Considering the numbers of people enjoying this competitive activity, there are relatively few books on war gaming. The author has provided a guide that will appeal to novice and skilled war gamer alike – Highly Recommended.
NAME: A War gamers Guide to The Desert War 1940-1943 FILE: R2583 AUTHOR: Daniel Mersey PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 118 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, North Africa, Libya, desert, Rommel, Montgomery, Afrikakorps, war gamer, military models, diorama, strategy ISBN: 1-47385-108-4 IMAGE: B2583.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ybztd6nb LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Considering the numbers of people enjoying this competitive activity, there are relatively few books on war gaming. The author has provided a guide that will appeal to novice and skilled war gamer alike – Highly Recommended. War gaming is an interesting and challenging competition sport that now extends into video gaming. The classic war game employs dioramas and very accurate models of troops, weapons and vehicles to re-enact battles from history, both famous and lesser known engagements. It requires the development of detailed knowledge of the conflicts and attention to detail, combined with a requirement to think quickly and understand tactics and strategy. The author has provided a detailed review of the critical information from history, such as the relative capabilities of tanks and guns. This provides the knowledge that is fundamental to war gaming the battles of the North African campaigns of WWII. Narrative and tables present this information in an easy to understand manner that provides all the established enthusiast gamer needs without baffling those novices who will benefit from such an introduction. There is a very good full colour plate section that shows typical models and sand table layouts. There is also a very good section that lists suppliers, describing their offerings, and a section with recommended further reading titles.