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onmilitarymatters Sponsoring Member of TMP of On Military Matters writes:

Most items due into the shop in early January.

We at OMM wish you all a happy holiday and a happy and healthy new year!

Painting Miniatures…

PAINTING WARGAMING FIGURES: Early Imperial Romans

PAINTING WARGAMING FIGURES: Early Imperial Romans Professional figure painter shares his experience and tips of the trade with those collecting Early Imperial Romans. The emphasis is on achievable results and practical advice that is applicable to prepping, painting, and basing units or whole armies for wargaming purposes in a reasonable time frame, not on spectacular individual display pieces. Themed chapters cover armor, weapons and equipment, clothing, skin tones, shields and horses. Most of the figures featured in the numerous illustrations are either 28 or 25mm but the techniques described are easily adaptable to smaller sizes and both plastic and metal figures are covered. $23.00 USD

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CREATING A NAPOLEONIC WARGAMES ARMY: 1809-1815 Describes the creation of a wargames' army and provides essential guidance for someone starting out in wargaming through to the more experienced gamer. With more than 290 color photographs, it describes how the armies of the main nations – France, Britain, Russia, Prussia and Austria – were organized. Illustrates the uniforms and battle formations using computer-aided plans and demonstrates practical modeling techniques from basic to more advanced. Detailed painting guides with accompanying step-by-step photographs are included as well as a chapter on the flags carried by these five armies during the wars. $35.00 USD

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Miniatures…

FRENCH COMPAGNIE de la MARINE: 28mm

FRENCH COMPAGNIE de la MARINE: 28mm Boxed set contains 20 metal figures – 1 Captain and 19 French 28mm soldiers armed with muskets. Due in late December. $44.00 USD

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FRENCH INDIAN WAR BRITISH COLONIAL ARMY: 28mm

FRENCH INDIAN WAR BRITISH COLONIAL ARMY: 28mm Contains 36 British Regular Infantry, 6 American Colonial Rangers A, and 6 American Colonial Rangers B 28mm figures. $120.00 USD

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Rules…

 ZONA ALFA: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone

ZONA ALFA: Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone Set of simple, fast-play skirmish rules from Osprey for scavenging, exploring, and surviving in a near-future, post-apocalyptic Eastern European setting. Players take on the role of bandits, mercenaries, and military units fighting over the blasted Exclusion Zone and its abandoned artifacts. Customize your fighters with a variety of weapons and specialties to create your ideal warband. With extended rules for campaigns, character progression, terrain, and environmental hazards, Zona Alfa contains all the tools required to engage in blistering firefights within the Exclusion Zone. $20.00 USD

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Ospreys

 072 THE SPATHA: The Roman Long Sword

072 THE SPATHA: The Roman Long Sword Weapon series. $22.00 USD
101 BRITISH BATTLESHIP vs ITALIAN BATTLESHIP: The Mediterranean 1940-41 Duel series. $22.00 USD

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014 SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG 1943: Eighth Air Force's Costly Early Daylight Battles Air Campaign series. $24.00 USD
345 IA DRANG 1965: The Struggle for Vietnam's Pleiku Province Campaign series. $24.00 USD

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230 ROMAN STANDARDS and STANDARD BEARERS (2): AD 192-500 Elite series. $20.00 USD

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Osprey Books…

 LEGION vs. PHALANX: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World

LEGION vs. 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. $20.00 USD

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 NELSON'S NAVY: The Ships, Men and Organization

NELSON'S NAVY: Its Ships, Men and Organization In-depth and authentic picture of the Royal Navy 1793-1815 with over 400 illustrations, plus appendices and an index. Forward by Patrick O'Brien. Contains considerable original research to profile the Navy. $60.00 USD

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THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: Volume 3: The Panzer Division This third volume focuses on the most important units in the Panzerwaffe, and some of the most famous units in the history of warfare: the Panzer Divisions. It details their pre-war origins and how they developed over the course of the war, covering all the specialized units and how they operated on the battlefield. Illustrated throughout with many rare and previously unpublished images and the text draws heavily on original German documents. $40.00 USD

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BRITISH BATTLE TANKS: Post-War Tanks 1946-2016 Starting with the Centurion, the title explores those types that equipped the armored divisions lined up on the German plains to resist any potential Soviet offensive, as well as in Korea and Suez, including the Chieftain and Conqueror, and modern tanks such as the Challenger 2 which are still in service today. Covering the many variants of these and other tanks in British service as well as their deployments around the world, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, this illustrated volume is a comprehensive guide to the development of British tanks since WWII. $30.00 USD

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THE BATTLESHIP U.S.S. IOWA This new addition to the Anatomy of the Ship series is illustrated with contemporary photographs, scaled plans, and superb 3D illustrations of the U.S.S Iowa (BB-61). $60.00 USD

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AUDACIOUS MISSIONS OF WORLD WAR II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time These missions include Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia in 1942, Operation Chariot, the attempt to damage the mighty German warship Tirpitz while she was in dock in St-Nazaire in France; and Operation Mincemeat, a complex plot whereby a corpse, replete with documentation designed to mislead the enemy, was dropped in southern Spain to spread misinformation. $35.00 USD

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Books…

 BRITAIN IN THE AGE OF ARTHUR: A Military History

Starts with the assumption that King Arthur existed and that Geoffrey of Monmouth's account has preserved details of his career that are based on real events. He then interprets these by using 'common sense' and the perspective of a specialist in late Roman military history to form a probable picture of what really happened during the period (roughly AD 400-550). Includes 50 black-and-white drawings and diagrams, and 16 pages of plates. $45.00 USD

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CHAMPIONS OF FLIGHT: Clayton Knight and William Heaslip: Artists Who Chronicled Aviation from the Great War to Victory in WWII Celebrates the work of Clayton Joseph Knight (1891-1969) and William John Heaslip (1898-1970), the two preeminent American aviation artists of their time, as they chronicled the golden age of aviation-from Charles Lindbergh's epochal transatlantic flight through the most devastating war in world history (1927-1945). Knight and Heaslip were experienced military men and formally trained artists who, combining an authenticity of experience and an artistic mastery of illustration, produced powerful artwork that influenced a generation of Americans, creating air-minded adults and youngsters, many of whom flocked to U.S. military service after Pearl Harbor. Includes 220 color images and 200 black-and-white images. $50.00 USD

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MORTAR GUNNER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Memoir of Dr. Hans Rehfeldt – Volume 2: Russia, Hungary, Lithuania, and the Battle for East Prussia Returning to his old unit in May 1944, he experienced the heavy defensive battles in Romania as a platoon commander and from August 1944 in East Prussia and Lithuania. After being transferred by ship from Memel to Konigsberg in late 1944, he took part in the battles for Ostprussen in the winter of 1944/1945. $33.00 USD

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GERMAN MACHINE GUNS: Development, Tactics and Use from 1892 to 1918 In WWI, artillery shaped the battlefield, but machineguns defended it! The industrialized warfare of WWI was marked in particular by the use of machineguns. This 520-page illustrated book contains about 1000 photos and illustrations traces the development of German machineguns and graphically depicts why they became the most feared infantry weapons of WWI. $158.00 USD

AUSTRIAN ORDERS AND DECORATIONS: Part I Two-volume work, 'Austria's Orders and Decorations – The Imperial-Royal Official Decorations up to 1918', forms the second part of a comprehensive series on imperial Austria's decorations. The result is a tract of almost 800 pages and around 3,000 high definition photographs and illustrations. $279.00 USD

 THE MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 1 – Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980

THE MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 1 – Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980 Number 16 in the Middle East at War series provides an overview of the military forces, and their antecedents, of the Arabian Gulf States. Most were British Protected States, resulting in their armed forces being heavily influenced by the British military. The States are: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates and its constituent Emirates of (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain, Ajman and Fujairah). Military forces include the Bahrain Levy Corps, Trucial Oman Levies, Trucial Oman Scouts, Union Defence Force, Federal Armed Force, Abu Dhabi Defence Force, Dubai Defence Force, Ras Al-Khaimah Mobile Force, Sharjah National Guard, Umm Al-Quwain National Guard and Sultan's Armed Forces of Oman, plus selected paramilitary and police forces. Includes 8 pages of color profiles, photographs, maps and illustrations; 96 black-and-white photos; 3 black-and-white maps; 19 tables; and 15 figures. $30.00 USD

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THE ARMED FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 2 – Oman, 1921-2012 Number 22 in the Middle East at War series provides an overview of the military forces of Muscat & Oman and successor State of Oman. Britain and Oman have had various treaties over several centuries brought closer with Britain's involvement in creating the Sultan's Armed Forces. The book covers the Muscat Armed Forces and the Sultan's Armed Forces of Oman, Dhofar Force, plus selected paramilitary forces and the Royal Oman Police Force. The narrative includes regimental and corps histories, and selected military operations. The book also details the contribution made by British seconded and contract personnel who have shaped these forces from the 1920s to the present, through forming, leading, advising and training them. Includes 73 black-and-white photos, 26-page color section, 4 maps, and 26 tables. $30.00 USD

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THE MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES OF THE GULF STATES: Volume 3 – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 3, covers the military, police, and selected para-military services of Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar from early 20th Century until 2010. Great Britain and these three states have had various mutual defense treaties since centuries. This resulted in establishment of very close ties between the British and the Sultan of Oman's armed forces. Since 1920s, the British seconded and contract personnel served with the latter services through forming, leading, advising and training them. Includes 8 pages of color profiles, photographs, maps and illustrations, and about 150 black-and-white photos. $30.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines…

ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE #25: Theme: Language and Literature in Antiquity

ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE #25: Theme: Language and Literature in Antiquity Theme: Language and Literature in Antiquity – An Ancient Literary Legacy – Advent of the Written Word; Ancient Egyptian Historical Fiction – Literary Warriors; An Ancient Literary Loss – The written word in Etruria; From Etemenanki to Tower of Babel – Confusion of Tongues; Challenging the Traditional Image of a Julio-Claudian Emperor – 'The Problem of Claudius'; The True History of an Ancient Tall Tale Teller – Lucian of Samosata. Features: The Growth of Facial Hair in Ancient Rome – Beards and Back Again; Recreating a Recipe from Roman Literature – Trimalchio's Banquet; Discovering the Glories of Persia – Ancient Iran; The Roman Army on Screen, Part XIV – Centurion (2010). $10.00 USD

More on the Website…

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