THE RED GAMBIT SERIES

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gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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Writing is underway, although I abandoned over 1k worth on B-29 rudder cables lol Dont ask! Im writing at a good speed, and defintely hope to have this one in less of a rush than Sacrifice.

Dont forget the FB groups, where conversation is more dynamic, although a lot of members seem to have a drinking habit!

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January 29, 2015 at 3:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mark
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Who us?  We're only following your example. Now about Book 6...:P

February 1, 2015 at 2:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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A fair point :-)

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February 2, 2015 at 4:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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#6 is over 30k words and progressing smoothly[ish]. I hope above hope to bring this one out well before christmas.

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February 23, 2015 at 8:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bennie McRae
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I have finished the first four books and started "Sacrifice" today. I love this series and it has got to be one of the better "alternate fiction" series I have read. So detailed and the battle descriptions are wonderful. I am U.S. Army veteran who was a tanker and I love reading the tank action in the books. Can't wait for book 6! Any guess on when it might come out?

February 24, 2015 at 9:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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before christmas is as far as I will go on that :-) The Super Pershing and M46 await you in book#6 :-)

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February 25, 2015 at 3:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

denis rea
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on the super pershing/M46 would you be allowing for montly production figures close to those of the sherman tank (1943/1944 production runs) in US factories of approximately 1250 tanks a month. The on paper strenght of the 100 or so US tank battalions in the field was around 5000 tanks with 1700 light tanks. 4 months production would outfit US forces in the field. (ignoring battle losses for the moment).

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February 25, 2015 at 7:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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On that, I am not yet sure. There is the issue of trained crews, so regardless of number of tanks, we need bums in pews. Conversion should be reasonably swift. I suspect that the US woudl plump for one or the other, not both, for full production, which probably makes the M46 favourite. Ive envisaged Super Pershings being sent to both China and Europe, but not yet in numbers. I also figured that production might drop beloew previous norms as the M46 was [I believe] more of an engineering problem than M4s. M24s will have their role, phasing out M5s etc. I also think that TD production will continue, but Im unclear at what pace.

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February 25, 2015 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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progress report. Now on 53118 words @ 174 pages.

Had some tricky sections to deal with, which bogged me down a lttle, but now I should be able to move forward at good speed.

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March 18, 2015 at 2:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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55861 @ 183

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March 20, 2015 at 4:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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60251 @ 199. Moving along nicely now.

 

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March 25, 2015 at 3:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Henrik Y Rasmussen
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Keep up the good work, I'm in the middel of "Breakthrough" so I have more reading to do to catch up.

April 14, 2015 at 6:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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You have some way to go!

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April 14, 2015 at 1:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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Progressing well and over 80k words. Had a bit of a rut with research, as I couldnt find some previous work and had to start over with some support stuff.

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May 6, 2015 at 3:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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Just started a new graphics section for book#6. Enjoy.

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May 12, 2015 at 9:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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book#6 has accelerated to over 110k words. Im hoping for an earlier than xmas release :-)

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May 23, 2015 at 4:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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117057@376 as of this morning :-)

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May 28, 2015 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Keith Lange
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I hope you don't kill off Galland like Skorzeny. :|

May 30, 2015 at 2:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk
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I couldn't possibly comment... although I think your post counts as a spoiler!!!

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May 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Keith Lange
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gee_colin@yahoo.co.uk at May 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM

I couldn't possibly comment... although I think your post counts as a spoiler!!!

You mean Skorzeny? My mistake. I guess I just figured that most of the people here already read Sacrifice.

May 30, 2015 at 3:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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