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A good book for glory of Kings

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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by J Flower on Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 am

The Penguin label also has a number of historical paperbacks on there lists, I have a couple on German history, plus another about the Ottomans.

I had hoped that a few of the AH games could have been made into computer games, is the Squadleader game also avaliable as a computer game, or the Third Reich board game. I enjoyed playing both of these.

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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:33 pm

Some of the old Penguin/Pelican books were excellent. Although they did produce some original titles, most of them were new editions/reprints of books previously published. With over a thousand in the Pelican series some are well worth picking up!
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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Ardagor on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:58 am

More books...

The Uniforms of the Prussian army under Frederick the Great from 1740 to 1786

This is massive, over 5 kg.


Military uniforms of the Netherlands 1752-1800

These are from Verlag Militaria, a Austrian Publisher.

I got both of these from Naval military press, they have their summer sale at the moment
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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Ardagor on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:07 pm

And more books, this time from Pike and Shot Society, I bough them directly from the Society.

Spanish Armies in the war of the League of Augsburg 1688-1697

Uniforms and Flags of the Imperial Austrian Army 1683-1720

There are others such as:

Armies of the Duke of Savoy 1688-1713

Armies of Hesse and the Upper Rhine Circle

3 books about the French Army under Louis XIV 1688-1714

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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:15 am

No one seems to have mentioned any fiction on this thread? Sorry of that's deliberate, but has anyone else been impressed by the Baroque Trilogy by Neal Stephenson? Starts off in the late 1600's, but does run on into our period, and has somethings around the Spanish Succession politics - but mostly it's an extraordinarily vivid recreation of "swashbuckling" life-styles in the period!

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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:02 pm

Its a bit prior to our period (though many ships which fought in the battle will still active in 1700) but I really enjoyed reading "The Four Days Battle of 1666" by Frank L Fox ISBN 978 - 1 - 84832 -044-4.

As per title a lot of the book is about the four day battle but its also covers the English, Dutch & French fleets which fought in the war & the other major actions of the second Anglo-Dutch War.

As well as covering the major problems of all three powers which players in Glory may view as food for thought the book is also very good on the origins & development of the Line of Battle Tactics and also on the role played by fireships.

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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Just bought these from a gaming chum who owns an online webstore. Ignore the Maharanis book, but the African one may have some useful background info for games.
I haven't read it yet, but it's now on the top of my book pile.

Book bio:
Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish surgeon and explorer. Encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he was sent by the African Association, in 1795, to explore the interior of Africa, forbidden to western traders. He is believed to have been the first European to reach the River Niger. His return was delayed by imprisonment and illness, and he did not arrive back in Scotland until December 1797, having been thought dead. He later went on a second expedition to Africa, and died there in 1806. This account of his earlier travels, published in 1799, was an immediate best-seller, with three editions in the first year. Park presents a straightforward account of his journey, together with observations about daily life in West Africa, with none of the arrogant superiority so often expressed by European travellers. The book includes a vocabulary of Mandinka words, plates and maps, and a geographical appendix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mungo_Park_(explorer)




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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Nexus06 on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:17 pm

I was looking at the " warfare in the age of marlborough" but in kindle format?
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Re: A good book for glory of Kings

Post by Ardagor on Tue May 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Another interesting book

Great Northern War Compendium in two volumes, only available through Amazon.com

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