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Autumn Special: Osprey Rules: 25% Off!

All Osprey rulebooks: 25% off. If you’ve ever wanted to try an Osprey ruleset, here’s a 25%-off reason to indulge.

For the list of the 91 Osprey rulesets on sale, go to onmilitarymatters.com and type ospru in the Keywords text box on the upper left and then click on the Search button.

Osprey Ruleset Sale Ends September 15!


Bloody Big Balkan Battles: Hungary 1848-1849. 16 scenarios from the Hungarian War of Independence of 1848-1849. $30.00 USD

Blood of Ancients: Wargame Rules. D10-based miniatures rules with minimal references to charts, concentrates on charge and maneuver. Command radius allows for inspiration, but out-of-command troops are unreliable. We recommend using a hexgrid (less arguments) on the table, with one unit per hex. A unit is composed of four to twelve bases of figures. One stand of 15mm figures or one individually based 28mm figure still equals 40 to 50 combatants. If you don’t have or like hexes, the rules provide conversion info to free-form measurements. Protect your flanks, use skirmishers to shield other units, and cavalry can be a powerful offensive weapon, but shaky in defense. Massed troops will last longer in combat, but ranged weapons are most effective when fired at massed troops. $30.00 USD

Phil Barker’s Horse and Musket Wargaming Rules: 1685-1845 (1979). First published in 1971, with a second edition in 1979, these rules were revolutionary for their time. They were written to allow wargamers to replay even the largest battles from the horse-and-musket era (1685-1845). This popular set of rules were in use primarily for Seven Years War and the Napoleonic Wars for over 25 years. The approximate ratio was one figure, representing 40 to 50 men. This scale made it feasible to recreate historical battles upon the tabletop at the grand-tactical level. Wargamers used them for Marlborough’s battles, the Highland rebellions, the battles of Frederick the Great, in addition to the Seven Years War, the War of American Independence, campaigns in India, the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. The rules included three pages of sample army lists for the Marlburian era, the Seven Years War, and the early Indian Wars. $24.00 USD


Dioramag: Volume 12. Magazine focuses on dioramas and scenes. You will find step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews, and more in each issue. All text in English. Contents: Race to the Reichstag; News; MiG-25 Laid to Rest; Cobra King First in Bastogne; Back to the Eastern Front; Showcase: Roman Lappat; Turn Around and Don’t Look Back; Sicily 1943; The Factory Post-Apocalyptic; and Seasons Part 3: Summer. $28.00 USD

Vietnam Wargames: Modeling and Painting. Offers painting guides for American, Anzac, French, and North and South Vietnamese forces, including characters from movies Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, and Platoon. Tutorials advise on building military vehicles, boats, helicopters and landscapes of Vietnam, from rural villages to Hue’s ancient Citadel. Techniques cover 20mm and 28mm in metal, soft plastic, hard-plastic kits, resin models, 3Dprinting, MDF buildings, and XPS-foam scenery. Over 250 color images. $35.00 USD


The Ottoman Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1784-1815: A Struggle for Survival from Egypt to the Balkans. Examines the changes and development of the Ottoman army from its campaigns against the Bedouin in Iraq in the 1780s until the Serbian uprisings in 1804-13 and 1815. It also includes a detailed description of the dress and equipment of the Ottoman soldiers of this period. The Ottoman Empire was only marginally affected by the conflicts of the Napoleonic era; however, the period between the 1780s and 1820s was very important for the history and institutions of the multicultural state. Scholars working on the Ottomans in the Balkans, Anatolia, Egypt, and Syria have reached something of a consensus about these years as a watershed for the Ottomans. It was a moment when reform became necessary, not just as a palace experiment, but as a matter of life and death for the dynasty and empire alike. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

The Russia-Ukraine War: Factbook. Russia launched a massive, multi-front, land, air, and sea attack against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. It targeted Kyiv in the north and other key cities in the east and south, expecting a quick victory. Includes: The Historical Background Behind the Conflict; A Concise Narrative with full-color maps, covering the course of the War in its First Phase; A Chronology of Events from February 24 to April 6, 2022; Orders of Battle for Both Russian and Ukrainian Forces; Illustrated Descriptions of the Weapons, Vehicles, Aircraft, and Equipment Fielded by Both Sides. $30.00 USD


No Peace Without Honor. Two-player game depicting Louis XIV’s earliest European wars, the War of Devolution 1667-68, the Dutch War 1672-78, and the War of the Reunions 1679-1684. While this is a complete game on its own, combined with other wargames: Nine Years War and No Peace Without Spain, players can refight the entire wars of Louis XIV in one grand campaign from 1668 to 1713. Product Information: Complexity: Moderate (about four out of ten); Time Scale: One year per turn; Map Scale: point-to-point strategic level; Unit Scale: Corps of 10,000 mixed arms; Players: 1 or 2 Players, best with two; Solitaire Suitability: Limited (due to card-driven system); Playing Time: 2.5 hours; Recommended Age: 14+. Components: One 22 x 34 inch mounted map; One rule and scenario booklet; Two player-aid cards; One card deck of 50 playing cards; Two sheets of counters (0.65 x 0.65 inches); and ten six-sided dice. $75.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $63.75 USD.

Death in the Trenches: 2nd Edition. WWI strategic-level wargame covers the entire war, in all theaters, on an army level with divisional formations handled on an off-map display that minimizes map clutter. Map covers from U.K. to Egypt and Middle East, and from Tunisia to Russia. The game relies on simple mechanics that eliminate production bean-counting and complicated combat-results tables. Designed with the narrative gamer in mind, its more than 500 random events draw you into the global nightmare of 1914-1918, while its pulse system of alternating player-moves ensures very little downtime for the non-phasing player. Product Information: Complexity: Medium (about 6 out of 10); Playing Time: 10+ hours; Solitaire Suitability: Excellent; Time Scale: one turn equals three months; Map Scale: one hex equals approximately 80 miles; Unit Scale: Army and Corps. Components: One 22 x 34 inch mounted map covering Europe and the Near East; 3+ countersheets (400 double sided counters; one rules booklet (Game System and Random Events included); Six 8.5 x 11 inch color player aid and display sheets; ten six sided dice. $79.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $67.15 USD.

The Russian Campaign: Remake of Original 1974 Jedko Edition. Reprint and remake of classic wargame is a beginner’s game of German invasion of U.S.S.R. in WWII. The flavor of the campaign is captured with simple rules covering weather effects, rail movement, sea movement, HQ units, Stuka units, Russian paratroopers, combat supply and isolation, Russian partisan activity, replacements, and automatic victory conditions to help recreate a tense and action-packed gaming experience that you can complete in a single sitting. Product Information: Complexity: Low; Time Scale: one turn equals two months; Map Scale: 32 miles/hex; Units: army and corps; Players: 1 to 2 players; Solitaire: High; Playing Time: five hours or less. Components: One 22 x 34 inch mounted map, one countersheet (½-inch-size counters); one Rulebook; two Player aid cards; and two six-sided dice. $59.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $50.15 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines

World at War #86: The Chaco War, 1932-1935. The Chaco War was fought out by two landlocked countries, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America. On paper, the Bolivians should win handily: they enjoyed a 3:1 superiority in manpower against the Paraguayans. However, to reach the front, the Bolivians had to overcome long lines of communication, impossible terrain, and low morale. The Paraguayans, on the other hand, saw the war as a life-or-death struggle. Thanks to their superior morale and leadership, the Paraguayans inflicted a series of defeats to the Bolivians and won most of the Chaco territory in the post-war peace settlement. Components: 22 x 34 inch map, 176 die-cut counters, and magazine. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $45.00 USD.

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