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On Military Matters Update 03/03/2023

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. Please call ahead to ensure we are open. 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.


Pike & Shotte Miniatures…

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: All-In Collection. Provides one of each of the initial releases for Pike & Shotte: Epic Battles, at a fantastic saving, giving you a fine array of infantry, cavalry and artillery miniatures, all the tools you’ll need to replicate the battles of the English Civil War and/or the Thirty Years’ Wars, as well as MDF scenery and casualty markers that will lend your tabletop an extra air of authenticity. All models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Full Contents: Push of Pike Starter Set; English Civil Wars infantry battalia; English Civil Wars cavalry; Thirty Years’ War infantry battalia; Thirty Years’ War cavalry; Thatched Hamlet scenery pack; Village scenery pack; Casualty markers; three exclusive Gun Emplacements. $499.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $424.15 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Push of Pike Starter Set. Box contains what you need to refight 17th Century wars across Europe, including period-specific additions that capture the tactics, conditions, and prominent personalities of the period. The Starter Set contains: Tan and grey hard-plastic Epic Battles-scale figures: 6 mounted battalia commanders, 6 ensigns, 6 mounted cornets, 14 combined Pike & Shotte regiments (80 soldiers each), 36 commanded shot, 60 cavalry, 12 cuirassiers, 18 mounted dragoons, 30 dismounted dragoons, 6 Saker cannon and 6 Falconet light guns. (Models supplied unassembled and unpainted); green plastic bases for all figures; A5 256-page Pike & Shotte: Epic Battles rulebook; Quick Play reference card; Assembly and painting guide leaflet; Flag sheets for both the English Civil Wars and the Thirty Years’ War; Laser-cut MDF fortified manor house complex; Six D6 dice. $190.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $171.00 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Thirty Year’s War Infantry Battalia. This Epic Battles-scale boxed set contains three plastic combined Pike & Shotte regiments (40 pike and 40 musket figures, including command represented in each), plastic bases, and a full-color flag sheet containing colors for both sides in the Thirty Years’ War. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Thirty Year’s War Cavalry. This boxed set contains the following Epic Battles-scale plastic figures: 30 harquebusiers, 6 cuirassiers, 3 cornets, 9 mounted dragoons, 15 dismounted dragoons, 18 commanded shotte, 3 Saker medium guns, 3 Falconet light guns, 3 mounted battalia commanders, and 3 ensigns on foot, plus plastic bases and a full-colour flag sheet with Thirty Years’ War colors. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Thirty Year’s War Cavalry. This boxed set contains the following Epic Battles-scale plastic figures: 30 harquebusiers, 6 cuirassiers, 3 cornets, 9 mounted dragoons, 15 dismounted dragoons, 18 commanded shotte, 3 Saker medium guns, 3 Falconet light guns, 3 mounted battalia commanders, and 3 ensigns on foot, plus plastic bases and a full-color flag sheet with Thirty Years’ War colors. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: English Civil Wars Infantry Battalia. This Epic Battles-scale boxed set contains three plastic combined Pike & Shotte regiments (40 pike and 40 musket figures, including command represented in each), plastic bases, and a full-color flag sheet with Parliament and Royalist colors. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: English Civil Wars Cavalry. This Epic Battles-scale boxed set contains the following plastic figures: 30 harquebusiers, 6 cuirassiers, 3 cornets, 9 mounted dragoons, 15 dismounted dragoons, 18 commanded shotte, 3 Saker medium guns, 3 Falconet light guns, 3 mounted battalia commanders and 3 ensigns on foot, plastic bases, and a full-color flag sheet with English Civil Wars colors. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $42.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $37.80 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Casualty Markers. Contains 18 Epic Battles scale Warlord Resin Casualty Markers, supplied unassembled and unpainted. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $24.30 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Thatched Hamlet Scenery Pack. Included in this pack are four laser-cut Pike & Shotte: Epic Battles scale building models, including three thatched rural houses and one thatched barn, suitable for use during the Thirty Years’ War or English Civil Wars. Use them to add more authenticity to your games set during the Pike & Shotte era. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $56.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $50.40 USD.

Pike & Shotte Epic Battles: Village Scenery Pack. Included in this pack are three laser-cut Pike & Shotte: Epic Battles scale building models, including a church, watermill and windmill, suitable for use during the Thirty Years’ War or English Civil Wars. Use them to add more authenticity to your games set during the Pike & Shotte era. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. $56.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $50.40 USD.

Metal Stands…

20 Metal Bases: 40 x 40mm for L’Art de la Guerre 15mm. Each movement stand holds two 40 x 20mm bases for 15mm bowmen, etc. $9.00 USD

20 Metal Bases: 40 x 40mm for L’Art de la Guerre HI/MI Infantry 15mm. Each Movement Stand holds two 40mm x 15mm bases. Suitable for Pikemen, Spearmen, or Swordsmen or one unit of mounted in LADG. $9.00 USD

Ospreys…

068 Anzac Soldier vs Ottoman Soldier: Gallipoli and Palestine 1915-18Combat Men series. Examines the fighting men on both sides who fought at three battles: Lone Pine (Gallipoli), Chunuk Bair (Gallipoli), and Beersheba (Palestine). Supported by the usual plethora of specially commissioned artwork and mapping, plus carefully chosen archive photographs. $23.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55 USD.

388 Naval Battle of Crete 1941: The Royal Navy at Breaking PointCampaign series. Examines the 1941 naval battles around Crete as the British Royal Navy helped evacuate troops from Greece and then Crete, all the while under aerial attacks by the Italian and German air forces. Offers a fresh insight into this strategically important battle that marked a turning point in the naval war for the Mediterranean and also witnessed the first use of new elements in naval warfare: the mass use of aircraft to contest control of the sea, and the use of Ultra intelligence to forestall the Axis invasion of Crete. Despite a heavy butcher’s bill of dozens of Royal Navy ships lost and damaged, and hundreds of Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed, the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet would live to fight another day. Usual graphical excellence of maps, photos, and artworks expected in a Campaign series volume. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

250 Russia’s Five-Day War: The Invasion of Georgia, August 2008Elite series. Analyzes the Russian, Georgian, Abkhazian, and South Ossetian forces, and gives an in-depth analysis of the conflict as separatist groups in Georgia’s border provinces rebelled which led to fighting in South Ossetia during August 2008. The Russian army invaded Georgia alongside these forces, stripped the new country of these rebellious provinces, and garrisoned them to maintain a threat over Georgia. $21.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.85 USD.

036 South China Sea 1945: Task Force 38’s Bold Carrier Rampage in Formosa, Luzon, and Indochina Air Campaign series. Covers Operation Gratitude, where U.S. Task Force 38 would spend the better part of two weeks marauding through the South China Sea, launching air strikes into harbors in Indochina, the Chinese coast, and Formosa, while targeting shipping in the high-traffic nautical highway. By the time the Task Force exited the South China Sea, over 300,000 tons of enemy shipping and dozens of Japanese warships had been sunk. With follow-up air strikes against Japanese harbors and airfields in Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands, the success of the sweep was unprecedented. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

316 Soviet Tanks in Manchuria 1945: The Red Army’s Ruthless Last Blitzkrieg of World War IINew Vanguard series. Explains the last blitzkrieg of World War II as the Soviets planned, fought, and defeated the Japanese in Manchuria. Lessons from the campaign directly shaped Soviet Cold War force structure and planning for mechanized operations against NATO in Europe. Illustrated with contemporary artwork and rare photos from one of the best collections of Soviet military photos in the West. Although long overshadowed in the West by the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S.S.R.’s lightning strike into Manchuria in August 1945 was one of the most successful and unique campaigns of the era. Soviet forces, led by over 5,500 tanks and self-propelled guns, attacked across huge distances and deserts, marshes and mountains to smash Japan’s million-strong Kwantung Army in a matter of days. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD.

387 Assault on the Gothic Line 1944: The Allied Attempted Breakthrough into Northern ItalyCampaign series. Describes the progress of these WWII phased battles in challenging Italian terrain. Documents the dual Allied offensive spearheaded by American and British units to smash through what was supposed to be the final Axis defensive line in Italy before the Alps. The overall strategic aims of both the Axis and Allied leaders are explored, together with the organization of the forces committed. Photographs and specially commissioned artworks show the soldiers that fought on both sides, including American, Canadian, Indian, Brazilian, Polish, New Zealander, British, German, and Italian troops, as well as the materiel they employed. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

Books…

The Army of the Early Roman Empire: 30 BC-AD 180 – History, Organization and Equipment. Describes the tactics, organization and equipment of the Roman army at the height of its powers, considered by many to be the most efficient and powerful fighting force of the ancient world. Provides an overview of the most significant campaigns, and considers in detail not only the iconic legionaries but also the various auxiliary units, including cavalry. Supported by dozens of color photos of replica weapons, armor and other kit in use. This was the army that enforced the so-called Pax Romana at the point of a gladius and maintained the greatest empire the world had yet seen. Of course, such troops were also employed to bloody effect in the many civil wars. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

The Trojan War as Military History. Assumes that the Iliad, notwithstanding the fantastical/mythological elements (the involvement of gods and demigods), is the earliest detailed description of warfare we have. Stripping away the myths, it analyses the epic and combines it with other textual and archaeological evidence to produce a coherent narrative of the conflict and of Bronze Age warfare in the Aegean. Presents a detailed analysis of Mycenaean Greek armies – their composition and organization, the warriors’ weapons, armor and tactics, and those of their enemies. Finds sophisticated combined-arms forces blending massed infantry with missile troops and chariots, employing open battle, deception and special operations in what amounted to total war. The author’s detailed examination of the mechanics of Bronze Age combat is enriched by his use of insights from experimental archaeology using replica equipment. Also covers the minutiae of heroic duels and the geopolitical relationship of the Mycenaean Greeks with their rivals across the Aegean. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

War Along the Wabash: The Ohio Indian Confederacy’s Destruction of the U.S. Army, 1791. Describes how a small band of determined Native Americans defended their homeland in 1791, destroyed an invading American army led by Arthur St. Clair, and forced a fundamental shift in the way in which the United States waged war. Also puts the battle into the context of the last quarter of the 18th Century, exploring how the central importance of land ownership to Europeans arriving in North America resulted in unrelenting demographic pressure on indigenous tribes, as well as the enormous obstacles standing in the way of the fledgling American Republic in paying off its enormous war debts. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30 USD.

Hood’s Defeat Near Fox’s Gap: Prelude to Emancipation. Analysis of Confederate Brigadier General John Bell Hood’s troop movements during the battle of South Mountain. For the past 160 years, all other authors misplaced Hood’s troop positions on the Fox’s Gap battlefield by approximately a half-mile. The actual location of Hood’s attack reconfigures the entire placement of the competing forces in the battle and, thus, the conclusions one makes about the struggle. The failure to understand the topographical characteristics of the battlefield led other writers to make false assumptions about Hood’s movement. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

The Spanish Navy in the War of 1898. Examines the state of the Spanish Navy at the start of the Spanish-American War of 1898, before looking at its performance in the various theaters of the conflict against the U.S. Includes a number of detailed tables comparing and contrasting the two fleets. Detailed lists of the ships and their particulars, along with a list of the civilian ships impressed into wartime service by both combatants. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

Dark Waters, Starry Skies: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign, March-October 1943. Analysis combines with microscopic attention to detail and an engaging style to describe how, despite missteps and misfortunes, the tide of the Pacific War finally turned in the Allies’ favor. By the end of February 1944, thanks to hard-fought and costly American victories in the first and second naval battles of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, and the Battle of Cape St. George, the Japanese would no longer hold the materiel or skilled manpower advantage. From this point on, although the war was still a long way from being won, the American star was unquestionably on the ascendant, slowly, but surely, edging Japanese imperialism towards its sunset. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin: The Glider Pilots of World War II. Distills WWII down to individual young men climbing into defenseless gliders made of plywood, ready to trust the towing aircraft that would pull them into enemy territory by a single cable wrapped with a telephone wire. Based on their after-action reports, journals, oral histories, photos and letters home, it reveals every terrifying minute of their missions. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

The Soviet Destruction of Army Group South: Ukraine and Southern Poland 1943-1945. Analyzes late 1943 Soviet offensive that started the decline in German Army Group South and ended up driving into Poland and the Balkans through 1944 and into 1945. Draws on rare and previously unpublished images accompanied by detailed captions and text, plus offensives coincided with other Red Army operations further north, including the Lublin-Brest Offensive – part of Operation Bagration. $29.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $24.65 USD.

Magazines With Wargames…

World at War #89: The Crimean Campaign 1941-1942 (Wargame). Strategic-level, two-player wargame (with strong operational undertones) of low-intermediate complexity covering the fighting across the peninsula that climaxed with the German capture of Sevastopol. The game’s action took place historically between 28 October 1941 and 4 July 1942. The first date marks the German entry into the Crimea via the Perekop Isthmus, while the second marks the end of organized Soviet resistance across the whole peninsula. Those nine calendar months are divided into chronologically varied and unequal numbers of turns. That approach allows for the convenient simulation of the ebbs and flows in the action that took place due to bad weather and logistical and command-control constraints. Magazine articles include Japan’s Indian Ocean Raid, Strategic Heavy Lift, and Fortress Battle 1944. Components: 22 x 34 inch map, 228 9⅙” die-cut counters, and magazine. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD.

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