Posts Tagged ‘Books’

No Way Out

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’m not a fan of this sort of thing but, having listened to a good review on Radio 4, I thought it would be an interesting diversion. I found a second hand hardback copy today in the local charity shop after work, so for two quid I now have a book to r…

[EN/PL] C.L. Werner "Witch Finder".. and the new miniatures! / "Tropiciel Czarownic" … i nowe figurki! (Witch Hunters Zealots #1)

Posted on July 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone!Today, I invite you to a review of the book combined with the presentation of new models to my Witch Hunter band.I will start with models that I will admit I’ve been waiting for a year to paint. Long, but I think it was worth so much to …

Gridded Naval Wargames

Posted on July 7th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With International Naval Wargames Day only a month away, I thought I’d have a closer look at Bob Cordery’s latest publication, Gridded Naval Wargames, with a view to scratch building some basic ironclad warships for a game on the big day. I like the id…

Shadow’s End – Sheri S. Tepper

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

The latest novel I finished, I found this one a while ago in a bargain bin for a euro, my main source for obtaining books.I had no idea of the writer of previous works, so here we went, diving into a totally new storyPlotOn Alliance Central, the world …

Rifleman by Victor Gregg

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

I was recently given this book by my Brother-in-Law and its been a thoroughly gripping read from beginning to end. The books is the life story of an east end lad who joins up and serves through the war in many of the major engagements of North Africa a…

Big Book of Battle Mats – Hands On

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

Creating dungeons and maps for role-playing game sessions can be exhausting. There’s so much to consider! Aesthetics, settings, balance, excitement, authenticity, it’s a minefield of […]

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Nonomhan 1939

Posted on June 30th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I’m reading this now, as a bit of background for one of the projects I’m thinking of doing over the holidays, although that’s not set in stone as yet. This is a 1/600th scale Wings at War project, using elements of the Battle of Britain version, Scramb…

Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend: 617 Squadron in World War II

Posted on June 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

617 Squadron of 5 Group RAF Bomber Command was without doubt the most famous RAF Squadron in World War II.It was formed to carry out the precision low-level attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams, using Barnes Wallaces newly developed rotating mine, …

Infantry Colonel

Posted on June 23rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m re-reading this autobiographical account of the campaign in NW Europe, specifically the actions of the 5th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, written by it’s C.O. Brigadier George Taylor. My original copy was very warped and had seen bett…

T-34 In Action

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m still slowly working my way through Tankmen by Robert Kershaw but thought this looked interesting, especially as it is based on interviews with Red Army veterans. I actually have relatively few books on this sort of thing, at least compared to my a…

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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

We played Zombicide at the club last night, it’s been a long time since I played the game and it’s a shame because it is good fun. We had the Prison Break edition and as with most scenarios we had to get into the prison, take over a control room and op…

De Tachtigjarige Oorlog – Roel Tanja

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Translated as “A short history on the Eighty Years War”, this dutch book takes a look at the war that shaped and reshaped Flanders and the Netherlands.From the Geuzen to the legend of Willem of Orange (who wasn`t actually that great a general btw), it …

“Men who are Determined to be Free”: The American Assault on Stony Point, 15 July 1779

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

During 1779, armies under the command of American General George Washington and British General Sir William Clinton were locked in a strategic stalemate. Washington’s Continental forces were deployed around Middlebrook, in northern New Jersey, while Cl…

Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Budapest

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

On the Hungarian theater of war of the Eastern Front, the Soviet troops attempted to take Budapest repeatedly from the end of October 1944.However, the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Front forces only managed to encircle the Hungarian capital by the end of Dece…

The Tank Killers

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

A new book for the digital library, which I thought looked really interesting and of possible use in the run up to my Summer Holiday project, which will be focussed on a 15mm American company level WW2 army for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum. The idea is to put…

Tankcraft Tiger I and II

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m hoping to finish off the two Italeri Tiger I’s this weekend, in between revision for the lad’s GCSE exams, so thought I’d do some proper reading on the theme. This series of military modelling books is excellent, especially the one on British Sherm…

Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain’s Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad ‘Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it’ – Robert Fox, Evening Standard ‘The eye f…

Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad – Ron Field

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

From the Duel series by Osprey, number 14, detailing Hampton Roads 1862, has a bit of a soft spot for me.The USS Monitor is namely the reason I got intrested in the ACW in the first place, together with the Blauwbloewen comics, when still a wee little …

Futile Exercise? The British Army’s Preparations for War 1902-1914

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

According to the official historian Brigadier-General James Edmonds: ‘In every respect the Expeditionary Force of 1914 was incomparably the best trained, best organized, and best equipped British Army which ever went forth to war’. There has been consi…

Odessa 1941-44: Defense, Occupation, Resistance and Liberation

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

After a brief overview of the origins and development of the city of Odessa on the Black Sea Coast, author Nikolai Ovcharenko turns to its citizens’ ordeal during the Second World War.In the process, he describes the heroism of the city’s defenders and…

The Russian Army in the Great Northern War 1700-21: Organization, Material, Training and Combat Experience, Uniforms

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

The book describes the armed forces of Peter the Great in its entirety, and covers in depth old Russian troops and irregulars, as well as Peter’s new standing army (guards, infantry, dragoons, elite units and artillery) and his brand-new force(the navy…

Soviet Lend Lease Tanks

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

I have been flicking through this Osprey and now plan to add some more Lend Lease AFV’s to the Russian tank collection. I had to bin two of the three Sherman M4A2’s that I built last weekend, when my sticky fingers ruined the paint finish and the decal…

Relentless Pursuit – Alexander Kent

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I always loved this book series by Alexander Kent, set in the Napoleonic era that followed the adventures and rise through the ranks of Richard Bolitho.But this fictional character fell at the end of the defeat of Napoleon, and now the books follow his…

The End of the Gallop: The Battle for Kharkov February-March 1943

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

Based heavily on inaccessible Soviet records, this book presents a lively account of a pivotal battle on the Eastern Front, heavily illustrated with rare photographs.In the history of war there are not that many battles that changed one side’s strategy…

Island of Fire: The Battle for the Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Stalingrad was one of the largest, bloodiest, and most famous battles in history as well as one of the major turning points of World War II. For four winter months during the battle, German and Soviet forces fought over a single factory inside the city…