A Wargamer's Guide to The Desert War 1940–1943

Daniel Mersey

 
Date Published :
August 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
A Wargamers Guide
Illustration :
20 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473851085
Pages : 128
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$16.95

Overview
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Continuing this exciting new series of guides for wargamers, Dan Mersey gives a wargamer's perspective on the North African campaign of World War II. Dan gives an overview of events from the opening British successes against the Italians, to the famous duels between Monty and the Rommel (the Desert Fox), right up to the US-led invasion of Operation Torch and the eventual defeat of the Afrika Korps, and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. Daniel Mersey discusses factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and to capture the flavour of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and vehicle models are also reviewed. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and there are interesting scenarios included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much if interest for you.

About The Author
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Daniel Mersey has written several sets of miniatures rules and has been a regular contributor to hobby magazines since the mid 1990s. Although best known for his writing on the medieval and colonial periods, the Desert War has long held a fascination for him – like many gamers this interest may be traced back to the endless boyhood fun gifted by unpainted Airfix Eighth Army and Afrika Korps toy soldiers and a boundless fascination with Desert War tanks. He lives in Worthing, West Sussex.

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