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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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1-908431 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 431 Includes Free Sprue of P&S Scots Covenanters Theme: The World of Pulps
* The Cult of Dracula
* Operation Blandings: Churchill and the D-Ray
* Danger on the Dark Side of the Moon

Features:
* Touring The Battle: An ACW Model-Making Masterclass
* A Wargaming Retrospective
* Old West Backlot Buildings
* Rupert's Jungle Jaunt: Royalists in the Gambia 1652 - A Campaign
* Frame Focus: Scots Covenanters
* Seafoam Trees
* Bedouin and Barons
* That Sinking Feeling

Departments:
* Observation Post
* Release Radar
* Quick Fire1 vol, 116 pgs 2023 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-pb ......$10.00 rct

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2-70182 Charmy SPLENDEUR DES UNIFORMES DE NAPOLEON: La Guarde Imperial a Pied Oversized at 9.75x13.5 inches, reproduces 1300 color gouaches of the uniforms of Napoleon's Guard a Pied. This work was prepared for the an early movie script Napoleon. The wealth of information is staggering. The Guard a Pied is here depicted in locations such as Russia and Waterloo as well as in static poses. There are also many plates depicting details of insignia, flags and other uniform detail, right down to horse equipment.1 vol, 326 pgs 2003 EVREUX, CHARLES HERISSEY
AS NEW-dj, French text ......$65.00 inc

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1-240450 Robert, Gresh OF KERNS AND GALLOWGLASSES: Irish Armies of the 16th Century 1487-1587 The first of a series of two books for the Retinue to Regiment series covering Irish armies of the Tudor era, this covers military affairs in Ireland, 1487 to 1587. The second book in the series will cover the period of rapid Irish military modernization coincident with the Armada and the Nine Years War. Ireland at the outset of the Tudor era was a highly militarized society, with more than sixty Gaelic lordships maintaining independent armed forces. By 1540's, the centralizing Tudor state had ended the self rule enjoyed by the Anglo-Irish Pale, and was embarked on an increasingly severe program of reconquest.

Also included are comprehensive army lists and unprecedented detail on Irish arms and armor of the period, tracing developments over time. New period sources and iconography are made use of. Besides the 'rising out' of the Pale and the traditional Irish troop types (horseman, galloglass and kern), a thorough examination is made of Scots Highland mercenary activity in Ireland, including weapons and organization. Also featured are the naval forces of the West Highland Scots and maritime clans of Ireland, including strength and changes in ship types over time.1 vol, 248 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available late March ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240420 Kaizer, Nicholas James SAILORS, SHIPS AND SEA FIGHTS: Proceedings of the 2022 'From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815' Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail Conference Containing the proceedings of the inaugural Helion & Company Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail Conference, this volume includes chapters from experienced and emerging scholars from across the world on various aspects of the naval history of the Age of Reason and American Revolution.

Includes: AWI Battle of St Lucia; Royal Navy squadrons in North America and the West Indies between the 7YW and AWI; Black pilots in AWI British Royal Navy; French flying squadrons of the 1790s; Spanish sea power of the 1730s and 1740s; Venetian Navy during the Second Morean War; Role of socioeconomics on naval recruitment in the 1750s; Role played by British Consuls in the North Sea on recruitment for the Royal Navy; Changing patterns in Royal Navy Courts Martial at the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars; Role of Antwerp in British and French naval strategies; and Anson's role in the building of Britain's navy.1 vol, 304 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid November 2023 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240360 Bonk, David and George Anderson ATLAS OF THE BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775-1783 Provides a comprehensive visual summary of the campaigns, major battles, and minor skirmishes of the war. Contains over 120 maps created using maps from the Revolution, including the large collection from the US Library of Congress and enhanced with more accurate topographic mapping from the 1880s. The maps also show troop dispositions and movements taken from a wide range of written sources to provide the most accurate representation of the battles and campaigns.

Beginning with the opening skirmishes at Lexington and Concord the Atlas follows the course of the war including the major engagements at Brooklyn, Trenton, Brandywine, Saratoga, Monmouth, Savannah, Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. The Atlas also includes a large collection of minor actions, including Harlem Heights, White Plains, Short Hills, Barren Hill, Stony Point, Hobkirk's Hill and Green Springs. The Atlas addresses critical naval battles as well as key engagements in the West Indies, Gibraltar, and India.1 vol, 244 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available mid November 2023 ......$75.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240430 Grehan, John THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN IN 100 LOCATIONS Color photos trace Napoleon's movements from landing on the Golfe Juan on France's Cote d'Azur, along the Route Napoleon and through Grenoble, the Emperor's journey back to Paris, encounters on the banks of the River Sambre, Quatre Bras, Ligny, Waterloo, Wavre, retreat of of beaten French Army, uprising in the Vendee, and the last clashes of the campaign. The book closes with Napoleon's journey from Paris to St Helena via l'Ile d'Aix and Plymouth.

Headquarters buildings, observation posts, monuments and memorials, bridges and battlefields, and the principal locations of the campaign are portrayed in unique photographs - and behind every plague and place is a tale of political posturing, military maneuvering, sacrifice, and savagery.1 vol, 232 pgs 2023 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
NEW-dj, available mid December 2023 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240390 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1853-1856: History, Organization and Equipment of the British, French, Turkish, Piedmontese and Russian Forces Details the composition, organization, uniforms, and weaponry of each force (including British, French, Russian, Ottomans, Egyptians, and the little-known German, Swiss and Italian mercenaries) and illustrates many of them with early black and white photos (this being the first major war for which photography was available), as well as numerous color artworks.

The Crimean War was the first major European war since the end of the Napoleonic Wars and Britain's only war on that continent in the century between Waterloo and WWI. When Russia invaded provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the British and French, later joined by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, intervened to limit Russian expansion towards the Black Sea.1 vol, 208 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid December 2023 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240410 Longacre, Edward GENERAL J. E. B. STUART: The Soldier and the Man Biography of Confederate General James Ewell Brown Stuart of Virginia who led the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry arm during the ACW. His superiors generally praised his actions, but he also underperformed on several occasions -- notably at Gettysburg. Yet on more than a few occasions he underestimated his opponents, took unnecessary risks with his habitually understrength command, failed to properly discipline and motivate his troopers, and was prone to errors both strategic and tactical. Also probes elements of his character and personality that contributed to his battlefield performance.

These flaws were especially evident during the Gettysburg Campaign (June-July 1863), when his wayward path to the battlefield deprived Lee of the ability to negotiate safely his path toward a climactic confrontation with the Union Army of the Potomac. Because of the cavalryman's outsized reputation gained during the war-one embellished in the century and a half since-most of these errors have gone virtually unnoticed or, when addressed, have been excused in some fashion.1 vol, 504 pgs 2023 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-dj, available mid December 2023 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240351 Shann, Stephen STUDIES FROM THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: Volume 1 The Mitrailleuse The book seeks to reappraise the Mitrailleuse as used by the French in 1870, which was comprehensively disregarded after the Franco-Prussian War by the Germans and most English-language books. Examines how the weapon came to be developed and brought into service, its technical specifications, and accounts of its performance in battle.1 vol, 60 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-pb, available late October 2023 ......$28.00 rct

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1-236452 Claringbould, Michael SOLOMONS AIR WAR: Volume 2 - Guadalcanal & Santa Cruz October 1942 Sequel to the brilliant Volume 1 continues the examination of early Pacific war between the Japanese and US. Claringbould is known for his doublechecking both US and Japanese records to accurately recount aerial battles and losses. He has led successful expeditions to find lost WWII aircraft at various islands and spots. Also an excellent source of aircraft illustrations for both sides, often taken from his definitive Pacific Profiles volumes.1 vol, 248 pgs 2023 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
NEW-pb, available mid December 2023 ......$49.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240440 Neely, Darren WEAPONS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: From the Photographic Archives of the US Army Signal Corps Showcases all the WWII weapons used by the soldiers in the Ardennes Offensive, including rifles, machine guns, mortars, artillery, armored cars, self-propelled artillery, and tanks. Also shows how the battle was fought, and ultimately won, by the western Allies which included British, Canadian, and American forces.1 vol, 320 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid November 2023 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-956093 Romero, Javier WORLD AT WAR # 93: Baltic Offensive: Fall 1944 (Wargame) Baltic Offensive: Fall 1944 is a two player simulation of the Soviet offensive in the Baltic countries in the Fall of 1944. The Soviet player must conquer as much territory as possible within a limited time frame, while the German forces must try to delay the Soviet advance as much as possible. The Soviet player has a positional advantage and numerical superiority, but it has a tight timetable to clear the Baltic countries so that the Red Army can return to the decisive direction of the war: the Vistula-Oder-Berlin axis. Each game turn represents 10 days. Each hexagon is 10 miles (15 kilometers) from side to opposite side. Units are corps, divisions, brigades or equivalents, and specialized smaller units. men. Air units represent a variable number of sorties.

Components: one 22 x 34 inch map, 176 5/8 inch counters, and magazine.1 vol, 62 pgs 2023 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-240400 Zubov, Dmitry STALIN'S FALCONS: Exposing the Myth of Soviet Aerial Superiority Over the Luftwaffe in WW2 Dispels Soviet propaganda and reveals the dark truth of the terrible losses suffered by Soviet flyers, the inferiority of the Russian aircraft, and the almost slave-like conditions in which those aircraft were made. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the process of declassifying archives and gaining wide access to information gradually began to reveal the terrible truth of the crimes of the Soviet regime. One of which, of course, was the incompetent leadership of the Red Army, which led to massive loss of life across the military and civilians alike.1 vol, 224 pgs 2023 UK, AIR WORLD
NEW-dj, available mid November 2023 ......$43.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240380 Doyle, David U.S. AVIATION AND NAVAL WARFARE IN THE VIETNAM WAR Photo essay examines the men and aircraft that comprised American airpower during the Vietnam War, including the A-1 Skyraider, A-7 Corsair, B-52, C-130, C-141, F-105, F-4 Phantom, and OV-1 Mohawk. They occasionally engaged North Vietnamese MiGs, but more often facing the threat of Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) and antiaircraft fire. In over 5 million missions during the war, US forces lost over 2,000 aircraft. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid December 2023 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-240370 Kaiser, Rick FROGMAN STORIES: Life and Leadership Lessons from the SEAL Teams Tells the story of the US Navy SEALs by a retired Master Chief (SEAL) who earned a Silver Star for his leadership during the battle of Mogadishu - i.e. as represented in 'Black Hawk Down' - and a prominent member of both SEAL Team TWO and SEAL Team Six. This is not a blood-and-guts portrayal of battlefield victories and losses, but an authentic view of how things are done in the Teams. The SEALs truly are silent professionals and the most memorable stories often don't feature combat but are the moments that shape these exceptional warriors. It shares the life and leadership lessons he learned along the way.1 vol, 216 pgs 2023 US, CASEMATE
NEW-pb, available mid November 2023 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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