Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Gangs of Rome

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

When I first heard of Gangs of Rome I was intrigued then thought why do I need another skirmish game, also I thought the figures were a tad expensive. Julian at the club has dived in with both feet and he brought the game along last night so that I cou…

A Plague of Heretics – Bernard Knight

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The most recent book I finished, this is one of a series of murder stories apparently.I got it from a second hand store a while ago for half a euro, and it was “historically placed”, so it can`t be bad in the end… or can it?PlotNovenber, 1196.With th…

Review – Book, AFM Volume 2, Part 2, A Treatise on Soviet Operational Art

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This was a truly great find by Andy Miles who kindly posted it onto the Red Storm Rising facebook page.  It’s not quite the British equivalent to the FM 100 series, it was written in 1991 from the perspective of understanding Soviet Operational Ar…

The Landing In The Dawn: Dissecting A Legend – The Landing At Anzac, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

The Gallipoli Landing of 25 April 1915 is arguably Australia’s best known battle. It is commemorated each year with a national holiday, services, parades and great media attention. 2015, the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, was marked by great publ…

The New Zealand Wars

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m off on holiday next week so thought I’d do some reading, taking a break from the workbench for a bit. This is what I’ll be starting with, an Osprey on the New Zealand Wars which were at their high point in the 1840’s and 1860’s. This is with a tent…

Land of the Minotaurs – Richard A. Knaak

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Lost Histories series probes the historical roots and epic struggles of heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn.Author Richard A. Knaak explores the land and history of the horned race of minotaurs in this fourth instalment in the series.PlotThrou…

Black Library Celebration 2018

Posted on March 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A free book you received in Games Workshop stores during the last weekend of february, this 160+ page novel bundles 6 short stories in one volume.While not unique or new, the stories where mostly on e-pub available before, and now have found their way …

Fathers of Wargaming (Bundle)

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This special 50% off bundle contains two classic titles by H.G. Wells, the “Father of Modern Wargaming,” his Little Wars (with an introduction by Gary Gygax) and Floor Games (with an introduction by James F. Dunnigan); the Little Orc Wars fantasy varia…

Air Force Blue

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’m reading this now, having really enjoyed Patrick Bishop’s earlier book Target Tirpitz and having an avid interest in World War Two aviation, as you may have worked out from my posts. In fact, I’ve been thinking more and more that I should …

Warhammer 40K Codex: T’au Empire Review – The Greater Good Just Got Greater!

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In Warhammer 40,000 it’s fairly suffice to say that there aren’t strictly any “good guys”. You’ve got Space Marines touting across the galaxy on some […]

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Oceans of Venus – Isaac Asimov

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Reading a novel by the “grandmaster of sci-fi” Isaac Asimov, it’s something different these days.Especially since it was first published in 1954.Though there is a 1970s editorial at the front, explaining the differences and discoveries about Venus in t…

Third Crusade And the Tuetoburger Wald

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

We went from the cold of Russia last week to the scorching sands of Outremer this week. Another block game from Columbia Games (Crusader REX) this time recreating the Third Crusade, the one where Richard the Lionheart turns up, along with some other im…

The world of the Witcher, book review

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

The world of the Wticher “video game compendium” was released about the same time as the latest Witcher game (Witcher: The wild hunt). Do not let the “video game compendium” part of the title put you off as this is not a guide to the video game at all…

From Normandy to Auschwitz

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

The odds on Paul le Goupil living to see the end of the Second World War let alone the 21st Century were negligible in 1944\. Yet he did. As his extraordinary memoir describes, as a young man he found himself caught up in the maelstrom of the Second Wo…

The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

A scrupulously researched account…the most authoritative yet to have appeared. Financial Times, Certainly the best account of the war from the Israeli standpoint that has yet appeared or is likely to appear for some years to come. Basil Collier, New …

Black Library sample novel

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This little booklet came freely with the White Dwarf last month, and features two short stories and two extracts from excisting novels.The booklet was included to celebrate the birthday of the Library (I`m old, I remember the first Gaunt novel as it wa…

The Boats of Cherbourg

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m reading this now, in preparation for the 1/700th modern coastal forces project, which I’m going to start next weekend time permitting. This is a cracking story and written in a very accessible style, so I’m whizzing through it in double quick time….

Daemon World – Ben Counter

Posted on February 24th, 2018 under , . Posted by

OMG, I did it.  I finished my first book in 2018… after more then 2 months.And the “honour” falls to this Warhammer 40k novel.Deep within the twisted hell-storms of the warp lies the daemon world of Torvendis, a planet damned by the dark powers …

Airlines at War: British Civil Aviation 1939 – 1944

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

The brave efforts of the pilots and crew of the RAF during the Second World War are well-known but there was another body of aviators that played a significant role in the conflict the men and women of the civilian airlines.The British Overseas Airways…

Armoured Guardsmen

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I’m finishing the half term holidays with a change of reading focus to NW Europe from D-Day to the Rhine and beyond. The campaign in NW Europe after the break out from Normandy has been an interest of mine for ages, with best laid plans for w…

Chasing the Intruders

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I’m away this weekend so have been catching up on some background reading for the MiG Alley and Bag the MiG project. This includes Catching the Intruders, a brief but really interesting biography of a PLAAF fighter ace, who flew in the Korean War and a…

Osprey Campaign Brittany 1944

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I had a leaflet from Osprey the other day announcing the various titles and upcoming publications for the next couple of months. While most of these weren’t of interest, there was one that I am really looking forward to, the Campaign Series Britta…

Red Devils Over the Yalu

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This is interesting. A Russian perspective on the air war over North Korea, with a definite slant towards the Soviet view of the conflict, which clearly emphasizes the success of pilots flying the MiG 15 against US and Commonwealth forces. At times thi…

Olmütz to Torgau: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

Following the disastrous conclusion to the campaign of 1757, the Austrian Army regrouped in Bohemia. Meanwhile, the King of Prussia sought to complete his reconquest of Silesia before seizing the initiative and thrusting directly towards Vienna. In his…

The Art of Renaissance Warfare: From the Fall of Constantinople to the Thirty Years War

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

The Art of Renaissance Warfare tells the story of the knight during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries from the great victories of Edward III and the Black Prince to the fall of Richard III on Bosworth Field.During this period, new technology on the…