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On Military Matters Update 02/11/2022

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.

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EPIC NAPOLEONIC MINIATURES…

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo British Infantry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three British line infantry regiments of 80 men each, a regiment of 95th Rifles with 60 men, a 3-gun Royal Artillery 9-pdr battery and three mounted brigade commanders.  $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10   

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo – British Light Cavalry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three British light cavalry regiments (3 bases of Hussars in shako, 3 bases of Hussars in busby and 5 bases of Light Dragoons) and a 3-gun battery of Royal Horse Artillery 9-pdrs. $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10   

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo – British Heavy Cavalry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three British heavy cavalry regiments (two bases of Royal Scots Greys, three bases of Household Cavalry and six bases of Heavy Dragoons) and a 3-gun battery of Royal Horse Artillery 6-pdrs.  $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10  

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo – French Infantry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three French line or light infantry regiments of 80 men each, 24 voltigeurs skirmishing, a 3-gun Foot Artillery 6-pdr battery and a mounted brigade commander.  $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10   

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo – French Light Cavalry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three French light cavalry regiments (21 Lancers, 18 Hussars and 21 Chasseurs a Cheval) and a 3-gun horse artillery 6-pdr battery. $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10   

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo – French Heavy Cavalry Brigade   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as Epic ACW) are supplied unpainted. Box includes enough models to field a complete brigade of three French heavy cavalry regiments (four bases of Cuirassiers, three bases of Carabiniers and three bases of Dragoons) and a 3-gun horse artillery 6-pdr battery.  $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10   

EPIC NAPOLEONIC PAINTS…

BRITISH NAPOLEONIC PAINT SET   This paint set includes: 70.976 – Buff; 70.836 – London Grey; 70.957 – Flat Red; 70.899 – Dark Prussian Blue; 70.896 – G.C. Extra Dark Green; 70.865 – Oily Steel; 70.820 – Offwhite; and 70.801 – Brass.  $32.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $28.80   

FRENCH NAPOLEONIC PAINT SET   This paint set includes: 70.947 – Dark Vermillion; 70.953 – Flat Yellow; 70.899 – Dark Prussian Blue; 70.820 – Offwhite; 70.878 – Old Gold; 70.865 – Oily Steel; 70.836 – London Grey; 70.891 – Intermediate Green.  $32.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $28.80  

NAPOLEONIC RULES …

SNAPPY NAPPY: Simple, Subtle & Ultrafast Napoleonic Rules   Troops? Paints? Well, if you’re going epic scale for Napoleonics, then buy the simple, subtle, and ultrafast rules that powered epic corp-level Napoleonic games. Rules review on Little Wars TV gave Snappy Nappy an ‘8’ for playability (Tom) and a ‘9’ for playability (Greg). Comprehensive review on LittleWarsTV website.  Google and visit the blog: Blunders on the Danube — for OOBs, maps, and recaps of “Campaign in a Day” scenarios.

Brilliant simple and subtle rules for 2 to 20 players, covering multi-corps actions. Excellent step by step introduction for those new to Napoleonic wargaming, especially for those who think the period too complicated. Playable one-on-one on a 2 foot-by-2 foot table in an hour or an afternoon-long game with 20+ players across up to 18 full-size 6×4-foot tables (visit the BlundersontheDanube blog for full game reports, maps, and OBs for the large, multi-player ‘Campaign in a Day’ games).

Two infantry stands form one unit (brigade). Morale based (no figure removal) for fog of war. Uses any basing system with common stand frontage. Play the Napoleonic battles and campaigns big or small that you’ve always dreamed of trying.  Time-tested rules booklet includes new errata compilation from its 2009 release. $30.00

MORE RULES…

BAD ROADS AND POOR RATIONS: Scenarios for Wargaming the War of 1812   Offers 59 wargame land and sea scenarios covering North America in the War of 1812. Covers battles large and small.  $39.00

MOURIR POUR L’INDOCHINE: Wargaming French Indochina 1946-54   Skirmish rules offers two levels of play: Individual (1 figure equals 1 soldier) and Skirmish Plus (1 figure equals a FireTeam of 3 soldiers). Focuses on Command and Control and leadership with the player as Platoon or Company Commander in attack, defense, patrolling, and other forms of military engagements. Includes six scenarios as well as a mini-campaign based on the challenges the French had along RC4 (Route Colonial 4) during 1949 when 80% of the vehicles were commonly destroyed in their convoys. It culminated in a terrible defeat for the French and a massive victory, including enough weapons and ammo to outfit an entire division, for the Viet Minh. Also includes a full break down of Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) for the French and Viet Minh at both the Individual Skirmish (ISk) and Skirmish Plus (SK+) levels.  $43.00

BATTLEGROUP: Barbarossa Supplement   Supplement to the Battlegroup gaming system covers the invasion of Russia in 1941 – primarily but not exclusively designed for 20mm and 15mm scales. You will need either of the original rules (OMM item 199290 or item 199299). This contains seven new army lists (German panzer and infantry divisions, Russian mechanized corps and rifle divisions, Hungarian rapid corps, and Finnish and Rumanian infantry divisions), vehicle data, and special rules for the beginning of the war on the Eastern Front, including the frozen winter battles, Russian command chaos, and the swift Panzermarsch. Also has modeling guides and a mini campaign for the Russian defense of Ostrog in late June 1941. Heavily illustrated.  $32.00

BOOKS…

THE BATTLE OF LISSA, 1866: How the Industrial Revolution Changed the Face of Naval Warfare   Covers the campaign of Lissa and explores the progress of naval shipbuilding and tactics in the period leading up to 1866, together with the development of the Italian and Austrian navies.  Once the Industrial Revolution spread through mainland Europe, it was often in France that important breakthroughs were made, though contrary to the opinion of earlier historians, the British Admiralty kept a close watch on technological progress. The outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 powerfully accelerated developments in all aspects of warship design. As other navies adopted the latest technology it became apparent that the tactics of naval warfare must also change. In 1866 Italy, in alliance with Prussia, went to war against Austria, having built up a substantial fleet of ironclads. The Austrians, too, had also acquired a number of ironclads.  $55.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $46.75 

THE NAPOLEONIC ARCHIVE VOLUME 5: With the 43rd Across the Globe – Letters and Journals of Major John Maxwell Tylden at Montevideo, Corunna, The Peninsula, India, and New Orleans   Major John Maxwell Tylden of the 43rd Foot (1787-1866) wrote throughout his military career to his cousin William Bland about the current military situation and his great passion for agriculture. The extracts come from his Corunna Campaign (Oct 1808-Feb 09), and the Battle of Toulouse (April 1814), and New Orleans Expedition (Oct 1814-10 May 1815) journals. 23 illustrations and five maps. $42.00

THE NAPOLEONIC ARCHIVE VOLUME 6: With the 43rd in the Peninsula – The Letters of William Freer, Edward Freer, and Daniel Gardner of the 43rd Foot (1807-15)   William Freer fought at Vimiero, Corunna, the Coa, Busaco, Foz d’Arouce, Sabugal, Fuentes D’Onoro, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vitoria, the Pyrenees, the Bidassoa, Nivelle, Tarbes & Toulouse. John Freer, his brother, was in the artillery at Gibraltar. Edward Freer, his younger brother, served in the 43rd Foot from 4 April 1809. Thomas Freer, his youngest brother, became a lieutenant in the Leicester Militia. Their uncle Daniel Gardner also in the 43rd was killed at Talavera. Four illustrations and five maps. $42.00

THE TANK BATTLES OF MARSHAL ROKOSSOVSKY 1943-1945  Konstantin Rokossovsky was one of the most talented commanders of the Soviet Red Army and fought in many important battles such as Kursk, Bobruisk, and East Prussia. This richly illustrated study examines his main battles of 1943-1945 and contains 163 wartime photographs and 10 maps. $42.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $35.70 

MACCHI C.202 FOLGORE: Italy’s Best Fighter of the Second World War  The performance of the Macchi C.202 was superior to both the Hawker Hurricane and the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk and on a par with the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. V. It is not by chance that virtually all the Italian top scoring aces flew this plane either with the Regia Aeronautica or the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana. At the same time, the Mc.202 is the symbol of the dysfunctions in the Italian military-industrial complex: the lack of sound industrial planning resulting in orders from the Regia Aeronautica for an exaggerated number of different aircraft; the lack of the development of adequate engines limiting aircraft performance and reducing capacity to house weapons with a proper punch; the corruption of politics and the culpable connivance of the high military spheres. The MC.202 was therefore produced in limited numbers, but the air war, especially in the African theater, would have been different had the aircraft been adopted before. $45.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 

THE WAFFEN SS AT ARNHEM: Images of War Series  Drawing on rare and unpublished photographs, this volume in the Images of War series work reveals the historical combat record of the ‘Hohenstaufen’ and ‘Frundsberg’ divisions. It describes the intensity of the fighting in and around Arnhem in 1944 between these elite SS and supporting units against a lightly armed yet equally determined enemy. In spite of the war being only months away from its end and the defeat increasingly certain, the SS soldiers of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions remained fanatically motivated. $27.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $22.95 

THE WAFFEN SS IN NORMANDY, 1944:: Images of War Series  Describes how the formidable Leibstandarte, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend, Hohenstaufen, and the Frundsberg SS divisions with supporting Wehrmacht divisions fought fanatically despite facing overwhelming enemy airpower and determined well-led Allied armies. Mounting losses and supply and fuel problems culminated in the Falaise Pocket defeat, when twenty-five out of the thirty-eight German division were completely destroyed. As a result, the remaining Waffen-SS units had to be reluctantly withdrawn and transferred back to Holland and, Belgium to recoup, or sent to the Eastern Front to attempt to stem the relentless Soviet advance. $23.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55 

PANZERSOLDATEN: Italian Blackshirt Division of the Eastern Front 1941-1943  This volume covers the history of the Blackshirt Division during the campaign on the Eastern Front, focusing on its relations with the Italian Army, the history of the MVSN, its advance into Ukraine, and the First and Second Battles of the Don River. $45.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 

THE ERAWAN WAR: Volume 2: The CIA Paramilitary Campaign in Laos, 1969-1974  Details how the CIA operation in Laos became its largest paramilitary operation of the Cold War. With photos and maps, it covers the wide range of CIA-supported units in Laos, from guerrilla regiments that went toe-to-toe with the North Vietnamese army in pitched campaigns, to top-secret commandos that crossed borders to wage clandestine sabotage attacks. $30.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 

7 SECONDS TO DIE: A Military Analysis of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War and the Future of Warfighting   The Second Nagorno-Karabakh war-fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan between September 24 and November 10, 2020 was the first war in history won primarily by unmanned systems. This 44-day war resulted in a decisive military victory for Azerbaijan. Armenia was outfought, outnumbered, and outspent and lost even though they controlled the high ground in a mountainous region that favored traditional defense. Azerbaijan’s alliance with Turkey, and close technological support from Israel, strategically isolated Armenia. In addition, Turkey’s posturing influenced the Russians not to intervene to support Armenia. That Azerbaijan attacked Armenia during the pandemic was an additional factor.  The fact that Azerbaijan won the war is not extraordinary, considering the correlation of forces arrayed against Armenia. What is exceptional is that this was the first modern war primarily decided by unmanned weapons. In this war the Turkish-made BAYRAKTAR TB2 Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV) and the Israeli-made HAROP Loitering Munition (LM) dominated the fighting and provided Azerbaijan with a war-winning advantage. $23.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55

AND DON’T FORGET THE MAGAZINES

 STRATEGY & TACTICS QUARTERLY #17: Napoleon’s Art of Battle w/ Map Poster   Napoleon’s Art of Battle: System or Genius? The rise of Napoleon Bonaparte to the French throne stemmed from a series of battlefield victories over the armies of every European dynasty. Those battles were sought by Napoleon after careful planning and maneuver to give him the edge on the contested field. This work examines the nature of that process, both in the weeks and days leading to the collision and the hours during which it was brought to fulfillment.  $20.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $17.00  

MORE AT THE WEBSITE…

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