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Wargame books. - 3/27/2013 9:08:21 PM   
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Came across these whilst searching Amazon. Looks like interesting reading.

War games and their history by C G Lewin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Games-Their-History-Christopher-George/dp/1781550425/ref=pd_sim_b_6


The Wargame Pioneers by J Curry

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Wargaming-Pioneers-Including-1898-1940/dp/1447834011/ref=pd_sim_b_5


Simulating War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games by P Sabin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simulating-War-Studying-Conflict-Simulation/dp/1441185585/ref=pd_sim_b_10

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RE: Wargame books. - 3/27/2013 9:32:03 PM   
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Simulating War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games by P Sabin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simulating-War-Studying-Conflict-Simulation/dp/1441185585/ref=pd_sim_b_10


Got this one - not bad, but not half as deep as you'd expect or hope

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RE: Wargame books. - 3/27/2013 10:51:19 PM   
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OK thanks for the tip. Shall knock it off my very long wish list.

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RE: Wargame books. - 3/31/2013 8:57:22 PM   
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The Art of Wargaming - Peter Perla. Tough to read all of the way through but should probably be required reading for all wargame developers, especially the not so subtle instruction to avoid trying to do it all in one game.

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RE: Wargame books. - 3/31/2013 11:38:54 PM   
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Just to put a spanner in the works, I have got and read http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simulating-War-Studying-Conflict-Simulation/dp/1441185585/ref=pd_sim_b_10 and found it good. He created the game Lost Battles... http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83325/lost-battles which has quite a following also he is active on the Internet in the associated yahoo group as well.

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RE: Wargame books. - 3/31/2013 11:47:24 PM   
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Didn't H.G. Wells write the first definitive book on war gaming?

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/1/2013 12:22:07 AM   
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Joe yes one of the books mentioned is about him and other pioneers..

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/1/2013 6:50:16 PM   
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Didn't H.G. Wells write the first definitive book on war gaming?

Does book have a name?

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/2/2013 9:58:22 AM   
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How about the wargaming.co list of books ?

wargaming.co/books/homepage.htm

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/2/2013 10:27:18 AM   
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Haven't got these,but they seems promising for me too.

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/2/2013 10:45:01 AM   
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Didn't H.G. Wells write the first definitive book on war gaming?

Does book have a name?


Little Wars.

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/3/2013 2:00:32 AM   
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Otherwise, do you know any good book about operational strategy ?

I just got Achtung Panzer from Heinz Guderian, as a start.

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/3/2013 2:07:38 AM   
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About three years ago I read a book about the common British infantry man in ww1. It was mostly letters from home and in hardback. It was very good and want to own it. Any clues on the name? I can't remember it.

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/3/2013 2:33:31 AM   
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Operational? I'd prob go for something by Glantz, though it is very dry reading. I've yet to read a book that would really teach me operational warfare in a wargame. The best way to learn is read AAR's of said game. Books are great for immersion purposes with regards to wargames and can help to some degree maybe.

Rogo well that could be one of hundreds mate to be honest. Some great reads are below
War letters to a Wife by Rowland Fielding
For Love and Courage by E W Hermon (might be the book you mean)
Somewhere in France by L W Nott (Or this one)
War Diary Of The Master Of Belhaven 1914-1918 by Ralph G. A. Hamilton

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RE: Wargame books. - 4/3/2013 2:40:17 AM   
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Ok thanks wodin. Will check them out.

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