A couple of weeks ago I and some of the other rejects went to the Cavalier wargames show in Tonbridge Kent. Like pretty much every other blogger that went I posted a load of pictures but I also showed off some of the hobby loot I came home with. One of my best acquisitions was a collection of books on North Africa that I got from David Crook (check out his blog A Wargaming Odyssey). Now that I have had a chance to look through them in detail I feel I should shout out an even BIGGER thank you to him than I did at the time because they are proving to be really really useful.
|My book haul|
All these books have plenty of period photo's and its these and the sections on vehicle markings that have proved most useful so far. Google Search is a very useful tool, but sometimes nothing quite beats just grabbing a reference book and looking at original period photographs. Another thing in these books that I have found really interesting was their references to the extensive use of minefields by both sides. This was something that I already knew about but hadn't really appreciated the scale of their employment or how valuable they were tactically... this is definitely something that needs to be worked into future games!