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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: 11/19/2020

1-UMEG025 Hall, Simon MORTEM ET GLORIAM 15mm STARTER ARMY: Hundred Year's War English This 15mm MeG Pacto Starter Army contains 101 Ultracast plastic figures:

3 x mounted generals (assorted mix of poses)
6 x foot command (6 different poses)
18 x foot men-at-arms (assorted mix of poses)
54 x longbowmen (assorted mix of poses, armoured and unarmoured)
30 x billmen (assorted mix of poses)1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 UK, PLASTIC SOLDIER
NEW-boxed set ......$60.00 rct

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1-9999804 various 1:72 scale (3) planes
Zero
US Navy Corsair
Marines Corps done as Pappy Boington
$15.00 each1 vol, 56 pgs
AS NEW-model, price reduction ......$28.00 rct

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1-9999805 various 1:72 scale STUKA Very nice model1 vol, 56 pgs
AS NEW-model, price reduction ......$15.00 rct

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1-9999806 various 20mm Tank & Tank Transport 1:72 scale Very nice UNIMAX die-cast model, Tank with mine clearnce dvice1 vol, 56 pgs
AS NEW-model, price reduction ......$28.00 rct

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1-9999808 various 15mm Flames Of War Landing Craft set, no box LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
with three Landing Craft with crew, three Mounted 24-man Boat Sections & six Small bases.

The Dieppe raid in 1942 taught the Allies many lessons on invading beaches while under fire. Later, after the successes in North Africa, Sicily and Italy the Allies felt they were ready to take on Fortress Europa1 vol, 56 pgs
AS NEW-model, price reduction ......$38.00 rct

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1-9999809 various 15mm Flames Of War Game Aids 'The Devil's Brigade' Token Set (TK019)
Pack contains:

1 x Ranged In Token
4 x Gone to Ground Tokens
4 x Dug In Tokens
4 x Pinned Down Tokens
4 x Bogged Down Tokens

Generic American Games Set (TD012)
Pack contains:
16 Dice
2x Objective Markers; 2x Ranged In token; 4x Foxholes tokens; 8x Bailed Out/Pinned Down tokens; 4x Gone to Ground tokens; 1x Anti-Aircraft tokens; and 1x Leader token

Range Finder (AT0021)1 vol, 56 pgs
AS NEW-dice and tokens, price reduction ......$18.00 rct

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1-225870 Davis, Brendan RIGHTEOUS BLOOD, RUTHLESS BLADES: Wuxia Roleplaying Roleplaying game inspired primarily by the wuxia stories of Gu Long. Players assume the roles of eccentric heroes who solve mysteries, avenge misdeeds, uphold justice, and demonstrate profound mastery of the martial arts. Character creation is designed to produce fleshed-out, potent individuals who can follow several paths, including those of the physician, beggar, assassin, thief, soldier, bandit, and more. These characters inhabit a unique martial world, or Jianghu, set in a romanticized ancient China. The towns, temples, and inns the characters can visit, and the sects and factions with whom they interact, will bring their own character to the game and provide a host of opportunities - and threats.

The game is based on a simple ten-sided dice pool mechanic, loosely modeled on the one found in Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate, and play is designed to be gritty, suspenseful, and fast, so the focus remains on solving mysteries and roleplaying your character. When combat does arise, it is consequential and swift, and often resolved in a single role of the dice. This rulebook includes a sample martial world and a starting adventure, as well as guidelines for games masters looking to run wuxia games and create their own unique Jianghu, rife with martial experts, sects, and mysterious locations.1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-hardcover, available mid December 2020 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-978107 Konstam, Angus 107 BRITISH BATTLESHIP vs GERMAN BATTLESHIP: 1941-43 Compares and contrasts the design and development of opposing capital ships and describes the epic clashes on the high seas that ended with the destruction of the Kriegsmarine's major naval assets.

German side: The four key capital ships -- Bismarck, Tirpitz, Scharnhorst, and Gneisenau.

British side: King George V-class battleships -- King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Howe (late 1942), and Anson (late 1942).

Also: Nelson-class -- Nelson and Rodney

Battles include Battle of the Denmark Strait and pursuit of the Bismarck May 24-27 1941, and the Battle of the North Cape on December 26 1943.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late December 2020 ......$22.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-996357 Herder, Brian Lane 357 THE MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces' Crowning Victory Troops, weapons, and tactics of both the inexperienced American Expeditionary Force and the fading German Fifth Army. The US offensive began Sep 26, 1918. By early November, 1.2 million Americans and several hundred thousand French were engaged at the Meuse-Argonne and the Hindenburg Line had been decisively broken. The German withdrawal from Sedan approached a rout and the Americans finally had the Germans on the run until the Armistice ended the offensive on 11 November, 1918. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late December 2020 ......$24.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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2-210380 Grainger, John HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN NAVAL WARS: 336BC - 31BC Analyses the development of naval technology and tactics, uses and limitations of sea power, and the differing strategies of the various powers between Alexander the Great's conquests and the Battle of Actium. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb edition, available early December 2020 ......$27.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-954143 Various ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 14.3 Ancient sieges and fortifications Theme Articles:
A City-Breaching Buddy System: Assyrian Battering Rams
The Destruction of Fortifications: Tear It Down
Naval Siege Machinery in Action: Besieging Rhodes by Sea
The Claustra Alpium Iuliarum: Protecting the Heart of the Empire

Other Features:
The Ancient Lineage of the Unknown Warrior: To the Glorious Dead
A Roman Pay-Record from Masada: Money and the Milites
Priests in the Roman Army: Taking the Auspices
Secret Communications in Antiquity: The Spartan Scytale
The Travelling Eighth: The Tyne Shield Boss
Dance Training in Greek Warfare: Footloose Hoplites
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-softcover ......$12.00 rct

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2-210220 Stanton, Charles MEDIEVAL MARITIME WARFARE Depicts the development of maritime warfare from the end of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance, detailing the wars waged in the Mediterranean by the Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Crusaders, the Italian maritime republics, Angevins and Aragonese as well as those fought in northern waters by the Vikings, English, French, and the Hanseatic League1 vol, 368 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb edition, available early December 2020 ......$35.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-914153 various VAE VICTIS # 153 Cedar Mountain 1862 Magazine includes wargame covering the Battle of Cedar Mountain.

Having defeated the Union's Peninsula campaign, Confederate General Robert E. Lee decided to put pressure on Washington and regain the initiative. His first target was the new and inexperienced Army of Virginia led by the Union general John Pope. Lee dispatched General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson to intercept the Union. The vanguard of both armies met in Culpeper County in Virginia.

The Union general Banks positioned his artillery on the ridge near Cedar Mountain and a cannon battle ensued. The Confederate general Winder, leading the southerners, was mortally wounded in action, resulting in confusion and withdrawal for the south. Upon seeing this, Stonewall advanced the reserves and led the counter-attack himself. Faced with this unexpected wave, the Union line was broken and the soldiers retreated in disorder.

The game uses the Civil War Brigade Battle system (Worthington Games).
Complexity : 4/10
Solo playability : 7/10
Duration : 1 hour 30minutes
One turn = 40 minutes
One counter = 1 brigade
Scale : 200 meters per hex.
1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
NEW-softcover, available late November 2020 ......$26.00 rct

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1-969015 Buttler, Tony 015 COLD WAR DELTA PROTOTYPES: The Fairey Deltas, Convair Century-series, and Avro 707 Examines the development of the delta wing in Britain and America, and the way in which experimental aircraft like the Fairey Deltas proved their potential and versatility. In Britain it covers the Fairey Delta 1 and Fairey Delta 2, the proposed Fairey Delta Rocket Fighter and huge Delta 3 long range interceptor, and the Avro 707. On the American side, it examines the Convair XF-92 and XF-92A, the development of the Delta Dagger/Delta Dart family, and the Convair Sea Dart - the world's only supersonic seaplane.

Although Gloster produced the delta wing Javelin, and Boulton Paul its P.111 research aircraft, Fairey and Avro were the champions of the delta in Britain.

Meanwhile in America, with the exception of Douglas's Navy jet fighter programmes, Convair largely had the delta wing to itself. These development lines, one on each side of the Atlantic, had essentially the same objective - to produce high-speed fighter aircraft. In Britain, the Fairey Delta 2 went on to break the World Air Speed Record in spectacular fashion, but it failed to win a production order. In contrast Convair received major orders for two jet fighter types and one jet bomber. At the same time, the British Avro company built the 707 family of research aircraft, which led to the famous Vulcan, to show how the delta wing could be adopted for a highly successful subsonic bomber.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available late December 2020 ......$22.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-225881 Norris, John LOGISTICS IN WORLD WAR II: 1939-1945 First volume of two looks at the early years of the war, with facts and figures to convey the sheer scale of the task all belligerents faced to equip vast forces and supply them in the field. Also draws on first-hand accounts to illustrate what this meant for the men and women in the logistics chain and those depending on it at the sharp end. Many of the vehicles, from supply trucks to pack mules, and other relevant hardware are discussed and illustrated with numerous photographs. Includes 255 full-color illustrations. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available early December 2020 ......$50.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-DG1034 Youst, Joe LUCKY FORWARD! The Lorraine Campaign This latest game in the GOSS series presents Third Army's Fall 1944 offensive to just before the Germans launch their Ardennes Offensive. The battles of Metz, Fort Driant, and the German counteroffensive attempt against Patton using the new German Panzer Brigades are included. Smaller scenarios allow players to game smaller periods of time in each of the four months making up the campaign. Variant counters are included for an optional airborne operation. The game maps mate to Wacht am Rhein (2012), allowing more options for both simulations. Big game with five maps and 12 counter sheets. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-box, available early December 2020 ......$220.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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