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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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1-70445 Giglio, Bob SCENARIOS FOR ECW: Volume 5 -- For Use With Any ECW Rules Long awaited 5th volume. 13 scenarios: Babylon Hill; Piercebridge ; Little Dean ; Caversham Bridge; Grantham (Gonerby Moor): Action near Oddington; Attack on Wem; Lee Bridge ; Cropredy Bridge; Later that Day at Cropredy; Burton Hill, ; Evesham; Hambledon Hill; Rearguard Action at Chorley; Winwick Pass, 19 August 1648.1 vol, 64 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-916470 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue # 470 Articles include:

1066 and After That: Saxon insurgency with special add-ons for Lion Rampant and Hail Caesar.
Straight Into Action: WWII Scenario Boulogne-le-sue May 23, 1940
Three and Fourpence: Zulu War scenario for The Men Who Would Be Kings
Raising Armies: Conversion and painting Perry Miniatures for Portuguese War of the Two Brothers
Pebble Park: Scenario for Albedo Combat Patrol
Live Free Or Die: War of 1812 scenario Battle of Crysler's Farm
Scratch Build: Small Greek Church
Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews
Forward Observer: News
Recce: Book reviews
Last Word: Christopher Eggett, Editor of Tabletop Gaming1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-230241 Garton, Philip AGE OF ALEXANDER : Scenario Book for Three Ages of Rome Rules Supplement to Three Ages of Rome rules provides six historical scenarios and links directly into the first period of the 'Three Ages' rules. The new army lists introduce Age of Alexander armies that complement the armies in the original set of rules, enabling players to recreate more battles from the ancient period.1 vol, 78 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-BRIG390 Bunde, Peter 390: TSARIST RUSSIA: Lithuanian Uhlans Rergiment 1812-1814 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-230540 Abdale, Jason FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: The Battle of Teutoberg Hardback edition. Examines the ancient sources and challenges the hypotheses of modern scholars to present the September 9 AD battle and its aftermath. Three Roman legions, while marching to suppress a distant tribal rebellion, were attacked in a four-day battle with the Germanic barbarians. The Romans, under the leadership of the province's governor, Publius Quinctilius Varus, were taken completely by surprise, betrayed by a member of their own ranks: the German officer and secret rebel leader, Arminius. The defeat was a heavy blow to both Rome's military and its pride. Though the disaster was ruthlessly avenged soon afterwards, later attempts at conquering the Germans were half-hearted at best.1 vol, 272 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-230540 Abdale, Jason FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: The Battle of Teutoberg Softcover edition. Examines the ancient sources and challenges the hypotheses of modern scholars to present the September 9 AD battle and its aftermath. Three Roman legions, while marching to suppress a distant tribal rebellion, were attacked in a four-day battle with the Germanic barbarians. The Romans, under the leadership of the province's governor, Publius Quinctilius Varus, were taken completely by surprise, betrayed by a member of their own ranks: the German officer and secret rebel leader, Arminius. The defeat was a heavy blow to both Rome's military and its pride. Though the disaster was ruthlessly avenged soon afterwards, later attempts at conquering the Germans were half-hearted at best.1 vol, 256 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230530 Dillon, Matthew RELIGION & CLASSICAL WARFARE: The Roman Empire Religion was integral to the conduct of war in the ancient world and the Romans were certainly no exception. No campaign was undertaken and no battle risked without first making sacrifice to propitiate the appropriate gods or consult oracles and omens to divine their plans. Yet the link between war and religion is an area that has been regularly overlooked by modern scholars examining the conflicts of these times. This volume draws together the work of scholars and experts to present a coherent, comprehensive study of the role of religion in the wars of the Roman Empire.

Aspects considered in depth include: the Imperial cults and legionary loyalty; the army and religious/regional disputes; Trajan and religion; Constantine and Christianity; omens and portents; funerary cults and practices; the cult of Mithras; the Imperial sacramentum; religion & Imperial military medicine.1 vol, 384 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230500 Kambouris, Manousos THE RISE OF PERSIA AND THE FIRST GRECO-PERSIAN WARS: The Expansion of the Achaemenid Empire and the Battle of Marathon Examines the first Greco-Persian War and the Persian invasion of Greece. Describes the invasion in great detail, analyses the Persian king's immense (even if occasionally exaggerated) army, and considers its composition and logistical constraints, the discusses the campaign leading to Marathon and the decisive battle itself. Includes 28 color maps.

Provides the Persian perspective and sets the war in the context of the rise of Achaemenid Persia as the superpower of the day and the expansion of their empire into Europe. Starts with the earlier Persian campaigns in Europe. The Ionian Revolt against Persian rule, by the Greeks of Asia Minor, was instrumental in provoking Darius I, the Persian King of Kings to order the invasion of Greece. Ostensibly this was to punish the Greeks, and more specifically the Athenians, for their support of the Revolt and to contain further insurgencies, but in truth he wished to achieve world dominance. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230510 Pearson, Paul THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN CRISIS 248-260: When the Gods Abandoned Rome Covers the dozen years of turmoil that begins with Rome's millennium celebrations of 248 CE and ends with the capture of the emperor Valerian by the Persians in 260. It was a period of almost unremitting disaster for Rome, involving a series of civil wars, several major invasions by Goths and Persians, economic crises, and an empire-wide pandemic (plague of Cyprian). A central theme of the book is that this period of moral and spiritual crises diminished the prestige of the traditional state religion, paving the way for the eventual triumph of Christianity.

The sensational recent discovery of extensive fragments of the lost Scythica of Dexippus manuscript sheds new light on the Gothic Wars of the period. The author has used this new evidence in combination with in-depth investigations in the field to develop a revised account of events surrounding the great Battle of Abritus where the army of the emperor Decius was annihilated by Cniva's Goths. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-225610 Swanton, Justin ANCIENT BATTLE FORMATIONS Examines the main battle-winning formations of the Ancient world, determining their composition, function and efficacy. A careful study of the Greek and Latin of the sources sheds fresh light on how these formations were organized and worked, reevaluating many conventional notions and leading to some surprising conclusions.

An introductory chapter looks at the fundamental components of the principal battle formations of heavy and light infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariots, showing how they bolstered the individual's soldier's willingness to fight. The rest of the book focuses on massed infantry that reigned supreme in this era: the heavily armored Greek hoplite phalanx that was immune to the weaponry of its non-Greek opponents; the Macedonian pike phalanx that was unbeatable against frontal attacks so long as it kept order; the Roman triplex acies which, contrary to popular opinion, consisted of continuous lines in open order, with file spaces wide enough to allow embattled infantry to fall back after which those files closed up instantly against the enemy.1 vol, 320 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230520 Taylor, Don ROMAN EMPIRE AT WAR: A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565 Hardback edition. Catalogs and describes every significant battle fought by the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian I (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient, Late Antiquity, and Early Medieval texts. This approach provides the reader with a concise foundation of information to use when evaluating later scholarly interpretations presented in secondary sources.

In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It serves as a first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Empire.1 vol, 224 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-230520 Taylor, Don ROMAN EMPIRE AT WAR: A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565 Softcover edition. Catalogs and describes every significant battle fought by the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian I (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient, Late Antiquity, and Early Medieval texts. This approach provides the reader with a concise foundation of information to use when evaluating later scholarly interpretations presented in secondary sources.

In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It serves as a first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Empire.1 vol, 224 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230560 Brondarbit, Alexander SOLDIER, REBEL, TRAITOR: John, Lord Wenlock and the Wars of the Roses Biography of John Wenlock, first Lord Wenlock, who was a leading diplomat, courtier, and soldier during the Wars of the Roses. Labeled the 'Prince of Turncoats' because of his frequent changes of allegiance, his remarkable career offers us a fascinating insight into one of the most turbulent periods in English medieval history. Wenlock is a major figure in his own right and records in vivid detail how this shrewd nobleman navigated his way through the brutal conflicts of his times.

Wenlock served in Henry V's military campaigns in France in the 1420s before moving on to a career in the royal households of Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou, and Edward IV. As a diplomat, he led multiple embassies to Burgundy and France and, in addition to the kings he served, he was closely connected with other notable figures of the age such as Richard Neville, earl of Warwick. But Wenlock's speciality was on the battlefield - he took part in many raids, skirmishes, sieges, and three major battles -- including the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 where he lost his life.1 vol, 224 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-203410 Waterson, James DEFENDING HEAVEN: China's Mongol Wars, 1209-1370 A complete history of the Jin, Song, and Ming dynasties' wars fought against the Mongols. Lasting nearly two centuries, these wars, fought to defend Chinese civilization against a brutal and unrelenting foe, pitted personal heroics against the inexorable Mongol war machine and involved every part of the Chinese state. The resistance of the Chinese dynasties to the Khans is a complex and rich story of shifting alliances and political scheming, vast armies and navies, bloody battles and an astonishing technological revolution. The great events of China's Mongol war are described and analyzed, detailing their immediate and later implications for Chinese history.

Setting the Mongol war in the wider context of China's ancient and almost perpetual conflict with the northern nomads, it sheds light on the evolution of China's military society and the management, command and control of the army by the Chinese state.1 vol, 272 pgs 2022 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-230550 Falkner, James PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY: A Genius for War Against Louis XIV and the Ottoman Empire Biography of Prince Eugene of Savoy-Carignan (1663-1736), French born of an Italian mother, who was destined for the church but fled France as a young man and chose the life of a soldier. He entered the service of the Habsburg Emperor Leopold I in 1683 and rose rapidly to become one of the greatest military commanders of the age, playing a leading role in the wars against both the Ottoman Turks and the French. Reconstructs his military campaigns in compelling detail and also describes his career as a politician, statesman, and a great patron of the arts.

Eugene first showed his military genius during the siege of Vienna in 1683 where the Ottoman Turkish threat to western Europe was thrown back, and he commanded the Imperial army at the resounding victory over the Ottomans at Zenta in 1697. Most famously for English readers, he joined John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough in the victory over the French at Blenheim in 1704 and served alongside him at the subsequent victories at Oudenarde and Malplaquet. His later triumph, again over the Ottomans, at the capture of Belgrade in 1717, sealed his reputation as a great captain.1 vol, 232 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230310 Kinrade, Warwick SOLDIERS OF NAPOLEON: Card Driven Wargame Card-driven, tabletop miniature wargames rules for the battles of the Napoleonic Wars, 1805 to 1815, pits battalions, regiments, and brigades against each other. At this roughly divisional scale, it recreates parts of the many, many, far larger battles of the period. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 UK, GRIPPING BEAST
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1-230600 Knight, James R GRANT RISING: Mapping the Career of a Great Commander Through 1862 One-volume biography in maps and text of Ulysses S. Grant's famous battles in 1862 - including Donelson and Shiloh. Also covers his early life, including his frontier and Mexican War service as well as his minor engagement in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It uses shaded relief topography to create maps with three-dimensional appearance. It also uses different color tints to represent command relationships to simplify which brigades reported to which divisions and corps at a glance. Using slightly different shades of blue and red also allow for easy differentiation of many units on a single map, making the action easier to understand.1 vol, 128 pgs 2017 LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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1-230490 World War One: Illustrated Magazine Bundle Issues (1-9) of World War One Illustrated magazine including the games in issues 1-4. Mini games are: Zeppelin Raider, Assassination in Sarajevo, On to Paris!, and Russia's Great War: 1914.1 vol, 0 pgs 2013-2018 US, LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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1-230610 Knight, James R The Great War: WWI Card Game MacGowan & Lombardy's The Great War is a collaborative effort of game industry Hall of Fame graphic artist Rodger B. MacGowan and award-winning game designer Dana Lombardy. Intended for quick play, there is just one double-sided page of rules, plus Quick-play instructions to let you start mobilizing your forces right away. Includes nearly all of Rodger MacGowan's dramatic World War I illustrations.

Contents: 200 poker-size cards denote weapons and key personalities representing almost 20 nations; Rules for 2-players, solitaire, and the special expansion; Quick Play Outline; 1 decks and discard mat. Cards also contain standard suits, symbols, and numbers to play poker, bridge, and other traditional card games.1 vol, 128 pgs 2021 LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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1-230480 Dunn, Stephen BATTLE IN THE BALTIC: The Royal Navy and the Fight to Save Estonia and Latvia, 1918-1920 After the WWI armistice but before the Versailles Treaty was ratified, Britain sent the Royal Navy to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia from Bolshevik Russian aggression. For two years, the Navy fought battles against the Red Navy and weather in the Baltic Sea, and against White Russian and German Freicorps troops -- each intent on a Baltic land grab. Hundreds of ships were successfully involved in aiding Estonian and Latvian forces. Patrolling, open sea battles, and 'PT-boat'-style raids populate the campaign that saw three VCs awarded and ships sunk in battle and by leftover WWI mines. Well-written, too.1 vol, 304 pgs 2021 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
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1-230570 Marriot, Leo NAVAL BATTLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: The Atlantic and the Mediterranean -- Volume 1 Heavily illustrated two-volume account of the naval struggle in WWII emphasizes the sheer scale of the conflict in every sea and shows the direct impact of each naval battle on the course of the war. Sets naval actions in the wider strategic context as well as giving graphic accounts of what happened in each engagement.

Volume 1 concentrates on the Royal Navy's confrontation with the ships and submarines of the German Kriegsmarine during the Battle of the Atlantic, the Arctic convoys, and the struggle across the Mediterranean against the Italian navy.1 vol, 160 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-230590 Pasholok, Yuri THE SU-152 AND RELATED VEHICLES: The Russian View English translation of Russian tank books published by the the company that created the multiplayer online game World of Tanks. Covers the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of the SU-152.1 vol, 272 pgs 2017 LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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1-230580 Stein, Dimitry and Ulanov, Andrei THE T-34 GOES TO WAR: The Russian View English translation of Russian tank books published by the the company that created the multiplayer online game World of Tanks. Covers the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of the T-34.1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 LOMBARDY STUDIOS
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