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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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1-89381 EAGLE'S PREY: ADVANCE & RETREAT: Regimental Rules for the American Civil War 1861-1865 Supplement for the Age of Lincoln and the American Civil War rules to game 20,000 troops per side in three to four hours. Includes HRG's Terrain Generation system; historical organization and unit capabilities; Scenario generator; Player aid tools; Leader ratings for Brigade and Division commanders; Command Brigade Level or regimental action; Scenarios with more available online; Naval rules for transports (can be used with casemate and Cannon ACW Naval Rules); Can be used with 19th Century Eagle's Prey campaign system for the 19th century EAGLE'S PREY. 1 vol, 69 pgs 2008 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
NEW-hardback ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-225090 Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Skirmish Gaming in the Ancientm Medieval and Fantasy Periods Feudal Patrol has been designed for solo, two-player, and team play. The solo option uses the concept of Posture to determine an opponent's reactions, depending on relative casualties, successes and morale.

Any single-based miniatures, in any scale, can be used. A typical game uses 20 to 50 figures per side, and can be played in two to three hours.

Command friction is provided by the double-random activation system, that provides fog of war, drama, and unpredictability to games.

Feudal Patrol uses a streamlined, intuitive card-based combat resolution mechanism, which eliminates the need for look-up tables and cross-referencing.
1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, SALLY 4th
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$28.00 rct

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1-225090B Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Skirmish Gaming in the Ancient, Medieval and Fantasy Periods The bundle, includes rules and decks. Pre-order bonus Printed reference cards (6) Infantry, (3) Cavalry and (1) Artillery card(s)

Feudal Patrol has been designed for solo, two-player, and team play. The solo option uses the concept of Posture to determine an opponent's reactions, depending on relative casualties, successes and morale.

Any single-based miniatures, in any scale, can be used. A typical game uses 20 to 50 figures per side, and can be played in two to three hours.

Command friction is provided by the double-random activation system, that provides fog of war, drama, and unpredictability to games.

Feudal Patrol uses a streamlined, intuitive card-based combat resolution mechanism, which eliminates the need for look-up tables and cross-referencing.
1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, SALLY 4th
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$50.00 rct

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1-225090D Surdu, Buck Feudal Patrol - Card Deck Card decks needed to play Feudal Patrol. Note that the bundle deal includes the decks with the rules.1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, SALLY 4th
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$22.00 rct

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1-916449 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 449 Cover: Enter The Portal -- Exclusive solo play scenario for Kings of War: Vanguard plus a step-by-step painting guide for some Mantic Miniatures Abyssal Dwarfs. Plus, with the print version, you get a sprue of Dwarfs absolutely free to paint and play with!

Features:
Keep Taking The Tablets: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan scenario and rules ideas for Archaeology and Arms using an adaptation of Black Powder.
Make Your ACW Mind Up: Command Decision scenario Antietam 1862.
Peninsula Adventures: Three Skirmishes in Spain, then Chillianwallah (Punjab) 1849, and a bloody conflict with the British East India Company.
Send 3 and 4 pence: Realism in wargames is a trap!
Oathmark Express: Concluding part of building two fantasy armies at speed under lockdown.
Napoleon Solo: Tips on how to start solo wargaming
Practical Wargames Scenery: Scratch build a Roman Mile Castle
Club Spotlight: Tanelorn Wargames Club..
Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews
Quartermaster: Scenery and accessories reviews
Forward Observer: News
Recce: Book reviews
Last Word: Andy Copestake of Old Glory UK 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-pb, available mid August 2020 ......$9.00 rct

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1-225040 Wagman, Greg Altar of Freedom - Grand Tactical. The rules are designed for 6mm/10mm miniatures, with an available conversion to 15mm. ALTAR OF FREEDOM: Grand Tactical


Army-level rules for American Civil War designed for 6mm/10mm miniatures, with an available conversion to 15mm. Designed for historical scenarios like Antietam or Chickamauga, not for points-driven tournament matches. As corps or army general, your challenge will be coordinating divisions to be in the right place at the right time and wrestling with the outsized personalities of your sub-commanders
1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-225060 Wagman, Greg Age of Hannibal Game large battles of antiquity in a single evening on limited table space and with flexible basing. Focus on the critical nature of pre-battle strategy, when commanders sought the best possible ground for their armies. An innovative terrain card system allows players to create unique battlefields, while also incorporating elements of scouting, flank marches, and possible ambushes. Includes a full campaign system for map-based play plus a chapter on conducting sieges such as Carthage or Syracuse1 vol, 60 pgs 2020 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-BRIG374 Bunde, Peter 374: Austrian Empire: Hussar Regiment No.11 Szekler Border Hussars 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-plate, available late August 2020 ......$14.00 rct

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1-225080 Syvanne, Ilkka Military History of Late Rome 425-457 Analysis of how the Romans coped with the challenge posed by masses of Huns after the Germanic tribes had gained a permanent foothold in the territories of West Rome. Reassesses the strategy and tactics of the period and includes 32 color and black and white maps and battle diagrams. Shows how cooperation between Aetius, the West Roman Master of Soldiers, East Roman Emperor Marcian saved Western civilization from the barbarian nightmare posed by the Huns of Attila.

Includes a fresh appraisal of 451 battle of Catalaunian Fields offers new insights into the mechanics of the fighting and shows that it was a true battle of nations. Had Aetius and his allies lost the battle and had Marcian not cooperated with Aetius in 451 and 452, we would not have seen the rise of the West and the rise of the scientific thinking.
1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid August 2020 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-964029 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 29: Fashion in antiquity Theme: Fashion in Antiquity
Necessity or Nuisance: The Roman Toga
A La Mode in Ancient India: From Texts to Textiles
Womens' Clothing in Ancient Greece: Ladies Dressing the Part
Aristocratic Athenian Identity: Rich Men Dressing Down
Everything Old is New Again: Timeless Egyptian Style

Features:
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Decoding Status in Pompeii
A Game of Thrones Set in Ancient Korea: The Three Kingdoms
The Big Business Behind Roman Bread: Stronger with Sourdough
Origins Instruments, and Musicians: Roman Theater Music
Holidaying with the Ancients in Southern Italy: Exploring Benevento
1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-pb, available late August 2020 ......$10.00 rct

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1-225030 Grant, Charles WARGAMING WELLINGTON IN INDIA: : A wargamers guide to the Armies and Battles Much enlarged 2nd edition of the Classic Grant & Asquith study. Campaign outlines, Battles, Orbats, Tactics and detailed look at the armies, uniforms etc. Color plates by Bob Marion1 vol, 144 pgs 2020 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-hardback, available mid August 2020 ......$55.00 rct

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1-225050 Howard, Martin Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805 Covers the 1798-1805 campaigns of Arthur Wellesley - later the Duke of Wellington - and General Lake in the Deccan and Hindustan. While it fully acknowledges Wellington's vital role, it also addresses the nature of the warring armies, the significance of the campaigns of Lake in North India, and leaves the reader with an understanding of the human experience of war in the region. For this was a brutal conflict in which British armies clashed with the formidable forces of the Sultan of Mysore and the Maratha princes. There were dramatic pitched battles at Assaye, Argaum, Delhi and Laswari, and epic sieges at Seringapatam, Gawilghur and Bhurtpore. The British success was not universal. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid August 2020 ......$43.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2171216 Andres, Didier U.S. ARMY AMBULANCES & MEDICAL VEHICLES IN WORLD WAR II Of all the armies involved in World War II, the U.S. Army developed the most sophisticated system for the transport and treatment of injured and sick soldiers, pushing the boundaries of available technology to give their men the best chance of not only survival but a full recovery.

Each infantry regiment had a medical detachment that was tasked with conserving the strength of the regiment by not only providing medical and dental treatment but also undertaking all possible measures to keep the regiment healthy. In combat they would provide emergency medical treatment on the battlefield, then move casualties to aid stations they had established. At aid stations, casualties would be triaged, stabilized, and treated before being moved on for further treatment. Vehicles formed a crucial part of the Medical Detachment's equipment.

This fully illustrated, comprehensive book covers all types of medical vehicles used both in-theater and in the United States, including ambulances and technical support vehicles. It details vehicle markings modifications, for use in the evacuation of troops from the battlefield. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
NEW-hardback, available mid August 2020 ......$38.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2171215 Esteve, Michel Sherman - The M4 Tank in World War II The Medium Tank, M4, better known to the British as the Sherman, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and western Allies in World War II. Reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and easy to maintain, thousands were distributed to the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union by the Lend-Lease program. It first saw combat in North Africa, where it outclassed lighter German and Italian tanks. By 1944 the M4 was outgunned by the German heavy tanks, but it still contributed to the fight when deployed in numbers and supported by artillery and fighter-bombers. Includes 360 photographs, 110 diagrams.

A detailed insight into the development and deployment of the M4, this book covers the design and construction of the chassis, turret, engine, armaments and munitions and differences between the variants of the M4. It covers the difficulties facing the crews who fought in this legendary tank, exploring the training they received and the different combat methods perfected by the Allies, including landing from a landing craft, maneuvering in the bocage of Normandy, and fighting in the snow.

Fully illustrated with hundreds of contemporary and modern photographs and detailed diagrams, this complete account provides all the technical details of the construction of the M4, its maintenance and repair, and the logistics required to support it in combat
1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
NEW-hardback, available mid August 2020 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2171217 Tiquet, Pierre The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment was part of the Totenkopf Division-one of the 38 Waffen-SS divisions active during World War II. Notorious for its brutality, most notably a mass execution of British prisoners in the battle of France, 'Totenkopf' had a fearsome reputation. The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment was formed in France in late 1942, and transferred to the Eastern Front in early 1943 where it fought for the rest of the war. 150 photos, maps and profiles

The regiment participated in a number of battles, and would be reduced and rebuilt a number of times. The panzers of 3rd SS Panzer Regiment fought at Kharkov, took part in Operation Citadel, fought in the battle of Krivoi Rog, and the relief of the Korsun Pocket. The regiment then retreated over the Dniester. They fought in Poland against the Russian advance, before being moved to Hungary where they participated in the attempt to relieve Budapest. They eventually surrendered in Czechoslovakia to the 11th US Armored Division.

This Casemate Illustrated tells the story of the 3rd SS Panzer Regiment through the words of the veterans themselves, illustrated with a wealth of contemporary photographs, original documents and artifacts. Among the veterans whose accounts are included are Walter Weber, a member of a tank crew in 5. Kompanie who recounts their optimism and high spirits at the start of Operation Citadel as the Germans made initial advances, followed by retreat as winter set in and the Russians began to push them back. Unterscharfuhrer Stettner recalls the fierce tank battles and the difficulties advancing across minefields and evading an often well-concealed foe. Corporal Fritz Edelmann records the attempts to relieve Budapest in 1945 that Totenkopf took part in, which ended in encirclement, defeat and surrender to the Americans on May 9, 19451 vol, 128 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
NEW-pb, available mid August 2020 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-225070 Branfill-Cook, Roger Riverine Craft of the Vietnam Wars The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject, highlighting differences between ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the subjects, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

This volume is something of a departure for the series in covering a wide variety of the types, at first improvised and then purpose-built for the Brown Water conflict. Besides the well-known American involvement, the book also covers some of the craft used by the French in their earlier struggle with Vietnamese guerrillas.

With its unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - this book is simply the best reference for any model maker setting out to build one of these unusual craft.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid August 2020 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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