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On Military Matters Weekly Update 01/12/2022

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.

All of us here at OMM wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Rules…

LIVE FREE OR DIE: Tabletop Battles of the American Revolution Rules for the American War of Independence. The regiment is the basic tactical maneuver element, and the role played by heroic leaders is emphasized. Flexible basing allows players to use whatever miniatures they already have. Troop quality and morale are of paramount importance in the game. Includes single-sided quick-reference sheet and historical scenarios. $34.00 USD

FORGOTTEN BATTLES IN RUSSIA 1942: Volume 1 – The Year of Indecision Offers 19 detailed scenarios from company to battalion level, which can be used with any set of WWII wargames rules. Includes unit organization charts, vehicle and unit stats, and new rules for The War on the Ground ruleset. $39.00 USD

HEROIC: Wargame Skirmish Rules for Any Period Generic and simple set of skirmish rules for historical eras, as well as fantasy and science fiction. Requires ten-sided dice. $16.00 USD

Uniform Plates…

384: RUSSIAN EMPIRE: Polish Uhland Regiment 1812-1814 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00 USD

385: AUSTRIAN EMPIRE: Cuirassier Regiment No.5 Sommariva 1809-1815 Another in the terrific series. Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side. $14.00 USD

Books…

ROME AND PARTHIA – EMPIRES AT WAR: Ventidius, Antony and the Second Romano-Parthian War, 40-20 BC Analyses the military campaigns and the various battles between the two superpowers of the ancient world, and the war which defined the shape and division of the Middle East for the next 650 years. Explains the motives behind Marc Antony’s invasion of Parthia and all the reasons it ultimately failed. $33.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $28.05 USD

IN THE WORDS OF WELLINGTON’S FIGHTING COCKS: The After-Action Reports of the Portuguese Army during the Peninsular War 1812-1814 The after-action reports written by the commanders of Portuguese battalions, regiments and brigades is in contrast to the multitude of English accounts of the Napoleonic War in the Peninsular. Also provides an introduction tracing the history of the Portuguese Army prior to the Salamanca Campaign of 1812, while tracking its organizational changes and assignment of commanders from 1808 to 1814. Includes detailed notes on the after-action reports which set them in the context of each stage of the war. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $42.50 USD

SPARTA: Rise of a Warrior Nation Contemporaries portrayed the Spartans as stereotypical macho heroes: noble, laconic, totally fearless, and impervious to discomfort and pain. To a large extent, the Spartans lived up to this image. This focus is on the Spartan hoplite, who was respected and feared throughout Greece in his own day, and who has since become a legend, and the society that produced such warriors. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $34.00 USD

DREADNOUGHTS AND SUPER-DREADNOUGHTS Account of the evolution, design, and deployment of dreadnought battleships, starting with the HMS Dreadnought, and including the arms race with Germany prior to WWI. Contains 129 black-and-white photos, 20 color photos, 32 black-and-white illustrations of ship plans and systems, and 35 color illustrations of plans, systems, and battle paintings. Some cursory battle descriptions and almost nothing on tactics, but a vast technical look at the evolution of ship design. Sidebars explore various ships, gunnery aspects, and shipboard life. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD

MARCHING, FIGHTING, DYING: Experiences of Soldiers in the Peninsular War Explores the everyday experience of British troops during the Napoleonic War in the Peninsular using excerpts from their letters. Only extracts from letters written during the campaigns are quoted – journals written much later for publication are discounted – so a true picture of life in the army at war comes out directly, as it was perceived at the time. Every aspect of the soldiers’ experience is covered, from the fatigue and discomfort of existence on military service to the reality of combat and their feelings when a comrade was wounded or killed. The letters reveal so much about their attitude to the enemy, civilians and the men who served alongside them. Since this was the first war in history where regular postal services operated – and since a rising number of soldiers were able to read and write – their letters offer us an insight into men at war that has never been recorded before. $43.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $36.55 USD

U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS VEHICLES 1941-45 Contains 348 black-and-white photos, four color photos, and two black-and-white illustrations to accompany a text filled with technical specs and details about the trucks, vans and trailers vital to maintain the communications of the U.S. Army in WWII. Many were variants of regular vehicles, while others were specialized vehicles from the chassis up. Comprehensive and fully illustrated account covers radar and radio vehicles, plus specialized vehicles such as telephone repair trucks, mobile telephone switchboards, and homing pigeon units. $38.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $32.30 USD

THE WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Soviet Union, 1941-1945 – A Photographic History The RIA-Novosti press agency – now known as Sputnik in the West – has one of the best archives of WWII Soviet photographs. This book selects 360 black-and-white images to record the Eastern Front and the extraordinary experience of the soldiers and civilians. Every aspect of the struggle is depicted – the fighting on the front lines and behind the lines, aerial combat, naval warfare, the ordeal of living under German occupation, the war industries and Lend-Lease, and the massive sacrifices made at every level of Soviet society to defeat the Germans. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $29.75 USD

SCHNELLBOOTWAFFE: Adolf Hitler’s Guerrilla War at Sea: S-Boote 1939-45 – Images of War series Covers the construction, improvements and operations of high-speed vessels of the Schnellbootwaffe that achieved significant victories for the Kriegsmarine at the beginning of the war by using these vessels in high-level strategies, including a style of guerrilla warfare. The British often called these German torpedo boats E-boats, and these fast vessels were a genuine threat not only to coastal trade, but also to the movement of Allied ships after D-Day. Usual excellent selection of photos. $23.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $19.55 USD

BELGIUM: In the Second World War When the Germans invaded neutral Belgium in May 1940, defeat and occupation were inevitable, but Belgian armed forces held out against a vastly superior enemy for 18 days. The elected Government went into exile in London, but King Leopold III controversially remained with his people as a prisoner. Covers the Belgians who continued the fight both outside and inside their country, including two Belgian RAF squadrons, the Colonial Army that defeated the Italians in East Africa, and the Belgian Brigade that fought from Normandy to Germany. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $22.95 USD

Games…

IMPERIAL TIDE: The Great War 1914-1918 Two-player strategic-level game of WWI which places you in command of either the Allies or the Central Powers. Each turn consists of a year, with card play for movement, combats, entrenchments, and other actions. At the end of each year, players must make critical decisions on which cards to re-buy in an attempt to win the war outright, or to win by placing the other side in a disadvantageous position by 1918. Based on Pacific Tide game system. Product Information: Complexity: 5 out of 10; Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10 (Solitaire Bot system); Time Scale: 1 year per Turn; each turn being composed of multiple card plays; Map Scale: Strategic Abstract; Unit Scale: Strategic: Infantry points with artillery stockpiles; Players: Two (with option for one); Playing Time: three to four hours. Components: Two Countersheets of 9/16-unit counters; One mounted 22×34-inch map of Europe; One Solitaire Aide Player Aid Card; 48 Game Cards (24 per side); three Year Cards (double-sided); Rules Booklet; and Two 6-sided dice. $69.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $58.65 USD

And Don’t Forget the Magazines…

ANCIENT WARFARE: Volume 15.3 A Time Of Epic Heroes Theme: Warfare in the Age of Homer: Warfare in the Late Bronze Age Aegean – Chariots for a King; Evidence from Mycenaean Greece and Beyond – Homer’s Boar-tusk Helmets; The Capstone of a Ten-Year Expedition – One Final Siege; The Strategy Behind the Trojan War – War of Alliances Well-Greaved and Swift-Footed – The Homeric Warrior; The Use of Ships in Homeric Warfare – Across the Wine-Dark Sea. Other Features: The Tombstone of Titus Flaminius – A Soldier’s Message from the Grave; Consular Deaths During the First Roman Civil War – Mutiny and Murder; Italian Engineers Find New Clues – How War Chariots Performed; The Nuragic Culture – The Warriors of Ancient Sardinia; Evidence for Graeco-Roman Fencing – The Ancient Art of Armatura; Interpreters in the Roman army – Fluent in Both Languages. $12.00 USD

ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE #37: Friends With the Animals Theme: Ancient Animal Friends: What Brings Us Together, What Sets Us Apart – Animals in the Ancient World; A Brief History of the Ancient Cat – Fluffy, Grumpy Companions; Hunters, Guards, and Pets – Tjezem: Egypt’s Barkless Hound; Man’s Unlikely Best Friend – The Dolphin; Foiled by a Gaggle of Feathered Friends – Silence of the Dogs; The Steeds of Gods and Heroes – A Horse that Delights; Canine Tombstones and Epitaphs from the Roman World – Dearly Departed Friends. Other Features: The Dark Side of Papyrology – Fakes, Vandalism, and Violence; Celebrating Military Victory – To the Victor Goes the Spoils; Surviving the Athenian Courts and Assembly – Rough and Tumble; Going Vegetarian in Antiquity – To Eat or Not to Eat; Linking Science and Religion in Ancient Egypt – Astronomy and the Afterlife; The Diverse Duties of Chinese Peace Brides – Pawns, Diplomats, Spies. $12.00 USD

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