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On Military Matters Update 03/10/2022

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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MINIATURES…

GRIPPING BEAST: 28mm Dark Age Welsh  The figures represent the unarmored majority of warriors in Welsh armies and raiding forces from early times to Middle Ages. Contains the components to assemble 25 Dark Age Welsh warriors, enough to form a large warband in the Swordpoint game system. $36.00

OMM Discount 10%: Now $32.40  

GRIPPING BEAST: 28mm Dark Age Picts  The figures represent the unarmored majority of warriors in Welsh armies and raiding forces from early times to Middle Ages. Contains the components to assemble 25 Dark Age Pict warriors, enough to form a large warband in the Swordpoint game system. $36.00

OMM Discount 10%: Now $32.40  

RULES…

REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 10 – THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: The Saxon Army at Pirna 1756 — A Series of What-If Scenarios   Use this campaign booklet as a basis for any series of SYW games. Indeed, the scenarios can be used for any period to the end of the Horse and Musket period. Includes details of the Saxon army plus the usual sumptuous photos of the games and some unusual vignettes. $59.00

 RECKLESS DARING: Brigade Rules for the Colonial Age 1870-1910   Scenario and adventure book for the Reckless Daring Grand Battles rules system and the Terra Incognita company rules system. Based around the British Colonial adventure in the Sudan from 1884 thru 1898, players are thrown head first into the action in an effort to survive and try to get your name mentioned in Dispatches. Can be used with any scale and no rebasing required. Includes regimental-level engagements of Omdurman, Toski, Khartoum, Ginnis, and more and company-level engagements for use with Terra Incognita. Complete backstory for each scenario with maps, orders of battle, and special rules. Commentary and reckless situations embellish the Sudan Adventures and Tall Tales.  $30.00

OMM Discount 10%: Now $27.00  

PAPER SOLDIERS…

LUNAR SURFACE WARFARE: Paper Soldiers   Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Also includes a set of Wargaming rules for combat between Soviet Cosmonauts and US Army and Airforce Soldier-Astronauts. It is based on early popular science, and military studies conducted in the 1950s, and 1960s that looked at how the US Army and Air Force would establish a military presence on the Earth’s Moon and would defend that against the Soviets. $36.00

PLAY THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: French Army 1 Imperial Guard – Paper Soldiers   Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Napoleon introduced the concept of all arms Corps, each one a traditional army ‘in miniature’, permitting the field force to be split across several lines of march and rejoin or to operate independently. The Grande Armee operated by seeking a decisive battle with each enemy army and then destroying them in detail before rapidly occupying territory and forcing a peace. $36.00

PLAY THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: French Army 2 – Paper Soldiers   Booklet of paper soldiers to cut out and play the period on the tabletop.Napoleon introduced the concept of all arms Corps, each one a traditional army ‘in miniature’, permitting the field force to be split across several lines of march and rejoin or to operate independently. The Grande Armee operated by seeking a decisive battle with each enemy army and then destroying them in detail before rapidly occupying territory and forcing a peace. $36.00

PLAY THE SKY BATTLES OF WWI 1914-1918: Paper Soldiers   Booklet of WWI paper aircraft to cut out and play the period on the tabletop. Collection of mostly biplanes that can be cut out, glued together, and set on the tabletop to game WWI aerial warfare. In the skies over the world devastated by the First World War, young eagles fight with a chivalrous spirit. Below them the great war is being fought in cold and terrible trenches by the Central Empires and the Allies of the Entente. While thousands of men lose their lives on land and sea in a cruel and merciless war that covers no man’s land with death, brave airmen fight with a sense of honor and respect for their adversary. Everyone is convinced that they are doing their duty, in the name of their ideals and for their country. $36.00

PETER BUNDE UNIFORM PLATES…

388: KINGDOM OF SWEDEN: SCANIAN CARABINIER REGIMENT 1807-1813   Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00

BOOKS…

OLMEDO 1445   The instability of the reign of Juan II of Castile, caused by the disputes between the king’s favorite, the constable Don Alvaro de Luna and the league of nobles led by the infantes of Aragon, with the support of the kingdom of Navarra, crystallized in a warlike confrontation which lasted, truces in between, between 1437 and 1445, with the final match being fought in the summer of this last year in front of the town of Olmedo. This book explains the causes and maneuvers of the campaign and offers an authentic treatise on the rules of combat, tactics , equipment, and weapons typical of the mid-15th century. It provides a multitude of weaponry details and curiosities, including the techniques used with each of the various weapons. $28.00

THE CAMP AT DRESDEN, 1812-1813: The Previously Unpublished Manuscript of A. Sauerweid   Two-volume set of eyewitness French uniform illustrations by Alexander Sauerweid before Napoleon’s last victory in Germany in the summer of 1813. Volume 1 – 450+ illustrations; Volume 2 – Analysis of the plates, manuscript context, and history. In 1813, Alexander Sauerweid (1783-1844) created dozens of uniform plates based upon the soldiers in the French Army and its allies encamped around the city of Dresden before Napoleon’s victory there on August 26-27. These plates have been known to collectors, but until now they were not published as a single collection. Plate analysis by researcher and author Vincent Bourgeot. Foreword by Jean Tulard, member of the Institut de France. Commentary by uniform experts Alfred Umhey and Yves Martin. $200.00

BATALLAS DE HUESCA Y BARBASTRO 1837 – The First Carlist War   The Battle of Huesca was fought during the First Carlist War on May 24, 1837, between Spanish Constitutionalists and Carlists. During the course of the battle, the French Foreign Legion, which had been attached to the Cristinist army, suffered heavy casualties resulting in its strength being halved. The result of the battle was a decisive Carlist victory $28.00

THE RUSSIAN CRUISER ASKOLD: 3D   In the late 1890s, the Russian Empire sought to strengthen its presence in the Far East, China, and Korea. Faced with a growing threat posed by the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Russians saw an urgent need to build up their naval forces in the region. On February 20, 1898, Emperor Nicholas II approved a supplementary ship-building program for the Far East, which would see the construction of six 5,000 – 6,000 ton cruisers in addition to ships already being built under the 1895 program. The task to formulate technical requirement for the new vessels fell to the Maritime Technical Committee (Russian: MTK). 130 illustrations, most in 3D. $38.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30

SEA OF BLOOD: A Military History of the Partisan Movement in Yugoslavia 1941-45   Recounts the creation and rise of the communist-led People’s Liberation Movement and its combat arm known as the Partisans as well as the Axis counterinsurgency efforts. Sea of Blood draws heavily on original Yugoslav documents and a vast array of secondary sources published in the region over the past 70 years. The text also cites unpublished materials from more than a dozen archival institutions including NARA, TNA, TSAMO, BA/MA, Military Archives in Belgrade, and national archives from practically every former Yugoslav republic. Includes 14 maps. $60.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00  

AND DON’T FORGET THE MAGAZINES …

WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 412 – Free Bolt Action British/Canadian Infantry   Theme: Facing the Elements: Infantry Face the Weather: Monsieur le Marechal Tournant; Building the Great War Frontline; Thalassa Preview; Making the Mediterranean; Hobby Showcase – Classic Citadel Elementals. Features: Designer’s Notes: 02 Hundred Hours; The Silver Bayonet Society: Part Five; Designer’s Notes: Strength and Honour; Recreating Isandlwana; Insider Interview: Slaine. Departments: Quick Fire!; Observation Post; Release Radar; Full Paper Jacket; BBA! Ambush! $9.00

MORE AT THE WEBSITE…

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