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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Two new books!

My final proof copy of a A WINTER-ISH WAR arrived just before I left to attend COW2019 ... and on Monday morning the proof copy of my second mini-campaigns book TROUBLE IN ZUBIA was delivered. Having checked them I am please to announce that they have now been released for sale via Lulu.com.

A WINTER-ISH WAR

'This solo mini-campaign was inspired by FINLAND AT WAR: THE WINTER WAR 1939-40 by Vesa Nenye, and saw two imagi-nations, Opeland (which stood in for Finland) and the all-powerful Soviet People’s United Republics or SPUR (which stood in for the Soviet Union) fighting each other over the position of the border between the two countries and possession of the city of Viputa. An early version of the author’s THE PORTABLE WARGAME rules was used to fight the tabletop battles, and the figures, models, and terrain all came from his extensive collections.'
It is on sale as a sixty-page, full-colour hardback book for £24.99 (plus postage and packing) or PDF format for £2.99 from Lulu.com.

TROUBLE IN ZUBIA

'This solo mini-campaign was inspired involvement of Great Britain in Egypt and the Sudan during the latter part of the nineteenth century. It involves the imagi-nations of Britannia (Great Britain), Fezia (Ottoman Turkey), and Zubia (Egypt), and sees Britannia interfering in the affairs of Zubia, a semi-independent province of the Fezian Empire. An early precursor to the author’s THE PORTABLE WARGAME rules was used to fight the tabletop battles, and the figures, models, and terrain all came from his extensive collections.'
It is on sale as a thirty-two-page, full-colour hardback book for £19.99 (plus postage and packing) or PDF format for £2.49 from Lulu.com.

Both books are 8.25" x 10.75" (US Letter-size), have casewrap-hardcover bindings, with white interior and exterior paper and full-colour interior and exterior ink. They are currently only available for sale from Lulu.com.

IMPORTANT: Lulu.com currently has a special fifteen percent off published price on printed books offer that expires at midnight on 11th July. (It does not apply to purchases of PDF format publications.) Just order your book or books before the end of the day and use the code ONEFIVE in the relevant box before paying, and you should qualify for the discount.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Both look very interesting and I have a question for you. Do they each include the version of the rules you used to fight the battles covered?

    Also, your books usually feature the contents on the back page - any chance of this detail?

    Although my birthday is not until September I am thinking that both of these will make great presents - I may well suggest that to the Mem Sahib!

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      I didn't include the rules in the books because they were never really intended for publication, but when I mentioned that I was preparing A WINTER-ISH WAR as a book, I started to get requests for copies and never thought to add the rules. I suppose that I should have done, and if I ever produce a 2nd edition, I might.

      I haven't listed the contents on the back cover if the books, but I'll certainly list them in a forthcoming blog entry.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Thank you ... and perhaps you might consider doing something similar for some of your battles and campaigns one day. I'd certainly buy a copy if you did.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Archduke Piccolo,

      I do hope so!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    3. Archduke, I am in Australia at the moment but I also purchased both. I'll pop around when I am back. Cheers

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    4. Jacko,

      Thanks for buying the books. I hope that you enjoy reading them.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. That was too easy. As our American cousins say 'candy from a baby'!
    Looking forward to reading them.

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    1. Barry Carter,

      Thank you. At 15% off, it really made the price of each book more affordable.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Bob -thank you for doing that. Have ordered both hardbacks - just in time for the discount. Looking forward to a stimulating and enjoyable read. I found the original "Winterish War" particularly inspirational and it will be nice to read it again.

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    1. David Bradley,

      Thanks for both buying the books and for you kind comments.

      I hope that you enjoy both when they arrive.

      All the best,

      Bob

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