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Creating A Military Modelling Diorama

Creating A Military Modelling Diorama. Provides step-by-step instructions on how to plan, design and build a diorama and is suitable for new and more experienced modelers. With over 270 color photographs, it considers all scales from 1/87 (HO) to 1/32 and their implications for the diorama builder. The importance of research to ensure historical accuracy is emphasized. Advice is given on the creation of dioramas in different scales and sizes. It demonstrates the techniques required to achieve effective results for landscapes, terrain and vegetation. Finally, examples are included from the Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. $30.00 USD

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Modelling and Painting Science Fiction Miniatures. From the multi-part hard-plastic, 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, the book demonstrates a variety of modeling and painting techniques at different scales. It provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting and painting models, covers working in plastic, resin and white-metal; explains dry brushing techniques, the three-color method, multi-layering and shading with washes, and considers basing techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different sci-fi gaming systems. $30.00 USD

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Modelling Armored Cars of World War II. This book offers extensive information on the many different types or armored cars, some well known and others less so, with photographs of vintage vehicles and a 3D model to help create realistic-looking miniatures and plastic models. With over 220 color photographs, this book includes hints and tips on modeling tools and accessories used to add realism to your British, Commonwealth, German, Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, American, Soviet, and French armored cars. There are guidelines for building plastic, resin and metal models in 1:76, 1:72, 1:48, and 1:35 scales. $30.00 USD

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Play the Thirty Years' War: 1618-1648 Add-on: Cavalry Volume 1

Play the Thirty Years' War: 1618-1648 Add-on: Cavalry Volume 1 (Paper Figures). Enlarge your TYW army with this new cavalry series to add-on your Play the Thirty Years War 1618-1648. TYW paper figures can be copied, cut out, and mounted on stands. Includes six one-sided sheets of cardstock to get you started. $19.00 USD

Play the Thirty Years' War: 1618-1648 Add-on: Cavalry Volume 2 (Paper Figures). Enlarge your TYW army with this new cavalry series to add-on your Play the Thirty Years War 1618-1648. TYW paper figures can be copied, cut out, and mounted on stands. Includes six one-sided sheets of cardstock to get you started. $19.00 USD

Strategy & Tactics #331: On to Baghdad! WWI Wargame. On to Baghdad! is an operational-strategic level, two-player wargame covering the campaign in Mesopotamia and Persia in World War I. Players control either the allies representing the British-Indian, Russians pro-Allied Persians, Kuwaitis, and pro-Allied Partisans or the Central Powers representing the Ottoman Turks (or Turks), Germans, Austro-Hungarian, pro-CP Persians, and pro-CP Partisans. The Allied objective is to gain strategic control of Mesopotamia and Persia, including oil resources and critical cities. The Central Powers objective is to retain control and threaten British interests in the Persian Gulf and India. Each hex on the map represents 35 kilometers. Each turn represents six months. Ground units are mostly divisions, with breakdowns. Air units are mainly squadrons. Partisans represent groups of guerrillas. Components: One 22 x 34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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World at War #80: Hannut: France 1940 Wargame. Two-player operational level simulation of the battle fought during the Battle of Belgium that took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium. The primary purpose of the Germans was to tie down the strongest elements of the French 1st Army and keep it away from the main German attack by Army Group A through the Ardennes. The delay was to entice the allies into believing the main thrust would come through Belgium and then down into France. The ensuing battle was the largest clash of tanks in armored warfare history at the time. Hannut uses a simplified version of the Grand Operational Simulation Series (GOSS) rules that depict WWII combat at the battalion level. Each hex on the map is one mile. Units are battalions and companies. Each AM and PM game turn (GT) represents about one-half of available daylight hours. Night GTs extend through the hours of darkness. Components: 22 x 34-inch map, 280 die-cut counters, and magazine. $40.00 USD

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Modern War #55: Objective: Hamburg (7DR #5) Wargame. Objective Hamburg is a two-player alternative history wargame intended to investigate the operational parameters that would have been in place during the first four days of fighting in that border area of West Germany had the Soviet Union decided to try to attack sometime in the early 1980s. It was during that time frame, the Warsaw Pact achieved a possible decisive correlation of forces between their militaries and those of the West. This game is the fifth and final volume of the 7DR (Seven Days to the Rhine) series. Each single-volume game uses the same system and will be playable alone or combined with other games in the series. Each hexagon on the map represents 2.5 miles (four kilometers) from side to opposite side. The Warsaw Pact units are regiments, while NATO units are battalions. Air power and electronic warfare counters and rules abstractly represent, the effects of one side or the other gaining temporary superiority within those sub-realms of conflict. Each day of real time consists of one night-time and two daylight turns. $40.00 USD

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Napoleon's Imperial Guard: Organization, Uniforms and Weapons

Napoleon's Imperial Guard: Organization, Uniforms and Weapons. Detailed analysis of the organization, uniforms, and weapons of the French Imperial Guard created by Napoleon I. Describes how this large military body evolved from the Consular Guard created by Bonaparte as early as 1799, and came to include dozens of different military units belonging to each branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery, and specialist corps). The Imperial Guard was a miniature army made up of veteran soldiers, who were dressed in spectacular and elegant uniforms. The Guard also included several exotic non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers. The way in which Napoleon employed the Guard in battle is discussed and also how it differed from the rest of the French Army in terms of military dress and weaponry. $35.00 USD

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Castilla Frente A Inglaterra: Naval Battles and Landings in the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)

Castilla Frente A Inglaterra: Naval Battles and Landings in the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). The work focuses on the naval scope of the conflict, studying the clashes in the waters of the English Channel, even before start this war. The Navy of Castile, as ally of France, intervened in the war after defeating the Muslims at the Battle of the Straits. The war also began with a notable victory, capturing an English fleet in front of the port of La Rochela. $28.00 USD

German Tank Destroyers: WWII

German Tank Destroyers: WWII. Examines the development and deployment of all the tank destroyers used by the German army including the Hornisse, Jagdpanzer 38, Jagdpanzer IV, and Elefant. Includes 250 color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From the early days of World War II, it was clear that the Wehrmacht's antitank units would need to be motorized as existing horse, or automobile-drawn units were too slow to be effective. Initially, antitank guns were mounted onto available, usually obsolete, tank chassis, such as the Panzerjager I and II. However German engineers would soon turn to the heavy chassies of the Panzer IV, the Panther, and the Tiger for their tank hunters. $40.00 USD

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The Divisions of the Army of the RSI 1943-1944: Volume 1. Two-volume set examines the Divisions formed by the Army of the RSI, as well as the departments used in the fight against the partisans by the Republican National Army, starting from the last months of 1943. The purpose of continuing the war had always been present since the beginning of autumn 1943 in the military authorities of the Social Republic. During talks between Mussolini and Hitler it was agreed to form a new fascist army of 10 to 15 divisions. In reality, only four were planned and formed by the Republican National Army: 1st Bersaglieri Division Italy, 2nd Grenadiers Division Littorio, 3rd Marine Division San Marco, and 4th Alpine Division Monterosa. This first volume covers the 1st Bersaglieri Division Italy, which operated on the southern front in Garfagnana, against the allies, until the end of the war, and the 2nd Grenadiers Division Littorio. $25.00 USD

The Divisions of the Army of the RSI 1943-1944: Volume 2. This second volume covers the San Marco Division, which operated in Liguria and Garfagnana, against the allies, until the end of the conflict, and the Monterosa Alpine Division. $25.00 USD

The Armored Units of the Royal Army and the Armistice: Volume 2. The second volume recounts the events that took place in Rome, after the cessation of hostilities on 8 September 1943. Armored units were scattered in Italy and abroad, and the book examines how they acted after the Armistice. It also includes the heroic episodes of Resistance which occurred in Piombino, Parma, Piacenza, and Sardinia, without forgetting what happened to the armored units outside the national borders. The text concludes with the discussion of the (failed) attempts to reconstitute armored units with the co-belligerent Royal Army and the contribution made by armored units to the liberation struggle. $25.00 USD

The Liberation of the Philippines: Images of War series. General Douglas A MacArthur, Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area, saw the liberation of the Philippines Archipelago as the launching board for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands. By late 1944, with the capture of New Guinea and surrounding islands, the U.S. Sixth and Eighth Armies were poised for the challenge. Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $29.00 USD

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Spanish Republicans and the Second World War: Republic Across the Mountains. Tells the stories of the 500,000 Spanish Republicans who fled across the Pyrenees in 1939 as Catalonia fell to Franco's victorious army in the final weeks of the Spanish Civil War. Many of the exiles played an active part in WWII – some joined the French and British armed forces and saw action in various theaters including Africa and Europe (both in 1940 and after D-Day). Also examines the role of the Spanish volunteers of the Division Azul who swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler and fought with the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front, the role of the master double-agent Garbo, who played a crucial part in the success of D-Day, the strategic importance of Gibraltar, and the activities of the British diplomatic corps and secret services in resisting Hitler's plans to invade the Iberian Peninsula. $43.00 USD

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U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939-45. A comprehensive account of the development of American aircraft carriers up to and during World War II. Tells the dramatic yet successful story of U.S. aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the predecessors of modern-day super carriers. Includes profiles and explanatory text boxes, the concise text gives a clear overview of each ship's career, its fate, and its significance in American naval history. Moreover, the reader learns about the technical evolution of U.S. carriers throughout the war and the various aircraft launched from these magnificent vessels to engage their Japanese or German foes. This volume provides an overview of preserved World War II flat tops serving as floating museums for future generations, as well as a dive to the sunken U.S.S Saratoga at Bikini Atoll. Includes over 200 photos, diagrams, and illustrations. $50.00 USD

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And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Miniature Wargames: Issue #461

Miniature Wargames: Issue #461. Articles include: Cover: Command & Colours scenario for Napoleonic Peninsular War; Rockets Red Glare: American versus British scenario; The War of 1812: Command & Colours scenario for War of 1812, including a Congreve Rocket adaptation for even more red glare; Silkweaver Caverns: Dark Delve scenario for Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms with a huge arachnid; Scratch build a cave system: Part 2; Body Count: Part 2 of Vietnam War's Tet Offensive; Doomsday Machine: A.I. system using a fully downloadable card deck to run the space ship game Silent Death for solo or cooperative play; Let 'er Rip: Wild West scenario with downloadable ruleset includes Killer Miller – The Man in the Iron Coat (armor isn't just for Ned Kelly); Practical Wargames Scenery: Superdetailing a German Barn; Defense in Depth: New product reviews; Forward Observer: New product news; Recce; and The Last Word: Author and rules writer Chris Peers. $10.00 USD

Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #15: Alexander the Great

Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #15: Alexander the Great. Alexander III of Macedon came to power at the age of 20, ruling a semi-backward but vigorous realm that had just risen to a shaky hegemony over Greece. Ten years later, he had conquered the eastern Mediterranean littoral and broken the power of the Persian Empire. Bold action, opponent's mistakes, and a new model army all contributed to one of the most successful campaigns in military history. $16.00 USD

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Ancient Warfare: Volume 15.1 Special Operations in Antiquity

Ancient Warfare: Volume 15.1 Special Operations in Antiquity. Theme: Special Operations in Antiquity: Historical Introduction: Ancient Special Operations; Scouting for the Soldier-Emperor: Exploratores; Father of Special Operations Forces: Philopoemen at Gythium; Demosthenes and the Battle of Olpae, 426 BC: Lessons for the Future; Special Operations at the Sogdian Rock: Alexander's Mountaineers; The Battle of Camarina, 258 BC: The 300 Romans; and Late Antique Military Operations at Twilight: Death, Confusion, and Darkness. Other Feature Articles: Neolithic Jericho and the First Evidence of Warfare: Walls That Didn't Tumble Down; The Hippotoxotai of Athens: The Paris of the Cavalry; A Deadly Roman Sidearm: The Pugio; and The Kalkriese Battlefield: Varus and Germanicus. $12.00 USD

Ancient History Magazine #35: Science and Engineering in Antiquity. Theme: Science and Engineering in Antiquity: Science and Technology in Antiquity: Chipped Stones to Catapults; Symbols of Power and Prestige: Rome's Aqueducts; Early Buildings in the Eternal city: The Tuffs of Rome; and The Legacy of Babylonian Astronomy: Gazing at the Stars. Other Feature Articles: The First Greek on the Atlantic Coast: Kolaios; Imprisonment in Ancient Rome: All Locked Up; Getting Even in Ancient Times: Insults and Innuendo; Fish Cakes with Cumin Sauce: Food for the Eyes; The Modern-Day Attraction of an Unknown Era: Malta's Neolithic Monuments; Britain's Iron Queen: Cartimandua; and Living in Late Roman Numidia: The Land of Augustine. $12.00 USD

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