Monday, 21 June 2010

The Savage Wars of Peace

I picked up a second hand copy of this yesterday for a couple of quid and it's excellent. Over half of the book deals specifically with Malaya and Borneo, including detailed descriptions of various actions from a first hand perspective. There's a few photos and some useful maps too.

There are also chapters on the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya, on Aden and Yemen, which look very interesting. It's in the pile of books to read and will probably follow on from Jungle Green, which I've nearly finished.

Any project on this is, however, very much theoretical at the moment as I still haven't decided the scale, figures or rules that I would use. There's also the not insignificant problem of terrain to be built including large expanses of inpenetrable jungle.

My ebay copy of the Osprey book on The Malayan Campaign 1948-60 also arrived today in the post, so I've got plenty of stuff to work through as I plan out my ideas.

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