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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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1-312001801 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo: Prussian Infantry Brigade This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete brigade of three Prussian line or light infantry regiments of 80 men each, three bases of jagers, a three-gun 12-pdr Foot Artillery battery, and three mounted brigade commanders.

Contents:

3 x Epic Battles: Napoleonic Prussian Infantry plastic sprues
3 x Epic Battles: plastic base sprues.
1 x Full-colour Napoleonic Prussian flag leaflet1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid June 2022 ......$42.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-312001802 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo: Prussian Cavalry Brigade Contents:
This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete brigade of three Prussian cavalry regiments (three bases of Hussars, three bases of Uhlans and three bases of Dragoons) along with three bases of skirmishing jagers, and a three-gun 6lber horse artillery battery.

Contents:

3 x Epic Battles: Napoleonic Prussian Cavalry plastic sprues
3 x Epic Battles: plastic base sprues.
1 x Full-colour Napoleonic Prussian flag leaflet1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid June 2022 ......$42.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-312001803 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo: Prussian Landwehr Brigade This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete brigade of three Prussian Landwehr regiments of 80 men each, 1 regiment of Landwehr cavalry, consisting of three bases of cavalry, and a unit of skirmishing jagers. Contents:

3 x Epic Battles: Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr plastic sprues
3 x Epic Battles: plastic base sprues.
1 x Full-colour Napoleonic Prussian flag leaflet1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid June 2022 ......$42.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-226745 Heath, Peter FORGOTTEN BATTLES: The West Wall - September 1944 To February 1945 Latest in the series offers 20 scenarios covering US and British efforts to break through the German West Wall, known by the Allies as The Siegfried Line, from September 1944 to February 1945. Provides different types of engagements, unit sizes, and opposing forces. Includes new troop types and armored vehicles as well as new rules for demolitions, assaults on armored targets, panzerfausts as infantry artillery weapons. The scenarios are designed for use with any WWII rules set, down to company and even platoon level.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, VICTRIX
NEW-softcover, available late May 2022 ......$39.00 rct

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2-89040 Konstam, Angus and Dougie Trail DIE KRIEGSKUNST: Wargaming the Seven Years War An informative rules set based on the 'General de Brigade' system that covers tactical-level treatment with command rules. Includes play aids.1 vol, 106 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, 2nd edition, available late May 2022 ......$35.00 rct

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1-230660 Decker, Michael THE SASANIAN EMPIRE AT WAR: Persia, Rome, and the Rise of Islam, 224-651 Examines war and society in the 224-651 AD Persian Empire ruled by the Sasanian clan. At its height the Sasanians governed lands from the Indus River in the east to Egypt and the Mediterranean in the west. Adversaries of Rome, they also faced grave challenges from nomadic powers from Central Asia, notably the Huns and Turks. The Sasanians were able to maintain their empire for hundreds of years through nearly constant warfare, but when their expansion was checked in the north by the Byzantines at Constantinople in 626, and with the Muslim invasions to their south and west beginning in the 630s, the empire could no longer be sustained, and it finally collapsed.

Analyzes military capabilities, major confrontations, organization, and weapons of the Persian army. Offers a new image of a sophisticated, confident culture astride the heart of Eurasia at the end of the ancient world and birth of the Silk Road. Persian arms were among the many features of their culture that drew widespread admiration and was one of the keys to the survival of Iranian culture beyond the Arab Conquest and into the present day.1 vol, 304 pgs 2021 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-914162 various VAE VICTIS # 162: Basileus II Included Wargames: Basileus II

Basileus II is the sixth module of the game system A la Charge!
* Andrassos 960: Arabs under Sayf al-Dawla vs Byzantines under Leo Phokas in Cappadocia.
* Battle of the Orontes 994: Turks under Manjutakin attacks Byzantines under Michael Bourtzes on 15 September near Apamea.
* Azaz 1030: Byzantines under emperor Romanos III Argyros retreat toward Antioch but is trapped by the Mirdasid army on 10 August 1030.
* Manzikert 1071: On 26 August, the Byzantines clash with the Seljuks near Manzikert, at the eastern edge of the empire, north of Lake Van.
* Zombos Bridge 1074: The Byzantines commanded by Caesar Jean Doukas confront a company of Norman mercenaries commanded by Roussel de Bailleul.

Articles:

NEWS: Tank Duel NA; Piacenza; ASL; Race to Moscow; Salerno 1943
BOARDGAMES: Deadly Wood; Waterloo et Bismarck solo; Storm above the Reich; 1942- USS Yorktown; Absolute War; 3rd Winter
FIGURINES: Campagne au Mali; CR Hail Caesar; Art de la Guerre V4 2e partie; Epic Waterloo; CR What a Tanker; Trois regles pour la 3e GM 1re partie; DAK Attack
HOBBY: Jeux d'histoire : jeux aleatories (2)
RULES: Impetus volume 3; Lion Rampant Vikings; Fighting for Mexico; Rapid Fire! Blitzkrieg Battlegames
SCENARIOS: M44; ASL; Next War Poland
ART of WAR: Byzantine Empire 10-11th centuries1 vol, 84 pgs 2022 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, available late May 2022 [Magazine in French, Rules in English] ......$28.00 rct

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1-962201 anon MEDIEVAL WORLD: Culture & Conflict (Formerly Medieval Warfare): Volume 1 Magazine undergoes name change and adds culture to warfare. All subscriptions for Medieval Warfare will continue uninterrupted.

Theme: The Holy Roman Empire in the Late Middle Ages
* The Late Medieval Holy Roman Empire: Imperial Visions and Local Realities
* The Last Knight: The Life and Legacy of Emperor Maximilian I
* Imperial Splendour: Armour and Regalia of the Holy Roman Emperors
* The Battle of Dornach: Swiss Pike Put a Stop to the Swabian War
* The Hussites: Warfare and Reform in Bohemia

Features:
* The Monuments of Artsakh: Documents of History, Culture, and Religion
* Yasuke: An African Samurai in Japan
* Destroyers and Protectors: Early Medieval British Warriors
* Only 194 Dishes to Go: Lunch for the Emperor
* Putting a Ring on It: Magical Rings in Medieval Legend
* Conwy and Harlech: The Welsh Castles of Edward I1 vol, 92 pgs 2022 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARY
NEW-softcover, available late May 2022 ......$12.75 rct

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1-230640 Laramie, Michael QUEEN ANNE'S WAR: The Second Contest for North America, 1702-1713 Although King William's War (1689-1697) had established the basic disputes between New France and the English colonies, the conflict had resolved little beyond making it clear that the smaller French colony was more than capable of defending itself. When news of the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714), or Queen Anne's War as it would become known in North America, arrived in 1702, few envisioned that the resumption of the previous conflict would grow. to engulf eastern North America from Newfoundland to Florida, pitting the Spanish, English, and French colonies along with their respective native allies began a concerted contest for control of the continent. From the storming of Spanish St. Augustine and the opening shots along the Maine frontier, through the implementation of a series of profit-driven Indian Wars and the destruction of the Spanish mission system in Georgia and Florida, to the direct involvement of Britain in the closing days of the conflict.

Recreates the world of early North American expansion, providing riveting accounts of the battles across settlements and wilderness as well as the motives, conditions, triumphs, and failures of the Europeans and their respective Native American allies. Based on English, French, and Spanish sources, this describes the economic and geopolitical ramifications of the war that reshaped North America. It also reveals the sense of independence emerging in the colonies, from Puritan New England to plantation South Carolina, at the close of the war.1 vol, 352 pgs 2021 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-230620 Kling, Stephen CAVALRY IN THE WILDERNESS: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War Covers: The Evolution of Light Dragoons; British Light Horse in North America during the French and Indian War and Later Frontier Campaigns; French Cavalry in North America during the French and Indian War; Spanish Cavalry in North America before the American Revolutionary War; British Recommendations for Light Horse on the Frontier in the West; Spanish Cavalry of the American Revolutionary War along the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico; Leather Dragoons, Light Cavalry and Texas Cattle for Galvez; American Light Dragoons and Light Horse in the West during the American Revolutionary War; British Cavalry in the West during the American Revolutionary War.1 vol, 300 pgs 2021 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
NEW-dj, available late May 2022 ......$35.00 rct

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1-230630 Kling, Stephen editor THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN THE WEST Covers the battles of the American Revolutionary War west of the Thirteen Colonies and along the Mississippi River. It included French-heritage inhabitants living along the Mississippi River, the new Spanish owners of the Louisiana Territory, the British masters of the east side of the Mississippi River, the Americans who conquered much of the east side of the Mississippi River from the British, the Native Americans who were often (but not exclusively) allied with the British and were involved in almost every military action in the west, and both free and enslaved Blacks who participated in several conflicts (sometimes voluntarily and often involuntarily).1 vol, 300 pgs 2022 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
NEW-dj, available early June 2022 ......$35.00 rct

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1-230650 Lender, Mark FORT TICONDEROGA: The Last Campaigns: The War in the North, 1777-1783 During the American Revolution, Fort Ticonderoga dominated north-south communications in upstate New York and was considered the Key to the Continent. American efforts to defend the fort in June against British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's 1777 campaign entailed political and military intrigue, bungling, heroism, and ultimately a narrow escape for the Continental and provincial forces under Major General Arthur St. Clair.

The loss of Ticonderoga stunned patriot morale and ignited one of the greatest political firestorms of the war. But the fortunes of war turned. Two months later, the rebels mounted a sensational-if little known-counter-attack on Ticonderoga that had major implications for Burgoyne's eventual defeat at Saratoga in October. Yet Saratoga brought no peace, and Ticonderoga would be central to additional military and political maneuverings-many of them known only to specialist historians-that would keep the region on edge until the end of the war in 1783.1 vol, 256 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-230670 Curtis, Alan FROM THE ATACAMA TO THE ANDES: Battles of the War of the Pacific 1879-1883 After the break-up of the Spanish empire, ill-defined boundaries separated the nine independent states. One was the Atacama Desert between Bolivia and Chile, one of the driest regions in the world that contained nitrates that the world needed for explosives and fertilizer. War broke out in February 1879. Includes 35 b/w photographs, 8 color plates, and 15 color maps.

Both sides found themselves unprepared for war, but rapid armament followed as the Peruvians were dragged into the conflict in support of their Bolivian allies. Initially there was a tiresome naval war of blockade. Two naval actions decided the naval campaign in favor of the Chileans who then proceeded to use their naval power to attack the Allies' isolated armies and capture Lima two years after war had broken out. The war was notable in the West for fights involving ironclads, particularly the Battle of Angamos.

The land war was more or less ignored abroad, although it included some of the biggest battles ever fought on the continent, using all the latest technology, including breech loading rifles and cannons and machine guns. Fighting then developed into a cruel and ruthless guerrilla war in the Andes, sometimes even pitting Peruvian against Peruvian.1 vol, 236 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available late May 2022 ......$45.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-914031G Bey, Frederic VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 30: Waterloo 1815 Napoleon, Wellington, and Blucher meet again in this boardgame of the battles of Les Quatre-Bras and Waterloo 1815. This poses numerous challenges for the players: assaulting fortified farms, launching cavalry charges, organizing grand batteries of artillery, handling reserves, and using reinforcements decisively.

Game Components:

2 maps 59 x 41 cm
432 die-cut units and markers
1 rules booklet
1 scenarios booklet
1 player aid card

Game Scale:

Units: 1 strength point equals 350 infantrymen, 250 cavalrymen, or 3 guns
Time : 1 turn for 90 minutes
Map : 400 meters per hex
Playing time: 2 to 10 hours, depending on scenario
Complexity: 7/91 vol, 24 pgs 2022 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, available late May 2022 [English text] ......$38.00 rct

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1-230680 Chick, Sean Michael DREAMS OF VICTORY: General P. G. T. Beauregard in the Civil War Few Civil War generals attracted as much debate and controversy as Pierre Gustav Toutant Beauregard. He combined brilliance and charisma with arrogance and histrionics. He was a Catholic Creole in a society dominated by white Protestants, which made him appear exotic next to the likes of Albert Sidney Johnston and Robert E. Lee. Includes 13 maps and 175 images.

He was reviled by Jefferson Davis and often mocked by Mary Chesnut in her diary. Yet, he was popular with his soldiers and subordinates. Outside of Lee, he was the South's most consistently successful commander, winning at Bull Run, defending Charleston in 1863, and defeating Benjamin Butler at Bermuda Hundred and Ulysses Grant and George Meade at Petersburg. Yet, he lived his life in the shadow of his one major defeat: Shiloh.

Beauregard's career before and after the war was no less tumultuous than his Civil War record. He was born among the Creole elite of Louisiana, but rejected the life of a planter in favor of the military, inspired by tales of Napoleon. He was considered a shining light of the antebellum army and performed superbly in the Mexican-American War. Yet, he complained about a lack of promotion and made a frustrating stab at being mayor of New Orleans in 1858.

After the war, he was a successful railroad executive and took a stand against racism, violence, and corruption during the Reconstruction. Yet, he was ousted from both railroads he oversaw and his foray into Reconstruction politics came to naught. Although he provided for his family and left them a hefty sum after his death, the money was mostly gained by working for the corrupt Louisiana Lottery.1 vol, 192 pgs 2022 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-pb, available late May 2022 ......$17.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-930335 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 335: Descent on Malta Descent on Malta is a solitaire operational level simulation of the planned but never executed Axis airborne assault on the British island fortress of Malta. The player controls Axis forces (Germans and Italians). The game system controls the opposing Allied forces and reaction. The objective of the game is for the Axis to capture Malta at the lowest possible cost in casualties.

The design is based on the Crete '41 game (World at War # 47). The game includes optional rules that allow for two or more players to control different parts of the Axis invasion. Descent on Malta is an area movement game with 1 inch on the map representing 2.5 miles. The map shows Malta, the adjoining islands of Gozo, Comino, and surrounding waters, with displays (boxes) representing Axis units in Sicily and southern Italy. Ground units represent Axis and British regiments, battalions, and companies; Axis air units represent 3 to 6 squadrons. Each turn equals anywhere from 4 hours of intense combat action to two days of attritional warfare and refitting.

Components: One 22x34-inch map, 228 counters, and magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2022 US, DECISION GAMES
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