From: Melbourne Australia
ORIGINAL: Chris Merchant
Adam, the reviews indicate 'dry' story telling and a mainly Soviet view - what are your thoughts?
Hi Chris. This was the book that HPS used as its main resource when designing PzC Kharkov 42 way back when, so that says a lot.
Btw there is probably a copy available at Hylands Bookstore in Melbourne, that's where I picked up mine - and Peter they do overseas mail order: Hylands Bookstore
I took this book on a trip to Brisbane once - and yeah it is very detailed! Glantz seems to delight in placing every unit throughout the narrative not only in terms of the closest town but every shetl, yeshiva, post office box, Seven Eleven and McDonalds if he can
I mean photocopying those maps I mentioned above is imperative imo - I cut my photocopies out and laminated them and looked like a right tool on the plane reading a paragraph, flipping around my maps and then going back to the story
But in terms of being complete, it surely is. One of Glantz's first "mainstream" publications. It's a goodie for a game like this. With quality gloss pages, its a small but heavy book too.
The Soviet insight is what makes it so valuable. Stavka did not hold back analysing its performance. Taking the action from this pov, very well highlights the performance of the Germans too. Thankfully, this is no Paul Carrel (Scorched Earth etc) story book. But I like those too
< Message edited by Adam Parker -- 5/3/2008 8:29:14 AM >