Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy’s Own Story of Imaginary Combat

A while back Doug lent me a book, Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy’s Own Story of Imaginary Combat written by Harry Pearson. I’d kept the book with me but hadn’t really bothered to start to read it as there was always something else to read on my eBook reader.

The battery went flat on a recent trip and this was the only paper-based book I had with me at the time. Down to dinner at the hotel restaurant and open the book (I think in this modern electronic age I can just remember how to do that).

It was a most enjoyable experience in nostalgia. Whilst some of Harry’s recollections of his early wargaming vary greatly from mine, the same feeling and spirit is present. I will admit that I almost went to the shop to look for some plastic 1/72 scale figures to keep the feeling alive.

I can recommend this book to any old (or young) wargamer. I can thoroughly recommend it to a wargame widow – reading it may provide an insight into why your partner spends so much time with the little metal men!

Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy’s Own Story of Imaginary Combat
Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy’s Own Story of Imaginary Combat

  1. Doug 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    I have some HaT Parthians you could buy 😉

    Like

    • thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

      I don't think so – one of the joys of nostalgia is that it can be left in the past 😆

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s