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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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1-2260807 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: American Civil War Dismounted Cavalry - 15mm Figures Contains 66 figures to create a brigade of three regiments - each with three stands of dismounted infantry and one of horseholders, suitable for both Union and Confederate Armies.1 vol, 66 pgs 2021 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid June 2021 ......$56.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-2260812 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: American Civil War Skirmishers - 15mm Figures Boxed set contains 10 stands (40 figures) suitable to represent Skirmishers for both Union and Confederate armies. They can equally be used to represent famous regiments such as Berdan's Sharpshooters on the Union side to the Rebel Whitworth Sharpshooters. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2021 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available mid June 2021 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-2260815 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: American Civil War Confederate Command - 15mm Figures This pack contains three mounted command figures, including Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, in metal and a HQ standard bearer.
1 vol, 40 pgs 2021 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-2260816 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: American Civil War Union Command - 15mm Figures This pack contains three mounted command figures, including George Meade and Ulysses S. Grant, in metal and a HQ standard bearer.1 vol, 40 pgs 2021 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-VXDA004 NORMAN INFANTRY: 28mm Figures This exceptional 60 figure set of 28mm hard plastic Normans has superbly detailed figures and a myriad of additional parts allowing hundreds of options. The 28mm sized plastic figures are supplied unpainted and require assembly.

The box contains:

60 x figures
6 x Warrior Main Frame
2 x Command Frame
14 x Body options (including armored and unarmored)
38 x Head options1 vol, 36 pgs 2021 UK, VICTRIX LTD
NEW-dj ......$58.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-UMEG030 Hall, Simon MORTEM ET GLORIAM 15mm STARTER ARMY: Classical Greek 15mm Ultracast plastic figures. Box contains:

1 x mounted general
8 x foot command (assorted mix of poses)
72 x hoplites (assorted mix of poses)
6 x cavalry (assorted mix of poses)
12 x peltasts (assorted mix of poses)1 vol, 240 pgs 2021 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-box, available early July 2021 ......$63.00 rct

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1-893601 REPENT OR DIE IGNI FERROQUE: Great Battles of the Renaissance World Battles featured: Jarnac; Otumba; Rocroi; Lens; Pavia; Breitenfeld; Seminara; Barletta; Tornavento; Turnhout; White Mountain; Wimpfen; Lutzen; Sievershausen; Nordlingen; Oldendorf; Jankau; Lutter Am Barenberg; Wittstock; Xochimilco; Wittstock; and a Repent or Die QRS.1 vol, 110 pgs 2021 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
NEW-softcover, available early July 2021 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-2222512 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Chapple, Steve PLAY THE SKY BATTLES OF WWI 1914-1918: Paper Soldiers Booklet of WWI paper aircraft to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Collection of mostly biplanes that can be cut out, glued together, and set on the tabletop to game WWI aerial warfare.

In the skies over the world devastated by the First World War, young eagles fight with a chivalrous spirit. Below them the great war is being fought in cold and terrible trenches by the Central Empires and the Allies of the Entente. While thousands of men lose their lives on land and sea in a cruel and merciless war that covers no man's land with death, brave airmen fight with a sense of honor and respect for their adversary. Everyone is convinced that they are doing their duty, in the name of their ideals and for their country.1 vol, 52 pgs 2021 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid July 2021 ......$39.00 rct

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1-2222513 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Chapple, Steve PLAY THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: British Army - Paper Soldiers Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop.

The British Army during the Napoleonic Wars experienced a time of rapid change. At the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, the army was a small, awkwardly administered force of barely 40,000 men. By the end of the period, the numbers had vastly increased. At its peak, in 1813, the regular army contained over 250,000 men. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2021 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2222511 Cristini, Luca Stefano & Gianpaolo Bistulfi PLAY THE ARAB CONQUEST WARS 633 AD: Paper Soldiers Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Covers the campaigns fought in the Middle East at the time of the Arab Conquest after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the 7th Century. The early Islamic conquests brought about the end of the Sassanid Empire and a great loss of territory for the Byzantine, resulting in the spread of Islam outwards from Arabia and the creation of the Muslim world.1 vol, 52 pgs 2021 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-205983 Elliot, Ged IN THE GRANDEST MANNER COMPANION: Borodino and Dresden Third supplement in the planned series of 'Companions' to both support and supplement the rules, In The Grandest Manner, with themed scenarios. Intended for In the Grandest Manner, but compatible with any Napoleonic rules system. Includes Orbats, Deployment, Maps, supplementary rules for skirmishing.

As with the previous Companion, time is spent on exploring the intricacies of the rules which the Companions support. In this edition, the focus is the section that governs Orders and Command & Control. In-depth analysis pertains to Skirmishers and how they are used in the battles.1 vol, 45 pgs 2021 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-954146 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 14.6 The Neo-Assyrian Empire at War Theme: The Neo-Assyrian Empire at War

Studying the Assyrian Army - The Way of the Future
The Kingdom of Trartu - Assyria's Rival
The Assyrian King's Elite Bodyguard - The Qurbutu
The Battle of Mount Waush, 714 BC - Like a Furious Arrow
Imperial Assyrian Chariot Tactics, 911-609 BC
Battlefield Justice of the God Ashur

Features:

The Empty Throne and the White Fawn (Part II) - Quintus Sertorius
The Rise of a Neglected Athenian Corps - Making the Cavalry
Centurion Autonomy on the Battlefield, 218 BC - AD 73 - Following the Transverse Crest
A Military Votive Altar from the Antonine Wall - Trust in the Gods
The Dolabra is the Weapon With Which to Beat the Enemy - Lessons from Domitius Corbulo
Managing Horses in the Roman Army - All the Pretty Horses1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-dj, available late June 2021 ......$12.00 rct

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1-964034 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 34: Fun and Games in the Ancient World Theme: Fun and Games in the Ancient World

Ancient Leisure Activities - Spectans et frigidulus
The Significance of Mehen and Senet - Gaming the Egyptian Afterlife
Recreation and Celebration in Ancient Greece - Music for the People
Public Bathing During the Roman Empire - Beyond Washing
Healthy Minds and Bodies in Antiquity - Mens sana in Corpore Sano
A Deep Dive into Drinking Parties: The Symposium
Board and Dice Games in the Roman Military - A Game of Soldiers

Features:

Dorset's Occupied and Romanized Peoples - The Badbury Rings
Roman Bread in the Netherlands - A Trail of Crumbs
Regency, Rebellion, and Realpolitik - Evagoras I of Salamis
Pencils, Paint, Plaster, and Pixels - Rebuilding Ancient Rome1 vol, 68 pgs 2021 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-dj, available early July 2021 ......$12.00 rct

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1-227400 Miller, Simon FOR KING & PARLIAMENT: Marlowe to Maidenhy -- The Scenario Book Large format, full-color, fictional campaign-based ECW scenarios. Each scenario contains a background briefing, separate briefings for each of the players, a deployment plan and orders of battle. The scenarios can be played individually or in sequence, as a campaign. Many of the characters and units recur throughout the campaign.1 vol, 66 pgs 2021 UK, BIG RED BAT VENTURES
NEW-wirebound softcover ......$32.00 rct

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1-OSG006 Zucker, Kevin HIGHWAY TO THE KREMLIN II Highway to Kremlin II is a wargame that manage to recreate the dynamics of attrition so peculiar to Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The losses mount quickly, the supply lines and weather are central. The game usually flows in a historically accurate way : you will see the Russians retreat eastwards and regroup around Smolensk, where they could allow or deny the French a battle. Then, the rush for Moscow ensues, with an inevitable intermediary battle, often very close to Borodino.

The rules, whilst detailed are not excessively complicated, and are easy to get into. Highway to Kremlin II includes vedettes, terrain, foraging, negotiations, fires in cities, destroying and repairing bridges, and partisans : this full depiction of the Russian battlefield experience give the game its distinctive feel.

2021 game information :
Reprint map covers European Russia from Tilsit to Moscow at a scale of 1:1,000,000
Turns average 5 days each. Corps and Army-Level Leaders deploy on-map, while Corps-level combats units track their fluctuating strength

Components :
2 Maps 22' x 34'/ OSG maps are extensively researched, historically accurate, and printed on heavy cardstock in full color.
1 Counter Sheet (280 die-cut player pieces)
2 Booklets (Standard Rules Folder and Exclusive Rules Folder)
4 Leader and Unit Manifest Cards
1 Depot Manifest Card
2 Organization Displays
Turn Record Card
4 Set-up/March Tables
1 Charts and Tables Folder (4-pages)
1 Battle Resolution Worksheet
1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 US, OSG
NEW-dj, available mid June 2021 ......$120.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-OSG211 Zucker, Kevin NAPOLEON INVADES SPAIN A series of defeats provoked Napoleon to lead 200,000 men into the Peninsula. The British attacked near Burgos but were soon forced into a long retreat punctuated by the battles of Sahagun, Benavente and Cacabelos, ending in an evacuation from Coruna in January, 1809. Moore was mortally wounded while directing the defence of the town in the Battle of Coru?a. After only two months in Spain, Napoleon handed command over to Marshal Soult and returned to France, to prepare for renewed hostilities against Austria.

Battles simulated:
Battle of Vimeiro, 21 August 1808 (battle)
Espinosa de los Monteros, 10 November 1808 (clash)
Battle of Tudela, 23 November 1808 (river crossing)
Battle of Coru?a, 16 January 1809 (rear guard)

Game informations
scale: 480m (525 yards)/ hex;
strength: 400-800 men/Strength point (brigade scale);
turn-duration: 1 hour/turn

Components:
four high quality, extensively researched, historically accurate maps printed on heavy cardstock in full color : 2 Maps 34'x22'
2 Maps 17'x11'

2 Counter Sheets (560 die-cut player pieces)
2 Booklets (System Rules and Study Folder)
14 Player Aid Cards (TRC x3, Initial Set-up x4, Casualty x2, Combat Results, Reorganization, Weather, Fog of War Card Instructions x2)
5 Resource Cards (Adding the Cards Folder, Combat Tables Folder, Orders Slip Sheet/Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet, Cards Removed from Deck/Scenario Parameters)

This game uses the two TLNB Universal Card Decks (French and Coalition). If you do not have them in another OSG game, they can be ordered separately.1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, OSG
NEW-box ......$99.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-1947638 Flaherty, Chris THE SARDINIAN EXPEDITIONARY CORPS -- Crimean War The Anglo-French-Ottoman Siege of Sevastopol, the Russian Naval Base in the Crimean, had been underway since October 1854. It had begun with the French and British landing at Eupatoria on September 14, 1854. The late joining of the Sardinian Expeditionary Corps (entering the war against Russia, on January 26, 1855), arrived at Balaklava in May.

The army of the Regno di Sardegna-Piemonte: the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, was by the standards of the time, seen as modern, and one of the best in Europe. The Sardinian troops were relatively battle experienced, having been involved in the first wars of Italian unification in 1848. A total of 18,061 men, 3,963 horses and mules, four fortresses, six field batteries, and a war fleet came under the Sardinian command. These men showed great gallantry at the Battle of Tchernaya (August 16, 1855), and great engineering skills at the Siege of Sevastopol.

Arrival of a large number of fresh experienced troops, at a time when the grueling siege, and winter had taken a terrible cost on the Anglo-French-Ottoman Armies at Sevastopol, was likely timely. Within a month, the Russians retreated from Sevastopol bringing the siege to a conclusion on the September 9, 1855. Culminating with the Russian evacuation of the city, blowing up their forts and sinking their ships, on September 11. The Sardinian Army continued to serve on the Crimean Peninsula till their embarkation in June, 1856.1 vol, 90 pgs 2021 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid July 2021 ......$44.00 rct

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1-227380 Knight, Charles FROM ARLINGTON TO APPOMATTOX: Robert E. Lee's Civil War, Day by Day, 1861-1865 This is not another Lee biography, but it is every bit as valuable as one, and perhaps more so. Focusing on where he was, who he was with, and what he was doing day by day offers an entirely different appreciation for Lee. Readers will come away with a fresh sense of his struggles, both personal and professional, and discover many things about Lee for the first time using his own correspondence and papers from his family, his staff, his lieutenants, and the men of his army.

Lost in all of the military histories of the war, and even in most of the Lee biographies, is what the general was doing when he was out of history's public eye. We know Lee rode out to meet the survivors of Pickett's Charge and accept blame for the defeat, that he tried to lead the Texas Brigade in a counterattack to save the day at the Wilderness, and took a tearful ride from Wilmer McLean's house at Appomattox. But what of the other days? Where was Lee and what was he doing when the spotlight of history failed to illuminate him?1 vol, 576 pgs 2021 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-227390 Ryan, Thomas LEE IS TRAPPED, AND MUST BE TAKEN: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg -- July 4 - 14, 1863 Focuses on the immediate aftermath of the battle and addresses how Maj. Gen. George G. Meade organized and motivated his Army of the Potomac in response to President Abraham Lincoln's mandate to bring about the 'literal or substantial destruction' of Gen. Robert E. Lee's retreating Army of Northern Virginia. As far as the president was concerned, if Meade aggressively pursued and confronted Lee before he could escape across the flooded Potomac River, the rebellion would be over. Includes 40 images and 11 maps.

The long and bloody three-day battle exhausted both armies. Their respective commanders faced difficult tasks, including the rallying of their troops for more marching and fighting. Lee had to keep his army organized and motivated enough to conduct an orderly withdrawal away from the field. Meade faced the same organizational and motivational challenges, while assessing the condition of his victorious but heavily damaged army, to determine if it had sufficient strength to pursue and crush a still-dangerous enemy. Central to the respective commanders' decisions was the information they received from their intelligence-gathering resources about the movements, intentions, and capability of the enemy. The eleven-day period after Gettysburg was a battle of wits to determine which commander better understood the information he received, and directed the movements of his army accordingly.

Woven into this account is the fate of thousands of Union prisoners who envisioned rescue to avoid incarceration in wretched Confederate prisons, and a characterization of how the Union and Confederate media portrayed the ongoing conflict for consumption on the home front.1 vol, 384 pgs 2021 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-dj, available late June 2021 ......$33.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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