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Autumn brings a cornucopia of new wargaming products. Most of the new items are scheduled to be available here at the On Military Matters shoppe in mid-October.

Rules…

Chain of Command: Blitzkrieg 1940

Chain of Command: Blitzkrieg 1940 is an expansion book for the very popular Chain of Command game. This book includes around 60 army lists and 50 support lists covering the forces of France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. Includes rules for theater-specific conditions, such as fifth columnists, river crossings, glider landings, and Stuka attacks. $39.00 USD

Tanks and Yanks: Rules for WWI: 1917 to 1918

Tanks and Yanks: Rules for WWI: 1917 to 1918 Rule system which focuses on the last two years of the Great War, and offering an educational tool in understanding, in miniature, the tactics of the late-war years. The booklet includes 104 pages of quotes, diagrams, and charts – 14 pages of actual rules, and the rest is period information from actual tactical manual diagrams, pictures, quotations, and vehicle data sheets. If nothing else, the book is a fine source for late WWI information on the armies of the Great War; includes a bibliography and online support. The system can be used with either 15mm, 18mm, 25mm, or 28mm figures. No special basing needed – use individual stands or multiple-figure stands. Unit sizes are platoon-level to battalion-level with nine to twelve figures to a platoon, four platoons to a company, and three to four companies to a battalion. Model units for large battles use four or more tanks to a command. For smaller games, one or more tanks can be used. The rules have a very simple method of movement and casualty calculation for personnel and armor. Dice required are d6s and d10s. $38.00 USD

One-Hour Skirmish Wargames: Fast-play Dice-less Rules for Small-unit Actions from Napoleonics to Sci-Fi

One-Hour Skirmish Wargames: Fast-Play Dice-Less Rules for Small-Unit Actions from Napoleonics to Sci-Fi Rules make it possible to recapture the speed and intensity of these actions where every man, and every second, counts. The basic rules are supported by sections which give special rules and scenarios to capture the flavor of a range of different periods, from Napoleonic to modern warfare and beyond with sci-fi. Squad Firefight's elegantly simple system allows you to focus on proper tactical decisions rather than rolling buckets of dice or calculating masses of modifiers. $23.00 USD

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By Fire & Sword: Task Force Allows you to play at the task force level of By Fire and Sword. 'Task force' is larger than skirmish play and slightly smaller than division-level play. It takes the best elements of both the skirmish game you love, as well as the large elements from division play, and combines them into a unique and dynamic gaming experience for By Fire and Sword. The Players Edition of the rulebook is required to play. All pre-orders and pre-order 'Task Force Bundles' will receive Janusz Radziwill (1612-1655), Prince of Birze and Dubienka, Field Hetman of Lithuania (from 1646), Grand Hetman of Lithuania (from 1654) – one of the best Lithuanian commanders in history. $40.00 USD

Games…

Commands & Colors – Tricorne Expansion: The American Revolution War Expansion Kit 1 – The French & More!

Commands & Colors – Tricorne Expansion: The American Revolution War Expansion Kit 1 – The French & More! First expansion for the Commands & Colors: Tricorne – The American Revolution game. The kit adds ten new battles, adding the French army to the mix and expanding your existing forces. Of course, the two major land battles involving the French Army are included in the scenarios – Savannah, and Yorktown. Contains: 3 Terrain and Accessories punchboards (these are the thick tiles that have been so well received by players), totaling 45 double-sided Terrain Tiles and 18 double-sided Victory Banner counters; 8 Battle Dice – Bigger and now molded dice; 3 Block Label sheets; 4 Summary Cards; 2 Unit Reference Charts; 2 Terrain Effects Charts; 1 Rule and Scenario Booklet; and over 100 wooden blocks. $75.00 USD

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La Bataille de Lutzen: 1813 Clash of Arms game. Simulates the first major clash of Napoleon's 1813 campaign. Lacking adequate cavalry and handicapped by a large number of raw recruits, the French player must rapidly consolidate his scattered forces to counter the sudden Allied attack. As the player commanding the Allied forces, you must deal the French a decisive blow before Napoleon can react and bring reinforcements to bear. For multiple players or solitaire study. Each turn represents 20 minutes of real time, and each hex equals 100 meters. Contains: New rulebook including historical commentary; 1,000 plus die-cut counters; Two 22 x 34-inch game maps; Organizational displays; Charts & Tables; and Dice. $80.00 USD

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La Bataille de Dresde: 1813 Clash of Arms game. Up to four players control the Prussian, Austrian and Russian forces. Every battalion of infantry, squadron of cavalry or battery of artillery that was present at the battle is included. Contains: Standard Rules (based on the 3rd and 4th Editions); Special Rules containing five scenarios and historical commentary; Over 1000 full-color 1/2-inch counters (six sheets); four 22 x 34-inch full-color period style maps; two full-color Organizational Displays; Multiple cardstock charts and tables for play; and two six-sided dice. $150.00 USD

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Wildlands: Game The great darkness has fallen, and the empire with it. The arcane crystals which once powered entire cities were shattered, and the darkness was destroyed by the magics unleashed. All that remains are the lawless ruins known as the Wildlands. Take control of one of four factions: spell-slinging Mages' Guild, nimble Gnomads, versatile Lawbringers, or hard-hitting Pit Fighters. Each brings their own playstyle, with unique decks of action cards determining their abilities on the battlefield, so plan your tactics carefully. Dash through the ruins to grab the crystals you so desperately desire or focus your efforts on taking out the opposition. Players: 2 to 4; Ages: 14 plus; Playing Time: 30 to 60 minutes; Contains: 20 Unique Miniatures, 20 Character Cards, 120 Action Cards, 42 Battlefield Cards, Double-Sided Playing Board, Counters & Tokens. $80.00 USD

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Ospreys

327 Peckuwe 1780: The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier

327 Peckuwe 1780: The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier Campaign series. $24.00 USD
328 Imjin River 1951: Last Stand of the Glorious Glosters Campaign series. $24.00 USD

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007 Sink the Tirpitz: 1942-44 – The RAF and Fleet Air Arm Duel with Germany's Mighty Battleship Air Campaign series. $20.00 USD
037 Chinese Soldier versus Japanese Soldiers: China 1937-38 Combat Men series. $20.00 USD
088 British Destroyer versus German Destroyer: Narvik 1940 Duel series. $20.00 USD
089 B-52 Stratofortress versus SA-2 Guideline Sam: Vietnam 1972-73 Duel series. $20.00 USD
009 Dornier do 335 X-Planes series. $20.00 USD

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263 Dutch Navies of the 80 Years' War: 1568-1648 New Vangard series. $18.00 USD

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Osprey Books…

On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943

On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943 (By Prit Buttar, who wrote excellent World War One Eastern Front series of books). The year's campaign had seen the Germans advance first east, but then increasingly to the south and southeast; the Soviet counter-offensive not only isolated Sixth Army, it also raised the possibility of the collapse of the entire front. The ultimate failure of the Red Army to achieve this is due in no small part to the efforts of one of the Wehrmacht's greatest commanders – Erich von Manstein, who rebuilt the German front line and fought a mobile campaign, in which all the strengths of the German forces, and all the weaknesses of their Soviet opponents, were revealed. $35.00 USD

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The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German Codebreaking 1939-45 Comprehensive account of the successes, the failures, and the science of Germany's code-breaking and signals intelligence operations from 1935 to 1945. This fast-moving blend of modern history and popular science is told through colorful personal accounts of the Germans at the heart of the story, including a former astronomer who worked out the British order of battle in 1940; a U-Boat commander on the front line of the Battle of the Atlantic; and the woman from the foreign ministry decrypting Japanese and Italian signals. It investigates how and why a regime as technologically advanced as the Third Reich both succeeded, and failed, in its battle to break their enemy's codes and to use the resultant intelligence effectively, and why they failed to recognize the fact that the Allies had cracked the Enigma code. $32.00 USD

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Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280-168 BC), covers tactics, arms, and equipment, organization, and deployment. Drawing on original primary sources to examine six battles in which the legion fought the phalanx – Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC) – he shows how and why the Roman legion, with its flexible organization, versatile tactics, and iron discipline, came to eclipse the hitherto untouchable Hellenistic phalanx and dominate the ancient battlefield. $38.00 USD

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Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans Men were transformed into soldiers, and then into warriors. These warriors had wives who loved them and shared in their transformations. Some marriages were strengthened, while for others there was all too often a dark side, leaving men and their families emotionally and spiritually battered for years to come. Focusing in on just one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Andrew Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath. $28.00 USD

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Books…

Early Modern Systems of Command: Queen Anne's Generals, Staff Officers and the Direction of Allied Warfare in the Low Countries and Germany, 1702-1711

Early Modern Systems of Command: Queen Anne's Generals, Staff Officers and the Direction of Allied Warfare in the Low Countries and Germany, 1702-1711 Explores the lives these individuals led on campaign and the nature of the apparatus of command they formed. Drawing upon a wealth of primary material-including sources hitherto unstudied-it examines topics as diverse as corruption, logistics, military justice and intelligence-gathering. Investigating not only the degree to which all actors, from the commander-in-chief down to his subordinate officers, were active in the decision-making processes of the campaign, but also the extent to which they contributed to the ongoing process of British and European military development. Clear chains of command in the modern form did not exist. Officers functioned not only as vital elements in their own army, but within the broader context of confederate warfare as a whole. They came from diverse backgrounds and possessed varying political affiliations, aspirations, and notions of duty. Their careers were governed as much by patronage and preference as any personal merit. A burgeoning sense of military duty was complicated by prejudice and the boundary between public and private endeavor was indistinct. Some officers gained wealth and financial security in the course of the war; others were ruined by the intrigues of themselves and others. Includes 13 color and black-and-white illustrations, two maps, and nine tables.

  • Hardcover with dust jacket: $90.00 USD
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  • Softcover: $60.00 USD
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With the Guards in Flanders: The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795 Captain Roger Morris, a young British officer in the Coldstream Guards, served in France, Belgium, and Holland during the Duke of York's campaign against the armies of Revolutionary France. During the period from May 1793 until March 1795, he kept a diary in which he described the various actions, commanders and incidents, noting failures and poor leadership, and commenting on some of the wider events. $30.00 USD

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General Lee's Immortals: The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 Comprehensive history of the unit, including that infamous day at Chancellorsville when its members mistakenly shot Stonewall Jackson. Two months later, they were in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and thereafter throughout the titanic battles of 1864. In the meantime, we learn of the camp-life and the hard winters of Lee's army. Yet when Lee finally surrendered at Appomattox, the Branch-Lane Brigade was still with him, no longer victors but yet unbowed. Includes 88 images and twelve maps. $19.00 USD

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The Battle of Kursk: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter-Offensive, July-August 1943 Soviet view of the battle. This study was compiled by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical directorate, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience, and issued as an internal document in 1946-47, but not published until 2006, and then heavily supplemented by commentary and other information not contained in the original. The present work omits these additions, while supplying its own commentary in places deemed necessary. Book is divided into two parts, dealing with the defensive and offensive phases of the battle, respectively. $50.00 USD

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The Battle of Moscow 1941-42: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter Offensive along the Moscow Strategic Direction New translation into English. Work originally appeared in 1943, under the title Razgrom Nemetskikh Voisk pod Moskvoi (The Rout of the German Forces around Moscow). The work was produced by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical section, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience and disseminating it to the army's higher echelons. This was a collective effort, featuring many different contributors, with Marshal Boris Mikhailovich Shaposhnikov, former chief of the Red Army General Staff and then head of the General Staff Academy, serving as general editor. $60.00 USD

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Magazines With Games…

Strategy & Tactics #313: Windhoek: SW Africa 1914-15

Strategy & Tactics #313: Windhoek: SW Africa 1914-15 In the original campaign, the British won within ten months, but the campaign could have gone different, as von Lettow Vorbeck demonstrated over in German East Africa. The central game mechanism is Action Points (AP). These are a quantification of each sides command and logistical capabilities. Players expend AP to recruit units and conduct various military operations. On the map, each hex represents approximately 25 miles. Components: One 22 x 34-inch map and 176 counters. $40.00 USD

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Paper Wars: Issue 90 – MacArthur: The Road to Bataan Covers the battle of Luzon Island during the winter of 1941-1942. Basically, this game deals with a large island that must defend itself without any hope of significant outside help, against an enemy that can strike from virtually any direction. The Japanese can assault the island at many different points, causing the Allies (Filipinos and Americans) to be very wary of being drawn too far from the island's prize, Manila Bay, the main harbor at Manila, and the fortress of Corregidor, that controls the entrance. This game originally appeared in Wargamer # 44, and is designed by Jack Greene. Complexity: 1 to 10 (high): 5; Solitaire Suitability: 1 to 10 (high): 6; Time Scale: 3 Days per Game Turn; Map Scale: 11 km per hex; Unit Scale: Division and some Regiments; Players: 2; Playtime: 12 hours. $47.00 USD

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Modern War # 38 Soyuz '81 Intermediate low complexity two-player wargame covering the possibilities inherent within the first month of that never-run operation. The Soviet side encompasses all Soviet, East German and Czechoslovakian forces. The Polish side consists of that nation's regular army and state militia. Each hex represents 16 miles (26 km) from side to opposite side. Each turn represents one tenth of a month (approximately three days). Each unit of maneuver is a division. The game map covers Poland and the adjacent jump off areas for the Soviet Army. Components: One 22 x 34-inch map and 176 counters. $40.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Ancient History Magazine #18: Crime and Punishment

Ancient History Magazine #18: Crime and Punishment Theme articles include: Christian Persecutions – The Myth of Martyrdom; Julia Restituta – Murdered for Her Necklace; Pirates of Cilicia – Reaving the Golden Sea; To Spite a Face – Mutilation as Punishment in the Byzantine Empire; Policing the Ancient World – Ancient Gatekeepers to Modern Profession; and Discover Olympos – A Pirate Town in Lycia. Other Features: Saucy Romans – Date Sauce for Boiled Ostrich; Blood-Soaked Groves and Primeval Gods – Rome, Druids and Human Sacrifice in Ancient Britain; Human Booty – Slavery in the Ancient Near East; Never Enough Evidence – Philostratus and the Damis Source; and Masada: AKA The Antagonists (1981) – The Roman Army on Screen, part eleven. $10.00 USD

More on the Website…

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