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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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1-928003 Herder, Brian Lane 003 BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET 1944-45: The Royal Navy in the Downfall of Japan Examines the ships, their technology, how the fleet was organized and commanded, and how it fought the campaign against Japan during the latter part of WWII. Explains how the Royal Navy joined the Pacific carrier war, and how the fleet adopted the US Navy's ruthlessly effective fast carrier doctrine. With ships optimized for short-range operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it had to rapidly adapt to the long-range, high-tempo warfare of the Pacific, and the story is often one of inspired improvisation.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-928004 Marolda, Edward J. 004 US SEVENTH FLEET, VIETNAM 1964-75: American Naval Power in Southeast Asia Examines how US Navy's most powerful fleet fought and operated during the Vietnam War. Distilled from thousands of declassified secret documents, offers a unique new portrait of how the Seventh Fleet fought the Vietnam War, from the offensive strike power of naval aviation to the vital role of fleet logistics. Also examines the surface combatant fleet's gunfire support role, and its raids against the North Vietnamese coast, amphibious warfare, fleet air defense, search-and-rescue, and mining and interdiction operations. Illustrated and includes personal accounts from North Vietnamese, Soviet, and Chinese sources.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-939010 Claringbould, Michael John 010 A6M2/3 ZERO-SEN: New Guinea and the Solomons 1942 Covers the key role played by governing factors including geography and climatic conditions, and examines the modified tactics employed by IJN Zero-sen pilots to help them cope in 1942 New Guinea. Combs through the comprehensive analysis of RAAF, USAAF, and Japanese operational after action reports for first-hand accounts from both famous aviators and previously unknown RAAF and Japanese pilots. The air combats fought over New Guinea in 1942 between Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force (IJNAF) pilots and their Allied counterparts in P-39 Airacobras and P-40 Warhawks were often 'trial and error' affairs, with both belligerents being caught out by weather.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968041 Claringbould, Michael John 041 OPERATION RO-GO 1943: Japanese Air Power Tackles the Bougainville Landings Uses rare Japanese primary source material to explain how the Japanese planned and fought the 1943 campaign to strike Allied air power and shipping in the Solomons and to slow the American advance by severing Allied supply chains. Corrects enduring myths often found in books that rely only on Western sources. Traces the unexpected and tremendous pressures placed on the operation's units at Rabaul as the Japanese dealt with massive, surprise raids from Fifth Air Force bombers, and later US Navy carrier aircraft, concluding with the US strategic victory of the Bougainville landings.1 vol, 96 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978132 Newsome, Bruce 132 VALENTINE INFANTRY TANK vs PANZER III: North Africa 1941-43 Compares the technical details, design evolution, crew histories, and respective strengths and weaknesses of these iconic tanks, which frequently went head-to-head in brutal battles across Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. It documents the upgrades made to each AFV type over three years, as up-gunned and up-armored variants - ever more lethal, ever more survivable - arrived in North Africa. Also explores the two tanks' encounters, from the first Valentine vs Panzer III clashes in 1941, to the Axis drive into Egypt, and on to the Tunisian fighting of 1942-1943.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978131 Young, Edward M. 131 P-38 LIGHTNING vs Bf 109: North Africa, Sicily and Italy 1942-43 Concentrates on the bitterly fought air war in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Sicily, and Italy in 1942-43. Using original archival sources, official records, and first-hand accounts from both USAAF and Luftwaffe veterans, as well as newly commissioned artwork and 50 carefully selected photographs from official and personal archives, this book examines the head-to-head for control of the skies in a key theater of World War II.1 vol, 80 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992151 Napier, Michael 151 HARRIER GR 7/9: Units in Combat The Harrier GR 7/9 was the RAF's main aircraft in the 1990s and during the first decade of the new millennium. Deployments include No Fly Zone patrols over northern Iraq, supported UN forces in the Balkans, and embarked in Royal Navy carriers to bolster the RAF presence ashore in the Arabian Gulf. Harrier GR 7s also flew from HMS Illustrious over Sierra Leone in 2000 and were involved in the second Gulf War during early 2003 acting as Close Air Support for Coalition forces. Includes official and personal photographs and 30 artwork profiles illustrating the wide range of colours worn and ordnance employed.1 vol, 96 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995324 Budzbon, Przemyslaw 324 SOVIET MOTOR GUNBOATS OF WORLD WAR II: The Red Army's 'River Tanks' from Stalingrad to Berlin Examines concept and design of Soviet Armoured Motor Gun Boat (AMGB) -- armoured riverboat that functioned as a 'river tank.' Capable of carrying up to 20 infantrymen directly into action and providing immediate firepower from their tank turrets, machine guns or Katyusha rockets, their military value was widely recognized. They were versatile enough to be used in naval landing operations off the Gulf of Finland, the Azov Sea and the Black Sea, and their capabilities were prized by local commanders.1 vol, 48 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996395 Battistelli, Pier Paolo 395 THE WINTER CAMPAIGN IN ITALY 1943: Orsogna, San Pietro and Ortona Focuses on several little-known late 1943 battles fought in Italy following the German withdrawal from the Salerno bridgehead and from Taranto. Maps and diagrams present an easy to follow overview of the multiple operations of this complex campaign. The forces of the opposing sides (including American, German, Canadian, New Zealand and British troops).

By October 1943, the US Fifth Army and British Eighth Army had reached the Volturno Line, forcing a critical decision in German strategy: a prolonged defense would be conducted in southern Italy, contesting the Allied advance using the complex terrain features. By mid-November, the two Allied armies were approaching the German defensive lines along the Garigliano and the Sangro rivers. Here, US 5th Army would attack through the Mignano gap towards San Pietro Infine, while British Eighth Army would seize Ortona on the Adriatic coast and Orsogna. A brutal struggle ensued, with the German defenders attempting to hold their positions. The fighting at Ortona in particular would be particularly grueling for the Canadian forces involved.1 vol, 96 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-196770 Sage, Michael M. ROMAN CONQUESTS: Gaul Starts with early Roman conquests and acquisitions, which were largely reactive and defensive, across the Alps in Gaul. The Gauls were one of the great warrior societies of ancient Europe and some of Rome's heaviest defeats were suffered here at the end of the second century BC. Then examines subsequent campaigns, including those of Caesar and the epic siege of Alesia, to show how the Roman war machine was able ultimately able to overcome vastly superior numbers of Celtic warriors to extend Rome's rule from the Mediterranean to the English Channel.1 vol, 224 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-240820 Hollway, Don BATTLE FOR THE ISLAND KINGDOM: England's Destiny 1000-1066 Recounts the clashes of Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, their warlords, and their conniving queens. Begins with the Viking Cnut the Great, forging three nations into his North Sea Empire while his Saxon wife Aelfgifu rules in his stead and schemes for England's throne. Her archenemy is Emma of Normandy, widow of Saxon king Aethelred, claiming Cnut's realm in exchange for her hand in marriage. Their sons become rivals, pawns in their mothers' wars until they can secure their own destinies.

And always in the shadows is Godwin of Wessex, playing all sides to become the power behind the throne until his son Harold emerges as king of all of England. But Harold's brother Tostig turns traitor, abandons the Anglo-Saxons and joins the army of the last great Viking, Harald Hardrada, where together they meet their fate at the battle of Stamford Bridge. And all this time watching from across the water is William, the Bastard, fighting to secure his own Norman dukedom, but with an eye on the English crown.1 vol, 432 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-240700 Hoskins, Peter THE BATTLE OF CASTILLON 1453: The Death Knell for English France Summarizes the origins of the Hundred Years' War and the ebb and flow of fortunes during the war up to the Treaty of Tours in 1444. It then describes the military reforms of King Charles VII, and the artillery technical and tactical innovations of the Bureau brothers in the development of artillery. Describes the battle of Castillon, the decisive action in the French conquest of Gascony, is described in detail. The book concludes with an account of the aftermath of the battle and the final expulsion of the English after the surrender of Bordeaux, three months to the day after the defeat of Shrewsbury at Castillon.1 vol, 134 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240710 Davies, Jonathan THE TUDOR ARTE OF WARRE: Volume 3: The Conduct of War in the Reign of Elizabeth I 1558-1603 -- The Elizabethan Army Essentially an Elizabethan army handbook that explains its leadership, organization, tactics, and training and recruitment. Also describes how soldiers were paid, clothed, equipped, and provided for - or as was too often the case, not provided for. Wars are fought by armies; in Elizabeth's England the wars led to the creation of armies in a rather ad-hoc fashion, until the long-term commitments to Ireland and the Netherlands forced the creation of a semi-permanent institution. Considers the strengths and weaknesses of the county-based system that included a fair amount of endemic corruption.

An army is as good as its recruits and in Elizabeth's reign recruitment for service, either for the newly developed Trained Bands or for overseas service as pressed men, was predominantly managed by the counties. Provides a detailed explanation and description of infantry training and tactics and includes many diagrams from contemporary military handbooks which demonstrate how companies and larger formations could be deployed. Also summarizes the role of the cavalry.1 vol, 366 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240720 Price, Glen W. SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS, TRANSPORT AND PROVISIONS: Early Modern Military Logistics and Supply Systems during the British Civil Wars -- 1638-1653 Investigates operational level logistics and supply systems, including what methods of supply were used, what decisions and events these systems impacted, and how these related to strategic and tactical outcomes of the wars. Explains the facets of land, coastal, and riverine transportation, the supply of manpower to the armies, and the supply of food, clothing, and shelter to multiple forces across various conflicts throughout the British Civil Wars. Outlines regional disparity in military logistics systems due to reliance on pre-existing civilian structures and methods -- which had not been developed with a military purpose in mind and resulted in substantial logistical and supply differences that consequently, and heavily, favored one faction over another.1 vol, 260 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240750 Massie, Alastair GREAT BRITAIN AND THE DEFENCE OF THE LOW COUNTRIES 1744-1748: Armies, Politics and Diplomacy Explains how the progress of the fighting in the Low Countries influenced politics back in London, and how resulting political decisions affected the course of military operations. Analyzes military campaigns and an examination of their political mismanagement. Military failure now changed the government's preoccupations. With the threat of French invasion and the prospect of a Jacobite uprising, the question was whether home defense or the war in Flanders were to take priority. After further military failures, the pertinacity of the leading proponent of war measures, the Duke of Newcastle, was shaken early in 1748 as the reality of a dire military situation made itself apparent. The progress of peace talks at Aix-la-Chapelle thereafter mirrored exactly the path of impending military catastrophe, with the mighty fortress of Maestricht firmly in French sights.1 vol, 368 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240690 Rossino, Alexander CALAMITY AT FREDERICK: Robert E. Lee, Special Orders No. 191, and Confederate Misfortune on the Road to Antietam New interpretation of the evidence surrounding the creation, distribution, and loss of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Special Orders No. 191 outside Frederick, Maryland, in September 1862. Examines why General Lee thought his army could operate north of the Potomac until winter; why Lee found it necessary to seize the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry; what Lee hoped to accomplish after capturing Harpers Ferry; where Corporal Barton Mitchell of the 27th Indiana found the Lost Orders; and if D. H. Hill or someone else was to blame for losing the orders. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2023 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-240740 Langellier, John P. MORE WORK THAN GLORY: Buffalo Soldiers in the United States Army, 1865-1916 Views the broader perspectives of race against the backdrop of the transition of the U.S. Army from a frontier constabulary to an international power. In the process, he highlights the staggering assortment of non-military missions including assignments to national parks and forests; road building; exploration; pioneer military bicycling; duty along the border between the United States and Mexico; employment as agents of law and order, and a litany of other contributions against formidable Native Americans and others.

Frames the narrative within the context of continuity and change from Reconstruction in the 1860s through the early twentieth century. Above all, focuses on the soldiers themselves to provide a human perspective as well as challenges prevalent misconceptions that often overshadow more fascinating facts. Profusely illustrated with compelling images and detailed maps.1 vol, 330 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240730 Davidson, Robert THE SPIOENKOP CAMPAIGN: The Battles to Relieve Ladysmith, 17-27 January 1900 Places the Jan. 24, 1900 battle of Spioenkop within the context of the larger British campaign to break through the Boer lines and relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith. Uses battlefield archaeology and eyewitness accounts of Boer and British participants to create a highly original and detailed account. Also serves as a battlefield guide to Tabanyama and Spioenkop, providing detailed maps and numerous GPS locations.1 vol, 278 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240810 Crickmore, Paul F. LOCKHEED BLACKBIRD: Beyond the Secret Missions - The Missing Chapters Updated edition is based on 850 pages of Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird documentation and images declassified by the CIA that cover the A-12 Oxcart programme. These highly significant documents range from discussions at the highest levels of the US government concerning the rationale for Oxcart's development and eventual deployment, to extremely detailed intelligence data gleaned from each of the 29 operational missions flown by Oxcart during Operation Black Shield.1 vol, 528 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-240830 Goodall, James C. NAUTILUS TO COLUMBIA: 70 Years of the US Navy's Nuclear Submarines Covers the origins, design, and development of the US Navy's fleet of nuclear-powered submarines starting with the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) in 1952. Covers all of the 220+ submarine hulls built and delivered to the US Navy from the USS Nautilus through to the Navy's newest class of submarine, the Columbia class SSBNs, with more than 1,300 images.1 vol, 352 pgs 2023 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-240790 Garcia, Antonio and Ian van der Waag BOTHA, SMUTS AND THE GREAT WAR Examines the wartime roles of South African prime minister, General Louis Botha and his deputy General Jan Smuts. Both commanded in the field. Steadily, the South African army they commanded - benefiting from wartime training, sometimes in the field - gained resilience, experience, and battle-hardiness, adapting to the conditions of the campaigns and the demands of the tasks. South Africa's campaigns were complex and divergent, starting with the invasion of neighboring German South West Africa - to neutralize enemy radio stations and so aid the security of the South Atlantic. Suddenly suspended following the outbreak of the Afrikaner Rebellion, the campaign recommenced in January 1915.

Following its conclusion, an infantry brigade raised for Western Front service was diverted to Egypt before facing near annihilation at Delville Wood. Simultaneously, a large South African force, fighting alongside British, African and Indian forces, overcame German resistance in East Africa whilst a brigade of field artillery and later the Cape Corps served in Egypt and Palestine. Moreover, approximately 6,500 South Africans served in the British Army, Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, and in the Royal Navy.1 vol, 322 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240780 Jones, Spencer THE DARKEST YEARS: The British Army on the Western Front 1917 The fourth of a five-volume series examines the British Army in 1917. It includes essays which consider grand strategy, tactical development and training, maintenance of morale, and the importance of intelligence gathering. It also includes insightful studies of crucial battles and engagements such as the advance to the Hindenburg Line, Third Battle of the Scarpe and the dreadful struggle for Bourlon Wood. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240770 Nugent, Michael James A BAD DAY I FEAR: The Irish Divisions at the Battle of Langemarck 16 August 1917 Discussers the unmitigated disaster at the Battle of Langemarck (16 August 1917) that decimated the 16th (Irish) Division and 36th (Ulster) Division despite their tenacity and sacrifice. Misunderstandings, a general lack of urgency, and a lack of clarity over assigned tactical objectives, mismanagement of artillery, tank, and infantry assets, and a failure to understand local geography contributed to the unfortunate delay between the close of the Messines operations in mid-June 1917 and the opening of Third Ypres on 31 July.

This enabled the German defenders to accelerate construction of reinforced ferro-concrete blockhouses and pillboxes that were to play an important role during the campaign. Their development and method of construction demonstrated the extent of the enemy defenses faced by the Irish divisions.1 vol, 232 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-240660 Andres, Didier U.S. ARMY FORD M8 AND M20 ARMORED CARS The M8 and M20 served in Europe and the Pacific during WWII. Author has used the archived notes of the officer tasked with coordinating the project to develop and deliver the M8, explaining why it took two years to deliver it to the Army. Over 200 photographs make this a great reference for any military modeler or vehicle enthusiast.1 vol, 160 pgs 2023 US, CASEMATE
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1-240800 Martinez, Eduardo Manuel Gil FALLSCHIRMJAGER: In The Defense Of The Oder 1945 -- Schwedt, Zehden, Eberswalde, Seelow, Berlin Examines the role played by the German parachute troops, including 9th Fallschirmjager Division, SS-Fallschirmbataillone 600, and Fallschirm-Panzer-Jagd-Bataillon 54, in the defensive line of the Oder in April 1945. The narrative follows the retreat from the Oder into the streets of Berlin and Breslau.1 vol, 136 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-240760 Morisi, Paolo DAMNED HUNCHBACKS: Italy's Forgotten Torpedo Bomber Units of the Second World War (1940-1943) Drawing on rare, historical photography, explores the heroic feats of Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the Savoia Marchetti S.79 Sparrowhawk that fought the convoy war against the state-of-the-art British Royal Navy warships and merchant ships. Focusing on the technical specifications of the S.79 torpedo bomber, using original unit war diaries, and detailed armament and cockpit views, this book explores the emergence, the organizational growth and the combat record of Italy's mighty torpedo-bombers units against Allied battleships, cruisers, destroyers and raiders.

Torpedo bomber actions are described in the major sea battles in the Mediterranean, from the more famous attacks such as the strike on HMS Indomitable during Operation Husky, the dramatic events of Operational Pedestal and the battle for the control of Malta, Operation Harpoon, or the clash with the Royal Navy during the Axis invasion of Crete, to less covered sea fights such as the Battle of the Sirte.1 vol, 312 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-240680 Nikolic, Djordie and Ognjan Petrovic AGAINST HITLER'S LUFTWAFFE IN THE BALKANS: The Royal Yugoslav Air Force at War in 1941 Discusses the build up of the Yugoslav Air Force between the World Wars with variety of aircraft, from obsolete WWI airplanes just after WWI to more modern aircraft from 1936 on. Examines the aerial defense of their country followed by the evacuation to Egypt of 220 Yugoslav aviators who continued the fight against Axis under the colors of the RAF.1 vol, 232 pgs 2023 UK, AIR WORLD
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1-240650 Roberts, Charles C. THE U.S. 37-MM GUN IN WORLD WAR II Examines the design and development of the 37-mm gun, including its mounting on a wide variety of tanks and vehicles, different types of ammo, and declining role in Europe but continued use in the Pacific theater. Profusely illustrated. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2023 US, CASEMATE
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1-240670 Kelley, Michael and Peter Burbank THE GUNNER AND THE GRUNT Two soldiers recount the same battles as members of the same recon unit but from different angles during the Vietnam War. Michael Kelley, the 'Gunner,' was flying in an armed helicopter above the jungle providing suppressive fire support, while Peter Burbank, the 'Grunt,' was down in the jungle on foot patrol involved in fire fights with Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops. Follows these two Boston boys from army training through deployment to the war zone and the shock of first combat missions, to helicopter air assault 'Search and Destroy' operations from the Cambodian border to the sands of the South China Sea.1 vol, 256 pgs 2023 US, CASEMATE
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2-COM044 Bishop, Dennis COMMAND # 44: Dark Victory & Second Front Now! The Mexican assault on the Alamo. This game uses the Hougomont : The Rock of Waterloo system. A small group of Texans defend the fort of Alamo against the veteran army of Santa Ana. Victory is determined by how long the Texans can hold until they bite the dust as well as casualty level of the Mexicans. Includes 'dead markers' to indicate where soldiers have fallen.1 vol, 60 pgs 1997 US, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-COM034 Bomba, Ty COMMAND #34: DEATH AND DESTRUCTION - Russian Front 1942-44 Death & Destruction: 1942-44 on the Eastern front is an add-on gamette that allows extension of the play of Proud Monster through 15 April 1944.

The components include rules, one 13.5x18.5' mapsheet, one cardstock chart and table sheet, two cardstock turn record sheets, a card with holding boxes, a German replacement Army roster sheet and 1080 die-cut counters.1 vol, 60 pgs 1990's CA, XTR PUBLSHING
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2-COM054 Perello, Pete COMMAND #54:When Dragons Fight When Dragons Fight is an operational level game on the hypothetical invasion of Taiwan by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) circa 2003-2004. The simulation is based on the premise that the PRC opens with a massive missile attack and is able to use their economic and military leverage to keep America out of the conflict. With no foreign power intervening, the PRC must conquer the island within 15 days or the Republic of China (ROC) wins. The war itself is conventional and fast-paced.

The game is of low-to-intermediate complexity. The system covers a wide spectrum of modern operational warfare, including rules for amphibious landings, air mobility, and land and air combat. Victory is determined for the PRC by seizing a significant portion of the island's population centers, which would render Taiwan's continued existence as an independent country economically and strategically impossible. The Taiwanese win through denial of Communist Victory Points or the capture of the landing beaches.

Units portrayed are mainly brigades and divisions, ranging from about 5000-10,000 men, and some 50-250 armored fighting vehicles in the mechanized units. The game map covers the entire island of Formosa (also known as Taiwan) with terrain types limited to clear, beach, mountain, cities & large towns, rivers and highways.1 vol, 60 pgs 2000 US, XTR PUBLISHING
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2-COM040 Pfost, Richard COMMAND #40:Buena Vista & Moscow Burning (2) games Buena Vista is a simulation of the 23 February 1847 battle between Zachary Taylor's American Army of Occupation and Santa Anna's Army of North Mexico. Santa Anna hoped to defeat Taylor's force before returning south to stop Winfield Scott's invasion of central Mexico. this game only covers the second day of the battle (the decisive period of this conflict). The colorful map shows six types of terrain found around Buena Vista Hacienda as it existed in 1847.124 counters, of which 16 are double-sized, one 22'x34' mapsheet, 7 pages of rules. This game is of low complexity and can be played by two people in about 3 hours.

Moscow Burning is a 'what if' game simulating the first 30 days fighting that could occur in the Russian ethnic heartland if that nation's current experiment with capitalism and 'democracy' fails.
Though the game does allow for the accidental or terrorist detonation of individual nuclear weapons, it does not simulate the possiblity of a new Russian Civil War escalating into any kind of strategic nuclear exchange. The game system contains no ZOC, replacement or supply rules. Hex control and unit loyalties are the primary components to winning. Militia, regular Russian army and Ministry of the Interior units start the game without having any particular identification, indicative of the confusion and fluidity inherent in the opening phases of the conflict, while the Elite units are more crucial to determining the course of any new civil war in Russia and bear the specific I.D.s of their real-world counterparts. A player can bid with VPs to change the loyalties of elite units. Militia is converted by occupation of a city through advance after combat.1 vol, 60 pgs 1996 US, XTR PUBLSHING
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1-COM036 Rothwell, Stephen COMMAND #36: SS Panzer - Bloodbath at Kursk SS Panzer is a simulation of the tank battle near Prokhorovka on 12th July 1943 at the climax of the Kursk Battle. It pits the German 2nd SS Pz Corps against the Soviet 5th Gds Tank Army.

Game Scale is 500m per hex, each unit companies for Germans and battalions for Soviets. Each game turn represents one hour.1 vol, 60 pgs 1990's CA, XTR PUBLSHING
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