At present Warhammer Historical is having a 50% off sale on all their rule books. I could not help myself, not at 50% off. I was just thinking of buying one of the titles for The Great War, but the sale made things far too tempting.
In the end I got Waterloo, Gladiator and Over the Top. Waterloo, obviously Napoleonics. Gladiator, hopefully a useable set of gladiatorial combat rules. Lastly Over the Top which is an extra sourcebook for The Great War ruleset. All up, including the postage, just under $70AUS. Considering that some Australian shops want about $60AUS for just one of them, I'm ahead by miles.
So having gone back to historial games for the moment I decided to lash out for the Field of Glory rule sets. My source, QBD. Yes the retail chain stocks some wargaming books, I even found roleplaying games hidden in their as well. The English Civil War (ECW) has always been a favourite period for me, mainly because my family played a part in Montroses army in the North. We have always remained Royalists and if by any indication of my children, will continue to be so. It's a nice feeling really. I'm wandering again. Anyway I bought the Field of Glory: Renaissence rulebook and Wars of Faith, which covers the ECW period. What was nice is that any orders with QBD over $60 are post free. In the end I got the books for about $72. Again another bargain as one retailer has the rulebook for $60 plus postage. Score!
So at present I'm 2-0. Extremely poor, but now chaffing at the bit for my books to arrive.