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Rules…

Repent or Die: Wars of Religion 1492-1660 2nd Edition

Repent or Die: Wars of Religion 1492-1660 2nd Edition. A complete miniatures ruleset for the Age of the Renaissance 1492-1660. Covers Spanish exploration, 30 Years War, English Civil War, Wars of Religion, and all other wars of the period. Features all major powers and includes six complete scenarios. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%, now $27.00 USD.

Books…

The Roman Conquests: Volume 5 – Britain

The Roman Conquests: Volume 5 – Britain. The Roman Conquests series seeks to explain when and how the Romans were able to conquer a vast empire, stretching from the foothills of the Scottish Highlands to the Sahara Desert, from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. How did their armies adapt to and overcome the challenges of widely varied enemies and terrain? This volume presents a new narrative of the conquest (never completed) of Britain. From Julius Caesar's initial incursions in 55 and 54 BC, through the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the campaigns of expansion and pacification thereafter, analyses the Roman army in action. The weapons, equipment, organization, leadership, strategy, and tactics of the legions and their British foes are described and analyzed. The ferocity of the resistance was such that the island was never wholly subdued and required a disproportionate military presence for the duration of its time as a Roman province. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 USD.

A Sensory History of Ancient Warfare: Reconstructing the Physical Experience of War in the Classical World How can we attempt to understand the experience of those involved in ancient battles, sieges and campaigns? What was the visual impact of seeing the massed ranks of the enemy approaching or the sky darkened with their arrows? How did it feel to be trapped in the press of bodies as phalanxes clashed shield to shield? What of the taste of dust on the march or the smell of spilt blood and entrails? What of the rumble of approaching cavalry, the clash of iron weapons, and the screams of the dying? The assault on all five senses which must have occurred is the subject of this innovative book. This new approach that attempts to understand the full spectrum of the experience of the participants in history. Draws on literary, archaeological, reconstructive and comparative evidence to understand the human experience of the ancient battlefield in unprecedented depth. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 USD.

Alcibiades. Biography of one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War (429-404 BC) between Sparta and Athens. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part of an alliance he was instrumental in bringing together. Although this led to defeat at the Battle of Mantinea in 418 BC, his prestige remained high. He was also a prime mover in Athens' next big strategic gambit, the Sicilian Expedition of 415 BC, for which he was elected as one of the leaders. Shortly after arrival in Sicily, however, he was recalled to face charges of sacrilege allegedly committed during his pre-expedition reveling. Jumping ship on the return journey, he defected to the Spartans. $23.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55 USD.
King John, Henry III and England's Lost Civil War

King John, Henry III and England's Lost Civil War. In 1204, the great Angevin Empire created by the joining of the dynasties of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was fragmenting. At its height, the family landholdings had been among the largest in Europe. From the border of England and Scotland in the north to the Pyrenees in the south, it seemed there was nowhere in Europe destined to escape Plantagenet control. Yet within five years of his accession, King John's grip on the family holdings was loosening. Betrayal against his father and brother, the murder of his nephew, and breaking promises made to his supporters were just some of the accusations leveled against him. When Philip II conquered Normandy, the chroniclers believed that an ancient prophecy was fulfilled: that in this year, the sword would be separated from the scepter. For the first time since 1066, England's rule over the ancestral land was over.

Throughout the first 18 years of the reign of Henry III, the future direction of England as a political state, the identity of the ruling family, and the fate of Henry II's lost empire were still matters that could have gone either way. For the advisors of the young king, led by the influential regent, William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, the effects of John's reign would be long and severe. Successful implementation of the failed Magna Carta may have ensured his son's short-term survival, yet living up to such promises created arguably a more significant challenge. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.
Cavalier Capital: Oxford in the English Civil War 1642-1646

Cavalier Capital: Oxford in the English Civil War 1642-1646. Detailed account of Oxford's role as Royalist capital examines all aspects of its experience in the English Civil War. As well as the effects on the town and university, special emphasis is placed on the various aspects of the Royalist occupation, including its role as armory and major manufacturing center of munitions. The King's court and the operation of Royalist government and administration are examined, as are the organization and life of the soldiers of the garrison. Leading personalities are described, as well as the military campaigns which were focused on Oxford during the war. The final siege leading to the fall of Oxford is also described. Lavishly illustrated with contemporary and modern illustrations. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD.

Women and Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North. Lavishly illustrated, this explores the stories of the female warrior and women's links with the martial sphere of life in the Viking Age. Uses literature and archaeological evidence from Scandinavia and the wider Viking world to examine the motivations and circumstances that led women to engage in armed conflict. Includes black-and-white and color images. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 USD.

The Ethiopian-Adal War 1529-1543: The Conquest of Abyssinia. In 1529, an army from the Sultanate of Adal in modern-day Somalia invaded neighboring Ethiopia. For the next 14 years, the conflict ravaged Ethiopia, planting the seeds of enmity and mistrust in the Horn of Africa that resonate to this day. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Wings of the Black Cross, Special Number Two: Junkers JU 87 Stuka. Examines the design and history of the JU-87 Stuka and includes ten color profiles with a variety of artwork views. $25.00 USD

Wings of the Black Cross, Special Number Three: Bf 109. Examines the design and history of Willi Messerschmitt's iconic World War II fighter, the Bf 109. Includes unpublished photos and 14 color profiles. Special Number Three is an expanded edition compared to earlier titles in the series. There are 90 captioned photographs spanning 63 pages printed on thick, quality glossy paper. Text provides a glimpse into the evolution of the Bf 109 and the role it played within the Luftwaffe structure. There is also brief discussion on the camouflage and markings of the aircraft. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Krithia: Gallipoli. Krithia was a key objective in the land offensives; a killing ground greater than Anzac or Suvla. Recounts the landings at Helles of 25 April 1915, and subsequent bitter attempts to capture the village and the vital high ground of Achi Baba. General Hunter-Weston's weakened 29th Division achieved little during the first two bloody battles of Krithia, even when reinforced by the Anzacs, 42nd Division, Royal Naval Division, and the French. The Allies had little to show from their costly daylight frontal attacks, apart from a slightly firmer footing ashore and a growing casualty list. Includes a rich mix of letters, diaries, photographs, and maps of Gallipoli's most costly battles. Includes 176 pages of integrated illustrations ago. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Fighting for Spain: The International Brigades in the Civil War, 1936-1939. While much has been written about the political, social and cultural significance of the brigades and their experience in Spain, less has been said about their performance as front-line troops. This well-illustrated new study focuses on the brigades as combat units, tracing the course of each major battle in which they fought, and showing the drastic changes they underwent as the war progressed – from an untrained militia in 1936, to the tried-and-tested shock troops of 1937, to a shadow of their former selves by 1938 after repeated maulings and the introduction of Spanish conscripts to fill their ranks. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

Normandy 1944: The Fight for Point 103, Tilly-sur-Seulles and Vilers Bocage. Difficulties on 50th Division's beaches and lost opportunities allowed time for the 12th Hitlerjugend SS Panzer Division and the equally elite 130th Panzer Lehr Division to arrive in Normandy, despite delays of their own caused by Allied fighter bombers. The result was 4th Armored Brigade's thrust south encountered opposition from the start and was firmly blocked just south of Point 103 after an advance of less than five miles. A major counter-attack by Panzer Lehr failed, as did a renewed British attempt, this time by the vaunted 7th Armored Division, which was halted at Tilly sur Seulles. From here the fighting became a progressively attritional struggle in the hedgerows of the bocage country south of Bayeux. More and more units were drawn into the fighting, which steadily extended west. Finally, an opportunity, via the Caumont Gap, to outflank the German defenses was taken and 7th Armored Division reached Villers Bocage. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

Migs in the Middle East: Volume 2: The Second Decade, 1967-1975. Operational history of MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Syria, North and South Yemen from 1967 until 1975. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

The Sino-Soviet Border War of 1969 Volume 1: First Clash at Damansky Island. The first volume of this two-part mini-series examines, among other things, the historical and political precursors of the 1969 events, the reaction to them in different countries, and the battle of 2 March 1969. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battle, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. Inasmuch as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail, the authors have relied on finding veterans of the battles and obtaining from them documentary evidence of those distant events. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

The Sino-Soviet Border War of 1969 Volume 2: Confrontation at Lake Zhalanashkol, August 1969. The second volume of this two-part mini-series examines events from 15 March 1969 until the conclusion of the conflict. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battles, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. In as much as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail. Includes three color profiles, six color illustrations, two color maps, 57 black-and-white photos, and ten black-and-white maps. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Wargames…

The War: Europe 1939-1945: Wargame Reprint 212

The War: Europe 1939-1945: Reprint. WWII strategic-level game covering all the action of Europe, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. Offers everything a game of this scale and scope should, from massive armored breakthroughs and encirclements to national production and military improvement. TWE may be played on its own or may be combined with The War: Pacific 1941-1945 ("TWE") to recreate the entirety of WWII. In conjunction with The War's Expansion Kit, gamers can now enjoy the complete TW franchise. Product Information: Complexity: High (about 8 out of 10); Playing Time: 50 hours for full campaign (1.5 hours and up for scenarios); Solitaire Suitability: Good. Components: 2 maps; 9 full sheets of ⅝" counters; 20 full color 8.5 x 11-inch cards with various displays, tracks, reminders, tables, charts, worksheets, etc.; 1 rules booklet; 1 scenario booklet; 1 deck of variant cards; 2 dice; and 1 full color box and lid – the big 3" deep box. $160.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $136.00 USD.

The War: Pacific 1939-1945: Wargame. Simulates the military, naval, economic, diplomatic, and political aspects of World War II in the Asia and the Pacific theaters. TWP may be played on its own or may be combined with The War: Europe 1939-1945 ("TWE") to recreate the entire Second World War. In conjunction with The War's Expansion Kit, gamers can now enjoy the complete TW franchise. For those who want to run the full Europe-Pacific campaign, joining both games together, you'll need about 80 hours to recreate all of WWII. The game includes TW: Global rules linking the Asia/Pacific and European theaters. Features sophisticated carrier-warfare rules that capture the unique features of the Allied naval struggle against Japan. Further, TWP isn't just a naval strategy contest. Unlike some WWII strategy games, Nationalist China plays an active role in TWP, and a player's diplomatic strategy in China may be as important as his military strategy. Product Information: Complexity: High (about 8 out of 10); Solitaire Suitability: Good; Time Scale: 1 turn = 3 months; Map Scale: 1 hex = 100-120 miles/hex; Unit Scale: Fleets and Task-Forces; Air: Wings; Land: Divisions, Corps and Army; Players: two; Playing Time: 50 hours for full campaign (1.5 hours and up for scenarios). Components: 2 maps; 8 full sheets of ⅝" counters; 28 full color 8.5 x 11-inch cards with various displays, tracks, reminders, tables, charts, worksheets, etc.; 1 rules booklet; 1 scenario booklet; 1 deck of variant cards; 2 dice; and 1 full-color box and lid – the big 3" deep box. $175.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $148.75 USD.

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