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On Military Matters Weekly Update 10/22/2021

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THE SILVER BAYONET: Skirmish Rules Skirmish wargame of gothic horror set during the Napoleonic Wars. Each player forms an elite band of monster hunters drawn from the ranks of one of the great powers. Riflemen, swordsmen, and engineers fight side-by-side with mystics, occultists, and even those few supernatural creatures that can be controlled or reasoned with enough to make common cause. The game can be played solo, cooperatively, or competitively, with players progressing through a series of interlinked adventures with their soldiers gaining experience and suffering grievous wounds, and their units triumphing. or falling in the face of the shadows. It is a game of action and adventure, where musket and sabre meet tooth and claw. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD

THE SILVER BAYONET DEAL: Skirmish Rules and 28mm Figures The deal contains a copy of the rulebook (at a discounted price), a British unit, a French unit, and a Spanish unit. Each unit contains eight unpainted 28mm figures. Also includes a Veteran Hunter figure, designed by Mike Owen, that will never be on sale anywhere in the future, and a Hobgoblin figure, originally sold as Fomorians in the North Star Fantasy Worlds section. $135.00 USD

OMM Discount 10%, now $114.74 USD


SAGA: Age of Invasions for 2nd Edition Saga Covers the era of the Great Invasions that ended in 476 AD when the last Roman emperor was dethroned. Divided between East and West since 395, the Roman Empire was under pressure from the so-called barbarian peoples: Goths, Germans, Persians, Huns, and many others. The threats were many. Includes: Warbands rules for Late Romans, Britons, Saxons, Goths, Huns, Picts, Franks, and Sassanids; Eleven Dogs of War units to recruit, Four Old Friends, New Enemies variant Warbands, Four brand-new scenarios, The Limes campaign system, New photographs,and plenty of examples and explanatory text. $52.00 USD

VIVA LA REVOLUTION, VIVA MEXICO: A Wargamer’s Guide to Refighting the Mexican Revolution 1910-1920 Large-format, full-color paperback. Scenarios for battles and skirmishes; real and hypothetical foreign intervention etc. Latest in the Partizan Press‘ Mexican series. $39.00 USD

WARS OF THE REPUBLIC: Ancient Roman Wargaming 343-50 BC Osprey miniature wargame rules that covers from the First Samnite War and the eventual conquest of the Italian Peninsula, to the defeat by Hannibal at Lake Trasimene, and final victory over the Gauls at Alesia. Contains multiple army lists to reflect the changing nature of the Roman military and the varied opponents they faced, including Gaul, Italian, Carthaginian, Iberian, or Greece. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $17.00 USD


370 THE BATTLE OF HUE 1968: Fight for the Imperial City Campaign series. In late January 1968, some 84,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops launched a country-wide general offensive in South Vietnam, mounting simultaneous assaults on 36 of 44 provincial capitals, and five of the six autonomous cities (including the capital city of Saigon). The longest and bloodiest battle occurred in Hue, the most venerated place in Vietnam. The bitter fighting that raged there for more than three weeks drew the attention of the world. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $20.40 USD

080 BRITISH SNIPING RIFLES SINCE 1970: L42A1, L96A1 AND L115A3 Weapon series $22.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $18.70 USD

301 TANKS AT THE IRON CURTAIN 1946-60: Early Cold War Armor in Central Europe New Vanguard series. $19.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $16.15 USD

371 LEYTE GULF 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar Campaign series. $24.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $20.40 USD

242 U.S. NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE UNITS IN KOREA AND VIETNAM: UDTS and Seals 1950-73 Elite series. $20.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $17.00 USD


CHURCHILL: Master and Commander Winston at War 1895-1945. Explores the record of Winston Churchill as a military commander, assessing how the military experiences of his formative years shaped him for the difficult military decisions he took in office. Assesses his choices in the some of the most controversial and high-profile campaigns of World War II, and how in high office his decision making was both right and wrong. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $25.50 USD

A WAR OF EMPIRES: Japan, India, Burma & Britain 1941-45 Comprehensive account of the Japanese offensive into Burma, the British/Indian collapse and resurgence, the Japanese offensive into India in 1944, and the ultimate Allied offensive that recaptured the country in 1945. This hard-fought campaign was in securing Allied victory in the east, defeating Japanese militarism, and ultimately redrawing the map of the region with an independent India, free from the shackles of empire, all but guaranteed. Examines the crucial role of leadership (or lack thereof) on both sides, the emergence and exploitation of Allied air superiority, the fanatical nature of Japanese soldiers, the four-ring circus of Allied ‘co-operation,’ and the impact of terrain and weather on both sides’ exploits. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD

HARWICH SUBMARINES IN THE GREAT WAR: The First Submarine Campaign of the Royal Navy in 1914 The Harwich Submarine Flotilla played a key role establishing British dominance in the North Sea at the beginning of WWI. The 1914 campaign saw the first torpedo fired in action by a Royal Navy submarine, the first ship to be sunk, and the first submarine to be lost in action. Offers insight into what it was like to fight in these early submarines, while also relating what really happened and the true significance of the events. The Flotilla had to battle not just the enemy, but also the hazards of mines, human frailties, mechanical failure and the weather. Uses letters, diaries, memoirs, and combat reports of the participants to give a complete account, all sourced from public and private British, German and French archives. Includes 37 black-and-white photos, 49 charts, and 1 graph. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $51.00 USD

UNITED STATES TANKS AND TANK DESTROYERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Details the characteristics and contribution to victory of these formidable American armored vehicles – 90,000 built during WWII. Includes the Stuart, Sherman, Chafee, Locust and Pershing tanks, as well as the half-track-based 75mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 and the full-tracked M10, M18, and M36 tank destroyers. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD

THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN WORLD WAR II: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa Comprehensive overview of the strategy, operations and vessels of the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. In the post-Pearl Harbor Pacific Theater, the U.S. was thereafter locked into a head to head struggle with the impressive Imperial Japanese Navy, fighting a series of major battles in the Coral Sea, at Midway, the Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa in the struggle for supremacy over Japan. Having avoided the decisive defeat sought by the IJN, the U.S. increased industrial production and by the end of the war, the U.S. Navy was larger than any other in the world. Meanwhile in the west, the U.S. Navy operated on a second front, supporting landings in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and in 1944 played a significant part in the D-Day landings, the largest and most complex amphibious operation of all time. $35.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $29.75 USD

THE BLOODY ROAD TO CATANIA: A History of XIII Corps in Sicily 1943 Commences with the landings by XIII Corps on 10 July 1943 (Operation Husky) between Avola and Cassibile and covers the inland advance along the eastern coastal road on the invasion’s right flank. Eventually stalemated on the Catania Plain, XXX Corp’s left hook around Mount Etna eventually allowed the XIII Corps to continue the advance until the Germans were chased off Sicily. $33.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $28.05 USD

HITLER’S TERROR WEAPONS: From Doodlebug to Nuclear Warheads Charts the development of the V-1 and V-2 rockets and their successes against allied targets. It then goes on to look at the even more sinister deadly weapons that Hitler was planning and developing, but fortunately did not succeed in producing. Includes the measures taken by the Allies at the high levels to frustrate the German terror weapons. $27.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $22.95 USD

CAPTURED BEHIND JAPANESE LINES: With Wingate’s Chindits – Burma 1942-1945 Story of Frank Berkovitch, General Orde Wingate’s batman, who was captured crossing the Irrawaddy river and endured two years imprisonment in WWII. Also describes the Chindits’ first operation (Operation Longcloth) and the hardship suffered by and heroism of Frank and his comrades, many who never returned. Outnumbered, outgunned, carrying 70lb packs and reliant on RAF air drops for supplies, the 3,000 men of the Chindit columns overcame harsh jungle terrain and climatic conditions to take the fight to the Japanese behind enemy lines. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 USD

BOMBERS AT SUEZ: The RAF Bombing Campaign During the Suez War, 1956 In October 1956, the British government, together with the French and Israelis, launched an attack on Egypt in response to President Nasser’s nationalization of the Suez Canal. The agreement between these three governments, the Sevres Protocol, was a low point in British diplomacy and a factor in the ending of Prime Minister Eden’s political career. The military commanders had to plan for and launch Operation Musketeer, some 2,000 miles from the U.K., while their political masters gave them only limited information on the arrangement made with France and Israel. Includes 21 color artworks, 75 black-and-white photos, 1 color map, and 4 black-and-white maps. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $25.50 USD

THE ERAWAN WAR: Volume 1 – The CIA Paramilitary Campaign in Laos 1961-1969 Details the CIA’s largest paramilitary operation of the Cold War: the secret war in Laos, where the Central Intelligence Agency was training, funding, and leading tens of thousands of indigenous guerrillas within the kingdom and, occasionally, across its borders. Includes 77 black-and-white photos, 8 color photos, 6 black-and-white maps, 1 color map, and 6 color aircraft profiles. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $25.50 USD


UNDAUNTED: Reinforcements Modular expansion for Undaunted: Normandy or Undaunted: North Africa. Includes a range of new rules, scenarios, and units, including solo and 4-player games. Requires a copy of Undaunted: Normandy or Undaunted: North Africa to play. Ages: 14+, Players: 1 or 2 or 4, Playing Time: 45-60 minutes, Contents: 59 cards, 150 oversized solo cards, tokens, and two scenario booklets. $40.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%, now $34.00 USD


WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue #407 Includes Free Modeling Guide Theme: Introduction to Airbrushing: Overcoming Scale Aversion, Perfectly Painted Faces, Building Breezehome (Part two), Painting Victrix‘s Achaemenid Persians, Defending Rorke’s Drift. Other Articles: Return to Pendawar, Silver Bayonet Society – part one, Stalin’s Polish Army, 7TV: Raven’s Revenge, Clockwork and Lace. Departments: Quick Fire, Observation Post, Release Radar, Full Paper Jacket. Also includes free Modeling Guide. $9.00 USD


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