What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ikalugin » Wed 22 Aug 2012 21:35

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[EUG]MadMat wrote:I just started another WW3 scenario: Gen. sir John Hackett's "The Third World War: August 1985".



THAT looks interesting, anyone know if there is something equivelent on the PACT side?

Have you read "The Red Army" by Ralph Peters?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby IR0NMIKE 6 » Wed 22 Aug 2012 22:03

ikalugin wrote:
IR0NMIKE 6 wrote:
[EUG]MadMat wrote:I just started another WW3 scenario: Gen. sir John Hackett's "The Third World War: August 1985".



THAT looks interesting, anyone know if there is something equivelent on the PACT side?

Have you read "The Red Army" by Ralph Peters?


I have not, and I think that would be the one I'm looking for, thanks ikalugin!

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Wed 22 Aug 2012 22:03

ikalugin wrote:Have you read "The Red Army" by Ralph Peters?

I was about to ask the same question.

WW3 seen from a Soviet perspective. Way better than Clancy & Bond.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ikalugin » Wed 22 Aug 2012 23:23

IR0NMIKE 6 wrote:I have not, and I think that would be the one I'm looking for, thanks ikalugin!

No problem, it shows the operational level warfare much better than the RSR book (the only WW3 technothriller I have read), by showing capabilities rather than individual systems (because, when I read RSR now it is horrible accuracy wise).
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Tac Error » Thu 23 Aug 2012 06:25

Found two RAND reports written by an A-10 pilot in 1988 on W:ALB's campaign theater:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3439.html
http://www.rand.org/pubs/notes/N2497.html
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Killertomato » Thu 23 Aug 2012 07:28

Just re-started Vortex for the third time. Not exactly sure how accurate its description of the South African and Cuban militaries are, but it sure makes one hell of a read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Misfit » Thu 23 Aug 2012 23:33

Currently reading this forum. :o
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby McNash » Sat 25 Aug 2012 05:32

[EUG]MadMat wrote:I own Haythornwaite "The Waterloo Armies" and several of his Napoleonic contributions to Osprey series. I thought he was specialized in that period ...

I just started another WW3 scenario: Gen. sir John Hackett's "The Third World War: August 1985".
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Interesting, what is this book about? I mean, I know is WW3, but what are the details of the settings?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby DeuZerre » Sat 25 Aug 2012 06:15

A traitor to (Half) my own kin, I'm currently reading this:

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Tac Error » Sun 9 Sep 2012 23:27

Just finished "To the Gates of Stalingrad" by David Glantz and Johnathan House; it's an operational history chronicling the prelude offensives to Operational Blau, Blau itself, the operations dubbed as Glantz as the "forgotten battles", and the destruction of many myths commonly accepted as truism associated with Stalingrad.
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