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onmilitarymatters Sponsoring Member of TMP of On Military Matters writes:

More treats for you with these items. Most due into the shoppe by early to mid November.

Miniatures…

Anglo Danes

Huscarles: Late Saxons/Anglo Danes – Fyrd: 28mm Figures Contains 60 superbly detailed miniatures. Command frame has a monk and some armored warriors that can be used as commanders, standardbearers, and also when equipped with double-handed Dane axes as Anglo-Danish Huscarls. The armored figures representing more well-off-and-equipped select Fyrd or Theigns. The Unarmored represent the standard not-so-well-off Fyrd, but still equipped with a stout shield and assortment of helmets and spears, swords and Saxes. Hand axes have not been included in this set, not because the Saxons did not use hand axes, but because the Viking set has a plethora of spare hand axes. You can use a lot of these with the new Saxon set. $55.00 USD

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Huscarles – Late Saxons/Anglo Danes: 28mm Figures

Huscarles – Late Saxons/Anglo Danes: 28mm Figures Contains 36 superbly detailed miniatures. The set represent the Saxon warrior elite. Equipped with chainmail, an assortment of helmets, they carry a double-handed Dane Axe or can use a spear. You can also use some of the two-handed axes on some of the body positions on the Saxon warriors frame, thus increasing the amount of variety for your Huscarl figures. There is an assortment of shield shapes, including round and kite-shaped, on the frames. There are enough to equip everybody with a round shield if you so wish, but the Later Saxons/Anglo Danes did use the kite shield as well. This set is fully supported by LBMS shield transfers. $38.00 USD

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Painting Guide…

Painting World War One 28mm Wargaming Figures: Volume 2 – The Middle Eastern Theater: Ottoman Empire, German and Austrian Allies

Painting World War One 28mm Wargaming Figures: Volume 2 – The Middle Eastern Theater: Ottoman Empire, German and Austrian Allies Large format, all-color paperback. Second volume in the Partizan Press Painting World War One 28mm painting guide series covers the Middle Eastern Theaters. Includes Ottoman Empire and Her German and Austrian allies. Infantry, camels, horses, conversion hints, etc. $36.00 USD

Ospreys

229 RAIDERS FROM NEW FRANCE: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th-18th Centuries

229 Raiders From New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th-18th Centuries. Elite series. $20.00 USD

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013 Guadalcanal 1942-43: Japan's Bid to Knock Out Henderson Field and the Cactus Air Force. Air Campaign series. $24.00 USD
131 Me 210/410 Zerstorer Units. Combat series. $24.00 USD
344 Java Sea 1942: Japan's Conquest of the Netherlands East Indies. Campaign series. $24.00 USD

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045 Samurai vs Ashigaru: Japan 1543-75. Combat Men series. $22.00 USD
071 Hotchkiss Machineguns: From Verdun to Iwo Jima. Weapon series. $22.00 USD
051 Tirpitz in Norway: X-craft Midget Submarines Raid the Fjords, Operation Source 1943. Raid series. $22.00 USD

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276 German Guided Missiles of World War II: Fritz-X to Wasserfall and X4. New Vanguard series. $19.00 USD

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Osprey Books

The Persian World in Herodotus

The Persian World in Herodotus: And Other Ancient Voices Weaving together the accounts of the ancient historian Herodotus with other ancient sources, this is the engrossing story of the triumph of Greece over the mighty Persian Empire. Extracts from other ancient writers add value to Herodotus' narrative in various ways – some offer fresh analysis and credible extra detail; some contradict him interestingly; some provide background illumination; and some add drama and color. $30.00 USD

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 GREAT BEAR AT WAR: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917-Present

The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917-Present Charts the great historical events that have defined the Red/Russian Army, especially World War II and the Cold War, but also the post-communist insurgencies and wars in which the Russian military has redeveloped its outlook and mission. The post-Soviet development of the Russian military into a modern force is explored in detail, including its controversial campaigns in Chechnya (1999-2009), Georgia (2008), and Ukraine (from 2014). Sewn into the narrative are details about the equipment, uniforms, training, service conditions, and weaponry of the Soviet/Russian soldiers, bringing personal experience and technological context to the broader history. $40.00 USD

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The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces Guide to the secretive world of modern Special Forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eagle Claw in Iran and the recapture of the Iranian Embassy in London, and then forward to recent operations against al Shabaab and Islamic State. Entries also detail units ranging from the New Zealand SAS Group to the Polish GROM, and key individuals from Iraq counter-terrorism strategist General Stanley McChrystal to Victoria Cross recipient SASR Corporal Mark Donaldson. $40.00 USD

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Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II Drawing on years of research and interviews with veterans of some of the toughest battles of World War II, together with maps and over 200 vintage images, Ian Gardner brings to life some of the most bitter fighting of the war in Europe, laying bare the horrors of war, the deprivations of day-to-day living, and the chaos of the front line. Additional material includes a chapter on the fate of the men captured in Normandy, and a foreword by Lee Wolverton, the grandson of the commander of 3rd Battalion, Col Robert Wolverton. $30.00 USD

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MiG Alley: The U.S. Air Force in Korea 1950-53 Claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the U.S. Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, amongst other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened. The aerial battles of the Korean War were, at least in the early years, evenly matched affairs, fought to an approximately 1:1 victory-loss ratio. Though the Soviet victories declined over the following years, this had more to do with home politics than American tactics. $30.00 USD

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Books…

Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth

Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, and Henry Tudor, and how they met in battle on 22 August 1485 at Bosworth Field. Includes 68 black-and-white photos, 17 black-and-white illustrations, 8 pages of color plates, 11 black-and-white maps, and two tables. Examines English and European way of war at the time and how it affected the outcome at Bosworth. Then using the latest archaeology and contemporary sources, it reconstructs the last hours of Richard III, where the battle took place, and how the battle unfolded using step-by-step maps and an order of battle for the day. It finally looks at the aftermath of the battle and how Yorkist resistance to the new regime continued into the reign of Henry VIII. $38.00 USD

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Carthage's Other Wars: Carthaginian Warfare Outside the Punic Wars Against Rome Although characterized in the surviving sources and modern studies as a predominantly mercantile state, Carthage fought many wars, both aggressive and defensive, before and in-between the contests with the Roman parvenus. Includes 16 black-and-white illustrations and 10 black-and-white maps. $40.00 USD

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Army of the Roman Emperors With close to 600 illustrations, the costumes, weapons and equipment of the Roman army are explored in detail using archaeological finds dating from the late Republic to Late Antiquity, and from all over the Roman Empire. The buildings and fortifications associated with the Roman army are also discussed. By comparing conflicts, border security, weaponry and artifacts, the development of the army through time is traced. $45.00 USD

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Soviet Cavalry Operations During the Second World War: Genesis of the Operational Maneuver Group While the development of tanks had largely led to the replacement of cavalry in most armies by 1939, the Soviets retained a strong mounted arm. In the terrain and conditions of the Eastern Front, they were able to play an important role denied them elsewhere. Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations. The Soviets developed a doctrine of deep penetration, using cavalry formations to strike into the Axis rear, disrupting logistics and lines of communication, encircling and isolating units. Interestingly, he shows that this doctrine did not stem from the native cavalry tradition of the steppe but from the example of the American Civil War. The American approach was copied by the Russians in WWI and the Russian Civil War, refined by the Soviets in the early stages of WWII, and perfected during the last two years of the war. The Soviet experience demonstrated that deep operations (cavalry raids) against enemy rear echelons set the conditions for victory. $35.00 USD

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Emperor's Own: Ethiopians in the Korean War In response to North Korea's invasion of South Korea, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, a stalwart advocate of collective security, dispatched an infantry battalion composed of his Imperial Bodyguard to affirm this principle – something the old League of Nations failed to do when Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. Includes 88 black-and-white photos, 8-page color section, 6 maps, 7 diagrams, and 1 table. $30.00 USD

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Games…

Wildlands: Map Pack 2 – The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyons

Wildlands: Map Pack 2 – The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyons Requires a copy of Wildlands to play. The Dark House lies abandoned. Who knows what horrors lie within? This board expansion gives players three new maps, two of which are specifically designed for two players. Each map features new rules, new challenges, and new opportunities. $20.00 USD

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Seven Year's War Association Magazines…

Seven Years War Association Journal: Volume XXII No. 2

Seven Years War Association Journal: Volume XXII No. 2 Winter 2018-2019 Volume XXII number 2 issue. Contents: Identifying the Gunboat at the Battle of Stoney Point; Frederick's Mentor: Santa Cruz de Marcenado; The Popularizer: Friedrich Wilhelm von Zanthier and the Works of Santa Cruz de Marcenado; Excerpt from Military Reflections of Santa Cruz de Marcenado; Convention Report: 36th Annual SYWA Convention; and more. $10.00 USD

Journal of the Seven Years War Association Special Issue: Schaumburg, Lippe and Buckeburg in the Seven Years' War Spring 2018 Volume XXI number 3 issue. Contents: The Army of Schaumburg, Lippe and Buckeburg; Scion of Military Enlightenment: Field Marshal Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Graf zu Schaumburg, Lippe and Buckeburg; An Abridged Memoir of What Happened at the Siege of Kassel in 1761; and more. $10.00 USD

Wargame Magazines…

Strategy & Tactics #320: Sepoy Mutiny Two-player wargame simulating the rebellion of Sepoy troops in the British Indian Empire in 1857-58. One player represents the British command, and the other the leadership of the Rebels. Both sides are trying to gain control of India. Both players can also mobilize various Princely State forces. Each turn represents roughly two months of time. Each hexagon is about 40 miles across. Each unit represents anywhere from 2000 to 10,000 troops. Leaders represent major commanders, their staffs, and guard troops. Components: One 22 x 34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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More on the Website…

Visit onmilitarymatters.com for all our stock in the shoppe. If you need additional information, don't hesitate to email militarymatters@att.net or phone 609-466-2329. We are also offering used books and wargames (usually one copy each) on our website. Note that if you subscribed to our e-Flyer, you would have had first crack at them. Just drop an email to us to be put on our email list.

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