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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

For those of you interested in pre-Chainmail, here's something fun:

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1969, 1972, and 1973, respectively.

It's nice to see a little continuity now and then.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:12 pm 
 

Got the 1st prints. Don't have the sigs.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:03 pm 
 

I've got a copy of H.G. Wells' "Little Wars", printed in 1970 by Arms and Armour Press.  Picked it up in a used bookstore for $4.95.  The dustjacket is a bit ragged, but it's a cool find.  I've been trying to dig up a 1913 printing, but doubt I'll find anything within my budget... :(

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:22 pm 
 

:(

Sad to have just read this thread over on the Dragonsfoot forum in that context, tfm.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:29 pm 
 

faro wrote::(

Sad to have just read this thread over on the Dragonsfoot forum in that context, tfm.


Heh, I was going to post something about this in the next day or so, if Paul didn't.  I was just waiting to get more details and/or the absoulte go ahead to do so.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:32 pm 
 

I'm sure we'll be hearing from Paul, too... *sighs* :?

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:37 pm 
 

faro wrote:I'm sure we'll be hearing from Paul, too... *sighs* :?


Kind of scary and sad how eerily similar it sounds to Dave Sutherland, huh? :(


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:50 pm 
 

Yep; that was the thought here...

Funds might hopefully be slightly easier to do something about than the underlying medical condition. (Could always send across a stack of Chainmails for signing and re-BINing to members of the collecting community: know I wouldn't be averse to $50 via such a route, say).

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:52 pm 
 

Paul and I talked about this at length.  We had in mind a charity auction of sorts.  I'm going to kick something important in and I hope others will consider doing the same.  I found the bookstore that bought Jeff's books--some 200+ volumes.  The owner is sending me a list this week.  I think one goal is to raise enough money to buy them back for Jeff.  Paul is really the point man on this.  Perhaps he can respond with a structure as to when and how we can help.

The right kind of support can make a real difference here.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:59 pm 
 

Thanks for the inside line.
tfm wrote:I found the bookstore that bought Jeff's books--some 200+ volumes.

Was wondering about that; hence my reason for tagging on to this thread.

Good to hear that some of his collection was saved, given all the other bad news: should that be something he'd wish to hold on to, if possible.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:00 pm 
 

Think this might be a good time to start a new thread with the specifics as its known right now?

Aside, I am sure that even if we could get all the regular posters here to chip even one item each, it could certainly go a long way.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:10 pm 
 

Ugh.  Very sad indeed.  Count me in if there's anything we can do.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:32 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Think this might be a good time to start a new thread with the specifics as its known right now?

Aside, I am sure that even if we could get all the regular posters here to chip even one item each, it could certainly go a long way.


well my funds are pretty damn meager right now, but i will pipe in whatever i can when something more is known.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:48 am 
 

Howdy All,


I am asking for a little patience here although your eager sentiments are heartwarming. I will be in communication with Jeff tonight.

Once I finish gathering information I will come up with a plan of action and put it forward here.

I will also ask for some restraint in discussing what particular troubles Jeff faces. Above all I want to preserve the man's dignity.

Once we have all of the information then we can raise awareness and support. I have only ever heard positive things about Jeff. He is above all a dedicated gamer with true love for historical miniatures, film, books, and wargames.

Does anyone have additions to his bibliography? So far I have:

Cavaliers and Roundheads
Chainmail
Valley Forge
Rorke's Drift (published?)
Wargamer's Newletter (a few articles)
File 13 (development playtesting)
King of the Tabletop (development playtesting)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:12 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Does anyone have additions to his bibliography? So far I have:

Cavaliers and Roundheads
Chainmail
Valley Forge
Rorke's Drift (published?)
Wargamer's Newletter (a few articles)
File 13 (development playtesting)
King of the Tabletop (development playtesting)

Rorke's Drift was a lengthy scenario published in Wargamer's Newsletter, IIRC, but I don't know if it was expanded further afterwards.

You probably need a battle-hardened old-time wargamer or two to firm up that list, I think: am certainly struggling a bit there, Paul; especially for Viscount Perren's particular contribs. within the Castle & Crusade Society. Sorry :(

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:31 pm 
 

faro wrote:You probably need a battle-hardened old-time wargamer or two to firm up that list, I think: am certainly struggling a bit there, Paul; especially for Viscount Perren's particular contribs. within the Castle & Crusade Society. Sorry :(


would frank M have any idea?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:38 pm 
 

Yer better off asking Gary.

I do have a copy of Roarke's Drift, but it was just photocopied and bears no publisher credits.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:53 pm 
 

How sad. How truly sad.

However, it is heartening to see folks rally themselves around in support.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:54 pm 
 

Howdy,


Thanks Frank. I have an email into Gary regarding this.


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