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PERTINAX: The Son of a Slave Who Became Roman Emperor

PERTINAX: The Son of a Slave Who Became Roman Emperor Born in AD 126, he made a late career change from working as a grammar teacher to a position in the army. As he moved up the ranks and further along the aristocratic cursus honorum, he took on many of the most important postings in the Empire, from senior military roles in fractious Britain, the Marcomannic Wars on the Danube, to the Parthian Wars in the east. He held governorships in key provinces, and later consulships in Rome itself. When Emperor Commodus was assassinated on New Year's Eve AD 192/193, the Praetorian Guard alighted on Pertinax to become the new Emperor, expecting a pliable puppet who would favor them with great wealth. But Pertinax was nothing of the sort, and when he then attempted to reform the Guard, he was assassinated. His death triggered the beginning of the 'Year of the Five Emperors', from which Septimius Severus, Pertinax's former mentoree, became the ultimate victor and founder of the Severan Dynasty. $43.00 USD

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THE GALATIANS: Celtic Invaders of Greece and Asia Minor The eastern Celtic tribes, known to the Greeks as Galatians, exploited the waning of Macedonian power after Alexander the Great's death to launch increasingly ambitious raids and expeditions into the Balkans. In 279 BC, they launched a major invasion, defeating and beheading the Macedonian king, Ptolemy Keraunos, before sacking the Greeks' most sacred oracle at Delphi. Eventually forced to withdraw northwards, they were defeated by Antigonus Gonatus at Lysimachia in 277 BC but remained a threat. A large Galatian contingent was invited to cross to Asia to intervene in a war in Bithynia, but they went on to seize much of central Anatolia for themselves and founded the state of Galatia. Antiochos I curbed their power in 'the Elephant Victory in 273 BC' but they remained a force in the region, and their fierce warriors served as mercenaries in many armies throughout the eastern Mediterranean until being conquered and becoming a Roman province in 30 BC. $43.00 USD

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THE ROMAN EMPEROR AURELIAN: Restorer of the World Describes how Aurelian was able to put the Roman Empire back together after 3rd Century civil wars and barbarian invasions in just five years, 270-275 AD. Includes black-and-white maps and illustrations, and bibliography. $25.00 USD

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THE BATTLE OF BELLEWAARDE: June 1915 At the close of the 2nd Battle of Ypres, the German trenches between the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway formed a salient. From Bellewaarde Ridge, situated on the eastern side of the lake, they were able to overlook the greater part of the ground east of Ypres. In early June, it was decided to attack the salient, and take possession of Bellewaarde Ridge. The attack was to be carried out by the 9th Brigade of the 3rd Division, with 7th Brigade in support. $35.00 USD

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HEADHUNTER: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq's Diyala River Valley Headhunter is a soldier's story, told by those very paratroopers who gallantly fought to tame Diyala in 2006-2007. Based on dozens of interviews conducted by the author, the narrative describes the danger of combat, the loss of comrades, and the struggles of returning from a deployment. The voice of the families left behind are also included, describing the challenges they faced, including the ultimate challenge – grappling with the death of a loved one. This book explores the human dimensions of loss and struggle, and illustrates the sacrifices our service members and their loved ones make. $35.00 USD

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WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 111: 20th-century Warfare in Vietnam

WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY #111: 20th-Century Warfare in Vietnam Special Feature: 20th-Century Warfare in Vietnam: Gaming Wars in Vietnam During the Modern Era: Tour of Duty; Marcel Bigeard in French Indochina: 'Para, you're born to die'; The Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966: The Kangaroo Shoot; The Battle for Saigon Racetrack: 31 January 1968 – A Day at the Races; Vietnam War Forces on the Tabletop: The Only War We Had; North Vietnamese Soldiers on Patrol: Rumble in the Jungle. Other Features: Dueling Tanks During Operation Lumberjack: The Spearhead in Cologne; The Swiss Guard Die Hard at the Palais de Tuileries: Danton's la Carmagnole; The Return of Exiled King Olav Haraldsson: Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae; Baron von Geismar's Cavalry Corps in France: Part II – Constantly in Arms and Mounted; An Easy Guide to Tropical Forest Terrain: The Lore of the Jungle; Painting Those Tricky Lighter Colors: Reds and Yellows. $10.00 USD

STRATEGY & TACTICS #325 Italian-Ottoman War Italian-Ottoman War 1911-1912 is a two-player wargame using a variation on the system used in Windhoek (S&T # 313) simulating the Italian invasion of the territories that became Libya in 1911 and the subsequent campaign that ended in the following year. The campaign saw the Italians seize the coastal towns, but the Ottomans, supported by local Arab and Bedouin tribes, fell back into the interior. The war came to an end via Italian naval attacks in the Aegean and elsewhere, with the Ottomans finally ceding Libya to Rome. This laid the foundation for the establishment of an Italian colony and had an obvious effect on the campaign in North Africa during World War II. Scale: Each hex represents 45 kilometers, with each game turn one to two months. Units are at the battalion level. Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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WORLD AT WAR #75: Centrifugal Offensive Centrifugal Offensive: The Japanese Campaign in the Pacific, 1941-42 is a solitaire, strategic-level wargame of the initial Imperial Japanese campaigns in the Pacific War, 1941 to 1942. The player commands the Japanese forces, with the Allies are controlled by the game system. The player's objective is to accomplish campaign objectives ahead of the original schedule, thereby forestalling the inevitable U.S.-led Allied offensive. A critical factor in the game is victory fever. The more the Japanese are winning, the greater the chance they will have to attain additional objectives to win the game. Another factor is the game ends before the Allied counteroffensive in the Solomons, so there are no Allied amphibious operations. Most ground units in the game represent divisions, brigades and regiments. Aircraft units represent one to three air groups or regiments (three to nine squadrons). Distances between each space on the map vary depending on location and strategic importance, with the distance varying from 1,000 to a few hundred kilometers. Each turn represents one month of operations. Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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MODERN WAR #51: Objective Frankfurt (Seven Days to the Rhine Series #3) Two-player alternative history wargame intended to investigate the operational parameters that would have been in place during the first four days of fighting in that border area of West Germany had the Soviet Union decided to try to attack sometime in the early 1980s. It was during that time frame the Warsaw Pact achieved a possible decisive 'correlation of forces' between their militaries and those of the West. This game is playable alone or can be mated to other games in the series. Each hexagon on the map represents 2.5 miles (four kilometers) from side to opposite side. The Warsaw Pact regiments, while the units of maneuver on the NATO side are battalions. Air power and electronic warfare counters and rules abstractly represent, the effects of one side or the other gaining temporary superiority within those sub-realms of conflict. Each day of real time consists of one nighttime and two daylight turns. Components: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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