The Wargamer

24 July 2017

Rifles - Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters

BOOK REVIEW posted on 25 SEP 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cracks open Mark Urban's book on the history of the British 95th Rifles during the Napoleonic Wars.

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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915 - 1919

BOOK REVIEW posted on 8 SEP 2011 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania reviews Mark Thompson's book on the little-known Italian Front in World War I.

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The Pirate Coast

BOOK REVIEW posted on 23 AUG 2011 by Lloyd Sabin

Lloyd Sabin settles in with Richard Zack's The Pirate Coast, a title that concerns itself with the infant U.S. Navy and the pirates of the Barbary Coast.

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Who Dares Wins - The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980

BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 AUG 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson checks out Osprey Publishing's ever-expanding Raid series with Who Dares Wins, an in-depth look into the SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980, complete with illustrations and authentic photos.

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The Red Armys Do-it-Yourself, Nazi Bashing Guerrilla Warfare Manual

BOOK REVIEW posted on 24 JUL 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson reads into one of the longest-titled book about a guide issued to Soviet partisans during World War II.

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The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

BOOK REVIEW posted on 10 JUL 2011 by Lloyd Sabin

Lloyd Sabin cracks open Robert Asprey's The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, a book that covers Napoleon's life, military training and his battles up to 1805.

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Prodigals - A Vietnam Story

BOOK REVIEW posted on 22 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson delves into Richard Taylor's Prodigals - A Vietnam Story, his perspective of the war while an officer from being an advisor and his two tours, all while managing his career and family.

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Wargaming in History Volume 1

BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson reviews Wargaming in History Volume 1, a book that covers a few battles from the Seven Years Wars with detailed maps, orders of battle and instructions how to scale the battles for interested table top wargamers.

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Radetzkys Marches

BOOK REVIEW posted on 17 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cracks open Michael Embree's Radetzky's Marches - The Campaigns of 1848 and 1849 in Upper Italy, which goes into detail of 19th century European military campaigns in Italy.

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FUBAR - Soldier Slang of WWII and Military History Quiz Book

BOOK REVIEW posted on 6 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson brings Wargamer a great deal in book reviews, a two for one! Both titles straight from Osprey outside their usual offerings.

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Taliban - True Story of the Worlds Most Feared Guerrilla Fighters

BOOK REVIEW posted on 1 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson reads up and gives us his opinion on James Fergusson's coverage of the Taliban from its creation in 1994 to the current situation in late 2010.

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Extreme Risk

BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 MAY 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson reviews the follow-up to Major Chris Hunter's Eight Lives Down, Extreme Risk, a story of Major Hunter's career as a bomb disposal expert.

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Black Powder

BOOK REVIEW posted on 11 MAY 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cozies up with a rule book that bases gameplay during the Black Powder Era, from flintlocks up to the Gatling gun.

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Finland's War of Choice

BOOK REVIEW posted on 3 MAY 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson cracks open Finland's War War of Choice, a title that covers the actions of the Finnish Army and its cohorts during Operation Barbarossa up to the Russian offensives during the Late War.

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The War God's Men

BOOK REVIEW posted on 30 APR 2011 by James Cobb

Jim Cobb reviews David Ross Erickson's historical fiction title based around the First Punic War.

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Eyewitness to Hell

BOOK REVIEW posted on 27 APR 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson delves into the memoirs of a Waffen SS journalist that covers from the early days of Operation Barbaross to his surrender to the Americans at the end of the war.

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Border Reiver 1513 - 1603

BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 APR 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson treats us to a book review of a part of Osprey's Warrior Series, the Border Reivers that patrolled the land between Scotland and England.

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Medieval Handgonnes - The First Black Powder Weapons

BOOK REVIEW posted on 12 APR 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson delves into Medieval Handognnes, a title that goes into detail on the great-great-great grandfathers of modern weaponry.

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Armies of the Napoleonic Wars An Illustrated History

BOOK REVIEW posted on 25 FEB 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson dives nose-first into Ospey Publishing's illustrated hardback of the armies of the Napoleonic Wars between 1789 and 1815.

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Eastern Inferno - The Journals of a Panzerjager on the Eastern Front 1941-1943

BOOK REVIEW posted on 18 FEB 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson takes on the story of Hans Roth, an anti-tank gunner on the Eastern Front. Written from a series of 3 diaries, written in the best and worst times of the German invasion into Russia during World War 2.

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