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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Sep 2021 12:01 a.m. PST

Have you ever read a book after seeing a positive review on a miniature wargaming blog?

John Armatys24 Sep 2021 1:16 a.m. PST

Yes I'm just finishing John R Hale's "Lords of the Sea" (Gibson Square, 2010), ordered after I read a review on a blog.

Blogs are also a good place to find games I might like reading the blog lets you know what sort of wargame the writer plays and enjoys, so when someone recommends a set of rules you have a good idea about whether they are worth buying.

The Last Conformist24 Sep 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

Not sure, but I've definitely bought books on seeing them positively reviewed on miniature wargaming mailing lists and online fora.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 5:37 a.m. PST

Yes, several times.

Stryderg24 Sep 2021 5:48 a.m. PST


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 6:19 a.m. PST

Many times, but mostly for RPG's, not wargames. Cheers!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 7:21 a.m. PST

A few times

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 10:00 a.m. PST


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 10:17 a.m. PST

Maybe once. Not sure. Usually the books reviewed are not of enough interest to me for me to pick them up. But maybe I should be more pro-active in seeking them out.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

Possibly. I certainly have read books recommended by gaming friends.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 3:18 p.m. PST


As John Armatys said – if you find a Blog (or a magazine for Old School readers evil grin) and a reviewer that you more or less agree with on stuff you already have then it's quite likely that other recommendations will be a good investment.

WKeyser28 Sep 2021 10:54 p.m. PST

Yes often

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