THOMAS Neil, Wargaming Nineteenth Century Europe 1815-1878
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Neil Thomas presents a set of fast-playing rules for wargaming the conflicts that reshaped Europe in the period 1815-78. This often-neglected period includes such significant conflicts as the Crimean War, the Italian Risorgimento, the wars of Bismarck's Prussia against Denmark, Austro-Hungary and France and ends with the Russo-Turkish war. Tactically, it saw armies struggle to adapt Napoleonic doctrines to incorporate important technological advances such as breech-loading rifles, greatly improved artillery and the first machine guns.
A selection of generic scenarios, covering flank attacks, pitched battles and meeting engagements, is supported by army lists for twenty-eight different armies. There are also twelve historical scenarios, ranging from the Battle of the Alma in the Crimean War to Sedan in 1870, the decisive battle of the Franco-Prussian War, each with historical background, deployment map, orders of battle and any special rules for that engagement.
Place and publisher: Pen & Sword
Date of publication: 2012
Number of pages: 192
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In this book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic?
During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal changes. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States.
A vivid narrative of an often brutal (and sometimes comic) war that reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.
Read a review of this book by Ivan Lett in Open Letters Monthly.
Read a review of this book by Gordon S. Wood, "The War We Lost - and Won" in The New York Review of Books.
Place and publisher: Knopf: a edition
Date of publication: 2010
Number of pages: 640
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