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On Military Matters Update 05/06/2022

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Scenarios for ECW: Volume 5 – For Use With Any ECW Rules. Long-awaited 5th Volume. 13 scenarios: Babylon Hill; Piercebridge; Little Dean; Caversham Bridge; Grantham (Gonerby Moor): Action near Oddington; Attack on Wem; Lee Bridge; Cropredy Bridge; Later that Day at Cropredy; Burton Hill; Evesham; Hambledon Hill; Rearguard Action at Chorley; Winwick Pass, 19 August 1648. $32.00 USD

Age of Alexander: Scenario Book for Three Ages of Rome Rules. Supplement to Three Ages of Rome rules provides six historical scenarios and links directly into the first period of the Three Ages rules. The new army lists introduce Age of Alexander armies that complement the armies in the original set of rules, enabling players to recreate more battles from the ancient period. $40.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

Uniform Plates…

390: Tsarist Russia: Lithuanian Uhlans Rergiment 1812-1814. Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00 USD


Ancient Battle Formations. Examines the main battle-winning formations of the Ancient world, determining their composition, function and efficacy. A careful study of the Greek and Latin of the sources sheds fresh light on how these formations were organized and worked, reevaluating many conventional notions and leading to some surprising conclusions. $29.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $24.65 USD.

The Rise of Persia and the First Greco-Persian Wars: The Expansion of the Achaemenid Empire and the Battle of Marathon. Examines the first Greco-Persian War and the Persian invasion of Greece. Describes the invasion in great detail, analyses the Persian king’s immense (even if occasionally exaggerated) army, and considers its composition and logistical constraints, the discusses the campaign leading to Marathon and the decisive battle itself. Includes 28 color maps. $43.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

The Roman Empire in Crisis 248-260: When the Gods Abandoned Rome. Covers the dozen years of turmoil that begins with Rome’s millennium celebrations of 248 CE, and ends with the capture of the emperor Valerian by the Persians in 260. It was a period of almost unremitting disaster for Rome, involving a series of civil wars, several major invasions by Goths and Persians, economic crises, and an empire-wide pandemic (plague of Cyprian). A central theme of the book is that this period of moral and spiritual crises diminished the prestige of the traditional state religion, paving the way for the eventual triumph of Christianity. $43.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

Roman Empire at War: A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565. Hardback edition. Catalogs and describes every significant battle fought by the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian I (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient, Late Antiquity, and Early Medieval texts. This approach provides the reader with a concise foundation of information to use when evaluating later scholarly interpretations presented in secondary sources. In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It serves as a first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Empire. $35.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Roman Empire at War: A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565. Softcover edition. $27.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD.

Religion & Classical Warfare: The Roman Empire. Religion was integral to the conduct of war in the ancient world and the Romans were certainly no exception. No campaign was undertaken and no battle risked without first making sacrifice to propitiate the appropriate gods or consult oracles and omens to divine their plans. Yet the link between war and religion is an area that has been regularly overlooked by modern scholars, examining the conflicts of these times. This volume draws together the work of scholars and experts to present a coherent, comprehensive study of the role of religion in the wars of the Roman Empire. Aspects considered in depth include: the Imperial cults and legionary loyalty; the army and religious/regional disputes; Trajan and religion; Constantine and Christianity; omens and portents; funerary cults and practices; the cult of Mithras; the Imperial sacramentum; religion and Imperial military medicine. $50.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

Four Days in September: The Battle of Teutoberg. Hardback edition. Examines the ancient sources and challenges the hypotheses of modern scholars to present the September 9 AD battle and its aftermath. Three Roman legions, while marching to suppress a distant tribal rebellion, were attacked in a four-day battle with the Germanic barbarians. The Romans, under the leadership of the province’s governor, Publius Quinctilius Varus, were taken completely by surprise, betrayed by a member of their own ranks: the German officer and secret rebel leader, Arminius. The defeat was a heavy blow to both Rome’s military and its pride. Though the disaster was ruthlessly avenged soon afterwards, later attempts at conquering the Germans were half-hearted at best. $40.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

Four Days in September: The Battle of Teutoberg. Softcover edition. $27.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD.

Defending Heaven: China’s Mongol Wars, 1209-1370. A complete history of the Jin, Song, and Ming dynasties’ wars fought against the Mongols. Lasting nearly two centuries, these wars, fought to defend Chinese civilization against a brutal and unrelenting foe, pitted personal heroics against the inexorable Mongol war machine and involved every part of the Chinese state. The resistance of the Chinese dynasties to the Khans is a complex and rich story of shifting alliances and political scheming, vast armies and navies, bloody battles and an astonishing technological revolution. The great events of China’s Mongol war are described and analyzed, detailing their immediate and later implications for Chinese history. $27.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD.

Soldier, Rebel, Traitor: John, Lord Wenlock and the Wars of the Roses. Biography of John Wenlock, first Lord Wenlock, who was a leading diplomat, courtier, and soldier during the Wars of the Roses. Labeled the Prince of Turncoats because of his frequent changes of allegiance, his remarkable career offers us a fascinating insight into one of the most turbulent periods in English medieval history. Wenlock is a major figure in his own right, and records in vivid detail how this shrewd nobleman navigated his way through the brutal conflicts of his times. $35.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Prince Eugene of Savoy: A Genius for War Against Louis XIV and the Ottoman Empire. Biography of Prince Eugene of Savoy-Carignan (1663-1736), French born of an Italian mother, who was destined for the church but fled France as a young man and chose the life of a soldier. He entered the service of the Habsburg Emperor Leopold I in 1683, and rose rapidly to become one of the greatest military commanders of the age, playing a leading role in the wars against both the Ottoman Turks and the French. Reconstructs his military campaigns in compelling detail, and also describes his career as a politician, statesman, and a great patron of the arts. $43.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

Grant Rising: Mapping the Career of a Great Commander Through 1862. One-volume biography in maps and text of Ulysses S. Grant’s famous battles in 1862 – including Donelson and Shiloh. Also covers his early life, including his frontier and Mexican War service, as well as his minor engagement in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It uses shaded relief topography to create maps with three-dimensional appearance. It also uses different color tints to represent command relationships to simplify which brigades reported to which divisions and corps at a glance. Using slightly different shades of blue and red also allow for easy differentiation of many units on a single map, making the action easier to understand. $40.00 USD

Battle in the Baltic: The Royal Navy and the Fight to Save Estonia and Latvia, 1918-1920. After the WWI armistice, but before the Versailles Treaty was ratified, Britain sent the Royal Navy to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia from Bolshevik Russian aggression. For two years, the Navy fought battles against the Red Navy and weather in the Baltic Sea, and against White Russian and German Freicorps troops – each intent on a Baltic land grab. Hundreds of ships were successfully involved in aiding Estonian and Latvian forces. Patrolling, open sea battles, and PT-boat-style raids populate the campaign that saw three VCs awarded and ships sunk in battle and by leftover WWI mines. Well-written, too. $25.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

Naval Battles of the Second World War: The Atlantic and the Mediterranean – Volume 1. Heavily illustrated two-volume account of the naval struggle in WWII emphasizes the sheer scale of the conflict in every sea, and shows the direct impact of each naval battle on the course of the war. Sets naval actions in the wider strategic context, as well as giving graphic accounts of what happened in each engagement. Volume 1 concentrates on the Royal Navy’s confrontation with the ships and submarines of the German Kriegsmarine during the Battle of the Atlantic, the Arctic convoys, and the struggle across the Mediterranean against the Italian navy. $35.00 USD

OMM discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

The T-34 Goes to War: The Russian View. English translation of Russian tank books published by the the company that created the multi-player online game World of Tanks. Covers the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of the T-34. $40.00 USD

The SU-152 and Related Vehicles: The Russian View. English translation of Russian tank books published by the the company that created the multi-player online game World of Tanks. Covers the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of the SU-152. $40.00 USD


The Great War: WWI Card Game. Collaborative effort of game industry Hall of Fame graphic artist Rodger B. MacGowan and award-winning game designer Dana Lombardy. Intended for quick-play, there is just one double-sided page of rules, plus quick-play instructions to let you start mobilizing your forces right away. Includes nearly all of Rodger MacGowan’s dramatic World War I illustrations. Contents: 200 poker-size cards denote weapons and key personalities representing almost 20 nations; Rules for 2-players, solitaire, and the special expansion; Quick-Play Outline; one decks and discard mat. Cards also contain standard suits, symbols, and numbers to play poker, bridge, and other traditional card games. $49.00 USD

Soldiers of Napoleon: Card Driven Wargame. Card-driven, tabletop miniature wargames rules for the battles of the Napoleonic Wars, 1805 to 1815, pits battalions, regiments, and brigades against each other. At this roughly divisional scale, it recreates parts of the many, many, far larger battles of the period. $50.00 USD

Don’t Forget the Magazines…

Miniature Wargames: Issue #470. Articles include: 1066 and After That: Saxon insurgency with special add-ons for Lion Rampant and Hail Caesar; Straight Into Action: WWII Scenario Boulogne-le-sue May 23, 1940; Three and Fourpence: Zulu War scenario for The Men Who Would Be Kings; Raising Armies: Conversion and painting Perry Miniatures for Portuguese War of the Two Brothers; Pebble Park: Scenario for Albedo Combat PatrolLive Free Or Die: War of 1812 scenario Battle of Crysler’s Farm; Scratch Build: Small Greek Church; Defence in Depth: Figures and rules reviews; Forward Observer: News; Recce: Book reviews; and Last Word: Christopher Eggett, Editor of Tabletop Gaming. $10.00 USD

World War One: Illustrated Magazine Bundle. Issues (1 to 9) of World War One Illustrated magazine, including the games in issues 1 to 4. Mini games are: Zeppelin Raider, Assassination in Sarajevo, On to Paris!, and Russia’s Great War: 1914.

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