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On Military Matters Update 10/31/2022

OMM will be at Fall In. For those attending, if you want to save the shipping cost, order now and pick up your items at the show.

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…

Late Roman Archers: 28mm Figures. This 36-figure set of 28mm hard-plastic Late Romans has additional parts, allowing hundreds of options when building the figures, and supported by a range of shield transfers and banner sheets from LBMS. This set can also be used as Arthurians, Early Byzantines, and Goths/Germanic. Includes six Warrior Main Frames and two Command Frames. $48.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $43.20 USD.

Rules…

Never Mind the Billhooks: Deluxe Edition. Card-driven rules for late medieval European warfare, set at the small-battle/big-skirmish level – think Nibley Green rather than Towton. You will need around 100 figures a side, lots of D6s, and a 6 x 4 foot table – everything else you need to play the game is included in this book. A typical game can be played through in around 90 minutes. Includes Modeling Masterclass chapter with a comprehensive guide to painting, modeling, and kit-bashing 28mm plastic figures. $38.00 USD

In the Grand Manner: Napoleonic Wargame Rule – New Edition. Latest updated version of these best-selling rules. All color illustrations. Large format paperback. Made famous by Peter Gilder at his Wargames Center, a tradition carried on by Gerry, who has honed these rules through hundreds of gamers and thousands of games. $39.00 USD

Jackals: Travellers on the War Road. Supplement for Jackals, introducing new rites, talents and virtues for players, as well as an exploration of the history and cultures of the Zaharet regions and cultures. It expands the lore for each of the four cultures introduced in the core book – Luathi, Gerwa, Melkoni, and Trauj – describing their various tribes, clans and city-states, their beliefs, strongholds, and day-to-day lives, adding more nuance and depth to the world and giving players more ways to personalize their characters. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

Xenos Rampant: Science Fiction Skirmish Wargame Rules. Rules for large skirmishes, based on the Rampant system. Setting-agnostic, large-skirmish miniature wargame for fighting science-fiction battles using 28mm figures. Core mechanics will be instantly recognizable to those familiar with the other Rampant systems. Contains army lists, scenarios, and subgenres, including post-apocalyptic, weird war, and near-future. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Hard City: Noir Roleplaying. Character creation generates competent, yet flawed individuals, and focuses on what sets them apart as they walk the fine line between right and wrong. Mechanics place the emphasis on the momentum of the plot, while the sandbox setting provides evocative hooks for adventures – fight crooks, rescue the innocent, thwart blackmail plots (or start them!), or uncover corruption in the Mayor’s office. $25.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $21.25 USD.

Uniform Guides…

The Egyptian Campaign 1798-1801: The Genesis of the Children of Mars. Oversized at 9.5 x 13.5. Includes never-before-published illustrations by E. Leliepvre, P. Courcelle, L. Rousselot, and H. Boisselier. Preface by Jean Tulard. Text by Jean-Jacques Prevost, with the participation of Sophie Muffat, Vincent Bourgeot, Yves Martin, and Olivier Lapray. English text. $198.00 USD

Ospreys…

033 Bloody April 1917: The Birth of Modern Air PowerAir Campaign series. Examines how 1917 air battles over the Western Front, known as Bloody April, caused Allied forces to reassess their approach to the use of airpower by considering well-known problems such as technology and training doctrine, but also how the artillery-aircraft combination had to work in late-WW I ground offensives. Analyses what each side got wrong and describes little-known parts of the April campaign, such as both sides’ use of strategic bombing with heavy aircraft. Also considers the German use of advanced high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft with oxygen and heated suits while detailing the exploits of the infamous Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

247 Roman Plate ArmorElite series. First named by Renaissance historians, studying the reliefs on Trajan’s Column, lorica segmentata evaded successful attempts to reconstruct it until a series of important archaeological finds in the 20th Century revealed how it worked, and the truth of its extended chronology. The earliest finds date from the late 1st Century BC, and its discovery at Kalkriese in Germany shows how rapidly it was adopted. At the same time, discoveries in Spain and Britain showed that, despite its apparent fragility, it continued in use into the 4th Century AD. The spectacular find of six halves of cuirasses in a chest at Corbridge in 1964 has now been matched by the rare discovery of a complete set of this armor at Kalkriese. The Corbridge find provided the context to interpret and reconstruct earlier finds. There is now years of experience gleaned from re-enactors over the practical strengths and weaknesses of this form of armor. At the same time, scientific analysis has provided insights into the technology behind this revolutionary form of armor, so characteristic of the Roman Army. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon the latest findings, this study lifts the veil on the formidable plate armor used by the legionaries of Imperial Rome. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $17.00 USD.

384 Japanese Conquest of Burma 1942: The Advance to the Gates of India Campaign series. Narrates Burma Corps’ epic 1942 fighting retreat northwards, carried out mostly in contact with the Japanese and across hundreds of miles of highly malarial and extremely difficult terrain, to safety in India. Among the battles covered are the disaster at the Sittang Bridge on 22&bsp;February 1942 (where 17th Indian Division was all but destroyed), the fall of Rangoon in March 1942, and the clashes at Yenangyaung, Monywa and Shwegyin. The performance of the opposing commanders and forces is also examined, highlighting the success of Japan’s aggressive light infantry tactics, which ruthlessly exploited the cover and concealment provided by the jungle to outflank, bypass and encircle their bewildered enemy. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

005 F6F Hellcat Philippines 1944 Dogfight series. Using maps, contemporary photographs, and technical diagrams, the volume examines the highly effective tactics used to prevail against large enemy formations, and reveals the training that underpinned the success enjoyed by the naval aviators and their Hellcats. Describes key combat actions through 3D ribbon diagrams that provide a step-by-step depiction of the main dogfights featured in the book, as well as action reports from famous aces and previously unknown pilots. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

058 The Capture of U-505: The U.S. Navy’s Controversial Enigma Raid, Atlantic Ocean 1944 Raid series. Analyses Capt. Gallery’s dangerous strategy to capture scuttled U-boats. Instead of attempting to sink the next U-boat that surfaced among them, a destroyer escort would send off its whaleboat. Everyone else was to smother the U-boat with light gunfire to encourage its crew to abandon quickly. Unaware that the Allies had already cracked the German’s codes and the capture of a U-boat could endanger that secret, Gallery hoped to capture the vessel’s codes and coding equipment to read U-boat message traffic. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

312 Tanks in the Battle for Germany: Eastern Front New Vanguard series. History and analysis of the state of German and Soviet armored forces from initial encounters on the German frontier in 1944 (East Prussia) to the fighting of the Oder-Vistula offensive in January 1945. Describes the condition of the German tank forces, their Hungarian allies, and the huge impact of The Red Army and other significant Allied forces – from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Romania – on the outcome of victory in the war. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

313 Foreign Panthers: The Panzer V in British, Soviet, French and Other Service 1943-58 New Vanguard series. The Panther was arguably the most successful medium tank design of World War II, demonstrated by the number of Germany’s enemies that used them after, and even during the war. While some were used by the Western Allies, the Russians used the greatest number of captured Panthers against Nazi Germany, though they did not find much favor, thanks to their mechanical unreliability and difficulty in acquiring spare parts. After the war, they were mostly passed on to satellite states such as Bulgaria and Romania. The French army also used them in significant numbers after the war, with approximately 50 in service from 1946 to 1950, and they were a significant influence on future French tank design. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $16.15 USD.

385 Stalingrad 1942-43 (3): Catastrophe – The Death of the 6th Army Campaign series. The final part in a three-book series on the Battle of Stalingrad, examining the Soviet encirclement, German relief efforts, and the final surrender of Paulus’ 6th Armee. Begins just after the German 6th Armee has been isolated at Stalingrad, and covers the period from 24 November 1942 to 2 February 1943. The specially commissioned maps and 3D diagrams offer step-by-step action through the German relief operation (Wintergewitter), the fighting on the Chir River, and the Soviet operations Koltso and Little Saturn. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $20.40 USD.

017 Mcdonnell XP-67 Moonbat X Planes series. History of the U.S.A.A.F.’s futuristic World War II prototype interceptor, the McDonnell Aircraft Company’s XP-67 Moonbat, with photos, plans and meticulous new digital artwork. Futuristic lines promised performance, but development was still underway when disaster struck. Just before Army performance demonstration flights were scheduled to begin, an engine fire destroyed the only XP-67 prototype, leaving a host of unanswered questions about what might have been, and leading to decades of continuing fascination with the XP-67 among aviation buffs and aircraft modelers. Also examines the XP-67’s immediate precursors, as well as alternative configurations for unbuilt variants aimed at different missions. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

Books…

Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782. Follows the course of the war and details lesser-known battles, military campsites, raids, espionage, and more. Includes historic sites, markers, and websites to visit for further research and study. This part of New Jersey saw more action during the Revolution than anywhere else in the young nation, and has been called the Cockpit of the Revolution. To truly understand the war, look at central New Jersey. Central New Jersey witnessed many small battles and important events during the American Revolution. This area saw it all: from spies and espionage, to military encampments like Morristown and Middlebrook, to mutinies, raids, and full-blown engagements like Bound Brook, Short Hills, and Springfield. The British had their own catastrophes too. So did civilians caught in the middle. $17.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $14.45 USD.

Six Miles From Charleston, Five Minutes to Hell: The Battle of Seccessionville, June 16, 1862. Examines the joint Army-Navy operation on James Island and its aftermath. The small, curiously named village of Secessionville, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, was the site of an early war skirmish. The consequences might have been enormous had the outcome been different. It quickly would be forgotten as the Seven Days’ battles, fought shortly afterward and far to the north, attracted the attention of Americans on both sides of the conflict. $17.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $14.45 USD.

The Indian Army in the First World War: New Perspectives. Academic reassessment of the global role of the Indian Army during WWI. It looks at the historiography of the army – taking into account the recent work on the army (particularly on the Western Front in 1914-1915). Includes seven illustrations and two maps. Covers the traditional areas of the Indian Army on the Western Front, in Palestine, Mesopotamia and the defense of the Suez Canal; however, there are also chapters on combined operations; Indian prisoners of war in Germany and Turkey; the expansion of the officer corps; and the Sikh experience, as well as the mobilization of the equine army at the beginning of the war and the demobilization of the army in the period from 1918 until 1923. Three additional chapters are related to the theme, such as the role of the Royal Indian Marine; the Territorial Army in India; and Churchill’s portrayal of the Indian Army during the Gallipoli campaign. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

Under the Southern Cross: The South Pacific Air Campaign Against Rabaul. From August 7, 1942 until February 24, 1944, the U.S. Navy fought the most difficult campaign in its history. Between the landing of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal and the final withdrawal of the Imperial Japanese Navy from its main South Pacific base at Rabaul, the U.S. Navy suffered such high personnel losses that for years, it refused to publicly release total casualty figures. Draws on extensive first-hand accounts and new analysis to examine the Solomons and New Guinea campaigns which laid the groundwork for Allied victory in the Pacific War. $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $18.70 USD.

To Save an Army: The Stalingrad Airlift. Uses the diaries of Luftwaffe commanders, original reports, rare contemporary photographs, and other previously unpublished sources to analyze the strategic, tactical and technical elements of one of the most dramatic airlift operations arranged by the Luftwaffe in WWII. Even the daily figure of 300 tons of supplies, needed by Sixth Army just to subsist, proved over-ambitious for the Luftwaffe, which battled against a lack of transport capacity, worsening serviceability, and increasing losses in badly needed aircraft. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

The Battle of the Peaks and Long Stop Hill: Tunisia, April-May 1943. Describes the Spring 1943 battles in the hills of northern Tunisia by the British 78th Battle Axe Division, and describes how well-led British troops wrested control of a series of high peaks, and thus inflicted a clear defeat on troops of the famed Afrika Korps. This in turn secured a victory which soon led to the surrender of 250,000 Axis troops in May 1943. Includes 18 black-and-white photos, 8 color photos, 15 color maps, 1 black-and-white illustrations, and 1 table. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

The Army That Got Away: German 15th Army. History of the German 15th Army from its inception in 1942 to its arrival in the Netherlands at the end of September 1944. Deals with its fighting in Normandy and fills gaps in most WWII histories about events from Normandy to Market Garden. Includes 100 maps and more than 900 pictures, most of them never published before. $135.00 USD

A Legion Para in Algeria: Tony Hunter-Choat’s War, 1957-62. Bio of Tony Hunter-Choat is based on his memoir, and covers his formative years as a paratrooper with the elite 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment (1st REP) of the French Foreign Legion between 1957 and 1962 – before he joined the British Army. Includes 21 black-and-white photos, and four maps. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

Putin’s Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine. Overview of the Russian conflicts since Vladimir Putin became prime minister and then president, from the First Chechen War to the two military incursions into Georgia, the annexation of Crimea, and the eventual invasion of Ukraine itself. Also looks more broadly at Putin’s recreation of Russian military power and its expansion to include a range of new capabilities, from mercenaries to operatives in a relentless information war against Western powers. Peppered with anecdotes of military life, personal snapshots of conflicts, and an extraordinary collection of first-hand accounts from serving and retired Russian officers. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

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