Monthly Archives: October 2013

Review of ‘Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long outlines the contents of another Osprey reference book, “Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page

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Review of ‘Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey he finds useful: “Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Today’s Osprey

The prolific Paul Le Long adds another Osprey mini-review, this one titled “The Portuguese in the Age of Discovery.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Arguing over Armenia

 Middle Imperial Romans vs. Sassanid Persians By Chris Hahn Oh, to have been in attendance when “Go Meek Into The Desert 260 AD” was played [1]. In addition to playing at war on simple, attractive, and completely transportable terrain populated … Continue reading

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An Osprey

Paul Le Long describes “The British Army 1660-1704.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘War Games and Their History’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a book about wargaming, but there’s a catch. It barely mentions gaming with figures. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Mr. Congreve’s rockets at sea

By Rob Morgan The middle years of the long Napoleonic Wars were a prosperous time for William Congreve. His rockets were much fancied by several active naval men, including Nelson and Cochrane, though Admiral Keith, who commanded the Channel Fleet … Continue reading

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Review of Starship Enterprise model by Corgi Hotwheels

Jonathan Aird reviews a model of the Starship Enterprise that he found in the Hotwheels bin at a local store. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A pair of Ospreys

Paul Le Long lists the contents and provides comments on two more Osprey publications: “The Paras: British Airborne Forces 1940-1984” and “The Normans.” They’re on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Battle of Fontenoy’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a 1975 classic by Charles Grant. It’s on the Reviews page.

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