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2009 Annual - Verdun: A Generation Lost

2009 Annual - Verdun: A Generation Lost

“They shall not pass!” -- Marshal Petain

Hoping to bring a decisive conclusion along the Western Front in 1916 despite the mud-and misery-filled trench deadlock, German General von Falkenhayn launched an attack from which the French could not retreat, and would prove costly for them to defend. The goal of the German offensive was the historic and symbolic city of Verdun.



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2008 Annual - Operation Cartwheel

2008 Annual - Operation Cartwheel

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”

-- Douglas MacArthur

Deciding which battle in the Pacific War is the bloodiest all depends on what numbers are being counted. Convincing arguments can be made for Tarawa, Iwo, Okinawa, and Peleliu, and possibly others. One island’s name is not on the list. But it could haveut.gif"> been...



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2007 Annual - Look Away! The Fall of Atlanta

2007 Annual - Look Away! The Fall of Atlanta

"We will remove and destroy every obstacle - if need be, take every life, every acre of land, every particle of property, everything that to us seems proper."

-- William T. Sherman

At the climax of the American Civil War the armies of the Confederacy were pressed back into their heartland as the rebellion tried desperately to sustain itself against Union forces. One of the most important campaigns occurred in southeastern Tennessee and Georgia, as Federal armies pressed toward the Confederacy's vital city of Atlanta...



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2006 Annual - Toppling the Reich

2006 Annual - Toppling the Reich

"The enemy has committed a major blunder by continuing to fight west of the Rhine."

-- General Montgomery, January 21, 1945.

Toppling the Reich is an operational level simulation of the fighting for the Rhine River and Westwall that occurred in 1944 and 1945. Designer John Prados transports his Panzerkrieg game system to the Western Front to examine the major episodes of this clash.



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Campaign Study #1 - Wintergewitter

Campaign Study #1 - Wintergewitter

“This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.”

-- T. S. Elliot

Wintergewitter, operation "Winter Storm," began as the final outside effort to relieve surrounded Stalingrad, with a scratch Panzer Korps made up of units from all over the theater (and the strongest, 6th Panzer Division, coming back from refit in France!). Supported by already shaken Rumanian units, the force had 110 kilometers, two rivers, and two Soviet armies to cross...



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Campaign Study #3 - Bradley's D-Day

Campaign Study #3 - Bradley's D-Day

“The second best decision, in time, is infinitely better than the perfect decision too late...”

-- Omar Bradley

Campaign Study #3, with Bradley’s D-Day inside, looks at the American efforts all along the right flank of the Normandy landings. While Utah Beach seemed relatively easy, it was at Omaha Beach where the Germans came closest to derailing the greatest sea-borne invasion of all time...



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(NEW) The Eastern Front Way of War Pack

Three ziplock ATO back issues for a great price!

Hitler personally intervened to assign the code name Barbarossa to his plan to invade and conquer the Soviet Union. He named it after the nickname for Germanic Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. In 1190, while leading the Third Crusade, Barbarossa drowned and his body was lost. Ironic of Hitler to choose such a murky symbol: a Crusader who failed in his holy mission to the East.

Here is your chance to explore the nature of fighting on the Eastern Front, from the grand strategic operations to the gritty tactical hand to hand combat from 1941 through 1944.



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The Asian Way of War Pack

Three ziplock ATO back issues for a great price!

Westerners have generally overlooked big events in the East-- unless someone like Genghis Khan or Tamerlane brings it to them. The only "Eastern" battle in the the Mitchell/Creasy "20 Decisive Battles that Changed the World" is Midway.

But there have been many significant wars and battles on the far side of Russia. Now, the Asian Way of War looks at three of the most intense, fought entirely between Asians.



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