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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-WAAFE002 28mm BRONZE AGE CHARIOTS: First Empires This set features three chariots and six multi-part horses that can be built in two ways (enclosed or open sided). This model is typical of the type used in the eastern Mediterranean and Northern Europe during the Bronze Age. Light but structurally robust, the chariot was both a fast attack and heavy weapon system allowing warriors to quickly get to the battlefield, strike, and move on. These 28mm figures require assembly and painting. Bases and crew are not included. 1 vol, 9 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAAGA005 28mm LIGHT HORSES Box set includes 18 horses. These are the same horses used in the Afghan Cavalry and Mounted Sergeants sets. Suitable for a wide range of uses to represent horses throughout history, fantasy, etc. Each sprue includes six horse halves, four heads, three tails, and four reins. The parts are labeled on the frame to show which sides and which head/rein combinations match. These 28mm models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included.1 vol, 18 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-916495 various MINIATURE WARGAMES # 495 Articles include:

* Pacific Fights: Campaign for the Pacific in WWII. Featuring 28mm Iron Brigade game at Partizan.
* Send Three & Fourpence: Thoughts on running participation and demonstration games.
* The Buckle in the Lead Belt: The first Partizan show of the year.
* In Command Decision: Peninsular War - Part One of an 1809 campaign.
* In Cretaceous Combat: Historical gaming applied to a simple game of Dinosaur fighting.
* Scratch Build: Finishes armoury based on a card Old Hammer building.
* Grond: The Hammer of the Underworld: Siege engine in 75mm scale with trolls.
* Last Word: Talks about representation.
* Defence in Depth: Figures and Rules: Reviews.
* Forward Observer: News
* Recce: Book Reviews1 vol, 96 pgs 2024 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
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1-206635 Smith, Mark NAPOLEON'S BLOODY BIG BATTLES: 1805-1815 Contains 16 scenarios for Napoleon's most important battles -- Austerlitz in 1805 to Waterloo in 1815 -- for Big Bloody Battles rule set. Offers: Main battles that consolidated Napoleon's reputation as a great commander; A wide range of opponents and tactical situations; Balanced scenarios in which any result is possible; Challenging command decisions; and the opportunity to fight iconic battles to the finish in a single evening. Many also offer scenario options to explore 'what-ifs' and increase replay value. Campaign options allow players to link battles so that each has consequences for the next.1 vol, 54 pgs 2024 US, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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1-BRIG414 Bunde, Peter 414: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA: Elite Jager Corps Nice 1794-1796 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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1-243890 Sarkozy, Louis NAPOLEON'S LIBRARY: The Emperor, His Books and Their Influence on the Napoleonic Era Explores Napoleon's love of literature that started as a child and carried through his entire life. He not only enjoyed literature for its own sake, but he also understood the value of books as instruments of power. Before a campaign, he poured over dozens of texts relating to the relevant theaters' geography, population, trade, and history. When contemplating grave decisions, such as his divorce to Empress Josephine, he consulted the historical record for useful precedents to justify and inform his actions. To bolster his troop's morale during challenging times, he constantly referenced history in his proclamations, making his contemporaries feel as if they were actively shaping history. Looks at the emperor's favorite authors and seeks to further understanding his mind. Contains 16 mono illustrations.1 vol, 280 pgs 2024 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-243960 Behncke, Ted and Gary Bloomfield CUSTER: From the Civil War's Boy General to the Battle of the Little Bighorn This new whole-life biography of Custer deals with his personal history as well as his military career. Explores how Custer grew up in an expanding young country, and his early influences mirrored the times. Two aspects of this era dominate most works about him: the Civil War, and the war with the Indians, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Chapters cover: Early Life (growing up and as a West Point cadet), The Civil War, The Indian Fighter, The Little Bighorn, and Conclusion. The theme of the book is not so much new historical information but the depth of his character development and lesser-known influences of his life. The book also includes illustrations (primarily from Harper's Weekly) and photos, such as Matthew Brady's Civil War collection, to accompany the text. Contains black and white illustrations.1 vol, 264 pgs 2024 US, CASEMATE
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1-243920 Kirkwood, Ronald TELL MOTHER NOT TO WORRY: Soldier Stories From Gettysburg's George Spangler Farm Explores the legacy of courage and sacrifice at Gettysburg's George Spangler Farm, as the book looks at untold soldier stories and new revelations from the heart of the battlefield hospitals. Research includes thousands of pensions and military records, hospital files, letters, newspapers, and diaries of those present at the hospitals during and after the battle. Offers new information on events and experiences at the farm, including the mortally wounded Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis Armistead. Includes a chapter on the First Division, II Corps hospital at Granite Schoolhouse, a wounded list for that division, and a chapter on Col. Edward E. Cross, who died at Granite Schoolhouse in the middle of Spangler land. Concludes by continuing the story of George and Elizabeth Spangler and their four children after the war and their modern-day descendants. Contains 91 images and seven maps.1 vol, 320 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-243951 Powell, David THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN: Volume 1: Dalton to Cassville, May 1-19, 1864 This first installment in a five-volume series of The Atlanta Campaign relies on a mountain of primary source material and extensive experience with the terrain to examine the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Rome Crossroads, Adairsville, and Cassville -- the first phase of the long and momentous campaign. While none of these engagements matched the bloodshed of the Wilderness or Spotsylvania, each witnessed periods of intense fighting and key decision-making. The largest fight, Resaca, produced more than 8,000 killed, wounded, and missing in just two days. In between these actions, the armies skirmished daily in a campaign its participants would recall as the 100 days' fight. Contains 48 images and 19 maps.1 vol, 624 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-243930 Priest, John STRONG MEN OF THE REGIMENT SOBBED LIKE CHILDREN: John Reynolds' I Corps at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 Analyzes the fighting on the first day at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and the close, vicious, and bloody combat from the perspective of the rank and file of both armies. In particular, the book looks at Major General John Reynolds' I Corps. By the time the fighting ended, I Corps was in shambles and in pell-mell retreat for Cemetery Hill. Yet its stand, together with the XI Corps north of town, bought precious hours for the rest of the Army of the Potomac to arrive and occupy good defensive ground. Research is based on first-hand exploration of the location and more than 300 primary sources, including letters, diaries, memoirs, newspaper accounts, recollections, casualty lists, and drill manuals. Contains 27 images and 19 regimental-level maps.1 vol, 448 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-243900 Pula, James UNION GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD: A Civil War Biography Explores the complex legacy of Union General Daniel Butterfield, from his battlefield heroics and Medal of Honor, to controversies and innovations that shaped the American Civil War. He led troops at the brigade, division, and corps level, wrote an 1862 Army field manual, was awarded a Medal of Honor, composed 'Taps,' and served as the chief-of-staff for Joe Hooker in the Army of the Potomac. He introduced a custom that remains in the U.S. Army today: the use of a distinctive hat or shoulder patch to denote the soldier's unit. Butterfield was also controversial, not well-liked by some, and tainted by politics. Seeks to uncover fact from fiction through meticulous research into primary source material and even-handed treatment of this important Civil War figure. Contains 46 images and 13 maps.1 vol, 280 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-243910 Hill, Mike PILGRIMAGE TO THE WESTERN FRONT: By the Men Who Went Back to the Old Frontline Gathers together first-hand accounts of World War I veterans as they retrace their wartime footsteps and stand again at the scenes where they lived through one of history's bloodiest conflicts. Reports reveal what they found on their return, and their reflections and memories of places still healing from the devastation of the war years. Illustrated with images of the destruction of post-war France and Belgium, many drawn from the collection of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Features 50 personal stories of those who ventured back to the Western Front. Contains 40 images.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-243950 Riccio, Ralph and Massimiliano Afiero BIRTH AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE: The Italian Army in East Africa 1935-1941 Analyzes the principal Italian military operations in East Africa, with particular focus on the period between 1940 and 1941. Italy's colonial adventure in East Africa, which had begun in the previous century and which ended abruptly with the disastrous defeat at Adua in 1896, regained impetus with the advent of Fascism. Between 1936 and 1940, numerous operations were conducted against Ethiopian resistance which erupted throughout the country. Contains 309 black and white photos and illustrations, 12 pages of color illustrations (uniforms and vehicles), and 10 black and white maps.1 vol, 388 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-243940 Scanlon, Gareth CAMOUFLAGED FIST: Camouflage Smocks used by the Infantry Brigades of 6th Armoured Division in Italy 1944 Delivers a comprehensive overview of the innovative camouflage smocks worn by the infantrymen of the 6th Armoured Division. Following archival research of previously unaccessed war diaries, the narrative is supplemented by personal accounts, as well as utilizing recently digitized photographs and documents to set out the history of their use. Provides insight into the wider use of uniform by infantrymen in Italy and previously unpublished material concerning the 6th Armoured Division. Contains 136 color photos/illustrations, 81 black and white photos/illustrations, 5 color maps, 2 black and white maps, 22 figures, two graphs, and and one table.1 vol, 180 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-243880 Yeide, Harry BETTING AGAINST AMERICA: The Axis Powers' Views of the United States Fascinating examination about the thought processes behind decisions that led to the Axis powers going to war against America. Covers German, Japanese, and Italian actions and reactions between the wars, especially the assumptions that often proved to be unrealistic and ultimately incorrect.

Covers Japanese thinking about America and its other strategic rivals from the time of the Russo-Japanese war. Coverage of Germany starts with Hitler's early views of America in the 1920s. The main new sources are OSS reports and memos from MI-6 Chief 'C' to the Foreign Office. Coverage of Italy is largely derivative of its relationship with Germany and includes a discussion on Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano de Cortelazzo's diary, which had been translated into German and survived destruction. Does not cover Axis minor allies.1 vol, 496 pgs 2024 US, CASEMATE
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