Recently I've had a rare run of good luck in the second hand department - coming across some great books and a couple of board games in local shops, a wargaming convention and on ebay.
For many of us our first "experience" of the Cold War gone hot genre was General Sir John Hackett's book "The Third World War". I inherited my brother's copy in the early eighties (without his knowledge...) and held onto it ever since. Until I found these:
Mint condition hardbacks - fairly cheap - at a new bookstore which also stocked some 2nd hand books. Same shop also had these:
Whilst not quite as up-to-date as I would have liked, they are full of good information and some excellent photos. Finally buy from that shop (apart from a book I've been searching for on the First Crusade) was this:
Mainly a great source of photos, it also has a section on the role of the 3rd Commando Brigade in Norway is a WW3 scenario which was interesting.
Last weekend I visited MOAB - which is a wargaming convention here in Sydney. Amongst other excellent 2nd hand stuff I picked up these...
A while ago I got this for about $50 on ebay:
...for $8 I had to have it! Now I just need the 3rd, 5th and 6th Fleet games to complete the series! Ha!
Anyway - feeling pretty chuffed about that. In Part 2 I'll show you the other Cold War bargains I got at MOAB - models!