Wednesday, 13 February 2013
WW2 Sideshows....Part 1
Now I have to admit that this is a facet of WW2 about which I know absolutely nothing - aside from having heard of Orde Wingate! I picked up the above for £7.99 from a bookshop in the West End and I am very pleased I have. This type of campaign is ideal for the level of gaming I would like to undertake and this book is full of inspiration for doing so. The title features plentiful maps, troop strengths and accounts of battles etc which is of course the wargamers bread and butter when it comes to projects. The object of the campaign was to reclaim Ethiopia from the Italians following their invasion in 1936 with the assistance of Orde Wingate and what became known as Gideon Force.
I am not proposing to refight this campaign and so my interest is really one of how I can adapt some of the ideas for my own purposes. For similar reasons I would like to investigate the operations against the Vichy French and those that took place in Iraq - for which I already have a number of titles.
I shall enjoy this and I suspect that at least one other gamer I know (if he hasn't done so already!) will do as well!