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Offline marco55

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King Philip's War 1675-76
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:50:53 PM »
I'm looking for a good book on this war.There are many books out there on this war and I'm looking for recommendations for what is the best ones.Thank you.
Mark

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: King Philip's War 1675-76
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 02:50:28 AM »
I have read several general histories of King Phillip's War, I can't really say which one is best.

Francis Jennings The Invasion of America is no longer new, was written to revise Francis Parkman and other American triumphalist historians, covers the period from the first English settlement in Massachusetts through King Phillip's War. I recommend it:

https://www.amazon.com/Invasion-America-Colonialism-Published-University/dp/0807871443/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+invasion+of+america&qid=1582511968&s=books&sr=1-1

Kyle Zelner A Rabble In Arms is a recent study of how New England raised an army for King Phillip's War. I recommend it:

https://www.amazon.com/Rabble-Arms-Massachusetts-Militiamen-Philips/dp/0814797180/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=A+Rabble+In+Arms&qid=1582511830&s=books&sr=1-4

You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

Offline AdmiralAndy

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Re: King Philip's War 1675-76
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 01:57:54 PM »
Hi Marco,

I also have started to look into this and the earlier Pequot War, 1637-1638

Fortunately Happy Wanderer who posts on this forum has done an excellent blog series on King Philips War:
https://agrabbagofgames.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/flintlock-tomahawk-king-phillips-war-1675-76/

Covers everything that someone starting a new project would look into. The Book By Schulz seems to get the most thumbs up on the Wargaming side of things. Even some rules amendments to game this with Pikemans Lament and Musket and Tomahawks (2nd ed update pending).

May I also respectfully suggest to check out Wargames Illustrated 383 which covers general background and a specific engagement from the earlier part of the war and
Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607-1703 by Gabriele Esposito
And also refer you to Osprey titles which cover Woodland Indians and India Tribes of the New England Frontier.

Regards.
Andy.

Offline marco55

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Re: King Philip's War 1675-76
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 02:41:41 PM »
I want the books for just reading and getting to understand the war more.I have Flintlock & Tomahawk,Schultz's book and one by Daniel Mandell saved at Amazon.I already have coming The Skulking wWay of War and The Pequot War.Thanks for all the suggestions.I also have many of the Osprey books.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: King Philip's War 1675-76
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 11:41:07 AM »
I see Osprey is coming out with a campaign book in October.I know the Osprey books aren't all inclusive but I like them.It's good that they are doing some 17th cen. colonial North America books.
Mark

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: King Philip's War 1675-76
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 01:15:28 PM »
You might like to know that there's a Facebook group "Wargaming King Philip's War":

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679195165690107/