From: Jackson, MS
I didnt make the connection that you did that Goslar map 22sec. That was seriously nice work man.
Re scenarios, Battlefront minatures did some pretty good rulebooks that are beautifully produced, and actually useful for people whom dont play tabletop games. Ive bought the team yankee, British, Iron Maiden and the Middle East campaigns books, and they have all been useful. The middle east one was a useful inspiration for the Iran and Iraq orbats I did. They all seem to be based upon the original Hackett book scenario. The one which has the British vs the Soviets Airborne at Arnhem in particular looks an interesting fight...
The tank battles in Red Storm Rising are maddeningly vague, but still entertaining. Team Yankee are good, although its not clear to me if he did in fact base them on real places or just made them up entirely (Coyles book Sword Point, about a Soviet Invasion of Iran, is clearly based upon his at the nevada training area). In fact, about the ONLY tactical battle I can think of that was done authentically in a real place was 'First Clash' by Kenneth Macksey. Sadly it didnt seem to be that common for these authors to stand on a real place and speculate how it would be defended, I guess as some were serving officers,there would be something of a conflict of interest. :D
There is probably one book that would make an interesting campaign. Daniel Bolger wrote a series of interesting books about his army career, not least 'The Battle for Hunger Hill', about training at Fort Polk in the Tigerland complex. But for me his most interesting book was Dragons in the Mojave, which was about a deployment he did on the training range in 1979. Very team yankee like, with M113's, and the M60A1's give an interesting twist. Worth picking up if you can find it. And we do have the map already made after all...
Thank you. Need to finish some other maps one day. Too many irons in the fire, and not enough time. Bolger's work is good. I've got the Dragons book in one of my boxes somewhere.