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marko

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« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2016, 03:08:35 PM »
Funny thing, in the last year I have hunted them all down with the exception of the Somme which I have little interest in.

My favorite was the Zulu Wars though all of them have been exceptionally well written.  This one manages to tell the entire story of the campaign in this one volume with the major focus centered around Rorke's Drift.

I saw and ignored these for years until the Crimea Lancers cousin Charles put out sparked my interest.  Thoroughly impressed on the quality I hunted them down one by one paying far more than if I purchased over time as they were discovered.

Any way one of many guilty pleasures and another wound to my wallet cousin Charles has to answer for...

mark  8)
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« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2016, 02:13:58 PM »
Willie, best wishes to your birthday  from Germany too :)


To the books you have mentioned I can only say, I own Zulu War and The Last Charge (21st Lancers) from this serie
and I can  highly recommend them

Next on my list will be "The frontier Ablaze"

Erich

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« Reply #89 on: November 15, 2016, 10:43:33 AM »
Happy Birthday Willie

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« Reply #88 on: November 15, 2016, 10:39:04 AM »
Happy birthday Willie, hopefully you get a lot of books as presents!


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« Reply #87 on: November 15, 2016, 08:18:45 AM »
Going to take the day off :o  Today is my 69th Birthday That makes me older then rocks and mud.  ;D  . Willie

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« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2016, 04:51:42 PM »
It has been some time since I wrote about a book but I just got this today it had been on order for ever. .  Like Hungry Wolves Culloden Moor April 16 1746, by Stuart Reid. It explains the battle and the color plates are outstanding . Published by Windrow & Green . These series of books are out standing and well worth the price. The next one will be either Into the Valley of Death The British Cavalry Division at Balaclava 1854 or Zulu Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift. Willie

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« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2016, 06:00:31 PM »
  Well I have two new books to talk about. The first is the Honved Army 1848-1849 By Gyozo Somogyi.  This covers the revolution of 1848 and it has lots and lots of color in the book. I know have 7 books in the series and will be getting the next 3 soon. The next on is a small book in German Reiter, Husaren und Grenadiere  Die Uniformen der Kaiserlichen Armee am Rhein 1754. A lot of the picture are from the time period and the detail on uniforms is not that good but still lots of information .  Willie 

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« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2016, 01:18:28 PM »
Well it came today  Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100-700BC  by Osprey publishing . Its a nice little book and for painting early Greeks its great. Now the question is who does Iron age figures. Willie

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« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2016, 01:27:04 PM »
 Well I am back with a new book. Hungarian Military 1758-1848 By Gyozo Somogyi  . Lots and lots of great color stuff Infantry, Hussars, and equipment, Artillery and frontier Guards. I have 4 to go in this series. For the historian I got this book for my Indian Army stuff. The Men Who Ruled India By Philip Mason very interesting. Willie

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« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2016, 05:34:37 PM »
Well the Valley Forge show was great lots of flats. I bought two books while I was there. Justinian's Wars Belisarius Narses and The Reconquest of the West.  The book was printed in 1993 by Montvert Publishing. I have several of this series and they are based on Osprey type books good to use when painting flats.  Second is a Russian book Kiev Ruse AE Russia IX to XII. It covers the history after the acceptance of Christianity. The color work in it is great but a bet light other wise its a great book for knights and armor. So you have Turkmen Mongol Batiya, the civil wars in Sweden Germany to the time of prince Alexander Nevskiy . You will need someone to translate it for you. Willie

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« Reply #81 on: May 16, 2016, 09:21:03 PM »
 Well the book The Serbian Army in the Great war 1914-1918 arrived today By Dusan Babac . The book has over 500 photos covering the war. When I first saw this book I thought it might be interesting since I have the series on The British Army, The French Army Russian Army Turkish Army, The American Army and soon the Belgium . The section on uniforms could have used a bet more pictures of original uniforms in the museum at Belgrade Military Museum and the Serbian History Museum. Also more on the ranks insignia . You know the had thing about looking at new books on uniforms is you don't have large book shops like in London Where you can go and look at the thing first hand. Or there web page where they give you a peak into there books and you can judge for your self. Willie

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« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2016, 09:04:30 PM »
 For those who are painting World War I figures and are really hard core making sure that you paint the uniform right down to the buttons. I recommend the following books. Campaign 1914 Volume 1 and Campaign 1915 Volume 2 By Chris Pollendine. Military Mode Publishing  8) Uniforms & Equipment of the British Servicemen. :o This is going to be a outstanding series. Lots of color pictures of real equipment and uniforms. Another one to be TBA will be WW1 British Battle insignia :o They also have a series on the Imperial German Army. Now if this does not fit into your budget :-\  I recommend Osprey easy to use when painting and they cover a wide range of Armies of that war. Historie & Collections covers the French army 1914-1918 the Officers and Soldiers series.  Also these books are great and offer the painter lots of information.  8) In my next installment I will brake down the countries. Willie

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« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2016, 03:37:48 PM »
Sorry Willie I somehow missed your last post.
Yes that is a very good book and has fortunately answered some questions I have about Hungarian Hussar trumpeters.
The Army of King Matthias 1458-1526 should be waiting for me when I get home.  ;D

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« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2016, 12:36:10 PM »
Roger my Hungarian Soldiers of Maria Theresa 1740-1768 came today and its outstanding :o  Willie

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« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2016, 03:38:53 PM »
Just a short note on the Indian Army Uniform Books.

                    1. The Armies of India By Major G.F. Mac Munn DSO and paintings by Major A.G. Lovett.  This is one of best out standing books on the subject printed in 1911.  I thought I was buying one from Amazon and when it came it was small and the prints where Black and White :(  I was lucky  :o many years earlier I had been able to get the post cards of Lovett's Uniforms from the National Army Museum and need a couple more to round out the series. At present I do not know if the still have them for sale at the Museum.

                    2. I almost forgot Books by Foundry Colonial Armies, Armies of the 19th Century
                       
                        1. Rivals of the Raj 1497-1941 By Peter Abbott printed in 2010
                        2. The British in India 1825-1859 By John French printed in 2006
                        3. Armies of the 19th Century Asia India's North East Frontier BY Ian Heath printed in 1999
   
       So the Raj is now going to pour himself a drink and go out on to his veranda and watch the setting sung  8) Willie

 

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