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On Military Matters Update 08/29/2022

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 couple weeks.

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Miniatures…

Hundred Hours: Starter Set. WWII skirmish wargame played with a force of 5 to 20 models, fighting out night-time raids in World War II. This product contains: 36 Multi-part 28mm plastic figures: (twelve British SAS, 18 German sentries, officers and Feldgendarmes, and six guard dogs); 64 page rulebook; 80 gaming cards; eight custom dice; 104 counters; 36 plastic bases. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included. $59.00 USD

Rules…

A Wargamer’s Guide to the Battle of Leipzig 1813: The Battle of Nations. Describes the strategic situation in central Europe in 1813, and offers an account of the historical battle with detailed orders of battle, scaled-down orders of battle for game purposes, maps of the historical events, stylized maps for laying out wargames tables, and instructions for each scenario and the mini-campaign. Design notes explain the rationale and historical background to the scenario instructions. Includes eight black-and-white illustrations, 33 color photos, nine maps, and twelve tables. The scenario maps are set out on square grids for ease of setting up tabletop terrain. Any set of wargames rules for the period should be able to be used to play the scenarios. The key points for the game army lists are the number of units and their quality. There is a section that discusses the quality of the troops of the various nations involved. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Stargrave: Hope Eternal. The third supplement for Stargrave offers a host of new scenarios and rules for gaining political backing as you fight across the ravaged galaxy. This solo and cooperative expansion contains an intricate campaign of connected scenarios. Whether you brave the perils of the campaign alone, or enlist the aid of another independent crew, this is your chance to bring back a little hope to the ravaged galaxy! $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Battle From the Age of Reason: Primer. For 20 years, the Battles from the Age of Reason (BAR) game series has covered mid-18th Century warfare. The BAR games feature a highly detailed, realistic and interactive game system, gorgeous map and counter graphics, thorough research, and exciting battles throughout Europe and America. However, because of rules depth, detail, and period elan, many gamers have been perplexed in learning the system. This primer is designed as an illustrated learning tool to accompany and enhance the Third Edition BAR rules. This primer features illustrated rules demonstrations, game tactics, learning modules, and 280 upgrade and errata counters for previous BAR games. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $34.20 USD.

Crescendo of Violence: A Neon-Noir Roleplaying Game. 2093, Neo York. A dystopian technological marvel, where concrete high-rises brim with holographic neon, as gilded mob bosses, flashy CEOs, and famous vid-stars all strive to consolidate their power over the masses. And while the rain reflects the neon, it never washes away the grime and filth of the streets. Welcome to a world of synth-jazz and cybernetics, where the status quo grinds down the hard-working man and vat-grown clone alike. Whether you’re the redemption-seeking gangster, the one good cop in a corrupt system, or the gene-modded musician trying to make it big, you’ll be trying to get by in a city that just doesn’t care. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Wars of Ozz. Contains rules, background, painting guides, scenarios and much more for mass Horse & Musket Fantasy battles. Designed for solo, one-on-one, and multi-player games and features a balanced Magic System with estimated game length of three hours. Supported by over 70 packs of unique miniatures with new factions and new releases coming. $38.00 USD

Games…

Village Rails: A Game of Locomotives and Local Motives. A two-to-four-player card game of trains, tracks, and tricky decisions to build railway lines that connect villages across the sleepy English countryside. Connect stations and farmsteads to your local network while placing your railway signals and sidings ever so carefully. Meet the exacting standards of cantankerous locals planning strangely specific trips, and weigh their demands against your limited funding. Players: 2 to 4; Playing Time: 45 minutes; Age: 14+; Contents: 122 mini cards, 50+ tokens, four scoring dials. $28.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $23.80 USD.

p>La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean: June 18, 1815 (Deluxe Edition Wargame). Mont St. Jean is the French name for the Battle of Waterloo, and the Prussians called this The Battle of Belle Alliance. The deluxe edition contains: four 34 x 22-inch maps; three Organizational Displays; Standard Rules and Special Rulebook; six Counter Sheets (two Quatre Bras, three Ligny, one Informational markers); Charts & Tables; Scale = 100 m/Hex; Time = 20 min/Turn; Units = 50-100 men/SP (Regimental/Brigade Size). $150.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $135.00 USD.

Ospreys…

072 Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46Essential Histories series. Updated and revised for the new edition, with full-color maps and 30 new images, this offers an introduction to the famous campaign which saw the Stuart dynasty’s final attempt to regain the British throne, and the end of the Highland clans’ way of life. Analyzes the dynastic struggle of two royal houses, the Rebellion’s maneuvers and battles, and the tragic aftermath for the Highlands. Overview of the Forty-Five Rebellion, dispelling the myths that have grown up around battles like Culloden and the figures of the Highlanders. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $17.00 USD.

067 Hunnic Warrior vs Late Roman Cavalryman: Attila’s Wars, AD 440-53Combat Men series. Examines the origins, fighting methods, and reputation of the two sides’ cavalry forces, with particular reference to the Siege of Naissus, the Battle of the Utus, and the climactic encounter at the Catalaunian Plains. Features specially commissioned artwork and maps. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $18.70 USD

032 Arctic Convoys 1942: The Luftwaffe Cuts Russia’s LifelineAir Combat series. In 1942, Luftwaffe air-power made the difference with crew and strike aircraft trained and equipped for torpedo attacks from bases in northern Norway. Between spring and autumn 1942, Germany was winning the battle of the Arctic convoys. Half of PQ-15 was sunk in May, PQ-17 was virtually obliterated in July, and in September 30 percent of PQ-18 was sunk. The Allies were forced to suspend the convoys until December, when the long Arctic nights would shield them. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $20.40 USD.

061 Chinese Civil War 1945-1949Essential Histories series. Updated and revised for the new edition, with full-color maps and new images throughout, this is a concise study of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and its significant repercussions. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD.

123 British/Commonwealth Cruiser vs Italian Cruiser: The Mediterranean 1940-43New Vanguard series. Compares and contrasts the design, weapon technologies, and combat performance of the Italian and British cruiser forces in the Mediterranean Sea during WWII. Documents several major clashes between British, Commonwealth and Italian cruisers, including spirited actions fought off Cape Spada in 1940, a string of actions in the Gulf of Sirte throughout 1941, battles against Axis convoys in 1941-42, and the Battle of Pantelleria in 1942. Among the subjects of the specially commissioned color artworks are HMAS Sydney, HMS Naiad, RM Trento and RM Raimondo Montecuccoli. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

310 Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers 1945-91New Vanguard series. The Essex class was the U.S.N.’s war-winning ship class of the Pacific War. Of the 24 ships completed, 14 saw action, making the Essex class the largest class of fleet aircraft carriers ever built. These ships had a fine balance of striking power, protection, and speed, and were modernized during and after the war. There were five distinct programs carried out, adding not only angled flight decks for jet operations, but repeated upgrades to sensors, weapons and equipment. Using detailed artwork and photos, this book provides an in-depth portrait of this important and enduring class of ship, and looks at its development and modifications while covering many actions. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

547 Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (2): 3rd Century ADMen at Arms series. Considers the evidence for middle 3rd Century Roman troops in the Eastern half of the Empire – specifically around the Balkans, Mesopotamia, the Middle East, and North Africa – and reconstructs this chaotic period of Roman military history. Covers the appearance and campaigns of the Roman forces stationed in the East and looks at the weakness of Imperial central authority, which inevitably led to local particularism and a wide range of appearance in regional commands. Follows the previous title, MAA 527, Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (2): 3rd Century AD. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

BOOKS…

Dunkirchen 1940: The German View of Dunkirk. Drawing on German interviews, diaries and unit post-action reports, describes what went wrong for the Germans at Dunkirk. Offers a detailed interpretation of the German perspective – historically lacking to date. With just seven kilometers before the panzers captured Dunkirk – the only port through which the trapped British Expeditionary force might escape – they came to a shuddering stop. Hitler had lost control of his stunning advance. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

The Mighty Eight: Masters of the Air Over Europe 1942-45. Explores the U.S. Eighth Air Force – known as Mighty Eighth – and its bomber and fighter planes, pilots and crew, and operations. It also explores the careers of key personalities, including Earle Partridge, James Doolittle, and William Kepner. Packed with hundreds of color aircraft profiles, battlescene artworks, and period photographs. Eighth Air Force was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft and equipment. At peak strength, Eighth Air Force had 40 heavy bomber groups, 15 fighter groups, and four specialized support groups. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

The Cactus Air Force: Air War Over Guadalcanal. For 40 years from 1961, the late Eric Hammel interviewed more than 150 American participants in the air campaign at Cactus – the code name for the island Guadalcanal. These interviews are the most comprehensive first-person accounts of the battle assembled by any historian. More importantly, they involved the junior officers and enlisted men whose stories and memories were not part of the official history, thus providing a unique insight. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Zitadelle: The SS-Panzer-Korps on the Attack, July 1943. An exceptional photographic documentation of the battle of Kursk with hundreds of photographs, taken by German war correspondents following the SS units – Max Buschel, Cantzler, Gronert, King, Friedrich Zschackel, and many others. The text follows the course of operations of the Das Reich division and other formations of the SS-Panzer-Korps. The narrative is based directly on German war diaries and from Otto Weidinger’s previous historical researches on the division. While some photos have previously been published, many are previously unpublished, gleaned from the principal public and private archives. $37.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $31.45 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy #121: Warfare in the Age of Arthur. Theme: Warfare in the Age of Arthur: Wargaming the Reality of Arthur’s Britain – The Leader of Battles; Arthur and the Battle of Mount Badon – The Final Victory; Arthur’s Men Go in Search of Some Legendary Loot – The Last Treasure; The Actual Mort D’Arthur? A Ravenfeast Scenario – The Strife of Camlann; Building Your Arthurian army – The Once and Future King; Arthur at the Battle of Badon – Carrying the Cross on his Shield. Features: The German Retreat to Minsk: 30 June, 1944 – Crossing the Berezina; Seleucus Nicator vs Chandragupta Maurya, 304-302 BC – Decision on the Indus; Adding a Bit of Reality to Your Wargames – A Touch of Realism; Painting Mounted Medieval Armies in 10mm – Tripping the Knight Fantastic; A Guide to Industrial-Strength Hedgerows – Building Better Bocage. Departments: Miniature reviews; This Gaming Life – Mid-term Report; The Irregular – Youth Work Wargaming; Second Edition Dark Age and Medieval Rules – Let’s Play Lion Rampant 2; Game reviews – Five Leagues from the Borderlands, Bad Roads and Poor Rations, Cold War Commander (2nd Edition), Panzer Korps, Hold Fast!, and Wars of Orcs and Dwarves; Book Reviews; Parting Shots. $12.00 USD

Ancient History Magazine #40: Hadrian’s Wall. Theme: Hadrian’s Wall: Hadrian’s Foreign Policy Reversal – The Limits of Empire; War and Trade on Rome’s Northern Frontier – Why Build Hadrian’s Wall?; The Vindolanda Tablets Speak – Life on the Frontiers; Signalling on Hadrian’s Wall – All Along the Watchtower; Constructing Hadrian’s Wall – Another Brick. Features: Higher Than the Heavens – The Leiden Amun Papyrus; Making Sense of Entangled cultures – The Philistines; Time Telling and Weather Forecasting in Ancient Athens – Tower of the Winds; All Roads Lead to Rome – The Vicarello Cups; Spells, Incantations, and Curses – Magic in Ancient Cyprus; Finding Pepper at Hadrian’s Wall – Spicing up the Roman Empire; The Barcid Dynasty in Spain – A Kingdom of Their Own?; Plato and the Ideal City – Down to the Piraeus; Banquets Aside, What did Romans Normally Eat? – Dining out and Dining in. $12.00 USD

Medieval World: Culture & Conflict (Formerly Medieval Warfare): Volume 2. Theme: Culture and Conflict in Kyivan Rus: The Medieval Kingdom of Kyivan Rus: Expansive and Well-Connected; The Coinage of Kyivan Rus: Byzantine Models and Local Adaptations; Bookmen, Scribes, and Literates: Writing in Rus Between 1000-1400; The Mongol Campaigns in Rus in 1252: Searching for the Kniaginia; A Cathedral and Its Patron: Yaroslav the Wise and Saint Sophia in Kyiv; Kyivan Rus and the Mongols: Hostility and Accommodation; Protective Warriors: Military Saints from Byzantium to Rus. Features: Women and Authority in Medieval India: Political, Social, and Military Roles; Exquisite Italian Woodwork: The Art of Medieval Chests; The Strange Tale of Brother Isaac: Holy Fools and the Lives of Medieval Monks; Fragrant and Full of Flavour: Spices in the Middle Ages; Caernarfon and Beaumaris: The Welsh Castles of Edward I, Part 4. $12.00 USD

Magazine With Wargame…

Against the Odds #56: Hitler’s Stalingrad – Breslau 1945. Examines the 1945 Soviet siege of the city of Breslau. With 324 counters and a 22 x 34-inch map, scaled at about 650 yards per hex, a game turn represents one week. The game captures the flavor of planned, grand assaults quickly degenerating into gritty, street-level fighting, with players alternating conducting operations during the turn. Skillfully positioned reserves and sharp counterattacks can blunt massive thrusts, but sometimes at a frightfully high rate of casualties. Special rules model rubble and barricades; the multi-level city buildings; surprise and ambush during combat; Soviet command directives; the armored train Porsel; remotely controlled Goliaths; and the possible use of nerve gas (Breslau was the major repository of both Germany’s remaining stocks of the little AFVs and also the deadly nerve agent Tabun). Components: Maps – one full-color 22 x 34-inch hex mapsheet; Counters – 324 full-color 9/16-inch die-cut counters; Rules length – 15 pages; Charts and tables – one page; Complexity – Medium; Playing time – Up to four hours; How challenging is it solitaire? – Average. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $40.50 USD.

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