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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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1-907012 DIORAMAG: Volume 12 Dioramag magazine focuses on dioramas and scenes. You will find step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and more in each issue. All text in English.

Contents: Race to the Reichstag; News; MiG-25 Laid to Rest; Cobra King First in Bastogne; Back to the Eastern Front; Showcase: Roman Lappat; Turn Around and Don't Look Back; Sicily 1943; The Factory Post-Apocalyptic; and Seasons Part 3: Summer.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 SPAIN, PLA EDITIONS
NEW-pb, available mid September 2022 ......$28.00 inc

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1-234790 Farnworth, Michael VIETNAM WARGAMES: Modeling and Painting Offers painting guides for American, Anzac, French, and North and South Vietnamese forces, including characters from movies Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, and Platoon. Tutorials advise on building military vehicles, boats, helicopters, and landscapes of Vietnam, from rural villages to Hue's ancient Citadel. Techniques cover 20mm and 28mm in metal, soft plastic, hard plastic kits, resin models, 3D printing, MDF buildings, and XPS foam scenery. Over 250 color images.1 vol, 142 pgs 2022 US, MILITARY MINIATURE PRESS
NEW-pb, available late September 2022 ......$35.00 inc

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1-234800 Nesbitt, Will BLOOD OF ANCIENTS: Wargame Rules D10-based miniatures rules with minimal references to charts concentrates on charge and maneuver. Command radius allows for inspiration, but out of command troops are unreliable. We recommend using a hex grid (less arguments) on the table, with one unit per hex. A unit is composed of 4 to 12 bases of figures. One stand of 15mm figures or 1 individually based 28mm figure still equals 40 to 50 combatants. If you don't have or like hexes, the rules provide convert info to free form measurements.

Protect your flanks, use skirmishers to shield other units, and cavalry can be a powerful offensive weapon, but shaky in defense. Massed troops will last longer in combat, but ranged weapons are most effective when fired at massed troops.1 vol, 122 pgs 2022 US, MILITARY MINIATURE PRESS
NEW-pb, available late September 2022 ......$30.00 inc

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1-206634 Pringle, Chris BLOODY BIG BALKAN BATTLES: Hungary 1848-1849 16 scenarios from the Hungarian War of Independence of 1848-1849.1 vol, 54 pgs 2022 US, J&D PUBLICATIONS
NEW-pb, available late September 2022 ......$30.00 inc

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1-COM1181 Meyler, David NO PEACE WITHOUT HONOR Two-player game depicting Louis XIV's earliest European wars, the War of Devolution 1667-68, the Dutch War 1672-78 and the War of the Reunions 1679-1684. While this is a complete game on its own, combined with other wargames Nine Years War and No Peace Without Spain, players can refight the entire wars of Louis XIV in one grand campaign from 1668 to 1713.

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Complexity: Moderate (about 4 out of 10)
Time Scale: One year per turn
Map Scale: point-to-point strategic level
Unit Scale: Corps of 10,000 mixed arms
Players: 1 or 2 Players, best with 2
Solitaire Suitability: Limited (due to card-driven system)
Playing Time: 2.5 hours
Recommended Age: 14+

Components: One 22x34-inch mounted map; One rule and scenario booklet; Two player aid cards; One card deck of 50 playing cards; Two sheets of counters (0.65x 0.65 inches); and 10 six-sided dice.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid September 2022 ......$75.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-234780 Mugnal, Bruni THE OTTOMAN ARMY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1784-1815: A Struggle for Survival from Egypt to the Balkans Examines the changes and development of the Ottoman army from its campaigns against the Bedouin in Iraq in the 1780s until the Serbian uprisings in 1804-13 and 1815. It also includes a detailed description of the dress and equipment of the Ottoman soldiers of this period.

The Ottoman Empire was only marginally affected by the conflicts of the Napoleonic era; however, the period between the 1780s and 1820s was very important for the history and institutions of the multicultural state. Scholars working on the Ottomans in the Balkans, Anatolia, Egypt, and Syria have reached something of a consensus about these years as a watershed for the Ottomans. It was a moment when reform became necessary not just as a palace experiment, but as a matter of life and death for the dynasty and empire alike.

Survival in the Ottoman dynastic context meant engaging in a series of multilateral negotiations, not only with foreign powers, but also with a host of new military, intellectual, and religious elite groups. These emerged precisely because of shrinking borders, mobile military forces, and refugee populations. The struggle for survival was central to the changing dynamics of Ottoman society, especially in a period when war was generally proving too costly in human and economic terms. The toll on local society was large, and also involved the territories of the empire which were not directly within the war zones.1 vol, 406 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available late September 2022 ......$60.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-956086 various WORLD AT WAR # 86: The Chaco War, 1932-1935 The Chaco War, 1932-1935. The Chaco War was fought out by two landlocked countries, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America. On paper, the Bolivians should win handily: they enjoyed a 3:1 superiority in manpower against the Paraguayans. However, to reach the front the Bolivians had to overcome long lines of communication, impossible terrain, and low morale. The Paraguayans, on the other hand, saw the war as a life-or-death struggle. Thanks to their superior morale and leadership, the Paraguayans inflicted a series of defeats to the Bolivians and won most of the Chaco territory in the post-war peace settlement.

Components: 22x34-inch map, 176 die-cut counters, and magazine.1 vol, 62 pgs 2022 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid September 2022 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-COM1068 Edwards, John DEATH IN THE TRENCHES: 2nd Edition WWI strategic-level wargame covers the entire war, in all theaters, on an army level with divisional formations handled on an off-map display that minimizes map clutter. Map covers from UK to Egypt and Middle East and from Tunisia to Russia.

The game relies on simple mechanics that eliminate production bean counting and complicated combat results tables. Designed with the narrative gamer in mind, its more than 500 random events draw you into the global nightmare of 1914-1918, while its pulse system of alternating player moves ensures very little down time for the non-phasing player.

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Complexity: Medium (about 6 out of 10)
Playing Time: 10+ hours
Solitaire Suitability: Excellent
Time Scale: 1 turn equals 3 months
Map Scale: 1 hex equals approximately 80 miles
Unit Scale: Army and Corps

Components: One 22x34-inch mounted map covering Europe and the Near East; 3+ countersheets (400 double sided 9/16-inch counters; 1 rules booklet (Game System and Random Events included); Six 8.5x11-inch color player aid and display sheets; 10 six sided dice.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid September 2022 ......$79.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-COM1162 Edwards, John THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN: Remake of Original 1974 Jedko Edition Reprint and remake of classic wargame is a beginner's game of German invasion of USSR in WWII. The flavor of the campaign is captured with simple rules covering weather effects, rail movement, sea movement, HQ units, Stuka units, Russian paratroopers, combat supply and isolation, Russian partisan activity, replacements, and automatic victory conditions to help recreate a tense and action-packed gaming experience that you can complete in a single sitting.

Product Information:

Complexity: Low
Time Scale: 1 turn equals 2 months
Map Scale: 32 miles/hex
Units: army and corps
Players: 1-2 players
Solitaire: High
Playing Time: 5 hours or less

Components: One 22x34-inch mounted map, one countersheet (1/2-inch size counters); 1 Rulebook; 2 Player aid cards; and 2 six-sided dice.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid September 2022 ......$59.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-234810 Reed, Craig THE RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR: Factbook Russia launched a massive, multi-front land, air, and sea attack against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. It targeted Kyiv in the north and other key cities in the east and south, expecting a quick victory.

However, the Ukrainians mounted a fierce defense of their country, deploying old and new technology combined with creative tactics and information warfare. Backed by covert NATO assistance, Ukraine repelled the initial onslaught and, by April 26, had stalled Russia's advance and pushed it out of the northern front, effectively bringing the first phase to a close.

This Factbook covers the first six weeks of the largest European conflict since World War II. Compiled with the most up-to-date information available on the war, this guide is designed to help lay readers understand the conflict's historical roots and the military technologies and developments of that first phase. It's also intended to serve as a useful handbook for journalists, military members, teachers and students, wargamers, and other interested readers.

Includes: The Historical Background Behind the Conflict; A Concise Narrative with Full-Color Maps Covering the Course of the War in its First Phase; A Chronology of Events from February 24 to April 6, 2022; Orders of Battle for Both Russian and Ukrainian Forces; Illustrated Descriptions of the Weapons, Vehicles, Aircraft, and Equipment Fielded by Both Sides.

A second volume is planned for release in Fall 2022.1 vol, 98 pgs 2022 US, MILITARY MINIATURE PRESS
NEW-pb, available late September 2022 ......$30.00 inc

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