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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-FGVP06 FROSTGRAVE WIZARDS: 28mm Miniatures This boxed set offers enough parts to build eight 28mm male wizards and apprentices for Frostgrave. It includes a range of heads, arms, equipment, and familiars, and is also compatible with the Soldiers, Cultists, and Barbarians boxed sets. Models are unassembled and unpainted.1 vol, 8 pgs 2024 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-FGVP11 FROSTGRAVE CULTISTS II: 28mm Miniatures The Frostgrave Cultists II box set contains enough parts to make 20 different 28mm figures. There are multiple heads, arms, weapons and accouterments per frame. No two warbands will ever be the same. Models are unassembled and unpainted.1 vol, 20 pgs 2024 UK, NORTH STAR
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1-245230 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE SCYTHIANS AND SARMATIANS 700 BC TO AD 450: Weapons, Equipment and Tactics Discusses the armies of the Scythians, which then later became the Sarmatians, analyzing what made them such formidable opponents to their neighbors over the centuries. Describes in detail their weapons, armor, equipment, and tactics. Supported by dozens of color photographs of replica costume, arms, and equipment in use. Over hundreds of years the Scythians fought, and often defeated, such notable opponents as the Assyrians, Medes, Persians, Greeks, and Macedonians. Their Sarmatian successors continued the tradition, being among the Romans' most dangerous opponents. Contains 80 color illustrations.1 vol, 160 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-245240 Harper, Paul CERDIC: Mysterious Dark Age King Who Founded England Bio of the Dark Age king, Cerdic, who founded Wessex, which grew into England. Reveals how Cerdic emerged from the ashes of Rome in the 6th century, with a warband known as the Gewisse which offered protection to civilians from roaming barbarians. He fought for territory with rival kingdoms before evolving into the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Discusses the identity of his shadowy son, the location of every bloody battle against enemy warlords, links to an iconic medieval poem, and the King Arthur legend. Also notes the discovery of his potential burial site on the edge of a Hampshire town. A huge barrow was located near a historic trackway, a Wansdyke-style earthwork, and an old Roman Road as a very public statement of power and warning to enemies. Contains 70 mono illustrations.1 vol, 296 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-245190 Urban, William and Darius Baronas THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS STRIKE EAST: The 14th Century Crusades in Lithuania and Rus Explores the Medieval crusade aimed at Lithuanian pagans, when crusaders from the Holy Roman Empire, France, England, and Scotland came to Prussia to fight alongside the Teutonic Knights. What ensued was a long-drawn out, many-sided struggle, with Lithuania and Poland first becoming powerful states, then expanding into Belarus and Ukraine, where the Mongols and Tatars had long held sway. The campaign culminates with Lithuania converting to the Roman Catholic Church and the dramatic sieges of Vilnius. Includes eight pages of black and white plates, and eight pages of color plates.1 vol, 320 pgs 2024 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-245220 Davies, Jonathan THE SIEGES OF RHODES: 1480 AND 1522 Examines the two epic sieges of Rhodes when the Hospitallers of the Order of St. John faced the might of the Ottomans. Photographs and maps included in the book fully illustrate what a nearly impossible task the Ottomans faced in both sieges. The two sieges illustrate the changes in warfare in the 40 years between them and the revolution in artillery that was taking place. Both sieges were epic in their character and scale and added to the fame and prestige of the Hospitallers.

The Grand Masters, on both occasions, provided inspiration not only for the garrisons but for Christendom. The sieges occurred in a critical period in Europe's political, religious and military history. This book considers the medieval fortification and their transformation in the intervening years, according to the most up-to-date ideas. Outlines the artillery revolution that occurred over the same period, with the massive, clumsy, but still powerful stone-throwing bombards giving way to narrow-bore cast bronze pieces, firing iron projectiles at much higher velocities and with much greater effect. Contains 104 color photos, 20 maps, and 2 tables.1 vol, 304 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-245180 Martin, Yves CITIZENS TO ARMS!: Uniforms of the French Revolutionary Armies 1792-1799 Looks at the array of uniforms worn by the French revolutionary soldiers, which consisted of a merger of the old royal troops and a mix of volunteer and conscripted units. Presents a series of 56 plates which provides a broad coverage of the troops which fought from 1792 to 1799. Contains comments for each plate as well as a discussion on the artist, the sources he used, and the citizens who answered the call to arms. It fills a gap for anyone with an interest in the 1792-1815 period and its uniforms. Contains 56 color illustrations (plates) and one black and white photo.1 vol, 152 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-230710 Ede-Borrett, Stephen THE ARMY OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY, 1805-1814: Uniforms, Organization, Campaigns (Revised Edition) A revised and expanded edition of the study of the uniforms, organization, personnel, and campaigns of that army. Illustrated in full color throughout, with over a hundred color illustrations, this study covers not just the regulation uniforms, although unusually the regulations were somewhat sparse, but also the numerous variations recorded in contemporary documents and plates, and in surviving items. Also covers the little-known, and highly esoteric, provisional uniforms of the Army's early years. The uniforms of what the French called the Tete de Colonne were never regulated properly and could change from issue to issue and year to year, often depending solely on the availability of cloth or the personal idiosyncrasies of the Colonel. Attempts to cover all of the known changes and variations in these uniforms including some additional variations since the first edition. Contains 124 color illustrations and photos, 29 black and white illustrations, one color map, and tables throughout.1 vol, 174 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-225490 Powell, David and Eric Wittenberg TULLAHOMA: The Forgotten Campaign that Changed the Course of the Civil War -- June 23 - July 4, 1863 Details how William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland pushed back Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee entirely out of Middle Tennessee. The brilliant campaign nearly cleared the state of Rebels and changed the calculus of the Civil War in the Western Theater, but went largely unnoticed due to other events. On June 23, 1863, Rosecrans, with 60,000 men, began a classic campaign of maneuver against Bragg's 40,000. Confronted by rugged terrain and a heavily entrenched foe, Rosecrans intended to utilize strategic maneuver to defeat Bragg rather than direct assaults. The complex and fascinating campaign included deceit, hard marching, fighting, and incredible luck-both good and bad. Contains first-hand accounts, 50 images, and 16 maps.1 vol, 408 pgs 2024 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-245250 Harvey, Trevor AN ARMY OF BRIGADIERS: British Brigade Commanders at the Battle of Arras 1917 Provides an analysis of command at the level of the infantry brigade within the British Expeditionary Force's command structure. Based on a critical period during the Great War, the period from late in the Battle of the Somme to the end of the Battle of Arras in mid-May 1917, analysis is drawn from the service records of 116 brigadier-generals whose brigades played some part in the Battle of Arras. Explores their roles, responsibilities, and backgrounds, both in theory and in practice, in the lead-up to and during the battle to explain and illustrate the range and limitations of their commands. Then presents case studies of five brigadier-generals, their staff officers, and their battalion commanders. Research is drawn from a wide variety of sources, including diaries, letters, and personal papers privately held by descendants. Contains 32 photos, 16 color maps, 25 tables.1 vol, 440 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-245260 Storey, Neil THE KING'S MEN: The Sandringham Company and Norfolk Regiment Territorial Battalions, 1914-1918 Examines the usage of the Norfolk Regiment and the Sandringham Company in World War I. The latter was the only unit to be raised entirely from a Royal Estate, and tragically the company, along with King George V's agent Captain Beck, disappeared without trace on August 12, 1915. The battalion was rebuilt and participated in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign, being evacuated to Egypt in December 1915. Thereafter, the Norfolks served with distinction in Palestine as part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Explores the history of these battalions' distinguished service using contemporary records and personal accounts. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-245270 Schofield, B.B. OPERATION NEPTUNE: Naval Operations for the Normandy Landings 1944 Operation Neptune was the code word for the naval side of the historic June 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy. Massive in its scale, tasks were wide-ranging and varied, including beach reconnaissance, minesweeping, shore bombardment, and organization of loading, assembly, and disembarkation. Naval forces were also responsible for positioning two Mulberry artificial harbors and laying of the cross-channel fuel pipeline Pluto under the sea. Contains 24 pages of black and white photos.1 vol, 176 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-245200 Stewart, Adrian MONTY'S GREATEST BATTLES: 1942-1945 Explores Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, who had a dynamic personality that often led to difficulties with political or military superiors but made him an immensely effective leader of men. His soldiers fought in some of the most important battles of WWII that varied in type, terrain, and tactics: river crossings including that of the Rhine; amphibious landings including the D-Day landings; defensive encounters including Alam Halfa and the Ardennes; mobile operations including the capture of Tripoli; the 'left hook' at the Mareth Line; the dash from the Seine to the Scheldt culminating in the daring attempt to seize the Rhine bridges; and set piece conflicts against enemies in prepared positions equipped with often superior weapons including Alamein and Normandy. In addition to describing the battles that made Montgomery the legendary military commander for which he is rightly remembered, this book examines both his qualities and weaknesses. Contains 32 mono illustrations.1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-245210 Taylor, Daniel THE RED ARMY TOWARDS THE ODER: Then and Now Provides three articles from magazine After the Battle documenting the Soviet advance on the Oder and the long-drawn-out struggles for the bridgeheads over it: The Battle for Festung Posen, 1945; The Oder Bridgeheads, 1945; and The Battle of Festung Kustrin. The Oder was the last great river barring the way to Berlin and the Germans mobilized everything in a desperate effort to prevent a Soviet march on the capital. Contains 192 mono illustrations.1 vol, 224 pgs 2024 UK, AFTER THE BATTLE
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