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Offline al_infierno

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5685 on: November 03, 2022, 02:39:43 PM »
^ Looks quite interesting, thanks for posting!  And only a dollar on Kindle.

Wild West is my favorite way to game on tabletop for sure.  I would recommend checking out Six Gun Sound if you're interested in miniatures gaming: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/327617/six-gun-sound-devils-elbow
A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5686 on: November 14, 2022, 10:12:26 AM »
I have started re-reading "With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon" by Gene Fax.

https://www.amazon.com/Their-Bare-Hands-Pershing-Montfaucon/dp/1472829794/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1EU73YPZH255A&keywords=with+their+bare+hands&qid=1668445161&sprefix=with+their+%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-1

This is a very good book about an almost forgotten battle during the American portion of the Argonne offensive in September, 1918. The very green US 79th Division with conscripts mostly from Baltimore, Philadelphia and D.C., was thrown hard against the German "little Gibraltar" fortress at Montfaucon.

The book is well-written, and it provides plenty of background for the general reader.

Several years back I provided a synopsis of the fight here on grogs:

http://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=22976.msg631833#msg631833
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #5687 on: November 19, 2022, 09:53:16 AM »
Now reading Surrender by Bono.
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