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Alxbates11 Oct 2018 1:10 a.m. PST

I seem to recall – admittedly, more than a few years ago – that Mark Copplestone had a couple of sourcebooks for sale for his Back of Beyond range of figures.

I don't remember if they were setting books, historical texts, or game rules, but, regardless, I can't seem to find them on his site.

Are those books still around and available anywhere? A link would be much appreciated! Thank you.

-Alex in Alaska

Giles the Zog11 Oct 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

IIRC, it was a link to some of Peter Hopkirk's books. These were history books which gave a wealth of detail.

Key texts:
- Setting the East Ablaze
- The Spy who Disappeared
- Trespassers on the roof of the World.

Other useful ones are Ossendowski's Men Beasts and Gods.

There is a ruleset called Setting the East Ablaze published, via the Lead Adventure Forum.

Sorry but all my copies are in storage currently. There's plenty more books that are useful.

Alxbates11 Oct 2018 1:52 a.m. PST

Thank you! I'll track those down.

Cacique Caribe11 Oct 2018 4:28 a.m. PST

Here's Ossendowski's Men Beasts and Gods:



Cyrus the Great11 Oct 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Other titles:
The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk,
On Horseback Through Asia Minor, Frederick Burnaby,
Foreign Devils On The Silk Road, Peter Hopkirk,
Mission To Tashkent, F.M.Bailey,
Hunted Through Central Asia, Paul Nazaroff,
News From Tartary, Peter Fleming

Spooner611 Oct 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

I have read all the books mentioned so far except Peter Fleming.

Ossendowski's is a very interesting survival story.

Hopkirks I found were fast / fun reads.


Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean and A Full Life touch on Russia though fairly briefly.

abbot amaury12 Oct 2018 11:06 p.m. PST

'Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions' by Charles Gallenkamp was another book on the list…

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