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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Mar 2015, 10:03

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I often,buy Books,so this one came my way on Kindel Books and I saved £38.00 . I`m not into Wargaming at all,but the modelling aspect interests me no end,so I bought it. It is a massive book with some splendid photo`s & colour plates. At £5.60 to buy & download at Amazon UK,it is a Bargain, and saves space on my dusty book shelf. BB
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Posted by Von Moltke on 15 Mar 2015, 22:01

yesterday night i was looking for this book. I want it but in paper version.

I am a wargamer, and this book looks like to become a classic.
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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Mar 2015, 00:24

I have a hard copy as I can't abide these electronic things. It is an exceptional work for the wargamer & I highly recommend it.

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Posted by NathanIW on 16 Mar 2015, 02:59

I bought the book a few months ago as well. It revitalized my interest in wargaming.
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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Mar 2015, 03:22

NathanIW wrote: It revitalized my interest in wargaming.


Have you tried the free rules in it?

I was tempted but as I've written my own SYW set, I don't really need to.


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Posted by NathanIW on 16 Mar 2015, 17:36

I like some of the ideas in the rules, but I like grand tactical games more. So I haven't tried them either. I did steal an idea or two for my own cobbled together game.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Mar 2015, 21:13

I liked the look of the contents of the book, and will order the hardback cover version for my Book Collection. I have long thought,,that Wargaming has for me that missing eIement,which is one of real fear.
Let me explain, when a lad a million light years ago,i played marbles. Knock other kids marbles into the hole made in the ground, and you got to keep it. I was always quite lucky ,and would win many marbles in those far off days.The risk one took when playing was that one could lose some, or all of your marbles.
In comparison with that of Wargaming, "How many of you Wargaming Generals would risk losing all your highly prized model figures, if likewise one fought it out to gain the other guys models, at the risk of perhaps losing all of yours?" Now that for me would create the element of real fear. I certainly would never risk losing part of my collection, but Gosh! it would be exciting to watch others risk all,For Such A Gain. BB
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Posted by MABO on 16 Mar 2015, 21:31

The book looks very interesting. I will try to find it as well. It is true that I am not war gaming, but if there are a lot of modeling aspects as well I might find it useful, as well.
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Posted by Ochoin on 17 Mar 2015, 06:09

MABO wrote:The book looks very interesting. I will try to find it as well. It is true that I am not war gaming, but if there are a lot of modeling aspects as well I might find it useful, as well.


There's some very useful tips of wargaming-style terrain. I've already built a bridge using this book.

I do suspect they will be a bit too simple for someone interested in dioramas though.


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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Mar 2015, 13:34

There are useful links that are Live ! in the Kindle addition,because it has been downloaded directly onto your PC, each link can be clicked on if one wishes to do so. I cannot post any pictures here because of Copyright. BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 17 Mar 2015, 20:45

NathanIW wrote:I like some of the ideas in the rules, but I like grand tactical games more. So I haven't tried them either. I did steal an idea or two for my own cobbled together game.


Ha! Me too. They are avowedly "Old School" rules so a bit outside my interest.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Mar 2015, 07:32

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Hi Guys,this is my second book in my new Collection of Books on the theme of Wargaming. It has a name written on the cover ,but everything else is in Mint Condition.
This addition 2nd issue from the year 1985. BB
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