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leobarron200016 Nov 2012 6:14 p.m. PST

Hey fellow wargamers, I wanted to direct your attention to my new book, which came out last week. If you liked Band of Brothers or Blackhawk Down, then you'll like this book.

Here's the summary:

On Christmas Eve, the holiest of nights for the many Christian peoples of Europe, Adolf Hitler was unleashing the full fury of his remaining Luftwaffe bomber force on Bastogne.

For Bastogne was the holdout city, center of Allied resistance to his Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhein) offensive—the German surprise attack in the west that would become known among the Allies as the Battle of the Bulge…

The battle that would result from Hitler's orders would become the climactic event of the Bastogne saga: a rapid-fire, desperate assault by overwhelming German armored might, defended in bloody struggles by the ragged and weapons-strapped GIs trapped in Bastogne. It would be either the last stand of the American defenders or the culmination of the German drive to capture the vital crossroads. Either way pointed to a climactic showdown—a desperate bloodbath in the snowy fields of Bastogne.

For hundreds of German and American soldiers facing off in the siege, the events of Christmas 1944 would destroy any sense of holiness and peace on earth. For the soldiers on both sides, and for the brave people of Bastogne, this would be no silent night.

It's a great book, but don't take my word for it. Here's a review from Dennis Showalter of the History Book Club:
link

You can order the book on Amazon at:
link

And also on Kindle:
link

Lastly, I worked with the guys over at Total Battle Miniatures, who have designed a 28mm terrain line based on my book. Some of the buildings are already out, but there are more to follow.

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2012 7:10 p.m. PST

Sounds good;
I'll check it out.
Thanks
Joe

whoa Mohamed16 Nov 2012 7:54 p.m. PST

Congrats Leo looks like a winner…..Mikey

leobarron200017 Nov 2012 7:48 a.m. PST

Thank you for the support. I hope you enjoy the book!

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 7:58 a.m. PST

Thanks for the referral…On my way to check out Total Battle.

donlowry17 Nov 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

OK. I won't spoil it for everybody and mention who won.

leobarron200017 Nov 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

I can assure you the Japanese didn't win.

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