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« Reply #3000 on: 08 April 2019, 11:26:39 AM »

After a quick search, it appears the review of Turnbull’s book is written by an Italian Historian, Niccolo Capponi, who specialises in the Renaissance. The review appeared in the Renaissance Quarterly, a publication produced by the Renaissance Society of America. As far as I can find out the sole connection with Cambridge is that it is published by Cambridge University Press!  

Oh, and Rees Mogg went to Oxford, where I am sure his ‘types’ are still to be seen!
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« Reply #3001 on: 08 April 2019, 01:19:56 PM »

There is a phrase: to suck the joy out of. Seems to be cropping up a lot again in wargaming.
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« Reply #3002 on: 08 April 2019, 02:50:26 PM »

I had a chance for Oxbridge turned it down in favour of Reading  Smiley (the place not the act)

good job really screwed up on the old a levels
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« Reply #3003 on: 08 April 2019, 02:55:18 PM »

To Kill a King - Pike & Shotte supplement from Warlord Games. A nice book with plenty of info and, for once, lots of manageable size scenarios, which is great to see Smiley.
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« Reply #3004 on: 09 April 2019, 03:52:58 AM »

Finished the 2nd and 3rd books in the Old Man's War SF series: "The Ghost Brigades" about the special forces troops made from DNA of the dead of earth, and "The Last Colony" where the soldier (John Perry) from the first book and a special forces woman (made from the DNA of John's dead wife) are leaders of a colony set by the Colonial Union.  Many twists and turns. but quick escapist reading.
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« Reply #3005 on: 09 April 2019, 08:25:50 AM »

Two Frostgrave supplements...
Tasty
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« Reply #3006 on: 11 April 2019, 06:00:30 PM »

The Hundred Days Campaign by D Chandler. Just started this afternoon and so far an excellent read Smiley.
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« Reply #3007 on: 11 April 2019, 06:25:40 PM »

BKC4, isn't everyone...
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« Reply #3008 on: 11 April 2019, 09:16:45 PM »

My copy is still in the post Sad.
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« Reply #3009 on: 11 April 2019, 10:07:20 PM »

BKC4, isn't everyone...

Nope. Developing the Portable Wargame for me.
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« Reply #3010 on: 12 April 2019, 01:59:11 AM »

Nope, re-reading For King and Parliament for me Wink
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« Reply #3011 on: 12 April 2019, 09:18:40 AM »

Tax self-assessment form    Yawn

Feral by George Monbiot up next.

Do wargamers read books, or just look at them for reference most of the time?
In which case, currently open is The Encyclopdia of French Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914-1940, Francois Vauvillier, Histoire & Collections (2014). The best book on French AFVs I've ever come across, worth every penny of the £40 it cost me. Finally painting my Pendraken Char D2s I ordered yonks ago!

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« Reply #3012 on: 12 April 2019, 02:07:51 PM »

Tax self-assessment form    Yawn

Von does my form....I just sign it.  Cheesy

Listening to 'Battleflag' by that nice Mr Cornwell.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #3013 on: 12 April 2019, 02:41:33 PM »

Having a glance at a mate’s copy of Saga Book of Battles. No point reading in depth until I know I have a scrap coming up.
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« Reply #3014 on: 12 April 2019, 02:54:17 PM »

Having a glance at a mate’s copy of Saga Book of Battles.

Heh, sounds like a Ladybird history book for the over-50's.

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