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Miniatures…

Gripping Beast: 28mm Goth Elite Cavalry as Cataphracts

Gripping Beast: 28mm Goth Elite Cavalry as Cataphracts Inside you will find parts to assemble twelve finely-detailed armored cavalry with kontos. Parts from this box are compatible with most parts from all our other box sets so you can do many, many conversions. There are 19 cataphract regiments listed in the Notitia Dignitatum, four in the West (including one in London) and 15 in the East of the Empire. Although one is an elite Schola unit (Byzantium) and a couple are Palatini, most are treated as part of the regular assembly of troops. $32.00 USD

Rules…

Infamy, Infamy: Ancient Skirmish Rules 60BC to AD 100

Infamy, Infamy: Ancient Skirmish Rules 60BC to AD 100 Covers Rome's conflicts with the western barbarian between 60 BC and AD 100. Includes Army Lists for Late Republican Roman, Early Imperial Roman, British forces, Gallic forces, and German forces. These are good for Caesar and his campaigns in Gaul, Britannia, and across the Rhine, plus conquest of Britannia under Claudius, and the continuing campaigns through to Agricola's conquest of the North. The British lists cover the period through to Mons Graupius, including Boudicca's revolt. Gallic lists cover the classic period of conquest of the Gallic Wars with the Belgea and Aquitani represented. The Germans lists the tribes of the Rhineland, dark forests of Germania Magna, and the Batavian Revolt. $39.00 USD

Infamy, Infamy: Ancient Skirmish Rules 60BC to AD 100 Rules plus card deck. This card deck contains both the Game Deck and the Infamy Deck required to play Infamy, Infamy! Includes 55 cards in a tuck box. $52.00 USD

Books…

Aurelian and Probus: The Soldier Emperors Who Saved Rome

Aurelian and Probus: The Soldier Emperors Who Saved Rome Military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (Aurelian, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268 and 285. It shows how these two remarkable emperors were chiefly responsible for the empire surviving and emerging largely intact from a period of intense crisis. It was Aurelian who first united the breakaway regions, including Zenobia's Palmyra, and it was Probus who then secured his achievements. Includes 32 color and 68 black-and-white illustrations. Includes influences of military treatises that describe the strategy and tactics of the period Roman army to aid in reconstructing the military campaigns of the period. $43.00 USD

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The Roman Imperial Succession Analysis of the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus' system was a generally antagonistic mixture of heredity and senatorial and military influences that usually went through a crisis to replace the usually dead emperor. The lucid and erudite text is supported by numerous genealogical tables and dozens of depictions of emperors. $35.00 USD

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Rome's Third Samite War: 298-290 BC Crucial episode in the early history of Rome. Upon its outcome rested mastery of central Italy, and the independent survival of both Rome and the Samnites. Determined to resist aggressive Roman expansion, the Samnites forged a powerful alliance with the Senones (a tribe of Italian Gauls), Etruscans and Umbrians. The result was eight years of hard campaigning, brutal sieges and bitter battles that stretched Rome to the limit. The desperate nature of the struggle is illustrated by the ritual self-sacrifice (devotio) by the Roman consul Publius Decimus Mus at the Battle of Sentinum (295 BC), which restored the resolve of the wavering Roman troops, and by the Samnite Linen Legion at the Battle of Aquilonia (393 BC), each man of which was bound by a sacred oath to conquer or die on the battlefield. Includes 19 color illustrations. $43.00 USD

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Victory at Gallipoli 1915: The German-Ottoman Alliance

Victory at Gallipoli 1915: The German-Ottoman Alliance in the First World War The German contribution in a famous Turkish victory at Gallipoli has been overshadowed by the Mustafa Kemal legend. The commanding presence of German General Liman von Sanders in the operations is well known. But relatively little is known about the background of German military intervention in Ottoman affairs. Includes 111 black-and-white illustrations and 13 color maps. Examines the military assistance offered by the German Empire in the years preceding 1914, and the German involvement in ensuring that the Ottomans fought on the side of the Central Powers and that they made best use of the German military and naval missions. Also highlights the fundamental reforms that were required after the battering the Turks received in various Balkan wars, particularly in the Turkish Army, and the challenges that faced the members of the German missions. $53.00 USD

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Operation Colossus: The First British Airborne Raid of World War II The first British airborne raid (Operation Colossus) of WWII took place in Basilicata, Italy, on 10 February 1941 by the British Parachute Regiment. Includes 60 black-and-white illustrations. Collectively known as X-Troop, men were parachuted by specially selected bomber crews into the heart of enemy territory, where they successfully destroyed their target, the Tragino Aqueduct, before becoming the object of an exhaustive manhunt by Italian troops and civilians. Captured, they were variously interrogated, imprisoned, and the Italian SOE agent placed on trial for treason and executed. $33.00 USD

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The History of King Phillip's War Reprint of 1862 version of the annotated 1702 version of the original 1676 version of a brief history of the war with the Indians in New England. Also includes a reprint of the circa 1696 account of the war by Cotton Mather. $27.00 USD

A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army: The Fight Across Europe with the 80th Blue Ridge Division in World War II WWII combat engineer Frank Lembo of the 80th fought his way across Europe in the battle of Argentan in the Normandy Campaign, the pursuit of the German Wehrmacht eastward across France, and in the brutal battles waged during the Battle of the Bulge and during the final combats along the borders of the collapsing Reich. He cleared mines, conducted reconnaissance behind enemy lines, built bridges, and performed other tasks necessary to support the movement of the 317th, 318th and 319th Infantry Regiments. Frank's letters go beyond his direct combat experiences to include the camaraderie among the GIs, living conditions, weather, and the hi-jinks that helped keep the constant threat of death at bay. His letters also worked to reassure Betty with hopeful dreams for their future together. Includes 75 images and 50 maps. $33.00 USD

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The Black Bull: From Normandy to the Baltic with the 11th Armored Division The 11th Armored Division, famous for its Black Bull insignia, was widely recognized as being among the best armored divisions in northwest Europe during the Second World War. This book tells the story of the Division in the words of the soldiers who fought with it: of its part in the three ferocious battles in Normandy-Operations Epsom, Goodwood and Bluecoat, the great Swan to Amiens, the taking of Antwerp; right flanking for Market Garden, back-up in the Ardennes, and the final slog into Germany across well-defended river barriers, to the liberation of Belsen, Lbeck, and the Danish frontier. Includes 60 black-and-white illustrations. $25.00 USD

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Crete: The Battle for Heraklion Highlights personal stories and accounts – and the author's access to records from all three sides – to create a history of the May 20, 1941, invasion and campaign with the British, German, and Greek accounts and their descriptions in the correct order and time frame. Cover street-fighting in the town; heroic attacks against well-fortified positions and medieval walls; heavy losses on all sides; and tragic stories involving famous German aristocratic families like the von Bluchers and members of the Bismarck family. Also, long-ago mysteries are solved: what were the names of the paratroopers in the planes seen crashing in famous pictures? What was the fate of soldiers seen in pictures taken just before the battle? Profusely illustrated with previously unpublished photos. $40.00 USD

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Wargames…

Vae Victus Board Game #26: The War of 1870 (Wargame)

Vae Victus Board Game #26: The War of 1870 Rules in English. Early August 1870. The Prussian Chancellor Bismarck has accomplished a diplomatic master stroke, thanks to the Ems Dispatch: France has just declared war on Prussia. Prussia was able to gather all of the German states around it while Napoleon III's empire remains alone with no nation willing to support the perceived aggressor. Game components: One 59 x 41cm map; 216 die-cut counters and markers; 1 booklet of rules and 3 scenarios; 2 player-aid cards. $38.00 USD

Don't Forget the Magazines…

Miniature Wargames: Issue #448

Miniature Wargames: Issue #448 Articles include: 1521 Siege of Tenochtitian: Aztec Command Decision scenario; A Jaunt Ashore: Solo amphibious scenario for The Men Who Would be Kings (Conclusion); England Invaded: Spanish invasion of Cornwall scenario for Pike and Shotte rules; Battle of Grand Port: Black Seas scenario; Gateaux de Guerre: Cooks up an Edible Siege Wargame; Introduction to Mortem et Gloriam: 10mm; Painting: Two Oathmark armies; Scratch Build: Timber Cottage; The Compressed Wargamer: Best choices for Miniature Wargames online; Club Spotlight: Central London Wargames Club; Defense in Depth: Figure and rules reviews; Quartermaster: Scenery and accessories reviews; Forward Observer: News; Recce: 9 book reviews; Last Word: Mel Bose (The Terrain Tutor). $9.00 USD

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