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willie

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« Reply #166 on: March 23, 2021, 04:44:39 PM »
Osprey MAA #538 arrived  Today Napoleons Women Camp Followers  :o I like this book I like the information in it and it would make a very interesting set of flats. Let me know what you think. Willie

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« Reply #165 on: March 13, 2021, 03:03:09 PM »
Well the second volume  The Danish Army  of Napoleonic Wars  arrived today 😎 Covering Organization, Uniforms & Equipment  Cavalry and Artillery , David A Wilson  Helion & Company  The Third volume comes out in the fall . Willie

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« Reply #164 on: February 26, 2021, 12:56:42 PM »
Agree Willie, for painting reference (working books) most are the cheaper soft cover and do like a  colour picture or two of the uniform is always good, my special books tend to be hard back, and yes I still prefere to open a book then get lost on the internet  ;)   

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« Reply #163 on: February 25, 2021, 10:28:11 PM »
While coming back from a Toy Solider Show in DC I got in a conversation with My friend Benjamin King about books. Ben is a Author and Historian . One of his books he wrote was Spearhead of Logistics The History of the US Army Transportation Corps and he gave staff talks at Yorktown Battle filed . There where Officers from all over the World.  We where talking about what does the painter of figures want. That's a good question :o  what do you want. Books on Uniforms in the last 50 years have doubled in content . We both said that when we where young if it had color picture of a Uniforms we bought it :o .  Now these days you can go on the internet and fine about any thing. Yet a lot more painters us books. Today most are Paper Backs vise Hardback.  I use Osprey because if I do get paint on them I am not out $100 or more :-\  and they don't take up space :-\  Now for the painter historian I would say Helion & Company and don't leave out books not in English .and the Hard Bound Classics . We both agreed on what I said. I am not a expert if I was life would be a bit dull :'(  I well still open a book when I need information. I would like to hear from you on what you think :o   Now the latest books that just came Osprey German Troops in the American Revolution Hessen-Cassel vol 1  The Portuguese Army and the Seven Years War. Helion & Company Willie.

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« Reply #162 on: February 12, 2021, 08:42:50 PM »
Well the second Volume The Lion from the North came today . By Helion & Company itis a good buy dealing withe Swedish Army in the 30 years War . covering The Navy ,Overseas Colonies . Willie

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« Reply #161 on: January 28, 2021, 09:27:04 AM »
Very nice well done  8) Willie

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« Reply #160 on: January 28, 2021, 03:22:52 AM »
I just bought this new book about Belgians in the Habsbourg armies. Wonderful iconography, text....(the book is also print in English, German and Dutch)


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« Reply #159 on: January 27, 2021, 10:39:23 PM »
Well its 2021 and some of the books I ordered are arriving The one good thing in all this mess was I was to go threw my library and down size I was amazed  how many I had on the same subjects😵 so I made up my mind and I got the collection in order . So let's start with Osprey Man at Arms The Numidians 300 BC -300 AD nice little book and the art work is great😁 Next is from Helion &Company  First Lion from the North Vol 2 then there is Italy Piedmont and the War of the Spanish Succession Third is The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715 Vol 4 Forth is Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV Vol 4&5 These two are going to be a great series Willie pop

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« Reply #158 on: December 14, 2020, 10:04:55 PM »
I was going threw my library and came across the series done by Wargames foundry There is a load of information in them  :o  The Majority is in black and white drawings Like the old Airfix magazine but done better It might give flat makers some ideas and make some nice gifts Willie

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« Reply #157 on: December 01, 2020, 09:31:27 AM »
Good morning I just received these 2 new titles A Gallery of Military Headdress by Stuart Bates & Peter Suciu  lots of great information If you get this book go to page 32 and tell me where you seen  that helmet  Next Ospreys MAA  536 Renaissance Armies on Italy  ,1450-1550 nice art work. 😁 willie

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« Reply #156 on: November 23, 2020, 05:46:00 AM »
An unlikely pair of twins ;D   Happy birthdays to you both  :)

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« Reply #155 on: November 22, 2020, 11:09:29 PM »
Willei,  A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY ...  we share the same birthday and, snif, the same year! :o

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« Reply #154 on: November 22, 2020, 06:00:26 PM »
Well it's almost the end of the year and I did not go nuts 😂and I turned 73 🍷 it has not been a good year for the hobby😭  Now wish list are getting made out . Some of the best are from Helion & Company  Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV  1645-1718  by Bruno Mugnai  out standing and there will be 5 volumes Next one is The Armies and Wars of the Sun King  1643-1715 by Rene Chartrand. 4 volumes in this series  Williams III Italian Ally 1683-1697 by Ciro Paoletti  For the Napoleonic fans in the group  there is Godoys Army Murat's Army The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars by Wilson got it today out standing Next is Armies of the The US-Mexican War 18461848 nice little book with  lots of color uniforms by Gabriele Esposito Osprey we'll have some new MAA titles coming next year. Look guys I know that Osprey has to make money 💰 but another MAA on the SS and German Army😭😵😩😵so I wish you all a happy Christmas and let's have better new year Willie
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« Reply #153 on: September 09, 2020, 11:39:17 AM »
Willie, to order the sudan figures please send me an email      egrootens@gmx.de
Unfortunately there are restrictions from the german post in case of covid 19
and I cannot ship a small box into the USA at the moment.

Shipment should be possible after September, 15th. Then it will be shipped as
seafreight and therefore will need 25 to 3o days until it arrived.
I am sorry to have no better news in this case.

Erich


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« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2020, 06:08:52 PM »
Ever since I read about those Sudan Figures. I went threw my Library and found some books that might help in painting.


              1. Tradition Magazine from the 60's-70's Several articles on the Sudan War very nice art work in B/W


              2.  For the paint slinger ' The Men Arms Series


                   1. #59 The Sudan Campaigns 1881-98


                   2. #215 Queen Victoria Enemies vol #2 North Africa


                  3. # 198 The British Army on Campaign 1881-1902 vol 3


                  4. # 201 The British Army on Campaign  1882-1902 vol 4


              3.  Hard Back Books




                  1. The last Charge The 21st Lancers and the Battle of Omderman 1898 By Terry Brighton


                  2.An Illustrated Encyclopedia  of Military uniforms of the 19th Century By Digby Smith


             This should keep you  :P  from going nuts.  Let me know where I can order those Thanks Willie


 

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