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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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1-242570 Firelock Games BLOOD & CROWNS: Medieval Skirmish Rules A 28mm miniatures skirmish game that immerses you in late medieval Western Europe and the chaotic period known as the Hundred Years War. Recreate the countless skirmishes, raids, sallies, acts of piracy, and all manner of small-scale engagements with focus on individual warriors where personal combat was the most visceral. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2024 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
NEW-hardback, available mid March 2024 ......$39.00 rct

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1-242570B Firelock Games BLOOD & CROWNS: Bundle Set This bundle contains all of the materials that gamers need to play Blood & Crowns -- a 28mm miniatures skirmish game that immerses you in late medieval Western Europe and the chaotic period known as the Hundred Years War. Recreate the countless skirmishes, raids, sallies, acts of piracy, and all manner of small-scale engagements with focus on individual warriors where personal combat was the most visceral.

Contents:
* Rulebook
* Unit Card Deck
* Activation Card Deck
* Token Set1 vol, 160 pgs 2024 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
NEW-bundle, available mid March 2024 ......$104.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-2425797 Firelock Games BLOOD & CROWNS: Unit Card Deck This deck contains cards for all units and commanders represented in Blood & Crowns Rules. This deck contains 14 Faction Cards, 12 Leader Cards, 3 Retinue Cards, and 24 Unit Cards.1 vol, 43 pgs 2024 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
NEW-deck, available mid March 2024 ......$24.00 rct

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1-2425798 Firelock Games BLOOD & CROWNS: Activation Card Deck This deck contains 54 poker size cards that are used to play Blood & Crowns.1 vol, 54 pgs 2024 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-2425799 Firelock Games BLOOD & CROWNS: Token Set This set contains a variety of marker tokens ready to use for Blood & Crowns.1 vol, 1 pgs 2024 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-1992919 Kinrade, Warwick BATTLEGROUP: Bagration A 173 page Battlegroup campaign supplement primarily covering the Soviet summer offensive in 1944 that all but destroyed Army Group Centre. Can also be used for the 1943/44 Winter fighting and other actions in '44 from the Finns around Leningrad to the southern Ukraine. A number of new army lists including German Security Division, Finnish Infantry Division, Soviet Mechanised Cavalry and Soviet Partisans. Also includes new scenarios and a Borisov bridgehead campaign.1 vol, 173 pgs 2024 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-hardback, available mid March 2024, limited quantity ......$38.00 inc

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1-928005 Konstam, Angus 005 ROYAL NAVY HOME FLEET 1939-1941: The Last Line of Defense at Scapa Flow Examines how the Royal Navy's most powerful fleet operated and fought, including logistics and intelligence-gathering, the German Navy in the first years of World War II. Explores the fighting power, roles, and battles as the fleet was charged simultaneously with preventing the German Navy from breaking out into the Atlantic, challenging any cross-Channel invasion force, and attacking German naval operations in the North Sea. Home Fleet actions included the loss of HMS Hood, the sinking of the Bismarck, and countering the invasion of Norway. Contains 40 archive photos and 15 pages of original color illustrations.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid March 2024 ......$23.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-BRIG411 Bunde, Peter 411: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Prince Louis Ferdinand Infantry Regiment 1806 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2024 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-242580 Schullern-Schrattenhofen, Manfred The Tyrolean Kaiserjager: History, Uniforms, Equipment and Preservation of Tradition from 1816 to Today Examines the 200-year history, uniforms, equipment and tradition of the Tyrolean Kaiserjager. Covers personalities, careers, and awards, as well as weaponry, culture of remembrance, and history in WWI. The Kaiserjager deployed Galicia, Romania, and the Dolomites, where the heavily contested mountains of Monte Piano, Col di Lana, Lagazuoi and the Pasubio massif went down in history as the Kaiserjagerberge. The imperial couple Karl and Zita in particular reward the Kaiserjager's loyalty with lifelong loyalty.

Covers the Bergisel and the Tyrolean Kaiserjager Museum, which preserves the history of the Kaiserjager. Other chapters show how the Alt-Kaiserjager Club, Kaiserjagerbund, and the original Tyrolean Kaiserjager music have kept the memory of the regiments alive for over a hundred years and what important role the Austrian Federal Army plays in maintaining tradition today. Includes detailed images of uniforms, equipment, and decorations to illustrate insights into the history of the Tyrolean Kaiserjager. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2024 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-995326 Hill, Alexander 326 SOVIET CUISERS 1917-45: From the October Revolution to World War II Explores the role of Soviet cruisers from the October Revolution of 1917 through to the end of World War II. Includes a cutaway of the Aurora and outlines the Soviets' development of a cruiser force, such as two unfinished Tsarist light cruisers during the 1920s; their first large warships, the Kirov class, in the 1930s; and the unfinished heavy cruiser, Lutzow, in the 1940s. Also touches on the final cruiser-sized warship, the former Imperial royal yacht Shtandart, renamed Marti and armed as a minelayer, which was used in the defense of Leningrad. Contains 40 photos and has eight pages of color illustrations.1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-242540 Lowe, Ed A FINE OPPORTUNITY LOST: Longstreet's East Tennessee Campaign, November 1863 - April 1864 James Longstreet, who Robert E. Lee called his 'Old Warhorse,'and most of his First Corps were dispatched to reinforce Braxton Bragg's ill-starred Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater in 1863. Longstreet helped win the decisive victory at Chickamauga and drove the Union Army of the Cumberland back into Chattanooga. For a host of reasons, some military and some political, Bragg dispatched Longstreet and his troops to East Tennessee, where Union commander Ambrose Burnside waited for him. The heavy Confederate presence threatened political turmoil for Federal forces and could cut off Burnside's ability to reinforce Chattanooga. Details how these two old foes from the Virginia theater found themselves transplanted to unfamiliar ground, and the battles that transpired in East Tennessee and Chattanooga. Contains 140 images and seven maps.1 vol, 192 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-pb, available mid February 2024 ......$17.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-242560 Anderson, Thomas JAGDPANZER Describes and discusses the development of the Jagdpanzer, the self-propelled German tank destroyers introduced in World War II and its variants. Covers in detail how Jagdpanzer units were organized as well as their operational experience on the battlefield. Fully illustrated throughout in black and white.

Contents:

* Introduction
* Chapter 1: German Anti-tank Defences (1935/39)
* Chapter 2: From Panzerabwehr to Panzerjager
* Chapter 3: Russia (1942/43)
* Chapter 4: The first Jagdpanzer
* Chapter 5: Jagdpanther
* Chapter 6: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
* Chapter 7: Jagdtiger
* Chapter 8: Afterword1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardback, available mid March 2024 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-242551 Jonca, Adam POLISH ARMOURED TRAINS 1921-1939: Volume 1 This series of books covers the history, organization, and equipment of each individual composition of armored trains used by the Polish army from the end of the Soviet war to the conclusion of the 1939 campaign.

Volume 1 covers: Technique and organization; Armored trains 1921-1923; Armored trains 1924-1929. This book is part of a series and contains black and white photos, as well as some color drawings.1 vol, 118 pgs 2024 UK, MMP BOOKS
NEW-pb, available mid February 2024 ......$27.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-242552 Jonca, Adam POLISH ARMOURED TRAINS 1921-1939: Volume 2 This series of books covers the history, organization, and equipment of each individual composition of armored trains used by the Polish army from the end of the Soviet war to the conclusion of the 1939 campaign.

Volume 2 covers: Base locations; 1st Armored train group. This book is part of a series and has black and white photos, as well as some color drawings.1 vol, 124 pgs 2023 UK, MMP BOOKS
NEW-pb, available mid February 2024 ......$27.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-242553 Jonca, Adam POLISH ARMOURED TRAINS 1921-1939: Volume 3 This series of books covers the history, organization, and equipment of each individual composition of armored trains used by the Polish army from the end of the Soviet war to the conclusion of the 1939 campaign.

Volume 3 covers: 2nd Armored train group; Administrative supply trains; Evacuation trains. This book is part of a series and has black and white photos, as well as some color drawings.1 vol, 156 pgs 2024 UK, MMP BOOKS
NEW-pb, available mid March 2024 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-242550 Whitehead, Jonathan THE END OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: Alicante 1939 Discusses the role that the port of Alicante played at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Starts by explaining how a rebellion of Republican officers, led by Colonel Segismundo Casado, attempted to thwart Juan Negrin's plan to withdraw to Alicante. Originally a remote, quiet port, Alicante became increasingly significant as attention focused on defeated Republicans toward the end of the war. Tens of thousands of refugees descended on Alicante in the hope of rescue by French and British ships that had been promised but which failed to materialize.

Discusses how, despite no aid from British and French governments, Captain Archibald Dickson of the Stanbrook ditched his cargo and transported 3,000 refugees to safety in North Africa. However, when the Generalisimo issued a communique declaring that the war was over, surrounded and captured the bulk of the Republicans, and marched them to an improvised internment camp known as the Campo de los Almendros (Field of Almond Trees). They were then transferred to the infamous concentration camp at Albatera to share the fate of defeated Republicans across Spain and to undergo the program of ideological cleansing of the new fascist authorities. Contains 40 mono illustrations.1 vol, 288 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid April 2024 ......$43.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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2-234660 Hammel, Eric THE CACTUS AIR FORCE: Air War Over Guadalcanal For 40 years from 1961, the late Eric Hammel interviewed more than 150 American participants in the air campaign at Cactus -- the code name for the island Guadalcanal. These interviews are offer first-person accounts, including the junior officers and enlisted men whose stories and memories were not part of the official history.

The battle of Guadalcanal was the first offensive operation undertaken by the US and its allies in the Pacific War. The three months of air battles between August 20, 1942, when the first Marine air unit arrived on the island, and November 15, when the last enemy attempt to retake the island was defeated, proved to be a disaster for Japanese air and naval power, which experienced losses they could never recover.

Contents
* Chapter 1: BEFORE - January 4-July 31, 1942
* Chapter 2: RXI - May 25-August 6, 1942
* Chapter 3: HEAVY BOMBERS - June 10-August 6, 1942
* Chapter 4: HELPLESS - August 7-August 20, 1942
* Chapter 5: THE CAVALRY ARRIVES - August 20, 1942
* Chapter 6: FIRST CONTACTS - August 21-August 25, 1942
* Chapter 7: EARLY DAYS - August 26-September 4
* Chapter 8: EDSON'S RIDGE - September 1-September 13, 1942
* Chapter 9: GROWING INTO THE JOB - August 30-September 15, 1942
* Chapter 10: DECISIONS - September 1942
* Chapter 11: TIT FOR TAT - September 15-30, 1942
* Chapter 12: NIMITZ - September 1942
* Chapter 13: STORMY WEATHER - October 1-11, 1942
* Chapter 14: THE NAVAL BATTLE OF CAPE ESPERANCE - October 12, 1942
* Chapter 15: CRISIS - October 13-15, 1942
* Chapter 16: RELIEF - October 16-18, 1942
* Chapter 17: DOG DAYS - October 19-23, 1942
* Chapter 18: THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME - October 23-30, 1942
* Chapter 19: BACKS TO THE WALL - November 1-14, 19421 vol, 336 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid March 2024 ......$22.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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2-234640 Kershaw, Robert DUNKIRCHEN 1940: The German View of Dunkirk Drawing on German interviews, diaries, and unit post-action reports, describes what went wrong for the Germans at Dunkirk. Offers a detailed interpretation of the German perspective. With just 7km before the panzers captured Dunkirk - the only port through which the trapped British Expeditionary force might escape - the panzers came to a shuddering stop. Hitler had lost control of his stunning advance. Contains a 16-page plate section in black and white.

Contents:
* Prologue: Dunkerque, France
* List of Illustrations
* List of Maps
* Chapter 1: Fuhrer Weather
* Chapter 2: Landser
* Chapter 3: The Sea
* Chapter 4: 24 May, The Day of the Halt Order
* Chapter 5: Panzers Against Ports
* Chapter 6: Running the Gauntlet
* Chapter 7: Sea, Air and Land
* Chapter 8: The Great Escape, 1 June
* Chapter 9: Elusive Victory
* Postscript: Dunkirchen
* Notes
* Bibliography
* Index1 vol, 352 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available mid March 2024 ......$16.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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