Ancient, medieval, Islamic and world history -- comments, resources and discussion.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Previewing "Wargames: from Gladiators to Gigabytes"
I have been asked to review this book for a major journal. It will take some months for my review to appear (especially since I just got the book today and have read just a few pages) but it is worth saying right now that dipping into the book has convinced me that it's going to be a very interesting read. The author, Martin van Creveld, is a very well known and prolific writer on military history and strategy, and this book is based on his extensive reading and the thoughts he has had on wargames as a result of that reading.
I am reluctant to say this is a good or a bad book based on a half an hour's reading, but if you're seriously interested in the varieties of wargaming through the ages you probably want to have a look at this book.
Image: yes, a realistic view of female wargamers comes with the price of admission.