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Martin Rapier09 Oct 2019 6:15 a.m. PST

Over the years I have often recommended 'The Stress of Battle' by David Rowlands as an excellent primer on operations research applied to twentieth century warfare and quantification of weapons effects on the battefield.

Sadly it had a tiny print run and has been well-nigh unobtainable for years, however those nice people at the History of Wargaming Project have just re-published it.

So if you really want to know how much artillery fire is needed to suppress a position, how many tanks it takes to safely shoot an infantry platoon onto an objective or how much more effective towed AT weapons are than tanks, then this is the book for you.


Wolfhag09 Oct 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

The library at UC Berkeley shows they have it.


Analsim11 Oct 2019 8:32 a.m. PST


Two (2) questions:

1. Do you actually own this book?
2. What sources and source material (i.e. bibliography) does it site to substantiate the book's findings?


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