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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?


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durecell11 Apr 2017 3:33 a.m. PST

Possibly. What is actually covered in the book and how useful will it be? There are two similar books on 1066 and the Anglo-Zulu War. Any good reviews for those?

The synopsis suggests the book will cover:
An overview of the desert campaigns.
A review of desert rules.
A review of desert miniature manufacturers.
Some sort of OOB/Organisation information.

I'm a new player to the desert theatre and am making my first army for it. I've already picked my rules (FoW)and miniatures (BF, PP, PSC). FoW already has an overview of the campaigns and I got into WW2 gaming because I already had an interest in the war so knew the basics beforehand anyway. I'm not sure how useful the rest will be.

So how useful is the book going to be?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 4:55 a.m. PST

It's cheap enough. I'd just buy it.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

Same here as its my primary area of interest.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

I would buy it just because of the author. He's that good, in my opinion.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

Dan Mersey is normally worth a read.

Queen Catherine05 Dec 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

dunno – it's only 88 pages, which is about Osprey length, and there's plenty of good fodder out there.

I find it odd that the book has zero reviews at Amazon with a March release. While I like Mersey's work, this is a period I know a lot about, so I'm uncertain a beginner's guide is something that would interest me.

badger22 Inactive Member05 Dec 2017 8:08 p.m. PST

Better off getting Featherstone. I went through this one in an hour or two, didnt find much I didnt know already. For a true beginner, probably a good intro. Good bit on rules and stuff, but if you already know about North Africa not recommended.


mysteron Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

I am all for beginners books . They help people to adjust from one period to another. Some of the others just throw too many facts at you and could leave a beginner more confused than before he started.

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