Monday, 9 April 2012
We're off home in a couple of days so I've been compiling my regular collection of French wargaming and military history magazines while I have the chance. There are far more military history and aviation magazines in France than in the UK and some are really very good.
First up is Vae Victis Issue 103 which includes a useful article on WW1 wargaming rules as well as the usual board and computer game reviews. I think VV has gone down hill in the last couple of years but it's still worth picking up once in a while.
Second up is Trucks and Tanks Issue 30, which has replaced VV as my 'must get a copy' magazine of choice. This issue has an excellent article on the VBL and the Panzer 35(t), including some great profile artwork, techincal drawings and photos.
Last but not least is a special 100th issue of GBM, which is packed full of profiles of every conceivable vehicle that the French army deployed between 1914 and 1940. It even includes developmental family trees for armour, reconaissance and transport / specialist vehicles, which is quite impressive.
There are a couple of other magazines I might get hold of before the end of the holidays, partcularly some naval and aviation ones, but these are great as reference material and as a good read, despite my rubbish French!