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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-226746 Heath, Peter FORGOTTEN BATTLES: Raids in the European Theatre 1939-1945 Latest in this series of Scenarios specifically for The War on the Ground rules, but adaptable for other WWII rules. Contains 16 scenarios from Platoon to Brigade level and presented in chronological order, but several can be linked for a mini campaign. Includes Special Rules to enhance the playability and accuracy of each scenario. Some of the individual scenarios will be extremely challenging and have included campaigns and units not used before within the scenario series: for example, Finnish Jaegers during the Winter War in 1939.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, VICTRIX
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1-975084 Thompson, Leroy 084 SOVIET PISTOLS: Tokarev, Makarov, Stechkin and Others Featuring archive and present-day photography and specially commissioned artwork, this reference work reveals the development and combat use of the pistols that armed the forces of the Soviet Union and its allies during and after WWII.

In 1930, the TT, a single-action semi-automatic pistol developed by Fedor Vasilyevich Tokarev and firing 7.62x25mm ammunition, began to supplement the venerable Nagant M1895 revolver in Soviet military service. From 1933 the TT-33, a simplified version, was also issued; all three would equip Soviet and proxy forces throughout and after World War II, seeing action across the globe.

In 1951 a new pistol designed by Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov entered Soviet service; it became the primary Soviet military and police sidearm during the Cold War era and continued in use into the 21st century. The 9x18mm Makarov round was used in various weapons used by Soviet allies, notably the Czech vz 82, the Hungarian FEG PA63 and the Polish P64 and P83. The PM was quickly joined by the Stechkin machine pistol. Other specialized versions of the Makarov were developed, including the PB suppressed version and the 5.45x18mm PSM, a more compact version. Initially developed in 1990, the improved PMM version of the Makarov was intended primarily to increase the stopping power of the 9x18mm round by chambering a higher-pressure load. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995311 Herder, Brian Lane 311 US NAVY ARMORED CRUISERS 1890-1933 Describes the development and deployment of US Navy armored cruisers, the forerunner of the battlecruiser. Armored cruisers sacrificed the battleship's superlative firepower and protection for superior speed and range but, as this study shows, their role was not always easy to define. Despite being produced at great expense, they never really had a legitimate tactical mission. Traditional deployments were commerce raiding and protection.

After 1906, some replaced US battleships in the Pacific, functioning as oversized gunboats, most notably, the modified armored cruiser Pennsylvania which witnessed the first landing of an airplane on a ship. On November 5, 1915, North Carolina became the first cruiser to launch an aircraft from a catapult while underway. After the war, surviving US armored cruisers represented the US Navy on their Asiatic station until the final cruiser was scuttled in 1946.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978124 Willis, Matthew 124 ROYAL NAVY TORPEDO-BOMBERS vs AXIS WARSHIPS Uses original records to focus on the technical specifications, attributes, and drawbacks of the disadvantaged Royal Navy torpedo-bombers against the mighty Regia Marina and Kriegsmarine destroyers and raiders. It covers a wide range of attacks, including the strike on the Bismarck, the tragic events of the Channel Dash, the clash with the Italian battle fleet at Taranto, and sea battles such as the Battle of Matapan.

Despite their powerful weaponry and heavy armor protection, the Axis warships proved vulnerable to a skillfully and audaciously flown torpedo-bombers, thanks to innovative commanders exploiting every possible advantage. Including rare personal recollections from the airmen who flew the torpedo-bombers and historical accounts from the Axis warship crews, this book describes each and every facet of this dramatic duel.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999548 Esposito, Gabriele 548 ARMIES OF THE FIRST SINO-JAPANESE WAR: 1894-95 Covers the organization, equipment, and appearance of the various Chinese forces (China had no true national army), the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and the Korean and Formosan participants.

After the Meiji restoration of the Japanese imperial regime in 1868-77, modernization along Western lines of Japan's industry, communications and land and naval forces advanced with remarkable speed and, by the 1890s, the rejuvenated nation was ready to flex its muscles overseas. The obvious opponent was the huge but medieval Chinese Empire, and the obvious arena for war was Korea, a nearby Chinese protectorate that Japan had long coveted. A secondary campaign would be fought on Formosa/Taiwan, an autonomous Chinese island protectorate.

Japan's victory left it confident enough to challenge Imperial Russia and, nine years later, won the Battle of Tsushima where two-thirds of the Russian fleet was destroyed by the Japanese Navy. This victory confirmed Japan's place as Asia's leading military power, soon to become a realistic rival to the West.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-234820 Gembarzewski, Bronislaw THE POLISH ARMY OF THE 18th CENTURY: Regiments of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1717 - 1794 Uniforms, organization, order of battles, and engagements of the 18th century Polish army.

Based on the works of noted Polish Military historian Bronislaw Gembarzewski, this is a unit by unit history of the regiments of the Commonwealth of Two Nations from the Great Northern War until the Kosciuszko Insurrection. This work will include some illustrations from Gembarzewski's classic Uniforms of the Polish Army as well as contemporary artists such as Raspe. This book will give a list of all the battles these units were involved in, their commanders, and where they were garrisoned. A must for all historians interested in Polish history and the 18th century military.1 vol, 240 pgs 2022 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-234890 Buchanan, John THE BATTLE OF MUSGROVE'S MILL: 1780 Describes the situation in South Carolina following the British invasion of 1780 before introducing the three colonels: Isaac Shelby, James Williams, and Elijah Clarke. These men led Rebel militia from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in an effort to disrupt British operations and their Loyalist support. The colonels and other leaders led mounted Rebel militia in a sweeping and bloody guerilla war that played an essential role in opening a path to the eventual British surrender at Yorktown and Britain's loss of America.

On August 19, 1780, near a ford of the Enoree River in northwest South Carolina, a short and savage encounter occurred between Rebel militia and a combined force of Loyalist militia and Provincial regulars. Despite the Rebel's being outnumbered more than two to one, it was an overwhelming victory for the American cause. The Rebels defended from the top of a ridge, inflicted heavy casualties on the Loyalist force as it advanced, then charged and drove the enemy from the field of battle.1 vol, 144 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-234900 Hagist, Don ROGER LAMB'S AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A British Soldier's Story: A New Edition Reprint of the 2004 first edition combines all of Roger Lamb's first-hand recollections from his two books, An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the late American War, from its Commencement to the Year 1783 (Dublin, 1809) and Memoir of his Own Life (Dublin, 1811). Also includes two more important documents written by Lamb have come to light -- an intelligence report written in 1782 recounting details of one of his escapes, and a commonplace book kept later in his life to record a vast range of memories, thoughts, and observations. The result is the most comprehensive first-hand account by a British soldier in the American Revolution.

Of all the British soldiers who served in North America during the American Revolution, none wrote more about his experiences than Roger Lamb. He certainly had a lot to say: his service in two of the most important campaigns-the 1777 Saratoga campaign and the 1781 campaign through the Carolinas to Virginia-put him in the thick of some of the war's most famous battles. Moreover, he was twice captured and twice escaped, making his way through hostile territory to rejoin the British army. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-234870 Lengel, Edward THE BATTLES OF CONNECTICUT FARMS AND SPRINGFIELD: 1780 Chronicles the Battles for Connecticut Farms and Springfield in 1780 that marked a turning of the tide in the Revolutionary War. Drawing on newly available primary sources, presents a fresh and engaging interpretation of these events, which exposed King George III's declining military fortunes in North America even as they revealed the resilience of George Washington's army.1 vol, 144 pgs 2020 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-234880 Stone, Garry and Schopp. Paul THE BATTLE OF GLOUCESTER: 1777 Recreates this minor but important clash during the Philadelphia campaign. Relying on both primary source documents and the latest archaeological interpretations, the authors have determined the course of this fascinating battle as Benjamin Franklin later proclaimed it to be. As a result of this action, when Washington requested that Lafayette be given a division, Congress agreed. On December 4, 1777, the marquis, promoted to major-general, took command of the brigades of Generals Woodford and Scott to begin what would be a glorious career in American service.

The 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Philadelphia at the end of July 1777. He was a rich aristocrat, but he was unpretentious, charming, and eager to learn. Introduced to George Washington, he joined the commander-in-chief at the Battle of Brandywine in September, where he proved that he was courageous. Soon after, the British occupied Philadelphia and prepared to control the Delaware River, vital as a supply route.

In November, the marquis volunteered to go to New Jersey with Major General Nathanael Greene and a detachment sent to defend Fort Mercer, a Delaware River fort controlling shipping access to Philadelphia. Mercer was threatened by an approaching enemy column led by Lord Charles Cornwallis. The Continentals were unable to reach Fort Mercer in time to save it, but Lafayette had ridden ahead of Greene to reconnoiter.

He discovered a 350-man picket of German riflemen (jagers) guarding Cornwallis's camp, and with 10 light dragoons, 150 riflemen from Daniel Morgan's Rifle Corps, and perhaps 200 New Jersey militia, he attacked. In 45 minutes, Lafayette's little band drove the jagers back two and a half miles, almost to Cornwallis' camp. When the news of Lafayette's small victory reached the Continental Congress at York, Pennsylvania, the delegates were elated-this was the only good news amid the gloom over the loss of Philadelphia and control of the Delaware River. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2022 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-234860 Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky, Alexander Ivanovich 1805: TSAR ALEXANDER'S FIRST WAR WITH NAPOLEON First published in 1844, uses original military and diplomatic documents and the testimonies of witnesses and participants to report on the first war between Tsar Alexander I and Napoleon in 1805.

* The causes of hostilities; the situation in Europe in 1802. The French war with Britain. The death of the Duc d'Enghien. Austrian mobilization.
* Russian mobilization; The state of the armed forces of Russia. The state of the armed forces of Austria. Deployment of the Austrians into Bavaria. The state of the armed forces of France.
* Kutuzov's march to Austria; the entry into Austrian territory. Kutuzov's stay in Vienna. Departure for Braunau. Rumors of Austrian defeat.
* The Battle of Ulm; Napoleon's advance to the Middle Rhine and Main. Austrian dispositions. Napoleon's advance across the Danube. The initial failures of the Austrians. The investment and capitulation of Ulm.
* Kutuzov in Braunau; the arrival of Austrian and Russian troops. Kutuzov's encounter with Mack.
* The Tsar's diplomatic efforts; Emperor Alexander's journey abroad. Prussia's changing relationship with Napoleon. The Treaty of Potsdam. The Tsar's relations with Britain and Sweden.
* Kutuzov's retreat from Braunau to Krems; Napoleon's plans. Action at Lambach. Action at Amstetten.
* Battle of Krems; Mortier's advance. Miloradovich's operations. Dokhturov's outflanking movement. Mortier's withdrawal. Dokhturov's operations. The Battle of Durnstein. The Battle of Krems.
* Kutuzov's retreat from Krems; Napoleon's decision to cut off Kutuzov. The French at Vienna. Kutuzov's march from Braunau to Znaim. Bagration's march to Hollabrun. Action at Schongrabern.
* Operations in Tyrol and Italy; the French offensive. Battle of Caldiero. Archduke Charles' withdrawal from Italy. The situation of the Austrians in the Tyrol.
* The camp at Olmutz; Buxhoeveden's corps. The Olmutz position. The Austrians assume command of the coalition army.
* The coalition offensive; the action at Wischau. Maneuvers by the allies. Napoleon's operations.
* Deployments for the Battle of Austerlitz.
* The Battle of Austerlitz; Napoleon's dispositions. Initial operations by Dokhturov, Langeron and Przhibyshevsky. The defeat of the coalition centre. Kamensky's battle. The exploits of Prince Volkonsky. The actions of the coalition cavalry. The defeat of the Russian Guard. Bagration's operations. The defeat of Langeron and Przhibyshevsky. Dokhturov's exploits. The coalition withdrawal.
* Aftermath of Austerlitz; casualties of the coalition and French armies.
* The withdrawal to Hungary. Concentration of the Russians at Czeitsch. The arrival of Essen's corps. The truce. The Emperor's return to Russia. The Peace of Pressburg. Napoleon's return to Paris. The march of the Russians through Hungary and Galicia.
* The Russian expedition to Hanover; the composition of Tolstoy's corps and the fleet. Tolstoy's advance from Pomerania to the Weser. The arrival of the British and Swedes. The return of Bennigsen and Tolstoy to Russia.
* The Russian expedition to Naples; General Lacy's departure to Naples. The situation in Naples. The Russians and British arrive. The coalition offensive. The return of the Russians to Corfu and Russia.1 vol, 140 pgs 2022 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-234840 Buttar, Prit MEAT GRINDER: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient 1942-43 Examines the four major offensives launched by the Red Army against the Rzhev Salient, all of which were defeated with heavy losses, exceeding two million killed, wounded or missing, until eventually, the Germans were forced to evacuate the salient in March 1943. So many casualties occurred, it was called The Meat Grinder. Drawing on the latest research, the book provides a new study of these horrific battles but also examines how the Red Army did ultimately learn from its colossal failures and how its analysis of these failures at the time helped pave the way for the eventual Soviet victory against Army Group Center in the summer of 1944, leaving the road to Berlin clear.1 vol, 320 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221083 Thompson, David UNDAUNTED: Stalingrad Stalingrad, 1942. Before you awaits a grueling conflict in this cornerstone battleground. As the bullets and bombs tear the city asunder, only through wits and valor can you seize the cornerstone of the entire Eastern Front and change the course of history.

Standalone game that expands the series' scope and challenge beyond anything that's come before. Features more than 300 unique illustrations by Roland MacDonald and 150 evocative mission briefings written by acclaimed author Robbie MacNiven. Immerse yourself in this campaign at the heart of the war.

Game Information: Ages: 14+; Players: 2; Playing Time: 45-75 minutes
Contents: 375 cards, 129 map tiles, 204 tokens, 4 dice, 4 booklets

A heavy burden rests on your shoulders. Every casualty suffered in battle will weaken your forces for the entire campaign. Every bomb blast and mortar shell leaves the very ground for which you are fighting in further ruin. Every inch lost to the enemy brings you closer to the jaws of defeat. Over the course of up to 15 branching scenarios, you will decide the fate of Stalingrad and, perhaps, the war itself. Even though the consequences of your actions will persist, the game itself can be fully reset and replayed, allowing you to explore every potential outcome.1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-234850 Wheelan, Joseph BITTER PELELIU: The Forgotten Struggle on the Pacific War's Worst Battlefield Dissects the US intelligence and strategic failings, analyses the shift in Japanese tactics, and recreates the Marines' horrific experiences on the worst of the Pacific battlegrounds. Prior to the 1944 invasion, the US failed to detect the complex network of caves, tunnels, and pillboxes hidden inside the island's coral ridges. More importantly, they did not discern - nor could they before it happened - that the defense of Peleliu would represent a tectonic shift in Japanese strategy. No more contested enemy landings at the water's edge, no more wild banzai attacks. Now, invaders would be raked on the beaches by mortar and artillery fire. Then, as the enemy penetrated deeper into the Japanese defensive systems, he would find himself on ground carefully prepared for the purpose of killing as many Americans as possible.1 vol, 464 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-234830 Suttie, William CHOBHAM ARMOUR: Cold War British Armoured Vehicle Development Explains the development of the British Cold War main battle tanks, including the Centurion, Chieftain, Challenger, and many other wheeled and tracked armour vehicles that served the British Army of The Rhine. The vehicles developed at the Chertsey site were never used for their intended purpose on the plains of North-west Germany, but have proved their worth in British operations in places like Korea, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in the hands of other users around the world. Fully illustrated with photographs, schemes and drawings, including some that have never been published before, this is a detailed overview of the development of all post-war British armored vehicles.1 vol, 320 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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