ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A Couple of Good Books...

Here are two rather good books that I am reading at the moment...


Both books are from Hellion's Century of Soldier 1618-1721...





The Army of James II 1685-1688...
An excellent little book...
It does what it says on the cover... well written with lots of information... especially if you have a fluttering interest in the Monmouth Rebellion...
 






Charles XI's War...
The Scanian War Between Sweden and Denmark 1675-1679.


A must admit that I have long standing interest in this little known conflict... and if you too have a desire to find out more ... this is the book to get....


Once again well written and very informative...
A period that I am always tempted by...






I also took delivery of some more Robert Hall plates from The Pike and Shot Society...


I really can't recommend these guys enough... they do a splendid service.




All the best   Aly

18 comments:

  1. A couple of interesting books but those plates look superb!

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    1. The Robert Hall plates are very nice and very useful.

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Very nice Aly. Those plates do look quite sharp and the colour and vibrancy is very good. I do like books you know...

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    1. Yes the kindle may be fine for long holidays...but give me paper and print anytime.

      All the best. Aly

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  3. You are fluttering by well again I see😉

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    1. Yes fluttering... but not landing on any blooms... yet... :-)

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Some very tempting tomes there, and figure ranges to compliment them.

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    1. And very pretty Uniforms....

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Helion do some great books on previously 'hard to find in English' subjects. Any decent volumes on the Second Schleswig-Holstein war you can suggest Aly?

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    1. This is a good one...

      https://www.helion.co.uk/browse-title-series-more/published-by-helion-backlist-titles/bismarck-s-first-war-the-campaign-of-schleswig-and-jutland-1864.html

      All the best. Aly

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    2. Thanks, I had completely missed that.
      cheers
      Mike

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  6. Nice looking books and prints Aly - do you just use the latter for reference, or do you frame them up? As to having a fluttering interest in Monmouth's Rebellion - who doesn't!? Do you remember the kids TV series "Pretenders" from HTV West - I was about ten when it aired in 1972! I have had an interest in this war since around that time....maybe one day

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    1. The Hall prints are for reference... but you are right... they would look very nice framed.
      Yes I remember the Pretenders series... I was only thinking about it the other day.

      All the best. Aly

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  7. I'm always happy to see more readily available material in English on the wars of the second half of the 17th Century. I'll have to look into those Robert Hall plates: thanks for showcasing those!

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    1. I must say I am really impressed with Hellions output at the moment... I feat things could get very expensive... ;-).

      All the best. Aly

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    2. ‘I fear things’ ..... could get expensive ...
      Preduktive spoolung... don’t trust it.... ;-/

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  8. Interesting pair of books and nice prints, Monmouth and James the 2nd are both very tempting...!
    Best Iain

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    1. It is all rather tempting... I find the early history of the British Army very interesting...I have a book on the British forces in Tangier 1662-80 waiting in the reading pile...

      All the best. Aly

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