Sánchez-Jáuregui, María Dolores, & Scott Wilcox. The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland, an Episode of the Grand Tour. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN 978-0300176056. The 1779 capture of a British vessel laden with exquisite works from Rome &… Read More ›
Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm. Princeton NJ: Princeton UP, 2012. ISBN 978-0691153407. Vastly informative, if over-loyal, history of the central corporate player during Germany’s umatched industrial metamorphosis, from late 18th Century to modern, space-ready days. I give ****/5. * (Webfront illustration caption… Read More ›
Darnell, John Coleman, & Colleen Manassa. Tutankhamun’s Armies: Battle & Conquest during Ancient Egypt’s Late 18th Dynasty. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0471743583. Illuminates one of the most golden Egyptian ages – the New Kingdom – in all its aspects, including relations with the rest… Read More ›
Background: Golden Century of Athens Game designer Martin Wallace (Age of Steam, Struggle of Empires, Brass, & many more) cares for historical themes. Often, quirky facts lie buried within the structure of his games, making them the more unpredictable & colourful. Unlike… Read More ›
Beesly, Patrick. Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre 1939-1945. Augmented new edition. London: Chatham, 2006 (1977). ISBN 978-1861762771 . How Britain pioneered all-source fusion: uniting & mapping intelligence from decryption, signals, agents, local resistance, in a single… Read More ›
Markoe, Glenn E. Phoenicians. London: British Museum Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0714127675. Scholarly, concentrated, yet also lively, readable, & up to date survey of the mother of all oceanic civilizations. I give ****/5.
A young discipline like historical gaming needs foundations. I recently wrote wiki entries for BoardGameGeek on 3 foundational people: the developer of modern wargaming, the inventor of the mass-market strategy game Risk, & the inventor of the first & most influential… Read More ›
To make the idea of a single, unified ocean of sea & space (see earlier posting here) just a little more definite to the imagination, here’s a mixed media list – suggesting inspiration from multiple narrative media channels, in this… Read More ›