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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
Weekly eFlyer: 5/16/2024

1-WAAAC001 28mm FOOT KNIGHTS: 1150-1320 This hard plastic box set allows you to build up to 24 foot knights with a wide variety of weapons, including an axe, falchion, spear, mace, and, of course, the ubiquitous and iconic arming sword. Various heads and shields allow for even more customization, and parts can be combined with the other sets in the range. The 28mm figures require assembly and painting.1 vol, 24 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
NEW-box, available late May 2024 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-WAAGA001 25mm HORSES Designed with minimal tack, these 18 horse models in 28mm are suitable for a wide range of uses to represent horses throughout history and fantasy. Each sprue includes six horse halves, four heads, three tails, and three saddle blankets. Each half is designed to be used with any other opposite-side half giving you nine unique poses (not counting the plethora of tail positions).1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAAGA002 25mm DUAL USE BASES: 60 Hard Plastic Bases These are a new kind of 25mm round base that has been designed to work with figures that have either an integral puddle base or flat feet. One side has a 23mm x 1mm indented recess so that figures with puddle bases will have their feet flush with the edge and eliminate that 'standing on a hill' look. The other side is flat for figures which will have their feet glued directly to the base. These bases have a low 2mm profile to blend well with the tabletop and there is also a 3mm x 1mm hole to add a magnet for secure storage or for use with a movement tray. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAAGA004 25mm TEXTURED BASES (3mm Bevel): 48 Hard Plastic Bases This box includes 48 textured hard plastic 25mm bases with a 3mm height. Whether you want to field your models on desert, gravel, mud, snow, or an alien world these bases have you covered. Skip the putty and go straight to painting.1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAAIC003 AFGHAN CAVALRY: 28mm Figures This set includes 12 cavalry in 28mm typical of the North-West Frontier during conflicts with the British from the 1830s-1920s. Depending on weapon choices they would not be inappropriate from 1700 up to the present time. These fearsome warriors used their cavalry to great advantage in stalking and launching attacks on the British and other invaders from their mountainous homeland. Often, Afghan cavalry units (regular and irregular alike) were able to strike hard and fast to devastating effect before disappearing into the surrounding terrain as if they were never there.1 vol, 40 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAAMR001 GANGS OF ROME: Citizens of Rome Corrected Price: $36.00 (not $55.00 from a previous eflyer).

Contains 30 hard-plastic miniatures in 28mm to create a variety of options for Gangs of Rome games. Assemble Gang Fighters, each with a unique set of weapons, and civilian members of Rome's mob with walking sticks and amphora. Armed with an array of swords, daggers, spears, pilum, bows, slings, clubs, and shields, these miniatures are also ideally suited for recreating the tumultuous events of The Spartacus Revolt.1 vol, 30 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-BRIG412 Bunde, Peter 412: KINGDOM OF BAVARIA: 4th Light Infantry Battalion 1809-1813 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2024 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-243760 Kaufmann, H.W. THE FORTS AND FORTIFICATIONS OF EUROPE 1815-1945: The Central States - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia Examines the redrawn borders of Central Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. The volatile politics of the late nineteenth century generated an atmosphere of fear and distrust, and it gave rise to a new era of fortress building. Describes how defensive lines and structures on a massive scale were constructed along national frontiers to deter aggression.

The Germans, Austro-Hungarians, and Czechs all embarked on ambitious building programs. Artillery positions, barbed-wire networks, casemates, concrete bunkers, trench lines, and observation posts all sprang up in a vain attempt to keep the peace and to delay the invader. Describes the strategic thinking, planning, design and construction of these defensive schemes. Their operational history in wartime, in particular during WWII, is a key element of the account. Contains 150 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 280 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243720 Grainger, John TWO ROMAN REVOLUTIONS: The Senate, the Emperors and Power, from Commodus to Gallienus (AD 180-260) Offers a new perspective on the Roman Empire during the events of 69AD, as the shift of power marked the end of real senatorial power, and the empire as an autocracy was finally established. Looks at how the assassination of Emperor Commodus and the success of Septimus Severus set up a continuous tension within the government between imperial and senatorial powers and authority. The weakness of the imperial power produced an increase in warfare on all frontiers, from Syria to Britannia. The years that followed saw a sway of power, thanks to constant assassinations and then recovery of leadership. Explores how that control was constantly in flux. Contains 16 mono illustrations.1 vol, 224 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243790 Milne, Kathryn INSIDE THE ROMAN LEGIONS: The Soldier's Experience 264-107 BCE Aims to tell the story of the Roman soldier through a holistic, empathetic examination of what the experience of military service in the Middle Republic was really like, through the lens of an ordinary soldier. Traces real examples of soldiers described in the ancient sources to reveal how they traveled, how they were organized, and what campaign objectives they faced.

Begins with a discussion of a future soldier's background and what military values were conveyed to him through the prevailing culture of the time. Then follows him through a range of potential experiences, examining camp conditions and training with various types of weapons and armor, and proceeds to take the reader through the experience of fighting in a pitched battle step by step. Also addresses experiences that only some soldiers would have had, such as escaping a total defeat, deserting, or being subject to unusual punishments.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243690 Sampson, Gareth THE BATTLE OF THAPSUS (46 BC): Caesar, Metellus Scipio, and the Renewal of the Third Roman Civil War Explores the opposition that Caesar faced in the Civil War that had engulfed the late Roman Republic. Metellus Scipio and Cato the Younger seriously challenged Caesar's dominance of the Republic, culminating in a decisive battle at Thapsus in what is now Tunisia. Describes the campaigns that set the context for the battle, including the role played by the various regional powers drawn into the Roman Civil War. The battle itself in recounted in detail, analyzing the relative strengths of the armies involved, their organization, equipment, and tactics. Assesses the opposing commanders and the strategies on the day which led to another victory for Caesar. Discusses the bloody aftermath of the battle and the myths that developed around the deaths of Caesar's opponents. Contains 16 black and white illustrations.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243730 Pearson, Harry CLASH OF CROWNS: The Battle of Byland 1322, Robert the Bruce's Forgotten Victory Explores a crucial battle in the Wars of Scottish Independence. King Robert 'the Bruce' of Scotland led a force of several thousand men against the soldiers of King Edward II of England, with thousands more approaching as reinforcements. Using fresh research and over 100 images and maps, tells the story of the ensuing battle, the dramatic circumstances which brought it about, and the impact of the outcome on the history of the British Isles. Contains 16 color illustrations and 104 mono illustrations.1 vol, 192 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243770 Swift, Dave GALLOGLAS: From the Western Isles to Ireland From their appearance in the 13th century to the 16th century wars of the Tudor age, the so-called galloglas determined the manner in which war was waged on Irish soil. While traditional Irish warfare mainly relied on swift-footed hit-and-run tactics, these battle-hardened warriors stood and fought it out to the last man, galloglass often facing galloglass. Written in cooperation with Claiomh, one of the leading Irish reenactment groups reconstructing the daily life of the galloglas.

Describes the origins, history, and eventual disappearance of the galloglas from the battlefields of Ireland. Drawing on the latest archaeological evidence, it sheds light on the outward appearance, weapons and equipment, pay, organization, and the motivation of these fearsome warriors. Illustrated throughout in colour with five full-page colour plates, contemporary illustrations, and photographs.1 vol, 156 pgs 2024 GERMANY, ZEUGHAUS VERLAG
NEW-pb, available late May 2024 ......$55.00 rct

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1-PWAR106 Newberg PAPER WARS ISSUE 105: Power & Resolution: The English Civil War, 1642-51 This is a graphic update of the classic Simulations Canada game designed by Stephen Newberg and originally published in 1984. It is medium-complexity, strategic-level, with quarter-year turns and a large-hex map that covers all of Britain and the eastern half of Ireland. Special rules cover political infighting, religion, leaders, the navy, and much more. There is a grand scenario covering the whole war and four shorter ones. One sheet of 200 small-size half-inch counters. Playable by two, three or four, but not easily adaptable to solitaire.1 vol, 64 pgs 2024 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-243700 Caliaro, Luigino AERONAUTICA MACCHI FIGHTERS: C.200 Saetta, C.202 Folgore, C.205 Veltro Details the three main fighters to serve in World War II produced by the Varese-based Aeronautica Macchi: the C.200 Saetta (Lightning), the C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt), and the C.205 Veltro (Greyhound). Drawing on company and military archive reports, traces the origins of Aeronautica Macchi before examining the design and development of each type, as well as production, prototypes, and technical aspects of each. Also covered are details of the operational variants and project designs, along with a detailed narrative covering the history of each aircraft in service with the Regia Aeronautica, the Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana, the Luftwaffe, and Croatian Air Legion. Additionally, post-war service with the Aeronautica Militare and the Royal Egyptian Air Force is explored, as well as camouflage, markings, heraldry and insignia. Contains approximately 650 photos, color artworks, detailed art, and line drawings.1 vol, 224 pgs 2024 US, CLASSIC PUBLICATIONS
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1-243791 Doring, Arnold LUFTWAFFE BOMBER TO NIGHTFIGHTER: Volume I: The Memoirs of a Knight's Cross Pilot Explores the diaries of Luftwaffe bomber pilot Arnold Doring, translated into English for the first time. Accounts not only give technical aspects but also descriptions of bombing raids and narrow escapes from enemy fighter planes. With a detached professionalism, offers thrilling, action-packed snapshots of life as a Luftwaffe nightfighter. Doring flew a total of 392 aerial attacks and was awarded the Knight's Cross in April 1945. Contains 20 mono illustrations.1 vol, 288 pgs 2024 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-243740 Saunders, Tim THE CHURCHILL CROCODILE: 141 Regiment RAC (The Buffs) Explores how the British Army started the development of flame throwers in 1938, which then evolved into being tank-mounted. The 141 (The Buffs) Regiment RAC had been converted to Churchill Tanks at the end of 1941, and in early 1944, they were earmarked for another change of role to the Crocodile conversion of the new Mk VII Churchill tank. This flame throwing system was secret and started to arrive with the regiment in April 1944. After D-Day, there followed a period of misuse, but by the middle of the Normandy campaign, a clear doctrine for the use of the Crocodile emerged and they were in great demand. Contains 70 mono illustrations.1 vol, 320 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late May 2024 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-243710 Grant, Alastair ROYAL MARINES IN RUSSIA, 1919: Battling the Bolsheviks During the Intervention Explores the story of a 23-year-old Royal Marines officer, Thomas Henry Jameson, who was deployed by the British during the Russian Civil War to assist the White Russians. His mission took him and his men on a journey of 5,000 miles from Vladivostok to the battlegrounds not far from Moscow. As part of a White Russian Flotilla, they steamed down the huge Kama River and fought a series of successful battles against superior Bolshevik gunboats. Later, they were forced to retreat and had to fight their way back, the threat of execution looming over them if caught. Also explores the hazards in this cruel civil war including disease, which Jameson described as the biggest challenge of all. Contains 70 mono illustrations.1 vol, 216 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM1187 Smith, Gregory ATLANTIC SENTINELS: North Atlantic Convoy Escort -- 1942-43 Solitaire, tactical-level game places you as the Senior Officer of the Escort, shepherding a convoy in the North Atlantic from the attacks of U-boats during the height of the U-boat threat - 1942 to early 1943. The convoy escort group typically contained four to 10 escort vessels guarding a convoy on its way across the Atlantic.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 4 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 10 out of 10 (solitaire game design)
* Time Scale: Semi-abstract (Convoy escort missions, 2 per month)
* Map Scale: Abstract
* Unit Scale: Individual escorts, U-boats, merchant ships (when targeted)
* Players: One (with option for two)
* Playing Time: 15 to 20 minutes (single mission), 6-8 hours (full career)

Components:
* One Counter Sheet of 9/16-inch unit-counters
* Two Tactical Displays (double sided, one for Small Convoys, one for Large Convoys)
* Three Player Aid Cards (double-sided)
* Three Player Aid Cards (single-sided)
* One Operational Display
* Rules Booklet
* One Mission Logsheet
* Two 6-sided and two 10-sided dice1 vol, 1 pgs 2024 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-pb, available late May 2024 ......$69.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-243750 Steel, Jeff FROM DUNKIRK TO D-DAY: A Commando's War Details the experiences of Bill Adlam, who escaped from Dunkirk via a bayonet charge into machine guns and presented with the Military Medal 'for gallantry under fire' by King George VI. Looks at how he volunteered for commandos and went on several successful raids (Norway, Dieppe, Scotland, etc.), training others in the brutal form, and then ended up storming the D-Day beaches. Contains 37 mono illustrations.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243780 Wenkin, Hugues THE BREAKTHROUGH OF KAMPFGRUPPE PEIPER IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE Kampfgruppe Peiper was the spearhead of the German 6th Panzer-Army in the Ardennes, responsible for clearing the way for the German tanks towards the Meuse and Antwerp. It was endowed with considerable firepower and motivated veterans.. It had to rush forward without regard to its flanks to seize bridges over the Meuse River before the American army had time to react. One after the other, bridges were being blown in front of Peiper. Out of fuel, he found himself at a standstill isolated at La Gleize. Analyzes the events as they occurred, minute by minute, explaining the reasons for Peiper's failure. Contains 150 mono illustrations.1 vol, 240 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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