sole use of infantrymen. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late July 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-969003 Davies, Peter 003 NORTH AMERICAN X-15 The revolutionary X-15 remains the fastest manned aircraft ever to fly. Built in the two decades following World War II, it was the most successful of the high-speed X-planes. The only recently broken 'sound barrier' was smashed completely by the X-15, which could hit Mach 6.7 and soar to altitudes above 350,000 feet, beyond the edge of space. Several pilots qualified as astronauts by flying above 50 miles altitude in the X-15, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

The three X-15s made 199 flights, testing new technologies and techniques which greatly eased America's entry into manned space travel, and made the Apollo missions and Space Shuttle viable propositions. With historical photographs and stunning digital artwork, this is the story of arguably the greatest of the X-Planes.1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid July 2017 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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