Monday, 27 February 2012
In the Skies of Nomonhan
Way back in March 2010 I had this brilliant idea to convert the Wings at War rules for the air war over Khalkin Gol in 1939. Although I did some background research into the Nomonhan Incident and bought some 1/600th scale Tumbling Dice and Oddzial Osmy planes, nothing came of the idea as I moved onto other things.
However, inspired by my re-invention of the MiG Alley project, I've been thinking about Bag The Hun as a ruleset for the short lived Nomonhan air war, so when I saw this new edition of THE book on the subject, I snapped it up straight away. It's an excellent little book complete with photographs, line drawings, colour profiles and numerous accounts of aerial combats between the Japanese and Soviet forces.
It's a perfect wargamers book in fact, so I'll be putting it at the top of the reading list once I've finished the Forgotten Voices of the Burma Campaign that I started a few days ago. To add to the reading pile, I've also ordered a copy of the SAM Publications book Air War Over Khalkin Gol, which should give me plenty of extra background detail, unit organisations and colour aircraft profiles.