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April 11th, 2012


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02:38 pm
Since returning from Portland, I've finished two books, both electronic.

First was Osprey Men-at-Arms #122: Napoleon’s German Allies 5 Hesse, which is another of those miniature figure painting items, but there's a reasonable amount of background hinting at what Central Europe was like, divvied up into small principalities. Better than some others of this same general topic...

Second was Osprey Campaign #11: Kaiserschlacht 1918: The Final German Offensive which dealt with the events late in WWI, as the US forces started to arrive. Generally, WWI isn't the era that most interests me; that tends to be WWII, or ancient eras. This book did do a reasonable job of retaining my interest, though; can't pinpoint why, exactly.

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From:erich_schneider
Date:April 11th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to guess the depiction of the Kaiserschlacht held your interest because the offensive occurred after the Germans had refined their infiltration tactics, which allowed them to break out, somewhat, of the static trench warfare situation of the previous three years, and were also a precursor to German operational tactics in WW2.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 12th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
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Bingo, Erich. You got it!
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