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MINIATURES…

LATE ROMAN ARMORED CAVALRY: 28mm Figures

LATE ROMAN ARMORED CAVALRY: 28mm Figures This set of miniatures represents Roman heavy cavalry in mail and scale armor of the 4th to 6th centuries. Includes twelve riders – with options for officer, musician and standardbearer – and twelve horses – with javelin cases, water bottles, and bedrolls. Offers many and varied head and arm options with spears, javelins and swords, plus standardbearer and musician arms. We have some cloaks to make your command figures stand out from the troopers. Two sizes of shields: a large oval S1 and a smaller oval S2 as historical reference seems to depict two sizes in use by Late Roman heavy cavalry. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD

THE ART OF PAINTING…

THE ART OF CHRIS SURHE: Volume 4

THE ART OF CHRIS SURHE: Volume 4 This 104-page book is the fourth in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves. Chris Surhe is a wonderfully creative miniatures artist from the United States with a love for story-telling and an incredible level of patience. This volume takes us into the mind of an artist who works primarily in fantastical dioramas. As with all good art, there are stories we see immediately and the stories hidden beneath the surface. $38.00 USD

THE ART OF TOMMIE SOULE: Volume 5 This 112-page book is the fifth in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves. Tommie Soule (AKA The Miniature Painting Tutor) in an English painter with an incredible passion for teaching miniatures painting to all who would like to learn. With decades of painting experience under his belt, Tommie has been able to break the painting process down into its key elements whilst celebrating the joy of creating art. This volume of 'The Art of' series differs from the others in that it is an instructional volume, featuring Tommie's Fundamentals of Painting course. He invites you to take a very hands-on approach by stripping away the jargon that can be found in this hobby and focusing on simple, easy-to-learn skills that provide the foundation for all miniatures painting. $38.00 USD

THE ART OF SEYNI N'DIAYE: Volume 6 This 104-page book is the sixth in an ongoing series of publications that presents the glorious miniatures artwork of artists from around the globe in full-color, quality photos, supported by descriptions from the artists themselves. Seyni N'diaye (AKA Nebriuson) is an amazing artist from France who is incredibly passionate about the application of colors, textures and patterns on his miniatures. Buried in each of Seyni's works are little stories, or nods to significant events in his life, or simple pop-culture references. Sometimes these things lie close to the surface, and other times it is a joy to dig deeper. $38.00 USD

BOOKS…

WASHINGTON'S MARINES: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775-1777

WASHINGTON'S MARINES: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775-1777 Examines the men, strategy, performance and personalities of the Corps' formative early years during the American Revolution, 1775-1777, through the early successes and failures at Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Canada, Boston, Charleston, and more. Marines joined their fellow soldiers in a protracted land campaign that culminated in turning-point victories at Trenton, Assunpink Creek, and Princeton. This chapter of the Continental Marines ends in Morristown, NJ, when George Washington granted Henry Knox's request to leverage the Marines' expertise with naval guns to fill the depleted ranks of the army's artillery during the Forage War. Enhanced with original maps and illustrations, including 41 images and 9 maps. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

GAIUS MARIUS: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Saviour Gaius Marius was one of the most remarkable and significant figures of the late Roman Republic. At a time when power tended to be restricted to a clique of influential families, he rose from relatively humble origins to attain the top office of consul an unprecedented seven times. His political career flourished, but was primarily built on military success. First serving in the Numantine War in Spain, he later rose to high command and brought a long-running war in North Africa to a successful conclusion, bringing the Numidian King Jurgurtha back in chains. His return was timely as northern barbarian tribes threatened Italy and had previously defeated several Roman armies. Marius reformed and retrained the Republic's forces and decisively defeated the invaders that had easily overpowered his predecessors. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD

ROMAN SPECIAL FORCES AND SPECIAL OPS: Speculatores, Exploratores, Protectores and Areani in the Service of Rome Examines the kinds of special operations conducted by the Romans: tactical scouting ahead of the legions, covert strategic reconnaissance in neighboring states, espionage, assassination or abduction of dissidents and enemies, counter-insurgency, and close protection of Roman officials and commanders. While such missions were frequently executed by ad-hoc units or individuals detailed for that specific mission, the Romans created specialist units. Discusses the role of the Speculatores, Exploratores, Protectores and Areani. Includes 16 color illustrations. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

DIOCLETIAN AND THE MILITARY RESTORATION OF ROME Provides an introduction to the life and times of Diocletian in the 3rd Century AD for the general reader, offering a balanced portrait of an immensely talented man in a time of trial and tumult, an accomplished emperor who knew when it was time to retire to his gardens. His more than 20 years of power were marked by the ill-fated Great Persecution of the Christians, an undertaking that would prove to be one of the less successful initiatives of his reign, even as in its own way it helped to pave the way for the coming of an equally famous, successful emperor in the person of Constantine the Great. Includes eight pages of color illustrations. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD
WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 6: Armies of the Italian States – 1660-1690 Part 2

WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 6: Armies of the Italian States – 1660-1690 Part 2 In the 17th Century, Italy was the third-largest country by population in Europe, after France and Germany, passing into second position for a century after 1650. Northern as well as southern Italy constituted a key place in the strategic duel between Spain and France, and the Peninsula was on the front line in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, Italian states constituted good examples of fairly efficient governance machines, which developed many matters, included the military. Some of these states experienced long periods of wars. Includes 79 black-and-white illustrations, eight black-and-white photos, 40 color illustrations, 41 maps, and eight tables. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD

ALBUERA EYEWITNESS: Contemporary Accounts of the Battle of Albuera, 16 May 1811 Details the story of the May 16, 1811, battle in Albuera, Spain, exclusively by way of primary sources, with English translations for foreign-language sources, along with, in each case, a commentary identifying the source and its context. These contemporaneous accounts include letters, diaries, official correspondence, army records, maps, newspaper reports, and memoirs, totaling over 100 contemporary accounts of the battle. They range from the comprehensive after-action reports of the British, Portuguese, Spanish and French commanders to casualty and prisoner lists and to recollections of individual soldiers from all the combatant armies. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD

TANK GUN SYSTEMS: The First Thirty Years, 1916-1945: A Technical Examination Describes and examines the main gun systems of medium and heavy tanks from first use in 1916 in World War I to those fielded in numbers to the end of World War II in 1945, including tanks of the interwar period. Specifically considered are more than 100 guns of a caliber greater than 35mm. The emphasis is on guns mounted in turrets on heavier tracked armored fighting vehicles (greater than 15 tons) which were considered tanks. There are, though, exceptions: the naval 6 pounder guns in First World War British tanks, as well as the 75mm guns in French medium tanks of the same period (all turretless). $63.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $53.55 USD

THE PATROL NAVY: British, American and Other Naval Motor Boats at War 1914-1920 Tells the stirring story of motor-driven boats at war, of their development and operations, and of the many colorful characters who were their captains and crew. On the outbreak of war in 1914, the Royal Navy found it required more small craft than it possessed to carry out minesweeping, anti-submarine patrols, and coastal defense. This led to the formation of an auxiliary force of civilian vessels, including motor pleasure boats and yachts, relatively new types of craft powered by the internal combustion engine. The inclusion of these vessels came about when a group of motor boat owners suggested to the Admiralty that their vessels could play an important role in the defense of Britain. The result was the formation of the Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve (RNMBR) in 1912. Includes 85 mono illustrations. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD

MIDWAY SUBMERGED: American and Japanese Submarine Operations at the Battle of Midway, May-June 1942 Comprehensive examination of the submarine actions during the Battle of Midway. Explains how Nimitz used his submarines at Midway, and the Japanese misused theirs based on a flawed tactical plan. Examines the intended role of the submarine in the plans and doctrine of both navies, and what the submarines were expected to accomplish for both fleets during the battle, before assessing the actual accomplishments, successes and failures of the submarine forces on both sides. Of particular importance, the book offers an analysis of how well these vessels fulfilled the expectations placed on them by their respective naval planners, concluding that submarines played a more important role in the outcome than has been previously understood. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD
VICTORY IN ITALY: 15th Army Group's Final Campaign 1945

VICTORY IN ITALY: 15th Army Group's Final Campaign 1945 Describes and analyzes the 1945 campaign in Northern Italy that saw the 5th (US) and 8th (British) Armies surprise the Germans with its speed and brilliance. Covers how planning, preparation and training outweighed the diversion of major formations to NW Europe, appalling terrain, harsh climate, and general battle fatigue. Equipment was improvised and air/ground operations coordinated to a very high level. As a result, the Germans capitulated on 2 May before the surrender in Germany. $29.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $24.65 USD

8th SS CAVALRY DIVISION FLORIAN GEYER: Images of War series Another in the photo-heavy series covers the formation and deployment of the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. On the Eastern Front, the Division was responsible for razing towns and villages, poisoning wells, and general genocide often against unarmed civilians. This scorched-earth policy was aimed at hindering the Red Army's advance. After moving South, the Division took part in the retreat from the Dnieper River before operating in Hungary and Croatia. The end came when trapped in Budapest by Soviet and Romanian forces. The Division was destroyed in December 1944. By the end of the siege, only 800 of the 30,000 men in the SS Corps reached German lines. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD

LEADERSHIP IN MODERN WAR: From WWII to the War Against ISIS Presents defining moments to put you in the shoes of commanders in the field. You can decide when to cross a bridge in Taliban territory, whether to land a helicopter under fire to rescue Marines in danger, and how to lead a command center targeting ISIS through air strikes. These decisions, compared with what the veterans did themselves, teach more about humanity than they do about the tactics of war, and serve as lessons for the decisions we face in everyday life. Examines the thought processes of commanders from WWII to Iraq. Brooks served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2014 to 2021 as a scout sniper platoon commander, intelligence officer, and counter-propaganda mission lead. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD

GAMES…

INTERCEPTOR ACE: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, Volume 2 1944-1945

INTERCEPTOR ACE: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, Volume 2 1944-1945 This stand-alone game can be combined with Interceptor Ace 1943-44 to play a German pilot from 1943 through 1945. Players will find it extremely challenging to survive the entire war, and will experience the brutal nature of the air war over Germany in 1944-45. Pilots may use the experience gained to improve their odds of success by purchasing skills. As their prestige increases, they may request a transfer to other fighter bases in an attempt to get closer to the action, request a newer type of fighter, or even become an elite jet fighter pilot. Awards and ace status help to narrate the player's eventual goal – to become one of the top aces of the Luftwaffe and survive the war. Choose from 38 aircraft models. Product Information: Complexity: Medium; Time Scale: 3-4 days per turn; Map Scale: abstract; Unit Scale: individual aircraft, weapon systems, crew members, ammo rounds; Players: 1 (with option for 2 or more); Solitaire: High; Playing Time: 2-3 hours. Components: 1.5 Countersheets of 9/16-inch unit counters (342 counters); 38 Aircraft Display Mats (double-sided, 19 total); 4 Player Aid Cards; 1 Combat Display Mat; 2 Bomber Target Mats; 1 Pilot Awards Display Mat; 1 Air Operations Display Mat 11x17 inches; 60 Combat Cards; 8 Ace Pilot Cards; 1 Sortie logsheet; 1 Rulebook. $89.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $75.65 USD

AND DON'T FORGET THE MAGAZINES…

WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #426

WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #426 Includes copy of Never Mind The Boathooks – a 16-page booklet, supported by downloadable cards and tokens. Boathooks is the naval version of Never Mind the Billhooks, but you don't need Billhooks to play – it's a stand-alone set of rules. Other articles include a look at Salute 50, Vikings vs Saxons diorama making, the usual departments, and more. $9.50 USD

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