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The following items will be coming into the shoppe in early to mid-September.

Terrain Making…

Wargamer's Guide to Making Tabletop Terrain: Volume 2: Tales of a Wargames Widow

Wargamer's Guide to Making Tabletop Terrain: Volume 2: Tales of a Wargames Widow mainly revises articles from Battlegames and Miniatures Wargames magazines. The 16 articles including Frontier Forts; Tents; Arab Stockade; Sailing ships; Tembes; Paddle Steamers, Balloons and Zeppelins; Savannah Trees; Multi-Period Embassy Building; Paddy Field; Wadis; Bridges, and more. $26.00 USD

Uniform Guides…

Paper Soldiers: Volume 1

Paper Soldiers: Volume 1 The paper soldiers printed in this first volume cover the years 1650 to the end of the 19th Century, based on French, English, Irish and Italian subjects, through the Napoleonic period, French Navy, and even American Indians. Uniformology research, not cut out and used on a tabletop. $34.00 USD

Paper Soldiers: Volume 2 Covers from 1900 to the end of the WWII. Includes Italian uniforms and colonial troops from 1919 to 1938, Italian and U.S.A.F subjects of WWII, and some last plates of Italian navy in 1960. Uniformology research, not cut out and used on a tabletop. $34.00 USD

Paper Soldiers: Italian Uniforms of XVIII Century

Paper Soldiers: Italian Uniforms of XVIII Century Covers the 18th Century, especially the Savoyard army of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Uniformology research, not cut out and used on a tabletop. $34.00 USD

Books…

The 1799 Campaign in Italy – Volume 1: The Armies of France, Austria & Russia and the First Battles

The 1799 Campaign in Italy – Volume 1: The Armies of France, Austria & Russia and the First Battles Italian campaign of 1799 was undertaken by a combined Austro-Russian army under overall command of the Russian General Alexander Suvorov against French forces in Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, as part of the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars in general and the War of the Second Coalition in particular. Taking command on 19 April, Suvorov moved his army westwards in a rapid march towards the Adda River; covering over 300 miles in just 18 days. On 27 April, he defeated Jean Victor Moreau at the Battle of Cassano. $48.00 USD

The 1799 Campaign in Italy – Volume 2: General Suvorov's arrival in Italy April, 1799 In 1799, Suvorov was given command of the Austro-Russian army and sent to drive France's forces out of Italy. Suvorov and Napoleon never met in battle because Napoleon was campaigning in Egypt at the time. However, Suvorov erased practically all of the gains Napoleon had made for France during 1796 and 1797, defeating some of the Republic's top generals: Moreau at Cassano d'Adda, MacDonald at Trebbia, and Joubert at Novi. $48.00 USD

The 1799 Campaign in Italy – Volume 3: French army at Rome & Naples and the Battle of Trebbia On 14 April 1799, the French directory ordered MacDonald to help the French forces in northern Italy. Accordingly, he assembled the Army of Naples and moved north, leaving southern Italy in the hands of local forces, bringing its total field force to 36,728 soldiers. The various armies involved from France, Austria and Russia, after a long series of clashes and maneuvers, ended up in the great and decisive Battle of Trebbia (17-20 June 1799). $48.00 USD

The 1799 Campaign in Italy – Volume 4: The Battle of Novi and the end of the Italian Campaign At the Battle of Novi (15 August 1799), the French losses are generally states as 1,500 dead, 5,000 wounded, and 3,000-4,600 prisoners, for a total loss of at least 9,500. Three generals, four flags, 37 guns, and 28 caissons were lost. The Austro-Russians lost 1,800 dead and 5,200 wounded, reflecting the long hours of fierce fighting in front of the French positions, but only 1,200 prisoners, for a total loss of 8,200. After the victory, the Russian commander Suvarov was called away to deal with the crisis in Switzerland, and was replaced by Melas. The new commanders would fight a series of skirmishes, and one battle, at Genola, before the French were forced back across the Alps and so the war ended. $48.00 USD

The Battle of Minden 1759: The Miraculous Victory of the Seven Years War

The Battle of Minden 1759: The Miraculous Victory of the Seven Years War The fighting in Europe during the Seven Years War hung in the balance. After initial successes, the Austro-French forces were driven back across the Rhine. With the opposing sides reinforcing their armies, the campaign of 1759 was going to prove decisive.

Britain and her German allies met the French at Minden in Germany. Due to a misunderstanding of orders, the British infantry actually attacked and dispersed the French cavalry. That action is still commemorated on 1 August each year with the wearing of roses by the infantry and artillery regiments – whose predecessors picked flowers and put them in their coats as they passed through German gardens on the way to battle. $40.00 USD

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Marlborough's Other Army: The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702-1712

Marlborough's Other Army: The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702-1712 Aims to provide more detail and understanding of a relatively little-known part of a war that helped to shape and strengthened Britain's position amongst the main European players.

Several chapters look at the national contingents that made up the confederate armies fighting in Spain and Portugal. The work concentrates not only on the reasonably well known British contribution, but also on the equally important role of the less well-known Austrian, Dutch, Palatine, Portuguese and Spanish contingents.

These chapters provide general information about the units involved, their organization, tactics and other relevant detail. In other chapters, the work concentrates in detail on the developments in the Spanish and Portuguese campaigns in each year of the war. Also provided: details of the composition of the armies in each campaign, their activities and battles, the size of the units if known, and more for each year. Attention is paid not only to the most famous engagement at Almanza, but also to the other battles and skirmishes of the Iberian campaigns. $35.00 USD

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Wellington's History of the Peninsular War: Battling Napoleon in Iberia 1808-1814 Though pressed many times to write about his battles and campaigns, the Duke of Wellington always replied that people should refer to his published dispatches, and he refused to add further to his official correspondence, famously remarking that: The history of a battle, is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as to their value or importance.

Yet Wellington did, in effect, write a history of the Peninsular War in the form of four lengthy memoranda, summarizing the conduct of the war in 1809, 1810 and 1811 respectively. These lengthy accounts demonstrate Wellington's unmatched appreciation of the nature of the war in Spain and Portugal, and relate to the operations of the French and Spanish forces, as well as the Anglo-Portuguese army under his command. These memoranda and dispatches have never been published before in a single, connected narrative. $40.00 USD

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Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan's Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam Although typecast as the slow and overly cautious general who allowed Lee's battered army to escape, in fact, argues Stotelmyer, General McClellan deserves significant credit for defeating and turning back the South's most able general. He does so through five comprehensive chapters, each dedicated to a specific major issue of the campaign – Fallacies Regarding the Lost Orders; All the Injury Possible – The Day between South Mountain and Antietam; Antietam: The Sequel to South Mountain; General John Pope at Antietam and the Politics behind the Myth of the Unused Reserves; and Supplies and Demands: The Demise of General George B. McClellan. Includes twelve maps and seven images. $33.00 USD

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Poland's Struggle: Before, During and After the Second World War Poland was re-created as an independent nation at the end of WWI, but it soon faced problems as Nazi Germany set about expanding its control on Europe. The Wehrmacht's attack on 1 September 1939 was followed by a Red Army invasion two weeks later. The advance of the Red Army brought new problems, as the Soviet's dreaded NKVD introduced its own form of terror, hunting down anyone who fought for an independent nation. The story concludes with Poland's experience behind the Iron Curtain, ending with the return of democracy by 1991. $35.00 USD

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The First Campaign Victory of the Great War: South Africa, Maneuver Warfare, the Afrikaner Rebellion and the German South West African Campaign, 1914-1915 Compares the campaign in German South West Africa to maneuver warfare theory. Maneuver theory is based on the principles of mobility, rapidity and surprise which attempts to achieve victory with the least loss of resources and in the shortest time possible. In order to achieve a rapid victory against the German forces, the South African soldiers were pushed to the limits of exhaustion to achieve the Union of South Africa's strategic objectives. The victory was the first campaign victory led by a British Dominion. $40.00 USD

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician Bio of Balck, who fought through the fields of France, mountains of Greece, and steppes of Russia in WWII. $30.00 USD

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The Gilbert and Ellice Islands: Pacific War Images of War Series Another in the Images of War series, covers the dramatic events that befell both the Gilbert and Ellice Pacific island groups using a wealth of well-captioned photos and informed text. Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $29.00 USD

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Leningrad Under Siege: First-Hand Accounts of the Ordeal Tells the story of that long, bitter siege in the words of those who were there. It vividly describes how ordinary Leningraders struggled to stay alive and to defend their beloved city in the most appalling conditions. They were bombed, shelled, starved and frozen. They dug tank-traps and trenches, built shelters and fortifications, fought fires, cleared rubble, tended the wounded and, for as long as they had strength to do so, buried their dead. Many were killed by German bombs or shells, but most of them died of hunger and cold.

Based on interviews with survivors of the siege and on contemporary diaries and personal memoirs. The primary focus is on three people – a young mother with two small children, a boy of 16 at the outbreak of war, and an elderly academic. We see the siege through their eyes as its horrors unfold and as they struggle to survive. $33.00 USD

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Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back. In Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division 1944-45 Memoir of a Canadian who served with the Wehrmacht's 25th Panzer Regiment, part of 7th Panzer Division, in Pz IV and Jagdpanzer IV. Apart from providing information about specific German tanks and their combat performance, the author writes in great detail about the combat he experienced on the Eastern Front, including tank battles in Rumania, spring 1944, Lithuania in the summer of 1944, and West Prussia during early 1945. If one wants to know how German tank crews fought the Soviets in the last year of the war, then this book provides an outstanding account, containing material simply not found elsewhere. $35.00 USD

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Infantry Combat: The Rifle Platoon In this interactive work, you are U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Bruce Davis. Your light infantry battalion has been airlifted into the Middle East on short notice, and now your platoon must defend Wafi Al Sirree against the superior might of an advancing enemy's mechanized force. The stakes are high, the odds are long. Your knowledge and judgment will determine your success. If you are wrong, defeat and death may be your fate. Success will let you savor the sweet taste of victory and live to fight another day.

The scenario is supported by maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the equipment and forces involved. The choices you must make are those that would face a rifle-platoon leader in combat. You must win the respect of your troops, ensure the security of your positions, obtain intelligence of the enemy, and accomplish everything else required to survive and win in a hostile environment. $23.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Medieval Warfare: Volume 9.4

Medieval Warfare: Volume 9.4 Theme: Lancastrian Revenge: Edward IV Defends His Throne; The Early Years of Edward IV's Reign (1461-1470) – Two Kings, Two Queens, and a Kingmaker; and Barnet, Tewkesbury, and London – The Year of Three Battles. Features: Sybil of Jerusalem as Military Leader – Defending Jerusalem; The Myth of William Wallace's Longsword – Needing a Bigger Blade; An Incessant Discharge of Arrows – The English Archer; To Strike the Brains Out of his Head – The Poleaxe; The Assassinations of Aetius, Valentinian III, and Aspar – Violent Death in the Shadows of the Fall; Viking Elites from Myklebostad, Norway – Lords of the Fjords; Top Ten Peace Treaties of the Middle Ages – Medieval Diplomacy; and Medieval Russia on Film: Part II – Alexander Nevsky. $10.00 USD

Modern War #44: Desert One War Operational-level, two-player game covering U.S. and allied intervention in the Persian Gulf during the 1970s and 1980s. The game has several scenarios. Two scenarios cover a U.S. invasion of Iran in the aftermath of the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-81. A third scenario covers an Oil War situation, where the U.S. leads a NATO effort to seize Persian Gulf oilfields in response to an oil embargo. Each hex represents 60 kilometers from side to side. Each turn of play represents anything from three days of intense combat to ten days of refitting. Ground units represent regiments, brigades, divisions, and groups of irregulars. Components: One 22 x 34-inch map on one sheet and 228 counters. Includes magazine. $40.00 USD

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Strategy & Tactics #319: Schlieffen's War Strategic-level two-player wargame of low-intermediate complexity that covers the first six weeks of fighting on World War I's western front in 1914. The game's sub-systems are crafted to present a supreme commander's-eye-view of the war – it is therefore almost fully strategic in its perspective, with only the most pastel of operational undertones added to enhance historical tone and texture.

Each hex on the map represents 16 miles (26 km). Each full turn of play represents four days of real time. Units of maneuver are corps with army HQ also being represented. Static fortresses also play an important role in play. One player commands the German forces. The other player commands the Entente forces (Belgian, British, and French) which are allied with each other, in opposition to the Germans. $40.00 USD

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More on the Website…

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