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kipt
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« Reply #2805 on: 07 November 2018, 03:08:05 AM »

Finished "Great Military Disasters" by Geoffrey Regan.

Part One has 3 chapters; The Commanders, The Planners and the Politicians.  Enough blame to go around.

Part Two has 11 chapters; from The Expedition to Cadiz (1625) to The Suez Operation (1956).  I hadn't realizes what a mess that was.

Interesting and a quick read.
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« Reply #2806 on: 07 November 2018, 06:55:15 AM »

Currently just read Et Sans Resultat Napoleonic rules. Probably a set I could use as, unlike a lot of Napoleonic rules, it focuses on command and control rather than various troop formations, type of weapon etc. The mechanisms remind me of a number of other rules I have played and enjoyed, most specifically Altar of Freedom and Bloody Big Battles. It is a very weighty tome in the version I bought, but this is because each phase of the move is thoroughly explained and then followed up by a number of examples of play, most of which are accompanied by clear diagrams. From the publisherís home page (The Wargaming Company) there are numerous free downloads including 5 different playsheets in different scales, ranging from 50 yards to the inch to 200 yards to the inch, which means different sized battles can be represented on, in most cases, a 6x4. The sheets are also available in black background, as per the rulebook, white background and also metric. If anyone is interested I am happy to discuss this further in the rules thread.
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« Reply #2807 on: 07 November 2018, 06:52:34 PM »

I looked at ESR as well, but as the ground scale varies so do the base sizes. I was looking at a campaign where engagements and ground scale varied and the author of the rules suggested this could only be handled by using sabots, which wasínt to my taste.
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Leman
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« Reply #2808 on: 07 November 2018, 09:08:12 PM »

Or, as I intend, you can just completely ignore that. It is not the sort of thing I get my knickers in a twist about.
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Steve J
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« Reply #2809 on: 07 November 2018, 09:25:06 PM »

Blitzkreig by Len Deighton. Picked up by chance from my bookshelf and enjoying re-reading this superb book Smiley.
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« Reply #2810 on: 08 November 2018, 05:07:16 AM »

My copy of HDIV arrived today, so I'll set Watership Down for a few days and read it, and then return to hazel and company and their adventures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAz1N8YmHa0

Terry
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« Reply #2811 on: 08 November 2018, 07:07:13 AM »

That is certainly a contrast Shocked
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« Reply #2812 on: 09 November 2018, 08:07:09 PM »

Paul, if you are referring to my switching form WD to HDIV, yes it is. However. Nick Smith's Hell Diver series is so awesome I could not wait to read the new installment. And having read WD so many times I nearly know it by heart I'll have no trouble picking it back up.

Terry
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« Reply #2813 on: 11 November 2018, 02:45:58 AM »

Finished "The Army of the Future" by General Charles DeGaulle.  this edition translated by Walter Millis, 1941.

DeGaulle was a very forward looking young officer and did a good job predicting the war of the future.  I am impressed by his forethought.

Good, quick book to read - only 178 pages.
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