Saturday, 16 May 2015

Books

I don't know who bought this for me around 1972 for the sum of £1.95. I have had it ever since despite movings and clearing outs of my books . It still sits near my computer as I type, on the shelf beside John Prebble's "Culloden" . I still browse in it regularly-
It introduced me as a lad to  exotic armies ,uniforms and periods of history. My interest in certain armies can be traced directly back to the illustrations I poured over as a lad- vikings in horned helmets and other joys. Jolly 17th century fellows with gunpowder barrels. I lapped them up. If you don't know it you must have a look...

5 comments:

  1. It's a fun book. I have a copy too, but the dust jacket is lost.

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  2. I've got a copy as well (have not all wargamers of a certain age ?) , it's where Airfix got the idea of putting their HO/OO plastic Romans in leather shorts , Tony

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  3. I remember getting the same book out many a time from our local library, way back when. Inspirational indeed.

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  4. A great wee book - and part of a very useful series.

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  5. It's funny to see how the things we see or read early in life have shaped our wargaming interests.

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