CoffeeMug -> FPG Library - la biblioteca - Die Bibliothek (2/1/2005 9:28:12 AM)
for me nothing is more stimulating and intensifying my gaming experience with new and old games than having a good read about the era and the conflict itself. I always try to find novels and non-fictional books which are "close" to the game.
It would be great if you grognards could post your favorites down here. I would paste your info into this post to condense the info a bit.
I think it would enhance the immersion for us all (and the newbies)!
"Team Yankee" by Coyle, Harold
"Red Army" by Peters, Ralph
"Red Phoenix" (ISBN:0446359688) by Bond, Larry
"Red Storm Rising" by Clancy, Tom: has some nice tank warfare scenes
"First Clash" by Kenneth Macksey
"Armor Attacks - The Tank Platoon" by John F Antal. an interactive narritive.
"Infantry Combat" by John F Antal, second book, also interactive
"The War That Never Was" by Michael Palmer.
"Armored Cav: A Guide Tour of an Armoured Cavalry Regiment" (ISBN:0425158365) by Clancy, Tom
"The Third World War". (ISBN:0425044777) by Hackett, John. (could be fiction, too, because it's more like a scenario with a detailed analysis of what could have been.
"Third World War: The Untold Story" (ISBN:0553236377) Hackett, John
"Black Hawk Down" by Mark Bowden
"The Eyes of Orion" by Alex Vernon, the war diary of five tank lieutenants in DESERT STORM
"Vipers in the storm" by Keith Rosenkranz; a F-16 driver's report on the air-to-ground war in DESERT STORM
"How to Make War" by James Dunnigan. fourth edition
Two large format softcover books that provide interesting assesments of Soviet Equipment and Doctrine are:
- "Soviet Military Power " Published by the U.S. Govt. Printing Office in updated editions from 1981 - 1987.
- "Soviet Military Power: An Assessment of the Threat 1988" published by the U.S. DOD.