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On Military Matters Update 04/29/2022

Reminder: OMM continues to remain open for internet orders and shipping. The shoppe is also open for in-person shopping, but you must be fully vaccinated. Call ahead. If you wish to pick up your order at the shoppe, we can also leave the package outside the door.

Most items due into the shoppe in a few weeks.

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Rules…

Eagles Prey: Wars for North America 1824-1888 Deluxe 2nd Edition. Deluxe 2nd Edition covers the Mexican Civil War, American Civil War, Seminole Wars, Mexican-American War, Apache Wars, Maximillian Intervention, and more. Complete army lists, leader lists, and complete rules and map for running a campaign and using any other ruleset for tactical play as well. Complete campaign system with map to play the 19th Century as England, France, Mexico, Spain, United States and Russia. Complete tactical rules system to re-fight the battles in miniature. Includes various tactical and campaign scenarios. $40.00 USD

OMM discount 10%: Now $36.00 USD.

Ospreys…

544 Italian Colonial Troops 1882-1960Men at Arms series. Describes and illustrates the dress and equipment used by these forces and details how they were deployed to maintain a colonial empire for over half a century. Italy only unified as a nation in 1870 and was late, and therefore impatient, in the scramble for Africa. An initial foothold in Eritrea/Somalia, north-east Africa, led to a disastrous defeat in Ethiopia in 1896 at the Battle of Adwa, but Italian Somaliland was later consolidated on the west coast of the Red Sea. During 1911, Italy also invaded Libya, securing the coast, however fighting continued throughout World War I and only ended in the early 1930s. $19.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

545 Medieval Indian Armies (1): Hindu, Buddhist and JainMen at Arms series. Investigates the traditions and enduring conservatism of non-Islamic medieval Indian warfare, notably evident in recruitment patterns and the significance of archery and cavalry. The role and impact of war-elephants, both positive and negative, are also considered, as well as the influence of climate and weather (notably the seasonal monsoon) on warfare in this region. As well as assessing arms and armor – contrasting the advanced technology and high status of Indian weapons (especially swords) with the remarkable lack of metallic armor in the region during this period – the author also explores siege warfare and riverine and naval warfare in South Asia. Assesses the contributing factors identified by those who have sought to explain why the huge wealth and substantial populations of the traditional non-Islamic Indian states did not prevent their persistent failure in the face of Islamic invasion and conquest. $19.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

029 The Kamikaze Campaign 1944-45: Imperial Japan’s Last Throw of the DiceAir Combat series. Examines the decisions behind the kamikaze campaign, how it developed, how it became a key part of Japanese strategy, and the missions themselves. Although the attacks started on an almost ad hoc basis, the kamikaze soon became a major Japanese policy. By the end of the war, Japan was manufacturing aircraft specifically for kamikaze missions, including a rocket-powered manned missile. A plan for a massive use of kamikazes to defend the Japanese Home Islands from invasion was developed, but never executed because of Japan’s surrender in August 1945. Packed with diagrams, maps and 3D reconstructions of the attacks, this book also assesses the Allied mitigation techniques and strategies and the reasons and the degree to which they were successful. $24.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

083 Sniping Rifles in World War I Weapon series. Highly illustrated volume tells the inside story of the rifles carried by snipers of all the major powers during World War I. Features full-color artwork, carefully chosen archive images and photographs of the sniping rifles and accessories used in the trenches. $22.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

057 Operation Jericho: Freeing the French Resistance from Gestapo Jail – Amiens 1944Raid series. Operation Jericho was the spectacular WWII prison break staged by an elite group of British, Australian, and New Zealand bomber pilots, who flew a daring low-level mission to blow holes in the walls of Amiens jail and free French Resistance prisoners under the sentence of death. Uses first-hand accounts, explanatory 3D diagrams, and dramatic original artwork, to explain how one of the most difficult and spectacular air raids of World War II was pulled off. Debunks some of the myths over why the raid was ordered in the first place. $22.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

145 Macchi C.202/C.205V: Units in CombatCombat Aircraft series. Study of the Macchi Folgore and Veltro explores how the premier Italian fighter of the war developed, its performance, the fascinating stories of their pilots, and the historical circumstances that prevented it from becoming one of the most dreaded aircraft in the Mediterranean. Includes specially commissioned profiles and original photos. $24.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

306 German and Italian Aircraft Carriers of World War IINew Vanguard series. Explains not only the history of Germany’s famous Graf Zeppelin fleet carrier and German carrier conversion projects but also Italy’s belated attempt to convert two of her ocean liners into carriers. Describes how ultimately it was only Italian seaplane carriers and German ocean-going, catapult-equipped flying boat carriers that both Axis powers did eventually send into combat and considers the role of naval aviation in the two countries’ rearmament programs. $19.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

376 Barents Sea 1942: The Battle for Russia’s Arctic LifelineCampaign series. Analyzes the Battle of the Barents Sea, fought in the near darkness and icy cold of the northern winter, in which the Kriegsmarine sought to sever the crucial Allied Arctic Convoy route once and for all. Documents the fate of the Allied Convoy JW 51B as it came under attack from some of the Kriegsmarine’s most powerful surface warships – a pocket battleship, a heavy cruiser and six destroyers. Illustrated with battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams, and photographs. $24.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

377 Siege of Budapest 1944-45: The Brutal Battle for the Pearl of the DanubeCampaign series. Analyzes the background, chronology and consequences of the 52-day-long siege of Budapest in WWII from both a military and political perspective, and documents the huge losses in military and civilian casualties and material damage. $24.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

Osprey Books…

At the Gates of Rome: The Fall of the Eternal City AD 410. A dramatic retelling of betrayal, politics, intrigue, and war of the final years of the Western Roman Empire and the downfall of Rome itself from the perspective of the Roman general Stilicho and Alaric, king of the Visigoths. Roman general Flavius Stilicho, the man behind the Roman throne, dedicated himself to restoring imperial glory, only to find himself struggling for his life against political foes. Alaric, King of the Goths, desired to be a friend of Rome, was betrayed by it, and given no choice but to become its enemy. Battling each other to a standstill, these two warriors ultimately overcame their differences in order to save the empire from enemies on all sides. And when one of them fell, the other took such vengeance as had never been seen in history. $30.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Smashing Hitler’s Guns: The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc D-Day 1944. Takes a fresh and comprehensive look at the June 6, 1944, attack on Pointe-du-Hoc, examining the creation of the German gun battery, the initial Allied intelligence assessments of the threat, and the early plans to assault the site. The forgotten Allied bombing attacks on Pointe-du-Hoc are detailed, as well as the subsequent Allied intelligence investigations of the results. While most accounts of Pointe-du-Hoc are based on the published U.S. Army history, the author has tracked down the long-forgotten original, unedited report in the archives that contains a number of curious changes from the better-known and widely accepted version. Little-known interviews of the rangers who took part in the mission also shed fresh light and a significant number of German records provide the enemy perspective of the battle for control of the guns. $35.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Going Downtown: The U.S. Air Force Over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 1961-75. Features a wide range of personal accounts and previously untold stories to describe the U.S. Air Force’s struggle in the skies over Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The involvement of the U.S. Air Force in the Southeast Asian Wars began in 1962 with crews sent to train Vietnamese pilots, and with conflict in Laos, and finally ended in 1972 with the B-52 bombing of Hanoi, though there were Air Force pilots unofficially flying combat in Laos up to the end in 1975. The missions flown by U.S.A.F aircrews during those years in Southeast Asia differed widely, from attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail at night with modified T-28 trainers, to missions Downtown, the name aircrew gave Hanoi, the central target of the war. $30.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Books…

Warship 2022 cover. The varied topics in this year’s annual includes articles on the Imperial Japanese Navy carriers Soryu and Hiryu, post-war radar development in the Royal Navy, gunboats in the Imperial German Navy, Soviet battleship designs of early WWII, modern European frigates, and the origins of the Yokosuka naval yard.

OMM discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

Games…

Crescent Moon: Game cover. Set in the deserts, rivers, and oases of the Caliphate, this area-control game for four or five players. Take on the role of one of five radically asymmetric characters, each with their own objectives to fulfill, unique actions to utilize, and game-changing special powers to employ. Build symbiotic relationships with your allies, undermine your rivals, and choose your friends and enemies wisely in this cutthroat game of power and politics. Number of players: 4 to 5; Ages: 14+; Play time: 150-180 minutes; Components: 59 Custom Wooden Pieces, 5 Player Booklets, 82 Cards, 62 Wooden Discs, 16 Hexes, 5 Cloth Bags, 196 Tokens. $90.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $76.50 USD.

More at the Website…

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