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  Dancelittleewok
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William's The Essential Guide to Warfare review: http://www.eucantina.net/archives/12258
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My review is here, but long story short I absolutely loved Essential Guide to Warfare. I didn't expect that much new text and the original art is gorgeous. Honestly if I could get that Red Squadron piece as a print, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Jason Fry has posted his Endnotes Part 1 for The Essential Guide to Warfare.

http://jasonfry.tumblr.com/post/20843004826/eg-to-warfare-endnotes-pt-1
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Just got this the other day and I couldn't be happier. I got it and I did indeed read it, but the artwork is the real reason I bought it. I'd love prints of some of the Yuuzhan Vong pictures (best to date!) and even the Abeloth fight, not to mention the Rakata vs. the Killiks. I could have loved this as just an art book, let alone being accompanied by some extremely well written and entertaining writing devices!
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The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. But I do like the history of the galactic wars. Since I don't game, and can't buy every Star Wars comic in existence it's nice to have something like this to get up to speed on stuff.
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Cerrinea wrote:
The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. But I do like the history of the galactic wars. Since I don't game, and can't buy every Star Wars comic in existence it's nice to have something like this to get up to speed on stuff.


Believe me, I'm in that boat with you. I've only recently started picking up some TPBs because I wanna have the collections and I just can't afford the games till they're used so this helps a lot with some of that to. In fact the only single issue comics I'm collecting is Dawn of the Jedi and KOTOR: War because I can only afford two...
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I was looking at the acknowledgments, and I noticed that Taral-DLOS is given a mention (by that name). Cool stuff!


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Caedus_16 wrote:
I just can't afford the games till they're used


Dude, you can pick up pretty much any SW game for like $2 on eBay. Bounty Hunter is a great game.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
Cerrinea wrote:
The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. But I do like the history of the galactic wars. Since I don't game, and can't buy every Star Wars comic in existence it's nice to have something like this to get up to speed on stuff.


Believe me, I'm in that boat with you. I've only recently started picking up some TPBs because I wanna have the collections and I just can't afford the games till they're used so this helps a lot with some of that to. In fact the only single issue comics I'm collecting is Dawn of the Jedi and KOTOR: War because I can only afford two...


I feel you man. It was an 8 year project for me to buy up the Star Wars TPBs that I was behind on up until a few years ago.

I still don't have the majority of games simply because I don't have any non-PC platforms. *shrug*

On the comics, my suggestion would be start with the Omnibuses that are out now. They contain several times the amount of a TPB for only slightly more and will help you fill up your collection for a reasonable price with a fair amount of material. Several also include material that was never collected in TPBs or is long out of print.

PM me if you want any suggestions of where to start with the most important ones. I have every item published in North America in some form (baring some short stories from Hyperspace and Insider, though even most of those). Or ask around on the boards.






On a side note, I'm still waiting for my Book Stores to get this in. Apocalypse just arrived this week!! Thank the force I ordered online the day it came out.


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Part 2 of Jason Fry's endnotes for The Essential Guide to Warfare.

Link: http://jasonfry.tumblr.com/post/20907109370/eg-to-warfare-endnotes-pt-2
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Loitered in the bookstore and flipped through The Essential Guide to Warfare. I really loved all the art, but was disappointed in the Abeloth-Callista one. I expected her to be more scary. She looked too tame.
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Old Master Ben wrote:
I was looking at the acknowledgments, and I noticed that Taral-DLOS is given a mention (by that name). Cool stuff!


Holy crap, really?

AWESOME!

Jason Fry did a lot of consulting in the Jedi Council Forums. Maybe I said something that he took to heart?
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Endnotes Part 3. Link: http://jasonfry.tumblr.com/post/21215590247/eg-to-warfare-endnotes-pt-3
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Just got this yesterday. Looks amazing!

The only thing i was hoping for was more images of ship designs that we haven't seen before. Admittedly we got quite a few, but there's a lot of them that aren't in there.

That said, best guide in years (possibly ever, the Jedi Vs. Sith and Atlas are also contenders though). Glad to have it in hand now.


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Club Jade interview with Jason Fry! http://clubjade.net/?p=38995
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