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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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1-2217000 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEA RULES: Age of Sail 1770-1830 Includes everything to play rules-wise and also delves into the likes of painting, rigging your vessels, campaign play, linking to games of Black Powder, and national special rules options.

Rulebook comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature - the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter offers a starting point for a Black Powder landing party.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217001 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Master & Commander Starter Set A softback copy of the Black Seas core rules and nine detailed plastic miniatures -- three frigates and six brigs. You'll also get sails, rigging, and flag sheets for all your ships and all the ship cards, wake markers, and tokens that you'll need to play. We've also included an A0 battle mat, dice, and rulers. It also comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature - the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter offers a starting point for a Black Powder landing party. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217002 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Frigates and Brigs Flotilla Set contains two Frigate and four Brig miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 6 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217003 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: 3rd Rates Squadron Set contains three Third Rate ship miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 3 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217004 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Royal Navy Fleet The Royal Navy Fleet set includes three frigate, six brig, three Third Rates, and one First Rate miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 13 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217005 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: French Navy Fleet The French Navy Fleet set includes three frigate, six brig, three Third Rates, and one First Rate miniatures. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 13 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217006 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: HMS Victory Box contains one HMS Victory (First Rate) ship miniature. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217007 Tolentino, Gabrio Black Seas - L'Orient Box contains one L'Orient (First Rate) miniature. Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2217099 Tolentino, Gabrio BLACK SEAS: Big Bundle This Big Bundle contains:

* Master & Commander Starter Set + Sea Wolf Special 28mm Miniature
* Royal Navy Fleet Set (13 miniatures)
* French Navy Fleet Set (13 miniatures)
* HMS Victory First Rate (1 miniature)
* L'Orient First Rate (1 miniature)

Miniatures are 1/700 scale. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-908384 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 384 with Black Seas Sprue Theme: Black Seas

* Painting your Black Seas miniature (Sprue contains either one Frigate or Two Brigs -- 1/700 scale)
* Designer's Notes: Black Seas
* Rules Showcase: Black Seas
* 'That Man Cost Me My Destiny'
* The Battle of Iles Saint-Marcouf
* Sailing Through the Ages
* Cat and Mouse

Other Features:
* Observation Post
* 'The Pricking of My Thumbs'
* Australian Frontier Warfare: Part II
* Pimping your Ride
* The Wanhsien Incident, China 1926
* Designer's Notes: Hardwired
* A Day in the Life of a Games Designer
* The Infected Carcass
* Ramree Island
* How to... Swamps
* Crusader Keeps
* Ultramodern Primer
* Why I Love ... A Fistful of Lead

1 vol, 116 pgs 2019 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-916438 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 438 Articles:

* Fae & Loathing In Talamhlar: Fairy scenario
* Card Bunker: Pull-out and assemble, pre-printed card bunker system
* In Last Days: Interview and an exclusive scenario for Osprey's rules of the same name.
* In Start Your Engines: Interview and two exclusive scenarios for Gaslands: Refuelled.
* In Bright Clothes & Warm Weather: Quick play Renaissance Battle rules.
* Perry Brothers Interview: Their life as sculptors
* Opinion pieces: Two on writing rules and the other on the future of 3d models
* Ten of the Best Reasons to visit Tabletop Gaming Live 2019: London's best gaming show!
* Scratch Building: The Wargame Widow and barnstorming.
* Club Spotlight feature on the Lincombe Barn Wargames Society.
* Review sections: Quartermaster for accessories and Defence in Depth for figures and rules
* Forward Observer for news. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-89610 Coleby, Andrew and Thomas, Steve TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Birth of the Age of Reason 1680-1721 This booklet contains scenarios for use with the Twilight of the Sun King rules and it focuses on the two major conflicts of the era in Western and Central Europe. The first of this is the war of 1688 to 1697, which has various names, the Nine Years War, the War of the Grand Alliance, or the League of Augsburg. The War of the Spanish Succession, 1701 to 1714, was the second major conflict where France and its allies faced a coalition headed by Holland, Britain, Austria, and their allies.1 vol, 36 pgs 2016 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221540 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT: From Defenestration to Restoration - Wargame Rules for 1618 to 1660 Version of the Twilight of the Sun King: Birth of the Age of Reason rules targeted at refighting large battles from the period 1618 to 1660. The rules feature scenarios for the battles of Fleurus, 1622 and Cheriton, 1644.

All measurements for movement, weapon ranges, and so on are based on the base width. The base width is half of the frontage of whatever you wish to use as a unit. Therefore any size of figure and also any basing scheme can be used with the rules. Units represent between 1000 and 2000 infantry or 500 to 800 cavalry, depending on the type of unit.

Most battles can be fought in around 4 hours. Most battles are suitable for a single player a side if you wish. Using a unit frontage of 80 to 120mm means most battles are played on a table 120 to 180cm wide (4x6 feet). 1 vol, 36 pgs 2018 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221541 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT - EUROPE'S TRAGEDY: Thirty Years War Scenarios Extension for Twilight of the Sun King with TYW scenarios.1 vol, 36 pgs 2003 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-221542 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF DIVINE RIGHT - BY THE SWORD DIVIDED: English Civil Wars Scenarios Extension for Twilight of the Sun King with ECW scenarios.1 vol, 26 pgs 2018 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-89611 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Scenario Book 1 - Louis XIV at War This booklet contains scenarios for use with the Twilight of the Sun King rules and it focuses on the two major conflicts of the era in Western and Central Europe. The first of this is the war of 1688 to 1697, which has various names, the Nine Years War, the War of the Grand Alliance, or the League of Augsburg. The War of the Spanish Succession, 1701 to 1714, was the second major conflict where France and its allies faced a coalition headed by Holland, Britain, Austria, and their allies1 vol, 36 pgs 2016 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-89612 Dorrell, Nicholas TWILIGHT OF THE SUN KING: Scenario Book 2 - Great Northern & Ottoman Wars The second scenario booklet featuring battles from the Great Northern War (1700-21) and the Ottoman wars of the period is also available. It features the following scenarios:

Ottoman Wars Scenarios: Parkany, 1683; Pruth, 1711; Peterwardein, 1716.

Great Northern War (1700-21) Scenarios: Narva, 1700; Crossing the Duna/Riga, 1701; Kliszow, 1702; Holowczyn, 1708; Lesnaja, 1708; Gadebusch, 1712; Storkyro, 1714.1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-88299 Granillo, Manny ROMMEL'S WAY: Panzer Korps Scenario Book IX Ninth in a series of WWII scenario books designed specifically for the Panzer Korps rules system. Featuring many of his own letters and opinions, Rommel's Way offers 15 North African scenarios with maps and Force Groups: Operation Scipio '43, Sidi Bou Zid '43, Tug Argan Pass '40, Tel El Eisa '42, Bloody Keren '41, Totensonntag '41, Beda Fomm 41, Agordhat '41, Bir El Gubi '41, Bir Hakeim '42, Nebeiwa '41, Operation Battleaxe '41, Operation Brevity '41, and Kassarine Pass '43. Also a Abyssinian Campaign '35 scenario.1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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2-195350 Breeze, David THE FRONTIERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE Describes the varying Roman frontier systems from Scotland to the Nubian desert, including the extant remains, methods and materials of construction, and the differences between various frontiers. Examines how the frontiers worked, discussing this in relation to the organization and structure of the Roman army, and also their impact on civilian life along the empire's borders. Reconsiders the question of whether the frontiers were the product of an overarching Empire-wide grand strategy and questione Luttwak's seminal hypothesis. Includes 12 maps, 40 diagrams and plans, and 24 photographs.1 vol, 272 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-954132 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 13.2 Theme: The Role of Geography in Ancient Warfare
* Geography and War in the Ancient World: Dictating Destiny
* Kanes to Kayseri in 4,000 years: Passes of the Anti-Taurus
* Urban Warfare in Alexandria, 48-47 BC: Blood in the Streets
* The Terrain of the Catalaunian Fields: I Have the High Ground!

Features:
* Waging War in the Archaeological Record, Part II - Open Conflict
* Combined Arms in Ancient Greece - Beginnings of integrated Warfare
* A Scientific Adventure - Testing a F.A.N. Theory
* Sending a Slingshot Message: Take This!
* Taktike Techne, part XI - Phormio and Fast Triereis
* Staff Officers of the Roman Army: The Beneficiarii1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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2-212980 Kim Hjardar, Vegard Vike VIKINGS AT WAR A depiction of how the Vikings waged war: weapons technology, offensive and defensive warfare, military traditions and tactics, fortifications, ships, and command structure. It also portrays the Viking raids and conquest campaigns that brought the Vikings to virtually every corner of Europe and even to America.

Contains over 380 color illustrations including beautiful reconstruction drawings, maps, cross-section drawings of ships, line-drawings of fortifications, battle plan reconstructions, and photos of surviving artifacts including weapons and jewelry.

Currently in its fourth printing in Norwegian, the translation presented here makes it available for the first time in English. Awarded the Norwegian literary prize 'Saga Prize' in 2012.
1 vol, 400 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-221680 Macro, Paul ACTION AT BADAMA POST: The Third Afghan War, 1919 The 3rd Afghan War in 1919 was the only time that the Afghans invaded British India during Britain's long history of conflict in Afghanistan and along the North-West Frontier. It was a campaign that cost the lives of well over 1,000 British and Indian troops. Includes more than 30 images and 5 maps.

This little-known action features a crashed aircraft from RAF's 20 Sqn and the subsequent rescue by the 22 Battery Motor Machine Gun Service. It was an all-arms action -- the lives of two airmen were saved at the cost of an Indian Militiaman and an unknown number of Afghan tribesmen.

This book looks at the background to the conflict, the Kurram Militia, the history of the squadron and the lives of the key players. Whilst this was not the only action the 22 Battery of the Motor Machine Gun Service fought during the 3rd Afghan War, this one was recorded in the account of A/Sjt Ernest 'Bill' Macro, who was in charge of the section of 22 Battery dispatched to Badama Post in late July 1919. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-221700 Boyd, Douglas NORMANDY'S NIGHTMARE WAR: The French Experience of Nazi Occupation and Allied Bombing 1940-45 French, German, and Allied eyewitness accounts, including the moving last letters of executed hostages, describing hundreds of German executions of French civilians as well as loss of thousands of lives from Allied bombings that occurred in Normandy. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 US, PEN AND SWORD
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2-218190 Buttar, Prit ON A KNIFE'S EDGE: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943 Late 1942 saw the strategic situation on the Eastern Front change completely. The encirclement of Paulus' Sixth Army in Stalingrad trapped a significant portion of the Wehrmacht's combat forces in the ruins of the devastated city, where they would ultimately die or be taken prisoner, but at the same time the entire German position was left in a catastrophic state.

The year's campaign had seen the Germans advance first east, but then increasingly to the south and southeast; the Soviet counter-offensive not only isolated Sixth Army, it also raised the possibility of the collapse of the entire front. The ultimate failure of the Red Army to achieve this is due in no small part to the efforts of one of the Wehrmacht's greatest commanders: Erich von Manstein, who rebuilt the German front line and fought a mobile campaign, in which all the strengths of the German forces, and all the weaknesses of their Soviet opponents, were revealed. 1 vol, 456 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221690 Macro, Paul BRITAIN'S DESERT WAR IN EGYPY AND LIBYA: 1940-1942 While best remembered for the duel between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps and the iconic battle of El Alamein, the desert war in Libya and Egypt between 1940 and 1942 was fought in an unforgiving yet strategically important landscape along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Covers British, German, and Italian forces, the commanders, and the weaponry. Also highlights the vital roles of the Royal Navy, disrupting enemy supplies, and the Royal Air Force, which eventually gained command of the air. Includes 32 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 272 pgs 2019 US, PEN AND SWORD
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1-COM1106 Starkweather, Adam THE LITTLE LAND: The Battle for Novorossiysk 1943 - CSS Nemesis Volume One (Wargame) Battle of February 4-9, 1943 featuring a surprise Soviet invasion from the Black Sea by the North Caucasus Front that would unhinge the German defense. Almost immediately, things went wrong. The bombardment from the Black Sea Fleet merely alerted the defense and the invasion itself ran far behind schedule. So began the battle of Novorossiysk.

CSS: Novorossiysk is the first game in the Nemesis series covering company-level battles on the Eastern Front. With added special rules to cover the unique type of warfare on the Eastern Front, players will battle over the fate of the Kuban with tanks, amphibious invasions, paratroopers, naval ships and artillery. Four scenarios included

Details:
* Complexity: 7 (out of 10)
* Solitaire Suitability : 8 (out of 10)
* Time Scale: 2 hours per game turn
* Map Scale: 500 meters per hex
* Unit Scale: Company/platoon
* Players: 1-2
* Playing time: 2-35 hours

Components:
* 2 22x34-inch maps
* 8 countersheets
* 1 rules booklet
* 1 scenario booklet
* 9 player aids
* 2 10-sided dice1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available early September 2019 ......$129.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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