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Scouts Out! German Patrol Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War

Scouts Out! German Patrol Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War. German Patrol Pack contains five unpainted figures: one junior NCO, three German soldiers, and one LMG. $15.00 USD

Scouts Out! German Sniper Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains three unpainted figures. $14.00 USD

Scouts Out! German Saboteur Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains two unpainted figures. $13.00 USD

Scouts Out! German Officer Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains two unpainted figures. $13.00 USD

Scouts Out! British Patrol Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War British Patrol Pack contains five unpainted figures: one junior NCO, three British soldiers, and one LMG. $15.00 USD

Scouts Out! British Pointmen Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains three unpainted figures. $14.00 USD

Scouts Out! British Sapper Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains two unpainted figures. $13.00 USD

Scouts Out! British Officer Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Contains two unpainted figures. $13.00 USD

Scouts Out! French Patrol Blister: 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War French Patrol Pack contains five unpainted figures: one junior NCO, three French soldiers, and one LMG. $15.00 USD

Scouts Out! Austrian Patrol Blister 28mm Skirmish Wargaming in the Great War Austrian Patrol Pack contains five unpainted figures: one junior NCO, three Austrian soldiers, and one LMG. $15.00 USD

Rules…

Combat Patrol: South Pacific Supplement

Combat Patrol: South Pacific Supplement. This is a supplement to Combat Patrol WWII. You need either Set A, Set B, or the Starter Set to play this game. The South Pacific add-on contains two sets of Action Decks for Japanese units operating in the South Pacific during WWII. It includes optional rules that enable players to better represent the unique conditions found in the South Pacific during WWII. These cards are mostly common with the cards in the other sets. The differences are in the bottom section of the cards for morale checks. These cards better represent the unique morale characteristics of Japanese forces in the jungles of the South Pacific.

Combat Patrol is a unique card-based miniatures game. The unique Double Random Activation mechanism provides a leap-ahead method for activating units that provides the friction and drama of card-based systems with none of the drawbacks. Combat Patrol uses a card-based combat resolution mechanism. $24.00 USD

Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls: A Tabletop Game of Naval Battles in the Age of Sail

Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls: A Tabletop Game of Naval Battles in the Age of Sail. Each player can easily command a single ship or several. The rules work for a single frigate chasing down a privateer, or a large-scale fleet action with multiple players on each side. The basic rules have been written with the emphasis on providing a fast-playing and fun game, but optional rules are included which will add a greater level of historical realism and detail. A card-driven turn sequence prevents the game becoming too predictable. Also included are a selection of scenarios for re-fighting specific historical battles and simple campaign rules. Although intended for use with model ships, the rulebook includes sheets of ship counters which can be used to get started. Just add dice, tape measure, and pencil, and you're ready to play. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.
Tales of Men, Myths & Monsters: Rules for Adventures in Greek Mythology

Tales of Men, Myths & Monsters: Rules for Adventures in Greek Mythology. Gaming in the world of Greek mythology. Includes Character Creation, The Action Pack and Its Use, Movement and Actions, Locating the Enemy, Courage Tests, Shooting and Reloading, Fighting, Determining the Effect of Shooting and Fighting, Testing to Come Round or Heal a Wound, Post-Action Rest and Recovery, and more. Examples of play: the Tales of Talon of Argos. Includes Quick Play Sheet, Character Sheet, and Encounter cards. Appendices: Generic Characters from the Myths and Legends, Equipping your Characters – Chariots, weapons and items Mundane and Divine, The Gifts of the Gods, The Power of Hecate, Legendary Heroes, their Foes and the Demi Humans, Animals, Beasts, Creatures and Monsters, Going on a Quest, Extra Rules, and The Quests. $34.00 USD

Games…

Time of Wars: Eastern Europe 1590-1660 (Wargame)

Time of Wars: Eastern Europe 1590-1660 (Wargame). A multi-player, card-driven game putting players in charge of five superpowers in Eastern Europe: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Kingdom of Sweden, and the Holy Roman Empire at the turn of 16th and 17th centuries. Minor states are also present – Denmark, Brandenburg, Moldova, Wallachia, Transylvania and Crimean Khanate. They can be a battleground of strong rivalry between players or source of internal problems. Includes five scenarios. The main scenario is for five players, but four shorter scenarios are for two or three players. Playing time: from 4 to 8 hours. Contents: One mounted board (68 x 48 cm); five decks of cards – every deck contains 50 cards; one deck of Rulers' cards – 23 cards; five Superpowers' Sheets; 242 die-cut counters in size of 15 x 15mm; 104 die-cut counters in size of 30 x 15mm; 308 die-cut counters in size of 12.5 x 12.5mm; 23 wooden holders; one set of sticky labels; one rulebook (20 pages); one scenario book (12 pages); one Space and Religion chart; and two six-sided dice. $88.00 USD

How the West Was Saved: The Russo-Polish War 1920 (Wargame)

How the West Was Saved: The Russo-Polish War 1920 (Wargame). The game covers the period from April 1920, when the Poles were poised to attack Kiev, until October 1920, when the war effectively came to an end. One player commands the Polish and Ukrainian armies, and the other commands the Russians (and their Lithuanian allies, if Lithuania joins the conflict). Generally, each counter denotes a cavalry or infantry division or an artillery train, but some smaller brigades and regiments are also represented. Simple rules center upon Resource Points, reflecting the changing capabilities of each side to wage war at different stages during the conflict. Resource Points can also be affected by extraneous factors determined by die rolls and Random Event Cards. This uncertainty regarding the resources available goes some way towards recreating the chaos and fog of war which beset operational planning, and compounds the challenging logistical problems of conducting war over such a large area. As lines of communication lengthen, they become vulnerable and limit strategic options.

Contents: 16-page rulebook; Set Up Card; Two Six-sided Dice (one Red, One White); mounted 48 x 68 cm map showing territories between Warsaw and Smolensk; 216 unit counters and game markers; and 40 laminated Random Event Cards. Playing time: 4 to 8 hours. $65.00 USD

Festung Breslau 1945: Wargame

Festung Breslau 1945: Wargame. This board wargame covers the siege of Breslau from 15th February to 6th May 1945. Players take on the role of commanders of the Red Army or fortress garrison. They determine the directions of assaults and dispose of available resources. Their decisions affect the outcome of the fighting. You can check whether the Russians could take the city earlier than they did historically, or whether the Germans could organize the defense more effectively. Each side has its respective advantages. Contains: one board 48 x 68 cm; a set of 308 mounted counters (12.5 x 12.5mm size); one rulebook (12 pages); one scenario card; and one six-sided die. Gameplay time: 6 hours. $45.00 USD

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Carthage at War: Punic Armies c. 814-146 BC

Carthage at War: Punic Armies c. 814-146 BC. The Carthaginians are well known as Rome's great enemy of the three Punic Wars and Hannibal, their greatest general, is a household name. While narrative histories of the Punic Wars (especially the second) and biographies of Hannibal abound, there have been few studies dedicated to detailed analysis of Carthaginian armies and warfare throughout the city-state's entire existence. Provides a study of their tactics, equipment, unit organization, army composition, and operational effectiveness. Importantly, while the Second Punic War is rightly given prominence, this is not at the expense of the many earlier wars Carthage waged as she built and then defended her empire. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.
Victoria's Canadian Militia: Uniforms, Flags and Equipment of the Canadian Militia, 1837-1901, Volume II

Victoria's Canadian Militia: Uniforms, Flags and Equipment of the Canadian Militia, 1837-1901, Volume II. Examines the uniforms, flags, and equipment of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Canadian Militia during the years 1837 to 1901. This unique volume is full of color and black-and-white images, covering all aspects of the Queen's troops in North America. $70.00 USD

The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire

The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire. As Britain's influence increased through its official trading arm, the East India Company, the ruler of Bengal, Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah, sought to drive the British out of the sub-continent and turned to France for help. The ensuing conflict saw campaigns fought by captains and occasionally colonels, and by small companies rather than big armies. The fighting culminated in Robert Clive's astonishing victory at Plassey where just 3,000 British and sepoy troops defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah's Franco-Bengali army of 18,000 in the space of only 40 minutes. The victory at Plassey in 1757 established Britain as the dominant force in India, the whole of which gradually came under British control and became the most prized possession in its empire. Few battles in history have ever had such profound consequences. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.
1806-1807: Tsar Alexander's Second War With Napoleon

1806-1807: Tsar Alexander's Second War With Napoleon. The Russian official history of the second war between Emperor Alexander and Napoleon, in 1806 and 1807, using original military and diplomatic documents and the testimonies of witnesses and participants from the war. First published in 1846, the history considers the reasons for the war undertaken by Emperor Alexander in alliance with Prussia, the disaster that befell Prussia at Jena and Auerstedt, and Alexander's mobilization when, after the destruction of the Prussians, Napoleon moved to the borders of Russia. Following Napoleon's crossing to the right bank of the Vistula, the narrative describes the subsequent Russian military operations against Napoleon in both the winter and spring campaigns. The winter campaign culminated with the Battle of Eylau, with consideration to the exhaustion of the fighting armies, frosts, impassable roads, and political factors that stopped the bloodshed in the main theater of war until May. The narrative then considers the inactivity of the armies, and exhaustion of all possible resources in anticipation of the spring campaign, before concluding with Napoleon's repulse at Heilsberg, the Russian defeat at Freidland, retreat to the right bank of the Neman, and peace at Tilsit. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

The Army of the Roman Republic: From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar. Traces the development of the Roman Republic's army from its foundation (having first set the context of their regal antecedents), down to the time of its most famous leader, Julius Caesar. The transition from clan-based forces, through the Servian levy, and the development of the manipular and cohortal legion is examined, along with the associated weapons, tactics and operational capabilities. Discusses how the legions shaped up against the challenges of successive enemies from the Celts, Samnites, Carthaginians and the hitherto-dominant Hellenistic armies based on the Macedonian-style pike phalanx. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Siege Warfare During the Hundred Years War: Once More Unto the Breach. Concentrates on and analyzes the sieges that played a decisive role in the Hundred Years War between England and France. Edward III's capture of Calais in 1347 was of crucial importance for the English, and the failure of the English siege of Orleans in 1429 was a turning point for the French after the disaster of Agincourt. Describes the difficulties faced by besieger and besieged, examines the logistics and resource implications of sieges, and provides a comparative assessment of siege warfare alongside set-piece battles and the English strategy of chevauchees. Key sieges are reconstructed in vivid detail, other sieges are summarized, and the book is fully illustrated with photographs and plans. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.
Battles of the Wars of the Roses

Battles of the Wars of the Roses. Starting with an overview of the Wars of the Roses politics and events that culminated in the war between the houses of Lancaster and York. This new history focuses on the 17 battles that took place around the country between 1455 and 1487. It considers the causes, course and result of each battle, beginning with the first battle of St. Albans on 22 May 1455, which was won by the Yorkist faction led by Richard, Duke of York. The battle of Towton on 29 March 1461 was the bloodiest ever known on English soil, and the victory there of the first Yorkist king, Edward IV, is described here in vivid detail. The battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471, saw the death of Edward, Prince of Wales, the last male heir of the Lancastrians, and the subsequent murder of King Henry VI at the Tower of London. The defeat and death of King Richard III at the battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485, marked the end of the Plantagenet dynasty. The last battle of the Wars of the Roses was at East Stoke on 16 June 1487, where the first Tudor king, Henry VII, crushed the Yorkist revolt. $37.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $31.45 USD.

Lepanto 1571: Christian and Muslim Fleets Battle for Control of the Mediterranean. Re-examines the Sunday, 7 October 1571, battle of Lepanto and concludes that, while it merely confirmed a strategic reality that had already emerged during the 16th Century (i.e. that naval supremacy lay with the Sublime Porte in the eastern Mediterranean, and with Habsburg Spain and its Catholic allies in the Western Mediterranean), its vital importance was psychological. It sank the perception of Ottoman dominance and the inevitability of Islam's westward encroachment beyond the Balkans. Includes 20 color illustrations. $29.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $24.65 USD.

Dragoons and Dragoon Operations in the British Civil Wars: 1638-1653. Covers the following areas: the origins and role of dragoons; combined-arms tactics and specialist operations; organization and composition of dragoon units; pay and quarter; arms and ammunition; standards, equipment and clothing; horses, equine care, saddlery and fodder; the Oxford Army; the Earl of Essex's army; the Eastern Association Army; the New Model Army; and the role of dragoons in regional warfare. Explores the concept of raising, equipping, composition, organization and operational role of dragoons during the British civil wars. It also provides information about known dragoon units and their activities across a relatively broad geographical and chronological range, and challenges previous interpretations in the light of more recent research. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

Forging the Lights: The Development of the British Light Infantry, Continental and North American Influences, 1740-1782. This updated edition examines the development of light infantry in North America from their antecedents in the Hungarian irregular troops to the plains of North America, where tactics were learned, forgotten, and renewed in the burgeoning Continental forces. This volume not only contains the history of light infantry, but some valuable documents that were used in its growth as a military formation. $30.00 USD

The Galacian Division 1943-45: Ukrainian Volunteers and Conscripts in the Waffen SS. Debunks many of the myths surrounding the Galician Division and provides an objective appraisal of the volunteers and conscripts who, to this day, are both lauded as heroes and vilified as criminals in the media and academic circles. Now, in the context of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine under the pretext of denazification, it is more critical than ever to uncover the truth of this country's wartime relationship with Nazi Germany. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Immigrant Warrior: A Challenging Life in War and Peace. Henrik Lunde grew up in Norway and came to the United States with his parents as a teenager. After completing high school, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1958 as the Honor Graduate in the History Department. He also received an appointment in the Regular Army. After additional schooling and 18 months as part of the Berlin garrison, he joined a covert Special Forces unit in Berlin. He later commanded a rifle company in Vietnam as part of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, in 1965. In 1967, he served as Brigade S-3 and battalion executive officer in the 9th Division. He then moved to the Vietnamese II Corps as deputy operations adviser. He later returned to Vietnam in 1973, to serve as Chief of Negotiations of the U.S. Delegation to the FPJMT set up by the 1973 Paris Peace Treaty to account for the dead and missing. His last assignment was as Director of National and International Security Studies for Europe at the Army War College. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

Cuban MiGs: The Defenders of Castro's Air Force. Tells the history of the Cuban Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria (FAR), one of the most powerful and little-publicized air forces in the Americas, which had Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG) fighters as its main fighter aircraft, both in the defense of Cuban territory against the threat of U.S. invasion and in support of Cuban efforts to export their revolutionary ideals. With its MiG fighters, Cuba's FAR was one of the symbols of the Cold War. This book of a small Caribbean island that challenged the might of the United States. Based on extensive research with veteran airmen, historians, Cuban publications, and documents, it describes the introduction, deployment and final fate of all 20 MiG models in FAR service from 1962 to the present day. Illustrated with over 170 photographs and color profiles. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $35.70 USD.

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy #124: Explore wars and campaigns fought in Belgium

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy #124: Explore wars and campaigns fought in Belgium. Theme: Warfare in Belgium: Bringing the Battles of Belgium to the Tabletop – The Cockpit of Europe; Ambiorix's Revolt Against Rome in 54 BC – Belgae, Bravest of the Gauls; Flemish Townsfolk Say Goedendag to the French – The Battle of Kortrijk, 1302; The Irish Brigade at Fontenoy, 11 May 1745 – Cuimhnigh ar luimneach; Chasseurs Ardennais Defend the Lys Deviation Canal – The Defence of Vinkt; The Belgian Army Through the Years – Plucky Little Belgium; A Great War Scene for Belgium – The Yser Incident. Features: Guildford Wargames' Imaginative Club Project – The Battle of Dorking; A British WWI Action Based on the Film 1917 – Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War; An Introduction and Scenario for WS&S – What a Cowboy; Creating WWII Defences from Your Spare Parts – Dig-in to Your Bitz Box; How to Handle an Epic Napoleonic Project – One Piece at a Time. Departments: Miniature Reviews; Up Front – Use It or lose It; The Irregular – Taking an Interest; The New Barons' War Supplement from Footsore – Let's Play Outremer; Game reviews – Soldiers of Napoleon: Wars of the First Empire, Blood & Steel, Border Wars – Under a Reiver Moon, and Undaunted: Stalingrad; Book Reviews; Parting Shots. $12.00 USD

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