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Most of the following items will be coming into the shoppe in mid-June.


Stuart Asquith and Terry Wise's Wargaming 17th Century Battles

Stuart Asquith and Terry Wise's Wargaming 17th Century Battles: Including Rules for the English Civil War and the Thirty Years War Stuart Asquith is a key contributor to the development of modern hobby of wargaming. His extensive work included editing Practical Wargamer for twelve years, authoring over 20 books, and editing many more. This book focuses on one of the Stuart Asquith's key interests, 17th Century warfare. The 20 scenarios include: Edgehill (1642); The Storming of Brentford (1642); The Battle of Lansdowne (1643); Roundway Down (1643); The First Battle of Newbury (1643); The Relief of Newark (1644); Cropredy Bridge (1644); Marston Moor (1644); The Battle of Naseby (1645); Dunkirk (1658); Medway (1667); Drumclog (1679); and The Battle of Sedgemoor (1685). Includes a set of classic Terry Wise old school rules for the English Civil War and the Thirty Years War. This work is published as part of The History of Wargaming Project. $24.00 USD

Up the Nile: Wargames Rules for Fighting Battles in C19th Egypt and the Sudan Based on the Bonnie Blue Flag (ACW) attrition-based rules system. For any scale, with no need to re-base your figures. All color. $23.00 USD

Uniform Guides…

La Legion Etrangere 1831-1962: Une Histoire Par L'Uniforme De La Legion Etrangere cover

La Legion Etrangere 1831-1962: Une Histoire Par L'Uniforme De La Legion Etrangere From the Capture of Algiers to the disbanding of the REP, through the Carlist Wars in Spain, Camerone, the Great War, Bir-Hakeim, and Indochina, this book retraces the history of one of the most famous corps in military history. French Text. $27.00 USD

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Images of War Series Books…

M36/M36B1 Tank Destroyer: Images of War series cover

M36/M36B1 Tank Destroyer: Images of War series While the 3-inch weapon of the M10 was superior to that found on earlier U.S. tank destroyers, it was still found to be inadequate against the ever-increasing weight of German armor. An even larger gun, the 90mm M3, was placed in a new, bigger open-topped turret on 100 new hulls purpose-built for this, and by re-manufacturing M10A1s, primarily from U.S.-based training units. As the supply of these chassis was depleted, additional vehicles were created by converting diesel-powered M10s, resulting in the M36B2. Includes 175 color and black-and-white illustrations. $23.00 USD

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M65 Atomic Cannon: Images of War series In 1949, the U.S. Army wanted an artillery gun that could fire a nuclear warhead in the event that guided missiles and long-range bombers proved insufficient in delivering atomic weapons. The result was the M65, 280mm Atomic Cannon. On May 25, 1953, at 0830 hours, an M65 of a battery, 867th Field Artillery Battalion, let loose with the only nuclear round the type would ever fire. Includes 385 color and black-and-white photographs. $23.00 USD

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M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo Carrier & Variants: Images of War Series Conceived as part of a Top Secret project to disrupt Nazi Germany's atomic bomb program, the hastily developed Studebaker Weasel went on to one of, if not the most successful, of the wartime all-terrain vehicles. Designed with light weight to facilitate both air-dropping and efficient, high-speed operation in the snow, the vehicles were soon found to have excellent performance in the mud. 240 color and black-and-white photographs. $23.00 USD

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United States Airborne Divisions 1942-2018: Images of War Series In 1942, the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were formed and three more followed. 17th and 92nd (All American Division) and 101st (Screaming Eagles) fought in Sicily, D-Day, Market Garden, and the Rhine Crossing (Varsity). The 11th served in the Far East. The 13th did not see combat. Both 82nd and 101st earned their reputations as crack divisions at the forefront of U.S. operations and military interventions, be it WWII, Vietnam, Grenada (Urgent Fury), Panama (Just Cause), the Gulf Wars, and most recently Afghanistan (Enduring Freedom). Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $33.00 USD

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Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia

Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia Full-length treatment of the small but consequential June 10, 1861, battle that reshaped both Northern and Southern perceptions about what lay in store for the divided nation. Opposing the Yankees was the aggressive and dramatic Colonel John Bankhead Magruder, who decided to lure Butler into a fight. Magruder fortified a strategic swampy creek crossing, skillfully placed several artillery pieces, selected excellent defensive positions for his 1,400 men, and camouflaged the entire works with brush. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Butler marshaled about 4,000 men for a daring dawn attack. $20.00 USD

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Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the Commanding Ground Along the Emmitsburg Road On July 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered skeptical subordinate, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, to launch a massive assault against the Union left flank. The offensive was intended to seize the Peach Orchard and surrounding ground along the Emmitsburg Road for use as an artillery position to support the ongoing attack. However, Union Maj. Gen. Daniel Sickles, a scheming former congressman from New York, misinterpreted his orders and occupied the orchard first. What followed was some of Gettysburg's bloodiest and most controversial fighting. Includes 20 images and 25 maps. $35.00 USD

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Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front: The Memoir of Dr. Hans Rehfeldt – Volume 1: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle The diary of a German WWII soldier who frequently came close to death but somehow survived. He was awarded numerous honors including the Wound Badge and the Infantry Assault Badge. Includes 100 black-and-white illustrations. $33.00 USD

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Battle Hymn: Volume 1 – Gettysburg and Pea Ridge Wargame

Battle Hymn: Volume 1 – Gettysburg and Pea Ridge This boardgame offers a brigade-level system based upon a chit-pull system of division activation, strength-point step system with losses taken point by point, and each combat phase consists of two combat rounds. Uses a graphics approach based upon the maps produced by the U.S. Government after the war, the map is a pleasure to behold. There are six scenarios in the game, some of which have alternatives for additional variety. Optional rules include hidden movement and more randomization during combat (more historical and also simulates async computer play).

Scenarios: Gettysburg – Pickett's Charge
The Best Three Hours (Devil's Den)
The Accidental Battle (Day One)
Longstreet's March (Day Two)
The Tide Turns (Day Three)
The Battle of Gettysburg (campaign)
Pea Ridge – The Surprise Attack (Day One)
Missouri Redeemed (Day Two)
The Battle of Pea Ridge (campaign)

Product Information: Complexity: Medium (4 out of 10)
Playing Time: 45 minutes to 3 hours (scenarios), 5 to 8 hours (full campaigns)
Solitaire Suitability: High (due to variable activation system)
Time Scale: 1 turn = 60 to 90 minutes depending on the game and day
Map Scale: 1 hex = 300 yards across
Unit Scale: Brigades, strength point = 150-300 men (depending on the game and unity type)
Players: 2 (but far above average as a solitaire game)

Components: 4 10-sided dice of one color
1 10-side die of another color
2 39 x 25-inch maps with ⅝th-inch hexes, period style
2 Identical 8.5 x 11-inch chart cards, printed front and back
Rule book: 32 pages, extensive examples
3 ⅝-inch counter sheets, 176 counters each – $79.00 USD

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BAR-LEV: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War – Deluxe Edition Updated game treatment of Frank Chadwick's GDW release originally published in 1977, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, deluxe edition. Either of the two fronts (the Golan Heights and the Suez Canal) may be gamed separately, or both can be linked to simulate the course of the entire war. It now features an updated order of battle and revised, expanded rules that fully integrate the air and air defense systems into the rest of the game, featuring a re-engineered sequence of play to provide a much more immersive experience for players. Operational planning is up to the players – you decide who to mobilize and where the hammer blow is to fall.

Some enhancements: Redesigned 9/16-inch counters featuring bonus option for tank battalions (two sets of counters; one with NATO symbols and one with representative AFV side view); Game map information is updated based on research and includes all-new map artwork; Supporting charts convey more information at a glance for ease of play; Updated the Order of Battle based on new information and analysis; Resolution converted from a D6 to D10 for all game purposes; Fully-integrated air and air defense systems; re-engineered sequence of play; and updated rules treatment backed by many illustrations, an index, and clarifications and examples of play to reduce potential questions.

Product Information: Complexity: 6 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 7 out of 10 (no hidden units)
Time Scale: 1 day per turn
Map Scale: 3 to 6 km per hex
Unit Scale: battalion and company
Players: 1 to 4, best with 2
Playing Time: 5 to 10 hours for one-map scenario, 12 plus hours for full two-map game

Components: Two map sheets (22 x 34-inch each)
Eight countersheets (9/16-inch size)
Rules booklet
Four player aid cards
Four air tasking displays
One ten-sided die

Price: $119.00 USD

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