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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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1-2284504 McCullough, Joseph THE SILVER BAYONET: The Russian Unit 28mm Figures The figures represent: Your Officer, a Werebear, a Champion of the Faith, a Light Cavalyman,an Infantryman, a Rifleman, a Supernatural Investigator, and a Veteran Hunter. All figures are 28mm sized, made of metal, and supplied unpainted.1 vol, 8 pgs 2021 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-2284505 McCullough, Joseph THE SILVER BAYONET: The Austrian Unit 28mm Figures The figures represent: A Strategist, a Dhamphir, a Grenadier, an Artillerist, an Occultist, an Infantryman, a Supernatural Investigator, and a Veteran Hunter. All figures are 28mm sized, made of metal, and supplied unpainted.

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1-2284506 McCullough, Joseph THE SILVER BAYONET: The Prussian Unit 28mm Figures The figures represent: A Light cavalryman, a Swordsman, an Infantryman, an Occultist, a Doctor, a Rifleman, a Strategist, and a Veteran Hunter. All figures are 28mm sized, made of metal, and supplied unpainted.1 vol, 8 pgs 2021 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-229140 Pace, Edwin THE LONG WAR FOR BRITANNIA 367-664: Arthur and the History of Post-Roman Britain Recounts some two centuries of 'lost' British history while providing decisive proof that multiple early record references recorded the same events in the same year. Asserts that only the transition to Anno Domini dating centuries afterward that distorts our perceptions.

Demonstrates that King Arthur and Uther Pendragon are the very opposite of medieval fantasy. Current scholarly doubts arose from the fact that different British regions had very different memories of post-Roman British rulers. Some remembered Arthur as the 'Proud Tyrant', a monarch who plunged the island into civil war. Others recalled him as the British general who saved Britain when all seemed lost. The deeds of Uther Pendragon replicate the victories of the dread Mercian king Penda. These authentic--yet radically different--narratives distort history to this very day.
1 vol, 400 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-203470 Taylor, Michael ANTIOCHUS THE GREAT A teenage king in 223 BC, Antiochus III inherited an empire in shambles, ravaged by civil strife, and eroded by territorial secessions. He proved himself a true heir of Alexander: he defeated rebel armies and embarked on a campaign of conquest and reunification.

Although repulsed by Ptolemy IV at the Battle of Raphia, his eastern campaigns reaffirmed Seleucid hegemony as far as modern Afghanistan and Pakistan. Returning westward, he defeated Ptolemy V at Panion (200 BC) and succeeded in adding Koile Syria to the Seleucid realm.

At the height of his powers, he challenged growing Roman power, unimpressed by their recent successes against Carthage and Macedon. His expeditionary force was crushed at Thermopylae and evacuated. Refusing to bow before Roman demands, Antiochus energetically mobilized against Roman invasion, but was again decisively defeated at the epic battle of Magnesia.

Despite the loss of territory and prestige enshrined in the subsequent Peace of Apamea, Antiochus III left the Seleucid Empire in far better condition than he found it. Although sometimes presented as a failure against the unstoppable might of Rome, Antiochus III ranks as one of the most energetic and effective rulers of the Ancient world.
1 vol, 208 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-229080 Taylor, Richard THE GREEK HOPKITE PHALANX: The Iconic Heavy Infantry of the Classical Greek World Overview of the current state of hoplite aspects, from fighting techniques to the social and economic background of the 'hoplite revolution.' Offers a new perspective on the hoplite phalanx by putting it in the context of other military developments in the Mediterranean world in the middle of the first millennium BC. Argues that the Greek phalanx was different in degree, but not in kind, from other contemporary heavy infantry formations and examines the similarities with other equivalent formations. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229111 Hagist, Don CHARLES X'S WARS: Volume 1 - Armies of the Swedish Deluge, 1655-1660 Describes and analyses the 'Swedish Deluge' (potop szwedski) -- the devastating 1655-1660 wars fought between Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Brandenburg-Prussia, Muscovite Russia, Transylvania, Cossack Ukraine, the Tatar Khanate of Crimea, and the Holy Roman Empire during the reign of Swedish King Charles X Gustavus.

Focuses on the Swedish-Commonwealth war, which provoked the political and military collapse of the Commonwealth. However, since this conflict cannot be disentangled from the simultaneous wars between the Commonwealth and Muscovy, from 1654 to 1667, and between Sweden and Muscovy, from 1656 to 1661, both are described as well. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian cossacks fought for freedom from what they perceived as the oppression of the Commonwealth.

Explains the continued development of the Swedish Army after the Thirty Years' War and provides full details on the dissimilar military systems of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Brandenburg-Prussia, Muscovite Russia, Cossack Ukraine, Transylvania, the Crimean Tatar Khanate, and the Imperial expeditionary forces engaged in the Swedish Deluge.

By invading the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, King Charles, an experienced former general from the Thirty Years' War, saw an opportunity to put an end to the Polish King's claim to the Swedish throne and to gain additional territories which would enable him to control the Baltic Sea maritime trade.
1 vol, 230 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-229130 Paradowski, Michal WE CAME, WE SAW, GOD CONQUERED: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's military effort in the relief of Vienna, 1683 Previous Polish experience from the war against Ottoman Turks in 1672-1676 made their contribution vital for coalition war effort in 1683. No surprise then, that Sobieski was chosen as commander of joint forces and that Poles deployed on ancient place of honor in army battle order - on the right wing. Many Polish researchers, like Jan Wimmer, Leszek Podhorodecki or Zdzislaw Zygulski Junior (to name just few), wrote extensively about the topic, unfortunately their works are not available in English. In this volume author attempts to present to English-speaking readers Polish point of view on the battle and the role of Polish army in the conflict. Includes 89 b/w ills, 16 b/w photos, 8pp color plates, 6 maps, and 50 tables.

Detailed information about organization and strength of the army that Jan III led to Vienna: structure, weapons and equipment of the units, even on the company level. All formations, from winged hussars to artillery, are covered. Command staff - from King to high ranking officers - will be presented as well. Book won't focus solely on relief of Vienna though. Remaining actions of the 1683's campaign are described as well, with both battles of Parkany and arrival of Lithuanian army, Polish and Cossack actions in Podolia and Moldavia, that were always in shadow of main events of 1683; finally organization and military actions of troops under command of Hieronim Augustyn Lubomirski, raised as Imperial auxiliary division in Poland.

Book is based on many primary and secondary sources, including diaries, letters and surviving muster rolls of the units and whole army. Many of them were not previously available in English, so they will provides interesting insight into 17th century view of the army and campaign. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-229100 Hagist, Don THESE DISINGUISHED CORPS: British Grenadier and Light Infantry Battalions in the American Revolution Operational study of these battalions during the American Revolution, analyzing their creation, evolution, and employment from the first day of hostilities through disbandment at the end of the war. Examines how and why these battalions were created, how they were maintained at optimal strength over eight years of war, how they were deployed tactically and managed administratively. Looks at the individual officers and soldiers who served in the battalions using first-hand accounts and other primary sources. Includes 24 b/w ills, 1 b/w photo, 8 color ills, 2 color photos, 8pp color plates, and 20 tables. 1 vol, 230 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-229110 Esposito, Gabriele WELLINGTON'S CAVALRY AND TECHNICAL CORPS 1800-1815: Including Artillery Covers British cavalry and artillery (foot and horse) of the Napoleonic Wars, as well as supporting units such as engineers, Royal Marines naval infantry, and some other 'auxiliary' corps (like the Yeomanry/militia cavalry or the Sea Fencibles, all very little known). Also covers mounted troops deployed in the various British colonies as well as foreign cavalry units in British service. Describes the history, organization, and uniforms of the various units in full detail and includes 50 color illustrations. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229201 Mongin, Jean Marie L'INFANTERIE DE LIGNE V1: 1776-1820 For Napoleon, 'the infantry is the soul of the army' it effectively brings together most of the combatants present under the flags. Apart from the special case of the Imperial Guard, the French infantry was divided into two broad categories: line infantry and light infantry. The first forms the big battalion of this fighting mass. The 120 images and accompanying descriptions present the soldiers of the Line infantry from the infantry of Louis XVI to those of Charles X without forgetting, of course, the infantry of the Revolution, and the Emperor's grumblers. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2021 FRANCE, HEIMADL
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1-229202 Mongin, Jean Marie L'INFANTERIE DE LIGNE V2: 1814-1830 The Line Infantry suffered all the shocks of the last years of the Empire, from the French campaign to Waterloo, before radically changing its face in 1815, during the Second Restoration.?1 vol, 160 pgs 2021 FRANCE, HEIMADL
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1-229070 Rocco, Keith and Dawson, Paul NAPOLEON'S LAST ARMY: Waterloo Contains 64 original paintings portraying many of the French Armee du Nord units at Waterloo, plus four large horizontal battle paintings on 2-page chapter title spreads. Also includes 150+ photographs of historical artifacts from the holdings of three museums and seven private collections. Large, oversize book (9 and 3/8 x 13 and 1/2-inch pages using fine high-grade, art-quality paper) is full color throughout. Includes illustrated Uniform Glossary in French and English and an index of units and officers that are portrayed in the paintings. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2021 US, LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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2-229070 Rocco, Keith and Dawson, Paul NAPOLEON'S LAST ARMY: Waterloo Contains 64 original paintings portraying many of the French Armee du Nord units at Waterloo, plus four large horizontal battle paintings on 2-page chapter title spreads. Also includes 150+ photographs of historical artifacts from the holdings of three museums and seven private collections. Large, oversize book (9 and 3/8 x 13 and 1/2-inch pages using fine high-grade, art-quality paper) is full color throughout. Includes illustrated Uniform Glossary in French and English and an index of units and officers that are portrayed in the paintings. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2021 US, LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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1-229120 Stack, Wayne REBELLION, INVASION AND OCCUPATION: The British Army in Ireland, 1793-1815 Analyzes the British Army in Ireland during the period 1793 to 1815, which proved to be a critical era in British and Irish history. The consequences of the events and government policies of that time helped to determine the social and political divisions within Ireland for the following two centuries. Includes 15 b/w ills, 9 color illustrations, 8 pages of color plates, 1 figure, and 10 maps.

Discusses the influences, experiences, and reputations of the various elements that comprised the Irish military forces. The militia, yeomanry, fencible, and regular regiments are assessed in relation to their intended purpose within Britain's strategy. This work shows that Ireland became an important facet of the tactical and strategic thinking of both the French and British governments at this time, with Britain needing to defend the kingdom against any possible invasion to secure its own defense. This resulted in the British military occupation of a kingdom whose population had been polarized by civil rebellion, invasion, and renewed religious bigotry. A close examination of the military history of the kingdom during these crucial years provides a better understanding of how the Irish became, and remained, a socially and politically divided people, while being subjected to the political and military dominance of Britain. 1 vol, 202 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-229200 Andres, Didier U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS VEHICLES 1941-45 Contains 348 black and white photos, four color photos, and two black and white illustrations to accompany a text filled with technical specs and details about the trucks, vans and trailers vital to maintain the communications of the U.S. Army in WWII. Many were variants of regular vehicles while others were specialized vehicles from the chassis up. Comprehensive and fully illustrated account covers radar, radio vehicles, plus specialized vehicles such as telephone repair trucks, mobile telephone switchboards and homing pigeon units1 vol, 160 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229210 McNabb, Chris DREADNOUGHTS AND SUPER-DREADNOUGHTS Account of the evolution, design, and deployment of dreadnought battleships, starting with the HMS Dreadnought, and including the arms race with Germany prior to WWI. Contains 129 black and white photos, 20 color photos, 32 black and white illustrations of ship plans and systems, and 35 color illustrations of plans, systems, and battle paintings. Some cursory battle descriptions and almost nothing on tactics, but a vast technical look at the evolution of ship design. Sidebars explore various ships, gunnery aspects, and shipboard life. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229150 Baxter, Ian SS Foreign Divisions & Volunteers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, 1941-1945: Images of War Series Offers a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs. Unlike her Latvian neighbor, Lithuania had no plans to provide Germany with a National Legion. Although volunteers came forward, the majority did not. This was not the case for Latvia and Estonia, which undertook huge recruitment programs, and thousands of men were drafted into their own foreign legion of Waffen-SS Grenadier divisions. After intensive training, these divisions saw action on the Eastern front, around Leningrad, and in the Ukraine before defensive operations in the Baltic States in 1944.

Even in the last dying weeks of the war, what was left of the Baltic soldiers of the 15th, 19th and 20th Waffen-SS Grenadier Divisions continued to fight alongside their Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS counterparts until they were destroyed or surrendered.
1 vol, 128 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229160 Bork, Bruno STUG III BRIGADE 191, 1940-1945: The Buffalo Brigade in Action in the Balkans, Greece and from Moscow to Kursk and Sevastopo Illustrated volume tells the tale of Brigade 191, aka the 'Buffalo Brigade,' who used the Sturmgeschutz III as they took part in Operation Barbarossa in the Ukraine, saw action during the fight for Greece in 1941, and were deployed to the areas of heaviest fighting in the campaign against the Soviet Union.

This began with the infantry advance from Ukraine to Moscow (1941): then to Voronezh, Kursk, the Caucasus and Kuban (1942), then the Kertsch Peninsula and the Crimea (1943-1944), before they were finally evacuated from Sevastopol into Romania by ship. On the South-east Front (the retreat through the Balkans), the Brigade fought its way into Austria and was still fighting on the last day of the war to keep a corridor open.
1 vol, 368 pgs 2021 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-229190 Close, Bill TANK COMMANDER: From the Fall of France to the Defeat of Germany - The Memoirs of Bill Close Bill Close had a remarkable war. In campaign after campaign, from the defense of Calais in 1940 to the defeat of Germany in 1945, he served as a tank commander in the Royal Tank Regiment - and he survived. Records the day-to-day experience of his WWII tank crew. His tanks were hit 11 times by enemy shellfire and he bailed out. He was wounded three times. He finished the war as one of the most experienced and resourceful of British tank commanders, and in later life, he set down his wartime experiences in graphic detail. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229180 Luto, James FIGHTING WITH THE FOURTEENTH ARMY IN BURMA: Original War Summaries of the Battle Against Japan 1943-1945 Presents original and authentic accounts from 13 divisions within 14th Army that battled the Japanese in Burma and India. These accounts are untouched by the pens of historians. Covers the complex campaign of 1943-1945 with detailed Orders of Battle throughout and includes citations for those actions which saw the award of the Victoria Cross. After the defeat of the Japanese these divisions compiled a summary of its actions and it is these unique documents that form the basis of this book.1 vol, 288 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-229170 Nebolisin, Igor TANK BATTLES IN EAST PRUSSIA AND POLAND 1944-1945: Vilkavishkis, Gumbinnen/Nemmersdorf, Elbing, Wormditt/Frauenburg, Kielce/Lisow Paperback version of the brilliant study of tank warfare in the locales of the title. Lots of numerical data and tactical insight. Includes 373 b/w photos, 24 color maps, and 56 tables.

Details a number of forgotten and overlooked armored engagements on the Eastern Front during the final year of the war, based firmly on Soviet and German archival records.

After defeating German Group Army Centre in Belorussia (Operation Bagration) in the first days of August 1944 the Red Army rapidly approached East Prussia. Here, near the borders of the Third Reich in the area of Vilkavishkis heavy tank combats broke out. German Panzer-Grenadier Division Gro?deutschland engaged the Soviet 33rd Army, reinforced by the 2nd Guards Tank Corps and separate Anti-tank artillery Brigades and Regiments, in fierce and extensive combat. Based on the archival documents from both sides and other sources Igor Nebolsin provides a meticulous analysis of this battle and challenges myths created by some German authors.

By mid-October 1944 the Soviet 3rd Belorussian Front was ready to invade East Prussia. 2nd Guards Tank Corps committed to the main axis of attack developed an operational breakthrough in the direction of Gumbinnen and soon captured an important crossing over the Angerapp River at Nemmersdorf. For two days Soviet units were engaged in severe fighting against Fallschirm-Panzer-Division Hermann Goring, 5th Panzer Division and the Fuhrer-Begleit-Brigade. Combat in East Prussia were notable, even by Eastern Front standards, for their severity, mercilessness and heavy losses in personnel and material for both sides.

In January 1945 the Red Army managed to break the strong German defense in East Prussia and swiftly reached the Baltic, cutting off East Prussia from Germany. 5th Guards Tank Army played a decisive role in this breakthrough. At the final stage of this operation the Army contained a desperate attempt of the German 4th Army to escape from East Prussia to Germany in tank engagements at Wormditt and Frauenburg.

This book also covers tank battles near Kielce, Poland in January 1945 where XXIV Panzer Korps (16th Panzer Division, 17th Panzer Division, 20th Panzer-Grenadier Division, 424th Schwere-Panzer-Abteilung) was engaged in an engagement lasting three days against forces of the Soviet 4th Guards Tank Army.

The day-by-day coverage of events, honest views of the Soviet and German commanders, statistical data from both Russian and German viewpoints, and the 'human element' based on the exciting firsthand reminiscences of Soviet tank officers all make this study an incredibly valuable source of information. The text is fully supported by specially commissioned color maps and an extensive selection of photographs, many from private collections.
1 vol, 546 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-229090 Dettinger, Dan UNMANNED COMBAT AERIAL VEHICLES: Current Types, Ordnance and Operations First in a new series of Strategic Handbooks from Harpia Publishing presents an essential guide to the world of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). It features profiles of every UCAV currently in active military service or under development, as well as other unmanned aerial vehicles that could potentially be armed in the future.

The influence of UCAVs on the conduct of war has already been felt in conflicts in the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa, where state and non-state actors have fielded a dizzying number of UCAVs from around the world. At the same time, advanced militaries are beginning to equip UCAVs with increasingly sophisticated munitions, some of which are heavier and can fly farther than the types of weapons used by UCAVs in the past.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2021 US, HARPIA PUBLISHING
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