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OMM: Rules, Ospreys, Books & Magazines

OMM Cyber Monday Sale – any item in this list 20% discount, buy three or more and save 30%!

All books are used but in great condition. If you wish to pick up your order at the shoppe, please call ahead to ensure we are open.

Military Models:

How to Go Plastic Modelling

How to Go Plastic Modelling

Basic introduction to model building, with chapters on tools, detailing, painting, conversion, transfers, and markings. Includes black-and-white drawings and illustrations. One volume, 168 pages, 1971 London, Patrick Stephens.

Very good – dj, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.

Wargaming:

Palladium Book of Weapons & Assassins

Palladium Book of Weapons & Assassins

The weapons and secrets of real world ancient assassins. Includes guilds and societies of assassins like the Order of the Assassins, Ninja, and Thugs of India, as well as details about their weapons, tools, poisons, clothing, armor, methods and more. A fan favorite written by Erick Wujcik. Back in stock. One volume, 48 pages.

Very good – pb, Only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
Paper Wars Magazine with Game: Issues 80-99

Paper Wars Magazine with Game: Issues 80-99

OMM just acquired a large collection of Paper War magazines with games, all are excellent condition and unpunched.

  1. 80: Setting Sun, Rising Sun
  2. 81: Position Magnifique: The Battle of Mars-la-Tour, 1870
  3. 82: I Will Fight No More, Forever: The Retreat of the Nez Perce, June-October 1877
  4. 83: Rising Sun Over China: The Sino-Japanese War: July 1937-November 1941
  5. 84: Finnish Civil War
  6. 86: Nomads No More: Central Asian Conflicts in the Wake of the Russian Civil War
  7. 87: Belmont: Grant's Baptism of Command, November 7th, 1861
  8. 88: Scourge of God: Mongolians 1206-1259
  9. 89: Burning Mountains
  10. 90: MacArthur: The Road to Bataan
  11. 91: Jihad: The Rise Of Islam 632-731 A.D.
  12. 92: Pitt's War
  13. 95: Hannibal
  14. 96: ACW Rally 'Round the Flag
  15. 99: Assault on Tobruk, Rommel Triumphant, 20 June, 1942

One volume, 79 pages, 2000s U.S., Compass Games.

Very good – softcover, unpunched and punched game. First come, first served… $47.00 USD each.

Militaria:

British Cavalry Standards

British Cavalry Standards

Almark, includes six color plates and black-and-white illustrations. One volume, 55 pages, 1971 London, Almark Publishing.

Good – softcover, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
British & Scottish Army Badge Reference Guide for Collectors Set

British & Scottish Army Badge Reference Guide for Collectors Set

A set of five books that have detailed descriptions and quality black-and-white pictures of British and Scottish Army badges. The set contains the following:

  • Glengarry Badges of the British Line Regiments to 1881
  • Badges of the British Army 1820-1960
  • Scottish Regimental Badges 1793-1971 (Including Commonwealth Forces)
  • British Army Collar Badges 1881 to the Present (Book was published in 1986)
  • Cavalry and Yeomanry Badges of the British Army 1914 – One volume, 60 pages, 1970-1980s U.K., Arms and Armor
Very good – dj, only 1 set available, first come, first served… $65.00 USD.

Uniforms:

The Foot Guards Regiments: 1880-1914

The Foot Guards Regiments: 1880-1914

Includes eight color plates and many black-and-white illustrations. One volume, 64 pages, 1972 London, Almark Publicat's.

Good – dj, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.

General Military:

The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Modern World 17th-20th Centuries

The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Modern World 17th-20th Centuries

Which was the most brilliant of Napoleon's victories? How close did the Duke of Wellington come to losing the battle of Waterloo? What qualities made Stonewall Jackson a battlefield commander of genius? What tactics did Montgomery employ to defeat Rommel at Alamein? How did General Giap's Viet Minh troops inflict defeat on a French army at Dienbienphu, despite the massive artillery superiority of their colonial opponents? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in The Art of War, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 50 greatest commanders of the early modern and modern worlds. The Art of War is an authoritative and lavishly illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 50 greatest military commanders of the period, from Cromwell to Konev, from Marlborough to Moltke, and from Petain to Patton. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3,000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. Each biography is accompanied by a battle feature or campaign feature – embellished by a full-color battle plan or campaign map – focusing on the commander's greatest battlefield achievement. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, The Art of War is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson – but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. One volume, 446 pages, 2009 U.K., Quercus.

As New – dj, one copy available, first come first served… $20.00 USD.
Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan

Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan

Definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The book begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords, contending for political ascendancy, then outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training, necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition contains a foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous illustrations by Oscar Ratti. One volume, 484 pages, 1973 Japan, Tuttle.

Very good – dj, one copy available, first come first served… $10.00 USD.
Weapons & Fighting Arts of the Indonesian Archipelago

Weapons & Fighting Arts of the Indonesian Archipelago

The weapons and fighting arts of the Indonesian archipelago form the substance of this book, which depicts the cultures of such places as Java, Bali, Sumatra and the Madura. The reader discovers the varied combative forms of the islands, from empty-hand techniques to the use of such weapons as spears, whips, knives, and the dagger called the kris. He learns of the links between the fighting arts of the continent (China and India) and the Indonesian forms, and of the first contacts with the Europeans. He meets the Menangkabau warriors, the Alefuru head-hunters, and the Celates pirates, and learns their combat methods. One volume, 254 pages, 1972 Japan, Charles E Tuttle Company, inc.

Very good – dj, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $30.00 USD.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir

My Share of the Task: A Memoir

In this illuminating memoir, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career. He delves candidly into the intersection of history, leadership, and his own experience to produce a book of enduring value.

Joining the troubled post-Vietnam army as a young officer, McChrystal witnessed and participated in some of our military's most difficult struggles. He describes the many outstanding leaders, he served with and the handful of bad leaders, he learned not to emulate. He paints a vivid portrait of the traditional military establishment that turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan and the wider War on Terror.

Very good – dj, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.

Middle Ages:

Armies of the Middle Ages Volume 1: 1300-1487 140

Armies of the Middle Ages Volume 1: 1300-1487

Covers the Hundred Year's War, War of the Roses, and the Burgundian Wars. Classic book of organization, tactics, dress, and weapons. Includes 159 black-and-white line drawings and bibliography. One volume, 120 pages, 1978 U.K., Wargames Research Group.

Very good – pb, Out of Print – Only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $60.00 USD.

Napoleonic:

British Light Cavalry

British Light Cavalry

Nations in Arms 1800-1815 series, with twelve color plates. One volume, 48 pages, 1977 London, Almark Publishing.

Very good – hardback, one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
Legacy of Glory

Legacy of Glory

The struggle for Spain from Joseph Bonaparte's point of view. Index, chapter notes/references. Maps and black-and-white illustrations. Dust jacket worn. One volume, 353 pages, 1971 New York, Scribner.

Very good – dj one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
The Years of Napoleon

The Years of Napoleon

Concise history contains eight color plates and many black-and-white illustrations. One volume, 88 pages, 1972 London, Almark Publishing.

Good – softcover, only 1 copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
En Campagne Avec Napoleon

En Campagne Avec Napoleon

This unique oversized book details Napoleon's campaign, starting in 1799 and ending in 1813 with Leipzig and Hanau. The text is completely in French, and the book has a scattering of unique colored drawings, presumably by the author, in the same style as the cover art. There is also a map of Europe on the inside front and back covers. One volume, 137 pages, 1959 France, Flammarion.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $15.00 USD.
The Ordeal of Captain Roeder

The Ordeal of Captain Roeder

Captain Roeder was a Captain in the Hessian Life Guards during the Invasion of Russia, very detailed account of the Retreat, black-and-white illustrations/maps. One volume, 248 pages, 1960 U.S., St Martins Press.

Very good – dj is worn, only one copy available, first come, first served… $15.00 USD.

War of 1812:

Paper Wars: Issue 78 – Rockets Red Glare 1812

Paper Wars: Issue 78 – Rockets Red Glare 1812

Usually sells online for $225 USD-$275 USD – we are offering it at a discounted price of $98 USD!

Rockets Red Glare is a two-player game-type simulation of the War of 1812 in North America on the strategic and operational levels. The entire war is covered in quarterly turns corresponding to seasons, with strategic level play, occurring on a map of the United States East & Gulf coasts, as well as some interior areas and the associated coastal seas. Operational level play is also in quarterly turns and takes place on a map of the Great Lakes border area between the United States and Canada. One player controls the forces of the United States, and a second player controls the forces of England and Canada. Each game turn is composed of both a strategic turn, played on the strategic U.S. map, followed by an operational turn, played on the operational Great Lakes map. Every Fall game turn a special inter-turn phase, is played after the conclusion of the operational turn to set up events for the upcoming year.

Rockets Red Glare is both a naval and a land combat game. The war itself was one of those strange affairs that started due to poor political decisions, and ended due to lack of militarily significant results and the slow realization that it had all been a mistake anyway. The long term results, however, were important. The United States ceased to be a breakaway English colony in the eyes of the world, and most particularly England. Canada was turned permanently away from the path of the American republic, to move slowly down its own course to independence. Rockets Red Glare depicts the military aspects of this key turning point in the history of North America. The game has 255 counters, a 22 x 28 map sheet of the combat areas including charts and tables, and a set of rules to play the game. One volume, one page, 2013 U.S., Compass Games.

As New – softcover unpunched, only 1 copy available, first come first served… $98.00 USD.

Aviation:

Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1972-73

Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1972-73

The annual record of aviation development and progress. This very thick volume lists all of the world's air-vessels at time of publication – aircraft, drones, sailplanes, airships, military missiles, research rockets and space vehicles, and aero-engines. It lists description of the vessel, dimensions, weights, max speed, max range, etc. Very detailed but very large and very heavy. One volume, 798 pages, 1973 U.S., McGraw-Hill.

Good – dj, dj and first page have some staining, only one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
History of the Helicopter: As Told by its Pioneers 1907-1956

History of the Helicopter: As Told by its Pioneers 1907-1956

This book describes the machines built between 1907 and 1956 in France, the U.S., Russia, Great-Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium, Canada, China, and Brazil to tell the story of the men who developed and tested these audacious concepts sometimes at the cost of their own lives. One volume, 261 pages, 1984 France, France-Empire.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $50.00 USD.
Spitfire: The Legend Lives On

Spitfire: The Legend Lives On

The Spitfire turned 80 on March 5, 2016, and the passion for the Royal Air Force's best-loved fighter was running at an all-time high. There are more than 50 Spitfires flying in the world today, and John Dibbs has shot virtually all of them, on the wing, in his breathtaking style.

This eye-catching book combines this unique collection of stunning photos with poignant firsthand accounts of flying the airplane in combat from some of the most famous Aces to pilot the Spitfire and from some of the forgotten pilots. Chronicling the history of this most iconic of British aircraft, this book is a must-have purchase for aviation enthusiasts. One volume, 224 pages, 2016 U.K., Osprey.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $15.00 USD.

AFVS & Artillery:

The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles

The Encyclopedia of Tanks & Armored Fighting Vehicles

Warriors have long sought to combine protection and mobility in combat, from ancient chariots to medieval knights and armored wagon. It was the development of the internal combustion engine that allowed a vehicle to possess both features on the battlefield. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles is a definitive guide to over 1500 armored vehicles that have emerged from the first gasoline engine to the present day. In 1916, during World War I, the tank made its debut on the Western Front for the British, and the face of warfare changed almost overnight. In each nation's quest for battlefield dominance, many different types of armored vehicles have been produced, some more successful than others, all of which are covered in the encyclopedia, with each entry being accompanied by a photograph or artwork, full specifications and a development and career history. The book is divided into sections by country, with entries arranged chronologically. A detailed index is provided for easy cross-referencing. With such in-depth coverage of the subject, this is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the history of military vehicles. One volume, 545 pages, 2002 U.K., Spellmount.

As New – dj, one copy available, first come, first served… $20.00 USD.
Armored Fighting Vehicles of the World: Volume 5 – Germany

Armored Fighting Vehicles of the World: Volume 5 – Germany

Compilation of 12+ AFV Profiles along with Brig. Watkin's Only Movement Brings Victory and Duncan Crow's own thumbnail sketches of the 40 Panzer divisions. Includes black-and-white & color photos/illustrations/maps plus index. One volume, 308 pgs, 1973 U.K., Profile Publications.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $20.00"USD.

Naval 1880-2000:

The Aircraft Carrier Victorious

The Aircraft Carrier Victorious

The distinguished career of the aircraft carrier Victorious extended from World War II to 1967. A major refit during the 1950s saw her emerge as the Royal Navy's most advanced carrier in the world.

The author's drawings show all the changes which she underwent during her long career, while the text focuses especially on her war service which included a number of daring airstrikes, most notably against the German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. Later, she sailed for the Far East where she was part of the British Pacific Fleet; there she withstood several kamikaze attacks. One volume, 160 pages, 1991 U.S., Naval Institute Press.

Very good – dj, only one copy, first come, first served…$20.00 USD.
This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power

This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power

Kenneth J. Hagan pulls the curtain back for American civilians as he shares a sweeping account of the country's naval experience.

Including the wooden Continental Navy to contemporary projections of the service's high-tech mission in the next century, this book shares the complete making and growth of America's sea power. One volume, 434 pages, 1992 U.S., Touchstone.

Very good – dj one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
Soviet Warships: The Soviet Surface Fleet 1960 to the Present

Soviet Warships: The Soviet Surface Fleet 1960 to the Present

Complete details of each class of the Soviet surface warships – from the Kynda-class guided missile carriers of the 1960s to the nuclear-powered battlecruiser Kirov. One volume, 128 pages, 1983 U.S., Naval Institute Press.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $15.00 USD.
Battleships of the U.S. Navy in World War II

Battleships of the U.S. Navy in World War II

This large format volume details the development of the American battleships of WWII. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, deck plans, and silhouette drawings, the book covers all the classes of battleships involved in WWII. Additionally, there is a chapter on Japanese battleships, the design of which greatly influenced American thinking. 148 photos, 115 drawings. One volume, 191 pages, 1977 U.S., Bonanza Books.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $7.00 USD.
Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine Im Kampf 1939-1945

Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine Im Kampf 1939-1945

German book on the Germany Navy from 1939-1945. Text is in German, but there are multiple black-and-white pictures on almost every page; they include pictures of German ships, as well as captains and personnel of the vessels. One volume, 246 pages, 1969 Germany, Podzun-Verlag, Dorheim.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served, (German)… $15.00 USD.
British Battle Cruisers

British Battle Cruisers

This volume covers in detail the classes of battle cruisers with fought with the Royal Navy in both World Wars. In addition to the descriptions of each class and ship, there is an account of the major operations and scale drawings. These are all to constant scale. Numerous pictures illustrate every vessel, many from different aspects and at differing periods. Color art includes some of the early unofficial ships' badges. This book is an invaluable reference guide for naval enthusiasts. One volume, 80 pages, 1972 U.K., The Byron Press Ltd.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $25.00 USD.

WWI:

Gallipoli Diary

Gallipoli Diary

The Great War was among the very pugnacious and inhumane battles in the history of humankind. Millions of people died and the disaster was complicated by the circumstance that these were all men who were very young. They both went through substantial damages and this battle is also noteworthy for being among in which innumerable new and dreadful weaponries were made known by both to kill one another.

Gallipoli Diary, created by John Graham Gillam, is some of the countless subjective accounts penned by the fighters of this blood-spattered war. Produced in 1918, when recollections of the battle were still new in the thoughts of those who had suffered from it, it is in reality a portion of history for contemporary book lovers who chance upon it almost 100 years after.

John Graham Gillam was a juvenile supply officer of the British Army. Although he did not take part of the real combat, his squadron was in command of safeguarding that the units got food and weaponries in their troughs. His narrations are exemplified by his necessity to bear witness to the incidents and document them as they transpired. The absolute devastation and pointlessness of the clash are what persist in the peruser's thoughts in the last pages, and up to the next generations perceive from the teachings of history, they are fated to reprise it. One volume, 341 pages, 1989 U.S., Strong Oak Press.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $20.00 USD.

WWII:

The Alexander Memoirs 1940-1945: Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis

The Alexander Memoirs 1940-1945: Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis

After his first meeting with General Alexander in August 1942, Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks wrote that, by repute, he was Winston Churchill's fire brigade chief par excellence – the man who was always dispatched to retrieve the most desperate situations.

Churchill was indeed in need of a fire brigade chief. Allied forces had been chased back across the desert by Rommel. Alexander bought a new hope to the famed Desert Rats: he instilled them with his own confidence and thought of victory. Under his command, Montgomery was ready to fight and win the Battle of El Alamein. Even as his generals drove the enemy from North Africa, Alexander was planning far ahead for Sicily and Operation Husky, the first major seaborne invasion by either side during the war.

It was said that before El Alamein, the Allies never knew victory, and after El Alamein, they never knew defeat. Much of the credit for that belongs to Alexander. For decades, his contribution to the British efforts in both wars has been overlooked. Here, however, is a comprehensive edition of his personal and candid memoirs, which includes judgments on such men as Montgomery, Patton and Churchill. He also details his role in leading the withdrawal of the 1st Infantry Division at Dunkirk, his dealings with Stilwell in Burma, and the bombing of the abbey at Monte Cassino. One volume, 210 pages, 1962 U.S., McGraw-Hill Book Company.

Very good – dj, one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
Great Campaigns of World War II

Great Campaigns of World War II

WWII was a global conflict in every sense of the term. The struggle for mastery of the world affected every continent, and the destinies of millions of people hinged on the great turning points of the war. These were the major battles waged by the Allies and their enemies in the Atlantic and the Pacific seas, in the skies over Britain, in the deserts of North Africa, and the plains of Europe. Each one was crucial to the outcome of the war itself. This book is a study of five of such battles. One volume, 320 pages, 1984 U.S., Finsbury Books.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $20.00 USD.
Guadalcanal: Starvation Island

Guadalcanal: Starvation Island

When the Marines' campaign to wrest the remote Southwest Pacific island of Guadalcanal from the Japanese began in August 1942, few knew how to conduct it – and no one expected it to last six months. Hammel collects the stories of more than 100 participants on both sides to brilliantly tell one of the most bitter campaigns of World War II in the Pacific. One volume, 475 pages, 1987 U.S., Crown Books.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
Pictorial History of the German Navy in World War II

Pictorial History of the German Navy in World War II

This book charts the development of the Navy, describing the secret building programs that contravened the Treaty of Versailles, and the struggles over policy that determined the size and composition of the fleet when war broke out in 1939. The author shows that the Navy was not ready when war came, despite the secret preparations: Hitler was too aggressive for the admirals, who had not expected to fight a war until the 1944-48 period. Contains more than 300 black-and-white photographs. This is the revised edition. One volume, 368 pages, 1976 U.S., Crowell Books.

Good – dj, slight rip and curling on dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific During WWII

The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215 in the Pacific During WWII

From an historian and columnist in Leatherneck and Armor magazines, this is the exciting, personal account of a Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific during the critical days of 1943 when the tide turned against the Japanese. Based on individual interviews and wartime documents, this is a thrilling narrative of the Marines who lived, and died, during the toughest battles of the entire war. It looks at the war through the eyes of some of the greatest fighter pilots of all time, including Bob Hanson, the Maharajah of Rabaul and highest-scoring Corsair pilot in history. One volume, 280 pages, 2020 U.S., Lyons Press.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $22.00 USD.
Kampf und Untergang der deutschen Panzertruppe 1939-1945

Kampf und Untergang der deutschen Panzertruppe 1939-1945

This book, written in both German and English, describes the German tank force between 1939-1945. There are some maps, images and pictures in black-and-white, with a few lightly-colored photos in the middle of the book. One volume, 304 pages, 1973 U.K., Almark.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23-26 October 1944

The Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23-26 October 1944

The last great naval battle of World War II, Leyte Gulf also is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought anywhere, and this book has been called the best account of it ever written. First published in hardcover on the battle's 50th Anniversary in 1994, and drawing on materials not previously available, it blends history with human drama to give a real sense of what happened, despite the mammoth scope of the battle. Every facet of naval warfare was involved in the struggle that engaged some 200,000 men and 282 American, Japanese, and Australian ships over more than a hundred thousand square miles of sea. That Tom Cutler succeeded at such a difficult task is no surprise. The award-winning author saw combat service aboard many types of ships during his naval career, and as a historian and professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College, he has studied the battle for many years. Cutler captures the milieu, analyzes the strategy and tactics employed, and re-creates the experiences of the participants-from seaman to admiral, both Japanese and American. It is a story replete with awe-inspiring heroism, failed intelligence, flawed strategy, brilliant deception, great controversies, and a cast of characters with names like Halsey, Nimitz, Ozawa, and MacArthur. One volume, 343 pages, 1994 U.S., Harper Collins.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $15.00 USD.
History of the RAF

History of the RAF

The RAF was probably the most illustrious flying unit to participate in World War II. Its origins in the Royal Flying Corps gave the nascent Royal Air Force experience which it put to good use a generation later. From the early Spads and Sopwiths which fought against the Fokkers of the Richofen Squadron over France, pilots and the manufacturers of aircraft in Britain learned some valuable lessons. Although the RFC was a colorful adjunct to trench warfare in 1914-18, the use of aircraft in the next war was seen by most observers to be far from peripheral. The Spitfires and Hurricanes which were developed in the 1930s were to save Britain in her finest hour. The Lancaster bombers of the RAF were to make fiery infernos of the cities of Germany in the strategic bombing offensive which followed the Battle of Britain.

In World War II, the RAF distinguished itself in every theater of the conflict. This book and the technical qualities of British warplanes from World War I to the present day is told by Chaz Bowyer, whose 26-year career in the RAF and 13 books on the subject rank him among the foremost experts. One volume, 224 pages, 1977 U.K., Bison Books Ltd.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
Paper Wars: Issue 77 – Anzio – Operation Shingle 1944

Paper Wars: Issue 77 – Anzio – Operation Shingle 1944

Usually sells online for $195 USD-$250 USD – we are offering it at a discounted price of $98 USD!

Anzio is about the 1944 battle for Anzio, from the initial landings on 22nd January, to the failed German offensives, to eliminate the Allied beachhead by 1st of March.

The game features historical military units of regimental and brigade size, with some selected battalions, portrayed using rectangular counters. Oversized hexes allow for deployment of units on the map in defensive or attack frontages. Units deployed in a defensive frontage straddle, two hexes while those deployed in an attack frontage are placed within a single hex. Both players have army and divisional assets, plus Tactical Tokens at their disposal. Tactical Tokens and their use on a Combat Grid provide a unique battle resolution system that will keep players active in combat whether they are the attacker or defender. This unique combat system is the stand-out feature of the game, compelling players to think tactically during the combat.

Anzio includes two countersheets and one map. One volume, one page, 2013 U.S., Compass Games.

As New – softcover unpunched, only one copy available, first come, first served… $98.00 USD.
Paper Wars: Issue 79 – Thunderbirds at War

Paper Wars: Issue 79 – Thunderbirds at War

Usually sells online for $140 USD-$150 USD – we are offering it at a discounted price of $68 USD!

Thunderbirds at War is a solitaire game, based on the operational diaries of RCAF 426 Sq. during its first five months of night operations from January to June 1943.

The game recreates events without excessive technical considerations and favors storytelling. The player chooses his crew, allocates points representing pilot/crew abilities, and, having assessed his strengths and weaknesses, chooses his flight path to the target. Tables and tracks printed on the map sheet provide quick access to information needed and action outcomes. Random events are revealed during flight as are encounters with Luftwaffe and flak. The player is called upon to make life-and-death decisions every step of the way, in short, managing mayhem. Nothing in the game is scripted. Most missions play in five to 15 minutes. It is as close as you can get to flying over the Ruhr in a Wellington without climbing into a cockpit. One volume, one page, 2014 U.S., Compass Games.

Good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.

Vietnam:

The Rise & Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973

The Rise & Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973

The Vietnam War remains deep in the nation's consciousness. It is vital that we know exactly what happened there – and who made it happen. This book provides a complete account of American Army ground combat forces – who they were, how they got to the battlefield, and what they did there. Year by year, battlefield by battlefield, the narrative follows the war in extraordinary, gripping detail. Over the course of the decade, the changes in fighting and in the combat troops themselves are described and documented. The Rise and Fall of an American Army represents the first total battlefield history of Army ground forces in the Vietnam War, containing much previously unreleased archival material. It re-creates the feel of battle with dramatic precision. One volume, 411 pages, 1985 U.S., Presidio Press.

Very good – dj one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.
The Elephant & the Tiger: The Full Story of the Vietnam War

The Elephant & the Tiger: The Full Story of the Vietnam War

In this account into the events of the Vietnam War, the author contends that the skill and bravery of the U.S. armed forces was undermined by duplicitous and wrong-headed leadership from Washington. The failure of the political and military commands to appreciate the lasting effects of the geopolitical history of this troubled region led to fatal misunderstandings. One volume, 703 pages, 1990 U.S., Hippocrene Books.

Very good – dj, slight rip on dj spine, one copy available, first come, first served… $5.00 USD.
Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective

Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective

A history of American military involvement in Vietnam traces the course of American intervention from 1954 and the first advisors, through the era of escalation, to the final departure in the 1970s. Soldier/scholar Palmer traces the history of the American involvement in Vietnam, and shows how events in both the U.S. and Vietnam became inextricably linked as domestic dissent and a lack of realistic, viable military strategy ultimately led to America's first lost war. One volume, 277 pages, 1978 U.S., Presidio Press.

Very good – dj, only one copy available, first come, first served… $10.00 USD.

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