"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - Ferdinand Foch, at the Battle of the Marne

Recommended Reading

A selection of books for wargamers, as recommended by club members.

Achtung Schweinehund by Harry Pearson. A Boy's Own story of imaginary combat. Simply brilliant The Destruction of Lord Raglan by Christopher Hibbert. Fascinating and well-written account of the Crimean War Panzer Commander by Hans von Luck. Engaging and highly readable autobiography I Flew for the Fuhrer by Heinz Knoke. Diary of a German air ace Arnhem by Anthony Beevor. Market Garden examined through different lenses
The Rules of the Game by Andrew Gordon Home Before the Leaves Fall by Ian Senior The Anatomy of Victory by Noseworthy Gunpowder and Galleys by Guilmartin The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough by Chandlers
The Campaigns of Napoleon by Chandler Warfare in the Age of Reason by Duffy Napoleon's Invasion of Russia by Nafziger Crusading Warfare 1097-1193 by R C Smail A History of the Crusades by Runciman
A Devil of a Whipping by Babits With Zeal and Bayonets Only by Spring The Battle of the River Plate by Landsborough. Highly recommended The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge. Medieval warfare and the crusades The Most Dangerous Enemy : A History Of The Battle Of Britain by Stephen Bungay. Objective account with some decent statistical analysis
Dreadnought by Robert Massie. The First World War at sea Castles Of Steel by Robert Massie. Follow-up to the above. Not for the faint-hearted! Fusiliers : How The British Army Lost America But Learned How To Fight by Mark Urban. The genesis and evolution of British Arm tactics Storm Of Steel by Ernst Junger. Account of war on the battlefield Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. First person view of a Vietnam War helicopter pilot
The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer. A good read despite doubts about some authenticity Bush War in Rhodesia by Dennis Croukamp. Excellent FireForce by Chris Cocks. Interesting story about how being in a fire force unit worked