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steve_holmes_11
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« Reply #3240 on: 31 March 2020, 07:32:07 AM »

I've been picking my way back though the Chain of Command rules.

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kipt
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« Reply #3241 on: 31 March 2020, 01:29:46 PM »

Finished "One Hundred and Seventy-Five Battles By Land, sea and Air: From Marathon to the Marne and After" by Roger Shaw,1937.

About one page per battle and gets into the Spanish Civil War.  Lots of references to Hannibal's victory at Cannae (what the Germans wanted and others).  Sort of interesting but obviously no depth.
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cameronian
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« Reply #3242 on: 31 March 2020, 04:33:06 PM »

Soon ... August hopefully (COVID permitting) Helion & Co.
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kipt
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« Reply #3243 on: 02 April 2020, 02:28:27 PM »

Finished the Osprey Campaign "Java Sea 1942: Japan's Conquest of the Netherlands East Indies" by Mark Stiles.

Typical Osprey but a very good history.  A condensed version of a previous book on this topic.  If you do naval combat, this has some good options.
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kipt
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« Reply #3244 on: 03 April 2020, 03:30:10 PM »

Finished "Italian Naval Camouflage of World War II" by Marco Ghiglino.

All you wanted to know about each ship from BB's to MAS boats as well as auxiliaries.  Each ship shows the design and colors, typically of both sides.

Not so much history other than the orders regarding the designs to use.  Many pictures and drawings of each ship.  Amazing.
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Steve J
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« Reply #3245 on: 03 April 2020, 05:07:56 PM »

The Art of War of Revolutionary France by Paddy Griffith. Just started but enjoyable and part of attempt to improve my knowledge of this period.
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« Reply #3246 on: 05 April 2020, 03:15:18 PM »

Dear old Paddy. 10 years in May since we lost him.
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Shedman
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« Reply #3247 on: 05 April 2020, 04:48:48 PM »

A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony 18301847 by William Gallois

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GordonY
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« Reply #3248 on: 07 April 2020, 09:52:10 AM »

The Witcher series (8 books) a rattling good read.

Gordon
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kipt
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« Reply #3249 on: 08 April 2020, 05:14:03 PM »

Finished a most interesting book, "An Instinct for War: Scenes from the Battlefields of History" by Roger Spiller who is the George C Marshall Professor, Emeritus, of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

One of the recommendations on the back cover says "'An Instinct for War' is a book of war stories like no other I've read - a cultural history of the world's war-making, from ancient China and Greece to the Apocalypse that's just ahead of us.  Spiller's skills include ventriloquism: he makes every war speak in a voice of its own, sometimes historical, sometimes not" (by Samuel Hynes, author iof Flights of Passage and The Soldiers' Tale).

The book has 13 chapters, really each is a story of its own, from Ancient China through the New World, the ACW, the Russo-Japanese war and more.

Very entertaining and thought provoking.  Recommended.
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kipt
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« Reply #3250 on: 12 April 2020, 05:00:54 PM »

Finished an Osprey Air Campaign booklet, "Guadalcanal 1942-43: Japan's bid to Knockout Henderson Field and the Cactus Air Force" by Mark Stile.  Reads like BigJackMac's air combats (and recommended for him).

Lots of pictures and statistics of number and type of planes in the different combats.  Makes me want to try it (but later; working on ACW at the moment).
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Orcs
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« Reply #3251 on: 13 April 2020, 09:11:44 AM »

Just finished reading "The Nazi Hunters" about an SAS mission in the Vosges region in France  Operation Loyton , and the subsequent hunt for War Criminals
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DaveH
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« Reply #3252 on: 22 April 2020, 01:32:22 PM »

Gordon Rottman - US Marine v IJA Infantryman Guadalcanal 1942 - Osprey Combat series as a freebie from their offer.

Peter Cozzens - Shenandoah 1862
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hammurabi70
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« Reply #3253 on: 22 April 2020, 02:40:04 PM »

Gordon Rottman - US Marine v IJA Infantryman Guadalcanal 1942 - Osprey Combat series as a freebie from their offer.

Peter Cozzens - Shenandoah 1862

Good if you can get it; would not let me process them at checkout.  I gather it can be a general problem that affects many.
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Scorpio_Rocks
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« Reply #3254 on: 23 April 2020, 06:05:27 PM »

Good if you can get it; would not let me process them at checkout.  I gather it can be a general problem that affects many.
They sorted the issue - if you are still getting it: clear your cookies for Osprey

P.S. They have a 45% sale on ebooks atm!
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