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As you game with holiday treasures, consider the following items for future 2019 gaming and research. Items are due in the shoppe from mid-to-late-January, except where noted.

Uniform Guides…

Wargamer's Guide to WWI Ottoman Army Uniforms Cover

Wargamer's Guide to WWI Ottoman Army Uniforms Volume V of Partizan Press' Universal War games rules supplements – a follow-up to Partizan Historical 16 – The Ottoman Imperial Army in the First World War: A Handbook of Uniforms (2014). This wargamer's guide to WWI Ottomans covers both army and navy uniform colors, insignia and flags, and identifies many of the soldier types in the WWI Ottoman army ground forces. In keeping with the wargaming focus of this volume, the end chapter contains a selected list of 25-28mm scale WWI Ottoman wargaming figures and models currently available. $30.00 USD

Peter Bunde Uniform Prints…

353: Imperial Russia: Dragoon Regiment Finland 1809-1813 cover

353: Imperial Russia: Dragoon Regiment Finland 1809-1813 Uniform plate with 20 plus color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00 USD


Perry Agincourt Mounted Knights 1415-29 cover

Agincourt Mounted Knights 1415-29: 28mm Miniatures This Perry boxed set of 28mm plastic miniatures contains twelve mounted European Knights. Six of these cavalry can be made as light horse (mounted archers or sergeants). $32.00 USD


Vae Victus Board Game #22: Kiev 1943 cover

After Operation Citadel and the loss of Kharkov, the Soviet Army drove westward. On 3 November, its attack towards Kiev includes more than 2,000 guns and discharged a flood of fire on the units of the VII and XIII Korps; the 68th and 88th Infantry Divisions were impotent against the 38th Army supported by Kravchenko's 5th Guards Tank Corps. Farther north, the 60th Army attacked in the direction of Korosten. On November 6th, Soviet troops retook Kiev and keep moving westwards. The Germans sent reinforcements from everywhere. The 25th Panzer somehow slowed down the Soviets at Fastov with numerous losses; the 1st SS, the 2nd SS and the 1st Panzer divisions blocked the Soviet advance in the south. On 13 November, Von Manstein launched a counter-offensive with the 48th PzKorps toward Jitomir and Brusilov in the southern flank of the Soviet penetration. Components: One 61.5 x 59 cm map; 216 die-cut counters and markers; One rulebook; Two color player-aids. (Rules in English) $36.00 USD

Pacific Tide: The United States versus Japan, 1941-45 cover

Pacific Tide: The United States versus Japan, 1941-45 Compact, strategic-level game covering the struggle between the United States (including some Commonwealth forces) and Japan in World War II. This game utilizes a unique and fast-paced, card-driven combat/build system revolving around carrier operations which will provide players with a multitude of decisions. Attributes: Complexity: three out of ten; Solitaire Suitability: eight out of ten (solitaire bot system); Time Scale: Single Year Turns with alternating, multiple cards plays per player; Map Scale: Area map; Unit Scale: from individual carriers or carrier groups, fleets, army-level infantry, air groups; Players: one-to-two, best with two; Playing Time: two-to-four hours. Components: One 17 x 22-inch map; One Counter-sheet of 9/16-inch unit-counters; 51 Game Cards; Rules booklet; two player-aid cards; 16 six-sided dice; box and lid. $59.00 USD

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Tinian: The Forgotten Battle Wargame Volume III in the Marianas Campaign is a perfect introduction to Adam Starkweather's Company Scale System (CSS). This wargame is played on a single map and includes three scenarios (Jig-Day, Mount Lasso, and Final Round-Up), and three campaign games (Historical, Hypothetical, and Free Set Up). Includes rules for: Caves, Beach Landings, Naval Support, Air Support, Sealing Caves, Mines, Japanese Tenacity, Inter-service Rivalry, Banzai Charges, Japanese Naval guns, Flamethrowers, Napalm, Underwater demolition Teams, Aerial Reconnaissance, Tropical Storms, Japanese Knee Mortars, and drunken Japanese admirals. There are also rules for additional Japanese troops that could have been on the island if you wish to make it tougher on the Americans. Components: Series and Exclusive Rules Book; Scenario Book; 1 x 22 x 34-inch Map Sheet; 4 x 5/8ths Counter Sheets; 2 x Division Displays; 2 x Terrain Effects Chart/Combat Results Table; 1 x Game Turn Record; 2 x D10; 1 x Box and Lid. Attributes: Complexity: six out of ten; Solitaire Suitability: eight out of ten; Time Scale: two hour turns; Players: 1 to 2; Playing Time: 2 to 35 hours. $99.00 USD

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Magazines With Wargames…

Vae Victis #143: Pyrrhus Imperator Cover

Vae Victis #143: Pyrrhus Imperator Magazine includes Pyrrhus Imperator – a strategic wargame with die-cut counters. In 280, Pyrrhus, King of Epirus and nephew of Alexander the Great, landed with his phalanges and elephants to defend the Greek cities of southern Italy and Sicily. Rome is at war against the Samnites and the Etruscans. In just three years, Pyrrhus is near the Rome walls and becomes king of Sicily. He won against the Romans and Carthaginians at the cost of terrible losses. Who can defeat him? The Carthaginian quinqueremes in the Straits of Messina or the legionaries of Rome, terrified by elephants? Or perhaps the Italiots and Greeks who change their alliance every day? Only the goddess Fortuna knows it. Wargame: Complexity: 5/10; Duration: 1 to 3 hours; Scales: 500 to 2,000 soldiers or ten elephants or ten siege weapons or ten quinqueremes; Modules: one strategic module and one tactical module; one round: six months.

Articles: Boardgames Reviews: The Great Game – Legion Wargames; Bloody Monday – VentoNuovo Games; Armageddon War – Flying Pig Games; The Big Push – The Game Crafter; Peak of the Caucasus – World at War; Skies above the Reich – GMT; Hatten – MMP; The Wars of Marcus Aurelius – HollandSpiele; Waterloo Episode 7: Battles of Waterloo – GMT; Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader; Memory 44; Miniatures: Team Yankee – ARR; CR Saga Crusades; Black Powder 2 Warlord Games; Tank (Battlefront) versus What a Tanker (TooFatLardies); La grande Guerre – Nuts!; Scenarios Pyrrhus – AdG; Epoque coloniale (CR bataille); Technic: Les decors desert; Hobby: Interview Philippe Thibault; Art of War: Pyrrhus en Italie; Kiev 1943. French text with rules in English] $24.00 USD


Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown Cover

Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown Outlines the British strategic and operational objectives, devoting particular attention to the strategy of employing Southern Loyalists to help defeat Patriot forces, reestablish royal authority, and tamp down resurgent Patriot activity. Focuses on Cornwallis' operations in the Carolinas and Virginia that ultimately led to the surrender at Yorktown in October 1781. Reveals the flaws in this approach, most notably a fatal misunderstanding of the nature of the war in the South and of the Loyalists' support. Compounding this was the strategic incoherence of seeking a conventional war against a brilliant, unconventional opponent, and doing so amidst a breakdown in the unity of command. Includes 30 black-and-white illustrations and eight maps. Available mid-February. $35.00 USD

Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy Beginning with the Continental Navy, this traces irregular naval warfare missions through the wars of the early Republic, from the coast of modern-day Libya to the rivers and inlets of the Chesapeake Bay, as the fledgling U.S. Navy and Marines began raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and resources on shore. References come from original naval operational reports, sailors' memoirs and diaries, and officers' correspondence. Includes twelve black-and-white illustrations and one map. Available early April 2019. $35.00 USD

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #376 Russian Civil War cover

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #376 Theme: Russian Civil War: A Wargamer's Whistle Stop Tour of the Russian Civil War; Wargaming the Polish-Soviet War 1919-20; The War of Thirst; Inter-War Period Miniatures (1918-1939); Trouble is my business; Soviet Imperial Ambitions in the Winter War 1939-1940. Other articles: Observation post; Wargames Illustrated 2018 Awards: The Results; Anglo-Iraqi War 1941; How to Make a MTB 74; Creating a Fallschirmjager Force for use in the Mediterranean; Gaming With Dredd; Designer's Notes: Rebels & Patriots; Three Days in Gettysburg (Part One); Club Focus: Spalding Wargames Club. $9.00 USD

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