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Autumn Traditions ... Really

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Saturday, October 5, 2019
A little bit of folklore for some autumn mirth. (PDF file)

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Eight More Book Reviews

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Eight more book reviews:

All at:
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

Individually:

The Marne 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332284/BOOK-REVIEW-The-Marne-1914-The-Opening-of-World-War-I-and-the-Battle-That-Changed-the-World

Ferrer-Dalmau: Art, History, and Miniatures
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332283/BOOK-REVIEW-Ferrer-Dalmau-Art-History-and-Miniatures

Modern Chinese Warplanes: Chinese Army Aviation -- Aircraft and Units
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332282/BOOK-REVIEW-Modern-Chinese-Warplanes-Chinese-Army-Aviation--Aircraft-and-Units

The Battleship HMS Rodney 1942: Super Drawings in 3D
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332281/BOOK-REVIEW-The-Battleship-HMS-Rodney-1942-Super-Drawings-in-3D

The Russian ASW Guided Missile Cruiser Petropavlovsk: TopDrawings 74
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332280/BOOK-REVIEW-The-Russian-ASW-Guided-Missile-Cruiser-Petropavlovsk-TopDrawings-74

Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332279/BOOK-REVIEW-Hitler-s-Army-Soldiers-Nazis-and-War-in-the-Third-Reich

SS Hell on the Eastern Front: The Waffen SS War in Russia 1941-1945
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332278/BOOK-REVIEW-SS-Hell-on-the-Eastern-Front-The-Waffen-SS-War-in-Russia-1941-1945

Imperial Germany
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/332277/BOOK-REVIEW-Imperial-Germany

Read all 113 book reviews at:
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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Nine More Book Reviews

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nine more book reviews for your reading and researching pleasure... Over 100 now.

All at:
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

* Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331446/BOOK-REVIEW-Legionnaire-Five-Years-in-the-French-Foreign-Legion

* Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331445/BOOK-REVIEW-Waterloo-The-History-of-Four-Days-Three-Armies-and-Three-Battles

* Hidden Figures
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331444/BOOK-REVIEW-Hidden-Figures

* Morning Star Midnight Sun: The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331444/BOOK-REVIEW-Hidden-Figures

* Chain of Command (novel)
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331442/BOOK-REVIEW-Chain-of-Command

* The Admirals (WWII)
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331441/BOOK-REVIEW-The-Admirals

* Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331440/BOOK-REVIEW-Taken-at-the-Flood-The-Roman-Conquest-of-Greece

* Apostles of the Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331439/BOOK-REVIEW-Apostles-of-the-Revolution-Jefferson-Paine-Monroe-and-the-Struggle-Against-the-Old-Order-in-America-and-Europe

* Pirates & the Lost Templar Fleet
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/331438/BOOK-REVIEW-Pirates--the-Lost-Templar-Fleet

At
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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BOOK REVIEWS: A Dozen Book Reviews for Your Reading and Researching Pleasure...

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 26, 2019

A dozen book reviews for your reading and researching pleasure...

All at:
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

* Arnhem: Defeat and Glory -- A Miniaturist Perspective
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330196/BOOK-REVIEW-Arnhem-Defeat-and-Glory--A-Miniaturist-Perspective

* French Bombers of WWII: White Series
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330195/BOOK-REVIEW-French-Bombers-of-WWII-White-Series

* Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330194/BOOK-REVIEW-Augustus-The-Life-of-Rome-s-First-Emperor

* Challenger 2: Photosniper 30
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330193/BOOK-REVIEW-Challenger-2-Photosniper-30

* Flashpoint Russia: Russia's Air Power - Capabilities and Structure
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330191/BOOK-REVIEW-Flashpoint-Russia-Russia-s-Air-Power--Capabilities-and-Structure

* US Army Vehicles Markings: 1944
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330190/BOOK-REVIEW-US-Army-Vehicles-Markings-1944

* Gloster Gladiator: Mk I and II (And Sea Gladiators) - Monographs # 65 (3rd edition)
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330189/BOOK-REVIEW-Gloster-Gladiator-Mk-I-and-II-And-Sea-Gladiators--Monographs--65-3rd-edition

* Chieftain: British Cold War Main Battle Tank - TankCraft 15
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330188/BOOK-REVIEW-Chieftain-British-Cold-War-Main-Battle-Tank--TankCraft-15

* The Cavalry Regiments of Frederick the Great 1756-1763
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330187/BOOK-REVIEW-The-Cavalry-Regiments-of-Frederick-the-Great-1756-1763

* Operation Drvar: Facsimile Report May 25, 1944
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330186/BOOK-REVIEW-Operation-Drvar-Facsimile-Report-May-25-1944

* M3A1 Scout Car: The US Army's Early World War II Reconnaissance Vehicle
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330185/BOOK-REVIEW-M3A1-Scout-Car-The-US-Army-s-Early-World-War-II-Reconnaissance-Vehicle

* Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/330184/BOOK-REVIEW-Six-Armies-in-Normandy-From-D-Day-to-the-Liberation-of-Paris

At
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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BOOK REVIEWS: Nine More

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 12, 2019

And another nine book reviews for your researching pleasure...

Flyby of Six Aircraft Books:
German War Birds: From World War 1 to NATO Ally
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Bombers at War
World War II Airplanes: Volume 1 (Rand McNally)
British Aircraft of World War II (Mondey)
British Aircraft of World War II (Turner)
Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends

The British at the Gates: The New Orleans Campaign in the War of 1812

The First Crusade

Rebel Brass: The Confederate Command System

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BOOK REVIEWS: Seven More

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 5, 2019

Seven more book reviews for your reading pleasure...

BOOK REVIEW: Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians Circa 375-425 A.D.

BOOK REVIEW: Boiotia and the Boiotian League: 423-371 B.C.

BOOK REVIEW: Hannibal

BOOK REVIEW: Augustus: The Golden Age of Rome

BOOK REVIEW: Guns at the Forks: Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt

BOOK REVIEW: Great Battles of World War II: Military Encounters That Defined the Future

BOOK REVIEW: Mapping the Civil War: Featuring Rare Maps from the Library of Congress

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HISTORICON 2019 CONVENTION REPORT: New Spaces in New Places

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Friday, July 26, 2019

HISTORICON 2019 CONVENTION REPORT: New Spaces in New Places

Here's my recap of Historicon 2019, with game After Action Reports, some walkabout moments, recap of the Friday Night Membership Meeting, dealer area and flea market musings, and puns and the occasional irreverence -- all in downloadable PDF glory. Enjoy.

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ANOTHER FOUR BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, July 22, 2019

Another four book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: The Birth of the Republic: 1763-89

BOOK REVIEW: Congress at Princeton: Being the Letters of Charles Thomson to Hannah Thomson June-October 1783

BOOK REVIEW: The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

BOOK REVIEW: Shanghai 1842-1949: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City

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HISTORICON 2002 RECAP: One From the Vault

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HISTORICON 2002 RECAP: ONE FROM THE VAULT

by Russ Lockwood

One from the MagWeb.com vault: A recap of the HMGS East Historicon 2002 convention. Note that many of the companies mentioned, MagWeb.com included, are no longer around.

The full article, with photos and captions, is best viewed using the attached pdf file.

Here is the opening paragraph:

Once again, the good folks at HMGS East presented a marvelous convention centered around military history and historical miniatures. Hundreds of events allowed you the opportunity to command troops from every era, from ancient Egyptians to modern Americans, and even a little bit beyond. The toughest decision was which event to enter--so many interesting and visually appealing ones. Historicon 2002 was held July 24-28, 2002, at the Lancaster Host Resort on Rte 30, just east of Lancaster, PA, and took up just about every nook and cranny of the resort center...

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SEVEN MORE BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Friday, June 28, 2019

Another seven book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: German and Russian Tank Models: 1939-1945

BOOK REVIEW: Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

BOOK REVIEW: Artilleries Francaises: De la Revolution et du Premier Empire

BOOK REVIEW: Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the War

BOOK REVIEW: The German High Command at War: Hindenburg and Ludendorff Conduct World War I

BOOK REVIEW: How Far From Austerlitz? Napoleon 1805-1815

BOOK REVIEW: One-Hour Skirmish Wargames: Fast Play Diceless Rules for Small Unit Actions from Napoleonics to Sci-Fi

All at: https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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