Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Developing The Portable Wargame: The book is finally ready to go!

The printed proof copies of the book have been thoroughly read by myself and Arthur Harman, and the remaining errors have hopefully been detected and corrected. As a result the book is now finally ready to go.




I have released all the versions for what Lulu.com call 'General Access' (i.e. people will be able to order copies directly from Lulu.com), and it should then be available for sale with Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc., within a couple of weeks.

30 comments:

  1. Ordered my copies! Should be able to start reading tonight.

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    1. Barry Carter,

      You were very quick off the mark! I hope that you enjoy reading the book when it arrives.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Just chance that I turned the computer on at the right time!
      Looking forward to the "Two Napoleons" set.

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    3. Barry Carter,

      I hope to have the Napoleonic book written and published by Christmas.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Cheers! I was quite pleased to get this book finished and published ... but I am already thinking about the next one I want to write!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Great job Bob. I'll be ordering mine asap.

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    1. Stephen Briddon,

      Cheers! I hope you enjoy reading it when it arrives.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Congratulations! You whipped out the follow-up book in record time!

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      I am already planning the next book in the series, which will probably be entitled THE PORTABLE NAPOLEONIC WARGAME, but which will probably cover the period from 1800 to 1850/60 as well.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Looks like 128 pages of fun! Ordering my hard copy in a few!

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    1. John,

      I hope you enjoy this book as much as you enjoyed the first.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Ordered mine too in hardback and ebook. Will be reading it tonight.
    Great job!

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    1. Nic101,

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy reading it ... and if you do, please write a positive review on Lulu.com.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. Congratulations Bob. Just ordered my copy. Loved The Portable Wargame, so looking forward to this one.

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    1. Jon Meech,

      Thanks very much! I just hope that you enjoy the latest book as much as the first!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Another good book. I'm looking forward to trying out the Ancients rules particularly, though my Zubian Heavy Camel Archers look like they're going to be left on the bench...

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    1. Maudlin Jack Tar,

      Cheers! It's good to get positive feedback from poeople who have bought and used my book.

      Sorry about your Zubian Heavy Camel Archers; if I ever produce a second edition, I'll add them! ;^)

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. Congratulations Bob. Just ordered my copy. Loved The Portable Wargame, so looking forward to this one.

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  10. Bob,

    My copy just arrived yesterday. Brilliant! Can't wait to see the next 7 volumes!

    Best regards,

    Chris

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    1. Chris,

      I hope you enjoy reading it and using the rules.

      I might manage another couple of books ... but seven might be stretching it a bit!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  11. Just finished you first book on The Portable Wargame
    The perfect medicine/antedote for a "work related delayed train journey from hell" .. kept me sane near Bristol.
    Thank You! Fits easily and inconspicuously into a laptop bag ;)

    Finished it off over dinner at the hotel .. :)

    Looking forward to reading this one as you go Ancient ;)
    Thank you for your kind words in the acknowledgements
    My return thanks to you Bob as these rules will definitely get played :)

    PS Very impressed with your "authoring spurt". A very active retirement :)

    PPS You are getting me interested in Colonial .. never thought I would, perhaps Young Winston might get a run out!

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      I was very pleased to read your very complimentary comment ... and without the support of wargamers like you neither book would have been written.

      Luckily I have been able to put my retirement to good use, and would be producing even more books if my other interests were not as equally time consuming.

      Colonial and other small wars have always interested me, and seem to be ideally suited to wargaming, and I'd strongly urge you to give them a try.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      Just to let you know that I have begun writing the introduction to THE PORTABLE NAPOLEONIC WARGAME. With luck it should be finished and published by Christmas.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    3. http://exiledfog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/bobs-book-portable-wargame.html

      Already looking forward to reading the next one, however I plan to get a few games under my belt. I have plenty of WWII "Odds and Sods" ideal for a trip out.

      The hex board is not far off the one I did for Simulating War at Connections UK and I fancy doing something similar with squares ;)

      Thanks for the fun!

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    4. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      Thank you for your glowing review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed my first book, and hope that you will find the second equally enjoyable.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  12. Developing... is at last available on amazon.co.uk, so have ordered my copy.
    Tim Spanton
    London
    http://timspanton.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Tim Spanton,

      I hope that you enjoy reading the book and using my rules.

      All the best,

      Bob

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