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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« on: May 13, 2007, 09:08:20 PM »
A new "book received" thread  :wink:

At the moment I'm seized with a passion for colonial history. Got yesterday two new books, "The german schutztruppe" and "The german colonies" with tons of textes and photos. Great reference material with lots of inspiration


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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 09:12:31 PM »
Great, I´ve got the Längin one (on the right) too! Excellent pictures, even if the text is a bit tendential at times... although that might be a personal impression, with the author just wanting to be satirical.

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 10:17:00 AM »
Cool idea. Latest hobby related books I bought are:
- WAB Arthur
- DH/C7B Urrah!
- Price of Glory (rules)

Ordered, not yet deliverd are
- Osprey / german medieval armies 1000-1300
- Warmaster Ancients
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 10:58:14 AM »

The Desktop Toys (Zardoz Head, Bayoncé and Winkie Man) reviewing my latest purchase: One of the Ospreys that went astray last week. The only one I'm waiting on now is the Zeppelin one.

I ran my first game of "Price of Glory" on Friday, Poliorketes. I think I'm going to like those rules.
Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 11:56:09 AM »
Quote from: "Plynkes"

The Desktop Toys (Zardoz Head, Bayoncé and Winkie Man) reviewing my latest purchase.


Have you ever considered a writing a scenario featuring thet there desktop toy on the right?

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007, 12:08:15 PM »
Well, as it is a Fertility/Good Luck charm that one of my gaming gang brought me back from Turkey as a present, I'm hoping to somehow include the fellow in our Great War battles against the Ottoman Turks.

Quite how we'll manage that I haven't really figured out yet.

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007, 12:46:45 PM »
Quote from: "Plynkes"
Quite how we'll manage that I haven't really figured out yet.


It´s... disturbing. You could put up a general staff tent with that pole.

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 01:32:05 PM »
The final errant Osprey has shown up late, drunk, and with pathetic excuses about how it wasn't him that broke that window, but one of the others:


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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 06:24:52 PM »
The ghost stories of M.R.James. James' books are OOP in Germany, so I had to ask my antiquarian bookseller for it


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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2007, 02:06:18 PM »
Have been visiting my parents over the last few days, notably for my fathers 60th birthday yesterday, and paid a visit to one of my favourite comic stores today... and it paid off handsomely, as I came across this little gem in the bargain bin (6,- Euros, almost pristine condition), a 110-page graphic novel of what I´d call "artsy pulp". Clearly influenced by Hugo Pratt, "Bab el Mandeb" is an adventure story about a motley crew (pictured on the cover) setting out to deliver two old Rolls Royce Armoured Cars to Abessinia in 1935.



And a sample page:



Good one! Now I´m just afraid I might have to get some Italian Askaris... :D But I guess I´ll paint the British Officers I got from the Prof first!

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007, 02:09:28 PM »
Looks great.

The Wilbur Smith novel "Cry Wolf" involves getting some old Rolls-Royce Armoured cars running and using them to run guns in Abyssinia in the 30s.

Haven't got around to reading it yet, but I think I will now. I wonder how close the stories are?

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2007, 02:17:08 PM »
Well, in this story, the two guys (English Sergeant Major-turned-deserter and Italian Anarchist) and the Egyptian "Exotic Dancer" are just "on the road" with the cars and pick up that blonde English Lady after a truly horrid display of "women drivers" (the author displaying molto Italian Machismo in this case!) by the latter... no gun running apart from the Vickers on the cars.

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2007, 04:45:29 PM »
sonds intriguing, Chris, just bought that book on ebay (only 3 EUR!)

got something else from another won ebay auction:

"The Fight in the Rufiji Delta" The end of the little cruiser "Königsberg", the German marine and Schutztruppe in Wolrd War 1 in East Africa


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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2007, 05:07:13 PM »
On my Fathers Day-journey to the technical museum Sinsheim I bought a small book about tanks for just 5 EUR and one about Dinosaurs for 10 EUR. The Osprey arrived today after some delay, but it is even less informative than I feared (and wrong on several occasions).

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2007, 01:36:49 PM »
The Complete "legends of the dragonlance" trilogy. After reading a lot of historical stuff lately, I'm back in my favorite D&D setting. Feels like home :)
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