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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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1-231490B BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days Campaign Bundle This Epic battle bundle contains Napoleonic commanders, casualty markers, and the campaign supplement. The bundle contains 15 mounted commanders (five English/Allied, five French, and five Prussian in resin), 54 casualty markers (18 British/Allied, 18 French, and 18 Prussian in resin), and the campaign supplement booklet contains new rules, what-if scenarios, and a system to link all the games in a grand campaign. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 18 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312401001 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days British & Allied Commanders Black Powder Epic Napoleonic set contains five resin British and Allied commanders: Wellington, Uxbridge, Picton, Prince William of Orange, and generic cavalry commander. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 5 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312401002 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days British Casualty Markers Black Powder Epic Napoleonic set contains 18 resin British and Allied casualty markers. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 18 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312401801 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days Prussian Commanders Black Powder Epic Napoleonic Hundred Days set contains five resin Prussian commanders: Blucher, von Zeiten, Pirch I, Gneisenau, and von Bulow. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 5 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312401802 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days Prussian Casualty Markers Black Powder Epic Napoleonic set contains 18 resin Prussian casualty markers. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 18 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312402001 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days French Commanders Black Powder Epic Napoleonic Hundred Days set contains five resin French commanders: Napoleon, Ney, Kellerman, d'Erlon, and generic cuirassier commander. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 5 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-312402002 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLE: Napoleonic Hundred Days French Casualty Markers Black Powder Epic Napoleonic set contains 18 resin French casualty markers. Miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.1 vol, 18 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-882818 AIR MARSHAL: Command of the Skies Aerial Supplement for the Panzer Korps divisional warfare system that builds upon the existing Air Combat System from the Core rules. Adds the additional layers of command and control for including strategic and tactical system for affecting the land battle engagements, focus on air campaign (and not land battles), multi-region Battle Board component, solo play, 100+ bomber strikes, and three modes of play: Standard, Independent, and Hotseat.1 vol, 88 pgs 2022 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-882913 Granillo, Manny HARD LUCK BOYS: Panzer Korps Battle Scenarios Book XIII Scenario book includes 14 scenarios for Panzer Korps including maps and Force Groups.

Scenarios included:
RUSSIA: Between A Rock and A Hard Place '42
RUSSIA: Blood On The Steppes '42
FRANCE: Undefeated '40
FRANCE: Stand Your Ground '40
GERMANY: Old Enemies '45
RUSSIA: Race for the Bridge '41
RUSSIA: Drive On Taranovka '42
CRIMEA: Sebastopol '42
CHINA: Iron Scythes '29
MONGOLIA: Khalkin Gol Campaign '38
NORTH AFRICA: Mishap Near Knightsbridge '41
HOLLAND: Highway to The Reich '44
RUSSIA: Hard Luck Boys '41
GERMANY: Struggle for Schmidt '441 vol, 110 pgs 2022 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-231400 Lacy, Bennett 2 PARA: Falkland's War Scenarios 13 skirmish scenarios that chronicle British 2 Para's struggle to capture Goose Green during the Falkland War in the spring of 1982.1 vol, 76 pgs 2022 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-909012 Mateos, Alberto PAINTING WAR 12: Bases This issue focuses on the creation of bases for wargames, showing the techniques used on 23 different bases that cover sci-fi, fantasy, and historical themes. The bases are classified into three difficulty levels so that the reader can know the complexity of each base before starting to work on them. To finish the issue, some quick base creation techniques are shown, allowing you to get decent bases in record time.1 vol, 64 pgs 2022 SPAIN,
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1-231380 McWalter, Adrian BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Hundred Days Campaign Supplement Supplement for Black Powder Epic Battles presents 18 new scenarios covering the entire breadth of the campaign. Alongside the new units, rules, 'what if?' scenarios, and commanders is a system to link all your games in a grand campaign that follows the events of the Hundred Days, one battle at a time. Orders of battle are presented for all the French, Prussian, and British and Allied forces involved in the fighting.1 vol, 0 pgs 2022 UK, WARLORD GAMES
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1-231410 Harrison, Richard THE SOVIET ARMY'S HIGH COMMANDS IN WAR AND PEACE: 1941-1992 The vast distances of the Eastern Front forced the WWII Soviet political-military leadership to resort to new organizational expedients in order to control operations along the extended front. Five high commands, responsible for two or more fronts (army groups) and sometimes one or more fleets, were created along the northwestern, western, southwestern, and North Caucasus strategic directions during 1941-42. However, the highly unfavorable strategic situation during the first year of the war, as well as interference in day-to-day operations by Stalin, severely limited the high commands' effectiveness. As a consequence, the high commands were abolished in mid-1942 and replaced by the more flexible system of supreme command representatives at the front. A High Command of Soviet Forces in the Far East was established in 1945 and oversaw the Red Army's highly effective campaign against Japanese forces in Manchuria.

The Far Eastern High Command was briefly resurrected in 1947 as a response to the tense situation along the Korean peninsula and the ongoing civil war in China, but was abolished in 1953, soon after Stalin's death. Growing tensions with China brought about the recreation of the Far Eastern High Command in 1979, followed a few years later by the appearance of new high commands in Europe and South Asia. However, these new high commands did not long survive the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and were abolished a year later. The book relies almost exclusively on Soviet and post-communist archival and other sources and is the first unclassified treatment of this subject in any country, East or West.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 US, CASEMATE ACADEMIC
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1-234440 Grainger, John THE FORTY SIEGES OF CONSTANTINOPLE: The Great City's Enemies and Its Survival The great city of Byzantium / Constantinople / Istanbul stands on a commanding cape overlooking a busy waterway. It has been the target of repeated attempts to capture it for the past two and a half millennia. Most of these attacks failed, but some did so in spectacular fashion, such as the great Arab sieges. The inhabitants fought hard in almost every siege, with the result that when the city was captured it was also destroyed, or at least suffered a hideous sack.

Almost every nation between the Atlantic and the Steppes of Asia have made attempts to capture the city, some repeatedly but only a few - a Roman emperor, the Crusaders, the Turks -- have succeeded. And there is no sign that some have given up the hope of taking it -- the last sieges were just before and then during the Great War, by the Bulgars, and then by the Allies, who got no closer than Gallipoli, but the city had to submit to enemy occupation when the empire it ruled collapsed. It is still surrounded by envious neighbors, who wish to control it. The city has been besieged 40 times, and has been captured on three occasions.1 vol, 288 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-204460 Hughes, Ian IMPERIAL BROTHERS: Valentinian, Valens and the Disaster at Adrianople Late Roman biographies tackle the careers of the brother emperors, Valentinian and Valens. Valentian was selected and proclaimed as emperor in AD 364, when the Empire was still reeling from the disastrous defeat and death in battle of Julian the Apostate (363) and the short reign of his murdered successor, Jovian (364). Traces the careers of both men in tandem, compares their achievements, and analyzes the extent to which they deserve the contrasting reputations handed down by history. Includes 16 pages of plates and 10 b/w maps.

With the Empire weakened and vulnerable to a victorious Persia in the East and opportunistic Germanic tribes along the Rhine and Danube frontiers, not to mention usurpers and rebellions within, it was not an enviable position. Valentian decided the responsibility had to be divided (not for the first or last time) and appointed his brother as his co-emperor to rule the eastern half of the Empire.

Valentinian went on to stabilize the Western Empire, quelling revolt in North Africa, defeating the 'Barbarian Conspiracy' that attacked Britain in 367 and conducting successful wars against the Germanic Alemanni, Quadi and Saxons; he is remembered by history as a strong and successful Emperor. Valens on the other hand, fare less well and is most remembered for his (mis)treatment of the Goths who sought refuge within the Empire's borders from the westward-moving Huns.

Valens mishandling of this situation led to the Battle of Adrianople in 378, where he was killed and Rome suffered one of the worst defeats in her long history, often seen as the 'beginning of the end' for the Western Roman empire.1 vol, 304 pgs 2022 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-234430 Carr, John THE VIKING SAINT: Olaf II of Norway Norway's King Olaf II Haraldsson (c. 995-1030) started out with traditional Viking toughness on raids, but eventually changed his overriding mission to Christianize Norway and extirpate heathenism. He took the Norwegian throne in 1015, when he had barely reached his twenties. For the next 15 years he labored against immense odds to subdue the rebellious heathen nobles of Norway while fending off Swedish hostility. Both finally combined against Olaf in 1030, when he fell in battle not far from Trondheim, still only in his mid-thirties. After his body was believed to possess healing powers, and reports of them spread from Scandinavia to Spain and Byzantium, Olaf II was canonized a saint 134 years later. He remains Norway's patron saint as well as a legendary warrior. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234450 Harwood, Brian FIXER AND FIGHTER: The Life of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, 1170 - 1243 Hubert de Burgh rose from obscure beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in England. He loyally served first King John. After John's death, he held Chinon castle in France for the new king, 9-year old Henry, against a renewed siege. In August 1217 he struck the final blow against the French invasion, when he defeated a powerful fleet carrying French reinforcements at the naval Battle of Sandwich. Hubert successfully held Dover Castle for the king against a siege led by the French Prince Louis.

Hubert continued to serve Henry III, making important reforms as Justiciar of England and leading military campaigns against the Welsh Prince Lewellyn. He eventually lost favor due to the machinations of his rivals and narrowly avoided execution but was eventually reconciled with his king and able to die a peaceful death. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-231360 Burns, Alexander THE CHANGING FACE OLD REGIME WARFARE: Essays in Honour of Christopher Duffy To honor Prof Christopher Duffy, the book collects 16 essays by scholars covering cavalry tactics, divisional organization, the rise of light forces, and the effects of war-making on society. Although centered on 18th-century warfare, this book also includes chapters which address the Napoleonic conflicts, and First World War.

The first section, Backgrounds and Retrospectives, explores the state of historical writing on 18th-century warfare, as well as Professor Duffy's contribution to it. The second section, Commanders and their Armies, explores the field of traditional military history. It provides coverage of tactical analyses, campaign narratives, and organizational and doctrinal changes for the armies fighting in the Old Regime. The third section, Voices from the Past, provides translations and analyses of military sources which have been previously unavailable to the public. The fourth and final section, New Perspectives, demonstrates the varied picture which methods such as archaeology, cultural history, and colonial history tell us about the imperial history of European states at war.1 vol, 344 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-231370 Reid, Stuart LIKE TROOPS OF HUNGARY WOLVES: The Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746 Updated edition of his previous works. Large-format hardback is well illustrated -- including color uniform plates by Dave Gallagher. Takes into account the latest archaeological work on the Culloden battlefield.1 vol, 0 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-231391 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Part 1 - George Washington's Army, 1775 - 1783 Full-color illustrated history of the Continental Army during the American Revolution that examines the organization, uniforms, and equipment of the American military forces that fought the British during 1775-1783. It includes details on all the troop types involved in the war: Continentals, cavalry, artillery and technical corps, militiamen, state troops, partisan corps, foreign units and naval contingents. The volume is Part 1 of a three-part series on the American Revolution illustrated with contemporary pictures, photos of re-enactors, and color plates specially created for this publication.1 vol, 175 pgs 2022 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-231392 Esposito, Gabriele ARMIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Part 2 - Great Britain and her Allies, 1775 - 1783 This pictorial history shows the uniforms, arms, and organization of the British forces that fought in the American Revolution, including regular British forces, American allies, native warriors, and mercenary units. 1 vol, 175 pgs 2022 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-231390 McIntyre, James A MOST GALLANT RESISTANCE: The Delaware River Campaign, September-November 1777 Covers the reduction of the Delaware River defenses that engaged the bulk of the resources and attention of both George Washington and William Howe through October and November of 1777. On the American side, maintaining the integrity of the river defenses involved an attritional campaign waged by an intrepid group of defenders which brought together the efforts of the Continental Army, as garrisons of the various forts, the Continental Navy and the Pennsylvania State Navy. If the Americans could hold their positions until winter set in, they would prevent William Howe from capitalizing his capture of Philadelphia, and possibly force him to abandon the city for want of supplies.1 vol, 324 pgs 2022 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-231371 Blake, Mike FORCES OF THE BOXER REBELLION & THE EIGHT POWER WAR: Volume 1 - The Dragon Provoked Very well illustrated including a multitude of color uniforms details. A comprehensive account of the war, campaigns, and battles, and detailed study of the armies involved. All split equally over three volumes. This volume Includes the Boxers, Imperial Chinese, and British forces.1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-231372 Blake, Mike FORCES OF THE BOXER REBELLION & THE EIGHT POWER WAR: Volume 2 - The Dragon Rampant Volume 2 is also a very well illustrated book including a multitude of color uniforms details. A comprehensive account of the war, campaigns, and battles, and detailed study of the armies involved. All split equally over three volumes. This volume includes the Japanese, Indian Army, French, Italians, Austro-Hungarian and Australians1 vol, 200 pgs 2022 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-234460 Vionnet, Louis WITH NAPOLEON'S GUARD IN RUSSIA: The Memoirs of Major Vionnet, 1812 Major Louis Joseph Vionnet's memoirs of Napoleon's disastrous 1812 campaign in Russia are readable, detailed, and full of personal anecdotes and vivid glimpses into the life of the 19th-century soldier. His account concentrates in particular on the retreat from Moscow, but he was present at all the major actions and followed the entire course of the campaign from the opening moves in July 1812 to being chased through Prussia by bands of Cossacks in early 1813. He was present at the destruction of Smolensk, toured the battlefield of Borodino and witnessed the great fire in Moscow.

Vionnet was a major in the Fusiliers-Grenadiers, a regiment of veterans in the Imperial Guard, and his account provides a wonderful insight into the elan, morale and cohesion of this elite fighting force. Jonathan North has translated Vionnet's memoirs for the first time for this English edition. In addition to providing detailed explanatory notes, he quotes from the accounts left by five other soldiers from the same regiment, and these extracts allow the reader to follow the ups and downs of the unit as a whole. He retired in the 1830s and died in 1834.1 vol, 176 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234480 Lucas, Andrew FIGHTING THE KAISER'S WAR: The Saxons in Flanders 1914-1918 Personal accounts of WWI from the German side of no man's land. Vividly describes the wartime lives and ultimate fates of 10 Saxon soldiers, from front-line trench fighters to a brigade commander, facing the British in Flanders, revealed through their intimate diaries and correspondence. Illustrated with over 300 mostly unseen wartime photographs and other images.1 vol, 256 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234470 Baldwin, Frank D-DAY GUNNERS: Firepower on the British Beaches and Landing Grounds Tells the story of the artillerymen who served the guns on the D-Day beaches, and the effects they had on the outcome of the battles on D-Day and afterwards. This volume is primarily about British gunners and certain German kannonier and also written as a guide to the battlefields on the beaches and landing grounds. It also provides a guide in lay terms of the technical impact of field anti-tank and AA artillery on the war.

A second volume will tell the story of artillerymen on the American beaches and landing grounds.1 vol, 280 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234420 Marriot, Leo NAVAL BATTLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Pacific and Far East This second volume concentrates on the epic struggle between the Americans and the Japanese in the vast expanses of the Pacific. The first part of the book covers the period from Pearl Harbor to Midway while the second part covers the long and bloody campaign in the south-west Pacific where the US Navy honed its skills and turned a bloody defeat into a hard-won victory. The final section focuses on naval operations during the American advance across the central Pacific up to the Battle of Leyte Gulf - the greatest naval battle ever fought. Included are other actions involving the Royal Navy which, after early setbacks, would go on to play a major supporting role alongside the US Navy in the Pacific.1 vol, 168 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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