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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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2-210349 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 9 - THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: More Small Actions in the Western Theatre SIGNED LIMITED EDITION by Charles S. Grant.

Partizan Press will be producing an advanced run of very limited special edition, signed by Charles personally to you (or the person of your choice). There will be additional pages of unique content.1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-hardback, available late June 2021. I will only have six (6) copies. ......$79.00 rct

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1-916459 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue #459 Issue 459 of Miniature Wargames is out and we have another great selection of rules, scratch builds, thought provoking articles and scenarios for you to chose from.
On the cover and inside is the Battle of Plataea: yes it's a Boeotian Rhapsody with a Greece versus Persia battle circa 479 B.C.

With Command Decision: we look at the Great Northern War: Europe is aflame and the scenario to play centres around Germany in the summer of 1717.

In Send 3 and 4 pence we have A People's War: the first of a two-parter. it starts with a solo, programmed paragraph section for Rebels & Patriots. Next month will be the table top conclusion!

Everybody's favourite merry man is thoroughly explored in The Hood Was Good! we have three Robin Hood Scenarios for the new Feudal Patrol ruleset.

Get organised with There's no 'W' in Team... This explores Teambuilding in wargaming. And - In Roll The Bones - we look at the interpretation, extrapolation or no dice. Just what are the chances...

If you want to build and fly WWI biplanes, how about Wings of Belgium? This piece has a building guide plus Simple wargaming rules for WWI.

In Practical Wargames Scenery Tony Harwood builds an Epic scale barn but - if you want to go bigger and more 'Alien' - how about a scratch build of Sci-Fi gaming corridors? In They're Coming Outta the Goddamn Walls! we show you how to do this for cheap!

Finally, we have the review sections with of Defence in Depth with new products, Quartermaster for Hobby products for the wargamer, Forward Observer for news - especially of forthcoming show dates - and Recce for nine of the very best of insightful book reviews and the Club Spot
Features the Devon Wargames Group
1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover ......$10.00 rct

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1-BRIG381 Bunde, Peter 381: GROSSHERZOGTUM HESSEN-DARMSTADT: Regiment Prinz Emil 1814-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
NEW-uniform plate, available late June 2021 ......$14.00 rct

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1-227360 Desmarais, Norman (editor) THE ROAD TO YORKTOWN: The French Campaigns in the American Revolution, 1780-1783, by Louis-Francois-Bertrand du Pont d'Aubevoye, comte de Lauberdiere The fate of the American Revolution had yet to be decided when a remarkable 21-year-old Frenchman arrived in America. Louis-Francois-Bertrand, the Count of Lauberdiere, belonged to an old noble family that traced its heritage back to the Crusades. Moreover, he served as aide-de-camp to his uncle -- General Rochambeau, the commander of all French forces in America.

This is a translated edition of young Louis-Francois-Bertrand's diary that covers 1780-1783. He interacted with some of the Revolution's most important personalities (including George Washington and Lafayette), and was in the epicenter of many of the war's momentous events. His journal covers a host of topics in remarkable detail, including descriptions of the French army's camp in Newport, Rhode Island, the long march to Yorktown, the siege, and capture, and a fascinating examination of the people and their distinctive colonial culture. Includes 1 chart and 8 maps.1 vol, 312 pgs 2021 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-dj, available mid June 2021 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-227320 Lewis, Charles THE RHODE ISLAND BRIGADE: The New England Convention's Revolutionary War Army, 1776-1780 Profiles the Rhode Island Brigade in the American Revolution, created in response to the British invasion of Newport, Rhode Island, and greater Aquidneck Island in December 1776. Troops from all over New England poured into Rhode Island to oppose the invasion. One group coalesced into a brigade, commonly known as the Rhode Island Brigade, and provided extraordinary service during the War of Independence.

Besides a history of the Brigade as a whole, this book discusses the lives of the men and their experiences and the impact that the war had on their families and communities. The numerous biographical sketches of the Brigade's soldiers and officers provide information later in life that add considerably to the story of the Brigade. This book also documents the many changes in leadership and personnel that occurred during the length of service of the Brigade. Includes illustrations, maps, a bibliography, and an index to full-names, ship names, places, and subjects.1 vol, 408 pgs 2020 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
NEW-pb, available late June 2021 ......$36.00 rct

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1-227330 Rossi, Egidio GAS WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Anti-Gas Protection and Gas Masks in the Armies of the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Italy Describes the development of WWI gas-defence equipment over time, including the first respirators borrowed from the sanitary sector to sophisticated protective masks with filters and their corresponding containers and special clothing for protection against blister-forming gases. Numerous official documents from the war years are accompanied by a number of important original photographs. Photographs of more than 200 original specimens preserved in private collections and museums illustrate the most important gas-defence equipment used during WWI by Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

Also contains an historical overview of research in the field of poison gases by the three nations, information about the industries that took part in their production, and a chapter dedicated to the most important types of poison gas.1 vol, 504 pgs 2021 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
NEW-dj ......$149.00 rct

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1-227340 Wilkins, Mark BRITISH FIGHTER AIRCRAFT IN WWI: Design, Construction and Innovation Focuses on the British approach to fighter design, construction, and mass production. Initially the French led the way in Allied fighter development with their Bleriot trainers then nimble Nieuport Scouts-culminating with the powerful, fast gun platforms as exemplified by the Spads. The Spads had a major drawback however, in that they were difficult and counter-intuitive to fix in the field. The British developed fighters in a very different way; Tommy Sopwith had a distinctive approach to fighter design that relied on lightly loaded wings and simple functional box-girder fuselages. His Camel was revolutionary as it combined all the weight well forward; enabling the Camel to turn very quickly-but also making it an unforgiving fighter for the inexperienced. The Royal Aircraft Factory's SE5a represented another leap forward with its comfortable cockpit, modern instrumentation, and inline engine-clearly influenced by both Spads and German aircraft.

Each manufacturer and design team vied for the upper hand and deftly and quickly appropriated good ideas from other companies-be they friend or foe. Developments in tactics and deployment also influenced design-from the early reconnaissance planes, to turn fighters, finally planes that relied upon formation tactics, speed, and firepower. Advances were so great that the postwar industry seemed bland by comparison. Includes 250 photos, profiles, and diagrams.

Companion volume with German Fighter Aircraft in WWI.1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 US, CASEMATE
NEW-dj, available mid June 2021 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-2171219 Beraud, Yves GERMAN MOUNTAIN TROOPS: 1942-45 When World War II began, the Wehrmacht had 15 mountain divisions and a multitude of small units, including some Austrian units that had been incorporated into the German army after the Anschluss. These mountain units would operate in hostile environments on all fronts during World War II. Due to their training, equipment and adaptability, the Gebirgstruppen would be deployed to fight in almost every theater. In the last years of the war they would see action in North Africa, Italy, the Balkans, Norway, and Finland, and in the West as the Allies pushed German forces back toward Berlin.

This book describes the uniform, equipment, and operations of these specialist units during the later years of World War II. The text is complemented by period photographs taken at the front, including many color photographs, and modern photographs of uniform details.1 vol, 128 pgs 2021 US, CASEMATE
NEW-dj, available mid June 2021 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-227350 Magreehan, Mark BRITAIN'S AIRBORNE FORCES OF WWII: Uniforms and Equipment After successful German airborne operations in the early days of WWII, Winston Churchill called for an equal capability. The fledgling Parachute Regiment was born after drawing troops from the British Army and Royal Air Force.

Despite being initially poorly equipped, operating outdated aircraft, and wearing clothing copied from captured German examples, the Parachute Regiment rapidly grew into what would become two complete airborne divisions - formations which played a key role in the destruction of the Axis forces. The equipment needed by these men rapidly changed as the war evolved and this is clearly illustrated in the author's fine and unique collection of rare airborne items from that period, several of them being the sole surviving items known to exist.

Covers the chronology of Britain's paratroopers' role and development during WWII and also briefly covers the Polish Parachute Brigade and the Canadian parachute formations. Includes 290 B&W & color illustrations of equipment.1 vol, 168 pgs 2021 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
NEW-dj, available mid June 2021 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-227370 Miller, David COMMAND DECISIONS: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate New study of the Battle of the River Plate concentrates on Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the WWII German pocket battleship Graf Spee and is written from his point of view.

Analyzes Langsdorff's assessment of the situation of his ship and course of action. Describes the intelligence Langsdorff received and his knowledge of the position and strength of the forces of the Royal Navy that were arrayed against him. Langsdorff's interpretation of his mission and the tense calculations he had to make in order to carry it out are the essential elements of this dramatic story.

Langsdorff, operating alone and thousands of miles away from home and with no prospect of support, had to grapple with the enormous burden of a lone command. He made grave mistakes, and these are ruthlessly exposed. But this fascinating re-examination of his actions and his leadership does nothing to diminish his reputation as a brave and honorable officer.1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available mid June 2021 ......$25.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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