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Undaunted: Normandy is the new deck-building game of World War II combat from David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin. On the blog today, David gives a fascinating insight into the development of the game, looking at the decisions they made when modeling the Rifle Platoon.Continue Reading

Churchill Infantry Tank

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Today on the blog, David Fletcher author of Churchill Infantry Tank, recounts the main features of the different Marks of Churchill tank.Continue Reading
On the blog today David Thompson, one of the designers behind Undaunted: Normandy, takes us through the design process of his upcoming deck-building game of World War II combat, from the initial concept and Grandfather's influence through to the final finished game.Continue Reading

The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845–46

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David Smith, author of The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845–46, gives us an insight into the inspiration behind his title and how the book came about.  Continue Reading
Today on the blog, we are joined by David Rigby, whose upcoming new book Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway examines the difference Wade McClusky's made in the Battle of Midway. Continue Reading
Today on the blog, David Campbell joins us to discuss his new book US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier, and the evolution of airborne attacks during World War II.  Continue Reading
Today on the blog David Smith, author of Whispers Across the Atlantick, reveals how he came to write his second book on the enigmatic British general and how without a certain draft, his book might never have been written.Continue Reading

Shire on the World Wide Web

In Military History
It is always nice when someone else likes the books you publish - and from different sources a couple of nice write-ups on Shire have caught my eye.Continue Reading

Rural Online!

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In the first of a new series of articles in the Shire Journal I will take a peek at the stories and blogs that have caught my eye recently relating to our monthly theme. This month we will be looking at the online world of farmers, small-holders, gardeners and anyone involved with rural life.Continue Reading

February themed reading list

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To tie in with the February theme of Agriculture, Farming and Garden history we bring a selection of titles published by Shire that should satisfy your every rural history need!Continue Reading

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