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Privateer Press Painting Technique-Core Techniques

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Privateer Press Painting Technique-Core Techniques Do you paint miniatures for enjoyment, to sell, your collection, or for gaming purposes? Have you been painting for a while? Feel that you have your techniques down pat? Well, think again! While many of the techniques presented in this video are familiar to all of us who paint miniatures,…

Dr. Mike’s Model – n’ Crafter’s Glue

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  Dr. Mike’s Model – n’ Crafter’s Glue In today’s world of modeling, all modelers use Cyanoacrylate glues to adhere the parts of their projects. These glues have the beneficial properties of instant adhesion and the detrimental property of drying quickly when exposed to the air. Arriving on the scene is Dr. Mike’s Cyanoacrylate glue…

Academy Games Conflict of Heros – Awakening the Bear

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  CONFLICT OF HEROS – Awakening the Bear A boardgame by Uwe Eickert, available from Academy Games at www.conflictofheros.com The time is 1941 and Operation Barbarossa has begun, the German Invasion of Russia. The German Army over runs vast amounts of Russian land and destroys staggering number of Russian troops. In these simulations you can…

Casemate Publishing MILITARY UNIFORMS VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

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  Military Uniforms, Visual Encyclopedia By Chris McNab Available from Casemate Publishing This volume begins with an outline of the history of the Military Uniform. Beginning in the medieval times some uniformity in the costume of fighting men was instituted, but these innovations were applied over the normal variety of clothes worn by the levies.…

Historical Bronzes from Andrea Bronzes

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(Press Release) Historical Bronzes from Andrea Bronzes These are an extremely limited editions from Fernando Andrea.  For additional information and pricing go to http://www.historicalbronzes.com/. HISTORY T. E. Lawrence was always fascinated by how artists would portray him. He admired the artists Augustus John, William Orpen and Eric Kennington. Lawrence was a willing sitter for their…

Andrea Figure International Figure International Magazine 53 (English)

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Figure International Magazine 53 (English) (Press Release) Product ID:  FIM-53US Size:  A4 PRODUCT INFORMATION The only figure magazine published in five different languages sold worldwide. Visit our updated website with additional useful content. 68 pages, prize draw, figure contest (online), new distribution, YouTube channel, history and fantasy themes, and much more… Price:  $12.00

Columbia Games Napoleon in Russia 1812 Borodino

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  Napoleon in Russia 1812 Borodino   Designed by Tom Dalgliesh and Carl Wilner Available from Columbia Games MSRP $69.98 or Deluxe $89.98 Brief Historical Background (taken from Wikipedia) The Battle of Borodino otherwise known as Bataille de la Moskova fought on September 7, 1812. This battle was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of…

Osprey Publishing Hitler’s Elite Hardback Book

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 (NEW REVIEW March 2015) HITLER’S ELITE The SS 1939-45 Edited by Chris McNab Available from Osprey Publications for $40.00 This book presents the reader with the history of the SchutzStaffel. the infamous SS. The SS started as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler. This bodyguard was recruited from hand-picked members of the SA under Ernst…

Osprey Publishing Command 2 Erich Von Manstein

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  Erich Von Manstein written by Robert Forczyk illustrated by Adam Hook Originally placed on website on March 31, 2011 This 64 page paperback book is number 2 in Osprey’s ‘Command’ series. Erich von Manstein was one of Germany’s most important and controversial military figures of World War II. This 64 page book is about…

D-Total Originally available from Gamescience and is now Discontinued

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  D-Total – Eleven Dice in one Available from Gamescience Originally Posted on September 9th 2008. Attention As of 3-30-2015 I found a company that has three left as of this date.  They are a store on Amazon and can be reached by copying the following URL into your browser.  The URL is…  http://www.amazon.com/GameScience-Amazing-D-Total-Dice—One/dp/B002GZ9KLM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1427766302&sr=8-4&keywords=d-total Dice! Dice!…

Matrix Games/Slitherine Close Combat–The Longest Day

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  Close Combat – The Longest Day Available from Matrix Games at www.Matrixgames.com The Allied powers promised Stalin that they would invade Europe at the earliest possible date to press the forces of Germany with a Second Front. This came to fruition on June 6th, 1944, when 9 Allied divisions invaded the Contentin Peninsula on…

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Casemate Publishing’s The Battleship Richelieu Super Drawings in 3D

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  The Battleship Richelieu Super Drawings in 3D By Andrzej Sobucki Mirostaw Skwiot MSRP $22.95 This magazine style book is available from Casemate Publishing. Click here and tell them you saw it on Mataka.ORG. As the title states, this publication is a look at the French Battleship Richelieu. This publication is a soft cover A4…

Casemate Publisher’s Grand Battery A Guide and Rules for Napoleonic Wargames

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  Grand Battery A Guide and Rules for Napoleonic Wargames Written by Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell Available from Casemate Publishing MSRP $34.95 http://www.casematepublishing.com/title.php?isbn=9781844159413 The Napoleonic Wars are one of the most popular periods of history that are gamed by wargamers worldwide. Some of the reasons for this popularity are the colorful uniforms, the grand…

Caesar’s Legions from Warlord Games

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  Caesar’s Legions Available from http://www.warlordgames.com The first figures from Wargames Factory have arrived and they are impressive. The first produced are the figures of Romans of the Late Republican Armies, Caesar’s Legions. These figures are specifically designed for use with the Osprey Field of Glory miniature rules. The box is available from, the Manufacturer…

Osprey Publishing’s Warrior 154 Border Reiver 1513-1603

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  Border Reiver 1513-1603 written by Keith Durham illustrated by G & S Embleton This book is number 154 in Osprey’s ‘Warrior’ series. This book of 64 pages is a colorful portrayal of the “wild men” of the Border region between the English and Scottish Marches that extended from the North Sea to the Solway…

Black Powder The Last Argument of King’s Written by Pete Brown

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  Black Powder The Last Argument of King’s Written by Pete Brown Fighting the black powder battles in the 18th century Available from http://www.warlordgames.co.uk Black Powder, “The Last Argument of Kings”, is the latest supplement book available from warlord games for their Black Powder set of miniature rules. This softback book is highly illustrated and…

Red Juggernaut BATTUE – Storm of the Horse Lords

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BATTUE – Storm of the Horse Lords Available from Red Juggernaut The Khans of the Horse Lords gathered to listen to the words of the Storytellers. The old men and women sat together and began to chant. “The one who will lead us will come. The great spirit warrior will show us might undreamed of…

Osprey Publisher’s Men-at-Arms 443 The Army of Herod the Great

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The Army of Herod the Great Written by Samuel Rocca Illustrated by Christa Hook This book is number 443 in Osprey’s “Men-At-Arms” series. The Army of Herod the Great is 48 pages. The Contents are: Introduction and Chronology; Herod and His Army; Strength and Composition; The Field Army; Campaigns; Select Bibliography; Plate Commentaries; and Index.…

Against the Odds 2013 Annual La Bataille de Vauchamps

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  Against the Odds 2013 Annual La Bataille de Vauchamps Designers – Monte Mattson, Dennis Spors, James Soto The Battle of Vauchamps, which was the final major engagement of the Six Days Campaign of the War of the Sixth Coalition, was fought on 14 February 1814. It resulted in a part of the Grande Armée…

Against the Odds Issue 39 These Brave Fellows

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These Brave Fellows Against the Odds #39 History excerpted from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_D%C3%BCrenstein) The latest issue of Against the Odds (ATO) is issue #39 whose title is “These Brave Fellows”. It covers the Battle of Dürenstein which occurred on 11 November 1805 and was an engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the War of the Third…

Against the Odds Issue 36 Defeat Into Victory

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Against the Odds #36 Defeat Into Victory The Final Campaigns In Burma Game design by Paul Rohrbaugh MSRP Ziplock US $34.95 / Intl $44.95 Boxed US $44.95 / Intl $54.95   Introduction (Some of the material from the Introduction section was taken from Wikipedia.) The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War…

Against the Odds Issue 35 Boudicca, The Warrior Queen

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Boudicca, The Warrior Queen Against the Odds Issue 35 Game Design by Richard Berg MSRP $34.95 Boudicca was the Queen of the British Iceni tribe who led a revolt against Rome in approximately 60 or 61 AD. Boudicca’s husband, Prasutagus ruler of the Iceni tribe, left his Kingdom to his daughters and the Roman Emperor…