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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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1-302411004 O'ER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY: British Peninsular Veterans 28 mm During the Douro campaign and capture of the city of Oporto in 1809, the 3rd Battalion consisted of several collected several detachments of recovered men belonging to Sir J. Moore's army. Box of 28mm miniatures includes Duchess, the 3rd's bull terrier mascot.1 vol, 0 pgs 2023 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-302412007 VIVE L'EMPEREUR! French Peninsular Veterans 28mm Murdering their way out of a Spanish prison hulk, Chef de battalion Francois Leon de Rochebaron and his loyal band began their journey into infamy. After the brutal experience at the hands of his Spanish captors, the once honourable de Rochebaron swore unwavering vengeance on the enemies of France. Thus the legend of the 'The Butchers' of the 73rd Line Regiment was born. The box of 28mm miniatures includes the regiment's mascot, Fifi the poodle.1 vol, 0 pgs 2023 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-241520 Toiati, Luigi THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION AND ITS TOY FIGURINES This lavishly illustrated book (including 400 colored illustrations) covers both the history of literary science fiction, following in the footsteps of contemporary official criticism, and toy figurines inspired by science fiction. You will also find several other themes, such as the link between science fiction figures and cinema, radio, TV, comics, and more. Describes the figurines and brands associated with it in all its various forms.1 vol, 528 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-944037 Herman, Mark C3i # 37: Baetis Campaign, 211 BC C3i Nr 37 features a ton of ancients warfare, from this issue's spotlight game Dan Fournie's Baetis Campaign, 211 BC to a new installment in the SPQR/GBoH saga with the Battle of Castulo! We've also got a lot of great game design insights from hobby luminaries like Mark Herman, Volko Ruhnke and Trevor Bender, updates on the hobby scene in Europe, and an exclusive variant for Fred Serval's Red Flag Over Paris, Trevor Bender's The Russian Campaign What-If Module, plus Daniel Hernandez'sThe Spanish Road solitaire game -- there's a lot for you to get lost in.1 vol, 100 pgs 2023 US, RBM STUDIO LLC
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1-241300 Crawford, Gordon THROUGH THE SQUARE WINDOW: Fast Play Rules for the Thirty Years War Miniature wargaming rules set covers the Thirty Years War time period is intended for simple and fast play. Includes an extensive guide on the different armies: the Bohemians, the Catholic League under Tilly, Margrave George Frederick of Baden Durlach, Christian of Brunswick, Von Mansfeld, the Danes, the Imperialists to Breitenfeld, the Imperialists - Wallenstein's Second Army and After, the Spanish, the Swedes to Nordlingen, the Swedes after Nordlingen, the Weimaraners, the Bavarians after the League, the Hessians, the French, and the Saxons.1 vol, 58 pgs 2023 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-241470 Kidd, Pauli BUSHIDAN: Miniatures Rules for Small-Unit Warfare in Japan, 1543 to 1615 AD Control the forces of samurai families, ikko-ikki covenants, pirates, bandits, and warrior monks - or even forces engaged against the Japanese of the era such as the Ming Chinese and Joseon Koreans. Focus is on the small-unit tactical systems that were developing to meet the demands of the new age of warfare. Players must plan their tactical 'box of tricks' with care, and choose the ferocity, style, and cunning that their forces will bring to the battlefield. The game includes a campaign system to allow players to pit their Bushidan against one another in longer conflicts. A typical army might have 8 or 9 units, each of 4 to 16 figures each. Includes 43 color photos, four color illustrations, and three tables.1 vol, 110 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-239052 Sutherland, Jon MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN: Far Flung Conflicts Australia & the East Indies Contains 25 scenarios, maps and OOBs. Designed for Mad Dogs & Englishmen rules but adaptable to other rules, this covers battles in distant, exotic, and challenging lands.1 vol, 70 pgs 2023 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-241540 Dawson, Paul L. NAPOLEON'S HUSSARS AND CHASSEURS: Uniforms and Equipment of the Grande Armee, 1805-1815 Describes the uniform of every Napoleon's 17 regiments of hussars and 32 regiments of chasseurs a cheval, with an emphasis on highly elaborate dress of the trumpeters. Sources used included access to over 1,000 archive boxes, assesses how the regulations were adopted in practice. This vast resources include the many regimental archive boxes preserved in the French Army archives as well as diaries, letters, inspection returns, regimental accounts, and even cases of fraud. Illustrated with 200+ color contemporary illustrations, original items of uniform and reconstructions of uniforms, this is the definitive guide to the dress of the Napoleon's light cavalry.1 vol, 256 pgs 2024 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-241550 Crawford, Scott THE HAN-XIONGNU WAR, 133 BC-89 AD: The Struggle of China and a Steppe Empire Told Through Its Key Figures Examines the war that pitted the Han dynasty of China against a confederation of nomadic steppe peoples, the Xiongnu Empire. In campaigns waged on a huge scale by the standards of contemporary Western warfare (perhaps half a million soldiers were fielded at the Battle of Mobei in 119 BC), the two states fought for control of Central Asia, hungry for its rich resources and Western trade links. China's victory set the stage for millennia of imperial rule and a vast sphere of influence in Asia.

Includes biographies of 15 historical figures: the Chinese and Xiongnu emperors who first led their armies into battle; 'peace bride' Princess Jieyou, whose marriage to a steppe king forged a vital Chinese alliance; the explorer-diplomat Zhang Qian, who almost-inadvertently established the Silk Road, and other key individuals. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241590 Elliott, Simon GREAT BATTLES OF THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE Describes eight of the greatest, most decisive battles of the Roman Empire of the first to third centuries. Begins with Roman organization, equipment, tactics, and doctrine before moving onto each battle. Includes strategic overview, size and composition of the opposing forces, maneuvers leading up to the battle, deployment, and the course of the fighting. Includes battles in Scotland, Germany, Middle East, and civil war. Maps and 36 mono illustrations.1 vol, 192 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241560 Quesada-Sanz, Fernando WEAPONS, WARRIORS AND BATTLES OF ANCIENT IBERIA Translation of Hislibris Award for the 'Best Historical Book' for 2010 covers the Iberian and Celtiberian warriors that terrorized Italy under Hannibal and proved even more fierce when defending their homeland against later Roman occupation. The Lusitanian resistance under Viriathus was among the toughest the Romans encountered anywhere. Details the arms, armor, and equipment through sources that include latest archaeological and historical research. Contains 224 maps, diagrams, photos, and color artworks.1 vol, 304 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241610 Venning, Timothy ROAD TO CIVIL WAR, 1625-1642: The Unexpected Revolution Revisionist history showing a gradual build-up of opposition and a drift to conflict which few expected or wanted despite growing Stuart absolutism, threats to Parliament, and the accepted civil order and religious controversy. The study of the three kingdoms covers the major themes of religious dispute with Laud, Wentworth, and Strafford - towering figures - church reform, 'godly' religions, explosion of 'news' and pamphlets, the King and Lords and Commons, the Queen's often suspect influence, King Charles' absolutism and rigidity, and iconic events like the Grand Remonstance, arrest of the Five Members, Charles' departure from London, and the raising of the Royal Standard for war.1 vol, 304 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241510 Swenson, Benjamin THE DAWN OF GUERRILLA WARFARE: Why the Tactics of Insurgents Against Napoleon Failed in the US Mexican War Chronicles the emergence of guerrilla warfare during the Mexican-American War. Demonstrates how the Napoleonic War in Spain influence the US Army's 1847 campaign in the heart of Mexico, romantic perceptions of the war among both Americans and Mexicans, the disparate resistance to invasion and occupation, foreign influence on the war from monarchists intent on bringing Mexico back into the European orbit, and the danger of disastrous imperial overreach exemplified by the French in Spain. Examines how Winfield Scott and Henry Halleck used the knowledge from the Peninsular War to implement an innovative counterinsurgency program designed to conciliate Mexicans living in areas controlled by the US Army.1 vol, 232 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241480 Hatcher, Richard W. THUNDER IN THE HARBOR: Fort Sumter and the Civil War Examines the intricacies, complexities, and importance of this initial campaign for Fort Sumter and Charleston to the overall American Civil War. The bombardment and surrender of Sumter were only the beginning of the story. For two years, the fort with its 84 heavy guns and a 500-man garrison remained mostly untested. That changed in July 1863 with the start of a grueling 22-month land and sea siege that included ironclad attacks, land assaults, raiding parties, and siege operations. The shelling had rendered Fort Sumter almost unrecognizable, but both sides understood the military significance of the fort and the busy seaport. Contains 64 images and 3 maps.1 vol, 256 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-241530 Grummitt, David KINGS OF BATTLE: US Self-Propelled Howitzers 1981-2022 Describes the technical development and operational history of the M107 175mm, M109 155mm, and M110 203mms self-propelled howitzers. As per the series, offers a full account of the wide range of modeling kits and accessories available in all the popular scales. Includes a modeling gallery which covers a range of variants and a section of large-scale color profiles which provide both information and inspiration for modelers and military. Contains 150 color and 150 mono illustrations.1 vol, 64 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-223310 Lister, David THE DARK AGE OF TANKS: Britain's Lost Armour, 1945-1970 For 30 years after WWII, the British army entered a period of intense development to use cutting-edge technology to create weapons that could crush the Soviet Union's armed forces, all the while fighting against the demands of Her Majesty's Treasury. The Army entertained ideas such as micro-tanks of about 20 tons in weight with two-man crews, massive 183mm anti-tank guns, devastating rocket artillery, colossal anti-tank guided missiles, and ended up on the cusp of building hover tanks. Contains 50 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 224 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241570 Baxter, Ian LIBERATION OF NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Images of War Series Contains 250 black and white photos and other illustrations of Nazi concentration camps that practiced wholesale murder, torture, and starvation.1 vol, 144 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-241620 Gallagher, Mike WITH RECCE AT ARNHEM: The Recollections of Trooper Des Evans - A 1st Airborne Division Veteran Memoir of Des Evans, who eventually joined the British 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron as a wireless operator and jumped at Arnhem. He vividly describes the intense action that followed the drop. Ambushed twice and badly wounded, he was made a POW and eventually succeeded in escaping. The book covers his wartime service in North Africa, Italy, and Arnhem. Post-war he served in Italy, Palestine, Germany, and the Suez Canal Zone. Cuckolded by his first wife, he was convicted of the manslaughter of her lover. On release from prison, he met Betty, and they enjoyed nearly 40 years together until she died in March 2010; Des followed her three months later.1 vol, 160 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD AVIATION
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1-241500 Grehan, John and Alexander Nicoll THE BATTLE OF TINIAN: The Capture of the Atomic Bomb Island, July-August 1944 (Images of War Series) Discusses the the battle for the island of Tinian including the preliminary naval bombardment, aerial strikes, and the amphibious assault before it was turned into the biggest air base in the world. With six runways, four of which were built for the huge Superfortresses, land-based heavy bombers could fly all the way to Tokyo and back. Contains 150+ archive photos and other images.1 vol, 208 pgs 2024 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-241580 Hunt, Vince THE ROAD OF SLAUGHTER: The Latvian 15th SS Division in Pomerania, January-March 1945 In Arctic blizzards between January and March 1945, the Latvian 15th SS Division - a core of Russian Front veterans but most were raw teenage conscripts from Nazi-occupied Latvia - tried to stop the Red Army sweeping across Pomerania, now Poland. From Danzig to the Oder, this is the story of an exhausting seven-week retreat using interviews the last remaining Latvian Legionnaires and Latvian archives that include translated personal diaries and extracts from the 15th Division war diary. Contains 118 black and white photos and 26 maps.1 vol, 448 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-241490 McNab, Chris CLEARING THE WAY: U.S. Army Engineers in World War II The US Army mobilized more than 700 engineer battalions during World War II, were tasked with every imaginable challenge from fortifications to transportation infrastructure to rear-area facilities' construction. Combat engineers were tasked with destroying enemy strongpoints, bridges, equipment, vehicles and many other obstacles to the advance, in both overland and amphibious operations. Book reproduces variety of sections from US Army engineering field manuals, technical manuals, and other official publications of the WWII period. Contains 30-40 photographs and illustrations. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2024 US, CASEMATE
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1-241600 Saunders, Tim BREAKING THE SIEGFRIED LINE: Rhineland 1945 Examines operations of 3rd Canadian Division, 79th Armored Division, 43rd Wessex Division, and 8 Armored Brigade as they broke through the Siegfried line and were poised to spill out into the Rhineland. The German reaction was to send their surviving panzer and panzergrenadier formations into counter attacks.1 vol, 288 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234944 Chung, Wen Jian WAR IN UKRAINE VOLUME 4: Main Battle Tanks of Russia and Ukraine, 2014-2023 - Soviet Legacy and Post-Soviet Russian MBTs Volume 4 of the War in Ukraine series examines the common legacy of Soviet main battle tanks (MBTs) inherited by both sides in this conflict and the design and development of three models with nominally similar characteristics: the T-64, T-72, and T-80. Examines the evolution of these models in Russian service in the post-Soviet era, including the T-90, and Russian attempts to upgrade their MBT technologies. Contains 88 color photos, 15 color profiles, 6 diagrams, and 1 graph.1 vol, 86 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-234945 Chung, Wen Jian WAR IN UKRAINE VOLUME 5: Main Battle Tanks of Russia and Ukraine 2014-2023 - Post-Soviet Ukrainian MBTs and Combat Experience Examines the Ukrainian development of Soviet legacy MBTs, including the Bulat and Oplot, and the refurbishment and modernization of T-64, T-72, and T-80 models to meet the need to respond to the war ongoing since 2014. Also examines the organization and training of the opposed Russian and Ukrainian MBT forces and presents a number of case studies of their employment since 2014. The volume is completed with appendices on Explosive Reactive Armor as used in its various forms in this conflict, and the various types of 125mm gun ammunition and gun-launched anti-tank guided missiles used by both sides. Contains 70 color photos, 12 color profiles, 2 maps, 3 diagrams, 1 table.1 vol, 60 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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