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onmilitarymatters Sponsoring Member of TMP of On Military Matters writes:

The holiday season is accelerating. Please place those orders now to account for likely shipping delays. Thanks!

The following new items are mostly due in the shop in late December, with some into early January.

Miniatures…

Victrix Gallic Armored Warriors: 28mm Plastic Miniatures cover

Victrix Gallic Armored Warriors: 28mm Plastic Miniatures Contains 30 figures of armored Gallic infantry in mail and armor. Separate command frame. Separate heads allowing multiple variants. Bare heads and helmeted heads with optional crests. Choice of arms for javelins, spears, swords, musician and standardbearer. Mix of Gallic shields. Digitally designed, meaning highly detailed figures. Can be used as Gallic warriors against the Romans, mercenaries in a Carthaginian army, and Ancient Britons against the Romans. $48.00 USD

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Gripping Beast: 28mm Goth Noble Cavalry cover

Gripping Beast: 28mm Goth Noble Cavalry Contains twelve plastic Goth Noble Cavalry supplied unpainted and unassembled. Includes Renedra plastic bases. These models can be used to represent a wide range of armored cavalrymen from 300AD to 800AD, including the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Germans, Herules, Lombards and more. $32.00 USD

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Cruel Seas Miniatures…

Italian Regia Marina Fleet cover

Cruel Seas Italian and Soviet boxes will be available mid-January 2019.
Italian Regia Marina Fleet The Regia Marina Fleet contains: 4 x MAS boats MTBs (metal); 1 x Italian MZ Motozattera (resin and metal); 1 x Marinefahrprahm – F-Lighter (resin and metal); 1 x Gabbiano-class corvette (resin and metal); 1 x CR 32 Fighter (metal); Ship Cards; Wakes; Plastic Torpedo markers. $99.00 USD

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Soviet Navy Fleet The Soviet Navy Fleet contains: 4 x G5 MTB (metal); 4 x D3 MTB (metal); 2 x Bronekaters (metal); 1 x Fugas class Minesweeper (resin and metal); 1 x Il-2 Sturmovik (metal); Ship Cards; Wakes; Plastic Torpedo markers. $99.00 USD

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Wargames…

Imperium Romanum: Wargame cover

Imperium Romanum: Wargame Update to the classic game of the Roman Empire by Al Nofi. The rules cover the intricacies of the political, economic and military conflicts of the Roman world from the first century BC to its fall nearly 700 years later. The game includes over 40 scenarios, with six new scenarios and three introductory scenarios. Scenarios range from the Mithridatic Wars (88-63 BC) through more than six centuries of greatness and decline to the final burst of glory in the last Romano-Persian War (AD 622-629). Two to six persons may play, depending on the scenario chosen. Scale is 50 miles to the hex, and each unit represents Legions and Fleets. Most leader counters are named and represent individual leaders and their staffs. Contents: Three 22 x 34-inch maps; One 11 x 17-inch mini map; 964 die-cut counters; color rules booklet; scenario booklet; player aid displays; and player record forms. $140.00 USD

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C3i #32: The Battle of Issy and The Battle of Gettysburg Magazine contains wargames on the Battle of Issy (2 and 3 July 1815) and the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). Articles in this issue cover: Disaster on the Dnieper – New Scenarios for Ukraine '43; Denmark – The World's Largest Gaming Cooperative; Pentecontaetia – Strategy in Pericles – 1st Peloponnesian War; Lysander – 2-player variant for Pericles; Banish All Their Fears – Bayonet & Musket system design; Clio's Corner #9: Take Me to Your Leader or Where's the 'Bot?; Holland '44 – S3 Northern Scenario; Pendragon Strategy Tips – The Barbarians; Last Eagles – Ligny 1815 – a Hexasim game; On Similarity and Diversity in the Coin Series; C3i Scenario Guide – Table Battles, a Hollandspiele Games production; and more. $40.00 USD

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Books…

Pieter Snayers – Battle Painter: 1592-1667 cover

Pieter Snayers – Battle Painter: 1592-1667 Pieter Snayers was in many ways the premier battlepainter of the 30 Years War as he excelled in making large, detailed and often surprisingly accurate birds-eye-view paintings of battles and sieges. His paintings are also one of the best sources of information about the dress and equipment of soldiers during the period. His paintings are scattered across a large number of museums and private collections and only a limited number are available online. Over 200 mostly colored illustrations: including double-sided reproductions of about a hundred of his paintings, many detailed views, maps, and contemporary engravings, and all in a large-format book. $139.00 USD

On Ancient Warfare: Perspectives on Aspects of War in Antiquity – 4000 BC to AD 637 Richard Gabriel, author of 55 books and 300 articles on ancient warfare, presents his thoughts and perspectives on a selection of aspects of ancient warfare that he has found of particular interest. It does not aim to be a comprehensive overview nor a coherent narrative of ancient military history, but adds up to an illuminating, fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of various topics. Includes topics ranging from broad topics such as the origins of war, through logistics, military medicine, psychiatry, and the origins of jihad, to specifics such as the generalship of Alexander the Great, Scipio and Hannibal. Includes 16 black-and-white maps and diagrams. $43.00 USD

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The Cretan War 1645-1671: The Venetian-Ottoman Struggle in the Mediterranean War between Venice and Ottomans was the first conflict of contemporary age, but fought with the means of the 17th Century. Includes two maps, nine black-and-white photos, eight original color plates, and 89 black-and-white illustrations. The different types of soldiers involved in the conflict have been illustrated with care in color plates, based on the most significant coeval examples and employing several unpublished sources. $50.00 USD

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The Most Heavy Stroke: The Battle of Roundway Down 1643 Sir William Waller called his defeat at the Battle of Roundway Down the most heavy stroke that ever befell him. He also said it turned victory into mourning and glory into shame. Indeed, his loss in July 1643 was both dramatic and unexpected, but what exactly happened has posed questions to historians for many generations. Combines what accounts say of movements and eyewitness terrain descriptions with knowledge of period practice in a deeper study of both battle and battlefield than has been hitherto undertaken, turning agreed previous positions of both armies on their head. Includes twelve black-and-white photos, 45 black-and-white illustrations, eight color plates, and ten tables. $43.00 USD

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The Battle of Killiecrankie: The First Jacobite Campaign 1689-1691 Covers the military struggle between forces loyal to the newly established Scottish government and the Jacobite cause. Considers the political and religious situation in Scotland, and to a lesser extent its southern neighbor, from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the revolution of 1688-1689, which was far more radical in Scotland than it was in England, and which produced a constituency with a grievance which a new restoration might solve. Includes 18 black-and-white photos, ten black-and-white illustrations, eight color plates, and twelve tables. $43.00 USD

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Winning the Peninsular War: The Manuscript Notebook and Maps of Major Archibald F. Becke – From Salmanca to Toulouse Historian Archibald F. Becke created a beautiful notebook in 1907. Several such notebooks, meticulously compiled, have come into our hands over the years (and sold on) but this one was retained as it was particularly handsome. Becke's notes deal largely with the strategy of the period involved, fascinatingly from the point-of-view of an early 19th Century historian who particularly understood horse transported warfare, only a hundred years away from the time he wrote. But the real gems are his exquisitely drawn color maps which are faithfully reproduced, as well as a few other maps either from another source or which were included in the notebook. Includes 34 color maps. $48.00 USD

A New System of Cavalry Swordmanship: Lt. Col Charles Edward Radclyffe, 1st Royal Dragoons Transcription of the original manuscript of 1818 with historical notes on the author, plus a complete facsimile of the original notebook printed in color, including the 15 original sketches by the author. This manuscript about cavalry sword exercise proves the change in sword tactics at the end of the Peninsular War and Waterloo, when the use of the cavalry sword went from slashing instrument to a stabbing one (hence the evidence of heavy cavalry grinding their swords to a point before battle). Radclyffe served with the Royal Dragoons in the Peninsula from 1809 to 1814. He also served with distinction during the Waterloo Campaign. $48.00 USD

The 3rd Scots Guards in Time of War: The Memoirs of Sergeant John Stevenson, 1793-1814 cover

The 3rd Scots Guards in Time of War: The Memoirs of Sergeant John Stevenson, 1793-1814 Covers campaigns including Ireland in 1798, Egypt 1801, Hanover 1806, Copenhagen 1807, the Peninsular war 1809-11 (Oporto, Talavera, Bussaco, Torres Vedras, and Fuentes d'Onoro) and Bergen op Zoom 1814. It is also an important study of the rise of Methodism in the British Army. He served as a private for five years and was promoted sergeant in 1800. Includes ten maps and other illustrations. $32.00 USD

Campaigns of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion: 1808-1811 Facsimile of the 1812 original edition, plus a new 20-page introduction by Stephen Summerfield plus additional maps. This is the only source to the remarkable unit known as The Loyal Lusitanian Legion, commanded by Sir Robert Wilson in the Peninsula. It saw varied and significant service. This facsimile is considerably enhanced by Stephen's description of its war record, brief biographies and maps to follow the action. [Please note: map 14 was not included in the printing]. $32.00 USD

M2/M3 Bradley: Images of War Series Includes 270 color photographs, the bulk previously unpublished, of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. $25.00 USD

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M7 Priest: Images of War Series Includes 20 color and 190 black-and-white photographs of the M7 Howitzer Motor Carriage, dubbed the Priest. This was the most successful and widely used example of American self-propelled artillery during WWII, with examples used by the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and even serving Allied countries into the 1970s. $25.00 USD

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Beyond Rome to the Alps: Images of War Series Rome was liberated on 5 June 1944, but the Italian campaign had another eleven grueling months to run. The U.S. Fifth and British Eighth Armies drove across the Arno River, capturing Florence on 5 August. Once again, The Wehrmacht's 10th and 14th Armies eluded destruction, withdrawing into the Gothic Line in the Northern Apennines. The Eighth Army, advancing along the Adriatic coast, and the Fifth Army in the mountains north of Florence, penetrated this strong German defensive belt between 25 August and the end of September. Yet the Allied campaign stalled due to a lethal combination of supply and manpower shortages, the early onset of winter, and the rugged terrain favoring the German defenders. Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $25.00 USD

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German Armor in Normandy With over 100 photos, diagrams showing the composition of German armored divisions, and color profiles of tanks and other armored vehicles, this is a detailed examination of the German armored forces in Normandy in 1944, focusing on the organization of the ten panzer divisions that took part, the vehicles they relied on, and the battles they fought in, and why ultimately their combined strength was not enough. $25.00 USD

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Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series, with over 100 photographs and 24 color profiles, describes in detail the different events that caused the German defeat, from the beginning of the offensive on December 16, 1944, to the retreat behind the Siegfried Line. It looks at several topics in particular: the American resistance at St. Vith; the resistance of the 101st Airborne in Bastogne; German obstinacy in persisting with the siege at Bastogne; the airlift and the intervention of the 9th U.S. Air Force; the rapid regrouping of the 3rd U.S. Army; Patton's counterattack; the British counterattack; and finally how the Allies failed to transform the German withdrawal into rout, missing an opportunity to cross the Siegfried line and the Rhine on the heels of the Germans, leading to an incomplete victory. $25.00 USD

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