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On Military Matters Update 1/20/2022

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

BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES: Waterloo British Highlanders & Riflemen The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as ACW bundle) are supplied unpainted.  Box includes:  3 x Highlander Regiments of 80 Men each; 3 x Mounted Brigade Commanders; 24 x Skirmishing 95th Rifles; 3 x Royal Artillery 5.5 Howitzers; and 1 x Full-colour Napoleonic British flag leaflet. $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10

 BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES:  Waterloo French Middle & Old Guard   The 13.5mm miniatures (same scale as ACW bundle) are supplied unpainted.  Box includes:  3 x Guard Battalions of 80 Men each – with optional heads to represent poorly-uniformed Middle Guard; 3 x Mounted Brigade Commanders; Marines of the Guard (30 Men); Engineers of the Guard (30 Men); 3 x Foot Artillery 12-pdrs; and 1 x Full-colour Napoleonic French flag leaflet. $39.00

OMM Discount 10%, now $35.10 

RULES…

D-DAY TO BERLIN: Scenario Book One Scenario Book One has two scenarios: 1. 6th Panzer Army and 2. Relief of Bastogne, each of about 10 pages with maps, OOBs, and special scenario rules. $18.00

CLASH OF SPEARS – Rise of Eagles This book expands the forces available in the core book by adding 13 new Army lists. The lists include the Late Republican Army (post Marian Reform), the Early Imperial Army and enemies that fought against these armies such as Thracians, Germans, Britons, Dacians, Parthians, Spartacus Slave revolt, and so on. Also cinludes the eastern enemies that Rome fought during the times of the Republic, such as the successors of Alexander the Great and the Pontic kingdom. $28.00

PETER BUNDE UNIFORM PLATES…

386: KONIGREICH WURTTEMBERG: JAGER-REGIMENT ZU PFERD HERZOG LOUIS 1805-1811  Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00

387: KONIGREICH WURTTEMBERG: JAGER-REGIMENT ZU PFERD HERZOG LOUIS 1811-1812 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00

WARGAMES…

 VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 30: Fields of Battle (Alexandrian Succession to 2nd Punic War)   Champs de Bataille wargame covers battles from Alexandrian Succession starting in 323BC to the end of the Second Punic War. Inspired by WRG miniatures rule set De Bellis Multitudinis, it pits the phalanx against the legion with about 20 to 30 counters per side. Contains eight Army lists and four scenarios: Paraitacene (317), Gaza (312), Ausculum (279), and Ilipa (206). Includes General Classification of Troop, which is a points system for creating armies, and overlays that may be cut out and placed upon the map for variety. Additional scenarios will be printed in future issues of the magazine. Game components: One 59 x 41 cm map; 216 die-cut double-sided counters; One rule book including scenarios; Two sheets of overlays to be cut; and One color player aid.  $38.00

BOOKS…

 THE STRAITS FROM TROY TO CONSTANTINOPLE: The Ancient History of the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara and Bosporos In ancient times, the series of waterways now known as the Turkish Straits, comprising the Dardanelles (or Hellespont), Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus, formed both a divide and a bridge between Europe and Asia. Its western and eastern entrances were guarded, at different times, by two of the most fabled cities of all time: respectively Troy (in Asia) and Byzantion (or Byzantium, on the European coast). The narrow crossing points at the Hellespont and Bosporus were strategically important invasion routes while the waters themselves were vital routes of travel and commerce, particularly the supply of grain from the hinterland of the Black Sea to the Greek cities. This made them valuable prizes and sources of friction between successive empires — Persians, Macedonians, and Romans among them. It also ensured the locales were associated with some of the great names of history, from Odysseus to Xerxes, and Alexander the Great to Constantine the Great. $43.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $36.55 

 CROMWELL’S BUFFOON: The Life and Career of the Regicide, Thomas Pride Hardback edition.  Colonel Thomas Pride was central to one of the English Civil War’s key events: the arrest and exclusion of 140 Members of Parliament at Westminster in December 1648. Those that remained in the House of Commons – the Rump – voted to bring King Charles I to trial, resulting in the first and only public execution of a British Monarch.  $70.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $59.50 

 CROMWELL’S BUFFOON: The Life and Career of the Regicide, Thomas Pride  Softcover version. $48.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $40.80

 THE CARNAGE WAS FEARFUL: Battle of Cedar Mountain   Covers the Battle of Cedar Mountain on August 9, 1862, where outnumbered Federal infantry under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks attacked Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s army as it marched toward Culpeper Court House. A violent three-hour battle erupted, yielding more than 3,600 casualties. The tide of battle turned and the resulting Confederate victory added to Stonewall’s mystique. Includes 175 images and 10 maps.  $17.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $14.45 

 HORSES WORN TO MERE SHADOWS: The Victorio Campaign 1880   This study commences with Victorio’s return to New Mexico in January 1880. The US army’s January to February campaign illustrates the operational decoy strategy employed by Victorio to protect his own logistic support whilst simultaneously undermining that of his opponents. Includes 109 black and white photos, 25 color maps, 2 black and white sketches, 29 tables, and 8 figures. $60.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00  

PANZER III  Details the history of the Panzer III throughout World War II, from its early development in the pre-war years, through its pivotal role in the Blitzkrieg campaigns in Poland and Western Europe, to its eventual obsolescence. Profusely illustrated.  $50.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 

HITLER’S NAVY: The Kriegsmarine in World War II  Illustrated study of the WWII German Kriegsmarine, from its limited beginnings under the Treaty of Versailles to years of covert and innovative development to the rearmament programme that defied the restrictions, including submarines. $40.00

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 

 EVERYTHING WORKED LIKE CLOCKWORK: The Mechanization of British Regular and Household Cavalry 1918-1942   Hardback edition. Describes the process of retraining British and Household cavalry regiments from post-WWI to 1942 to fight in armored vehicles. Relies heavily on regimental and War Office archives, the historical papers of the tank manufacturer Vickers, Britain by Mass Observation archives, the Imperial War Museum’s oral history archives, and interviews with the small number of remaining WWII veterans.  This book checks the accuracy of the assertion that the delay in mechanization was due to reluctance by the cavalrymen to part with their horses and their technophobic attitude. Includes the backdrop of the social, economic and political climate of the 1920s and 1930s, and the pressure on politicians from the wider franchise and public opinion.  $70.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $59.50

 EVERYTHING WORKED LIKE CLOCKWORK: The Mechanization of British Regular and Household Cavalry 1918-1942   Softcover edition. $48.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 

THE BATTLE FOR TINIAN: Vital Stepping Stone in America’s War Against Japan By the time the US 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions conquered Saipan and attacked Tinian, the island had already been bombarded for a month. In the meantime, both sides had learned their lessons from the previous island-hopping invasions. $23.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55  

BLOODY VERRIERES: The I. SS-Panzerkorps Defence of the Verrieres-Bourguebus Ridges I SS PanzerKorps Leibstandarte defends against the Anglo-Canadian forces in July 1944 south of Caen in the area of the Verrieres and Bourguebus ridges. The resulting battles of late July and early August 1944 saw powerful German defensive counterattacks south of Caen inflict tremendous casualties, regain lost ground and at times defeat Anglo-Canadian operations in detail. Includes maps and photographs. $38.00

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.30 

MORE AT THE WEBSITE…

Visit www.onmilitarymatters.com for information on all stocked items. If you have a further question about an item or you wish to order, e-mail militarymatters@att.net or phone 609-466-2329. Thank you for your continued support.

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