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SAMURAI MINATURES…

Ashigaru Warriors 28mm

Ashigaru Warriors 28mm

This box enables you to build 24 Ashigaru warriors armed with Yari or Naginata. Includes 24 x 25mm round bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. $46.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $41.40 USD
Ashigaru Shooters 28mm Figures

Ashigaru Shooters 28mm Figures

This box enables you to build 24 Ashigaru shooters armed with Yumi or Teppo. Includes 24 x 25mm round bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. $46.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $41.40 USD
Samurai Warriors 28mm

Samurai Warriors 28mm

This box enables you to build 24 Samurai warriors armed with Yari, Naginata, or Katana. Includes 24 x 25mm round bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. $46.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $41.40 USD
 Samurai Shooters 28mm

Samurai Shooters 28mm

This box enables you to build 24 Samurai shooters armed with Yumi or Teppo. Includes 24 x 25mm round bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. $46.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $41.40 USD
 Mounted Samurai 28mm

Mounted Samurai 28mm

This box enables you to build twelve Samurai shooters armed with Yumi or Teppo. Includes 12 x 60mm by 32mm oval bases. Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly. $46.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $41.40 USD

SCENARIO BOOK…

 AACHEN: Gateway to the Ruhr

Aachen: Gateway to the Ruhr

Book contains 25 historical scenarios for rules systems Final Combat and Micro Melee, but can be used with any WWII squad-to-company-level ruleset. These stand-alone scenarios in and around Aachen are not conjoined in campaign fashion. Note that certain liberties regarding force ratios are taken for the sake of playability. $45.00 USD

BOOKS…

 THE BATTLE OF THE FRIGIDUS RIVER – AD 394: Theodosius' Miracle

THE BATTLE OF THE FRIGIDUS RIVER – AD 394: Theodosius' Miracle

Examines the battle within the context of the political situation across the empire and the campaigns leading up to this pivotal showdown. Discusses the armies, tactics and strategy of both protagonists: Roman Emperor Theodosius and rebel Augustus Eugenius. Recounts the battle and reveals the natural phenomenon behind the 'miracle' that saved Theodosius. Analyzes and assesses the aftermath and consequences of this significant clash, which included Eugenius' execution and the temporary reunification of the Eastern and Western Roman empires. Contains 16 images. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD
HOPLITES AT WAR: A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 BCE

HOPLITES AT WAR: A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 BCE

Draws on classical literature, archaeology, and the latest data from physical, behavioral and medical science, to examine hoplite equipment, tactics, and command and control. Discusses some persistent controversies and advances new theories about the nature of ancient Greek warfare, while seeking to separate modern myths from observable facts. Contains 16 photos, as well as notes. $40.00 USD

 VIKINGS AND GOTHS: A History of Ancient and Medieval Sweden

VIKINGS AND GOTHS: A History of Ancient and Medieval Sweden

Details the development of Scandinavia – Sweden in particular – from the end of the Ice Age, through a series of prehistoric cultures, the Bronze and Iron Ages, to the Viking period and late Middle Ages. Recent research suggests a Swedish origin of the Goths, who helped dismember the Roman Empire, and evidence of Swedish participation in the western Viking expeditions. Special attention is given to Eastern Europe, where Sweden dominated commerce through the conquest of trade towns and the river systems of Russia. Contains 27 illustrations, 28 maps, and notes. $35.00 USD

 GREEK AND MACEDONIAN LAND BATTLES OF THE 4TH CENTURY B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements

GREEK AND MACEDONIAN LAND BATTLES OF THE 4TH CENTURY B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements

Offers meticulous reconstructions of 187 of the 4th century's most significant land engagements, while considering tactical patterns, evolving trends, and the lasting impact of the era's most influential military minds. By separating myth from reality, these recreations provide insight into past ways of war that that maintained influence long after the battle was won. Contains three maps, 10 diagrams, and three tables. $45.00 USD

 GREENE AND CORNWALLIS IN THE CAROLINAS: The Pivotal Struggle in the American Revolution, 1780-1781

GREENE AND CORNWALLIS IN THE CAROLINAS: The Pivotal Struggle in the American Revolution, 1780-1781

Details what happened during the Revolutionary War in the south. Drawing extensively on the letters of General Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis, offers a compelling look at their leadership. Follows their campaigns as they fought across the Carolinas – a theater of war populated by various ethnic and religious groups and separated geographically, economically and politically into the low country and the simmering back country. Contains 26 photos and notes. $40.00 USD

 THE BLOOD-TINTED WATERS OF THE SHENANDOAH: The 1864 Valley Campaign's Battle of Cool Spring, July 17-18, 1864

THE BLOOD-TINTED WATERS OF THE SHENANDOAH: The 1864 Valley Campaign's Battle of Cool Spring, July 17-18, 1864

Examines Gen. Horatio Wright's pursuit of Jubal Early into the Shenandoah and the clash on July 17-18, 1864. Analyzes the decisions of leaders on both sides, explores the environment's impact on the battle, and investigates how the combat impacted the soldiers and their families in its immediate aftermath and for decades thereafter. While largely overlooked, the fight at Cool Spring proved critical to Washington DC's immediate safety. Contains 108 images and five maps. $17.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $14.45 USD
 JAPAN RUNS WILD, 1942-1943

JAPAN RUNS WILD, 1942-1943

Details the astonishing transformation that took place during World War II, from Japan establishing complete dominance over the world, to setting the Allies on a path to final victory against Japan. This middle installment in the trilogy picks up from its predecessor volume, Storm Clouds over the Pacific, 1931-1941. The common theme of the series is a comprehensive view of WWII in the Asia-Pacific Theater, giving due emphasis to the central Japanese-American struggle, but also encompassing the other nations that were engulfed in the vast showdown: British, Australians, Soviets, Filipinos, Indians and Koreans. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD
 SURVIVING THREE SHERMANS – WITH THE 3RD ARMORED DIVISION INTO THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: What I Didn't Tell Mother About My War

SURVIVING THREE SHERMANS – WITH THE 3RD ARMORED DIVISION INTO THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: What I Didn't Tell Mother About My War

Collects the numbered and saved letters from WWII tanker Walter Stitt, and brings together the very different two versions of Walter's war: the version that a teenage soldier could reveal to his parents and younger siblings without scaring them or invoking the censor's pen, and the details of training for and serving as an M4 Sherrman tank loader and gunner. Walter explains the forced omissions and partial truths his teenage self had offered to comfort his family while he survived the destruction of three Sherman tanks, the death of three crew members, and two wounds. Observations about his service are interspersed with historical details about organization, weaponry, and considerable operating details. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD
 ATTACK OF THE EAGLES: 13 August 1940 – 18 August 1940 Battle of Britain

ATTACK OF THE EAGLES: 13 August 1940 – 18 August 1940 Battle of Britain

Investigates the wider context of the Battle of Britain, while zeroing in on details of the epic aerial conflict in the summer of 1940. Discusses the roles of Bomber and Coastal Commands in addition to Fighter Command. Draws upon a lifetime of research, relationship with survivors and the relatives of casualties, innumerable interviews and first-hand accounts, and privileged access to personal papers. Focuses on the defeat of the Stuka dive-bomber and the attack on north-east England on August 15, 1940. It was during the aerial combats that Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson's Victoria Cross-winning action took place over Southampton. These actions, and many others, are critically analyzed. Contains 32 mono illustrations. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD
THE TYPHOON TRUCE, 1970: Three Days in Vietnam when Nature Intervened in the War

THE TYPHOON TRUCE, 1970: Three Days in Vietnam when Nature Intervened in the War

Analyzes the 'typhoon truce' during the Vietnam War that caused the war to stop for three days in northern I Corps, the area bordering the demilitarized zone separating South Vietnam from the North. Super Typhoon Joan devastated all the coastal lowlands in I Corps and further up into North Vietnam. Less than a week later, Super Typhoon Kate hit the same area with renewed fury, leaving the entire countryside under water and the people there faced with both war and natural disaster at the same time. During an otherwise vicious war, saving life took precedence over bloody conflict. Contains 16 pages of photos. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD

WARGAMES…

 BONAPARTE OVERRUNS PIEDMONT

BONAPARTE OVERRUNS PIEDMONT

Battles simulated: Montenotte (Attack in the West, April 12, 1796); Dego (The Coalition Forces are Divided, April 14-15 1796); San Michele (The Corsaglia Line, April 19, 1796); Monduvi (Piedmont's Last Fight, April 21, 1796). Game information: 525 yards/hex; 1 hour/turn; 400-800 men/strength point. Components: 3 high quality maps, extensively researched, historically accurate, printed on heavy cardstock in full color: one 17x22-inch map and two 22x34-inch maps; 1 counter sheet (280 die-cut player pieces); 2 booklets (System rules and study folder); 16 Player Aid Cards; 5 Resource Cards (Adding the Cards Folder, Combat Tables Folder, Orders Slip Sheet/Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet, Cards Removed from Deck/Scenario Parameters). Not included: Optional Card Decks. This game uses the two TLNB Universal Card Decks (French and Coalition). If you do not have them in another OSG game, they can be ordered separately. $109.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $98.10 USD
 NAPOLEON'S END

NAPOLEON'S END

Battles simulated: Mormant (A Fighting Rear Guard, February 17); Montereau (The Seine and Yonne Bridges, February 17-18); Arcis-sur-Aube (Time Runs Out, March 20-21); Fere Chamenoise (The Marshals Ensnared, March 25). Game information: 525 yards/hex; 1 hour/turn; 400-800 men/strength point. Components: 4 high quality maps, extensively researched, historically accurate, printed on heavy cardstock in full color: three 22x34-inch maps and one 22x40-inch map; 2 counter sheets (560 die-cut player pieces); 2 booklets (System rules and study folder); 17 Player Aid Cards; 5 Resource Cards (Adding the Cards Folder, Combat Tables Folder, Orders Slip Sheet/Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet, Cards Removed from Deck/Scenario Parameters). Not included: Optional Card Decks. This game uses the two TLNB Universal Card Decks (French and Coalition). If you do not have them in another OSG game, they can be ordered separately. $140.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $126.00 USD

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