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 REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 11 – THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: The Saxon Army at Pirna 1756 – A Series of What-If Scenarios

REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 11 – THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: The Saxon Army at Pirna 1756 – A Series of What-If Scenarios Large-format hardback. Scenarios for Hochkirk, Langensalza, Reichenbach, Amoneburg, and Freiberg. Plus rules additions and other extras. $63.00 USD

'NAM: The Vietnam War Miniatures Game

'NAM: The Vietnam War Miniatures Game Hardback edition. Rules set based on Team Yankee system, also includes missions and a comprehensive list of American, South Vietnamese, North Vietnamese, and ANZAC forces. $63.00 USD

MUSKETS & SPRINGFIELDS: Wargaming the American Civil War 1861-1865

MUSKETS & SPRINGFIELDS: Wargaming the American Civil War 1861-1865 Rules for operational battles in the American Civil War, used with any scale and basing system. The player is the army commander with sub-command groups. This will be typically a corps. The basic unit is the infantry brigade, grouped with cavalry and artillery into corps or divisions, but also include sharpshooters and skirmishers. Turns use a bag-pull system in which it is possible for the non-active player to able to interdict the play. The game system uses grids as the unit of measurement. The game space is broken into several square grids which represent 300 yards in ground scale. Taking a balance of the various drill guides of the period, this is approximately equal to 600 men in two ranks. For a typical 6 x 4 playing space, it is recommended a ratio width x depth of 1.5 x 1. A typical 6 x 4 table provides the following 12 (3,600 yds) by 8 (2,400 yds) squares of battlefield.

Morale is handled at the corps level and attrition is held at the individual unit base. Morale is not the usual average, veteran, elite often used, but a reflection of the state of mind on the day: Unknown, Nervous, and Steady. The first time a unit takes damage, the player rolls on a chart to discover the morale rating (dependent on year and side). Morale failures are held at corp level until enough occur for the corps to run away. Attrition is held at the unit level. This represents loss of cohesion, battlefield casualties or supplies running low. A unit can absorb six hits before it is automatically destroyed. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30 USD

OSPREYS…

392 EARLY PACIFIC RAIDS 1942: The American Carriers Strike Back

392 EARLY PACIFIC RAIDS 1942: The American Carriers Strike Back Campaign series. Documents the U.S. Navy's high-speed, hit-and-run carrier attacks starting on Feb 1, 1942, against Japanese bases. With most of the Japanese carrier fleet in the Indian Ocean, Vice Admiral Bill Halsey started raiding the Japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands, Rabaul, Wake Island, Marcus Island, and Lae and Salamaua in northern New Guinea. Includes usual plethora of artwork and photos. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD
087 THE SVD DRAGUNOV RIFLE

087 THE SVD DRAGUNOV RIFLE Weapon series. Explores the development and performance of this U.S.S.R. medium-range sniping rifle in the 1960s. The Dragunov stood out against most Western sniping rifle types by being semi-automatic, a configuration that marginally lowers accuracy compared to bolt-action sniping rifles, but which allows for faster follow-up shots. Even so, the SVD is still capable of taking precision killing shots out to 800m and beyond, making it a thoroughly practical combat weapon for marksmen and snipers. It is the world's most widespread sniping rifle, still in use in the former Soviet armies, and sold to more than 40 countries worldwide. Illustrated with cutaway artwork and battlescenes, plus technical and historical photographs. $23.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55 USD
391 THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1863 (2): The Second Day

391 THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1863 (2): The Second Day Campaign series. Assisted by superb maps and 3D diagrams, this second booklet in the Gettysburg series describes the tactical actions, including Hunterstown and Benner's Hill, Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Rose Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and Culp's and Cemetery hills. The critical decisions taken on the second day are examined in detail, and why the commanders committed to them. July 2, 1863, was the bloodiest and most complicated of the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg. On this day, the clash involved five divisions of Confederate infantry and their accompanying artillery battalions, as well as a cavalry skirmish at nearby Hunterstown. The bulk of the Union army engaged on the second day of fighting, including men from the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th Corps. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD

319 BRITISH FRIGATES AND ESCORT DESTROYERS: 1939-45 New Vanguard series. Outlines the history of the nearly 200 Hunt-, Loch-, Bay-, and River-class escort destroyers and frigates, revealing how crews fought, and what life was like on board. Using archive photos, detailed color profiles, a Hunt-class cutaway, and battlescenes of the ships at war, he explores the key role played by these small but deadly escorts. Escort destroyers were essentially small destroyers optimized for anti-submarine warfare, with speed and anti-surface weaponry sacrificed, while frigates were simpler, designed so they could be built quickly in civilian shipyards. These warships were key to protecting convoys in the Atlantic Ocean, where their range and seagoing qualities made them well-suited for operations. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD

550 THE DUTCH-INDONESIAN WAR 1945-49: Armies of the Indonesian War of Independence Men at Arms series. Using color illustrations and rare photos, this title depicts the various forces involved in the struggle for Indonesia: the British Indian Army troops sent to key areas to disarm Japanese garrisons, the Indonesian nationalists who immediately proclaimed an independent Republic, remaining Japanese troops, and the Dutch forces which arrived in 1946. Details how the nationalists were defeated by Dutch and Dutch-led local forces in urban areas (e.g. during Operations Product and Crow, 1947 and 1948), but how their guerrillas evaded Dutch troops in the jungle hills and swamps. Illustrating a wide range of uniforms, insignia, personal weapons and equipment, this study showcases the troops and armor involved in the conflict. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD

BOOKS…

THE PANZERS OF PROKHOROVKA: The Myth of Hitler's Greatest Armoured Defeat

THE PANZERS OF PROKHOROVKA: The Myth of Hitler's Greatest Armoured Defeat The book seeks to expose myths about the battle and argues that German armored losses were negligible and a fresh approach is required to understand Prokhorovka. The battle was indeed an important Soviet victory, but a very different one to that described above. Based on ground-breaking archival research and supported by hitherto unpublished images of the battlefield, the book presents a new analysis of this famous battle. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD
LEYTE GULF: A New History of the World's Largest Sea Battle

LEYTE GULF: A New History of the World's Largest Sea Battle The battle of Leyte Gulf was a huge and complex action, actually consisting of four major battles, each of which are broken down in detail in this book. Critically examines the plans of both sides and how they dictated the events of the battle. Dismantles the myths surrounding the respective actions and overall performances of the two most important commanders in the battle, and the lost victory of the Japanese advance into Leyte Gulf that never happened. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD

IMMORTAL VALOR: The Black Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II The remarkable story and their extraordinary acts of bravery of seven African-American soldiers denied the Medal of Honor for more than 50 years due to their race. In 1945, when Congress began reviewing the record of the most conspicuous acts of courage by American soldiers during World War II, they recommended awarding the Medal of Honor to 432 recipients. Despite the fact that more than one million African-Americans served, not a single black soldier received the Medal of Honor. The omission remained on the record for over four decades. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD

THE TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB: Naval Aviation in the Vietnam War The 'Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club' was the tongue-in-cheek nickname of the U.S. Seventh Fleet that was stationed off the coast of Vietnam. Examines the U.S. naval air campaign in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1975. Covers operations from the U.S.S. Maddox in the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident of 1964 onwards through to the eventual withdrawal of the fleet following the collapse of South Vietnam in 1975. The Seventh Fleet's Task Force 77, which at points during the war had as many as six carriers on station at any one time with 70-100 aircraft on each, provided vital air support for combat troops on the ground, while at the same time taking part in the major operations against North Vietnam itself, such as Rolling Thunder, Linebacker I and II. All of these operations took place in a hostile environment of flak, missiles and MiGs. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD

GAMES…

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Fields of Eternia Board Game

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Fields of Eternia Board Game An adventure-driven tactics-and-strategy game that features epic campaigns that can be played solo or with friends and family. Your objective is to rally and recruit troops, complete exciting quests while collecting ancient and powerful artifacts and building vehicles, and emerge as the victor who conquers Eternia. Skeletor finally did it – he went back in time to fight King Grayskull, long before King Randor and Prince Adam were even in existence. The box set contains: 1 x game board; 1 x rulebook; 1 x mission book; 2 x epic dice; 20 x wilds dice; 2 x combat grids; 12 x hero miniatures; 30 x soldier miniatures; 304 x various cards; 48 x cards for the solo/co-op mode; and 130 x various tokens. $125.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $112.50 USD

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