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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World

We were asked to review this book so let me tell you a bit about it. It is a pretty thorough survey of warfare in the Middle Ages. Each chapter focuses on different eras of the Middle Ages. It talks about the major developements in weapons and tactics for each era and also discusses the major wars, campaigns, and battles. There is one featured battle for each major era that gets special treatment with a full two-page color 3D map. So far, I have only made it through Hastings and Arsuf, but it struck me that these maps would make good reference sources for any tabletop wargaming gamemaster who wants to plan out a scenario. I'll have more comments later. You have to understand that I am sometimes working on two or three books at a time. This is one of those times.

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