Packed with information on every aspect of Napoleonic warfare, both land and sea, this book shows the wargamer how to make their miniature battles even more realistic and exciting. It contains... More > detailed information on how armies were raised, trained, provisioned, led and equipped. The book describes the weapons and tactics of the period, giving precise information down to the price of a single musket ball or pair of boots! Stimulating and full of ideas, this book has stood the test of time and is valuable to anyone interested in the Napoleonic period. The original book went onto four editions and was reprinted five times.
The book is published by the History of Wargaming Project as part of a series to make key developments in wargaming available to the modern enthusiast.
Bruce Quarrie (1947-2004) was a prolific author and military historian. He wrote over forty titles, mostly on the Second World War, and edited many more. Len Deighton described him as "one of... More > our most meticulous and well-informed historians”.
This outstanding work was a detailed introduction to the campaigns to the Western Front 1944-45. The book includes ready-to-use wargaming rules to allow the reader to take command; perhaps of an amphibious Sherman tank landing on a Normandy beach or a King Tiger during the Battle of the Bulge.
Specially written for the wargamer, it has a detailed guide to the German and Allied armies in 1944-45, complete with weapon and vehicle data and section such diverse subjects as airborne landings and naval gunfire support.
Bruce Quarrie’s classic book on wargaming the Western Front has been reproduced by the History of Wargaming Project as part of the Tank Battles in Miniature Series.