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On Military Matters Weekly Update 12/1

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 few weeks. Order early to avoid the holiday rush and as a hedge against shipping delays from the publishers/manufacturers to us here at OMM and from us to you.

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Gripping Beast: 28mm Dark Age Irish. Contains five sprues of plastic Dark Age Irish warrior parts. Each sprue has five different bodies, seven different heads, five large round shields, five bucklers, three different Irish cloaks, four spear arms, plus all the arms you need including one holding a short-sword, one with a hand-axe, a set of arms to use with the included Dane-axe plus a couple of extra axes and a short-sword in scabbard. These make up 25 figures in a wide variety of poses. As always, most of these parts are compatible with our other plastic sets allowing you to mix and match almost endlessly. Supplied unpainted and unassembled. Some modeling skill required. Use plastic cement to glue the parts together, not super glue. Please note: box does not include bases. $28.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $25.20 USD.


Swordpoint: The Hundred Years War. Supplement for the Swordpoint Ancient and Medieval Wargames ruleset. It provides all the information you need to refight the campaigns of The Hundred Years War, the Anglo-Scottish Wars, and the period’s conflicts in the Iberian Peninsula. It includes 18 new and extended army lists, four scenarios and a campaign system. $32.00 USD

Battlegroup: Blitzkrieg Supplement. Supplement for the Battlegroup World War II gaming rules, covering the invasion of Poland in 1939 and France in 1940. Designed to be played in 20mm and 15mm, this latest book contains army lists, vehicle data and special rules for the first two years of the war, including France’s command chaos, the Luftwaffe’s aerial superiority and the swift German Panzermarsch. Nine new army lists for the early war fighting. The Polish and German armies for 1939, and German Panzer and Infantry Divisions to fight French Light Mechanized Divisions, Armored Divisions and Infantry Divisions, the British Expeditionary Force, and Belgian army in 1940. Nine historical scenarios from Poland to Belgium and France. All in a lavish 184 page, hardback book that’s heavily illustrated with inspiring miniature photographs, historical photographs and artwork. $32.00 USD

Ghost Division: Panzer Korps Battle Scenarios Book XI. Volume XI in a series of scenario books is designed specifically for the Panzer Korps WWII rules system. Ghost Division focus is the Drive of the XVth Panzer Korps into France in a race to the channel. With some review of the French and Belgian forces, six complete scenarios and a complete fall of France campaign, this scenario book thrusts players into one of the most thrilling and desperate struggles of World War II. Join Rommel in leading his 7th Panzer or face the blitzkrieg as DeGaul. Includes scenarios for: Flavion, Stonne, Le Cateau, Hannut, Gembloux, Arras, and drive of Hoth’s XVth Panzer Korps campaign. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%: Now $27.00 USD.


The New Knights: The Development of Cavalry in Western Europe, 1562-1700. From the middle of the 16th Century to the early years of the 18th Century, cavalry experienced significant changes in doctrine, deployment and the equipment it used. The Men-at-Arms carrying lances and arranged in large formations, were replaced by more lightly-armed cavalrymen fighting with swords and pistols in new and more flexible tactical formations. Includes 85 black-and-white illustrations, seven black-and-white maps and five diagrams. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD.

French Light Infantry 1784-1815: From the Chasseurs of Louis XVI to Napoleon’s Grande Armee. Explores the origins of the light infantry in the century before Napoleon came to power. From bands of irregular partisans, to sharpshooters and scouts, the book follows France’s early experiments with this arm. Drawing on contemporary documents, including the French parliamentary archives, this book charts the expansion of the light infantry arm, reviews the reasons behind organizational changes, and analyses the tactics employed by light infantry in meticulous detail. Lavishly illustrated, this book is an essential reference for students and hobbyists of the Napoleonic Wars. Includes 66 black-and-white illustrations, 24 pages of color plates and 23 tables. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.

Armed Forces of the English Speaking Caribbean: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Covers from the post-WWII West India Regiment to the independence of the former British Colonies in the 1960s and 1970s. The failed West India Federation led directly to the formation of the national armed forces of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados while Guyana’s forces had their roots in Police Special Services Units and a Volunteer Force. Shortly after Independence, Guyana’s armed forces found themselves in a border conflict with Suriname, as well as a far less salubrious operation to support a corrupt and racist government through rigged elections. Trinidad found itself facing a mutiny in the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, redemption only coming for the force in 1990 when it played a stellar role in quelling an Islamist insurrection. Barbados and Jamaica’s armed forces had a more subdued history, supporting police forces but playing an important role in the intervention in Grenada in 1983. The Bahamas, unique in having a naval force as its primary military unit, had the dubious distinction of having one of its patrol boats sunk by Cuban MiG-21s in 1980. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.


Paper Wars: Issue 98 – First Blood in the Crimea: The Battle of the Alma. Contains wargame First Blood in the Crimea: The Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 by Ty Bomba. Each large hex on the 34ž22-inch map equals 300 yards (275 meters). Each of the ten game turns represent 30 to 60 minutes of real time. The units of maneuver are battalions and regiments. Artillery is represented abstractly via bombardment markers. There is one full sheet of 228 medium-size (⅝-inch) counters. Complexity is low-intermediate. $47.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $39.95 USD.

Paper Wars: Issue 99 – Assault on Tobruk, Rommel Triumphant, 20 June, 1942. Wargame: Assault on Tobruk, Rommel Triumphant, 20 June, 1942, designed by Stephen Newberg. The map cover the entire fortress of Tobruk, pat its perimeter strong points in hexes equaling about 670 meters across. Double impulse turns represent two hours and most units are of company size. Seven scenarios are provided, one of the historical action and the other six what if examining the various effects of improved allied command control, tactics, and artillery coordination, as well as various alternate attack plans for the Axis forces. Low complexity. $47.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $39.95 USD.

And Don’t Forget the Magazines…

Vae Victis #159: A Decade in the Trenches – Iran-Iraq War 1980-1990. French text. Boardgames: Help Arrives; NATO; World at War; Conquistadors; Lepanto 1571; Dominant Species + Marine Freedom; Ambon; Night Fighter Ace; Resistance. Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader – Irak 1941; Memory 44 – Egypte 1942. Hobby: Ranger of the Shadow Deep; Star Wars Legion. Figurines: La charge de Pickett 1863; Campagne d’Italie 1796; Campagne pour le Mali 2e partie; Saint Domingue 1791-1801. Art of War: The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988. $28.00 USD

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