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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
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1-916466 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 466 Articles include: Biggles in the frozen North to the Cherokee nation; from Numenore to the Northwest Frontier; and from Northern France in WWII to Zouaves in Russia. Also: Red Coat War -- Anglo Cherokee War of 1758 to 1761 (part 1); Command Decision -- Into the Valley with The North West Frontier in 1897 and an extra bonus digital download scenario; and a scenario for The Men Who Would Be Kings. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-2267431 Heath, Peter FORGOTTEN BATTLES IN RUSSIA 1942: VOLUME 1. THE YEAR OF INDECISIONFROM OPERATION HUSKY: The Invasion of Sicily, July 1943. Offers 19 detailed scenarios from company to battalion level which can be used with any set of WWII wargames rules. Includes unit organization charts, vehicle and unit stats, and new rules for The War on the Ground ruleset. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, VICRIX
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1-229290 Kulinski, Timothy HEROIC: Wargame Skirmish Rules for any Period Generic and simple set of skirmish rules for historical eras as well as fantasy and science fiction. Requires 10-sided dice. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2022 US, ON MILTARY MATTERS
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1-229060 Wagman, Greg Live Free or Die: Tabletop Battles pf the American Revolution Rules for the American War of Independence. The regiment is the basic tactical maneuver element and the role played by heroic leaders is emphasized. Flexible basing allows players to use whatever miniatures they already have. Troop quality and morale are of paramount importance in the game. Includes single-sided quick reference sheet and historical scenarios. 1 vol, 70 pgs 2022 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-BRIG384 Bunde, Peter 384: RUSSIAN EMPIRE: POLISH UHLAN REGIMENT 1812-1814 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG385 Bunde, Peter 385: AUSTRIAN EMPIRE: CUIRASSIER REGIMENT NO.5 SOMMARIVA 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-229250 Matyszak, Phillip SPARTA: Rise of a Warrior Nation Contemporaries portrayed the Spartans as the stereotypical macho heroes: noble, laconic, totally fearless, and impervious to discomfort and pain.To a large extent,the Spartans lived up to this image. This focus is on the Spartan hoplite, who was respected and feared throughout Greece in his own day, and who has since become a legend and the society that produced such warriors.

Also examines the idea of ancient Sparta as a city of contrasts, with physical toughness and heroism in adversity but also systematically abused their children. Sparta gave rights to citizen women that were unmatched in Europe until the modern era, while subjecting their conquered subject peoples to a murderous reign of terror. Although idealized by the Athenian contemporaries of Socrates Sparta was almost devoid of intellectual achievement.
1 vol, 208 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229260 Sampson, Gareth ROME AND PARTHIA - EMPIRES AT WAR: Ventidius, Antony and the Second Romano-Parthian War, 40-20 BC Analyses the military campaigns and the various battles between the two superpowers of the ancient world and the war which defined the shape and division of the Middle East for the next 650 years. Explains the motives behind Marc Antony's invasion of Parthia and all the reasons it ultimately failed.

The first war between two superpowers of the ancient world had resulted in the total defeat of Rome and the death of Marcus Crassus. When Rome collapsed into Civil War in the 40s BC, the Parthians took the opportunity to invade and conquer the Middle East and drive Rome back into Europe.

What followed was two decades of war which saw victories and defeats on both sides. The Romans were finally able to gain a victory over the Parthians thanks to the great, but now neglected, general Publius Ventidius. These victories acted as a springboard for Marc Antony's plans to conquer the Parthian Empire, which ended in ignominious defeat.
1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-954153 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 15.3 A Time Of Epic Heroes Theme: Warfare in the Age of Homer
Warfare in the Late Bronze Age Aegean - Chariots for a King
Evidence from Mycenaean Greece and Beyond - Homer's Boar-tusk Helmets
The Capstone of a Ten-Year Expedition - One Final Siege
The Strategy Behind the Trojan War - War of Alliances Well-Greaved and Swift-Footed - The Homeric Warrior
The Use of Ships in Homeric Warfare - Across the Wine-Dark Sea

Other Features:
The Tombstone of Titus Flaminius - A Soldier's Message from the Grave
Consular Deaths During the First Roman Civil War - Mutiny and Murder
Italian Engineers Find New Clues - How War Chariots Performed
The Nuragic Culture - The Warriors of Ancient Sardinia
Evidence for Graeco-Roman Fencing - The Ancient Art of Armatura
Interpreters in the Roman army - Fluent in Both Languages
1 vol, 84 pgs 2022 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-964037 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 37: Friends With The Animals Theme: Ancient Animal Friends
What Brings Us Together, What Sets Us Apart - Animals in the Ancient World
A Brief History of the Ancient Cat - Fluffy, Grumpy Companions
Hunters, Guards, and Pets - Tjezem: Egypt's Barkless Hound
Man's Unlikely Best Friend - The Dolphin
Foiled by a Gaggle of Feathered Friends - Silence of the Dogs
The Steeds of Gods and Heroes - A Horse that Delights
Canine Tombstones and Epitaphs from the Roman World - Dearly Departed Friends

Other Features:
The Dark Side of Papyrology - Fakes, Vandalism, and Violence
Celebrating Military Victory - To the Victor Goes the Spoils
Surviving the Athenian Courts and Assembly - Rough and Tumble
Going Vegetarian in Antiquity - To Eat or Not to Eat
Linking Science and Religion in Ancient Egypt - Astronomy and the Afterlife
The Diverse Duties of Chinese Peace Brides - Pawns, Diplomats, Spies
1 vol, 68 pgs 2022 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-229240 Gaudencio, Mosies and Burnham, Robert IN THE WORDS OF WELLINGTON'S FIGHTING COCKS: The After-action Reports of the Portuguese Army during the Peninsular War 1812-1814 The after-action reports written by the commanders of Portuguese battalions, regiments and brigades is in contracts to the multitude of Entglish accounts of the Napoleonic War in the Peninsular. Also provides an introduction tracing the history of the Portuguese Army prior to the Salamanca campaign of 1812, while tracking its organizational changes and assignment of commanders from 1808 to 1814. Includes detailed notes on the after-action reports which set them in the context of each stage of the war. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229230 Glover, Gareth MARCHING, FIGHTING, DYING: Experiences of Soldiers in the Peninsular War Explores the everyday experience of British troops during the Napoleonic War in the Peninsular using excerpts from their letters. Only extracts from letters written during the campaigns are quoted - journals written much later for publication are discounted - so a true picture of life in the army at war comes out directly, as it was perceived at the time. Every aspect of the soldiers' experience is covered, from the fatigue and discomfort of existence on military service to the reality of combat and their feelings when a comrade was wounded or killed. The letters reveal so much about their attitude to the enemy, civilians and the men who served alongside them. Since this was the first war in history where regular postal services operated - and since a rising number of soldiers were able to read and write - their letters offer us an insight into men at war that has never been recorded before. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM1143 Smith, Gregory IMPERIAL TIDE 1914-1918 Two-player strategic-level game of WWI which places you in command of either the Allies or the Central Powers. Each turn consists of a year, with card play for movement, combats, entrenchments, and other actions. At the end of each year, players must make critical decisions on which cards to re-buy in an attempt to win the war outright or to win by placing the other side in a disadvantageous position by 1918. Imperial Tide is based on Pacific Tide game system

Product Information:
Complexity: 5 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10 (Solitaire Bot system)
Time Scale: 1 year per Turn; each turn being composed of multiple card plays.
Map Scale: Strategic; Abstract
Unit Scale: Strategic: Infantry points with artillery stockpiles
Players: Two (with option for one)
Playing Time: three to four hours

Components:Two Countersheets of 9/16-unit counters; One mounted 22x34-inch map of Europe; One Solitaire Aide Player Aid Card; 48 Game Cards (24 per side); three Year Cards (double-sided); Rules Booklet; and Two 6-sided dice.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid January 2022 ......$69.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-229280 de Watervliet, Jean-Michael BELGIUM IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR When the Germans invaded neutral Belgium in May 1940, defeat and occupation were inevitable but Belgian armed forces held out against a vastly superior enemy for 18 days. The elected Government went into exile in London but King Leopold III controversially remained with his people as a prisoner.

Covers the Belgians who continued the fight both outside and inside their country, including two Belgian RAF squadrons, the Colonial Army that defeated the Italians in East Africa, and the Belgian Brigade that fought from Normandy to Germany.

Also includes the Belgian Resistance and organized escape routes, sabotage against the Germans, and spy efforts on behalf of the Allies as well as collaborators and those who fought for the Germans. Large numbers of them were tried postwar for war crimes and treason.
1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229220 Hill, Alexander THE WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Soviet Union, 1941-1945 - A Photographic History The RIA-Novosti press agency - now known as Sputnik in the West - has one of the best archives of WWII Soviet photographs. This book selects 360 black and white images to record the Eastern Front and the extraordinary experience of the soldiers and civilians.

Every aspect of the struggle is depicted - the fighting on the front lines and behind the lines, aerial combat, naval warfare, the ordeal of living under German occupation, the war industries and Lend-Lease, and the massive sacrifices made at every level of Soviet society to defeat the Germans.

The photographs and captions take the reader through the entire course of the war, from the Nazi-Soviet Pact and Soviet expansion into Poland, Finland, and the Baltic Republics, through Operation Barbarossa and the German advances of 1941 and 1942, to the momentous battles at Stalingrad and Kursk and the sequence of massive offensives mounted by the Red Army that drove the Wehrmacht back to Berlin.
1 vol, 344 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229270 Spajic, Hrvoje SCHNELLBOOTWAFFE: Adolf Hitler's Guerrilla War at Sea: S-Boote 1939-45 Images of War series Covers the construction, improvements, and operations of high-speed vessels of the Schnellbootwaffe that achieved significant victories for the Kriegsmarine at the beginning of the war by using these vessels in high-level strategies, including a style of guerrilla warfare. The British often called these German torpedo boats E-boats and these fast vessels were a genuine threat not only to coastal trade, but also to the movement of Allied ships after D-Day. Usual excellent selection of photos1 vol, 184 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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