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Re: ECW atlas looks good
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2020, 08:38:58 PM »
I recently caught an excellent 'live' on-line talk that the author gave at the National Army Museum about his methodology on this book. It is available here, though I'm not sure how long for, so best spend an hour on this sooner rather than later: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/civilwaratlas.
NB: Move the scroller in for 8 minutes for the start.

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Re: ECW atlas looks good
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2020, 02:41:38 PM »
ok, I've resisted temptation for several minutes and read some reviews before buying, thus it doesn't count as an impulse purchase...

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Re: ECW atlas looks good
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 03:23:58 PM »
Mine arrived today, lots of detail, excellent reference book

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Re: ECW atlas looks good
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 05:22:41 PM »
I've just unwrapped mine today too. It's big! And much more than an atlas.
I'm unqualified to critique, but the "concise history" looks very good and quite extensive. The book also includes army compositions and a useful little summary of formations and tactics, with a nod to the 30 Years War.
As mentioned by others, both the campaign and battle maps are very clear: I do like the use of flags to make clear the allegiance of the forces.
An index would have been nice, but that's me being churlish. I just need to buy another bookshelf to put this on...
Simon