Thursday, May 16, 2019

Book Review: Armies, Legions & Hordes by Dave Taylor

Having just finished reading Dave Taylor's book "Armies, Legions and Hordes", I thought it might be helpful to post a short review.

I highly recommend the book and think it's got a place in just about every gamers library.  The pictures are superbly done and it covers both historical and non-historical gaming genres.  (OK, it does skew to sciFi / GW stuff but that's where the majority of tabletop gamers are.)  The writing style is very clear and the graphics layout easy on the eyes.  It's also organized into clear sections by topic for those of you who prefer perusing these materials while in the "private library".  I nether condone nor disparage such behavior.

To be honest, this is one of the few hobby "how-to" books I've read cover to cover - mostly I just jump around looking for a specific topic or I find the writing style a bit painful to put up with for long periods of time "It puts the matte medium on the ground cover".

Not so with this book - I found it was really fun to read and helped me identify a few bad habits that to change to make my hobby time a bit more productive.

You can purchase the book from Ironheart Artisans or find it on Amazon.  For hobby books with limited distribution I try to purchase from a non-Amazon sources as I'd like the author to get a full cut for their work in the hopes they produce more.

My recommendation: Buy the Book - NOW!


TamsinP said...

I bought my copy at Salute this year (and got it signed by Dave!) and agree that it is an excellent book with some wonderful eye candy.

Paul O'G said...

I agree - great book, very inspiring
I am trying to implement the planning recommendations for my HYW project.

PS Yes, I am "Paul of the Man Cave" in the KS thanks section at the back

caveadsum1471 said...

Really interesting,I just thought it was fantasy/sci fi,on the Warlord site where I saw it there were no historical photos, but I will now consider it, thanks!
Best Iain