anniversary sale


One of the greatest joys I’ve experienced is my marriage to Denise. This week marks our anniversary, and in honor of this, we are having our third annual “sale-bration” (please forgive the pun).

Seriously, I can think of few reasons as good as this for us to launch a special event featuring FREE BOOKS!

See the banner and list on the homepage for the list of the books that you can choose from for FREE. In short, the offer is this:

From now until Saturday October 12, for each Legends of Warfare, Images of War, Visual History, Military Machine, Schiffer, Canfora, or Squadron book you order from our site at our regular low discount prices, you can choose an equal number of books from the list shown here and get them absolutely FREE!

Of course, you know there will be fine print – so here it is:

  • This offer does not apply to pre-orders.

  • The sale also excludes periodicals (MMiR and Allied-Axis), and damaged books. Despite these exclusions, there are still a LOT books in this offer.

  • Each free book is to be equal or lesser value than purchased book (you can’t buy a $15 book and expect to get a $30 book for free)

  • We reserve the right to limit the quantities (while we are happy to have everyone’s business, it's not fair to our other customers to have one person, for example, order 100 copies of SBD Dauntless Legends of Warfare and choose to get 100 V-100 Commando books for free, and thus other folks are left empty handed).

  • This offer expires October 12, and is limited to stock on hand - no back orders. However, as you place your order, you will know whether or not a given title is available.

The final hurdle has to do with the logistics of making the website accommodate this program. Despite my best efforts, unfortunately, I can’t seem to automate this process through the site. Thus – when you check out, unfortunately you’ll pay for the entire order. I will refund the portion of your payment for the books that should be free within 24 hours (usually within minutes of the transaction).

I understand that the refund situation is an inconvenience and requires some trust on your part, but the only other alternative is to place an order for the “pay” books and IMMEDIATELY email me with your selection of free books.


A few of you have reached out asking how we ship our books. As a rule, all hardbound and Images of War books ship in boxes or cardboard mailers. Occasionally we ship softbound books in padded mailers with cardboard reinforcements.

Finally, Denise and I will be heading to Modelpalooza in Florida next week - and along the way taking a couple days off to celebrate our anniversary. We look forward to seeing many of you at the show!

Best wishes,
David and Denise Doyle