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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-WAAIC001 AFGHAN WARRIORS: 28mm Figures This set includes warriors typical of the North-West Frontier during conflicts with the British from 1830s-1920s. Depending on weapon choices they would not be inappropriate from 1700 up to the present time. This box set will give you enough parts to outfit 40 28mm infantry with weapons including pulwar and khyber swords, daggers, shields, muskets, jezails, and Martini-Henry rifles. Models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included.1 vol, 40 pgs 2022 UK, WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-WAAIC002 BOXERS: 28mm Figures This hard plastic box set allows you to build up to 30 warriors with options to create the famed Kansu (Gansu) Braves and Tigermen. This box can also be used for other periods like the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the First Sino-Japanese War, and into the 20th century. Models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 UK, WARGAMES ATLANTIC
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1-908417 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 417 Theme:
North Africa Painting Part One: Tabletop Ready - Painting tips for figures included with issue
The Desert War in Miniature: Worcester Wargames Club's 10mm/12mm WWII desert warfare figures
Rommel's Favourites: Italian Bersaglieri in WWII North Africa campaign
Building Biscari Airfield - Sicily 1943: Create 12mm scale airfield for demo game at Partizan

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Horses for Courses: How Victrix British Heavy Dragoons measure up against the other Heavy Dragoon plastics on the market.
The Battle of Trautenau: Austro-Prussian War, 27 June 1866
The Glosters' Last Stand: Part Two games the battle on the River Imjin in Korea
The Joy of Six: Show report
Battle of New Ross: Unrestricted stylegaming
Historicon 2022: Show report1 vol, 116 pgs 2022 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-908418 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 418 1 vol, 116 pgs 2022 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-234501 Swan, Chris WITH MUSKET, PIKE & DRUM: 1500-1700 Add-on Pack Three-part mini campaign includes scenarios, Quick Reference sheets, Bonus Rules for the military inventions of Leonardo, Game Cards, Tokens, and ECW Flag-based Markers. Uses any scale of figures. The unit sizes in this series of rules are determined by your forces available and playing area.1 vol, 26 pgs 2022 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-225060 Wagman, Greg AGE OF HANNIBAL: 2nd Edition Game large battles of antiquity in a single evening on limited table space and with flexible basing. Focus on the critical nature of pre-battle strategy, when commanders sought the best possible ground for their armies. A terrain card system allows players to create unique battlefields, while also incorporating elements of scouting, flank marches, and possible ambushes. Includes a full campaign system for map-based play plus a chapter on conducting sieges such as Carthage or Syracuse.

Biggest difference in 2nd edition is switch from d10s to d8s for less randomness in melee outcomes. Also rebalance rebalancing the unit types; updating Rally Factors and some other unit traits for each unit type; and revising Army Morale Clock for longer battles. Also totally revises missile fire, and the way generals exert command influence.
1 vol, 60 pgs 2022 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-225061 Wagman, Greg AGE OF HANNIBAL: Over the Alps Scenario Book - 2nd Edition Revised edition has 15 Punic War scenarios and 1 Grand Campaign.

FIRST PUNIC WAR SCENARIOS
The Battle of Messana (264 BC): Roman expeditionary force crosses into Sicily to intervene in local politics against combined Carthage and Syracuse army. First battle of the war.

The Battle of Agrigentum (261 BC): Largest land battle of the war pits over 40,000 Carthaginian mercenaries arrive outside Agrigentum to lift the six-month Roman siege by two consular armies.

The Battle of Adys (256 BC): Roman expedition invades Africa to meet new Carthaginioan army on the heights above Adys.

The Battle of Tunis (255 BC): A Spartan general helps Carthage retrain their army and defend the capital.

SECOND PUNIC WAR SCENARIOS
The Battle of the Trebia (218 BC): Hannibal lays a masterful trap for the Romans along the banks of the Trebia River.

The Battle of Cannae (216 BC): Perhaps the most famous battle of the ancient world, Cannae sees over 100,000 troops packed onto a small battlefield. .

The Battle of Dertosa (215 BC): Carthage and Rome battle in Hispania along the southern bank of the Ebro River.

The Battle of Caralis (215 BC): Sardinian uprising against 20,000 Romans, but Carthaginian commander Hasdrubal the Bald arrives to aid the rebels.

The Second Battle of Beneventum (214 BC): Roman slaves and convicts side with the Roman Empire and battle a Carthaginian army in southern Italy.

The First Battle of Herdonia (212 BC): Hannibal detaches a division of his best troops to catch a Roman army by surprise outside the town of Herdonia.

The Battle of the Metaurus (207 BC): Along the banks of the Metaurus River in northeastern Italy, the Romans intercert a Carthaginian army from Hispania marching to join Hannibal.

The Battle of Ilipa (206 BC): Carthaginians hope to turn back the tide of Roman momentum in Iberia.

The Battle of the Great Plains (203 BC): Rome tracks down a newly-formed Carthaginian army near the Bagrades River.

The Battle of Zama (202 BC): Hannibal vs Scipio's invasion of Africa.

THIRD PUNIC WAR SCENARIOS
The Siege of Carthage (146 BC): Romans try to storm the fortifications.

GRAND CAMPAIGN
The War for Sicily (264 - 256 BC): Refight the First Punic War in Sicily. All necessary campaign rules, map tokens, and a map of Sicily are included.1 vol, 60 pgs 2
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1-234590 Wheatley, Brendan DAK ATTACK: Solo or Multiplayer Rules for Gaming the Long Range Desert Group A set of rules written for the Long Range Desert Group, which can be used for Solo or Multi-Player games. The ruleset comes complete with markers, separate play sheets, and two sets of game/mission cards. Ideal for 28mm.1 vol, 30 pgs 2022 UK, OFFENSIVE MINIATURES
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1-BRIG394 Bunde, Peter 394: KINGDOM OF ITALY: 2nd Rifle Regiment on Horseback Principe Reale 1808-1811 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG395 Bunde, Peter 395: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: Neumark Landwehr Cavalry 1813-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-234610 Elliott, Simon ROMAN BRITAIN'S PIRATE KING: Carausius, Constantius Chlorus and the Fourth Roman Invasion of Britain In the mid-3rd century AD Roman Britain's regional fleet, the Classis Britannica, disappeared. It was never to return. Soon the North Sea and English Channel were over-run by Germanic pirates preying upon the east and south coast of Britain, and the continental coast up to the Rhine Delta. The western augustus (senior emperor) Maximian turned to a seasoned naval leader called Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Valerius Carausius to restore order. He was so successful that Maximian accused him of pocketing the plunder he'd recaptured, ordering his execution.

The canny Carausius moved first and in 286 usurped imperial authority, creating a North Sea empire in northern Gaul and Britain which lasted until 296. Dubbed the pirate king, he initially thrived, seeing off early attempts by Maximian to defeat him. However, in the early 290s Maximian appointed his new caesar (junior emperor), Constantius Chlorus (the father of Constantine the Great), to defeat Carausius.

A seasoned commander, Constantius Chlorus soon brought northern Gaul back into the imperial fold, leaving Carausius controlling only Britain. Carausius was then assassinated and replaced by Allectus, his treasurer. Allectus was in turn defeated by Constantius Chlorus in AD 296 in the fourth Roman invasion of Britain, the caesar arriving just in time to prevent London being sacked by Allectus' Frankish mercenaries. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-210420 Matthew, Christopher AN INVINCIBLE BEAST: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action Examines phalanx combat by using techniques such as physical re-creation, experimental archaeology, and ballistics testing, and then comparing the findings of this testing to the ancient literary, artistic and archaeological evidence, and modern theories.

The Hellenistic pike-phalanx was a true military innovation, transforming the face of warfare in the ancient world. For nearly 200 years, from the rise of the Macedonians as a military power in the mid-fourth century BC to their defeat at the hands of the Romans at Pydna in 168BC, the pike-wielding heavy infantryman formed the basis of nearly every Hellenistic army to deploy on battlefields stretching from Italy to India.1 vol, 544 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-234600 Grbasic, Zvonimir THE TEMPLARS AT WAR Discusses history of The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, better known as the Knights Templar or simply the Templars. Includes organization and hierarchy, training, tactics, daily life and battles. Beautiful original paintings and drawings.

Formed in 1119 to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, this curious hybrid of military unit and monastic brotherhood were the staunchest defenders of the Crusader States of Outremer for nearly two centuries. Knights joining the Templars renounced their worldly possessions and vowed to follow a strict code, which included the command to fight the infidel enemy bravely regardless of the odds. They provided Christian armies with a lethal cutting edge in open battle, launching fanatical charges to break the enemy formations, as well as garrisoning a network of forts as a stubborn bulwark against reconquest.1 vol, 176 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-35210 Edmunds, R. David and Joseph L. Peyser THE FOX WARS: Mesquakie Challenge to New France The saga of the Fox Indians' struggle to maintain their identity in the face of colonial New France during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, b/w illustrations, chapter notes, biblio, and index.

The Foxes occupied central Wisconsin, where for a long time they had warred with the Sioux and, more recently, had opposed the extension of the French firearm-and-fur trade with their western enemies. Caught between the Sioux anvil and the French hammer, the Foxes enlisted other tribes' support and maintained their independence until the late 1720s. Then the French treacherously offered them peace before launching a campaign of annihilation against them. The Foxes resisted valiantly, but finally were overwhelmed and took sanctuary among the Sac Indians, with whom they are closely associated to this day.1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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1-2258801 Insch, Stuart AGAINST SPAIN: Wargaming the Sieges of Havana and Manila 1762-1764 Illustrations, background, and scenarios cover the leaders, troops, organization, sieges, and other actions. Companion to The Sugar Islands. Crann Tara miniatures do the 28mm figures. Includews period illustrations and maps. Scenarios cover sieges as well as actions outside the walls.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-COM1145 Moeller's, Christopher BROTHERS AT WAR: 1862 Wargame Quadrigame offers four tactical wargames that exploring civil war brigade command. Each two-player features a full-size, 22x34-inch game map and covering battles from 1862: Antietam, South Mountain, Mill Springs, and Bloody Valverde. 1 hex = 100 yards. 1 turn = 20 minutes. Units are regiments and batteries.

Command rules are simple and abstracted. Combat and all checks are resolved using six-sided dice, in which results of 5-6 mark success, and 1-4 failure. Brigades activate via chit pull, with their constituent units moving and fighting individually. Stacking is limited to two units per hex. Massive 1.5-inch hexes allow two 3/4-inch units to fit side by side. no information is obscured.

Battle Cards introduce an element of uncertainty and excitement to play. Unique off-map displays track every brigade's reserves and casualties. Once a unit's reserves are used up, it becomes exhausted and liable to break.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available late August 2022 ......$99.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-914164 various VAE VICTIS # 164: Storm over Belfort 1870-1871 (Wargame) NEWS (hexes): Test of Faith, The Fulda Gap, Almoravid, Successors, Give us Victories

BOARDGAMES: Vietnam; Tetrarchia; Piacenza; Into the Woods; Monty's D-Day; Third World War; Saladin; Army Group Center 2nd Ed; North Africa; Wars of Religion; Donnerschlag

FIGURINES: Art de la Guerre : la cavalerie a travers les ages; Flodden; Clash of Katana; Project Z; Venatores et Noxiip Borders of Blood

HOBBY: Convention musee de la Legion Etrangere a Aubagne

SCENARIOS: M44; ASL;

NEWS (rules): Three Ages for Rome; The Age of Alexander; Castles in the Sky; Beyond the Empire; Rapid Fire;

ART of WAR: Les 103 jours du siege de Belfort

WARGAME: Storm over Belfort 1870-18711 vol, 84 pgs 2022 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-234620 Ashby, Robert D-DAY, ARNHEM AND THE RHINE: A Glider Pilot's Memoir Memoir of a Glider Pilot Regiment pilot describes hair-raising training, portraits of his comrades and officers, and the glide into battle. Covers action of D-Day, Arnhem, and the Rhine crossing. Offers insights into the successes and failures of various operations.1 vol, 192 pgs 2022 UK, PEN & SWORD
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