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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
Weekly eFlyer: 1/07/2021

1-226080 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES American Civil War Starter Set Box Contains:

Union army: 12 regiments, 12 cannon, and 12 mounted commanders in blue plastic
Confederate army: 12 regiments, 12 cannon, and 12 mounted commanders in grey plastic
Green plastic bases for all figures
A5 Black Powder rulebook
32-page American Civil war background and scenario booklet
Flags sheet
MDF Dutch-style barn
MDF snake fences
Six D6 dice

(Plastic miniatures are about 12mm/15mm with infantry cast together in groups of 10)
1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available late February 2021 ......$120.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-226080B BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES American Civil War Bundle Full Contents:

Union army: 15 regiments, 15 cannon, and 15 mounted commanders in blue plastic
Confederate army: 15 regiments, 15 cannon, and 15 mounted commanders in grey plastic
Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Exclusive to this pre-order)
Union General George Meade (Exclusive to this pre-order)
Green plastic bases for all figures
A5 Black Powder rulebook
32-page American Civil war background and scenario booklet
Flags sheet
Two MDF Dutch-style barns
Two MDF Houses
MDF Seminary Building (Gettysburg)
MDF Gatehouse (Gettysburg)
MDF snake fences
Six D6 dice
Glory Hallelujah Supplement book

(Plastic miniatures are about 12mm/15mm with infantry cast together in groups of 10)
1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 UK, WARLORD GAMES
NEW-box, available late February 2021 ......$256.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-908397 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #397 comes with a free plastic frame of Warlord Games Epic ACW figures, plus a frame of bases. Issue comes with a free plastic frame of Warlord Games Epic ACW 12mm/15mm figures and bases. Articles include:

QUICK FIRE! Reader response.
OBSERVATION POST New and forthcoming products
FULL PAPER JACKET Book previews.
FRAME FOCUS: EPIC ACW FRAMES About the included Warlord Games' ACW sprue.
THEME: STEAL LIKE A GAMER New rules ideas for Never Mind the Billhooks rules.
GAMING IN BLUE AND GREY 'Epic scale' American Civil War.
THEME: 'A PARCEL OF OLD WOMEN' Logistical campaign for the French and Indian Wars, adaptable for any wargaming period.
DESIGNER'S NOTES: WARS OF OZZ Journey to Ozz game, based on L. Frank Baum's world.
THEME: DIEN BIEN PHU Logistical struggles France faced in their return to Indochina after WWII.
REDISCOVERING THE AMERICAS Warlord Games and Mythic Americas.
THEME: GUERRILLA ROADS Small battles that can be fought over tabletop supply lines.
ERIN GO BRAGH! New period for skirmish rules.
THEME: SHOW ME THE MONEY! Features use of filthy lucre in your wargames.
THE COASTAL DEFENCE FORT Model making in last of trilogy of nostalgic tributes to Airfix models.
INSIDER INTERVIEW: JOE MCCULLOUGH Oathmark and Frostgrave supplements and his fascination with magic.
1 vol, 116 pgs 2020 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 inc

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1-916454 various MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue #454 Articles include:

Mini-campaign of Vietnam Riverine Combat with Operation Jackstay: March 1966
Armies Of Beleriand: Using Oathmark rules for Tolkien
Look Behind The Curtain: Combat in the world of Ozz
Rio Grande: Texas in 1839 -- Conclusion: Rules
Big Bethel: Three more scenarios from the American Civil War
Send 3 and 4 Pence: Tweeting the Twits
Practical Wargames Scenery: A Prussian Barn Conversion
Club Spotlight: Spalding Wargames Club
Last Word by Michael Stockin of The Wargames Website
All the usual news and reviews
1 vol, 96 pgs 2021 UK, WARNER PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover ......$9.00 inc

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1-204761 SCUTARII: TOURNAMENT EDITION SCUTARII: TOURNAMENT EDITION is a complete Miniatures System for the Age of Antiquity. Covering the period from 3000 B.C. to 1450 A.D., SCUTARII brings to gamers a fast paced system with all the detail designed to resolve large scale battles within 3 to 4 hours.

Covers all the major and minor weapons and tactics 2nd Edition includes new scenarios Can use any basing and Scale from popular rule sets Get a conclusion within 3 to 4 hours Designed for Scenario and Tournament Play Complete Point system & various optional rules Full Army Lists included Nine Complete Scenarios included: HYDASPES, RAPHIA, PHARSALUS, NEMEA, MARATHON, ASCULUM, CALLINICUM, & More! Conversion tools for using popular Army lists1 vol, 91 pgs 2020 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
NEW-softcover ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-204762 IGNI FERROQUE: GREAT BATTLE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD Each battle features the forces, commanders, battlefields, and any special conditions where known.

Although designed for SCUTARII rules, the scenario book is adaptable for other rules systems.

Battles featured:

KADESH 1300 B.C.
MARATHON 490 B.C.
ASCULUM 279 A.D.
CALLINICUM 531 A.D.
BIBRACTE 58 B.C.
MAGNESIA 190 B.C.
TREBIA 218 B.C.
PLATAEA 479 B.C.
CUNUXA 401 B.C.
ZAMA 202 B.C.
ISSUS 333 B.C.
HYDASPES 326 B.C.
GRANICUS 334 B.C.
CHAERONEA 338 B.C.
ARGENTORATUM 357 A.D.
CHALONS 451 A.D.
NIHRIYA 1230 B.C.
BABYLON 1225 B.C.
AD DECIMUM 533 A.D.
NEMEA 397 B.C.
PHARSALUS 48 B.C.
RAPHIA 217 B.C.
PARAITAKANE 317/316 B.C. 1 vol, 91 pgs 2021 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-223441 Garton, Philip IN DEO VERITAS - CAPTAIN GENERAL Wargaming the Age of Marlborough and the Great Northern War Expansion book for the popular rule set In Deo Veritas focuses on the command decisions needed to maintain the motivation of the army. The battle scenarios offer the player a series of different challenges from the wars of the early eighteenth century.

Battles are played at the brigade level with all major elements on 75mm/3-inch wide bases. Using smaller scale figures (6-15mm) lets players give their units a realistic feel. The ground scale of 1' = 40yds means the typical 6 ft x 4 ft table is large enough to accommodate most battles of the period.

You will need a copy of In Deo Veritas: Fast Play Rules for Exciting Seventeenth Century Battles in Smaller Scales to use this book. Includes 20 colour photos, 4 colour maps, numerous tables. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$26.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-226110 Paradowski, Michael DESPITE DESTRUCTION, MISERY AND PRIVATIONS: The Polish Army in Prussia during the War against Sweden 1626-1629 In-depth study of the Polish troops during the War against Sweden 1626-1629, from unique structure of the army, through organization and equipment of the units, to soldiers' daily struggle due to lack of pay and food. Each formation is described in detail, from famous winged hussars to Western European mercenaries serving as infantry and dragoons. The author's research is based on many Polish primary sources, that for the first time are available to English-speaking readers, presenting many interesting facts about less known conflict. Includes 87 b/w illustrations, 16 b/w maps, 16 pages color plates, numerous tables. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-936232 Mc Intyre, James JOURNAL OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR ASSOCIATION ISSUE: 23.2 T The Battle of Rossbach
Mid-18th century Gallophobia
Katrin and Sascha Mobius
The Battle of Lafelt 1747: Indirect Influence on the Operations and Tactics of the Austrians in the Seven Years' War
Field Marshal Daun and Frederick the Great
Joseph Count Siskovics
The Ambushes at Gundersdrof and Domstadtl: Tactical Engaments with Strategic Results
Book Reviews
Items of Interest 1 vol, 60 pgs 2021 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
NEW-softcover ......$12.00 inc

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1-226090 Cecere, Michael A UNIVERSAL APPEARANCE OF WAR: The Revolutionary War in Virginia, 1775-1781 Chronicles the war in Virginia from start to finish (1775-81), shedding light and recognition on many overlooked Virginia engagements. 1 vol, 436 pgs 2014 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
NEW-softcover ......$36.00 inc

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1-218973 Lyall, Charles UNIFORMS OF THE ARMIES AT WATERLOO: Volume 3 - Prussian Army Contains a description of the 16 June 1815 Battle of Ligny that was fought at the same time as the Battle of Quatre Bras. Like in the two previous volumes, the plates by the 19th century artist Charles Lyall are critiqued based on current knowledge of the uniforms, equipment, and weapons. A detailed description of the Prussian forces' organization and uniforms supplements Lyall's illustrations. Two maps from William Siborne's rare atlas facilitate understanding of the course of the Battle of Ligny. This fills a long-standing gap of a comprehensive work on the Prussian Army of 1815. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019, GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIGUREN
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$44.00 inc

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1-223240 Markus Stein & Gerhard Bauer (volume 1) Louis Delperier, Laurent Mirouze & Christophe Pommier (volume 2) Franco-Prussian War 1870/71 - Uniforms and Equipment of the German and French Armies Two volumes in a slipcase, card slipcase, more than 2,500 colour and black-and-white photographs

Volume 1 The last of the so-called 'German wars of unification' began in July 1870. With Prussia marched not only the troops of the north German states, but from the very beginning the armies of all other German states, including the south German kingdoms. By September 1870 this 'multinational' power, initially consisting of three armies, was able to force the Imperial French Army to retreat from the borders in a series of costly battles and finally defeat it at Sedan and encircle it in Metz. After Napoleon III abdicated, the French Republic proclaimed on 4th September continued the struggle. A war of princes became a people's war, which in many ways anticipated the wars of the 20th century, including partisan warfare and the shooting of civilians.

Volume 2 Although it is less obvious than in Germany, since the two World Wars the conflict of 1870 has largely been forgotten in France. However, few events have been more decisive in the history of this country. The reign of Napoleon III had raised France to the status of a great power in the Europe of 1860. 'Master on land' at the end of the Crimean and Italian wars, by means of external operations carried out on a global scale, France followed closely behind Great Britain to become a 'master of the seas'. Nonetheless, this prosperous country, once again dominant, declared war on Prussia and paid for it by losing its continental pre-eminence forever. Additionally, the defeat allowed a bourgeois, rural and moderate republic to gain a lasting hold during this major political and social upheaval.
2 vol, 800 pgs 2020 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
NEW-dj in slip case ......$189.00 inc

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1-956076 various WORLD AT WAR # 76: Operation Jupiter: Churchill's Plan to Invade Norway, 1942 Two-player wargame simulates the possible events that could have unfolded during the first 30 days of this planned but never run World War II campaign. The British prime minister had intended it as a strategic alternative for Operation Torch. A complete game takes from two to three hours to complete. Each hex on the map equals 10 miles (16.2 km). Each full turn represents three days. Ground units represent a regiment, brigade or division (or ad hoc equivalents) of about 2,500 to 12,000 men and/or 50 to 350 armored fighting vehicles. Allied forces are organized into three groupings: those of the US, British and their Commonwealth partner Canada, and the Soviet Union. The counter sheet contains 48 variant and errata counters for World at War #70, Great Pacific War and 11 variant counters for World at War #74, Munich War.

Components: 22x34-inch map, 176 die-cut counters. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2021 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-COM1066 von Borries, Vance FRANCE 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe -- Wargame (Designer Signature Edition) France 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of an original game covering the historical events that led to the liberation of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands during the Allied drive on Germany by renowned game designer, Mark Herman. This new signature edition has been re-mastered and updated and will be linking with an all-new companion game, Russia 1944, slated for release in 2019.
France 1944 is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass

Product Information: Complexity: 6 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: 9 out of 10 (no hidden information); Time Scale: Monthly turns; Map Scale: 20 miles (32 kilometers) per hex; Unit Scale: army-level HQs, infantry corps, armored divisions; Players: one to two, best with two; Playing Time: two to seven hours.

Components: 22x33-inch Mounted Map; 8.5x11-inch Map; Two Countersheets (14.5mm size); Two Player Aid Cards; Allied Order of Appearance Display and Movement Card; German Order of Appearance Display and Movement Card; Rules booklet with Designer's Notes; Two 6-sided dice; Two 6-sided custom dice; Box and Lid set.1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid January 2020 ......$69.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-963052 MODERN WAR # 52: World War Africa: The Congo, 1998-2001 Two-player wargame with one as rebel coalition of Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi and their local proxies: the MLC and the RDC, and the other controls the Congolese Armed Forces supported by a coalition of African countries, including Angola, Zimbabwe and Chad.

Each hex on the map represents 100 kilometers from side to side. Each game turn represents from one to three months, with 13 game turns covering the period from August 1998 to June 2001. Ground units represent brigade-, regiment-, and battalion-sized formations. The combat aircraft units represent various numbers of sorties needed to accomplish missions during a game turn.

Components: One 22x34-inch map on one sheet, 176 counters, and magazine.
1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% inc

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1-226131 Rikhye, Ravi INDO-PAKISTANI WAR OF 1971: V1 Indian Military Intervention in East Pakistan The end of British rule in India and quick subdivision into India and Pakistan neglected to settle ownership of the Kashmir region. This triggered five wars between the new states: 1947-48, 1965, 1971, 1999 and continuing insurgency/counterinsurgency that began in 1987. Two other potential wars were narrowly averted in 1987-88 and 2001-02, and a limited one fought in 1999.

In 1970, East Pakistan voted for independence and armed rebellion. A quick and nasty counterinsurgency suppressed the rebellion. India, seizing the chance to change the balance of power, first backed East Pakistan, then on 21 and 22 November 1971 invaded with eight divisions. India planned also to attack West Pakistan to recover Kashmir, but at the last moment the offensive was called off due to Soviet pressure. Pakistan attacked pre-emptively, and an all-out war resulted. East Pakistan was overrun by India on 16 December; the US and Soviet forced a ceasefire in the West only a day later. For the first time in 800 years, a predominantly Hindu army defeated a Muslim army.

Includes 89 b/w photos, 1 color and 5 b/w maps, 20 color profiles, 4 color figures, and 18 tables.
1 vol, 380 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-226121 Rookes, Stephen RIPE FOR REBELLION: V1 Insurgency and Covert War in the Congo, 1960-1965 The Belgian Congo received its independence in June 1960, starting a bitter internecine political battle which would tear the Congo apart. Hundreds of white mercenaries then were hired for the secession of Katanga province, but ultimately the UN forced them out and ended the rebellion in 1963.

Other rebellions, notably Stanleyville, Kindu, and Kivu Rebellions, aided by the Soviet Union, Republic of China, and radical African governments, became a proxy war between the East and the West. That drew the US into the conflict. Includes 85 b/w photos, 1 color and 6 b/w maps, 16 color profiles, 6 color figures, and 3 tables
1 vol, 88 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$30.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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1-226122 Rookes, Stephen FOR GOD AND THE CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond Sequel to Ripe for Rebllion covers CIA activities starting in 1962 during the Congo Crisis by fielding a small air force that grew rapidly in size and power and provided air cover to government forces in operations against anti-government forces up to 1967.

The CIA then fielded a naval force to patrol Congolese waters and to prepare areas for attacks made by mercenaries. The presence of this navy proved to be crucial in limiting supplies and persuaded Ernesto 'Che' Guevara that his attempt to provoke widespread communist revolution in Central Africa was forlorn. Details how over 150 Cuban exiles known as the Makasi were recruited for missions in the Congo.
1 vol, 226 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-226130 Yates. Athol THE EVOLUTION OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Using a combination of investment in its nationals, engagement of expatriates, and the purchase of cutting edge military hardware, the UAE Armed Forces has become the Arab region's most capable military . In the last decade, it has also gained considered experience through its military operations which have been undertaken in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Includes background information on the country, the enduring roles of the military and the history of each military service, plus details on the political and command structure governing the military, manpower and materiel characteristics, and profiles of the military sheikhs of this growing regional powerhouse. Includes 25 figures and 25 tables.
1 vol, 380 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-softcover, available late January 2021 ......$70.00 DISCOUNT:15% inc

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