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On Military Matters Update 10/24/2022

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.

Thank You for Your Continued Support!


Miniatures…

Black Powder Epic Battles: American Civil War Union Cavalry & Zouaves Brigade 15mm Figures. This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete Union brigade comprising one Zouaves regiment of 100 figures, a 20-figure regiment of cavalry, a 21-figure regiment of dismounted cavalry, and a 18-figure regiment of skirmishers. $42.50 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $38.25 USD.

Black Powder Epic Battles: American Civil War Confederate Cavalry & Zouaves Brigade 15mm Figures. This plastic set provides enough models to field a complete Confederate brigade, comprising one Zouaves regiment of 100 figures, a 20-figure regiment of cavalry, a 21-figure regiment of dismounted cavalry, and a 18-figure regiment of skirmishers. $42.50 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $38.25 USD.

Books…

The Reign of Emperor Antonius Pius: AD 138-161. The reign of Antoninus Pius is widely seen as the apogee of the Roman Empire, yet due to gaps in the historical sources, his reign has been overlooked by modern historians. He is considered one of the five good emperors of the Antonine dynasty under whom the Pax Romana enabled the empire to prosper, trade to flourish, and culture to thrive. His reign is considered a Golden Age, but this was partly an image created by imperial propaganda. There were serious conflicts in North Africa and Dacia, as well as a major revolt in Britain. On his death, the empire stood on the cusp of the catastrophic invasions and rebellions that marked the reign of his successor, Marcus Aurelius. $37.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $31.45 USD.

Robert the Bruce: Scotland’s True Braveheart. Detailed account of the life and times of the Scottish hero and monarch. It covers his life from childhood to death against the era’s political, social and military life of Scotland. He was a ruthless, cunning warrior, a man of his times, dedicated to what he saw as his mission in life. Flawed he may have been, but he was also a great king, a worthy warrior, and a man who deserves to emerge from the shadow of William Wallace – a position to which he has been relegated ever since the film Braveheart. Examines the relationship between The Bruce and people like Edward I and Edward II of England, William Wallace, and the other contenders for the Scottish crown. Chronological account of how The Bruce clawed his way to power, his struggles and battles and his eventual victory which gave Scotland independence and freedom from an acquisitive and warlike neighbor. Looks in detail at the murder of John Comyn, of which The Bruce stood accused, and the political ramifications of the killing. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

The Men of Wellington’s Light Division: Unpublished Memoirs from the 43rd Light Infantry in the Peninsular War. Memoirs from members of Wellington’s Light Division, many for the first time, and many accounts that were produced within hours, or at most days, after the incidents they describe. These often portray a very different view of many famous events and cause us to question numerous claims made in those later published memoirs. Never intended to be published, the memoirs in this book were written only for the men themselves and their families, being penned without the dreaded influence of hindsight to alter and temper their views. Consequently, they provide brutally honest assessments of their senior officers, how operations were handled and who made mistakes that have subsequently been quietly covered over. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

The Battle of the Selle: Fourth Army Operations on the Western Front in the Hundred Days, 9-24 October 1918. Hardback version. Between 9-24 October, the British Fourth Army drove elements of two German armies back from the Hindenburg support line in the Pursuit to the Selle (9-11 October); prepared and fought the set-piece Battle of the Selle (17-18 October); and then drove in the flank of the German Second Army towards the Sambre-Oise Canal (23-24 October). $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

The Battle of the Selle: Fourth Army Operations on the Western Front in the Hundred Days, 9-24 October 1918. Softcover version. Between 9-24 October, the British Fourth Army drove elements of two German armies back from the Hindenburg support line in the Pursuit to the Selle (9-11 October); prepared and fought the set-piece Battle of the Selle (17-18 October); and then drove in the flank of the German Second Army towards the Sambre-Oise Canal (23-24 October). $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD.

Eyewitness at Dieppe: The Only First-Hand Account of WWII’s Most Disastrous Raid. Re-issue of war correspondent Wallace Reyburn’s account of Operation Jubilee, the August 1942 raid on German-held Dieppe. He was with the first soldiers, clambering ashore and aboard the last ship, returning to England after six hours of carnage. New foreword by his son Ross, tells us more about Wallace’s life, details the shortcomings of his father’s book that had to conform with wartime censorship, and includes post-war condemnation of raid’s mastermind Lord Mountbatten. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

The Workhorse of Helmand: A Chinook Crewman’s Account of Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. RAF Chinook crewman chronicles his combat experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan over ten years, from leaving the deck of HMS Ocean off the coast of Pakistan under the cover of darkness, all the way through numerous fighting seasons and the chaos of Helmand Province. Whether it was taking part in air assault missions against a determined enemy, or extracting casualties from the battlefield under fire, and in a life or death race against time, he witnessed both the best and worst of humanity on a daily basis. Paints a gritty picture of repeated operational deployments, harrowing scenes, the humor and camaraderie of comrades, and the exhilaration of surviving Taliban RPGs and AK47 fire. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

Magazines With Games…

Vae Victis #165: Trautenau and Soor 1866 (Wargame). Magazine includes wargame of June 27-28, 1866, Battle of Trautenau-Soor, second in the Battles in the Time of Napoleon III series. Game Description: One turn: one hour; Counters: regiments and battalion; Map: one hex = 750m; Complexity: 5/10; Solo play: 7/10; Duration of a game: 2 to 4 hours depending on the scenario. $28.00 USD

Strategy & Tactics #337: Caporetto: The Italian Front 1917-1918. Two-player wargame of the last year of the Italian Front, from the Central Powers’ offensive of the Fall of 1917, until the end of the war in October 1918. In this game, both players command two powerful but fragile forces: the armies of Italy and Austria-Hungary that, in the last year of the war, were at the end of their tethers. Each game turn represents one month. Each hexagon is ten kilometers from side to opposite side. Units are divisions, brigades, or equivalents. Components: One 22 x 34 inch game map, 228 counters, and magazine. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD.

World at War #87: Netherlands East Indies: 1941 to 1942 (Wargame). Operational wargame of the campaign in 1941-42, in which the Japanese seized control of the Dutch colonial empire in the South Pacific. A combined naval-air-land campaign, in which operational capabilities can be decisive. The game system shows the effects of various operations over the course of a scenario. Players conduct actions which encompass discrete combat, logistical, intelligence, and other operations. A player can conduct one or more actions per turn. All units in the game use a similar combat system. The system shows the interaction of naval, air and land forces. At stake: the resources of the South Seas and the gateways to the Indian Ocean and Australia. Components: 22 x 34 inch map, 176 counters, and magazine. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #419. Theme: Twisted History: Silver Bayonet Finale (Part One): RPG-inspired freeform underground adventure for the climax of our Silver Bayonet campaign against the Harvestmen; How to Convert a Steampunk Gunboat: Enhance a TTCombat MDF Paddleboat with steampunk details; Painting Mark’s Little Soldiers: Painting techniques on new Copplestone neo-retro figures; Pulp Q&A: Osprey‘s upcoming rules Pulp – its development, mechanics, and the benefits and challenges of gaming in the Pulp genre; Old Dog, New Tricks: What if? 1980s British Army of the Rhine versus the Soviet Army battle. Features: Imperial Japanese Army Platoon: For Bolt Action and Chain of Command and some house rules; Battle of Khorramshahr 1980: Make a Iran-Iraq War 6mm table; includes rules modifications; With Man’s Blood Paint the Ground Gules: Never Mind the Billhooks army with some custom morale markers; Painting Templars with Warm Whites and Bold Freehand: Painting white with dirty glazes and adding punchy freehand shield designs; Mucking About Near Mukden: WWII Japanese army in the back of beyond; Club Focus: The Friends of General Haig – Worcester Wargames Club. Departments: Quick Fire: Modeling shorts from your fellow wargamers; Observation Post: New releases in the hobby; Release Radar: New wargames products; Full Paper Jacket: New book releases. $9.50 USD

Miniature Wargames #475 Cover: The Good Fight. Two 19th Century scenarios for Chasing Slave Ships & Dhows with historical context for the 19th Century fight against the Slave Trade by the Royal Navy West African Squadron. It contains rules downloads for either Black Powder or Rebels and Patriots; Send Three and Fourpence: Combat with Kinchlets: How to engage five-year-old children with wargaming; The Hood Who Was Good: Trio of Robin Hood scenarios intended for Feudal Patrol rules but can be used for any rules system; Command Decision: Forced Marches in wargaming; Battle Scars: Progressive experience system for Chain of Command; Full-color: Colours 2022 recap with photos; Scratch Build: Tree house; Defence in Depth: Reviews of figures and rules; Quartermaster: Modeling and scenery reviews; Forward Observer: News; Recce: Book reviews; Last Word: The life of 93-year-old wargamer Jack Alexander of Jacklex Miniatures. $10.00 USD

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