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On Military Matters Update 02/25/2022

Reminder: OMM remains 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 couple weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

MINIATURES…

 NAPOLEON’S WARS: 28mm British Riflemen   Hard plastic box set allows you to build up to 32 Riflemen equipped with their famous Baker rifles and even an option to do a volley gun! You will be able to model the figures advancing, firing, loading, and with a variety of heads including bare and bandana-wearing for more variety. Models require assembly and painting.  $35.00

 GIANT SPIDERS 28MM FIGURES   This hard plastic box set allows you to field up to 12 Giant Spiders and 12 smaller spiders. Sci-fi part options for every giant spider allow customization. Models require assembly and painting. Bases are not included.  $35.00

PAINT SETS…

SPEEDPAINT STARTER SET  Warlord Speedpaint offers one-coat painting solution with basic colors. Apply one rich coat of Speedpaint directly over a primed miniature and you are done, All colors are using tried and true high-quality heavy pigments combined with an innovative resin medium solution that flows over your miniatures. Box contains one brush and 10 18ml bottles of Speedpaints: Zealot Yellow, Fire Giant Orange, Blood Red, Hive Dweller Purple, Highlord Blue, Orc Skin, Pallid Bone, Crusader Skin, Hardened Leather, and Gravelord Grey. $56.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $50.40    

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PAINT SET: Black Powder and Epic Set  Custom selected paint set produced by Warlord Games studio team will arm you with the bespoke colours needed for Union and Confederate forces in either 28mm or Epic Battle Scale. Set contains nine high pigment paints, a wash, and a frame of our Epic Battles ACW infantry to either sneakily outnumber your enemy or practice your painting on.  $53.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $47.70   

RULES…

BATTLE IN AFRICA: 1879-1914  Second edition is edited by John Curry as part of the History of Wargaming Project series of books. Battle in Africa is a uniquely vivid analysis of colonial campaigning in the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras. Edited by Paddy Griffith, the author Howard Whitehouse guides the reader systematically through each stage of an African campaign, from the formulation of strategy to the fate of the wounded, and from the collection of supplies to the tactics of guerrilla warfare. He also offers a long-overdue comparative approach, which describes the Belgian, German, and Italian experiences as well as the better-known French and British … and he gives a rare emphasis to the perceptions of the indigenous African ‘enemy’. Illustrated throughout by Peter Dennis – who is himself a keen student of these campaigns – in an appropriately ‘period’ style. $20.00

 BOLT ACTION: Combined Arms  Whilst Combined Arms can be played and enjoyed as a stand-alone game, it is intended to allow players to incorporate Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies, Cruel Seas, or Victory at Sea for an epic continent-spanning wargaming campaign. The system is modular, simply requiring that you sub out certain Initiative cards from the game for those that pertain to your chosen game systems. These unique cards link your campaign inextricably with your wargames, meaning your choices in the campaign could mean victory or defeat on the tabletop.  Box contains: Rules booklet; four game maps covering North West Europe, The Eastern Front, North Africa, and The Pacific theatres of operation; Orders Board; Operations Board; Six Card decks; 67 Tokens; Plastic Army markers; and Plastic Objectives. $75.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $67.50 

OSPREYS…

374 THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1863 (1): The First Day   Campaign series.First of three volumes covers the tactical decisions made at Gettysburg on day one and the ensuing combat, while also including a brief summary of the grand strategy in the Eastern Theater of the war, the conduct of the Pennsylvania Campaign from June 6 to 30, 1863, and the plight of civilians caught up in the conflict. Includes the morning cavalry skirmish, the morning clash at the Herbst’s Woodlot and at the railroad cut, the afternoon clash at Oak Ridge, the afternoon fight at the Edward McPherson farm, the afternoon rout of the 11th Corps, the last stand of the 1st Corps at Seminary Ridge, the Union retreat through town, and the positions of the armies at nightfall. $24.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $20.40   

304 BRITISH GUNBOATS OF VICTORIA’S EMPIRE   New Vanguard series.  Illustrated history of the iconic ocean-going gunboats of British ‘gunboat diplomacy’ examines the hundreds of little warships that for 50 years demonstrated the power of the Royal Navy worldwide, and which maintained and enforced the rule of the British Empire at its peak. Describes the rise and fall of the gunboat, the appearance and capability of these vital warships, what life was like on board, and their key actions. $19.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $16.15   

144 B-36 PEACEMAKER UNITS OF THE COLD WAR   Combat Aircraft series. Conceived during 1941 in case Germany occupied Britain, when US bombers would then have insufficient range to retaliate, the B-36 was to be primarily a ‘10,000-mile bomber’ with heavy defensive armament, six engines and a performance that would prevent interception by fighters. This fully illustrated volume includes first-hand accounts, original photographs and up to 30 profile artworks depicting in detail the complexity of this superlative aircraft. $24.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $20.40    

 063 COLLAPSE OF YUGOSLAVIA 1991-99  Essential Histories series. Updated and revised, this edition contains full-color specially commissioned maps and 50 new images to provide a concise introduction to the brutal and bloody conflict in former Yugoslavia as well as its significant consequences. Examines the internal upheavals of the former Yugoslavia and their international implications, including the failure of the Vance-Owen plan; the first use of NATO in a combat role and in peace enforcement; and the war in Kosovo, unsanctioned by the UN but prosecuted by NATO forces to prevent the ethnic cleansing of the region. $20.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $17.00    

 046 WAR IN JAPAN 1467-1615  Essential Histories series. Updated and revised, this edition contains full-colour maps and 50 new images to provide a concise introduction to the most violent, turbulent, cruel, and exciting chapter in Japanese history: Age of Warring States. $20.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $17.00     

119 F4U CORSAIR vs A6M ZERO-SEN: Rabaul and the Solomons   Duel series. Examines these two different fighters in the Solomons/Rabaul theatre, and the unique geographic conditions which shaped their deployment and effectiveness. It contains rare photographs and digital artwork that accurately showcases and aligns combats of both types in-theatre with unprecedented accuracy. Both sides vastly over-claimed. With full access to IJNAF and US Navy/US Marine Corps records, these numbers will be presented accurately. $22.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $18.70     

BOOKS …

THE COLONIAL IRONSIDES: English Expeditions under the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1650 – 1660  Rediscover a series of post-English Civil War episodes in British military history that have not been detailed fully since Victorian times and marked a transition in English foreign policy from raiding the colonies of others, chiefly Spain, to becoming an imperial power.

Comprehensive survey of the role played by Oliver Cromwell’s expeditionary forces to subdue Royalist outposts abroad in the Three Kingdoms, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Scillies, the West Indies and North America. Also details the launch of the Western design against Spain in the Caribbean and during its course, the failure of the expedition against San Domingo and the conquest of Jamaica. In Europe, the book studies the role of Cromwell’s expeditionary brigade, and Charles II’s army in exile, in the struggle between France and Spain in the Low Countries during the last years of the Protectorate: the Battle of the Dunes, the sieges of Dunkirk, Ypres, Oudenaarde and other towns leading to the acquisition of Dunkirk and Mardyke as a British colony on the Continent, the first since the loss of Calais under Mary Tudor. Includes 57 b/w illustrations, 33 maps, and 2 color illustrations on back cover. $60.00

 FAR DISTANT SHIPS: The Blockade of Brest 1793-1815  Throughout the long drawn-out war at sea during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, it was a cardinal principle of British naval strategy to blockade the port of Brest, the largest and most important of the French naval bases that threatened the security of the British Isles. Traces the development of British naval strategy, as well as describing the crucial encounters between the rival fleets and the single ship actions. Includes 21 black and white illustrations and seven maps. $45.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $38.25      

GENERAL GORDON GRANGER: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth  Full-length biography of the Civil War Gen. Granger who saved the Union army from catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga and went on to play major roles in the Chattanooga and Mobile campaigns. He fought through the war in the West from the first major battles to its last and even left an impact on the Reconstruction period. Immediately after the war, as commander of US troops in Texas, his actions sparked the ‘Juneteenth’ celebrations of slavery’s end, which continue to this day. $25.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $21.25    

THE ITALIAN ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA, 1940-43: Luck Was Lacking, But Valor Was Not   Examines factors relating to the Italian army’s performance in North Africa, including assessments of the Italian soldier, leadership, training, organization, equipment, supply situation, Italian air force support of ground operations, and Italo-German relations. Describes Italian combat operations from the early Italian advance from Libya into Egypt in September 1940 to final Italian surrender to the Allies in Tunisia in May 1943. Extensive appendices focus heavily on organization and equipment, with tables comparing Italian, British, and German armor and artillery. Includes 199 photos, five maps, three tables, 10 color plates of vehicles, and eight color plates of uniforms. $60.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $51.00     

 THE LONG-RANGE DESERT GROUP: History & Legacy  Covers creation, tactics, and inventions of the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), aka Ghost Patrol, and its raids and reconnaissance mission far behind Axis lines. Includes 30 black and white illustrations, 31 color illustrations, and five maps. $30.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $25.50     

OPERATION RESTORE HOPE: US Military Intervention in Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu, 1992-1994    Examines the international intervention that took place in Somalia, including the successes, failures, and lessons learned. The crisis in Somalia set the tone for military intervention in a post-Cold War world, and although the same mistakes have been depressingly often repeated, the complexion of global military organization changed dramatically as a consequence of this episode. Discusses United Nations efforts to adapt their collective military policy toward the challenges of peacekeeping, and peace enforcement, in a human environment only dimly understood, extremely austere in terms of local infrastructure, and with a warring clan leadership. Includes eight pages of color photos, about 100 black and white photos, and maps. $30.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $25.50      

WARGAMES …

THE THIRD WORLD WAR: Designer Signature Edition  Classic Reborn! revised edition of wargame The Third World War features many new enhancements, including larger counters. All four games in the series are included:  Third World War (Battle for Germany): Struggle for central Europe between NATO and the Warsaw Pact; Southern Front: Race for the Turkish Straits: Bulgaria and Romania, reinforced with three Soviet armies and special-capability forces, face off against Greece, Turkey, and Yugoslavia, thinly reinforced with a few elite units from the US, France, and Italy; Arctic Front: Battle for Norway: Soviet forces of the Leningrad Front, with special airborne, amphibious, and arctic-equipped contingents, assault Norway, reinforced with a few elite units from the US, Britain, Canada, and other NATO nations; and Persian Gulf: Battle for the Middle East: Includes a special game within a game, covering the diplomatic, political, and military maneuvers by the USSR and US in the Middle East before – and leading to – the general outbreak of the Third World War.

Information: Complexity: 6 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10 (no hidden units) ; Time Scale: 1 week per turn; Map Scale: 45 km per hex; Unit Scale: divisions, with some brigades and regiments, 100 aircraft per air unit; Players: one to two per individual game, one to eight for combined campaign; Playing Time: 6-10 hours per game, 36+ hours for full combined campaign. Components: Six map sheets (each measuring 22 x 34 inches); Eight countersheets (9/16 size); Standard Rules booklet; Scenario and Campaign booklet; Numerous player aid cards and unit displays; 24 Diplomacy Cards (for Persian Gulf); and Four 6-sided dice. $199.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $169.15   

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