Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I am working up the Rocketeers over the Reich scenario this weekend, ready for the Bag the Hun game on Tuesday next week. I have plenty of information on the 336th Fighter Squadron part in this, with a second pilot, 1st Lt Douglas Groshong,  now a…

New Books

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.The first Marlborough’s Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father’s Day p…

I Deserve It

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have been on a small spending spree recently, I jumped into the Mafia scene with a box set of Gomorrah and the movie ‘Suburra’ which is now a Netflix crime series, these are Italian productions and the former is quite gripping and manages to surprise…

The Growl of Gaslands Rises

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

New to the Osprey Games catalogue of Rulesets is Gaslands. Set in 2018 after the martians have subjected Earth. Gaslands is a blood thirsty spectator […]

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New Release: Harphogayth Campaign tool for 5th Edition Fantasy.

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m back with yet more Grinning Skull Studios publications news for November! Kicking off this month’s first release is the Harphogayth campaign tool, our very first real foray into material published for 5th Edition Fantasy. Written by Davide Quatrini, this supplement is a heavily inspired Manga/Anime style take on magical possessed power suits. The Harphogayth […]

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in […]

Fall of Eagles

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A bit of light reading for the weekend. This book features a series of short accounts, written in narrative style and focussing on the last flight of WW1 aviators during which they are shot down, crash land or otherwise end up on terra firma. It’s an i…

The Black Beret: The History of South Africa’s Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Volume 2 of The Black Beret picks up where the previous volume left off, describing the bowing out of the South African Tank Corps, the formation of 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy. Its exploits in Italy are rec…

The Black Beret: The History of South Africa’s Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Volume 2 of The Black Beret picks up where the previous volume left off, describing the bowing out of the South African Tank Corps, the formation of 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy. Its exploits in Italy are rec…

One Hour Wargames

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve been dipping into Neil Thomas’ One Hour Wargames book over the weekend, looking at the rules for Pike and Shot Renaissance battles, together with the accompanying scenarios and campaign notes. I dismissed the rules as overly simplistic when I firs…

Devotion

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve just started reading this book, having initially been put off by the overly American style of writing, which reminds me a lot of Stephen Ambrose, who I’m not particularly keen on for various reasons. Nonetheless, it’s a good story and full of…

The Martian Ambassador – Alan K. Baker

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Blackwood and Harrington tale set in the “Victorian sci-fi” age, this is the first of a series of books by Alan K. Baker detailing the investigators pair.I picked it up last year at Boekenfestijn (basically, a large hall selling overstocks for a few …

The Martian Ambassador – Alan K. Baker

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Blackwood and Harrington tale set in the “Victorian sci-fi” age, this is the first of a series of books by Alan K. Baker detailing the investigators pair.I picked it up last year at Boekenfestijn (basically, a large hall selling overstocks for a few …

Royal Navy Handbook 1914-1918

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I found a hard back copy of this interesting reference book in a local second hand bookshop today. It is a bit eclectic and probably covers too much in far too little space but, nonetheless, should prove to be both interesting and useful…

Holiday Reading

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I thought I’d read something completely off the radar over the half term holidays, so picked this Osprey as a good place to start. I remember following the Falklands War on the TV when I was a teenager, so have mixed feelings about wargaming the confli…

Entertainment

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

During my flights to China I caught up with some movies, especially Spiderman: Homecoming, which I was looking forward to, having seen the new, cheeky webspinner in Marvel’s Civil War and liking him. I suffered the movie because I was on a plane and ha…

Entertainment

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

During my flights to China I caught up with some movies, especially Spiderman: Homecoming, which I was looking forward to, having seen the new, cheeky webspinner in Marvel’s Civil War and liking him. I suffered the movie because I was on a plane and ha…

Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

I found a decent, hardback copy of this famous first hand account of life in the Royal Navy during the First World War in the Oxfam bookshop on Saturday. It’s of particular interest to me as my great grandfather was a Royal Navy artificer, at the same …

Narvik & the Allies. The Polish Brigade at Narvik 1940

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

This work is about the cooperation between the Allies in Norway between April and June 1940 by initially considering the military-politics of the period August 1939 until the German invasion of Norway in April 1940.Much of the work examines the role of…

The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

By 1943, the war was lost, and most German officers knew it. Three quarters of a century later, the question persists: What kept the German army going in an increasingly hopeless situation? Where some historians have found explanations in the power of Hitler or the role of ideology, Robert M. Citino, the world’s leading scholar on the subject, posits a more straightforward solution: Bewegungskrieg, the way of war cultivated by the Germans over the course of history. In this gripping account of German military campaigns during the final phase of World War II, Citino charts the inevitable path by which Bewegungskrieg, or a “war of movement,” inexorably led to Nazi Germany’s defeat.

The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand analyzes the German Totenritt, or “death ride,” from January 1944 with simultaneous Allied offensives at Anzio and Ukraine until May 1945, the collapse of the Wehrmacht in the field, and the Soviet storming of Berlin. In clear and compelling prose, and bringing extensive reading of the German-language literature to bear, Citino focuses on the German view of these campaigns. Often very different from the Allied perspective, this approach allows for a more nuanced and far-reaching understanding of the last battles of the Wehrmacht than any now available. With Citino’s previous volumes, Death of the Wehrmacht and The Wehrmacht Retreats, The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand completes a uniquely comprehensive picture of the German army’s strategy, operations, and performance against the Allies in World War II.

A New Way of Fighting: Professionalism in the English Civil War: Proceedings of the 2016 Helion and Company ‘Century of the Soldier’ Conference

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

The theme of the 2016 Conference was ‘Professionalism’.War quickens the pace of military and technological change, and the increasing pace and scope of European warfare during the 16th and 17th centuries prepared the ground for the professional militar…

Spitfire on my Tail

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

 Here’s my latest addition to the actual as opposed to the virtual bookshelf, found as usual in the local Oxfam second hand bookshop at the weekend. Having just finished Thunderbolt! by Robert Johnson, which was excellent, I’m definitely inte…

September New Releases End of the Month Round-Up!

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Nearly the end of the month, and this month’s releases too. Here’s a quick round-up of the releases this September so far… http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222254/SingularityAdventure-Module-GSAM02?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222319/SRVC-Clausius-Ship-Plans-Poster?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222315/Ferrous-Sun-Ship-Plans-Poster?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222364/Singularity-Adventure-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222006/100-Dusty-Paperbacks-on-an-Abandoned-Bookshelf-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/221314/20-Sides-of-Karma-Evil-Toys-from-the-Toymasters-Workshop?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/220550/SciFi-Bundle-Collection-Vol-1-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/220429/100-Things-Killer-Toys-do-when-your-back-is-turned-for-all-Modern-Horror-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE Also don’t forget to check out our publisher pages at: RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios For more titles in our ranges!!   

Panzerkrieg: Volume 1 Update, by Jason Mark

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Panzerkrieg: Volume 1 Update, by Jason Mark

Approved the F&G (folded and gathered) proofs today, so the book is ready to be bound. Must say, it looks spectacular!

Advanced copies should reach us in a couple of weeks.

For more information about the book, follow this link:

Be sure to check out the samples – click on the link above and look for the 6 links. Here are a few teasers.

Leaping Horseman Books

Panzerkrieg: Volume 1 Update, by Jason Mark

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Panzerkrieg: Volume 1 Update, by Jason Mark

Approved the F&G (folded and gathered) proofs today, so the book is ready to be bound. Must say, it looks spectacular!

Advanced copies should reach us in a couple of weeks.

For more information about the book, follow this link:

Be sure to check out the samples – click on the link above and look for the 6 links. Here are a few teasers.

Leaping Horseman Books