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Miniatures…

Mortem et Gloriam 15mm Starter Army: Achaemenid Persian Army

Mortem et Gloriam 15mm Starter Army: Achaemenid Persian Army. 15mm Persian figures: 3 x mounted command; 6 x foot command; 6 x Satrapal cavalry; 12 x Iranian Cavalry; 14 x Immortals; 28 x Sparabara; and 8 x horse archers. Some assembly required, no spears included. $63.00 USD

Rules…

Belloludi Rifles: Skirmish Rules for the Period 1700-1865

Belloludi Rifles: Skirmish Rules for the Period 1700-1865Edition. Rules & Cards Bundle: Skirmish game for the period of 1700-1865 covering American War of Independence, Napoleonic Wars, and other wars. $49.00 USD

Army Organizations…

Armies of the Dark Ages: 600AD-1066AD

Armies of the Dark Ages: 600AD-1066AD. Reprinted here in its complete 1980 second edition with an updated bibliography. Spans the period from 600 AD to 1066 and describes Byzantine, Sub-Roman, Pictish, Irish, Visigothic, Lombard, Merovingian, Carolingian, Ottonian, Viking, Russian, Slav, Avar, Khazar, Magyar, Bulgar, Pecheneg, Ghuzz, Alan, Armenian, Sassanid, Arab, Andalusian, Near Eastern, Saxon, Norman, Italian and Spanish armies. It examines tactics and strategy, organization and formations, as well as providing a detailed guide to the dress and equipment of the armies of the period. Comprehensive illustrations complement the text and the result is a wealth of information for anyone interested in the warfare of the time. Long out of print, the book has been a source of inspiration to wargamers and academic historians alike. $48.00 USD

Armies of Feudal Europe: 1066-1300

Armies of Feudal Europe: 1066-1300. Reprint of the 1989 second edition. Includes details of armies from Andalusia, Bulgaria, England, Estonia, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, the Ordensstaat of the Teutonic Knights, the Earldom of Orkney, the Papal State, Poland, Prussia, Lithuania, the Low Countries, Kievan Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Serbia, Sicily, Spain, Venice, Wales and Wendland. $48.00 USD

Armies and Enemies of the Crusades: 1096-1291. Revised 2nd edition contains information on the organization of the various armies, descriptions of the major battles of the period, and information on the dress and equipment of the armies illustrated by the usual line drawings. It contains information about the Franks, Hospitallers, Templars, Armenians, Syrians, Seljuks, Fatamids, Ayyubids, Mamluks, Assassins, Byzantines, Georgians, Mongols and Ilkhanids. $38.00 USD

Books…

The Wars of Justinian I

The Wars of Justinian I. Recaps and analyzes all of Justinian I's campaigns based on a full range of sources. Examines the Roman army of the period, considering its equipment, organization, leadership, strategy and tactics, and considers the longer-term impact of Justinian's military ventures on the stability of the empire. Justinian I was the last great conquering Roman emperor, who dramatically increased the size of his realm although he never actually led an army in person. His long reign (527-565) was devoted to the challenging project of renovatio imperii, that is the renovation of empire. His was the will and vision behind campaigns that saw the reconquest of Rome itself and Italy from the Ostrogoths, North Africa from the Vandals, and parts of Spain from the Visigoths. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD.

The Last Will and Testament of Alexander the Great: The Truth Behind the Death that Changed the Graeco-Persian World Forever. The surviving accounts of his dying days differ on crucial detail, with the most popular version claiming Alexander uttered To the Strongest when asked to nominate a successor on his deathbed. Decades of civil war ensued as Alexander's hard-won empire was torn asunder by generals in the bloody funeral games his alleged final words heralded in. The fighting for supremacy inevitably led to the extermination of his bloodline. But was Alexander really so short-sighted and irresponsible? Presents a compelling case for the greatest succession cover up of all time by deciphering and interpreting events that led to the will's erasure from history by the generals who wanted to carve up the empire for themselves. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $42.50 USD.

The Anglo-Spanish War 1655-1660 Volume 2: War in Jamaica. In 1655, England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell sent a fleet to attack and seize Spanish possessions in South America as part of effort to influence international events for political, religious, and commercial reasons. Describes the reasons for war with Spain, the army and fleet assembled at Cromwell's bidding and its objective. The attack on Hispaniole in April 1655 will be explained in detail along with the reasons for its failure as will the occupation of Jamaica as will the beginnings of the Spanish war of resistance. A subsequent volume will recount the war on Jamaica from the end of 1655 until 1660. Includes 18 color illustrations. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $42.50 USD.
War and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 4: The Armies of Spain and Portugal, 1660-1687

War and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 4: The Armies of Spain and Portugal, 1660-1687. Describes actions, organization, uniforms, and equipment of the Spanish and Portuguese armies of this age using archive's sources and unpublished iconography. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $51.00 USD.

Uniforms of the Franco Prussian War: Volume 2. Bob's last unfinished work is edited by Franco-Prussian War expert Steve Shann, who has molded this work on what the French actually wore on campaign. It's a fine companion to the Prussian volume, and a tribute to Bob's legacy. Includes 40 color uniform plates and photos. $58.00 USD

Red Army Into the Reich. Detailed narrative of how the Red Army pushed west and into Berlin in 1945. Combines campaign recaps, and contemporary photographs and maps with images of memorials, battlefield survivors, and then and now views. It may come as a surprise to the western reader to see how many memorials there are to Russia's Great Patriotic War and those to the losses suffered by the countries who spent so long under the murderous Nazi regime. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30 USD.

Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp: With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich. New, revised edition. Often confused with the Volkssturm (Home Guard militia), Volks-Grenadier Divisions have suffered an undeserved reputation as second-rate formations, filled with young boys and old men suited to serve only as cannon fodder. VGDs were conceived as a new, elite corps loyal to the National Socialist Party composed of men from all branches of Hitler's Wehrmacht and equipped with the finest ground combat weapons available. Whether fighting from defensive positions or spearheading offensives such as the Battle of the Bulge, VGDs initially gave a good account of themselves in battle. Using previously unpublished unit records, Allied intelligence and interrogation reports, and above all interviews with survivors, the author has crafted an in-depth look at a late-war German infantry company, including many photographs from the veterans themselves. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $21.25 USD.

Marching From Defeat: Surviving the Collapse of the German Army in the Soviet Union, 1944. A young German artillery officer's graphic first-hand account of his escape from Soviet captivity during the Red Army's offensive on the Eastern Front in 1944. Records in day-to-day detail what such a bitter defeat was like and shows how individual soldiers somehow survived through their bravery, ingenuity and endurance. After almost 70 days as a fugitive, living in the open, depending on the kindness of villagers, enduring extremes of cold, wet and hunger, and living each day with the ever-present threat of betrayal and imprisonment, he found his way back to the German lines. Translated for the first time from the original German. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD

Air Battle for Moscow: 1941-1942 Presents the air battle for Moscow, describing in detail the actions of the aircrew on both sides. On 22 July 1941, Operation Clara Zetkin, the Luftwaffe's aerial assault on Moscow, began. But the Luftwaffe was opposed by Stalin's Falcons, the elite 6th Air Defense Corps, which defended the Soviet capital with a determination which saw bitter duels to the death and horrendous casualties on both sides. Details of losses, biographical outlines of the key individuals, analyses of the different aircraft, and a full chronology of the battle are presented, as well as numerous exclusive photos, documents and drawings. Also tells of the fate of German pilots caught in Russian captivity, and the adventures of those who were able to survive and escape from the Russian executioners. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Ready to Haul, Ready to Fight: U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and British Merchant Navy Cargo Ships in the Pacific in World War II. U.S. Navy cargo ships, among the most unglamorous military vessels, kept the supply lines running through the incredible expanses of the Pacific battle zones in World War II. This involved shuttling cargoes of gasoline, explosives and supplies between forward bases on an erratic, unpredictable war-time schedule. The tedious days of slow cruising were broken by an occasional enemy air raid in some atoll harbor, and the rugged work of loading and unloading cargo. Although some cargo ships exhibited the informality of tramp steamers, they got results. $35.00 USD

Special Reconnaissance and Advanced Small Unit Patrolling: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Special Operations Forces. Tactical treatise tailored to the military Special Operations, intelligence, and paramilitary-law enforcement communities and other interested parties with an aim to increase the effectiveness and lethality of SpecOps personnel and units, while saving the lives of SpecOps personnel engaged in high-risk operations. This compilation preserves valuable tradecraft and covers the gamut of specialized SR topics ranging from operational planning and preparation, through execution, logistics and command and control – all in substantial trade-craft detail. Describes and analyzes specific missions as historical examples of special reconnaissance (SR) operations, with some emphasis on lessons-learned from Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

Wargames…

Against the Odds 2019 Annual: La Vendee 1793 – Wargame

Against the Odds 2019 Annual: La Vendee 1793 – Wargame. Area-movement game depicts the first Royalist rising in 1793, centering on the White player's attempt to capture and hold Republican fortresses. If all goes well, the English may enter the fray. Meanwhile, Blue Republican armies attempt to overwhelm their weaker foe and implement a scorched-earth policy while partisans harry their every move. Event cards present both sides with opportunities and challenges. Interactive system uses cards to move armies, offering high replay value, while players move partisans and detachments without cards. Fortress siege, British intervention, and optional rule that sends Napoleon Bonaparte to the Vendee instead of Toulon are all part of the rebellion. Good for miniatures campaign use, too. Also includes a magazine with historical articles. Game Components: One full-color 22 x 34-inch mapsheet; 176 full-color ⅝-inch die-cut counters, 26 cards, rules booklet; Complexity: Medium. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD.
Brian Boru: High King of Ireland – Eurogame

Brian Boru: High King of Ireland – Eurogame. Ireland is awash with would-be kings, power-hungry pretenders, and self-professed rulers. The provinces are in disarray, and the common folk are paying the price. The land needs a leader. In this game, players will strive to unite Ireland under their domain, securing control through might, cunning, and matrimony. Join forces to fend off Viking invaders, build monasteries to extend your influence, and gather support in towns and villages throughout the land. To become High King of all Ireland, you will need to navigate a web of shifting alliances, outmaneuver your enemies, and grab history by the reins. Includes rules in English and German. Product Info: Number of players: 3 to 5; Ages: 14+; Play time: 60 to 90 minutes; Components: Board, 46 cards, 139 tokens, 125 wooden discs. $55.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $46.75 USD.

Wings of the Motherland: The Air War Over Russia – 1941-1945. Fourth volume in the Fighting Wings game series (begun with Whistling Death); this volume covers air-air and air-ground combat on the Eastern Front from 1941-45. Includes streamlined 3rd edition series rules with smoother, cleaner mechanics. Includes 48 aircraft (most being new to the series), two doublesided maps, 630 counters, 150 air-air and 60 air-ground/anti-shipping scenarios, 16 naval vessel types. Packaged in a double-thick case box. $150.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $135.00 USD.

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Miniature Wargames: Issue& #463

Miniature Wargames: Issue #463. Issue 463 of Miniature Wargames, and we have another great selection of rules and scenarios – Stargrave: Stuck in the Middle scenario; Battle Systems: Q&A plus a construction guide for a Market Stall card miniature; Battle of Maida: July 1806 scenario plus free downloadable rules; Command Decision: La Haye Sainte 1815 scenario; A Policeman's Lot: sci-fi scenario set in the Hellfire universe but equally adaptable to almost any background; When the Boat Comes In: WWII 20mm scenario and simple rules; Scratch build: Roman/Gaul defense tower that is historically apt but inspired by the cartoon strip Asterix!; Club Spotlight: Boscombe Down & Amesbury Wargames Club; Defense in Depth: Figure and rules reviews. Quartermaster: Scenery and accessories reviews; Forward Observer: News; Recce: Book reviews; and Last Word features the editor. $10.00 USD

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