When in the course of my wargamng life I get bored or tired of wargames and wargaming in general, what to do? Hit the books.
I'm in a transition phase: My desire to play or purchase wargames has given over to reading, reading, and reading. Currently I'm reading Mao's China and After (Maurice Meisner), The Collapse of the Third Republic
(William L. Shirer), and The Viet-Nam Reader (Marcus Raskin and Bernard B. Fall).
Most of my book purchases are through Abe Books. I can usually find a title I'm looking for and as low as a US dollar (plus shipping). Really can't beat the savings as compared to the chain bookstores.
Still, there's nothing like walking into a bookstore and perusing while drinking some coffee, and perhaps meeting up with people who are in the same section and discuss certain titles with them.
Nothing beats human contact.
Now I'm swinging back to wargames-little by little. And once I've finished my reading I'll be getting back into wargaming full force.
With Spring a few weeks away then it's the Great Outdoors!! But wargames will be in the forefront of my free time, along with reading.
My Spring reading will be the Pentagon Papers that I downloaded from a university site. Well over a thousand pages, but should make for a fascinating study regarding the behind the scenes affairs of the US government's role in the Vietnam War.
I'll read it with the caveat that it is, basically, a US Government publication....