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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Stone (Matthews) House from Buildings in Turmoil

Stone (Matthews) House master complete from Buildings in Turmoil

Stone (Matthews) House

Stone (Matthews) House

Buildings in Turmoil

Korean War - Army Packs Released from Pendraken Miniatures

And last but not least, we've got the army packs released for the Korean War!  There are 9 different armies available, covering all of the nations and summer/winter variations where possible.  The armies generally contain a pack each of officers, radio ops, mortars, MG's and then a selection of foot to fill it out.  Each army is made up of 15 packs and with a discount of 10% they're a handy way to get your forces started!

Korean War

Packs contain 10 infantry, 3 mortar teams or 5 MG teams unless shown otherwise.

American Summer Army Pack
2 packs of:
- KUS1   Summer kit, advancing with rifle
- KUS2   Summer kit, advancing with BAR
- KUS3   Summer kit, standing, firing rifle
- KUS4   Summer kit, standing, firing carbine
- KUS5   Summer kit, standing, hip firing SMG
1 pack of:
- KUS6   Summer kit, kneeling, firing rifle
- KUS9   Summer kit, .30 Browning MG team (5)
- KUS11   81mm mortar with summer crew (3)
- KUS15   Summer kit, radio operator
- KUS16   Officers in summer kit

American Winter Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KUS18   Winter kit, advancing with rifle
- KUS19   Winter kit, standing, firing rifle
- KUS20   Winter kit, standing, firing carbine
- KUS21   Winter kit, kneeling, firing rifle
1 pack of:
- KUS15   Summer kit, radio operator
- KUS23   81mm mortar with winter crew (3)
- KUS25   Officers in winter kit

British Summer Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KBR1   Tropical kit, advancing with rifle
- KBR2   Tropical kit, standing, firing rifle
- KBR3   Tropical kit, kneeling, firing rifle
2 packs of:
- KBR5   Tropical kit, advancing with Bren MG
1 pack of:
- KBR7   Tropical kit, Vickers HMG team (5)
- KBR10   3” mortar with tropical crew (3)
- KBR13   Tropical kit, radio operator team (5 pairs)
- KBR14   Officer in tropical kit

British Commando Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KBR16   Commando, advancing with rifle
- KBR17   Commando, standing, firing rifle
- KBR18   Commando, standing, hip firing SMG
1 pack of:
- KBR19   Commando, kneeling, firing rifle
- KBR21   Commando with BAR
- KBR22   Commando, firing .30 Browning MG
- KBR23   81mm mortar with Commando crew
- KBR25   Commando radio operator
- KBR26   Commando officers

British Winter Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KBR28   Winter kit, advancing with rifle
- KBR29   Winter kit, standing, firing rifle
- KBR30   Winter kit, kneeling, firing rifle
2 packs of:
- KBR32   Winter kit, advancing with sten
1 pack of:
- KBR25   Commando radio operator
- KBR34   Winter kit, Vickers HMG team (5)
- KBR36   3” mortar with winter crew (3)
- KBR39   Officers in winter kit

Chinese Summer Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KCH1   Summer kit, advancing with rifle
- KCH2   Summer kit, standing, firing rifle
- KCH3   Summer kit, standing, firing Type 50 SMG
2 packs of:
- KCH4   Summer kit, kneeling, firing rifle
1 pack of:
- KCH7   Summer kit, Model 92 MG with loader (5 pairs)
- KCH8   80mm mortar with summer crew (3)
- KCH12   Summer kit, radio operator
- KCH13   Officers in summer kit

Chinese Winter Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KCH15   Winter kit, advancing with rifle
- KCH16   Winter kit, standing, firing rifle
- KCH17   Winter kit, standing, firing Chinese 7.62mm Type 50 SMG
- KCH18   Winter kit, kneeling, firing rifle
1 pack of:
- KCH12   Summer kit, radio operator
- KCH19   80mm mortar with winter crew (3)
- KCH22   Officers in winter kit

North Korean Army Pack
2 packs of:
- KNK1   Advancing with rifle
- KNK3   Standing, firing rifle
- KNK4   Standing, firing SKS carbine
- KNK6   Standing, cap, firing PPSh M1941 SMG
1 pack of:
- KNK2   Advancing with DP LMG
- KNK5   Standing, helmet, firing PPSh M1941 SMG
- KNK7   Kneeling, firing rifle
- KNK9   Prone, firing DP LMG
- KNK10   82mm mortar with crew (3)
- KNK13   Radio operator
- KNK14   Officers

South Korean Army Pack
3 packs of:
- KSK1   Advancing with rifle
2 packs of:
- KSK2   Standing, firing rifle
- KSK3   Standing, firing M1 carbine
- KSK4   Standing, firing M3 SMG
- KSK5   Kneeling, firing rifle
1 pack of:
- KSK7   Prone, firing Browning
- KSK9   81mm mortar with crew
- KSK12   Radio operator
- KSK13   Officers

All army packs are £23.00.

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Saturday, 28 July 2018

New Releases from Good Ground LLC

Good Ground Miniatures is pleased to announce the following new additions to the So Far From God range of 10mm Mexican-American War figures.

So Far From God Miniatures

Light Infantry

Light Infantry


Light infantry is available in both Shako and Frocks for the 4th Light Regiment and fatigue uniforms for Regiments 1-3. Command packs are three figures in shako as shown.

Mexican Line Cavalry Command

Mexican Line Cavalry Command

Mexican Line Cavalry

Mexican line cavalry packs include six figures in four poses with fronk rank lancers and rear rank swords. Command packs include three figures with bugler, officer and standard bearer as shown.

There are several new items on the horizon for the Between the Lines range of buildings which will be announced in the very near future. Artillery is next up for the So Far From God range.

All the new figures are available for sale on the site.

Good Ground LLC

Critical Land at Shiloh, Glendale and Fredericksburg

Critical Land at Shiloh, Glendale and Fredericksburg

Hickenlooper’s Battery at Shiloh, Randol’s Battery at Glendale, and Latimer’s Battery at Fredericksburg. All were significant to the Civil War in 1862. I hope you will join me today to preserve these priceless acres of American history for generations to come.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the history at stake:

Early on April 6, 1862, Confederates marched out of the morning mist toward unsuspecting Union regiments, positioned as outposts about three miles south of Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee.

The Confederate brigade under Brig. Gen. Adley H. Gladden, comprised of the 21st, 22nd, 25th, and 26th Alabama regiments as well as the 1st Louisiana, stepped off their advance across the 8-acre tract we are working to save.

They moved steadily north toward Col. Madison Miller’s Union brigade of the 18th Wisconsin, the 18th Missouri, and the 61st Illinois. In his book, Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862, historian O. Edward Cunningham writes:

"Miller’s infantry permitted Gladden’s hungry, muddy soldiers to advance up the slope to about one hundred yards range before squeezing their triggers. Men began to go down all around. The momentum of the attack broke down, and a stubborn fire fight quickly developed. Some of the Southerners began drifting toward the rear, but the officers went to work rallying them. ‘Men, do not disgrace yourselves by deserting those brave fellows.’ Thanks to the efforts of [the] officers, the withdrawal soon halted."

The Union artillery battery of Capt. Andrew Hickenlooper (ancestor of today’s governor of Colorado and fellow Trust member John Hickenlooper) was "located just to the right rear" of Miller’s brigade, and he worked his guns as quickly as possible to hold back the gray tide.

Sensing victory, Gladden ordered another charge, then suddenly slumped in his saddle, his shoulder shattered into a "mass of flesh and bone," a wound from which he would die six days later.  His men pressed forward, and Capt. Hickenlooper later wrote that a Rebel yell caused "an involuntary thrill of terror to pass like an electric shock through even the bravest of hearts."

Miller’s brigade began to fall back, and joyous Confederates soon swarmed over the Union camps, many surely believing that the battle was all but won. But the two-day Battle of Shiloh was just beginning and would go on to become the bloodiest battle in American history up to that point.

Today, the battle you and I are fighting is to protect 8 critical acres of the vulnerable southern sector of this battlefield, along with equally significant tracts at Glendale and Fredericksburg in Virginia. Thanks to a combination of grants, support from generous donors like you, and a tremendous landowner donation, we can save these three crucial tracts – which have a transaction value of $1,178,000 – for $243,000, a $4.85-to-$1 match of your generosity.

I hope you’ll consider making your most generous gift today. Visit our website to learn more about these three tracts of land and help protect them so future generations can appreciate their magnificence.

Your help is needed to save crucial battlefield land at the 1862 battlefields of Shiloh, Glendale, and Fredericksburg at a $4.85-to-$1 match! Please help save these national treasures forever.

American Battlefield Trust

Friday, 27 July 2018

20% off Campaign, Fortress & Raid books, Jul 2018

20% off Campaign, Fortress & Raid books, Jul 2018

20% off Campaign, Fortress and Raid!
This month we have hundreds of books discounted as part of our July Sale. Add to your Campaign, Fortress and Raid collections with 20% off books & eBooks.

Also in this month's newsletter we have our new releases, books now available for pre-order and highlights from the blog!

Osprey Publishing Ltd


12mm WW2 Italian Semovente 75/18 from Butlers Printed Models

One Italian WW2 Semovente 75/18. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Semovente da 75/18 was an Italian self-propelled gun of World War II. And was built by mounting the 75 mm Obice da 75/18 modello 34 mountain gun on the chassis of a M13/40, M14/41 or M15/42 tank.

Italian Semovente 75/18

Italian Semovente 75/18 picture 1

Italian Semovente 75/18 picture 2

Italian Semovente 75/18 picture 3

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm French AMX-30 Roland from Butlers Printed Models

One French AMX-30 Roland  Surface-to-air (SAM) missile system. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The AMX-30 is a main battle tank designed by Ateliers de construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux (AMX, then GIAT) and first delivered to the French Army in 1966.

French AMX-30 Roland

French AMX-30 Roland picture 1

French AMX-30 Roland picture 2

French AMX-30 Roland picture 3

French AMX-30 Roland picture 4

French AMX-30 Roland picture 5

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm French AMX-10P from Butlers Printed Models

One French AMX-10P. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The AMX-10P is a French amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in service with the mechanized regiments of the French Army the first prototypes were completed in 1968.

3 different variants are available:

French AMX-10P

AMX-10P                      - standard model with 20 mm autocannon
AMX-10P PAC-90          - with 90 mm gun
AMX-10P/HOT               - with turret mounting 4 HOT missile launchers

12mm French AMX-10P picture 1

12mm French AMX-10P picture 2

12mm French AMX-10P picture 3

12mm French AMX-10P picture 4

12mm French AMX-10P picture 5

12mm French AMX-10P picture 6

12mm French AMX-10P picture 7

12mm French AMX-10P picture 8

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Thank You From Our Teachers

Thank You From Our Teachers

This month, our education team arrived in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to host our 2018 National Teacher Institute. This annual conference brings educators together from across the country, so the Trust and its partners can provide teachers with learning opportunities, continuing education credits, and space to connect with like-minded colleagues.

Thanks to you, our nation’s dedicated educators had the opportunity to participate in workshops, hear special guest lectures, and tour museums and historic places, including Independence Hall, "Old City" Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution, the National Civil War Museum, and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Generous supporters like you raised $15,550 toward our goal of providing more than 200 teachers with time and space to deepen their understanding of our history and develop new methods of engaging their students on the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812.

Every year, we are astounded by the passion and commitment shown by American educators. Their year-round dedication to students is remarkable, and we are honored to provide this opportunity to them every summer.

Thanks to you, they will be taking new curriculum, teaching techniques, and historical perspectives back to their classrooms this fall.

We are grateful for your support to make this multi day event possible every year. We look forward to our 2019 Teacher Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the meantime, we will keep you abreast with updates on the Trust's education initiatives, ways that you can help contribute to our Traveling Trunk and Field Trip Fund programs, and more. Thank you again for your support to make this happen.

Live on YouTube

Our recent Facebook Live broadcasts are now on YouTube! Our new YouTube playlist features battlefield events from Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cowpens in South Carolina, and more. Experience these historian-led tours with their special guests, up-close looks at artifacts, and more.

Massachusetts in the Civil War

After the attack on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion. Massachusetts was one of the first states to send men. By the end of the war, close to 150,000 “Bay Staters” served in the Union army and navy, with 14,000 of them making the ultimate sacrifice. Massachusetts was also home to several significant characters during the Civil War, including Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Joseph Hooker, and Edwin Sumner.

Ed Bearss baseball pitch

Last week, U.S. Army and Air Force softball teams made history by competing in the Championship Game of the first-ever All-Star Armed Services Classic. Ed Bearss, an embodiment of baseball and military history, threw the game’s ceremonial first pitch. Bearss, a Marine Corps combat veteran of World War II, noted historian, and Trust board member, attended Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Ill., as a 10-year-old boy visiting with his family from Montana. 


Save Three 1862 Battlefields

What do Hickenlooper's Battery, Randol's Battery, and Latimer's Battery all have in common? Each was part of key battle action near three crucial tracts on three 1862 Civil War battlefields – Shiloh in the west, and Glendale and Fredericksburg in the east. We need your help to save these important places today.

American Battlefield Trust

New Releases for Jul 2018! from Osprey Publishing Ltd

New Releases for July 2018!, we have another fantastic set of new releases.

Valley of the Shadow

Valley of the Shadow

Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after World War II, the French established a huge air-land base in the valley of Dien Bien Phu. But when the opposing Vietnamese People's Army (VPA) began massing its forces against the base in late 1953, French commanders seized the opportunity to draw their elusive enemy into a decisive set-piece battle.

Defending a series of fortified positions which were reliant upon a single airstrip - and later, risky and inaccurate airdrops - for reinforcement and resupply, the French troops quickly discovered that they had underestimated their enemy. In 56 days of costly close-quarters fighting, the VPA slowly dislodged the French from one strongpoint after another by developing novel tactics and accomplishing incredible feats of engineering.

Drawing upon Vietnamese-language sources never previously employed in Western accounts of the siege, Valley of the Shadow is a dramatic re-telling of the climactic battle of the First Indochina War, the conflict that saw the French expelled from their former colony and set the stage for the "American War” in Vietnam.


Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars 1911–45

Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars 1911–45

The first Italian armoured cars were used in the war in Libya in 1911-12 against the Ottoman Empire. With few tanks being developed, the Italians relied instead on the development of more mobile armoured cars like the Ansaldo Lancia 1 Z, during World War I, but post-war the army, focusing on the Alpine battlegrounds of Italy's northern borders, did not consider armoured cars suitable for reconnaissance duties.

The experience of the Spanish Civil War would provide the much needed last push for the Italians to develop modern armoured cars. The result were the famous AB 41-43 models, which fought against the British in North Africa and Marshall Tito's forces in Yugoslavia, along with other vehicles such as the AS 36 light armoured car.

Using detailed colour plates and contemporary photographs, this book examines the development of the Italian armoured car in the two world wars and the inter-war years, from the deserts of North Africa to the slopes of the Alps.


World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments

World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments

The United States Marine Corps came into its own in the Pacific Islands campaign against Japan in World War II. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, US Marines formed the tip of the spear as Allied forces sought to push the Japanese back to their Home Islands.

This fascinating study tracks the deployments of the various Marine divisions throughout the war and explains their composition, but also goes deeper, to detail the individual regiments - the focus of the marines' identity and pride. It explains the organization of the Marine infantry regiment and its equipment, and how they evolved during the war. The marine infantryman's evolving uniforms, field equipment and weapons are illustrated throughout using specially commissioned artwork and detailed descriptions to produce a fitting portrait of the US military's elite fighting force in the Pacific.


Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War

Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War

The Soviet Union's cruise missile submarines from the modified Whiskey, to the Oscar II classes were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War. They were initially designed to carry land attack nuclear-tipped cruise missiles designed to strike targets on the eastern coast of the United States. By the late 1960s, however, submarine-launched ballistic missiles made the nuclear land-attack mission unnecessary, so existing classes were converted to the ‘carrier killer' role, armed with anti-ship cruise missiles designed to destroy US super-carriers and other important naval targets.

This fully illustrated study examines these powerful machines that were some of the largest and fastest submarines ever built. If war had broken out, they would have been at the forefront of the Soviet Navy's campaign to destroy NATO's sea power and cut America's sea link with Europe.


Operation Crossbow 1944

Operation Crossbow 1944

In mid-1943, Allied intelligence began to pick up the signs of unusual German construction in remote locations near the Channel Coast. Several massive fortifications were beginning to take shape, and they appeared to be oriented towards London. Allied intelligence codenamed these sites as "Crossbow" and began plans to attack them before they could bombard Britain's capital city. These "Heavy Crossbow" sites for the V-1 and V-2 missiles were supposed to be bomb-proof, but they soon attracted the attention of RAF heavy bombers with the new Tallboy concrete-penetrating bombs.

Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs, Operation Crossbow 1944 examines the dynamics of the world's first missile war. It also describes the parallel American efforts to develop missiles and assault drones to attack the "Heavy Crossbow" sites, including the Air Force's Aphrodite and Navy Anvil projects.


Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier

Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier

Canadian and Waffen-SS troops of 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend faced one another in a series of bloody battles following the D-Day landings of June 1944. The Canadian units fought in a number of distinguished regiments, while the Hitlerjugend Division were drawn from the ranks of the Hitler Youth organizations. Veteran officers and NCOs were joined by inexperienced teenagers, and clashed with the Canadians repeatedly, notably at Authie, Bretteville and Hill 168. The struggle quickly took on an especially bitter nature, fuelled by the massacre of Canadian prisoners by Hitlerjugend personnel.

Employing first-hand accounts and the latest research, as well as specially commissioned artwork and carefully selected archive photographs this absorbing study investigates the origins, ethos, training, fighting techniques and weapons of both sides during the epic struggle for Normandy.


Campaldino 1289


Campaldino 1289

Campaldino is one of the important battles between the Guelphs and Ghibellines - the major political factions in the city states of central and northern Italy. It heralded the rise of Florence to a dominant position over the area of Tuscany and was one of the last occassions when the Italian city militias contested a battle, with the 14th century seeing the rise of the condottiere in Italy's Wars.
In this highly illustrated new study, renowned medieval historians Kelly De Vries and Niccolò Capponi have uncovered new material from the battlefield itself, as well as using all the available sources, to breathe new life into this colourful and fascinating battle.


Blanc Mont Ridge 1918

Blanc Mont Ridge 1918

The dominating Blanc Mont Ridge complex in the Champagne region of France was home to some of the most complex German defences on the Western Front. Its heights offered artillery observation that made even approaching the ridge virtually suicidal.

Pessimistic about the ability of depleted and demoralized French units to capture the position, Général Henri Gouraud was granted the use of two American divisions: the veteran 2nd "Indianhead” Division, including the 4th (Marine) Brigade, and the untested 36th "Arrowhead” Division of the Texas and Oklahoma National Guard.

This fully illustrated book describes this Allied offensive with American troops in the vanguard, and shows how despite the heavy losses it sustained to both manpower and supporting armour, they eventually forced the Germans to abandon most of the region in one of the largest withdrawals of the war.


The Hurricane Pocket Manual

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada.

The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.


Konflikt '47: Defiance

Konflikt '47: Defiance

Delving deeper into the weird world of Konflikt '47, this supplement presents a range of new material for the game, including:

- New units: Options for troops and technology that can be added to the armies presented in the rulebook.
- Special characters: Field the best of the best, elite men and women who may singlehandedly be the crucial element between victory and defeat.
- New background: The history of the world of Konflikt '47 is detailed in more depth.
- New rules: All-new means of waging war, including material previously published online.


Dracula's America: Shadows of the West: Forbidden Power

Dracula's America: Shadows of the West: Forbidden Power

Since Dracula's rise to power a shadow has swept across the nation, but nowhere is it darker than in the Deep South. Throughout the plantations, swamps, and cities, rumours abound of grotesque rituals, hooded figures, and bizarre creatures. Most terrifying of all, however, are the whispers of ancient magic - unspeakable arcane rituals and occult powers that can lead those who wield them towards mystical supremacy… or reduce them to gibbering wrecks.

This new supplement for Dracula's America: Shadows of the West introduces two new factions: the corrupt cultists of the Church of Dagon and the Salem Sisterhood, occult practitioners whose history dates back to the early Colonies. New stealth rules allow for all manner of sneaky and underhanded tactics, while expanded rules for arcane powers offer glory but could cost you your sanity. Alongside these are a host of new scenarios, Hired Guns, monsters, skills, and gear to challenge or assist those who dare venture into the Deep South of Dracula's America.


The FN MAG Machine Gun

The FN MAG Machine Gun

For six decades, the 7.62mm FN MAG has been a dominant general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) in worldwide arsenals. Three qualities have guaranteed this enduring status - reliability, ease of operation, and firepower. Several nations have license-produced the weapon as their standard GPMG, including the British (as the L7) and the Americans (M240), and in total more than 80 nations have adopted the FN MAG. The machine gun has also been modified extensively for vehicular, naval, and aircraft platforms, demonstrating versatility in the air, on sea, and on land.

In this book, Chris McNab charts the technical evolution of this extraordinary weapon, created by Belgian company Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal. From the jungles of South East Asia, to the deserts of the Middle East, and the icy battlefields of the Falklands, this study explores the origins, development, combat use, and legacy of the FN MAG machine gun, a dominant weapon in its field for more than a half-century.


Heinkel He 177 Units of World War 2

Heinkel He 177 Units of World War 2

In many ways, the Heinkel He 177 'Greif' (Griffon) was Nazi Germany's 'lost' strategic bomber. With some fundamental creases ironed out, and built in large numbers, the He 177 would have offered the Luftwaffe the means with which to carry out long-range, mass bombing attacks against targets of a strategic nature. Although competing interests and personalities served to prevent this from happening, from mid-1943 the aircraft nevertheless saw service over England, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and in Russia. The He 177 flew to the end of the war, with some machines undertaking extremely hazardous low-level missions against Soviet armour in Poland in late 1944-45.

This fascinating book, filled with detailed artwork and contemporary photographs, tells the story of this aircraft, including the political infighting at the top of the Luftwaffe's hierarchy that stymied its development, its radical technical design and its state-of-the-art weaponry.


P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen

P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen

After the huge advances made in the early months of the Pacific war, it was in remote New Guinea where the advance of Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force (IJNAF) A6M Zero-sen fighters was first halted due to a series of offensive and defensive aerial battles ranging from treetop height up to 30,000 ft.

Initially, the IJNAF fought Australian Kittyhawks, but by May 1942 they had fought themselves into oblivion, and were relieved by USAAF P-39 and P-400 Airacobras. The battles unfolded over mountainous terrain with treacherous tropical weather. Neither IJNAF or USAAF pilots had been trained for such extreme conditions, incurring many additional losses aside from those that fell in combat. Using specially commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs and testimony, this fascinating study explains how, despite their initial deficit in experience and equipment, the Airacobras managed to square the ledger and defend New Guinea.


We March Against England

We March Against England

In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain - and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following the destruction of the RAF fighter forces, the sweeping of the Channel of mines, and the wearing down of the Royal Naval defenders, two German army groups were set to storm the beaches of southern England. Despite near-constant British fears from August to October, the invasion never took place after first being postponed to spring 1941 before finally being abandoned entirely.

Robert Forcyzk, author of Where the Iron Crosses Grow, looks beyond the traditional British account of Operation Sea Lion, complete with plucky Home Guards and courageous Spitfire pilots, at the real scale of German ambition, plans and capabilities. He examines, in depth, how Operation Sea Lion fitted in with German air-sea actions around the British Isles as he shows exactly what stopped Hitler from invading Britain.


Osprey Publishing Ltd

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Ancient History Magazine 17, Aug-Sep 2018

Ancient History Magazine 17, Aug-Sep 2018

The latest edition of Ancient History is off to the printer. This time around, we're taking a look at Cleopatra's Egypt. From what we actually know about this misunderstood queen, to issues facing the kingdom at the end of her rule, this issue is a great one for fans of Hellenistic Egypt.

Often misunderstood by future generations, the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt ruled over a land where the wealth and survival of both commoners and kings was tied to the yearly flooding of the Nile River.

Theme: The kingdom of Cleopatra

Ilana Krug, 'Introduction to the theme - The Rosetta Stone'.
Dorothy J. Thompson, 'Papyri and politics - Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt'.
Peter Konieczny, 'Dealing with pirates and tourists - Policing the Nile'.
David L. Reinke, 'Hollywood Romans - The eternal pop culture queen'.
Joseph Manning, 'Egypt and the Nile River - Decline of the Ptolemies'.
Karolina Anna Kulpa, 'Literary sources for the Egyptian queen - Cleopatra VII through Roman eyes'.

Features:

Carole Raddato, 'Where Cleopatra met Mark Antony - Exploring Tarsus'.
Alexandra Grigorieva, 'Cato the Elder and Roman baking - Preserving pastries of the past'.
Jona Lendering, 'Why care about ancient earthenware - Sturdy survivors'.
Hareth Al Bustani, 'Man of the devil or man of the people - Paul of Samosata'.
Richard W. Field, 'Parallels with heroes and the Pythia- Katabasis and Anabasis in Plato'.

Ancient History Magazine

Korean War - Part 4 Released from Pendraken Miniatures

And finally we've got the guys that started it all, the North Koreans!  This batch covers infantry, command and mortars, with their Soviet-supplied artillery coming in a few months time.  We'll also be looking to do a KPA motorcycle combo for this range as well.

Thanks go to Sunray for all of his help and advice on these Korean War ranges, his input has been invaluable.

Korean War North Korea, KPA

KNK1   Advancing with rifle

KNK1   Advancing with rifle

KNK2   Advancing with DP LMG

KNK2   Advancing with DP LMG

KNK3   Standing, firing rifle

KNK3   Standing, firing rifle

KNK4   Standing, firing SKS carbine

KNK4   Standing, firing SKS carbine

KNK5   Standing, helmet, firing PPSh M1941 SMG

KNK5   Standing, helmet, firing PPSh M1941 SMG

KNK6   Standing, cap, firing PPSh M1941 SMG

KNK6   Standing, cap, firing PPSh M1941 SMG

KNK7   Kneeling, firing rifle

KNK7   Kneeling, firing rifle

KNK8   Prone, firing rifle

KNK8   Prone, firing rifle

KNK9   Prone, firing DP LMG

KNK9   Prone, firing DP LMG

KNK10   82mm mortar with crew (3)

KNK10   82mm mortar with crew (3)

KNK11   120mm mortar with crew (3)

KNK11   120mm mortar with crew (3)

KNK12   Throwing grenade

KNK12   Throwing grenade

KNK13   Radio operator

KNK13   Radio operator

KNK14   Officers

KNK14   Officers

KNK15   Artillery crew

KNK15   Artillery crew

KNK16   Casualty


KNK17   Head/shoulder tank commander, Soviet helmet   £1.00


(Packs contain 10 figures @ £1.75 unless shown otherwise.)

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