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Victrix Napoleonic: Chasseur a Cheval of the Guard: 28mm Figure. The set includes twelve figures of charging 28mm French Chasseurs a Cheval of the French Imperial Guard, one of Napoleon’s elite light cavalry Regiments. Includes one Command Frame. The unit initially started as the Consular Guard in 1800, and retained more or less the same uniform from 1800 to 1815, the main difference being the sabretache design and flag. The set depicts the Chasseurs a Cheval in the striking full dress uniform. The detail of the lace work and pelisse is superb and will take the paint and washes easily. Even though guidons were not carried often in the field, included is a flagpole arm and some extra flag poles for those who wish to use them on other French dragoon and Polish lancer sets. $46.00 USD


Forgotten Battles in Russia 1941: Operation Barbarossa – The Frontier Battles. Contains 20 scenarios in Russia during the first nine days of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, from the High Arctic to the Black Sea. Scenarios can be used for all rules systems. Includes the Anschluss: The War on The Ground system, from company- to battalion-level actions. $49.00 USD

Let’s Fight Leipzig: Wargame Scenarios. Presents a dozen scenarios from the Battle of Leipzig, each with some background information, specially commissioned maps, and orders of battle, as well as special rules where appropriate for each scenario. Minimal historical background puts the scenarios within the context of the battle. $30.00 USD


The Roman Gladius and the Ancient Fighting Techniques: Volume I – Monarchy and Consular Age. Comprehensive study of this important Roman weapon as the early swords during the Bronze Age evolved into the gladius. During the Monarchy, a cross-hilt was added to the basic sword, while the length of the blade and its width were altered during Rome’s Consular period. The training methods and tactics of the Roman infantry are fully explored, as well as how the combat techniques of the Romans and their enemies evolved. Roman performance at some of the great battles of the monarchical and consular periods are examined as the area under Roman rule fluctuated with victory or defeat. Includes an overview of Roman society and how the design was adapted to the varying social, political and military needs. $63.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $53.55 USD.

Against the Deluge: Polish and Lithuanian Armies During the War Against Sweden 1655-1660. In-depth study of Polish and Lithuanian armies fighting during The Deluge – 1655 Second Northern War pitting the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth against Sweden. Explains unique system of recruiting, organizing and commanding troops in the Commonwealth, from regular army, through levy of nobility, to forces owned by king and magnates. Each formation, from famous winged hussars to ad hoc raised units of peasant partisans, is described with much detail as are the most important leaders. Also covers the logistical aspect, from the way that armies were financed to how they were equipped, clothed and fed. Main battles of the war, including three-days long Battle of Warsaw in 1656 and selected siege operations, are depicted in separate chapters. Includes 83 black-and-white illustrations, nine black-and-white photos, 36 color illustrations, 44 maps, and 52 tables. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD

Gettysburg in Color: Volume 1: Brandy Station to the Peach Orchard. This two-volume study uses an artificial-intelligence-based computerized color identifier to determine the precise color of uniforms, flesh, hair, equipment, terrain, houses and much more. The result is a monumental full-color study of the important ACW three-day battle that brings the men, the landscape, and the action into the 21st Century. The deep colorization of battle-related woodcuts, for example, reveals a plethora of details that have passed generations of eyes unseen. The photos of the soldiers and their officers look as if they were taken yesterday. Volume One covers Brandy Station to the Peach Orchard, and Volume Two will cover The Wheatfield to Falling Waters. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30 USD.

Confronting Napoleon: Levin von Bennigsen’s Memoir of the Campaign in Poland, 1806-1807: Volume I – Pultusk to Eylau. Translated for the first time into English, this memoir by General Levin von Bennigsen offers unique insights into the epic confrontation between the French and Russians in Poland during the winter of 1806-1807, including the terrible carnage at Eylau. Reveals the extent of command dissension at the Russian headquarters, discusses operational and logistical challenges confronting the Russian army, and underscores the heroism of the Russian soldiers. During a grueling campaign, Bennigsen evaded Napoleon’s enveloping maneuvers during a five-day, all-out pursuit that brought the two sides to the snow-covered fields of Eylau. Here, over 140,000 French and Russian soldiers fought a terrible battle that claimed over 40,000 casualties and left thousands of dead and wounded littering the frozen slope. A Hanoverian by birth, General Levin von Bennigsen spent 45 years in the Russian army, earning a reputation as a capable officer. Includes 32 black-and-white illustrations and seven maps. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

The Tale Untwisted: General George B. McClellan, the Maryland Campaign, and the Discovery of Lee’s Lost Orders. The discovery of Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders No. 191 outside of Frederick, Maryland, on September 13, 1862, is one of the most important and hotly disputed events of the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, historians have debated if George McClellan, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, dawdled after receiving a copy of the orders before warily advancing to challenge Lee’s forces atop South Mountain. Explains in exhaustive fashion how McClellan in fact moved with uncharacteristic energy to counter the Confederate threat and take advantage of Lee’s divided forces, seizing the initiative and striking a blow in the process that wrecked Lee’s plans and sent his army reeling back toward Virginia. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

History of the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Traces the history of the Company A of 14th Georgia in the ACW, primarily revolving around quotations from soldiers’ letters that summarize actions from the days immediately following 1st Manassas right up through the end at Appomattox Courthouse. The narrative includes an individual accounting of each of the 119 veterans of the company, and will be of especial interest to all of their descendants. The narrative and action is placed in the Virginia campaigns of Robert E. Lee’s army. Covers 13 battles, including Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Appomattox. $18.00 USD

A Taste of Success: The First Battle of the Scarpe. The Opening Phase of the Battle of Arras, 9-14 April 1917. Hardback version. Covers the Battle of Arras, sometimes called The Forgotten Battle, that was wedged between the battles of the Somme and Passchendaele. Shows us how infantry tactics had improved, and how the use of artillery had become a fine art in supporting the men as they attacked; how a preliminary artillery bombardment left the German defenders shattered, but also created the conditions that would hinder any kind of rapid movement once the first lines were broken. The key role of the Royal Flying Corps, how tanks were used, and the vital role of support units such as the Royal Engineers are all examined in detail. Includes 16 pages of color illustrations and maps, 35 black-and-white photos, 43 black-and-white maps, and three tables. $70.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $59.50 USD.

A Taste of Success: The First Battle of the Scarpe. The Opening Phase of the Battle of Arras, 9-14 April 1917. Softcover version. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

The RAF’s Cross-Channel Offensive: Circuses, Ramrods, Rhubarbs and Rodeos 1941-1942. In November 1940, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard showed up again at the Air Ministry and proposed that the RAF should Lean Towards France – that it should go on the offensive. The RAF would, claimed Trenchard, win the resulting battle of attrition. One of the main outcomes of the RAF’s new offensive stance was the introduction of the Circus sorties. These were attacks undertaken by a small force of bombers with a powerful fighter escort. They were intended to lure enemy fighters into the air so that they could be engaged by RAF fighters, the primary objective being the destruction of Luftwaffe fighters, followed by the protection of the bombers from attack. Further developments of the Circus missions were Ramrods, Rhubarbs, and Rodeos, all of which were variations on the same theme. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

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