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LION RAMPANT: The Crusader States

Lion Rampant: The Crusader States Take Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Gamelyn, William Wallace, and other legends from the colorful, dangerous medieval period to the tabletop with Lion Rampant – a new set of rules designed for fighting medieval skirmish games. Ideal for players who wish to collect medieval miniatures and paint the pageantry without wanting to muster huge forces or spend time learning complex rules, this game allows players to game actual historical battles or to delve into the archives of Hollywood to embark on more over-the-top Pulp-style clashes. Contents: Overview; Understanding the Basics; Playing the Game; Army Lists; Strategies and Tactics; Sample Armies; Scenarios; and Campaigns. $34.00 USD


A Practical Guide to Medieval Warfare Examines operational and tactical medieval warfare: how armies deployed, advanced, fought, won and lost. Includes dressing the ranks, advance to contact, battle cries, pre-battle speeches, sieges, and street fighting. This book assumes medieval warriors largely knew what they were doing, and if we do not comprehend the decisions they took when waging war, this reflects a lack of understanding on our part. Includes five sets of rules to create pitched battles, skirmishes, raids and retreats on the tabletop: Middle Aged Spread – Battle level rules 1066-1485; Sword and Spear: Wargaming Low-Level Battle Tactics; Once More unto the Breach: Skirmish Rules; Gaming Retreats: Cymerau (1257); and Gaming Cattle Raids: The Night Belongs to Paddy. $20.00 USD

Confrontation in the Falklands! (1982) Wargaming Methods, Scenarios and Games First of a new series that explores a particular area of warfare through the use of wargames. Contains four games: Game 1: Matrix Game – Wider conflict to be resolved without a land battle on East Falklands; Game 2: The Falklands War: Task Force Commander – game about naval risk management looks at the decisions made by the Royal Navy to support the amphibious landings and subsequent advance to Stanley; Game 3: Battalion Commander – explores the land battle; often decisions in the planning stage set out the path to subsequent success or failure and includes a sample scenario the Battle for Goose Green; Game 4: The Falklands II (1984) – professional wargame designed by Paddy Griffith about a potential second Argentine invasion several years after the Falklands War, and includes a detailed model of Cold War air combat. $20.00 USD

Vauban's Wars: Card Deck One 54-card, casino-quality playing-card deck to enhance the Piquet game of Vauban's Wars. There are 54 full-color cards with 28 garrison cards (blue stripe) and 25 besieger cards (red stripe) to replace the cards that come with the game. The cards have unique backs for each side, and all cards have rules reference numbers at the bottom. There are also some blank cards for each side, so that you can make your own custom events or mechanics for the game. The last card is a Proof of Purchase card. $15.00 USD



Ancient Battle Formations Examines the main battle-winning formations of the Ancient World, determining their composition, function and efficacy. An introductory chapter looks at the fundamental components of the principal battle formations of heavy and light infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariots, showing how they bolstered the individual soldier's willingness to fight. The rest of the book focuses on massed infantry that reigned supreme in this era: the heavily armored Greek hoplite phalanx that was immune to the weaponry of its non-Greek opponents; the Macedonian pike phalanx that was unbeatable against frontal attacks so long as it kept order; the Roman triplex acies which, contrary to popular opinion, consisted of continuous lines in open order, with file spaces wide enough to allow embattled infantry to fall back after which those files closed up instantly against the enemy. A careful study of the Greek and Latin of the sources sheds fresh light on how these formations were organized and worked, reevaluating many conventional notions and leading to some surprising conclusions. $43.00 USD

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The First and Second Italian Wars: 1494-1504 Describes the course of military operations and political machinations in Italy from 1494 to 1504, beginning with the French conquest of much of Italy, their regression, and the second French invasion that allied with the Pope's son, Cesare Borgia. These wars were not just another series of medieval fights. These battles were different from what had gone before: the French utilized a new method of artillery transport; the Spanish commander formulated a new system of military unit organization, and Cesare Borgia sought different systems of raising troops and forming states. And all the powers managed to spend vast amounts of money the likes of which no one had imagined before. This was the emergence of the so-called Military Revolution. $43.00 USD

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The Kaiser's U-Boat Assault on America Covers diplomatic and economic aspects of German U-Boats in WWI as well as their tactical and strategic use. Also examines the role played by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson and his response to American shipping being sunk by U-boats, and how that ultimately forced his hand to declare war on Germany. $35.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines

 ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE #30: Women in the Ancient World

ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE #30 Theme: Women in the Ancient World: Roman Women at Work: A Room of Her Own; Women in the Athenian Polis: To Work and Work Again; The Reality and Politicization of Roman Women: An Impossible Ideal; The 'Illustrious Queen': Zenobia of Palmyra; Women of Locri Epizephyrii: The Early and the Divine; Power, Policy, and Autonomy: Women in Ancient Egypt. Other Articles: Traveling Through Time in Oman: Treasures of the Past; Romans Bundled Up: Winter is Coming; Ancients Feasting on the Sea's Bounty: Roman Fish in a Dish; Ancient Rome's Greatest Show Trial: Avenging Germanicus. $10.00 USD

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