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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-BRIG349 Bunde, Peter 349: FRANCE: 10th Cavalry Regiment 1793-1803 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-softcover, available mid September 2018 ......$14.00 rct

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1-210346 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 6 - The Seven Years War: Moys, Mehr, Eilenburg, Baiersdorf and Closter Camp Covers the mid 18th century and the Seven Years War with five battles in a four-part format: background, detailed history with orders of battle, consideration on how to wargame the battle, and finally the wargame itself.

The five battles covered range from the relatively large battle at Moys to a small skirmish near Baiersdorf. Actions at Mehr and Eilenburg provided interesting challenges for both players. The Battle of Closter Camp presents the opportunity for considerable confusion with the early part of the action taking place in the dark.

The chapter on Command and Staff looks at the various staff structures in the major armies before looking at the wargame implications. There have been a number of significant changes in The Wargame Rules since they were published in 2012 and these changes are summarized in a short chapter. Finally, this includes an index to all previous battles covered in the series.1 vol, 176 pgs 2018 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-hardcover ......$55.00 rct

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1-190680 Priestly, Rick and Johnson, Jervis BLACK POWDER: 2nd Standard Edition Recreate the great battles of the 18th and 19th centuries with armies of model soldiers on the tabletop.

As well as providing for the fundamentals of warfare such as the command of troops, movement on the battlefield, the effects of musketry and artillery, and the role of morale, the book includes numerous examples of further rules allowing the player to tailor games to their own preferences.

Includes 12 battles:
* Battle of Elixheim - War of the Spanish Succession, 1705
* Battle of Clifton Moor - Jacobite Rising, 1745
* Raid on Fort Ligonier - French and Indian War, 1758
* Battle of Chinsurah - Seven Years' War, 1759
* Battle of Bunker Hill - American War of Independence, 1775
* Battle of North Point - The War of 1812, 1814
* Quatre Bras - Napoleonic War, 1815
* The Eve of Waterloo - Napoleonic War, 1815
* Battle of Kernstown - American Civil War, 1862
* Battle of Antietam - American Civil War, 1862
* Battle of Dead Man's Creek - Sioux War, 1876-77
* Action on the iNyezane - Zululand, 18791 vol, 184 pgs 2018 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-hardcover ......$48.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-908372 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 372 THEME: WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS

* Thoughts: Adding rule mechanics for winning hearts and minds to your Bush Wars games and campaigns.
* Machete: Research into the little known mid-19th Century Ten Years War in Cuba.
* 'All Sir Garnet!' : Bush Wars campaign featuring Sir Garnet Wolseley.
* The Liveliest Engagement of the War: Philippine-American War of 1899 - 1902.
*The Second Chimurenga: Guide to wargaming the Second Chimurenga or Rhodesian Bush War (post-1945 bush war) .

OTHER ARTICLES

* Observation Post: New items at The Other Partizan, plus special focus on Anno Domini 1666.
* Designer's Showcase - Western Desert: Western Desert Campaign supplement for Bolt Action.
* Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Large scale skirmish rules for the colonial period.
* Raid on Zeebrugge: Background to the Naval Wargames Society's Salute 2018 participation game.
* Historicon Painting Competition 2018: Photo review.
* Britain's Vietnam: The Malayan Emergency, a Bush War that began towards the begining of the 'Imperial Retreat' period.
* Reimagining the Crusades - Part 3: Army Lists: The People who formed the Crusader armies, those from Western Europe and the Middle East.
* How To...Make Barbed Wire: Making the terrain pieces.
* Battle of Staket 1719: Little known Swedish battle that stopped the Russian army at the gates of Stockholm -- and the demo game at Salute 2018.1 vol, 116 pgs 2018 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 rct

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1-954123 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 12.3 - Armour in the Ancient World Theme: Armour in the Ancient World
* The Earlier Forms of Armour - First Attempts
* Mail Armour of the Celts - Gallica
* Countering Clibanarii at Turin - An Invulnerable Enemy
* Adapting to New Opponents - Arms to Armour
* Magical Protections in the Roman Army - Warding the Evil Eye
* Arms Supply in the Dominate - Mines to Miles

Features:
* Numidian or Moorish Cavalry - The Cavalry's New Clothes
* Animal Pelts in the Roman Army - How to Dress a Standard-Bearer
* Cavalry on the Bridgeness Slab - Pride in the Army
* Tacticus' Taktike Techne, Part VIII - Learning to Siege1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-softcover, available mid September 2018 ......$10.00 rct

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1-207840 Hoglund, Lars Eric FRAN KARL KNUTSSON TIL KRISTINA From Sweden, this book primarily covers Erik XIV's time (Nordic Seven Years War) and Gustavus Adolphus (Russian war, the Polish War, and the 30 years war's first year). It includes 192 flags and banners in color, including the 116 from Mohners chronicle from 1632-1635, and 45 in black and white. As for uniforms and other clothing, it details 470 items for approximately 260 units, with 18 figures in full color. It also includes a list of 1,170 known captains, cavalry, and infantry colonels and their respective units, from Gustav Vasa to Gustavus Adolphus.1 vol, 120 pgs 2012 SWEDEN, ACEDIA PRESS
NEW-softcover, back in print [Swedish text], English translation included ......$69.00 rct

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1-218030 Kling, Stephen Battle of Quebec 1759: Wargame Wargame covers the Battle of Quebec 1759. Includes 48 counters, 11x17-inch map, and 16-20 cards in ziplock bag. There are several variants included with the game including all of the French troops that could have participated in the battle which can potentially enter the game by card play.

Bougainville's men did arrive but a few hours too late which is why the British had some men back behind the main line. The cards are set up so that the longer the game goes on, the higher the probability that these and the other reinforcements plus the Quebec garrison enter the game. The British can get a few reinforcements too if Bougainville arrives and a certain British card is drawn.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
NEW-softcover/Ziplock ......$30.00 rct

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