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1-237720 Lacy, Bennett SEOUL OF A NATION: Korean War Examines various aspects of the ground combat during the first four months of Korean War. From the initial attempt to stem the North Korean invasion to the UN counter-offensive and recapture of Seoul, players will enjoy 40 meticulously researched scenarios.1 vol, 130 pgs 2023 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-wirebound softcover, available late July 2023 ......$45.00 rct

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1-908428 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 428 Contents:

Departments:
* Observation Post: New hobby releases, including Test of Honour: Takeda's Court and Stargrave: Scavengers.
* Release Radar: Readers' projects
* Quick Fire: New releases

Articles include:
* Loose Files and American Scramble: Wargaming Battles of the American War of Independence
* Returning to Old Favorites: Memorable moments in wargaming history
* Biggin' It Up By Shrinkin' It Down: Planned refight of the Battle of Aughrim and the size of the battlefield.
* Fashoda Showdown: What If scenario for Death in the Dark Continent
* Citadel to Perry Miniatures Via Foundry: Alan and Michael Perry discuss their early historical figures and assess the progress they've made since their early days at Citadel and Wargames
Foundry.
* Making Acacia Trees: Creating versions of Africa's thorny Acacia trees with their iconic umbrella canopies
* Go Again, Sir! More cavalry on the tabletop
* Thane Tostig: Retro wargames
* Maori Pa in the Early New Zealand Wars: Muskets and Tomahawks scenarios along with special rules for fighting in Maori Pa.1 vol, 116 pgs 2023 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-198514 Gilio, Bob SENUSSI'S LITTLE MINIATURE WAR 1915-1917: Setting the East Ablaze Supplement Latest Setting the East Ablaze supplement contains 15 scenarios, maps, orbats, and chapters on wargaming the German- and Ottoman-supported Arab campaign against the British and Italian forces. 1 vol, 190 pgs 2023 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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2-210440 Granillo, Manny OPFOR: Modern Divisional Combat Supplement for Panzer Korps 2nd Edition 2nd Edition: REQUIRES PANZER KORPS RULES to play. Opfor is NOT a stand alone module.

Opfor integrates modern battlefield components with the Panzer Korps Divisional System. It covers most combat organizational configurations, weapons systems, and theaters of operation. Covers Airborne, Artillery, Armored formations, and more! Breaks down the command structures into their respective parts. Aids in understanding the rapidly changing organizations and strategies. Includes comprehensive vehicle, weapon system and aircraft lists, plus strategic assets such as SAT, Drones, TAC Nukes, and more! Simulates the command paradigm at the Divisional Level Air support and Special Ops. Offers two complete scenarios.

* Covers the period from 1965 thru 2030
* Updates vehicle listings for all nations
* New scenarios
* Compete electronic warfare systems and rules to integrate them into your actions
* Comprehensive TOW/ATGM vehicle and man-portable systems list
* Intrinsic command updates and adjustments
* Clarifications and Errata from 1.0
* Expands coverage of new Flash Points: Ukraine, Taiwan, Africa, and South Pacific region1 vol, 165 pgs 2023 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-83190 Lacy, Bennett P. FINAL COMBAT: WWII Skirmish Rules for Role Playing and Miniatures Fifth edition uses character attributes to drive this set of skirmish wargaming rules for role-playing and miniatures that simulates squad-level engagements of WWII. This streamlined set eliminates the Reason-to-Look mechanic and consolidates tables grouped by positive and negative modifiers, which facilitates faster compilation.

It employs a chit-driven activation system that abstractly represents unit cohesion under combat conditions. Ground scale that is equal to the miniature in the context of one second of worthwhile action. It also incorporates a scalable level of detail that allows players to eliminate the damage model and use generic character attributes.

Although this book contains rules for armored combat, data sheets for individual tanks are not included. Anthology of Armor is a companion volume to this book and provides the necessary data for almost 200 AFVs.1 vol, 154 pgs 2023 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-83191 Lacy, Bennett P. FINAL COMBAT: Trench Raiders (WWI) Trench Raiders is not a complete set of rules -- you must have Final Combat. This WWI supplement introduces new rules and includes one historical scenario based on a British trench raid in 1916. It simulates the melee of trench warfare during a close-quarters trench raid.1 vol, 52 pgs 2023 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-237750 Grainger, John SEXTUS JULIUS FRONTIUS AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE: Author of Stratagems, Advisor to Emperors, Governor of Britain, Pacifier of Wales Sextus Iulius Frontinus is best known as author of the military handbook Strategems but, in addition to writing this and other works (now lost), he also had a varied and surprisingly influential career in military and civil posts around the Roman Empire. Reconstructing his life to the fullest extent permitted by the sources, this favorably biography re-evaluates his importance, particularly in Britain (at the expense of the better-known Agricola).

Frontinus loyally served at least six emperors, often acting as a trusted counselor, and even deputized for Trajan while he was busy in Germany and elsewhere. He was possibly the longest-serving governor of Britain (five years), where he completed the subjugation of Wales and established the frontier in northern England at the Ribble-Tees line. He founded several legionary fortresses, including those that later became the towns of York, Chester, and Caerleon. He also served on the Rhine, in Spain and Asia and in the civil sphere reformed the water supply of Rome.1 vol, 264 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-201210 Matyszak, Philip EXPEDITION TO DISASTER: 415BC The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period. At this time (415 BC), Athens was locked in a decades-long struggle with Sparta for mastery of the Greek world. The expedition to Sicily was intended to give Athens the extra money and resources to crush the Spartans. New archaeological discoveries allow the ensuing siege to be reconstructed in greater detail than ever before. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2023 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-237730 Romane, Julian JULIUS CAESAR'S CIVIL WAR: Tactics, Strategies and Logistics Julian Romane examines the campaigns of Julius Caesar throughout the civil wars that followed his famous crossing of the Rubicon, through to the defeat of the final Pompeian diehards at the battle of Munda. He analyzes Caesar's generalship in the widest sense, with a strong emphasis on the logistical and financial effort required to put his legions in the field and keep them equipped, fed and paid. The attention given to this important but often-neglected aspect sets this account apart from many others.

The author discusses the nature of late Republican Roman armies, describing their organization, tactics and equipment. The fact that such armies were employed both by and against Caesar only emphasizes the role of generalship in the outcome. This is followed by a detailed account of the strategic maneuvers in Caesar's epochal duel with Pompey the Great and the resultant battles at Dyrrhachium and Pharsalus. The final campaigns to mop up opposition in Spain and Africa are studied in equal detail to give a complete picture of Caesar's command performance in these history-shaping events.1 vol, 328 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-208850 Carr, John FIGHTING EMPERORS OF BYZANTIUM Fighting Emperors of Byzantium assesses the contribution of those Emperors whose military leadership determined the survival of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire for a thousand years after the fall of Rome.1 vol, 288 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-237760 Carpenter, Noel DETOUR TO DISASTER: General John Bell Hood's Slight Demonstration at Decatur and the Unraveling of the Tennessee Campaign Detailed and documented account discusses Confederate General John Bell Hood's weighty decision in October of 1864 to march to Decatur and the combat that followed. It would be the final campaign of the Army of Tennessee. This book investigates the circumstances surrounding these matters and how they overwhelmed the controversial young army commander and potentially doomed his daring invasion. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2023 UK, SAVAS BEATIE
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2-192670 Cooper, Bryan IRONCLADS OF CAMBRAI: WWI British tanks brought about a breakthrough of the massive German defense system of the Hindenburg Line, followed up by British infantry and cavalry divisions. They were supported for the first time by low flying fighter aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps. The initial victory at Cambrai brought cheering crowds into the streets of London and the ringing of church bells in celebration. Includes 16 pages of b/w plates.

It seemed possible that the success might bring about the final defeat of Germany. But the British High Command failed to exploit the success. Generals who still dreamt of massive cavalry charges had not had much faith in this strange new weapon that had been brought to them - funded initially by the Royal Navy at the behest of Winston Churchill who was then First Lord of the Admiralty and did see its value. The High Command did not really believe the breakthrough was possible and tragically miscalculated the necessary steps to follow it up. Within days the Germans counterattacked and regained much of the ground that the British had won. What could have been the final victory was delayed for another year.1 vol, 248 pgs 2023 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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