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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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1-NSS110 80mm LONG PLASTIC SPEARS 80 spears. Supplied on 5 frames (16 spears per frame). Made of hard plastic and supplied unpainted. Spears are 80mm long and 1.3mm in diameter.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-WAACF008 WEREWOLVES This 20 figure box set gives you a variety of poses, arms, and heads to create a deadly pack of werewolves. Models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included. Product contents may vary.1 vol, 20 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-WAADF011 DEATH FIELDS: Sneakfeet This set allows you to build up to 24 SneakFeet with both sniper rifles and their standard SMG. A large selection of heads and other bits allows for massive customization. Models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included. Product contents may vary.?1 vol, 24 pgs 2024 US, WARGAMES ATLANTIC LLC
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1-VXM001 Victrix MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS: 28mm Figures Contains 28mm plastic figures, supplied unpainted and unassembled.

18 x Knights and fully barded horses
54 x Helmet heads
24 x shields
30 x lance arms with enough to make every figure with an upright or couched lance
12 x axe arms
6 x mace arms
18 x sword arms
33 x shield arms
18 x swords in scabbards
18 x horses
(Transfers purchased separately)

This set can be used as Knights and Men at arms that fought from the late 12th to mid 13th Century during the Crusades, the Barons War, and the many conflicts that raged throughout Feudal Europe during this time of turmoil.1 vol, 36 pgs 2024 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW, available early July 2024 ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-908439 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 439 with Epic Hail Caesar Sprue Includes one of (5) different sprues of Epic Hail Caesar figures.

Theme: Epic Hail Caesar
* Small...Far Away
* Why I love Wargaming the Old Testament
* Big Ancient Battles
* An Abundance of Ancients
* Edge of Empire

Features:
* Knight Fever
* Recreating El Cid
* A War Transformed
* Partizan - May 2024
* What a Cartel
* I Know How to Defend My Own Keep

Departments
* Observation Post
* Release Radar
* Quick Fire1 vol, 116 pgs 2024 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-245030 Bollands, Wayne WELCOME TO DYSTOPIA CITY: Fast Play Skirmish Rules for Near Future Urban Warfare Large format, all-color paperback. These rules explore the day-to-day reality of living in a city surrounded by ruins, where humanity is packed together like the lowest beasts, but those with the wealth can find more space than others. Points/Equipment based skirmish level game. Suitable for any scale. Detailed background to Dystopian City but can be used for any setting.1 vol, 72 pgs 2024 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-226855 McCullough, Joseph STARGRAVE: Dead or Alive A Stargrave supplement devoted to generating and running solo scenarios in which players hunt bounties or become hunted themselves. Gives players all the tools they need to generate solo bounty-hunting scenarios, including a variety of different settings and locations, a host of complications to be faced, and a large rogues' gallery of unique outlaws. With the random scenario generators in this volume, players can set up a great number of games of Stargrave with no two being the same, all without an opponent.1 vol, 96 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-928007 Lardas, Mark 007 US NAVY PACIFIC FLEET 1941: America's Mighty Last Battleship Fleet Examines the battleship-led 1941 Pacific Fleet as it was intended to fight, and how it had been training and preparing in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor. Explains how the fleet built up both its carrier and battleship strength, as well as how it had been building and honing a massive fleet train. Contains illustrations throughout with 35 archive photos and 13 pages of original color illustrations.1 vol, 80 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-968046 Laslie, Brian 046 CHROME DOME 1960-68: The B-52s' High-Stakes Cold War Nuclear Operation Explores how during the Cold War, Operation Chrome Dome required 12 B-52 Stratofortresses to maintain a ceaseless airborne alert within striking distance of Soviet targets, orbiting over the Mediterranean and north of Alaska. Each bomber stayed aloft for 24 hours, flying for around 10,000 miles until relieved by another. In each cockpit a top-secret Combat Mission Folder contained details of the routes and procedures for a nuclear attack on a pre-determined Soviet target. Draws on first-hand information from the personnel who flew and supported these efforts. Illustrated throughout with 65 photos and 16 pages of original color illustrations.1 vol, 96 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-985043 Gilliver, Kate 043 CAESAR'S GALLIC WARS: 58-50 BC A detailed, fully illustrated overview of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars supported by surviving commentaries by Caesar. Updated and revised for the new edition, with full-color maps and new images throughout, this accessible introduction provides an important reference resource for the academic or student reader as well as those with a general interest in the ancient world.1 vol, 144 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995330 Konstam, Angus 330 BRITISH LEND-LEASE WARSHIPS 1940-45: The Royal Navy's American-built Destroyers and Frigates Explores the history of the American-built destroyers and frigates supplied to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease, which played a crucial role in Britain's war in the Atlantic. The first batch were 50 World War I-era 'four-stacker' destroyers, and these aging destroyers were followed by over a hundred more Lend-Lease warships -- many of which were built especially for British service in American shipyards. Contains detailed ship profiles of the major classes, a cutaway of HMS Campbeltown (of Saint-Nazaire raid fame) as it appeared in 1941, and battlescene artwork. Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8 pages of color illustrations.1 vol, 48 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1950014 Edited by Summerfield, S SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL 14: Smoothbore Artillery Table by Sir Howard Douglas, Gerhard von Scharnhorst and the Royal Artillery Study on the bombardment of troops by British artillery; ranges of British ordnance 1736-1871; letter by Arthur Wellesley c.1797 advocating horse artillery for India; Von Stephen's translation of the very rare Scharnhorst's Artillery Tests of 1813; Royal Laboratory papers mostly 1780s & 1790s for instruction in the construction of artillery shot and shell. Contains 232 tables, 9 figures, 41 plans, and 55 photos.1 vol, 150 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-245010 Edited by Summerfield, S AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE GUIDE TO RAPIERS The basis of this publication is the original collector's guide to rapiers by Eric Valentine plus a fine monograph on the history and use of the rapier by Duncan Noble. In addition is a small article by Parsons on rapier hilts. However, the real quality of this new edition is the addition of superb color illustrations and informed descriptions courtesy of Olympia Auctions making this an essential companion for any collector or user of rapiers. Contains facsimile of 1968 edition of Rapiers' original illustrations, considerably enhanced with 122 additional color illustrations.1 vol, 178 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-245000 Summerfield, S SWORD EXERCISES AND DESIGN FOR THE CAVALRY: Two Studies by Le Marchant and Marey This volume deals with the sword exercise for the British cavalry, using a rare manual for the use of Volunteer troops (1795) and a reproduction of the most influential sword exercise manual by Le Marchant (1796) used throughout the Napoleonic Wars, plus an English translation of a later French manual which discusses the merits of different sword forms. Illustrated with the original plates from each volume plus additional photographs courtesy of Olympia Auctions.1 vol, 208 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-245020 Spring, Lawrence SOLDIERS' CLOTHING OF THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY: Britain and Western Europe 1618-1660 The first part examines individual items of clothing and how fashion changed over the years, as well as the contracts granted to merchant suppliers, abuses by some merchants, and the corruption of the officers at soldiers' expense. Some soldiers were so poor that they had to sell their clothing to survive. It was also part of the humiliation of a prisoner of war to be stripped of his clothing. Also investigates the supply system of these clothes, which could further lead to corruption, and how clothes were transported and distributed to the armies.

The second part looks at the clothing of the various Parliamentary and Royalist Armies, the army sent to Ireland during the 1640s, and the Scottish Armies during the Bishops' and Civil Wars. Also attempts to solve the often-asked question of whether the trained bands were issued with clothing.

Finally, there is an examination of clothing issued to the armies of Denmark, the Dutch Republic, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and Sweden. Since soldiers' clothing did not begin at the start of the Thirty Years War, in these chapters, the author looks at the issue of clothing from the turn of the century, if not before.1 vol, 349 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-245011 Hotham, C and S Summerfield THE OPERATIONS OF THE ALLIED ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF PRINCE FERDINAND OF BRUNSWICK: Volume One - 1757-1758 Volume 1 includes an additional anonymous eyewitness account of Leuthen. The main book covers such battles as Crefeld, Sandershausen, and Lutterberg. Reprint of one of the most rare studies of the Minden phase of the Seven Years War by a serving British officer. The information, largely in diary form, is of huge significance and to make it accessible for a modern audience, Stephen Summerfield has written an introductory essay to set the narrative in its context as well as dividing the text into detailed section headings to ease reference. Includes colored maps, many from the original work but with numerous others added by Stephen. Contains color portraits, 36 mostly colored maps, 25 orders of battle, and 5 tables.1 vol, 171 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-245012 Hotham, C and S Summerfield THE OPERATIONS OF THE ALLIED ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF PRINCE FERDINAND OF BRUNSWICK: Volume Two - 1759-1760. Volume 2 covers the Bergen Campaign, crucially the Minden Campaign, plus Warburg. Reprint of one of the most rare studies of the Minden phase of the Seven Years War by a serving British officer. The information, largely in diary form, is of huge significance and to make it accessible for a modern audience, Stephen Summerfield has written an introductory essay to set the narrative in its context as well as dividing the text into detailed section headings to ease reference. Includes colored maps, many from the original work but with numerous others added by Stephen. Contains 29 mostly colored maps and 26 orders of battle.1 vol, 171 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-245013 Hotham, C and S Summerfield THE OPERATIONS OF THE ALLIED ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF PRINCE FERDINAND OF BRUNSWICK: Volume Three - 1761-1763. Volume 3 completes the narrative with the siege of Kassel, the battles of Vellinghausen, and Wilhelmstal. Reprint of one of the most rare studies of the Minden phase of the Seven Years War by a serving British officer. The information, largely in diary form, is of huge significance and to make it accessible for a modern audience, Stephen Summerfield has written an introductory essay to set the narrative in its context as well as dividing the text into detailed section headings to ease reference. Includes colored maps, many from the original work but with numerous others added by Stephen. Contains 30 mostly colored maps and 12 orders of battle.1 vol, 179 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-2272515 Edited by Burnham, R and G Glover WELLINGTON'S SPY MASTERS: The Reports of Colonel John Grant and Captain Lewis Ruman - Napoleonic Archive 15 Examines the methods employed by two British intelligence officers in the Napoleonic Wars. This is based upon discovery in 2021 in the Portuguese Military Archives of almost 150 letters by Lt. Col. John Grant and Captain Lewis Ruman. These letters speak of operational details and intelligence upon the French taken from within French occupied Spain. Contains 25 tables and 9 maps.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-2272516 Edited by Glover, G MEMOIRS OF LT-GEN HENRY CLINTON'S 6TH DIVISION: Napoleonic Archive 16 Series offers numerous small memoirs or series of letters from a single brigade or division to allow in depth comparison of the actions of these formations. They primarily cover the Peninsular War, but some also cover in depth Home Service, service in Egypt in 1801, and indeed some go on into the 1815 campaign. It contains 14 accounts covering soldiers from the following regiments: 61st, 2nd, 36th, 42nd, 79th, 91st.Contains some illustrations.1 vol, 320 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-244970 Edited by Lalowski, M and J North NAPOLEON'S POLISH STAFF OFFICER: The Memoirs of Franciszek Gajewski Gajewski joined the Saxon Garde du Corps in 1809 then the 5th Polish Chasseurs in 1811. During 1812, he was a staff officer in Grouchy's Reserve Cavalry Corps before being assigned to Napoleon's Imperial Staff. He was promoted to colonel and awarded the Legion of Honor for his heroic conduct at Dresden. He retired after the grueling 1814 campaign. His unique memoir provides valuable insight into the life of a young staff officer in some of the most grueling of Napoleonic campaigns. Contains 23 maps and 20 illustrations.1 vol, 240 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-244980 Edited by Roberts, R THE MEMOIRS OF VICTOR DUPUY: French Light Cavalry Officer of the First Empire Victor Dupuy enlisted into the 11th Chasseurs a Cheval in 1798, reaching the rank of Marechal des Logis chef in 1804. He was wounded twice in 1805-07, served as aide-de-camp to General Jacquinot 1809-1812, and was again wounded. He was promoted to Chef d'Escadron in the 7th Hussars after the burning of Moscow. He was wounded and captured at Altenburg in 1813, but rallied to Napoleon in 1815. This is military history and pure adventure at its best.Contains 12 maps, 36 plates, and 10 tables. 1 vol, 274 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-244990 Summerfield, S THE GRANDE ARMEE IN 1805: The Organisation, Orders of Battle, Uniforms, Flags and Campaign Atlas Illustrated reference book of the Ulm-Austerlitz campaign. It references exhaustive orders of battle, the composition of corps and divisions, the working structure of Napoleon's army, how and where they marched towards their famous victory, maps galore, and of course most importantly, their flags, eagle, and their uniforms. Contains over 700 illustrations in color with 360 uniforms, 260 uniform schematics and details, 58 orders of battle, 31 maps, and 85 tables.1 vol, 208 pgs 2024 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-241292 Blake, Mike WARPAINT! Volume 2: Plains Indian War Shirts and War Society Regalia Large format full color hardback. Considers the special war shirts worn by warriors of the Plain's First Nations, with the majority being given over to new full color illustrations of surviving shirts now in collections all over the world. There are commentaries accompanying the plates, describing the materials used and some of the symbolism employed in the designs on them; plus other regalia, lance feathers, etc. Contains 70 full color plates.1 vol, 120 pgs 2024 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-245040 Boylan, Kevin BARBAROSSA 1941: An Atlas of German Army Situation Maps This atlas, focusing on Operation Barbarossa, uses the contemporary daily situation maps produced by the German Army's General Staff to provide a clear historical and geographical picture of one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Maps show the configuration of the front line and the locations of major Axis combat formations, as well as the deployments and movements of Soviet combat units as the German military intelligence understood them. Supported by a detailed commentary summarizing and analyzing the operations depicted, tracing the day-to-day progress of the fighting on the Eastern Front. Contains 122 full-color contemporary German military maps.

Contents:
* Introduction
* Notes on the Maps
* Theatre Overview Maps
* Part One: Army Group North
* Part Two: Army Group Centre
* Part Three: Army Group South
* Conclusion
* Glossary of Place Names
* Select Bibliography
* About the Author
* Index1 vol, 256 pgs 2024 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-245070 Edited by Hillblad, Thorolf TWILIGHT OF THE GODS: A Swedish Waffen-SS Volunteer's Experiences with the 11th SS-Panzergrenadier Division 'Nordland', Eastern Front 1944-45 Originally written in Swedish and published in Buenos Aires shortly after the end of WWII, tells the story of Erik Wallin, a Swedish soldier who volunteered for service with the Waffen-SS, and participated in the climactic battles on the Eastern Front during late 1944 and 1945. Details how he served with the Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion, 11th SS-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, and provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse into the battles that occurred. The book is written with a 'no holds barred' approach -- his recollections do not evade the brutality of fighting against the advancing Red Army. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-245060 Holztrager, Hans IN A RAGING INFERNO: Combat Units of the Hitler Youth 1944-45 Recount the story of the Hitler Youth and its combat role at the end of World War II. During the desperate final months of the Third Reich boys and girls as young as ten were thrown into action against the advancing British, American, and Soviet armies, frequently fighting with a fanatical and suicidal fury. The author spent many years collecting material and interviewing veterans of the Hitler Youth combat units. The result is a fascinating -- and sometimes disturbing -- account, packed with eyewitness accounts and rare photographs. Contains 4 pages color uniform plates, 104 black and white photos, 5 black and white illustrations, 3 black and white maps, and a table.1 vol, 148 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-245050 Kissel, Hans HITLER'S LAST LEVY: The Volkssturm 1944-45 Details the German Volkssturm, or Home Guard. Formed from young and old men unfit for military service, this ad-hoc formation saw extensive combat during the desperate defense of the Reich, 1944-45. Describes the Volkssturm's training, leadership, organization, armament, and equipment, in addition to its active service on both the Eastern and Western fronts. The text is supported by an extensive selection of appendices, including translations of documents and many fascinating eyewitness combat reports. Contains 4 pages color plates, 161 black and white photos, and a black and white map.1 vol, 214 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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