Monthly Archives: November 2016

The top five pre-1914 military history books for Christmas 2016

Here, our ‘Century of the Soldier‘ series Commissioning Editor Charles Singleton shares his personal pick of the best pre-1914 books to add to your Christmas wishlist:  Once again, I’ve been given the difficult task of choosing my top five books … Continue reading

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Battle For Britain Series Update: Romans on the March

By Peter Dennis Andy Callan and I spent a fun evening with my local wargaming club ‘the Forest Outlaws’. (Mansfield was in the middle of Sherwood Forest, if you’re wondering about the name). We were play-testing Andy’s rules for the … Continue reading

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Battle For Britain Reader Suggestion: Crafting Aluminium Pikes

By Peter Dennis Andre Clues, of my local wargame club in Mansfield, has come up with this brilliant idea… Instead of using another sheet of paper between the folded colour sheets when you make pikes, use a flattened strip of … Continue reading

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Great War Memoir Launch Hailed a Huge Success

THE BBC’s Hugh Pym (pictured above left) was guest of honour at the official launch of a new memoir on the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, who volunteered as an Army Chaplain in Christmas 1914. The Half-Shilling Curate. A Personal Account of … Continue reading

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