OK, maybe not thousands but I couldn't resist. I'm kicking off my Zulu Wars project with some serious reading care of Pen and Sword Publishing. The Rejects prize for wining Best Game at Broadside was a £100 voucher and as I supplied the game and models the rest of the team insisted I get the prize (far be it for me to complain!). It couldn't have come at a better time and will kick start my new project. So here's what I bought...
In addition my daughters treated me to an Amazon voucher for Father Day last week and I treated myself to several Osprey books to really round off my new Zulu Wars library. Combined with Daniel Mersey's book A Wargamers Guide to the Anglo Zulu War which I bought a few weeks ago I have a lot of reading ahead of me.
I've just finished reading Daniel Mersey's book and I'll be posting a review in a couple of days. I have a lot more reading to do before I settle on a set of rules or start buying miniatures but I'm determined to take my time and 'do this right'.
Over the years I've bought many, many books on the AZW and have visited the battlefields 3 times. A lot of the "general" titles are frustrating because they are often just padded out with a rehashed history of the campaign rather than new information or a new appraisal. The Curling book is very good - I think he was the only "Regular" officer who survived Isandlwana. My favourites are the fairly modern 2 volumes by Col Mike Snooker.ReplyDelete
That should have read Snook rather than Snooker - Predictive Text!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I have a couple of titles that may be useful - email me and I will give you the details.
All the best,
I was just thinking of selling my 10mm Zulu army as well. (Could not find the rules I like enough) Such is wargaming timing.ReplyDelete