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  • #25479
    Avatar photoJust Jack
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    All,

    You may have noticed that I’ve just begun a modern Imagi-nation/alternate history, and it will largely feature various brushes with low-intensity conflict. The bottom line is that I need scenario fodder/inspiration to keep it fresh and provide new ideas. What do you recommend I read?

    Please note: I am not interested in any of the approximately 8 million memoirs/autobiographies out there. That is, I’m not interested in any human’s background or thoughts, love interests, family, etc… I am looking purely for a source for scenarios, and lots of them; I accept that a memoir may have what I’m looking for, and I’ll gladly take a look so long as it has what I’m looking for, and isn’t just (as so many of them are, in my experience) ‘the life and times of Colonel So-And-So,’ heavy on his hard-lovin’, hard fightin’, hard drinkin’ life, but very thin on actual information on the fighting (ideally with sketches/maps).

    So, I beg for your guidance in books to read on ‘bush wars’ that will give me lots of ideas for company-level scenarios to play out on the tabletop. I’m looking for anything from the Banana Wars in the 1920s up to present, on any continent, from any perspective (i.e., government, rebel, insurgent, revolutionary, etc…).

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #25480
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    Oh Just Jack, The USMC wrote the book on small wars, I don’t remember the title but just search USMC publications and your sure to find something.

    #25482
    Avatar photoDM
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    #25483
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    That’s the one thanks DM !!!

    #25485
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    A couple that spring to mind South Africa/Angola Border wars called  Bush Wars, The Malaysian and Burma emergencies if you want some jungle action post WWII rifts between Britain and dominions. The Chindit operations, great material for research available small scale hit and run. Mesopotamia pre WWII (Iraq) effectively, Bomber Harris learned much that he was to use later on during WWII, plenty of material available on this and Afghanistan around the same period.

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    #25509
    Avatar photoRod Robertson
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    Just Jack:

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #25515
    Avatar photoGaz045
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    This site is interesting, maps and brief descriptions of operations both large and small

    https://sites.google.com/site/sabushwarsite/Home

     

    Similarly here’s a ‘links’ page with lots more info……

    http://www.armedassault.info/_hosted/bushwars/links.html

     

    To Fat Lardies have a ‘Bush Wars’ scenario book, full of good stuff.

    http://toofatlardies.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=37

     

     

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    #25534
    Avatar photoDM
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    Here’s another good one…..

     

    #25565
    Avatar photoJust Jack
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    Oh Kyote, you are killing me.  “The USMC wrote the book on small wars…”  I may have mentioned I spent a bit of time in the Corps, and I’m looking for scenario fodder 😉

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate you taking the time, and I’ll start digging through this stuff.  That’s the second recommendation for the Lardies B’Maso, I’ll take a look.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #25570
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    Google Byron Farwell for Imperial Small Wars, Just Jack.

    #25575
    Avatar photoRod Robertson
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    Just Jack:

    From the site which shall not be named, there are a couple of useful references here:

    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=356031

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson

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