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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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1-210996 Flaherty, Chris THE NAPOLEONIC OTTOMAN ARMY: Uniforms, Tactics and Organization This volume covers the uniforms, tactics and organization of the Ottoman standing army in the late 18th century and Napoleonic wars. The Ottoman's standing army was long established. The sipahiand deli cavalry constituted its main battlefield assault force, alongside paid regular janissary infantry, provincial government musketeer regiments, and the nizam-i-cedid - the new order army -- all supported by a force of regular artillery, engineering and transport corps.

Chapters cover uniforms, insignia, flags, standing army's composition, and the organization of its infantry, cavalry and artillery. Also includes tactics used in the 18th century and Napoleonic period as well as a chapter on the organization, flags, ships, uniforms,tactics and armament of the Ottoman river fleets.

This volume is a continuation of the Partizan Press series for generic wargaming conversion rules, the 2018 Napoleonic Ottoman Army Wargaming Supplement.1 vol, 180 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210347 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 7 - The Seven Years War: Warburg, Vellinghausen and Wilhelmsthal From 1757 through to 1762 an Allied Coalition army fought against the French in support of Prussia. In August 1758, the first British contingent of troops arrived. The Allied army was a polyglot mix from nations including Britain, Brunswick, Hanover, Hesse, Prussia and Schaumburg-Lippe-Buckeburg.

This volume offers scenarios for three major actions from the years 1760, 1761 and 1762: Warburg, Vellinghausen, and Wilhelmsthal -- Sets the scene, describes the historical battle, discusses how best to wargame each, and then an account of how the game played out. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-220990 Harwood, Tony THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: Wargaming Terrain and Buildings In this volume, master modeler Tony Hardwood shares his years of experience and presents a wide range of projects for the Napoleonic era. With the aid of step-by-step photographs, he guides the reader through building and finishing each of these models, which are organized in three sections of increasing complexity and encompass a range of scales and different materials. Nine projects are included but the techniques and skills demonstrated along the way, along with valuable advice on tools, construction materials and paints, can be adapted and applied to a much wider range of structures to grace your battlefields. 350 illustrations.1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-908382 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 382 THEME: KILL THEM ALL!

* An Early 13th Century Guide
* Painting Prince Louis
* Double Dutched
* Bosworth 1745
* When England Slept
* War of the Worlds Redux

* Observation Post
* Se Victorem Exercitum
* Rules Showcase: Test of Honour (Second Edition) and SPQR
* A Great (Big) Game of the Greatest Battle
* To Invading England
* The Crusading Genoese
* Building a Palazzo
* Rethinking Roger's Rangers
* Storm in a Paint Pot1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-220950 SPQR: Ancients Miniatures Rules Build a warband (lists for Imperial Rome, Dacia & Sarmatia, Iberia, Gaul, Caesar's Legions, Macedonia, Persia, Thebes, Sparta, and Athens) for scouting, raids, and other skirmish actions. Each warband features specialized scenarios to reflect its own tactics and methods of waging war. Includes 42 scenarios and campaign system.

Units in SPQR are divided into two broad categories; heroes and minions. Units of five or more minions -- faceless henchmen who have been sworn into your service -- form the bulk of your warband. Heroes are powerful individuals that will grow in stature from battle to battle, gaining new talents and becoming legends.1 vol, 196 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-1992913 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Overlord D-Day Softback reprint of the 'D Day' section of the original Overlord campaign supplement.1 vol, 136 pgs 2019 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
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1-220940 Moran, Jim US MARINE CORPS: Uniforms and Equipment in World War II The United States Marine Corps was one of the phenomena of WWII. Greatly expanded from its pre-war order of battle of scattered defense battalions, overseas garrisons and ship detachments, it became a multi-division force bearing the brunt of the hardest fighting across the whole vast expanse of the Pacific theater of operations.1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-220980 Hoffmann, Birgitta THE ROMAN INVASION OF BRITAIN: Archaeology Versus History Compares Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form of evidence. In the process, it challenges much received wisdom about the history of Roman Britain. Takes a number of major events or episodes (such as Caesar's incursions, Claudius' invasion, and Boudicca's revolt), presents the accepted narrative as derived from historical sources, and then presents the archaeological evidence for the same. Includes 16pp color plates, plus b/w maps and diagrams.

1 vol, 208 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220970 Nolan, Roger JULIUS CAESAR'S INVASION OF BRITAIN: Solving a 2,000-Year-Old Mystery Julius Caesar came, saw and conquered southern Britain, but just where he landed and the precise routes his army marched through the south of the country have never been firmly established. Numerous sites have been suggested for the Roman landings of 55BC and 54BC, yet, remarkably, the exact locations of the first major events in recorded British history remain undiscovered - until now.

After years of careful analysis, Roger Nolan has painstakingly traced not only the places where the Romans landed, but he has also discovered four temporary marching camps Caesar's army built as it drove up from the south coast in pursuit of the British tribal leader, Cassivellaunus.

This advance took Caesar across the Thames to Cassivellaunus' stronghold at Wheathampstead in present-day Hertfordshire. These marching camps are placed almost equidistant from each other and, most importantly, are in a straight line between the coast and Wheathampstead.

Roger Nolan's research has also enabled him to identify the place mentioned in Caesar's Commentaries, where the Roman legions were ambushed by the British whilst foraging and where a large battle then ensued.1 vol, 176 pgs 2019 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-220960 Schmitz, Michael ROMAN CONQUESTS: The Danube Frontier The Roman conquests of Macedonia in the 2nd century BC led directly to the extension of their authority over the troublesome tribes of Thrace to the south of the Danube. But their new neighbor on the other side of the mighty river, the kingdom of the Dacians, was to pose an increasing threat to the Roman empire. Inevitably, this eventually provoked Roman attempts at invasion and conquest. It is a measure of Dacian prowess and resilience that several tough campaigns were required over more than a century before their kingdom was added to the Roman Empire. It was one of the Empire's last major acquisitions (and a short-lived one at that).

Dr. Michael Schmitz traces Roman involvement in the Danube region from first contact with the Thracians after the Third Macedonian War in the 2nd century BC to the ultimate conquest of Dacia by Trajan in the early years of the 2nd Century AD. Like the other volumes in this series, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-954131 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.1 Theme: Hellenistic Mercenary Armies in Southern Italy
* Hellenistic Kings Meddling in Italy - Hired Help from Overseas
* A New Reconstruction of Heraclea - Pyrrhus meets Rome
* A King in search of a Kingdom - Cleonymus of Sparta
* Deployment at Asculum: The Army of Pyrrhus

* Completing the Hoplite Accoutrement - The Well-Greaved Greek
* Gladiators and the Roman Army: The Disgraced as Soldiers
* Combined Arms and Integrated Warfare, part I - All Together Now
* Taktike Techne (part X): Swordsmanship in the Graeco-Roman World
* Panels from a Missing Roman Arch: Trajan's Lost Praetorians
* Hospital Staff in the Roman Army: Running the Valetudinarium1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962093 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 9.3 Theme: The 1527 Sack of Rome
* Hell Itself was a More Beautiful Sight: The 1527 Sack of Rome

* The Final Clash of the Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Stoke Field
* Medieval Military Logistics: The Practicalities of Managing an Army
* The Tercios - Sixteenth-century Infantrymen
* Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: The Arquebus
* How to Succeed in a Chevauchee: The Black Prince Raids in France in 1355
* The 'Turkish' Trebuchet: Stolen Technology or Invented Terminology?
* A Medieval Parody of warfare: The Battle of Anesin
* Sacking Liege: The Arbitrary Side of Medieval Warfare
* Ivan the Terrible: Medieval Russia on screen, part 11 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962904 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Special No. 4 The Rise of the Gun Medieval Warfare Special 2019:

* Guns and Gunpowder in the Middle Ages - It was Once a 'Child's Toy'
* The Invention of Firearms in China - The Origins of the Gunpowder Age
* Trying to Understand 500-year-old Weapons - The Development of Guns and Gunpowder in Medieval Europe
* The Good, the Bad, and the Intoxicated - Guns in Battle
* Lancastrians, Yorkists, Tudors, and artillery - Gunpowder Weapons in the Wars of the Roses
* Deadly Renaissance Sculptures - The Art of Gunmaking
* The Evolution of Cannon Design - Bigger, Stronger, Faster
* Another Way to Look for Gunpowder Weapons - Cannons in Stone
* Defending Against Gunpowder Artillery - Castles Confronting Cannons
* Guns and Gunpowder Weapons in Japan - The Battle of Nagashino
* How Guns Changed the World - A Military Revolution1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-220951 Chartrand, Rene THE ARMIES AND WARS OF THE SUN KING 1643-1715: Volume 1 - The Guard of Louis XIV Volume 1 deals with the Sun King's early years, from his birth in 1638, the resounding victory of Rocroi when he was five and a child king, the unstable years of the Fronde civil wars, his seizure of absolute power in 1661, the initial foreign military adventures, and the French army's blitzkriegs of 1667-1668.

This is followed by a look at the command systems, short biographies of the senior officers, their own guards, their lifestyles and orders of chivalry. Closing with several chapters on the Royal Guard including their more mundane or obscure duties with their battle record, uniforms and material culture. Of the appendices, the largest is devoted to the opponent Spanish army of the 17th century. Includes about 200 illustrations, most in color, taken from contemporary sources joined by many works by now nearly forgotten 19th century eminent military illustrators such as Marbot, Titeu, Philippoteaux, and JOB.

As a bonus, each volume has five especially commissioned color plates of three figures each showing usually never before seen uniforms reconstructed from descriptions and three especially commissioned color plates showing colors and standards.1 vol, 246 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-PWAR092 PAPER WARS: Issue 92: Pitt's War Pitt's War simulates the epic struggle between United Kingdom and France from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of the French Empire at Waterloo (1792-1815) on a map with zones covering Europe and the Levant. Each turn is worth a year with a fair and a bad weather impulse. Combat units are multi step historical armies with elite corps and main generals. Includes 130 event markers to simulate easily the essence of that period.

One player controls the French forces and the other one controls United Kingdom and her allies to gain predominance over Europe. Because of the low density of counters and low complexity rules, players are able to end a full game in less than 10 hours for the full campaign. The game also provides two scenarios to cover the Republic period and the French Empire.

Product Information:

* Complexity: Low
* Solitaire suitability: Medium
* Time scale: 1 year per turn
* Map scale: One province per area
* Unit scale: Armies and corps
* 1 Map
* 228 counters 1 vol, 64 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-221010 Field, Andrew GROUCHY'S WATERLOO: The Battles of Ligny and Wavre This concluding volume of a study exploring the French perspective of the Waterloo campaign covers the final offensive the French victory over the Prussians at Ligny and Marshal Grouchy's pursuit of the Prussians and the battle at Wavre. Grouchy's extensive description of his operations forms the backbone of the narrative, supplemented by other French sources and those of Prussian eyewitnesses. Napoleon in his memoirs accused Grouchy, like Marshal Ney, of a series of failures in command that led to the French defeat, and many subsequent historians took the same line.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-221000 Bilton, David THE FRENCH ARMY IN THE GREAT WAR: Images of War Series Another fine addition to the Images of War series provides 200 contemporary black and white photographs of the French Army on the Western Front, including the daily life of the French soldier both in and out of the trenches. Many come from wartime and postwar magazines, interspersed with previously unpublished images.

Also included is a lengthy introduction which explains the structure of the army at the onset of the war and some of the problems it faced, and a section that looks at the uniforms worn and how they changed during the war.1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available late July 2019 ......$23.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-COM1084 Edwards, John FORTRESS EUROPA: Designer Signature Edition Faithfully remastered and updated supersized edition (larger game maps and 5/8-inch counters) of the game that recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945.

The Allied player must select an invasion site in June 1944 and make a successful landing, break out of the beachhead, drive across France, and push deep into Germany. The German player must prevent the Allied invasion or else conduct an orderly withdrawal across France, constantly delaying the Allies, and then perhaps counterattacking in the winter.

Updated Version Includes:
* Supersized map and counters
* Unit counter artwork embellished to include reduced strength, optional air units, and additional utility markers
*Charts and Tables available on the game map and on separate player aid cards for convenient referencing
*Re-designed and enhanced player aid cards
*Enhanced ergonomics are built into the set up and reinforcement charts (with helpful game play reminders)
*Revised Sudden Death Victory Conditions
*All new Invasion Sequence Chart to facilitate game play
*Rules presentation honors the acclaimed TAHGC edition with formatting improvements and a formalized Sequence of Play
*All errata from TAHGC edition have been incorporated into the rules
* Minor rules adjustments; no major changes to the Standard Game
*Revised and expanded optional rules based on extensive playtesting
*Updated scenarios with fine-tuning to maximize play balance

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 7 out of 10 (no hidden units)
* Time Scale: one week per turn
* Map Scale: 25 miles per hex
* Unit Scale: divisions, brigades, regiments, and battalions. Abstract naval and air units.
* Players: one to two, best with two
* Playing Time: 2-4 hours for scenarios, 8+ hours for campaign

Components: Two maps (43 x 34 inches); Three countersheets (5/8-inch size); Rules booklet; Two Player Aid Cards, 2-sided (duplicates); One German Player Aid Card; One Allied Player Aid Card; One Aircraft Mission Chart, 2-sided; One German Initial Game Set-up Display; Two German Arrival Schedule Displays; One German Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display; One Allied Initial Game Set-up Display; One Allied Arrival Schedule Display; One Allied Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available late July 2019 ......$85.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-221020 Hill, John KASSERINE PASS: Rommel Hits the Yanks Covers the German attack in Tunisia during February 1943. Units are brigade and battalion (with battalion breakdowns of brigades). This is the first printing of the game that was later renamed 'Kasserine Pass - The Baptism of Fire' in subsequent printings. Three pages of rules. No hex scale listed, but most artillery range is 2 or 3 hexes and movement rate is 16 hexes.1 vol, 1 pgs 1973 US, CONFLICT GAMES
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