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 PLAY THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: The Prussian Army – Paper Soldiers

PLAY THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: The Prussian Army – Paper Soldiers Booklet of Prussian paper soldiers to cut out and play the Napoleonic period on the tabletop. $36.00 USD

UNIFORM GUIDES…

THE COLORS OF NAPOLEON'S ARMY 1807-1815: Painting Guide

THE COLORS OF NAPOLEON'S ARMY 1807-1815: Painting Guide Researching uniforms at the Musee de l'Emperi in Salon-de-Provence (France) and with assistance of private collector Jean Brunon, we examined the best existing samples of First Empire uniforms and nearly all of our visual color matches were made using interior surfaces of actual surviving sample uniforms, behind linings, where colors were most likely to remain consistent over the past 200 years. The printer used actual samples of cloth to match the colors presented in this painting guide. These were checked against cloth samples in other museums and institutions to provide cross-references. The goal of this four-page painting guide was to authenticate the color Imperial Blue used on all French infantry and artillery uniforms. $10.00 USD

BOOKS…

 ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S LEGACY: The Decline of Macedonian Europe in the Wake of the Wars of the Successors

ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S LEGACY: The Decline of Macedonian Europe in the Wake of the Wars of the Successors Explores how both the unique character and the particular legacy left when Alexander died at age of 32 in Babylon in 323BC, ensured that his homeland failed to gain the kind of imperial dividend that accrued to others of the world's great Empires. For Macedon, there was not the thousand years of glory that was the extraordinary destiny of the Romans, nor even the 200 years of Persian primacy, only 50 or so years of strife and trauma ending in a Galatian invasion. This was a period during which Cassander and Lysimachus had seemed about to construct durable Europe-based polities and had seen the likes of Demetrius Poliorcetes and Pyrrhus of Epirus battling and besieging across Macedonia, Thrace, and Greece. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD
GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS: Sweden and the Thirty Years War, 1630-1632

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS: Sweden and the Thirty Years War, 1630-1632 As one of the foremost military commanders of the early 17th century Gustavus Adophus, king of Sweden, played a vital role in defending the Protestant cause during the Thirty Years War. In the space of two years – between 1630 and 1632 – he turned the course of the war, winning a decisive victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld and conquering large parts of Germany.

The book sets Gustavus in the context of Swedish and European dynastic politics and religious conflict in the early seventeenth century, and describes in detail Swedish military organization and Gustavus's reforms. Includes his intervention in the Thirty Years War is covered in graphic detail – the decision to intervene, his alliance with France, his campaigns across the breadth of Germany, and his generalship at the two major battles. His exceptional skill as a battlefield commander transformed the fortunes of the Protestant side in the conflict and established him as a major European figure before his death on the battlefield. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD

AEDAN OF THE GAELS: King of the Scots This bio is devoted to Aedan mac Gabrain, 6th century king of Dal Riata in Scotland. An associate of St. Columba, he was the first recorded king to be ordained in the British Isles and was the most powerful ruler in his generation. Modern writers highlight Aedan as the father of a prince named Arthur, which has led to his place in Arthurian studies. Aedan's prominence in his era qualifies him as a fascinating figure, whose life and legend are explored. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

ARMIES AND ENEMIES OF NAPOLEON, 1789-1815: Proceedings of the 2021 Helion and Company 'From Reason to Revolution' Conference Containing chapters from some of the leading specialists in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, this volume covers a diverse range of topics that examine aspects of the armies that fought for and against France from 1792-1815. Philip Ball looks at the unfortunate General Mack, Terry Crowdy covers military intelligence in Napoleon's Italian Campaign and Alex Mikaberidze examines Kutuzov's role in the Austerlitz Campaign. There is a chapter by Alistair Nichols on the French emigre units in British pay and one by Mark Edward Hay on the rebuilding of the Dutch army before Waterloo. The Peninsular War is also covered with a chapter by Kenton White on French strategy and tactics and Robert Griffith covers the role of the battalions of light companies in Wellington's Army. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD
THE FIRE OF VENTURE WAS IN HIS VEINS: Major Allan Wilson and the Shangani Patrol 1893

THE FIRE OF VENTURE WAS IN HIS VEINS: Major Allan Wilson and the Shangani Patrol 1893 The Shangani or Allan Wilson's Patrol was a minor incident in the British expansion in Africa. Much smaller in scale than the massacre of Isandlwana, the fate of the Patrol was a black mark on the British South Africa's conquest of Matabeleland. The Patrol was part of the Ndebele War of 1893-94 which ended in the overthrow of the kingdom of Lobengula, King of the Ndebele. Includes 30 black-and-white illustrations and 4 maps. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

THE BATTLE FOR BALTIMORE 1814 The War of 1812 gets little attention in American history; however, this two and a half year conflict had serious consequences, which left regional memories and legends that have endured to the present day. The major actions of the war occurred along the Canadian border but also included the Gulf, Atlantic Coast, and the Chesapeake Bay. Three major events in the Chesapeake Bay (the battles for Hampton, Washington, and Baltimore) have overshadowed other incidents in the bay to the point of obscuring them. A bibliography and an index to full-names, places, and subjects enhance this work. $33.00 USD

CHASING THE GREAT RETREAT: The German Cavalry Pursuit of the British Expeditionary Force before the Battle of the Marne August 1914

CHASING THE GREAT RETREAT: The German Cavalry Pursuit of the British Expeditionary Force before the Battle of the Marne August 1914 Focus is on the German pursuit of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) retreat. We show that the Great War should have ended on 23 August 1914 but, due to the 'fog and friction of war' it did not and 'Chasing the BEF' was born. This is a story of missed opportunities made more astonishing by the amount of propaganda extolled by some British authors. This propaganda line claimed that British firepower dealt a great blow to the German army at the Battle of Mons. Much is told about the British soldiers' ability to fire 15 rounds of aimed shooting in a minute, which allegedly the Germans mistook for machine-gun fire. Clearly in their eyes, the British won that battle. Britain, in fact, lost the Battle of Mons and should have lost the war on 23 August. Germany missed a wide-open door that would have spelled disaster for the BEF and the entire Left Flank of the French army. Includes 27 black-and-white photos and 15 maps. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD

ESCAPE FROM JAVA: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S.S Marblehead The old light cruiser Marblehead was living out her final years of naval service as a member of the United States Asiatic Fleet in 1941. This small group of mostly antiquated ships based in the Philippines sailed the waters of East Asia to show the American flag in places like China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. The sudden eruption of World War II in the Pacific put the warship on the front lines of the conflict as Imperial Japan unleashed a series of devastating attacks across the region. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR: Volume 5 – Crisis in Papua, September-December 1942 Volume Five of this series chronicles aerial warfare primarily in the New Guinea theater in the critical period between September and December 1942. It can be read alone or as a continuation of the previous four volumes which span the first nine months of the Pacific War. Of import, Allied and Japanese accounts get matched together for a balanced account of the conflict. $47.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $39.95 USD
D-DAY: The Campaign Across France – World War II Firsthand series

D-DAY: The Campaign Across France – World War II Firsthand series Tackles the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted until that time – the historic landing at 4. More than 80 veterans on both sides of the Atlantic Wall give their perspectives on the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 and the bloody two-month struggle thereafter. The oversized 9x12 volume also presents the timeline of events, places, and personalities and includes color images, famous photographs, and original 3-D maps. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD

THE PACIFIC VOLUME 1: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal – World War II Firsthand series World War II Firsthand series includes events that took place before and after the devastating Pearl Harbor attack that brought the United States and Japan face to face in war. Included are eyewitness accounts of survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on America's major battleships, defenders of Bataan and Corregidor; participants in the pivotal Battle of Midway, the Marines that first waded ashore at Guadalcanal and many, many others. Full color throughout, rich with images and original 3-D maps, the oversized 9x12 volume also features solid historical analysis of the war's timeline and quotes from military and political leaders. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD

THE PACIFIC VOLUME 2: The Solomons to Saipanl – World War II Firsthand series World War II Firsthand series is anchored on the words and experiences of 100 Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other frontline personnel who became embroiled in the devastating island campaign of the Pacific War. Never before or since was so much blood shed for so little real estate. The volume contains blow-by-blow descriptions of some of the most destructive naval and air battles of the war, as well as the blood and sand tales of Marines and GIs and their Japanese counterparts in the battles of Bougainville, Tarawa, and Saipan. These real-life stories are illustrated with photographs.$45.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD

WARGAMES IN MAGAZINES…

WORLD AT WAR #84: Manstein's War

WORLD AT WAR #84: Manstein's War Manstein's War: Decision in the West 1940 is a two-player wargame of the German offensive in Western Europe in May-June 1940 in which the Wehrmacht seized a stunning victory over Allied forces in the Low Countries and France. The game uses a variant of the Boots system to model command, control and logistics on an operational scale. Both players can fight a campaign of mobility and decisive battles. Units are mostly armies and corps. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD

AND DON'T FORGET THE MAGAZINES …

MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue #469

MINIATURE WARGAMES: Issue #469 Articles include: Cover: Battle the Maharatta: A Salute to Wellington in India – A tribute game to the late Stuart Asquith from last year's Salute; Command Decision Scenario: Paraguay vs Argentina in 1865 in the war of the Triple Alliance; Send Three and Fourpence: Retrospective about the hobby over the last 10 years as well as predictions of what will come; WWII Budapest Siege: Soviet and German forces battle in a scenario using Hell and Uncivil Disorder; Bring the Hammer Down: Recap of Hammerhead 2022; Trolling – The Oathmark Express: Speedpaint some Middle Earth-style Trolls; Live Free Or Die: Part 1 of the War of 1812; Scratch Build: A Shrine, a Statue and a monolith; Defence in Depth: Figure and rules reviews; Forward Observer: News; Recce: Book reviews; Last Word: By the Editor. $10.00 USD

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