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The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715: Volume 3 – The Line Cavalry, Dragoons and the Irish Wild Geese

The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715: Volume 3 – The Line Cavalry, Dragoons and the Irish Wild Geese The Cavalry: This section describes what was by very far Europe's largest cavalry force. It included the Gendarmerie de France, which was a privileged division between the guards and the line cavalry. The line cavalry evolved from a fairly standard heavy cavalry force in the 1640s to a more complex arm of the service that first added numerous dragoon regiments in the 1670s, a division of rifled-armed elite carabiniers in the 1690s, and also the advent of Hussars as light cavalry at that time. The peculiar organization of the cavalry with its Mestre de Camp General, Colonel General is also described and some of its personalities had rather colorful careers. Arms, accoutrements and dress of the cavalry are discussed and also, the horses and the never-attained challenge of furnishing enough for some 60,000 troopers in the 1690s. The Wild Geese: This expatriate force of Irish officers and men formed quite a different type of force. They were not mercenaries as other foreign regiments. They either belonged to the army that came with James II to France and, in the 1690s, formed his distinct army or served in the Irish regiments that formed a division within the French army. Also, appendices listing all the regiments of the French cavalry from 1643 to 1715. Other appendices concern uniforms as described in the main contemporary sources. There will further be at least one appendices on opponent armies, certainly, the Austrian army in this volume. Another topic is a list of French Protestant regiments in the British army. Includes 144 black-and-white illustrations, 32-pages of color plates, and 23 black-and-white maps. $60.00 USD

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Wellington's Favorite Engineer: John Fox Burgoyne – Operations, Engineering, and the Making of a Field Marshal Covers the formative years of John Burgoyne, the first field marshal in the Corps of Royal Engineers, and his service in the Napoleonic Wars, first in the Mediterranean, and then in the Iberian Peninsula from 1808-1814. Having built up a good relationship with Wellington, Burgoyne was selected to command the engineers in the disastrous American campaign of 1814-15. Includes 14 black-and-white illustrations, 50 black-and-white maps, and seven black-and-white diagrams. $45.00 USD

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Hitler's Panther Tank Battalions: 1943-1945 – Images of War Series Traces the development of the Panther, for example into tank-hunter (Panzerjager), and also covers the other supporting vehicles that formed part of the Panther battalions' establishment. These included armored recovery, Bergepanther, halftracks, Sd.kfz.2 Kettenrad, gun tractors and communications vehicles. Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $23.00 USD

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The Long Range Desert Group in Action: 1940-1943 – Images of War Series Long Range Desert Group has a strong claim to the first Special Forces unit in the British Army. This addition to the photobook series follows the LRDG from its July 1940 formation as the Long Range Patrol in North Africa, tasked with intelligence gathering, mapping and reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines. Manned initially by New Zealanders, in 1940, the unit became the LRDG with members drawn from British Guards and Yeomanry regiments and Rhodesians. After victory in North Africa, the LRDG relocated to Lebanon before being sent on the ill-fated mission to the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean. Serving independently, when the Germans overwhelmed and captured the British garrisons, many LRDG personnel escaped using their well-honed skills. Includes 250 integrated black-and-white photos. $29.00 USD

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The Hell of the Eastern Front: The Fate of a Young Soldier During the Fighting in Russia in WWII Fritz Sauer initially joined the ranks of the Reichsarbeitsdienst, the Reich Labor Service, but was posted to Infantry Regiment No. 437 (132nd Infantry Division) in April 1942, first in the Crimea and then the Leningrad areas. He recalls events such as recovering the body of a fallen colleague from No Man's Land, the terrifying experience of facing a Red Army infantry attack, Soviet tank assaults, and the moment when a group of comrades in a neighboring crater were hit by a shell. He became a casualty himself when he was badly wounded in the legs during a counterattack. After his recovery and retraining in a convalescent unit, Fritz was detailed to serve as a guard in a prisoner of war camp – still on the Eastern Front. Transferred to a tank-assault regiment during the last year of the war, he was ordered to make contact with another unit, but lost his way in the snow. After sheltering with a farmer's family, Fritz decided to head west, fleeing before the advancing Red Army. His subsequent journey home took many twists and turns. $33.00 USD

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White Devils! Monte Cervino Alpine Ski Battalion – 1941-1943 Photos and images from World War II. $28.00 USD

The Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Italian Social Republic Photos and images from World War II. $28.00 USD

South African Armored Fighting Vehicles: A History of Innovation and Excellence – 1960-2020 Takes an in-depth look at 13 iconic South African armored vehicles, including design, development, main features, layout, equipment, capabilities, variants, and service experiences. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and 25 custom-drawn color profiles. $30.00 USD

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An Attrition of Souls: WWI Wargame

An Attrition of Souls: WWI Wargame Light, fast-paced wargame at the strategic scale covering the Great War, designed with a high degree of replayability. Each turn, you randomly draw tiles based on your industrial points and use them to the best of your ability. Game strategy is key due to the unforgiving combat system capturing the horrific attrition of this conflict; the dice offer no bloodless victories or reprieve for either side. Also offers great variability regarding the length of the war. Some games will end with decisive victories in 1915, and other will draw out into brutal stalemates that last until the end of 1918. No two games play alike. Added to this is a plethora of optional rules that bring additional historical depth to the game, as well as balancing the game for players of different skill levels. Components: Mounted Mapboard; Two Counter Sheets; 20 Event Cards; Rules booklet; Entente Player Mat; Central Powers Player Mat; Two Player Aid Cards; Two Pouches; ten six-sided dice; Game Box. Product Information: Complexity: 4 out of 10 (Low); Solitaire Suitability: Medium; Time Scale: 6 months per turn; Map Scale: abstract regional map of Europe; Unit Scale: Army and Army Group (each tile = approximately 250,000 men); Players: One or Two, Best with Two; Playing Time: 90 minutes. $69.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines

Medieval Warfare: Volume 10.5 Siege Warfare in the Middle Ages

Medieval Warfare: Volume 10.5 Siege Warfare in the Middle Ages Theme: Siege warfare in the Middle Ages: The Hidden Crusader Super-Weapon: Italian Combat Engineers; The Evolution of Sieges in Scandinavia, ca 950-1300: From Palisades to Donjons; Siege Warfare in the Middle Ages: Ten Ways to Conquer a Castle; Divine Assistance in Byzantium and Beyond: Defending Constantinople. Features: The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh: Scotland's Darkest Day; Crossbows and Shields: The Italian Militiaman; For Throwing Long Darts… Which Terrified: The Springily; I Greet the Sword's Honed Edge: The Vikings and Death; When You Need Your Fortifications Done Quickly: The Ringwork Castle. $10.00 USD

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