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On Military Matters Update

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Sabretache Napoleonics: A Game of Generalship & Tactics for the Napoleonic Wars. Large format, full-color paperback. Uses any figure scale. Command-and-control-dominated rules for corps-level-and-above games. The units are the traditional ones – infantry battalion, cavalry regiment, and artillery battery – but they are controlled in brigade groups by orders given with a few keywords. These are factored into a Tactical Engagement Chart that determines the type of engagement, and frees the player from low-level tactical decisions, allowing him to concentrate on the overall strategy. $38.00 USD

Operation Full Moon: 1973 Arab-Israeli War Scenario Book. Examines various aspects of the ground combat during the Arab-Israeli War of 1973. From the initial Egyptian assault on the Bar-Lev Line to the battle at the Chinese Farm, the players will enjoy 40 meticulously researched scenarios that cover both the Sinai and Golan fronts. $46.00 USD


The Thirty Years War: 1618-1648 – The First Global War and the End of Habsburg Supremacy. The Defenestration of Prague, the coup d’etat staged by Protestant Bohemian nobles against officials of the Hapsburg Emperor, triggered the Thirty Years War. When Habsburg Spain intervened in support of their Holy Roman Emperor relative, what had started as a localized political and religious dispute in Germany transformed into a European and global conflict. It was a tragic war of attrition but also an epic story of remarkable individuals including the titans of the era, Imperial general Wallenstein, warrior king Gustavus, sinister Count Olivarez, and the masters of international intrigue, realpolitik and diplomacy – Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin. Above all, there were the decisive victories of the unsung military genius of the era, Lennart Torstensson. $63.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $53.55 USD.

Armies of the South American Caudillo. Analyzes and details four major non-European armies (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) for the period 1825-1870, paying particular attention to the years of the bloody Paraguayan War (1864-1870). Provides dozens of uniform plates, showing all the incredible variety of the South American armies’ military dress. Regular and irregular contingents are all covered, together with militia units and volunteer corps. During the first half of the 19th Century, the newly-formed countries of South America lived in a state of great political turmoil, since they fought against each other for defining the extension of their national territories. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

The Redcoats of Wellington’s Light Division in the Peninsular War: Unpublished and Rare Memoirs of the 52nd Regiment of Foot. This collection of short memoirs from soldiers of the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment has never been published before (and one previously published, but now virtually unobtainable). This collection will undoubtedly add an essential element to our understanding of the role of the Light Division, both in battle and on campaign during the Napoleonic wars. The Light Division is rightly regarded as the most famous force within Wellington’s army in the Peninsular War. Often the first into every battle and the last to withdraw, the men of the Light Division were trained to act independently and think for themselves, as well as operating in their battalion formations. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.

Armies of the Italian Risorgimento: 1848-1870. The Italian Risorgimento was the political process that led to the unification of the Italian peninsula into a single kingdom after three bloody wars fought between Piedmont and Austria. It lasted for more than two decades (1848-1870), and was one of the key moments in the history of Europe. Covers all the Italian military contingents, taking part to the campaigns of 1848-1870, will be taken into consideration and thus the armies of the following states will be covered: Piedmont, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Papal States, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Duchy of Modena, and Duchy of Parma. The analysis will not focus only on the regular troops, but also on the armies of the short-lived Revolutionary States and on the many volunteer corps that came from abroad in order to fight for the Italian cause. The whole book will be illustrated with a large amount of color plates, showing the uniforms of iconic military units like Piedmontese Bersaglieri and Papal Zouaves. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.


Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea (Wargame). Solitaire simulation of the largest carrier battle in history, fought during the invasion of Saipan (June, 1944). As the U.S. commander, you maneuver your task forces and conduct air searches in a tension-packed contest to find the Japanese carriers before they locate and attack yours. Simple game mechanics control Japanese movement and determine the timing and strengths of their attacks. You will not know that a Japanese air strike is headed your way until it is detected by radar and you scramble your fighters to intercept. The game has a total of nine scenarios.

Components: 1 Mounted map; 2 Countersheets (528 9/16-inch playing pieces); 1 Rulebook; 1 Charts and Tables booklet; Multiple Player aid cards; and 10-sided die.

Product Information: Complexity: Low to High (programmed instruction from initial scenarios to full campaign); Time Scale: 80 minutes per turn (four identical 20-minute action phases per turn); Map Scale: 33 nautical miles per hex; Unit Scale: individual capital ships, small groups of smaller ships, 8 to 12 aircraft; Players: One (solitaire game); Playing Time: several minutes for training scenario up to several hours for full campaign; Solitaire Suitability: Perfect (designed for solitaire play). $69.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $58.65 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #423. Articles include: Observation Post: Latest wargaming releases; Release Radar: Some of the more obscure and unexpected new releases; Full Paper Jacket: New books; WiDigital: STL files for WiPrime Members; Introducing Strategy & Guile: New way to play campaigns; Strategy & Guile Campaign System: The rules; Kitbashing a Broken Down Sd.Kfz 250/3: Kit building and bashing tips for new Warlord Games half-track; Strongbow: Wargaming the Norman Invasion of Ireland with Hail Caesar 2nd Edition rules; Billhooks Battlefield Scatter: Quick guide to making and painting battlefield debris for your medieval tabletops; Operation Polo: Brief operation during the turbulent period of Indian unification; A 15th Century Terminator: Kit bashes and paints an unstoppable giant from the Wars of the Roses; The Battle that Never Was: Big battle mini-campaign based around Blucher attacking Schwarzenberg in 1816; Raising the Dead: Creating a Necromancer vignette to lead (and raise) an Undead army; The Other Northwest Frontier: Warfare and wargaming on the other side of the world; Billhooks Movement Trays: How to build movement trays with drama aplenty; Seventh Time Lucky: Seventh Crusade in Egypt campaign using Lion Rampant Second Edition. $9.50 USD

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy #123: Rise of the Redcoat. Theme: Rise of the Redcoats: Evolution of the British infantry: 1642-1720 – Red wall; Defeating a Royalist force in the Midlands – Charles’ last roll of the dice; The Battle of Walcourt, 25 August 1689 – Welkom in Vlaanderen; A Marlburian skirmish scenario set in Germany – Market day at Bad Wimpfen; Britain’s first standing armies – Rise of the Redcoat; Redcoats in Restoration Britain – So why aren’t they all in red coats? Features: Old enemies meet new foes in the latest expansion – Ravenfeast 1066; The invasion of Mona – A campaign for Infamy, Infamy – Of mistletoe and oak; The Inns of Court Regiment gets a secret mission – Bingforce: we drive at dawn; Converting scenarios into something new – Take a scalpel to your scenario; How to paint WWII German camouflage in 28mm – Oak and splinter; Rocky terrain for your jungle games – On the rocks. Departments: Miniature reviews; This gaming life – What makes a skirmish wargame?; The Irregular – A guide to old-schoolers; Let’s play Hail Caesar 2; Game reviews – The Last Samurai Rebellion, Phase Line Core Book, With Musket, Pike & Drum, and Never Mind the Billhooks Deluxe; Book reviews; Parting shots. $12.00 USD

Ancient Warfare: Volume 16.1 Ancient Pirates and Raiders. Theme: Ancient Pirates and Raiders: Figuring out Bronze Age piracy – Opportunist raiders; Greek pirates in the eighth-century Levant – The Iauna have come; Classical and Hellenistic Greek piracy – The pirate crew at work; Julius Caesar and the Cilician Pirates – They thought he was joking; Pompey and the pirates – Anti-piracy imperialism. Features: Wars of the Mauryan Empire – In the wake of Alexander; The tactics and impact of the Getae and Dacians; The tombstone of Lucius Duccius Rufinus, Upholding military standards; Officers of the Roman cavalry – The decurion’s deputies. $12.00 USD

Medieval World: Culture & Conflict (Formerly Medieval Warfare): Volume 4.

Medieval World: Culture & Conflict (Formerly Medieval Warfare): Volume 5. Theme: Medieval Sicily: Children of Normans’ in Medieval Sicily: Blended in a Complex Land; Sicilian Battleground: The Arabs and Byzantines Clash (827-902); Roger II of Sicily: A Self-made Medieval Monarch; Medieval Coins of Sicily: Norman, Byzantine, and Islamic Models; From Soil to Scaffold: Medieval Painted Ceilings in Sicily; Sicily Through the Centuries: Destruction, Change, and Renewal. Features: The King at the Walls: The 1264 Battle of Northampton; A Brief History of Heraldry: Why is it everywhere?; The Colour of Chivalry: The Transformation of Maurice; Eleanor of Aquitaine: Medieval Ruler, Rebel, and Renegade; The Bombard and the Book: Cultural Impact of Gunpowder Artillery in 15th-Century Naples; The Best of Two Worlds: Medieval Sicily’s Culinary History; Barlaam and Josaphat: How Buddha Became a Christian Holy Man; Crucible of Creativity: A Trip to Toulouse at the new Musee de Cluny. $12.00 USD

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