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Updated as of 7/18/2019

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-AGM01 REPUBLICAN ROMAN LEGION: 28mm This box contains 56 highly detailed, multi-pose plastic Republican Roman legionaries and light infantry in a mix of armour and weaponry. 28mm sized.

These figure represent Roman legionaries and light infantry ('Velites'), of the mid Republic Era of Roman expansion and dominion (roughly 350 BC through until approximately 168 BC). They are suitable for the numerous wars fought during this period against the Gauls of Northern Italy, the Etruscans in the North and the Samnites in the South of Italy, the short but bloody war against King Pyrrhos of Epirus, the Punic Wars against Carthage, the Macedonian / Seleucid Wars against King Phillip V, his son King Perseus, and the Seleucid Monarch Antiochus The Great, as well as the wars in Iberia and the conquests of Sicily and Sardinia.

The set includes 16 Hastati (un-armored or wearing pectoral armour), 16 Principes in Subermalis (a type of padded material armor).1 vol, 51 pgs 2018 UK, AGEMA MINIATURES
NEW-box, available late August 2018 ......$42.00 rct

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1-AGM02 HANNIBAL'S AFRICAN VETERANS: 28mm This box allows you to make 21 hard plastic 28mm African Veteran spearmen, equipped in Roman armour, carrying Scutums and wearing a mix of Roman and Punic helmets. They can also be used to represent Imitation Legionaries of the Successor Armies of the Near East, spear-armed Principes or standing Triarii, and Linothorax or mail-clad Centurions.1 vol, 21 pgs 2018 UK, AGEMA MINIATURES
NEW-box, available late August 2018 ......$18.00 rct

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1-79452 Berry, Peter POLEMOS GREAT NORTHERN WAR: Grand Battle Rules Designed for large battles at Brigade level in either 6mm, 10mm or 15mm scale that you can play the that you can play in an evening. Includes army lists and scenarios.

The emphasis is on the Great Northern War but other actions from this period can also be fought, including wars against the Ottoman Empire, Polish Civil War, and other actions in the period 1695 to 1725. You can be Peter the Great of Russia and face the cream of what was probably the best army in the world of this period - Charles XII's Swedish army. Perhaps instead you could as Peter battle the Ottomans on the river Prut.1 vol, 104 pgs 2018 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-softcover ......$36.00 rct

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1-79453 Grice, Chris and Gibson, Stu POLEMOS WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION: Grand Battle Designed for large battles at Brigade level in either 6mm, 10mm or 15mm scale that you can play the that you can play in an evening. Includes army lists and scenarios.

Two scales in one rules set:

* Chosen Men: One base equals a battalion and enables you to play smaller actions or part of larger battles.
* Obstinate and Bloody Battle: One base equals a brigade and lets you fight the largest actions in their entirety

Both sets come complete with our unique Army Generators which test your skill as a general, not as a rules lawyer or accountant! Best of all both rules sets are supported by carefully designed army packs which allow you to build up your army quickly and conveniently.1 vol, 64 pgs 2018 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-softcover, available late August 2018 ......$30.00 rct

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1-908371 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 371 THEME: Carry On Campaigning

* Thoughts on Running a Wargames Campaign
* The Diamonds of Elias Skull: Ghost Archipelago Mini-Campaign
* Computer Campaigning: Realities of running campaigns using computers
* Campaigning the Perry Way: Two Different Campaigns Played with his Chums
* Seelowe: Using works of fiction as a framework for campaigns, for example, WWII Sea Lion


* Observation Post: Historicon 2018 Recap
* Crete 1941: Part Two -- Four Scenarios
* Designer's Notes: 7TV Apocalypse
* Designer's Showcase: Black Powder II -- Changes and Revamps
* La Gorgue Airfield: Partizan 2018's Best Demo Game
* The FLashing Knobs: Bolt Action Tournament Force
* Re-imagining the Crusades: Part Two - Formations
* Keep the Home Fires Burning: Black Powder for WWI
* Show Report: Historicon 2018
* Virai: The Dronescourge in the Gates of Antares Universe
* Wargaming with Plastic Soldiers: Part 2 - 1/32nd (54mm) Gaming1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover, available late August 2018 ......$9.00 rct

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1-914141 various VAE VICTIS # 141: Laudau ou la Lort! (Laudau or Death) Wargame includes die-cut counters

'Landau or Death!' was the rallying cry of the soldiers of the army of the Moselle of General Hoche. In this second opus of 'The Great Tactic,' two French armies separated by the Vosges face the Prussian and Austrian armies for the control of Landau, which is besieged by the Duke of Brunswick and on the verge of falling. Players will have to maneuver through the Vosges to surprise their opponent and overwhelm him.

Three scenarios, including two playable Solitaires, will revive the Palatinate and Rhine Valley campaign, from one battle of Wissembourg to another.

Magazine includes reviews of:

* Waterloo Episode 6 - Les Dernieres Charges de l'Empire - Ludifolie
* Kosowo Pole 1380 - T&S
* Command & Colors Napoleonic - GMT
* Lincoln - PSC
* Empire & Alliance - PSC
* Enemy Coast Ahead - GMT
* 878 Vikings - Academy Games/Asyncron

* Advanced Squad Leader
* Memory 44

* Les Revoltes Huguenotes (1620-1629)
* Congo au Japon
* Les Figurines Revolution and Scenarios Campagne d'Alsace
* CR Western (Peter Pig)
* Jouer Colonial : Les Regles et Les Decors

Technic: Les decors Desert 1re Partie

Hobby: Kolwezi au Chateau de Vincennes

Art of War: Hoche et la Lutte pour l'Alsace 1793-17941 vol, 84 pgs 2018 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, available late August 2018 [French Text, with wargame rules in English] ......$24.00 rct

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1-217880 McNallly, Michael ST. RUTH'S FATAL GAMBLE: The Battle of Aughrim 1691 and the Fall of Jacobite Ireland In 1685, James, Duke of York, ascended to the thrones of England, Ireland, and Scotland. As the first Catholic monarch in 150 years, many believed that his reign would be short and that he would be succeeded by his eldest daughter Mary, a Protestant, who was married to her cousin William, Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of the United Dutch Provinces. Includes eight-page color section, 39 b/w photos, 4 b/w illustrations, and 7 maps.

James' close ties to King Louis XIV of France served to fuel the fires of discontent, and when a male heir was born in June 1688 a number of nobles and clergymen, fearing a backlash of Catholic absolutism, invited William of Orange to take the throne. William duly invaded, and after a desultory campaign, James fled the country for refuge in France, it being claimed that his flight constituted a legal abdication but whilst William sought to consolidate his position in England and Scotland, the Earl of Tyrconnell - James' viceroy in Ireland - began to prepare for his master's restoration.

Actively supported by King Louis XIV who viewed any military activity in Ireland as a useful diversion to keep his enemies occupied, James' supporters enjoyed early success, but defeats at Newtownbutler, Derry and - above all - at the Boyne destroyed James' confidence, and he fled his kingdoms for a second and final time. William's army pursued the enemy to the gates of Limerick but failed to capture the city before winter set in, giving the Jacobites a much needed respite in which to reorganize and resupply themselves, during which time military supplies and a coterie of advisors led the by the Marquis de St. Ruth, arrived from France.

St. Ruth, after failing to halt the Williamite crossing of the Shannon in the summer of 1691, elected to take up a defensive position and invite an enemy attack, occupying Kilcommadan Hill, near the Galway village of Aughrim. Although his own army was now at the end of a tenuous line of communication and supply, Godard van Reede, commanding the Williamite army, accepted the challenge and the two forces clashed on Sunday, 12th July 1691.1 vol, 305 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-217881 Pagan, Marco BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS: Volume 1: Staff and Cavalry - The Army of Elector Frederick August II of Saxony, 1733-1763. During the 18th Century, the Electorate of Saxony was a rich state of the Holy Roman Empire. Northern Saxony was one of most fertile parts of Germany, though fertility diminishes toward Ore Mountains of the south where Saxony long had important mineral production. The House of Wettin ruled Saxony since 1429. Between 1697 and 1763, the Electors of Saxony were also elected Kings of Poland. The Elector Frederick August I (12 May 1670-1 February 1733), also known as 'Sun King' of Saxony, was elected King of Poland with the support of Austria and the help of Russia when the former King Stanislaw I Leszczynski, supported by France, was forced to flee after the Swedish defeat of Poltava in 1709.

The Elector married Maria Josepha, sister of the Emperor Charles VI of Austria. The Emperor, having no male heirs was obsessed with the partition of the vast Imperial territories after his death. He issued on 19 April, 1713, an edict to ensure that the Habsburg hereditary possession could be inherited by a daughter, the Pragmatic Sanction. Frederick August I recognized the edict. When Frederick August died in 1733, Leszczynski, the archenemy of the House of Wettin, with the support of France and Spain, contested the election of Frederick August II of Saxony as King of Poland. This led to the War of the Polish Succession.

Volume I of this work deals with the Saxon army of the years 1730-1763. The campaigns, the commanders, the guards mounted units, and the line cavalry units of this overshadowed army are treated. Lavishly illustrated by Franco Saudelli, the volume shows the elegance of the Saxon army and particularly an army misjudged by Frederick II of Prussia as 'weak.' Includes eight-page color section, 5 b/w maps, 2 b/w illustrations, and 2 tables.1 vol, 111 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late August 2018 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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