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Leman
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« Reply #3015 on: 12 April 2019, 07:54:15 PM »

Thanks Raider - I am a retired history teacher.  Angry Apology accepted.
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« Reply #3016 on: 12 April 2019, 08:18:24 PM »

Just finished Dan Jones The Templars for non fiction, where I learned my Templars had the wrong flag, and on Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron for fiction. Historical adventure series during the Greek and Persian wars. In this one set just after Marathon, the hero takes up merchant adventuring and piracy running afoul of the Carthaginians in the process. Good yarn in similar vein to Cornwell and Iggulden and the like.
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kipt
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« Reply #3017 on: 13 April 2019, 02:59:53 AM »

Finished "Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes.  This one was printed in the US but there isn't a date of printing.  This is where George MacDonald Fraser got Flashman, bully and coward.  Flashman is in an upper level to Tom but finally Tom calls him out for the bully and coward he is.  Flashman is not much in the book however, but interesting to see where he came from.
 
Interesting life of Tom Brown in his public school.  Much slang and nomenclature that as a Yank I didn't understand, but a good read.
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Raider4
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« Reply #3018 on: 13 April 2019, 10:33:56 AM »

Thanks Raider - I am a retired history teacher.

Lol! Either wildly appropriate or wildly inappropriate then  Grin

Apology accepted.

I am more than happy to apologise. No offence was intended, just a lame attempt at humour on my part regarding the name of the book. Sorry.
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Steve J
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« Reply #3019 on: 13 April 2019, 04:17:00 PM »

BKCIV has landed, so having a brief flick through.
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« Reply #3020 on: 14 April 2019, 10:12:06 PM »

Just finished my read through of BKCIV and I must say I'm very impressed. A few queries here and there, but nothing major. As with BKCII, I will tweak things to suit my style of gaming, but then that's the strength of these rules IMHO. Looking forward to giving these a run out soon.
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« Reply #3021 on: 15 April 2019, 04:02:39 PM »

 I read the Osprey Book "Latin American Wars 1900-1941". Very good survey of some of the lesser known conflicts of the interwar period. Lots of interesting fodder for small scale war-gaming.
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steve_holmes_11
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« Reply #3022 on: 16 April 2019, 12:57:47 PM »

Not reading, but since this is the most bookish thread I know of.
Spotted today on Amazon (Looks like a working title).

Bernard Cornwell Untitled Book 2 Hardcover 3 Oct 2019

The Last Kingdom series goes from strength to strength with Uhtred becoming ever more interesting in so many ways a modern hero, facing a new world, with changing allegiances, but still held by traditional loyalties.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bernard-Cornwell-Untitled-Book-2/dp/0008183899/ref=pd_lutyp_bmx_6_3/258-0071880-0664038?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0008183899&pd_rd_r=b0941869-a508-49f8-95f0-0dc027c58c61&pd_rd_w=NCxJ0&pd_rd_wg=GhubP&pf_rd_p=344babc4-e692-46e9-93f4-d7902b957540&pf_rd_r=13S1493M1YHGBQ9PV4NE&psc=1&refRID=13S1493M1YHGBQ9PV4NE
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kipt
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« Reply #3023 on: 19 April 2019, 12:26:35 PM »

Finished "Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection" which is as it says.  Pictures of items in the collection as well as pictures, with a narrative that ties it all together.

Pretty coffee table book.
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sunjester
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« Reply #3024 on: 19 April 2019, 04:06:25 PM »

"Armed with Stings" by A C Hampshire about the Insect class gunboats. I've only reached the end of the First World war but I'm hoping to get some scenario ideas for Cruel Seas.
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mad lemmey
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« Reply #3025 on: 19 April 2019, 08:38:36 PM »

My Dad's rice paper edition of Lord of The Rings, for Nazgul mostly..
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« Reply #3026 on: 20 April 2019, 08:50:08 AM »

John Gills 1809 trilogy, awaiting my Wurttembergers...
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« Reply #3027 on: 20 April 2019, 12:01:15 PM »

The Analects of Confucius (by Confucius)    - Love that title.

Translated by James Legge.

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« Reply #3028 on: 25 April 2019, 01:07:50 AM »

Finished Vol 83, No. 2 of "The Journal of Military History" 

Some of the articles are:
Attila's Appetite: The Logistics of Attila the Hun's Invasion of Italy in 452,
"This French artillery is very good and very effective." Hypotheses on the Diffusion of a New Military Technology in Renaissance Italy.
Older German Officers and National Socialist Activism: Evidence from the Volksturm.
Friction in Action: Revisiting the U.S. Army Air Forces' August 1943 Raid on Ploesti.


And many book reviews as always.  Published 4 times a year and I always find new books I want to buy.
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FierceKitty
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« Reply #3029 on: 27 April 2019, 03:44:38 PM »

Duffy's The Army of Frederick the Great - as ever, reliably researched and well written; but, dear Heavens, the publishers should be forced to run the gauntlet twenty-four times for going to press with such shoddy editing! Every three pages or so one needs to stop and puzzle out what the original sentence was, before careless typing mucked it up. Angry.
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