Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Another project? Falklands War?

I'm currently reading "Logistics in the Falklands War: A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare" by Kenneth L. Privratsky, a retired US Army Major General.

Before I started reading this book, I thought I knew about the Falklands War ... now I've nearly finished it, I realise that I knew nothing about just what a monumental task it was for the British armed forces to project Operation Corporate 8,000 miles from the UK to the Falklands.

Although the title made me think that it would be a dry struggle to read, it is very easy to read and well written. It is more of a history of the conflict with the logistical difficulties (and the struggles to overcome them) included - which is not something that you normally see in campaign histories.

In short, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and it's the only book I've bought for Kindle that I'm going to get a physical copy of, because I want to see it on my bookshelf

I've long toyed with the idea of gaming the Falklands and this book has pushed me over the edge - I've just ordered 3 on the Osprey books on the war and I'm off to the Pendraken site to look at their range!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma

Well I'm in my new house now, and hopefully will be actually playing a game on my new kitchen/dining table now that I have the room to leave a game set up!

Anyway, at the moment I am reading "Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma" (hence the title of the post!), a fascinating book full of ideas for scenarios using my Peter Pig 14th Army figures with my Skytrex Lees.

For instance, I certainly didn't know that the Japanese had used captured Lees! Unfortunately, I've not been making notes, so I'm going to have to read it again and do that!