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Matt Keyes
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Hey all,

Is there a "classic", or at least a decent, book on military strategy? When it comes to wargames, i tend to do what makes sense to me at the time, but i would be interested in reading an actual book on strategy (i.e. typical patterns of infantry/armor/etc.).

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Thomas Eager
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ninja Strategy by B.H. Lidell-Hart springs to mind. It's long out-of-print though. Check your local library. Other "classics" might be Clausewitz' On War and of course Sun Tzu's Art of War. The latter two don't, of course, deal with modern weaponry. I'd recommend checking out Rommel's work: Infantry Attacks and the more-recently published The Rommel Papers, because it sounds to me like what you're after is more on the level of tactics, not strategy. ninja
 
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The US Army has some books online that you may find of interest.

http://www.army.mil/cmh/online/Bookshelves/books-era.htm
 
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Matt,
Try "The Western Way of War" by Archer Jones. It begins in ancient times and goes to the late 20th century. Jones covers the evolution of strategy & tactics by looking at things like leadership and technology. It is a thick, oversized, heavy book which can be found cheaply on-line. Finally, there are some great illustrations. goo
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Thanks ya'll!

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it sounds to me like what you're after is more on the level of tactics, not strategy


You are right in part... i would say i'm interested in both
 
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The Art of War in the Western World is the title of the Archer Jones' book. Sometimes I find it helpful to actually look at the title before I type it. goo
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For modern combined-arms warfare there is no equal...

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Maneuver-Warfare-Theory-Airland/dp...
 
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