The Wargamer

26 May 2017

Strangling the Confederacy - Coastal Operations in the American Civil War

BOOK REVIEW posted on 19 SEP 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson explains for us his experience with a recent read of his which featured the naval blockade of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

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Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1812

BOOK REVIEW posted on 15 SEP 2012 by Paul Robinson

To the depths of Russia Paul Robinson heads, equipped with eyewitness accounts and memoirs of the horrors of war and the disastrous French retreat.

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Battleground General: Arnhem 1944

BOOK REVIEW posted on 16 AUG 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson attempts to change history with this interesting "wargaming" open-ended book, which puts the reader in the middle of the fiasco that took place near the small Dutch town of Arnhem during World War 2.

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Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan

BOOK REVIEW posted on 7 AUG 2012 by Paul Robinson

Setting his sights on the legacy of the military sniper, Paul Robinson scopes out a detailed history from Osprey Publishing.

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The Peninsular War Atlas

BOOK REVIEW posted on 24 JUL 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson reviews a product that can help assist those who would like to better understand the Peninsular War and the Battle of Salamanca.

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Spartan Warrior 735-331 BC

BOOK REVIEW posted on 9 JUL 2012 by Paul Robinson

With spear in one hand and shield in the other, we step into the phalanx with Paul Robinson while he attacks Osprey's dissection of the life of the Spartan warrior.

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Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II

BOOK REVIEW posted on 26 JUN 2012 by Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb heads to snow-covered East Karelia to get a new look at Finland's involvement in the Continuation War.

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Britain's Future Navy

BOOK REVIEW posted on 16 JUN 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson informs us about his opinions on a book that explores what lies ahead for the Royal Navy.

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Red Christmas: The Tatsinskaya Airfield Raid 1942

BOOK REVIEW posted on 8 JUN 2012 by Paul Robinson

From a Russian perspective, Paul Robinson gets an interesting look at a raid during the winter of 1942 on the Eastern Front.

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Shattered Genius: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II

BOOK REVIEW posted on 28 MAY 2012 by Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb gets an inside look at the minds that waged the greatest war the world has ever seen.

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Roman Republican Legionary 298-105BC

BOOK REVIEW posted on 24 MAY 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson picks up the gladius and marches to the frontier with Osprey's latest "Warrior" book.

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The Lions of Carentan - Fallschirmjager Regiment 6

BOOK REVIEW posted on 5 MAY 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson gets his nose between the pages of a book written by Volker Griesser, a former Bundeswehr paratrooper during World War II, that focuses on the Regiment's fights through Russia and in Market Garden.

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Caught Up in the Storm: The 101st Military Intelligence Battalion in Desert Storm

BOOK REVIEW posted on 16 APR 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson sits down and cracks open Pete Ferrari's book about the 101st Military Intelligence Battalion in Iraq during Desert Storm.

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Field of Glory - Napoleonic

BOOK REVIEW posted on 3 APR 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson checks out the latest addition to the Field of Glory rules, 'Napoleonic', the combination effort between Slitherine and Osprey.

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Platea 479 BC - The most glorious victory ever seen

BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 MAR 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson checks Osprey's offering by William Shepherd on one of the most overshadowed battles of all time - the battle at Platea.

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A History of Warfare

BOOK REVIEW posted on 11 MAR 2012 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania cracks open John Keegan's look into warfare, its technology, events it changed, and of course the history of warfare itself.

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Leadership Lessons - The Campaigns for Vicksburg 1862 - 1863

BOOK REVIEW posted on 29 JAN 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cracks open a book by Kevin Dougherty about one of the most important campaigns during the American Civil War.

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1781: The Decisive Year of the Revolutionary War

BOOK REVIEW posted on 14 JAN 2012 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cracks open a book by Robert L. Tonsetic that points out the important year of 1781 in the American Revolutionary War.

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Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912 - 13 - The Priming Charge for the Great War

BOOK REVIEW posted on 25 NOV 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson gives the Wargamer a look into Osprey's entry about the Balkan Wars in the Men at Arms Series, which contains full-color illustrations of uniforms and gear, as well as authentic black and white photographs.

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Battlefield: Decisive Conflicts in History

BOOK REVIEW posted on 5 NOV 2011 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania cracks open this military history title that covers more than 300 battles, from Megiddo to the Second Gulf War.

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