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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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1-237290 Perrett, Bryab and General Sir Walter Walker KCB, CBE, DSO A HISTORY OF JUNGLE WARFARE: From the Earliest Days to the Battlefields of Vietnam Originally published in 1990, this reprint examines warfare in a world of dense vegetation, tangled roots, fetid mud, and swamps. The helicopter, sophisticated weaponry, and technology revolutionized military combat, but survival still depends on acute observation and listening for the slightest sound. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available late May 2023 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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2-206250 Fields, Nic AD69: Emperors, Armies & Anarchy With the death of Nero by suicide, the Julio-Claudian dynasty came to an ignominious end and Rome was up for grabs. Imperial authority was ultimately based on control of the military and so began the 'Year of the Four Emperors.' It took a year of civil war and the death of three imperial candidates before a fourth candidate could come out on top, remain there, and establish a new dynasty. Includes b/w maps and illustrations.1 vol, 256 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb edition, available late May 2023 ......$27.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-237260 Syvanne, Ilkka EMPEROR SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS: The Roman Hannibal Details how Septimius Severus won his wars and battles, achieved his position, and used his newly gained power to secure his family's position. Reveals how he reformed the state and its military and used these remodeled forces in wars of conquest to prove his worth as emperor to both the soldiers and the populace. Discusses the legacy he left for his son, Caracalla, who followed him in both his good and bad traits. Septimius Severus' advice: 'Be harmonious, enrich the soldiers, and scorn all other men!' Includes 40 color illustrations and 120 mono illustrations.1 vol, 336 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-237230 Corbett, Theodore A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIUONARY WAR: An Atlantic-Wide Conflict over Independence and Empire Treats naval history of the Revolution as an Atlantic-wide conflict and drills down to individual actions by sloops and barques which proved to be as decisive as the familiar ship of the line confrontations. Also emphasizes the role of the crew as much the not-always-heroic officers. From a naval perspective, the rebellious colonies did not gain a military victory, though Benjamin Franklin was able to secure their independence at the peace table in Europe. Includes 19 mono illustrations and four maps.1 vol, 280 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-237240 Desmatais, Norman AMERICA'S FIRST ALLY: France in the Revolutionary War Starts with an overview of the intellectual and ideological contributions of the French Enlightenment thinkers, called the philosophes, to the American and French revolutions. Then, covers the many forms of aid provided by France to support America during the Revolutionary War. This included much-needed military supplies, naval assistance, and military units. Examines the contributions of individual French officers and troops, arguing that America could not have won without them. Includes accounts drawn from ships' logs, court and auction records, newspapers, letters, diaries, journals, and pension applications. Contains 20 black and white illustrations and maps.1 vol, 280 pgs 2023 US, CASEMATE
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1-COM1175 Moeller, Christopher NAPOLEON'S EAGLES 2: Hundred Days Wargame of the final four battles of the Napoleonic age: Quatre Bras and Ligny (June 16, 1815), and Waterloo and Wavre (June 18, 1815). Two campaign games allow the battles of the 16th and 18th to be played together, as well as a grand campaign that combines all four battles.

While there are multiple scenarios presented in the game, each with its own special rules and conditions for victory, most battles are won by inflicting nine demoralizations on an opponent's army, before they do the same to you. Combat is a back and forth affair, using specially designed decks of playing cards. Combat units, featuring glorious period artwork, represent infantry and cavalry formations, massed artillery formations, and those leaders operating at the highest levels (Wing and Army command).

Product Information:
* Complexity: 5 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: High
* Time Scale: Abstract (one full day of battle is 6 turns)
* Unit Scale: Infantry and Cavalry Corps
* Players: Two
* Playing Time: 30 to 90 minutes; 4 hours for large campaign
* Components: 225 Poker-sized cards which include 89 Unit Cards, 32 Terrain and Info Cards, and 104 Playing Cards; Two Player Aid Cards; Three Scenario Set-up Cards; One Rules and Scenario Book; and 1 Box and Lid set.1 vol, 1 pgs 2023 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-914168 various VAE VICTIS # 168: The Sepoy Mutiny Magazine includes the strategic wargame of the Sepoy Mutiny (The Indian Rebellion) that took more than two years for the British to regain control in the revolting provinces of the Indian subcontinent. Uses the same mechanisms as The Belgian Campaign, 1815 (VV124) and The Eagles of the Danube (VV144).

Product Information:
* One unit: About 2000 men
* Map: One connection = several dozen km
* One turn: 2 months
* Solo playability : 6/10
* Difficulty : 5/10
* Duration of a game : 1.5 to 2 hours


* BOARDGAME: Sniper Elite; Downfall of the Third Reich; Vendee militaire; Struggle of Empires; Les Tontons; ASL paras Ste Mere; Second Front; Baltic Approach; TS - Korn of Africa; and China Sea.

* HOBBY: Des etudiants s'invitent au combat 3e partie; Les jeux de role sur Rome; Strategies Viet Nam; Die Festung Hamburg; and Drouet d'Erlon 11.

* FIGURINES: Art de la Guerre : la cavalerie a travers les ages 3e partie; Saga: ce qui change; Scenario Secession; Jouer une campagne Guerre de trente ans; Guerre en Irak avec Au contact; Mini-campagne Silver Bayonet; Hail Caesar 2nd edition; and Mad for War.


* NEWS RULES: Listes pour Soldiers of Napoleon, Renatio et Gloriam, Rapid Fire : Crete, the airborne Assault, Blood Bilge and Iron balls

* ART of WAR: La revolte des Cipayes1 vol, 84 pgs 2023 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
NEW-dj, available late May 2023 [French text. Rules in English] ......$28.00 inc

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1-237250 Jowett, Phillip THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN 1943-1945: Images of War Series Photo-intensive volume in the series covers every stage of the WWII Italian campaign in photographs -- from the Allied landings in Sicily in 1943, through the tenacious defense by the Germans of a series of fortified lines as the Allies struggled north, to the final Allied advance across the Po in April 1945 and the German surrender. Includes over 300 photographs covering Germans, Italians now on both sides of the front, partisans, and the numerous nationalities in the British Army. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-237280 Lewis, Tom BOMBERS NORTH: Allied Bomber Operations from Northern Australia 1942-1945 Examines the WWII bomber offensive waged from remote northern Australia after the Netherlands East Indies surrendered and the lightning Japanese conquest of South East Asia was complete in 1942. Two understrength RAAF squadrons of Lockheed Hudsons began a brave fight back against the enemy from the Darwin area. These modest initial efforts were the beginnings of an unwavering campaign by Allied bombers waged from Northern Australia until the end of the war in August 1945.1 vol, 156 pgs 2023 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE
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1-237270 Shelley, James THE GERMANS AND THE DIEPPE RAID: How Hitler's Wehrmacht Crushed Operation Jubilee Examines the Wehrmacht's role in defeating UK's Operation Jubilee (Dieppe raid on 19 August 1942), where the majority of the 6,100 soldiers and marines dispatched by Lord Louis Mountbatten were captured or killed. Addresses how Goebbels' propaganda machine exploited the victory, the reaction of the German people, and lessons learned by the Germans.1 vol, 248 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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