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On Military Matters Update 11/14/2022

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…

The Silver Bayonet – The Second British Unit 28mm Figures. The eight figures represent: Navy Officer, Grenadier, Marine, Heavy Cavalryman, Native Scout, Sailor, Occultist, and Light Cavalrywoman. All figures are 28mm-sized, made of metal, and supplied unpainted. $39.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $35.10 USD.

The Silver Bayonet Army Deserter Bandits 28mm Figures. Five 28mm-sized metal figures, supplied unpainted. Some of the creatures of darkness employ humans as guards, helpers, or just extra muscle. These are often deserters, criminals, and thieves. Whatever their background, they tend to be unscrupulous, uncaring, and generally beyond redemption. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $18.00 USD.

The Silver Bayonet – The Second French Unit 28mm Figures. The eight figures represent: Officer, Doctor, Light Cavalryman, Native Scout, Artillerist, Guard, Infantrywoman, and Sailor. All figures are 28mm-sized, made of metal and supplied unpainted. $39.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $35.10 USD.

The Silver Bayonet Wave Three Deal: 28mm Figures. Get one set of the second British Unit (eight figures), one set of the second French Unit (eight figures), and one set of the second Bandits (five figures), and we’ll include a unique, limited edition model of the British Supernatural Investigator. This figure will never be for sale. $86.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $77.40 USD.

Rules…

Battlegroup: Westwall. Supplement covers the fighting in the autumn of 1944, after the Allied victory in Normandy and the subsequent race across France, but before the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes in December. This supplement is to be used in conjunction with the Battlegroup: Overlord Beyond the Beaches army lists (with some noted exceptions and additions included). Includes new ’44 Panzer Brigade Army List, new scenarios and a mini-campaign. $22.00 USD

Broadsword: Age of Chivalry Grand Battle Rule. Covers the Norman Conquest to the collapse of Moorish Spain; from the vast desert battles of the Crusades, to the Fall of Constantinople and more from 1066 to 1492. Can be used with any scale and no rebasing needed, offers historical organization and unit capabilities, uses HRG’s Terrain Generation system, designed for a 30,000-man game to be completed in 3 to 4 hours, includes rules for Native Tribes & Far Eastern foes, and offers a point system. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $27.00 USD.

Bello Ludi: 1660-1721: The Age of Marlborough & Charles XII. Big battle period specific rules and card deck. Ruleset simulates battles in the age in which the Queen of the Battlefield, the Pike, was gradually phased out. Refight the battles of the Marlborough, Turenne, William III, Charles XII, and others. $49.00 USD

Forgotten Battles: On the Flanks of Arnhem, September 1944. Contains 20 scenarios covers the actions of the British, Canadian, American, and Polish forces across 1944 North Western Europe. The scenarios are designed to be used with any rules system, and any scale from 6mm to 15mm and includes back story, OOBs, and maps. $39.00 USD

Perfidious Albion: 1806-1810. Contains 27 scenarios, providing detailed orders of battle and maps for battalion/brigade-level rules. Features scenarios from Africa, South America, and Europe such as Blaawberg, Buenos Aires, Ventosa, and Lugo. $35.00 USD

Rise of Albion: 1809 – 1811. Contains 27 Napoleonic scenarios, providing detailed orders of battle and maps for battalion and brigade level rules. Includes battles Torrijo-Alcabon, Casa de Salinas, Talavera, and more. $35.00 USD

Books…

The Imperial Army 1690-1720: The Infantry. Detailed history, army’s direction, organization, equipment, and the uniforms of the Imperial infantry during the time of Eugene, Prince of Savoia-Carignano. Rejected by France, he joined Austria to begin his brilliant career. $50.00 USD

Armies of the Polish War of Succession in Italy 1733-1736: Volume 1. This series is devoted to the armies and navies operating in the Italian area during the conflict, which pitted the forces of Emperor Charles VI against those of France, Spain, and the Kingdom of Sardinia, later joined by the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. This series (divided into three volumes) is the first in the series and covers both the events of the war in general and the particular events of the French Armee d’Italie. Volume 1 deals specifically with historical events, Volume 2 with organization, and Volume 3 with uniforms, equipment, and flags. $42.00 USD

Armies of the Polish War of Succession in Italy 1733-1736: Volume 2. Volume 1 deals specifically with historical events, Volume 2 with organization, and Volume 3 with uniforms, equipment, and flags. $42.00 USD

Armies of the Polish War of Succession in Italy 1733-1736: Volume 3. Volume 1 deals specifically with historical events, Volume 2 with organization, and Volume 3 with uniforms, equipment, and flags. $42.00 USD

The Anglo-Saxons at War: 800-1066. Chronicles the time of the great Anglo-Saxon kings like Alfred, Athelstan, Aethelred, and Edmund Ironside, and what was warfare really like – how armies were organized, how and why they fought, how the warriors were armed and trained, and other aspects of the Anglo-Saxon experience of war. Describes the weapons and armor of the Anglo-Saxons: spears, scramsaxes, axes, bows, swords, helmets, shields, and mail that were employed in the close-quarter fighting of the day. Among the most valuable sections of the study are those dealing, in vivid detail, with actual experience of battle and siege – with the brutal reality of combat as it is revealed by campaigns against the Danes, in the battles of Ashdown, Maldon, and Stamford Bridge, and sieges at Reading and Rochester. Includes the Anglo-Saxon use of cavalry as well as naval warfare and the politics and diplomacy of warfare – the conduct of negotiations, the taking of hostages and the use of treachery. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD.

The Fortress Kingdom: The Wars of Aethelflaed and Edward the Elder, 899-927. Part 2 of his four-volume military and political history of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom, follows the careers of Aethelflaed, Alfred the Great’s eldest daughter, and Edward the Elder, Alfred’s eldest son, as they campaigned to expand their rule after Alfred’s death. They faced, as Alfred had done, the full force of Danish hostility during the early years of the tenth century, a period of unrelenting turbulence and open warfare. But through their military strength, in particular, their strategy of fortress building, they retained their hold on the kingdom and conquered lands which had been under Danish lords for generations. Aethelflaed’s forces, captured Derby and Leicester by both force and diplomacy. Edward’s power was always immense. How each of them used forts (burhs) to hold territory, is explored. Fortifications across central England became key. These included Bridgnorth, Tamworth, Stafford, Warwick, Chirbury, and Runcorn (Aethelflaed) and also Hertford, Witham, Buckingham, Bedford, and Maldon (Edward), to name a few. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD.

The Italian Wars: Volume 4 – The Battle of Ceresole 1544 – The Crushing Defeat of the Imperial Army. April 1544: The French army led by Charles of Bourbon Count of Enghien – deployed in the siege of Cairignano, a city occupied by the imperials – was ordered to fight Alfonso d’Avalos Marquis of Vasto, the hated Imperial rival. It was French and Swiss vs Imperials and Landsknechts. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD.

Gateway to Berlin: The Battle of Kustrin ’45’. Contains nine scenarios, centered around the vicious close quarters fighting in the Battle of Kustrin. Can be used with any rules system. A variety of troop types and weapons featured in the battle, including King Tigers and everything from Wehrmacht Auxiliaries to Volksturm on the German side, and Lend lease Shermans and White Scout Cars, and assault engineers on the Soviet side. $36.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $32.40 USD.

The Soviet Baltic Offensive, 1944-45: German Defense of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The German defense of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Against overwhelming Soviet forces the book shows how the German Army Group North was driven across the Baltics from Leningrad and fought a number isolated battles including the defense of Narva, Memel, and the Kurland pocket. Exhausted and demoralized by continuous Soviet assaults, Army Group North became cut-off and isolated, fighting fanatically to hold the capital cities of Tallin, Vilnius, and Riga. What followed were German forces fighting to the death in the last few small pockets of land surrounding three ports: Libau in Kurland, Pillau in East Prussia, and Danzig at the mouth of the River Vistula. In the Kurland, German divisions became surrounded and fought a vicious defense until May 1945. Includes rare and unpublished photographs. $29.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $24.65 USD.

Nazi UFOs: The Legends and Myths of Hitler’s Flying Saucers in WWII. Nazi UFOs tells the strange tale of how, following the first alleged flying saucer sightings made in the U.S.A. in 1947, a series of fantasists and neo-fascists came forward to create a media myth that the Nazis may have invented these incredible craft as a means for winning the Second World War, a plan which was tantalizingly close to completion before the Allies conquered Berlin in 1945. By contrasting the fake military-industrial pseudo-histories of Nazi UFO theorists with details of real-life Nazi aerospace achievements, the author demonstrates both how this modern-day mythology came about and how it cannot possibly be more than fractionally true. This fake alternative military history is laid out in full, including anti-gravity craft, a time-machine, star ship engines, and lightning weapons. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD.

Armored Warfare in the British Army 1939-1945. Volume 2 of three-volume illustrated history of the evolution of armored maneuver warfare in the British army covers WWII. Describes how, during the first half of the war, the British army came close to disaster from the armored warfare perspective and how the bitter lessons of failure were learned in time to deliver success in 1944 and 1945. Provides an overview of the tactical use of armor during the main campaigns, he considers such much-neglected aspects as the role of training and organization, officer selection and recruitment, and the mechanization of other arms. Features extensive spec tables. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #420. Theme: Billhooks – Designer’s Notes: Andy Callan provides the back story on the revamped rules and tour of new sections; Just Talking Billhooks: Guide to the game’s core units (with a focus on the Wars of the Roses). Furia Francese: Italian scenario for Never Mind the Billhooks Deluxe rules. A Footsore Miniatures: Medieval Diorama and base holding peasants. Features: Show Report: Tactica 2022 – Germany’s Wargames Convention; How To… Build an Old West Mine: Wooden mine head and track.; Painting Harry Hotspur: How to paint Giants in Miniature’s Sir Henry Percy (aka Harry Hotspur) figure, including achieving the shiny finish on Harry’s realistic metal armor. Designer’s Notes: Hail Caesar Again: What’s in the Second Edition; Silver Bayonet Society Finale: Part Two – The lower depths of Siege of Cadiz hold a fearsome final enemy. The Other Partizan 2022: Second Partizan show of the year. Departments: Quick Fire: Fellow wargamers talk teddy bears and Blair Paddy Mayne. Observation Post: 10mm War of Spanish Succession, medieval civilians, World War Two raids, and Rampant sci-fi. Release Radar: New Products. Full Paper Jacket: Book reviews. $9.00 USD

Miniature Wargames # 476. Articles Include: The Back of Beyond – Adventures in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, and Russian Siberia. Command Decision: Three Bloody Angles – Three ACW scenarios. General Grand Effect: Rules for mass Napoleonic games at an army level. Simply Epic: Painting encouragement and tips for Warlord mass figures. Send Three And Fourpence: Ideas on interpreting national characteristics in wargaming. Selwg Show Report: Visit to wargame show in North London. Defence In Depth: New product reviews. Warship of the Sea Peoples: Scratch build an ancient transport. Scratching The Itch: Scratch build from your rubbish. Recce: New publications. The Last.

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