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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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1-2284597 McCullough, Joseph THE SILVER BAYONET WAVE SEVEN DEAL - with rules: 28mm Figures Contains one each of all the new releases: Rules, Egyptian Unit, Hospitaller & Native Scout, Serpopard, Werejackals, Giant Scorpion, Uraeus, Skeletons, Sarcophagus, British Officer and Paranormal Investigator, French Occultist and Paranormal Investigator.

Plus one extra free model. A French Grenadier dressed for Egypt, only available with pre-orders.
All figures are 28mm sized, made of metal and are supplied unpainted.1 vol, 25 pgs 2024 UK, NORTH STAR
NEW-box, available early June 2024 ......$174.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-VXDA017 Victrix EARLY SAXON ARMOURED WARRIORS: 28mm Figures Represents the Upper class Early Saxons, Jutes, Angles and Danes (all grouped together under the title Saxon) that invaded Britain during the 4th to 6th centuries. They fought the Romano-British for dominance of Britain for hundreds of years, forcing the original inhabitants of Britain West and North and were also hired by the Romans as mercenaries.


Set includes:
* 36 x armored warrior bodies
* 36 x small round bucklers (9mm in diameter)
* 36 x larger round shields, half flat and half slightly domed (14mm in diameter)
* 84 x helmeted heads
* An assortment of sword, axe, javelin, and spear arms
* 12 x fur cloaks

These figures can easily be used as other Dark Age Germanic warriors and even be mixed with later Saxons and Vikings. Figures from the Late Romans sets would not look out of place alongside these in a warband. All adding massive amounts of variety to our ever expanding Dark age range.1 vol, 36 pgs 2024 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-bag, available late May 2024 ......$54.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-202792 CHAIN OF COMMAND: The Far East 1941-45 The Far East 1941-45 is an expansion book for the Chain of Command game. This book covers the campaigns in Malaya, Hong Kong, Burma, and the Dutch East Indies with a historical overview of each, as well as new rules to cover the events and terrain in the Far Eastern Theater. Includes fifty individual army lists with support lists for each one, as well as a comprehensive range of national characteristics and rules for jungle training that allow the gamer to reflect the tactics of the period. Also contains fifty support option lists, allowing the gamer to choose an incredible range of varied troops types. Each nation has a full Arsenal list for weapons and AFVs as well as comprehensive notes to cover their support options. Also contains four new scenarios: The Roadblock, The Road North, Demolition Derby, and Fight for the Chaung.1 vol, 124 pgs 2024 UK, TOO FAT LARDIES
NEW-pb, available late May 2024 ......$44.00 rct

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1-243590 V FOR VICTORY V For Victory is a World War II miniatures wargame for two to four players. Generally played on a 120cm by 120cm table, and designed to be played with twenty-thirty 28mm figures, but it can easily be adapted to other scales. With its original morale and command mechanics, V For Victory is a game that's easy to learn but which replicates the difficulty of maintaining a platoon's cohesion. This book contains the rules you need to command your troops, send them into combat, and maintain their stiff upper lip in the face of adversity; as well as how to use light and armored vehicles, support weapons, and all the period's essential units. Contains ten scenarios for two players, and one team scenario for four players. Includes orders of battle for 1944-45 covering the major powers (Germany, Great Britain and the Commonwealth, the Soviet Union, and the United States of America) as well as resistance fighters and partisans. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2024 UK, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-44655 Marsh, Richard and Colin Rumford RAPID FIRE: Brothers in Armour Inspired by James Holland's 'Brothers in Arms', this fully illustrated A5 booklet provides four scenarios for actions involving the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry tank regiment in 1944. From D-Day to the Siegfried Line, follow the SRY as they take on Atlantic Wall defenders, SS panzers in Normandy, Jagdpanthers and Luftwaffe infantry on the Belgium border, and support US troops as they assault the German West Wall. The scenarios have been developed with James Holland's permission and the support of Steve Cox, curator of the SRY Museum. Designed to be played using our Reloaded and Reloaded Extra rules (or RF2 if players prefer) they include historical backgrounds, full graphic orbats, battle maps, and special rules.1 vol, 40 pgs 2024 UK, RAPID FIRE
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1-226711 McCullough, Joseph RANGERS OF SHADOW DEEP: A Gathering of Heroes A Gathering of Heroes is a supplement to be used with the core rules for Rangers of Shadow Deep. Features:

* Advanced Character Creation including new Traits and Limitations.
* Ten Archetypes, representing the heroes that have come from the lands around Alladore to join the fight against the Shadow Deep.
* Collects five previously stand-alone supplements for the game: Blood Moon, Temple of Madness, Ghost Stone, Incinerator, and Menagerie.
* Fifty-two unique enchanted weapons.
* A bestiary featuring all the creatures from the core rulebook and all the collected supplements.
* New artwork from Barrett Stanley.1 vol, 192 pgs 2024 UK, MODIPHIUS
NEW-hardcover, available late May 2024 ......$62.00 rct

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1-228453 McCullough, Joseph THE SILVER BAYONET: Egypt: Shadow of the Sphinx Egypt: Shadow of the Sphinx is a supplement for The Silver Bayonet that brings two new campaigns, one competitive and one for solo or cooperative play -- it allows players to face new foes, recruit new soldiers, and uncover the treasures of Ancient Egypt. The players' special units can explore the mysteries of this great land, venturing into lost cities, forbidden ruins, and even beneath the Pyramids themselves. Also included is a new recruitment list as well as a number of new soldier types, and the equipment that might give them an edge. Also brings an array of terrifying foes, including mummies, werejackals, and serpopards.1 vol, 64 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-939012 Saunders, Andy 012 BF 109E: Battle of Britain An illustrated account of the Bf 109E's evolving role during the fateful first stages of the Battle of Britain. Explores how the Channel's breadth and the short range of Emil combined to force the Luftwaffe's fighter units to evolve their tactics in pursuit of victory. Draws upon first-hand accounts to tell the story of this landmark battle's fascinating beginnings. Bringing further context to this analysis, archive photos, newly commissioned artworks, and tactical and ribbon diagrams demonstrate how strategy and procedure developed over the course of combat.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968045 Laslie, Brian 045 OPERATION ALLIED FORCE 1999: NATO's airpower victory in Kosovo Covers NATO's war against Serbian forces over Kosovo. Offers a complete history of the campaign, based on a wide range of primary and secondary sources. Although predominantly a USAF effort, the campaign also featured multinational contributions as well as significant naval aviation. Using original battlescenes, maps, and 3D diagrams, examines the aircraft, weapons and doctrine used, the Serbian air defenses, how the Allied forces planned and launched their air campaign, and how NATO had to rapidly adapt its initial plans to achieve success. Illustrated throughout with 60 photos and at least 14 pages of color illustrations.1 vol, 96 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972077 Adams, Gregg 077 US MARINE vs JAPANESE SOLDIER: Saipan, Guam, and Peleliu, 1944 Fully illustrated, this book assesses the US Marines and Japanese troops' doctrine, tactics, weapons, and battlefield effectiveness in three battles of this stage of the Pacific War. Featuring all-new artwork and mapping alongside archive photographs, this study assesses the tactics and technology employed by the Marines and their Japanese opponents in these bloody battles, as the Pacific War moved toward its grim climax.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978136 Samsonov, Peter 136 PANZER III vs T-34: Eastern Front 1941 This illustrated study pits Germany's PzKpfw III against the Soviet Union's T-34 in the wake of Hitler's 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union. Details how both designs were intended to be the primary medium tanks of their respective armies, but owing to manufacturing difficulties, neither was available in quite the numbers intended. Full-color artwork, archive photographs, and authoritative text drawing upon Russian- and German-language sources combine to reveal how the Germans harnessed the advantages of combat experience and superior organization to counter the T-34's tactical strengths, and also how the PzKpfw III quickly lost relevance as it became evident that it could not carry a gun powerful enough to destroy the T-34 at range.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995329 Casiere, Romain 329 TANKS ON IWO JIMA 1945 Explores how despite the US taking more casualties than the Japanese, the tank played an important role as a support weapon, despite the rough terrain and unconventional enemy tactics. Using unpublished official records and veterans' accounts, details Japanese and USMC armored operations on the island. Illustrations include unpublished photographs from private collections and meticulously researched new color profiles, highlighting the tanks' modifications and their diverse camouflage and markings.1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996401 Colby, Cameron 401 JAMESTOWN 1622: The Anglo-Powhatan Wars Explores the infamous massacre of 1622 and the events of a pivotal conflict in colonial American history, and narrates the tumultuous events of Jamestown's early years. The first and second Anglo-Powhatan wars are brought to life using battlescene artworks and period images. Detailed maps and 3D diagrams illustrate Native American and English tactics from 1607-34, and chart the progress of Jamestown's expansion as English settlers sought to drive back the Powhatan tribes of the Chesapeake.1 vol, 96 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999556 Field, Ron 556 GERMANY'S FRENCH ALLIES 1941-45 Examines the involvement of French volunteers, not only on the Eastern Front, but also in the 'Phalange Africaine' in Tunisia and in the 'Legion Tricolore', a short-lived military organization under the control of the French Vichy government. Using archive photographs and specially commissioned artwork, studies the French personnel's equipment, insignia, and uniforms while describing their involvement in some of the most grueling battles of World War II.1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-243610 Rooney, David A HISTORY OF GUERILLA WARFARE: Insurgents, Patriots and Terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin Laden Explores the ever-shifting landscape of unconventional warfare and its profound impact on contemporary global dynamics. Highlights pivotal figures such as the Maccabees, Napoleon, the Boer Wars, Michael Collins, Mao Tse Tung, T. E. Lawrence, Castro, Guevara, the Guerrillas of World War II, and Al Qaeda's Osama Bin Laden, illustrating the evolution of guerrilla theories. Delves into the relevance of non-conventional approaches in today's fast-paced world and the leaders who reshaped military strategies.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late May 2024 ......$43.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-954172 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 17.2: The Celtic invasion of Greece Theme: The Celtic invasion of Greece
* The Celtic invasion of the Greek world - A fierce flood
* The Celtic panoply, as worn around 279 BC - The Celts of Brennus
* Not the one you are probably thinking of - The Battle of Thermopylae
* The birth & origins of the Celtic polities - Sons of Teutates
* Celts against the gods - The Battle of Delphi

Features:
* The impact of the Roman onager - Kicked by a donkey
* The tombstone of Marcus Aemilius Durises - Dining with the dead
* Elephants or war-machines - A historian's dilemma
* The iconography of the Samnite Warrior - Heavy infantry or skirmisher?
* The Spartan cavalry conundrum - Champing at the bit1 vol, 84 pgs 2024 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962211 anon MEDIEVAL WORLD: Volume 11: Charles IV of Bohemia Theme: Charles IV of Bohemia
* Charles IV of Bohemia: A Fortunate, Rational, and Pious Ruler
* A New Charles: How Religion Shaped the Bohemian King
* The Charles Bridge: Staging Processions in Medieval Prague
* A Ruler's Dual Identity: Wenceslaus and Charles
* Cultural & Political Superpowers: Prague and Bohemia under Charles IV
* The Likenesses of Charles IV: Individualized and Idealized Depictions

Features:
* Tsushima Island: Bloody Stepping Stone to Japan
* It's in the mail: The Myth of the Knight in Shinning Armour
* The Battle of Adrianople: Who would never consent to flee
* Give point!: Swords & Armour at Benevento
* Creating the Quran: The Earliest Roots of the Islamic Faith
* The Turtle's Husband: The Legend of Urashima the Fisherman
* Book review: Beowulf and the North before the Vikings
* Book review: Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade1 vol, 92 pgs 2024 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-243630 Mackowski, Chris WAR IN THE WESTERN THEATER: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War Contains some of the best scholarship from Emerging Civil War's blog, symposia, and podcast, revised and updated, together with original pieces designed to shed new light and insight on some of the most important and fascinating events. Offers fresh and insightful aspects and angles to key events that unfolded between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River. Examines areas such as the Confederate charge at Shiloh, how key decisions won (and lost) the bloody fighting at Chickamauga, and how whiskey may have impacted the fighting at Corinth. Also explores different battlefields and the lives of individual soldiers and families. Contains 51 images and 8 maps.1 vol, 336 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-914174 various VAE VICTIS # 174: Munchengratz and Gitschin, June 28th-29th 1866. Content:

NEWS: Eylau 1807; NA'41; France '40; C31 37; Rebel Fury; The Enemy is at the Gate; The Fate of All; ATO 58; Panzer NA

BOARDGAMES: Winter's Victory; Mare Nostrum; Save South VN; Death in the Trenches; Norman Sword; Plantagenet; Banish all their Fear; Beginning of a Tragedy; Battles in the East

HOBBY: Des etudiants s'invitent au combat, Saison 2 - nouvelle formule; Les jeux de roles (quasi)historiques; Comment ecrire une campagne

FIGURINES: TPillage; Extension 7TV; 1807, le desastre de la seconde expedition d'Alexandrie; Construire un village africain; Bataille sur le Mincio 1815; Team Yankee NATO 2ND part

ART OF WAR: Munchengratz and Gitschin, June 28th-29th 1866.

WARGAME: New module in the Battles in the Time of Napoleon III series, Muchengratz and Gitschin is the third and final game in the series of preliminary battles of the Bohemian campaign of 1866 leading to the major confrontation between the two German powers: the battle of Sadowa/Koniggr?tz which will be the subject of a big game later. The The Great Battles of Napoleon III series (VaeVictis n? 55, 73, 138, 157 and 165), offers a simple and dynamic system, emphasizing troop engagement in the face of deadly defensive fire. While the bulk of the imperial army begins its movement from Olmutz to reach the heart of Bohemia, the I Austrian Corp of Count Clam-Gallas is ordered to guard the border and collect the retreating Saxon divisions in accordance with the plan drawn up by the general staffs of the two countries. He will then be able to begin his withdrawal to join the rest of the Austrian corps concentrated for the decisive battle envisaged in the purest Napoleonic tradition, but this is without taking into account the energetic Prussian advances of the Elbe Army and the First Army which, during the battles of Muchengratz and Gitschin, jostled and disorganized the imperial troops in their retreat.


Difficulty: 5/10
Solitaire: ??7/10
Playing time: 2 to 4 hours depending on the scenario1 vol, 84 pgs 2024 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-243620 Hillier-Graves, Tim MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN: The Red Baron & the High Price of Glory Explores the story of Manfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron', and how an image of chivalry was conjured up and exploited with little regard of the cost of this to an increasingly war-weary man. Draws on many sources, including interviews with pilots he fought alongside and against, official documents held in collections around the world, the work of three noted Great War historians. In addition, there are interviews with fifty or so pilots from the Second World War, who went through much that von Richthofen experienced above the Western Front and could speak with authority about the effects of continuous combat flying on aviators. Contains 32 mono illustrations.1 vol, 296 pgs 2024 UK, AIR WORLD
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2-234840 Buttar, Prit MEAT GRINDER: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient 1942-43 Examines the four major offensives launched by the Red Army against the Rzhev Salient, all of which were defeated with heavy losses, exceeding two million killed, wounded or missing, until eventually, the Germans were forced to evacuate the salient in March 1943. So many casualties occurred, it was called The Meat Grinder. Drawing on the latest research, the book provides a new study of these horrific battles but also examines how the Red Army did ultimately learn from its colossal failures and how its analysis of these failures at the time helped pave the way for the eventual Soviet victory against Army Group Center in the summer of 1944, leaving the road to Berlin clear.1 vol, 464 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-243640 Forsdike, Mark A BATTALION IN BURMA: Second Suffolk in Arakan and at Imphal, 1943-44 Explores the history of the Second Suffolk, 5th (Indian) Division during World War II's Burma campaign. Draws on previously unpublished accounts of those who served there, together with unpublished photographs. Describes the struggles that the Second Suffolk faced, such as their ruthless enemy, the unforgiving jungle terrain, the harsh tropical climate, and the extremes of the monsoon season. The combination of these factors called for the highest standards of leadership and discipline.1 vol, 256 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243600 Johnson, Brian THROUGH BLOOD AND BROTHERHOOD: Comrades and Enemies in WWII Yugoslavia Provides a distinctive account of what happened in the Yugoslavian theater of conflict in World War II, based on the detailed diaries of Gottfried Weber, a teen from Saxony who is willingly drafted into the German Wehrmacht and sent to Yugoslavia for occupation duty. Details the struggle between teenage life and the realities of war. Provides personal interviews from Weber's comrades and enemies that he fought against, combined with an extensive number of photographs. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2024 US, CASEMATE
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2-220190 Margaritis, Peter COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY: The German Perspective Offers a detailed, day-to-day journal approach, tracing the daily activities and machinations of the German High Command as they try to prepare for the Allied invasion. Covers the efforts of the German commanders -- Rommel, von Rundstedt, Marcks, von Salmuth, von Schweppenburg, and Pemsel among others, to strengthen the Atlantikwall as the Allied invasion becomes inevitable. Includes 16-page color plate section and 13 maps.1 vol, 672 pgs 2024 US, CASEMATE
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2-225430 Szamveber, Norbert LAST PANZER BATTLES IN HUNGARY: Spring 1945 The Sixth Panzer Army was the last army available to the German military leadership which was more or less intact in 1945 and capable of launching a major offensive. Replenished after the failed Ardennes Offensive, it was deployed in Hungary and participated in the Operation Spring Awakening, launched in the western part of the country on 6th of March, 1945. Besides giving a detailed chronological description of the events, the book covers tank effectiveness, Axis and Soviet tactics, and overall goals. Includes new archival sources kept in Russian archives and some newly published German memoirs. Includes 22 photos, 26 black and white and color maps, and 12 organizational charts.1 vol, 488 pgs 2024 UK, PEKO PUBLISHING
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1-243650 Szamveber, Norbert ARMOURED WARFARE IN THE BATTLE FOR BUDAPEST A detailed analysis of the fierce armored clashes in the first phase of the Budapest Operation during World War II. Describes and analyzes the fierce armored clashes in the first phase of the Budapest Operation in detail, based principally on archival sources. On the Hungarian theater of war of the Eastern Front, the Soviet troops attempted to take Budapest repeatedly from the end of October 1944. However, the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Front forces only managed to encircle the Hungarian capital by the end of December 1944. The German troops, especially the battle groups of the Panzer Divisions and Panzergrenadier Divisions fought effective delaying combat. 1 vol, 882 pgs 2024 UK, PEKO PUBLISHING
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