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kipt
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« Reply #2280 on: 17 May 2017, 04:40:48 AM »

"Wargaming in History, Volume 12, Koniggratz 1866" arrived today from On Military Matters.

Two of the three other books I am reading will go on hold until I finish this.

Was sorry to hear about Bob Marrion though.
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« Reply #2281 on: 17 May 2017, 12:29:53 PM »

Red Army Tank Commander at War in a T34 on the Eastern Front by Vasiliy Bryukov. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago, it's the memoirs of a soviet tank commander during the second world war who rose to battalion commander.

It was interesting to read that the Red Army were still digging in their tanks when in defensive positions at the end of the war.

It's available from the Works for 7., if you loiter on the website a pop-up often appears offering a discount. They do free delivery to their branches.

https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/military-books/red-army-tank-commander---at-war-in-a-t-34-on-the-eastern-front/9781781590232

Regards,

Martin
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slugbalancer
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« Reply #2282 on: 17 May 2017, 03:16:00 PM »

Hornchurch Scramble: Volume One: 1915 to the End of the Battle of Britain
Hornchurch Scramble: Volume Two: 1941 To The Airfield's Final Closure

Two volume history of RAF Hornchurch.  I thought it was about time I found out more on the only significant military base in the borough I live.
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kipt
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« Reply #2283 on: 20 May 2017, 02:30:11 AM »

Finished "The Generalship of Alexander The Great" by JFC Fuller.  This is a Greenwood Press reprint done in 1981 but originally was issued 1960  This is a very well done book and while I knew quite a bit about Alexander, this gave a whole new insight as to why he has been called Great.

A man (young man at that) well ahead of his time.
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« Reply #2284 on: 20 May 2017, 07:51:38 AM »

Must be good stuff as mine is the 1991 edition.
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Terry37
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« Reply #2285 on: 21 May 2017, 07:37:54 PM »

One of Benjamin Wallace's Duck and Cover books "Post-Apocalyptic Nomad Warrior". Finding it a delightful read due to his often tongue and cheek satire on present day society, but also because it is post apocalyptic in theme. Enjoying it so much in fact that I have ordered three other books in the series, which may be all at least so far.

Terry
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« Reply #2286 on: 24 May 2017, 03:47:34 AM »

Finished "Koniggratz 1866: Wargaming in History, Volume 12" by John Drewlenklewicz and Andrew Brentnall, both well known on this forum.

Enjoyed it hugely (American word now) but one needs to have volume 8 for the wargame rule descriptions.  I did think the pictures were a little more distant than volume 8, making them a bit harder to see.

But, as before the writing about the various games is great as is the history and the what if.

Also I am relooking at "Shattered Sword" a fabulous book on the campaign and battle of Midway, 1942.  I have the opportunity to go to a dining-in, black tie or dress uniform (civilian now but mine wouldn't fit anyway), and the guest speaker (Admiral Scott Swift, USN) will be discussing the battle.  It is the 75th anniversary of the battle.
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« Reply #2287 on: 24 May 2017, 01:06:01 PM »

Finished "The Yellow Admiral"

Decided to do a quick read-though of Hooton's "Prelude to the First World War: The Balkan Wars 1912-1913". While I heavily consulted it during the writing phase of the Balkan Wars Bloody Big Battles Scenarios , I never gave it a full read though. - I am still looking for playtesters by the way Smiley

After that I made a decision to read the following books in series throughout 2017 and 2018.
"Breaking Point of the French Army: The Neville Offensives of 1917"
"The German Army of the Spring Offensives 1917"
"Hundred Days: The End of the Great War"
"1919"
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« Reply #2288 on: 24 May 2017, 01:47:02 PM »

Currently reading,  "General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army" (John Childs, 2015). Well researched and lucidly written. His extended chapter on the Sedgemoor campaign provide some interesting analysis and a few new insights. Feversham is given his due.
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