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Definitely do not look at this Kickstarter if you value your sanity.:-)

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onmilitarymatters Sponsoring Member of TMP of On Military Matters writes:

The deep freeze is outside, but hopefully your wargaming tables are hot. For red hot research and inspiration, consider some of the items coming into the shoppe in mid-February.


Battle Ravens: The Shieldwall Board Game cover

Battle Ravens: The Shieldwall Board Game – A game of Viking Age warfare: a brutal clash of strength, cunning and luck, where subtlety and nuance are neither welcome nor commonplace. You need to outthink and outfight your opponent to win the battle. You do so by choosing whether to command your battle line to attack, defend, or redeploy through clever use of action points. Combat is resolved by the roll of dice, and armies consist of Hirdmen (armored warriors), Bondi (unarmored warriors), and Thralls (cowardly but useful skirmishers). Game will include all the Kickstarter stretch-goals – Tactics Cards for all armies, a mounted board, more dice in the box, optional rules, additional plastic stands, and a printed inlay tray. Contains: 1 rulebook; 1 game board; 2 Anglo-Saxon army punchboards; 2 x Norse army punchboards; 9 x dice; 78 x plastic stands; and 20 x Tactics Cards. $55.00 USD

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Peter Bunde Uniform Plates…

355: Austrian Empire: Dragoon Regiment No.4 Levenehr/Erbgrossherzog 1809-1815 cover

355: Austrian Empire: Dragoon Regiment No.4 Levenehr/Erbgrossherzog 1809-1815
Uniform plate with 20 plus color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00 USD

Magazines With Games…

Modern War #40: Chechnya cover

Modern War # 40: Chechnya Chechen War is an operational-strategic level two-player simulation of the 1st Chechnya War (1994-1996) wherein the Russian Federation under Boris Yeltsin attempted to directly and forcibly put an end to the Chechen independence movement. The Russian player must deal with low morale at the front and at home to win the war to keep Chechnya within the Russian Federation. The Chechen player is outgunned and outnumbered, but can wage an effective guerilla campaign to bog down the entire Russian effort and thereby achieve independence. Nine game turns cover two years of conflict, from December 1994 to December 1996. The game map encompasses Chechnya and surrounding territories (Georgia, Ingushetia, Dagestan). Included on the counter sheet are Bonus counters for Modern War # 1 (Red Dragon/Green Crescent), Modern War # 18 (Green Beret), Modern War # 21 (Kandahar) and errata counters for Modern War # 17 (Dien Bien Phu). One 22 x 34-inch map on one sheet, 144 counters, and the magazine. $40.00 USD

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World at War # 65: Operation Typhoon Solitaire operational-strategic simulation that covers the final advance toward Moscow of Germany's Army Group Center late in 1941. The player actively commands the German forces, while the rules system directs you in the handling of Soviet forces. The system allows the player to plan and execute his advance towards Moscow with the Soviet defending forces being randomly created in each hex dependent on the terrain. You win or lose, ultimately, based on the timely seizure of key areas on the map. Each game turn equals one or two weeks. Each hexagon represents 7.5 miles (12 km) from side to opposite side. Though designed for solitaire play, Operation Typhoon can include opponents: one German and one Soviet player. Alternatively, for cooperative team play, one player can command the three northern German armies and panzer groups while the other commands the three southern formations. The game map represents the terrain in the operational area of Moscow, with each unit representing the historical German divisions and generic randomly generated Soviet defending forces. Components: 22 x 34-inch map, 280 die-cut counters, and the magazine. $40.00 USD

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The Army of the Rakoczi War of Independence: 1703-1711 cover

The Army of the Rakoczi War of Independence: 1703-1711 Covers the 18th Century army of Central and Eastern Europe and includes weapons history, military symbols (flags, crests), uniform history, and more. By presenting this, he intends to paint a faithful, balanced picture of the freedom of the war. $29.00 USD

The Royal Navy 1793-1800: Birth of a Superpower cover

The Royal Navy 1793-1800: Birth of a Superpower France declared war upon the British in 1793. The burden to conduct a long conflict proved heavy for that island nation. Poverty increased. Liberties and freedoms were sometimes taken away. Thousands of men had to leave their families, and disease, desertion and death meant that many never returned. At first the Royal Navy barely had enough warships to cope, but eight years later, she had more than enough. By that time, a threat of invasion towards Ireland prompted Parliament to enact a new nation, christened the United Kingdom of Great Britain. As such, 1800 became the final year of the old Kingdom of Great Britain. As she passed away, many of her men and women might have wondered as to what had made her navy a true Neptune. What had assisted the slow birth of a naval superpower? This book seeks to answer that very question. Includes 32 black-and-white illustrations. $35.00 USD

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New Osprey

Chinese Battleship versus Japanese Cruiser: Yalu River 1894 cover

Chinese Battleship versus Japanese Cruiser: Yalu River 1894 The 1894-95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today. The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship, Zhenyuan, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armored turret ships, they were armed with four 12-inch guns and two 6-inch guns, plus six smaller guns and three torpedo tubes. For their part the Japanese fleet, including the Matsushima and her sister ships Itsukushima and Hashidate, were each armed with a single 12.6-inch Canet gun and 11 or 12 4.7-inch guns, plus smaller guns and four torpedo tubes. The scene was set for a bloody confrontation that would stun the world and transform the relationship between China and Japan. Fully illustrated with stunning artwork, this is the engrossing story of the Yalu River campaign, where Chinese and Japanese ironclads fought for control of Korea. $22.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Ancient Warfare: Volume 12.5 Roman Auxiliary Units cover

Ancient Warfare: Volume 12.5 Roman Auxiliary Units Theme: Roman Auxiliary Units: Introduction: Indispensable Auxiliaries; Battle of Idistaviso, Summer AD 16: Follow the Roman Birds; Crooked Regimental Bankers – Scooping Out the Money; Roman Cavalry at the Height of the Empire – Riding for Trajan and Hadrian; and Reading a Roman military Diploma – Service Ensures Citizenship. Features: True-Scale Battle Maps – CAD and Cannae; Animal Hunting in the Roman army – The Venatores; The Thracian Massacre at Mycalessus – What Price Life?; The Monument to Aurelius Bitus – Killed in Action; and Taktike Techne, Part X – Tactics at Cynoscephalae. $10.00 USD

Strategy & Tactics Quarterly # 5: French Foreign Legion A historical analysis of the French Foreign Legion. This issue will look at the founding of the Foreign Legion and their participation and evolution in conflicts through the 19th Century to the present. This issue includes a map poster. $15.00 USD

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