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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2023 9:06 p.m. PST

"I bet you think I am repeating myself. Naval wargames last week, naval wargaming this week. Aside from trying to reduce further the number of readers of the blog, you might be forgiven for wondering what is going on here. The answer is, of course, another wander down the odd recesses of memory lane, or at least, my memory lane. As you might have noticed, it has some very odd recesses.

Anyway, today's memory is a bit more recent than some of the others:

Hague, P., Naval Wargaming: From Ancient Galleys to Modern U-Boats, Yeovil, PSL, 1992…."

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Big Red Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 3:53 a.m. PST

I found Paul Hague's Sea Battles in Miniature inspirational.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 3:16 p.m. PST

Me too…


Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 May 2023 6:25 p.m. PST

I sleep with my copy under my pillow. The end sheet showing the torpedo boats attacking the anchored British fleet sparked my first scratchbuilds in 1984.

colkitto21 May 2023 1:28 a.m. PST

Best wargames book ever. But who was Paul Hague, and what became of him? I hope he knows how much pleasure we've all had from his two books.

Prince Alberts Revenge21 May 2023 9:40 a.m. PST

Hague's book was probably my biggest inspiration for immersing myself in the hobby. I used to check it out at the public library nonstop and it inspired me to craft fleets of miniature ironclads and ancient galleys.

When I was old enough, I purchased the book myself and constantly read through his battle reports and peruse the pages.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2023 3:52 p.m. PST



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