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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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1-215130 SAVAGE CORE - 28mm pulp skirmish rules 28mm pulp skirmish rules for battles beneath the surface of the Earth. A5 book pages - 5.8 x 8.3 (inches). 87 pages. full colour, tables, artwork and lore with charts and online support. For 2+ players, miniatures and dice not included. Savage Core is a fast play, competitive set of skirmish rules set in a primal land of savage warfare where clans battle for survival. Mature readers only, mature themes of primitive warfare.1 vol, 87 pgs 2017 UK, LUCID EYE PUBLICATIONS
NEW-pb, available late September 2017 ......$21.00 rct

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1-1992911 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Overlord Supplement - Beyond the Beaches A 136 page softback reprint of the 'Beyond the Beaches' section of the original Overlord campaign supplement

The 'D Day' section of the original Overlord campaign supplement will be re-printed at a future date (there is a significant anniversary coming up.......)

Scenarios and Army lists for: British Armour and Infantry Divisions, American Armour and Infantry Divisions, German Panzer, Infantry and Fallschirmjaeger divisions. All vehicle data for Normandy '44 until the Westwall end of '44
1 vol, 136 pgs 2017 UK, THE PLASTIC SOLDIER COMPANY
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$25.00 rct

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1-215140 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts. A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous snake-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary.

In this new wargame, set in the world of Frostgrave, players take on the role of Heritors, mighty warriors whose ancestors drank from the Crystal Pool. These Heritors lead their small, handpicked teams of spellcasters, rogues, and treasure hunters into the ever-shifting labyrinth of the Ghost Archipelago. Using the same rules system as Frostgrave, this standalone wargame focuses on heroes who draw on the power in their blood to perform nigh-impossible feats of strength and agility. This game also includes 30 spells drawn from five schools of magic, a host of soldier types, challenging scenarios, treasure tables, and a full bestiary of the most common creatures that inhabit the Lost Isles.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardcover, available mid October 2017 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-215141 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Tales of the Lost Isles The Ghost Archipelago has returned. A vast island chain, covered in the ruins of ancient and otherworldly civilizations, the Archipelago appears every few centuries, far out in the southern ocean. At such times, pirates, adventurers, wizards, and legendary heroes all descend upon the islands in the hopes of finding lost treasures and powerful artefacts.

A few, drawn by the blood of their ancestors, search for the fabled Crystal Pool, whose waters grant abilities far beyond those of normal men. It is only the bravest, however, who venture into the islands, for they are filled with numerous deadly threats. Cannibal tribes, sorcerous serpent-men, and poisonous water-beasts all inhabit the island ruins, guarding their treasure hordes and setting traps for the unwary. This book of fiction collects all-new stories set in the Ghost Archipelago.1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$9.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-215149 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Accessory Pack Ability Cards, Spell Cards & Blood Burn Die This accessory pack contains 30 Heritor Ability cards and 30 Warden Spell cards, allowing players to have all of their characters abilities laid out in front of them during a game. The pack also includes an exclusive 'Blood Burn Die' which aids in keeping track of a Heritor's blood burn level throughout the game. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-deck, available mid October 2017 ......$20.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-21514L2 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Specialist Level Two Deal In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, an accessory pack, the book of Tales and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$59.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-21514L3 Mccullough, Joseph FROSTGRAVE: Ghost Archipelago - Warden Level Three Deal The Warden level deal.

In this level you get a copy of the rulebook, the Accessory pack, the Tales of the Lost Isles and a free set of five treasure tokens exclusively designed for use in Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.

You also get a box of the plastic Crewmen and one Heritor and one Warden. We'll send you the two most popular figures1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-deal, available mid October 2017 ......$95.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2116817 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 12 - Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers Next volume in the series covers Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers-- 1801 to 1825 -- during the Czar Alexander I era.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 201 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$49.00 rct

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1-2151501 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad Uniforms of Russian army during the years 1825-1855 vol. 01 Infantry Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the zar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the uniforms infantry in use from 1825 to 1855.

Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the year from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development over the past centuries .There are various ancient editions of the work but Mark Conrad's translation is the first one and the best, remaining true to the original structure and essential style of the text. Conrad's comprehensive translation is an indispensable resource for today's historian, strategists, and scholars.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late nineteenth century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.

1 vol, 128 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$49.00 rct

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1-2151502 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad Uniforms of Russian army during the years 1825-1855 vol. 02 - Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the years from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development. This volume is related to the Russian Army during the zar Nicolas Ist era, and are about the Carabiniers, Jagers, Rifles, and Cuirassiers uniforms in use from 1825 to 1855.

Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the year from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development over the past centuries .There are various ancient editions of the work but Mark Conrad's translation is the first one and the best, remaining true to the original structure and essential style of the text. Conrad's comprehensive translation is an indispensable resource for today's historian, strategists, and scholars.

The topics discussed start from the early czars until the late nineteenth century. Our new edition has enriched the book with the plates: we revised and colored many of the images so far available just in black and white, as well we found some rare color plates with the collaboration of private collectors.1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-dj, available mid October 2017 ......$49.00 rct

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1-215100 Spring, Laurence The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648 - The Backbone of the Catholic League The Bavarian Army has been overshadowed by those of Gustavus Adolphus' and Wallenstein's Armies, but it was one of only a few armies to have fought throughout the Thirty Years War, first as part of the Catholic League and then an independent army after the Peace of Prague. Among the generals of the Bavarian Army were Count Johan von Tilly and Gottfried von Pappenheim, who are two of the most famous generals of the war. 30 b/w ills., maps, diagrams

This book covers not only the Bavarian Army's organisation, but also has chapters on recruitment, officers, clothing, weaponry, pay and rations of a soldier during the Thirty Years War. As well as life and death in the army, this book also looks at the women who accompanied it. The chapter on 'civilians and soldiers' looks at the impact of the war on the civilian population, their reaction to it and the infamous sack of Magdeburg which sent shockwaves across Europe. This chapter also looks at the impact on Bavaria by having Swedish, Spanish and Imperialist troops quartered upon it and how this affected the country's war effort.

In addition there are chapters on regimental colours and a detailed look into the tactics of the time, including those of Spain, Sweden and the Dutch. As well as using archival and archaeological evidence to throw new light on the subject the author has used several memoirs written by those who served in the army during the war, including Peter Hagendorf who served in Pappenheim 's Regiment of Foot from 1627 until the regiment was disbanded after the war. Hagendorf's vivid account is unique because not only is it a full account of the life of a common soldier during the war, but also records the human side of campaign, including the death of his two wives and all but two of his children. This book is essential reading to anyone interested in the wars of the early seventeenth century, not just the Thirty Years War.
1 vol, 200 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-215120 Ede-Borrett, Stephen The Army of James II, 1685-1688 - The Birth of the British Army Between James' accession in February 1685 and flight in December 1688 the British Armies increased four fold (the English, Scots and Irish Armies were still separate institutions and were to remain so until the early 18th Century, in the case of the Scots, and the early 19th Century in the case of the Irish); from a small force of little more than ceremonial and policing use to a fully-fledged Army with all of its necessary supporting arms and services. Over 60 b/w ills, 8pp colour ills incl. uniforms, flags & paintings, 12 tables

Respected historian Correlli Barnett wrote: 'It might well be said that if the British royal standing army was in fact founded at one given time, it was between 1685 and 1688, and that James II was the army's creator.' James himself said his Army had '.the reputation of being the best paid, the best equipped and the most sightly troops of any in Europe.' At the time there were political complaints about illegality of a 'new standing Army' with a 'new Cromwellian military dictatorship' (and on a point of law a standing army was still illegal), in 1689 the new King, William III, kept James' Army in being and within a few years it was to become the Army which led the victories at Blenheim and elsewhere of the Great Duke of Marlborough, who had himself been a General in James' Army.

It has been said that amongst William's reasons for accepting the British Crowns was a fear that the British Army would serve in alliance with Louis XIV against him. Despite this, James' part in the creation of the British Army is often deliberately overlooked or ignored. The political aspects of James' reign, and thus of the Army, are well covered in numerous works but this book looks at the creation of the enlarged Armies of England, Scotland and Ireland - their uniforms and flags, organization and weapons, their drill and their strength, their pay and their Staff. Researched primarily from contemporary documents and manuscripts, including those in the rarely accessed Royal Library at Royal Archives at Windsor, it will go a long way to restoring these years, and the last Stuart King, to their true importance in the creation of the British Army.
1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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2-73460 Fisher, David Hackett WASHINGTON'S CROSSING Detailed examination of this critical campaign, 100+ b/w illust, 15 b/w maps, biblio, index.1 vol, 576 pgs 2006 LONDON, OXFORD UNIV PRESS
NEW-pb, signed edition (2) copy available ......$20.00 rct

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1-215110 Esdailes, Charles and Perry, Alan Godoy's Army - Spanish Regiments and Uniforms from the Estado Militar of 1800 Based on an extremely rare (albeit slightly incomplete) illustrated version of the Spanish Army's order of battle as it existed in the year 1800, this work cannot but form a most unusual addition to the collection of anyone interested in military uniforms (or, more specifically, the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era). 79 color plates

Almost every regiment of the Spanish Army is represented - including such extraordinary units as the Royal Corps of Cosmographic Engineers - while the beautiful full-page, hand-colored engravings of the originals have been supplemented by a transcript of the details (in brief, the senior officers and the uniforms) given in the published edition of the army's order of battle, to which the album reproduced in the pages of this work was intended to complement.

Also included is a substantial introduction to the Spanish Army in the period immediately preceding the Peninsular War - written by the leading expert on the subject - that will be of great interest to any student of that conflict; the soldiers seen in the book are, after all, pretty much the same as the soldiers who suddenly found themselves fighting Napoleon in 1808. A foreword by the current owner of the original - the well-known wargamer and figure designer Alan Perry - explains how the book came into his possession1 vol, 120 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid October 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-963032 MODERN WAR #32 Operation Musketeer Operation Musketeer is a wargame based on the assumption that the 1956 Anglo-French-Israeli invasion of Egypt turned into a major superpower confrontation in which the forces of the Soviet Union and United States became involved. Historically, the invasion was ended because both the USSR and USA opposed the Allied invasion. But, the assumption here is that, instead, both Moscow and Washington were drawn into the conflict and deployed combat forces to support their respective camp.

The game system emphasizes command control. Each side is composed of different contingents. Players activate their contingents through the use of Command markers. This models the historical command-control factors involved in multi-national operations during the 1950s. Players command ground and air forces, and there is the possibility of nuclear war breaking out. There are two players: the Allies (including France, Britain, Israel and the US); and the East Bloc (Egypt, USSR).

Components: One 22' x 34' map on one sheet & 228 counters1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late September 2017 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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