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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-2236901 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet BMP-1 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic

Contains: 10 x BMP-1
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-box, available mid September 2020 ......$37.00 rct

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1-2236905 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet BTR-60 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x BTR-60


1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236906 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm British Chieftain Troop 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 4 x Chieftain tanks with Stillbrew turret option

1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236913 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-62 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-62 tanks
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236914 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-64 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-64 tanks1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2236915 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP NORTHAG - 10mm Soviet T-80 Company 10mm Ultracast plastic miniatures

Contains: 10 x T-80 tanks1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
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1-2215809 Akimov, Andrey Bersaglieri d'Italia 1940-1945 In this 9th book of this new series, Andrey Akimov offers 23 beautiful plates dedicated to WWII Italian Bersaglieri1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, [English text] available late March 2020 ......$34.00 rct

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1-22225199 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR: 1618-1648 Additional plates These full-color, 8.5x11-inch plates on cardstock depict hundreds of 30YW troops in 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. These plates are NOT in the books -- these are in addition to those in the books. Includes instructions to help assemble these paper troops for the tabletop.

Below the list of all the additional sheets(8.5x11 card stock) that you can buy, all are $9 each:


Plate PB&D-1-1 Pappenheim cuirassier and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-2 Imperial cuirassier and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-3 Saxon, Imperial and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-4 Bavarian and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-5 French cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-6 Dragoons and arquebuisers at horse
Plate PB&D-1-7 French, dragoon an cuirassier cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-8 Croatian infantry and cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-9 French, Bavarian and protestant cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-10 Generic pikeman infantry
Plate PB&D-1-11 Pikeman in charge and light cavalry
Plate PB&D-1-12 Generic musketeer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-13 Generic marching musketeer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-14 Imperial and Spanish pikeman infantry
Plate PB&D-1-15 Scottish army and general commander in carriage
Plate PB&D-1-16 Generic standard bearer infantry
Plate PB&D-1-17 Generic standard bearer infantry 2
Plate PB&D-1-18 Generic standard bearer infantry 3
Plate PB&D-1-19 Various commander and generals of the war
Plate PB&D-1-20 Artillery guns in 3D
Plate PB&D-1-21 Artillery baggage wagons
Plate PB&D-1-22 Artillery baggage wagons 2
Plate PB&D-1-23 Artillery guns and crew
Plate PB&D-1-24 Various commander and generals of the war 2
Plate AS PB&D-1-1 Heavy & Cuirassier cavalry & staff
Plate AD PB&D-1-2 Heavy & Cuirassier cavalry & staff 2
Plate AD PB&D-1-3 Artillery guns and crew
Plate AD PB&D-1-4 Cuirassier & heavy single cavalrymen
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-22225299 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE BURGUNDIAN WARS: 1474-1477 Additional plates These full-color, 8.5x11-inch plates on cardstock depict hundreds of Burgundian troops in 25/28mm that you can, for personal use only, photocopy on thicker cardboard for gaming. These plates are NOT in the books -- these are in addition to those in the books. Includes instructions to help assemble these paper troops for the tabletop.

Below the list of all the additional sheets(8.5x11 card stock) that you can buy, all are $9 each:

Plate PB&D-2-1 Burgundian cavalry 1
Plate PB&D-2-2 Burgundian cavalry 2
Plate PB&D-2-3 Burgundian cavalry 3
Plate PB&D-2-4 Burgundian cavalry 4
Plate PB&D-2-5 Burgundian cavalry 5
Plate PB&D-2-6 Burgundian cavalry 6
Plate PB&D-2-7 Burgundian and standard bearer cavalry
Plate PB&D-2-8 Burgundian infantry and Duke
Plate PB&D-2-9 Burgundian infantry 2
Plate PB&D-2-10 Burgundian infantry and artillery
Plate PB&D-2-11 Generic artillery and guns 3D
Plate PB&D-2-12 Generic Artillery baggage wagons 3D
Plate PB&D-2-13 Burgundian artillery and camp tents
Plate PB&D-2-14 Looting at the Burgundian camp
Plate PB&D-2-15 Swiss crossbow men and arquebusier
Plate PB&D-2-16 Swiss crossbow men and arquebusier 2
Plate PB&D-2-17 Swiss garrison and house
Plate PB&D-2-18 Swiss pikemen 1
Plate PB&D-2-19 Swiss pikemen 2
Plate PB&D-2-20 Swiss crossbow men and pikemen
Plate PB&D-2-21 Swiss crossbow men and pikemen 2
Plate PB&D-2-22 Swiss pikemen 3
Plate PB&D-2-23 Burgundian and Swiss artillery
Plate PB&D-2-24 Swiss cavalry
Plate PB&D-2-25 Burgundian marriage diorama
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222256 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Seven Years' War 1756-1763 V1 Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Volume 1 covers the armies of Prussia, Great Britain, Hannover and its Allies. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-222257 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi Play the Seven Years' War 1756-1763 V2 Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Volume 2 covers the armies of France, Austria, Russia, and Saxony. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, [English text], available mid September 2020 ......$39.00 rct

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1-225460 Scarborough. Jesse So Convenient for Hewing - Dark Age Skirmish rules Skirmish System uses action cards to control an ever-changing order of play. Command chits are used to activate individual units.

The action deck consists of 12 action cards, two shoot cards, two move cards, two charge cards, two rally cards, two Free Choice of Action cards, and two end-of-turn cards. Half the cards are red, and half are blue --- showing which side has the initiative on a given card. A game turn consists of going through the action deck, one card at a time.

Each turn, Veteran units and Senior Leaders receive two command chits, Warrior/Regular units get one command chit, and Green units do not get a command chit. Thus Green units are dependent on Senior Leaders to act.

When a card is drawn, the designated side has the choice of first action. To act, a unit or commander must spend a command chit. Once the action is resolved, the other side may choose to act. If a player does not, or cannot, spend a command chit, the player passes. If a pass, the other side may then choose to act. Two sequential passes, one from each side, ends actions on that action card --- a new action card is then drawn, and the process is repeated. Resolving actions in the game is based on rolling d6.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2020 US, JESSEE SCARBOROUGH
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1-225440 Garson, Paul Bersaglieri: The Devil's Griffins-A Visual History of Italy's Elite Plumed Warriors Bersaglieri, translated as sharpshooters, historically acted as shock troops and often led both assaults and defenses, thus paying the price during the Italian Wars of Unification, the early colonial forays into Africa, WWI, the Ethiopian War, and lastly WWII with much Bersaglieri blood soaked up by European soil as well as the burning sands of Africa and frozen in the vastness of Russia. The book contains over 300 images, including rare unpublished photographs. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2020 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$42.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2118617 Boeri, Giancarlo L'esercito pontificio nel 1708-1709 War of Comacchio and Ferrara V1 Covers the army the Pope hastily raised in 1708 to face Imperial armies, which, after the victory of Turin in 1706, raged down the Peninsula, threatening the minor states of the Italian Princes, claiming the right to dispose of the territory and its resources at will of the Vienna Court, and engaged in a bitter war for the succession of Spain to support their claims to that throne. Includes 24 color plates. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, [Italian text] available mid September 2020 ......$42.00 rct

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1-2118618 Boeri, Giancarlo L'esercito pontificio nel 1708-1709 War of Comacchio and Ferrara V2 Covers the army the Pope hastily raised in 1708 to face Imperial armies, which, after the victory of Turin in 1706, raged down the Peninsula, threatening the minor states of the Italian Princes, claiming the right to dispose of the territory and its resources at will of the Vienna Court, and engaged in a bitter war for the succession of Spain to support their claims to that throne. Includes 19 color plates. 1 vol, 98 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-pb, [Italian text]available mid September 2020 ......$42.00 rct

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1-225390 Matyszak, Phillip Greece Against Rome - The Fall of the Hellenistic Kingdoms 250-31 BC Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great's short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy, and military power, each individual kingdom was vastly superior to Rome, not to mention in fields such as medicine, architecture, science, philosophy and literature.

However, over the next two-and-a half centuries, Rome conquered and took over these kingdoms while adopting so much of Hellenistic culture that the resultant hybrid is known as 'Graeco-Roman'

Refreshingly, the story is largely told from the viewpoint of the Hellenistic kingdoms. At the outset, the Romans are little more than another small state in the barbarian west, and less of a consideration than the Scythians or Jews. Much of the narrative therefore focuses on the 'game of thrones' between the Hellenistic powers, a tale of assassinations, double crosses, dynastic incest, and warfare. As the Roman threat grows, however, it belatedly becomes the primary concern of the kingdoms as the legions destroy them one by one. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-225400 Sage, Michael Septimius Severus and the Roman Army The assassination of Emperor Commodus in 192 sparked a civil war. Septimius Severus emerged as the eventual victor and his dynasty (the Severans) ruled until 235. He fought numerous campaigns, against both internal rivals and external enemies, extending the Empire to the east (adding Mesopotamia), the south (in Africa) and the north (beyond Hadrian's Wall). The military aspects of his reign, including his reforms of the army, are the main focus of this new study.

After discussing his early career and governorship of Pannonia, covers his war with Pescennius Niger, the siege of Byzantium, and the campaign in northern Mesopotamia that added it as a province. The much more difficult campaign against Clodius Albinus in Gaul is also studied in detail, as is that in North Africa. The narrative concludes with an account of the last campaign in Britain and Severus' death. The final chapters analyze Septimius' reforms of the army and assess their impact on events of the next 70 years until the accession of Diocletian.

His greatest weakness was his love for his family. Like Marcus Aurelius, he loved his children too much. They failed to maintain what he had bequeathed them1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-930324 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 324 Fight The Fall: Faesulae A.D. 405 & Tricamerum A.D. 533 Two-player wargame system that simulates the battles that occurred during the era AD 376 to 560, roughly the time from when the Goths crossed the Danube to the Byzantine reconquest of the west. The game system emphasizes command control, leaders and unique tactics. Players pick command markers to generate actions, modeling the chaos of the battlefield. The objective is to gain victory in battle, usually by destroying enemy units and morale.

Each hex represents an area about 100 yards across. Each unit represents from 400 to 2,000 men. This game includes two scenarios:
Faesulae AD 405: Gothic chieftain Radagaisus vs. the Roman warlord Flavius Stilicho.
Tricamerum AD 533: Flavius Belisarius vs. Gelimer (King of the Vandals), mid-December AD.533 west of Carthage.

Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid October 2020 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-962104 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 10.4 Prisoners of war Theme: Prisoners of War
Captivity and Enslavement During the Viking Age: Human Commodities
Prisoners of War and English Rulers: Taken Into the King's Hands
What it was Like to be a Captive in the Middle Ages: The Capture of Thessaloniki

Features
A Manx Game of Thrones
More Time in the Saddle that on the Ground: The Turkish Cavalryman
The Late Reinvention of Backplates: Turning Your Back
Duke Godfrey in the First Crusade: Cut in Two at Antioch
Reconstructing a Medieval Weapon: The Fire Arrow
Seventh-Century Inter-Asian Warfare: Baekje has Fallen!
Once They Numbered in the Thousands: The Motte Castle
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARY
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1-902933 Cadek, Robert Bockler and Lowler Krieg Contains 53 mostly coloured photographs of Reanactor events, with individual drawings of castles and contemporary illustrations, one map, and three other illustrations.

In the late 15th century, first the Bockler, then the Lowler, suffered a variety of uprisings by knights. Bavarian Duke Albrecht IV proved to be a clever tactician and capable administrator, who was able to assert himself against rebellious knights, his hostile brothers, and the suspicious head of the Reich Emperor Frederick III. By intervening with Bohemian mercenaries, the conflict also gained an international touch. The Swabian Covenant experienced its baptism of fire.

On the side of Albrecht's opponents, the first Landsknecht associations appeared. The political and family backgrounds of the conflict lead to a world full of intrigues and adventures. Includes the conventions of the chivalrous feudande and the role of the peasantry in the late medieval warfare.

The armies of the Knights' Alliances, their allies, and their adversaries are portrayed in detail in terms of composition, armament, tactics, and use. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, [German Text] available late September 2020 ......$41.00 rct

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1-902935 Messer, Florian The War of the Venetians Contains 41 photos, partly of re-enactment events, nine contemporary illustrations, one map, two other illustrations, and two double-sided coloured drawings.

The Venetian War of 1487 between the maritime great power of Venice and the Alpine Archduchy of Tyrol led to considerable political upheavals -- especially in Tyrol. The conflict is closely linked to the partly tragic, partly bizarre biography of Archduke Siegmund of Tyrol.

The Venetian War stood on the threshold between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times: on the one hand, the battle for the town and castle of Rovereto with heavy artillery, and on the other hand, the chivalrous duel between Johann von Waldburg-Sonnenberg and Antonia Maria da Sanseverino.

Decisive was the Battle of Calliano between a veteran of the Burgundy Wars on the one hand and a highly respected condoto on the other, in front of the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Adige Valley. For the first time, the new warrior type 'Landsknechte' was decisive for battle.

This book was written in close cooperation with reenactment groups from Italy, Austria, and Germany. It also contains detailed illustrations of weapons, coloured illustrations, and some of Wolfgang Braun's excellent reconstruction drawings.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, [German Text] available late September 2020 ......$41.00 rct

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1-1947633 Querengasser, Alexander Le guerre Hussite - Vol. 1 Armies, armaments, and tactics of the battles and campaigns 1419-1437, with eight color plates and many other color images. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947634 Querengasser, Alexander Le guerre Hussite - V2 Armies, armaments, and tactics of the battles and campaigns 1419-1437, with eight color plates and many other color images. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-902931 Querengasser, Alexander The Armies of the Schmalkaldic War In the middle of the 16th century, the Holy Roman Empire was shaken by a series of conflicts that anticipated the sectarian conflicts of the Thirty Years' War. In 1546/47 the Schmalkaldic League rose up against Emperor Charles V. After some inconclusive campaigns, the troops of the Confederation were decisively defeated in 1547 in M?ulberg, Saxony. When a little later the emperor's most important ally, Moritz of Saxony, sided with the unruly Protestant princes, a new uprising against the emperor took place in 1552, which could only be resolved by the Augsburg religious peace.

Includes 26 mostly colored illustrations, including contemporary illustrations and full-page drawings, and two maps. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, [German Text] available late September 2020 ......$29.00 rct

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1-902932 Messner, Florian The Ennetbirgische Campaigns THE ENNETBIRGISCHE CAMPAIGNS

The Ennetbirgische Campaigns depicts the campaigns of the Swiss and Valais against Milan, as well as the conflicts between the Graubundner and the Duchy of Milan, with the conquests of the Confederates over the Alpine passes to the south. The luck of the war was changeable, with great victories like the one at Giornico and catastrophic defeats like that of Arbedo. The crossing of the main ridge of the Alps presented the late medieval armies with enormous challenges. For a short time, the Confederation rose to the rank of a major European power. The struggles of the Confederates in northern Italy for and against the French crown are described as well as the founding phase of the papal Swiss Guard.

Also deals with the internal conflicts of the Swiss in connection with the Ennetbirgische Campaigns. The armies of the Confederates and their opponents are portrayed in detail in terms of composition, armament, tactics, and use. Includes contemporary illustrations, maps, and images of international re-enactment groups.
1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, [German Text] available late September 2020 ......$41.00 rct

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1-COM1109 Borg, Richard COMMAND AND COLORS TRICORNE: Jacobite Rising First standalone game for Commands & Colors Tricorne (ownership of Tricorne is NOT required) and features 13 battle scenarios by Richard Borg. Mounted game board, terrain tiles, blocks, command and combat cards, stickers and large, molded dice are all included. You will find many new and interesting play concepts which brings new experiences and challenges covering the world of the Highland Clans in the time of the Jacobite Risings.

Scenarios
Killikeankie - 27 July 1689
Dunkeld - 21 August 1689
Cromdale - 1 May 1690
Alness - 10 July 1715
Sheriffmuir - 13 November 1715
Glen Shiel - 10 June 1719
Prestonpans - September 1745
Clifton - 18 December 1745
Inverurie - 23 December 1745
Falkirk (Stage 1) - 17 January 1746
Falkirk (Stage 2) - 17 January 1746
Culloden - 16 April 1746
Culloden (Flanking Move) - 16 April 1746

Components: 1 Rule and Scenario Booklet; 1 Battlefield Game Board (Mounted); 4 Terrain and Accessories punchboards (60 Double-sided Terrain Tiles; 18 Double-sided Victory Banner counters; 6 Double-sided Clan Chief / Chief Officer Markers); 52 Command cards; 58 Combat cards (29 English, 29 Jacobite); 8 Engraved Battle dice; 5 Block Sticker sheets; 2 Double-sided Summary Cards; 283 Blocks: blue Jacobite units, red British units, dark blue German units (176 small, blue and red blocks for infantry units; 68 medium, blue and red blocks for cavalry units ; 39 rectangular, blue and red blocks for leaders and artillery)
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-225420 Tonsetic, Robert Special Operations in the American Revolution Describes and analyzes numerous examples of special operations conducted during the Revolutionary War. Despite early defeats, the Americans had a reservoir of tough, self-reliant frontier fighters, who were brave beyond compare and entirely willing to contest the King's men with unconventional tactics. Most of the operations were conducted by American irregulars and volunteers, carefully selected, with specialized skills, and led by leaders with native intelligence.

As the war continued, Washington increasingly relied on special operations forces in the northeast, in the Carolinas, and ad hoc frontiersmen to defy British sovereignty inland. When the British and their Indian allies began to wage war on American settlements west of the Appalachians, Washington had to again rely on partisan and militias to conduct long-range strikes and raids targeting enemy forts and outposts.

The fledgling Continental Navy and Marines soon adopted a similar strategy. Realizing that the small American fleet was no match for the powerful British navy in major sea battles, the new Navy and its Marines focused on disrupting British commercial shipping in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and launching raids against British on-shore installations first in the Bahamas and then on the British coastline itself.
1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-225410 Diamond, Jon Hell in the Central Pacific 1944: The Palau Islands - Images of War Series In September 1944, to prevent Japanese air interdiction against General MacArthur's planned invasion of the Southern Philippines, the Americans attacked Peleliu and Angaur in the Palau group of the Western Caroline Islands. Admiral Halsey, commanding the US Third Fleet, feared the heavily defended Palaus would be costly for his III Amphibious Corps comprising the 1st Marine Division and the 81st Infantry Division. Includes 250 black and white photos.

While Angaur fell in four days, on Peleliu the Japanese resisted tenaciously using their underground fortifications on the Umurbrogel Ridge overlooking the airfield. It was only after over two months' bitter fighting that the Americans finally controlled the island. Despite the heavy cost, the benefits of this hard fought and costly victory were doubtful. In the event, Mindanao and other Southern Philippine Islands were bypassed by MacArthur in favor of a direct assault on Leyte on 20 October. But, as the graphic images and well researched text bear witness, there is no denying the courage and determination shown by the attacking US forces. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-225430 Szamveber, Norbert Last Panzer Battles in Hungary - Spring 1945 The Sixth Panzer Army was the last army available to the German military leadership which was more or less intact in 1945 and capable of launching a major offensive. Replenished after the failed Ardennes Offensive, it was deployed in Hungary and participated in the Operation Spring Awakening, launched in the western part of the country on 6th of March, 1945. Includes 22 photos, 26 black and white and color maps, and 12 organizational charts.

Besides giving a detailed chronological description of the events, the book covers tank effectiveness, Axis and Soviet tactics, and overall goals. Includes new archival sources kept in Russian archives and some newly published German memoirs. 1 vol, 486 pgs 2020 HUNGARY, PEKO PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid September 2020 ......$70.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-225380 Nash, N. S. Logistics in the Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975 Reveals that basic traditional techniques proved superior to expensive state of the art systems.

During the Indochina or 'French' war, France's initial use of wheeled transport and finally air supply proved vulnerable given the terrain, climate, and Communist adaptability. The colonial power gave up the unequal struggle after the catastrophic defeat at Dien Bien Phu.

To stem the advance of Communism throughout the region, the Americans stepped in to support the pro-Western South Vietnam regime and threw vast quantities of manpower and money at the problem. The cost became increasingly unpopular at home. General Giap's and Ho Chi Minh's ruthless use of coolies, most famously on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, proved resistant to carpet-bombing and Agent Orange defoliation.

The outcome of the final war between the Communist North Vietnam and the corrupt Southern leadership, now with minimal US support, was almost a forgone conclusion. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid September 2020 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-225370 Antal, John Armor Attacks - The Tank Platoon: an Interactive Exercise in Small-unit Tactics and Leadership In this unique, interactive story, you are the leader of a U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank platoon. Throughout the text, you will have an opportunity to make life-or-death decisions, and the events that unfold will be dictated by the choices you make. As you progress through the book, you will learn important tactical and operational lessons. Whether or not you are-or want to be-a tank platoon leader you will find this book highly entertaining and instructive.

There are two operations to survive-an assault and a counter-reconnaissance mission. In each you must bring your knowledge and judgment to bear on the scenario in order to achieve the objective. If you choose wrong, defeat and even death may be your fate. If you succeed, you can savor the taste of victory and live to fight another day. The scenarios are highly realistic, and there are maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the hardware involved to help you make informed decisions.

Written before Operation Desert Storm, and published in 1991, the military technology in Armor Attacks may be dated by today's standards, but the need for human leadership and effective, rapid decision-making has not changed. Armor Attacks was recognized as an invaluable teaching tool by United States Military Academy, West Point and was used to teach cadets the essential skills of leadership, decision-making, and tactics -- a decade of USMA leaders trained with this book. To supplement the original text, this new edition includes the West Point instructor reference guide, which explains and amplifies the teaching points of each scenario encountered. 1 vol, 552 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
NEW-pb, available mid September 2020 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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