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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2013 9:15:11 PM   
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Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2013 9:21:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hotschi

Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

]Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
warspite1

I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.

I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.

Too many books...so little time....


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/2/2013 11:34:53 AM   
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Half way through THE TUNNELS of CU CHI. - Tom Mangold & John Penycate.
Then on to Fields of Fire. - James Webb.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2013 8:56:00 AM   
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Jay Asher - Thirteen Reasons Why, next will be "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2013 12:33:35 PM   
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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2013 9:12:59 PM   
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Churchill - Marlborough - His Life and Times

"He commanded the armies of Europe against France for ten campaigns. He fought four great battles and many important actions. It is a common boast of his champions that he never fought a battle that he did not win, nor beseiged a fortress that he did not take. Amid all the chances and baffling accidents of war he produced victory with almost mechanical certainty."

Are there any games that cover this period?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2013 9:15:09 PM   
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Sadly my 3 books on the go have taken a back seat. I will be reading the rule books for Matrix World In Flames for some time to come....

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 8:43:18 AM   
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My copy of 30 Years War by Peter Wilson finally came in. Wow. That's a mighty beefy book. My next 326 trips to the bathroom are taken care of.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 9:20:27 AM   
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Anthony Beevor's Berlin: The Downfall 1945, to be informed when I reach the end of the game with MWiF, within 5 or 6 years ...

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 12:04:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Sadly my 3 books on the go have taken a back seat. I will be reading the rule books for Matrix World In Flames for some time to come....


Do let us know how that goes, Warspite1. We're all counting on you.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 12:06:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hotschi

Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

]Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
warspite1

I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.

I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.

Too many books...so little time....



Having been travelling a lot recently, I've had a chance to dig into "Castles of Steel" some more. For a campaign and war that I'm less familiar with, it's a well written piece.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 12:06:08 PM   
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My copy of 30 Years War by Peter Wilson finally came in. Wow. That's a mighty beefy book. My next 326 trips to the bathroom are taken care of.


Enjoy




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 2:51:32 PM   
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Anthony Beevor's Berlin: The Downfall 1945, to be informed when I reach the end of the game with MWiF, within 5 or 6 years ...



Really good read for the most part. One criticism I have is that the book switches back and forth between personal stories of Berliners during the war, and then other side being the political and military details. It's almost like Beevor was trying to write 2 books in one... certainly is the length of two books. Other than the up and down of the narrative, it was a really good book otherwise.

I certainly had no idea that the Germans were that outnumbered during their 'Hitlergrad.' I thought it was more of a battle than it actually was. The book mentions something like about 60,000 troops, mostly Volkssturm and weakened army units fighting half a million really pissed off Russians.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 8:36:23 PM   
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My copy of 30 Years War by Peter Wilson finally came in. Wow. That's a mighty beefy book. My next 326 trips to the bathroom are taken care of.
warspite1

Too much information per chance?


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 8:36:55 PM   
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Anthony Beevor's Berlin: The Downfall 1945, to be informed when I reach the end of the game with MWiF, within 5 or 6 years ...
warspite1

Nice Beevor...sorry had to say it


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 8:37:56 PM   
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quote:

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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Sadly my 3 books on the go have taken a back seat. I will be reading the rule books for Matrix World In Flames for some time to come....


Do let us know how that goes, Warspite1. We're all counting on you.
warspite1

Why not check out Bob Flemin's MWIF AARse in the World In Flames forum old chap?


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 8:39:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hotschi

Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

]Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
warspite1

I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.

I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.

Too many books...so little time....



Having been travelling a lot recently, I've had a chance to dig into "Castles of Steel" some more. For a campaign and war that I'm less familiar with, it's a well written piece.
warspite1

Until CTGW came out this time last year and I got into that, I knew bugger all about WWI. Bought a load of books to get up the curve including Castles of Steel which I read over the last year. What a stonker of a book - absolutely brilliant


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/13/2013 9:28:03 PM   
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I am saving Castles of Steel for Christmas. Glad it is good.

Now reading The 10,000 by the guy who wrote Team Yankee. It is not very good. But wow, whoever recommended The Sixth Battle was right. Awesome book. Thanks.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/14/2013 3:30:17 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hotschi

Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

]Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
warspite1

I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.

I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.

Too many books...so little time....



Having been travelling a lot recently, I've had a chance to dig into "Castles of Steel" some more. For a campaign and war that I'm less familiar with, it's a well written piece.
warspite1

Until CTGW came out this time last year and I got into that, I knew bugger all about WWI. Bought a load of books to get up the curve including Castles of Steel which I read over the last year. What a stonker of a book - absolutely brilliant



Warspite1,

Is there a single volume that you'd recommend on a grand overview of WWI? I know less about that war than most others and it was so formative to European history. Good titles appreciated.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/14/2013 4:25:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hotschi

Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1

I am awaiting delivery of this here;

]Hostages to Fortune

And am thinking about this here;

British Pacific Fleet

Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
warspite1

I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.

I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.

Too many books...so little time....



Having been travelling a lot recently, I've had a chance to dig into "Castles of Steel" some more. For a campaign and war that I'm less familiar with, it's a well written piece.
warspite1

Until CTGW came out this time last year and I got into that, I knew bugger all about WWI. Bought a load of books to get up the curve including Castles of Steel which I read over the last year. What a stonker of a book - absolutely brilliant



Warspite1,

Is there a single volume that you'd recommend on a grand overview of WWI? I know less about that war than most others and it was so formative to European history. Good titles appreciated.
warspite1

I don't want to steer you wrong CB and would suggest wodin's your man for WWI - I know he has an extensive collection on that war. However I used:

The First World War. A Complete History by Martin Gilbert. A very readable tome.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/15/2013 9:20:38 PM   
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Finished Singapore Burning by Colin Smith - very good reading. Started reading Wars of Empire by Douglas Porch. Hostages to Fortune, as mentioned above, already arrived at my place.

Ordered David Hobbs' The British Pacifc Fleet today, as well as a paperbook, which I was eyeing already for a while, namely Wings over the Pacific by Alex Horn - about the RNZAF in the Pacific War. Usually sells around 75 Euros but there was one on offer for 2/3 of this. Still expensive for a paperback, but I am insane enough to pay it

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/15/2013 10:18:09 PM   
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The Massacre of ABDA by JF Ready - Kindle version. Poorly written, desperately needs an editor. Some paragraphs are literally pointless....literally. Otherwise, author did their homework covering the initial Japanese advance in Dec1941 in all ABDA theatres, Malaya, Phillipines, etc.... I have learned quite a bit on the Japanese side. Nothing spectacular unless the subject is of special interest to you.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/15/2013 10:25:58 PM   
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Just finished Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt. Fictional story about longbowmen in Hundred Years' War. Very fast to read and entertaining (and yes, bloody) like most books by Cornwell, but I found also the novel's period quite interesting because I didn't know literally anything about this conflict.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/16/2013 1:30:33 AM   
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I am saving Castles of Steel for Christmas. Glad it is good.

Now reading The 10,000 by the guy who wrote Team Yankee. It is not very good. But wow, whoever recommended The Sixth Battle was right. Awesome book. Thanks.


I read Team Yankee many years ago. Pretty fun read IIRC. Most of the war books I have these days, though, are statistical books and not really war stories of any kind. Too much gaming has taken its toll on my book collection.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/16/2013 2:45:57 AM   
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Taking a break from The Story of Civilization, now reading Charles Krauthammer's Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/16/2013 3:23:21 AM   
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"Defeat Into Victory" Bill Slim and "Overlord" Max Hastings

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/16/2013 8:24:17 AM   
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Jonathan Sperber's new biography of Karl Marx. I am very impressed, and learning a lot.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/16/2013 1:23:13 PM   
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Just finished the sixth book in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/19/2013 5:00:56 PM   
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Stackpole's "Michael Wittman and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII, Volumes One and Two, By Patrick Agte.

Just picked them up. Hoping for a good read.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/21/2013 12:46:49 AM   
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Dune by Frank Herbert.

Amazing read so far. It's like a sci-fi Game of Thrones, minus the R rated bits.

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