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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-WAARN001 RENAISSANCE CONQUISTADORS: 28mm Miniatures Box set allows you to build up to 24 plastic 28mm soldiers equipped with sword, spear, halberd, crossbow, and musket with additional options for pike and two-handed swords. A mix of hat and helmet types will expand their use to the battlefields of Europe in the 16th century.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 US WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-WAARN002 RENAISSANCE AZTEC WARRIORS: 28mm Miniatures Box set allows you to build up to 30 plastic 28mm warriors equipped with bow, atlatl, machuahuitl, spears, slings, and more along with a variety of body and head types to build many of the warrior types. There are also components to build a full command.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 US WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-WAAWA002 WWII PANZER LEHR DIVISION: 28mm Miniatures Box set allows you to build up to 30 plastic 28mm WWII infantry that can be used with Bolt Action and other rule sets.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 US WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-WAAWA003 WWII ITALIAN INFANTRY: 28mm Miniatures Box set allows you to build up to 32 plastic 28mm WWII infantry that can be used with Bolt Action and other rule sets. Includes an incredible number of head options for different units and theaters and also two HMGs.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 US WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-2268621 Parker, Chris BAGRATION BERLIN: Scenario Book One Operation Bagration was the codename for the 1944 Soviet Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation a military campaign fought between 23 June and 19 August 1944 in Soviet Byelorussia in the Eastern Front of World War II. The Soviet Union destroyed 28 of 34 divisions of Army Group Centre and completely shattered the German front line.

Bagration to Berlin provides the TO&E for the German and Russian Divisions that took part in this theatre from Spring of 1944 to the fall of Germany in Spring of 1945. Also included are designer notes and the scenario The Battle of Targul Frumos, May 1944 where the Panzer Grenadier Division Grossdeutschland commanded by Lieutenant General Von Manteuffel, the Panzer Baron, made a gallant stand in Rumania. New rules include ranged fire by heavy anti tank guns and tank riders. Includes designer notes and much more.1 vol, 26 pgs 2022 US, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-226852 McCullough, Joseph STARGRAVE: The Last Prospector The second supplement for Stargrave offers a host of new scenarios and rules for gaining political backing as you fight across the ravaged galaxy.

The Dahlgren Belt was once a vast asteroid mining operation that supplied the entire sector with rare metals and various elemental fuels. However, the isolation of the last war caused the corporation to wither, and the various outposts and colonies were eventually left to look after themselves. Some became true collectives, or limited democracies, while others have fallen to the rule of gangsters, warlords, and despots. In all cases, the limited resources of air and organic material has made life difficult.

In this supplement for Stargrave, the crews must travel from asteroid-to-asteroid, and even down to the system's single, barely inhabitable planet, searching for a man who claims to have discovered a big score. During their journey, players will fight through numerous different environments - including asteroid mines, zero gravity, and even hellish jungle. Captains must curry favor with the various small political factions that hold power in the Belt. Only through a combination of wits, diplomacy, and weapons can players hope to reach the last prospector and gain a share of his claim. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213732 Tunez, Michael BLOOD & PLUNDER: Fire On The Frontier Supplement to the original Blood & Plunder rule book includes Force lists for Frontier fighting incorporating new units and models; Historical background to War on the Frontier - King Philips and King Williams wars; New Historical Characters; New, expanded rules for including fortifications in your games; Exciting new scenarios for War on the Frontier; and more.1 vol, 248 pgs 2022 US, FIRELOCK GAMES
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1-972063 Tetnzer, Noah 063 VIKING WARRIOR vs FRANKISH WARRIOR: Francia 799-911 Examines the evolving trial of strength between the Vikings and the Franks under Charlemagne and his successors. Through a careful synthesis of primary sources, expert analysis and the archaeological record, the author invites the reader to visualize the fighting men who fought one another in Francia, and offers a balanced assessment of their successes and failures over decades of warfare during the Viking Age.

On the eve of the 9th century, Vikings first raided the Frankish Empire on the coast of what is now western France. Although this attack ended in disaster for the Scandinavians, Charlemagne reportedly wept, not in fear of his own life, but for the ensuing bloodshed brought upon his successors. Mobile parties of highly skilled Viking warriors would continue to raid Francia for decades; as these attacking contingents grew more numerous they began to assail powerful centres, besieging Paris in 845 and again in 885. To combat the Viking threat, Frankish kings mustered scores of infantrymen, then subsequently transitioned to cavalry-based forces in the 9th century. The dynamic nature of Viking activity in Francia meant that numbers and mobility would determine the fate of Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975082 Walter, John 082 WALTHER PISTOLS: PP, PPK AND P 38 While the PP and PPK were intended for police work, the Walther P 38 was produced for the Germany military; all three pistols have garnered a formidable international reputation since the 1930s. Assesses the origins, development, use and legacy of these three high-profile semi-automatic pistols, alongside other Walther variants, such as the tiny .25 ACP Modell 9.

The innovative Walther PP (Polizeipistole), a double-action semi-automatic pistol intended for the law-enforcement market, became available in 1929 and went on to arm the police of several European countries in the 1930s. Its smaller cousin the PPK, more readily concealed for undercover work but with reduced magazine capacity, was produced from 1931. Intended to replace the P 08 Luger, the Walther P 38 was issued from 1940 and equipped the armed forces of Germany and other countries during and after World War II, but never entirely replaced the Luger in German service. All three pistols went on to have lengthy and varied service across the world after 1945. Both the PP and the PPK remain in production today, while the P 38 re-emerged as the P1 and equipped West German forces from 1963 until 2004, when it was replaced by the P8.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978120 Greentree, David 120 SU-152/ISU-152 vs TIGER: Eastern Front 1943-45 Describes the mighty duels fought between these opposing AFVs. The color illustrations explore key details of both the SU-152/ISU-152 and Eastern Front Tigers, including armament, ammunition and crew positions, and the period photographs show rarely seen views of these iconic AFVs in action. How each attempted to best the other using its strengths and advantages is documented across a wide range of dramatic Eastern Front armored battles.

On the Eastern Front in 1943, the Tiger-equipped heavy Panzer battalions gave German armored divisions an unmatched capability that cost the Red Army dearly. The Tiger's 88mm gun had the potential to carve through Soviet defences in the attack and cause havoc amongst advancing Soviet armored formations when used in defense. Neither of the Red Army's heavy tanks (the KV-1 and KV-2) could match the Tiger's gun, and, more importantly, penetrate its armor at anything approaching standard combat range. The Soviet response was a stopgap Tiger-killing vehicle that mounted a 152mm artillery piece onto the KV tank's chassis: the SU-152. The latter would evolve into the ISU-152 in late 1943 (mounting the same powerful gun on an IS chassis). 1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995305 Konstam, Angus 305 WARSHIPS IN THE BALTIC CAMPAIGN 1918-20: Royal Navy Takes on the Bolsheviks Explores the naval side of this little-known but strategically crucial campaign fought by the war-weary navies of Britain and Russia and by warships of the emerging Baltic states. Describing the political background to the conflict, and the key points of the naval campaign as well as the warships involved, this is a concise and fascinating account of an overlooked naval campaign that helped reshape the map of Europe.

Following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Baltic states became a battleground between Russian Reds and Whites, German troops and emerging Baltic independence forces. In November 1918, the British government decided to intervene, to protect British interests and to support the emerging Baltic states.

This initial small force of cruisers and destroyers was eventually augmented by other British warships, including aircraft carriers, a monitor, as well as a handful of submarines and torpedo boats. Opposing them was the far more powerful Russian Baltic Fleet, now controlled by the Bolsheviks. The campaign that followed involved naval clashes between the two sides, the most spectacular of which was an attack on the Soviet naval base of Kronstadt in June 1919 by a force of small British torpedo boats. They torpedoed and sunk the Russian cruiser Oleg, an action which effectively bottled the Baltic fleet up in port for the remainder of the campaign. Finally, in early 1920, the British squadron was withdrawn, following Soviet recognition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996375 Herder, Brian 375 EAST CHINA SEA 1945: Climax of the Kamikaze Explores the air-sea aspects of the pivotal battles that took place, and includes the death ride of the Japanese battleship Yamato (the largest ever built), and the mass kamikaze attacks off Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as the Iwo Jima and Okinawa amphibious invasions and the naval and air bombardments of the two islands. It also considers the contribution of the USAAF and the British Pacific Fleet to the eventual victory of US air and ground forces.

During the Pacific War, the island invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa were the last two major ground campaigns. By the time these took place in early 1945, the US Navy had reached an exceptional level of coordination in its amphibious operations, and was able to overrun and subdue Japanese territories efficiently. Faced with the increasing might of these forces and to prevent further defeat, Imperial Japan deployed its kamikaze aircraft and attacked many US heavy aircraft carriers and destroyers; several were sunk, while others were knocked out of the war.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-997245 Castelein, Klaas 245 THE DUTCH RESISTANCE 1940-45: World War Resistance and Collaboration in the Netherlands Comprehensive account of one of the lesser-known struggles of World War II. From spring 1943 onwards, three Dutch Resistance organizations gained momentum: the Order Service (OD), the Resistance Council (RVV), and the National Assault Teams (LKP). In response, the Germans raised collaborationist forces to counter the Resistance, including the much-feared Landwacht. In September 1944 the OD, RVV and LKP amalgamated into the Netherlands Interior Forces (NBS), while Allied troops began to liberate the southern provinces. This allowed NBS forces in the south to form Stoottroepen, uniformed and armed by both the British and US armies. These assisted the Allied advance, while a bloody underground struggle continued in the occupied north until final liberation in April-May 1945. Illustrated with rare photos and new colour plates, 1 vol, 64 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230101 Hughes, Tristan THE PERDICCAS YEARS: 323-320 BC This first book covers the initial years of the conflict and several major campaigns that immediately seized the kingdom. After the death of Alexander the Great, what followed was an extraordinary time for military campaigns. Powerful warlords and warrior queens attempted to assert their authority throughout the length and breadth of Alexander the Great's former empire; from Afghanistan to Athens, from Africa to Asia powerful armies decided matters by the spear.1 vol, 184 pgs 2022 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-230090 Wrightson, Graham THE BATTLES OF ANTIOCHUS THE GREAT: The Failure of Combined Arms at Magnesia that Handed the World to Rome Analysis of the Seleucid army, the inherited standard tactics of Macedonian-style armies reliant on the sarissa phalanx, and a detailed examination of the three main battles of Antiochus III show how it was his failure to utilize combined arms at its fullest realization that led to such a world-changing defeat at Magnesia.

Antiochus III, the king of the Seleucid Empire for four decades, ruled a powerful state for a long time. He fought and won many battles from India to Egypt, and he lost almost as many. Compared with most of the other Hellenistic monarchs of Macedonian-founded kingdoms, Antiochus had a greater variety of units that he could field in his army. He was in a unique position among the other kings because he had access to the traditional infantry-based Greek cultures in Asia Minor as well as the cavalry-dominant cultures of Mesopotamia and Western Asia.

Yet, despite these advantages, Antiochus repeatedly came up short on the battlefield and his tactical shortcomings were no more obviously laid bare than at the Battle of Magnesia-ad-Sipylum in 190 BC. There his huge combined army, one of the largest ever fielded by Hellenistic rulers, was soundly thrashed by the smaller Roman force.1 vol, 184 pgs 2022 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-COM1140 Collins, Gilbert WAR FOR AMERICA: The American Revolution, 1775-1782 Wargame War for America is a strategic level game based on the events during the American Revolution. It is a two-player game that shows how the conflict, which began as a civil war, erupted into a world conflict with a Great Britain that was greatly isolated. It features a new Action Pulse and Initiative System will vary the length turn. Also suitable for solitaire play.

Components: 2 Map sheets, 2.5 Countersheets of 9/16 and 5/8 unit-counters (432 counters total), 6 Player Aid Cards, 1 Sequence of Play Card, 2 Army Organization Displays, 1 Setup Card
51 Action Cards, 1 Rulebook, and 1 Playbook.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-PWAR100 PAPER WARS: Issue 100 - Bloody Retributions, Inkerman Wargame Bloody Retributions: The Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854. This is a two-player grand-tactical simulation - easily adapted for solitaire play - of the largest Russian offensive of the Crimean War. Even so, both players have the necessity of both attacking and defending. It uses the alternating-actions system introduced here in issue no. 93's Wagram and issue no. 98 Alma games.

Each hexagon on the map represents 200 yards (183 meters) from side to opposite side. The units of maneuver are brigades, regiments and battalions. Each full turn represents one or two hours of real time. The first two turns were dominated by dense fog across the whole battlefield; therefore they each represent two hours to take into the account the inescapably slower tempo of operations under such conditions. Artillery is represented abstractly via bombardment markers. There is one full sheet of 228 medium-size (5/8) iconic counters. Playing time is about three hours, and complexity is low-intermediate.1 vol, 64 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-230100 Mackowski, Chris THE GREAT WHAT IFS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: Historians Tackle the Conflict's Most Intriguing Possibilities Each entry focuses on one of the most important events of the war and unpacks the options of the moment. To understand what happened, we must look with a clear and objective eye at what could have happened, with the full multitude of choices before us. 'What if' is a tool for illumination. These essays also explode the assumptions people make when they ask 'what if' and then jump to wishful conclusions. This collection of thoughtful essays offers not alternate histories or counterfactual scenarios, but an invitation to ask, to learn, and to wonder.1 vol, 312 pgs 2022 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-2277012 WINGS OF THE BLACK CROSS #12 Offers 62 captioned photos, many published here for the first time. Types include He 123, Bf 109 E, F, F Trop, G-14, the Fw 190 F-8, F and A-7; the Ju 87, Bf 110, He 219, He 115, Fi 156, He 177, Do 17, and Do 217. Eight color profiles by James Bentley. A detailed photographic examination of the camouflage and markings of the Fw 190 F-8s of I./SG 151 is provided. Plus some Luftwaffe aircraft are presented in RAF markings such as Fw 190, Ta 152, He 177, Ju 88, Bf 109 G-14, Bf 110, Do 335 and Ju 87.1 vol, 0 pgs 2022 US, EAGLE EDITIONS
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1-230110 Lamnbert, John BRITISH NAVAL TRAWLERS AND DRIFTERS IN TWO WORLD WARS John Lambert was a renowned naval draftsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by model makers and enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016, he had produced over 850 sheets of drawings, many of which have never been published. These were acquired by Seaforth and this title is the fourth of a planned series of albums on selected themes, reproducing complete sheets at a large page size, with expert commentary and captioning. Includes 100 line drawings & 50 b/w photos.

The book takes some 30 large sheets of drawings which John Lambert completed of these vessels and divides into two sections. The first part tells how the fishing fleet came to be an integral part of the Royal Navy's pre-1914 plans and details some of the activities and actions of trawlers and drifters at war in 1914-18. And the second investigates the armed fishing fleet in the struggle of 1939-45.

Trawlers and drifters served in both world wars in their thousands; and, in their tens of thousands, so did their fishermen crews. Indeed, these humble craft were the most numerous vessel type used by the Royal Navy in both wars, and were the answer to the strategic or tactical conundrums posed by new technology of mines and submarines. In his accompanying text, Steve Dunn examines the ships themselves, their design, construction, arming, operations, and development; and he also relates how the trawlermen and skippers, from the age-old fishing ports of Grimsby, Hull, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Aberdeen, and Fleetwood, came to be part of the Royal Navy, and describes the roles they played, the conditions they served under and the bravery they showed.

These wonderfully detailed drawings, which are backed by a selection of photographs and a detailed complementary text, offer a superb technical archive for enthusiasts and ship modelers, but the book also tells a fascinating story of the extraordinary contribution the vessels and their crews made to the defeat of Germany in two world wars.1 vol, 208 pgs 2022 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
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1-230111 Bergstrom, Christopher STALINGRAD: New Perspectives on an Epic Battle -- Volume 1: The Doomed City Examines the WWII battle for Stalingrad, including why the city was so important, the unknown German defeat in the first battle of Stalingrad, how Finland negatively affected the battle of Stalingrad for the Germans, how the Red Army learned and developed new operational skills, the Luftwaffe's largest mistake in 1942, and Soviet 'Death soldiers.'

In addition, many myths are addressed: The myth of the Red Army's blocking troops, the myth that the Red Army voluntarily withdrew, the myth that the Germans arrogantly tried to bite off more than they could chew, and the myth of the importance of Lend-Lease supplies from the United States to the Soviet Union. Illustrated with many previously unseen photos and large and clear maps. Includes QR codes with relevant film clips.1 vol, 330 pgs 2022 FINLAND, VAKTEL BOOKS
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1-230080 Kolakowsli, Christopher NATIONS IN THE BALANCE: The India-Burma Campaigns, December 1943-August 1944 From December 1943 to August 1944, Allied and Japanese forces fought the decisive battles of World War II in Southeast Asia. Fighting centered around North Burma, Imphal, Kohima and the Arakan, involving troops from all over the world along a battlefront the combined size of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The campaigns brought nations into collision for the highest stakes: British and Indian troops fighting for Empire, the Indo-Japanese forces seeking a prestige victory with an invasion of India and the Americans and Chinese focused on helping China and reopening the Burma Road. Events turned on the decisions of the principal commanders-Admiral Louis Mountbatten and Generals Joseph Stilwell, William Slim, Orde Wingate, Mutaguchi Renya, among many others. The impact of the fighting was felt in London, Tokyo and Washington, among other places far away from the battlefront, with effects that presaged postwar political relationships. This was also the first U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, and Stilwell's operations in some ways foreshadowed battles in Vietnam two decades later. Includes 50 photographs and 12 maps.1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 US, CASEMATE
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1-230060 Mortimer, Gavin Z SPECIAL UNIT: The Elite Allied World War II Guerrilla Force Z Special Unit, one of the most intrepid but arguably the most unsung of WWII Allied Special Forces which waged a guerrilla war against Japan for two years in the south-west Pacific. On some of their 81 operations, Z Special Unit slipped into enemy harbors in canoes and silently mined ships before vanishing into the night; on others they parachuted into the dense Borneo jungle to fight with headhunters against the Japanese and on one occasion they landed on an Indonesian island and smuggled out the pro-Allied sultan from under Japanese noses.

Drawing on veteran interviews as well as operational reports and recently declassified SOE files, this explores the incredible history of this remarkable special forces unit and the band of commandoes that defied the odds.

The Japanese weren't the only adversary that Z Special Unit encountered in the brutal terrain of the Pacific. In the mango swamps of Borneo and the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea they were faced with venomous snakes, man-eating crocodiles, and deadly diseases. But it was the enemy soldiers who proved the most ruthless foe, beheading those Z Special Unit commandos who fell into their hands.1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230050 Peterson, Lawrence THE U-BOAT WAR: A Global History 1939-45 Covers world-wide and interdependent deployments of U-boats and supporting submarines and ships. Illustrates the U-boats' often direct relationship with land, sea, and aerial campaigns of both the Allied and Axis powers, dispels certain accepted mythologies, and reveals how the ultimate failure of the U-boats stemmed from chaotic German military and industrial mismanagement as well as Allied advances in code-breaking and weaponry. The story of Germany's second U-boat war began on the first day of hostilities with Britain and France and ended with the final torpedo sinking on 7 May 1945.1 vol, 336 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230070 Tillman, Barrett WHEN THE SHOOTING STOPPED: August 1945 Tells the dramatic story of the final weeks of the war, detailing the last brutal battles on air, land and sea with evocative first-hand accounts from pilots and sailors on all sides caught up in these extraordinary events..

But from Oahu to Tokyo was a long, sanguinary slog, averaging an advance of just three miles per day. The U.S. human toll paid on that road reached some 108,000 battle deaths, more than one-third the U.S. wartime total. But by the summer of 1945 on both the American homefront and on the frontline there was hope. The stunning announcements of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 seemed sure to force Tokyo over the tipping point since the Allies' surrender demand from Potsdam, Germany, in July. What few understood was the vast gap in the cultural ethos of East and West at that time. In fact, most of the Japanese cabinet refused to surrender and vicious dogfights were still waged in the skies above Japan.1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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