Having just marked a significant birthday (the one where the government start to pay you for doing nothing) I was pleased to receive, among other things, a copy of Chris Ash’s magnificent The Boer War Atlas.
|A lavish production (hardback 36cm x 30cm) and absolutely worth the cover price.|
I’m more than impressed by the scope and detail in this book with over 100 excellent maps meticulously drawn by the author showing both strategic movements and battle deployments. For a wargamer it is a treasure trove.
|This is a detail from one of the Modder River maps - I wish I'd had the book when I was drawing up my game scenario!|
The author has been careful to devote half the book to the guerrilla phase of the war so apart from the main battles there are many other actions depicted I had never heard of and some much larger in scope than I had realised. There’s so much potential for devising scenarios that I’m really going to be spoilt for choice.