Friday, July 26, 2013

No Triumphant Procession

No Triumphant Procession, The Forgotten Battles of April 1945, by John Russell, Arms and Armour Press, 1994.  This book is about British soldiers fighting the Germans at the end of World War Two.

This is a fantastic book for wargamers.  The British forces include tanks, infantry, armored infantry, and tactical air support.  The Germans include air support including jet bombers.  Their infantry are primarily Kreigsmarine troops converted into infantry from redundant U-Boat crews and others.  They also include Herr, SS, Hitler Youth and many other troops types.  The KM are the main troops and they fought surprisingly well this late in the war.

This book is fill of TO&E information for building wargame armies.  They discuss the weapons, aircraft, and vehicles and artillery in great detail.  While this book was not written as a wargame book, it certainly is perfect for wargaming.


Pete. said...

Couldn't have put it better myself. It's a fantastic read on many levels, not least that it shows how the war was executed in the final months.



Mike Creek said...

Thanks for reading Pete. I don't even do British, and I liked it a lot.