Wednesday, 29 February 2012

EBay - I love you again ! ! !

After literally years of searching, I've finally managed to get hold of a copy of Duncan Head's Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars.

For a number of years, this book was considered to be THE wargaming resource for Republican Rome and her ememies.  The Punic Wars was what drew me into wargaming originally, and although I have a fair number of books, both reference and history, on the subject, I've always wanted a copy, just to see what all the fuss was about.

You can get these fairly easily on the net, but the price is usually very high.  A few years ago, I set up a search on eBay to alert me when one was listed.  However, until now, I was outbid every time.  So imagine my surprise when an email popped into the inbox saying my low, low bid (a fiver) had won and it was time to pay up! Excellent!  And what a book it looks to be, filled with lots of information, armies and generals, battles, details of troops types, their armaments and, of course, lots of illustrations.

I'm also happy to have had a decent experience on eBay for a change.  I use eBay a fair bit, both for buying and selling, but have had a fair bit of hassle recently.  Buyers have been getting very shirty with postage charges (padded envelopes and boxes aren't free you know) and I think a couple sellers simply didn't post items to me because the price was very low (I'm looking at you Infinity guy.)  

Lastly, a belated hello to all followers on this blog, thanks for reading my ramblings.  The two latest followers are Ben (Flames of War Hungarians and others) and Tamsin (Ancients and a CRAZY amount of posts!)  Welcome.


  1. Very nice catch, you're right about ebay though as it's become a pain in the arse lately....

  2. Excellent book - great inspiration for wargaming the period

  3. Thanks for the mention Vladdd :) just over 1 post/day which isn't anywhere in the league of some bloggers ;)

  4. I'm going to have to give that trick a go. Looks like a great resource!

  5. Always nice to get a bargain from ebay, it doesn't happen that often I know. Good book, as you say the WRG books are still very good reference.