Confusion Under Fire
I have a 1993 version the of the Wargame Collector's Guide.
It was invaluable. Listed nearly every wargame published, included auction prices and a basic rating scale. man I loved that book.
Does anyone know if it has been reprised in any form? I would love to see a current version of this guide.
I sympathise with you. I think books of this nature are superseded by the internet. What you describe in your post is the basics of the wargame section of BGG. I have had similar things happen too. I have seen information from some of my reference books printed word for word on the internet. It's a double edged sword, on one hand it is readily available without getting off my seat and with up to date information where on the other hand it is a nice personal feeling thumbing through a reference book and taking in that musty smell of an old book.