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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-1911823 Grant, Charles WARGAMERS' ANNUAL 2023 Articles include: Abu Klea, SYW Actions; Samurai; The Wars of Mary, Queen of Scots; Star Wars(!), French-Indian Wars, The Siege of Chitral, Linked small-scale games, and much much more, all in color. 1 vol, 102 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-909012 Jurado, Alberto PAINTING WAR 12: Rome and Her Enemies Latest in the superb series. Immerse yourself in this issue and learn painting techniques for figures of this period.1 vol, 88 pgs 2022 SPAIN
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1-235360 Lambshead, John SCI-FI SKIRMISH SCENARIOS: Small-Unit Missions For Use With Your Favourite Wargaming Rules A selection of 36 missions of varying complexity, each with clear objectives and victory conditions, a map showing set-up zones, and some with special rules. Although they are set in his imagined dystopian city of Civitas Cavernum (aka The Sprawl), with its factions of Scavs, Proctors, Cultists, and Corporates, the scenarios are designed to be adaptable to almost any setting and set of rules (including those published in the author's One-hour Skirmish Wargames). In addition, there are no less than three mini-campaigns that link the scenarios together in various combinations.

Also offers advice on designing your own scenarios and campaigns and with a set of tables allowing you to quickly create them through random dice rolls, ensuring almost infinite variety to your games. Finally, there is a useful reference section listing websites of rules publishers and manufacturers of suitable miniatures and model terrain.1 vol, 176 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-216090 SAGA: 2nd Edition - Rules Only, Revised Edition Features the fixes, updates, and clarifications previously presented in FAQs since 2018. This opportunity has been taken to rewrite some passages to make them easier for new players to understand. However, the rules themselves do not fundamentally change.

This is the 2nd edition of the popular skirmish game and contains only the rules -- army lists are contained in separate supplements. System can cover any heroic age, whether they are historical, mythological, or imaginary from the minds of writers.

Players control a warband, made of 30 or so figures, chosen from among the available SAGA factions. Each warband uses special SAGA dice that grant them particular abilities in battle and a specific Battle Board.1 vol, 24 pgs 2022 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-967031 Arnaudo, Marco PULP!: Skirmish Adventure Wargaming Rules set covers heroic adventure and dastardly villains during the early 20th Century. Scenario-driven skirmish wargame set during the interwar years of the early 20th Century. Players build teams of bold explorers, daring archaeologists, hardboiled detectives, and costumed avengers - or criminal masterminds and evil geniuses - and dive into a world of fortune, glory, and menace. Suitable for both solo and cooperative play as well as the classic head-to-head mode.

Enter a world of perilous adventure and explore steaming jungles, desert canyons, and arctic wastes! Brave the perils of nature and discover lost ruins, ancient treasures, and the secrets of forgotten civilizations! Race against rival adventurers and face off against diabolical villains! Take to the city streets and fight back against gangsters, spies, and sinister cults.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230242 Garton, Philip THE RISE OF BYZANTIUM: Fighting the Early Wars of Byzantium with the Three Ages of Rome Expansion to the Three Ages of Rome wargame rules. The six historical scenarios span 'The Rise of Byzantium' and link directly into the last period of the 'Three Ages' rules. The new army lists introduce armies from across the period of the expansion set. They complement the armies in the original set of rules enabling players to recreate more battles from the ancient period.1 vol, 68 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-230311 Kinrade, Warwick WARS OF THE FIRST EMPIRE: A Soldiers of Napoleon Supplement Card-driven action sequence drives Napoleonic tabletop battles. Included: 14 army lists over four campaign theaters, for the wars of the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Coalitions against France from 1805 to 1809 and the invasion of Russia in 1812.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-972059 McNab, Chris 059 US SOLDIER vs CHINESE SOLDIER: Korea 1951-53 Armed and equipped with much the same weaponry and doctrine that they had employed in the last years of World War II, US units in Korea would often find themselves outnumbered and fighting in extremely difficult terrain that precluded the widespread use of armor. Having been at war more or less continuously since 1937, the Chinese would prove to be a formidable foe. Buoyed by success in the recent Chinese Civil War, the Chinese contingent committed to Korea was composed of experienced and dedicated troops and it would make its mark once more in Korea.

This study assesses the US and Chinese forces that clashed at Chipyong-ni (February 13-15, 1951), Triangle Hill (October 14-November 25, 1952), and Pork Chop Hill (July 6-11, 1953), casting light on the origins, doctrine, combat effectiveness, and reputation of these two very different forces during the struggle for victory in Korea.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995314 Stille, Mark 314 SUPER BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR II: Montana-class, Lion-class, H-class, A-150 and Sovetsky Soyuz-class Explains the design, intended roles, construction, and fate of these mighty what-if battleships as WWII approached and then began. The US Navy wanted five Montana-class ships, based on the Iowa class but with a heavier main battery and improved protection. The Royal Navy began work on three Lion-class fast battleships with 16-in guns. The German Navy developed its H-class designs: initially an improved Bismack-class, they became more fantastical, culminating in the 141,500-ton H-44 with 20-in guns. The Japanese A-150 was based on the Yamato-class but with 20.1-in guns, while the 15 ships planned for the USSR's Sovetsky Soyuz-class would have rivaled the Montanas in size. Includes: Introduction, Design and Development, Operational History, Conclusion, and Analysis.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996386 McNally, Michael 386 TANNENBERG 1914: Destruction of the Russian Second Army Guides you through the initial border engagements and the battles of Gumbinnen and Stalluponen, before moving on to explore the massive, often confused running battle of Tannenberg. This work helps you understand how the Germans managed to maul Samsonov's Second Army and all but destroyed the Russians as a fighting force. The Russian war plan of using overwhelming numbers to gain a quick victory before conducting further operations would soon lie in pieces on the ground. It also assesses the contribution modern technology - such as railways, aerial reconnaissance, radio and telegraphy - made to the emphatic German victory.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996383 Mikaberidze, Alexander 383 BEREZINA 1812: Napoleon's Hollow Victory Offers maps, battlescene artworks, and period illustrations to help describe the events of late November 1812, as Napoleon's retreating, desperate Grand Armee extricated itself from the clutches of the Russian armies under Kutuzov, Wittgenstein, and Chichagov in an epic feat of heroism and masterful tactics. Although the core of Napoleon's army escaped, tens of thousands were killed in the battle -- trampled in the rush for the bridge, drowned in the icy waters of the Berezina River, or captured.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-235380 Price, David THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS: 1776 The Battle of Harlem Heights is an under-appreciated milestone in American military history. The engagement on upper Manhattan Island on September 16, 1776, was the first successful battle for George Washington's troops in the American Revolution and presaged the emergence of an effective fighting force among the citizen-soldiers who made up the Continental Army.

Examines the significance of the Continental Army's first victory and highlights the role of one of its key participants, the largely forgotten Knowlton who gave his life during the action while urging his rangers forward. The cooperative effort of regiments from New England, Maryland, and Virginia-whose men lacked any sense of national identity before the Revolution-indicated the potential for this fledgling army to cohere around a common national purpose and affiliation and become the primary instrument for securing America's right to self-rule.

The action began when a contingent of rangers led by Col. Thomas Knowlton of Connecticut encountered British light infantry while conducting a reconnaissance mission on Washington's orders. What began as a skirmish transformed into a full-fledged battle as both sides reinforced, and a heavy engagement continued for several hours until, with ammunition running low, the British withdrew. Washington decided not to pursue and risk confrontation with a larger force, thereby keeping his army intact. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-COM1138 McPartland, Kevin MAORI: Warriors of the Long White Cloud (Wargame) Historic simulation game depicts clan warfare typical in New Zealand before European colonization (around 1450 A.D.). Players build war canoes and train warriors to create a force to strike at their adversaries, while protecting their home village. The player himself is represented on the board as the Paramount Chief -- if this leader is killed, the game is lost.

Complexity: 4 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: special rules to facilitate solitaire play
Map Scale: area movement, strategic level
Unit scale: individual leaders; about 30 to 50 warriors per unit; war canoes are one large canoe or two or three smaller ones.
Time Scale: the time represented is flexible
Players: 1 to 4
Playing time: 60 to 90 minutes

Components: One 22x34-inch MOUNTED map board; Two Sheets of large, 3/4-inch counters; 110 Action Cards; Four Player aid cards; One Rule booklet with designer's notes; and Four six-sided dice.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-930338 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 338: Russian Boots South: Conquest of Central Asia The game system is based on the previously published S&T games: They Died with Their Boots On Volumes 1 & 2, Julian, and Sepoy Mutiny. This two-player wargame simulates the Russian conquest of Central Asia during the 1850s to 1890s.

Two opposing players: Russian Empire and Khanates. The Russian Empire player represents the theater command of an autocratic empire. The Khanate player represents the various independent kingdoms and tribes of the region, with the possibility of intervention from forces on the periphery. Victory conditions are asymmetrical, with the Russians trying to conquer Central Asia and the Khanates trying to prevent this.

There are three scenarios, each representing a different situation. Each game turn represents from one to six years, depending on the pace of operations. Each hexagon on the map represents 80 to 90 kilometers (53 miles). Each Russian unit represents one or two battalion-sized groups of companies or squadrons. Other units represent brigade or division-sized units, along with corresponding logistics, as well as groupings of tribesmen or other fighters ranging between 1000 to 5000 fighters. Generals represent key commanders, their staffs, and an elite guard.

Components: One 22 x 34-inch game map, 176 5/8-inch counters, and magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2022 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-223633 Wilson, David THE DANISH ARMY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1807-1814: Volume 3 - Norwegian Troops and Militia Provides an in-depth study of the Danish and Norwegian armies of the Napoleonic Wars. The goal was to provide a working document which is as accurate as possible, covering the uniforms of these armies, their weapons and their evolution as well as their colors and a look at their basic tactics. Although this is principally a uniform book, historical background is also provided to place the details in their context. Most of the information contained in this volume is published in the English language for the first time. Includes 62 color ills, and three tables.

This third volume looks in depth principally at the Norwegian Army including the regular infantry, cavalry, including their Colours, Guidons, and Standards, and the field artillery covering all aspects of their organization, uniforms, arms and equipment as well as their Jaegers, light infantry and ski troops. The specifically Norwegian cannon and limbers are also covered. Also covers the numerous Norwegian and Danish volunteer and militias companies, some of whom were actively engaged on the field of battle. An in depth study of the Island of Bornholm is also included. 1 vol, 222 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-235390 Laramie, Michael GUNBOATS, MUSKETS, AND TORPEDOES: Coastal South Carolina, 1861-1865 Examines the contest for the South Carolina coastline during the American Civil War, especially the siege of Charleston that would last from early 1863 until the last months of the war. It was during these operations that the industrial age first introduced elements of modern warfare at a scale that the world noticed.

The ironclad, the newest of the wonder weapons, tested its abilities against the naval fortifications and the artillery of the day, while torpedo boats and the forerunner of submarines were demonstrated with stunning effect. Nor were these matters confined to just maritime affairs as the trench warfare, artillery barrages, bombproof shelters, wire obstructions, and one of the first minefields amply demonstrated. Also covers Union amphibious raids to cut the Savannah-Charleston railroad and the establishment of a Union army and navy facility at Port Royal. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-938020 Various STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY #20: Aircraft Carriers Aircraft Carriers: Every age of naval warfare is dominated by one ship type, from ancient galleys through ships-of-the-line to dreadnought battleships. The middle of the 20th century was dominated by the aircraft carrier, and they remain a fixture in major navies to this day. The aircraft of the day were only good for observation, but in that role they gave a fleet eyes beyond the horizon for the first time in history. As aircraft became more powerful, the carrier challenged, then supplanted, the battleship as queen of the sea. Today carriers are in turn being challenged by long range missiles, nuclear attack submarines, and space-based platforms.1 vol, 116 pgs 2022 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-235370 Shafer, Robin BLOOD, DUST AND SNOW: Diaries of a Panzer Commander in Germany and on the Eastern Front A brutally honest, immediate, and unfiltered personal account about the war on the Eastern Front by Oberleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Sander of the 11th Panzer-Regiment. This regiment made up the core of the 6th Panzer Division, which was involved in most of the major campaigns on the Eastern Front; campaigns such as Operation Barbarossa and Operation Winter Storm. Includes 150+ photos and include maps. Recently-discovered diaries cover the period from April 1938 to December 1943 and also offer insight into the mind of a young and highly politicized officer in the close-knit community of a German Panzer crew.1 vol, 445 pgs 2022 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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