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Books to read while playing - 11/2/2015 3:54:17 AM   
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If you can get hold of these books it will greatly enhance your FPRS/R experience.




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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/2/2015 12:47:39 PM   
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You could add Team Yankee to that list.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/2/2015 5:35:43 PM   
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And Red Army.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/2/2015 7:02:53 PM   
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you may also want to look at a few of these

The Warsaw Pact : arms doctrine and strategy
Soviet Military Operational Art: In Pursuit of Deep Battle (Soviet Russian Military Theory and Practice)
The Liberators: My Life in the Soviet Army
Soviet Airland Battle Tactics
Air Battle Central Europe
Confrontation: Strategic Geography of N.A.T.O. and the Warsaw Pact
The British Army in Germany: An Organizational History 1947-2004 (a must for anyone looking at BAOR)
Harvey Black series of 3 books - red/blue/black effects (not listed in order)


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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/6/2015 9:58:11 PM   
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I was beaten to it, but I'll re-emphasize: Team Yankee is a perfect fit for this game. As a matter of fact I'd love it if some enterprising lad put together a playable campaign based upon the book!

Edit: No mention of Red Storm Rising?!?!?

Edit 2: Harvey6 Black's three "Effect" novels as well. Great tactical level story telling...

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/6/2015 10:18:09 PM   
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Been a long time since I read RSR. Good book.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/6/2015 10:21:01 PM   
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The best. Another one (which would be great fodder for an expansion of your game, Captain!!!) is Red Phoenix, by Larry Bond. An amazing telling of the SECOND Korean war, set in the 1980s.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/6/2015 10:45:40 PM   
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Red Army

The book in it's entirety. Ralph's (excellent) book tells the tale of WW3 in 1987 entirely from the Soviet perspective, from it's highest ranking generals to it's lowest conscripts.
While RSR was largely in detail about cutting-edge technology, Red Army is almost the compelte opposite: It tells the human side of the war: Tanks, guns, and jets are only as good as their operators, and Ralph never gets more specific than the single instance of identifying an F-16. And indeed, like FPRS, it covers mostly NORTHAG

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/6/2015 10:53:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Capn Darwin

Been a long time since I read RSR. Good book.


I was just thinking of Clancy's Red Storm Rising when I opened this thread. Hadn't read it in a few years so it may be time again. I wore out the first copy I had and had to buy a second one.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/7/2015 3:36:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Stimpak

Red Army

The book in it's entirety. Ralph's (excellent) book tells the tale of WW3 in 1987 entirely from the Soviet perspective, from it's highest ranking generals to it's lowest conscripts.
While RSR was largely in detail about cutting-edge technology, Red Army is almost the compelte opposite: It tells the human side of the war: Tanks, guns, and jets are only as good as their operators, and Ralph never gets more specific than the single instance of identifying an F-16. And indeed, like FPRS, it covers mostly NORTHAG


Absolutely. The best novel about that period. Period.

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/7/2015 3:08:35 PM   
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I just finished reading RSR for the first time, the romance plotline was a bit unnecessary but otherwise a great book indeed. I probably have to order Red Army right away. :)

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RE: Books to read while playing - 11/7/2015 9:13:03 PM   
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Red Army has been on my "To read" list for too long. I am currently slogging through The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich... Red Army would make a good follow up!

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