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1-226390 Bollands, Wayne THE 'NAM : Squad level rules for gaming the War in Vietnam THE 'NAM: The Way It Was (Rules)

Large format, full-color, squad-level rules for wargaming Vietnam. Uses playing cards and 'dice shifting' to simulate any of the troops who did the fightin` and a-dyin` a long way away from home or amongst their own cities and villages. Embraces all the combatants who played a part in the war, including Viet Cong guerrillas, Australians, South Koreans, and others (see 'Falling Dominoes' supplement).

Designed for 28mm-sized figures, but usable with 15/20mm miniatures. Aimed for a player to control a platoon, although possible to scale up or down as required (company to rifle squad).
1 vol, 60 pgs 2021 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-226490 DeFoggi, John-Matthew JAKALS: Bronze Age Fantasy Roleplaying The Zaharets, the land between the Vori Wastes and the Plains of Aeco, is well-known as the Land of Risings. Dominated by the rising city-states of Ameena Noani and Sentem, facing each other along the great War Road, the Zaharets has always been home to powerful civilizations. Beastmen ruins dot the landscape, a constant reminder of the Kingdom of Sin and the fragility of the Law of Men. Even older are the great ruins of the Hulathi, the legendary sea peoples, and the Hannic mansions sealed beneath the mountains, awaiting those who would seek out the Lost Folk. Scars abound from the wars between ruined Keta in the north and Gerwa in the south. And, far to the east, the legends of Muadah still beckon occultists and Jackals who seek to plunder its corrupted ruins.

Inspired by the myths, cultures, and history of the Ancient Near East, and by such ancient texts as the Iliad, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Old Testament, Jackals is a Sword & Sorcery roleplaying game set in a Fantasy Bronze Age. With mechanics based on the popular OpenQuest system, the game places players in the role of Jackals - adventurers, explorers, sellswords, and scavengers - and sends them out into the peril-filled land of the Zaharets to make their fortune. or perhaps fulfill a greater destiny.
1 vol, 272 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-967026 Hutchinson, Mike A BILLION SUNS: Interstellar Fleet Battles Wargame rules for interstellar combat that puts you in command of fleets of powerful starships, from squadrons of agile, but fragile, fighters, to hulking and powerful capital ships. When combined with some spaceship miniatures, a tape measure, a deck of playing cards, and some dice, this rulebook provides everything you need to play exciting and tense tabletop games of interstellar exploration and combat. Using simple dice pool mechanics, you must carefully manage your resources and seize the opportunities that come your way in order to lead your fleet to victory and assert your dominance over the stars.1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-226410 Bull, Stephen GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS OF WORLD WAR IIA photographic guide to clothing, insignia and kit Fully illustrated book examines the German Army's wide range of uniforms, personal equipment, weapons, medals, and awards. Offers a comprehensive guide to the transformation that the German Army soldier underwent in the period from September 1939 to May 1945.

After World War I, the defeated and much-reduced German Army developed new clothing and personal equipment that drew upon the lessons learned in the trenches. In place of the wide variety of uniforms and insignia that had been worn by the Imperial German Army, a standardized approach was followed, culminating in the uniform items introduced in the 1930s as the Nazi Party came to shape every aspect of German national life.

The outbreak of war in 1939 prompted further adaptations and simplifications of uniforms and insignia, while the increasing use of camouflaged items and the accelerated pace of weapons development led to the appearance of new clothing and personal equipment.

Medals and awards increased in number as the war went on, with grades being added for existing awards and new decorations introduced to reflect battlefield feats. Specialists such as mountain troops, tank crews and combat engineers were issued distinctive uniform items and kit, while the ever-expanding variety of fronts on which the German Army fought -- from the North African desert to the Russian steppe -- prompted the rapid development of clothing and equipment for different climates and conditions. In addition, severe shortages of raw materials and the demands of clothing and equipping an army that numbered in the millions forced the simplification of many items and the increasing use of substitute materials in their manufacture.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-BRIG375 Bunde, Peter 375: KINGDOM OF WESTPHALIA: 1st Cuirassier Regiment 1808-1812 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-972054 Admas, Gregg 054 US SOLDIER vs BRITISH SOLDIER: War of 1812 Between June 1812 and January 1815, US and British forces, notably the regular infantrymen of both sides (including the Canadian Fencibles Regiment), fought one another on a host of North American battlefields. This study examines the evolving role and combat performance of the two sides' regulars during the conflict, with particular reference to three revealing battles in successive years: Queenston Heights, Crysler's Farm, and Chippawa.

Featuring full-color artwork and battle maps, this fully illustrated study investigates the US and British regular infantry's role, tactics, junior leadership, and combat performance on three battlefields of the War of 1812. The actions assessed here notably demonstrate the evolution of US regulars from their initial poor showing to an emerging professionalism that allowed them to face their British opponents on equal terms1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978109 Campbell, David 109 GERMAN 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour: North Africa 1941-43 Few weapons developed a more deadly reputation than the German '88' in the role of anti-tank gun, its long reach and lethal hitting power making it a significant problem for every type of British and later American armour. Despite its individual potency, it was almost always utilized as part of a comprehensive system of defences that relied on a mix of weapons carefully deployed in anticipation of the enemy's likely avenue and method of attack. Used in this way, the 88 became a particularly deadly part of the Afrika Korps' attempts to shatter British armoured power in the Western Desert.

Initially extremely successful over the course of 1941 and 1942 in Operations Battleaxe and Crusader, the Allies' tactics and vehicles (such as the American-made M3 and the Crusader III) eventually evolved to deal with the 88's awesome power. This detailed new book tells the story of that evolution and provides an in-depth treatment of this key weapon of World War II.1 vol, 80 pgs 20201UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978108 Cansirre, Romain 108 USMC M4A2 SHERMAN vs JAPANESE TYPE 95 Ha-Go; The Central Pacific 1943-44 The different national tank doctrines of the United States and Imperial Japan resulted in a terrible mismatch of the predominant tank types in the crucial Central Pacific campaign. A flawed Japanese doctrine emphasized light infantry support tanks, often used in small numbers. Tactically, tanks were often frittered away in armored versions of the familiar banzai attacks. Meanwhile, the Americans saw the tank as an infantry support weapon, but developed a more systematic tactical doctrine. They settled upon a larger medium tank - in the case of most Marine Corps tank battalions, the diesel-powered M4A2 (unwanted by the US Army).

This superbly detailed title reveals how both the two sides' tactical and technical differences in the approach to armored warfare soon became apparent over a series of deadly engagements, from the first tank fight at the battle of Tarawa in November 1943, through to engagements on Parry Island, Saipan, and Guam, before ending with Peleliu in September 1944.1 vol, 80 pgs 20201UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992137 Davies, Peter 137 B/EB-66 DESTROYER UNITS IN COMBAT This illustrated study focuses on the oft-overlooked B-66 series, examining their vital contributions to the Vietnam War and the bravery of those who operated them in some of the most challenging situations imaginable. Explores how the technology and tactics devised during the period made possible the development of the EF-111A Raven, an invaluable component of the Desert Storm combat scenario over Iraq and Kuwait in 1991, and the US Navy's EA-6B Prowler, which entered service towards the end of the Vietnam War.

Studies of air combat in the Vietnam War inevitably focus on the MiG-killing fighter engagements, B-52 onslaughts or tactical strikes on the Hanoi region. However, underlying all these was the secretive 'electron war' in which highly-skilled electronic warfare officers duelled with Soviet and North Vietnamese radar operators in the attempt to enable US strike forces to reach their targets with minimal losses. Orbiting at the edge of heavily-defended territory, the vulnerable EB-66s identified and jammed the enemy's radar frequencies with electronic emissions and chaff to protect the American bombers.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992136 de Jong, Peter 136 ARADO AR 196 Units in Combat Explores the history of the Arado Ar 196, detailing its development and assessing the combat capabilities of one of the last fighting seaplanes.

Beating its biplane rivals in a 1936 Reich Air Ministry design competition, the Arado Ar 196 provided the Kriegsmarine with possibly the best shipborne reconnaissance seaplane of World War II. Replacing the Heinkel He 60 biplane as the standard catapult-launched floatplane embarked on the Kriegsmarine's capital ships, the Ar 196 flew an assortment of combat missions during World War II, including coastal patrol, submarine hunting, light bombing, general reconnaissance and convoy escort sorties.

The first vessel to take its Ar 196A-1s to sea was the pocket battleship Graf Spee, which embarked two in the autumn of 1939. The battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz could carry six Arados each, the battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst four and smaller pocket battleships and cruisers two. Shore-based aircraft were also operated from coastal ports on the Channel, Baltic, North Sea and Bay of Biscay coasts, as well as in the Balkans and Mediterranean.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992135 Mersky, Peter 135A-7 CORSAIR II UNITS: 1975-91 Details the technological development and improvements that were introduced to the airframe post-Vietnam (the FLIR targeting pod from 1979 and AGM-88 HARM missile from 1983 being the most important), and how they shaped operational employment of the aircraft. The jet's combat experiences in conflicts during the 1970s (Cambodia), 1980s (Lebanon, Grenada, Libya and Iran), and 1990s (Iraq) are explained in detail, supported by numerous first-hand accounts from naval aviators that saw action with the A-7 during these campaigns.

Some 30 US Navy squadrons, including six Naval Air Reserve units, flew various versions of the A-7 Corsair II in the mid-1980s. Many of these units saw action across the Middle East. By the time the jet saw combat in Operation Desert Storm (1991), there remained only two fleet squadrons -- many fleet squadrons having either disestablished or transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet -- but both of these units (VA-46 and VA-72) played a major role in the campaign to free Kuwait.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995291 Mortimer, Gavin 291 VEHICLES OF THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP: 1940-45 The Long Range Desert Group was one of the most famous special units of World War II, operating heavily modified vehicles deep behind enemy lines to gather intelligence and support the raids of David Stirling's new Special Air Service.

When war broke out, a pre-war explorer and army officer, Ralph Bagnold, convinced Middle East Command of the need for a reconnaissance force to penetrate into Italian-held desert. Bagnold tested four types of vehicles over rocks and through soft sand to find the best one for his new unit. Bagnold selected the Chevrolet WB (30 CWT) as the signature vehicle of the Long Range Desert Group because it is 'fast, simple and easy to handle'. With left-hand steering, horizontal grill and round fenders on the rear wheels, these trucks proved themselves popular and effective. The durability of the Chevrolets was demonstrated in January 1941 with an audacious raid on the Italian fort/air strip at Murzuk, hundreds of miles behind enemy lines.

This book explains the detail of all the vehicles of the LRDG, as well as their modifications, driving techniques, and special kit for surviving behind enemy lines in one of the most hostile environments on earth.1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996360 Gravett, Christopher 360 BOSWORTH 1485: The Downfall of Richard III The battle of Bosworth was the culmination of the War of the Roses, the dynastic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster that dominated England in the second half of the 15th century. Edward IV had secured the throne for the house of York, but his early death in 1483, followed by the death of his sons and the taking of the throne by his brother, Richard of York, saw a renewed outbreak of fighting. His reign began with a major rebellion and was dogged by rumours of his involvement in murder, with Richard facing threats not only from the lords he alienated but also the Lancastrian faction waiting in the wings. Henry Tudor eventually decided to take the huge risk of attempting to seize the throne and Richard's army marched to meet him, finally clashing near Market Bosworth.

Guiding the reader from the campaign's origins to its aftermath, and covering the commanders and forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, this is a complete treatment of one of the most important events in English history. The story of Bosworth has been transformed in the 20th century as an extensive survey between 2005 and 2009 by the Battlefields Trust has pinpointed the location of the battlefield, for many years a source of debate and controversy, and this new history is based on that interpretation. It will also highlight the incredible discovery of Richard III's remains in Leicester, the study of the bones and relate this to what was previously thought to have happened to him at the end of the battle.1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997237 MacNiven , Robbie 237 BRITISH LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION During the Seven Years' War (1755-63), a number of independent light-infantry outfits served under British command and dedicated light companies were added to the British Army's regular infantry battalions. The light companies were disbanded after the war but the prominent role played by light infantry was not forgotten, and in 1771-72 light-infantry companies were reinstated in every regiment in the British Isles.

Although William Howe formed a training camp at Salisbury in 1774 specifically to practise light-infantry doctrine, the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775 found the British Army wanting, and the light companies were no different. After evacuating Boston in March 1776, Howe began to remodel and drill his army at Halifax, standardizing lighter uniform and emphasizing more open-order tactics. He also brigaded his light companies together into composite battalions, which went on to fight in almost every major engagement during the American Revolution. They spearheaded British assaults, using night-time surprise and relying upon the bayonet in engagements such as Paoli and Old Tappan. They also matched their regular and irregular opponents in bush-fighting, and at times fought in far-flung detachments alongside Native American and Loyalist allies on the frontier. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this book offers a comprehensive guide to the formation, uniform, equipment, doctrines and tactics of these elite light infantry companies and battalions, and considers how, over the course of the war they developed a fearsome reputation, and exemplified the psychological characteristics exhibited by crack military units across history.1 vol, 64 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999535 Londahl-Smidt , Donald 535 GERMAN TROOPS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1): Hessen-Cassel During the American Revolution (1775-83), German auxiliary troops provided a vital element of the British war effort. Some 30,000 German troops served in North America, continuing a long-established relationship between Britain and various German principalities. These troops were widely referred to as mercenaries, implying that they sold their services individually, but they were in fact regular troops hired as a body by the British. Initially feared by the American population, the German troops came to be highly respected by their opponents. Their role in the fighting would inform the tactics and methods of a generation of German officers who returned to Europe after the war, many of whom went on to hold senior commands during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

The largest body of German troops was from Hessen-1 vol, 48 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-226400 Polmar, Norman and John O'Connell STRIKE FROM THE SEA: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934 Covers the US Navy's Regulus missile program -- the world's first submarine weapon for attacking an enemy homeland with a nuclear warhead -- and the Soviet Navy's similar cruise missile. Prior to Regulus a few of the world's submarines had deck guns that were employed for assaulting coastal targets; indeed, the British built a class of 'submarine monitors' with large-caliber guns for attacking coastal targets.

The U.S. Navy's rapid and successful development of the Polaris Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) and budgetary constraints caused the cancellation of advanced submarine-launched cruise missiles -- the Regulus II as well as the follow-on Rigel and Triton. Submarines armed with the Regulus I missile continued on patrols in the North Pacific until mid-1964, when they were replaced on the 'deterrent' role by Polaris missile submarines. The Soviet Navy continued the development and deployment of anti-ship cruise missiles, which retained some land-attack capabilities1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 US, US NAVAL INSTITUE PRESS
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2-193290 English, Stephen FIELD CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT First of a three-volume set analyzing Alexander the Great's campaigns, including strategy, tactics, logistics, and other purely military aspects.

Most of his 13-year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the then-known world, during which he never lost a battle. Details the famous set-piece battles (Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, and Hydaspes) plus countless smaller actions while marching through hostile territory.

The other two volumes to be published are The Army of Alexander the Great and The Sieges of Alexander the Great.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-226440 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF ANCIENT ITALY 753-218 BC: From the Foundation of Rome to the Start of the Second Punic War Before becoming the masters of the Mediterranean world, the Romans had first to conquer the Italian peninsula in a series of harsh conflicts against its other varied and warlike residents. The outcome was no foregone conclusion and it took the Romans half a millennium to secure the whole of Italy. 80 color & black and white illustrations

Gabriele Esposito presents the armies that fought these wars, in which the Roman military spirit and their famous legions were forged. He not only follows the evolution of the Roman forces from the Regal Period to the outbreak of the Second Punic War but also the forces of their neighbors, rivals and enemies. The most notable of these, the Etruscans, Samnites and the Italian Greeks are given particular attention but others, such as the Celts and Ligures of the North and the warriors of Sicily and Sardinia, are also considered. Details of the organization, weapons, equipment and tactics of each army are described, while dozens of beautiful color photos of reenactors show how these warriors looked in the field.
1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210353 Syvanne, Ilkka MILITARY HISTORY OF LATE ROME: Volume 3 - 395-425 Third volume offers a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from AD 284-641. Each volume (five are planned) gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy, and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. Includes, color and black and white maps and battle diagrams.

This volume analyzes in great detail the pivotal years of 395-425. It was then that the mighty Roman Empire faced the Great Migrations while being wracked by civil wars. In 395 the task of defending the Roman Empire fell on the great generalissimos Stilicho. He faced a series of hostile bureaucrats, emperors, usurpers, and foreign foes until he was killed in a conspiracy in 409. His death led to an event that shook up the Empire to its very core: the sack of Rome by Alaric's Visigoths in 410.

Meanwhile, the East Romans survived the civil wars and faced the Germans, Huns, and Persia successfully. Explains how the East Romans fended off foes and was able to take control of West Rome in 425.
1 vol, 384 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-954144 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 1443 The Greco-Persian Wars, Part Theme: The Greco-Persian Wars, Part I
The Greco-Persian Wars: Inevitable Conflict
The Naval Strategy in the Ionian Revolt: The Beginning of Trouble
An Uncertain Alliance in Ancient Greece: The Hellenic League
Athens and the Battle of Salamis: Themistocles Triumphant
Documents, Art, and Stories: Equipping the King's Men

Features: The Empty Throne and the White Fawn: Eumenes of Cardia
Some Sullan Centurions: Before Baculus
Part-mounted Cohorts in the Roman Army: Enthusiastic Horsemen
The Dallas Battle Sarcophagus: Victory in Death
Regulus' Ill-fated African Campaign: Reversal of Fortune
Garrisoning Rome's Frontier (Tab. Vindol. 154) - Armed but Not Ready
1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-226450 Spring, Lawrence THE ARMIES OF SIR RALPH HOPTON: The Royalist Armies of the West 1642-46 Nothing sums up the tragedy of the English Civil War more than the friendship between Sir Ralph Hopton and the parliamentarian general Sir William Waller as 'this war without an enemy.' Hopton was one of the first commanders to support the king and helped secure Cornwall for the Royalist Cause.

Describes the life and death of a soldier during the Civil War. Chapters include recruitment, clothing, equipping and training of Hopton's armies as well as his campaigns, including those of Prince Maurice, Sir Richard Grenville and George Lord Goring. It also looks at the divisions within the royalist high command which ultimately lost King Charles the war. It also looks at what happened to these soldiers once the fighting was over. Includes 25 b/w illustrations, 9 b/w maps, 8 pages color plates, and numerous tables.

In fact, Sir Hopton commanded three armies during the Civil War; the first was made up of the famous Cornish infantry, which would become the backbone of the Royalist war effort in the West. This army was absorbed into Prince Maurice's army after the fall of Bristol to the Royalists in July 1643. His second army was raised during the autumn of 1643 and was disbanded to reinforce the King's Oxford Army after the battle of Cheriton. Finally, Hopton commanded the remnants of the royalist army in the West during the death throes of the Royalist cause in 1646.
1 vol, 220 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-226470 White, Charles Edward SCHARNHORST: The Formative Years, 1755-1801 Comprehensive study of Gerhard Scharnhorst in English uses the previous German studies as a starting point to present many unpublished discoveries about his youth, his education and training, his extensive service in Hanover, and the modernization program Scharnhorst sought to implement in Hanover, and later realized in part in Prussia.

Other than the author's The Enlightened Soldier: Scharnhorst and the Militarische Gesellschaft in Berlin, 1801-1805 (1989), there exists no other work on Scharnhorst in English. Of the major German works, Das Leben des Generals von Scharnhorst (1869/71), written by Hanoverian historian Georg Heinrich Klippel, was a popular biography with no critical analysis. In keeping with the political correctness of his time, Klippel failed to include a single document from Scharnhorst's voluminous papers that was disparaging toward the social, political, and military cultures in Hanover. Seventeen years later, Prussian historian Max Lehmann published (1886/87) his study of Scharnhorst, which corrected many of the flaws in Klippel's work, but failed to provide any critical analysis of Scharnhorst's modernization, especially as it applied to Prussia. Like Klippel, Lehmann complied with the political correctness of his time in Prussia and Germany. Rudolf Stadelmann, Scharnhorst: Schicksal und Geistige Welt (1952), is an incomplete fragment that offers some interesting insights.
1 vol, 436 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-2078563 Paoletti, Ciro ITALY, PIEDMONT AND THE WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION: 1701-1712 The War of Spanish Succession is well known in English concerning Flanders and Germany, not that much concerning Spain, not at all about Italy. The Italian front was so important that the French considered it as important as the German one, and committed there their best generals. William III considered it to be far more important than Spain, and, in spite of having no British army there, after King William's death London committed to it 1/10 of her war expense.

It was considered so important in Vienna that the Emperor sent there his best general. Last, it was the front where all the French hopes to submit Europe died in Turin in 1706 after the first dramatic wound they suffered in Blenheim in 1704. 185 b/w illustrations, maps and plans, 16 pages color plates
1 vol, 356 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-221010 Field, Andrew GROUCHY'S WATERLOO: The Battles of Ligny and Wavre This concluding volume of a study exploring the French perspective of the Waterloo campaign covers the final offensive the French victory over the Prussians at Ligny and Marshal Grouchy's pursuit of the Prussians and the battle at Wavre. Grouchy's extensive description of his operations forms the backbone of the narrative, supplemented by other French sources and those of Prussian eyewitnesses. Napoleon in his memoirs accused Grouchy, like Marshal Ney, of a series of failures in command that led to the French defeat, and many subsequent historians took the same line.1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-226380 Fuller, Howard TURRETT VERSUS BROADSIDE: An Anatomy of British Naval Prestige, Revolution and Disaster 1860-1870 Analysis of the great 'turret vs. broadside' debate sheds new light on how the most well-funded and professional navy in the world, at the height of its power, could nevertheless build an 'inherently unstable' capital ship -- the low-freeboard yet fully-masted ironclad HMS Captain that capsized in 1870. Includes 46 color and b/w illustrations.

Uses an impressive array of government reports, contemporary periodicals, and unpublished personal papers. Provides a long-term and international context to this debate amidst a growing emphasis upon new technologies of ever-heavier guns and ever-thicker armor.

As the geopolitical debate over rival ironclad proposals intensified, aggressively-minded Prime Minister Lord Palmerston gradually adopted a non-interventionist foreign policy which surprised his contemporaries. Turret vs. Broadside traces the previously unexplored connection between an increasingly schizophrenic Admiralty for and against the Captain, for example, and saber-rattling mid-Victorians sinking into an era of 'Splendid Isolation.'
1 vol, 116 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-226460 Snape, David THE RESCUE THEY CALLED A RAID: The Jameson Raid 1895-96 125 years ago, Leander Starr Jameson sought to expand the British Empire in South Africa with the backing of a mere 500 men. He was part of a conspiracy of entrepreneurs, gold magnates, and politicians, each of whom had different motives for supporting and encouraging his actions. His 'raid' failed miserably. It almost brought down the British Government, destroyed the career of one of the most eminent South African Statesmen, nearly caused a war with the South African Republic, and exposed Britain to international ridicule. Includes 43 b/w illustrations, 1 color plate, and 4 b/w maps.

Examines the motives for Jameson's actions, the reasons for the raid's failure, and its consequences for those involved. Analyzes the extent of the involvement of the British Colonial Office and its Secretary of State, Joseph Chamberlain, Cecil Rhodes, Paul Kruger, and Jameson and offers a detailed account of the evidence given at two Inquiries by many witnesses. Reactions in the British Parliament and the fate of the raiders are covered and how this raid affected the futures of the key players. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-226480 Jordan, John FRENCH BATTLESHIPS 1922-1956 The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, Germans, and Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an extensive refit in the USA, Richelieu went on to serve alongside the Royal Navy during 1943-45.

Details their development, analyzes their design characteristics, and offers their operational histories, particularly those actions against other ships at Mers el-Kebir, Dakar, and Casablanca. These accounts include a detailed analysis of their performance in action and the damage sustained, and are supported by specially-drawn maps and by the logs of Strasbourg and Richelieu. Includes 22 color profile and plan views. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
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2-222060 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey MiG ALLEY: The US Air Force in Korea 1950-53 Of the many myths that emerged following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing one in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the US Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, amongst other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened.

From that point onwards, a very different story began to emerge. Far from decisive American victories over an unsophisticated opponent, the aerial battles of the Korean War were, at least in the early years, evenly matched affairs, fought to an approximate 1:1 victory-loss ratio. Though the Soviet victories declined over the following years, this had more to do with home politics than American tactics.

Regardless of the accuracy of claims and wartime propaganda, one fact stands clear: in the battle for air supremacy over Korea, the US Air Force denied to its opponents the opportunity to intervene over the battlefield. In the face of overwhelming enemy manpower superiority, this allowed the United Nations forces to hold the line in Korea until an armistice that protected South Korea could be put into effect.

In addition to the aerial combat over MiG Alley, this title covers the full range of US Air Force activities over Korea, including the failed strategic bombing campaign and the escalating nuclear threat. Incorporating first-hand accounts from those involved, both US and Russian, this new history of the US Air Force in Korea reveals the full story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.1 vol, 336 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-222641 Miller, Sergio IN GOOD FAITH: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 1 -- 1945-65 First of a two-volume history of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. Starts with the Japanese surrender in 1945 through America's involvement in the French Indochina War and the initial advisory missions that followed. Using recently declassified National Security Agency top secret material to describe how these missions gradually grew in both scope and scale, and how America became ever more committed to the region.1 vol, 416 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-218182 Wallace, Mariin WILDLANDS: The Ancients - A Big Box Expansion for Wildlands The Ancients, age-old guardians of the arcane crystals, have long slumbered in their secret vaults. Rumoured to be invincible sentinels, they have defended their crystals unchallenged for eons. With the fall of the Empire, the most desperate bands of the Wildlands have joined forces to take them down and claim the crystals they protect.

Wildlands: The Ancients introduces powerful creatures and new terrains that allow players to play Wildlands solo and cooperatively, as well as supporting play with up to six players.

Requires a copy of Wildlands to play.
At six players, requires a copy of Wildlands and either The Unquiet Dead or The Adventuring Party to play.

Players: 1-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Ages: 14+
Contents: 5 Unique Over-Sized Miniatures, Doubled-sided Playing Board, 100+ Cards, 5 Double-Sided Scenario Sheets, 80+ Counters, 10 Plastic Bases, 10 Crystals1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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