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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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1-215641 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Death Dice set Set of 10 custom MeG Death Dice with the skulls, wounds, and S symbols. Two each of Red, Yellow, Green, White, and Black. A second set makes the game even easier as you can roll your 4 dice together for shooting, but a second set is not essential to play the game.1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-215642 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Command Card Pack Pack of 55 card MeG cards. Generally only needed if you lose cards or if you have worn a pack out through playing a few hundred games. But here when you need it.1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-215643 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Marker Set MeG acrylic purple markers. In each set you get 5 x reversible arrow markers showing Charge and Run Away on the two sides. 1 x RED Shatter and 10 x reversible wound markers which also have 'moved' on the reverse so you can use them to remind you on UGs that have moved if the need arises. One set is usually enough for normal games, two sets is more than enough for any game.1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-215644 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Measuring Set 40mm BW for 15mm Set of purple measuring sticks in 40mm Base Widths. Sticks with 2/3/4/5/6 BW covering everything from slowed movement to full speed cavalry skirmishers.1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-215645 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Measuring Set 60mm BW for 28mm Set of purple measuring sticks in 60mm Base Widths. Sticks with 2/3/4/5/6 BW covering everything from slowed movement to full speed cavalry skirmishers.1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-215646 Hall, Simon MORTEM et GLORIAM: Formation Markers A set of 80mm markers (five per pack) to remind your opponent when your flexibles are in their alternative formation. Showing Denser and Looser formation with visual reminder. 1 vol, 114 pgs 2017 UK, THE WARGAME ZONE
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1-217770 Veltre, Joe SONS OF MARS: Gladiatorial Rules INTRODUCTORY OFFER: ONE FREE RANDOM PACK (an $8 value) OF 4 GLADIATORS (out of seven packs total) WITH EVERY RULES BOOK!

Sons of Mars is a rule set that gives players the ability to recreate the gladiatorial games of ancient Rome on the table top. Build your ludus from the ground up and take to the sands of the arena with a deep campaign system that has gladiator progression, ludus expansion, special events and much more. The arena's crowd is chanting your name, will you answer their call?

The combat system in Sons of Mars aims to take the fighting beyond simple dice rolling and leans toward a more tactical approach. With a combination of 13 different actions and 30+ abilities the players, not the dice gods, will have the most control over how the battles on the sands of the arena unfold.

Inside this book you will also find rules for 17 classes of gladiators, 10 beasts, over 20 different match types, four Roman festivals with themed matches, 40+ NPCs (Non Player Characters), and rules for campaign and solo play.1 vol, 83 pgs 2018 UK, ACCEPTABLE CASUALTIES
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1-210846 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen PRUSSIAN FREIKORPS AND JAGER OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: Military Colours Vol. 6 In Military Colours 6, unravels the complex information available to provide the most thorough study of the extraordinary uniforms of the Freikorps and Jager. These exotic forces were not just colorful martinets, but essential to Frederick the Great's Army and many commanding officers were of the highest caliber and rose to significant rank.1 vol, 72 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-210847 Summerfield, Dr. Stephen PRUSSIAN FREI-INFANTERIE, MILITIA AND NAVY OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: Military Colours Vol. 7 In Military Colours 7, Stephen unravels the complex information available to provide the most thorough study of the extraordinary uniforms of the Frei-Infanterie, Militia, and Navy. These exotic forces were not just colorful martinets, but essential to Frederick the Great's Army and many commanding officers were of the highest caliber and rose to significant rank.1 vol, 72 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-972035 Campbell, David 035 ROMAN LEGIONARY vs CARTHAGINIAN WARRIOR: Second Punic War 217-206 BC The peace that followed the First Punic War was shallow and fractious, with the resumption of hostilities in 218 BC sparked by Carthaginian expansion in Iberia seeing Rome suffer some of the worst defeats in her entire history.

The Carthaginian army was a composite affair primarily made up of a number of levies from Africa and around the Mediterranean augmented by mercenaries and allies, and these troops crushed the Roman heavy infantry maniples in a series of battles across Southern Europe. Improvements made to their military, however, would see Roman revenge visited on Hannibal in full measure by Scipio, who would beat him at his own game and bring Roman legions to the gates of Carthage itself.

In this study, the epic battles at Lake Trasimene (217 BC), Cannae (216 BC), and Ilipa (206 BC) are explored in detail, supported by carefully chosen illustrations and specially commissioned full-color artwork and mapping.1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996326 Stille, Mark 326 THE SOLOMONS 1943-44: The Struggle for New Georgia and Bougainville Victory at Guadalcanal for the Allies in February 1943 left them a vital foothold in the Solomon Islands chain, and was the first step in an attempt to isolate and capture the key Japanese base of Rabaul on New Britain. In order to do this they had to advance up the island chain in a combined air, naval, and ground campaign.

On the other hand, the Japanese were determined to shore up their defences on the Solomons, which was a vital part of their southern front, and would bitterly contest every inch of the Allied advance. The scene was set for one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Pacific War.

Fully illustrated with specially commissioned maps and artwork, this is the compelling story of the struggle for the Solomons, a key part of the Allied advance towards Japan which saw tens of thousands of casualties and so many ships lost that part of the ocean became known as 'Ironbottom Sound.'1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999517 Chartrand, Rene 517 FRENCH NAVAL & COLONIAL TROOPS: 1872-1914 France's colonial wars in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia were very largely fought by an organization completely separate from both the home-defense Metropolitan Army and the Armee d'Afrique in Algeria. The Naval Troops (Troupes de la Marine) were volunteers, and earned a reputation for greater toughness and hardiness than the conscripted Metropolitan Army.

Spread throughout the French Empire, Naval Troops in this period were characterized by very large infantry and artillery regiments based in France, mixed race regiments (Regiments Mixtes), and entire native regiments raised in West Africa, Madagascar and Indochina. The latter, the so-called 'Tirailleurs' were organized and led by officers and cadres from the Naval Troops, and wore very varied and colorful uniforms based on formalized versions of traditional local costumes.

French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914 uses rich and detailed full color plates as well as thorough analysis to detail the story of these tough colonial units which bore the brunt of French colonial campaigns in Africa and Vietnam.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999520 Esposito, Gabriele 520 ARMIES OF THE ITALIAN WARS OF UNIFICATION 1848-70 (2): Papal States, Minor States & Volunteers In the 1840s, Italy was a patchwork of states. The North was ruled by the Austrian Empire, the South by the Spanish-descended monarchy of the Two Sicilies. Over the next two decades, after wars led by Savoy/Piedmont and volunteers such as Garibaldi, an independent Kingdom of Italy emerged. These conflicts saw foreign interventions and shifting alliances among minor states, and attracted a variety of local and foreign volunteers.

This second volume in a two-part series covers the armies of the Papal States; the duchies of Tuscany, Parma, and Modena; the republics of Rome and San Marco (Venice); the transitional Kingdom of Sicily; and the various volunteer movements. These varied armies and militias wore a wide variety of highly colorful uniforms which are brought to life in stunning, specially commissioned, full color artwork.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999521 Lohnstein, Marc 521 ROYAL NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES ARMY 1936-42 Until 1945, Indonesia was a Dutch colony known as the Netherlands East Indies. In 1930, the area had over 60 million inhabitants and was a major exporter to Japan, providing some 13% of its oil needs - second only after the United States. Following Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in May 1940, Japan decided to expand its influence in the Netherlands East Indies.

Defending the colony was the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL). This force, designed primarily for colonial policing, underwent a series of cutbacks in the interwar years before adopting a modernization program in 1936, which focused on building up a strike air force, introducing tanks, and increasing the firepower of the infantry and artillery.

Fully illustrated with period photographs and full-color artwork, this book examines the dress, insignia, equipment, organization, and combat performance of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army as it faced the all-conquering Japanese forces in World War II.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1950010 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 10: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SMOOTHBORE ARTILLERY 38 scale plans, 107 tables, and 135 photos of contemporary and surviving ACW ordnance. Covers graphically and in detail every aspect of the vital smoothbore elements of ACW artillery.1 vol, 143 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-930312 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 312: Alesia Alesia is a two-player game of the epic battle between Roman and Gallic forces in 52 BC. The battle pitted two of the great Leaders of that era against each other: Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix. This began as a Roman siege of the Gallic fortress at Alesia, and concluded with a decisive battle.

The game system emphasizes command control. Players pick command markers to generate actions, modeling the chaos of the original battle. The Gallic objective is to break out of Alesia and link up with the relief army coming in from off the map. The Roman's (caught in the middle) objective is to defeat the Gauls and eliminate Vercingetorix. There are two players in the game: Roman and Gauls. The game consists of three Days of Battle. Within each day, there will be several turns based on the command markers. There are 176 5/8-inch counters, with a 22x34 inch map depicting the area around the fortified village of Alesia and the Roman fortifications and towers surrounding the village. Components: One 22x34-inch map and 176 counters.1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-217730 Heather, Peter ROME RESURGENT: War and Empire in the Age of Justinian Reveals the 6th Century issues of Emperor Justinian's legacy. Discusses the exotic appeal of the Persian east and inherent interest in the Vandals and Goths. Introduces readers to Justinian war policies. Draws on contemporary sources and archaeological evidence.1 vol, 408 pgs 2018 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-217750 Matyszak, Phillip SPARTA: Fall of a Warrior Nation Universally admired in 479 BC, the Spartans were masters of the Greek world by 402 BC, only for their state to collapse in the next generation. What went wrong? Was the fall of Sparta inevitable? Examines the political blunders and failures of leadership that combined with unresolved social issues to bring down the nation - even as its warriors remained invincible on the battlefield.

The Spartans believed their constitution and society above the changes sweeping their world, and in resisting change, they were eventually overwhelmed by it. Yet this is also a story of defiance, for the Spartans refused to accept their humiliation and - although never more than a tiny and underpopulated city-state - for many years their city exercised influence far beyond its size and population. This is a chronicle of political failure, but also a lesson in how to go down fighting. Even with the Roman legions set to overwhelm their city, the Spartans never gave up.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-964017 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 17: The Kingdom of Cleopatra Theme: The Kingdom of Cleopatra
* Introduction to the Theme - The Rosetta Stone
* Papyri and Politics - Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
* Dealing with Pirates and Tourists - Policing the Nile
* Hollywood Romans - The Eternal Pop Culture Queen
* Egypt and the Nile River - Decline of the Ptolemies
* Literary Sources for the Egyptian Queen - Cleopatra VII Through Roman Eyes

Other Features:
* Where Cleopatra Met Mark Antony - Exploring Tarsus
* Cato the Elder and Roman Baking - Preserving Pastries of the Past
* Why Care About Ancient Earthenware - Sturdy Survivors
* Man of the Devil or Man of the People - Paul of Samosata
* Parallels with Heroes and the Pythia - Katabasis and Anabasis in Plato1 vol, 68 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-217720 Lower, Michael THE TUNIS CRUSADE OF 1270: A Mediterranean History Makes a new argument about the role of the crusades in the development of medieval Mediterranean culture. Integrates Arabic Sources into crusades history, allowing readers to appreciate the many sides of the crusades, not just the Crusader perspective. Brings discussion of violence and religious difference into Mediterranean Studies, a field that usually focuses on day-to-day peaceful inter-religious contact (trade, intellectual exchange, etc.).1 vol, 240 pgs 2018 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-217760 Glover. G. editor THE JOURNAL OF SERGEANT DAVID ROBERTSON: 92nd HIGHLANDERS IN EGYPT, DENMARK, THE PENINSULA AND BELGIUM, 1795-1818 Highly prized of Napoleonic memoirs. Only two copies are listed in British collections. A very limited edition was produced by Maggs Brothers in 1982 but this new edition uses the copy in the National Library of Scotland. Robertson joined the 92nd Gordon Highlanders in 1800 and served with them until 1818 -- in Egypt, the Corunna campaign, Copenhagen, Walcheren, the Peninsula, Southern France, and the Waterloo campaign. He was wounded twice, in Egypt and at Quatre Bras. Well illustrated and includes maps.1 vol, 208 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-217701 Anderson, Thomas THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERJAGER: Volume 1: Origins and Evolution 1939-42 The German Panzerjager, or Panzerjagertruppe, was one of the most innovative fighting arms of World War II and its story has never properly been told. Many books have focused on an element of the story - the Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Jagdpanther - but this covers the development and organization of Nazi Germany's anti-tank force from its earliest origins in World War I, through its development in the interwar period, and its baptism of fire in the early days of World War II.

This is the first of two volumes that will trace the story through the glory years of Blitzkrieg and the improvements that were made when Soviet tanks were first encountered, leading to new weapons, tactics, and organization. It is packed with previously unpublished wartime photographs, combat reports, and detailed charts and statistics to give an unparalleled account of this unique arm of the Wehrmacht. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-217690 Fletcher, David and Zaolga, Steven BRITISH BATTLE TANKS: American-Made World War II Tanks The idea of British soldiers using American tanks was not viewed with a great deal of enthusiasm by the British Army. They perceived American tanks as being crudely made, mechanically unsophisticated, and impossible to fight in. However, once British crews got used to them and learned to cope with some of their difficulties, such as limited fuel capacity and unfamiliar fighting techniques, they started to see them in a far more positive light, in particular their innate reliability and simplicity of maintenance.

This book, the last in a three-part series, concentrates on World War II and studies American tanks in British service, some of which were modified in ways peculiar to the British. It shows how the number of these tanks increased to the point that they virtually dominated, as well describing some types, such as the T14 and M26 Pershing, which were supplied but never used in British service.1 vol, 256 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-217740 Boff, Jonathan HAIG'S ENEMY: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front The in-depth story of the Western Front, as seen from the perspective of one of Germany's leading WWI generals. Illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the imperial German army, its view on WWI and British generals, and the relations between Prussia and the other German states. A new view of a dynamic 'battle-space,' both physical and intellectual, where three armies struggled to outfight and outthink their enemy. Also the tale of a personal tragedy -- of a man who lost a son, a war, and a throne in the course of four short years.1 vol, 400 pgs 2018 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-956062 various WORLD AT WAR # 62: Spanish Civil War Battles Spanish Civil War Battles is a two-player, operational-level wargame of the Belchite (August to September 1937), Teruel (December 1937), and Alfambra (December 1937 to February 1938) battles.

The game uses Eric Harvey's popular Fire & Movement system rules with exclusive rules allowing the game to simulate these three important struggles of the Spanish Civil War. The map consists of two separate half-sheet maps depicting the area of the battles at 1km per hex and many of the charts and tables required to play the game. Units are at brigade level with the standard F&M fire support markers representing off map artillery and other indirect support weapons. Each turn represents a variable number of days, depending on the intensity of the action.

Components: 22x34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters.1 vol, 62 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-217710 Symonds, Craig L WORLD WAR II AT SEA: A Global History Complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Contains over 100 photographs and 23 maps.1 vol, 0 pgs 2018 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-938003 Various S&T QUARTERLY # 3: Stalingrad - Turning Point in the East Issue provides an in-depth historical analysis of one of history's greatest battles. It analyzes every facet of the 1942 German offensive in Russia, including the Soviet counteroffensive that marked the war's overall turning point. The nine chapters each include several original maps, detailed orders of battle, and numerous photographs. Includes a map poster showing the Battle of Stalingrad.1 vol, 48 pgs 2018 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-963037 MODERN WAR #37 Putin Moves South Putin Moves South is an operational-strategic level two-player wargame covering a hypothetical struggle between Russia and a coalition of opposing states to gain control of Central Asia, encompassing the area from the Russian frontier to the Persian Gulf. Combatants include Russian, NATO, Chinese, Iranian, and various Central Asian States including the Persian Gulf countries.

The game system models the situation at the highest strategic level. Using a variation of Ty Bomba's Putin's War (MW # 29). Units represent operational task forces of corps size; Special Forces; airpower, and cyberwar. The game system models operations in a vast theater with limited infrastructure and with coalition forces that all have divergent political aims.

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