Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Recent acquisitions

Whilst I was on my recent cruise I did manage to acquire some bits and pieces.

Besides the excellent book about the Russo-Japanese War that was given to me by Ross Macfarlane when we met in Halifax (EXCITING EXPERIENCES IN THE JAPANESE-RUSSIAN WAR by Marshall Everett) I bought a book about the early US Navy torpedo boats (BUILDING THE MOSQUITO FLEET: THE U.S. NAVY'S FIRST TORPEDO BOATS by Richard V Simpson and published in 2001 by Arcadia Publishing [ISBN 13 978 0 7385 05084]) and one about THE HALIFAX CITADEL (written by Brian Cuthbertson, with photographs by Julian Beveridge (published in 2001 by Formac Publishing Company Limited [ISBN 0 88780 517 5]).


The visit to the Citadel, Quebec, was very fruitful, and I bought a game (WAR OF 1812 published by Columbia Games Inc.) ...



... and two small cannons that will go very nicely with my FUNNY LITTLE WARS Cordeguayan army.


I also acquired three Booster Packs from the AXIS & ALLIES MINIATURES: ANGELS 20 range in a game and fantasy bookshop in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The aircraft in the packs included a Supermarine Spitfire, a Grumman Wildcat, a North American Mustang, ...


... a Morane-Saulnier MS406, a Hawker Typhoon, a Macchi C200 Saetta, ...


... two Hawker Hurricanes, and Mitsubishi Zero.


The packs cost C$21.99 each, which worked out at approximately £14.60 for each pack and which I thought was quite a reasonable price.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Very nice indeed! I like the selection of aircraft you have and Columbia Games are always good to have around. I have Napoleon which is excellent and War of 1812 is a classic in every sense of the word.

    That is a fine selection of books as well - lots of inspiration for sure!

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. Bob

    The columbia game is a classic. I am very jealous of the RJW book. I have a similar volume for the Spanish American War. It is very jingoistic., but has great photos.

    Cheers
    Peter

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  3. David Crook,

    I was very pleased with what I bought ... and in retrospect I think that I should have bought several more Booster Packs.

    The board game looks like it will be an interesting one to play and it is a war that I have not wargamed very much in the past.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Peter Douglas,

    The board games does look very interesting ... as does the book, which has some superb illustrations. I look forward to reading the book in the near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Hey Bob nice Haul. Only in Canada you say! Ross is a true gentleman and very giving. I am glad you had a good visit with him in our great country ... Jeff

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  6. Chasseur (Jeff),

    The only thing that I bought in the US was the book about the 'Mosquito Fleet'; everything else was bought (or gifted to me) in Canada.

    Ross Mac is a great bloke, and I would have loved to have spent more time with him ... and in Canada, which my wife and I both loved. As you write, it is a great country!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. The Russo Japanese war book is available free for Kindle...

    http://archive.org/details/cu31924023037355

    ...have downloaded it for a read...

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  8. Steve-the-Wargamer,

    That is great news! Thanks very much for the link; I will probably download the text to my Kindle in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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