What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

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What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby Greywolf » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:54 am

Had the week off,before my mob comes back, to paint, too hot. Read instead (plus visit from Bluewillow,thanks for the jeeps mate, and the Cardinal) . What did I read ? Well.........The Lousier War by W.A. Tucker,WW1 prisoner of war autobiog,V. depressing,The Originals by G. Stevens about L detachment SAS for painting inspiration, White Fang,J. London,(again) easy and set in a place full of coolth and meant to read Peter Pan,lazy have until the 26th to do it. About to start the Battle of Hastings by H.H. Wood which looks good and a fave subject. And you :?: :o

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Postby Helen » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:50 am

I agree, it's too hot for painting.

I've nearly completed reading "March of Death" Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809 by Christopher Summerville. This is also in conjuction with reading "Nomonhan" Japan against Russia, 1939 by Alvin D Coox. Both are a very good read sofar.

I asked Dave at Cailver about a book I was still waiting on an after he mentioned that the author takes his merry time he offered another book to me which I was enquiring about. That is "Road to Corunna."

My aim this year is to paint some Alban Mniatures. Richard Ansell the designer is producing some lovely 1809 French and British for the Peninsular campaign. This range is mainly for skirmishing. I do have a small collection of Peninsular books in my Library.

Helen

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Postby Greywolf » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:57 pm

Ah the Nomonhan Incident, the rise of the I.J.A A.F.and monoplanes,Polikarpovs and Nakajimas. For a incident it was pretty big ,huge losses on either side,fascinating, the easts Spanish Civil War, sort of .

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:17 pm

The John Lennon biography and a Michael Chriton novel..

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Postby Helen » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:58 pm

greywolf wrote:Ah the Nomonhan Incident, the rise of the I.J.A A.F.and monoplanes,Polikarpovs and Nakajimas. For a incident it was pretty big ,huge losses on either side,fascinating, the easts Spanish Civil War, sort of .


I've the book "In the sky of Nomonhan" by Dimitar Nedialkov which covers the air war and one that would be good under the "Wings of War" theme for gaming.

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Postby Greywolf » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:15 pm

Great idea ! Have you played it ? The Cardinal and D'Saint introduced it to me in the WW1 version, all keyed up to do a Sopwith Snipe in Barker colours.


And C.B. which ones? Is the Lennon biog. a hagiography or more objective?

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Postby Helen » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:46 pm

greywolf wrote:Great idea ! Have you played it ? The Cardinal and D'Saint introduced it to me in the WW1 version, all keyed up to do a Sopwith Snipe in Barker colours.


And C.B. which ones? Is the Lennon biog. a hagiography or more objective?

No I've not played WOW, but would be good. Thinking of WOW for Palestine.

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:15 pm

the latest one and it is very good..hagiography!!!! wash you mouth out and 3 bloody marys

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Postby starkadder » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:49 pm

How is it on his later years and the struggle with Stalin?

I've been reading the instruction booklet on my new cooling device. Very instructive. And certainly not a hagiography.
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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby craigjwoodfield » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:53 pm

Reading "The Great War" by Les Carolyon. Been on the shelf for a while, but now getting through it. Harrowng stuff. Just covered the shooting down of the Baron.

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Postby Greywolf » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:27 pm

starkadder wrote:I've been reading the instruction booklet on my new cooling device. Very instructive. And certainly not a hagiography.


Shame about that, its probably not a very good one :lol: :roll:

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Postby Greywolf » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:38 pm

Cardinal Biggles wrote:the latest one and it is very good..hagiography!!!! wash you mouth out and 3 bloody marys



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Have 3 for yourself :!:

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby rct75001 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:32 pm

i'm reading a magazine ...... for the articles of course :twisted:

and also - Warren Buffett's biography - surprisingly good read and full of ideas on how to fund the continued acquisition of gaming goodies

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby Dropbear » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:01 am

"Shadows in the Mist" a Weird World War Two novel

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Postby Greywolf » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:36 am

Is it good ?

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby frostydog » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:42 pm

Reading "The Great War" by Les Carolyon.


Read this last year a great if tragic read. Better than his work on Galipolli by far.

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby craigjwoodfield » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:54 pm

Went to the War Memorial today, to escape the heat. It's the last week of their 1918 exhibition, which was quite good. Finally got to see that Peter Jackson WWI short film about the war in the air. The dogfight scenes are almost unbearably exciting. Wonderful stuff. And it was great to see an Albatross and some of the other biplanes.

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby frostydog » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:00 pm

yep it was agreat display saw it in January. Must agree Albatross is a great looking plane

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Postby synicbast » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:07 pm

J V Jones' A Fortress of Grey Ice trilogy, and lots of very amusing rants on TMP about Wargames Illustrated and the Apocalypse

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby frostydog » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:30 am

Chris Scarre "The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland". Damm those guys were clever and far from primative.

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby rct75001 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:34 pm

Had four days away up north and read Patrick Lindsay's book on Fromelles - not a lot about the battle but half the book si about the fight that a Melbournian, Lambis Englezos, had with the Australian authorities to get them to investogate what he believed were burial pits containing the remains of Australian and British dead buried by the Germans - these are the guys found in June last year. Worth it for that.

Also nearly finished 'Vulcan 607" - great read about the Vulcan bomber raid on Port Stanley airport - great paced story and full of British 'ingenuity' to solve all sorts of problems with using the aged bomber and the Victor tankers for the mission.

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Re: What have we been reading this week? 1.2.2009

Postby hussarbob » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:33 pm

Napoleon In Egypt by J. Christopher Herald.

Oh, and it's not very nice when you say it's too hot too paint!!! That never happens back here :cry:


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