Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by arthur1905 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Still waiting for my copy, hoping it arrives soon
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by turrabear » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:54 pm

Russian James wrote:My account was debited the day I ordered them - sometime in February...

I think my copies are coming by carrier pigeon (or possibly Dodo...)
I got an e-mail a few days ago saying they had arrived in country.i know the first lot of books were sent back as they were damaged
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by turrabear » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:31 pm

My copy arrived this morning .only managed a quick scan through it as I was off to the football. But I'll get a better look through it tonight.did notice an article in it by tactics on roos missing battalions at poltava.
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Clibinarium » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:25 pm

My copy arrived this morning. A quick scan through looks good,will take a bit of reading to assess. I certainly need more books that deal with history and not uniforms (though it has quite a lot of uniform info too).
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Russian James » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:30 am

Yup, arrived yesterday.

Initial impressions are very good, will need to find time to sit down and read through it (them)...
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by arthur1905 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:15 pm

My copy arrived Saturday morning, so far looks a great set of books,
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Dilly » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:32 pm

Got mine on Monday ago direct from USA
Not had a chance to read it yet but looks good
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:51 pm

Had today a notification from the Postman in the PO Box.
May be able to pick the Package - from Caliver - up in the next days
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Ben Waterhouse » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:58 pm

Mine arrived this morning, looks smashing, a little mention of our own Warfare Miniatures at the back of volume 2!
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:51 pm

Ok. Got my 2 Volume book too. After all it seems that it needs American printers to show some respect for the Saxons as adversaries of the Swedes.
The two Battles a read through don't show them as complete idiots like some Swedish Sources like to let us believe.
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Adam Hayes » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:37 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote:Ok. Got my 2 Volume book too. After all it seems that it needs American printers to show some respect for the Saxons as adversaries of the Swedes.
The two Battles a read through don't show them as complete idiots like some Swedish Sources like to let us believe.
I noticed that too, I have already written to the publishers to complain. :D
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:40 pm

Adam Hayes wrote:.........I noticed that too, I have already written to the publishers to complain. :D
:shock: *facepalm*
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by turrabear » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:16 am

Friedrich August I. wrote:Ok. Got my 2 Volume book too. After all it seems that it needs American printers to show some respect for the Saxons as adversaries of the Swedes.
The two Battles a read through don't show them as complete idiots like some Swedish Sources like to let us believe.
I,m going to write to the publisher to complain as they assured me there would be a chapter on how quickly it took the saxons to run away .the chapter was also going to cover the best saxons method of running away the saxons group method , the saxons escape and invasion method and the saxons sod your mates I'm off and finally the best time to surrender your colours and why running away with your colours slows you down
I want my money back :P
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Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Post by Gunfreak » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:11 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote:Ok. Got my 2 Volume book too. After all it seems that it needs American printers to show some respect for the Saxons as adversaries of the Swedes.
The two Battles a read through don't show them as complete idiots like some Swedish Sources like to let us believe.

I feel sorry for Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg when reading the compendium, I mean I places his troops great he does everyhing right. But that dosen't help when part of his army just flees!
Dosen't help if you are Leonadro Da vincy if all your paints are made of glue!

The Saxon infantry does it's best, but sevral times the cav just don't do the job!
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