First Blitz: Bombing London in the First World War

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Oct 132015

first blitzFirst Blitz: Bombing London in the First World War



This book tells the story of Germany’s strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 – and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the ‘home front’. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions.


From May 1917 onwards, this theatre of war entered a new phase as German Gotha bombers set out to attack London in the first bomber raid. London’s defenses were again overhauled to face this new threat, providing the basis for Britain’s defense during World War II.


This comprehensive volume tells the story of the first aerial campaign in history, as the famed Zeppelins, and then the Gotha and the massive Staaken ‘Giant’ bombers waged war against the civilian population of London in the first ever ‘Blitz’.


Author: Ian Castle

Elysium from Asmodee Ediions

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Jan 262015




Take on the role of an ambitious demigod who is trying to claim a place at the summit of Mount Olympus. Recruit heroes, acquire artifacts, undertake quests and earn the favour of the gods. When your allies fulfill their destiny, they enter Elysium, and contribute to your legend. Once all the tales are written, a single demigod will join the Olympians.


The goal of the game is to earn as many victory points as possible. Victory points are won mostly with the legends that players will write through the cards that they have transferred to their Elysium, but also by employing the powers that they have assembled throughout the game by the means of specific cards.

Black Powder: Napoleonic: La Haye Sainte Battle Set From Warlor Games

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Jul 282014

Black Powder: Napoleonic: La Haye Sainte Battle Set $280.00 SRP napolean1 On the evening of 17th June 1815, the German garrison of the large farmhouse La Haye Sainte (the sacred hedge) settled down to dry out. As the rain poured down, cold and wet soldiers did what all soldiers do – they smashed down the large gates of the barn to build a fire, little thinking that in six hours they would desperately need those gates…     The epic struggle at La Haye Sainte is now the stuff of legend, with its small garrison of green-clad rifleman of the King’s German Legion and their allies clinging on grimly against massed French infantry assaults. nap3 Finally, with the riflemens’ ammunition spent, Marshall Ney ordered one more frenzied assault and this time, with Engineers led by Lieutenant Vieux swinging axes and crowbars, the French drove through the main gate. Bayonets and swords were freely used, in savage hand-to-hand fighting. By early evening the farm was in French hands and the loss of the farm keenly felt by the Allied forces. The overwhelming arrival of Blücher’s Prussian forces won the day for Wellington’s hard-pressed men who then reoccupied the battered remains, but the struggle for this key building will be remembered for eternity.     You can now recreate this epic struggle with this superb battle-set. Will your brave German defenders be able to stave off the massed enemy assaults? Will your proud French troops be able to drive the Allies from this vital strongpoint and threaten Wellington’s flank? Only time will tell. Napolean2 La Haye Sainte contains: -Laser-cut wooden farmhouse, out-buildings, walls and pond including construction guides and acetate windows -Laser-cut wooden tables and chairs – use as firing steps -Two laser-cut wooden carts and plough (barricade) -Six metal branches to form an abatis -Major Von Baring, King’s German Legion 2nd Light Battalion (exclusive metal figure) -15 metal King’s German Legion 2nd Light Battalion with rifles and muskets -5 King’s German Legion light infantry -36 French Light Infantry (30 plastic and 6 metal) including full-colour flag sheet and waterslide decals -Lieutenant Vieux (exclusive metal figure) and five metal French Engineers with muskets or tools -12-page scenario booklet



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Battle for Normandy

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Jun 082013

normBattle for Normandy Expansion: June – August 1944

$59.00 SRP



This expansion set for The Battle for Normandy allows players to extend the campaign game to the end of August, but most importantly includes the area for the Mortain and Falaise Pocket scenarios. Counters are included to fill out Allied and Axis Order of Battles to the end of August, and also include specific breakdown counters for AT, SP AT, and mechanized infantry.


The Full Color Rules & Scenario books are updated and comprehensive, and include all original rules and scenarios plus all optional rules, and 6 new scenarios.

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Desert Heat from Locked and Loaded

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Jun 072013

NAW: Desert Heat

$59.99 SRPdessert heat


It’s the summer of 1943 and Allied forces fight the Axis armies over the burning sands of North Africa. It’s a fluid struggle pitting tanks on tanks, and now you can refight these battles using the popular Nations at War system. Designed by Ralph Ferrari, here you’ll find everything you’re looking for in a platoon-level game! Armor, artillery, infantry that serves as more than cannon fodder, command and control, air support, and desperate close assaults that leave the victor in possession of the ground and the defeated in headlong retreat, all in an easy to learn, challenging to master, game system.


Desert Heat, which focuses on the fighting between the Americans, their British allies, Germans, Italians, and French, includes three counter sheets replete with the vehicles, men, and weapons of the armies that fought in North Africa in 1941-43.


There are 16 scenarios played out on four 11” x 17” geomorphic maps with .75” and .625” counters.

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New Dust Tactics Products From Fantasy Flight

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Oct 052012

Dust Tactics: Operation “Hades”

$ 44.95

The fifth campaign expansion for Dust Tactics, Operation “Hades” permits dynamic new play experiences. It introduces rules for subterranean warfare, superhuman soldiers, new skills, and richly detailed information about the city and battleground of Zverograd. It also offers players thirty-one tiles, a Zverograd city poster, a map of the Zverograd metro, six scenarios, and over two dozen objectives to serve as the basis of their own scenarios. Finally, Operation “Hades” marks the arrival of Winter Child, the game’s first superhuman soldier.  Key Selling Points • The fifth campaign expansion for Dust Tactics • Introduces new rules for tense and dramatic underground fighting • Brings to life the war-torn city of Zverograd, the campaign’s setting • Offers six new scenarios and presents players with tools to build their own • Marks the arrival of Winter Child, the game’s first superhuman.

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Me 262 Bomber and Recon Units from Osprey in July

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Jun 262012

Me 262 Bomber and Recon Units

$ 22.95 SRP


When the revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet first appeared as a bomber in the skies over north-west Europe in late 1944, it represented both a new dawn in aeronautical development and a great shock to the Allied air forces and armies. In mid-1944, Adolf Hitler, having seen the impressive and formidable performance of Me 262 prototypes, stated his firm desire to see the aircraft enter service as a bomber. There was nothing which the Allies had in their air forces which could touch the Me 262. Although, due mainly to problems associated with delays in engine deliveries, its debut was too late to contest the Allied landings in Normandy, when it finally did enter service in the autumn of 1944, the bomb-carrying Me 262s conducted several hit-and-run raids against RAF airfields in Belgium and Holland. From then until the end of the war the Me 262 remained one of the most feared weapons in the Axis arsenal. This book covers the complete history of the Me 262 bomber and reconnaissance units during World War 2. Softcover; July 2012; 96 pages;

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