Steve's Random Musings on Wargaming and other stuff...
Being an account of my wargaming activities, a few sailing stories, some beer related anecdotes, what music I'm listening to.... oh, and anything else that knows me!
Bloody Hell, that's cheap. Was it on a special ?
It sure is... a lot of people bemoan the fact that they leave little profit for everyone else but I love Amazon - I can buy almost anything from them at prices that make me come back and buy more.... with the pricing model that they have, I can't see the likes of Waterstones/Smiths lasting.....
Did the same a few days ago
Very impressed - from order to delivery the book was here in about 3 days... this is a chunky/heavy book by the way! :o)
Latest price I have on Amazon is £22.40. How did you manage 16 quid? Plus my Amazon page still says the book is not yet available.Yours, confused of Bristol.
Keith - same here - at a guess I'd say they've sold out of the first print run and are taking orders for the second...???
Got mine for £16, arrived Monday. Not finished it yet, but, Compendium is a bit of a misnomer. It is a very good and complete intro to Horse and Musket war gaming. The writing style, as you would expect, is very much in the Battlegames style - folk will either love it, or it'll be like fingers scratching down a blackboard. So far, I'd give it a solid 8/10
Fortunately I ordered mine for £16 earlier this week and it arrived yesturday but then I had to go out so I only managed a 10 minute flick through. Thankfully I have nothing on tonight so that's sorted.Regards,Guy
If its like Miniature Battlegames I think its a big 'No' for me then. Hope you enjoy it though if its your thing.
Aside from the obvious, whats it actually about?
The phrase "Curate's Egg" springs to mind? A (very) weighty and impressive publication with some good, interesting stuff but I can't quite see why so much space was devoted to a set of "Horse & Musket" rules. There's also a lot of detail on suppliers, prices, events, etc. that is already out of date and is going to be of even less value in a year's time - surely "look on the internet for ......." would have been almost as informative?
Jeremy's comment reminded me I needed to respond so thanks for the comments chaps (Mel/Guy/David/Moif/Jeremy)... not had time to read it yet, but I've just finished my latest so it may be next on the list.... I'll reserve judgement until I've read it (and will review when I do), but I'll say up front I'm one of those unfortunates who is almost likely to buy anything with "wargaming" in the title even though I get the impression this book is aimed at the starter to the hobby (& I'll test that perception when I get to read it), I also like the way Henry writes/works, so for me it was a bit of a no brainer at £16 - I'd have thought twice if it was twice the price though.....