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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-DMHP002 DEAD MAN'S HAND: Plastic 28mm Gunfighters II - The Ladies The Ladies contains 10 multipart plastic 28mm miniatures oif the Old West which can be made in more ways than it's possible for an 11-fingered varmint to count! All the weapons you will need to arm your dangerous bunch are on the sprue, including pistols, three repeater rifles, two shotguns and a rifle as well as a host of other extras to make your gang truly individual. Plastic bases included. Miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.1 vol, 10 pgs 2022 UK, GREAT ESCAPE GAMES
NEW-box, available late April 2022 ......$25.00 rct

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1-VXDA006 DARK AGE ARCHERS AND SLINGERS: 28mm Figures The Dark Age Archers set includes 36 highly detailed 28mm plastic figures (24 Archers and 12 Slingers) with a variety of body/armor and weapon options. This gives you the freedom to decide your own figure poses and army composition. Suitable historical periods are: 4th century until medieval times -- Saxons, Normans, Vikings, Bretons, Franks, or Germanics (if use you use the heads from the Germanic Warriors set).

War-horns, spears, and figure poses can be used for command figures/standard bearers. Additional daggers and axes can be used to convert men into light infantry. Many head options with various helmets, caps, and period specific haircuts (bald heads too of course!). Slinger bodies have been designed so that they can be turned into extra archers, or given shield/weapon arms to create more Viking/Saxon warriors. Note the archers holding spare arrows in one hand whilst firing their bow, this was a method used by the most experienced archers for rapid firing capability.1 vol, 36 pgs 2022 UK, VICTRIX LTD
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1-230261 Singleton, Andy THE ART OF V1: ... MINIATURE MONTHLY This 144-page book is the first in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves.

THE ART OF... MINIATURE MONTHLY contains nine chapters, three chapters each from professional miniatures artists Aaron Lovejoy, Elizabeth Beckley, and Matt DiPietro. These cover an introduction to the artist and their journey through miniatures painting, a look at how they approach their art, and the ways they apply their motivations and techniques to some fantastic art.

Topics include: The Impact of Art Education, The Human Form, The Business of Painting, Never Stop Learning, and Ancient Methods and Infinite Possibilities.1 vol, 144 pgs 2022 UK, DAVE TAYLOR MINIATURES
NEW-hardback, available mid April 2022 ......$47.00 rct

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1-230262 Singleton, Andy THE ART OF V2: ...CHRISTOF KEIL his 112-page book is the second volume in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves.

Christof is most known for - kitbashing - or combining parts from a variety of kits to create completely new miniatures. In these pages, he describes the ways his inspirations, motivations, and techniques have evolved over the years. He guides us through his early projects, including a detailed tutorial on building a modern version of a classic Necromunda miniature, before moving on to some larger endeavors such as his Black Phalanx Crusade collection for use in various Warhammer 40,000 settings. In addition, we see some of Christof's larger scale work sculpting and painting busts, as well as his tribute to a piece of grimdark artwork particularly famous in the miniatures wargaming community.1 vol, 112 pgs 2022 UK, DAVE TAYLOR MINIATURES
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1-230263 Singleton, Andy THE ART OF V3: ... ANA POLANSCAK This 112-page book is the third in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves.

Her miniature worlds were initially part of other wargaming settings, but over time they have been fleshed out and been made firmly her own. She blends elements of European folklore with her own spin on classic tales, creating a dark and often macabre style that is instantly recognizable and deeply intriguing. Not only is her conversion and paint work incredible in it's own right; the way she presents her miniatures and worlds through her photography is art as well. She guides us through the principles she uses to create her mysterious and magical worlds through the miniatures and scenery she builds. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2022 UK, DAVE TAYLOR MINIATURES
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1-230260 Singleton, Andy ALLIED FORCES IN NORTHWEST EUROPE 1944-45: Painting Wargames Figures Includes an introduction to the majority of tools and materials commonly found in modeling, then moves with clear, concise guides for painting British, American, and Canadian forces, along with notes on the uniforms of the Free forces from occupied nations. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, each stage of the guides has a combination of text description, photograph and list of both paint and brush size used to make the steps as easy to follow as possible.

The guides cover all the common variations of uniform used during the period, including British and Canadian Battledress, Airborne forces uniforms, and the American M43 uniform, as well as when these uniforms were worn and introduced. Camouflage uniforms are also covered, and are broken down into how to apply the various patterns simply and with easy-to-repeat methods.1 vol, 160 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-935119 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 119: Napoleon's Imperial Guard Theme: Napoleon's Imperial Guard
* The Almost-always-in-reserve Imperial Guard - The original grognards
* The Battle of Hanau: 30 - 31 October, 1813 - Clear the woods
* The Most desperately contested of battles - The battle at Heurtebise Farm
* The Young Guard at Plancenoit - Stemming Blucher's tide
* The Imperial Guard in miniature - Pour l'empereur
* Charge of the Lancers of the Guard - En avant

Features
* Norman and Welsh forces skirmish at Ogmore - Marcher lord
* Battle of Aquae Sextiae, 102 BC - In such a way the fields are fattened
* Lieutenant Speirs and D Company, 506th PIR - Isolated at Bloody Gulch
* Collecting and gaming the early Tudor Wars - Pike, bow & trouser hose
* Scratch-building a French-style walled farm - A little pieces of Normandy
* Scratch-built hedges for the war-game table - Hedging your borders

Departments
* Miniature reviews
* This Gaming Life - New Year's resolution
* The Irregular - Painting miniatures in 1990 (American style)
* The Brand-new WWII commando stealth game - Let's play 02 Hundred Hours
* Game Reviews - This Very Ground: Victory or Death (2nd Edition), Blitzkrieg Battlegames and * * Blitzkrieg BattleGroups, BOHICA and Renato Et Gloriam
* Book reviews1 vol, 88 pgs 2022 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-230250 Backhouse, Mark STRENGTH AND HONOUR: Wargames Rules for the Epic Battles of the Ancient World Ancients rule set playable on a relatively small surface using any scale of figures but with an emphasis on small scale miniatures to give the flavor of the huge battles of the Ancient World. Includes 20 Army lists and 10 Scenarios.1 vol, 120 pgs 2022 UK, TOO FAT LARDIES
NEW-softcover, available mid April 2022 ......$42.00 rct

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1-230240 Garton, Philip THREE AGES OF ROME: Fast Play Rules for Ancient Battles With a focus on the commander's problems, these rules cover The Age of Expansion (300BCE - 30BCE), The Age of Empire (30BCE-200CE), and The Age of Decline (200CE-450CE). No rebasing required and can be played with all current basing styles and conventions.

Includes six historical battle scenarios that span the three ages and provide different challenges. They offer players an insight into the nature of command in ancient warfare. The Terrain Generator and Scenario Generator allow the players to develop their own games. For competitive games, a points system players all the information needed to exactly balance their forces.1 vol, 104 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-44652 Rumford, Colin and Marsh, Richard RAPID FIRE: Reloaded Extra Provides additional rules for some of the more specialist or unusual activities that armies carried out on the WWII battlefield. The 16-page A5 booklet includes paratroops and gliders, ground attacks by aircraft, amphibious landings, minefields, engineering, and much more.1 vol, 16 pgs 2022 UK, RAPID FIRE
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1-44653 Rumford, Colin and Marsh, Richard RAPID FIRE: The Canadians in Normandy This 24-page A5 full color booklet features four scenarios based on the actions of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in the opening stages of the Normandy Campaign (6th to 9th June 1944): Juno Beach and the the Canadian 7th Infantry Brigade, The Push on Carpiquet Airfield, The Putot Counter-Attack, and Bretteville l'Orgueilleuse. All are designed to be played on a standard 6x4 foot battlefield. The booklet features graphical representation of all the orders of battle and the battlemaps .and for the first time, an image of each of our tabletops.1 vol, 24 pgs 2022 UK, RAPID FIRE
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1-222781 Verdoliva, Steve FOR KING AND EMPRESS: War of Austrian Succession - A Supplement for For King or Empress Big Battle Rules Supplement for the For King or Empress rules extends the rules mechanics, army lists, and troop values to cover the 1740-1756 period. Contains new and optional rules covering the War of Austrian Succession period, as well as updates for the Seven Years War. Also included are Army Lists and Troop Values for four major and nine minor combatants of the War of Austrian Succession. There are army commander ratings for 50 historical personalities, as well as ways to generate random commanders. A complete scenario with troop lists, special rules, and more covers the Battle of Mollwitz.

Includes:
* New and Optional Rules to cover the 1740-1756 period
* New Army Lists for 4 Major & 5 Minor Powers of the war
* New adjusted troop values to reflect this earlier period
* Commander ratings for 50 historical leaders
* Battle of Mollwitz scenario with special rules & troop list
* Description & analysis of 19 battles of this war
* Quick Reference Sheets (QRS) and Commander Cards1 vol, 48 pgs 2018 US, FIRST COMMAND WARGAMES
NEW-softcover, available mid April 2022 ......$15.00 rct

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1-954154 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 15.4: The Rise of the Legion, Part II Theme: The Rise of the Legion, Part II

* The Polybian legion in context - It's all Greek to me
* The Roman army of the Late Republic - Poor, volunteer soldiers?
* The Virtuosity of the manipular legion - The Battle of Ilipa
* The Myth of the 'Marian reform' - A Mulish tradition
* Command authority in the Second Punic War and after - Independent and all-supreme
* A Guide from Polybius - How to loot a captured city

Features:

* Ancient Athens' forgotten conflict - The Chremonidean War
* An Elite hoplite unit in the city of Athena - The 300... Athenians?
* Surveyors in the Roman army - Who laid out the camps?1 vol, 84 pgs 2022 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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2-211650 Jonathan Worton TO SETTLE THE CROWN: Volume 1: Waging Civil War in Shropshire - 1642-1648 Examines key aspects of the military history of the English Civil Wars: allegiance and motivation; leadership and administration; recruitment and the form of armed forces; military finance; logistics; and the nature and conduct of the fighting. Describes the sieges, skirmishes, and larger engagements in Shropshire, while reflecting on the nature of warfare elsewhere across Civil War England and Wales. Includes 60 maps, tables, and b/w and color plates.1 vol, 290 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb edition ......$38.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-230220 Dollar, Ernest HEARTS TORN ASUNDER: Trauma in the Civil War's Final Campaign in North Carolina The war's final campaign in North Carolina began on April 10, 1865, one day after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. More than 120,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were still in the field bringing war with them as they moved across the state's verdant heartland. General William T. Sherman was still out to destroy the South's ability and moral stamina to make war. His unstoppable Union troops faced General Joseph E. Johnston's demoralized but still dangerous Confederate Army of Tennessee. Thousands of desperate, distraught, and destitute paroled Rebels added to the chaos by streaming into the state from Virginia. Grief-stricken civilians, struggling to survive in a collapsing world, were caught in the middle.

Explores the psychological experience of these soldiers and civilians during the chaotic closing weeks of the war. Their letters, diaries, and accounts reveal just how deeply the killing, suffering, and loss had hurt and impacted these people by the spring of 1865. Deftly recounts the experiences of men, women, and children who endured intense emotional, physical, and moral stress during the war's dramatic climax. Their emotional, irrational, and often uncontrollable reactions mirror symptoms associated with trauma victims today, all of which combined to shape memory of the war's end.1 vol, 264 pgs 2022 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-dj, available mid April 2022 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-230230 Greenshields, Thomas THOSE BLOODY KILTS: The Highland Soldier in the Great War Examines the experience of the Highland soldier in the Great War, seeking the truth behind the myths. It does not deal with the operational history, but with the life and character of the Highland soldier. It is based on the original letters, diaries and accounts of serving soldiers and officers, principally from the Imperial War Museum, the Liddle Collection, the National Library of Scotland and the Regimental Museums.

The book reviews the Highland regiments before the declaration of war in 1914, including the kilted regiments not only of Scotland, but of England and the Empire. This includes an examination of their nature, composition, recent battle experience in South Africa and the Empire, sense of identity, public image and reputation. It then reviews the Highland battalions which actually went to war, including not only the prewar Regular and Territorial battalions, but also the additional Territorial, Service, Garrison and Reserve battalions raised in the United Kingdom, together with the battalions raised for war service in Canada and South Africa. Specifically, it examines their composition, including Gaelic speakers, non-Highland Scots, recruits from the other home countries, including England, from the Empire and from foreign countries. It examines how composition varied between Regular, Territorial and Kitchener battalions etc, and how it changed with huge losses, replacement drafts and the introduction of conscription. It further examines the background of both officers and men and the reasons why they specifically joined Highland regiments.

Much work on Highland soldiers, and almost all popular work, has perpetuated myths about their unique character and martial spirit. This book examines such mythology and offers new insights into the practicality of the kilt, the use of the pipes, identity and morale, and frank revelations about courage, nerves, shell-shock and failure and the ruthless use of the bayonet. The whole is evidence based and scholastically sound, but nevertheless thoroughly readable and accessible to the general reader. Includes 25 b/w photos, 25 color ills, 1 color diag, and 15pp tables.1 vol, 538 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-193793 Glantz, David M. BARBAROSSA DERAILED: The Battle for Smolensk -- 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 3 Volume 3 of a four volume study. (Vol. 1 is OMM no. 193791, Vol. 2 is OMM no. 193792)

Volume 3, the Documentary Companion to Barbarossa Derailed, contains the documentary evidence for the two volumes of narrative. In addition to key Fuhrer Directives issued by Adolf Hitler to provide direction to his forces during the Barbarossa Campaign, as well as vital orders issued by German Army Group Center, this book includes the daily operational summaries of the participating Soviet fronts, armies, and some divisions, and many if not most of the orders and reports issued by the struggling Soviet armies.

Precise translations illustrate not only the capabilities and states-of-mind of key Soviet commanders as they dealt with crisis after crisis, but also the characteristics (such as aggressiveness, passivity, brutality and despair) of their varied styles of command. They also demonstrate how an army which lost the bulk of its experienced troops during the first several months of the campaign, attempted to use its operational directives and tactical orders to educate its soldiers and officers in the basics of waging war in the midst of active and bloody operations.1 vol, 630 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-214810 Zamulin, Valeriy THE BATTLE OF KURSK: Controversial and Neglected Aspects This collection of essays and articles, two of which have been reprinted from the Journal of Slavic Military History, takes a fresh look at several controversial and neglected topics regarding the battle and its run-up. It starts with a detailed look at the Soviet and Russian historiography on the battle, showing how initially promising research was swamped by Party dogma and censorship during the Brezhnev area, before being resumed with the collapse of the Soviet Union. It then transitions to discussions of how the southern shoulder of the Kursk bulge was formed, preparations for the battle on both sides, and the size and composition of Model's Ninth Army. Includes 154 photos and 8 pages of color maps.

He then examines whether or not the II SS Panzer Corps was aware of the pending Soviet counterattack at Prokhorovka and the effectiveness of the Soviet preemptive barrage that struck the German troops that were poised to attack. Zamulin also discusses whether or not General Vatutin, the Commander-in-Chief of Voronezh Front, erred when arranging his defenses.

Also looks at how the myth of 1,500-tank battle was perpetuated in Soviet and foreign history books, censored information such as the Soviet 183rd Rifle Division repeatedly struck by friendly aircraft, how a Soviet tank counterattack overran a Soviet battalion, and cases of fratricide in the Voronezh Front, including the death of one of the 1st Tank Army's foremost tank commanders in a friendly fire incident. Indeed, he reveals that a wave of suicides swept through the junior command staff of the 5th Guards Tank Army immediately prior to the famous counteroffensive on 12 July 1943.1 vol, 414 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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