Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ex libris grognard

Two more much sought after tomes for the classic wargames book collection arrived today, courtesy of Mrs Millsy and a wedding anniversary.

Having been married for far too many twenty-three years now we rarely attempt to surprise one another with gifts because there's a serious change of coming a cropper with something already owned by your significant other. This in turn leads to conversations like this...

Mrs Millsy: What would you like for your anniversary gift this year? DON'T say more little men!
Mr Millsy: Ummm.... How about books ABOUT little men?
Mrs Millsy: [sigh] OK, whatever. You order them then.
Mr Millsy: Awright! [Clickety-clickety-clack www.ebay.com.au...]

And the rest is (miniature) history. The upshot is I'm now the proud owner of a pair of "new" books...

A true classic and one for any serious grognard's collection

One of a series on discovering all manner of things, not just gaming.
Happy days!

Cheers,
Millsy

15 comments :

  1. Never seen that book before would love to get hold of a copy. Well done, happy anniversary.

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  2. The cover on that ECW book is rather atmospheric isn't it?

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  3. Anniversary presents mean we just buy something big between us - that was our 3D printer this year. Otherwise I buy my own presents then tell people what they've got me :)

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  4. Nice additions to the collection Michael!

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  5. Great scores Millsy! Ain't no school like the old school.

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  6. Nice score of books Millsy! Happy anniversary to you both, especially Mrs Millsy for putting up with you for so long! :)

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  7. A couple of nice additions to your wargaming library. The Turnstill booklet, despite is small size and length, is quite a useful overview of gaming the ECW.

    With your vast Old School library, how about posting a listing of the books yet to be collected lingering unfulfilled on your Wish List? Someone may be able to help in filling that gap.

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  8. Nice additions to your collection, Michael.

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  9. The secret to a very long and happy marriage - very many congratulations to you both.

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  10. Sounds like the same question and answers I have on my birthday. Cool books!

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  11. Congratulations on firstly another birthday and secondly a couple of great acquisitions. The Alexander volume is a favourite of mine particularly. Well done.

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  12. Oooh, two lovely titles there Mr. Mills. Also, a hearty congratulations on your anniversary - huzzah!

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  13. That's a terrific anniversary gift - quite the old school library you're building up there. Sort of a Bodleian Library for wargamers!

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