Monday, May 7, 2012

The War of 1812 Campaign Guide

A belated birthday gift arrived today from Ernie and Barb - Stuart Asquith's "The War of 1812 Campaign Guide".  The book is a combination history / uniform guide and is targeted at the wargaming community.  It's a great single volume reference source and I'v been wanting a copy since seeing Mr Asquith's War of 1812 scenario book.

The historical overview is nicely done and lots of period maps but the tome really shines when it comes to the uniform information.  In the past, I haven't been a stickler for uniform accuracy, but as I get deeper into the hobby that aspect is becoming more important and this is a great resource to help me "fix-up" the accuracy of some of my unit painting.  Hmmm, maybe I should be concerned that this newfound concern with uniform accuracy is the first symptom of becoming one of "those" gamers - you know the ones we give a wide berth to at cons.

I'm very appreciative of the gift, but I do think the real reason for it is so I will not be constantly coming over and stealing - oops - I mean "borrowing" Ernie's Osprey's!

I think it's back the the War of 1812 once I finish up those Dacian missile troops.  I've got some of the new Knuckleduster US Marines to paint up.


Ray Rousell said...

Its a great book, full of excellent info!!!

DeanM said...

That looks like a book I would be interested in. Uniforms, pictures! Yeah! I like the look of that soldier on the cover; the hat is so 1812. Best, Dean

Curt said...

Happy belated birthday, Miles! Looks to be a very nice and thoughtful gift.
- Curt