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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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1-221560 Toiati, Luigi THE HISTORY OF TOY SOLDIERS Covers the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early 21st century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. Includes anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject plus 600 color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection.1 vol, 640 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2019 ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-907001 DIORAMAG: Volume 1 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

Contents:

3.- A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIORAMAS
6.- NEWS
10.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Sheperd Paine
12.- LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND. VIETNAM 1968. John Rosengrant
20.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Roger Hurkmans
24.- CORDONNERIE. Marcel Ackle
34.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Dirk Mennigke
38.- THE DEATH OF FURY. Giang Xuan Le
44.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Bernhard Lustig
48.- DEATH OF A PRINCE. Won-Hui Lee
58.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Kazuya Yoshioka
64.- FORGOTTEN WALKER. Per Olav Lund
68.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Volker Bembennek
73.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Francois Verlinden
74.- WARSAW 1944. Part 1. Sven Frisch
80.- REVIEW: INDUSTRIAL WINDOWS. SBS. Yen Drenth1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, Full English Text, available mid September 2019 ......$25.00 rct

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1-907002 DIORAMAG: Volume 2 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

Contents:

3.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. John Rosengrant
6.- NEWS
10.-BALSA FOAM. Jose Brito
22.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Jean Diorama
26.- MIG 29 IN MAINTENANCE. Young Seo Kang
32.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Marjin van Gils
36.- FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER. Bernhard Lustig
50.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Andreas Rousounelis
54.- REVIEW SHATTERED GLASS. Alex Friedrich
58.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Sumitomo Takahiro
62.-UPRISING PRAGUE 1945. Ivan Cocker
70.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Johan Fohlin
74.- NATURES BEAUTY. Andrew Argent
84.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Robert Doepp
88.- SCALE MODEL CHALLENGE
96.- ECW CUP WINNERS SMC 20181 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-907003 DIORAMAG: Volume 3 Dioramag is an entire magazine focused on dioramas and scenes. You will find the best articles of the best modelers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and much more.

Contents:

3.- T-90A IN SYRIA. Choo Huang Ming
6.- NEWS
10.-DIORAMA CLASSICS. Sheperd Paine
22.- CREATING A WEATHERED WALL SECTION. Marcel Ackle
16.- A STUDY ON SCALE. Robert Dopp
26.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Kwastas Gewrgioy
32.- RECAPTURED AND SALVAGED. Kreangkrai Paojinda
46.- 1:144 A4E SKYHAWK VA 106 GLADIATORS. Dirk Mennigke
50.- JAPANESE MASTERS. Shigeyuji Mizuno
56.- BOX ART DIORAMAS. Shigeyuki Mizuno
58.- DYNAMIC WATER EFFECTS IN SCALE. Yoshihiko Tanaka
70.- SHOWCASE DIORAMAG. Eric Gideonse
76.- SEA DIORAMAS. Kostas Katseas
82.- THE LATEST EAGLE. Aitor Akuze
94.- DIORAMA CLASSICS. Rhodes Williams1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
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1-935104 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 104 Special Feature: 1944 - The Battle for Overloon and Venray
* The Fighting at Overloon and Venray - Mud, Blood, and Lots of Firepower
* Task Force Wemple at Hattert Castle - Against a Brick Wall
* The Assault on Overloonse Duinen Woods - Teddy Bears' Picnic
* Outside Smakt: Monday, 16 October, 1944 - Refighting the Assault at Loobeek
* Fighting in the Ruins of Venray, 16 October, 1944 - Bloodbeek
* Collecting a Late-WWII British Force - A Stiff Upper Lip and a Cup of Tea
* A German Cat Among the British Birds - Cuckoo

Features
* Colonel Fren Burnaby versus the Mahdists - Somewhere Near Sulakin
* Playing big battles with Lion Rampant - Pride of Lions
* The Army of the Var, 1815: Part II - A Masterclass in Defense
* Lessons Learned from the Great Game - Reflections on Waterloo Replayed
* Making a 28mm Watchtower for the Zulu War - Building Fort Amiel
* Painting Objectives for ACW raiding games - Let's Talk About Tents
* Painting 6 mm Small Metal Soldiers - Dr Mike's SMS Clinic1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-217291 Barker, Ash LAST DAYS: Zombie Apocalypse - Seasons Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse: Seasons brings an all new campaign to the skirmish-scale miniatures game of survival horror, taking players through the changing seasons and the challenges this brings to their Groups of survivors. As well as rival gangs and mindless zombies, your Group will have to deal with hunger, thirst, warmth, and the many other problems that can't be stopped with a well-placed bullet. Featuring a host of new character types, scavenge tables, scenarios, and even rules for using bicycles, motorbikes, and snowmobiles, this expansion is essential for a survivor during the last days. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-216671 Hilton, Barry WITH TALON AND CLAW: Supplement for the GNW and Eastern Wars for Beneath the Lily Banners Contains:
* An extensive Period Primer.
* Detailed explanation of troop types and tactics used by the main protagonists.
* Full rule amendments and updates covering The Great Northern War and Eastern Wars for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition.
* A points system to build armies for small and large games.
* Army Builder guides for Danish, Imperialist, Ottoman, Prussian, Russian, Saxon, and Swedish armies.
* 16 pages of flag and uniform plates by Clarence Harrison.
* Special feature pieces on various aspects of the conflicts.
* A detailed example game demonstrating key rule features.1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 UK, LEAGUE OF AUGSBERG
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1-221530 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS REFUELLED: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem.

With all-new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons. Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. With a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, players can create their own anarchic futures. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221530B Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat + Implements of Carnage plastic frame Order by Monday August 26, 2019 and we will include a free 'metal motor cycle'

Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted.

Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem.

With all-new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons. Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. With a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, players can create their own anarchic futures. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING & NORTH STAR
NEW-hardcover, available late September 2019 ......$36.00 DISCOUNT:20% rct

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1-221530BB Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat + Implements of Carnage plastic frame, Dice, Templates and Tokens Order the Big Bundle by Monday Aug 26, 2019 and we will include a free 'metal motor cycle'

GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Rule Book
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Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted.
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In the game Gaslands, you need Skid Dice. These have custom faces on them to make playing the game much easier. Five per pack.
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12 Templates designed for Gaslands: Refuelled. These templates are essential to playing the game Gaslands: Refuelled. Laser cut translucent acrylic
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Markers, All you need for the Gaslands: Refuelled. 25 hazard, 25 ammo, 10 vote, 1 pole position.1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING & NORTH STAR
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1-221531 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Implements of Carnage plastic frame Implements of Carnage plastic frame - A plastic frame of weapons, armor, drivers and much more. Designed to help you customize your die-cast cars into instruments of death to use in games like Gaslands: Refuelled. The Implements of Carnage includes: 4 machine Guns, 3 Heavy machine Guns, 2 Mini Guns, 1 Harpoon, 1 Racing vent, 2 Droppers, 1 Death ray, 1 Tool box, 2 Dozer Blades, 1 Motorbike, 4 Wheels (double- sided alloys), 4 Sheets of armor, 1 Bull Bars, 1 Engine Block, 1 Exhaust, 1 Flamethrower, 2 Drivers, 1 Turret Gunner, 1 Turret Ring, 2 Side Exhausts, 1 Rocket Launcher, 1 Radar Dish and 2 Rockets. Implements of Carnage are scaled for Hotwheels/ Matchbox style vehicles. Supplied unpainted. 1 vol, 2 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-plastic sprue, available late September 2019 ......$7.00 rct

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1-221532 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Dice for Gaslands In the game Gaslands, you need Skid Dice. These have custom faces on them to make playing the game much easier. Five per pack.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-blister, available late September 2019 ......$11.00 rct

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1-221533 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Templates 12 Templates designed for Gaslands: Refuelled. These templates are essential to playing the game Gaslands: Refuelled. Laser cut translucent acrylic.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-plastic templates, available late September 2019 ......$21.00 rct

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1-221534 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Tokens All you need for the Gaslands: Refuelled. 25 hazard, 25 ammo, 10 vote, 1 pole position.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, NORTH STAR
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2-58640 Leach, Chris BATTLES FOR EMPIRE: 1870-1914 (2nd Edition) Rules and Scenarios for British Imperial Warfare, basing is flexible, battles use 12-18 units per side, and each unit is four stands.1 vol, 72 pgs 2019 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-BRIG359 Bunde, Peter 359: DUCHY OF WARSAW: Uhlan Regiment No. 2 1808-10 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-softcover, available late August 2019 ......$14.00 rct

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1-BRIG360 Bunde, Peter 360: DUCHY OF WARSAW: Uhlan Regiment No. 2 1810-1812 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-968011 Worrall, Richard 011 BATTLE OF BERLIN 1943-44: Bomber Harris' Gamble to End the War Throughout late-1943 into early-1944, an epic struggle raged over the skies of Germany between RAF Bomber Command and the Luftwaffe. This campaign had been undertaken by the Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, and was baptized 'The Battle of Berlin'.

The Berlin campaign was a hard, desperate slog. Struggling against dreadful and bitter winter weather, Bomber Command 'went' to Berlin a total of sixteen times, suffering increasingly severe losses throughout the winter of 1943/44 in the face of a revitalized German air-defense. The campaign remains controversial and the jury, even today, is ultimately undecided as to what it realistically achieved. Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork depicting the enormous scale of the campaign, this is the story of the RAF's much debated attempt to win the war through bombing alone.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972043 Field, Ron 043 SIOUX WARRIOR vs US CAVALRYMAN: The Little Bighorn Campaign 1876-77 Following the discovery of gold deposits, in December 1875 the US Government ordered the indigenous population of the Black Hills in what is now South Dakota and Wyoming, the Sioux, to return to the Great Sioux Reservation. When the Sioux refused, the US Army sent forces into the area, sparking a conflict that would make Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, Chief Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and others household names around the world.

Examining a series of engagements in the Black Hills War, including Rosebud, Little Bighorn, and Slim Buttes, this fully illustrated study assesses the forces fighting on both sides in this momentous campaign, casting light on the origins, tactics, armament, and battlefield performance of the US Cavalry and their Sioux opponents at the height of the Indian Wars.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978097 Forsyth, Robert 097 TEMPEST V vs FW 190D-9: 1944-45 Arguably two of the finest piston-engined fighters ever built, the Tempest V and Fw 190D-9 raised the bar in terms of aircraft design and operational capability during World War II. The long-nosed 'Dora 9,' designed by Kurt Tank, first appeared in the skies over the Western and Eastern Fronts in the late summer of 1944. Fast, and with an exceptional rate of climb, it quickly bettered almost every fighter that the RAF, USAAF, and Soviet Red Air Force could field.

The Hawker Tempest V entered service in early 1944, initially proving itself a stalwart performer when it was deployed to intercept V1 flying bombs over southern England. From the autumn of 1944, the Tempest V also equipped squadrons of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, operating in support of the Allied armies advancing across north-west Europe. It became a potent ground-attack aircraft, armed with underwing rockets, but also a first-class interceptor when pitted against the Luftwaffe's advanced FW 190D-9 and Me 262.

Featuring full color artwork, this book describes in fascinating detail combats between the Tempest Vs of No 274 Sqn and the FW 190D-9s of I. and III./JG 26 between February and April 1945.1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992129 Goss, Chris 129 DORNIER Do 17 UNITS of WORLD WAR 2 Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles.

In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88.

Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-color artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995274 Konstran, Angus 274 BRITISH ESCORT CARRIERS: 1941-45 In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage of traditional aircraft carriers and shore-based aircraft, the Royal Navy, as a stopgap measure, converted merchant ships into small 'escort carriers'. These were later joined by a growing number of American-built escort carriers, sent as part of the Lend-Lease agreement.

The typical Escort Carrier was small, slow, and vulnerable, but it could carry about 18 aircraft, which gave the convoys a real chance to detect and sink dangerous U-Boats. Collectively, their contribution to an Allied victory was immense, particularly in the long and grueling campaigns fought in the Atlantic and Arctic. Illustrated throughout with detailed full-color artwork and contemporary photographs, this fascinating study explores in detail how these adaptable ships had such an enormous impact on the outcome of World War II's European Theater.1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996334 de Groot, Bouko 334 NIEUWPOORT 1600: The First Modern Battle The Eighty Years' War began as a limited Dutch rebellion seeking only religious tolerance from their Spanish overlords, but it quickly escalated into one of the longest wars in European history. Spain's failed invasion of 1599 and the mutinies that followed convinced Dutch leaders that they now should go on the offensive. This campaign pitted two famous leaders' sons against each other: Maurice of Nassau and Archduke Albert VII. One led an unproven new model army, the other Spain's 'unbeatable' Tercios, each around 11,000-men strong.

The Dutch wanted to land near Nieuwpoort, take it and then march on to Dunkirk, northern home port of the Spanish fleet, but they were cut off by the resurgent and reunited Spanish army. The two forces then met on the beach and in the dunes north of Nieuwpoort. This book uses specially commissioned artwork to reveal one of the greatest battles of the Eighty Years' War - one whose influence on military theory and practice ever since has been highly significant.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996341 Lai, Benjamin 341 THE LONG MARCH 1934-35: The Rise of Mao and the Beginning of Modern China Every nation has its founding myth, and for modern China it is the Long March. In the autumn of 1934, the Chinese Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek routed the Chinese Communists and some 80,000 men, women and children left their homes to walk with Mao Zedong into the unknown. Mao's force had to endure starvation, harsh climates, and challenging terrain whilst under constant aerial bombardment and threatened by daily skirmishes.

The Long March survivors had to cross 24 rivers and 18 mountain ranges, through freezing snow and disease-ridden wilderness to reach their safe-haven of Yan'an. In military terms, the Long March was the longest continuous march in the history of warfare and it came as a terrible cost -- after one year, 6,000 miles and countless battles, fewer than 4,000 of the original marchers were left.

Illustrated with full-color artwork, this enthralling book tells the full story this epic display of resilience, and shows how, from the desert plateau of Yan'an, these survivors would grow the army that conquered China 14 years on, changing history forever.1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999528 Sekunda, Nicholas 528 THE ARMY OF PYRRHUS OF EPINAS: 3rd Century BC Pyrrhus was one of the most tireless and famous warriors of the Hellenistic Age that followed the dispersal of Alexander the Great's brief empire. After inheriting the throne as a boy, and a period of exile, he began a career of alliances and expansion, in particular against the region's rising power: Rome.

Gathering both Greek and Italian allies into a very large army (which included war-elephants), he crossed to Italy in 280 BC, but lost most of his force in a series of costly victories at Heraclea and Asculum, as well as a storm at sea. After a campaign in Sicily against the Carthaginians, he was defeated by the Romans at Beneventum and was forced to withdraw. Undeterred, he fought wars in Macedonia and Greece, the last of which cost him his life.

Fully illustrated with detailed color plates, this is the story of one of the most renowned warrior-kings of the post-Alexandrian age, whose costly encounters with Republican Rome have become a byword for victory won at unsustainable cost. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969011 Buttler, Tony 011 JET PROTOTYPES OF WORLD WAR II: Gloster, Heinkel, and Caproni Campini's Wartime Jet Programmes X-Planes series. While World War II raged, pioneering aircraft and engine designers were busy developing the world's first practical jet-powered research aircraft to test and prove the new technology. This book examines the aircraft that paved the way for Germany's Me 262 and Britain's Meteor -- the world's first jet fighters.

Throughout the war, Germany, Italy and Britain engaged in top-secret jet programs as they raced to develop the airpower of the future. Various experimental aircraft were trialled in order to achieve the goal of producing an effective engine and fighter that could harness the potential of the jet power. These included the German Heinkel He 178 research aircraft and Heinkel He 280 jet fighter prototype, the famed British E.28/39 research aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft as well as the stillborn E.5/42 fighter and E.1/44 Ace fighter prototype, and finally the remarkable Italian Caproni-Campini N.1/CC 2 research aircraft.

Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork and rare photographs, this fascinating study examines the fore-runners to the military jet age. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-217090 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey TIDAL WAVE: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed.

Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the US Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before.1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221510 Kirchubel, Robert ATLAS OF THE BLITZKRIEG: 1939-41 Oversized at 12x10 inches, it features 107 detailed newly created maps (not war department reprints), showing the fighting and physical challenges faced by the German attackers and Allied defenders. Covers Poland, Finland, Norway, France, and Balkans. Map scales vary from 1 inch = 5 miles to 1 inch = 100 miles. Includes U-Boat and other various naval operations plus Battle of Britain. Maps of ground operations mostly show divisions, some regiments.1 vol, 218 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221490 Konstram, Angus HUNT THE BISMARCK: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship Tells the story of Operation Rheinubung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941.

Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15-inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armored protection earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was finally put to the test in May 1941, when she sortied into the Atlantic and fought the legendary battle of the Denmark Strait, destroying HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. Bismarck was now loose in the North Atlantic. However, damage sustained in the battle limited her ability to roam at will, while the Royal Navy deployed the Home Fleet to revenge the Hood. The stage was set for the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Draws on a wealth of first-hand accounts.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221480 Nash, Douglas & Spezzano, Remy UNTERNEHMEN ILSE: 5. SS-Panzer Division Wiking - Eastern Front 27 April 1944 Oversized 12x12-inch book contains 256 wartime photos taken by Ernst Baumann, Alois Jarolim, and Ernst Kurbjuhn.

UNTERNEHMEN ILSE (Operation Ilse) is a visual account of one of the most photographed but least known battles on the Eastern Front. Conducted by the 56th Panzer Corps on 27 April 1944 in the area west and southwest of the Polish city of Kovel, which had been encircled by two Soviet armies for nearly a month before a combined Army and Waffen-SS relief force fought its way through and liberated the garrison. However, after its relief, Kovel was connected to the outside world by only a narrow strip of land continually threatened by the surrounding forces of the Red Army.

The purpose of Operation Ilse was to complete the relief of Kovel, destroy all Red Army forces west of the Turiya River and free up the north-south rail line connecting Army Group Center with Army Group North Ukraine. In addition to SS-Gruppenfuhrer Gille's battered Wiking Division, a number of other German Army units took part as well, including three infantry divisions (the 131st, 342nd, and 253rd), the 1st Ski-Jager Brigade, Battle Group Lippert, and an elite assault battalion, Sturm-Bataillon AOK 2.

Adding to the considerable combat power assembled for this operation were several Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber squadrons from the Luftwaffe. Expected to last several days, the operation was carried out with such force and determination, aided in no small part by the 5. SS-Panzer Division Wiking, that Operation Ilse was able to achieve its objectives by midnight that same day ahead of schedule including the destruction of five Soviet rifle divisions encircling Kovel.

Through a fortuitous convergence of events, this offensive was recorded from start to finish by three photographers - two SS-Kriegsberichters (SS-KB, war correspondents) Ernst Kurbjuhn and Alois Jarolim acting in an official capacity and one acclaimed lensman Ernst Baumann, a staff member of III Battailion, SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 9 Germania.

The powerful and poignant images shot by Baumann in his unofficial capacity reveal the eye of a truly talented artist, whereas those taken by his two SS-KB comrades demonstrate a skill level that is more indicative of their Propaganda Company photographic specialist training. Collectively, their pictures, present an intimate and dynamic visual chronicle of this military operation not seen before. Using the most advanced graphic arts software, RZM Publishing has enlarged and upgraded the original images to further enhance the narrative and operational maps compiled from previously untapped sources.

Taken from a frontline perspective, the photos capture the danger and excitement of mechanized warfare at close range, with a particular emphasis on the mailed fist of Wiking's panzer regiment, including a battalion of newly issued Panther tanks. Not to be out shone by these formidable fighting machines, the Division's higher commanders - Knight's Cross holders Herbert Gille, Johannes Muhlenkamp, Hans Dorr, and Franz Hack - are the very picture of confidence and military professionalism. The wreckage, shattered landscape, casualties and prisoners of war are also depicted in this hard-hitting photo chronology.1 vol, 328 pgs 2019 US, RZM
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1-221520 Yenne, Bill MacARTHUR'S AIR FORCE: American Airpower Over the Pacific and the Far East, 1941-51 General Douglas MacArthur is one of the towering figures of World War II, and indeed of the twentieth century, but his leadership of the second largest air force in the USAAF is often overlooked. When World War II ended, the three numbered air forces (the Fifth, Thirteenth, and Seventh) under his command possessed 4,004 combat aircraft, 433 reconnaissance aircraft, and 922 transports.

After being humbled by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, MacArthur and his air chief General George Kenney rebuilt the US aerial presence in the Pacific, helping Allied naval and ground forces to push back the Japanese Air Force, re-take the Philippines, and carry the war north towards the Home Islands. Following the end of World War II MacArthur was the highest military and political authority in Japan, and at the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 he was named as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command. In the ten months of his command his Far East Air Forces increased dramatically and saw the first aerial combat between jet fighters.1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221500 Kinnear, James & Stephen Sewell SOVIET T-55: Main Battle Tank Containing 150 stunning contemporary and modern photographs, and written by two experts on Soviet armor, this authoritative book tells the story of the T-55, one of the most widely produced tanks of all time.

The T-55 is one of the most iconic weapons created by the Soviets during the Cold War and also one of the most widely deployed weapons in history. Like its younger brother, the T-54, the T-55 enjoyed a long career in the Red Army and even into the early days of the reformed Russian Army. Under their control it saw very little combat use or deployments, but it was widely sold to other nations and participated in many of the wars and combat operations from the mid-1960s to the present. The T-55 has been employed in almost every conflict in the Middle East and Africa from its introduction into service. Even today the tank is still employed by both sides in the Syrian Civil War, and they are also in service with Kurdish forces in the struggle against ISIS in the northern part of Iraq.1 vol, 192 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-COM1101 Tonge, Stuart BLUE WATER NAVY: Modern Wargame Covers the war at sea, air, close-ashore and low-earth orbit from the Kola Peninsula in Northern Russia to the Mediterranean Sea and West over the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Cuba. The game models the full order of battle that could be expected in 1980's wartime, from multi-regiment Soviet Tu-22 Backfire bombers to multiple US carrier groups.

The game is card driven, with each card providing points to move units or trigger special events such as 'KGB Assassinations' and 'Space Shuttle.' There is also a reaction mechanic where most cards can be used in the other player's turn to perform a spoiling event such as 'Raid Aborts' and 'Friendly Fire.'

The heart of the game is detection. Task Forces can only be attacked once detected. By contrast, land air-bases can always be attacked -- their enemy knows where they are. The race to detect opposing Task Forces begins as soon as they enter potential striking range of units such as the formidable Soviet bomber formations, or perhaps the Soviet's submarine fleet which, whilst it has considerable strength, cannot effectively detect enemy forces without help from its comrades.

NATO must not only deliver convoys, but also protect its allies! Norway will be hard pressed, as will Denmark. Both will require urgent reinforcement. In the Mediterranean Sea, Soviet forces must be halted by naval aviation strikes. In the deeper seas, NATO may enact it's promised attack on the Soviet nuclear deterrent and the Soviets may attempt to respond. Perhaps the Typhoon SSBNs will flee under the Arctic ice to await doomsday or hole-up in the White Sea. Perhaps the Soviets will use nuclear weapons and scatter those NATO forces that are no-doubt determined to bomb the Soviet's Kola Peninsula bases.

The game models Politburo approval (Soviet leadership) through a stability mechanism, and whether the Soviets feel they can reduce New York to cinders through the use of 'First Strike Points' - these allow the use of things like chemical or nuclear weapons. The game has spies, technological theft, satellites, B-52's, special forces, and Soviet spy trawlers.

Complexity: 6 out of 10 (medium)
Solitaire suitability: 6 out of 10 (medium)
Time Scale: Each turn = 1 day
Map Scale: Each area represents 500 nautical miles square
Unit Scale: Each counter represents 10 ships, 3 submarines, one squadron or regiment
Number of Players: 2
Playing Time: 1-3 hours for scenarios and 8-16 hours per campaign game
Designer: Stuart Tonge

Components: 1 map; 4 countersheets: counters are a mix of 1 inch, 5/8-inch and 0.5-inch markers; 2 decks of 55 playing cards; 6 double-sided player aids; 2 single-sided player aids; 1 rules and scenario booklet; 6 ten-sided dice; and 1 box and lid set.1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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