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Modern War

1-963040 MODERN WAR # 40: Chechnya Chechen War is an operational-strategic level two-player simulation of the 1st Chechnya War (1994-1996) wherein the Russian Federation under Boris Yeltsin attempted to directly and forcibly put an end to the Chechen independence movement.

The Russian player must deal with low morale at the front and at home to win the war to keep Chechnya within the Russian Federation. The Chechen player is outgunned and outnumbered, but can wage an effective guerilla campaign to bog down the entire Russian effort and thereby achieve independence. There is a total of nine game turns covering two years of conflict, from December 1994 to December 1996.

The game map encompasses Chechnya and surrounding territories (Georgia, Ingushetia, Dagestan). Included on the counter sheet are Bonus counters for Modern War # 1 (Red Dragon/Green Crescent), Modern War # 18 (Green Beret), Modern War # 21 (Kandahar) and errata counters for Modern War # 17 (Dien Bien Phu).

Components: One 22x34-inch map on one sheet, 144 counters, and the magazine. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available mid February 2019 ......$40.00 with a discount of 25% rct

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1-963048 MODERN WAR # 48: Block by Block: Hue Block by Block is a two-player conflict simulation of of the 1968 Battle of Hue. Players must balance the military difficulties imposed by the challenges of constrained urban warfare and unique terrain of the Hue Citadel, with the overriding considerations of each side's respective political goals.

The North Vietnamese player must hold the city for as long as possible, to create a media event and lay the groundwork for a new revolutionary government.

The South Vietnamese and American player must retake Hue before this process can advance too far, but not also jeopardize their own political sensitivities from casualties and heavy-handedness.

The map covers an area of 13 square kilometers (approximately 5 square miles). Each turn represents four to five days. Units represent platoon/detachment to battalion sized units.

Components: One 22' x 34' map on one sheet & 176 counters

1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available late May 2020 ......$40.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-963050 MODERN WAR # 50: Putin Moves East Operational-strategic level two-player wargame covering a struggle for control between the Russian-led Eurasian Union and a Coalition of opposing states led by the People's Republic of China to gain control of the Far East. Among other things, the game presumes a breakdown in Russian Chinese relations leading to open belligerency. Units represent operational task forces of corps or reinforced size; special forces; airpower; and cyberwar. Additionally, paramilitary forces play a significant role in the game rules. The objective of each player is to seize critical resource, industrial, and communications centers, thereby gaining control of the Far East. Each hex on the map represents 100 kilometers from side to side. Each turn of play represents anything from three days of intense combat to a couple weeks of refitting. Ground units represent mostly corps sized task forces. Special forces units are regiments, brigades or groupings of cadres.

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

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1-963054 MODERN WAR #54: The Nagorno-Karabakh War: 1992-1994 The Nagorno-Karabakh War: 1992-1994 is a two-player wargame of the war between Azerbaijan and the breakaway province (Oblast) of Nagorno-Karabakh, inhabited by an Armenian majority. After the first ethnic clashes between Armenians and Azeri, during the death throes of the Soviet Union, Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan. The Azeri launched an ethnic cleansing campaign. Faced with annihilation, the Armenians resisted and fought back. The Armenian player must fight a numerically superior foe but he has the advantage of interior lines and a unified command. The AZ player has a greater supply of former Red Army weapons and ammunition but must fight not only the Armenians but also political infighting and low morale. Each hexagon encompasses about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Units of maneuver are battalions. There are nine game turns each representing three months.

Components: 22x34-inch map, 176 die-cut counters, and magazine.
1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available early June 2021 ......$40.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-COM050 COMMAND # 0: Back to Iraq? (2nd Edition) & Warmaster Chess Vol. 2 Back to Irag?
- Speculations of Gulf War II
Roadwar Vietnam
- Mad Max in the Jungle
Frederick Dent Grant at Vicksburg
- Grant's son in the Civil War
The Coming War(s) With China
- The Dragon Stirs
- Ottoman Second Front
Operation Bruntal
- Genesis of Hitler's Paratroops
- The French Foreign Legion's Greatest Battle
The Westerplatte
- The Opening Shots of WWII
Art of War: David Pentland
Back to Iraq [2nd], issue game
Warmaster Chess 2000, vol.2

1 vol, 60 pgs 1998 US, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-CP5543 SPECIAL OPS JOURNAL #43 Aussies in Iraq; Swiss Special Intervention Unitsin Berne; Joint Combined Exercise COLD RESPONSE. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-212670 Alberts, Carl CHOPPER DOWN!: The Story of A Mercenary Pilot in Africa After 20 years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private oil interests, EO subsequently became involved in the war against UNITA throughout the country.

With little more that 100 of its own combat personnel on the ground in both the wars in Angola and Sierra Leone, the outstanding success that EO achieved was in no small part due to the force-multiplying effect and support given by its helicopter and jet pilots of the Air Wing. This is the true story of the frustrations, personal sacrifices and too often the extreme risks that the aircrews took while flying in support of the ground offensives. Most of this was achieved with outdated equipment and aircraft that were seldom airworthy.

Living under harsh conditions with the ever-present threat of enemy attack, as well as great risk from their ill-disciplined allies, the contribution these aircrews made to the overall success of the war effort was extensive. Although EO costs were but a small fraction of the replacement United Nations forces, which were generally unsuccessful, international pressure to leave prematurely, led to renewed regional conflict with great loss of life. Describes the realities of 'postwar syndrome,' his subsequent failed business venture in Liberia, and his involvement in the conflict in the Ivory Coast that brought about his arrest in South Africa for mercenary-related activities. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2016 SOUTH AFRICA, 30 DEGREES SOUTH PUBLISHERS
NEW-pb, available late October 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-COM1131 Anderson, Kerry THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON A 2 to 6 player game dealing with the final battle as foretold in the Bible prophecies as the armies of the world will fight the final battle and that without divine intervention, no life shall be saved. The game brings together the forces of the World into the ultimate battle for control of the Earth. Six battle games are included which allow 2-3 players to play an hour-long game.

Players are forced to adjust their strategy depending on rapidly changing conditions as dictated by the event cards. Combat is bloody, yet managed quickly and decisively through the battle dice. Players must manipulate allies and opponents to achieve the goal of capturing the Holy Land.

Product information: Complexity: 5 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: average; Time Scale: 1 Turn = 1 Week; Map Scale: 100 km per hex ; Unit Scale: armies of varied size; Players: 2 to 6 players; Playing Time: 2 to 4 hours.

Components: One mounted 19x33-inch game board; 216 large counters (5/8-inch playing pieces); 149 playing cards; Rules booklet ; 6 scenarios and a Campaign Game; Four battle dice (1 blue, 3 white); Game box.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-dj, available mid March 2021 ......$69.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-221550 Antal, John INFANTRY COMBAT: The Rifle Platoon In this interactive work, you are US Army Second Lieutenant, Bruce Davis. Your light infantry battalion has been airlifted into the Middle East on short notice, and now your platoon must defend Wafi Al Sirree against the superior might of an advancing enemy's mechanized force. The stakes are high; the odds are long. Your knowledge and judgment will determine your success. If you are wrong, defeat and death may be your fate. Success will let you savor the sweet taste of victory and live to fight another day.

The scenario is supported by maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the equipment and forces involved. The choices you must make are those that would face a rifle platoon leader in combat. You must win the respect of your troops, ensure the security of your positions, obtain intelligence of the enemy, and accomplish everything else required to survive and win in a hostile environment. 1 vol, 340 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available mid September 2019 ......$23.00 with a discount of 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 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-223990 Badri-Maharaj, Sanjay Kargil 1999 - South Asia's First Post-Nuclear Conflict Kargil 1999 is the first ever military history of this conflict in the English language. It examines the political and strategic situation in the run-up to the conflict, the precarious position of the Indian government, and the disconnect between the Pakistani civilian government and its armed forces. Moreover, it provides a detailed review of the state of the Indian and Pakistani armed forces as of 1998-1999, with particular attention to their organization, orders of battle, their air forces and air defense networks. Because the Kargil War of 1999 was the first conflict during which both India and Pakistan were in possession of nuclear weapons, this account provides a detailed review of their related potentials - including stocks of fissile materials, and delivery systems (manned aircraft and the burgeoning indigenous ballistic missile programs of increasing sophistication).

26 tables, 16 color AFV/equipment/aircraft profiles, 4 color figs, 66 b/w & 2 color photos, 6 b/w & 1 color maps

Finally, Kargil 1999 provides a detailed account of ground combat, which culminated in the Indian infantry storming the heights occupied by the Pakistani infantry, while supported by artillery and air force.

Illustrated by more than 100 photographs, maps, and authentic colour artworks, Kargil 1999 offers a military perspective of the first confrontation of the two declared nuclear powers of South Asia - a conflict that tested their political, military, diplomatic, and nuclear resolve. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid July 2020 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-225680 Badri-Maharaj, Sanjay Trinidad 1990 - The Caribbean's Islamist Insurrection On 27 July 1990, a radical Afro-Trinidadian Islamist group, the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen, led by Imam Yasin Abu Bakr -- an Afro-Trinidadian convert to Islam previously known as Lennox Philip, and a former policeman -- launched an armed insurrection with 113 of his followers. Their attack quickly sacked the entire leadership of the local government: the then Prime Minister of Trinidad, Arthur N.R. Robinson, most of his cabinet and several opposition Members of Parliament, plus the staff of the government-owned television and radio networks were held hostage for six dramatic days. The Parliament Building, the television, and radio studios were occupied by armed insurgents and were severely damaged during the standoff with security forces that ensued. The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service collapsed within the first hour of the insurrection, abandoning the capital city, Port of Spain, and the military took hours to assemble a viable fighting force.

This book details the background, the insurrection, and the military operation that crushed it. Illustrated with maps, color profiles, and more than 100 authentic photographs from local archives. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid October 2020 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-227170 Badri-Maharaj, Sanjay OPERATION MEGHDOOT: India's War in Siachen 1984 to Present In 1984, the Indian Army carried out a stunning operation that captured the Siachen Glacier in the northernmost regions of what is now the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Since that time, a full brigade of Indian troops has faced off against a similar number of Pakistani soldiers in the highest battlefield on earth. Sustained by a combination of tenuous road supply lines and air support, where helicopter manuals have had to be rewritten, the two countries have had numerous skirmishes that have escalated into the use of artillery fire. includes 80 photos, 10 maps and diagrams, and 15 color profiles.

Operation Meghdoot tells the story of this conflict. Beginning with the trauma of partition and the first Kashmir war that saw the region divided between India and Pakistan, it progresses to the 1962 Sino-Indian war which saw the Aksai Chin region lost to China and the Shaksgam Valley unilaterally ceded by Pakistan to China. The consequence of this was to allow the development of the Karakoram Pass and highway to link China to Pakistan.

In the aftermath of Pakistan's defeat in the 1971 war, the mapping of the area created sufficient confusion to enable both India and Pakistan to assert their respective claims. This eventually led to Operation Meghdoot which enabled India to secure the entire Siachen glacier, pre-empting Pakistan's Operation Abadeel.

Operation Meghdoot examines the political, geographic and geopolitical imperatives that drove both sides towards conflict in this inhospitable area. The evolution of India's mountain divisions with their attendant expertise is discussed as well as the air support capabilities available to both sides. Operation Meghdoot itself is discussed in detail including its planning and execution, and the conflict since 1984 is chronicled with an emphasis upon the military engagements, the use of air power and the struggle of both armies to adapt and cope with the environment. Finally, the implications of India's hold on the Siachen Glacier is analysed with respect to its position against a hostile Pakistan and an increasingly hostile China. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid May 2021 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-228860 Badri-Maharaj, Sanjay ARMED FORCES OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Covers from the post-WWII West India Regiment to the independence of the former British Colonies in the 1960s and 1970s. The failed West India Federation led directly to the formation of the national armed forces of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados while Guyana's forces had their roots in Police Special Services Units and a Volunteer Force. Shortly after Independence, Guyana's armed forces found themselves in a border conflict with Suriname as well as a far less salubrious operation to support a corrupt and racist government through rigged elections. Trinidad found itself facing a mutiny in the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, redemption only coming for the force in 1990 when it played a stellar role in quelling an Islamist insurrection. Barbados and Jamaica's armed forces had a more subdued history, supporting police forces but playing an important role in the intervention in Grenada in 1983. The Bahamas, unique in having a naval force as its primary military unit, had the dubious distinction of having one of its patrol boats sunk by Cuban MiG-21s in 1980.

Besides the historical background to the five armed forces in question, examines the evolution, equipment, and current status and plans of these forces. This includes the complete recapitalization of the Jamaica Defence Force, the resurrection of the Bahamas Defence Force as a capable naval unit, the decline and deliberate neglect of the Guyana Defence Force and the revival and near collapse of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available early December 2021 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-207260 Balaam, Andrew BUSH WAR OPERATOR: Memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts and Beyond From the searing heat of the Zambezi Valley to the freezing cold of the Chimanimani Mountains in Rhodesia, from the bars in Port St Johns in the Transkei to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this is the story of one man's fight against terror, and his conscience.

Anyone living in Rhodesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had a father, husband, brother or son called up in the defense of the war-torn, landlocked little country. A few of these brave men would have been members of the elite and secretive unit that struck terror into the hearts of the ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas infiltrating the country at that time -- the Selous Scouts. These men were highly trained and disciplined, with skills to rival the SAS, Navy Seals and the US Marines, although their dress and appearance were wildly unconventional: civilian clothing with blackened, hairy faces to resemble the very people they were fighting against.

Twice decorated -- with the Member of the Legion of Merit (MLM) and the Military Forces' Commendation (MFC) -- Andrew Balaam was a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and later the Selous Scouts, for a period spanning twelve years. This is his honest and insightful account of his time as a pseudo operator. His story is brutally truthful, frightening, sometimes humorous and often sad.

In later years, after Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, he was involved with a number of other former Selous Scouts in the attempted coups in the Ciskei, a South African homeland, and Lesotho, an independent nation, whose only crimes were supporting the African National Congress. Training terrorists, or as they preferred to be called, 'liberation armies', to conduct a war of terror on innocent civilians, was the very thing he had spent the last ten years in Rhodesia fighting against. This is the true, untold story of these failed attempts at governmental overthrows. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-COM1091 Balkoski, Joe The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951 Remastered and revised version of the two-player operational-level game first published in 1986 that covers the first year of the Korean conflict, from June 1950 to May 1951. Includes 'super-sized' map and counters.

Product Information:
Complexity: 7 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 6 out of 10 (landing options; no hidden units)
Time Scale: one month per turn
Map Scale: 7.5 miles per hex
Unit Scale: Battalions, regiments, brigades and divisions
Players: one to two, best with two or more
Playing Time: 4-8 hours depending upon scenario, 20+ hours for campaign
Four map sheets (42.5x71-inch overall map dimension)
Three countersheets (9/16-inch size)
Rules booklet with updated Historical Notes
Two charts and tables booklets
One 10-sided die
Box and Lid 1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid May 2021 ......$59.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-225760 Barry, Ben BLOOD, METAL AND DUST: How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritative history of two conflicts which have overshadowed the beginning of the 21st century. Inextricably linked to the ongoing 'War on Terror', the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominated more than a decade of international politics, and their influence is felt to this day.

Offers a comprehensive overview of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing in-depth accounts of the operations undertaken by both US and UK forces. Brigadier Ben Barry explores the wars which shaped the modern Middle East, providing a detailed narrative of operations as they unfolded. With unparalleled access to official military accounts and extensive contacts in both the UK and the US militaries, Brigadier Barry is uniquely placed to tell the story of these controversial conflicts, and offers a rounded account of the international campaigns which irrevocably changed the global geopolitical landscape. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available late November 2020 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% inc

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1-222150 Baxter, Peter SELOUS SCOUTS: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists Formed in 1973 by the legendary Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly at the behest of Rhodesian military supremo General Peter Walls, the Selous Scouts were to write their name into the annals of military history as one of the finest counterinsurgency units of all time, through their innovative pseudo-guerrilla tactics, brilliant reconnaissance operations into Zambia and Botswana and daring flying-column raids into Mozambique.

Feared and hated by the liberation movements ZIPRA and ZANLA, the Scouts wreaked untold havoc and destruction on their Soviet- and Chinese-backed enemies, accounting for 68% of guerrilla casualties within Rhodesia alone during the bitter bush war of the 1970s. Uniquely ahead of its time, the regimen - a brotherhood of men that traversed cultural and racial barriers; their Shona motto was 'Pamwe Chete' (together only) -- was to produce the type of soldier that earned for the unit one Grand Cross of Valour, nine Silver Crosses, and 22 Bronze Crosses of Rhodesia. Includes 8 pages of color photos, and many b/w photos and maps. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-ST139 Bay, Austin S&T #139:Arabian Nightmare - The Kuwait War Contents: Arabian Nightmare: Persian Gulf Crisis Austin Bay, et. al.
Simulation: Arabian Nightmare Austin Bay
The Kuwait War OB Austin Bay

Notes:Expanded by Desert Sword: Arabian Nightmare. First published separately in 1991, adding a new map covering the western part of the Middle East to the shores of the Mediterranean plus 200 counters. The kit includes the historical Coalition offensive vs. Iraq. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1990 US, SPI
AS NEW-softcover unpunched, (1) copy available ......$16.00 rct

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1-209690 Benford, Andrew They Come Unseen - A Game of Submarines and Subterfuge in the Cold War Submarines and surface fleets battle for Cold War dominance! NATO players must use their submarines to sneak troops into enemy ports, destroying vital strategic targets, while the Soviet team deploys a surface fleet to hunt down the subs and protect their crucial supply lines.
Designed by retired Royal Navy Officer and submarine commander Andy Benford, and developed deep beneath the waves, They Come Unseen is an asymmetrical strategy game of bluff and deception that uses two boards, one for action on the surface, seen by both players, and one for movement underwater, seen only by the submarine commanders. The game also comes with specially designed control panels to help keep track of vital information such as fuel, ammunition and current cruising depth.


1x main board
1x deep board
1x game screen
4x unique player control panels (2x destroyers, 2x submarines)
4x sonar search pieces
6x Ice-Station cards
7x ship submarine tokens
1x rule book
1x history and tactics book Counters for sonar, logistics, damage and more. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-box, available late October 2015 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-203760 Billingsley, Dodge FANGS OF THE LONE WOLF: Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen War 1994-2009 Books on guerrilla war are seldom written from the tactical perspective and even less seldom from the guerrilla's perspective. Fangs of the Lone Wolf is an exception. These are the stories of low-level guerrilla combat as told by the survivors.

It covers fighting from the cities of Grozny and Argun to the villages of Bamut and Serzhen-yurt, and finally the hills, river valleys and mountains that make up so much of Chechnya. The author embedded with Chechen guerrilla forces and knows the conflict, country and culture. Yet, as a Western outsider, he is able to maintain perspective and objectivity. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2013 UK, HELION
NEW-dj, available mid December 2013 ......$60.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-213790 Bridgland, Fred THE WAR FOR AFRICA: Twelve Months that Transformed a Continent This classic account of a Cold War struggle and its momentous consequences for the participants and across the continent, is released in a new edition with a new preface and epilogue.

The story of the Cuban-South African war in Angola in 1987-88 through the eyes of the South Africans who fought in it. Beginning as a power struggle between two former liberation movements, the MPLA and UNITA, the Angolan Civil War became a Cold War struggle with involvement from the Soviet Union, Cuba, South Africa and the USA.

This book examines the height of the Cuban-South African fighting in Angola in 1987-88, when 3,000 South African soldiers and about 8,000 UNITA guerrilla fighters fought in alliance against the Cubans and the armed forces of the Marxist MPLA government, a force of over 50,000 men. Bridgland pieced together the course of the war, fought in one of the world's most remote and wild terrain, by interviewing the South Africans who fought it, and many of their accounts are woven into the narrative. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM1103 Bullock, Dan NO MOTHERLAND WITHOUT: North Korea in Crisis and Cold War Card-driven strategy game for two players depicting the struggles of North Korea against the West from 1953 to present day.

In the aftermath of the Korean Armistice Agreement, the Korean peninsula divided in two. While its signature marked a cessation of armed conflict, the war was not over. In over six decades since the armistice was signed, three generations of the Kim regime resisted Chinese and Soviet control, endured famine, floods, isolation, and economic sanctions while defiantly pursuing nuclear weapons.

One player will be the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), seeking a nuclear deterrent to invasion, improving living standards to prevent uprising, and purging elites to prevent a coup.

The other player will be the West, maximizing pressure on the regime by obstructing the missile program to secure the region, implementing sanctions to impede the North Korean economy, aiding defectors, and further isolating the DPRK from the global community.

Product Information: Complexity: Low to Medium; Solitaire Suitability: High; Time Scale: 8-10 years per turn<; Players: one or two; Playing Time: 90-120 minutes.

Components: One mounted game map; One counter sheet; 128 Poker-sized Game Cards; Rules booklet
1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-dj, available mid March 2021 ......$59.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-ST120 Butt, John S&T #120:Nicaragua Features:

Nicaragua!: Guerrilla warfare in Central America
Revolution in Latin America
- (main article)
- Why Do Men Rebel?
- The Organization of Revolution
- The Weapons of Revolutionary Warfare
- Manchu
- Unconditional Surrender 1 vol, 64 pgs 1988 US, SPI
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1-972029 Campbell, David 029 SOVIET PARATROOPER vs MUJAHIDEEN FIGHTER: Afghanistan 1979-89 In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military 'help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion led by the formidable guerrilla fighters of the Mujahideen, forced the Soviets to intensify their involvement.

The Soviet army was in generally poor condition when the war started, but the troops of the airborne and air assault units were better trained and equipped. As a result they developed aggressive, sometimes effective tactics against an enemy that refused to behave the way most Soviet commanders wished him to.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this absorbing study examines the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of the Soviet Union's paratroopers and their Mujahideen adversaries during the long and bloody Soviet involvement in Afghanistan during the 1980s. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available mid November 2017 ......$20.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-200090 Cann, John P. COUNTERINSURGENCY IN AFRICA: The Portuguese Way of War 1961-74 Portugal was the first colonial power to arrive in Africa and the last to leave. As other European states were granting independence to their African possessions, Portugal chose to stay and fight despite the small odds of success. That it did so successfully for thirteen years across the three fronts of Angola, Guine, and Mozambique remains a remarkable achievement, particularly for a nation of such modest means.

The Portugese approach to the conflict was distinct in that it sought to combine the two-pronged national strategy of containing the cost of the war and of spreading the burden to the colonies, with the solution on the battlefield. Even today Portugal's systematic and logical approach to its insurgency challenge holds valuable lessons for any nation forced to wage a small war on the cheap.

John P. Cann's study is both wide-ranging and comprehensive, providing a description and analysis of Portuguese counterinsurgency, including aspects such as intelligence and mobility, besides discussing social and logistical operations. Whilst discussing operations that took place during the 1960s and 1970s this study remains very relevant to present-day counterinsurgency operations. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2012 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-208140 Cann, John P. FLIGHT PLAN AFRICA: Portuguese Airpower in Counterinsurgency, 1961-1974 Following the 1952 reorganization of the Portuguese Air Force from the army and naval air arms, Portugal now had a dedicated organization for aviation that would bring it into line with its new NATO commitment. As it developed and trained for its NATO role, it was suddenly confronted in 1961 with fighting insurgencies in all three of its African possessions. This development forced it to acquire an entirely new and separate air force, the African air force, to address this emerging danger.

This is the story of just how Portuguese leadership anticipated and dealt with this threat, and how it assembled an air force from scratch to meet it. The aircraft available at the time were largely castoffs from the larger, richer, and more sophisticated air forces of its NATO partners and not designed for counterinsurgency. Yet Portugal adapted them to the task and effectively crafted the appropriate strategies and tactics for their successful employment.

Includes 90 b/w photos and 40 maps. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2015 UK, HELION & CO.
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1-227640 Cartwright, James SNIPER IN HELMAND Author trained as sniper and served a full tour of duty with 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Describes the highs and lows of almost daily front line action experienced by our soldiers deployed on active service in arguably the most dangerous area of the world.

As part of the Battle Group's crack Mobile Operations Group, James's mission was to liquidate as many Taliban as possible. The reader experiences sniper tactics and actions, whether in ambush or quick pre-planned strikes, amid the ever present lethal danger of IEDs. Reveals the psychological pressures and awesome life-and-death responsibility of his role and, in particular, the deadly cat-and-mouse 'games' with the enemy snipers intent on their own kills. These involved the clinical killing of targets at ranges of 1,000 meters or greater. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-227780 Choo, Roy MODERN TAIWANESE AIR POWER: The Republic of China Air Force Today Comprehensive study of Taiwan's air force with in-depth analysis backed by high-quality images. It examines its aircraft fleet, combat capabilities today, and what the future holds for the air arm.

The sovereign status of Taiwan - or the Republic of China - has been a source of instability in the Asia-Pacific region for much of the last 70 years. While Taiwan aspires to be an independent and democratic nation, the communist-led People's Republic of China sees it as a breakaway province. With Beijing flexing its muscles in recent years amid rising tensions between China and the US, the potential for a military flashpoint along the narrow Taiwan Strait cannot be overstated.

The strategy of the Republic of China Armed Forces is to present Beijing with a credible deterrent, and should this fail, defend against a People's Liberation Army attack and possible invasion. The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) is charged with the defense of airspace over and around Taiwan and enabling military operations in land and sea domains. If necessary, it could also take the battle into China as part of a multi-pronged offensive effort.

While the ROCAF is relatively well-equipped and trained, attempts to modernize have been hit by political and fiscal challenges. The ROCAF has made some headway with mid-life upgrades for the majority of its more than 20-year-old fighter fleet and will receive a much-needed boost with the introduction of F-16C/D Block 70s in the coming years. However, it still lacks many force-multiplier capabilities such as aerial refueling and electronic warfare. Amid qualitative and quantitative improvements to the PLA air combat fleets, the military balance across the Taiwan Strait continues to tip towards Mainland China. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, HARPIA PUBLISHING
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1-205050 Clement, Jeffrey D THE LIEUTENANT DON'T KNOW: One Marine's Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan In our wars since 2001 the term 'front line' has long since lost its meaning and the true combats have waged throughout the countries we've invaded, especially along the supply routes. Our opponents have not been able to stand with conventional forces, but instead attack inside our lines, their presence everywhere, if not always discernible. Into this mix of behind-the-lines attacks, combat logistics have played a larger role than ever.

In Afghanistan particularly, the long convoy routes have been vulnerable to the same kind of surprise attacks suffered by the Soviets in past decades. Overland supply was needed as the quick panacea of airpower was often overtaxed.

When he joined the Marines, Jeff Clement was not a high-speed, top-secret recon guy. A logistician instead, he led combat convoys across treacherous terrain in southern Afghanistan through frequent enemy attacks in order to resupply US and British positions. As such he and his vehicles were a constant target of the resistance, and each movement was a travail, often accompanied by thundering blasts as the insurgents paved their way with IEDs. As a Marine Corps lieutenant, he deployed to Afghanistan twice, and always found a learning curve, as men previously on the ground were more savvy, and the insurgents, there for the duration, were savvier still. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE
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1-216360 Colbeck, Graham WITH 3 PARA TO THE FALKLANDS On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands. Includes 32 pages of b/w plates.

With 3 Para to the Falklands is the full story of that dramatic struggle from the point of view of a sergeant in the Third Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 Para). This elite battle group played a significant part in the campaign, marching from Port San Carlos to Port Stanley and fighting in one of its most crucial, yet often-neglected battles - the night assault on Mount Longdon.

Graham Colbeck was there every step of the way and his vivid account reveals the stark realities of fighting in this stubbornly contested conflict. His narrative brings to the fore the chilling nature of the combat, the challenge of the harsh conditions met on the Falklands, the training and techniques of an elite force, and the comradeship of troops in battle. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-218071 Cooper, Tom HOT SKIES OVER YEMEN: Volume 1 - Aerial Warfare Over the Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1962-1994 Since September 1962, hardly a week passed without a major armed confrontation or an outright war in Yemen. The number of long-lasting insurgencies, mutinies, rebellions, or terrorism-related activities that took place during this period is going into dozens. Despite duration of all these conflicts and although they may have caused as many as half a million of deaths, the rest of the World heard very little about them. At best, Yemen is nowadays known as a hotbed of international terrorism, an area that is on the receiving end of frequent US air strikes flown by UAVs, or as 'some place' fiercely bombarded by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Includes 120 photos, 15 color profiles, and 3 maps.

While at least some details about British aerial operations in what was Southern Arabia of the 1960s were published over the years, next to nothing is known about activities of other, 'local' air forces - like those of Egypt - and even less so about that of Yemen. This is even more surprising considering that for nearly two decades there were no less than two, fully developed services of that kind - one operated by what was then North Yemen, another by what used to be South Yemen - and that these were deeply involved in the Cold War, too.

Using newly released secret intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory, this book is telling the story of military flying in Yemen between 1962 and 1994. It is providing in-depth insights and analysis of campaigns fought by the Egyptian air force of the 1960s, the creation of two Yemeni air forces in the 1970s, an entire series of inter-Yemeni wars of the 1980s and 1990s. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-218072 Cooper, Tom HOT SKIES OVER YEMEN: Volume 2 - Aerial Warfare Over the Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1962-1994 Following the Civil War of 1994, Yemen experienced few years of relative peace. This was rudely interrupted in 2004, when the government opened the first of six campaigns against the movement colloquially known as 'Houthis'. The Yemeni Air Force - partially re-equipped over the previous years - saw intensive involvement in this conflict, but proved insufficient. In late 2009 and through 2010, the war spread into Saudi Arabia, which reacted with its first military intervention in the country. Includes 8pp color profiles & color photos, 114 b/w photos, 6 maps, and 5 tables.

A host of long-simmering internal conflicts culminated in the second Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, launched in March 2015. Although run along widely accepted Western doctrine of aerial warfare, and highly effective, the campaign in question experienced a number of massive problems - primarily related to unexpected developments and extremely complex relations between multiple parties in Yemen.

That the air forces of the Saudi-led alliance involved in the ongoing campaign in Yemen are operating some of most modern combat aircraft and weaponry manufactured in the West is no secret. But, exactly how, why, when, and where are they deploying weapons systems in question and for what purpose remains entirely unknown in the public. Thanks to approach to first-hand sources, this volume is providing answers to precisely these questions and thus providing an exclusive insight into the conduct of operations by such modern aircraft types like F-15S, F-16E/F, EF-2000 Typhoon, and Mirage 2000. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-969003 Davies, Peter 003 NORTH AMERICAN X-15 The revolutionary X-15 remains the fastest manned aircraft ever to fly. Built in the two decades following World War II, it was the most successful of the high-speed X-planes. The only recently broken 'sound barrier' was smashed completely by the X-15, which could hit Mach 6.7 and soar to altitudes above 350,000 feet, beyond the edge of space. Several pilots qualified as astronauts by flying above 50 miles altitude in the X-15, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

The three X-15s made 199 flights, testing new technologies and techniques which greatly eased America's entry into manned space travel, and made the Apollo missions and Space Shuttle viable propositions. With historical photographs and stunning digital artwork, this is the story of arguably the greatest of the X-Planes. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-191320 Debay, Yves FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION PARATROOPERS 2nd Regiment Etranger de Parachutistes from the end of WWII to Modern Era. Full color throughout with hundreds of color pics. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2008 FRANCE, H&C PUBLIACTIONS
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1-970024 Delaitre, Fabrice AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012 In 2010, the 1st mechanized brigade, Chalons-en-Champagne set up the Task Force La Fayette V to serve in Afghanistan. Its mission: secure the province of Kapisa, train the Afghan army, reduce the number of Taliban, and begin the progressive disengagement of the French contingent. Although the French have withdrawn, this book covers the engagement of 2011 - 2012. Includes 80 photos and maps in color. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE
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1-216540 DeVries, Roland MOBILE WARFARE FOR AFRICA: On the Successful Conduct of Wars in Africa and Beyond - Lessons Learned from the South African Border War Presenting a remarkable amount of experience drawing primarily from South Africa's Border War in the form of case studies, supported fully by an extensive number of photographs and specially commissioned maps. Includes case-studies and examples which presents a yardstick for the enhancement of contemporary combat practices. In this context, the Namibian-Angolan-South African Border War serves as one of the principal benchmark studies.

Many valuable lessons can be learned from the African way of warfare and what is referred to today as '4th Generation' and/or asymmetric warfare, besides providing insights as to how this will influence future military needs and requirements, for instance the development of forces and the incorporation and employment of advanced technology. 1 vol, 488 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-200160 DiMarco, Louis CONCRETE HELL: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq Throughout history cities have been at the center of warfare, from sieges to street-fighting, from peace-keeping to coups de mains. Sun Tzu admonished his readers of The Art of War that the lowest realization of warfare was to attack a fortified city. Indeed, although strategists have advised against it across the millennia, armies and generals have been forced nonetheless to attack and defend cities, and victory has required that they do it well. DiMarco provided a masterful study of the brutal realities of urban warfare, of what it means to seize and hold a city literally block by block.

Contents: Urban Warfare, Past and Future; An Operational Debacle - Stalingrad, 1942; American Urban Warfare - Aachen, 1944; Urban Warfare from the Sea - Inchon and Seoul, 1950; Complex Urban Warfare - The Battle for Algiers, 1956-57; The Long Urban War - Operation Banner, 1969-2007; Urban Death Trap - The Russian Army in Grozny, 1995; Invading the Urban Sanctuary - Operation Defensive Shield and the Battle for Jenin, 2002; Systematic Urban Warfare - 'Ready First' in Ramadi, 2006-07; and Urban Combat in the 21st Century. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222690 Dimitrijevic, Bojan UNEF: The Yugoslav Contingent -- The Yugoslav Army Contingent in the Sinai Peninsula 1956-1967 Pursuing a policy of social revolution, national liberation, and non-alignment, Yugoslavia under Josip Broz Tito became involved in the Middle East in the mid-1950s. Includes 152 b/w photos/ills, 6 maps, 16 color photos/ills, 3 color profiles, and 5 tables.

Combined with some initial interest in economic and military assistance, this involvement found a positive reception among several Arab states, foremost Egypt under Gamal Abdel Nasser. Close personal ties between Tito and Nasser significantly contributed to the deployment of a contingent from the Yugoslav Popular Army (JNA) within the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Egypt, following the Suez War of 1956.

Established in a hurry and deployed to Egypt in late November 1956, the JNA's part of the UNEF consisted of a reinforced reconnaissance battalion. The unit was manned by conscript soldiers and equipped with vehicles provided by the USA within the frame of the Mutual Defence Assistance Program (MDAP).

The story of the unit's difficult task of entering the Sinai Peninsula right on the heels of withdrawing Israeli forces is the centerpiece of this book. While warmly welcomed by the local inhabitants, through late 1956 and all of 1957, the JNA contingent had the difficult task of reaching the demarcation lines, establishing observation posts, and making sure the cease-fire would be respected by all of the belligerents. For a force that understood itself to have a national-liberation and revolutionary role, rather than being an expeditionary military, the Yugoslav Popular Army thus went through a particularly unusual experience.

The mission of the JNA's contingent with the UNEF on the Sinai came to a sudden end during the crisis leading to the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War: squeezed between the advancing Israeli forces, it had to be quickly evacuated, leaving all its heavy equipment and vehicles behind. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-ST052 Dunnigan, James S&T #052:OIL War Features:

Oil War: American Intervention in the Persian Gulf
Island War: US Amphibious Offensive Against Japan, 1942-1945 1 vol, 60 pgs 1976 US, SPI
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1-199280 Ecker, William and Jack, Kenneth and Dobbs, Michael BLUE MOON OVER CUBA: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III. This book is the only known personal account of the lead photographic reconnaissance squadron's scouting dangerous low-level operations, flying the supersonic RF-8A Crusader, during the classified Operation Blue Moon.

Captain Ecker was the commanding officer of US Navy Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62, otherwise known as Fightin' Photo) during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a team created for reconnaissance and aerial photography, and consulted on the movie Thirteen Days, which included dramatic scenes of his first mission over Cuba on October 23, 1962. Blue Moon over Cuba is an authoritative and complete account of the low-level reconnaissance that might be said to have helped JFK avert nuclear Armageddon. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-COM013 Eldridge, Bo COMMAND #13:Desert Storm Features:

Desert Storm
- The Mother of All Battles
The Iraqi Republican Guards
- Just how good were they?
Chemical Warfare and Desert Storm
- Was the threat real?
Saddam Hussein and the Palestinian Intifada
- Why the Palestinians supported Saddam Hussein
Speculation: Did Desert Storm Avert Mushroom Clouds?
I Remember...
- Desert Storms veterans
A World in Chains
- The 'New World Order' of the Axis Powers
Weather War
- WW2 struggles to predict Western Europe's weather
1940: The BEF in France After Dunkirk
- The struggle of those who missed the boat at Dunkirk
- Scenarios for Desert Storm
- Red Sky Mourning, Wahoo! 1 vol, 60 pgs 1991 US, XTR CORPORATION
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1-199700 Gardiner, Ian R. YOMPERS, THE: With 45 Commando in the Falklands War Written by a company commander in the Falklands War, the book describes 'yomping' in appalling weather carrying overloaded rucksacks, across the roughest terrain as they fought and won the highly successful and fierce night battle for Two Sisters, a 1,000-foot high mountain which was the key to the defensive positions around Stanley (Falkland islands). 'Yomping' was the word used by the Commandos for carrying heavy loads on long marches. 6 x 9 inches, 16 pages b/w plates. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-207980 Gilbert, Oscar MARINE CORPS TANK BATTLES: In the Middle East In the aftermath of Vietnam a new generation of Marines was determined to wage a smarter kind of war. The tank, the very symbol of power and violence, would play a key role in a new concept of mobile warfare, not seen since the dashes of World War II. The emphasis would be not on brutal battles of attrition, but on paralyzing the enemy by rapid maneuver and overwhelming but judicious use of firepower.

Yet in two wars with Iraq, the tankers, as well as the crews of the new Light Armored Vehicles, quickly found themselves in a familiar role battering through some of the strongest defenses in the world by frontal assault and fighting their way through towns and cities.

In America's longest continual conflict, armored Marines became entangled in further guerilla war, this time amid the broiling deserts, ancient cities, and rich farmlands of Iraq, and in the high, bleak wastes of Afghanistan. It was a familiar kind of war against a fanatical foe who brutalized civilians, planted sophisticated roadside bombs, and seized control of entire cities.

It has been a maddening war of clearing roads, escorting convoys, endless sweep operations to locate and destroy insurgent strongholds, protecting voting sites for free elections, and recapturing and rebuilding urban centers. It's been a war in which the tanks repeatedly provided the outnumbered infantry with precise and decisive firepower. The tankers even added a new trick to their repertoire -- long-range surveillance.
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1-82252 Gomez, Michel editor WAR ON TERROR:About Islam & other Terrorist Ways An analysis of the globalization of terrorism and the structure and operational methods of both the terrorist groups and the counter forces, full color throughout, 'Historical Warrior Series'. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2004 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
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1-COM1081 Gorkowski, John SOUTH CHINA SEA: Indian Ocean Region The game posits possible future conflicts, circa 2025, in the South China Sea region. Players assume the roles of nations or groups of nations and deal cards in multiple rounds of play each representing three to seven weeks to advance their separate agendas. Each card play might trigger armed conflict. If violence comes to pass, the time scale compresses to three to seven hours per turn and players deploy their military units to resolve matters by force. Those forces include: individual capital ships, pairs or triples of smaller vessels, squadrons of aircraft, and battalions of ground troops all waging war at the far end of logistical shoestrings.

Product Information:
Complexity: 7 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 6 out of 10
Time Scale: 1 turn = Between 3 and 7 hours
Map Scale: 1 hex = 45 nautical miles
Unit Scale: Aircraft squadrons, pairs of ships/subs, land battalions
Players: Best with 2 players but can be played with up to 3 players or solitaire
Playing Time: 2-4 hours depending on scenario

Game Components:
Three 22x28-inch map sheets; Three Countersheets totaling 390 3/4-inch counters; Deck of 39 political cards; Two player aid cards; Rule/scenario book; and two dice.
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1-198360 Grau, Lester W and Billingsley, Dodge OPERATION ANACONDA: America's First Major Battle in Afghanistan Drawing upon previously unavailable or neglected sources, Lester Grau and Dodge Billingsley give us the most complete and accurate account of this thirteen-day firefight waged in mountainous terrain nearly two miles above sea level. They describe how allied troops fought a fierce and well-entrenched enemy to a standstill, close to an old Soviet battlefield, and then drove them completely out of Afghanistan.

Grau and Billingsley's account also highlights problems encountered in Anaconda and the lessons we should learn from their in-depth study. The Army and Air Force operated under conflicting views regarding the appropriate application of Close Air Support, and airpower both crippled and aided the overall effort. In addition, severe shortages of transport, attack helicopters, and artillery hampered the effort, while the acquisition and timely sharing of intelligence barely occurred at all and coalition relations frayed under the intense pressures of combat.

As an added bonus, the authors also include with the book a documentary on DVD that features interviews with soldiers who fought in Anaconda, provides additional information concerning major phases of the battle, and presents insightful commentary by Grau and by Billingsley, who was on the ground with US forces for the operation. Providing the richest description and critique of all the forces involved-including those that fought on the enemy side-the combined book-and-DVD surpasses all previous accounts of this landmark engagement and is an essential volume in the literature on our war in Afghanistan. (32) b/w photos, (47) b/w maps 1 vol, 464 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-210340 Green, Michael M1 ABRAMS TANK: Images of War The M1 Abrams has proved itself to be the finest main battle tank in the world since its introduction into US Army service in 1981. It combines the ultimate balance between firepower, mobility and protection as demonstrated by its superior performance during the two Gulf Wars and in Afghanistan. It routed the Soviet equipment of Saddam Hussein's army and today remains the yardstick by which friends' and foes' MBTs are judged.

Its versatility and continual modernization of weaponry armor and engineering guarantees that the MI Abrams will remain the US Army's spearpoint for years to come. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-78650 Halberstadt, Hans WAR STORIES OF THE GREEN BERETS Expanded edition, 39 b/w and color photos. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2004 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-213571 Hooton, E.R., Tom Cooper, Farzin Nadimi THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR VOLUME 1: The Battle For Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982 The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Includes 120 photos, 15 artworks, five maps, and four diagrams.

Uses materials obtained from US intelligence circles and British governmental archives. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and rapidly escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era.

The first volume looks at the background and describes in detail how Saddam Hussein decided to invade, but hamstrung, the Iraqi Army to restrict its greatest success to a narrow strip of territory in Iran's southern province of Khuzestan. This left the Iraqis unable to either advance or withdraw, and exposed them to ever greater and more successful Iranian counter-strokes which drove them out in May 1982 in the ferocious Battle of Khorramshahr. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-213572 Hooton, E.R., Tom Cooper, Farzin Nadimi THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR VOLUME 2: Iran Strikes Back, June 1982-December 1986 The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Includes 120 photos, 15 artworks, five maps, and four diagrams.

Volume 2 takes up the account after Iraq withdrew from Khuzestan and is based upon material from both sides: US intelligence data, British Government documents and secret Iraqi files. Iraq's withdrawal exposed the great southern city of Basra to Iranian attack, but it was shielded by fortifications based upon a huge antitank ditch - the so-called 'Fish Lake' - which the Iranians tried to storm in the summer of 1982.

This bloody failure left Tehran in a position where prestige prevented a withdrawal into Iran, but the armed forces lacked the resources to bring the conflict to a favorable conclusion. During the next four years, the Iranians tried to outflank the 'Fish Lake' defenses initially through the marshes in the north and finally through an attack on the Fao Peninsula, which increased national prestige, but was a strategic failure and paved the way for Iraq's massive victories in 1988. This followed a series of successful defensive battles in which the Iranians were driven back with great loss. This account describes the battles in greater detail than before and, by examining them, provides unique insights and ends many of the myths which are repeated in numerous other accounts of this conflict. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-213573 Hooton, E.R., Tom Cooper, Farzin Nadimi THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR VOLUME 3: Iraq's Triumph The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Includes 120 photos, 15 artworks, five maps, and four diagrams. Includes 120 photos, 15 artworks, 5-6 maps, and 4-5 diagrams.

The third volume covers the last two years of the war on the Southern front, where Iranians made their last supreme effort to break through Iraqi lines during the winter of 1986-1987. Iraqi defenses just about held. For a year, there was an ominous silence, but then Iraq launched a series of devastating blows that recovered the Faw Peninsula, pulverized weakly-occupied Iranian positions, and drove the frontlines back to the international border. Iran was left with no option but to sue for peace. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-213574 Hooton, E.R., Tom Cooper, Farzin Nadimi THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR VOLUME 4: Forgotten Fronts The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict but this is the first detailed military history using materials from both sides, as well as materials obtained from US Intelligence circles and British Governmental archives. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and rapidly escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-WWII era. Includes 120 photos, 15 artworks, 5-6 maps and 5 diagrams.

Part 4 in this mini-series covers the warfare between Iran and Iraq on the Central and Northern Fronts. Difficult terrain made it problematic for either side to assemble overwhelming superiority. Following initial Iraqi attacks that seized some territory, the Iranians began gradually nibbling back until achieving some success in the center, in 1982.

Subsequently, the Central Front saw only minor conventional battles until Iraq launched several major blows in 1988. In the north, fighting primarily revolved around several Kurdish insurgencies in northern Iraq, and culminated in the horror of the Halabcheh gas attack. The final campaign of the war saw Iraq-supported Iranian emigres launching a spectacular, but also a swiftly-crushed, invasion of their homeland. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-205260 Hutchings, Colonel Richard DSC SPECIAL FORCES PILOT: A Flying Memoir of the Falklands War As a Commando helicopter pilot, the author served with 846 Naval Air Squadron in the Falklands War and was decorated for gallantry (DSC). The author re-lives his part in operations, in particular Special Forces intelligence gathering and direct action missions, including the Pebble Island raid. Events are described in detail including the development of pioneering night operating procedures and the conduct of covert and other operationally sensitive missions.

The book includes hitherto undisclosed material relating to Operation MIKADO, the ill-fated Special Forces mission in Argentina with its disastrous consequences for the Task Force. Hutchings was Captain of the Sea King that carried the Special Forces team into Argentina. The operation is described in detail including events in the air and on the ground in Argentina and Chile.

Hutchings recalls his encounter with the Chilean authorities, meetings with British Embassy officials in Santiago, the international press conference, his eventful repatriation to the UK, debriefings in the MoD and time spent in an MI6 safe-house somewhere in England. The book concludes by describing a follow-up visit to Chile by the author in November 1982, at the behest of the Chilean Government. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-ST125 Kane, Thomas S&T #126:Beirut '82 Features:

The Far Seas
For Your Information
- The Russo-Swedish War of 1808-09 in Finland
Eagles in the Sun
- German Cruiser Operations Outside of Europe during 1914
Island Combat
- Marines versus the Japanese in the Central Pacific
Designers Forum
- Iron Cross, a preview
- Pegasus Bridge
- Fortress Stalingrad 1 vol, 60 pgs 1989 US, SPI
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1-221160 Keegan, John ZONES OF CONFLICT: An Atlas of Future Wars Examines the political, economic, and military factors which may cause outbreaks of war in areas around the world in the mid 1980's. Nice strategic maps. Published 1986. 1 vol, 158 pgs 1986 US, SIMON AND SCHUSTER
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1-218460 Kinnear, James and Sewell, Stephen SOVIET T-54: Main Battle Tank The menacing silhouette of the T-54 tank prowling down streets of Eastern European capitals or roaring across fields in massive exercises remains one of the most enduring images of Soviet power in the early years of the Cold War. Its sleek and unmistakable shape was a warning to any nation that wanted to stand against the USSR.

Yet all of this masked a flawed, outdated design, and when T-54s began to clash with the Western armored vehicles in proxy wars in Southeast Asia and the Middle East they were found to be on the losing side of many of the battles.

Containing 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs, and written by two experts on Soviet armour, this authoritative book tells the complete story of the T-54, one of the most widely produced tanks of all time, including many previously unheard of variants. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-78620 Koopman, John MCCOY'S MARINES: DARKSIDE TO BAGDAD The story of the 3rd Batt, 4th Marines as told byan embedded reporter. Some color photos. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2004 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-212240 Lai, Benjamin THE DRAGON'S TEETH: The Chinese People's Liberation Army - Its History, Traditions, and Air Sea and Land Capability in the 21st Century When Mao Zedong proclaimed The People's Republic of China in 1949, China was a poor and wrecked society after years of continuous wars. For centuries, in fact, China had been seen as a sort of plunder-zone to be invaded, and then a backwater until the late 1980s, when domestic policy brought about monumental changes. The result was that in the past quarter-century China has grown to be the second largest economy in the world, and its military has grown proportionately.

Successive decades of economic growth have transformed China-in addition to the weapons revolution during the computer age-so that by now the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has become a modern fighting force. No longer having to rely on massed infantry attacks, it now features a formidable arsenal including nuclear submarines, ICBMs, stealth fighters, and modern battle tanks. Perhaps ominously for other maritime powers, the Chinese have also focused on beyond-the-horizon missile technology, as well as anti-aircraft systems, and have also explored the possibilities of cyber-warfare.

What is today's PLA really like? What are its traditions and histories, and how is it armed and equipped? How does it recruit and train? This book describes some of the lesser known battles and wars the Chinese have undertaken, and the development of their key weapons systems. The United States, having opened the door to drone warfare, have had an attentive audience for such technologies in Beijing.

The last chapter provides thoughts on how the Chinese view matters of security. It is not yet known whether foreign powers can still enforce their territorial wills on China, but future attempts will meet an increased challenge. This book will be of interest not only to general readers but to policy-makers and militaries in the West, who may not yet realize that a new China has replaced the old. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-222432 Lord, Cliff THE ARMED FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 2 - Oman, 1921-2012 Number 22 in the Middle East at War series provides an overview of the military forces of Muscat & Oman and successor State of Oman. Britain and Oman have had various treaties over several centuries brought closer with Britain's involvement in creating the Sultan's Armed Forces. The book covers the Muscat Armed Forces and the Sultan's Armed Forces of Oman, Dhofar Force, plus selected paramilitary forces and the Royal Oman Police Force. The narrative includes regimental and corps histories, and selected military operations. The book also details the contribution made by British seconded and contract personnel who have shaped these forces from the 1920s to the present, through forming, leading, advising and training them. Includes 73 b/w photos, 26-page color section, 4 maps, and 26 tables. 1 vol, 90 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222431 Lord, Cliff and Yates, Athol THE MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 1 - Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980 Number 16 in the Middle East at War series provides an overview of the military forces, and their antecedents, of the Arabian Gulf States. Most were British Protected States, resulting in their armed forces being heavily influenced by the British military. The States are: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates and its constituent Emirates of (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain, Ajman and Fujairah). Military forces include the Bahrain Levy Corps, Trucial Oman Levies, Trucial Oman Scouts, Union Defence Force, Federal Armed Force, Abu Dhabi Defence Force, Dubai Defence Force, Ras Al-Khaimah Mobile Force, Sharjah National Guard, Umm Al-Quwain National Guard and Sultan's Armed Forces of Oman, plus selected paramilitary and police forces. Includes 8 pages of color profiles, photographs, maps and illustrations; 96 b/w photos; 3 b/w maps; 19 tables; and 15 figures.

The military forces mainly evolved from Emiri (princely) and city guards into competent military organizations with some of the world most sophisticated military technology. British seconded and contract officers and men shaped these forces through establishing, leading, advising and training them. 1 vol, 90 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-222433 Lord, Cliff and Yates, Athol THE MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 3 - Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 3, covers the military, police, and selected para-military services of Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar from early 20th Century until 2010. Great Britain and these three states have had various mutual defense treaties since centuries. This resulted in establishment of very close ties between the British and the Sultan of Oman's armed forces. Since 1920s, the British seconded and contract personnel served with the latter services through forming, leading, advising and training them. Includes 8 pages of color profiles, photographs, maps and illustrations, and about 150 b/w photos. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-192500 Lowry, Richard S. NEW DAWN: The Battles for Fallujah Fallujah. Few names conjure up as many images of blood, sacrifice, and valor as does this ancient city in Al Anbar province forty miles west of Baghdad. This sprawling concrete jungle was the scene of two major U.S. combat operations in 2004. The first was Operation Vigilant Resolve, an aborted effort that April by U.S. Marines intent on punishing the city's insurgents. The second, Operation Phantom Fury, was launched seven months later. Richard Lowry's 'New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah' is the first comprehensive history of this fighting.

Also known as the Second Battle for Fallujah, Operation Phantom Fury was a protracted house-to-house and street-to-street combat that began on November 7 and continued unabated for seven bloody and exhausting weeks. It was the largest fight of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the heaviest urban combat since the Battle of Hue City, Vietnam in 1968. Death and redemption were found everywhere, from narrow streets to courtyards, kitchens, bedrooms, and rooftops. By the time the fighting ended, more than 1,400 insurgents were dead, compared to ninety-five Americans (and another 1,000 wounded).

Lowry (Marines in the Garden of Eden) spent years researching and writing his new campaign history. In addition to archival research, New Dawn is based upon the personal recollections of nearly 200 soldiers and Marines who participated in the battles for Fallujah, from the commanding generals who planned the operations to the privates who kicked in the doors. The result is a gripping, page-turning narrative of individual sacrifice and valor that also documents the battles for future military historians.

The struggle against a determined enemy at the crossroads of civilization is the story of American kids who grew up down the block from you only to fly halfway around the world to fight in the largest battle of the war. 'New Dawn' is about their courage, their sacrifice, and their commitment to freedom. And it is a story you will never forget.
1 vol, 312 pgs 2010 US, Savas Beatie
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1-24270 Lundari, Giuseppe color plates by Oscar Luna ITALIANS IN LEBANON, 1979-1985 Serie De Bello #3, eight full color plates, and many b/w & color line drawings, Italian/English. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2012 ITALY
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1-219440 MacKenzie, Alastair PILGRIM DAYS: From Vietnam to the SAS The story of Alastair MacKenzie, who served with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service (SAS), the South African Defense Force's famed ParaBats, the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces, and a host of private security agencies and defense contractors over a 30-year career.

Vividly documents the experience of infantry combat in Vietnam, life with the Paras, the tempo of selection for UK Special Forces, covert SAS operations in South Armagh and SAS Counter Terrorist training on the UK mainland, vehicle-mounted Pathfinder Brigade insertions into Angola and maritime counter-terrorism work in Oman. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-217180 Mallin, Jay MERC: American Soldiers of Fortune First published in 1979, its characters and stories are as vivid and worthy of retelling today. American soldiers of fortune have seen action on nearly every battlefield in history - from the Revolutionary War to modern times, men like John Early, a member of the famed Selous Scouts who hunted terrorists in Rhodesia. They fight because they enjoy combat, for causes in which they passionately believe, for money, or simply for adventure.

The mercs profiled in this book range from West Point graduates and Harvard poets to former CIA agents and ex-cons. They are men like William Morgan, a guerrilla leader in the Cuban uprising against Fulgencio Batista, later imprisoned and executed by Fidel Castro; David Marcus, raised in New York's Hell's Kitchen, who went on to a brilliant career in law and reform politics and died in 1947 fighting for the survival of a tiny new nation called Israel; William Brooks, Vietnam Special Forces veteran who, down and out in a cheap Paris hotel, joined the French Foreign Legion and ended up in a remote African outpost where he lived on Coke, salt tablets and paregoric while fighting Somali insurgents; and George Bacon, an ex-CIA operative in Laos with mysterious connections, who died fighting Cubans in Angola. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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2-980043 Marson, Daniel and Malkadian, Carter editors Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare Throughout history armies of occupation and civil power have been faced with the challenges of insurgency. British and American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has highlighted this form of conflict in the modern world. Armies have had to adopt new doctrines and tactics to deal with the problems of insurgency and diverse counterinsurgency strategies have been developed. Here, fourteen authors examine the development of counterinsurgency from the early 20th century to the present.

Including information on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan and Iraq, this book is a timely and accessible survey of a critical facet of modern warfare. This new paperback edition features a revised introduction, updated chapters on Iraq and Afghanistan and a completely new chapter on Columbia by expert Thomas Marks.
1 vol, 360 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-COM1083 Maxwell, Bruce NATO: Designer Signature Edition (Wargame) Updated reprint of the wargame classic by Bruce Maxwell. NATO simulates a potential NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict in Central Europe during the Cold War years of the 1980's. First published in 1983, this game was Victory Games best-selling title, purchased by over 75,000 gamers worldwide. This new edition is based on an exhaustive two-year study by the designer of the records that have come to light since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Super-sized components feature 9/16-inch counters and two game maps with larger hexes. Game map information has been updated and includes all-new map artwork. New units have been added, unit information has been updated and all units produced with new artwork. Existing scenarios have been updated and two new scenarios added. Orders of Battle are provided for all Scenarios both 1983 and 1988, allowing players to see the impact of the Reagan Era rearmament programs.

The game system has been redesigned and the new rules include extensive illustrations, examples of play and Designer's Notes to aid clarity. Each rules section now begins with a summary, allowing experienced players to skip many rules sections that embody classic game mechanics they already know. Rules details and restriction have been summarized graphically in Player Aids for faster reference and easier play. Enhanced ergonomics are provided for Scenario set up and Reinforcement charts. A new set of Designer's Notes contain a wealth of historical information on what the West discovered after the Warsaw Pact collapsed and most of its members joined NATO.

Product Information:
Complexity: 7 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 7 out of 10 (no hidden units)
Time Scale: 24 hours per turn
Map Scale: 15 miles per hex
Unit Scale: regiments, brigades, and divisions, abstract air and naval forces
Players: one to four, best with two
Playing Time: 3-8 hours depending upon scenario

One Rules Booklet
One Play Booklet with Scenarios & Designer's Notes
Two 22x34-inch Maps
Four Counter Sheets (9/16-inch size playing pieces)
One WP Player Charts & Tables Card
One NATO Player Charts & Tables Card
One WP Sequence of Play Card
One NATO Sequence of Play Card
One Warsaw Pact Strategic Surprise Reinforcement Schedule Card 1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-191330 Micheletti, Eric WARRIORS FROM THE DEEP: 9x12,The Extraordinary History of the World's Combat Swimmers. A full color book also featuring line drawings and profiles of light submarine equipment used by these elite units. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2005 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-85710 Micheletti, Eric SPECIAL FORCES:War against Terrorism in Iraq 9x12, 400+ color illust of the Coalition's various elite/special forces operating in Iraq. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2006 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-222810 Milburn. Andrew WHEN THE TEMPEST GATHERS: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War Combat experiences of the first Marine to command a special operations task force, recounted against a backdrop of his journey from raw Second Lieutenant to seasoned Colonel and Task Force Commander; from leading Marines through the streets of Mogadishu, Baghdad, Fallujah and Mosul to directing multi-national special operations forces in a dauntingly complex fight against a formidable foe. Includes 23 color illustrations.

The journey culminates in the story's centerpiece: the fight against ISIS, in which the author is able to use the lessons of his harsh apprenticeship to lead the SOF task force under his command to hasten the Caliphate's eventual demise. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-963024 Miranda, Joseph MODERN WAR # 24: LZ ALBANY LZ Albany depicts the ambush of US air cavalry units by the North Vietnamese Army on 17 November 1965 during the Pleiku Campaign.

Turns cover one hour, with multiple impulses driven by a random chit draw. Additional chits add extra assets like artillery and airpower. US and NVA platoons maneuver through areas of jungle, sawgrass, and clearings. Leaders magnify unit abilities but are vulnerable. The NVA player is bent on maximizing US losses before being overwhelmed by firepower. The US player must stabilize the situation, maximize NVA casualties, and evacuate wounded to prevent their falling into enemy hands.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-ST147 Miranda, Joseph S&T #147:Holy War - Afghanistan Features:

Holy War: Afghanistan
Soviet War in Afghanistan
Conflict Analysis: The American Civil War
- The Strategic Setting
Data File
- John Hunt Morgan's Great Ohio Raid
If Looks Could Kill
- A Political War Corps?
- Third World Fire Extinguisher
- Trajan (S&T 145)
- Chad (S&T 144) 1 vol, 64 pgs 1991 US, SPI
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1-225250 Mitzer, Stijn and Joost Oliemans North Korea's Armed Forces - On the Path of Songun Provides information on a plethora of never-before described North Korean weapons systems and modernization programs to generate an accurate description of the its capabilities in both symmetrical and asymmetrical warfare. includes 110 color and 15 b/w photos, approximately 46 color profiles, four maps, and three tables.

Covers the most important events from the inconclusive ceasefire struck at the end of the Korean War to modern day, with an especially heavy emphasis on the current status of the Korean People's Army. Examines indigenously designed weaponry, secret projects, tactics, and deadly flare-ups between the North and the South. Includes evidence covering tragic incidents such as the Cheonan sinking and Yeongpyeong bombing of 2010.

Moreover, an up-to-date, comprehensive listing of the equipment holdings of several branches of the Korean People's Army is included, offering a numerical assessment of its naval and aerial capabilities. From the recently introduced stealth missile boats, ballistic missile submarines and main battle tank families to their often-ignored indigenous aircraft industry, virtually all indigenous weapons systems are discussed extensively. Offers answers to many questions raised by the minefield of contradictory statements and misinformation that make up current intelligence about this reclusive nation.
1 vol, 236 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-212310 Moorcraft, Paul OMAR AL-BASHIR: And Africa's Longest War President Omar al-Bashir is Africa's and arguably Arabia's most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court. He has been a central personality in Islamic and African politics, as well as a love-to-hate figure for the US in the 'war on terror'.

For military history readers, Al-Bashir is a field marshal who has fought possibly the world's longest conflict. Modern Sudan has been embroiled in war since 1955. Includes 16 pages of black and white illustrations.

No proper biography has been written on him before. Nor has there been a comprehensive military history of Sudan. The book briefly covers the military background until independence. Then it dissects the long north-south civil war until Bashir's Islamist military coup in 1989. Thereafter it narrates the wars in the east, south, west (in Darfur), with international political and military intervention also factored in. The author draws on in-depth one-on-one interviews with Bashir himself, his family, and close political, military and intelligence colleagues. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218470 Moore, Nicholas RUN TO THE SOUND OF THE GUNS: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq From frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets and everything in between, Run to the Sound of the Guns is a compelling and deeply personal account of a husband and father who nearly lost his life 'leading the way' in America's secretive global wars.

Nicholas Moore served as part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism. He served for over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.

In Iraq, Nicholas participated in the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, hunted Iraq's Most Wanted and experienced brutal street combat, including 160 night-time missions over one 90-day deployment in the insurgent stronghold of Mosul. While serving in Afghanistan, he was also part of the search and rescue operation for Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (author of Lone Survivor), and was on the ground again when a Chinook helicopter was shot down resulting in the death of 38 men and one military working dog. It was the single greatest loss of special operations personnel to date. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-ST168 Moore, Perry ST #168:Operation Shocktroop - Drive on Damascus, 1973 Operation Shock Troop: The Israeli Counterstroke Against Syria, 1973, is an operational level game depicting the Israeli offensive on the Golan Heights during the second half of the Yom Kippur War, 11 to 23 October 1973.

From the game rule booklet, 'The massive Syrian armored attack in the Golan Heights had finally been stopped, with tremendous equipment losses on both sides. The gallant but weary soldiers of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) now prepared a daring invasion of Syria that could put them in artillery range of the enemy capital in a matter of days. Somehow, the IDF reformed the battered 7th Armored Brigade and the 21st Tank Division and sent them forward with the 20th Brigade's old Super Sherman tanks in support. Brilliant flanking maneuvers, a spirit of improvisation, and further reinforcements created a miniature blitzkrieg. Syrian troops and leaders alike panicked. The call went out for help from brother Arab nations. Only the timely arrival of the Iraqi 3rd Tank Division halted the advance of near Damascus. At that point, the United States put its forces on global nuclear alert to head off a Soviet para drop into Syria, and both superpowers proceeded to clamp down on their clients, ending the operation and with it the 'Yom Kippur War.''

Game Scale:
Turn: 1-2 days (variable)
Hex: 1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Unit: Company to Battalion

Game Inventory:
One 22' X 34' mapsheet
One countersheet (240 1/2' counters)
One 12 page rules booklet
1 vol, 80 pgs 1994 US, SPI
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1-212120 Neville, Leigh MODERN SNIPERS The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, along with incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of the 21st century, documenting where, when, and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics; and accounts of real-life operations involving sniper teams.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this new study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in police and counter-terrorism environments. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-218020 Neville, Leigh DAY OF THE RANGERS: The Battle of Mogadishu - 25 Years On On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival.

Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, and in the air, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, including the Rangers, Delta operators, and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu.

Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-227161 Nicolle, David MIGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Volume 1: The First 10 Years, 1955-1967 Based on original documentation and extensive interviews with veterans, this extensively illustrated reference covers the operational history of MiG-15, MiG-17, and MiG-19 fighter jets in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, and Syria from 1955 until 1956. Includes 100 photos, six maps, and 18 color profiles.

When Egypt and Czechoslovakia signed the so-called 'Czechoslovak Arms Deal', they initiated and era of close cooperation between major Arab military powers, the Soviet Union, and its allies. During the first decade of this period, the air force of Egypt, followed by those of (in chronological order) Syria, Iraq, Morocco and Algeria, were all equipped with dozens and then hundreds of Soviet-made fighters designed by the Mikoyan I Gurevich Design Bureau -- the same swept-wing jets that took the Western powers by surprise during the Korean War.

While the first generation of MiG jet fighter - the MiG-15 - saw only a relatively brief service in Egypt, its more efficient and upgraded successor, the MiG-17F, entered service in larger numbers, and then formed the backbone of additional air forces around the Middle East. The MiG-17PF became the first radar-equipped combat aircraft while the MiG-19 became the first supersonic fighter flown by the air forces of Egypt and Iraq, in the period 1958-1963. In Morocco and Algeria, the MiG-17 was the first and the only jet fighter in service during the first half of the 1960s. Unsurprisingly, MiG-15s, MiG-17s and MiG-19s thus served with many different units and - especially in Egypt and Algeria, and also in Syria - wore a wide range of very different, and often very colorful unit insignia and other markings. They were also flown by many pilots who subsequently played crucial roles in the future of their nations
1 vol, 72 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-227162 Nicolle, David MIGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Volume 2: The Second Decade, 1967-1975 Operational history of MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Syria, North and South Yemen from 1967 until 1975.

During and after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War, fighter-bombers of Soviet-design and manufacture served in the air forces of two frontline Arab states facing Israel: Egypt and Syria. While Algeria and Iraq also deployed contingents flying Soviet-made fighter jets, only the latter saw any significant action. Immediately after, and in reaction to losses and negative experiences from the war with Israel, unprecedented numbers of MiGs were delivered to air forces in the Middle East. The USSR replaced all Egyptian and Syrian losses on 1-for-1 basis, while Iraq and Algeria placed huge orders. Moreover, the USSR replaced Egypt as the main supporter of the republican government in what was then Northern Yemen, and Sudan appeared on the scene to place orders for its own air force. Subsequently, the British Protectorate of Aden achieved independence, quickly established friendly ties to the Soviet Union and Cuba, and began acquiring jet fighters of Soviet origin.

Unsurprisingly, by the early 1970s, not only older MiG-15s and MiG-17s but also newer types like MiG-21s served in huge numbers with at least half a dozen air forces around the Middle East. They wore a wide range of very different, and often very colorful unit insignia and other markings, and were flown by many pilots who would subsequently play crucial roles in the future of their nations.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-211240 O'Halloran, Kevin RWANDA: Unamir 1994 / 95 In 1994 a group of Australian UN peacekeepers, made up of soldiers and army medical personnel, was sent to Rwanda under a United Nations mandate to help restore order to the war-torn country. These Australians would be exposed to a lack of humanity they were not prepared for and found hard to fathom.

On 22nd April 1995, the daily horror and tragedy they had witnessed escalated out of control. At a displaced persons' camp in Kibeho, in full view of the Australian soldiers, over 4,000 unarmed men, women and children died in a hail of bullets, grenades and machete blades at the hands of the Rwandan Patriotic Army. Constrained by the UN peacekeeping Rules of Engagement, these Australians could only watch helplessly and try to assist the wounded under the gaze of the trigger-happy killers.

Pure Massacre is a record of what happened during this peacekeeping mission. Kevin 'Irish' O'Halloran, a Platoon Sergeant at the time, stresses the weaknesses of the UN charter and what happens when 'good men do nothing'. He pulls together the perspectives of those Australian soldiers who served in Rwanda at this time. Pure Massacre gives a new and personal voice to the Kibeho Massacre. It takes a special type of bravery, discipline and compassion to do what these soldiers did. Little did they know, when the second tour of Rwanda was over, that they would be the highest decorated UN peacekeeping contingent since the Korean War.

For many, their service in Rwanda would come with a personal toll. No Australians died during and immediately after the massacre at Kibeho, but as Pure Massacre testifies, the suffering and tragedy is embedded in their memories. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-198820 Peck, Gaillard R Jr AMERICA'S SECRET MiG SQUADRON: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Colonel Gail Peck (call-sign 'Evil') had been disappointed with the level of training offered to US fighter pilots. He was determined to ensure that they were unbeatable in the air, particularly against their Cold War adversaries flying the already legendary MiG fighter jets.

Working with the support of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr, and under conditions of the utmost secrecy, the CONSTANT PEG program was launched with Peck as the original 'Red Eagle.' This fascinating history was first revealed in Steve Davies' acclaimed Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs, but this book is the insider's perspective, complete with never-before-published anecdotes and photographs, revealing how Peck battled bureaucracy and skepticism to ultimately establish the premier fighter pilot training center. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215620 Piscitelli, Anthony THE MARINE CORPS WAY OF WAR: The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era Examines the evolving doctrine, weapons, and capability of the United States Marine Corps during the four decades since our last great conflict in Asia. Explains the evolution by using traditional and first-person accounts by the prime movers of this paradigm shift. Describe how 'the few, the proud' will continue to be America's cutting-edge force in the future as we move through the 21st Century. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-27570 Polmar, Norman Oversize, hundreds of b/w photos, tech data, index 1 vol, 421 pgs 1981 ANNAPOLIS, NAVAL INST'UTE
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1-201690 Pringle, Ian DINGO FIRESTORM: The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War On 23 November 1977, an armada of helicopters and airplanes took off from Rhodesian airbases and crossed the border into Mozambique. Their objective: to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, where thousands of enemy forces were concentrated. Codenamed Operation Dingo, the raid was planned to coincide with a meeting of Robert Mugabe and his war council at the targeted HQ. It would be the biggest conflict of the Rhodesian Bush War.

In this fascinating account, Ian Pringle describes the political and military backdrop leading up to the operation, and he tells the story of the battle through the eyes of key personalities who planned, led and participated in it. Using his own experience as a jet and helicopter pilot and skydiver, he recreates the battle in detail, explaining the performance of men and machines in the unfolding drama of events. It's a fresh, gripping recreation of a major battle in southern African military history. 60+ b/w and color photos and b/w maps. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2013 UK, HELION
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1-226720 Radic, Aleksandar OPERATION DELIBERATE FORCE: Air War over Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1992-1995 As Yugoslavia fractured, the war in Bosnia was in its third year as of 1995 and fought between Bosnian Serbs, supported by Belgrade; Bosnian Croats, supported by Zagreb; and Bosnian Muslims. It was characterized by widespread atrocities against civilians, which prompted hundreds of thousands to flee. The United Nations' attempts at finding a negotiated settlement proved fruitless, despite the deployment of a sizable contingent of peacekeepers. On the contrary, the Bosnian Muslims began receiving ever larger amounts of clandestine support from Iran, and also from Saudi Arabia and several other allied countries in the Middle East, while the USA began supporting the Croats. Upon constantly increasing popular pressure, the United Nations requested the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to intervene. Includes 88 photos, 8 maps, 1 diag, 6 tables, and 15 color profiles and based on local, USA, and NATO archives.

Officially at least, NATO initiated Operation Deliberate Force on 30 August 1995: deploying as many as 400 combat aircraft, over the following two weeks it flew 3,515 sorties against 338 Bosnian Serb targets. The damage caused by this assault forced the Serbs to lift the siege of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, remove heavy weapons from the UN-declared exclusion zone around the city, and safeguard other UN safe areas.

However, Operation Deliberate Force was only the official part of what was going on in Bosnia during these days. Less-well-known is that Washington and Zagreb exploited the opportunity to run a series of offensives against the Serbian forces in Croatia and in Bosnia, forcing these into a general withdrawal towards the north-east. It was only in this way that Belgrade was eventually forced into negotiations that resulted in the Dayton Agreement, reached in November 1995, which brought the war in Bosnia to an end.
1 vol, 72 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-199730 Ray, Bryan DANGEROUS FRONTIERS: Campaigning in Somaliland and Oman In Part 1 of his book the author describes his life as a young officer in the Somaliland Scouts in the (then) British Protectorate of Somaliland. At that time tribal quarrels, generally over water, were taking place in the troubled strip of country between the Protectorate and Ethiopia; the Ogaden. It was the Scouts' difficult task to keep the warring clansmen apart. It gives a vivid account of a nineteen-year-old in command of Somali troops in a fascinating and unpredictable country.

The second part of the book deals with the author's second period of service with Muslims, a quarter of a century later. This time in the Southern Province of Oman - Dhofar. Here he commanded the Northern Frontier Regiment of the Sultan's Armed Force in a limited but fierce war against Communist Insurgents. It shows how the tide was turned against a brave enemy fighting on their home ground - the savage wadis and cliffs of the jebel. 6x9 inches, 16 pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-226131 Rikhye, Ravi INDO-PAKISTANI WAR OF 1971: V1 Indian Military Intervention in East Pakistan The end of British rule in India and quick subdivision into India and Pakistan neglected to settle ownership of the Kashmir region. This triggered five wars between the new states: 1947-48, 1965, 1971, 1999 and continuing insurgency/counterinsurgency that began in 1987. Two other potential wars were narrowly averted in 1987-88 and 2001-02, and a limited one fought in 1999.

In 1970, East Pakistan voted for independence and armed rebellion. A quick and nasty counterinsurgency suppressed the rebellion. India, seizing the chance to change the balance of power, first backed East Pakistan, then on 21 and 22 November 1971 invaded with eight divisions. India planned also to attack West Pakistan to recover Kashmir, but at the last moment the offensive was called off due to Soviet pressure. Pakistan attacked pre-emptively, and an all-out war resulted. East Pakistan was overrun by India on 16 December; the US and Soviet forced a ceasefire in the West only a day later. For the first time in 800 years, a predominantly Hindu army defeated a Muslim army.

Includes 89 b/w photos, 1 color and 5 b/w maps, 20 color profiles, 4 color figures, and 18 tables.
1 vol, 380 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-193450 Ripley, Tim Middle East Air Forces in the 21st Century With Middle East arms sales heating up and potential airstrikes in the future, here's a book to sort out who has what.

It provides an overview of the state of the air forces in the first decade of the 21st Century. Each air force will be profiled, aerospace industries reviewed, major campaigns in the past decade examined, and the future airpower discussed. The countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen. British and American operations are also covered. Each profile offers air force history, current status, order of battle, aircraft, ordnance, and recent operations. The book includes many color and mono photographs, maps and diagrams. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-63110 Ripley, Tim & Braybrook, Roy & Gilchrist, Peter DESERT STORM SPECIAL Three-volume set. Covers the LAND/AIR/SEA power of the Coalition and Iraqi forces in First Gulf War. 3 vol, 192 pgs 1991 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-226121 Rookes, Stephen RIPE FOR REBELLION: V1 Insurgency and Covert War in the Congo, 1960-1965 The Belgian Congo received its independence in June 1960, starting a bitter internecine political battle which would tear the Congo apart. Hundreds of white mercenaries then were hired for the secession of Katanga province, but ultimately the UN forced them out and ended the rebellion in 1963.

Other rebellions, notably Stanleyville, Kindu, and Kivu Rebellions, aided by the Soviet Union, Republic of China, and radical African governments, became a proxy war between the East and the West. That drew the US into the conflict. Includes 85 b/w photos, 1 color and 6 b/w maps, 16 color profiles, 6 color figures, and 3 tables
1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-226122 Rookes, Stephen FOR GOD AND THE CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond Sequel to Ripe for Rebllion covers CIA activities starting in 1962 during the Congo Crisis by fielding a small air force that grew rapidly in size and power and provided air cover to government forces in operations against anti-government forces up to 1967.

The CIA then fielded a naval force to patrol Congolese waters and to prepare areas for attacks made by mercenaries. The presence of this navy proved to be crucial in limiting supplies and persuaded Ernesto 'Che' Guevara that his attempt to provoke widespread communist revolution in Central Africa was forlorn. Details how over 150 Cuban exiles known as the Makasi were recruited for missions in the Congo.
1 vol, 226 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-GMT1310 Ruhnke, Volko Distant Plain, A - Insurgency in Afghanistan (1st Edition) Same game system as GMT's recent Andean Abyss and upcoming Cuba Libre but with new factions, capabilities, events, and objectives. For the first time in the Series, two counterinsurgent (COIN) factions must reconcile competing visions for Afghanistan in order to coordinate a campaign against a dangerous twin insurgency.

Includes a Complete Solitaire System


* Coalition-Government joint operations.
* Volatile Pakistani posture toward the conflict.
* Evolution of both COIN and insurgent tactics and technology.
* Government graft and desertion.
* Coalition casualties.
* Returning Afghan refugees.
* Pashtun ethnic terrain.
* Multiple scenarios.
* A deck of 72 fresh events.

Flow charts run the three Afghan factions, so that any number of players-from solitaire to four-can experience the internecine brawl that is today's Afghanistan. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-228021 Ryabushkin, Dimirty THE SINO-SOVIET BORDER WAR OF 1969 V1: First Clash at Damansky Island On 2 March 1969, a specially prepared Chinese army detachment made a surprise attack on the Soviet border guards who were patrolling the border sector in the area of Damansky Island on the Ussuri River. In the subsequent battle, the dead alone on both sides numbered more than 50. Two weeks later, on 15 March 1969, a much larger battle took place in this same area, in which the two sides used artillery and armored vehicles; the casualties numbered in the hundreds. Includes 65 b/w photos, 3 color profiles, 6 color figures, 1 color and 8 b/w maps.

The first volume of this two-part mini-series examines, among other things, the historical and political precursors of the 1969 events, the reaction to them in different countries, and the battle of 2 March 1969. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battle, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. Inasmuch as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail, the authors have relied on finding veterans of the battles and obtaining from them documentary evidence of those distant events.

There were conflicts along the entire Sino-Soviet border - from Primorye to Central Asia - in the following weeks and months. Although smaller in scale than the Damansky events, men still died in them. Shooting on Damansky continued practically into mid-September.

On 13 August 1969 there occurred one more large-scale military clash, in the area of Lake Zhalanashkol, after which the political leadership of the USSR and PRC recognised the very real possibility that the border war might escalate into a full-scale war, with the potential use of nuclear weapons.The authors believe that this study is the most detailed and objective work on the theme of the 1969 Sino-Soviet border war. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-228022 Ryabushkin, Dimirty THE SINO-SOVIET BORDER WAR OF 1969 V2: Confrontation at Lake Zhalanashkol, August 1969 The second volume of this two-part mini-series examines events from 15 March 1969 until the conclusion of the conflict. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battles, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. Inasmuch as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail. Includes 3 color profiles, 6 color ills, 2 color maps, 57 b/w photos, and 10 b/w maps. 1 vol, 76 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-COM1118 Starkweather, Adam Fulda Gap - A CSS Game: Moder War Volume 1 Stopping the possibility of a Soviet advance against NATO required some of the highest skilled troops to defend far forward in West Germany to prevent the vital industry and population from falling into Soviet hands. This was the task of the 11th Cavalry Regiment - the famed Black Horse Regiment - in the area well known as the Fulda Gap. The Fulda Gap was a break in the defensively favorable terrain that channelled advance directly towards the main American bases in West Germany. It was vital that this be held as long as possible.

This is the first game in the Central Front series of games using the Company Scale System (CSS) system. It will feature nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, helicopter support, air support, electronic warfare, and many other aspects of modern warfare. Future games in the series will include the Hof Gap defense, the German Northern Plains defense and the last stand at Berlin.

Five scenarios are included in the game.
Exercise Summer Rain. This is a intro game in the guise of a NATO exercise. One map only. The 11th Cavalry defends against a Soviet Division trying to exit the map. Plenty of play here but you'll get a stripped down version of the game - no air, nukes, etc.

The Thin Black Line. This is a 4 mapper but only one day long. This is the balloon going up and the 11th Cavalry is once again desperately defending while V Corps is rushing up to the line.

The Stampede of the Third Herd. This is a 2 mapper also covering one day but takes place on day 6 of the war. The 3rd Armored Division is counterattacking on the Soviet right and must defeat the 79th Guards Tank Division quickly to force the Soviets to retreat.

Hold the Line at All Costs! The first of two campaign games. Here is the likely historical scenario. 4 mappers, 5 days...the 11th Cavalry must hold as the V Corps comes on the map....they too must hold a forward defense as more and more Soviet force comes on the map to force their way through.

Wetzel's Backhand Blow. This is the other campaign game. This assumes that NATO lets the Soviets come head long forward through the map area and are held to the southwest at Frankfurt. Over the next four days, the NATO line stiffens and on Day 4 of the war, the V Corps counterattacks with everything they have deep into the Soviet rear. Another 4 mapper covering 4 days. The Soviets will slowly retreat but all will depend on NATO taking the vital ground in the area and surrounding the Soviet spearhead to win the war.

Complexity: 8 (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: 1-4
Playing time: 2-50 hours
Designer: Adam Starkweather
Artist: Antonio Pinar

5 scenarios included

4 22x34 maps
9 countersheets
1 rules booklet
1 scenario booklet
10 player aids
2 D10 dice
1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available late April 2020 ......$145.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-COM1119 Starkweather, Adam THE DOOMSDAY PROJECT: Episode One, The Battle for Germany The Doomsday Project is a subseries of the Operational Scale System (OSS) featuring wars that never happened. There will be games on the Persian Gulf, the Balkans, the far north, the Far East, the strategic naval war, and of course, a game of total nuclear war. All the games will feature rules that allow you to play some, part or all of the great war that never happened. The first game in the series will feature the fight that could have happened in Germany. Chemical weapons, tactical nuclear attacks and politics will be present - as well as all the forces that were stationed in the region in 1985. Both sides, notably the United States, were reequipping their forces with many new weapons joining the line. The process had started but is not yet completed.

This is the third game in the 'OSS' system. This series is made to be highly playable and to be completed in far shorter a time that is common for this size game. Low counter density and a concentration on conceptual complexity is the focus of this series. While still mechanically simple, The Doomsday Project will also have all the necessary rules to cover this theater and period. It will be more complex than Korea: Fire and Ice but simpler than Vietnam: Rumor of War.

Product information Complexity: 7 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10; Time Scale: 1 day per turn; Unit Scale: Divisional/Brigade/Regiment; Players: 1-2; Scenarios: 5

Components Three Maps at 22by34 inches; one map at 8.5x11 inches; Five Countersheets; Six Player Aids, Charts, and Displays; One Rulebook; One Scenario book; Two 6-sided dice and two 10-sided dice.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-223020 Stejskai, James SPECIAL FORCES BERLIN: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite 1956-1990 Hardback version.

During the Cold War, two US Army Special Forces detachments of about 100 soldiers were secretly stationed in West Berlin. Their mission, should hostilities commence, was to wreak havoc behind enemy lines, and buy time for vastly outnumbered NATO forces to conduct a breakout from the city. In reality it was an ambitious and extremely dangerous mission, even suicidal. Highly trained and fluent in German, each man was allocated a specific area. They were skilled in clandestine operations, sabotage, intelligence tradecraft and able to act if necessary as independent operators, blending into the local population and working unseen in a city awash with spies looking for information on their every move. The US government officially acknowledging their existence in 2014. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-200370 Stirling, Robert Special Forces Sniper Skills Special Forces Sniper Skills is a hard hitting account of the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield. Though many books have become best-sellers through telling one side of the story - a sniper's experiences, a training manual or a weapons catalogue - none before have combined the whole spectrum of a sniper's life and skills into one gripping book. This book examines the role of the sniper, and the unique skills employed, when serving as part of a Special Forces unit including the British SAS, the US Navy Seals and the Russian Spetznaz. The book is illustrated with photographs of every aspect of the sniper's trade and stories from the real-life experiences of the author's comrades: men who have served in almost every overt and covert conflict since World War II. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980058 Stirling, Robert SAS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COMBAT: How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare I've written this book to help you - the soldier - kill the enemy when you get the chance and, most importantly, come back home in one piece. To achieve this aim I've covered combat training from boot camp up to the level required of a Special Forces soldier. And then gone on to add a few tricks of my own.

I've done a bit of soldiering (Northern Ireland, SAS deployments, Bush Wars in Africa, life as a merc) and been in my fair share of fire-fights. I've only been wounded twice and learnt from both occasions. I'm going to use my experience to teach you to play the game. I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains for a month with only one tea-bag or how to kill a room fill of people with only a toothpick. There are plenty of books that do that already.

This book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century from the tools of the trade, to avoiding getting shot or blown-up, from surviving an interrogation to defending a position. This is a book not for the faint hearted, but then neither is war. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-228770 Storr, Jim BATTLEGROUP!: The Lessons of the Unfought Battles of the Cold War Discusses whether any supposed British superiority at the unit level, or superior American equipment and technology, would have as much effect on stopping a possible Warsaw Pact attack as the Bundeswehr's apparent mastery of formation tactics.

Investigates the unfought land battles of the Cold War on the Central Front of the 1980s and looks solely at high-intensity, conventional warfare largely from NATO's perspective. Concentrates on the lower tactical levels: how a company to brigade might delay, defend, and withdraw then switch to advance, attack, and counterattack. Covers fighting in woods, built up areas, and at night as well as role of air support on land operations. Considers the tactics, organization and equipment and of the American, British, West German, French and Soviet armies. Includes 15 b/w maps, 26 figures, 2 graphs, and 15 tables. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-210750 Streatfeild, Richard HONOURABLE WARRIORS: Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan - A Front-line Account of the British Army's Battle for Helmand In 2009 Major Richard Streatfeild and his men fought for six months against the Taliban in Sangin, northern Helmand. They were engaged in over 800 fire-fights. They were the target of more than 200 improvised explosive devices. Ten men in his company were killed, 50 were wounded. This is their story - and it is the story, from the front line, of Western intervention in Afghanistan.

His graphic personal account gives an inside view of the physical, psychological and political battle to come to terms with severe casualties and the stress of battle while seeking the support of the local population. As he describes the day-to-day operations, he provides a fascinating record of the Taliban's guerrilla tactics and the British response to them. His narrative also gives a direct insight into the experiences of soldiers who had to face down their fear throughout a prolonged tour of duty on the Afghan battlefield. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225690 Svoboda, Peter HEADHUNTER: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq's Diyala River Valley Headhunter is a soldier's story, told by those very paratroopers who gallantly fought to tame Diyala in 2006-2007. Based on dozens of interviews conducted by the author, the narrative describes the danger of combat, the loss of comrades, and the struggles of returning from a deployment. The voice of the families left behind are also included, describing the challenges they faced, including the ultimate challenge-grappling with the death of a loved one. This book explores the human dimensions of loss and struggle and illustrates the sacrifices our service members and their loved ones make.

Selected in 2005 by the Army to be the first airborne reconnaissance squadron, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, better known as 5-73 CAV, was formed from 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The members of the squadron were hand-selected by the squadron command team, Lieutenant Colonel Poppas and Command Sergeant Major Edgar. With just more than 400 paratroopers, they were half the size of a full-strength battalion and the smallest unit in the Panther Brigade.

The squadron deployed to eastern Diyala in August, 2006. Despite their size, they were tasked with an enormous mission and were given the largest area of operations within the brigade. Appropriately for a unit known by the call sign of its CO-Headhunter-5-73 would go on to pursue various terrorist factions including Al Qaeda in Iraq. They got results, and 5-73 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for launching the Turki Bowl campaign from November 2006 to January 2007 against insurgent groups in Diyala Province. However the toll would be heavy-the squadron lost twenty-two paratroopers during the deployment.
1 vol, 228 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-202890 Taylor, Justin A WHISPER IN THE REEDS: 'The Terrible Ones' - South Africa's 32 Battalion at War This amazing work relates the experiences of Justin Taylor who served as the Signals Officer for the South African Defense Force's infamous 32 Battalion - the 'Terrible Ones'! As a young officer he trained in the intricacies of Signaling before volunteering for Border Duty and service with 32 Battalion - a request that was met with astonishment - 'you want to work with 32 Battalion!?'

This book takes you into the discipline of military communications as never before, delivering a new perspective on the work of 'Nine Charlie'; the Battalion Signals Officer with his mantra of 'check, check and recheck!' It illustrates how a unit's Signals Officer sits at the core of military operations, allowing Command elements to control and coordinate war-fighting, whilst countering the never ending failures of equipment and communications. What is more, it emphasizes how the Signals Officer needs to remain abreast of enemy eavesdropping.

Little is known of 32 Battalion - a unit that drew its origins from the Angolan Civil War of 1975 - most of its troops were black Portuguese-speaking soldiers; the remnants of Holden Roberto's FNLA guerrilla army that had fought against the Portuguese colonials. Established by the legendary Colonel Breytenbach and barracked at 'Buffalo Base' in the Caprivi Strip, 32 Battalion was to develop a reputation for military prowess that was second to none. 'A Whisper in the Reeds' takes you into the heart of this elite unit and its military capability. It relates how black and white worked together with a mutual respect forged in the cauldron of combat.

Taylor was placed to take part in one of 32 Battalion's most spectacular operations - the Battle of Savate. Here, the Battalion undertook an aggressive assault on an entrenched enemy brigade that was positioned deep in Angola. Thrown into the chaos of combat, Taylor experienced the intensity and horror of close quarter battle. Working close with the Officer Commanding he saw first hand the difficulty of command and control in a kinetic assault environment. In addition he saw close friends killed and was himself wounded. His account of this historic battle is one of the most comprehensive ever and should be read by every student of military history.

Tasked to train new signalers in the skill of military signaling, Taylor designed and delivered a training program that earned him the respect of both his superiors and the students under training - a Chief of the SADF Commendation medal acknowledging his skill and professionalism.

Justin Taylor was the consummate soldier, utterly professional and dedicated to the trade of military signaling. Read this work and learn why 'a whisper in the reeds' will always carry the story of 32 Battalion.

Justin Taylor grew up on a sugar farm in Zululand and spoke Zulu before he could speak English. He was sent to boarding school for ten years before reporting for National Service in 1979. Doing 'your bit' for your country ran in Taylor's family - his grandfather was a fighter pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and in the Second World War his father flew Spitfires for the SAAF.

In 1979 he was drafted into the military, completing two years of National Service as a Signals Officer with 32 Battalion in the Namibian / Angolan conflict (1979-80). Justin was wounded at the Battle of Savate and awarded the Chief of SADF Commendation Medal (MMM) for services of a high order. He then went on to complete part-time military service with 2 Reconnaissance Regiment.

1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, HELION and COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late August 2013 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-214930 Tonder, Gerry van MALAYAN EMERGENCY It is 25 years since the end of the Cold War, now a generation old. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944-long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe-with the brutal Greek Civil War. The battle lines are no longer drawn, but they linger on, unwittingly or not, in conflict zones such as Iraq, Somalia and Ukraine. In an era of mass-produced AK-47s and ICBMs, one such flashpoint was Malaya . 80 b/w & 30 color illustrations.

By the time of the 1942 Japanese occupation of the Malay Peninsula and Singapore, the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) had already been fomenting merdeka - independence - from Britain. The Japanese conquerors, however, were also the loathsome enemies of the MCP's ideological brothers in China. An alliance of convenience with the British was the outcome. Britain armed and trained the MCP's military wing, the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA), to essentially wage jungle guerrilla warfare against Japanese occupying forces. With the end of WWII, the anti-Japanese fighters became anti-British, and, using the same weapons and training fortuitously provided by the British army during the war, the MCP launched a guerrilla war of insurgency.

Malaya was of significant strategic and economic importance to Britain. In the face of an emerging communist regime in China, a British presence in Southeast Asia was imperative. Equally, rubber and tin, largely produced in Malaya by British expatriates, were important inputs for British industry.

Typically, the insurgents, dubbed Communist Terrorists, or simply CTs, went about attacking soft targets in remote areas: the rubber plantations and tin mines. In conjunction with this was the implementation of Mao's dictate of subverting the rural, largely peasant, population to the cause. Twelve years of counterinsurgency operations ensued, as a wide range of British forces were joined in the conflict by ground, air and sea units from Australia, New Zealand, Southern and Northern Rhodesia, Fiji, and Nyasaland. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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
NEW-box, available early September 2019 ......$109.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-205920 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR: Images of War Series This photographic history of the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979 to 1989 gives a fascinating insight into a grim conflict that predated the American-led campaign in that country. In an unequal struggle, the mujahedeen resisted for ten years, then triumphed over Moscow. For the Soviet Union, the futile intervention has been compared to the similar humiliation suffered by the United States in Vietnam. For the Afghans the victory was just one episode in the long history of their efforts to free their territory from the interference of foreign powers.

By focusing on the Soviet use of heavy weaponry, Anthony Tucker-Jones shows the imbalance at the heart of a conflict in which the mechanized, industrial might of a super power was set against lightly armed partisans who became experts in infiltration tactics and ambushes. His work is a visual record of the tactics and the equipment the Soviets used to counter the resistance and protect vulnerable convoys.

It also shows what this grueling conflict was like for the Soviet soldiers, the guerrilla fighters and the Afghan population, and it puts the present war in Afghanistan in a thought-provoking historical perspective.
1 vol, 160 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-215770 Tucker-Jones, Anthony T-54/55: The Soviet Army's Cold War Main Battle Tank Images of War Series The Soviet T-54/55 is probably the best-known tank of the Cold War, and it was produced in greater numbers that any other tank in history. It first went into service just after World War II and over 70,000 were made. The design was so successful that it even outlasted its successor the T-62. For a generation it formed the backbone of the armored forces of the Warsaw Pact and it was exported all over the world, remaining in the front-line until the 1990s.

This photographic history in the Images of War series by Anthony Tucker-Jones is the ideal introduction to it. In over 150 archive photographs and a detailed analytical text, he traces the design and development of the T-54/55 and records its operational history. He describes how it was conceived as a main battle tank, an all-rounder, contrasting with the light, medium and heavy tanks produced in the past, and it proved to be extraordinarily effective.

It was as adaptable as it was long-lasting, different versions being produced by China, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania. Its relatively simple design also meant it was easy to maintain even in difficult conditions and it was used by armies across the Third World, in particular in wars in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Somalia. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-214760 van der Bijl, Nicholas OPERATION BANNER: The British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-2007 The book opens by setting the historic backdrop to The Troubles. In summer 1969 the annual Loyalist marching season sparked violence in Londonderry which spread rapidly. After three days of violence the British Government deployed troops in support of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Initially the Catholic community welcomed the Army's presence but this was to change over the years.

The first soldier was killed in 1971 and a further 48 died that year. January 30 1972 - Bloody Sunday - galvanized IRA recruitment and the British Embassy was burnt in Dublin. The Official IRA bombed Aldershot HQ of the Parachute Regiment and in August 1972 the Army launched Op Motorman to clear No Go areas. Internment followed and the Province was firmly in the grip of sectarian violence. The next 30 years saw a remorseless counter-terrorist campaign which deeply affected the lives of all the people of Northern Ireland and several generation of the British Army.

The Peace Process ground on for over 10 years but the campaign formally ended in 2007 with the establishment of hitherto unimaginable power sharing. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205300 van der Bijl, Nick CONFRONTATION: The War with Indonesia 1962 - 1966 For over four years in the 'Swinging Sixties' the armed forces of the UK were engaged in a little publicized but crucial jungle war against communist aggressive on the vast island of Borneo.

At any one time up to 50,000 troops (half of the Army's strength today) were deployed along a 1,000-mile front. Their enemy was the communist-led Indonesians whose leaders were determined to seize the states of Sarawak, Sabah, and the oil rich Brunei, all of whom for their part wished to maintain their Commonwealth links. The catalyst for the war was the 1962 uprising in Brunei which was quickly crushed by the bold intervention of British army units.

The arrival of Major General Walter Walker, himself a controversial figure, gave the subsequent campaign a clear direction. Indonesian incursions were rigorously defended and ruthlessly pursued. Top Secret 'Claret' operations took the fight to the enemy with cross border operations initially using Special Forces and later with Chindit-style long range patrols. The outcome was a text book military victory thus avoiding a British 'Vietnam' debacle. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205320 van der Bijl, Nick and Aldea, David 5th INFANTRY BRIGADE IN THE FALKLANDS WAR For many people it was 3 Commando Brigade, commanded by Major General Julian Thompson, and made up of Royal Marines and Paras that recaptured the Falklands. Yet 5th Infantry Brigade played a key and until now little acknowledged role in this extraordinary saga. Cobbled together in haste (having been stripped of its assets to bring 3 Commando Brigade up to strength), it comprised principally of two Guards battalion (2nd Scots and 1st Welsh) and the Gurkhas.

Many felt the 5th was inadequately trained when it sailed from Southampton on the QE2 and this view was given substance by early disasters such as the tragedy at Bluff Cove. Yet by the end, its contribution, of which Tumbledown is the best known, could not be denied. Why then was its commander (Brigadier Tony Wilson) so conspicuously ignored when the medals and decorations were handed out? 1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216920 van der Waag, Ian A MILITARY HISTORY OF MODERN SOUTH AFRICA Twentieth-century South Africa saw continuous, often rapid and fundamental socioeconomic and political change. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than 10 years later, Britain brought the conquered Boer republics and the Cape and Natal colonies together into the Union of South Africa.

The Union Defence Force (UDF, later SADF), was deployed during most of the major wars of the century as well as a number of internal and regional struggles: the two world wars, Korea, uprising and rebellion on the part of Afrikaner and black nationalists, and industrial unrest. The century ended as it started, with another war. This was a flash point of the Cold War, which embraced more than just the subcontinent and lasted a long, thirty years. The outcome included the final withdrawal of foreign troops from southern Africa, the withdrawal of South African forces from Angola and Namibia, and the transfer of political power away from a white elite to a broad-based democracy.

This analyzes the South African armed forces as an institution and of the complex roles that these forces played in the wars, rebellions, uprisings, and protests of the period. It deals in the first instance with the evolution of South African defense policy, the development of the armed forces and the people who served in and commanded them. It also places the narrative within the broader national past, to produce a fascinating study of a century packed full of episode and personality in which South Africa was uniquely embroiled in three total wars. 1 vol, 420 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-914154 various VAE VICTIS # 154 Angola 1987-1988 Difficulty: 6/10; Solo-playability: 4/10; Duration: 3-4 hours; One turn equals 1 month; Scale: Liaison between two zones: 200-400 km; Units: 1 counter = 1 brigade or 1 battalion of between 250 - 2500 men.

The year 1987-1988 was a turning point in the war in Angola. Since 1975, a murderous civil war opposed two sides: the government with the single party, the MPLA, supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba, and Jonas Savimbi's UNITA, supported by the United States and the South African Republic. To break the stalemate, the government decides to launch operation 'Greeting October' during the dry season. This operation would put an end of the conflict by seizing UNITA's capital, Jamba, located in the southeastern corner of the country. But, they hadn't counted on the armed South African forces (SADF) and their game-changing 'modular' and 'hooper-packer' operations. Swept along the Lomba River, the government forces withdrew to the small town of Cuito Cuanavale where they were besieged for several months.

Faced with this situation, the Cuban government (and Fidel Castro) launched Operation '31st Anniversary' to push back the South African forces and ensure the survival of the regime. A great airlift was dispatched with the Cuban contingent of more than 50,000 men, enabling the city of Cuito Cuanavale to resist and push back the SADF to beyond the Namibian border.

Diplomacy in 1988 allowed the joint departure of the Cubans and South Africans and enabled the independence of Namibia.
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1-914159 various VAE VICTIS # 159: A Decade in the Trenches - Iran-Iraq War 1980-1990 French text.

Boardgames: Help Arrives; NATO; World at War; Conquistadors; Lepanto 1571; Dominant Species + Marine Freedom; Ambon; Night Fighter Ace; Resistance.

Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader - Irak 1941; Memory 44 - Egypte 1942

Hobby: Ranger of the Shadow Deep; Star Wars Legion

Figurines: La charge de Pickett 1863; Campagne d'Italie 1796; Campagne pour le Mali 2e partie; Saint Domingue 1791-1801

Art of War: The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-930322 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 322: Banana Wars Banana Wars: US Intervention In The Caribbean 1898-1935. Banana Wars is a two-player game simulating the period between 1898 and 1935 that saw increased US involvement due to the novelty and growing popularity of what else- the banana. During this period, the US Military participated in over 50 operations in a dozen Caribbean, Central and South American countries. Some interventions lasted for years. The occupation of Haiti lasted 19 years, the occupation of Nicaragua 21 years. In time, the US led seven separate invasions of Honduras.

Components: One 17x22-inch map, 80 counters, 55 playing cards, and magazine. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-938016 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY #16: China - The Next War w/ Map Poster China - The Next War: China has been expanding its reach economically, politically, and militarily. The US remains its chief adversary on every level, but what strategies will be most effective in containing the burgeoning superpower? China's long history gives it a wealth of political-military principles to direct its likely moves; the failure to understand them could doom its opposition. This is an examination of the potential for war, and of its disparate battlefields in the air, on land, at and under the sea, in space, and in the digital world. 1 vol, 116 pgs 2021 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-CP5542 various SPECIAL OPS JOURNAL #42 Beligan Special Fordces; French Legionnaries inAfghanistan; Maritime Counterterrorism; Polish 1stPSK Commandos; Swiss Para Recon 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7811 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V11 CONTENTS:9th/12th Royal Lancers exercise 'SummerCharge'; ULAN:Austria's Armored Infantry FightingVehicle; Leopard & SAM in the Greek Army; 1/35thscale profile of M2A2 Bradley in Iraq 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7812 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V12 CONTENTS:1-1 CAV in FTX 'Sabre' & 'Commanche Romp'2002 exercises in Germany; Sweden's Armour Mightin 'Operation Vareld 2003'; German Leopards inexercise 'Schwarter Keiler 2004'. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7813 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V13 CONTENTS:Austrian Panzer Grenadier; CPX 'RhinoCharge' Armoured Division; French 6th Light ArmourBrigade; M1126 STRYKER 1/35th scale profile. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7814 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V14 CONTENTS:9th/12th Royal Lancers in 'Swabian Lance2004' exercise; Exercise 'Gulf 2005' France & theUAE; Exercise 'Black Panther 2004' German Panzers. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7815 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V15 CONTENTS:German Recon Vehicle FENNECK; BattleGriffin in Norway; Flugabwehrbrigade 100 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7817 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V17 CONTENTS:'Offspring of the Weasel Family'; 'UhlanEagle 2005:1st(UK) Armoured trains in Poland';'Beligan Armoured Recon'. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7819 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V19 CONTENTS:'Artillery of the Modern German Army';'Italian Pumas in Action'; '1st US Armoured Div inGermany'; 'US Forces training IRAQISTAN at NTC'. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-CP7820 various ASSULT JOURNAL OF ARMORED HELIBORNE WARFARE:V20 CONTENTS:'German Airborne Mungo-new light weightvehivle'; 'US Army Helecopters at War'; '1st Inf.Division's Dagger Brigade in a Mission RehersalExercise in Germany'. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-204290 Venter, Al PORTUGAL'S GUERRILLA WARS IN AFRICA: Lisbon's Three Wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea 1961-74 Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guine-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era.

Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies, the War of Liberation (Guerra de Libertacao), these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa.

Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia, the casualty count by the time a military coup d'etat took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant. It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis. Ultimately, Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether, when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe, the majority having left everything they owned behind. Independence for all the former colonies, including the Atlantic islands, followed soon afterwards.

As a foreign correspondent, Al Venter covered all three wars over more than a decade, spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army, marines, and air force. Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-226360 Venter, Al GUNSHIP ACE: The Wars of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot and Mercenary A memoir of his mercenary service in Africa, particularly Sierra Leone, of flying helicopter missions 1 vol, 368 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-82000 Venter, Al J. WAR DOG:Fighting Other People's Wars 6x9, (32) color pages, this is the story of the Modern Mercenary in Combat. Having personally been to every locale he describes, the author is quite qualified to analyze the combat, biblio, index. 1 vol, 664 pgs 2006 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
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1-225820 Venter, Dr Dewald SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES: A History of Innovation and Excellence, 1960-2020 Subjected to international sanctions due to its policies of racial segregation, known as Apartheid, South Africa was cut off from sources of major arms systems from 1977. Over the following years, the country became involved in the war in Angola, which gradually grew in ferocity and converted into a conventional war. With the available equipment being ill-suited to the local, hot, dry and dusty climate, and confronted with the omnipresent threat of land mines, the South Africans began researching and developing their own, often groundbreaking and innovative weapon systems.

The results were designs for some of the most robust armored vehicles produced anywhere in the world for their time, and highly influential for further development in multiple fields ever since. Decades later, the lineage of some of the vehicles in question can still be seen on many of battlefields around the world, especially those riddled by land mines and so-called improvised explosive devices.

Takes an in-depth look at 13 iconic South African armored vehicles, including design, development, main features, layout, equipment, capabilities, variants, and service experiences. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and 25 custom-drawn color profiles. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-228330 Wolcoff, Edward SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE AND ADVANCED SMALL UNIT PATROLLING: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Special Operations Forces Tactical treatise tailored to the military Special Operations, intelligence, and paramilitary-law enforcement communities and other interested parties with an aim to increase the effectiveness and lethality of SpecOps personnel and units, while saving the lives of SpecOps personnel engaged in high-risk operations. This compilation preserves valuable tradecraft and covers the gamut of specialized SR topics ranging from operational planning and preparation, through execution, logistics and command and control - all in substantial trade-craft detail.

Describes and analyzes specific missions as historical examples of special reconnaissance (SR) operations, with some emphasis on lessons-learned from Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). 1 vol, 336 pgs 2021 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-199850 Wright, LTC Darron IRAQ FULL CIRCLE - From Shock and Awe to the Last Combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond From 2003 through 2010, more than 200,000 men and women deployed to Iraq. US Army LTC Darron Wright, a proven combat leader, joins forces with author Mike Walling to lift the veil on the Iraq War, revealing the build-up of troops; the equipping, training, and planning; the capture of Saddam Hussein; the formation of the new Government; and the last patrol. Through vivid stories and military documents, this provides readers with a first-hand of the full conflict. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212650 Wroth, Hanlie NORTH OF THE RED LINE: Recollections of the Border War by Members of the SADF and SWATF: 1966-1989 Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa's Border War, or Grens Oorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to invite and encourage individuals to tell their personal stories, without apology or recrimination, and so provide an indelible oral history of the war. Color & b/w photos, and illustrations.

Over a period of three years, 21,000 of them spoke: national service troops, permanent force officers, aviators, aircrew, medics, submariners and padres. Erstwhile antagonists also stepped up to the plate, placing their own personal first-hand experiences amongst those of their enemies of yesterday: Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO.

The story is further enriched by the inclusion of a rich plethora of hitherto unseen 'unofficial' photographs of stolen memories, in a war situation where the taking of any such photographs was strictly prohibited. Veterans unabashedly wear their hearts on their sleeves, speaking of the psychological impact of untold tragedy and grief; of bravery and unmitigated fear; of shenanigans and mischievous escapades to relieve the pressures of war; of miracles and fate; and of camaraderie. 1 vol, 540 pgs 2016 SOUTH AFRICA, 30 DEGREES SOUTH PUBLISHERS
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1-226130 Yates. Athol THE EVOLUTION OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Using a combination of investment in its nationals, engagement of expatriates, and the purchase of cutting edge military hardware, the UAE Armed Forces has become the Arab region's most capable military . In the last decade, it has also gained considered experience through its military operations which have been undertaken in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Includes background information on the country, the enduring roles of the military and the history of each military service, plus details on the political and command structure governing the military, manpower and materiel characteristics, and profiles of the military sheikhs of this growing regional powerhouse. Includes 25 figures and 25 tables.
1 vol, 380 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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