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Pijlie Inactive Member writes:

That's an old acquaintance on the cover of that Featherstone book. Fond memories.

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Summer's here, kids are out of school, and if you're going to be off on vacation, remember to take a book or two – here's some that might whet your appetite, some discounted, some not, and most due in the shoppe in two or three weeks.



1775 REBELLION – THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Nifty AWI wargame from the folks who brought you 1812. Card and area movement, variable turn sequence, and nice, tight play. Two to four players. Mounted mapboard, blocks for troops, dice, and card deck. Command the armies of the British Redcoats, English Loyalists, German Hessians, American Regulars, Patriots, French Regulars, and Native Americans to decide the fate of the Americas. Players from each faction cooperate to gain control of key towns and forts. $70.00 USD (here in mid-to-late July)

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WORLD AT WAR 31 – Dubno 1941 During the opening days of Operation Barbarossa, the German First Panzer Group drove deep through the Ukraine with its ultimate objective of Kiev. The 48th Panzer Corps broke through the Soviet frontier defenses, but the Red Army quickly counterattacked with several mechanized corps – and T-34 and KV tanks that were heavier than the Germans expected. While the Germans were outnumbered, especially in tanks, they had superior command-control and tactics. Moreover, the Red Army at this stage of the war was in the midst of reorganization, and suffering from severe logistical shortfalls. Following several days of mobile battles, the Wehrmacht routed the Red Army. Yet, the Germans were delayed long enough to cost them a quick capture of Kiev, a failure which would have considerable ramifications in the next several months of the campaign. Magazine also includes articles on the Maginot Line, British Armor in Southeast Asia 1944-45, and a biography of General Stanislaw Sosabowski. $30.00 USD

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WARGAMING COMMANDO OPERATIONS AND REFLECTIONS ON WARGAMING, Volume 2 Originally rejected by the publisher, this book has finally been brought into print. Includes history, three sets of rules, scenarios, and reflections on a lifetime of wargaming. $24.00 USD

DONALD FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING Full of passion, inspiration, and practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are entertaining and practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes… a great depth of writing and illustration to harness the enthusiasm of newcomers to the hobby and sharpen that of old hands. $24.00 USD



FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE COLONIAL AGE 1776-1914 Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics covers the AWI, War of 1812, The Mexican War, The Crimean War, The Austro- and Franco-Prussian Wars, The Zulu War, Sudan Campaign, and the Russo-Japanese War. $30.00 USD

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THE GREAT SIEGE OF NEWCASTLE, 1644 In telling the story of the people who fought there, what motivated them, and who led them there, this book also provides a minute-by-minute account of what happened on the day of Newcastle's bloodiest battle. $24.00 USD

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A BOLD AND AMBITIOUS ENTERPRISE: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814 The book deals with all aspects of the campaign, from grand strategy, with the proposed marriage alliance between the House of Orange and the House of Hanover, to tactical analysis of the battles and sieges that took place, including the disastrous attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, where heroic British soldiers paid with their lives for their commanders' failures. The problems of co-operation between the British and Prussians described here foreshadowed those, which would affect Wellington in 1815. $40.00 USD

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FOR THEM THE WAR WAS NOT OVER: The Royal Navy in Russia 1918-1920 As the guns fell silent on the Western Front of World War I on November 11, 1918, civil war in Russia blazed on. The White Russian army supporting the Tsar was still fighting the Bolsheviks, particularly in the north of Russia, and the Royal Navy sent a squadron of ships in support of the White Russians, while British troops fought against the Bolsheviks on land. Murmansk and Archangel became British enclaves, as soldiers and sailors fought a valiant but doomed war against the Bolsheviks. $24.00 USD

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WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD Explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe over a period of 2,000 years. Through the use of dozens of tactical maps, this fascinating one-volume introduction to the art of war during Western Civilization's ancient and classical periods offers a fresh perspective on the sophisticated nature of pre-modern warfare. 150 illustrations/maps. $20.00 USD

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B-25 MITCHELL In Action Eight all-new pages of photos and information fill out this latest version of Squadron's B-25 Mitchell in Action. Illustrated with 225 photographs, more than 80 of them rare period photos in original color, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; 80 pages. $19.00 USD

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C-17 GLOBEMASTER III In Action Combat operations, disaster relief, upgrades, and production are all described in word and image. This volume is a must for anyone interested in one of the very latest military aircraft that has made an essential contribution in recent conflicts, and is looking forward to decades more of exciting service. Illustrated with 220 photographs and detailed line drawings. $19.00 USD

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TIGER I in Action – 1942-1945

TIGER I in Action – 1942-1945 This compilation of the two volumes dealing with Tiger units on the Eastern Front, the Western Front, and Africa, features almost 1,000 period pictures, mostly unpublished, and more than 80 full-color plates by the author: tank profiles, details of markings and insignia, camouflage, and a short history of each Tiger unit. This edition has been revised and augmented, with more accurate captions as to dates and locales, together with new illustrations and a chapter on additional units. $53.00 USD

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ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and her operational history in detail. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing Admiral Graf Spee's appearance during the Battle of River Plate. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. $23.00 USD

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ARMOURED WARFARE IN NORTHWEST EUROPE 1944-1945: Images of War Series Records in graphic detail the role played by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and self-propelled artillery during the decisive campaign in Northwest Europe in 1944-5. In a sequence of over 200 archive photographs, he shows how American, British, Canadian, and Polish armored divisions spearheaded the assault on the Third Reich, and how the Wehrmacht mounted a desperate armored defense. $25.00 USD

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ARMOURED WARFARE AND HITLER'S ALLIES 1941-1945: Images of War Series Illustrated here are the panzers deployed by Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Romania on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. Hungary's homemade armor included the Toldi and Turan tanks and Zrinyi self-propelled guns. The Italians produced CV-33 tankettes, Semovente self-propelled guns, Autoblinda and Lancia armored cars, and a series of tanks. Romanian and Czech tanks and assault guns were also deployed. $25.00 USD

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WITH THE COURAGE OF DESPERATION: Germany's Defence of the Southern Sector of the Eastern Front 1944-45 A comprehensive account of events on the central and southern portions of the German Eastern Front from July 1944, in the aftermath of the cataclysmic defeat of Heeresgruppe Mitte, through the Soviet drive to victory. Publication of With the Courage of Desperation completes Hinze's trilogy, and represents a keystone to our understanding of the Soviet-German War 1941-45. 40 black-and-white photos, 82 maps. $70.00 USD

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PRETORIEN #27 Alesia Cover story: Alesia (Caesar receiving the surrender of Vercingetorix at Alesia). Other articles: Battle des Argenuses, La Vallee des Temples a Agrigenta, La Revolte de Tacfarinas, Roman officer Florian, and la champ de bataille de Tewkesbury. $18.00 USD

TRADITION #268 Cover: On the way to the Berezina (November 1812). Also: The Red House: Gensdarmes and light horse; Eagles in Spain: the 34th line; The Russian lancers: organization; The Bavarian Army in 1809; The fight Lochtchnitza; Sabres and dagger naval officers under the Empire; The Battle of San Jacinto (1836); and all our regular features. $15.00 USD

SOLDATS NAPOLEONIENS: No. 10 (New Series) Contents: Two brothers under the eagle: Jean-Francois and Antoine-Louis Regnault, painted by their father; Gaiters infantry line, model 1812; The 1st Battalion Engineering in 1812; The costume of members of the order of the Union; A cover sabretache officer of the 8th Hussars; White Flames officers hunters; The Russian Army against the Grand Army in 1812; Uniforms of the Austrian Army in 1798 and 1814; Gronow in London in 1814; and The Guards Museum, the museum guards. $28.00 USD

GLOIRE & EMPIRE #49: After Jena 1806 After the victories of Jena and Auerstadt, Napoleon's army pursued the defeated Prussians, capturing cities and remnants of the Prussian army. After a real blitzkrieg, Napoleon entered Berlin, followed by accepting the simultaneous surrender of Magdeburg and General Blucher. Yet, the deep humiliation felt by the Prussians will cause the start of 1813. Through the efforts of Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Clausewitz, the old professional army of Frederick the Great, unsuited to modern developments, is replaced by a new army based on the entire commitment of the people – creating the start of the great patriotic war that eventually overthrew Napoleon. $28.00 USD



WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY: #67 Theme: Warfare and Intrigue in Feudal Japan – Wrath of Heaven: Ninjas attack!; The Battle of Domyoji; and Figures and Terrain for a Japanese army. Also: Mayan Football and Let's Play: Chain of Command

WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #309 July 2013 Cover story: Soviet Union Wars Against Japan and Finland. Other articles include: Report on Salute 2013 show, Waterloo 1815, Battle of Snowshoes: French and Indian wars in the snow, Elope to Archangel: The British in the Russian Civil War, Rorke's Drift, Kingdom of Heaven, and more. $8.50 USD

ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 7.2 June 2013 Theme: Wars in Sicily – The Siege of Motya and Agathocles of Syracuse. Also Roman refusal of military service and Alexander the Great at the River Granicus. $10.00 USD

MEDIEVAL WARFARE Volume 3.3 June 2013 Theme: Seljuq Turks vs. Byzantium – Seljuq military technology and The Battle of Manzikert. Also The Scots invade England – 1138 and Professional warriors of Ireland. $10.00 USD


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